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"I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President"--A Hopeful Democrat Speaks Up, Positively!
The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, September 17, 2005 | Donna Brazile

Posted on 09/17/2005 2:04:30 PM PDT by pillut48

"On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I am not a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked pretty hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after watching him speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president and the plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild the Gulf Coast."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 1firstkeyword; brazile; bush43; katrina; katrinaspeech; rebuildingno
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If only there were more dems like DB!
1 posted on 09/17/2005 2:04:32 PM PDT by pillut48
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To: pillut48



This is Democrat speak for, "Damn, I wish we would have thought of this! "


2 posted on 09/17/2005 2:07:48 PM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Sum Republican)
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To: pillut48

I got goosebumps reading this article.


3 posted on 09/17/2005 2:08:11 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: pillut48

Oh, please. This woman is a racist, lesbian radical. She will make cooperative noises at first. Then, when the money goes into infrastructure, instead of into the pockets of the "poor," or if he insists on any accountability at all as to how the money is spent, she'll start bashing Bush and say, "Gee, I believed him. But he's nothing but a mean, lying Republican. We must elect Hillary."

I wouldn't trust this woman as far as I could throw her.


4 posted on 09/17/2005 2:08:31 PM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: pillut48

I think you're being naive. The Democrats are back-tracking.


5 posted on 09/17/2005 2:08:38 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: pillut48
i have always liked Donna, even though I have disagreed a lot with her Democrat beliefs. However, I always found her to mainly stick with the issue and avoid name-calling.One way or another, God bless her.
6 posted on 09/17/2005 2:10:25 PM PDT by gramho12 (Prayers for our southern neighbors during this time of tragedy)
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To: pillut48

This has already been posted, and drew a lot of cynical comments. Personally, I think she is sincere and I think there may even be other honest Dems out there who agree with her. Remember that Jesus said not to quench the smoldering flax - that is, don't stomp out hopeful signs simply because they aren't perfect. I thought her words were great and I hope they reach Dems all over the country. I'm sick of Dem partisan politics destroying this country.


7 posted on 09/17/2005 2:11:19 PM PDT by livius
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To: pillut48

Damn! Hell just froze over.


8 posted on 09/17/2005 2:11:19 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: pillut48

Duplicate


9 posted on 09/17/2005 2:11:31 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: gramho12

You're right...she does LOVE social programs. I'm more thinking she's just liking the sound of the "we'll help you start a business", "we'll help you with your child care", and all that while we ALSO rebuild!


10 posted on 09/17/2005 2:13:14 PM PDT by serpentineshel
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To: dr_who_2

They probably DO want to rebuild 'Rat "plantations".


11 posted on 09/17/2005 2:13:17 PM PDT by Paladin2 (MSM rioted over Katrina and looted the truth)
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To: pillut48

GW's first convert?


12 posted on 09/17/2005 2:14:14 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: lady lawyer

I completely agree. Never for one moment forget how cozy Brazile has been with the Clintons, nor for how long. She has most assuredly NOT left that camp. Take her words at nothing more than face value, for it is the most they will ever be worth on a good day.

A.A.C.


13 posted on 09/17/2005 2:14:47 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: livius

I agree...I do think she's sincere. I just think she finally heard somthing from this Republican President that clicks with her thinking. I'm glad. Maybe there are others like her that will follow her lead.


14 posted on 09/17/2005 2:14:54 PM PDT by serpentineshel
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To: pillut48

Bush's Fault


15 posted on 09/17/2005 2:16:04 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>)
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To: pillut48

I think this is a good sign. I am not expecting the Dems to all suddenly alter their ideology. I'm just glad that one of them is being a decent human being, even if I disgagree with her politics.


16 posted on 09/17/2005 2:17:09 PM PDT by LeftCoastNeoCon (I am the universe observing itself)
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To: pillut48
Nice article, but too bad I don't believe a word she says.

She should have told Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to stop race baiting, but she didn't. If she had, I might have believed what she wrote was from the heart.

I just don't trust democRATS. I think they need to be put in the Axis of Evil (except for Zell Miller)
17 posted on 09/17/2005 2:18:53 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 ("Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal")
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To: pillut48


If only there were more dems like DB!
There are...They're just afraid to speak out....Don't know what's in their FBI files and who has them.....Donna knows and doesn't care.


18 posted on 09/17/2005 2:20:16 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Loon Landrieu & Co good name for a flood control business...Motto:"We got dikes!")
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To: LeftCoastNeoCon
OK. You can call me cynical. If it were only Donna Brazile, I might chalk it up to her being from New Orleans and liking the President's plan.

But when all of a sudden Landrieu and Blaco, followed by Ellen Ratner, Bob Beckel, and Donna Brazile, ALL support the President and start saying complimentary things, I can only conclude one thing:

The polls showed that attacking the President over the hurricane was driving pepople away from them, and they sent out talking points last night changing their strategy.

19 posted on 09/17/2005 2:20:51 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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To: AmericanArchConservative

Wasn't she also the one who started the GH Bush/extramarital-affair nonsense during his presidential campaign? I just don't trust her.


20 posted on 09/17/2005 2:21:08 PM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: pillut48
If only there were more dems like DB!

This is nothing more than democrap damage control.

21 posted on 09/17/2005 2:23:15 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Arise! Sir Loin of Beef...)
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To: pillut48
If only there were more dems like DB!

The unfortunate thing is that they are.
You're being tricked into believing she is sincere.
Never trust a "rat" especially when they are trapped.

The interviews with the people in Houston from NOLA, pretty
much puts the spike in the heart of the Democrat beast. The
New Orleans people were praising "GW" for his actions. The dems can't
look like idiots in front of their own people.

22 posted on 09/17/2005 2:23:15 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (..yep, thats right, I'm an infidel......so what....)
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To: livius

I hope you're right. But I suspect these supportive words were only uttered to give her attacks more clout when she later "turns" on him.


23 posted on 09/17/2005 2:24:26 PM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: livius

She may indeed be sincere.

Bush is showing the 'triangulation' magic of 'compassionate conservatism... It is driving us fiscal conservatives batty, but honest Democrats would have to admit that if Clinton gave the exact same speech they'd be orgasmic over it.

Bush is giving the gulf coast hope, opportunity, and our money. He is doing EVERYTHING POSSIBLE and giving them practically anything they could ask for.

I worry it might be too much budget-wise, but politically I think Bush has turned a potential big negative into a possible political asset. Bush's leadership has been excellent throughout. He never swerved from always trying to do the right thing, and that is to his credit.

I'd also note that the REPUBLICAN RUN STATE OF TEXAS, under Rick Perry, has come out looking like the best state in the union for helping out neighbors. The outpouring of positive reaction from evacuees is amazing. The fact is that 250,000 evacuees came to Texas, 30,000 students got enrolled in our schools; many thousand college students .. the list goes on.

If the message comes across that "REPUBLICANS ARE GOOD PEOPLE" one of the key Democrat talking-points will get washed away.


24 posted on 09/17/2005 2:24:49 PM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com/)
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To: cwb
Regardless of her poor choice in political affiliation, she will fight as hard and fast for her party as we do for ours.

She is however a voice of reason and I personally welcome her putting party politics aside when needed. I wonder what grief she will now have to go through for speaking her mind and doing the right thing. She is strong enough to handle it I am sure.
25 posted on 09/17/2005 2:26:33 PM PDT by One Sided Media (Go Bush!!)
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To: Miss Marple

It's possibly true that the Dems have finally found an issue that they can't get around. I think Blanco and the mayor are only supporting Bush because they hope he'll protect them from criminal prosecution, btw.

But I think Brazile is sincere and some of the others may be, too. At any rate, it wouldn't hurt to treat them that way and see if we can stop the Dem insanity that has divided this country so horribly for years now. I think we should really accept them on the basis of what they are saying.


26 posted on 09/17/2005 2:27:28 PM PDT by livius
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To: lady lawyer
I'd like to believe her, but I don't.

How a black woman can remain a democRAT after seeing how racist the democRAT party is, is simply beyond comprehension.

The democRATS have managed for over 60 years to keep black people in chains and reliant on Government for their existence, just for their votes.

It is probably the the most totally despicable form of racism that still blatantly exists.

Shame, shame, shame on the democRATS!!
27 posted on 09/17/2005 2:27:43 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 ("Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal")
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To: pillut48
I'm a FR newbie, and I'm not too familiar with Donna Brazile. But I like this article. She seems to be honest and genuine. She may be the first Dem I could actually have a civilized discussion with. :)
28 posted on 09/17/2005 2:28:51 PM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: pillut48

Not surprising, now that the money levee has broken.


29 posted on 09/17/2005 2:29:07 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: lady lawyer

I feel the same way. She has already demonstrated how she really feels.


30 posted on 09/17/2005 2:29:47 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: WOSG

I agree. You've made some excellent points, and the point about Texas is something I haven't seen before - but it's right on target.


31 posted on 09/17/2005 2:32:07 PM PDT by livius
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To: cwb
You are right NOT to trust Donna Brazile. She is a black female version of James Carville, and she will do ANYTHING to further her agenda.

Never trust a cornered rat!!
32 posted on 09/17/2005 2:32:24 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 ("Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal")
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To: pillut48

Sorry about the repost--but she sure is being excoriated over at the Kos website! What's the old saying, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"?


33 posted on 09/17/2005 2:33:14 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX)
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To: pillut48

A pile of unregulated Federal money always brings out the hopefulness in a Democrat politician..


34 posted on 09/17/2005 2:34:30 PM PDT by RTINSC
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To: pillut48

You are doing something wrong when Donna Brazile agrees with you. Of course this welfare whore is salivating at the prospect of handouts to the most "needy"!


35 posted on 09/17/2005 2:35:06 PM PDT by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

I think that if you've been brought up a Dem, and everybody around you is a Dem, it's pretty hard to think otherwise. A few very independent black people do, but it's not easy for them. The interesting thing is that a lot of the black people I know here (in Florida) share GOP positions 100%, but they consider themselves Dems and practically faint if anybody points out that their positions really aren't the Dem positions. Maybe Donna Brazile's article will give them something to think about.


36 posted on 09/17/2005 2:35:26 PM PDT by livius
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To: lady lawyer
"Gee, I believed him. But he's nothing but a mean, lying Republican. We must elect Hillary."

For all effects and purposes, Hillary basically threw her under a bus.

Her political career is basically over, and she was screwed again by the Dems in that they basically insulted her when she dropped hints of being interested in the DNC chair.

She is a lefty radical, no doubt about that, but she isn't a clintonite anymore (unless she really has a thing for abuse).

After the way the dems treated her, I'm surprised she still talks to any of them (the few that actually acknowledge her....the very few).

37 posted on 09/17/2005 2:37:15 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: lady lawyer
I wouldn't trust this woman as far as I could throw her.

Trust. But verify...

38 posted on 09/17/2005 2:37:31 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: pillut48

Remember, there are LOTS of ex-liberals and ex-Democrats. There is always hope.


39 posted on 09/17/2005 2:39:26 PM PDT by bethtopaz (We will not allow another generation of heroes to be forsaken. -- NewLand, from Free Republic)
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To: cwb
Wasn't she also the one who started the GH Bush/extramarital-affair nonsense during his presidential campaign? I just don't trust her.

Yep,

She also started several other whispering campaigns against Bush.

Her political career is basically over, Hillary Clinton made her a scapegoat, and the entire democratic party basically crapped on her.

Al Gore and Hillary Clinton both ripped her apart and both (in public) blame her for Gores loss.

She will never work in politics again, and after the DNC thing where she dropped hints she wanted the job, it looks like no one even wants to talk to her.

40 posted on 09/17/2005 2:40:59 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: pillut48

The Dems have read the polls. They know those that "blame Bush" are bogus, and they know that they are getting more answers than they want to admit like those on "Nightline" the other night. The Dems are collapsing.


41 posted on 09/17/2005 2:41:03 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: lady lawyer
Some freepers will fall for anything.


cause the only thing they stand for is self righteous indignation

if they can get that fix....they're in
42 posted on 09/17/2005 2:41:18 PM PDT by wardaddy (I promise to listen to Peter Gabriel songs 24/7 till I'm rehabilitated)
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To: pillut48
If only there were more dems like DB!

There are .. the media/press just doesn't want you to hear from them

43 posted on 09/17/2005 2:43:16 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: GeorgeW23225
She is a black female version of James Carville, and she will do ANYTHING to further her agenda.

Sort of.

Carville can still work in politics.

Braziles career is effectivly over and finished.

She will never be hired again to run a campaign and in the democratic party,her name is mudd.

44 posted on 09/17/2005 2:43:19 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: pillut48

Donna Brazile is a leftist who is just saying this because she sees the direction things are going in and wants to be on the winning side. The 'Rats are probably figuring that if more of them get behind Bush on this, they can turn the $100 billion being spent in New Orleans into a new and permanent entitlement program.


45 posted on 09/17/2005 2:44:26 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: pillut48

This woman is nasty... she is pulling the sweet little Hillary thing to get in and then destroy everyone when they are sleeping trick.... the Trojan Horse... or in this case the Trojan Jackass.


46 posted on 09/17/2005 2:44:34 PM PDT by Porterville (Liberal Babyboomers will by anything that stinks of hippy.... So crap on a stick and sell baby sell)
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To: livius
I know what you mean, but if Colin Powell, Condi Rice, Lynn Swann, Starr Parker, Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Ken Blackwell ( need I continue ?? ) can stand up and say "Enough is Enough", so can other black people. There is simply no longer any excuse for being a "slave" to the democRAT party!!!
47 posted on 09/17/2005 2:45:00 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 ("Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal")
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To: Sonny M
I agree. But, if she was REALLY sincere, why doesn't she hold a press conference and announce her change of registration to the Republican party. Let her tell the world that she has seen the light, and that she is not going to be a slave to the democRAT party any more!!

If she does that, maybe I'll believe what she has written!!
48 posted on 09/17/2005 2:49:12 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 ("Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal")
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To: Miss Marple
I know we agreed on this earlier,and I still think your assessment is correct.

But some dems apparently are still behind the curve.Just saw Martin Frost on Fox and he's calling for tax increases.I wonder if he had to turn in his secret decoder ring when he left congress!

49 posted on 09/17/2005 2:50:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle)
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To: GeorgeW23225

Well, some of them may be working on it, so we should be positive at the start and not reject them before they even have a chance. Not everybody is bold enough or tough enough to do things right off like the hyper-intelligent folks you have listed - some people are more timid, less smart, and have to ease in - and giving a positive reception is definitely more encouraging.


50 posted on 09/17/2005 2:51:35 PM PDT by livius
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