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how to beat bush
msnbc ^ | donna brazile

Posted on 08/29/2004 1:27:34 PM PDT by Double DDs

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.

With all the former aides and strategists to Al Gore on board, the Kerry campaign has shown that it is wise enough to learn from some of the mistakes we made in 2000. Namely, Kerry has utilized the ubiquitous President Bill Clinton as a surrogate of sorts, and also habitually reminded voters of the prosperity and fiscal discipline enjoyed during the Clinton years.

However, as tacit as the Kerry campaign has been, it must tread lightly through segments of the political battlefield. Four years ago, I personally witnessed the relentless attacks on former Vice President Gore’s character from third-party surrogates with loose, but ideologically significant ties to the Bush campaign. 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.

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TOPICS: Philosophy
KEYWORDS: brazile; kerry

1 posted on 08/29/2004 1:27:34 PM PDT by Double DDs
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To: Double DDs
"Kerry Lied and Good Men Died!"

"Kerry Fled and Good Men Bled!"

We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

2 posted on 08/29/2004 1:29:43 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Double DDs
Something tells me that it may have occurred in the slow news cycle of October, but fortunately it will still be a topic in October
3 posted on 08/29/2004 1:30:15 PM PDT by texhusker22
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To: texhusker22

I meant August obviously


4 posted on 08/29/2004 1:30:46 PM PDT by texhusker22
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To: Double DDs

Oh dear. You signed up today to post a screed by the lovely and charming Donna Brazile? Just a hint - if you are not a troll, best come back and respond to some comments, and create at least a little bit of an "about" page for yourself. So, what do you think about Ms. Brazile's little article?

And did you know you can get reduction surgery for those Double D's?


5 posted on 08/29/2004 1:31:03 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: blackie

rock on / I hope you are right


6 posted on 08/29/2004 1:31:09 PM PDT by Double DDs
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To: Double DDs

Already posted, newbie.


7 posted on 08/29/2004 1:32:37 PM PDT by Happygal (Liberals - fully au fait with their 'rights', utterly ignorant of their responsibilities)
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To: .38sw
Hey. Some of us like Double D's.
8 posted on 08/29/2004 1:32:49 PM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus
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To: .38sw

full blown independent conservative and already had the surgery


9 posted on 08/29/2004 1:32:59 PM PDT by Double DDs
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To: Double DDs
Gee, Donna, you mean you don't think John Kerry should try to paint President Bush as a man who is responsible for dragging a man behind a car to his death?

Come on, it worked so well last time. Give it another shot. Whattya say?

10 posted on 08/29/2004 1:34:18 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: Double DDs; MeekOneGOP; Old Sarge

Signed up today to post this drivel, has yet to respond.

Set beebers to stune, and await further instructions.


11 posted on 08/29/2004 1:36:47 PM PDT by TBarnett34 (All your ZOT are belong to JimRob!)
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To: Double DDs

Welcome to FR, I'd advise you to keep responding to questions/posts after posting something like this as your first article :)


12 posted on 08/29/2004 1:37:43 PM PDT by TBarnett34 (All your ZOT are belong to JimRob!)
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To: Double DDs

"Sen. John Kerry can win this election by understanding that he is running against a shrewd, clever and an extremely intelligent opponent"

I thought Bush was a thoughtless moron? Now he is a genious? Same old flip-floppin.


13 posted on 08/29/2004 1:38:19 PM PDT by blantz
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To: TBarnett34

don,t worry I will be voting for bush/cheney


14 posted on 08/29/2004 1:38:21 PM PDT by Double DDs
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To: Double DDs
"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."

But but Molly Ivens and all the other leftist loudmouths say Bush is a big dummy. How can this be? I thought he was the "Shrub" who can't even speak coherently. There must be some mistake here. I'd better send this column to Molly. She'll straighten it all out.

15 posted on 08/29/2004 1:38:47 PM PDT by Bonaparte (the lyric said forevermore, forevermore's a memory...)
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To: Bonaparte

I believe he went Yale college


16 posted on 08/29/2004 1:39:51 PM PDT by Double DDs
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To: Double DDs
he is running against a shrewd, clever and an extremely intelligent opponent who was trained in political combat

Well one evil dum knows the facts.

17 posted on 08/29/2004 1:40:26 PM PDT by marty60
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To: TBarnett34
See replies #6, 9, 14, and 16 .....

18 posted on 08/29/2004 1:43:57 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Yeah, read some other posts elsewhere too. Looks okay, putting teh saefty on my beeber back on.


19 posted on 08/29/2004 1:44:59 PM PDT by TBarnett34 (All your ZOT are belong to JimRob!)
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To: Double DDs

While you are at it - don't forget to check outthe planned rally in Washington DC on 12 September, thousand and thousands of Vets, Vietnam Vets, Family member, Green berets etc will be in Washington DC! The Swifties will carry on until November! May God bless them all!


20 posted on 08/29/2004 1:48:59 PM PDT by Inge C
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To: TBarnett34
:^)

21 posted on 08/29/2004 1:49:31 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Double DDs
Yes, he did -- and then earned an MBA from Harvard Business and then got through the rigorous curriculum/training in fighter pilot school. Oh, did I forget to mention that kicked Ann Richards' booty in the debates and then took the governship away from her for two terms -- a fact Richards acknowledged and tried to warn the democrats about? I guess they were too busy listening to Molly and the "Bush Is A Dummy" chorus.
22 posted on 08/29/2004 1:50:51 PM PDT by Bonaparte (the lyric said forevermore, forevermore's a memory...)
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To: Inge C

yes we need to start giving back to the left the crap they dish out


23 posted on 08/29/2004 1:50:54 PM PDT by Double DDs
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To: Double DDs

You wrote:

"...yes we need to start giving back to the left the crap they dish out"

yes, with Interest! (after all, we ARE the capitalists!)


24 posted on 08/29/2004 1:59:00 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Double DDs

Hey, Double, welcome to FR. Don't let some of our over-sensitive friends here spoil your post.

Not all newbies are DU trolls.


25 posted on 08/29/2004 2:01:34 PM PDT by old3030 (Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped -- Elbert Hubbard)
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To: Double DDs

Donna is a failed attempt at affirmative action.


26 posted on 08/29/2004 2:04:38 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (3 Purple Hearts? No blood? No Way!!)
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To: old3030

thanks old3030


27 posted on 08/29/2004 2:05:39 PM PDT by Double DDs
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To: Double DDs

Old geezers are always right! :)

Be Ever Vigilant!


28 posted on 08/29/2004 2:12:48 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Double DDs
I couldn't resist, hehe...

    To: info@creators.com
    Title: Molly Ivins (please forward)

    Dear Ms. Ivins,

    Did you read this current article by Donna Brazile?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5851875/site/newsweek/

    In it, she states, "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."

    This just can't be and I think you should write a reply column straightening poor Donna out. We all know that the "Shrub" only got through Yale, Harvard Business and fight pilot school because Daddy pulled strings. And he only beat Ann Richards in the debates out of plain old luck, notwithstanding Ann's claims to the contrary.

    It's time to put Donna in her place and I think you're just the woman to do it!

    Ever yours,


29 posted on 08/29/2004 2:20:39 PM PDT by Bonaparte (the lyric said forevermore, forevermore's a memory...)
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To: Double DDs

:)


30 posted on 08/29/2004 2:28:47 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: Double DDs
Wasn't Brazille fired from the Dukakis campaign? Or was she fired from someone else's campaign for kicking off the Willie Horton tar baby?
31 posted on 08/29/2004 3:00:37 PM PDT by canalabamian (Common sense, unfortunately, is not very common)
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To: Double DDs

I wonder which town is missing an overweight Black woman with a big mouth.


32 posted on 08/29/2004 3:03:15 PM PDT by Honestfreedom
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To: Double DDs

Oh, and welcome to Free Republic! I never needed the surgery (had just the opposite problem).


33 posted on 08/29/2004 3:05:14 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: .38sw; All
Remember Donna Brazille was Soreloser Al Gore's campaign manager. I think that should say it all

Double DDs: Welcome to Freerepublic

34 posted on 08/29/2004 3:20:57 PM PDT by Kaslin (Kerry.....Going down, down down)
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To: Double DDs

Bill Clinton knows how to beat...oh, sorry, wrong kind of bush.


35 posted on 08/29/2004 3:23:57 PM PDT by RichInOC (...remember when the Democrats had at least somewhat mature leadership?)
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To: .38sw
And did you know you can get reduction surgery for those Double D's?

Green eyes?

36 posted on 08/29/2004 3:26:38 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Stentor

Nah. Just concerned about the shoulder and back pain.


37 posted on 08/29/2004 3:27:39 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: Double DDs

How to beat Bush:

1. Lie
2. Gain control of media apparatus (accomplished)
3. Lie
4. Register nursing home patients, patients at mental facilities and mental retardation centers and make sure to bus them to the polls with careful instructions on which lever to pull.
5. Ditto the homeless (may require payment of a carton of smokes)
6. Lie
7. Register the dead and make sure they vote in November
8. Lie


38 posted on 08/29/2004 3:28:31 PM PDT by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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To: .38sw
Just concerned about the shoulder and back pain.

I never worried about the pain as long as they kept it to themselves.

39 posted on 08/29/2004 3:31:16 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Bonaparte
Boldly going satirical in a way only the best of the best dare venture, this warrants a standing ovation!

ROFL Bonaparte!!!!

Don Novello's got nothing on you.

40 posted on 08/29/2004 4:34:29 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Double DDs


"Don't let the white boys win" - Donna Brazile in 2000 speaking on the importance of the upcoming election
41 posted on 08/29/2004 4:40:57 PM PDT by Vision ("This is in God's hands now")
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To: bd476

Why, thankyou, bd. But I must say Novello is a master. I just loved some of his Lazlo letters.


42 posted on 08/29/2004 6:12:47 PM PDT by Bonaparte (the lyric said forevermore, forevermore's a memory...)
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To: Double DDs
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. Kerry must come across like a next-door neighbor who is respected on the block. Smile. Lots of smiles and absolutely no narrowing of the eyes, sighs or glancing at his watch.

Al's wondering when you arrived at this brilliant stratergy, Donna. Musta been the morning after HIS debates, eh?

43 posted on 08/29/2004 6:31:40 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Leroy S. Mort
This will serve as Kerry’s chance to show voters who he is as a person.
44 posted on 08/30/2004 10:35:15 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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