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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:09 PM
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Frontline has the Lee Atwater Story on now...
After ousting those #*^$!#* Repugs I can watch shows like this with another perspective now. Who knew that the internet would be the tool that brought the Old School down.

Anyway it's a good documentary if you want to watch the beginnings of the evil wing of the Republican Party.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:11 PM
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1. He wound up being a very pathetic figure in the end....
I couldn't help but feel sorry for him despite the horrible things he did.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:12 PM
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He was also conning everybody until the end
because the friend who went through his personal belongings from the hospital found the bible he'd claimed to read and become converted by was still in its cellophane wrapping, never opened.

Atwater lived as scum and he died scum.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:20 PM
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6. I forgot about that. n/t
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:12 PM
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2. If ever there was a case of
what my old Italian grandmother called "You spit up in the air, it lands in your face," Atwater's life and death were.

He had it coming, as far as I'm concerned. This world would have been a better place if Atwater had never been born. He was a vile, filthy creature.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:29 PM
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9. No kidding...
He had the heart of a snake and unfortunately his prey was the US Government! I have no pity for him. He lived off of betrayal and lies. A terrible person.
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snake in the grass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:33 PM
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16. Come on now!
Snakes don't deserve that kind of abuse. Nothing in the animal kingdom comes even close to the mendacity found in homo sapiens. We will be our own undoing.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:13 PM
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3. oh yeah
I ordered the DVD, and just got it in the mail.

I promised Mr. Forbes I'd drop him a line when I received it.

Think I'll watch it after the Daily Show goes off.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:15 PM
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4. Saw 41's inaugural the other night
Of course, after Willie Hortinizing the country during the campaign, they sent a black soldier, Alvy Powell, out there to sing the anthem. Felt like putting my fingers down my throat.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:19 PM
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5. I can only think about him playing the guitar trying to act all bluesy & cool
rolling his eyes up & shit. He looked like an idiot.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:24 PM
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8. did you know he cut an album?
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:33 PM
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11. I wonder if Holmes Tuttle or Walter Annenberg fronted the money for that.
As a thank you gift.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:07 PM
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13. One of his buddies said that LA was a black man in a white man's body....
The man that perfected the Southern Strategy and Willie Horton.

Amazing stupidity.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:21 PM
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7. Now with added footage! Where is Lee Atwater now?
Think hot.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:32 PM
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10. As my dad used to say.. He's the kind of guy...
who had to hire his pallbearers.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:55 PM
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12. Man this is sick.. Rove as his young protoge is enough to make you
:puke:

It also exposes anyone who voted Republican in the last 30 years as a complete fool.
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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:12 PM
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14. It sure does, doesn't it?
P-L-A-Y-E-D, all of them.
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:17 PM
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15. Once is enough.
I watched it the last time around.
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