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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 07:17 PM
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Why do Republicans want to own the tragic day of 9/11 so badly?
Bush ran ads touting his record on 9/11 with footage from the terrorist act
Glenn Beck has his little 9/12 project
Rudy Giuliani based his campaign off of it
If we make any change to the post 9/11 policies that Bush implemented, then we're asking for another 9/11
But it seems like Republicans want to form a lynch mob after Obama called for 9/11 to be a national day of service

Doesn't this seem just a tad bit on the ghoulish side to anyone else, or is that just me?

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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 07:20 PM
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1. same reason they exploit religion
because a lot of people don't think clearly when it comes to 9/11 or religion, and when people don't think clearly you can slip stuff past them.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 07:23 PM
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2. Expediency most likely. they wanna suck all the capital they possibly can..they are GHOULS
Conservatism is another name for S T U U P I D & I G N O R A N T .....
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Walk away Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 07:27 PM
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3. Bush, Cheney and Condi dropped the ball so it really is their...
...event. And let's not forget Anne Coulter's tirade on 9/11 widows. The horror of that day belongs to them. They spent the next seven years doing nothing about it.

republicans are vampires, that's why.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 10:06 PM
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13. Sorry, they didn't drop the ball.
It bounced just they way they wanted it to. 9/11 is really their event. Much more so than a lot of people are willing to admit.
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busybl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 10:12 PM
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16. and beckkk saying he hates the 9/11 widows.
all heart, that turd.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 07:29 PM
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4. They want people to be afraid....to be very afraid. It's all they've got.
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busybl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 10:17 PM
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18. be honest, were all of you terrorized?
Edited on Fri Sep-11-09 10:19 PM by busybl
I was shocked, I was angry, I was in mourning, but I haven't spent the last 8 yrs looking under the
bed for terrorists. I didn't look under the bed for commies in the 50s either.
Government lies. How do you think got so rich and fat?
edited for addition. I imagine people in NY were terrorized and rightfully so. The trauma is even hard to comprehend.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 11:55 PM
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19. I don't scare easily, but I get pretty pissed off quickly!
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 07:32 PM
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5. Seems kind of strange basing your fame on a massive security failure
And especially during their watch.

It must be something like "Remember the Maine" where a ship got blown up in Havana harbour. But that was a battle cry for the Spanish-American war, NOT a declaration of victory.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 07:35 PM
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8. Shrub would be saying "Yes, I have Land in Maine "
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 07:32 PM
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6. Like somebody said it today here , 9/10/01 he was a dork that couldn't ..
ride a bike ,9/11 he's George Patton.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 07:34 PM
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7. 1) they're creepy 2) they like scary things to manipulate people with
So, that was an easy quiz! :)
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Unrepentant Fenian Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 07:35 PM
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9. Because they're professional victims !
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 08:29 PM
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10. Because it gave them everything they wanted.
9/11 began the great glory days for the neocons, Bush-lovers, the mega-transnational corporations, war lovers, the Dr. Strangeloves, so on and so forth.

The Republicans got two, three wars. They got to push the unitary executive, they got to torture people, they got to gut the Bill of Rights, they got to raid the federal treasury for their cronies, and etc.

Are you kidding, for the current breed of radical Republicans, 9/11 was the greatest day in American history.
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 08:29 PM
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11. Because it gave them everything they wanted.
9/11 began the great glory days for the neocons, Bush-lovers, the mega-transnational corporations, war lovers, the Dr. Strangeloves, so on and so forth.

The Republicans got two, three wars. They got to push the unitary executive, they got to torture people, they got to gut the Bill of Rights, they got to raid the federal treasury for their cronies, and etc.

Are you kidding, for the current breed of radical Republicans, 9/11 was the greatest day in American history.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 08:33 PM
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12. Atrios nailed this a few days ago..."9/11 has been the holiday for online conservatives."
to wit:

It doesn't really matter what Obama says about 9/11. He could declare it "kill a Muslim day" and they'd think it was insufficiently rage-filled. 9/11 has been the holiday for online conservatives. It was the day that gave them meaning. And they don't think it's theirs anymore, and they're mad.

http://www.eschatonblog.com/2009/08/it-was-their-day.ht...
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 10:08 PM
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14. It is authoritarianism. It is Armageddon. It is God.
It is what they've been conditioned to love.
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busybl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 10:10 PM
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15. it's theirs, they should own it.
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 10:13 PM
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17. beat me to it.
:thumbsup:
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