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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:28 PM
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This is all you need to know about Mark Halperin and why his BS should be BANNED from DU.
Thanks to Cali_Democrat for originally http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433x474128#474200">posting this http://thepage.time.com/halperin%E2%80%99s-take-ways-mccain-can-beat-obama-that-clinton-cannot/">piece by the loser from TIME.



1. Play the national security card without hesitation.

2. Talk about the Iraq War without apologies or perceived contradiction.

3. Go at Obama unambiguously from the right.

4. Encourage interest groups, bloggers, and right-leaning media to explore Obamas past.

5. Make an issue of Obamas acknowledged drug use.

6. Allow some supporters to risk being accused of using the race card when criticizing Obama.

7. Exploit Michelle Obamas mistakes and address her controversial remarks with unrestricted censure.

8. Play dirty without alienating his party.

9. Dismiss Obamas brief national tenure from his own lofty platform of decades in the Senate there will be no ambiguity about who has more experience as conventionally defined.

10. Use his sterling war record to reinforce his image of patriotism and valor and contrast it with his opponents.

11. Emphasize Barack Hussein Obamas unusual name and exotic background through a Manchurian Candidate prism.

12. Employ third party groups like the NRA to hit Obama on issues that might turn off general election voters. Perhaps an ad such as this will run in Ohio: So, what do you really know about Barack Obama? Did you know he supports meeting with the head of terrorist states? Do you know he wants to get rid of your right to own a handgun? Do you know he is calling for the repeal of the law preventing gay marriage? Do you know he is for a trillion-dollar tax increase? What do you really know about Barack Obama?

13. Face an electorate less consumed with change change change (the main priority for Democratic voters) and keenly interested in ready from day one as an equally important ideal.

14. Link biography (experience/courage) and leadership (straight talk) to a vision animated by detail accentuating Obamas relative lack of specificity.

15. Give Obama his first real race against a credible Republican. (Clinton has always asserted that Obama would wilt before a fierce Republican assault.)

16. Confront Obama with a united, focused campaign absent of second-guessing, which hits the same themes and message every day.


Read more: http://thepage.time.com/halperin%E2%80%99s-take-ways-mccain-can-beat-obama-that-clinton-cannot/#ixzz12AsFd15a




He's a right-wing hack whose only purpose since 2008 has been to bring down then Senator Obama and now President Obama.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:32 PM
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1. K & R
Why people think he knows something is beyond me. Halperin is a rightwing ego with a bad case of Obama won and he can't stand it.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:38 PM
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2. What a digusting pig. Can we add Aravosis & Hamsher to the list? Just sayin'......
Edited on Tue Oct-12-10 02:39 PM by Tarheel_Dem
:shrug:
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:43 PM
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4. I agree, naysayer blogs can find another outlet.
These next weeks need to be 100% pro Democratic candidate.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:52 PM
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6. Thanks for letting me know you now own this website.
I must have missed the announcement.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:07 PM
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10.  I agree but the focus needs to be on those actually running for office!
And time is better spent walking and making calls for those candidates who need our help.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:51 PM
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15. ahh, the *purity patrol* is so big tent
Hamsher has been dead on, but some here get knottied panties when the truth gets close to home.

So let's just act like the pukes and ban the ones who don't live up to our *standards*. Original thinking, eh? :sarcasm:

:puke:
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:55 PM
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17. On an internet message board?
Sure, why not? There is plenty of bandwidth elsewhere for those who support other parties or are against Democrats.

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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:14 PM
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24. Thank You! They are literally campaigning against Democrats here,
which used to be against the rules. :shrug:
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:00 PM
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33.  It is far more constructive to be out campaigning for Democrats than
worrying about old news from an old Presidential campaign. And BTW, look how many "Dems' are campaigning against Meek.And I have seen snark directed aginst several of our Democratic nominess in this current and important race. What happened 2 years ago is history. We have more important races to win TODAY.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:54 PM
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50. Apparently, in the middle of all your "activism", you had time to drop by...
and scold the o.p. for what you consider a "waste" of time. Glad you could check in, to let us know that you're still superior to most of us. Good luck to you saracat, and I hope you find everything you're looking for. :eyes:
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:19 PM
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62. Yeah well, today I was home because my husband is recovering from
surgery. So I actually had time to "scold" But I still was able to make some calls from home.I have never claimed to be superior to anyone.But the fact is , if all one does is post On DU, it is the equivalent of doing nothing and is a waste of time. It does nothing to elect Dems but it is entertainment.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:26 PM
Response to Reply #62
63. Thank you Teacher. Lesson learned.
:sarcasm:
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:16 AM
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64. Well, the proof will be in the pudding, won't it?
If everyone on DU reached out to just 5 Indies and GOTVed their neighborhood, this election wouldn't even be close.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:06 AM
Response to Reply #24
81. The Crist promoters are campaiging agaist a Democrat here
and many others engage in personal attacks on Democratic activists they do not like, leveling accusations of the most false and vile sort just because they disagree. After the way the 'ardents' went after Dan Savage yesterday, with slanders and falsehoods and every McCarthyite tactic in the book, it is easy to see why few talented people step up to the political plate on 'our side'. Thar there be cannibals.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:12 AM
Response to Reply #24
83. But only in some states, apparently
In Florida, though, its A-ok, apparently
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:40 PM
Response to Reply #17
29. how about a site for people who support democrats that act like democrats?
that would be neato.
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:20 PM
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27. hamsher dead on for what?
just making words to placate the ones that hated Obama right off the get go?

Thats easy. Being a critic is too fucking easy. Critical Thinking, now that takes a bit more work. Take a course.

and name me ONe Thing the Jane has been 'dead on' about (except reining in the hate against Obama out there, hate is easy to do so yes I give you the dead on for that)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:42 PM
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:50 PM
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32. when I see Jane smile with delight at the thought of Dems losing
I want to paste her ugly face.

with almond icing.

If she is so against Obama, then who is she For? Like I said it's so easy to critisize but what does she offer except her sickness of heart to spread about? What is her solution to all this misery Obama has hoisted upon her frail shoulders?

She is just a gab bag. No substance, just hollow yapping.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:22 PM
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:40 PM
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37. what is Jane's solution? Tell Me. What are her big fucking bright ideas
Edited on Tue Oct-12-10 05:40 PM by Whisp
besides being a cranky asshole?
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:36 PM
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59. i believe that she was an advocate for the public option..
you remember that? obama's solution was to not even bring it to the table. shrewd fucking bargainer, that obama.
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bkozumplik Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:46 AM
Response to Reply #37
86. I think she wants our side
To act like its on our side. And if they dont, she wants to burn the whole thing down and rebuild, till they do.
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:37 PM
Response to Reply #30
54. Please tell us, you seem like both. n/t
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:22 PM
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58. i wish i understood what it is you're driving at
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #58
61. You mean besides your snarky use of the word sycophant? n/t
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:14 PM
Response to Reply #15
53. Why don't they just support the Democrats?
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bkozumplik Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:45 AM
Response to Reply #15
85. some people are too pro obama and not enough pro democratic party
Colossal difference.

Obama is not the party, we are, and a set of ideas are.
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SunsetDreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:07 PM
Response to Reply #85
88. and yet some people are too Anti-Obama, and not enough Anti-Republican
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:18 PM
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90. Sunset+1 nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:51 PM
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:44 PM
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100. obama isn't nearly anti-republican enough..
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 06:45 PM by frylock
how much more anti-republican would you like? i don't think anyone here voted republican, or espouses their views. would you like to set up a two-minute hate for us to engage in everyday?
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:36 AM
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72. Democrats advocating Censorship! I woulda never thought I'd see that day!
Thought that stuff belonged to the Far Right....Censorship, McCarthyite tactics to silence viewpoints.

Amazing...! Where does this come from? :shrug:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:27 PM
Response to Reply #72
91. Please. The purgers are always here.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:08 PM
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101. Should they have the LOUDEST VOICE.....Always?....Should They?
:shrug: Doesn't it worry Democratic Undergrounders who have worked against Freeper Censoring for almost a Decade?

What is one to make of this post? :shrug:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:49 PM
Response to Reply #101
103. Of course they don't have the loudest voice while I'm around.
Let's be real.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #2
7. And their sockies!
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:41 AM
Response to Reply #7
65. ha!!
Hahhaahahahaaha!! :rofl:
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:02 PM
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9. +1
:thumbsup:

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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:10 PM
Response to Reply #2
20. i've got just the thing for hamster jane:
my fightin hamster Thrasher!!

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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:12 PM
Response to Reply #20
21. Please send it. RIGHT AWAY! Can't you just make her go away?
:cry:
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:45 PM
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49. COol! Get dat rodent nt
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:17 PM
Response to Reply #2
26. please lets add those disgusting hogs on the list
*spits
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #2
48. Yes to that! nt
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:29 AM
Response to Reply #2
66. Don't you have some Republicans to support in Florida or something?
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:31 AM
Response to Reply #66
79. Nope. Looks as if Halperin's got that job all sown up. "Supporting Republicans"...
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:11 AM
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67. Any other reading material on the list
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 06:11 AM by sabrina 1
that should be banned?

Thank you in advance. I am a loyal citizen and would not like to make a mistake by reading unapproved material written by traitors to the homeland. :eyes:
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:14 AM
Response to Reply #67
77. Since this is a privately owned message board, your constitutional rights..
don't really apply here, and if you have a problem with that, take it up with Skinner. There are dozens of publications, websites, blogs, etc. that are banned material here. For some strange reason, some of these sites can't even be discussed. :shrug:

To reiterate, this is not the State, this is a privately owned message board from which you, me, Hamster, Arovosis, or anyone else can be banished with no explanation. Check the rules. I hope that answers your question. ;-)
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:32 PM
Response to Reply #77
102. Post #2 was written by Skinner asking to ban Democratic
blogs?

Um, no, just checked, that wasn't Skinner, of course it could be the new owner of the blog?
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:29 PM
Response to Reply #2
95. OOh an enemies list
How Republican.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:24 PM
Response to Reply #95
97. Talk to Skinner. I'm sure he's got your "enemies list". As I've stated before,
this is a private message board. There are dozens of banned sites and publications, just ask the admins. I merely suggested we add a few more. :hi:
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:43 PM
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3. he's a monster that gives journalism a bad name an I wish i had slapped him in the back of the head
when I had the chance back at the 08 convention.
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rtw Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:00 AM
Response to Reply #3
74. A monster, really? n/t
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Cognitive_Resonance Donating Member (733 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:45 PM
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5. The term "shill" comes to mind. He pipes-up right on cue. Wonder who pulls his strings? nt
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 02:59 PM
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8. The title of this was "things MCCain Can do to Beat Obama " and this is from 2008
Edited on Tue Oct-12-10 03:03 PM by saracat
It also states , in red, that this is by no means and endorsement of those methods, just something that "might" happen. I do not care for Halperin but this is certainly not a current piece. It also appears that his speculations were both followed and unsuccessful.
What I can't imagine is why anyone would waste effort talking about what someone said in 2008 about campaign tactics when we have a real contentious election cycle to win right NOW.
2008 is done. 2012 is yet to be and considerably less important or imminent than 2010.If we lose 2010, 2012 doesn't really matter.It is that serious.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:27 PM
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:53 PM
Response to Reply #11
16. when did this become a private forum?
And when did the hall monitor badges get handed out? :sarcasm:
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:09 PM
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19. When did you become saracat's legal representative? Is she not competent?
It might help if you knew WTF you were talking about. She states that the o.p. is a "waste" of time. If she really felt this way, why did she feel the need to post & scold the o.p.? :shrug:

"What I can't imagine is why anyone would waste effort talking about what someone said in 2008 about campaign tactics when we have a real contentious election cycle to win right NOW."


Please try to keep up. ;-)
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:35 PM
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14. I thought the same when I checked out what's at the link. n/t
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:30 PM
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12. I don't think his utter bullshit monologues should be banned
But I do think that DUers who post extreme anti-Dem rhetoric and opinion pieces without any comment of their own, over and over and over again, are not particularly helpful, and are only very cynically participating in this community.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 03:31 PM
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13. I don't like Halperin either, but did you miss the footnote to his piece?

"Note: This is analysis of what is likely to happen, not advice or endorsement."

He was predicting the things that McCain would be using against Obama. Many DU folks predicted the same thing. It didn't take an Einstein to predict most of the crap listed here...Halperin certaily thinks a lot of himself...

I wouldn't get my knickers in a twist over this old piece. There's other fish to fry...

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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:49 PM
Response to Reply #13
41. "I don't really think this way, but..."
Does it make it right? He's still putting out there. It's still his words.

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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:33 PM
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52. Oh, yeah, he's an asshole, I agree...I just don't get all upset when the MSM do what
they are basically paid to do. He didn't advocate saying these things about Obama. He just listed what he thought they'd say...and in many cases he was right! So he knew what we knew all along...but of course he printed them and that was upsetting to some.

Me, I don't much care...in that context it didn't upset me.

I do need some more informative stuff before I believe anything anybody says anymore...
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:04 PM
Response to Reply #13
99. those in the Big Corp Newsrooms ought to be the first in line to sizzle--Halpean is just
one of the smelly fish that ought to be cooked.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:05 PM
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18. Can't agree.

That seems like a head in the sand approach. Better to be aware....
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:13 PM
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22. I agree. Reminds me of the right-wingers who "shield" their kids from info. nt
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:28 PM
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92. +10
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JoeyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:14 PM
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23. Re: #6
"Make an issue of Obamas acknowledged drug use."
Is there something wrong with making issue of someone's drug use when the person supports the War on Drugs?

As for the rest of it, it's pretty standard right wing behavior.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:43 PM
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31. snap!
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:15 PM
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25. K & R
:thumbsup:
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 04:29 PM
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28. Thank you. n/t
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:03 PM
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34. Unbelievable. Maybe he should have made the red part flash for you
Edited on Tue Oct-12-10 05:04 PM by Catherina


But go ahead, by all means, keep shooting all the messengers, burying your head and pretending everything is hunky dory.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:37 PM
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36. LOL....you kidding?
That's like giving instruction to create a massive bomb and saying "this is not advice or endorsement"

Not. Buying. It.

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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:44 PM
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39. I found this interesting
...part of an old http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/the-most-ridiculous-polit_b_154528.html">HuffPo bit by Bob Cesca:

....Later, after http://mediamatters.org/research/200802250004">Media Matters and others called him out, Halperin updated this post with the truly lame excuse: "This is analysis of what is likely to happen, not advice or endorsement." Uh-huh. So "things McCain can do" isn't advice? Halperin also deleted an entire paragraph which indicated advice to McCain's staff and replaced it with two backpedaling paragraphs -- neither of which was noted as a correction or update....
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:04 PM
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51. Great find Robb. Halperin, Aravosis & Hamster should all be forced to live..
in a 8'x8' room together for a month, with no bathroom facilities. :puke:
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:03 PM
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43. "I don't believe in lynching, but if I did, this is how I'd do it..."
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:43 PM
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38. Recommend post #34 by Catheruina ^^^.
We have more important things to do that waste a 2 Minutes of Hate on the irrelevant.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 05:51 PM
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42. Unbelievable is absolutely right.
Just saying, "Oh hey, I don't actually believe this shit, but..." doesn't mean he's off the hook. He has had a history of anti-Obama bias ever since the campaign. What he wrote there continued to PUSH bullshit LIES about Pres. Obama.

Fuck him. Fuck his bullshit.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:29 PM
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45. there's plenty to hate without making stuff up.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:32 PM
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46. I didn't make anything up...
Did he not write this?
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:28 PM
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44. some people don't have the attention span for such subtlety as *reading to the end*
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 06:34 PM
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47. Some people fail to get the point...
It doesn't matter if this article was masked as 'advice' for McCain. He still wrote it. He still published it. It's still there. It still spread some of the lies we heard throughout the 2008 campaign.

A little note at the end doesn't change a damn thing.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:44 PM
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55. +1 nt
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:47 PM
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56. K & R
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:06 PM
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60. LALALALALALA!
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:25 AM
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68. Regarding #5
How come Obama supports sending folk to jail for something he enjoyed?

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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:29 AM
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69. Did you just discover Halperin is a RW shill?
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 06:29 AM by Mass
I've known that since 2004 (may be even before) and his admiration of Rush Limbaugh. Nothing new there.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:17 AM
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70. True - he even wrote in his book that Drudge was our generations Ed Murrow.
This is a chapter where Drudge completely fabricated a story, replete with quotes from non-existant people about Senator Kerry spending $1000 to get his hair highlighted, styled and cut in DC. Kerry's office and the salon both immediately denied the story saying Kerry had a routine $75 hair cut. The story went nowhere - but Halperin thought it great going against one of Kerry's "strengths" and making it a story of vanity. (Now, I can think of many reasons why I supported the Senator - his thick hair is not one of them. I would have supported him if he were bald.)
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:22 AM
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71. Another reason to ditch TIME ragazine.
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:46 AM
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73. I think it is just wonderful to see Democrats advocating
something or someone should be banned. If he bothers you, don't read him. Everyone has some measure of control, or at least they should.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:04 AM
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75. Halperin is shite, but I can avoid that on my own w/o censorship
Yesterday here on DU, I read attack after attack upon Dan Savage, people posted his civil disobedience as him having 'a shady criminal past'. Because they did not like the way he advocated for his own people. I see any person with any opinion the ardents do not like utterly torn to bits. Straight fuckers did that to Dan Savage, one of the few gay Democratic voices we have who gets media time. They lashed out at a valuable Democratic activist, a hero to my community.
So censor yourself. Halperin's assholery predates Obama and anyone who is not aware of that is just not aware at all. He's Time magazine. So how quaint, 'banish' him from DU, and then he'll be all gone gone. Except for Time Magazine, TV shows, op eds in papers, books he writes....
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:21 AM
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78. +1
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:10 AM
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76. A Team is mde up of both OFFENSE and DEFENSE...
To WIN, you need to use both. Its' one thing to "preach" to the choir but at the same time, "protect" it. We need to protect our site from "blogger treason." :think:
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herbm Donating Member (980 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:54 AM
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80. Funny, everything Halperin recs on Obama, I use on all teabagger candidates. He don't scare me.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:09 AM
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82. You just found out Halperin sucks? Where have you been?!?
Amazing. This piece itself is two years old! He's been a right wing hack for many, many years, a Limbaugh loving sort for as long as I remember.
Did you just now get your adult library card or what?
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:49 AM
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84. K&R!
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bkozumplik Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:51 AM
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87. yeah Halperins article is the epitome of douche..
Just read it. What an idiot.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:16 PM
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89. Oh yeah, I noticed that little disclaimer at the end...
Like the Republicans didn't need any more ideas
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 01:22 PM
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94. McHalperin?
:shrug:
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:33 PM
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96. Did you read the final shit? Note: This is analysis of what is likely to happen, not advice or endor
Sort of changes things a bit.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:34 PM
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98. No....it's what we always suspected
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 03:38 PM by Cali_Democrat
Halperin only added that tidbit after he received criticism for the article.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=433&topic_id=474303&mesg_id=474550

The title of the piece was "Things McCain can do to try to beat Obama"

So it doesn't change anything....the piece is and always was a "how to" on beating Obama.

Halperin is nothing more than a hack.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-10 11:01 AM
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104. I wonder why so many DUers like him?
Wait, no I don't.
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