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Optimistic GOP Governors Want a Kinder, Gentler Approach to 2010
Politics Daily ^ | Nov. 20, 2009 | Melinda Henneberger

Posted on 11/20/2009 7:11:51 PM PST by Dajjal

AUSTIN – Here's what I did not hear at the annual confab of Republican governors held here this week: The words socialist, extremist, or government takeover. With the focus on jobs, jobs and jobs, the only red meat was the Texas barbecue. And by design, there was no Obama-bashing.

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Barbour cautioned Republican candidates to refrain from attacking the president, period: "People want the president to succeed; good Lord, they want the country to succeed, and particularly the first African-American president has a lot of goodwill. . . . We need to be careful, we need to treat the president respectfully, we need to make this about policies, not personal. . . . This is a guy people like.''

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KEYWORDS: 2010; barbour; christie; economy; elections; gop; gopcomeback; governors; haleybarbour; healthcare; idiots; mccain; mcdonnell; michaelsteele; moderates; morons; nj2009; obama; republicans; republicrats; rga; rinos; rnc; steele; thestupidparty; va2009
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1 posted on 11/20/2009 7:11:54 PM PST by Dajjal
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To: Dajjal

We’re screwed.


2 posted on 11/20/2009 7:12:48 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Dajjal

They will never learn.


3 posted on 11/20/2009 7:13:51 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Dajjal
...we need to make this about policies, not personal. . . .

FINE!

4 posted on 11/20/2009 7:13:53 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Screw them!


5 posted on 11/20/2009 7:15:06 PM PST by shiva
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To: Dajjal

Caution: Rhino crossing


6 posted on 11/20/2009 7:15:12 PM PST by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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To: Texas Eagle

This “New Tone” is getting really, really OLD!!!


7 posted on 11/20/2009 7:15:12 PM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush, Levin, and Beck)
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To: Dajjal
Goodwill for socialism? Haley - I don't want Obama to succeed! He is not and will never be my President. Your "new tone" sucks.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

8 posted on 11/20/2009 7:15:30 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: icwhatudo
There are probably still a lot of people around who think they "like" Obama. One more year of the Obama Depression and those same people will be hunting for him with pitchforks and torches.

The Governor is correct at this moment!

9 posted on 11/20/2009 7:15:33 PM PST by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: Texas Eagle

Did they learn nothing from McCain’s “kinder gentler” approach? Or President Bush’s for that matter? Are these guys running for office or sainthood? Or maybe they don’t care about winning anymore, just keeping their cushy jobs with the perks and privileges. They got theirs, to hell with America.


10 posted on 11/20/2009 7:15:38 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Dajjal

I’m speechless.

The stupidity of the Republican party takes my breath away.


11 posted on 11/20/2009 7:16:45 PM PST by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Policies
NOT
Pigment

He’s Half White,right?

We Had a Good Run, 225 Years, it’s over.


12 posted on 11/20/2009 7:16:47 PM PST by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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To: Dajjal

Grrrrrrrr!!!!!!!


13 posted on 11/20/2009 7:17:24 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Dajjal

They are “above” calling a Marxist Kenyan cripple us forever with Healthcare and providing Miranda rights to our would-be killers.

This is what got McCain tossed out on his a$$.


14 posted on 11/20/2009 7:17:49 PM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: Dajjal
"People want the president to succeed; good Lord, they want the country to succeed,"

Is Haley losing his touch? No, people don't want Obama's policies to succeed. If he suceeds, the country is screwed for who knows how long. We want Obama to fail, as Rush said months ago.

If most candidates follow the loony advice from that meeting, then they'll cut the potential wins in half. Candidates need to talk about real issues in plain language, not this PC lite nonsense these folks seem to be recommending.

15 posted on 11/20/2009 7:19:37 PM PST by Will88
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To: All
As my brother said the morning of Nov. 6, 2008:

"I guess Justice Robert Jackson is wrong - The Constitution IS a suicide pact."

16 posted on 11/20/2009 7:20:33 PM PST by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: Dajjal
They see independent voters as the way to win in 2010.

Sure they do, and they again seem to be taking the base 100% for granted.

17 posted on 11/20/2009 7:21:56 PM PST by Will88
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To: Texas Eagle
Of course it's about his policies!

He is trying to socialize or otherwise destroy everything this country was founded on. He is trying to destroy traditional marriage and make sure every baby possible is aborted. On these things I will oppose him in every way possible.

18 posted on 11/20/2009 7:22:30 PM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Dajjal

And to think these Rhino/Whino morons keep sending me requests for money. Never again...only to conservatives.


19 posted on 11/20/2009 7:22:38 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: Dajjal

“”People want the president to succeed; good Lord, they want the country to succeed, and particularly the first African-American president has a lot of goodwill. . . . We need to be careful, we need to treat the president respectfully, we need to make this about policies, not personal. . . . This is a guy people like.’’”

First: “People want the president to succeed...”

Succeed at what. Destroying this Nation? Like Hell we do.

Second: “...particularly the first African-American president...” We don’t give a damned about his skin color, just the color of his politics. His Politics are RED as in Commie. No thanks.

Third: “...we need to treat the president respectfully,...” As soon as this President treats us with some respect we’ll consider that point.

Fourth: “This is a guy people like...” Less and less.

Haley, you’re out of touch. Never thought I’d see the day I’d have to shake my head and discount your opinion on matters.


20 posted on 11/20/2009 7:25:34 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Dajjal
Some folks were pushing barbour for president.
I want someone with a spine...
21 posted on 11/20/2009 7:25:39 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: Dajjal
So this is Haley Barbour.


22 posted on 11/20/2009 7:28:56 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: hal ogen

RNC, not a dime
Spinate republican fund, not a dime
congress republican fund, not a dime

Funding individual candidates only from here on out.

The thundering hoofbeats are Rhinos stampeding.


23 posted on 11/20/2009 7:30:07 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Dajjal

What dickhead wants the presbo to succeed?If “he” succeeds we as America will fail.These people are like toilets and need to be flushed often and for the same reason.


24 posted on 11/20/2009 7:31:25 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Dajjal
Bullshit. These people's colon/rectal exams should be administered with a cattle prod.

It might spark some common sense.

25 posted on 11/20/2009 7:31:31 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Dajjal

Kinder.... gentler... are they for real? This is not the time for daddy Bush niceties. This is WAR.....fighting war on the traitorous leftists from hades. no more compromise-—defeat their jack asses.


26 posted on 11/20/2009 7:31:37 PM PST by tflabo (truth vs. tyranny)
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To: Dajjal

bull crap.... this SOB is a socialist and needs to be called out... haley needs to stuff another twinkie in his pie hole.....


27 posted on 11/20/2009 7:33:52 PM PST by sentient
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To: Dajjal

Isn’t this the same approach that put Obama in the white house in the first place?


28 posted on 11/20/2009 7:35:47 PM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
This “New Tone” is getting really, really OLD!!!

Amen, bro. I've been "New Tone" deaf almost from the first moment I heard the stupid phrase.

29 posted on 11/20/2009 7:35:53 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Dajjal

I am sick up to here with these cowardly “honorable” campaigns where one candidate (R) observes Marquess of Queensberry rules while the other candidate (the rat) kicks his balls in. Take a hike, Haley. Ubama is a sick p.o.s. who hates America and the capitalist system that made it great, hates whitey, hates the military, and hates the traditional American family structure. Just say it.


30 posted on 11/20/2009 7:36:12 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Dajjal

31 posted on 11/20/2009 7:37:43 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We're witnessing the slow strangulation death of American republican self-government and liberty.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Time to form the Conservative Party.


32 posted on 11/20/2009 7:37:55 PM PST by MBB1984
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To: Dajjal
Barbour might be playing coy politics here, but he is still wrong. Obama does not want the same things that most Americans want. He is a socialist, at best, and not a very accomplished one at that. If Obama succeeds, the country as we know it goes down the tubes. So no, Haley, we don't want him to succeed, not should you.
33 posted on 11/20/2009 7:38:09 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (The DemocRat Party = Enemies of Freedom.)
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To: Dajjal
And how many on FR blast a conservative third party?
34 posted on 11/20/2009 7:38:45 PM PST by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: Pyro7480; narses; NYer; Salvation; AdmSmith; Aquinasfan; Siobhan; Maeve; XR7; SJackson; ...
Barbour cautioned Republican candidates to refrain from attacking the president, period: "People want the president to succeed; good Lord, they want the country to succeed, and particularly the first African-American president has a lot of goodwill. . . . We need to be careful, we need to treat the president respectfully, we need to make this about policies, not personal. . . . This is a guy people like.''

RINO ping

35 posted on 11/20/2009 7:38:49 PM PST by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: Dajjal
"...the first African-American president has a lot of goodwill. . . . We need to be careful, we need to treat the president respectfully, we need to make this about policies, not personal. . . . This is a guy people like."

Governor Haley Barbour

"What's America so wee-weed up about?"

Precedent Barack Obama

36 posted on 11/20/2009 7:43:01 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bravotu
We Had a Good Run, 225 Years, it’s over.

Stuff that defeatist crap. It's not over until The People give up, and they haven't. Not by a long shot.

37 posted on 11/20/2009 7:47:24 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Dajjal

Nonsense and more nonsense. The ‘rats didn’t get elected by playing nice with Bush, Gingrich didn’t lead the takeover of the House by being nice to Clinton. McCain also didn’t win after his shameful endorsement of Obama weeks before the election. The GOP needs to step up it’s attacks against Obama, along with all other ‘rats - and of course you attack their sick policies, relentlessly.


38 posted on 11/20/2009 7:49:02 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: Dajjal
Yeah, all that Bush Bashing certainly didn't work out very well for the democrats.

Stupid asses.

39 posted on 11/20/2009 7:50:14 PM PST by jwalsh07 (Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what you can do for Obama.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I just hope that this isn’t a foretaste of the next presidential campaign, because if it is, conservatives and America are screwed. Stick a fork in America, she’s done.


40 posted on 11/20/2009 7:51:00 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Dajjal

Go to hell Barbour, it’s time to be mean nasty and fight dirty!!!


41 posted on 11/20/2009 7:51:10 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Dajjal
and particularly the first African-American president has a lot of goodwill

Does anybody here comprehend that sentence?

Because I don't. Why should his race engender good will? Or bad will?

Who IS he? What does he want to DO? What has he DONE?

Concentrate on those things, Governor Barbour.

42 posted on 11/20/2009 7:51:45 PM PST by Jim Noble (We Are Traveling in the Footsteps of Those Who've Come Before)
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To: MBB1984
Time to form the Conservative Party.

Where do I sign up?

43 posted on 11/20/2009 7:51:45 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Dajjal

The Republican Party is the minority party, the opposition party — it better start fighting Obama and his policies. McCain lost by being too polite. Obama is destroying the country with leftism, and it is not racist to say it. No matter what the liberal elites will say, I have to think that the bulk of the American people will not buy what the race-mongers dish out.


44 posted on 11/20/2009 7:53:19 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Dajjal

Woooooses it’s time to vote them out (Starting with fake conservative Republican governors)!~


45 posted on 11/20/2009 7:53:45 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: Dajjal
Barbour: "We need to be careful, we need to treat the president respectfully, we need to make this about policies, not personal."

Isn't Barbour referring to the same president who said, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? ... and it will encourage the extremists.”

Yes, let's all be respectful now.

46 posted on 11/20/2009 7:56:04 PM PST by PressurePoint (See you in the unemployment line, Barack!)
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To: Texas Eagle
"the party with the angriest base will have the greater turnout, and thus will win"

Thus, the GOP campaign strategy was to inflame the base.

47 posted on 11/20/2009 7:59:55 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Dajjal

Politics is a blood sport...not a country club election....


48 posted on 11/20/2009 8:01:50 PM PST by mo
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To: PressurePoint
Isn't Barbour referring to the same president who said, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? ... and it will encourage the extremists.”

Word.

49 posted on 11/20/2009 8:01:50 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: MBB1984

Time to form the Conservative Party.’Im with you
I’m supporting people one at a time.If they are not %100 on our side screw em ! The GOP wrote to me asking for money . I couldn’t even post what I wrote back . Castrated bastards the lot of them.
Up for revolution yet folks??/No ?..I though so ..Keep waiting


50 posted on 11/20/2009 8:09:14 PM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING)
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