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Old 12-16-2007, 12:27 AM   #196
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I'm mad that the surge is working

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To say the USA is responsible for Saddam's rise to power, and military ability is NOT ACCURATE.
If this is for me, please quote the post where I said this.
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I'm mad that the surge is working


really? i'm sad that it hasn't worked. it's such a tragedy all around, and a thoroughly unnecessary one at that. there was no reason to be in Iraq, in this capacity, and especially with the most incompetent administration in the history of this country. the surge is meeting some of it's goals, but that doesn't mean at all that there's any meaningful progress in Iraq. and much of the security has to do with the fact that, now, Baghdad's neighborhoods have been cleansed, millions of refugees have left the country, and there are walls up everywhere.

what a tragedy.
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Angela's right. We re-elected Bush because of morality stuff, not Iraq. Also, Kerry wasn't the best candidate. A better candidate would have beaten the worst president in our country's history.
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Paul Raises $6 Million in 24-Hour Effort
Presidential Hopeful Ron Paul Raises $6 Million in 24-Hour 'Money Bomb'
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COLUMBIA, S.C.

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul's supporters raised over $6 million Sunday to boost the 10-term Texas congressman's campaign for the White House.

Called a "Money Bomb," the goal was to raise as much money as possible on the Internet in one day. The campaign's previous fundraiser brought in $4.2 million.

At midnight EST, donations were over $6 million, according to the campaign Web site. Those donations are processed credit card receipts, said Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. Benton said the median donation is about $50 in the fundraiser, which was the idea of Paul supporters who are not officially connected to the campaign.

Trevor Lyman, a Paul supporter who is traveling the country following the Ron Paul blimp, said the date of the fundraiser coincides with the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

The Ron Paul blimp is an aerial billboard emblazoned on one side with "Who is Ron Paul? Google Ron Paul." The other side reads "Ron Paul Revolution." The blimp, another grass-roots effort, was in Chester, S.C., on Sunday, and organizers hope to get it to New Hampshire before the Jan. 8 primary there.
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Also, Kerry wasn't the best candidate. A better candidate would have beaten the worst president in our country's history.
Bingo.

The summary of the 2004 election.
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Bush may be a horrible president but he's smart enough to have had people like Rove around who, in 2004, masterfully manipulated the American people into a culture of fear and played on that fear to earn votes.

Of course Kerry's campaign was far from perfect, but Bush's people knew how to do their dirty jobs well.
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but Bush's people knew how to do their dirty jobs well.
Never underestimate the gullibility of the American electorate.
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Kerry clearly overestimated the American public by not bothering to go on the counter-attack when the Swift Boaters first started going after him.
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What the hell was he thinking?
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What an ass. Bush hasn't aged one iota I suppose. So very predictable.

Today, the Drudge Report featured a not-so-flattering picture of Hillary Clinton with the screaming headline "THE TOLL OF A CAMPAIGN." Clinton, who turned 60 in October, has been traveling around Iowa and this morning hit up all six morning shows as part of a media blitz now that her campaign there has entered panic mode.

On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh asked, "Does our looks obsessed culture want to stare at an aging woman?" In his own words:

"There is this thing in this country that, as you age -- and this is particularly, you know, women are hardest hit on this, and particularly in Hollywood -- America loses interest in you, and we know this is true because we constantly hear from aging actresses, who lament that they can't get decent roles anymore, other than in supporting roles that will not lead to any direct impact, yay or nay, in the box office. While Hollywood box-office receipts may be stagnant, none of that changes the fact that this is a country obsessed with appearance. It's a country obsessed with looks. The number of people in public life who appear on television or on the big screen, who are content to be who they are, you can probably count on one hand. Everybody's trying to make themselves look different -- and in that situation, in that case, they think they're making themselves look better. It's just the way our culture has evolved. It's the way the country is. It's like almost an addiction that some people have to what I call the perfection that Hollywood presents of successful, beautiful, fun-loving people. So the question is this: Will this country want to actually watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?"
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omg. Rush is right. there's no way i want to look at my grandmother's face for 8 years.

vote Republican.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:31 AM   #208
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Rush is always right.
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On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh asked, "Does our looks obsessed culture want to stare at an aging woman?" In his own words:
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Having seen him Rush is wise to stay on radio.
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To be fair to the creep he also said this. But aging is something we all do, men and women equally, and have no control over unless we get surgery, botox, whatever. I just think it's telling that he singles her out for aging and appearance criticism. Appearance has nothing to do with mental acuity- just look at W, for example. Most intelligent people can make that distinction.

"Look at presidents that we elected prior to TV, and presidents we elected after TV, and you will notice a huge difference," he said. "Do you think a bloated president could win? We had plenty of fat-guy presidents. Do you think one could get elected today? There's not a prayer! There isn't a prayer.

"Remember when people said, 'The way to tell if (Al) Gore's really going to run is if he starts losing weight?' It's just what it is, folks. It's just what it is. Perfection, the appearance of perfection and good health, all of that ties into the perception of mental acuity, stamina, being able to hold up to the job."
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