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Smell Test: Murray takes Rossi answer to radio host Laura Ingraham show out of context
The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 10/6/10

Posted on 10/06/2010 11:24:26 PM PDT by llevrok

In a press release issued this afternoon, Patty Murray's campaign criticizes challenger Dino Rossi for what the campaign portrays as an attack on public workers, including troops, teachers and firefighters.

"In an offensive and bald attempt to continue to smear his way to victory, 18 year politician Dino Rossi this morning insulted millions of Americans troops and others who serve their country," the release states. It also includes in the headline what the campaign claims to be a direct quote from Rossi's appearance on conservative talker Laura Ingraham's show: "American Troops, Teachers, Firefighters 'Have Never Held a Meaningful Job In Their Adult Lives.' "

But the audio file that was sent along with the press release shows that Ingraham asked Rossi about the business background of the White House staff, specifically advisers to President Obama. Rossi says of those people: "Well, you have a bunch of people that are in charge that have never actually had a private sector job, and a meaningful one, in their adult lives."

Rossi isn't talking about all public sector workers. And the reference to "a meaningful one" doesn't appear to be a claim that only business jobs are meaningful. Instead he appears to be saying that no one among Obama advisers has held a meaningful business job.

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TOPICS: Washington; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: elections
Patty. Patty. Patty..............
1 posted on 10/06/2010 11:24:28 PM PDT by llevrok
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To: llevrok

She’s losin it.

2 posted on 10/06/2010 11:26:10 PM PDT by Jerry Attrick
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To: llevrok

Certainly not meaningful in relation to the jobs and responsibilities they have now.

3 posted on 10/06/2010 11:27:39 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: llevrok

The Dems make wild statements like that all the time on the floor of the Senate and House.

4 posted on 10/06/2010 11:33:43 PM PDT by RepublicanMeansAmerican
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To: RepublicanMeansAmerican

they make wild statements and they get away with it.....

5 posted on 10/06/2010 11:35:13 PM PDT by cherry
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To: llevrok

Sounds like exactly the sort of malicious and obviously dishonest attack that Washington voters fall for in every election cycle.

6 posted on 10/06/2010 11:38:36 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: cherry

They get away with it because nobody has the ojones. Remember Representative Schmidt (R-OH) being shouted down for reading a letter denouncing RATs. NOBODY defended her!

The chief tactic of the far left is the “Big Lie”, accompanied by hysterical shouting. Non-stop talking over an opponent helps plant the “Big Lie” deeply.

We must remember that LIBs are the enemy who want to kill the men, rape the women and sell the children into slavery.

7 posted on 10/07/2010 2:12:27 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: llevrok

lil ole patty doesn’t have a meaningful relationship with truth honor or integrity.

8 posted on 10/07/2010 2:42:33 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: llevrok

Click below to donate to Dino Rossi’s campaign!

9 posted on 10/07/2010 3:02:11 AM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Let's get Christine O'Donnell elected to the U.S. Senate November, 02!)
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To: llevrok
First, let me start with saying that I cannot thank Al Gore enough for inventing the internet! I mean, without it, America would still be in the 15-second, short-shift misquoted malaise that brought us to this precipice!

Now, Americans can go back and hear the ENTIRE conversation or see the context in which a statement was made before making a choice! American voters were literally being railroaded into their voting choices, unless they were real political hacks who actually volunteered for the election cycles!

I know, because until 2008, I was one of those that only listened to the political ads, and I admit that I mistakenly voted for absolute idiots, because I didn't take the time to really look into the races! I was too busy with my day-to-day life to pay attention to something as "trivial" as elections - I mean, they are going to do what they want anyway. But, I finally opened my eyes and realized that it was my type of mindset that was leading us to our demise!

We HAVE to stop, look, listen and make informed decisions about those who will be our representatives - if we don't make good decisions, these elected representatives attempt to write laws to become our permanent leaders!
10 posted on 10/07/2010 7:55:47 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go home!)
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To: llevrok; sionnsar; NavyCanDo; SeattleBruce; dixiechick2000; onyx

There was another lying ad about Rossi for Patty on FNC earlier this a.m. I wrote down the name of the group that sponsored the ad: Citizens for Strength and Security Action Fund.

I just did a search on (I won’t use google) and openscrets was one of the entries. Here are the donations listed to the’Action Fund’ in 2008 and 2010.

To name a few: SEIU $800K; Communication Workers of America $400k; Democratic Governors Assoc $100k; Foundation for Patients Rights $250k

Patriot Majority $600k; SEIU $220k; UFCW $1.1M

Also found a link to this from NPR Oct 7, 2008:

Citizens For Strength And Security Unveiled
03:05 pm
October 7, 2008
by Will Evans

Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) might be curious who is funding an attack ad blaming her for job losses, especially now when she’s increasingly in danger losing her own job.

All the ad said was “Paid for by Citizens for Strength and Security.” Turns out the citizens are unions.

According to a new government filing, the group’s ad was funded by the Service Employees International Union ($220,000), the Communications Workers of America ($200,000) and the Patriot Majority Fund ($280,000). Patriot Majority itself is funded mainly by labor unions.

Patriot Majority is, like Citizens for Strength and Security, a 527 organization run by a Democratic operative with ads targeting Senate races. Why not just merge?

11 posted on 10/08/2010 8:32:00 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Fred; Chattering Class of 58; SeattleBruce; tarator; 21twelve; Feasor13; matt1234; Bosun; ...
Thanks to Seattle Conservative for the ping.

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Quick link: WA State Board

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.
Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

12 posted on 10/08/2010 5:25:34 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: llevrok

You know something...I never in my life thought I would enjoy watching folks totally destroyed by their own words.


I don’t hate anyone, but I’m relishing in their self destruction because they have tried to destroy the country I love.

You know what they say about “paybacks”.

13 posted on 10/08/2010 11:57:40 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: Seattle Conservative

I’m so sorry...I meant to ping you to the above post.

God love you for living there.

It’s just a tad worse than here. ;o)

14 posted on 10/08/2010 11:59:41 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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