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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 07:52 PM
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Scrape the bottom of the "Global War on Terror" Islamofascism nutbasket and you find...
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 07:55 PM by Kurt_and_Hunter
Josh Marshall (Talking Points Memo) has been plugging away for a couple of weeks trying to get people to focus on Rudy's foreign policy advisors. Pro-choice and gay-friendly are red herrings. Rudy is NOT the moderate in the republican race. Rudy Guliani is perhaps the most dangerous foreign policy extremist to have sought the presidency in a century. Worse than Dick Cheney... let that sink in.
Maybe you love Rudy or maybe you hate him. But whatever you may think of him, check out his foreign policy team, because that's the key to knowing what to expect from a Rudy presidency. Especially for candidates with little or no foreign policy experience of their own, the folks advising the candidate are key.

And Rudy's team is made up, more or less, of all the guys who were too nuts or too extreme to make the cut with George W. Bush. If you really, really want to go to war with Iran as soon as possible, vote Rudy.

I know I've said before that Romney's profound and almost incalculable phoniness is a terrifying prospect to behold in a possible president. But the danger of phoniness, aesthetic or otherwise, cannot hold a candle to the truly catastrophic foreign policy Giuliani would likely pursue if he got anywhere near the Oval Office. Watching him campaign it's pretty clear that the guy has no real sense that posturing and pandering to ethnic paranoia in New York City simply isn't the same as running a national foreign policy. The people he's coalescing around himself as his foreign policy advisors are the ones who are going to help him learn as he goes.

And they are simply the most dangerous, deranged and deluded folks you can find in American political and foreign policy circles today. It's really not an exaggeration. Scrape the bottom of the "Global War on Terror" Islamofascism nutbasket and you find they've pretty much all signed on as Rudy advisors.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/056028.php

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/056020.php
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:14 PM
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1. thanks....can't believe nobody's responding to this. I know this has been
mentioned before, at least regardin one of the better known loons, but this should be getting lots more coverage

then, again, there was pretty much NOTHING of a sustained nature regarding all the negative Bush stories out there, from 1999-on

same thing is happening with the M$M's annointed one this time around.....
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:40 PM
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2. Yeah, it should be a big concern, but its a Lead ballooon. I should have put "Hillary" in the title.
shrug.
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TransitJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:41 PM
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3. K & R
Thanks for the info....much appreciated. I didn't think it could be worse than George "I won't be satisfied until the atmosphere is on fire" Bush's team.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:55 PM
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4. k&r. . . n/t
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:59 PM
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5. Boy...if it's Hillary vs. Rudy, the only way to vote...
is with your feet.
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:33 PM
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6. No argument here
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:39 PM
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7. Scary n/t
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 10:03 PM
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8. Giuliani is no moderate.
His entire viability as a candidate rests on 9/11 (even though he screwed up by making the WTC the center of ops and failing to upgrade communications). He's taking his 9/11 theme to an (il)logical extreme and has become an uber-hawk in both word and intent.

Recommended.
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 10:11 PM
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9. Rudy made some very bad police state gaffs while mayor of NY
Edited on Tue Oct-16-07 10:14 PM by ooglymoogly
that will become some of the chains he has forged in life...but Romney? I wonder why nobody is dwelling too closely on his record in MA. He was a one term governor and he did not run again because he was unpopular and could not have won a second term so he cut his losses. Romney is more of a western and upstate New Hampshire type where I am betting he does well. In my experience it is where a lot of dumb right wingers live, something akin to hillbillies except maybe for the lakes region but there the educated are mostly summer folks who have lake homes there but who do not vote in those districts. I am guessing that is why Romney is doing well in NH in the polls and will do well in western MA for the same reasons. But except for a few pockets, anywhere within 45 miles of Boston, or any publicly educated hub forget it.
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 11:19 PM
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10. KICK
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