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Donna Brazile: No Need for Nominees to Show Leadership on Bailout Bill
NewsBusters ^ | September 25, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 09/25/2008 5:06:17 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

It looks like the Democrats are shocked by a nominee who actually takes the initiative to show some leadership in the economic bailout bill as evidenced by the reaction of Democrat activist and CNN political contributor Donna Brazile. Appearing on a panel yesterday hosted by Campbell Brown which also included Gloria Borger and Tony Blankley, one could almost hear the song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy," in the background as Brazile assured us over and over that "progress" on the bailout was being made so there was no need for the nominees to appear in Washington except to passively cast a vote. Here is a transcript of the proceedings (emphasis mine):

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; donnabrazile; johnmccain; mccainpalin
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"Don't Worry, Be Happy." The Donna Brazile theme song. So both nominees can just passively sit back and not worry because "progress" on the bailout bill is supposedly being made.
1 posted on 09/25/2008 5:06:19 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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2 posted on 09/25/2008 5:07:59 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List ---The BIGGEST on the FR!!!))
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To: PJ-Comix

Either mccain or obama are going to be in the White House, living with the results of this. It only seems right that they should be involved.


3 posted on 09/25/2008 5:09:04 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: PJ-Comix

Donna and other democrat bastards are simply acknowledging that they do not have a leader at the top of their ticket. We Republicans do and want our leader there to make sure the democrats don’t make their financial mess even worse. They are the party of the stupid afterall...


4 posted on 09/25/2008 5:10:14 AM PDT by Wpin
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To: PJ-Comix

Donna Brazile=Racist Useful Idiot


5 posted on 09/25/2008 5:10:49 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: Schnucki

Brazile says neither candidate should get involved in the bailout bill because she knows McCain would have something good to offer and Obama wouldn’t.


6 posted on 09/25/2008 5:11:15 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: PJ-Comix

Some times you feel like a nut, some times you don’t. Donna Brazille is a nut.


7 posted on 09/25/2008 5:12:17 AM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: PJ-Comix

With her guy in the losing position on this issue, it’s nice to have Donna continue the digging.


8 posted on 09/25/2008 5:12:17 AM PDT by G Larry ("Disgust" is a valid expression!-Vote Family Values!)
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To: PJ-Comix

From Hannity’s forums,

“Call me if you need me”. Obama says its the biggest crisis since the Depression, and he cant even be bothered showing up to vote PRESENT.


9 posted on 09/25/2008 5:12:32 AM PDT by igoramus08
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To: PJ-Comix

The thing that chaps my @ss is that ZerObama says we need a president who can do more than one thing at time...while demonstrating through his actions that he is only doing ONE thing at a t time...campaigning. (At least until Bush called his bluff.) But what chaps me is that the media doesn’t call him on it.


10 posted on 09/25/2008 5:13:10 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Both are senators. I think McCain made the right choice. Obama sounded annoyed and arrogant yesterday during his press conference.


11 posted on 09/25/2008 5:13:20 AM PDT by tropical
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To: PJ-Comix

Obama can’t risk taking a leadership role on this issue becuase he has too many hidden skeletons in his closet. Can’t have them spill out in the open when accusations on who is responsible for what start flying around.


12 posted on 09/25/2008 5:13:45 AM PDT by no_go_lie
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To: PJ-Comix
Another astute move by McCain. He suspended his campaign, said the country should come first and he was going back to Washington to help make it happen.

NObama said...."If you need me........call me"

Real leadership there, Barry.

13 posted on 09/25/2008 5:14:35 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Palin has run a state, city, and a business. NObama has only run his mouth.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Brazile assured us over and over that "progress" on the bailout was being made so there was no need for the nominees to appear in Washington

Leadership is running from crisis. "The better to keep one's hands clean, dearie," followed by the wicked witch's evil laugh.

14 posted on 09/25/2008 5:15:17 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: bmwcyle

You should have used all caps!


15 posted on 09/25/2008 5:16:00 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Read my lipstick")
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To: tropical
Obama sounded annoyed and arrogant yesterday during his press conference.

He kept looking the right and then the left, never looking straight ahead. I was getting nauseous, but I wasn't sure if it was motion sickness caused by his flailing head, or if it was what he said.

16 posted on 09/25/2008 5:16:59 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: mlocher

ROTFLOL!

I didn’t see the broadcast but listened to it on talk radio but his tone of voice didn’t impress me.


17 posted on 09/25/2008 5:20:28 AM PDT by tropical
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To: tropical
I didn’t see the broadcast but listened to it on talk radio but his tone of voice didn’t impress me.

I saw it. I agree with your assessment. His body language suggested he was very annoyed.

18 posted on 09/25/2008 5:22:33 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: PJ-Comix

So now CNN is a 527 group. It just lost it’s status as a news outlet


19 posted on 09/25/2008 5:22:57 AM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: PJ-Comix

I really think the Dems are worried about the American people finding out what really happened. The Dems fingerprints are all over this mess and they don’t want the American people to pay attention.

McCain showed some true leadership by stepping up. I also think he is going to expose the Rats during this fiasco. This will be front and center until the end of this election.


20 posted on 09/25/2008 5:25:15 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: PJ-Comix

Donna’s mind has always been a vast waste land.


21 posted on 09/25/2008 5:25:18 AM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: Wpin

That’s what I was thinking. If she’s against the candidates going to Washington and “showing leadership” on the issue,

you know that such action would be helpful to McCain / harmful to 0bama.


22 posted on 09/25/2008 5:26:20 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: PJ-Comix

Since Donna Brazile is annoyed, that means McCain did the right thing.


23 posted on 09/25/2008 5:28:04 AM PDT by randita
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To: PJ-Comix

These a-holes Bawney Fwank and Christoher DuDD Dodd are so full of themselves bragging they have votes to pass this....well dohhhh, way to go you useless idiots. Way to conjure up votes to cover your azzes.
Bush needs to use the Reagan Bully Pulpit and blame the Dems for this absolute catastrophy. No Kodak moments either today, sign this in private and get on with your work.
I don’t know about the rest of you folks but I’m going into cash with my money today...


24 posted on 09/25/2008 5:29:24 AM PDT by oust the louse (NOT voting this November is a vote for Barack Hussein Obama....think about that.)
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To: tropical

“Both are senators.”

I think that is far more important than that they are candidates. They were elected to represent their constituents, and that is still their job. If they can’t put their personal ambitions on hold for a couple days to do the job they were elected to do, how can we look to them to lead in a higher office?


25 posted on 09/25/2008 5:32:37 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: PJ-Comix

They both should be there because they are being paid by the taxpayers to be the Senator of their states, AZ & IL!
That is what John McCain should have said. “I am running for president but I am still a senator from AZ representing my constituents and I am going to do that!”
I still think these people who run for another office should have to resign their positions so their constituents are being represented full time!


26 posted on 09/25/2008 5:33:05 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Just one of those Conservative women!)
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To: no_go_lie

‘Obama can’t risk taking a leadership role on this issue becuase he has too many hidden skeletons in his closet’ - all of whom are dims.


27 posted on 09/25/2008 5:35:23 AM PDT by mathluv (The Barracuda and the Maverick will take on the Messiah and the Mouth)
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To: Cricket24

‘still think these people who run for another office should have to resign their positions so their constituents are being represented full time!’ - or at least give up the salary they are not earning.


28 posted on 09/25/2008 5:37:04 AM PDT by mathluv (The Barracuda and the Maverick will take on the Messiah and the Mouth)
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To: Lee'sGhost

After the deal is made on this bailout thing. McCain should make a big grandstand play like this:

He should call on all elected representatives who have received money from the guilty companies and organizations to return that money. If the source of the contribution is no longer in existence, then they should give the money to the U. S. Treasury instead.

Then he should lead the way by giving his $26,000, or whatever, to the U. S. Treasury, and call on voters and other citizens to demand their pres follow suit.

0 would soil his panties and squeal like a stuck pig. (So would Dodd.)


29 posted on 09/25/2008 5:39:55 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: smalltownslick

I agree with you. Sen. McCain made the right decision and as always, the Democrats look petty and partisan.


30 posted on 09/25/2008 5:40:31 AM PDT by tropical
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To: PJ-Comix

Donna Brazile: No Need for Nominees to Show Leadership on Bailout Bill.

Yes IGNORE the fact that both nominess are actually paid US Senators (Lawmakers)
Yes Why worry that the nominess would not show leadership in the single most important issue facing the Nation 30 days prior to the election.
Spoken like a true partisan that understands her candidate lacks the experience and knowledge to deal with the issue and is seeking cover for him.........


31 posted on 09/25/2008 5:40:54 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Vote FOR AMERICA . Vote McCain / Palin)
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To: randita
Yesterday Pelosi said no deal unless most republicans were on-board.

Today "no problemo us 'rats can handle it without any help".

32 posted on 09/25/2008 5:42:35 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Lee'sGhost

(The thing that chaps my @ss is that ZerObama says we need a president who can do more than one thing at time...while demonstrating through his actions that he is only doing ONE thing at a t time...campaigning. (At least until Bush called his bluff.) But what chaps me is that the media doesn’t call him on it.)

Why would the Media not calling their candidate on an issue bother you? Have they called him on any other issue? No. So get used to it and deal with it. Adapt Improvise and Overcome..........


33 posted on 09/25/2008 5:44:03 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Vote FOR AMERICA . Vote McCain / Palin)
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To: PJ-Comix

It is ironic that the party that gave us this mess seems poised to benefit most from it.


34 posted on 09/25/2008 5:47:36 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, the corrupt party of what if and whine.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Is there anyone that really cares what this woman says?


35 posted on 09/25/2008 5:48:16 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: depressed in 06
It is ironic that the party that gave us this mess seems poised to benefit most from it.

Well, that's why they make the mess, isn't?

36 posted on 09/25/2008 5:50:53 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Michelle, spare me your phony outrage, you know as well as I do that dress makes your butt look big)
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To: no_go_lie

I agree wholeheartedly, nobama and ALL the dims all have the “bank heist” dye all over them. Nobama must figure that if sticks his head in the sand, somehow eveyone will think he is innocent.

Hopefully McCain will make a big issue of the dims vote in 2004 per Fanny/Freddie changes so more Americans will see this scam for what it really is. For certain the MSM is doing their best to hide it.


37 posted on 09/25/2008 5:52:00 AM PDT by dusttoyou
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To: PJ-Comix
It is not up to you, Donna...President Bush and Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson personally requested that McCain come to Washington to assist. Now, be a dear and go take your meds, sit down, STFU and let the sane people handle this.
38 posted on 09/25/2008 5:57:55 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: tropical

I didn’t see or hear anything Obama last night. Went on with my life-went to choir practice-then out with these friends to Granite City-had their beer sampler-Duke accckkk!!-came home went to bed. My outlook this a.m. is probably better for it.


39 posted on 09/25/2008 6:12:39 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: Pistolshot

Maybe not. Word today is it’s a done deal. If McCain rushes back to DC just in time have them announce that, he will look like a fool. He’s being played.


40 posted on 09/25/2008 6:19:33 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: PJ-Comix
"Donna Brazile: No Need for Nominees to Show Leadership on Bailout Bill"

yes exactly we need no leadership, just a telepromter and words like "hope" and "change".

As in I "hope" we have alittle bit of "change" left after Congress buggers all us taxpayers for 700 billion.

41 posted on 09/25/2008 6:19:40 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: PJ-Comix
This issue is huge. McCain sees that and is being an adult. He participates and if elected will all ways be responsible for the out come. Obama is trying (childishly) to triangulate. He, once again, positions himself without any responsibility. If it works he can take credit even though he did nothing except stay out of the way. If it fails he can point fingers and blame and say “I told you so” even when he did not. Think Obama himself on the war or Bill Clinton on welfare reform or balancing the budget. Obama is just playing the “Slick” card!
42 posted on 09/25/2008 6:19:46 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: PJ-Comix

Exactly how does a fat, racist female version of Al Sharpton become “...a political contributor??” If she wasn’t a politically correct skin color she’d be taking out the trash at McDonalds!


43 posted on 09/25/2008 6:25:11 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: mlocher
His body language suggested he was very annoyed.

I'm surprised he's been this calm. This was supposed to be a coronation of Obama, Lord and King, as Supreme Being of the Universe, yet Palin and McCain keep upstaging him and now he finds himself in a real fight.

How dismayed he must be :)
44 posted on 09/25/2008 6:28:20 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: reagan_fanatic
This was supposed to be a coronation of Obama, Lord and King, as Supreme Being of the Universe

You would think that if he showed up in Washington that he could raise our economy from the dead. I guess he just doesn't feel like it today.

45 posted on 09/25/2008 6:30:58 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: Kozak
The 'done deal' is the Dhims adding 500B for retooling the Big 3 for more fuel efficient cars, and another Billion or so for conversion of government vehicles to CNG.

Leave it to the Dihms to call the game 'over' before the players on one side get to the field.

46 posted on 09/25/2008 6:33:01 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Palin has run a state, city, and a business. NObama has only run his mouth.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Did you post the Bob Schieffer / McCain story yet ?


47 posted on 09/25/2008 6:33:41 AM PDT by ncalburt
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To: PJ-Comix

Well at least she didn’t say that Jesus wouldn’t have gone to D.C.


48 posted on 09/25/2008 6:39:20 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: Lee'sGhost

He’s fundraising because his decision to renege on his promise to take federal funding has left him short of cash.


49 posted on 09/25/2008 6:40:35 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: wequalswinner

You’re right-your outlook is probably better than mine. Maybe I’ll try your approach.


50 posted on 09/25/2008 6:43:20 AM PDT by tropical
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