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Ann Coulter: GOP VOTE DECLINES LESS THAN NYT PROFIT (McCain is Bob Dole)
AnnCoulter.Com ^ | November 12. 2008 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 11/12/2008 2:40:03 PM PST by Syncro

For the first time in 32 years, Democrats got more than 50 percent of the country to vote for their candidate in a national election, and now they want to lecture the Republican Party on how to win elections. Liberal Republicans have joined them, both groups hoping no one will notice that we just lost this election by running the candidate they chose for us.

For years, New York Times columnist David Brooks has been writing mash notes to John McCain. In November 2007, he quoted an allegedly "smart-alecky" political consultant who exclaimed, in private, "You know, there's really only one great man running for president this year, and that's McCain."

"My friend's remark," Brooks somberly intoned, "had the added weight of truth."

Brooks gushed, "I can tell you there is nobody in politics remotely like him," and even threw down the gauntlet, saying: "You will never persuade me that he is not among the finest of men."

That took guts at the Times, where McCain is constantly praised by the op-ed columnists and was endorsed by the paper in the Republican primary. Even Frank Rich has hailed McCain as the "most experienced and principled" of the Republicans and said no one in either party "has more experience in matters of war than the Arizona senator" -- the biggest rave issued by Rich since "Rent" opened on Broadway.

They adored McCain at the Times! Does anyone here not see a cluster of bright red flags?

In January this year, Brooks boasted of McCain's ability to attract "independents."

And then Election Day arrived, and all the liberals who had spent years praising McCain all voted for Obama. Independents voted for Palin or voted against Obama. No one outside of McCain's immediate family was specifically voting for McCain.

But now Brooks presumes to lecture Republicans about what to do next time. How about: "Don't take David Brooks' advice"?

According to Brooks, the reason McCain lost was -- naturally -- that he ran as a conservative.

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KEYWORDS: 2008; anncoulter; bho2008; bobdole; coulter; mccain; obama; prop8; romney; romneymormon
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1 posted on 11/12/2008 2:40:04 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

can I take back my vote for McCain? lol


2 posted on 11/12/2008 2:41:33 PM PST by ground_fog
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To: ground_fog; All
You voted for McCain???

I voted for Sarah...

Here's a little more...I kinda posted in a hurry

According to Brooks, the reason McCain lost was -- naturally -- that he ran as a conservative. If only presidential candidates would spurn polls, modern political history, evidence from campaign rallies, facts on the ground and listen to the wishful thinking of Times columnists!

If McCain lost because he ran as a conservative, then how come I knew McCain was going to lose before Brooks did? About the same time Brooks was touting McCain's uncanny ability to attract independents, I was writing, accurately: "John McCain is Bob Dole minus the charm, conservatism and youth."

Using the latest euphemism for "liberal," Brooks complains that "reformist" Republicans like John McCain are forced to run for president as smelly old conservatives: "National candidates who begin with reformist records -- Giuliani, Romney or McCain -- immediately tack right to be acceptable to the power base." (Some "tack" so far to the right they almost adopt the positions in the GOP platform!)

In another sign of how popular liberalism is, liberals have to keep changing their name, like grifters moving from town to town. Liberal Republicans used to be known as "moderates," then "mavericks" or "centrists." I guess now they're "reformists." Why, liberals are so popular they have to disguise themselves for fear of being mobbed by an adoring public!

3 posted on 11/12/2008 2:43:13 PM PST by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: RonDog; knews_hound
This stood out from the above:
Giuliani, Romney or McCain -- immediately tack right to be acceptable to the power base." (Some "tack" so far to the right they almost adopt the positions in the GOP platform!)

4 posted on 11/12/2008 2:45:58 PM PST by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Syncro

mccain lost because of the bailout


5 posted on 11/12/2008 2:46:11 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: Syncro

WTF is up with your profile? Are you some kind of hacker?


6 posted on 11/12/2008 2:48:22 PM PST by DogBarkTree (Sometimes you have to let it go in order to get a Grip.)
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To: Syncro

Gotta love this woman.


7 posted on 11/12/2008 2:48:26 PM PST by Def Conservative (Palin, Jindal, Pence, Sanford, Steele= the new GOP...out with the old)
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To: ari-freedom

The financial crisis in general. The perception of it...that’s the primer. I’m sure the majority of voter knew very little about the votes.


8 posted on 11/12/2008 2:48:41 PM PST by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "Senator Government" is here)
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To: DogBarkTree

You are barking up the wrong tree


9 posted on 11/12/2008 2:49:18 PM PST by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Syncro

Can I nominate Anne for Chair of RNC?


10 posted on 11/12/2008 2:50:06 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Syncro

Your link goes back to last weeks article???


11 posted on 11/12/2008 2:50:25 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ari-freedom
Did you see the pool on which straw it was that broke the camel's back?

A straw pool I think.

Only a theory and it doesn't hold water

12 posted on 11/12/2008 2:51:23 PM PST by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: pissant
No, that link is Here

Refresh, it will move you out of the time warp.

13 posted on 11/12/2008 2:54:07 PM PST by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: pissant

Hit your refresh button. The link is the same week to week. Your cookies probably took you to last weeks article automatically.


14 posted on 11/12/2008 2:55:23 PM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed.... so how could it be Redistributed?)
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To: Syncro

LOVED that! :)


15 posted on 11/12/2008 2:56:04 PM PST by nodumbblonde (Just doing the jobs my cat won't.)
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To: Syncro

That was what grabbed me, too. It’s a great line.


16 posted on 11/12/2008 2:56:52 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: DogBarkTree
WTF is up with your profile? Are you some kind of hacker?

LOL! Syncro is simply gathering the same info as Google and others.......spooky...huh...;)

17 posted on 11/12/2008 3:01:47 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: Rick_Michael

they sure did when mccain dramatically suspended his campaign and had nothing to show for it during the first debate


18 posted on 11/12/2008 3:03:31 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi

Did he get a "thrill" up his leg?

Who would ever take seriously a dork who writes for The New York Times? They get a lot of readers who follow the elliptical metrocon mazes of intellectual neo-conservatism at The New York Times, do they? As edited and approved by the Council on Foreign Relations... Conservatism Lite.

19 posted on 11/12/2008 3:05:07 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: ScreamingFist


20 posted on 11/12/2008 3:05:48 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: Rick_Michael

Oh the IRONY!

Isn’t it ironic that Americans voted for the man who was largely behind the mortgage “cluster” in hopes that HE can fix the economy?


21 posted on 11/12/2008 3:06:01 PM PST by a real Sheila (Obama's presidency will cause Americans to have FOND memories of G.W. Bush.)
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To: Syncro

bttt


22 posted on 11/12/2008 3:06:06 PM PST by petercooper (1/20/13 - Change I can believe in.)
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To: ari-freedom

I wonder if Bush didn’t want McCain to win. Starting all of the downturn talk and all.


23 posted on 11/12/2008 3:06:52 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Million Minuteman March (Spring 2009))
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To: Syncro

McCain is hardly Bob Dole. Dole only received 41% of the vote in 1996. McCain got 46%. If not for the Wall Street meltdown and subsequent bailout disaster, I think it easily would have been 48% or more. Given Bush’s monumental unpopularity, Obama’s massive spending advantage, and the most biased media coverage EVER, I think McCain’s showing is actually pretty remarkable.


24 posted on 11/12/2008 3:07:32 PM PST by zebrahead
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To: Syncro

Excuse me... WHERE ARE THE PICS? I believe FR has a standing rule when Ann Coulter is discussed. Come on, no slacking!


25 posted on 11/12/2008 3:08:56 PM PST by TCH (Another redneck clinging to guns and religion)
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To: ari-freedom

McCain lost because he was a deeply flawed candidate who was a self-described maverick whose campaign consisted of bashing his own party.


26 posted on 11/12/2008 3:11:20 PM PST by kabar
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To: ari-freedom

Darn that weird (where I live...)! McCain’s “fight with me” speech was outstanding but there was a disconnect after that, he returned to the McCain of yore. But I voted for Sarah anyway...


27 posted on 11/12/2008 3:16:34 PM PST by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: brushcop

that=that’s as in a contraction, bad keyboard, bad!!


28 posted on 11/12/2008 3:17:34 PM PST by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: Syncro

Let’s not forget we lost against CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, all the leftist news papers and millions and millions and millions of dollars donated to obama’s campaign.

With all that against us, I think McCain did a surprisingly good job (thanks to Palin) at fighting a fixed against him fight.


29 posted on 11/12/2008 3:19:28 PM PST by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: ari-freedom

Screaming fist lives near Bangladesh???


30 posted on 11/12/2008 3:25:36 PM PST by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: TCH

I was wondering that too.

It’s your turn this week, didn’t you read last week’s column and see that it is your duty this time?

No quit slacking!


31 posted on 11/12/2008 3:30:36 PM PST by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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WE all Voted for Sarah Palin! The one thing that McLame did good was choose Sarah as his running mate:-). We tought we learned Our Lessons well with the virtual slaughter of Sleepy, Boring Archiac Bob DOLE! Then, exactly twelve years later, the Republican Party jams McPAIN down Our Throats!
McPAIN was an Instant Replay of the Doldrums Sleepy Hollow DOLE! Its a MIRACLE given to US by Sarah Palin that WE LOST by only 6%! a virtual tie with THE MESSIACAL ZERO!! WE SHOULD HAVE BEAT THE ZERO BY 30 percentage points!...:-)
May GOD BLESS ANN COULTER AND SARAH PALIN, TWO GREAT AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 11/12/2008 3:51:29 PM PST by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN is a Pathetic Puppet of Bill Ayers and Associates!)
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To: zebrahead

McCain only got 46% because of Sarah Palin. Without her or someone like her on the ticket, he probably would have gotten only 41% or so of the vote too.


33 posted on 11/12/2008 3:52:43 PM PST by Cecily
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To: zebrahead
... If not for the Wall Street meltdown and subsequent bailout disaster, I think it easily would have been 48% or more. Given Bush’s monumental unpopularity, Obama’s massive spending advantage, and the most biased media coverage EVER, I think McCain’s showing is actually pretty remarkable.

The Wall Street meltdown was engineered by the Democrats and triggered at a key time.

Bush's monumental unpopularity was was engineered by the Democrats in conjunction with the media by practicing "A big lie told often enough will be believed." For six years they pilloried Bush and the economy even during times of great performance by both.

The biased media was free campaign advertising for the Democrats for six years and the hugh amount of money was largely illegal and came through the internet right at the end when it was most needed.

You left out probably the most important factor in this victory - massive voter fraud. We only know about the large number of frauds that were found in time but there was most likely a much larger number for which votes were actually cast.

34 posted on 11/12/2008 3:55:09 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: kabar
"McCain lost because he was a deeply flawed candidate..." 26 posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 6:11:20 PM by kabar

Yes, + economic meltdown + unpopular Bush-Cheney administration + the liberal pro-Obama propaganda from the MSM + dumbed-down electorate + conservative vote in the primaries split and divided between Thompson, Romney, and Huckabee.

35 posted on 11/12/2008 3:58:55 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: zebrahead

40% of McPAIN’s Vote Tally was for Sarah Palin! the remaining 6% actually Voted for McPAIN! That, You can take to the Bank! As Donald Trump said weeks before the Election, “WE all are going to have to do everything we can do to drag McPAIN kicking and dragging and screaming across the FINISH LINE ahead of HUSSEIN in spite of his every effort to Lose!” Now hat may not be a perfect quote, but it certainly transmits his (TRUMP’S) message accurately!

:-) GOD BLESS ANN COULTER AND SARAH PALIN AND OUR REPUBLICAN PARTY AND OUR AMERICA!!!!!!


36 posted on 11/12/2008 4:09:28 PM PST by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN is a Pathetic Puppet of Bill Ayers and Associates!)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

“The Wall Street meltdown was engineered by the Democrats and triggered at a key time.” ~ Mind-numbed Robot

Possible examples of some of the circumstantial evidence:

“...data from the Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll showed that Mr. Obama took command of the race during the 10 days following the collapse of Lehman Brothers — when the Wall Street meltdown hit Main Street.

Before that event John McCain was leading nationally by three percentage points. Ten days later Mr. Obama was up by five and never relinquished his lead. ...”

WSJ - The Polls Show ...By SCOTT RASMUSSEN
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122628429302812557.html?mod=djemEditorialPage

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Secret “closed door” meeting with Congress
Liveleak.com ^ | March 14th, 2008 | Liveleak
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 6:40:27 PM by RobRoy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1994684/posts

Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 4:20 PM Subject: CLOSED Congress Session Last Night: Only 4th Time In 176 Years!

SPECIAL “CLOSED SESSION” OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISCUSSED A LOT MORE THAN THE PENDING SECURITY SURVEILLANCE PROVISIONS!

This was only the fourth time in 176 years that Congress has closed its doors to the public. What was it that they were discussing that they do NOT want us to know about?

Word has begun leaking from last nights special, closed-door session of the United States House of Representatives.

Not only did members discuss new surveillance provisions as was the publicly stated reason for the closed door session, they also discussed:

1. the imminent collapse of the U.S. economy to occur by September 2008,

2. [snip]

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US May Lose Its ‘AAA’ Rating
CNBC.com | 10 Nov 2008 | 07:49 AM ET
http://www.cnbc.com/id/27641538


37 posted on 11/12/2008 4:09:51 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Saul Alinsky's radical operatives have succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.)
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To: Syncro

Great stuff as always.


38 posted on 11/12/2008 4:13:18 PM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: DogBarkTree

http://www.danasoft.com/vipersig.jpg


39 posted on 11/12/2008 4:14:43 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Stupid people shouldn't breed.)
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To: Matchett-PI

Thanks for the additional supporting information. However, one must only do research on Communists Goals, The Frankfurt School, Saul Alinsky, Communist Party USA, etc. to see that they have been telling us all along what they were going to do and how. David Horowitz is a wonderful source of info, especially Discover the Networks.


40 posted on 11/12/2008 4:16:17 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Matchett-PI

Q.E.D.: SOROS is VERY GOOD at what He Does!

The September Collapse of the U.S. Economy detailed by Bugeyes Piglousy in March, 2008 in her closed door secret House Meeting! Does this qualify as Treason?


41 posted on 11/12/2008 4:17:41 PM PST by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN is a Pathetic Puppet of Bill Ayers and Associates!)
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To: Syncro
"John McCain is Bob Dole minus the charm, conservatism and youth."

Great line. Another good one from someone with Obama was "John McCain is just like George Bush, only older and with a worse temper." (:

In another sign of how popular liberalism is, liberals have to keep changing their name, like grifters moving from town to town.

You gotta love Ann. \adoring smile
42 posted on 11/12/2008 4:20:25 PM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
A deeply flawed candidate includes all on your list. When you nominate the party's maverick to be your standard bearer, there are political consequences. McCain became the presumptive nominee of the party with just 31% of the primary vote thanks to open and winner-take-all primaries. McCain was the only top tier candidate of either party who could not win his/her home state by 50% or more of the vote in the primaries.

McCain's candidacy took off the table such issues as amenesty and a cap and trade system to address the global warming hoax. Any of the other main Rep candidates would have done better than the maverick. He was an unmitigated disaster.

43 posted on 11/12/2008 4:21:47 PM PST by kabar
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To: zebrahead
McCain is hardly Bob Dole. Dole only received 41% of the vote in 1996. McCain got 46%.

You fail to mention the Ross Perot factor in 1996.

44 posted on 11/12/2008 4:25:40 PM PST by Fast Ed97
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To: kabar
"McCain became the presumptive nominee of the party with just 31% of the primary vote thanks to open and winner-take-all primaries."

Bingo.

45 posted on 11/12/2008 4:26:38 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Syncro
And then Election Day arrived, and all the liberals who had spent years praising McCain all voted for Obama.

I am so tired of liberals picking our candidates. From now on, if the New York Times likes one of our guys, he's OUT. The New York Times hates us - and we don't need their "concern" about our well being. It's all a lie.

46 posted on 11/12/2008 4:27:45 PM PST by GOPJ ( It's hard for Republicans to hammer Obama as a socialist when(Bush) nationalizing the banks- Steyn)
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To: kabar
McCain's candidacy took off the table such issues as amenesty and a cap and trade system to address the global warming hoax. Any of the other main Rep candidates would have done better than the maverick. He was an unmitigated disaster.

Yeah did not help him one bit. The Mexican voters essentially threw him under the bus. And I seriously doubt the "global warming" alarmists voted for him either.

47 posted on 11/12/2008 4:28:37 PM PST by Fast Ed97
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To: Syncro

I still have not figured out who bankrolled McCain’s primary campaign. Where did he get the money for the ads, organization and staffing to compete with Romney and Guiliani? He somehow overnight went from a bottom tier candidate to the frontrunner overnight.


48 posted on 11/12/2008 4:30:28 PM PST by Fast Ed97
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To: Cecily
McCain only got 46% because of Sarah Palin. Without her or someone like her on the ticket, he probably would have gotten only 41% or so of the vote too.

I think you're being generous...

49 posted on 11/12/2008 4:42:21 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama: Satan's Counterfeit Christ)
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To: Syncro

An object lesson - that when Republicans embrace their conservative philosophy, without attempting to dilute or compromise important foundations of that conservatism, they win elections, because the American public responds. Only when Republicans attempt to STAY in office by adopting the coloration of their opponents, do they get booted and replaced with the “real thing” liberals, as there is no point in continuing to vote for the pale imitation.

No kidding, Obama ran to the RIGHT of McCain on the issue of “lower taxes” saying that “95%” would pay lower taxes when he is President, and the 5% on whom the additional taxes would be levied, would carry the water for the rest of us.

There are SO many ways to deconstruct that claim.


50 posted on 11/12/2008 4:47:49 PM PST by alloysteel (Molon labe! Roughly translated, "Come and take them!" referring to personal weapons.)
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