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Overreaching ... 11-01-05 ... the political tide in DC began to turn.
www.mullings.com ^ | Wednesday November 2, 2005

Posted on 11/01/2005 7:41:34 PM PST by InvisibleChurch

* Yesterday Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid demanded that the Senate go into closed session to demand a report to follow up on a 2004 Senate Intelligence Committee investigation on what the CIA knew or didn't know in the run-up to the Iraq war. * Invoking Senate Rule 21 he forced a closed session of the US Senate to "demand, on behalf of the American people why these investigations aren't being conducted." * For the record Rule 21 reads:

On a motion made and seconded to close the doors of the Senate, on the discussion of any business which may, in the opinion of a Senator, require secrecy, the Presiding Officer shall direct the galleries to be cleared; and during the discussion of such motion the doors shall remain closed. * Thus there was no vote needed - majority or otherwise. Reid cooked this up as a publicity stunt and it worked. It made all the morning papers.

* But a stunt is a stunt. It is not policy. Even NBC's top correspondent, Andrea Mitchell said that the Senate Democrats were being "disingenuous" because Senate Democrats had plenty of time - before, during, and since to have raised these questions. And they didn't have the guts do it. * Even more amazing? Newsweek's Howard Fineman agreed with her. * This is part of an organized effort on behalf of Democrats to overcome their extreme distress of last week when US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald declined to indict anyone on the original charge of leaking Valerie Plame's name. * Nevertheless the Dems are running all over town telling anyone with a notebook or a tape recorder - including children walking to school with backpacks and grownups walking along K Street with iPods - that this is, or should be, all about WMDs or lack of them. * On Monday, reporters were giddily looking forward to Scooter Libby's trial when, they had convinced themselves, Vice President Dick Cheney would be forced to testify. * In a series of phone calls I was happy to dampen their spirits by making the following points:

1. Fitzgerald said the Libby indictment was about lying, not about WMDs

2. Any trial is going to focus solely on lying, not WMDs 3. If a trial takes place, and if VP Cheney testifies, the questioning is not going to be conducted by Larry King taking questions from reporters * On the Judge Alito front, the Democrats immediately overreached there as well. They circulated a memo claiming, in effect, that as a US Attorney, he went easy on an Italian mafia prosecution. * Chris Matthews, like Andrea Mitchell and Howard Fineman not known as an apologist for Republican causes, immediately reacted with fury, calling the memo a "pretty disgusting document," and saying it was "amazingly bad politics." * Remember the early days of the campaign against now-Chief Justice John Roberts? Remember how the National Abortion Rights Action League ran an ad which was so mean and misleading that it had to be withdrawn within hours?

* Same thing's going on here. With the same result. Judge Samuel Alito is going to be confirmed. He is a thoughtful, intelligent, extraordinarily experienced jurist. * If Republicans learned anything in the Monica scandal it was this: Overreaching is seriously punished by voters as soon as they detect it. * Mark November 1, 2005 on your calendar. It will turn out to be the date that the political tide in Washington began to turn. -- END --

Copyright ©2005 Richard A. Galen


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; alito; bush; cheney; cia; cialeak; delay; democrats; go; hillary; judgealito; libby; overplayedhand; p; reid; republicans; richardagalen; rove; rule21; samuelalito; scotus; senate; stupiddems; wmd

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1 posted on 11/01/2005 7:41:35 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

"I couldn't have done it without your daughter's contribution"


2 posted on 11/01/2005 7:44:37 PM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: InvisibleChurch

"I wonder where that hand has been, yeech"


3 posted on 11/01/2005 7:46:51 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: Fenris6

Reid's stunt and Alito's nomination motivated me to send a modest contribution to the RNC. Informed them that free spending and border control would need to be addressed before I donate more.


4 posted on 11/01/2005 7:48:13 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: InvisibleChurch

"You all gotta see my new humidor"


5 posted on 11/01/2005 7:52:25 PM PST by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: ncountylee
LOL Amazing how Freepers think alike. I called Rockefeller's office and told his staffer that because of his and other Democrat's disgusting actions today, I would be making my first sizable contribution to the RNC this year.
6 posted on 11/01/2005 7:53:36 PM PST by PeskyOne
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To: ncountylee

Somewhere along the line, we must be related cause we think alike. I'm about to let the moths out of my wallet too!


7 posted on 11/01/2005 7:56:27 PM PST by westmichman (I vote Republican for the children and the poor!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

What those stoopit Democrats don't understand is this Lock Down prank will do more to bring the Republicans together than most anything else that could have been done.

I wonder how Bill Frist got Reid to do this? Masterful.


8 posted on 11/01/2005 7:58:26 PM PST by Iowa Granny (I am not the sharpest pin in the cushion but I can draw blood.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Even NBC's top correspondent, Andrea Mitchell said that the Senate Democrats were being "disingenuous" because Senate Democrats had plenty of time - before, during, and since to have raised these questions.
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Now there is a profound, Pulitzer-prize-winning observation -- THE LIBS ARE DISINGENUOUS....


9 posted on 11/01/2005 7:58:31 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: InvisibleChurch
Mark November 1, 2005 on your calendar. It will turn out to be the date that the political tide in Washington began to turn

No, it turned a long time ago.

This is not a change of the tide, just the trough of a wave. Ant the wave is a tidal wave.

The timing of this is great, because when the Mid Terms roll around things should be well in hand, here and quite probably in Iraq as well.

10 posted on 11/01/2005 7:59:22 PM PST by adamsjas
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To: InvisibleChurch

Rich Galen is one of my favorites.

I just finished reading his article and then saw your thread.

He's a treasure!


11 posted on 11/01/2005 8:06:02 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (www.cafepress.com/rwos == for your Republican Women of Substance Gear)
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To: EagleUSA
Even NBC's top correspondent, Andrea Mitchell said that the Senate Democrats were being "disingenuous" because Senate Democrats had plenty of time - before, during, and since to have raised these questions.

If the MSM keeps this up ( well ya can dream can't ya) the dems will fold up so fast ya better not blink

They are a bunch of cowards who have had the MSM cover for them and bash the GOP for them .
They will shift gears so fast you will think the past was just a bad dream
They absolutely need the MSM running interference
12 posted on 11/01/2005 8:11:33 PM PST by uncbob
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To: InvisibleChurch
1. Fitziepoo sent a target letter to Rove warning him that he was about to be indicted for "outing" Valerie Plame.
2. KKKarl's lawyers told fitziepoo that he'd better check the statute before he indicted.
3 Fitz panicked and after 2 years finally checked to see if what he was investigating was a crime.
3. The Dummies got a scooter for fritznas instead of a land ROVEr.
13 posted on 11/01/2005 8:17:35 PM PST by OSHA (I've got a hole in my head too, but that's beside the point.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

See? Insisting on the whole enchilada gets us what we want!

For the next pick I want a judge who'll rule it legal to take the entire Senate minority and put their heads on pikes outside the Capitol.


14 posted on 11/01/2005 8:30:51 PM PST by thoughtomator (Alito Akbar)
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To: InvisibleChurch

The Dems have truly jumped-the-shark this time...


15 posted on 11/01/2005 8:40:41 PM PST by Tim n Texas
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To: InvisibleChurch
demand a report to follow up on a 2004 Senate Intelligence Committee investigation on what the CIA knew or didn't know in the run-up to the Iraq war.

That report showed that much of the WMD intelligence was from Clinton days.

16 posted on 11/01/2005 8:42:53 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Tim n Texas

The democrats are in desperation mode. This was merely a ploy to take the focus off Alito's nomination and redirect it back to Libby, Plame and WMD. They already know they will not be able to win the PR war on or fillibuster Alito unless the public's focus is elsewhere, and even then, it is doubtful they can do it. In their lame attempt to do so, they dealt themselves a load of bad PR, and were only able to divert attention for a short time. When their usually dependable allies in the 'old media' call them disingenuous, you know they screwed up.


17 posted on 11/01/2005 8:53:40 PM PST by KMAJ2 (Freedom not defended is freedom relinquished, liberty not fought for is liberty lost.)
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To: ncountylee

The Alito nomination already persuaded me to break my rule and donate directly to the RNC in gratitude. I'll do the same for the Senatorial fund WHEN confirmed, even if it ends in Chafee's pocket.

Today broke the stand off I've been in since at least the McCain Mutiny earlier in the year, in that, I'm going to support ALL Republicans to office again. Whatever my grievances with some of them, the Dems deserve to be crushed more. I hope the Dems realize what they've done. ;-)

This isn't to say I won't still support primary challenges. Laffey against Chafee. Etc..but I was going to work for him to lose in the General if he made it, now I'm standing down.


18 posted on 11/01/2005 9:47:44 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: InvisibleChurch
Mark November 1, 2005 on your calendar. It will turn out to be the date that the political tide in Washington began to turn.

From Rich Galen's lips to God's ears...

19 posted on 11/01/2005 9:50:57 PM PST by Keith in Iowa
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To: InvisibleChurch

bttt


20 posted on 11/01/2005 9:53:04 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("A gov't big enough to give you all you want is a gov't big enough to take all you have." G.Ford)
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To: Mike Darancette

"That report showed that much of the WMD intelligence was from Clinton days"

That would actually be bad for the GOP. That would show that they didn't have "new" intelligence prior to going in and depended on old information to justify the invasion.

I don't think they would be happy to have that released. It would also show that the CIA didn't a single person on the ground in Iraq, but relied entirely on foreign intelligence sources.


21 posted on 11/01/2005 9:56:20 PM PST by Skeeve14 (1980's RR-Communism Evil Empire 2000's GWB-Communism good for Business)
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To: InvisibleChurch
2 Boobs Squared

2 Boobs Squared ..... nuf said.
22 posted on 11/01/2005 11:10:10 PM PST by jaaakemm
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To: InvisibleChurch; MeekOneGOP; PhilDragoo; Happy2BMe; potlatch; ntnychik; Smartass; Czar; Boazo; ...
         





23 posted on 11/02/2005 2:11:51 AM PST by devolve (<--- (--------(--do not check out my lame FR home page--)--------)
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To: ncountylee
The problem w/the RNC and the Senatorial Committee is that they will not read, record or pay any attention to us when we explain our donations or our lack of them. They will cash the check, send more solicitations and use the money against conservatives, or at least to support moderates they think can win, just as they have done to date.

After months of explaining my lack of response in writing and in detail to the phone solicitors, I got another one just last week. I told him we were conservatives and he just laughed. I asked if this was a solicitation for donations or a poll. He said it was a *special* fundraiser. I told him that we donated to individuals directly and that they needed to stand up to the Democrats, do something substantial about illegal immigration and support Republicans who will vote for more oil and gas drilling and refineries before asking me for any more money. Silence, then I thanked him and hung up.

I have no doubt I will get yet more mail and calls soon.

I used to roll my eyes over the FReepers making constant comments on GOP lack of spine. Now, I am simply wary of them. I have seen them sandbag candidates I support right in the middle of a campaign, allowing Finegold's supporters to give huge, public sighs of relief and be able to concentrate on their candidates lower on the ticket (which we defeated due to individual donations and support).

I just do not trust the institutionalized portion of the GOP. I will vote and work and I agree the donks need to be crushed. I just doubt the RNC, et al are the ones who will actually do it. I do not think we can use operant conditioning on them. Until they get out in the real world and send out real organizers who will speak face-to-face with the grass roots base, I will be thankful when they manage to do something right, but I will not support them until they can understand the connection between an action and support.

I worked hard in the last campaign and had some phone time w/some of the career political operatives working for BCO4. These are arrogant careerists who use our time and effort and really think they have better things to do with their time than even be polite or listen to volunteers and donors. We have decided that we will not be complicit in our own abuse and it will take more than anger at donks to change our decision.

But I will not be part of a publically divided base, either, as that just gives aid and comfort to the enemy. We need to work and support individuals who will then at least be aware of who elected them, not give ammo to the donks and not reflexively give the careerists more money with which to be arrogant and neglectful of the people who do the real work in politics.
24 posted on 11/02/2005 3:06:53 AM PST by reformedliberal (Bless our troops and pray for our nation.)
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To: reformedliberal
We need to work and support individuals who will then at least be aware of who elected them, not give ammo to the donks and not reflexively give the careerists more money with which to be arrogant and neglectful of the people who do the real work in politics.
Good advice.
25 posted on 11/02/2005 3:16:37 AM PST by samtheman
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To: ncountylee
On a motion made and seconded to close the doors of the Senate, on the discussion of any business which may, in the opinion of a Senator, require secrecy, the Presiding Officer shall direct the galleries to be cleared; and during the discussion of such motion the doors shall remain closed. * Thus there was no vote needed - majority or otherwise. Reid cooked this up as a publicity stunt and it worked. It made all the morning papers.

Lets read rule XXXI

2. All business in the Senate shall be transacted in open session, unless the Senate as provided in rule XXI by a majority vote shall determine that a particular nomination, treaty, or other matter shall be considered in closed executive session, in which case all subsequent proceedings with respect to said nomination, treaty, or other matter shall be kept secret: Provided, That the injunction of secrecy as to the whole or any part of proceedings in closed executive session may be removed on motion adopted by a majority vote of the Senate in closed executive session: Provided further, That any Senator may make public his vote in closed executive session.

Now some one please explain to me why the Republicans allowed a closed Session .

26 posted on 11/02/2005 3:20:11 AM PST by BlueMoose
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To: reformedliberal
"They will cash the check, send more solicitations...... After months of explaining my lack of response in writing and in detail to the phone solicitors, I got another one just last week. I told him we were conservatives and he just laughed. I asked if this was a solicitation for donations or a poll. He said it was a *special* fundraiser. I told him that we donated to individuals directly and that they needed to stand up to the Democrats, do something substantial about illegal immigration and support Republicans who will vote for more oil and gas drilling and refineries before asking me for any more money. Silence, then I thanked him and hung up."

I take the same approach. I got one the other night who hung up on me after I respectfully and patiently explained things just as you do. I do take some solace in the post paid envelopes they include with their mail solicitations because I can write the immigration, energy, and spending message on the slip in red before I return it without the check. Perhaps if everyone did that they'd start to get the message.

27 posted on 11/02/2005 3:30:15 AM PST by RushLake (Baghdad minus saddam hussein = Detroit)
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To: RushLake
I cannot count the number of FReepers who already reply in writing on the donation requests and explain in detail when they are called.

They do not read the messages, they simply open the envelopes and look for checks. They do not listen to us on the phone....I have done phone bank work and MAYBE they have a checklist of possible responses, but I doubt it, as this was a solicitation, not a poll.

As my screen name implies and as I have posted several times on FR, I worked on the Left back in the day (1970s). The Left sends out paid organizers to targeted communities that they see as vote banks way before an election. They form ad hoc interest groups, which are then used as pressure groups on issues as elections approach. They look for potential leaders and potential organizers and nurture them. Lots of grass root mentoring goes on and political paybacks, like grants, are used to reinforce the message that the base owes the donks for real personal results. We do not do this.

I could go on and I have said this in writing to the RNC way back in the late 90s. It was ignored. I have repeated this sort of approach, which could easily be incorporated into the strategy Rove used in previous elections. I have tried to do some of this on my own, locally and a couple of times it worked really well, especially with young Christian conservatives. But then I found myself putting out fires begun by operatives in DC who treated carefully nurtured donors and volunteers with public contempt and reluctantly apologized with only grudging participation by the clueless careerists.

We have had donks run as Republicans and get support from State GOP. We had a committed Leftist as head of the local GOP back before the 2000 general election and even when informed, neither the State nor the national GOP did a thing. We have had Party Chairs who had personal agendas that caused them to publicly refuse to work for W during the 2004 general election. No one came to help us deal with these situations, which simply made our local organization a joke at best and a detriment at worst.

They eat our lunch on the local level, at least in my area. Our supporters are leery of being too public, for example, because they work and are usually self-employed and the local donks use economic warfare against us.

CPAC is all well and good, but the opposition does it better, reaches down to local levels better and has support from the donk office holders in the form of grants for administrative salaries in pressure groups or grants such as HUD money to entire small communities. Philosophically, this is not what the Right is about, of course, but it is frustrating to see it work time and again over 35 years and not have something similar for our own side.

I do not know any longer how to get their attention for more than a few minutes, let alone get some real assistance on the local level. In fact, even good conservative candidates at the State level are usually so intent on going where they can reach a large number of voters that they ignore the possibility of getting the same number by being attentive to many smaller areas. In the past 5 years, I have met one GOP candidate for State office who knew how to campaign and build a grass roots base. He did it and won all on his own and even his fellow candidates at the same level (for different seats) never seemed to understand what made one guy a great campaigner while they just stood around like lumps.

Can you tell I am frustrated?? LOL.
28 posted on 11/02/2005 4:08:59 AM PST by reformedliberal (Bless our troops and pray for our nation.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Interesting the after two years, all Fitz had was an indictment for a Democrat (Libby) lying.

Is there a public roll call on the vote to go back into general session yesterday? Wonder if the vote was 55-45, or if some Dems voted to go back into session? A Dem voet to go back to session would seem to be a vite against invoking rule 21 again.


29 posted on 11/02/2005 4:15:16 AM PST by IamConservative (Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times will pick himself up and carry on.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I am thoroughly disgusted by the latest antics of the Democrats. But it is good to see that thier pals in the MSM are turning on them for thier dirty tricks. I suppose a certain amount of arrogance in the way the press treats liberals and Democrats has creeped into the Senators way of thinking and I hope this totally blows up thier faces in ways they couldn't imagine.


30 posted on 11/02/2005 4:20:19 AM PST by misharu (How to fight the ACLU: G.O.D.gear: www.cafepress.com/usrepublicgear)
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To: jaaakemm

Can you find the boobs in this picture?
31 posted on 11/02/2005 4:42:23 AM PST by NonLinear (He's dead, Jim)
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To: misharu
This is like the kids acting up when you already have a headache.

And the kids are working hard to make sure that we don't go back to look at Able Danger and how the CIA and FBI relates to 9-11. CLARKE has been missing in action lately. And where the hell is Valerie Plame? In Paris with Jacqueline?, paying off Joe's friends? or setting up another scenario.

32 posted on 11/02/2005 5:08:26 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Closure of the senate for a secret meeting is a slap in the face to Americans, and most will take it as such. A dumb move on dems part.


33 posted on 11/02/2005 5:11:15 AM PST by hershey
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To: InvisibleChurch

IMHO we should clean out the congress and elect adults next time. The difference between congress and the boy scouts is that the boy scouts have adult leadership..........


34 posted on 11/02/2005 5:14:37 AM PST by lmailbvmbipfwedu
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To: Soul Seeker
I hope the Dems realize what they've done

Yep! Rung up another winner out of the Vietnam playbook, and tried to 'Agnew' Cheney. Didn't work this time.

35 posted on 11/02/2005 5:30:08 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: devolve

It does strike me as odd that you can investigate corruption in Cook County and only return two indictments against Democrats. Not exactly Elliott Ness.


36 posted on 11/02/2005 6:43:49 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Skeeve14
That would show that they didn't have "new" intelligence prior to going in and depended on old information to justify the invasion.

They may well didn't have much new information refuting the Clinton Position that Iraq was awash in WMD. In the absence of 9-11 I don't think that the WMD in Iraq was actionable.

With the War on Terror hostilities in Iraq became an action in a larger war. The WH should point this out often since the Democrats are succeeding in isolating Iraq as an issue removed from the War on Terror. It is sort of like the MSM reporting only on the European Theater during WWII.

37 posted on 11/02/2005 6:58:11 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: BlueMoose
Now some one please explain to me why the Republicans allowed a closed Session.

Because by Rule 21, which you quoted, only a motion and second is required to cause the galleries to be cleared and doors closed. Discussion then takes place on the motion.

Rupblicans could end the closed session after such discussion, but could not stop the closing of the session prior to such discussion.
38 posted on 11/02/2005 7:02:27 AM PST by NonLinear (He's dead, Jim)
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To: devolve

Excellent.


39 posted on 11/02/2005 7:09:20 AM PST by Grampa Dave (MSM pseudo reporters use "could, may, and might" when they are lying and spinning.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

It was reported yesterday that the fools over at DU were all excited by the closed door session. I wonder how they feel today after the widely negative reaction, even in their MSM outlets?

I refuse to visit DU, but would love to get e report by those at FR that are willing to check in on them.


40 posted on 11/02/2005 7:14:07 AM PST by Laserman
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To: reformedliberal

Speaking of arrogant careerist RNC people, I never had much use for them for the past 20 years but last year's (about 25 years old I think) was the absolute worst. He was the "organizer" for this region of the state but chose not to work with the Republican committee in town in contacting such people as the college students. Then later when I wondered why we could never get any Bush campaign signs I was told that since our county didn't "go for" Bush in 2000 we were written off (but any COMPETENT campign person knows that getting from 22% GOP registration to 45% GOP vote helps overall just as much as anyone else's vote.) I ended up PHOTOCOPYING hundreds of 11" x 17" Bush campaign signs and had volunteers color in the red stripes on the flag.



41 posted on 11/02/2005 7:21:26 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: wildandcrazyrussian
Sounds about right!!

I had, first, a middle aged advance guy w/W set up a photo op/personal appearance with a large donor (whom I has worked on for months to not sit home, as he is a strong conservative with economic & border issues)only to blow it off after the guy had 50 people (votes) lined up to meet the POTUS. Took a week to get the operative to call and apologize to the donor.

Then in the final days of the election, we had the DC pros, all of them in their 20s, swoop in to help us get over the top. They set up shop 45 miles away, had me set up a central phone bank (volunteers, volunteer home, volunteered cell phones) and then just blew me off. We lost my county as well as the one they set up in. We had student vote fraud. I had intel about this 2 weeks prior and the people originally in charge of this county just kept telling me they *had plans* to counter the fraud. HA! Basically, they had THE PLAN (all the phone banks and continual polling...you know the drill)and when I told them my volunteers were burned out, the base didn't want to answer one more poll, they just said:"What do have for the Voter Vault today?". And don't get me started on using software that is expensive and not in everyone's computer.

Basically, I scrounged up about 6-8 very enthusiastic HS and college kids and they did most of the work...sometimes on their own. The local GOP was no help, didn't understand all the phoning or the time-is-of-the-essence nature and were either MIA or too old and clueless to get their assignments done. Basically a group of old folks who had always done things their way and were not about to change or think about changing.

This next election, I am helping our candidate who is going against Ron Kind (WI 3), but my best adult volunteer is doing the local managing. I told her the truth and have helped find volunteers for coffees and will donate, but that is IT.

I know Rove is a political genius, but he and his people need to get out of DC and spend some serious time out in the boonies.
42 posted on 11/02/2005 7:41:28 AM PST by reformedliberal (Bless our troops and pray for our nation.)
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To: thoughtomator

From now on we're calling you Vlad!

CA....


43 posted on 11/02/2005 9:17:20 AM PST by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've once again found that silly grin!)
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To: popdonnelly


Peppermint Patty Fitz is corrupt & dirty


His presser bemoaned his anguish at not being able to indict Rove & Libby before the 2004 election


His "apolitical" claims in his Libby indictment presser were what El Rushbo calls "seminar caller" methods


"I'm honest! Just ask me!"


31 times more indictments against Republicans than democrats?


Does anyone believe that democrats are that pure and honest?


Fitz is toast

Like Joe Wilson - Fitz planned on being a biggie under Kerry - or Hillary

His career is over

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44 posted on 11/02/2005 9:34:57 AM PST by devolve (<--- (--------(--do not check out my lame FR home page--)--------)
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To: reformedliberal

Yes your frustration is very evident. I have an alleged republican state representative that slathers all over the butt of our canadian female democrat governor every chance he gets. He loves to put his foot on the neck of the taxpayer. The state party heirarchy prefers to wait until he is term limited out rather than mount a serious challenge to him.


45 posted on 11/02/2005 10:00:58 AM PST by RushLake (Baghdad minus saddam hussein = Detroit)
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To: devolve
This is part of an organized effort on behalf of Democrats to overcome their extreme distress of last week when US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald declined to indict anyone on the original charge of leaking Valerie Plame's name.

1.Fitzgerald said the Libby indictment was about lying, not about WMDs

Bumpity bump.

46 posted on 11/02/2005 6:30:09 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: InvisibleChurch; All

Blackfive nails it:

About ten times I said something like, "If those politicians actually gave a flying @#$% about the troops they would have pulled a @#$%ing closed door @#$%ing session two years ago to get them kevlar, equipment, pay, support in combat and the hospitals and in the VA."

If they really gave a @#$* about the troops, the large campaign chests would be paying for kevlar blankets and supporting organizations like Soldiers' Angels and the Semper Fi Injured Marine Fund.

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2005/11/the_media_and_t.html


47 posted on 11/03/2005 3:16:55 PM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: devolve

They always refer to him as a Repubican...is this true? Why was he chosen?


48 posted on 11/06/2005 3:50:46 AM PST by BonnieJ
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