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Harkin riles GOP by comparing Bush and Aristide (hear the hypocrisy drip off Harkin's tongue)
Des Moines Register ^ | 02/27/2004 | JANE NORMAN

Posted on 02/27/2004 10:35:56 AM PST by OESY

Edited on 05/07/2004 6:40:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Washington, D.C. - Sen. Tom Harkin called Thursday for U.S. peacekeeping forces to be dispatched to Haiti, saying Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was elected with stronger voter support than President Bush.

"He's got more support there than Bush got in this country," said the Iowa Democrat in a conference call with Iowa reporters. "He's a legitimate, democratically elected president."


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KEYWORDS: aristide; bush; clinton; comsymp; fellowtraveler; haiti; harkin; tomharkin; usefulidiot
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1 posted on 02/27/2004 10:35:57 AM PST by OESY
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To: Senator Kunte Klinte
Bush is fortunate to have the enemies he has: Tom "Pile of Dung" Harkin and Fritz Kohn (d.b.a. Irishman John F. Kerry), the most liberal Senator in the US Congress.
2 posted on 02/27/2004 10:36:49 AM PST by OESY
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To: OESY
Someone post the Kerry-Harkin-Ortega photo please...
3 posted on 02/27/2004 10:38:36 AM PST by Dog (Bin Laden your account to America is past due......time to pay up.)
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To: Dog
Anyone got a shot of Harkein standing behind Dean during the infamous rant?
4 posted on 02/27/2004 10:40:46 AM PST by rhombus
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To: OESY
You have to wonder if an a-hole like Harkin is aware of what would probably happen to him if he were a Haitian.
5 posted on 02/27/2004 10:42:15 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: OESY
Tom Harkin, coat holder is about all you're qualified for.
6 posted on 02/27/2004 10:42:25 AM PST by PogySailor
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To: OESY
Class act, with that " Jimmy Carter like" nastiness.
7 posted on 02/27/2004 10:43:18 AM PST by Hans
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To: OESY
The misery of the Haitian people is a direct result of the despotic intervention of Bill Clinton in their affairs, earlier. It was Clinton who ran off the Conservative Government of General Cedras, which had originally thrown out the Marxist demagogue, Aristide. (See President Clinton & The Abuse Of Power.)

Harkin is showing a side of himself, which might enable Iowans to get rid of him, the next time out. (That is if Karl Rove is kept out of Republican affairs there.)

William Flax

8 posted on 02/27/2004 10:46:17 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: OESY
Harkin, once again, showing there isn't a socialist dictator he doesn't like. Surprised he didn't claim Aristide should come here and replace Bush.
9 posted on 02/27/2004 10:47:23 AM PST by Corporate Law (<><)
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To: OESY
I am SO ashamed to be represented by this LOSER!
10 posted on 02/27/2004 10:48:10 AM PST by iowaboy
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To: OESY
Harkin backed Dean for the Dem primay.
He isn't exactly a choice judge of character now is he.
11 posted on 02/27/2004 10:48:11 AM PST by mabelkitty (If Kerry is so "electable", then why are Democrats afraid of Nader?)
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To: OESY
I HATE RATS.....
12 posted on 02/27/2004 10:48:38 AM PST by mystery-ak (*The cause of freedom is in good hands*....you betcha, Mr. President!)
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To: OESY
Who cares what that pimple, Harkin, has to say.
13 posted on 02/27/2004 10:48:53 AM PST by freekitty
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To: OESY
"He's got more support there than Bush got in this country," said the Iowa Democrat in a conference call with Iowa reporters. "He's a legitimate, democratically elected president."

Yeah? How about Clinton pal, who never got over 50% of the vote.....

14 posted on 02/27/2004 10:50:17 AM PST by Paradox (Cogito ergo Womb.)
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To: OESY
Harkin never met a Sandinista he didn't like.
15 posted on 02/27/2004 10:50:33 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: OESY
This election isn't going to be over when it is over (sorry Yogi). The real party of divisiveness and wedge issues will see to that.
16 posted on 02/27/2004 10:50:49 AM PST by JimSEA ( "More Bush, Less Taxes.")
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To: OESY
See what happens to the brain when you sniff too much dung?

You get harkinitis......

17 posted on 02/27/2004 10:51:33 AM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: Paradox
President Bush received fewer than half the votes cast in the 2000 presidential election.

So did Gore.

18 posted on 02/27/2004 10:52:59 AM PST by Coop ("Hero" is the last four-letter word I'd use to describe John Kerry)
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To: OESY
We have a moral obligation to step in for Haitians but stopping the Iraqi people being tortured was not a moral obligation.

Does this Senator not know how the electoral college works?

And remember, this is the guy who endorsed Dean in his home state and Dean was slaughtered.
19 posted on 02/27/2004 10:54:48 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: OESY
This is rich: A pile of pig-manure supporting a voodoo priest/communist.
20 posted on 02/27/2004 10:55:59 AM PST by pankot
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To: OESY
Liberals are Evil.

The higher one scores on this Liberal Report Card, the more evil one is.


21 posted on 02/27/2004 10:56:52 AM PST by Seeking the truth (Some oldies/newbies are really full of themselves, aren't they?)
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To: OESY
Harkin is a Commie and was Kerry's "control" in Central America, as Kennedy was his "control" in Nam.
22 posted on 02/27/2004 10:58:11 AM PST by Consort
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To: OESY
Yes, but - but - but, the "Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001" did not put Bush in power, as he had Aristide, by use of US diplomatic and military power.

The present political situation in Haiti was a poorly structured experiment, which predictably went badly.
23 posted on 02/27/2004 10:58:23 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: Terry Mross
And remember, this is the guy who endorsed Dean in his home state and Dean was slaughtered.

Not just that, he was the guy who stood on stage clapping and swaying to Dean's "I Have a Scream" speech!

24 posted on 02/27/2004 11:00:31 AM PST by NYCVirago
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To: OESY
Harkin said Haitians are rioting because they have no food, health care or essentials of life, and rebels are feeding off that unrest. "I just think we have a moral obligation to step in," Harkin said.

Listen, Dung Heap, American tax payers are sick to death of pulling your party's irons out of the fire. Bill Clinton created the mess in Haiti, so let him pay some of that l0 million in book revenues to the Haitian people. They should sue him for malpractice while in office. He struck a deal with the voodoo priests to put Aristides in power, so let the voodoo gods take care of the people. Keep your lousey hands out of my pocketbook.

25 posted on 02/27/2004 11:01:00 AM PST by swampfox98 (Beyond 2004 - Chaos! 200 million illegals waiting in the wings)
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To: OESY
"Washington, D.C. - Sen. Tom Harkin called Thursday for U.S. peacekeeping forces to be dispatched to Haiti, saying Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was elected with stronger voter support than President Bush."

Uhhh, say, isn't Harkin the same creep with Kerry shaking hands with that Commie Butcher Ortega in Nicaragua before Roanld Reagan flushed out those commie Sandinistas?

Hey, Harkin, quick - how many fingers am I holding up?
(Hint, its more than none and less that two.)

26 posted on 02/27/2004 11:04:00 AM PST by ZULU (GOD BLESS SENATOR McCARTHY!!!!)
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To: OESY
Harkin should learn to keep his mouth closed. What an ignoramus.
27 posted on 02/27/2004 11:04:18 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Uafásach an chumhacht, gan taise an tóraíocht.)
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To: OESY
Added Harkin: "Bush did not win the popular election in this country. He won because he got one more vote in the Supreme Court of the United States in a case that never should have been decided by the Supreme Court.

Someone refresh my memory here. I thought the USSC vote was 6 - 3.

28 posted on 02/27/2004 11:06:58 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: iowaboy
Yup. This state is so psycho. I bet a lot of the same people vote for both Harkin and Grassley. Idiots!!!
29 posted on 02/27/2004 11:08:58 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: OESY
...Tom "Pile of Dung" Harkin...

That's Tom 'Dung Heap' Harkin... scans better, smells worse.

30 posted on 02/27/2004 11:10:57 AM PST by Grut
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To: OESY
I'm saying Aristide got a higher percentage of the vote in Haiti than Bush got in this country."

Saddam got 99.9 percent of the vote in Iraq. I guess that made his regime legitmate, too.

What an ass.

31 posted on 02/27/2004 11:13:09 AM PST by dirtboy (Howard, we hardly knew ye. Not that we're complaining, mind you...)
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To: OESY
We have a moral obligation to go to Haiti but no moral obligation to be in Iraq? Harkin's an ass.
32 posted on 02/27/2004 11:14:57 AM PST by CheezyD
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To: savedbygrace
The vote on the motion that Gore and the Fl Supreme Court forced or asked for was 7-2. The vote of 5-4 was on a motion by a liberal Supreme to recount the whole State. This was not asked for by Gore and was defeated on Lib Cons lines. This Harkin a--hole is like the rest of these losers, he has told this lie so long that he believes it.
33 posted on 02/27/2004 11:16:30 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: OESY
LOL...I'm not livid. Harkin's stupid. Every major publicaton and watchdog group in the US went to Florida and recounted those ballots. Over a year later, they were still publishing their findings: Bush had more votes than Gore. Gore lost. The left really needs to get over it.
34 posted on 02/27/2004 11:18:51 AM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: OESY
Someone should probably tell Harkin (he's obviously too senile to remember) that Aristide was installed by an American president who had garnered 43% of the popular vote.
35 posted on 02/27/2004 11:21:49 AM PST by Mr. Bird
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To: OESY
Ok the gloves come off! Harkin is a traitor to America or making such venemous comments. Harkin should go live in Haiti if he thinks it's so great there.
36 posted on 02/27/2004 11:23:54 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: mortal19440
Thank you for correcting my faulty memory. 7 - 2 it was.
37 posted on 02/27/2004 11:24:21 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: OESY
I'm saying Aristide got a higher percentage of the vote in Haiti than Bush got in this country."

By the same measure Bill Clinton is in the same category.

38 posted on 02/27/2004 11:25:08 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Seeking the truth
Oh, well. Nobody's perfect.
39 posted on 02/27/2004 11:25:23 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: OESY
http://harkin.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm
40 posted on 02/27/2004 11:28:56 AM PST by kcvl
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To: OESY
I think Tom Harkin habitually talks out of his A**.
41 posted on 02/27/2004 11:29:00 AM PST by .cnI redruM (At the end of the day, information has finite value and may only come at a significant price.)
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To: OESY
"I'm saying Aristide got a higher percentage of the vote in Haiti than Bush got in this country."

http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/genussen.pdf
Harkin got only 51.8% of the vote in 1996 and 54.2% in 2000.
42 posted on 02/27/2004 11:30:50 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: OESY
Time for good folks of Iowa to throw this guy out into a pile of dung. He's disgraced his constituents, his State and his Office long enough. Time for him to go.
43 posted on 02/27/2004 11:31:31 AM PST by Xphantasos
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To: OESY
I must have missed the part where Dubya extolled the joys of necklacing his opponents with burning tires.

And I'm not going to refight the 2000 election--the result was what it was--but Tom Harkin, as a career politician and particularly as a former candidate himself, knows how a presidential election works. He knows better than to say what he said. Or he should.
44 posted on 02/27/2004 11:32:04 AM PST by RichInOC (If Dubya is a bogus president because he didn't win a popular majority, why isn't Bill Clinton?)
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To: Dog

45 posted on 02/27/2004 11:33:17 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: OESY
The Dems are incredibly nasty. I guess being in the minority is really getting to them. I can't wait until we get 60 in the Senate for W's next four years.
46 posted on 02/27/2004 11:33:56 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: OESY
I know there is good, decent people in Iowa, a farm state. How come they wind up with such a demogogue for a senator? Why can't they vote him out?
47 posted on 02/27/2004 11:34:26 AM PST by sasportas
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To: OESY
"He's a legitimate, democratically elected president."

There are lies and there are damned lies. This one is the latter.
48 posted on 02/27/2004 11:44:31 AM PST by DustyMoment (ong about that!)
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To: OESY
Dems always cry about the Suprem Court decision after the election without saying the most important thing.......

The case was brought to the supreme court by Al Gore, not George Bush.


49 posted on 02/27/2004 11:45:28 AM PST by Gringo1 (All contents of this post may be contrived,made-up,or just plain not true at all.)
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To: OESY
Sen. Tom Harkin called Thursday for U.S. peacekeeping forces to be dispatched to Haiti, saying Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was elected with stronger voter support than President Bush.

Just when I think these Dems couldn't make any more of an a$$ out of themselves .. They go and prove me wrong

50 posted on 02/27/2004 11:46:35 AM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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