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FREEP This Poll: Is Showing Coffins of Slain American Servicemen Wrong?
AOL, Contributed by the New York Slimes ^ | July 14, 2006 | ANNE E. KORNBLUT

Posted on 07/14/2006 2:04:58 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark

Ad Showing Troop Coffins Causes Clash of the Parties

By ANNE E. KORNBLUT, The New York Times

WASHINGTON, July 13 — In an echo of the last election cycle, political operatives are at odds over a Democratic advertisement featuring coffins coming home from war.

The advertisement, a short film posted on the Web site of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is being attacked by Republicans as tasteless and disrespectful of American troops in Iraq.

In 2004, President Bush’s campaign released an advertisement showing a flag-draped body being removed from the site of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attack there. The shot outraged some victims’ families, who accused Mr. Bush of exploitation.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aol; democrats; freep; ghouls; newyorktimes; politicalads; poll; republicans; vultures
The thing I'm most disturbed by is that they don't even think it's worth the poll to begin with.
1 posted on 07/14/2006 2:05:00 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Unreal!

What's your take on this photo in a political ad critical of Republican leadership?
It's appropriate 52%
It's inappropriate 48%
Total Votes: 87,113


2 posted on 07/14/2006 2:07:16 PM PDT by TopoGigio
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
What's your take on this photo in a political ad critical of Republican leadership?
It's appropriate 52%
It's inappropriate 48%

3 posted on 07/14/2006 2:07:45 PM PDT by SmithL (The fact that they can't find Hoffa is proof that he never existed.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Freep this!

It's so low - yes, it is VERY inappropriate to use the dead to advance a cause they willingly DIED for. They're spitting on the graves of these dead men and women.

Utterly disgraceful!


4 posted on 07/14/2006 2:09:24 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Let the liberals run the ads - they are sick, mentally ill people.

If they can run those ads, then the RNC should run ads right before the election showing the WTC Towers getting hit and then show pictures of all the leading Democrats and ask, "Do you these people remember this day?"


5 posted on 07/14/2006 2:09:40 PM PDT by GianniV
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To: TopoGigio

It really show how low the Democratic Party has sank.. Its nothing they wouldn't do for a vote.


6 posted on 07/14/2006 2:10:15 PM PDT by oyez (The way to punish a providence is to allow it to be governed by philosophers. --Frederick the Great)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Any one can use this iconic image of freedom, sacrifice, tragedy, and the final homecoming...

...provided that they honor and respect the ultimate sacrifice these men and women have given.

The political party which harbors Vietcong Kerry, Turban Durbin, Sen. Rotten Stalin, and other assorted chickens, traitors, and criminals, the only connection they should EVER have with our awesome military is to be escorted to prison by them.

From 50 miles. They can't be too close or become tainted by the sleaze and scum these b@$tards exude.


7 posted on 07/14/2006 2:10:21 PM PDT by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Republicans should fire back with pictures of 9-11 and say this is what happened after 8 years of a Democrat President.


8 posted on 07/14/2006 2:10:35 PM PDT by A message (We who care, Can Not Fail)
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To: TopoGigio

Where is the poll?


9 posted on 07/14/2006 2:21:35 PM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Interesting that two of the most liberal "NEWS" sources have the inappropriate at 48%.


10 posted on 07/14/2006 2:25:56 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: A message
Republicans should fire back with pictures of 9-11 and say this is what happened after 8 years of a Democrat President.

There has been 1 Democrat president in the last 28 years. There have been four democrat presidents in the last 48 years. One of those "four" led to the 1 Democrat (12 years later) in 28 years. I believe this is partly because the American people KNOW what life under a Democrat president is like, and they are not eager to repeat it.

And consider, if you will, the "special circumstances" in those 48 years (as of 2008) of those four:

One ascended to the office with the help of (allegedly) massive voter fraud in at least one state, so much so that Richard Nixon would have had a valid case to challenge it (much more of a case than Algore had in 2000) - yet he did not;

One followed the assasination of that same president, who would probably be considered a moderate Republican in today's terms (even with a last name of Kennedy);

One followed the appointed successor to Richard Nixon not long after the end of the Vietnam war;

One campaigned as a moderate Democrat, having bashed the incumbent President (Bush 41) over breaking his "no new taxes" pledge, yet he did almost everything against his moderate leanings from the campaign, once he got in office. That is to say nothing of Monica...

That's it. The best the Left has had to offer, in 48 years.

My point is that, based on the above, when it comes time to decide for America, it has recently made the right choice, because (we) Republicans have something to run on (with some faults, of course), not just something to oppose.

I would continue to take the high road, but to not be a doormat, either. I understand the desire to want to destroy the Democrats, but there is a way to do it that won't turn off the middle.

11 posted on 07/14/2006 2:27:59 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (To exercise your first amendment rights, go to college. To defend them, join the military.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

No linky, no Freepie.


12 posted on 07/14/2006 2:34:53 PM PDT by Tinian
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Needs more freeping.


13 posted on 07/14/2006 2:37:30 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Yet another example of Liberals "dancing on the graves of Americans"...


14 posted on 07/14/2006 2:52:52 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah" = Satan in disguise)
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To: dynachrome

PING! PING! PING!


15 posted on 07/14/2006 3:00:47 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Once again the dims have descended into total demagoguery.


16 posted on 07/14/2006 3:11:19 PM PDT by tkathy (The "can do" party can fix anything. The "do-nothing" party always makes things worse.)
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17 posted on 07/14/2006 3:12:52 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: dynachrome

Whoops. Mixed up which photo went where. "I am Dynachrome and I approved of this ad."


18 posted on 07/14/2006 3:14:25 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: TopoGigio

Compromise. If they'll show a third term abortion on national television, I'm OK with them showing the coffins.


19 posted on 07/14/2006 3:28:23 PM PDT by Mean Daddy
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To: A message
Republicans should fire back with pictures of 9-11 and say this is what happened after 8 years of a Democrat President.

An excellent idea and worth repeating!

Those brave soldiers gave their lives so that American citizens wouldn't have to go through another 9/11. And God bless and keep them!

20 posted on 07/14/2006 3:57:19 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Having a Kerry/Edwards bumpersticker on your car is like having "Born Loozer" tatooed on your arm.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Excuse me, it isn't just showing them, it is USING them for their sick political reasons. Wrong is not even close.


21 posted on 07/14/2006 3:58:41 PM PDT by ladyinred (The NYTimes, hang 'em high!)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
FReeped. It's more then "inappropriate". It's bloody disgraceful!
22 posted on 07/14/2006 5:58:57 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Not winning this one now. Go get 'um Freepers.
23 posted on 07/14/2006 10:16:21 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

It's appropriate 51%
It's inappropriate 49%
Total Votes: 160,939


24 posted on 07/16/2006 8:51:03 AM PDT by toldyou
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