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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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To: arturo

You skeered. HA HA HA HA HA HA


21 posted on 01/19/2008 10:35:06 AM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs /Thompson/Netanyahu '08 / Yes you will vote against Clinton)
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To: SolidWood
Huck is the Democrat mole within the GOP

I am wondering how the Fred-heads will react when Fred drops out, and if he endorses McCain...?

22 posted on 01/19/2008 10:35:21 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: bperiwinkle7

What a stupid question.

But I’ll believe Fox News before I’ll believe ABC news.


23 posted on 01/19/2008 10:35:29 AM PST by fideist (Proud Father of a U.S. Marine.)
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To: fideist

I don’t believe either, and yours was stoopider than mine....


24 posted on 01/19/2008 10:36:42 AM PST by bperiwinkle7 ( In the beginning was the WORD................)
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To: arturo

Surely YOU jest. Thompson’s campaign is not the blame America first campaign.

I bellieve the Huckster is the one that is a total clown and ignorant to foreign policy. He is the one who is into blaming America first.

Don’t make stuff up. It isn’t becoming and most FReepers know better.


25 posted on 01/19/2008 10:36:59 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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For the record, HR 3061 is the MedicAid funding bill, and it does allow for funding abortions performed at Planned Parenthood.

So the author of the flyers was spinning.


26 posted on 01/19/2008 10:37:14 AM PST by fideist (Proud Father of a U.S. Marine.)
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To: bperiwinkle7
You are confused. Fred has Never “blamed America first”...

That's Thompson's attack routine against Huckabee. Sounds just like something the Clintons would have dreamed up, don't you think?

27 posted on 01/19/2008 10:38:08 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: indylindy

bellieve=believe Sorry


28 posted on 01/19/2008 10:38:15 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: arturo
I am wondering how the Fred-heads will react when Fred drops out, and if he endorses McCain...?

Should be interesting to watch :)

As far as Huckabee hitting Fred..... I'd say it's live by the hatchet, die by the hatchet.

29 posted on 01/19/2008 10:38:26 AM PST by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: bperiwinkle7

How could my question be stupider than your’s — I didn’t ask a question! Ha-Ha!


30 posted on 01/19/2008 10:39:06 AM PST by fideist (Proud Father of a U.S. Marine.)
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To: indylindy

The “Blame America first” thing is Thompson’s tactic against Huckabee.


31 posted on 01/19/2008 10:39:41 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

Why did Fred and not Huck get the Ntl Right to Life endorsement? Hm?


32 posted on 01/19/2008 10:40:09 AM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs /Thompson/Netanyahu '08 / Yes you will vote against Clinton)
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To: indylindy

BUT...BUT...BUT... He’s a Christian!!!!


33 posted on 01/19/2008 10:40:17 AM PST by rintense (Thompson / Hunter 2008!)
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To: arturo

Don’t worry, Fred will be out of the race tomorrow, and they will be out of their pain that he is losing.

And into their pain that he lost!! ;-)


34 posted on 01/19/2008 10:40:29 AM PST by fideist (Proud Father of a U.S. Marine.)
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To: counterpunch

Not gonna happen. I got the answer last night from one of the Romney people. Fred wasn’t nice to Romney post Michigan so all bets are off. Nice, huh.


35 posted on 01/19/2008 10:41:12 AM PST by rintense (Thompson / Hunter 2008!)
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To: fideist

OK, you didn’t have a question mark. You made a proposition.
I laugh at your proposition! Ha!


36 posted on 01/19/2008 10:42:07 AM PST by bperiwinkle7 ( In the beginning was the WORD................)
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To: arturo

Please, quit your lying. Huck was the one that apologized to Pakistan for Bhutto’s death, He then had to retract it because he showed what an idiot he is.

Thompson has said nothing about blaming the US first.

Since you keep pressing that fact, produce a link where Thompson has blamed America first.


37 posted on 01/19/2008 10:42:27 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: NormsRevenge
This is really bad news!

It looks like Thompson is trying to spin disappointing exit polls results.

If the exit polls showed a Thompson surge, the headline would have read, "Dirty tricks can't keep Thompson down".

38 posted on 01/19/2008 10:44:00 AM PST by conservit
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To: fideist

“Thompson campaign spokesman, who provided a copy of a flier,”

So, Fred Thompson’s campaign is spinning it, and that is why they supplied a copy of the flier to the reporters.

You have no proof and enjoy lying. The evidence is in the post. You can’t spin it when you provide the reporters a COPY OF THE FLIER. They can see for themselves.


39 posted on 01/19/2008 10:44:18 AM PST by daylilly
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To: rintense

Yep, he’s a cheese nose. Typical Huck supporter. Make the facts up as they go along because Huck’s a “Christian”.

Bible warned about following false people.


40 posted on 01/19/2008 10:44:19 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: rintense

I think you are mistaken.
You may recall Romney put his ads back up in South Carolina after Michigan. If Fred wasn’t nice it’s because of that.
Romney went and pulled his campaign out again in the end though, so it looks like it’s back on.

But a deal will be reached between Romney and Thompson one way or another... out of necessity for both.


41 posted on 01/19/2008 10:45:02 AM PST by counterpunch (GOP Convention '08 — Go For Brokered!)
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To: arturo

Go away, a stupid post.

He would not have declared if he wanted to support McCain. Fred Thompson disagrees with McCain.


42 posted on 01/19/2008 10:45:52 AM PST by daylilly
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To: NormsRevenge
The burden of proof belongs with the accuser. If these are smear pieces, they are likely not from Huckabee.

And if they refer to Title-X federal funding of Planned Parenthood, to say it does not go toward abortions is a big fat lie.

43 posted on 01/19/2008 10:46:53 AM PST by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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To: txflake
Why did Fred and not Huck get the Ntl Right to Life endorsement? Hm?

From the NRTL web site:

In making its endorsement, National Right to Life considered the position of candidates on the life issues, their records on the life issues and their ability to win.... Since announcing his candidacy in September, Fred Thompson has run second only to pro-abortion candidate Rudy Giuliani for the Republican nomination in the overwhelming majority of national polls.

That may give you an idea. Things have changed since September. I think it is interesting that Michigan Right to Life did not endorse any of the Republican candidates prior to the Mich. primary.

44 posted on 01/19/2008 10:49:59 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: conservit

Welcome to FR.


45 posted on 01/19/2008 10:50:25 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: unspun

This link explains everything clearly.

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/01/19/politics/fromtheroad/entry3731640.shtml


46 posted on 01/19/2008 10:51:42 AM PST by bperiwinkle7 ( In the beginning was the WORD................)
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To: conservit

Welcome to FR, do you have something against conservatives?


47 posted on 01/19/2008 10:52:00 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: SolidWood
Huck is the Democrat mole within the GOP.

As is McCain. Only McCain doesn't try to hide it. (Which then makes him a non-mole)

48 posted on 01/19/2008 10:52:36 AM PST by libh8er
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To: daylilly
He would not have declared if he wanted to support McCain. Fred Thompson disagrees with McCain.

Thompson was McCain's campaign co-chair last time McCain went for it. I would not be surprised if Thompson's strategy right now is that he is just running for vice-president...don't be shocked if it all ends with a McCain/Thompson ticket. McCain would pull in the middle-of-the-road types and Thompson wold help shore up the conservative base.

I think this also explains why Fred has been a pit bull on Huckabee but a kitty cat with McCain. It all fits.

49 posted on 01/19/2008 10:54:38 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: bperiwinkle7
That is sophistry that only a legislator or lobbyist can love.

Any funding of Planned Parenthood means money into their big coffers. If they get more in one area, that means they can move more of their death funds into their abortuaries and their sales and marketing of murder.

Your tax dollars at work.

50 posted on 01/19/2008 10:57:21 AM PST by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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