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Duberstein Backs Obama
New York Times ^ | 10/31/2008 | Jackie Calmes

Posted on 10/31/2008 4:34:17 PM PDT by publius1

Kenneth M. Duberstein, Ronald Reagan’s final White House chief of staff and a former political confidant of Senator John McCain, is the latest high-profile Republican to say he will vote instead for Senator Barack Obama for president.

Mr. Duberstein’s decision, confirmed in a brief interview, was not a big surprise given his close friendship with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who recently announced on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that he would vote for Mr. Obama, the Democratic nominee, because he was disappointed that both Mr. McCain and the Republican Party have become so socially conservative and negative.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commiewhore; conservatives4obama; obama; rinos; seeya
It's getting to be like one of those cars that gets to the middle circus circle and all these clowns come piling out...

Liberal Republicans -- good guys to have on your side in a knife fight, eh?

Over at NRO The Corner, Kathryn Jean Lopez is trying to find reasons why Peggy Noonan has not joined this crowd -- an unsuccessful effort, I think.

1 posted on 10/31/2008 4:34:18 PM PDT by publius1
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To: publius1

“Everybody wants to get into the act!” - Jimmy Durante


2 posted on 10/31/2008 4:36:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: publius1

“Peggy Noonan has not joined this crowd — an unsuccessful effort, I think”

Not hard to understand. She wants to continue to be identified as a “conservative” writer.


3 posted on 10/31/2008 4:36:11 PM PDT by Chet 99 (Vote McCain/Palin, or this will be our future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTb5EFZmgbs)
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To: publius1

I trust RINOs even less than I trust Liberal Democrats. They truly have no value system, at least Liberals know what they believe. RINOs are opportunists.


4 posted on 10/31/2008 4:37:16 PM PDT by rom (Keep Senator Government from Spreading YOUR Wealth! McCain/Palin '08!)
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To: publius1

You know, this reminds me of the end of World War II, when all these cowardly “neutral” countries started to declare war on Germany and Japan. These fools believe the media polls, and want a place as the trough in Obamanation.

If McCain was leading in the polls, you can bet Duberstein would have kept his mouth shut.


5 posted on 10/31/2008 4:37:50 PM PDT by Chet 99 (Vote McCain/Palin, or this will be our future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTb5EFZmgbs)
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To: publius1

Better to vote for someone who is morally bankrupt than someone so conservative.

Okay then.


6 posted on 10/31/2008 4:38:01 PM PDT by Carley (The media understands credentials but does NOT understand principles.)
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To: publius1
RINOs are trying to keep their Washington cocktail party invites open. That's what its really all about!

"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

7 posted on 10/31/2008 4:39:51 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rom

“socially conservative” bugs this guy so much eh?

this election is eye-opening


8 posted on 10/31/2008 4:40:31 PM PDT by thesetruths
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To: goldstategop

This election is acting like a great cleansing enema for the Republican party. If we win this election we can thank the “ONE” for outing these RINO’s from the closet


9 posted on 10/31/2008 4:40:42 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Chet 99

Really, these people are craven.


10 posted on 10/31/2008 4:41:48 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates

They’re much worse than the misguided liberal who truly believes Obama’s lies. These RINOs know Obama is full of it, but they want a seat at the table of power.


11 posted on 10/31/2008 4:43:59 PM PDT by Chet 99 (Vote McCain/Palin, or this will be our future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTb5EFZmgbs)
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To: publius1

Isn’t Duberstein a tad old to be very much worried about getting abortions for his girlfriends?


12 posted on 10/31/2008 4:44:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Norman Bates

What the f is going on with these turncoats? Doing this so late in the game is clearly bravado and utterly classless in my opinion. Sounds Jewish?


13 posted on 10/31/2008 4:44:47 PM PDT by GerardKempf (Let's Get Over This)
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To: Chet 99

I think you’re right. In fact, if McCain were leading in the polls all these people would have come out and endorsed McCain. I have come to realize with this election that a lot of these people are just opportunists. They never were conservatives.

“Love the one you’re with”. :)


14 posted on 10/31/2008 4:45:13 PM PDT by beandog
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To: crosslink

This election has the potential to split BOTH parties wide open. The Democrat party has a huge split between the Clintons and traditional Democrats and the new Pelosi-Reid-Obama Axis of Marxism.

On the Republican side, you can see the liberal RINOs split from the Moderates and Conservatives.


15 posted on 10/31/2008 4:45:21 PM PDT by rom (Keep Senator Government from Spreading YOUR Wealth! McCain/Palin '08!)
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To: thesetruths
Look, "socially conservative" has to do with abortion, or maybe Sarah's religious affiliations over the years.

Duberstein strikes me as one of those guys who refuses to admit he has a failing testosterone level and damaged prostate, so he puts on a false front of being overly concerned with abortion rights ~ as if his girlfriends still need them.

16 posted on 10/31/2008 4:46:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
"Isn’t Duberstein a tad old to be very much worried about getting abortions for his girlfriends?"

Maybe he's just trying to rationalize away all the ones that occurred in the past.....

17 posted on 10/31/2008 4:52:25 PM PDT by Enchante (The real "bitter clingers" are on the LEFT -- ranting Obamabots clinging to delusions!!)
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To: publius1

This is why I would love for McCain to pull it off. Just to see the looks on these losers face Wednesday morning.


18 posted on 10/31/2008 4:56:08 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: publius1
Duberstein has been a "political adviser" to former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, according to syndicated columnist Robert Novak, who says Duberstein was a source for David Corn's and Michael Isikoff's book about the Valerie Plame affair in which Armitage was found to be the one who leaked Plame's CIA status to Novak.

The guy is a weasal. His wife works for Charlie Rose, another non-surprise.

19 posted on 10/31/2008 4:56:52 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: goldstategop

And a lot of these are the same jerks who pushed McCain down our throats during the primary. Well, they got their moderate Republican, aka RINO. Where are your votes RINOs????


20 posted on 10/31/2008 5:01:16 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Voting proudly for GOVERNOR Palin for VP!)
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To: publius1

Is he gay?


21 posted on 10/31/2008 5:21:32 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: publius1

The RINOs want this to be a debacle both in the presidential and the congressional races. They want to use that as a base to launch an attempt to seize the party and move it towards more of a country-club conservative party.


22 posted on 10/31/2008 5:27:24 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: Lawgvr1955

Wow, now I loathe him even more......


23 posted on 10/31/2008 5:29:27 PM PDT by Enchante (The real "bitter clingers" are on the LEFT -- ranting Obamabots clinging to delusions!!)
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To: publius1
Duberstein Backs Obama

Duberstein is a typical Washington apparatchik looking for a bureaucratic payday on the backs of the taxpayers.

Scumbag.

24 posted on 10/31/2008 5:35:24 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: beandog

I recall back in 1995 after the 1994 Republican route of the Congress, all the Democrats defecting and declaring themselves Republicans. Even as a political neophyte, I could not help thinking they were diluting the conservative pool. There was no way they could simply abandon a lifetime of Democrat/Lefist ideaology and instantly embrace conservatism. Clearly, I thought, they are doing it to be on the winning [i.e., recipients of larger payoffs] team and would easily either jump back over or continue to legislate in the manner to which they’d been prevously accustomed. I recall too, Rush basking in the joy of these defections as proof of the validity of the Conservative cause. While I would not then challenge the wisdom of Rush, nothing surfaced to dispell the doubt. The last four years have brought these quislings out of the closet and we are seeing a surge this election cycle.


25 posted on 10/31/2008 5:36:41 PM PDT by Tucson
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To: publius1

Lopez must be very tired from carrying Noonan’s water all this time. Peggy, Frum, Brooks, Parker - they are dead as Conservatives. Bunch of elitist frauds.


26 posted on 10/31/2008 5:57:23 PM PDT by WillT
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