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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:22 AM
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Republicans to Voters: “Iraq? Don’t You Mean Mexico?”
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It has begun. It doesn’t have the sexual tang of gay marriage, so we’re not noticing as we should. But the Republican strategy of shifting the dialogue off of the thing that matters most and onto anything else is well underway.

Dylan sang, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” and you certainly don’t need my forecast that, with 3,886 troop deaths and nearly 80,000 or more civilian deaths in the Iraq oil war, the dialogue between America and its presidential candidates cannot and must not center on immigration and religion. And yet, viola… they’ve done it again.

Much as he still occupies a special dark place in the hearts of those who remember him, even Nixon wouldn’t have tried deflecting dialogue about Vietnam by directing attention to the US/Mexico border or somebody’s Mormon faith. If you want a yardstick to measure the decay of Republican regard for our intelligence from that era to now… there you go.

Worse, we didn’t have the high-speed, rapid turnaround delivery system for fake news and corporate agitprop that we have now. With a mountain of dead bodies in Iraq, what causes CNN to open a Republican presidential candidate debate with half an hour on immigration? Better minds than mine have analyzed this specific low point for the news channel, but I’m just going to throw in the towel and say that it’s laziness and torpor.

Because dull, tired people don’t have the vigor it takes to confront a Republican presidential candidate with this question: “Would you kill 4,000 Americans for oil? Please answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’” Or this one: “With full knowledge that lies and 9/11 fears were deployed by your political party to drive US troops into harm’s way for gasoline, would you as the next president do the same thing? Yes or No?”

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:28 AM
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1. i know, huh? -- or as the hair on fire -- republican xenophobe on the street calls it -- an
''INVASION!''
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:31 AM
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2. Next summer we will be hearing about the horror of Gay Mexicans
I believe the civilian death toll in Iraq since March 2003 is alot more then 80,000. Maybe I can check out a gop candidates webpage and confirm the number. Maybe not.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:03 AM
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3. By then it will be diseased, drug pushing, gang promoting, terrorist, Gay Mexicans
Thanks to pond scum like Lou Dobbs and his racist fan club.

Don
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:31 AM
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5. And they'll be labeled liberals!
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:24 AM
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4. It may be time for me to re-post my "'Illegal' as a noun is racist" stuff.
I've forgotten how many people posted here to assert their right to demonize scary Mexicans.

And yeah, "Illegal", when used as a noun, is racist.
Simple and plain.
Motherfuck them and John Wayne...

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