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They Said It! (AFL-CIO Lobbyist)
Republican National Committee ^ | June 16, 2004

Posted on 06/16/2004 11:29:10 AM PDT by RWR8189


AFL-CIO LOBBYIST: "Gephardt better damn well be the pick ... We've done too much for Kerry to get screwed this way. A governor from Iowa ain't going to cut it for our membership. It's been tough enough selling Kerry to some of our people." (The Prowler, "Kerry Flies The Flag," The American Spectator Website, http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=6698, 6/15/04)



TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afl; aflcio; gephardt; gop; kerry; quotes; rnc; theysaidit; union; unions; unionthugs; veep

1 posted on 06/16/2004 11:29:10 AM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189

ROFLMAO!! This is priceless! I just love it - Kerry gets Blackmailed!


2 posted on 06/16/2004 11:31:15 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: areafiftyone

I remember the Iowa Caucus, most people were saying Gephardt was a lost cause, no one wanted him.

Well, all except some punk that was making a stink saying "It's not over, I want to talk to whoever's in charge!"


3 posted on 06/16/2004 11:37:16 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: areafiftyone

Why do the Democrats insist on tying a boat anchor around their necks?


4 posted on 06/16/2004 11:42:03 AM PDT by SMARTY
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To: areafiftyone

Why do the Democrats insist on tying a boat anchor around their necks?


5 posted on 06/16/2004 11:42:28 AM PDT by SMARTY
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To: areafiftyone

Why do the Democrats insist on tying a boat anchor around their necks?


6 posted on 06/16/2004 11:42:31 AM PDT by SMARTY
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To: RWR8189
I think this is the whole rub of why Kerry hasn't picked a VP yet. He needs to upset the smallest block of lefties he can. If he picks Edwards, he'll PO the Deaniacs, Gephardt supporters, Clark lovers, and others. Any other choice will alienate the rest. The media hasn't reported how hardcore the left is about their chosen second banana, and what they'll do if Kerry doesn't pick their guy.

Most VP choices for any candidate are driven by who will bring the most to the ticket, but Kerry has to find the least damaging pick to his base. It's hilarious. I wonder if the media will act surprised when they find out that many liberals will abandon Kerry due to his final VP choice.

7 posted on 06/16/2004 11:42:32 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Pissing off the blacks is a lock.


8 posted on 06/16/2004 11:44:51 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Little Dick has stood in the shadows as an also ran for a long time. If they throw his candidacy away as a VP on a losing ticket, they don't have to put up with him anymore in the primaries.


9 posted on 06/16/2004 11:47:58 AM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

All Kerry needs is Reno. They can share clothes.


10 posted on 06/16/2004 11:48:45 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (Freedom Stands Because Heroes Serve.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I think this is the whole rub of why Kerry hasn't picked a VP yet. He needs to upset the smallest block of lefties he can.

There was a cartoon strip a while back called Bloom County. They had a fictitious "Meadow Party" and would occasionally let us glimpse their inner workings. While they were looking for a ticket one of the characters said, "Let's just nominate Jesse Jackson and get this over with." "No, we'd alienate half the country," was the reply. "Well, how about Jesse Helms?" the first offered. "We'd alienate the other half."

"H3LL, Let's alienate everybody. Jesse & Jesse in 84!"

Your comments made me think of that strip.

With apologies to Berkeley Brethed, who would probably hate being quoted in FR.

Shalom.

11 posted on 06/16/2004 11:56:03 AM PDT by ArGee (After 517, the abolition of man is complete)
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To: RWR8189

Gephardt is as inspired a choice as Jack Kemp was.

Yawn.

At least I get the sense that Dick loves his country though. Unlike Kerry.


12 posted on 06/16/2004 12:19:04 PM PDT by LongsforReagan (DEMOCRATS= MORONIC SCUM)
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To: RWR8189
Kerry is full speed ahead to the Whitehouse. :-)


13 posted on 06/16/2004 1:16:29 PM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (A proud member of the self-preservation society)
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To: dead

>>Pissing off the blacks is a lock.<<

acclimation.


14 posted on 06/16/2004 1:27:42 PM PDT by dangus
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To: RWR8189

Like anybody under 60 in the rank and file pays attention to what the international says...


15 posted on 06/16/2004 1:29:04 PM PDT by Woahhs (the choice is not between peace and war, only between fight and surrender.)
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To: LongsforReagan

Man! Shades of Algorebatross. 2 Senators with liberal records a mile long to hang'em with. How much better can it get.


16 posted on 06/16/2004 1:33:16 PM PDT by ping jockey (Drag em out and beat em in the street.)
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