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RS: Bush Like Me - Ten weeks undercover in the grass roots of the Republican Party
Rolling Stone ^ | (Posted Oct 06, 2004) | By MATT TAIBBI

Posted on 10/13/2004 11:34:04 AM PDT by weegee

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The cover of this issue of Rolling Stone also make a comment along the lines of being "In the Enemy's camp".

We face GENUINE ENEMIES in this world. When Americans see fellow Americans as ENEMIES, we are in the midst of a new civil war. Will the leftists start shooting if they again lose the presidential election?

Maybe ananchist boy should go undercover 10 weeks with the Palestinians or Iraqi resistance. He'd learn about "enemies" real quick (possibly at the end of a knife). Heck, he could seek out a jihadist cell in Iraq and learn firsthand about the bloodshed they are quite openly discussing.

1 posted on 10/13/2004 11:34:11 AM PDT by weegee
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To: weegee

My comment should have read "seek out a jihandist cell in ENGLAND". They openly recruit at some mosques and have held victory celebrations on the anniversaries of the 9-11 attacks.


2 posted on 10/13/2004 11:36:02 AM PDT by weegee (John Kerry: "I'm Oprah! EVERYONE gets a tax hike!")
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To: weegee

The Bush/Cheney campaign shop sells football jerseys. I don't suppose we could get the Spalding Group to start selling them with "BUSH LIKE ME" across the shoulders instead of just "BUSH"?


3 posted on 10/13/2004 11:40:11 AM PDT by RichInOC (JOHN HATE ME.)
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To: weegee

I've seen Democrats are evil and the enemy for some time now.

Guilty as charged.


4 posted on 10/13/2004 11:40:36 AM PDT by Seeking the truth ( www.0cents.com - See Vietcong Vets for Kerry stuff here!)
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To: weegee
All that condescension in one, tiny little man.

Truly amazing.

5 posted on 10/13/2004 11:41:04 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: weegee
I've read Mr. Taibbi's columns in the NY Press for some time now.

I've formed the ditinct impression over that time that he doesn't really care much about the truth.

One can assume that approximately 90% of this article is made up out of whole cloth and 100% of it is embellished.

6 posted on 10/13/2004 11:46:14 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: weegee

Nice fiction piece...


7 posted on 10/13/2004 11:46:41 AM PDT by aberaussie
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To: weegee

Perhaps instead we should call the Orlando office and see if this man (picture included) ever actually worked there.


8 posted on 10/13/2004 11:47:33 AM PDT by dandelion (http://johnkerryquestionfairy.blogspot.com/)
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To: weegee

I've googled it - it appears there is no "Federation of Black Republicans for the Republican Party of the State of Florida"...


9 posted on 10/13/2004 11:51:01 AM PDT by dandelion (http://johnkerryquestionfairy.blogspot.com/)
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To: weegee

Jayson Blair, is that you?


10 posted on 10/13/2004 11:51:15 AM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: dandelion

what a hateful liar.


11 posted on 10/13/2004 11:52:19 AM PDT by applpie
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To: weegee
"When Americans see fellow Americans as ENEMIES, we are in the midst of a new civil war."

Glad you noticed. So are you prepared?




12 posted on 10/13/2004 11:53:13 AM PDT by sinclair (If you don't stop and think, then it doesn't matter whether you are a genius or a moron.)
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To: wideawake
"One can assume that approximately 90% of this article is made up out of whole cloth and 100% of it is embellished."

That was my impression. There's not a bit of truth in this article.

13 posted on 10/13/2004 11:53:47 AM PDT by DestroytheDemocrats
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To: weegee
Will the leftists start shooting if they again lose the presidential election?

Are you kidding? Where have you been. They are already shooting.

Just search FR for articles about shootings at BC04 offices.

14 posted on 10/13/2004 11:54:42 AM PDT by newberger (The amazing thing about communication is that it ever occurs at all!)
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To: weegee

This is your brain on drugs.


15 posted on 10/13/2004 11:54:55 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (Proud to be a Reagan Alumna!)
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To: weegee
Will the leftists start shooting if they again lose the presidential election?

Are you kidding? Where have you been. They are already shooting.

Just search FR for articles about shootings at BC04 offices.

16 posted on 10/13/2004 11:55:35 AM PDT by newberger (The amazing thing about communication is that it ever occurs at all!)
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To: weegee
Gosh...he almost made a human connection.
But then switched back to his own particular brand of human frailty.

The thing is...he was an imposter, the people he was with were not.
He pretended, they were candid...Who is the 'less human' for it?
Its all too easy to hear the 'confessions' of a person while acting under a pretense of friendship.
Then to turn around and print them up...
You have to wonder if this persons 'real friends' will now wonder how sincere, genuine, hell, even human he is.
17 posted on 10/13/2004 11:56:59 AM PDT by 45semi (Man has only those rights he can defend...)
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To: weegee
Will the leftists start shooting if they again lose the presidential election?

Will they? You haven't been paying attention to the bullet holes found in windows, to gangs of union thugs invading and break-ins all at Republican offices.

18 posted on 10/13/2004 11:57:55 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (If they couldn't stand up to ...Howard Dean..., how can we expect them to stand up to Al Queda?)
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To: dandelion

Found a reference to it.

Check out the third paragraph in this press release:

http://www.rpof.org/press/2004020301.php


19 posted on 10/13/2004 12:01:59 PM PDT by dayton law dude
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To: weegee

I stopped reading at "society guarded by a clone army." It became painfully clear where this article was going.


20 posted on 10/13/2004 12:02:38 PM PDT by highlandbreeze
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To: weegee

Bump for later reading...I don't know why.


21 posted on 10/13/2004 12:03:26 PM PDT by AngryJawa (Happiness Is A Silent Blissninny)
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To: weegee

You sure it wasn't written by Jason Blair?


22 posted on 10/13/2004 12:03:41 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: weegee

He has to be GAY.


23 posted on 10/13/2004 12:04:54 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: weegee

Looks to me like the author revealed more about himself, his own prejudices, and the typical Dem-Lib mindset than he was able to reveal about Republicans.

" the operative vibe of the Democratic insider is wisecracking cool"

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers. Psalm 1:1


24 posted on 10/13/2004 12:05:35 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: sarasota

I hope all liberals, and nobody else, believes that this is what the grassroots of the GOP looks like.


25 posted on 10/13/2004 12:06:54 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Defeatists Suck)
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To: weegee
I am, in short, the most offensive individual who could conceivably be planted in the campaign of George W. Bush...

pretty good article until the end when he is invited over for dinner..... The writer must have been pushed to get the story done. The whole feel of the article changes at the end.

26 posted on 10/13/2004 12:07:45 PM PDT by rface (Ashland, Missouri - monthly donor /bad speller)
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To: wideawake

Didn't a writer for the NY Times also make up fraudulent stories about a young Republicans' party at the 2000 convention?


27 posted on 10/13/2004 12:07:51 PM PDT by weegee (John Kerry: "I'm Oprah! EVERYONE gets a tax hike!")
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To: applpie
He had the keys to the office. I wonder what sort of information he may have stolen for his pals in the DNC.

He perpetrated fraud by giving a phony name and history. I wonder if any of it is a prosecutable offense.

28 posted on 10/13/2004 12:09:46 PM PDT by weegee (John Kerry: "I'm Oprah! EVERYONE gets a tax hike!")
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To: weegee
Their faith both in God and in their political convictions is too weak to survive without an unceasing string of real and imaginary confrontations with those people -- and for those confrontations, they are constantly assembling evidence and facts to make their case.

This is the most illogical and stupid sentence I have read in years.
29 posted on 10/13/2004 12:10:03 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: weegee

You mean to tell me that Republicans like fettucine?


30 posted on 10/13/2004 12:10:27 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: dayton law dude

Nice find - thank you.


31 posted on 10/13/2004 12:12:08 PM PDT by dandelion (http://johnkerryquestionfairy.blogspot.com/)
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To: BushisTheMan

That is part of the interviewing process at RS.


32 posted on 10/13/2004 12:13:01 PM PDT by mabelkitty (W is the Peoples' President ; Kerry is the Elite Establishment's President)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; mhking

He invited a black man down to the office under the phony pretense of a magazine interview purely for the purpose of humilating him and the other Republicans.


33 posted on 10/13/2004 12:13:53 PM PDT by weegee (John Kerry: "I'm Oprah! EVERYONE gets a tax hike!")
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To: weegee

Boy, he sure ran the gamut of republican stereotypes in his piece.


34 posted on 10/13/2004 12:14:51 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Have a burger and a beer and enjoy your liquid vegetables.)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
35 posted on 10/13/2004 12:15:14 PM PDT by weegee (John Kerry: "I'm Oprah! EVERYONE gets a tax hike!")
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To: weegee

I thought it was a decent article until I got to the race baiting section. Pure fiction from that point on.


36 posted on 10/13/2004 12:17:11 PM PDT by Rebelbase ("We will crush Al Qaeda"....Silky Pony)
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To: dandelion

oh you are very clever, yeah, someone should check out this guy's story, it could be "Blair"ified fare......

I'd have been more impressed if Rolling Stone had done a concurrent thing with a conservative writer working for the DNC campaign, oh like in Berkeley California, or maybe one of the tony neighbourhoods where the Heinz-Kerrys have a house (bet you got a lot of black volunteers there huh?) and published both articles......

I do find it highly amusing that he is calling the Repubs racist when Kerry was called out for having a very white looking campaign staff and frankly with all the additions of the Clinton thugs, it's still looking pretty whitebread. Lest we forget Reverend Jesse has only recent almost grudgingly come around to support Kerry because Jesse was one of the people dissing Kerry for neglecting his base.

on the other hand, if the story is true about this black supporter that is unfortunate because actually he has an excellent suggestion regarding the black churches......

but it is Rolling Stone, not like a lot of swing voters reading that one, I haven't touched a Rolling Stone since oh I reached the age of majority......and new voters trend more liberal, hell even I was more liberal at that age, life experience changes one's naive world view.......


37 posted on 10/13/2004 12:18:54 PM PDT by littlelilac
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To: KellyAdmirer
You mean to tell me that Republicans like fettucine?

That's how we know this whole story is fiction. Everyone knows Republicans are all filthy rich and eat nothing but filet mignon and truffles.

38 posted on 10/13/2004 12:20:49 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: weegee
We face GENUINE ENEMIES in this world. When Americans see fellow Americans as ENEMIES, we are in the midst of a new civil war. Will the leftists start shooting if they again lose the presidential election?

Maybe ananchist boy should go undercover 10 weeks with the Palestinians or Iraqi resistance. He'd learn about "enemies" real quick (possibly at the end of a knife). Heck, he could seek out a jihadist cell in Iraq and learn firsthand about the bloodshed they are quite openly discussing.

Well said.
(Good to see you again, weegee!)

39 posted on 10/13/2004 12:23:34 PM PDT by unspun (RU working your precinct, churchmembers, etc. 4 good votes? | Not "Unspun w/ AnnaZ" but I appreciate)
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To: weegee
all three of us were quietly freaking out at the sight of all these fat weirdos from the sticks buying huge assault rifles and Confederate bumper stickers with messages such as IF I'D KNOWN THIS WOULD HAPPEN, I'D HAVE PICKED MY OWN COTTON.

Well this certainly sounds believable. Thank goodness he didn't have to stoop to Southern stereotypes!

40 posted on 10/13/2004 12:23:43 PM PDT by mountaineer
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Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

41 posted on 10/13/2004 12:24:44 PM PDT by mhking ("The UN was supposed to be our last, best hope for peace. It failed.")
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To: weegee

He wrote what the readers wanted to read. Predictable.

He would have been lynched in his office if he came back with "hey, those Republicans are pretty smart, sophisticated and kind people!"


42 posted on 10/13/2004 12:28:02 PM PDT by najida (There is nothing friendlier than a wet dog, except for maybe a 100 pound wet dog.)
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To: mountaineer
That's how we know this whole story is fiction. Everyone knows Republicans are all filthy rich and eat nothing but filet mignon and truffles.

In Texas, we eat those steaks Chicken Fried...

That's a joke, Ed Hendee owns the Taste Of Texas steakhouse (mighty fine steaks in Houston). He used to fill in as host on conservative talk radio and now he is a permanent host. One of the other hosts used to hound him that he wanted to get a chicken fried steak there and it wasn't available.

43 posted on 10/13/2004 12:30:34 PM PDT by weegee (John Kerry: "I'm Oprah! EVERYONE gets a tax hike!")
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To: weegee
Names come to mind...

Stephen Glass

Jayson Blair

Dan Rather

44 posted on 10/13/2004 12:31:15 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (John Kerry will make Triumph the Insult Comic Dog his Secretary of State)
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To: mountaineer; All

I actually find the bumper sticker quite humorous! I wonder if I'll feel that way when the NAACP and the ACLU fight to outlaw whistlin' "Dixie"?


45 posted on 10/13/2004 12:32:15 PM PDT by olde north church (I would have supported Henry Waxman's mother's right to an abortion.)
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To: weegee
I gotta say . . . this was a fantastic piece. This person had his perceptions of his political opponents tempered by gulp spending time with them and actually listening to them. And though he obviously baited them at times, I can't help but feel like he came away with a different impression of his "enemies." I thought his thoughts on the Dems "hijacking" cool and claiming it as theirs were balls-on accurate. There, he skewered those pretenders as bad as he skewered us in other places.
46 posted on 10/13/2004 12:33:28 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: weegee

Nice work of fiction.


47 posted on 10/13/2004 12:34:46 PM PDT by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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To: TalonDJ
Their faith both in God and in their political convictions is too weak to survive without an unceasing string of real and imaginary confrontations with those people -- and for those confrontations, they are constantly assembling evidence and facts to make their case.

Oh, I don't know. Ever participated in a Drug War thread?

48 posted on 10/13/2004 12:35:04 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: littlelilac

One look at the current text on the "Politics" page of the Rolling Stone website reveals THAT would never happen. Also, wasn't Jann Wener one of those who helped bail out Salon in early 2004?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics?pageid=rs.PoliticsStory&pageregion=nav

BTW, Rolling Stone has as much to do with music as Maxim or MTV do these days. And they certainly don't have any respect for GOOD music. The British magazine Mojo is far better (and has some really good free CDs attached to the cover):

http://www.mojo4music.com/


49 posted on 10/13/2004 12:35:39 PM PDT by weegee (John Kerry: "I'm Oprah! EVERYONE gets a tax hike!")
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To: weegee
I once had a conversation with a reporter who was covering both the Texas state Republican and democratic conventions. I asked him what the difference was with both of them. He looked at me then looked at the people walking around (we were standing around a booth in a large room at the Republican convention) and he said, "Well, you see all these people here? They all look like your regular go to church on Sunday, go to the bank on Saturday types." I said yeah. He continued, "The people who showed up at the other convention looked really different." How was that? I asked. "Well, first off the whole parking lot was filled with motorcycles and everybody in here seemed to be wearing leather and sporting tattoos." Oh, not you're regular go to church on Sunday types? "Nope. And the hair and things that were pierced. I feel much more comfortable here because these people look normal, like I'm at a neighborhood picnic on the 4th of July."
50 posted on 10/13/2004 12:35:54 PM PDT by Slyfox
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