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Willie Brown: "Democrats are in trouble"
The Page-Time Magazine ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Mike Halperin

Posted on 09/07/2008 11:06:36 AM PDT by Kleebo151

The longtime San Francisco mayor and Democratic genius sounds the alarm over Gov. Palin in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed:

“Sarah Palin has totally changed the dynamics of this campaign… The Republicans are now on offense and Democrats are on defense. And we don’t do well on defense.”

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Even long-time Democrats are pushing the panic button.
1 posted on 09/07/2008 11:06:36 AM PDT by Kleebo151
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To: Kleebo151

Willie Brown a genius? HA!!


2 posted on 09/07/2008 11:08:16 AM PDT by blam
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To: Kleebo151

How long before Hairplugs Biden has to drop off the ticket in order to spend more time with his family? Who will replace him I’m not sure..... I hear Tom Daschle is available.


3 posted on 09/07/2008 11:08:28 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Kleebo151
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4 posted on 09/07/2008 11:08:49 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Drop the Zero and vote for a Hero. McCain-Palin 2008)
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To: Kleebo151

Mark Halperin: Spawn of the odious Morton Halperin.


5 posted on 09/07/2008 11:09:27 AM PDT by paddles
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To: Kleebo151
And we [Democrats] don’t do well on defense.”

Quite true.

6 posted on 09/07/2008 11:10:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Kleebo151

I met Brown once—he’s a smart man for a Liberal. I think he’s got this nailed.


7 posted on 09/07/2008 11:10:40 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Rummyfan

Yeah, The Plagiarist will have to drop out due to a scalp disorder.


8 posted on 09/07/2008 11:10:47 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: Kleebo151
I agree with Hiz Honnah. Something has changed and no - its not a bounce! The dynamic of the campaign has totally changed! If someone asked me last me month if we were gonna win the election, I would have said no. I now think we'll win it!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 09/07/2008 11:11:25 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Kleebo151
Willie Brown: "Democrats are in trouble"

Willie may be a race-baiting hustler.
But he's no fool.
10 posted on 09/07/2008 11:11:48 AM PDT by VOA
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To: blam

My thoughts exactly!!!


11 posted on 09/07/2008 11:12:04 AM PDT by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: Kleebo151

12 posted on 09/07/2008 11:12:36 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (14 years living in Wasilla, Alaska, now its in all the news!)
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To: Rummyfan

Rush brought this up in an interview with Greta:

Biden might be dropped for some “unforeseen issue”
See 3/4 into the video

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_090508/content/01125106.guest.html


13 posted on 09/07/2008 11:12:43 AM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: Kleebo151
And we don’t do well on defense.”

Or taxes, or welfare, or border security, or rights, or fiscal management, etc.

14 posted on 09/07/2008 11:14:17 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (OBAMA: He was a flop before he became a flipper.)
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To: Kleebo151

We know Willie! We love Sarah Palin too!!!


15 posted on 09/07/2008 11:14:40 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: Kleebo151

When the Democrats criticize their own candidates and praise the GOP you KNOW it’s OVER for Obama and Biden.

McCain must make sure to stay true to his conservative principles (which he has ignored for sometime) and really fight for the people, for reform, and for freedom and he and Palin will win in a LANDSLIDE. Once in office McCain and Palin MUST deliver on their PROMISES and clean house thoroughly.


16 posted on 09/07/2008 11:14:54 AM PDT by ezfindit (OrthodoxNet.com - Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth)
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To: Kleebo151

Willie Brown.

17 posted on 09/07/2008 11:15:14 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kleebo151

18 posted on 09/07/2008 11:15:49 AM PDT by pollwatcher (Palin was put on this earth to do two things: kill caribou and kick butt. She's all out of caribou.")
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To: blam
Willie Brown a genius? HA!!

He is, compared to San Francisco's current mayor.

19 posted on 09/07/2008 11:17:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cicero

> Willie Brown.

He looks like a pimp.


20 posted on 09/07/2008 11:17:58 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Cicero

Maybe if Osama drops Biden, Willie could be vice-pimp daddy.

21 posted on 09/07/2008 11:19:37 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: blam
Willie Brown a genius? HA!!

He also is a well know supporter of Hillary. That's why he hasn't had trouble pointing out the truth now.
22 posted on 09/07/2008 11:20:24 AM PDT by Ugot2Bkidding
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To: Kleebo151
The Republicans are now on offense and Democrats are on defense. And we don’t do well on defense.”

Willie Brown is saying what i said! to be truthful, it's my opinion that neither party does well on defense... it's not a good place to be...

23 posted on 09/07/2008 11:20:42 AM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Willie Brown is a cool cat liberal. I have nothing but respect for him.


24 posted on 09/07/2008 11:23:04 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: blam

He must moonlight at the Apple store or something.


25 posted on 09/07/2008 11:23:21 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: Kleebo151

“She didn’t have to prove she was “of the people.” She really is the people.”

And to the libs that spells......................doom.


26 posted on 09/07/2008 11:23:27 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: dfwgator
"He is, compared to San Francisco's current mayor."

If Willie Brown weren't Black, you'd never have heard of him.

27 posted on 09/07/2008 11:23:29 AM PDT by blam
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To: dfwgator
"He is, compared to San Francisco's current mayor."

If Willie Brown weren't Black, you'd never have heard of him.

28 posted on 09/07/2008 11:23:46 AM PDT by blam
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush
They need to dump Obama AND Biden. I seriously doubt if they will do it because it would be so obvious, contrived and a ploy. It would make Obama appear even weaker for selecting him in the first place.

Me thinks they have to run with him.

29 posted on 09/07/2008 11:23:50 AM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: Kleebo151
Well DUUUHHHHH! With the exception of growing government and shrinking our wallets and liberties, the Democrats don't do ANYTHING well.

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“People get the government they deserve.” Joseph deMaistre.

And when people become THIS freaking STUPID and inattentive to their freedoms, THIS is the candidate they deserve.

30 posted on 09/07/2008 11:27:18 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (o=)
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To: pollwatcher

ping


31 posted on 09/07/2008 11:27:49 AM PDT by SideoutFred (B.O. Stinks...it really does)
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To: pollwatcher

Did Obama play basketball, or was he just a benchwarmer?

How successful were his teams? (High school only I’m assuming.)


32 posted on 09/07/2008 11:28:05 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: clintonh8r

When did a missing brain become a “scalp disorder?”


33 posted on 09/07/2008 11:29:59 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIo8FJJMps8)
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To: Westbrook
The Republicans are now on offense and Democrats are on defense. And we don’t do well on (national)defense.”

Now there is a Demonrat that knows what he is talking about.

34 posted on 09/07/2008 11:31:47 AM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: goldstategop
its not a bounce!

You're right. They can only call it a bounce if it comes back down. I suppose they will be calling it an 'extended bounce' up until Nov 5.

35 posted on 09/07/2008 11:32:43 AM PDT by tbpiper (Obama/Biden: Instead of Ebony and Ivory, we have Arrogance and Insolence.)
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To: Battle Axe

I think they will dump Biden and put Hillary....

But than again, Hillary’s already been in the White house, i don’t know if she would go as VP under Obama


36 posted on 09/07/2008 11:33:38 AM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: Kleebo151

Har dee har har. Love to hear it!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 09/07/2008 11:34:15 AM PDT by buffyt (Thankful the Palins do not consider the birth of a baby as being punished with a baby like Obama)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

This is a surprising remark, given the source.


38 posted on 09/07/2008 11:37:04 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Kleebo151
Photobucket They've got their hair on fire over it!
39 posted on 09/07/2008 11:37:58 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Kleebo151

But the Dalai-Bama is leading with about 270 Electoral votes - McCain is still behind.

Bradley effect? Everyone is lying to the poll takers, could McCain be poised to blow him out? Their pundits know this - and that is the real reason for the panic. Sarah Palin is pure napalm, burning away their DC jungles of lies and deceit so the world could watch the hideous roaches scurry about. Fire when ready! Term Limits - now and forever!

The racist attack is coming on Sarah Palin - the last refuge of the scoundrel. They will have to go nuclear to stop her - and what better weapon than ‘Old Reliable’. It’s coming, they are hinting at it right now. They already called her a slut, they called her a bad mother, they called her daughter a slut, they said it was a “wreck of a home life”. But that is not working because no one is buying it. They need to put her in a klan outfit, with photoshop if they have to, and then have their trained lapdogs at MSNBC keep repeating it until election day. I feel like Pravda retirees are controlling our news. It’s pack journalism and its ugly. (Can someone ask Rendell and Macauliff if the media is mistreating Governor Palin like they did Hillary - and we will see if they are honest!)

The NY Times lied and said she was a member of the AIP (Alaska Independence Party), completely untrue to destroy her. Shoddy journalism - always to Obama’s benefit.

I have never seen anything like it, except for Bork, Thomas, Alito, John Tower,....etc.


40 posted on 09/07/2008 11:38:14 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Biden is to BS what Stonehenge is to rocks)
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To: Kleebo151
I was surprised by the last few lines of Brown's Op-Ed, which are on another topic:

By the way, there's a new dining tip for people going out in Oakland.

Be sure to order soup.

That way when the robbery starts, you can slip off your jewelry and drop it into soup so the robbers won't see it.

I wonder if this kind of talk is part of a San Francisco-Oakland rivalry thing, or if the situation in Oakland is so bad that this advice is necessary. Maybe both.

41 posted on 09/07/2008 11:38:25 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Kleebo151
Photobucket The DU got their hair on fire over it!
42 posted on 09/07/2008 11:38:31 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: blam

Maybe not a genius, but Willie Brown has plenty of savvy built up over the years, and can recognize the absolute agony the Democrats are going to go through before this is over.

First, of course, is that they have a huge wagon they have hitched on much too lightweight of a draft animal. Obama was sent into the game, woefully unprepared for a flank attack of this magnitude, depending instead of charm and good manners to woo the American public.

And it almost worked. Confident enough so he could bring in a lack-luster second in command on his team, and with the seemingly uninspired John McCain looking like he was unwilling to engage Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., the charismatic, messianic Magic Negro, the post-convention bounce was coming along nicely.

Then that phenomenon which was Sarah Palin happened. Suddenly the game was totally changed, and what looked like a lock on the election totally evaporated. For anything to break right now, would have to have a LOT of effort thrown in, and an unimaginable streak of luck too, for good measure.

The effort, up to now, is all wrong and totally ineffectual, and there does not seem to be all that much luck running in Obama’s favor either. The Democrats were all ready to attack Romney, or Huckabee, or Giuliani, and had complete playbooks set up for each one. Then from way out there in the right-field bleachers comes a total unknown, or at least unknown to the Democrat power brokers.

Result, they were caught flat-footed with no effective playbook. Every time they tried to put her in a box, or try to define her, she side-stepped them and made their efforts look foolish. With all the rage that a bevy of medieval English lords could muster, they went after her by foul means when the “fair” means did not work. Her hair, the fact she had a child with special needs, the sacking of one of her commissioners, an alleged “affair”, the belief that her previous experience did not prepare her for the potential position of Vice-President, and worst and probably least effective, tried to shame Sarah for being a “bad mother”, mainly because her 17-year-old daughter was “in the family way”.

I guess they know by now, that did not work, as they wipe the egg off of their eyebrows and out of their ear canals.


43 posted on 09/07/2008 11:40:55 AM PDT by alloysteel (Sarah has got spunk. And that is a GOOD thing.)
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To: Battle Axe
They will keep Obama in place in order to get black votes for the rest of the ticket. Depending on how bady he loses, he might even get int another primary round. After all, he's only 46 so he can keep running for another 25-30 years, which would be 6-7 election cycles.
44 posted on 09/07/2008 11:40:58 AM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: Kleebo151; freekitty; oswegodeee; Free ThinkerNY; justiceseeker93; MinuteGal; romanesq; ...

PING!


45 posted on 09/07/2008 11:41:28 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kleebo151

There’s a lot I have to say about Willie Brown, some of it not really fit for this forum, but the man is a shrewd politician. When he looks at Sarah Palin, turns back to the Dems and says “Guys, you’re in trouble,” I take that as high praise.


46 posted on 09/07/2008 11:46:04 AM PDT by RichInOC (McCain/Palin '08: And Now For Something Completely Different.)
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To: Battle Axe
"They need to dump Obama AND Biden. I seriously doubt if they will do it because it would be so obvious, contrived and a ploy. It would make Obama appear even weaker for selecting him in the first place.

Me thinks they have to run with him."

You're absolutely correct! Replacing anyone on the Democrat ticket would be an admission of total failure on the part of the Democrats. It would be saying that the Republicans were smarter than they were and that the Republicans were way more in touch with the electorate than they were.

And they would never replace Obama. Can you imagine what the blacks would do?

47 posted on 09/07/2008 11:46:16 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: blam
If Willie Brown weren't Black, you'd never have heard of him.

I don't think that's true. Everything I have heard about Brown indicates that he is brilliant as a politician. Plus he's entertaining. Of course being black is part of who he is.

48 posted on 09/07/2008 11:47:03 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Bernard
After all, he's only 46 so he can keep running for another 25-30 years, which would be 6-7 election cycles.

Well, based on his past, campaigning is about all he does. Of course, that doesn't mean he'll get anywhere. Harold Stassen did a lot of campaigning, too.

49 posted on 09/07/2008 11:47:27 AM PDT by chimera
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To: blam

Willie Brown is a political genius. The man was Speaker of the CA Legislature forever, even before the Dems had completely taken over CA. He achieved his Speakership by wooing Republicans to vote for him, along with a handful of Democrats. The man knows his stuff.


50 posted on 09/07/2008 11:47:37 AM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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