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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.

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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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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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