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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:07 PM
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Check out this question!
From MTP this morning!

Russert: Why do people hold you with such contempt

President Bush: Heck, I don't know, Ronald Reagan was unpopular in Europe when he was President, according to Jose Maria Aznar. And I said, You know something?

He said to me, he said, You're nearly as unpopular as Ronald Reagan was. I said, so, first of all, I'm keeping pretty good company.

I think that people when you do hard things, when you ask hard things of people, it can create tensions. And I heck, I don't know why people do it. I'll tell you, though, I'm not going to change, see? I'm not trying to accommodate I won't change my philosophy or my point of view. I believe I owe it to the American people to say what I'm going to do and do it, and to speak as clearly as I can, try to articulate as best I can why I make decisions I make, but I'm not going to change because of polls. That's just not my nature.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4179618 /

Amazing!!! Russert has found his cajones!
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ant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:15 PM
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1. that answer in particular..
...wasn't good for Bush, I don't think. "I won't accomodate" - reeks a bit of "I'm a close-minded nut." He won't change his views? What if he's shown proof that they're wrong?

I don't see how that answer can be consistent with the whole uniter-not-divider thing. Politics is about compromise, and this administration's refusal to give even an inch on everything, along with their tendency to just be plain old assholes about it all, is why the infamous tone of washington is as it is today.
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:17 PM
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2. I had fun with this
I sent around a saved copy and a link of the WHOLE transcript. This will NOT go over well, here's the link:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4179618 /

Send it around, don't LET this die. Let's use the internet to beat Corporate Media and show Bush for what he is with his own words!
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:18 PM
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3. You read that differently than I do
Phrased differently, the question becomes, why do people hate you. Everyone who criticizes Bush is a "Bush-hater", so their opinions don't matter. It was a question that is set up to make Bush sympathetic, and on top of that, Bush gets to compare himself to Reagan and reaffirm his certainty of purpose. If this is an example of the type of "hard hitting" questions, then the interview was a joke.
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:19 PM
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4. That's not the painful part
The painful part is that HE DOESN'T KNOW!!! We HAVE to harp on THAT!
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funky_bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:20 PM
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5. So in other words
"I don't care what matters to the people I represent. I'm gonna do what I think the people I represent need to care about."

Fucking asshole.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:39 PM
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10. The question was about his unpopularity in Europe. And saying
The question was about his unpopularity in Europe. And saying he's unpopular in Europe can only help him in a stand-by-our-President way.
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:22 PM
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6. We have to use this!
Forward the link to the transcript to EVERYONE you know! SHOW THEM what kind of an idiot Bush REALLY is!
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:25 PM
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7. Thanks for the link.
n/t
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:27 PM
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8. Most excellent!
I personally think we should nail that sonofabitch so hard that even Al Sharpton could win a landslide against him!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:35 PM
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9. Hey georgie, we're not talking Europe here, we're talking USA.
You freaking moron.
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