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How to Beat Bush
MSNBC ^ | Aug 28, 2004 | Donna Brazile

Posted on 08/28/2004 5:13:09 PM PDT by frankenMonkey

The former campaign manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000 offers four critical tips to the Kerry-Edwards campaign

Aug. 28 - It’s hard to travel across the country these days without seeing an old familiar bumper sticker: “Somewhere in Texas, a village is missing its idiot.” Perhaps the slogan rang true for many progressive voters in this highly partisan, highly charged and highly polarized electorate. But, if the bumper-sticker crowd believes it refers to George W. Bush, they are sorely mistaken.

Sen. John Kerry can win this election by understanding that he is running against a shrewd, clever and an extremely intelligent opponent who was trained in political combat by the late GOP strategist Lee Atwater.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brazile; idiots; kerry
The article itself is absolutely stupid, makes for some humorous reading, but, get this - the headline and the article itself promise four tips for beating President Bush, but only three appear! These idiots can't even count, fer crap sakes.
1 posted on 08/28/2004 5:13:10 PM PDT by frankenMonkey
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To: frankenMonkey
To quote Michael Savage....

If you have one bumper sticker on your car it means you have an opinion.

If you have 2 it means you're an activist.

3 or more means you have a mental disorder.

2 posted on 08/28/2004 5:21:07 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: frankenMonkey

Let's consider the advice Donna (its somehow apopros the campaign manager of a losing campaign should even condign to offer advice on winning) Brazile offers Campaign Kerry for beating Bush: 1) Message Matters - only this is a campaign WITHOUT a message and if its has one its about Vietnam and if its a negative one its Hate Bush; 2) Minimize Mistakes - every time Kerry opens his mouth about Vietnam he makes another mistake and his campaign is full of others; 3) Debates - well its hard to take seriously a guy who can't even level with the country about Vietnam. There are three not four pieces of advice Brazile offers and Kerry gets an "F" on every one of them. When all is said and done let's face it, a thin-skinned elitist snob is not one to take advice, he's there to tell others "I am better than you." Quite a formula for a winning candidate. I am already looking forward to comparing notes with Ms. Brazile in November.


3 posted on 08/28/2004 5:22:47 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: frankenMonkey
Donna Brazile is nothing but an uppity pig and a shill for those that appeal to the basest, darkest, most craven impulses the human animal can conjure up. She is one sick individual, and every time I even see her on TV I get this overwhelming urge to step on her like a cockroach.


4 posted on 08/28/2004 5:24:14 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: frankenMonkey

kinda hard to feel, look, and act like a winner when you're John F'in' Kerry.....


5 posted on 08/28/2004 5:25:11 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist.)
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To: frankenMonkey

"Don't approach these crucial presidential debates like they are a Harvard-Yale Society debate. This will serve as Kerry’s chance to show voters who he is as a person. They will want to be comfortable with him."

And they are probably going to be coaching him lots prior to this debate cycle. He has all the charisma of Herman Munster.

I dispise Brazile. I can't stand the woman. She pulled the race and ethnic hate card and for that she cannot be forgiven.

As far as the truth about his service, well the truth hurts and there is more of it going to come out.


6 posted on 08/28/2004 5:26:56 PM PDT by OpusatFR (President Bush will win 2004.)
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To: mozarky2

Donna Brazile. Just another on the long list of Democrat kool-aid drinkers and one big POS.


7 posted on 08/28/2004 5:27:23 PM PDT by Russ
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To: frankenMonkey

If Donna counldn't beat him the first time around, isn't taking advice from her sorta like getting winning advice from a losing football coach?


8 posted on 08/28/2004 5:31:09 PM PDT by Bommer (John Kerry is a Vietnam Traitor)
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To: Russ
Donna Brazile. Just another on the long list of Democrat kool-aid drinkers and one big POS.

Quote of the day!

9 posted on 08/28/2004 5:32:40 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (3 Purple Hearts? No blood? No Way!!)
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To: frankenMonkey

Don'tcha love the way Brazile calls libs "progressives"? She gives the kind of advice that boils down to "For Christ's sake, don't let them know who you really are, Jean-Francois!!!!"


10 posted on 08/28/2004 5:33:11 PM PDT by Bombardier (Target.....target....target....BOMBS AWAY!!!)
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Donna Brazille, Bob Beckel, Susan Estrich....3 LOSERS

soon to be joined by Mary Beth Cahill


11 posted on 08/28/2004 5:39:40 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: frankenMonkey

What a joke. The Crats are still trying to define Kerry. Bush is going to ram Kerry's record (you were aware Kerry is a Senator?) down his throat and thus define him as he really is.

Brazille can't admit that when it comes to the Dems, there is no "there" there.


12 posted on 08/28/2004 5:43:36 PM PDT by Paul_B
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To: OpusatFR

"Kerry must come across like a next-door neighbor who is respected on the block."

Wasn't there an article posted on how Kerry's neighbors despised him because he was a pompous a$$ who had a habit of saying, "Do you know who I am?"


13 posted on 08/28/2004 5:47:00 PM PDT by I still care (Have you heard about the Democrat cocktail? It's ketchup with a chaser.)
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To: frankenMonkey
Just for fun during Election 2002 I watched Ms. Bra-zille on MSNBC. As each return came in, putting the GOP on top, Bra-zille was heard saying, 'the night is early. There's still time.' Even Chris Matthews had a moment of santity when he finally said, "Donna, it's over. We lost."
14 posted on 08/28/2004 5:47:45 PM PDT by Use It Or Lose It (LET THE SWIFTEES SPEAK! STOP THE CENSORSHIP, JOHN KERRY! www.swiftvets.com)
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To: frankenMonkey
"Why not say, “President Bush can't be trusted, is too extreme, etc.”? Team Kerry must get up every day and put in place events, developments, news, surrogates that drive the negative message. "

Put in place events? Let's see...


15 posted on 08/28/2004 5:51:21 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Use It Or Lose It

WE lost? LOL. Who says there's a media bias?

I almost missed this sentence by Brazile- "he(Kerry) is running against a shrewd, clever and an extremely intelligent opponent who was trained in political combat"

Goodness. I thought W was stoopit. Alec Baldwin told me so.


16 posted on 08/28/2004 5:52:33 PM PDT by I still care (Have you heard about the Democrat cocktail? It's ketchup with a chaser.)
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To: Paul_B
The Crats are still trying to define Kerry.

Too late, between Bush's ads on kerry and the Swifties....he is already defined...........

17 posted on 08/28/2004 6:00:56 PM PDT by tioga (Flush the johns in '04!)
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To: Bombardier
Don'tcha love the way Brazile calls libs "progressives"?

The funny thing is most of these neo-Marxists don't even know where the term comes from. In Marxist-Leninist ideology "progressives" were people who were not communists themselves, but helped society's "progress" towards the inevitable communist victory at a given point in history. Communists were encouraged to make common fronts with "progressives" as long as they shared opposition to the government. Once the government was overthrown the front was disolved, and the "progressives" who were no longer aiding in progress toward communism became counter-revolutionaries to be re-educated or disposed of. Lenin's other term for "progressives" was "useful idiots".

18 posted on 08/28/2004 6:01:37 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: I still care
There is only one way to achieve victory in this situation and that is through the Iranian people!

Whenever he showed up at the Beacon Hill grocery store he would say that as he cut in line with his order of goat cheese and Grey Poupon.

19 posted on 08/28/2004 6:07:18 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: frankenMonkey

Forget the fricken article, check out that big old bald spot on Gore. I had no idea.....


20 posted on 08/28/2004 6:08:32 PM PDT by Belisaurius ("Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, Ted" - Joseph Kennedy 1958)
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To: frankenMonkey
Unfortunately the minions that Kerry proselytizes to are going to serve up a few million votes next week. When the fly-over states see the freak show that is going to be taking place outside the convention, they will understand the ideological difference between the two parties if they don't already know. Say what you want about the "village idiot" but he knows his politics and he knew that he wanted to draw these freaks out to show America how the other side thinks.

If we had wanted a protest free convention we would not have went into the belly of the beast so to speak.
21 posted on 08/28/2004 6:22:12 PM PDT by lt.america (Captain was already taken)
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To: frankenMonkey

This is coming from the woman who lost the election for Gore? I think her credibility isn't too good. She only kept the race close in 2000 by playing the race card.


22 posted on 08/28/2004 6:25:17 PM PDT by Cableguy
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To: frankenMonkey
The campaign should recognize that you are either on offense scoring points and moving the ball downfield or on defense being scored upon.

Houston, we have a problem.....

23 posted on 08/28/2004 6:30:25 PM PDT by tsmith130 (Making one's enemies suffer is currently an under-valued activity.)
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To: I still care
Goodness. I thought W was stoopit. Alec Baldwin told me so.

That would be the college dropout B-movie actor Alec Baldwin, right? The one who enjoys receptive sodomy and bestiality?

I guess it takes one to know one.

-ccm

24 posted on 08/28/2004 6:33:13 PM PDT by ccmay
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To: Hugin

Interesting. I'm going to use that on a few "useful idiots" I know.


25 posted on 08/28/2004 6:37:44 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: OpusatFR
And they are probably going to be coaching him lots prior to this debate cycle.

I wonder if any Democrat agents working for President Bush's campaign will try to mail secret debate materials to the Kerry camp again.

26 posted on 08/28/2004 6:39:37 PM PDT by weegee (YOU could have been aborted, and you wouldn't have had a CHOICE about it.)
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To: frankenMonkey

The last thing they want to do in the debates is to show the people what Kerry is really like as a person. That would kill his chances.


27 posted on 08/28/2004 6:45:40 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: frankenMonkey
"There is also room for negative message"

Oh that is a smear! We Dem's do not do negative campaigning. Just ask our friends in the media.
28 posted on 08/28/2004 7:01:19 PM PDT by bilhosty
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To: Verginius Rufus
The more people know about Kerry, the more they dislike him. The more people know about Bush, the more they like him.

Hence, the network strategy for the 2004 party conventions. Show Kerry as little as possible so people won't grow to hate him. Show Bush as little as possible so people won't grow to like him.

29 posted on 08/28/2004 7:05:01 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Proud to be an infidel.)
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To: frankenMonkey

That is how they count votes.


30 posted on 08/28/2004 7:15:32 PM PDT by tiki
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To: OpusatFR
well the truth hurts and there is more of it going to come out.

I think you are right. The swift vets aren't dummies, I believe they are saving their aces for Sept. or Oct.

I keep hoping that somewhere, someone has a picture of kerry from the early 70s either urinating on or burning an American flag. Something that he cannot deny or explain. If that happens we will see the biggest landslide in our history.

Or maybe I'm just dreaming.

31 posted on 08/28/2004 7:21:41 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Graybeard - Illinois resident - Keyes voter)
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To: frankenMonkey
ideologically significant ties to the Bush campaign.

That would be most Republicans.

Her advice cracked me up it sounds like she is advising them to act like Bush. The only problem is they'd be acting and it wouldn't convince anyone.

One reason Bush does so well is that he comes off as a person confident and truthful without seeming to be a power-monger or a self-aggrandizing idiot.

32 posted on 08/28/2004 7:22:34 PM PDT by tiki
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To: frankenMonkey

What is it with MSNBC? They really seem to value the advice of people who direct loser campaigns. I still don't see what's so great about Joe Trippi; he squandered away millions of Howie Dean's money away on trinkets, etc. early in the campaign, so the money was long gone by the time it was needed in the January/February primary season this year.


33 posted on 08/28/2004 7:26:30 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: frankenMonkey
Who cares what Donna Brassiere has to say. She's a loser.
34 posted on 08/28/2004 7:47:42 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Lieutenant Ricebottom reporting for duty.")
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To: Joann37

No one else will talk to them........


35 posted on 08/28/2004 8:04:41 PM PDT by rockrr (A day without democrats is like a day without mental disease)
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To: I still care

"he(Kerry) is running against a shrewd, clever and an extremely intelligent opponent who was trained in political combat"




Well, it's true. W trained under Lee Atwater, he's shrewd, clever and extremely intelligent, as well. He also plays killer poker.


36 posted on 08/28/2004 8:51:16 PM PDT by reformedliberal ("John, YOU were the wrong one, here". Bob Dole)
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To: I still care

I think she's talking about Rove! .. you know "Bush's brain".


37 posted on 08/28/2004 8:55:43 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Nov 2004 - an Election for the Soul of America)
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To: frankenMonkey
After having a high-energy and well-defined convention where Kerry was introduced as a decorated war hero he was forced to play defense by a group of former Vietnam veterans vehemently opposed to his candidacy. As the challenger, Kerry had to personally respond to these scurrilous attacks on his character with the hopes of setting the record straight before November. Thankfully for Kerry, this back-and-forth occurred in the slow news month of August and not in October, which would have made it omnipresent in the minds of voters.

No...im sorry but the Swifties will be putting out ad after ad up until the election... Kerry will be on the defensive until the end with them.

38 posted on 08/30/2004 5:34:15 AM PDT by smith288 (Did you know John Kerry was a senator? What's his record, I wonder...)
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