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Democrats begin waiting for George W. Bush to fail
The Seattle Times ^ | jan 9, 2001 | E.J. Dionne Jr.

Posted on 01/28/2009 6:37:02 AM PST by coneocon

Among Democrats, there are two views as to how to pull this off now. The popular view is the one that looks to Bush making mistakes and, perhaps, to an economic downturn that will make swing voters long for the days of Democratic prosperity under Clinton.

(Excerpt) Read more at community.seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: achillwind; america2point0; bds; bush; bushhassers; censorship; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; dnctalkingpoints; doublestandard; ejdionne; failure; freespeech; howtostealanelection; hushrush; obamessiah; phoneyoutrage; pravdamedia; presidentbush; revisionisthistory; stalinisttactics; unfairnessdoctrine; waronerror
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1 posted on 01/28/2009 6:37:02 AM PST by coneocon
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To: coneocon

Well..well...well!

You should send this link to Rush asap!


2 posted on 01/28/2009 6:40:02 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: coneocon

BTTT!


3 posted on 01/28/2009 6:41:39 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: coneocon

Great find!


4 posted on 01/28/2009 6:42:38 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: penelopesire
You should send this link to Rush asap!

The Seattle Times ^ | jan 9, 2001 | E.J. Dionne Jr.

The article is eight years old. Rush would love to send that up piglosi and dingy hairy's rear end.

5 posted on 01/28/2009 6:45:54 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dissent is patriotic - Hussein is not and will never be my president.)
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To: penelopesire
With his controversial appointments at the Labor, Justice and Interior departments, George W. Bush has done what Democrats themselves could never have accomplished on their own. The new president has energized core Democratic constituencies that were seething about the way the 2000 election was decided, but had no immediate way of organizing their discontent.

controversial?

The liberals fought everything Bush tried to do, then complained about the results. Vandals.

6 posted on 01/28/2009 6:46:18 AM PST by Loud Mime (Dems: Republicans are enemies - Bush: Democrats are Friends)
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To: coneocon

You mean to say that the Democrats were hoping President Bush would fail? OH NO! Say it ain’t so!


7 posted on 01/28/2009 6:50:08 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: coneocon

buy that Freeper a beer....


8 posted on 01/28/2009 6:50:08 AM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: penelopesire

Just emailed Rush. What a GREAT find who ever found it. The left is full of folly.


9 posted on 01/28/2009 6:50:50 AM PST by blueyon (Every one will have their 15 mins under the bus)
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To: coneocon

CHECK MATE!


10 posted on 01/28/2009 6:51:37 AM PST by blueyon (Every one will have their 15 mins under the bus)
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To: coneocon

I’ll be dammed!


11 posted on 01/28/2009 6:53:04 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Sometimes, I guess there's just not enough bags of popcorn.)
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To: coneocon

Bump.


12 posted on 01/28/2009 6:53:05 AM PST by Rocko (America First -- 0bama Last)
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To: Loud Mime

They are hypocrites and marxists trying to silence anyone that opposes their cult!!


13 posted on 01/28/2009 6:53:16 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: holdonnow

Check this out Mark!


14 posted on 01/28/2009 6:54:09 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Sometimes, I guess there's just not enough bags of popcorn.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

No doubt...lol.


15 posted on 01/28/2009 6:54:18 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

You might want to ping the “Rush” list to this find!


16 posted on 01/28/2009 6:57:38 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Sometimes, I guess there's just not enough bags of popcorn.)
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To: coneocon

I wish Drudge would put this link up next to the “Dems Launch Petition Against Rush Limbaugh...” link.


17 posted on 01/28/2009 7:01:01 AM PST by Craigon
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To: coneocon

No unity back then?!? I don’t believe it!


18 posted on 01/28/2009 7:01:53 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: coneocon

Wow, I guess they were being “unpatriotic”.

Anybody who expects any principles out of the Democrats will be waiting a long time.


19 posted on 01/28/2009 7:02:40 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: coneocon
It was okay to hope Bush failed because we all know he's an evil Rethuglican. Obama is the new media messiah so only praise and honors for him.
20 posted on 01/28/2009 7:03:49 AM PST by PogySailor (We're so screwed.....welcome to the American Oligarchy)
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To: coneocon

Screenshots taken and copy saved for when it disappears down the memory hole.

Good snag!!!!


21 posted on 01/28/2009 7:05:28 AM PST by ProfoundMan (RightyPics.com)
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To: coneocon
Simply waiting for Bush to fail would not only be uninspiring politics. It would also amount to a concession by progressives that they lack faith in their own ability to govern differently, and better.

Hmmmm.

22 posted on 01/28/2009 7:10:01 AM PST by denydenydeny (People in dictatorships long for truth while pampered, decadent people in the West long for myth.)
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To: denydenydeny

WOW.that about sums it up. Who ever found this gets a keg.


23 posted on 01/28/2009 7:15:55 AM PST by republicansforever
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To: coneocon
The Dems and MSM talked down the economy for eight long years. They are sowing what they reap.
24 posted on 01/28/2009 7:16:43 AM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Enterprise

You think??

http://web.archive.org/web/20030212115427/http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_1476.shtml


25 posted on 01/28/2009 7:17:35 AM PST by weezel
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To: coneocon

Good find!


26 posted on 01/28/2009 7:19:54 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Pingaroo to the RUSH thread for this thread and other posted link.


27 posted on 01/28/2009 7:24:22 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: coneocon

Remember the Florida vote debacle? The dims didn’t even wait for GWB to even take office before the started their hopes for a failed Presidency...


28 posted on 01/28/2009 7:24:43 AM PST by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: coneocon

bttt


29 posted on 01/28/2009 7:25:28 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: coneocon

And now that BDS is running out of steam, they’ve come up with RDS.


30 posted on 01/28/2009 7:26:33 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: coneocon

Can someone send this to un-funny man jon stewart also? He accused Rush of treason too.


31 posted on 01/28/2009 7:28:48 AM PST by Post5203 (Blago,Resko,Pelosi,Reid,Mahoney,Edwards,Spitzer,McGreevy,Kilpatrick. dems are a criminal enterprise)
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To: weezel
In coming weeks, Democratic elected officials will question the President’s intentions on the pending war with Iraq. Writers and broadcasters friendly to the Democratic cause have already been provided talking points suggesting the war is about oil, not terrorism.

There is the difference. The MSM is complicit.

32 posted on 01/28/2009 7:43:49 AM PST by DejaJude (Proud denizen of the fighting fringe and an Arizona zealot.)
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To: coneocon

Thanks, have to save this one


33 posted on 01/28/2009 7:51:59 AM PST by engrpat (End the National Nightmare on 1-20-2013)
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To: coneocon

Great find.

These psychopaths actively poisoned the airwaves and newswires for eight years with their denegration of President Bush and daily declarations of their hopes that he fail.

Their mendacity knows no boundaries.


34 posted on 01/28/2009 7:53:33 AM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: coneocon
Well, it sounds like the House Republicans are finally growing a spine. It is just too bad they couldn't do this in 2006 (when they were still a thin majority) or 2008 (when they were less of a minority than now).

Conservative leadership needs to take center stage and throw the RINOs an occasional bone. Not the other way around. Conservatism didn't lose the last two elections. RINOism did.

35 posted on 01/28/2009 8:00:06 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: LRS
They were waiting in ambush for Dubya to take office. You are oh so right, they started before the election was even held. I am convinced the Democratic Supervisor of Elections in Palm Beach County set up the ballot to be confusing on purpose, knowing it would give the Dems an automatic way to mess with the returns if they went against Gore.

I heard the first complaining from Palm Beach County before 1 pm on the day of the election.

The Left leaves nothing to chance. If it happens and it's bad for the Right then you can bet your bottom dollar it was set up by the Left.

If they spent one-tenth as much time trying to make America great as they do trying to screw the Right we would be back on top of the heap again in no time at all!

36 posted on 01/28/2009 8:11:04 AM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: DejaJude

Of course they are. The MSM is nothing more than the PR branch of the dim-0 party.


37 posted on 01/28/2009 8:34:12 AM PST by weezel
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To: coneocon

Indirect link:
http://www.mail-archive.com/ href=”mailto:ctrl@listserv.aol.com”>ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg57164.html

DEMOCRATS THINK AHEAD TO ‘02, ‘04 ELECTIONS
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - Sunday, December 17, 2000
Author: Naftali Bendavid

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Despite lofty rhetoric from the party’s elected officials about the need for bipartisanship, the operatives who fight the battles at ground level are eager to take on Bush and the Republicans in the next round.

Paul Begala, a former aide to President Clinton, said Bush will make an “enormously tempting” target in 2004.

“Presidents are successful if they are feared, more than loved, more than respected,” Begala said.

“We Democrats didn’t love or respect President Reagan, but we feared him because we knew he could trounce us. And the Republicans, I know, were terrified of Clinton. They didn’t like or respect him but were scared to death of him.”

He added, “Nobody in either party fears Bush.”

This may be a way to ease the sting of Republican control of the White House, Senate and House for the first time in 48 years. But some Democrats insist they are better off with Bush in the Oval Office than they would have been with Vice President Al Gore.

Bush, the thinking goes, lost the popular vote, creating a cloud over his administration.

Democratic loyalists, upset over the outcome, could be energized for races in 2002 and 2004. And the incoming president faces an unruly, divided Congress that could make it hard to govern.

Republicans dismissed such predictions, saying Bush can overcome the challenges.

“He will be a very strong leader,” said Mark Pfeifle, spokesman for the Republican National Committee.

“He has proved in the state of Texas that he can work with Democrats. He was only the second Republican governor of Texas. He had a Democrat-dominated legislature, and he came out with significant victories and accomplishments.”

Pfeifle characterized the Democrats’ comments as partisan jabs.

“These are hired warriors, or another term might be political hacks which I consider a term of endearment; I am one who live and die for the battle,” Pfeifle said.

Since Gore’s concession speech, prominent Democrats have been quick to say they wish Bush well for the sake of the nation.

Gore himself said, “What remains of partisan rancor must now be put aside, and may God bless his stewardship of this country.”

But there is little question that some Democrats hope Bush fails .

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Edition: Final
Section: News
Page: A16
Record Number: 0012220496


38 posted on 01/28/2009 8:42:39 AM PST by maggief
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To: coneocon

BUMP

Send it to the DemonRats in Congress who are drafting a condemnation of Rush right now.


39 posted on 01/28/2009 8:45:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: weezel
The MSM is nothing more than the PR branch of the dim-0 party.

There has been outright collusion on news stories with the DNC in the past election cycles. American Pravda.

40 posted on 01/28/2009 8:47:59 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: Let's Roll
And now that BDS is running out of steam, they’ve come up with RDS.

The Democrats have to have an enemy to demonize. They studied the tactics of Goebbels and Stalin well. Every film student studies Eisenstein and Reifenstahl. Now they have their professional propagandists and are seeking to force all public opinion.

If it isn't Bush, it's Newt Gingrich, or it's Tom DeLay, or it's Frist, or it's Bush, or it's Rumsfeld, or it's Cheney, or it's Sarah Palin, or it's Joe the Plumber, or it's Rush.

The target will never be anyone leading their own party.

41 posted on 01/28/2009 8:51:14 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: Loud Mime
The initial Bush Cabinet picks for Labor, Justice, and Interior were Elaine Chao, John Ashcroft, and Gale Norton. Dirk Kempthorne took over at Interior in 2006.

It was OK to wish openly for Bush to fail since he was a Republican and a white man...to wish for Obama to fail is racist.

42 posted on 01/28/2009 9:06:07 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: coneocon

The first thing my liberal cooworker said to me this morning was(and loud enough for the others in the area to hear), “What’s this about your friend Rush Limbaugh? I hear he hopes President Obama will fail.”

Touche!

The war is on to marginalize Rush Limbaugh.

Think about it folks. We are seeing Stalinist tactics with mob thinking in play.


43 posted on 01/28/2009 9:17:42 AM PST by jonrick46
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To: bellas_sister

(beep beep)


44 posted on 01/28/2009 10:20:56 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: coneocon

Classic. Bookmark.


45 posted on 01/28/2009 11:02:09 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes, we could do the same. Not just individual targets but slogans, buzz words etc.

Make more effort with our own slogans and sound bites. Long explanations, even when informative, don’t resonate with the sheeple.

For example, don’t let them push the “Fairness Doctrine” when it’s really the Progaganda Doctrine or the Indoctrination Doctrine - or hopefully something even better. The RNC needs to hire the best PR and marketing people to come up with better slogans and brief but accurate position statements.

Want to convince the fence sitters and deniers that terrorists need to be destroyed? Draw the parallels between beefing up the local police to stop gangs that prey on the innocent. Although the average American should be able to see that without hand holding, they just don’t.


46 posted on 01/28/2009 11:14:42 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Let's Roll

Unfairness Doctrine. That way everytime they hear “fairness”, they are already hearing it as UNfairness.

Same with the way the left called it “the contract ON america”, “the gingrinch that stole christmas”...


47 posted on 01/28/2009 11:17:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: jonrick46

A few years back they didn’t just stop at going after Rush. They went after BO’Reily for some phonecall tapes, Bill Bennett for gambling, Michael Savage for saying choke on a sausage (it was a cooking segment on tv), die of parasites from improperly stored meats, and “get AIDS” all to a known prank caller (who lied about being gay), I think they went after Michael Donahue for a statement they took out of context (he was quoting a book and then immediately refuted the statement he’d just read), etc. etc.

Rush learned when a partisan “security” guard tried to out him for “drugs” when he went out of the country (the viagra thing) that he would be unable to leave the US “safely” until after the 2008 election. Wonder if he’s staying put until 2012.


48 posted on 01/28/2009 11:22:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: penelopesire

Stalinists lie. Always. And quite openly.

This is just another partisan smear. And the Pravda Media won’t raise this on tonight’s news. They all know about it by now.


49 posted on 01/28/2009 11:23:51 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: a fool in paradise

Not that’s what I’M talkin’ about.

They should hire you!


50 posted on 01/28/2009 11:28:41 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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