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Blast from the past: Dukakis to attack Romney’s gubernatorial record at DNC
dailycaller.com ^ | 9/4/12 | Jamie Weinstein

Posted on 09/03/2012 9:51:11 PM PDT by Justaham

Michael Dukakis fanatics at this year’s Democratic National Convention should start getting psyched: The 1988 Democratic presidential nominee is coming to town Tuesday.

“We will be flying down [to Charlotte] tomorrow morning and will be there for the balance of the convention talking about [former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt] Romney’s pathetic economic record as governor of Massachusetts,” Dukakis emailed The Daily Caller on Monday.

“Under Romney we were fourth from the bottom in job creation — 47th out of 50,” he continued. “If anybody thinks Romney knows how to turn the economy around, he is kidding himself. And when he left office, the state’s infrastructure was a wreck.”

A former Massachusetts governor himself, Dukakis said he does not have a speaking slot at the convention, but will be sitting on the convention floor with the Massachusetts delegation and doing a lot of press.

The Romney campaign hit back at Dukakis’ attacks in an email to TheDC.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; dnc; dujackass; dukakis

1 posted on 09/03/2012 9:51:14 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Blast from the past.

Of course he will tell us all about Romney’s shortcomings. After all, Dukakis was the one who did the “Massachusetts Miracle”, as he bragged about in ‘88.

And, we are supposed to be shocked and awed by Dukakis, because as a former Mass. governor, he has unique qualifications to judge Romney’s record as governor.

(sarcasm)


2 posted on 09/03/2012 9:56:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Justaham

I hope they do bring him on... just what they need, a candidate who couldn’t beat a Bush a generation ago.

Yup - a loser like Dukakis is the best they’ve got against Mitt Happens!


3 posted on 09/03/2012 9:58:05 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
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4 posted on 09/03/2012 9:59:45 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Justaham

5 posted on 09/03/2012 10:00:09 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Justaham
I'm already laughing at photoshopping a short Dukakis behind a podium with his 2 sizes too big helmet. 2 EZ.
6 posted on 09/03/2012 10:01:20 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Justaham
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7 posted on 09/03/2012 10:05:41 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Justaham

Will Fritz Mondale be serving lutefisk and kringla an the lobby? Will George McGovern advise Obama on VP selection?


8 posted on 09/03/2012 10:10:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Justaham

Whatever happened to Kitty Dukakis? Last thing I remember was her drinking rubbing alcohol.


9 posted on 09/03/2012 10:10:56 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Justaham
“We will be flying down [to Charlotte] tomorrow morning and will be there for the balance of the convention talking about [former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt] Romney’s pathetic economic record as governor of Massachusetts,” Dukakis emailed.

I would have to agree that if they needed an expert witness on what it means to be a pathetic governor, the choice of Dukakis was brilliant and inspired.

10 posted on 09/03/2012 10:18:33 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Justaham

They are trotting out this tired has been? He was a dud in 1988. This is a man who makes John Effin’ Kerry look like an overly excited teenager.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 10:20:15 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Justaham

I’m no fan of Romney’s record either.

On the other hand, we know nothing of Obama’s record prior to around 2002.

If Romney has to run on his full record, why doesn’t Obama have to run on his FULL record?


12 posted on 09/03/2012 10:20:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"“Under Romney we were fourth from the bottom in job creation — 47th out of 50"

Factually correct, but a statistic created by the Socialists.

With 4 1/2% unemployment and a comparatively small population, numerically there weren't many people to put to work.

yitbos

13 posted on 09/03/2012 10:22:55 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Army Air Corps
Maybe they are just trying appeal to the democrat's mindless base by having Obama look more godlike as he stands next to stubby little Dukakis.

Either that, or the dems are hard pressed to find anyone willing to attend this dog's breakfast of a convention.

14 posted on 09/03/2012 10:25:45 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Justaham

Is he gonna arrive in a tank?


15 posted on 09/03/2012 10:26:29 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Justaham
"We’ve seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV.”


16 posted on 09/03/2012 10:27:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Army Air Corps
They are trotting out this tired has been? He was a dud in 1988.

They are trying to find somebody more ridiculous than Obama.

So far no luck.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 10:29:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Montanabound

Neat or on cotton balls?


18 posted on 09/03/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Justaham

Did Willie Horton get a pass so he could attend as well?


19 posted on 09/03/2012 10:40:33 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Justaham

“I’m your father, Luke!”


20 posted on 09/03/2012 10:40:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Iron Munro
Great news for Jon Lovitz


21 posted on 09/03/2012 10:50:03 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Justaham

Hopefully Dukakis speech will tank the Dems chances in November


22 posted on 09/03/2012 10:51:11 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When is Fox News gonna fire Karl Rove?)
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To: Justaham

CNNs Bernard Shaw: “Governor, if Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?”

Dukakis immediately replied, “No, I don’t, and I think you know that I’ve opposed the death penalty during all of my life.” stoically, showing zero emotion.

Remember also that Dukakis had a 17 point lead against George H.W. Bush In the registered voter/likely voter polls before losing in one of America’s worst landslide defeats, for all of you FReepers who like to scare the crap out of yourself on a daily basis with all these polls where you’re about to drink hemlock because you think Romney/Ryan ought to be polling at 89% right now. Then election day came and it was absurdly clear that Dukakis never had a chance to win the White House.

Keep calm and carry on.


23 posted on 09/03/2012 11:03:01 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Will Fritz Mondale be serving lutefisk and kringla an the lobby? Will George McGovern advise Obama on VP selection?”

Yes! And Jimmah Carter will be serving Rabbit-Peanut pate.


24 posted on 09/03/2012 11:29:33 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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Dukakis, Carter, Clinton Unplugged, Kerry, Fauxcahontas, Crist, Durbin, Rahm, Fluke, Barney Frank, Caroline Kennedy, Deval Patrick, Pelosi, Dirty Harry Reid, Sebelius, Debbie Wasserman Schultz...

Disaster heading to North Carolina..


25 posted on 09/03/2012 11:29:40 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Well, Dukakis was beaten fairly badly in the electoral vote, but GHWB won by a popular vote margin only 0.45% more than Obama in 2008.

So calling it one of the worst landslides ever would be a bit of a stretch. But it certainly was one of the biggest poll collapses ever.


26 posted on 09/04/2012 12:20:50 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: D-fendr

Yep, Hurricane Democrat has landed.


27 posted on 09/04/2012 12:25:15 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: princeofdarkness

Last I checked the electoral vote is what determines POTUS. Popular vote is not in line with our Republic and would undermine the very bedrock on which it is established. We are United “states”. each of which has a legitimate “vote” for POTUS. Popular vote would let populous liberal city centers... NY and LA... pick our President. The Electoral College protects States Rights.


28 posted on 09/04/2012 12:48:03 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: princeofdarkness
Well, Dukakis was beaten fairly badly in the electoral vote

Yes, and the EC is what determines who wins an election. So by any standard it was a landslide.
29 posted on 09/04/2012 2:00:17 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: bruinbirdman

So funny. Let’s see if the “Fact Checkers” will come out and tell us that the unemployment rate was so low in the country at that time that even being #47 out of 50 states meant your state was doing well, basically. You’re correct, there isn’t much of a population left to employee when the rate gets so to a low level. Especially in small cities like Boston.


30 posted on 09/04/2012 2:03:54 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart

*** meant left to employ


31 posted on 09/04/2012 2:05:21 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart; bruinbirdman

At 4-1/2% you’re basically at what economists think of as “full employment”, at least in a country with as many benefits for not working as ours.


32 posted on 09/04/2012 2:43:50 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Justaham

Geez, I thought he was dead.


33 posted on 09/04/2012 2:56:09 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Justaham

Dukakais and Carter...it doesn’t get much better than this.....for REPUBS


34 posted on 09/04/2012 3:45:00 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Justaham

Duker Dukaka, a loser then a loser now.


35 posted on 09/04/2012 8:33:36 AM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: antceecee
The Electoral College protects States Rights.

(In a mechanical, robotic voice) CODE WORD ALERT! CODE WORD ALERT! STATES RIGHTS- RACIST! STATES RIGHTS- RACIST! STATES RIGHTS- RACIST!

36 posted on 09/04/2012 9:48:33 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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