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Charley Reese for Kerry (What's the Deal?)
Lew Rockwell.com ^ | 05-17-04 | Charley Reese

Posted on 09/14/2004 8:23:01 AM PDT by Paved Paradise

Americans should realize that if they vote for President Bush's re-election, they are really voting for the architects of war – Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and the rest of that cabal of neoconservative ideologues and their corporate backers.

I have sadly come to the conclusion that President Bush is merely a frontman, an empty suit, who is manipulated by the people in his administration. Bush has the most dangerously simplistic view of the world of any president in my memory.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiwarright; charleyreese; cuckoocharley; election; kerry; republican; sorrycharley
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I hear so many good things about Reese. What's up with this? Got an e-mail from a friend wanting my opinion on Reese's column from May - I think she's questioning the validity of her Bush vote. Anyone? Did a search on this but didn't find this column.
1 posted on 09/14/2004 8:23:01 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Paved Paradise

Reese is a complete idiot who can't string together a logical thought to save his life.


2 posted on 09/14/2004 8:23:59 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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To: Paved Paradise

Reese lost his mind years ago.


3 posted on 09/14/2004 8:24:27 AM PDT by Sam's Army (Reject Materialism)
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To: Paved Paradise
Bush has the most dangerously simplistic view of the world of any president in my memory.

People said that about Reagan. But it has been shown time and again that if you confront evil, it eventually falls.

4 posted on 09/14/2004 8:25:13 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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To: Sam's Army
Reese lost his mind years ago.

I second that motion...

5 posted on 09/14/2004 8:25:26 AM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: Sam's Army
Love Charley, but I think he needs to change his meds.
6 posted on 09/14/2004 8:26:05 AM PDT by varina davis
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To: Paved Paradise

When people start sound like the left they've been sucked into the vortex even if they aren't leftists.


7 posted on 09/14/2004 8:27:51 AM PDT by Rippin
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To: Paved Paradise

Yes W is very simple minded: He thinks this way, "You aim to hurt Americans and I'll kill you". Maybe if that moron carter thought as simplely we wouldn't be is as tight a situation as we are today.


8 posted on 09/14/2004 8:28:05 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 ( Kerry's not "one of us": catholicsagainstkerry.com. needs your help.)
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To: Paved Paradise
Americans should realize that if they vote for President Bush's re-election, they are really voting for the architects of war

As opposed to voting for the architects of APPEASEMENT and COWARDICE! As far as Bush's view being "simplistic", how complicated does understanding EVIL have to be and our need to destroy it?

9 posted on 09/14/2004 8:28:16 AM PDT by Sister_T (Democrats AND The Partisan Press are the REAL enemies to freedom in the world!)
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To: Paved Paradise
I will swallow a lot of petty policy differences with Kerry

Petty policy differences? As bad as Bush is in terms of big government, he pales in comparison to Kerry. Obviously, Reese believe that a national health care system is just a "petty" issue. What a loon.

10 posted on 09/14/2004 8:28:26 AM PDT by XJarhead
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To: Paved Paradise
to get a man in the White House with brains enough not to blow up the world and us with it.

"All we have to fear is fear itself". Charlie Reese seems to be out of his mind with fear. The very policies that Kerry has supported has led to the rise of people who have and will continue to obtain weapons that will "blow up the world".

11 posted on 09/14/2004 8:28:38 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Paved Paradise
OH Pleeease!
What an arrogant clymer! I guess that goes without saying since ARROGANT and LIBERAL are synonyms.
Try this bit for example. Don't you feel like an uneducated stupid moron for not seeing the world nuanced as he does???

...John Kerry is at least an educated man, well-read, who knows how to think and who knows that the world is a great deal more complex than Bush's comic-book world of American heroes and foreign evildoers. It's unfortunate that in our poorly educated country, Kerry's very intelligence and refusal to adopt simplistic slogans might doom his presidential election efforts... YEAH RIGHT. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT DOOMED HIS EFFORTS. THAT AND THE FACTS THAT IS A .....LIBERAL... But you know, You can't fix stupid.
12 posted on 09/14/2004 8:33:50 AM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID ))
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To: Paved Paradise

I too have enjoyed Charley Reese on many occasions but have noticed that he is very anti-Israel and no doubt a believer in the neo-con conspiracy theory of the Iraq war.


13 posted on 09/14/2004 8:34:15 AM PDT by Menehune56
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To: Paved Paradise
Charley Reese is a pseudointellectual.

He thinks that he thinks deep thoughts about history and political philosophy.

All pseudointellectuals are eventually drawn to the left side of the spectrum.

14 posted on 09/14/2004 8:34:27 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: XJarhead
Pales beside Kerry? Bush's terrible big government record (increasingly forgiven and forgotten here as the election approaches) certainly doesn't pale beside Clinton. Dubya has increased domestic spending in his four years far faster than Clinton did in eight.

The choice between Bushkerry is a non choice, no matter how Rush, Hannity, and Boortz, try to spin it as the "election of the century."

15 posted on 09/14/2004 8:35:05 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Paved Paradise

"they are really voting for the architects of war"

Well...yeah...you sort of need war guys around you when YOU'VE BEEN ATTACKED! "Simplistic" is European code for "American." And Kerry is very, very European.


Charley Reese...you're name should be Charley Cheese.


16 posted on 09/14/2004 8:39:48 AM PDT by macamadamia
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To: Paved Paradise

The deal is that Reese is a simpleton and also has a bee in his bonnet about Israel. He writes his articles in such nice short sentences however; I think this is how he got the reputation for being a "clear-headed thinker".


17 posted on 09/14/2004 8:45:19 AM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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To: Rippin
When people start sound like the left they've been sucked into the vortex even if they aren't leftists.

The situation is even more interesting than that. How is it that it became so easy for guys like Reese & Buchanan to "sound like the left"?

Because the left doesn't actually act like the left anymore. A true left would be all in favor of toppling dictators. I don't know what our ex-left has become but if the convergence with Buchanan is any indication, it ain't pretty.

18 posted on 09/14/2004 8:47:42 AM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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To: Paved Paradise

Chuck farley reese!!!

LLS


19 posted on 09/14/2004 8:48:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (m)
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To: Paved Paradise

Reese is a huge Anti-semite...ala. Pat Buchanan. He has great antipathy toward Israel.


20 posted on 09/14/2004 8:48:59 AM PDT by Tribemike
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To: Paved Paradise
I hear so many good things about Reese.

Not for a long time, you haven't.

21 posted on 09/14/2004 8:51:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: Dr. Frank fan
He writes his articles in such nice short sentences

Me too, but it is to avoid run on sentences and dangling participles.

22 posted on 09/14/2004 8:52:45 AM PDT by fritzz
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To: Captain Kirk
Still relying on that Federation intellegence I see.

The choice between Bushkerry is a non choice

You might want to check the transporter for trapped frontal lobe parts.

23 posted on 09/14/2004 8:57:47 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Sam's Army

I used to read him but then he got McCain-Buchanan syndrome.


24 posted on 09/14/2004 8:59:01 AM PDT by tiki (Win one against the Flipper)
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To: Paved Paradise

The "deal" is Charley Reese is intensely pro-Arafat.


25 posted on 09/14/2004 9:02:22 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Paved Paradise
Read some of his archived articles. Reese has always been against Bush, and this article is no different in tone than any of his others. Want to be a "good" conservative, according to Charley Reese? Vote for John Effin' Kerry. Yeah, boy. Either he's a conservative who's brain has been taken over by the DU, or he's gotten senile.
26 posted on 09/14/2004 9:06:01 AM PDT by jim35 (Will the press still be anti-war when a democRAT is in office?)
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To: Paved Paradise

Reese probably found out Bush et al want to include illegals for Social Security benefits....at our expense of course.


27 posted on 09/14/2004 9:09:26 AM PDT by american spirit
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To: Sam's Army
Reese lost his mind years ago

Probably about the time he stopped toeing the company line.

28 posted on 09/14/2004 9:11:59 AM PDT by Protagoras (Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children.)
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To: tbpiper

Still relying on that Federation intellegence I see.

The choice between Bushkerry is a non choice

You might want to check the transporter for trapped frontal lobe parts.

I submit this for retort of the day. Good one. :)


29 posted on 09/14/2004 9:12:35 AM PDT by crude77
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To: Paved Paradise
Sometimes I think many countries in the world act like spoiled rotten children. As long as they get their way and are able to run over everyone in their path they are happy. Until a strong parental figure (George Bush)looms into view. Then that person becomes the devil, when all they are really doing is holding the spoiled, rotten, little, brats accountable for their actions. I suppose one could include intellectually stunted liberals in that same category. We've seen it all before. For example: Parental question: How did the cat get in the microwave? (No offense intended to you cat lovers) Response: I don't know, I'm the only one here but I didn't see anyone do it, so the cat must have hit the Start button and then crawled in there by itself.
George Bush: How could you let this happen?
World Leaders Response:
I don't know how those mas graves got there.
I don't know nothing about WMDs, no one can ever proved we had them.
I don't know why or how we got all that money from Saddam.
So 14 of our people were involved with 9/11, we didn't tell them to fly planes into buildings.
If you give us a cease fire we promise to use it to move our forces to a more strategic location for an ambush.
In the style of Homer Simpson, It's time we had a President that has a hankerin for some spankerin. And come November 2nd the school term will be extended for another four years.
30 posted on 09/14/2004 9:14:30 AM PDT by solsrchr2 (solsrchr2)
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To: Paved Paradise

Well, you heard some BS then. He is a defender of the Palestinians big time and seems to hate Jews. Always takes the Paly's side. He is a senile, old, confused man.

NEW BUMPER STICKER:

OSAMA, SADDAM & CHARLIE REESE SAY VOTE KERRY!


31 posted on 09/14/2004 9:20:26 AM PDT by subterfuge (Liberalism is, as liberalism does.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I read the positive things here on FR and that's what got me wondering. Anyway, I'm glad a lot of the Freepers told me he's anti-Israel. That answers a lot for me.


32 posted on 09/14/2004 9:46:32 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Menehune56

Thanks to you and the others who explained Reese's anti-Israel sentiments. Truthfully, I never read any of his stuff but after my friend sent me the e-mail, I had to check up on it and saw some positive stuff on FR, I just wanted to get some more input. Thanks again. I love you Freepers!


33 posted on 09/14/2004 9:51:28 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Paved Paradise
I hear so many good things about Reese. What's up with this?

There are a number of people who used to be widely read and respected on this forum, until they up and went completely insane after (or because of?) 9/11. Jude Wanniski and Harry Browne come to mind. Go ahead and add old Charley to the list.

34 posted on 09/14/2004 9:52:54 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Captain Kirk
The choice between Bushkerry is a non choice, no matter how Rush, Hannity, and Boortz, try to spin it as the "election of the century."

You still around? I figured Jim would have bounced you outta here by now.

35 posted on 09/14/2004 9:54:24 AM PDT by sinkspur ("Can someone tell me where to find an ordained archpriest?"--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: Paved Paradise

Is this nut-job still alive?

Because if his body is still with us, his mind isn't. He went south several years ago.


36 posted on 09/14/2004 9:55:32 AM PDT by Amore (Go, Swifties, go!)
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To: arasina; All

Exactly.

I USED to be a voracious reader of his columns and then one day, out of the blue, he starts knocking Israel about the pallies.

What the heck, I thought. He just lost a reader.


37 posted on 09/14/2004 9:56:07 AM PDT by baltodog ("Anaerobic Putrification" is my favorite funeral term...)
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To: Protagoras
"Probably about the time he stopped toeing the company line."

Either then or around the time he took up the pro-Arafat line of thinking.

38 posted on 09/14/2004 9:59:05 AM PDT by Sam's Army (Reject Materialism)
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To: Paved Paradise
I read the positive things here on FR and that's what got me wondering.

I used to like Charley, but that was before he retired from his old paper and reappeared as... something else.

39 posted on 09/14/2004 9:59:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: jmaroneps37
"Maybe if that moron carter thought as simplly we wouldn't be in as tight a situation as we are today."

And maybe if sKerry didn't try so hard to sound smart, he wouldn't leave those who want to support him for any reason at all scratching their heads every time he opens his mouth.

40 posted on 09/14/2004 10:01:27 AM PDT by intolerancewillNOTbetolerated (Throw The Obstructionists Out Of Congress Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: Paved Paradise

I think what Reese is saying is that President Bush lacks nuance. This is a good thing. I don't want a president with nuance. I want a straight shooter who says what he means and means what he says.


41 posted on 09/14/2004 10:03:13 AM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: Paved Paradise

Reese wrote a lot of good things about clinton. But since Bush was elected he went off the rails.

I suspect that he has a large streak of antisemitism which is distorting everything from behind the scenes.


42 posted on 09/14/2004 10:10:29 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sam's Army

I think you're right about Reese. He is not well informed and like Paul Harvey and others, one really finds out how FOS they are when they begin communicating about a subject one is familiar with. I used to read his column when he wrote for the Orlando Slantinel.


43 posted on 09/14/2004 10:35:34 AM PDT by Banjoguy (The most dangerous place in the world today, is in a womb waiting to be born.)
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To: Banjoguy

Yeah, I did too. Miss him dearly from those days.


44 posted on 09/14/2004 10:50:53 AM PDT by Sam's Army (Reject Materialism)
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To: Paved Paradise

Charley Reese went round the bend long ago. Who cares what he thinks?


45 posted on 09/14/2004 12:34:52 PM PDT by beckett
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To: sinkspur

No, Jim is apparently better able to tolerate criticism....than some people. Who knows? Perhaps he will dump you before he dumps me! After all, a founding vision of FR was support for smaller government. Jim and I agree on that. Do you?


46 posted on 09/14/2004 12:35:58 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: tbpiper

Funny guy! LOL!!! Now, that we have that out of the way, do you actually have a fact-based argument?


47 posted on 09/14/2004 12:37:15 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Dr. Frank fan
"A true left would be all in favor of toppling dictators. "

Isn't that the old Lenninist - Stalinist thing? The left always ends up loving dictators, but some of them start out opposing them.

48 posted on 09/14/2004 12:42:42 PM PDT by Rippin
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To: Captain Kirk
Jim supports George W. Bush and says he will not tolerate those here who don't.

Do you support George W. Bush?

49 posted on 09/14/2004 12:43:37 PM PDT by sinkspur ("Can someone tell me where to find an ordained archpriest?"--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: Paved Paradise

Reese thinks "true conservatism" consists only of wishing the absolute destruction of Israel. And he's not alone, unfortunately.


50 posted on 09/14/2004 12:46:39 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki kol 'elohei-ha`ammim 'elilim . . . veHaShem Shamayim `asah!)
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