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Kerry: America doesn't need 'second Republican Party'
cnn.com ^ | August 20, 2005 | AP?

Posted on 08/21/2005 10:10:04 PM PDT by bitt

SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- Sen. John F. Kerry told state legislators Friday the Democratic Party doesn't need to undergo an extreme makeover, saying "the last thing America needs is a second Republican Party."

After blistering Republicans on everything from Iraq to health care, Kerry said Democrats have an opportunity to rebuild nationally by simply addressing the concerns that affect people's daily lives -- energy, transportation, health care and security.

"We have to go out and fight for the real issues that make a difference in the lives of the American people and we don't need some great lurch to the right or lurch to the left or redefinition of the Democratic Party," the Massachusetts Democrat said. "The last thing America needs is a second Republican Party."

Kerry spoke to 750 Democratic state legislators who were attending the National Conference of State Legislatures. He announced plans to campaign and raise money for Democratic legislative candidates across America.

His ill-fated 2004 presidential campaign was still clearly on Kerry's mind, with an analysis and a broadside against President Bush and congressional Republicans taking up the lion's share of his 35-minute speech to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee's luncheon.

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Kerry told his audience that while Republicans dither and practice politics of "nastiness and partisanship," Democratic legislators are showing the right stuff, connecting with people on their front porches and then going to the capitals to fix their problems.

"The states are now the laboratories, much more than before, because of the refusal of Washington to do what's important and necessary. You're forced to spend too much time cleaning up what Washington either messes up or leaves undone altogether."

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ouch!! Those teeth!!

'John Kerry speaks Friday to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee at a meeting in Seatlle, Washington.'

1 posted on 08/21/2005 10:10:05 PM PDT by bitt
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To: bitt
He announced plans to campaign and raise money for Democratic legislative candidates across America.

He's running.

2 posted on 08/21/2005 10:11:40 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: bitt
Kerry said Democrats have an opportunity to rebuild nationally by simply addressing the concerns that affect people's daily lives -- energy, transportation, health care and security.

He forgot "the environment" and "education" talking points.

3 posted on 08/21/2005 10:11:44 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: bitt

Yeah, and just like Al Gore invented the internet...Kerry is SUCH the expert on what America needs!


4 posted on 08/21/2005 10:11:48 PM PDT by NordP (Keeping America Great - Karl Rove / Jack Bauer in 2008 !)
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To: johnny7; TomGuy; maryz; Lonesome in Massachussets; JLO; gidget7; nopardons; Kenny Bunk; GianniV; ...

LT ping!

on or off, FR mail.


5 posted on 08/21/2005 10:11:55 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: bitt
Actually Kerry is right on this.

Most Democrats in the same ilk as Nancy Pelosi think the party should move more to the left. I agree since that is only an attempt to reflect the reality of who they are.

6 posted on 08/21/2005 10:13:31 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: bitt
"The last thing America needs is a second Republican Party."

Tell that to hillary.

7 posted on 08/21/2005 10:14:24 PM PDT by umgud (Comment removed by poster before moderator could get to it)
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To: Howlin
He's running.

He's not too bright, is he?

8 posted on 08/21/2005 10:15:09 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: bitt

John Kerry.

Kerry.

Help me; sounds familiar.


9 posted on 08/21/2005 10:15:52 PM PDT by noblejones
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To: bitt
energy, transportation, health care and security.

Hmmm, no abortion?

10 posted on 08/21/2005 10:16:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: bitt
" You're forced to spend too much time cleaning up what Washington either messes up or leaves undone altogether."

Probably the only truthful thing this man has ever said.
11 posted on 08/21/2005 10:16:46 PM PDT by birbear (Admit it. you clicked on the "I have already previewed" button without actually previewing the post.)
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To: bitt

Mr. Kerry, that's only the second to last thing.


12 posted on 08/21/2005 10:16:46 PM PDT by thoughtomator
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To: noblejones

I think he's in Congress, or something like that. Didn't he fight in the Korean War? Or was it the Civil War?


13 posted on 08/21/2005 10:18:12 PM PDT by kromike
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To: bitt

14 posted on 08/21/2005 10:18:21 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: noblejones
John Kerry...Kerry...Help me; sounds familiar.

Wasn't he a guy who went to some war? Something about ketchup...anyone?

15 posted on 08/21/2005 10:18:41 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Back from the land of Tapas, Flamenco and Sangria...<sigh>)
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To: Howlin

Dear John:

No. Now go away, before we taunt you a second time.


16 posted on 08/21/2005 10:20:54 PM PDT by RichInOC (You must purge the stupidity from among you. And the people said Amen and Amen.)
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To: bitt

America doesn't need another JFK.


17 posted on 08/21/2005 10:21:52 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: bitt; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; ntnychik; devolve; Happy2BMe; Boazo; OXENinFLA; Grampa Dave; ...
Sign my 180 form
sure, in the next life!




18 posted on 08/21/2005 10:22:06 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: NordP

Yeah, and just like Al Gore invented the internet...Kerry is SUCH the expert on what America needs!

Slow down there NordP...Johnny Heinz said he knew what America doesn't need. I believe he is an expert on what America doesn't need, after all he can see that every morning looking at himself in the bathroom mirror. Peace.


19 posted on 08/21/2005 10:22:52 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: bitt
"Kerry said Democrats have an opportunity to rebuild nationally by simply addressing the concerns that affect people's daily lives -- energy, transportation, health care and security."

Lets see here....

On Energy - Democrats reject any oil exploration, while offering nothing to counter the need for oil

Transportation - Democrats suggest higher Cafe standards (Higher Priced Vehicles) while ignoring the need for more Refineries

Health Care - Democrats promote Hillary Care...Nuf said

Security - Democrats offer appeasement and dialog with Terrorists.

Clue for Democrats: You cannot rebuild your party on a previously failed platform

20 posted on 08/21/2005 10:24:03 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: Smartass

Heh-heh! Good one SA!!


21 posted on 08/21/2005 10:24:33 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: bitt
Kerry said Democrats have an opportunity to rebuild nationally by simply addressing the concerns that affect people's daily lives -- energy, transportation, health care and security.

This kind of energy, Senator? The renewable, clean kind you and Sen. Kennedy are so wild over?


22 posted on 08/21/2005 10:25:45 PM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: Smartass

He still thinks he important, I thought we were through with him.


23 posted on 08/21/2005 10:26:19 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: bitt

No, we don't. The one we have is good enough for government work.


24 posted on 08/21/2005 10:26:56 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: bitt

25 posted on 08/21/2005 10:27:03 PM PDT by John Lenin (Hillary Clinton =RAT Titantic)
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To: bitt
Kerry's idea of a "front porch" includes a really great view of the average American's privately owned beach somewhere in Massachusetts.
26 posted on 08/21/2005 10:27:35 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: bitt

Kaptain Ketchup needs to obtain the services of a surgeon. Why? John FUBAR Kerry, aka Kaptain Ketchup, needs some eyeholes next to his belly button, so he can see.


27 posted on 08/21/2005 10:27:55 PM PDT by punster
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To: DTogo

Ted doesn't like windmills. He's tilted at quite a few during his political career, and he's also very fond of birds.


28 posted on 08/21/2005 10:29:48 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: Mr. Mojo
He forgot "the environment" and "education" talking points.

Not to mention abortion and sodomy.

29 posted on 08/21/2005 10:30:44 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: bitt

"Kerry told his audience that while Republicans dither and practice politics of "nastiness and partisanship,"

Obvioussly once again confusing his own party with ours.

His is the only party I see doing that.


30 posted on 08/21/2005 10:31:19 PM PDT by ImphClinton (Four More Years Go Bush)
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To: potlatch
I hear, some species of cockroaches are hard to get rid of.
31 posted on 08/21/2005 10:31:57 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: bitt
"We don't need some great lurch..."

I can't believe he said that...but he's right!


32 posted on 08/21/2005 10:32:05 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (I lost my copy of the PNAC Neo-Con agenda. Can someone fax me one?)
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To: Smartass; devolve
nice one! Just found this...


33 posted on 08/21/2005 10:34:12 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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34 posted on 08/21/2005 10:35:34 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: bitt

You know what America DOES need you overblown poofter? It needs a minority party that doesn't kick it in the shins just because they lose some elections and wanna act like friggin' babies.


You want Americas' votes? Tell us what you stand for. But you can't. I don't think you've got the grapes! You and I both know you will lose even worse if America knows what you really stand for.


35 posted on 08/21/2005 10:36:15 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (How does He know what you're gonna do? He had a great view from YOUR cross.)
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To: RichInOC

'Now go away, before we taunt you a second time'


lol! obviously we miss him...I only wish he had brought the little woman with him......


36 posted on 08/21/2005 10:36:35 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Smartass
I hear, some species of cockroaches are hard to get rid of.

I believe they were around when the dinosaurs were still on earth. Kerry didn't 'evolve' well, lol!

37 posted on 08/21/2005 10:36:53 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

LOL, I love it when there is the 'perfect' spot for a certain graphic and you hit it today!


38 posted on 08/21/2005 10:38:00 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: bitt; potlatch
Good one -- That just about sizes up his prostrate problem.
39 posted on 08/21/2005 10:38:47 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: Smartass

LOL, funny graphics and I'm too tired to post any. See you tomorrow SmartA.


40 posted on 08/21/2005 10:41:47 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch
Have a good one. I'm getting worn down too.
41 posted on 08/21/2005 10:43:25 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

You beat me to it! To quote Dr. Phil, "What was he thinking?'


42 posted on 08/21/2005 10:44:40 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Smartass; potlatch
oohhhhhhhh, found a bunch more ...save these for tomorrow...

'Kerry, who easily carried the West Coast 'blue' states last fall, is raising money and rallying campaign footsoldiers for Democrats across the country and may use the chits for a new White House bid.

"


43 posted on 08/21/2005 10:48:13 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: bitt

Sit down numb nuts!.....you lost!


44 posted on 08/21/2005 10:48:53 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: FairOpinion

ah, never saw THAT one - saving it!!! Prime choice!


45 posted on 08/21/2005 10:49:10 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: bitt

[Kerry spoke to...]




YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWN!


46 posted on 08/21/2005 10:58:09 PM PDT by spinestein (The facts fairly and honestly presented, truth will take care of itself.)
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To: bitt

What Republican Party? All I see are Democrats and Democrat Juniors.


47 posted on 08/21/2005 11:11:28 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty
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To: Utmost Certainty; All

Ahhhh Yessssssss....

"Fredo" Kerry, and the
'Look at your Feet Marathon Men' Party....


48 posted on 08/21/2005 11:16:36 PM PDT by NickatNite2003
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To: bitt

Keep it up, Johnny. It's the best thing you can do for our side.


49 posted on 08/21/2005 11:27:29 PM PDT by Just Lori (Ok, tag! Now you're it!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Apparently, he doesn't know what we say and think about him. And he apparently never listens to the Laura Ingraham show.


50 posted on 08/21/2005 11:30:41 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (I lost my copy of the PNAC Neo-Con agenda. Can someone fax me one?)
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