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Dean Blames 'Corrupt' Kerry After Attacks by Torricelli and Big Labor
NewsMAX ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004 | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 02/12/2004 8:02:36 AM PST by OPS4

Dean Blames 'Corrupt' Kerry After Attacks by Torricelli and Big Labor

Howard Dean today branded front-runner John Kerry as part of "the corrupt political culture in Washington" after learning that labor unions and scandal-plagued Democrat Robert Torricelli funded an anti-Dean group.

The Torch, who in 2002 dropped out of his re-election bid to the Senate in disgrace, is a major money man for Kerry.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; corruption; dean; kerry; specialinterests
The truth from the Deans own lips. Ops4 God BLess America!
1 posted on 02/12/2004 8:02:37 AM PST by OPS4
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To: OPS4
No offense, but this is not breaking, and Newsmax is frequently questionable.
2 posted on 02/12/2004 8:03:52 AM PST by July 4th (George W. Bush, Avenger of the Bones)
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To: July 4th
Newsmax: The Republican "Salon.com"
3 posted on 02/12/2004 8:05:56 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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To: July 4th
NewsMax is as credible as the New York Times, who allows journalists to write lies. Newsmax is credible and as far as I am concerned it is breaking.

No offense, but you sound like a hurt democrat.

Ops4 God Bless America!
4 posted on 02/12/2004 8:06:29 AM PST by OPS4
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To: OPS4
I heard bits of the Dean speech on this yesterday on the radio. Good find.

CG
5 posted on 02/12/2004 8:09:04 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Ronald Reagan is the most influential public figure in my life. George W. Bush, take notes.)
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To: July 4th
No offense, but this is not breaking, and Newsmax is frequently questionable.

The story is true

6 posted on 02/12/2004 8:10:09 AM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: OPS4
Newsmax has a picture doctored by Registered as evidence that Kerry and Fonda were on the same podium.

7 posted on 02/12/2004 8:10:16 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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To: OPS4
Newsmax is more credible than the NYT, afaic, because the NYT, in total seriousness, peddles lies.
8 posted on 02/12/2004 8:11:26 AM PST by Post Toasties
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To: Bluntpoint
The article I posted is true and that is all I have to say, trying to weasel the dems out of this, will be impossible since the sound bytes are off tv and radio reports with Dean.

Ops4 God BLess America!
9 posted on 02/12/2004 8:12:33 AM PST by OPS4
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To: OPS4
Don't be surprised if Dean winds up accepting the Green Party nomination for President when it's all said and done.

He says he'll ultimately support the democratic nominee, but after retracting his statement that he'd quit if he lost Wisconsin and now this stuff, ya never know.

How delicious would that be?

10 posted on 02/12/2004 8:12:57 AM PST by Zansman (I do not like green eggs and ham.)
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To: OPS4
With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
For the story behind the story...

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004

Dean Blames 'Corrupt' Kerry After Attacks by Torricelli and Big Labor

Howard Dean today branded front-runner John Kerry as part of "the corrupt political culture in Washington" after learning that labor unions and scandal-plagued Democrat Robert Torricelli funded an anti-Dean group.

The Torch, who in 2002 dropped out of his re-election bid to the Senate in disgrace, is a major money man for Kerry.

Torricelli and labor unions, most of which favored also-ran Dick Gephardt, were big givers to a group that calls itself Americans for Jobs, Healthcare and Progressive Values. The outfit raised $663,000 last year and spent $626,840.

It ran at least three ads in December against Dean, who had not yet embarked on his meltdown.

The group's most infamous ad, which aired in South Carolina and New Hampshire, showed a picture of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and said Dean couldn't confront terrorism.

Dean handler Jay Carson on Tuesday called the group's anti-Dean commercials "some of the nastiest smear ads" in the race.

"The Washington establishment put this group together just to try to stop Governor Dean," Carson said.

Federal Election Commission spokesman Bob Biersack said it was "fuzzy" whether Torricelli's contribution was legal.

11 posted on 02/12/2004 8:14:15 AM PST by hattend
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To: OPS4
hey thanks Torch! perhaps dean will be so pissed off and disenfranchised for what the rats have done to him, he'll go third party! DRAFT DEAN 3rd Party!!!!!!!!!!!
12 posted on 02/12/2004 8:14:43 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite
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To: Bluntpoint
It's called 'evidence'.
13 posted on 02/12/2004 8:14:43 AM PST by Post Toasties
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To: Zansman
Dean will turn Kerry into Dukakis.

OPs4 God BLess America!
14 posted on 02/12/2004 8:14:55 AM PST by OPS4
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To: July 4th
Newsmax got egg on tis face today posting a photoshopped image of Kerry and Fonda together as real. they have pulled it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1076720/posts

New Kerry/Fonda picture (THE MARVELS OF PHOTOSHOP)
15 posted on 02/12/2004 8:15:04 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: OPS4; Mo1
First of all, this was already posted: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1076600/posts

For the most part, Newsmax takes AP articles and rewrites them, or quotes them and adds their own opinion. As for the Fonda pictures, they got credit for the first one that was legit (even though it appeared here first), now they have a photoshopped one up that calls into question the legitimacy of everything. As I said before, Newsmax is questionable.

As to breaking news, it's full of crap today. The Paul Harvey thing is, again, some guy's opinion. I happen to agree with what he said, but breaking news is not the place.
16 posted on 02/12/2004 8:16:16 AM PST by July 4th (George W. Bush, Avenger of the Bones)
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To: Bluntpoint
Invalid comparison. NewsMax is not like the scum at salon.com. I've met Ruddy and Limbacher and spoken to a few of their other writers. You are way off base.
17 posted on 02/12/2004 8:16:52 AM PST by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: Zansman
He may be using this "corrupt kerry" angle to run as a green instead of offering support to botoxboy.
18 posted on 02/12/2004 8:17:46 AM PST by BOBWADE
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To: OPS4
Blue light special on Drudge. Same story?
19 posted on 02/12/2004 8:18:29 AM PST by frithguild ("W" is the Black Ice President - underestimated until the left completely loses traction.)
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To: doug from upland
I always know the slant of a Newsmax article before having read it.

While I may agree with their slant...it is still slanted.
20 posted on 02/12/2004 8:18:56 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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To: July 4th
As I said, you have an opinion, mine is Dean said it and it is as important as any Kerry breaking news I have seen here.

But again, the truth hurts, and the dems need some band aids while Dean continues his assault.

Ops4 God BLess America!
21 posted on 02/12/2004 8:19:19 AM PST by OPS4
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To: Bluntpoint
I agree they have a conservative slant. Still, they are not like the scum at salon.com.
22 posted on 02/12/2004 8:21:02 AM PST by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: BOBWADE
He is stating a fact about how he was broadsided by these wonderful Dems and thier Labor Union Money.

This is democratic party pool, and Kerry is corrupt.

Ops4 Bless America!
23 posted on 02/12/2004 8:21:59 AM PST by OPS4
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To: Bluntpoint
This article is Dean speaking, not NewsMax. So Dean is quoted, I say the horses mouth, is the focus, not NewsMax.
Ops4 God BLess America!
24 posted on 02/12/2004 8:24:21 AM PST by OPS4
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To: July 4th
As to breaking news, it's full of crap today. The Paul Harvey thing is, again, some guy's opinion. I happen to agree with what he said, but breaking news is not the place.

I understand your point and I'm sure the Mods will put it in the correct area

25 posted on 02/12/2004 8:25:53 AM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: OPS4
I'm starting to warm up to this Dean character!! LOL!! All the Kerry "meet up" rooms are trying to find ways to scoop up disaffected Dean voters.
26 posted on 02/12/2004 8:34:44 AM PST by SpinyNorman
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To: OPS4
Yup...Dems are addressing their social image....

Behaviour modifier Meds handed out all around..

Dean is much more mello know..than weeks past : )


27 posted on 02/12/2004 8:39:27 AM PST by Light Speed
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To: Light Speed
Great picture, by the way this thread was taken off front page news because some Bush Haters are trying to stifle the story.

Please pass it on.

Ops4 God BLess America!
28 posted on 02/12/2004 8:40:46 AM PST by OPS4
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To: Conspiracy Guy
The Bush Haters have taken this off of the front page and the Breaking news. Please pass it on in all posts today.

ops4 god BLess America!
29 posted on 02/12/2004 8:47:00 AM PST by OPS4
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To: Zansman
Actually, your analysis is completely wrong. You need to check out Drudge. Big news, and it looks like Kerry is toast. THATS why Dean changed his mind.
30 posted on 02/12/2004 8:49:04 AM PST by Austrian Cowboy
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To: Austrian Cowboy
Dean is attacking because he has the smoking gun of political corruption, sex scandals is the side bar.

OPs4 God Bless America!
31 posted on 02/12/2004 9:35:35 AM PST by OPS4
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