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Thompson Camp Reports "Smear" Fliers Misleading Record (accuses Huckabeans of more "dirty tricks")
ABC News ^ | 1/19/08 | Christine Byun

Posted on 01/19/2008 10:06:00 AM PST by NormsRevenge

ABC's Christine Byun reports: Republican candidate Fred Thompson’s campaign is accusing rival Mike Huckabee’s campaign of more "dirty tricks" in South Carolina.

They say fliers with misleading information about the former Tennessee senator’s abortion record were placed on parked cars at their event venue last night (http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/01/thompson-lets-g.html). The fliers insinuate Thompson voted for funding for abortions through a bill that supported Planned Parenthood. Thompson –- who has received the endorsement of national anti-abortion organization National Right to Life –- did vote for the bill in question, H.R. 3061. However, the bill specifically states that it does not include federal funding for abortions and does not mention Planned Parenthood. The flier quotes Scripture –- Proverbs 31:8 –- and includes a picture of the former Senator.

"Sen. Thompson worked in the Senate to ensure that federal funds did not go to abortion," a Thompson campaign spokesman, who provided a copy of a flier, said.

Earlier this week, the Thompson campaign accused Huckabee supporters of push-polling calls.

“These deceptive tactics are yet another sad sign that Gov. Huckabee cannot engage in a substantive discussion of the important public policy issues facing our country,” Dean Rice, the South Carolina campaign manager, said in a written statement.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: dirtytricks; fliers; huckabee; misleading; sc2008; smear; thompson
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1 posted on 01/19/2008 10:06:02 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Sounds like the work of one of his dog killing boys.
2 posted on 01/19/2008 10:08:58 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep, the Huck has a Clintonesque style of campaigning.

He is deep down dirty while pretending he isn’t dirty.


3 posted on 01/19/2008 10:09:24 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Iwonder if Huck is using the christian mantra of WWJD (What would Jesus do). These kinds of dirty tricks and outright lies should answer your question to that one. I wonder how he rationalizes that when he spends time with God with a guilty conscience.


4 posted on 01/19/2008 10:09:49 AM PST by Blue Highway (The only cure for RINOvirus - Fred Thompson)
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To: indylindy

Huck is the Democrat mole within the GOP.


5 posted on 01/19/2008 10:10:21 AM PST by SolidWood (Al Gore: "I have never heard of this, but I think it is a very good idea,")
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To: NormsRevenge
I am sure this is the work of another group that "huckabee 'condemns' but has no control over" **rolls eyes**

Everytime I think huckster can't get any crepier or slimier something like this happens.

6 posted on 01/19/2008 10:10:22 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Fred's supporters in Michigan helped deliver a victory to Romney over McCain. Now Mitt's supporters in South Carolina need to do the same for Fred. Stopping McCain and knocking Huckabee out of the race is a common goal we all share, and only Fred can do that — today in South Carolina.

Conservatives unite behind Fred and Mitt.
Fred in South Carolina, Mitt in Nevada!
United we stand, divided we fall.
 

7 posted on 01/19/2008 10:10:29 AM PST by counterpunch (GOP Convention '08 Go For Brokered!)
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To: indylindy
Yep, the Huck has a Clintonesque style of campaigning.

Must be somthing in the water over there.

8 posted on 01/19/2008 10:12:38 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: NormsRevenge

This level of sleeze tells me that the Huckster is very worried.


9 posted on 01/19/2008 10:15:49 AM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it defend in the General Election)
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To: TLI

Hope, Arkansas is obviously the center of cheap and tawdry. BS must be added into the drinking water. The people that would vote for this guy are total fools.


10 posted on 01/19/2008 10:17:47 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: NormsRevenge

*UCK HUCK


11 posted on 01/19/2008 10:19:38 AM PST by libh8er
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To: NormsRevenge
They say fliers with misleading information about the former Tennessee senator’s abortion record were placed on parked cars at their event venue last night...

These sorts of low, dirty tricks are beginning to make me wonder if the Huckster's minions had anything to do with the Politico rumors that Fred was going to drop out after Iowa.

12 posted on 01/19/2008 10:19:49 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It was reported on Fox News that HUCKABEE supporters found flyers on their car windows that bashed ALL Republican candidates except Ron Paul.

I bet these are the same flyers, but Fred’s campaign is spinning it.


13 posted on 01/19/2008 10:26:12 AM PST by fideist (Proud Father of a U.S. Marine.)
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To: fideist

Huh.


14 posted on 01/19/2008 10:30:56 AM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs /Thompson/Netanyahu '08 / Yes you will vote against Clinton)
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To: fideist
I bet these are the same flyers, but Fred’s campaign is spinning it.

Sure they are!
15 posted on 01/19/2008 10:32:17 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: NormsRevenge

FRed is going to be MAD, which improves the chances he won’t drop out!!


16 posted on 01/19/2008 10:32:22 AM PST by Politicalmom (I'm the aunt of a brand-new Naval Officer. I'm proud of you, Kristi.)
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To: SoConPubbie

And if you could not tell, that was SARCASM!


17 posted on 01/19/2008 10:32:45 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: fideist

And you were there and know this?


18 posted on 01/19/2008 10:32:51 AM PST by bperiwinkle7 ( In the beginning was the WORD................)
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To: indylindy
Yep, the Huck has a Clintonesque style of campaigning.

Actually, Thompson's "Blame America first" routine has more of the Clintonian ring.

19 posted on 01/19/2008 10:32:54 AM PST by arturo ("A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it." - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: arturo

You are confused. Fred has Never “blamed America first”...

Read up before you post.


20 posted on 01/19/2008 10:34:55 AM PST by bperiwinkle7 ( In the beginning was the WORD................)
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