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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:52 AM
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Poll question: Why the Dennis Kucinich mention (by Gibbs)?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:54 AM
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1. Kucinich is an icon of left American politics. Gibbs was saying that even with an icon as President.
...the serial agonizers on the left still wouldn't be happy.

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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:58 AM
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4. I think you may have hit the nail on the head.
The theme is the "left" is unreasonable and its concerns invalid.
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:04 AM
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5. No, but there are many who are vocal on the left about the President not moving
far enough to the left. They are too blindsided by their passion for doing the right thing, that they can't see that this will result in a loss in 2012 which result in UNDOING ALL THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH. They are NOT paying attention because their heads are in clouds over what they WANT RIGHT NOW.

This country CANNOT be governed by the far left or the far right. We are a CENTER LEFT nation and if we drift too far left we will lose the power we have which will result in the right taking over and undoing our good work. President Obama has accomplished a hell of a lot so far, in his short time as president, and he has many more important items in the works. We need to be patient and work with him. Every time Ed Schultz, Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow take to the airwaves to bash our president, they are helping republicans. We already have FOX news, CNN, and MSNBC (except for the 3 shows mentioned above) bashing him 24/7, why are OUR OWN PEOPLE bashing him on top of it??

I say: KNOCK IT OFF AND HAVE SOME FREAKIN' PATIENCE, YOU BABIES!!!
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:06 AM
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6. Sorry, fresh out.
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:23 AM
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13. they, they is the same as you people, THEY
to them, you are THEY
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tomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:25 AM
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15. so says the professional right.
you are so wrong on so many levels it is not worth responding in detail,
except to say you and i are not on the same team.
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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:36 AM
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26. I actually found something to agree with you about here.
your user name.

The rest of your post... not so much.

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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:56 PM
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53. As evidenced by FDR's single term presidency......
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:37 PM
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54. The "far" left is actually the "true" left. The so-called "center" has
moved right.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:46 PM
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55. OK..you said...
...blah blah......this will result in a loss in 2012 which result in UNDOING ALL THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH....blah blah....

I say to that...what good are his accomplishments if they are a continuation of all the crap bush did? Where the hell will THAT get us but farther down the crapper.


You said:KNOCK IT OFF AND HAVE SOME FREAKIN' PATIENCE, YOU BABIES!!!


I say...Babies? Really?? and seriously, we don't have enough time left for patience.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:15 AM
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9. When they refused to seat advocates of single-payer or the public option at the table during the
initial HCR talks, it should have been more than clear the views of the administration toward the progressives in their party

It isn't that the administration needs to jump at whatever the left or progressives want, but the fact that they are not even included in the discussions or part of the process is what is disturbing

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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:25 AM
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14. True.
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:26 AM
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16. agreed, and the patteren repeats itself with other issues.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:09 AM
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7. +1
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:26 AM
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17. I never expected Obama to move left at all, but his turn to the right is
pissing me off.
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:35 AM
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24. thats it.
and it's true. If Dennis was President he wouldn't be able to right things overnight as well. The Repugs wouldn't get along with him any better. And the screamers would still be screaming.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:37 AM
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27. He's a strawman used by weak minded people
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:40 AM by depakid
who can't defend their own poor policy choices.

And it especially comes out of their sorry mouths when they were warned- and their policy choices are proven to be failures.

Something anyone who's read this board for any length of time can bank on.



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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:55 PM
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56. word up
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:41 AM
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31. LOL. No. Gibbs, like the others, try to make themselves look good
at the expense of the members of their own party. They really only wind up looking weak and a little ridiculous.

Serial agonizers, lol, aka, pesky people who pay attention.
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:48 AM
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39. His comment was not even close to being at the expense of Dennis Kucinich.
The only thing said about Kucinich in Gibb's comments, whether it be through his actual words or what those words implied, was that Kucinich is extremely liberal or at least the kind of person people generally think of when a mention of the American left is invoked. This is something everyone who knows who Dennis Kucinich is generally thinks about him. Nothing there is at any expense to anyone.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:07 PM
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45. I think it's just Dennis envy, myself. n/t
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:44 PM
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50. I like Kucinich but aside from his wife, there is nothing for anyone to envy.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:49 AM
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40. He is? Is that why he got crushed in two presidential elections?
Doesn't seem very iconic.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:08 AM
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62. He got "crushed" because he is a democrat that threatens corporate control of government.
The true legacy of Reagan, Limbaugh, Fox News, etc., is the successful brainwashing of many people into believing that "liberals" are dangerous, thereby effectively insuring that a significant segment of the population would vote against their own interests-(the "sensible liberals"), and preserve the status quo of corporate rule. By design, they made the word liberal into a four letter word, and that has become "conventional wisdom". There's a lot of money riding on keeping corporations in control of the government and preventing people from forming an unfettered working democracy, a government that is truly of, by, and for the people.

(And, of course, there are always those that don't think Dennis is tall enough, or pretty enough, to be President).

Unless these "sensible liberals" somehow figure out that they've been brainwashed, the corparasites can always count on sincere democrats like Rep. Kucinich being crushed in Presidential elections.

Thomas Jefferson or FDR would not have a prayer of being elected President today.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:55 AM
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2. Gibbs watches Fox Noise.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:11 AM
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8. Gibbs remarks or comments in anger and frustration reflect a
person of Conservative bent. There are ConservaDems
as well as Republican Conservatives. The Republicans
especially alway set up their accusations in absolute
terms (the extreme of the situation.)We call this false
choices when Republicans do it. You are either with us
or against us.. I found it most telling when Gibbs said
Liberals would want them to GET RID of the Pentagon. I
would say that is the most extreme option and no one
I know has ever wanted to Get Rid of the Pentagon.
This sounds exactly like something a RW Republican
would say.

Is Gibbs from NC??? No disrespect to NC. I had never
thought much about Gibbs until this tirade showed up?

It helps if you understand where someone is coming
from and their own personal ideology. He does have
the ear of the President.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:18 AM
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11. I'm from NC.
In regards to Gibbs, he is a graduate of NC State.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:38 AM
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28. So am I origninally---have lived many places, but things you
learn early in life are always with you.
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suzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:14 PM
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48. You consider Gibbs a conservadem, the Southerner who worked for an African American
political candidate--when many thought that given the history of race problems in this country an A-A had little chance of being elected.

And you consider Kucinich, who talked about running for the Presidency with a vice-presidential candidate who was a KKKer and has espoused all kinds of rather vile racial views, a liberal?

Perhaps you should review some of the Republican talking points over the years, and note how often racial inferences are used to dismiss ideas considered "liberal".

My impression is that the descriptions are exactly opposite--Kucinich sounds like the arch-conservative, RW Republican leaning individual, willing to ally with forces that would take us directly back to the dark ages of race hatred in this country.
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suzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:16 PM
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49. You consider Gibbs a conservadem, the Southerner who worked for an African American Message
political candidate--when many thought that given the history of race problems in this country that an A-A had little chance of being elected to the presidency.

And you consider Kucinich, who talked about running for the Presidency with a vice-presidential candidate who was a KKKer and has espoused all kinds of rather vile racial views, a liberal?

Perhaps you should review some of the Republican talking points over the years, and note how often racial inferences are used to dismiss ideas considered "liberal".

My impression is that the descriptions are exactly opposite--Kucinich sounds like the arch-conservative, RW Republican leaning individual, willing to ally with forces that would take us directly back to the dark ages of race hatred in this country.
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:57 AM
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3. DK believes that public health is part of the public commons.
Can you imagine? :think:


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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:39 AM
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29. Yes, I do imagine.
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:16 AM
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10. Has DK made a comment in regards to this yet??
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:49 PM
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51. Yes.
In the initial interview, Gibbs also talked about criticism from Democrats that President Obama had compromised his values on issues like health care and war. "They wouldn't be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president," Gibbs said.

The very liberal representative from Ohio spoke to Fox News Radio and said of the comments, "From a political perspective it wasn't very smart." He didn't call for his resignation and didn't seem offended but noted, "It's important for the President's spokesperson to understand that his remarks are taken quite seriously and when he speaks I would hope that he speaks with the purpose of unifying."
Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/08/11/gibbs-stil...
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:28 AM
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59. Thanks
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:43 PM
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63. another thanks
:hi:
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:18 AM
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12. you could have your god ie Kucinich in office and still complain he was just like Bush
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:28 AM
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18. what was so bad about bush? Can you cite some examples?
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:29 AM by Lost4words
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:28 AM
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19. how is that so?
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:29 AM
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20. Whose god?
I believe that was his message though. His message is not correct. I don't know who has been saying Obama is just like bush except maybe in mentioning certain foreign policy or DOJ arguments.
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tomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:41 AM
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32. you mean he can carry out a similar military foreign policy, support torture...
... allow the murder of american citizens, fail to even investigate bush/cheney, inc, throw money at the banks,
insurance and pharmaceutical companies, attack poor pregnant women, allow BP to fuck up the gulf, etc.,....

....and NOT be compared to bush?
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:55 AM
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36. sounds the same to me, duck meet duck
.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:37 AM
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38. Gibbs seems to think so.
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kiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:07 PM
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46. God? Project much? n/t
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:58 PM
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57. prove it
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:32 AM
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22. Because he's their folk hero.
The notion that they're scared of DK is utterly laughable and totally detached from reality.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:35 AM
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25. They mentioned him, it came from nowhere else.
Is this like when right wingers say Obama is the Democrat's messiah?
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:40 AM
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30. Totally. n/t
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:41 AM
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33. Us vs. Them
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:43 AM by depakid
nicely done.

If you were trying to prove how people are like Bush that is.
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:51 AM
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34. How wonderful to know exactly how others think and feel.
you have such insight
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:34 AM
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23. I took it as an insult.
Like Kucinich represents the "loony left" or the "far left".

Maybe I'm reading too much into it though.
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:53 AM
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35. I believe your first impression is the correct one.
Gibbs couldnt have been clearer IMO.
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:06 AM
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37. What did Gibbs say about DK?
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:57 AM
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61. Basically that the "professional left" would be just as upset with him as they are Obama
...because that's what they do.

They live to attack their own to prove they are much more "pure" than everyone else.


If DK was President, they would've turned on him too.

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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:51 AM
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41. because the drug testing comment alone would only send the "douche-meter" to 8.
the Kucinich comment sent it straight to 11.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:52 AM
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42. To make the point that some people won't be satisfied with anything.
And he's correct!
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:01 PM
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58. now i get it!
FAIL
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TransitJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:58 AM
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43. Because DLC DINOs don't like real Democrats.
They consider themselves 'real' Democrats.
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:02 PM
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44. None of the above (explain)
never a truer statement ever made
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:14 PM
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47. Because Dennis actually does care about the people of this nation.
He puts people over profits.

Odd how that concept is considered part of the "loony left" when it was very much part of the platform of the Democratic party less than 30 years ago.

If there was ever a better indication on how far the Democratic party as moved to the right, I can't think of one.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:52 PM
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52. same reason he mentioned Canadian style health care
because everyone knows they're both :crazy:
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:34 AM
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60. They fear that he will sweep the nomination away from Obama in 2012!
Edited on Thu Aug-12-10 09:35 AM by tritsofme
Kucinich constantly sets himself up to be a punchline, it isn't really Gibbs' fault.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:44 PM
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64. Because Kooch has held himself up for so long as the poster boy for the angry left?
Maybe that's it?
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:47 PM
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65. because REAL Democrats SCARE them
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