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Bill Clinton didn't botch this joke (a former Prez jokes about terrorism!)
American Thinker ^ | 11 4 06 | http://www.americanthinker.com/www.jjamesestrada.com

Posted on 11/06/2006 10:59:59 AM PST by Ooh-Ah

Edited on 11/06/2006 11:11:50 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Now Bill Clinton is joking about War on Terror. John Kerry is not the only Democrat joking about the war on terror these days. News director Jon Gibson, KKNT-AM in Phoenix, played the audio tape of Bill Clinton speaking these words on the campus of Arizona State University last night:

“Republicans will have you believe that Democrats will tax you into the poor house and that you’ll meet a terrorist around every corner and trip over an illegal immigrant on the way there.”

Clinton, unlike Kerry, did not “botch” the joke because the assembled crowd roared with laughter. Terrorism warnings are something to laugh about for this crowd. But they are “serious” about the war on terror and want the American people to trust them to fight it effectively.

Why one would want the likes of Clinton and Kerry to return to power in Washington is baffling in these, the most dangerous and consequential times for civilized societies in the face of Islamic terror aimed at establishing a global caliphate. J. James Estrada 11 4 06


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: billclinton; bjclinton; clintonistas; democrats; election; election2006; elections; immigration; kerry; monica; perjury; taxes; terrorism
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1 posted on 11/06/2006 11:00:01 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah

And Bill Clinton would have us believe that he was one of history's best presidents when he spent the 1990s hiking taxes, pretending terrorism didn't exist and opening the flood gates to illegal aliens. I guess when you don't really believe any of those are a problem or an issue, then it's easy to make jokes about them. Take note Americans.


2 posted on 11/06/2006 11:02:10 AM PST by MikeA (Not voting Nov. 7 because you're pouting is PRECISELY what Speaker Wannabe Pelosi wants you to do!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Video of the speech. Also he says that Iraq was a moderate muslim Democracy until we attacked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzPbVAF80Cg&mode=related&search=


3 posted on 11/06/2006 11:02:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: Ooh-Ah
Is this the same ex-president who said he tried to kill osama while he was president?

Just checking.

4 posted on 11/06/2006 11:02:35 AM PST by Fudd
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To: Ooh-Ah

This is dem racism and will get a complete pass by the media.


5 posted on 11/06/2006 11:03:30 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Ooh-Ah

I guess this is Billy Jeff's way of dealing with his guilt over the fact that his do-nothing presidency made all three of these things worse on his watch: terrorism, taxes and illegal immigration.


6 posted on 11/06/2006 11:04:14 AM PST by MikeA (Not voting Nov. 7 because you're pouting is PRECISELY what Speaker Wannabe Pelosi wants you to do!)
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To: cripplecreek
Also he says that Iraq was a moderate muslim Democracy until we attacked

You've got to be kidding me

Good Grief

7 posted on 11/06/2006 11:04:28 AM PST by Mo1 (Get out and Vote ~ Say No To Democrats !!)
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To: Ooh-Ah
Same President who lied about the Balkans where he assisted muslim terrorists.
8 posted on 11/06/2006 11:04:54 AM PST by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: Mo1

His entire administration was a joke....perhaps one of the longest running standup routines in history.


9 posted on 11/06/2006 11:05:49 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Ooh-Ah
Bill Clinton is one sick joke!!

He is the worst THING that ever happened to us!!

10 posted on 11/06/2006 11:05:59 AM PST by LADY J
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To: Ooh-Ah
Actually in my case I think there is a terrorist just around the corner (There is a mosque less than a mile from my house that supports Al Qaeda).

GOP right again!

Sit down Mr Clinton your time is up.

11 posted on 11/06/2006 11:06:35 AM PST by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: pinz-n-needlez; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; Dog; ...

check out #7


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1733376/posts?page=7#7


12 posted on 11/06/2006 11:06:58 AM PST by Mo1 (Get out and Vote ~ Say No To Democrats !!)
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To: Mo1

At a little over 3 minutes into the speech he says Iraq was a democracy. However he doesn't mention that he himself ordered the bombing of that so called "democracy".


13 posted on 11/06/2006 11:06:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: Ooh-Ah

This couldn't be the X President that was held in impeachment???

This couldn't be the X President that raped and humilated how many women???

This couldn't be the X President that has a girl toy in Canada????

This couldn't be the X President that has a problem with 'nose candy'?????

This couldn't be the X President that spent his whole presidency on trying to find bin laden????

Nope didn't think this was that X President.....(extreme Sarcasm)


14 posted on 11/06/2006 11:07:06 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: MikeA

Not to mention that he inherited an economy that had just started a boom--and LEFT IT TO BUSH41 IN A RECESSION!


15 posted on 11/06/2006 11:07:24 AM PST by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it advances RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: MikeA
And Bill Clinton would have us believe that he was one of history's best presidents when he spent the 1990s hiking taxes, pretending terrorism didn't exist and opening the flood gates to illegal aliens.

One more reason to vote tomorrow...

16 posted on 11/06/2006 11:07:24 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM is so busy kissing democrat butt they ignore turth. Come up for air guys.)
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To: Ooh-Ah
“Republicans will have you believe [correctly] that Democrats will tax you into the poor house and that you’ll meet a terrorist around every corner and trip over an illegal immigrant on the way there

Still have my old editor's pen

17 posted on 11/06/2006 11:07:38 AM PST by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: Ooh-Ah
If Bill Clinton weren't such a girlie man there would be at least once less terrorist to "trip over."
18 posted on 11/06/2006 11:07:52 AM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: All

I just heard this on Rush. Clinton didn't admit to terrorism when the first WTC was bombed in 1993, so it's not terribly surprising he's joking about terrorism now.

Any Republican who stays home tomorrow can take this to the bank: A Democrat majority will force us to leave Iraq and our military men and women will have died in vain. It will embolden the jihadists and convince them beyond all shadow of a doubt that Americans are cut and runners and can't tolerate body bags.

If that's the face of America you want to show to those trying to kill you and your children, then by all means stay home.


19 posted on 11/06/2006 11:08:22 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Ooh-Ah
"Republicans will have you believe that ....you’ll meet a terrorist around every corner...."

Perhaps not terrorists themselves, but plenty of terrorist sympathizers/appeasers. Just look in the mirror, Bill.

20 posted on 11/06/2006 11:09:50 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Peach

I caught wind of it last week and have posted the link to the video dozens of times trying to draw some attention to it.


21 posted on 11/06/2006 11:10:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: LADY J

"Bill Clinton is one sick joke!!
He is the worst THING that ever happened to us!!"

Not true. That honor goes to Jimmy Carter, hands down.


22 posted on 11/06/2006 11:10:33 AM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Fudd

Kill Obama! Oh no! /sarcasm off

23 posted on 11/06/2006 11:12:01 AM PST by isthisnickcool (If dolphins were meant to walk G-d would have given them legs.)
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To: Ooh-Ah
“Republicans will have you believe that Democrats will tax you into the poor house and that you’ll meet a terrorist around every corner and trip over an illegal immigrant on the way there.”

Well, ummm, yes.
24 posted on 11/06/2006 11:12:29 AM PST by Little Ray
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To: cripplecreek

Well, I'm sorry I didn't see your links before because I would have helped spread the word far and wide.

It's been clear for some time now that the Democrats (none of them) take the WOT seriously. They have tried to undermine every single bit of legislation proposed to keep this country safe and I'll never, ever trust a single one of them.


25 posted on 11/06/2006 11:13:13 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Mo1
I will be at th polls at 6AM tomorrow. The democrat party has GOT to get rid of the assorted anti-Americans at the top of their party. The only way I can see them doing this is when they lose even the local races because they have these horrible people hung like albatrosses around their necks.

I will not vote for a democrat, even a Zell Miller type, until they get rid of these people who are doing such harm to the country.

26 posted on 11/06/2006 11:13:30 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.```````````````````````)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Bill knows terrorism.....after all, he DID marry Her Thighness!


27 posted on 11/06/2006 11:15:02 AM PST by NRA1995 (Clinton "tried", 3000 died)
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To: Ooh-Ah

There really is a dispute about how much danger we are in from terrorists. People throw out statistics like you're more likely to be struck by lightning than to be a victim of terrorist attack, and I think this is what's Clinton's joke was based on. Islamic terrorists, taken all together, are not a very powerful bunch, and the idea that they could bring our society and economy to a halt does seem far fetched (although there are easily imagined plausible ways they might do just that). But I think the "there's nothing really to worry about" crowd and those who see a clear and present danger are talking past each other. Both are right in their own way, but they are comparing apples and oranges. On the one hand, right now the terrorists are weak, but on the other hand, they are getting stronger. But the real difference in outlook can be measured by reflecting that, in World War II, very few American people were killed by the Japanese (until we began to pursue them, and then many, many thousands of Americans died). If, after Pearl Harbor, we had looked at the odds of further Japanese killing of Americans, it probably wasn't that large. The danger faced by an average American was probably as low as being struck by lighning. If we had ceded them dominance of the Pacific, they probably would have left us alone, at least until they had digested East Asia. But we didn't analyze things in terms of what made for our immediate safety. Instead we refused to submit to mistreatment and, even though we paid a terrible price, we wound up better off. Those who today incessantly worry about whether what we have done has made us safer are too focussed on short term dangers and costs and too neglectful of the longer term dangers we face.


28 posted on 11/06/2006 11:16:42 AM PST by Stirner
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To: isthisnickcool
Thanks a lot. You made me go back and make sure that I actually did say "osama" and not "obama" in my post.
29 posted on 11/06/2006 11:19:56 AM PST by Fudd
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To: cripplecreek
Also he says that Iraq was a moderate muslim Democracy until we attacked.

If Clinton thought Iraq was a "moderate muslim democracy" then did he launch Operation Desert Fox and make the following statement in Feb. of '98?:

"We have to defend our future from these predators of the 21st Century.... They will be all the more lethal if we allow them to build arsenals of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them. We simply cannot allow that to happen. There is no more clear example of this threat than Saddam Hussein."

Does Billy Bob think that Americans can't remember the events of a mere 8 years ago?

30 posted on 11/06/2006 11:22:04 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: cripplecreek
Also he says that Iraq was a moderate muslim Democracy until we attacked.

Democracy?

Yeah I guess when the two choices you can check on a ballot read:

-Saddam Hussein (evil dictator)

-Have your family killed and then die a tortorous death

Yeah. That's a democracy - the kind Bill Clinton dreams of for the U.S.

31 posted on 11/06/2006 11:22:25 AM PST by Allegra (Help! I'm "Stuck in Iraq!" I KNEW I Should Have Studied Harder....)
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To: Ooh-Ah
“Republicans will have you believe that Democrats will tax you into the poor house and that you’ll meet a terrorist around every corner and trip over an illegal immigrant on the way there.”

Yep, Bubba, that pretty much sums it up.

32 posted on 11/06/2006 11:23:21 AM PST by Allegra (Help! I'm "Stuck in Iraq!" I KNEW I Should Have Studied Harder....)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Indded, why did he sign the Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998?


33 posted on 11/06/2006 11:31:43 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Allegra

How many thousand sof Iraqis held up their blue fingers after voting and said it was their first time?
How could this be? Saddam said there was 99% voter turn-out for him.


34 posted on 11/06/2006 11:33:02 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MPJackal
"Bill Clinton is one sick joke!!
He is the worst THING that ever happened to us!!"

Not true. That honor goes to Jimmy Carter, hands down.

Standard for the left.
Make a mess and leave it for the Republicans to clean up..


From Saving Private Ryan
EXT. HEDGEROW FIELD - DAY

A beautiful, hedgerow-lined field of tall grass. The last
of the dew and morning mist is just burning off.

The six Americans walk carefully through the woods to the
edge of the field.

Miller notices something. He silently signals stop, crouches
and scans the field and the hedgerow on the far side.

Sarge and Jackson ease up next to him. Jackson points to
some trees nearby, freshly shattered and pock-marked with
bullets.

Wade calls quietly from a tangle of roots and brush.

WADE
Captain.

Staying low, they join Wade who has found:

TWO DEAD AMERICAN PARATROOPERS

A trail of blood and flattened grass leads from the field.

MILLER, SARGE AND JACKSON

Crawl to the edge of the field, scan the far hedgerow. The
others crawl up behind them.

MILLER
Where?

JACKSON
In the shadow by those two trees.

MILLER
My guess, too.

UPHAM
What is it?

MILLER
A machine gun.

Miller eases back from the edge of the field into the cover
of the brush. He stands and takes off his pack.

REIBEN
Sir, I've got an idea, let's go
around.

MILLER
We can't leave it here.

JACKSON
We left them eighty-eights.

MILLER
They don't send planes to put out
machine guns.
35 posted on 11/06/2006 11:34:45 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Stirner

Islamic terrorists, taken all together, are not a very powerful bunch, and the idea that they could bring our society and economy to a halt does seem far fetched

Just what they want us to believe...


36 posted on 11/06/2006 11:35:44 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Ooh-Ah; All

Rush hit just the right tone on this, just a few minutes ago.

And, I'm paraphrasing:

Of course Clinton can make jokes about terrorists, he has never taken Islamic terrorism seriously; not when he was President and not now.

And, in my view, just add his personal reason for making lite of the terrorists: his most frequent fund raising activity is making million $$$ speaches at Middle East venues, and north American confabs on Middle East themes, in which Clinton's payment comes out of a multi-million $$$ fund provided to a California political lobbyist - fund that the lobbyist got specifically from Middle East governments and individuals.

You can bet Bill and his Middle East paymasters are using the process to launder their money into Bill's personal accounts, so that he can pay it as his personal contributions to Hillary's 2008 election campaign, and avoid the legal problem of foreign campaign contributions.

And, what do you imagine - with respect to Middle East policies - they are expecting to get from Bill and Hillary?

And you thought only Kerry and Teddy were treasonous!!!


37 posted on 11/06/2006 11:35:58 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Fudd
Thanks a lot. You made me go back and make sure that I actually did say "osama" and not "obama" in my post.

He he. Sorry. They are both moslems so you can mix them up.

I feel bad that I posted that pic of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. with some white chicks. Because, as we all know, that's racist because if you post a pic of a guy with dark skin with some white chicks it gets all the racists white folks upset. Because none of them listened to Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird. /spitting sarcsm off

38 posted on 11/06/2006 11:35:59 AM PST by isthisnickcool (If dolphins were meant to walk G-d would have given them legs.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

No outrage over Clinton's joke, but when Bush pretended to look for WMD at that WH press banquet or whatever, the MSM went nuts.


39 posted on 11/06/2006 11:37:22 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Ooh-Ah; Mo1

Looks to me like Clinton told the truth for once.


Given the chance Democrats WILL tax us to death.

Put into power, the feckless perfidy of the liberals WILL embolden the terrorists and increase both their numbers and their proximity.

Seeing how democrats are courting the illegal vote as well as trying to get the vote back for felons to relieve pressure off the poor dead people who are called on year after year ny the RATS, an illegal around every corner isn't hard to image with a RAT administration or congressional control.


40 posted on 11/06/2006 11:38:09 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Nancy Pelosi only deserves to be Speaker of the Barn.)
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To: MikeA

History will judge the Clinton presidency harshly. The Gingrich led Republican Revolution of 1994 was a harsh rebuke to the Hillary Health Care Plan and the generally leftist hubris that the Clintonistas immediately brought to the WH. Remember the very, very, very first piece of legislation that the odious Clintons pushed immediately after inauguration? It was gays in the military. They didn't even consult with the joint chiefs or anyone. It was pure Hillary.

Then she had the secret meetings with health care industry officials and other Uber-Democrats in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. These private meetings (no one from the public was invited) were ruled (I forgot which court) illegal.

She has learned, though, and is now much more dangerous when she was willing to put her policies out into the public forum. Like Bill, she now conceals her true (socialist/leftist/femininst) beliefs in order to gain power (the only thing that turns on this Ice-Queen).


41 posted on 11/06/2006 11:41:48 AM PST by dashing doofus
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To: HarleyLady27

make that "xPresident", he doesn't warrant a capital, uppercase X


42 posted on 11/06/2006 11:44:17 AM PST by krunkygirl
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To: Ooh-Ah

and the democrats would have you believe that, Bush is watching to see what book you take out of the library while he listens to your cell phone call, that is if hurricane Katrina or carbon dioxide doesn't kill you first...


43 posted on 11/06/2006 11:46:23 AM PST by edzo4
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To: Fudd

I guess he thought all the people that died during his reign as fornicator and chief was a big joke too.


44 posted on 11/06/2006 11:48:47 AM PST by dforest (be careful you don't become what you hate the most)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Some joke. It's about as tasteless as the one he told back at one of those press dinners. His comment went something like this: "You all heard that Rush Limbaugh came to the defense of Janet Reno the other day? Yeah, but that was only because she was being attacked by a black man" (John Conyers at hearings on Waco). It didn't get many laughs then either.


45 posted on 11/06/2006 11:49:31 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: Mo1

I don't get the joke or the humor. With them in power, his statement is a fact. The only humor I find is in what you posted. Like you, just who is he trying to kid with the modern democracy crack? Just when ya think he can't sink any lower....Bubba's never disappointn'.


46 posted on 11/06/2006 12:00:15 PM PST by del4hope (The LORD will be a refuge for His people-Joel 3:16)
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To: All

This was LAST night?? The 5th?? And he says he's got 10 more stops to do??? Yeah, right!!! Between last night and election day? Good luck! 10 stops! riiiiight!


47 posted on 11/06/2006 12:01:51 PM PST by jackibutterfly (.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

About as much a joke as his oral sex is not sex comments.


48 posted on 11/06/2006 12:03:10 PM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Ooh-Ah
Democrats will tax you into the poor house and that you’ll meet a terrorist around every corner and trip over an illegal immigrant on the way there, and if elected to office we will stonewall Republican attempts to fix the problems.
49 posted on 11/06/2006 12:17:56 PM PST by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Really Funny. Really. Can't stop laughing.

Terrorism. Illegals. High Taxes.
I'm in stitches. /sarc


50 posted on 11/06/2006 12:20:25 PM PST by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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