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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:11 PM
Original message
Democrats court Muslim votes; Dean may be the Muslim favorite
Edited on Wed Dec-24-03 08:12 PM by _Jumper_
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3541...


<A straw poll among the 800 MPAC delegates showed more than 67 per cent planned to vote for Dean, compared to just 2 per cent for Bush. Upon hearing the poll results, one delegate said, "How did Bush manage to get 2 per cent?" >

<Aslam Abdullah, an activist and head of the Muslim Electorates' Council of America, said his surveys in seven key states showed two-thirds of 1.7 million Muslim voters backed Bush in 2000.>


<He said the size of the Muslim electorate had now jumped to almost 3 million, thanks to massive voter registration drives, a large number of new citizens and an increase in Muslim-Americans who have reached the voting age of 18>
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:12 PM
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1. What % of the electorate is Muslim?
Thanks!
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doubleplusgood Donating Member (810 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:16 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. I think there are maybe 6 million+
Edited on Wed Dec-24-03 08:17 PM by doubleplusgood
...Muslims in the U.S., though I can't recall exactly where I heard that. I think Bush did well with them in 2000, too.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:18 PM
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6. Yes but their share of the electorate is smaller
Due to a large chunk of them being immigrants and Muslims being a relatively young group. According to this 3 million are part of the electorate; how many people are part of the total American electorate?

Muslims are a well-educated group so their voter turnout will be high and they will exert more inlufence than their numbers would indicate. Moreover, they have a lot of $$$$ that could help Democratic fundraising.
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 08:30 AM
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52. 2% ???
Edited on Thu Dec-25-03 08:30 AM by HFishbine
just over 100,000,000 people voted in the 2000 election. This reflected a turnout of 67% of registered voters -- the electorate (it was only 50% of those eligible to vote, but unregistered voters are not part of the electorate.)

So the total electorate is about 150,000,000. 3 million voters would be 2% of the 2000 electorate.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-03 04:31 PM
Response to Reply #52
142. thanks
For whatever reason, I missed this point previously.
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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:21 PM
Response to Reply #1
62. It varies state-to-state
In Michigan, for instance, the Muslim vote is significant.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:24 PM
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63. Right
It can be enough to decide Michigan.

If we receive 80-90% of the Muslim vote that would be a major swing since this nation is so divided right now.
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La_Serpiente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:13 PM
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2. Boy
I remember something like 100,000 Muslims voted for Bush in 2000 in Florida. They sure changed their minds after Ashcroft was appointed AG.
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bearfartinthewoods Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 07:50 AM
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51.  will he start quoting the Koran just as he now quotes the Bible?
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:19 AM
Response to Reply #51
69. Nice sentiment.
nt
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Hep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:35 AM
Response to Reply #51
75. You have a problem with the Koran?
just wondering.

Here are some quotes from the Koran. I find it sad that some people might think saying this would be bad or deem a person worthy of even more scorn than he already gets for repeating such things as:

"God is with those who persevere."

"Surely they who believe and do good deeds and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate they shall have their reward from their Lord, and they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve."

"O my son! keep up prayer and enjoin the good and forbid the evil, and bear patiently that which befalls you; surely these acts require courage."

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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:42 AM
Response to Reply #75
79. I have NO problem with the Koran...
Only with divisive, bigoted posts.
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Hep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:47 AM
Response to Reply #79
81. I would be so excited
to see a presidential candidate use his face time to teach Americans that the Koran is filled with love, repect, and piety, just like the Bible, etc. Some people would just marginalize it.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:58 AM
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83. I agree with you COMPLETELY....but have you noticed
That the point of this entire thread is anti-Muslim, that the original poster has stated his "agreement" with the slanderous Saddam supports Dean and Kucinich cartoon posted below, and that the person I was responding to was not making that point at all--but was exploiting the moment to toss out another canard about Dean and religion?

Believe me, there are people who are sympathetic to American Muslims and who admire the Koran on this forum--but they are not the ones propelling this sneaky anti-Dean thrtead.
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Hep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:06 AM
Response to Reply #83
84. Anti-Muslim, maybe
But anti American, definitely. I might as well have been visiting free republic when I saw this thread.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:10 AM
Response to Reply #84
85. Right.
Re: anti-Muslim, I would say it is a matter of exploitation--of subtly playing the Muslim support "card" to suggest that Dean appeals to the "wrong element."

As for some of the responses--they are pure Repuke swill, as you observe.

I have addressed my concerns to the authorities.
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Malvina Reynolds Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #83
119. but...but...but
I don't believe the original poster is anti-Muslim. Jumper is an old friend of mine and happens to be a Muslim!
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:01 PM
Response to Reply #119
126. Sort of
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 09:02 PM by _Jumper_
I am agnostic but my entire family, save one cousin, are Muslim. I frequently post about Muslim Americans, perhaps more than anyone here. Just because this thread mentions Dean it is all of a sudden considered anti-Muslim. :shrug:

Thanks for coming to my defense! :pals:
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 08:58 PM
Response to Reply #83
124. Re-read what I said
:shrug:
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MrBadExample Donating Member (241 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 04:11 PM
Response to Reply #75
114. Koran quotes
I've always been a big fan of:

"He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh."

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sugarman Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:16 PM
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3. Muslim matured as an electorate....
in 2000. They got played by their own religious leaders and the Republican party. They voted anti-jew, not pro-civilrights. They won't make that mistake again...
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:22 PM
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9. Don't confuse Muslim fundies with all Muslims
Only the fundies voted anti-Jew. There was more at play in why Muslims voted for Bush. First, they are an affluent and socially conservative group. Secondly, Bush was the first candidate to make a serious effort to court the Arab and Muslim vote. Civil rights were not on the Muslim radar screen in 2000, many felt it was only a "black issue."
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:24 PM
Response to Reply #3
11. Many Muslims also voted Green
n/t
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sugarman Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:32 PM
Response to Reply #11
17. which means they didn't vote for...
...Gore/Leiberman. Voting Green also doesn't fit with your hypothesis that Muslims voted their economic interest...Sure fundies within the communinity voted anti-jew, but you don't have to be nuts to believe that Muslims are concerned at the rising influence of Jews and the potential for a Jewish president.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:33 PM
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19. Most Muslims couldn't care less about that
Edited on Wed Dec-24-03 08:33 PM by _Jumper_
They, just like blond-haired blue-eyed Christian European-Americans voted based on their self-interest.
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sugarman Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:37 PM
Response to Reply #19
21. ethnic politics is
different than WASP politics. Always has been and always will be...
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:42 PM
Response to Reply #21
23. Please elucidate
I will respond thereafter.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #21
24. Well?
Interesting...
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sugarman Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:47 PM
Response to Reply #24
30. sorry, i left...
my point is that throughout American history people with ties to other countries tend to vote more on foreign policy issues esp. those that relate to their countries of origin. This is different than how WASP Americans since they consider they only relate to America. I separate out WASP from Catholics, because Catholics have their own set of issues and have different voting patterns than WASPs. Oh yeah, you contradicted yourself later in the posts, when you said that Muslims may not support Dean after they learn of his ties to AIPEC. If the "Jewish factor" doesn't matter, why would you bring this up? Obviously, it matters....
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:49 PM
Response to Reply #30
31. It matters only to the fundies
Let me amend my statement. Most Muslims, just like blond-haired blue-eyed non-WASP European-Americans voted based on their self-interest.

What say you?
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sugarman Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #31
32. dude, you just said...
that Muslims may not stick with Dean once they found out his ties to AIPEC...that's inconsistent with what you are saying in this thread. I gotta bounce soon...but it's not that far of a stretch to believe that large segments of the Muslim and Jewish community vote on the basis Isreal/Palistinian issue...
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:03 PM
Response to Reply #32
33. I was unclear in that post
I have repeatedly stated that the vast majority of Muslims and Jews don't vote based on foreign affairs; only the fundies do.

Do you think they are more likely to vote based on foreign affairs than "white" non-WASP's? Do you think Italians will vote for Bush because Bush is close to Italy? Will Russians vote for Bush because Bush is friendly with Putin? Will Mexicans vote against Bush because he betrayed Fox?
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amyforclark04 Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-03 06:20 PM
Response to Reply #32
145. What ties to AIPAC?
I'd like to say I have first hand evidence of AIPAC's response to the campaigns of 2004, after tabling at a student conference yesterday, and Dean is not popular. His comments RE: policy in the Middle East made him look flaky in his support of Israel, which will alienate a very important swing vote called the Jewish vote.

And as a Jew I can say that someone who doesn't necessarily agree with Bush's domestic will gladly vote for him on the basis of his "foreign policy" towards the Middle East. And since I hate Bush, I'm appalled they would, but they would. And I personally spoke to people who plan to vote GOP, but after talking to them about Clark's positions on changing the regional dynamic in the Middle East, they were very encouraged. Maybe they'll vote for a democrat now.

Lieberman and Clark have strong stances supporting Israel and so they will be the two most popular within the Jewish community.

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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 08:39 AM
Response to Reply #30
53. 2000 Exit Poll Data
By Religion:
(Total percent of voters in parenthases)

Protestant (54): Gore 42; Bush 56; Nader 2
Catholic (26): Gore 50; Bush 47; Nader 2
Jewish (4): Gore 79; Bush 19; Nader 1
Other (6): Gore 62; Bush 28; Buchannan 1; Nader 7
None (9): Gore 61; Bush 30; Nader 7

Make of it what you will.

http://www.udel.edu/poscir/road/course/exitpollsindex.h...
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 12:40 PM
Response to Reply #53
55. Muslims were excluded from that poll
Edited on Thu Dec-25-03 12:40 PM by _Jumper_
Muslims, overall, voted for Bush and among non-black Muslims the rate of support for Bush was extremely high.
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:31 AM
Response to Reply #55
74. Muslims wer not "excluded"
The obviously would be in "other."
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 08:59 PM
Response to Reply #74
125. Why weren't they given a category of their own like Jews?
?
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Malvina Reynolds Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 04:36 PM
Response to Reply #53
121. Woohoo!!
Even with all those nasty slurs thrown at supposedly elderly Jews in Florida who didn't know who they were voting for, Jews stil voted 79% for Gore - alllllllriiiiight!!!!
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:21 AM
Response to Reply #21
70. So, WASPs are not an ethnic group?
nt
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:16 PM
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5. Is Chalabi An American Citizen?
he would be one of the 2%.

This is very good news for Florida, Michigan. My only worry is brother Jeb is already making up a new scrub list and you can bet your bottom dollar that Muslim American's will be on that list in 2004 courtesy of John Ashcroft's possible terrorists list.
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Cry Freedom Donating Member (101 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:18 PM
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7. From what I've read all over the net and
in print, Dean is definitely the favorite of the Muslim community and he has the vast majority of their votes.
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ClarkGraham2004 Donating Member (337 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:20 PM
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8. Dean (FL muslim votes) + Bob Graham = Dean takes FL in '04?
:shrug:
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:23 PM
Response to Reply #8
10. The vast majority of Muslims are ABB
n/t
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ClarkGraham2004 Donating Member (337 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:24 PM
Response to Reply #10
12. Im just playing out scenarios.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:26 PM
Response to Reply #12
14. I am one of those people that think Dean has a very low chance of winning
I don't think that will be enough to propel him to victory in Florida.
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GBD4 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 03:40 PM
Response to Reply #8
113. ABB + Bob Graham = ABB takes FL in '04!
:)
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:26 PM
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13. Muslims also will help in Ohio
The west side and west suburbs of Cleveland have lots of Muslims.
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OhioStateProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:48 AM
Response to Reply #13
82. yeah, ones that will vote Kucinich
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 09:48 AM by OhioStateProgressive
i think it is rather silly Dean is even attempting to campaign in Clevelands west side

it's his District
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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:27 PM
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15. Ask a Muslim from Kosovo who he or she supports
There are about a million and a half muslims who support Wesley Clark. Most likely there aren't a lot of American citizens among them but the are Muslim and they are heard in Islamic circles.

I wouldn't jump to a conclusion that Dean will be the automatic favorite of American muslims. Right now he is the frontrunner in the Democratic field and all but anointed in the press and the minds of his supporters. Tomorrow is another day.

Hey, who is the BIG endorsement going to be on the 30th?

Jimmy Carter?

Bill Clinton?

Brittany Spears?

I'm all atwitter.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:30 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. You're right
They want an anti-war candidate and Dean has received almost all the coverage of the anti-war candidates. Once they get to know Clark their views my change, especially since Dean is close to AIPAC.

I have not heard about that announcement on the 30th. Can you tell me more about it?
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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 12:48 AM
Response to Reply #16
39. Not for the Clark camp, supposedly for the Dean campaign
Some of the chronic Dean supporters have posted comments on DU that there is rumored (yes, I said rumored) to be a big announcement for Dean on December 30th-31st. Some super-duper endorsement is supposed to be in the offing that may make ALL the difference.

I'm thinking the Pope, but who knows?

Reading my original post I see I might have confused some people by the way I phrased it. I should have made clear that it was the Dean supporters who were talking about this rumored development.
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Jerseycoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:33 PM
Response to Reply #15
18. Hey, who is the BIG endorsement going to be on the 30th?
Oh, no, not again. I can't take these edge-of-seat-waiting-for-something-big things.

Don't torture me. I'll have to spank you.

:spank:
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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:15 PM
Response to Reply #18
25. Santa Claus.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:19 AM
Response to Reply #18
42. Well, word on the street is that it will be
Inez Flapp, the retired former postmistress of Bugtussle, Oklahoma. The crucial Flapp Endorsement will surely lead to a glorious victory!
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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:36 PM
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20. And this thread is to suggest......?
Certainly not to paint Dean as a terrorist or terrorist sympathizer now, would it?

Hmmm?

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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:41 PM
Response to Reply #20
22. That is absurd
:eyes:

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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #22
26. also transparent.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:17 PM
Response to Reply #26
27. So what is your response to threads that talk about Dean's support among..
...African-Americans and Latinos? I actually posted something positive about Dean and I get attacked for it. :eyes:
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:34 PM
Response to Reply #27
28. You're being attacked for your earlier post
where you stated your low opinion of Dean.

:eyes:
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #28
29. I like Dean as an individual, I just don't think he can win
Edited on Wed Dec-24-03 09:42 PM by _Jumper_
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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #27
34. Nice try, but no cigar.
You haven't had a positive thing to say about Dean, ever. Given that record, it's plain to see what a thread connecting "Muslim" support to Dean (in a post 9/11 AlQaeda world) is all about.

I'm about to make your life easier. Dean supporters just aren't that dumb.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:18 PM
Response to Reply #34
35. That is false
I did post a thread where I stated in the first post that Dean had the best positions on race relations.

I frequently post about Muslims and I just found it interesting that they appear to back Dean.

P.S. 99.9% of my family is Muslim. Hence, the interest in Muslims. I have consistently said that the vast majority of U.S. Muslims oppose terrorism and that Democrats need to reach out to them.
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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:18 PM
Response to Reply #35
58. Hmmm, was that thread buried somewhere in the mountain
of anti-Howard Dean screeds you love to post? Sorry if I missed it, it's hard to detect a needle in a haystack if you get my drift.

Ahlan wa sahlan - wa Howard Dean Ar-raisu liameriki!
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:21 PM
Response to Reply #58
61. I go on anti-Dean posting sprees
I am not here each day attacking him.

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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:19 AM
Response to Reply #22
68. No it isn't
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:29 PM
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #36
37. That will offend many Muslims
I am certain you don't mean it but your post may be seen by some as an implication that U.S. Muslims are anti-American. Please edit it.
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drfemoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:46 AM
Response to Reply #37
44. How so?
Edited on Thu Dec-25-03 01:48 AM by drfemoe
Do you mean the 67% (of U.S. Muslims) cited above who plan to vote for Dean? You think a cartoon of SH wearing a Dean button, implying, I guess, that he and his supporters are dictator lovers; or that Howard Dean is weak on foreign policy, is going to be seen by some as an implication that 'Muslims' are "anti-American"?

That's a twist I don't see. Chances are, if they're committed to voting for Dean, they probably realize it is an attempt to make Howard Dean look "anti-American".
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 03:26 AM
Response to Reply #44
46. I am talking about the post, not the cartoon
Given the context it was posted in it could be construed as implying that American Muslims are anti-American.
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windansea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 03:33 AM
Response to Reply #46
48. or maybe it could mean
that Iraqi americans are pro american

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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:20 PM
Response to Reply #48
60. One would hope you would have the courage of your convictions
and not to throw a stink bomb like that Saddam cartoon into the mix and then run from it. Very bad pool.


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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:36 AM
Response to Reply #48
77. As opposed to whom? Dean? Kucinich?
Or perhaps, the supporters of these candidates?

Are we all anti-American in your opinion?

Jeez.
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drfemoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 03:39 AM
Response to Reply #46
49. the post? the cartoon?
The cartoon post is a reply to your original thread (context).

Again, I can see how this is a slam on Dean, but not U.S./American Muslims. Unless you think it means that voting for Dean is 'anti-American?

Perhaps you can explain the line of logic leading from this cartoon (or your original post (context) if that's what you mean) to "American Muslims are anti-American"?
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 12:43 PM
Response to Reply #49
57. Response
Edited on Thu Dec-25-03 12:44 PM by _Jumper_
If Dean is painted as anti-American and that is done in a post that mentions overwhelming Muslim support for him it could be interpreted by some as implying that Muslims are anti-American. That being said, no Muslim has complained about it so I drop my objection to it.

I did not intend this to be an attack on you windansea. I am on your side. ;)
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:35 AM
Response to Reply #57
76. So, you are on the "side" of the person who posted this RW cartoon?
Do you agree with the direct claims that it makes:

1. That Dean and Kucinich are Saddam-lovers?

2. That Dean and Kucinich are anti-American?

3. That France and the UN are Saddam-lovers?

Just wondering....
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:03 PM
Response to Reply #76
127. No I disagree with all of those claims and the cartoons
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 09:04 PM by _Jumper_
I am merely anti-Dean, like windansea.
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:45 AM
Response to Reply #57
91. Wow
talk about spin!
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 12:53 AM
Response to Reply #36
40. How dare you?
That is something a Republican would do. Shame.
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imax2268 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:13 AM
Response to Reply #36
41. That's just plain stupid...
and not to mention absurd...

Merry Christmas everyone...
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windansea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:42 AM
Response to Reply #41
43. #37 40 & 41
sorry can't edit a cartoon

would American muslims include iraqis?

let's frame the debate shall we??
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 02:44 AM
Response to Reply #36
45. maturity?!?! yoohoo...maturity?!?!
nope,can't find it here.
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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:19 PM
Response to Reply #36
59. Oh how perfectly Bush-ian!
Thanks for exposing you're true motivations there, "wind"nsea. ;)
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windansea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 01:42 PM
Response to Reply #59
64. awwwwwwwwwww
the cartoon is relevant to how Dean's we are not safer comment will play out with muslim americans...a LOT of whom are from Iraq

deal with it

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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:25 AM
Response to Reply #64
72. Nothing to deal with
the truth is we are no safer because of Saddam's capture. The truth is that the invasion and occupation of Iraq has made us less safe.

Deal with it.
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TeacherCreature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 11:12 AM
Response to Reply #64
93. no
the cartoon is a rightwing racist piece of crap.
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Northwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:13 AM
Response to Reply #36
65. So now Kerry supporters
Are reduced to posting cartoons by shameless right-wing trash?
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Hep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:14 AM
Response to Reply #36
66. Which freeper site did that cartoon come from?
Anyone else notice the resemblance to Walter Matthau? I don't think we caught Sadam at all, Matthau has been hiding out the whole time.

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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:22 AM
Response to Reply #36
71. Just when you think the attacks couldn't get any more Rovian
we see this posted. I'm amazed.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:27 AM
Response to Reply #36
73. Thanks for the inflammatory, anti-Dem, pro-Bush cartoon
Note also the anti-French, anti-UN message of this piece of Republican, Right-Wing garbage.

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TeacherCreature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 11:05 AM
Response to Reply #36
92. this is a disgrace
what the hell are you doing posting this garbage? This cartoon equates Dean and DK with Saddam and France? Hey, I'll take the association with France and the UN, since they were right all along, but Saddam? This is a racist right wing cartoon. Is this what Kerry supporters have been reduced to? Or is it just you?
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 11:21 AM
Response to Reply #92
95. The real question is.....
How could any Democrat or progressive possibly agree with or support the message of that cartoon?
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 03:28 AM
Response to Reply #38
47. Civil rights
Dean is strong on civil rights issues, especially racial profiling. The typical Muslim will not vote based on what happened in a distant, 55 year old conflict.
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 03:52 AM
Response to Reply #47
50. Dean doesn't have a monopoly on civil rights
Edited on Thu Dec-25-03 03:54 AM by SahaleArm
I can think of a few others who have denounced it publicly including Clark and Kucinich. Whether Dean is strongest on civil rights or not is a matter of interpretation. He didn't seem to have a problem with the Patriot act until he started running for the presidency.

I strongly condemn the unjustified use of race in making routine law enforcement decisions like traffic stops. I would support federal legislation to try to help end racial profiling, and to provide support and training for police departments that tackle the issue. And I would reinstate various programs that President Clinton put in place, to provide more opportunity for young people from minority communities to become police officers in the first place. Most of our police officers - from every racial background - are heroes who do a great job each day. And better-integrated police departments would help even more.

http://clark04.com/issues/africanamericans/
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 08:46 AM
Response to Reply #50
54. Hmmm
And yet, Clark lobbyied on behalf of Acxiom to help the government establish unprecedented surveillance dossiers on the traveling public that would result in pre-emptive detention based on nothing more than profiling.

There's a lot I like about Clark, but until he reconciles his statements on civil liberties with his private actions in support of a scheme clearly violative of constiutional protections, there will be a question mark of doubt looming large.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #50
56. I am a Clark supporter
I hope Muslims and all other Americans support him!
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 02:21 PM
Response to Reply #56
106. So-did you like that Sharon graphic?
Is this the sort of thing you think helps your candidate?
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:06 PM
Response to Reply #106
128. Absolutely not
I don't attack Dean the person. I like him. I am opposed to his nomination because I believe he cannot win.
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TeacherCreature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 11:17 AM
Response to Reply #38
94. what the hell is with that graphic?
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 11:21 AM by TeacherCreature
More divisive bigotry to scare a portion of the electorate? The ABD crowd must even disgust themselves.
I don't like Sharon at all, but even I can see that your graphic is antisemetic. You are using the "Scary Jews want to rule the world" sentiment to try and sway other voters.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 11:52 AM
Response to Reply #94
96. Thanks for pointing this out...I missed it....and it IS obnoxious
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 11:52 AM by edzontar
I note that we have been treated to Anti-Muslim, Anti-Semitic, Anti-French, anti-UN, AND anti-Democratic and anti-Peace supporter vitroil on this flamebait, disgusting thread.

What a stinking, miserable disgrace....

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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 01:56 PM
Response to Reply #96
102. What is racist/anti-semetic? Those terms are too often thrown around...
Call it flamebait but if you use loaded terms explain yourself? Is posting an anti-Lukid article anti-semetic? And explain the racism charge?
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 01:48 PM
Response to Reply #94
101. Anti-Lukid is Anti-semetic - How so? The article contains the picture.
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 01:51 PM by SahaleArm
If you don't like the picture - Complain to the website where it came from.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 02:14 PM
Response to Reply #101
104. It is gross. It is inflammatory.
Don't you get it?
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 02:29 PM
Response to Reply #104
107. The picture may be inflammatory but is the article anti-semetic?
In the picture in the context of the article?
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 02:52 PM
Response to Reply #101
109. We'd rather direct the complaint to you...
for bringing it here. All that was required to make whatever point you were aiming for was the link and a paragraph or two. You were the one who chose to show us that ridiculous picture. When did that event actually occur, or will you post just any photoshopped piece of crap?
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #109
110. And do you have an explaination why it's anti-semitic?
Or only that it's inflammitory - Otherwise what's your point if you can't answer the question?
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #110
111. Because it is not-so-subtly suggesting that...
Dean is a tool of Sharon and Likud, rather than merely being pro-Israel. Personally, I would like more info on what event that supposedly was and, if it was a real event, what was in the rest of the picture, as it's been carefully cropped. Just because you enjoy scaring yourself with the thought that Dean is a possible Sharon-tool, doesn't make it the truth, nor is it appropriate to drop that picture into a thread on Muslim support for Dean. Posting it here was certainly inflammatory. Whether it is more anti-Semitic than the entire thread is anti-Muslim, only you would know.
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 03:39 PM
Response to Reply #111
112. Evasion Alert: And what does that have to do with being anti-semitic?
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 03:42 PM by SahaleArm
Do the policies of Sharon/Lukid represent all Israeli's or all Jewish people? I didn't level the charge of anti-semitism so I can't explain your opinion.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 04:14 PM
Response to Reply #112
116. Talk about Evasion!!! Who...me????
Right, we are not ALL as stupid as you would like to believe, my friend.

We "get it, " see?

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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #111
129. Thread about Dean?
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 09:08 PM by _Jumper_
The article was written in New Zealand to talk about Democrats courting American Muslims--something I have called for repeatedly. That was the main point of the article and the thread. Dean was of secondary importance.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:37 PM
Response to Reply #129
137. Indeed, in the article, Dean is of secondary importance...
but the way you titled the thread and commented in your original post, along with others' posts, have turned this into a thread primarily about Dean. I'm pleased that Muslims in America have woken up and noticed the Repukes flushing their interests down the toilet.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #137
138. I didn't comment about Dean in my original post
I quoted the article. After that brief mention of Dean he was not mentioned until post #8.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:46 PM
Response to Reply #138
139. OK, the quote you selected, then
which was the part of the article that focused on Dean's numbers.
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Hep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 04:20 PM
Response to Reply #38
118. I see this week it's
too pro Israel. That makes next week, "Too pro-Palestine" week.

Can't wait.
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #118
120. No - It's an article to be refuted or diagreed with n/t
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 04:21 PM by SahaleArm
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #120
123. AS IF that was the goal-ha!
nt
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:18 AM
Response to Original message
67. Notice the thinly veiled racism in this attack
disgusting.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:44 AM
Response to Reply #67
80. And the blatantly racist and slanderous exchanges
And "Cartoons" that is has inspired.

Vomitous.

Vile.

And as you say, disgusting.
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Jerseycoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:19 AM
Response to Reply #67
86. I don't see racism
I don't even see an attack. :shrug:

What am I missing?
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:28 AM
Response to Reply #86
87. Oh come on.
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 10:31 AM by bowens43
You are not that naive. A Clark supporter posts an article talking about Dean being the favorite of Muslims. The intent is painfully clear.

Muslims attacked the WTC , Muslims are terrorists, Dean is the favorite of terrorists. It's a blatant attack that plays on the fear and racism fostered by bushes never ending WOT.

You know as well as I do that that was the intent of the original post.
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Jerseycoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:33 AM
Response to Reply #87
88. No, I do not, sorry
But have your fun. I'll leave you to it. :)
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:38 AM
Response to Reply #88
89. yeah right....
the poster admitted in this thread that he is on an anti-dean posting spree, but you don't see it. Sure.

So tell me why a self declared anti-dean poster would post this article if he meant it to be favorable and not an attack.

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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:10 PM
Response to Reply #89
131. That is false
I said I occasionally go on anti-Dean posting sprees. When I posted this I don't recall posting another thread about Dean.

Why did I post it? Because I post about American Muslims often. I wouldn't expect many people to know since they rarely read threads about American Muslims are Arabs.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:43 AM
Response to Reply #88
90. The whole thread is subtly racist..but check post 36
For the vicious, anti-Dem cartoon that associates Dean and Kucinich with Saddam.

If you cannot se that this a freeper cartoon, I would question your eyesight.
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Jerseycoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 12:51 PM
Response to Reply #90
99. I didn't see post 36
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 01:15 PM by Jerseycoa
I admit my eyesight isn't that good. I'll read through the thread again. I'm not afraid of saying I agree if I do.

On edit: I read the thread through. Again, I did not see the offensive cartoon, but it sounds as if it was offensive. Regarding the discussion of ethnic voting blocks, which is what I had responded to, I see no problem at all. It is not racist to discuss racial or ethnic groups vis a vis any candidate or dem platform.

The Dean slam I recall is this: "Dean is close to AIPAC." My understanding is that Dean clarified his position regarding AIPAC, so maybe he was at one time close and is no longer or never was, I don't know. This one does follow Dean supporters around, just as slams on Clark's short-lived business career follow us around. You or I can either answer for the hundredth time or ignore. I don't know what else can be done. It's a pain in the ass, but both sides do it. It doesn't appear it will stop anytime soon, unfortunately.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 01:07 PM
Response to Reply #99
100. It was a cartoon of Saddam wearing Dean and Kucinich buttons...
Plus an I Heart France button and a UN T-shirt.

It was totally freeperville....
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:12 PM
Response to Reply #90
132. Yeah I am fomenting racism against myself
The last time I checked Islam was a religion. If it suddenly became a race I would be included in it because of my ethnicity. :eyes:
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 11:55 AM
Response to Reply #67
97. I see it too------and it's disgusting
:puke: How come it's wrong that most Muslims like Dean? This thread seems to infer that it is.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:12 PM
Response to Reply #97
133. Where did I say most Muslims like Dean?
?
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:09 PM
Response to Reply #67
130. Please elucidate
Notice that I said MAY support Dean. The was based on an unscientific poll.

If I had said "Democrats court Hispanic vote; Clark MAY be favorite" would you deem that racist?
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:39 AM
Response to Original message
78. So-after reading the responses, I find out that this is an inflammatory...
Congrats on the careful crafting of the piece, my friend.

But you reveal your hand above when you "agree" with the posting of the inflamatory cartoon that labels two Dem candidates and their supporters asd anti-American.

Thanks for the slander!

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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 11:57 AM
Response to Original message
98. This thread of yours does nothing to help your candidate...
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 11:57 AM by edzontar
And only casts doubt on the judgement of those who support him.

General Clark is fortunate to have some eloquent and constructive supporters on this board.

I suggest in future that you look to them for guidance.


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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 02:06 PM
Response to Reply #98
103. Here you say inflammitory up there you call it racist?
Blanket statements minus explainations don't help your argument. When people call out racism and anti-semetism they have to back it up.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 02:18 PM
Response to Reply #103
105. YAWN. The intent of the thread has become obvious.
It is flamebait.

And I was referring as well to some of the responses, including the deleted anti-Dean, anti-Kucinich, and anti-Dem freeper cartoon.

AND the anti-Dean, Sharon-brandishing flamebait graphic.

Look, if you can't see what is going on here, that is not my problem.





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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #105
108. Explain racism/anti-semitism in this context - that's the question?
Calling it flamebait or freeper-like is fine but the above charges need an explaination.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 04:11 PM
Response to Reply #108
115. It is self-evident...and it is not up to me to prove it to you...But OK
How about:

A "Clark Supporter" posts a thread about how Muslims prefer Dean!!!!

An idiot posts a cartoon that shows Saddam wearinf Kucinich and Dean buttons.

You post a graphic that shows Dean before a picture of Sharon and an Israeli flag, suggesting that Dean is a uniquely a puppet of Likud and Sharon and the "Israel Lobby."

A Poster snidely remarks that Dean should add "readings form the Koran" to his speeches-...

Today seems to be the day that hate and ignorance triumphed over good will and sanity at DU.

What a dungeon this place is becoming.
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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 04:18 PM
Response to Reply #115
117. Obviously you can't give a straight answer because there isn't one...
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 04:20 PM by SahaleArm
Circumspect - Neither the charges of anti-semitism nor racism has been explained. Dean/Lukid comparisons have nothing to do with either of the above charges.
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 04:50 PM
Response to Reply #117
122. As one who has contributed to the atmosphere I referred to...
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 04:50 PM by edzontar
I do not expect you to express agreement.

Good night.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:15 PM
Response to Reply #115
135. Yes, we conspired to bash Dean
Edited on Tue Dec-30-03 09:15 PM by _Jumper_
This was all planned. Now, excuse me, I have to join 50 other planned threads. :eyes:
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:14 PM
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134. Dean-centrism
The world does not revolve around Howard Dean. If I posted a thread with the title "Democrats seek Hispanic vote; Clark MAY lead", would that be deemed racist?
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:21 PM
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136. Dean supporters
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Is this racist too? Or do you have one standard for Muslims and one for others?
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-03 12:41 AM
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140. .
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-03 03:19 PM
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141. Where did the Dean supporters go?
Is this another instance of hit-and-run personal attacks by the Dean camp?
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-03 04:44 PM
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143. Maybe some of them went to take a bath
After taking a dip in the nauseating mosaic of bigotry and discord that your post inspired....
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-03 04:56 PM
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144. How ironic...
The amount of bigotry and discord caused by this thread was 1/100th of what was caused by a certain candidate appealing to racist voters...I should change my DU name to Howard Dean... ;)

It isn't my fault people here can't discuss Muslims without assuming that a reference to Muslims is a reference to terrorists or without revealing their bigotry. We can discuss every group on Earth and who they are or are not supporting in a civl manner except Muslims.
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