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The Red Zone (Dowd alert)
The New York Times ^ | 11/04/04 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 11/03/2004 7:17:17 PM PST by Pokey78

WASHINGTON — With the Democratic Party splattered at his feet in little blue puddles, John Kerry told the crushed crowd at Faneuil Hall in Boston about his concession call to President Bush.

"We had a good conversation," the senator said. "And we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need, the desperate need, for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together. Today I hope that we can begin the healing."

Democrat: Heal thyself.

W. doesn't see division as a danger. He sees it as a wingman.

The president got re-elected by dividing the country along fault lines of fear, intolerance, ignorance and religious rule. He doesn't want to heal rifts; he wants to bring any riff-raff who disagree to heel.

W. ran a jihad in America so he can fight one in Iraq - drawing a devoted flock of evangelicals, or "values voters," as they call themselves, to the polls by opposing abortion, suffocating stem cell research and supporting a constitutional amendment against gay marriage.

Mr. Bush, whose administration drummed up fake evidence to trick us into war with Iraq, sticking our troops in an immoral position with no exit strategy, won on "moral issues."

The president says he's "humbled" and wants to reach out to the whole country. What humbug. The Bushes are always gracious until they don't get their way. If W. didn't reach out after the last election, which he barely grabbed, why would he reach out now that he has what Dick Cheney calls a "broad, nationwide victory"?

While Mr. Bush was making his little speech about reaching out, Republicans said they had "the green light" to pursue their conservative agenda, like drilling in Alaska's wilderness and rewriting the tax code.

"He'll be a lot more aggressive in Iraq now," one Bush insider predicts. "He'll raze Falluja if he has to. He feels that the election results endorsed his version of the war." Never mind that the more insurgents American troops kill, the more they create.

Just listen to Dick (Oh, lordy, is this cuckoo clock still vice president?) Cheney, introducing the Man for his victory speech: "This has been a consequential presidency which has revitalized our economy and reasserted a confident American role in the world." Well, it has revitalized the Halliburton segment of the economy, anyhow. And "confident" is not the first word that comes to mind for the foreign policy of a country that has alienated everyone except Fiji.

Vice continued, "Now we move forward to serve and to guard the country we love." Only Dick Cheney can make "to serve and to guard" sound like "to rape and to pillage."

He's creating the sort of "democracy" he likes. One party controls all power in the country. One network serves as state TV. One nation dominates the world as a hyperpower. One firm controls contracts in Iraq.

Just as Zell Miller was so over the top at the G.O.P. convention that he made Mr. Cheney seem reasonable, so several new members of Congress will make W. seem moderate.

Tom Coburn, the new senator from Oklahoma, advocated the death penalty for doctors who perform abortions and warned that "the gay agenda" would undermine the country. He also characterized his race as a choice between "good and evil" and said he had heard there was "rampant lesbianism" in Oklahoma schools.

James DeMint, the new senator from South Carolina, said during his campaign that he supported a state G.O.P. platform plank banning gays from teaching in public schools. He explained, "I would have given the same answer when asked if a single woman who was pregnant and living with her boyfriend should be hired to teach my third-grade children."

John Thune, who toppled Tom Daschle, is an anti-abortion Christian conservative - or "servant leader," as he was hailed in a campaign ad - who supports constitutional amendments banning flag burning and gay marriage.

Seeing the exit polls, the Democrats immediately started talking about values and religion. Their sudden passion for wooing Southern white Christian soldiers may put a crimp in Hillary's 2008 campaign (nothing but a wooden stake would stop it). Meanwhile, the blue puddle is comforting itself with the expectation that this loony bunch will fatally overreach, just as Newt Gingrich did in the 90's.

But with this crowd, it's hard to imagine what would constitute overreaching.

Invading France?


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1 posted on 11/03/2004 7:17:18 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78

She is such a pig. Funny how the left always accuses people of doing things that they do.


2 posted on 11/03/2004 7:18:55 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: Pokey78

Well, I'm glad to see she's not bitter.


3 posted on 11/03/2004 7:19:11 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (THANK YOU, FREEPERS for re-electing President George W. Bush!)
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To: Pokey78

She really IS a lonely old hag, isn't she


4 posted on 11/03/2004 7:19:19 PM PST by digger48
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To: Pokey78

What John Kerry wants to unite us now? What will he say about the heart of American values, like Whoppi Goldberg and Michael Moore? He never said anything while campaigning, but gave them credit.


5 posted on 11/03/2004 7:20:29 PM PST by ONETWOONE (onetwoone)
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To: Pokey78

Aw Maureen, you're feeling down? Put some ice on it.


6 posted on 11/03/2004 7:20:42 PM PST by SoDak (Home of Senator John Thune)
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To: Pokey78

I'd hate to see her liquor bill.


7 posted on 11/03/2004 7:20:47 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Pokey78

True hate.


8 posted on 11/03/2004 7:21:20 PM PST by ReadyNow (When you see the eye, expect a lie!)
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To: Pokey78

She is so full of bull that it's not even worth our time to respond. She's going down in flames with the rest of the party and doesn't even know she's on fire. Let her burn.


9 posted on 11/03/2004 7:21:21 PM PST by Angry Enough
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To: Pokey78
W. doesn't see division as a danger. He sees it as a wingman.

Why have two sides if they're both the same? Idiot.

That's the way it works. Losers gotta STFU. Now, go do that.

10 posted on 11/03/2004 7:22:44 PM PST by BikerTrash (Enough already with the carnival freak show...bring back COOL!)
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To: satchmodog9
But with this crowd, it's hard to imagine what would constitute overreaching. Invading France?

Uhm, nope, France is cool with me. Hearing no objections we proceed to France!

11 posted on 11/03/2004 7:23:06 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Pokey78

Invading France would be WAY too easy. We need to keep our powder dry for bigger missions.


12 posted on 11/03/2004 7:23:13 PM PST by Paladin2 (SeeBS News - We Decide, We Create, We Report - In that order! - ABC - Already Been Caught)
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To: All

OK, where's the obligatory pic of Catherine Zeta Jones that always seems to accompany a Meow Dowd thread?


13 posted on 11/03/2004 7:23:16 PM PST by demnomo
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To: Pokey78; Miss Marple; PhiKapMom; hchutch

Catherine Zeta-Jones is probably handling this better.


14 posted on 11/03/2004 7:23:31 PM PST by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: Pokey78
warned that "the gay agenda" would undermine the country

Sure didn't seem to hurt ancient Rome. (/sarcasm)

15 posted on 11/03/2004 7:23:36 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh
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To: Pokey78
Never mind that the more insurgents American troops kill, the more they create.

She's obviously fallen off the wagon (again), poor dear.

16 posted on 11/03/2004 7:23:59 PM PST by Martin Tell (Victory! Accept no substitutes.)
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To: Pokey78

She's a pig, 'nuff said.


17 posted on 11/03/2004 7:24:21 PM PST by AJS
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To: Pokey78
So much for healing. We will soon see whether Congress is more conciliatory than Ms. Dowd. Somehow, I doubt it.
18 posted on 11/03/2004 7:24:30 PM PST by Cracker Jack
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To: Pokey78

"All the views that's sh*t to print"

The left is dead.


19 posted on 11/03/2004 7:25:22 PM PST by FatherofFive
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To: Pokey78

It's hard to top this piece by Maureen Dowd- her attitude so perfectly depicts what is wrong with modern liberal thought.
Dismissive
Self-righteous
Invective-driven
Haughty


21 posted on 11/03/2004 7:25:52 PM PST by SE Mom (Reeling from re-election rapture!)
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To: Pokey78

Let's see, Bush opposes junk science, the most radical assault on marriage since Sodom and Gomorrah, and, oh yeah, he's a Christian. Into each life, a little rain must fall -- but this one's going to last FOUR MORE YEARS!


22 posted on 11/03/2004 7:25:54 PM PST by Jagman
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To: Martin Tell

She doesn't understand that her cutesy, smart ass bitch act wore thin when she hit 50. Nor will she ever understand it. I feel for her Mom who voted for Bush BTW. God bless that poor woman. :-}


23 posted on 11/03/2004 7:25:57 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Pokey78
DING DING DING DING

You know the Dowd FReeper rule!!! Jeeze, ya want anything done ya gotta do it yourself.


24 posted on 11/03/2004 7:26:00 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The cool points are out the window and you got me all twisted up in the game)
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To: Pokey78

Why does anyone pay any attention to this liar?


25 posted on 11/03/2004 7:26:24 PM PST by Malleus Dei ("Communists are just Democrats with less patience.")
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To: Pokey78

For once, I can agree with Mo. The dims are now 'little blue puddles.'


26 posted on 11/03/2004 7:26:34 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (FreeMartha)
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To: Pokey78
He doesn't want to heal rifts; he wants to bring any riff-raff who disagree to heel.

I'd prefer that we set you adrift in a raft, far out to sea, with a half canteen of water. Put your body in the same state your mind is in.

27 posted on 11/03/2004 7:26:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Intellectuals only exist if you think they do!)
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To: Pokey78
I mean who had as their campaign theme "Two Americas"???? They start with division. Class warfare, haves and have nots. Look in the F'n mirror.
28 posted on 11/03/2004 7:26:58 PM PST by AJS
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To: Damifino
Invading France? Hate to agree with MoDo, but good idea is a good idea.
29 posted on 11/03/2004 7:27:43 PM PST by FrozenCavemanLawyer
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To: Pokey78

The aging schoolgirl strikes (out) again!


30 posted on 11/03/2004 7:28:01 PM PST by puroresu
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To: Pokey78
John Thune, who toppled Tom Daschle, is an anti-abortion Christian conservative - or "servant leader," as he was hailed in a campaign ad - who supports constitutional amendments banning flag burning and gay marriage.

She cites this as an example of extremism, I guess, when in fact it is the position of the majority of the population of the country she obviously doesn't know.

31 posted on 11/03/2004 7:28:11 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Pokey78; section9; Nick Danger; wardaddy; Dog Gone; NYC Republican; blam; Grampa Dave; jmstein7

Oh, how precious. Ms. Dowd just "knows" what motivates all of us in Fly-Over Country, even though the only talent she's ever demonstrated was how to drain a bottle or two of booze while fabricating Presidential quotes.

...And how...mmmm...touching...that she is concerned that we'll "overreach" now that the overwhelming majority of America has just endorsed us by booting Democrats out of power all over the U.S.

Say hello to *former* Senator Daschle, Ms. Dowd. Ask him how his airline lobbyist wife is now going to keep getting all of those government subsidies for virtually insolvent airlines after the Airline Pilots' Union endorsed and backed Senator Kerry.

Goodness, the Heartland may actually stop subsidizing your under-priced travels between NYC and LAX...heaven forbid.

32 posted on 11/03/2004 7:28:14 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Pokey78
...what Dick Cheney calls a "broad, nationwide victory"?

It was. W garnered a much higher percentage of the women's vote nationwide.

33 posted on 11/03/2004 7:28:17 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Angry Enough

Well, at least Mo dowd has one redeeming quality. She has the next country for us to attack right. France it is.
Thanks for giving the Frog attack your seal of approval!


34 posted on 11/03/2004 7:28:23 PM PST by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: Pokey78

Hey - you tratorist b@stard - put a sock init! You lost by the largest popular vote in history!

Bye - Bye - live off your wifes billions and be quiet.


35 posted on 11/03/2004 7:28:39 PM PST by Bobibutu
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To: Pokey78
But with this crowd, it's hard to imagine what would constitute overreaching. Invading France?

But you said we went to Iraq for oil. If we accept your premise, what logical string takes us to France?

There are so many ways to just trash this dribble.

36 posted on 11/03/2004 7:28:42 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Pokey78
Hey, Maureen:


37 posted on 11/03/2004 7:28:53 PM PST by Libertarian444
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To: SE Mom
Arrogant ~ you forgot that one.

Liberal Com-symp Pinko Socialist knee-jerk robot-like Democrats really are arrogant but it escapes me at the moment about why?

38 posted on 11/03/2004 7:29:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Pokey78; presidio9

OK, Dowdy has weighed in. Where's Morford?


39 posted on 11/03/2004 7:30:39 PM PST by Clemenza (AKA The Avenging Disco Godfather)
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To: Pokey78

I feel even more validated!! People like this, and all those euro trash lib rags are what motivated me the most.


40 posted on 11/03/2004 7:30:45 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Dog Gone

"John Thune, who toppled Tom Daschle"

That's almost as good as the national victory -

Gonna miss you tommy - NOT!


41 posted on 11/03/2004 7:31:27 PM PST by Bobibutu
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To: demnomo

42 posted on 11/03/2004 7:32:18 PM PST by TheBigB (I have a keyboard and an attitude. Don't piss me off.)
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To: Pokey78

Well now, isn't this special. Maureen's crying towel is soaking wet. Someone needs to get her a fresh supply for her & the rest of her blue puddles.


43 posted on 11/03/2004 7:33:47 PM PST by nana4bush
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To: AJS
Mo Dowd articulates that which is in the heart of much of what remains of the Democrat Party. There will be no reasoning with these people. The Democrat Party must be marginalized since it will not be destroyed. The vitriolic statements made against President Bush should be recorded in one place and played to the public. Something has to be done to combat this evil.
44 posted on 11/03/2004 7:33:49 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (If it talks like a liberal, votes like a liberal and spends like a liberal, it's a liberal.)
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To: Pokey78

Ah, Maureen's uterus just pogoed through her cranium, I see.


45 posted on 11/03/2004 7:33:49 PM PST by King Prout ("We've found more WMDs in Iraq than we've found disenfranchised blacks in Florida." - Ann Coulter)
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To: Pokey78
These are the signs and symptoms and death-throws of a failing Democrat Party. Peel away the lies, deception and campaign slogans, they have nothing to offer. Under the careful watch of Terry McAwful, the party has self-destructed. If you threw them in the deep end of a think tank, drownings are assured.
46 posted on 11/03/2004 7:34:30 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Libertarian444

HAHAHAHAHA LOL!!!!


47 posted on 11/03/2004 7:34:31 PM PST by jackmercer
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To: Pokey78

There just are not enough voters in Manhattan and the SF bay area to elect you a president with whom you would be comfortable, Maureen. And you are quite the bigot and hater aren't you?


48 posted on 11/03/2004 7:34:52 PM PST by Torie
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To: Clemenza
You missed the Morford article?

Click here for a big laugh:

Wallow in Chaos and Laugh

49 posted on 11/03/2004 7:34:59 PM PST by Brett66 (Dan Rather, the most busted man in America.)
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To: Pokey78

Mo -should not have drunk that Kood Ade


50 posted on 11/03/2004 7:35:07 PM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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