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Gore-ing Iraq
Townhall.com ^ | 09/25/2002 | Michael Kelly

Posted on 09/24/2002 9:16:05 PM PDT by Pokey78

Distasteful as it may be, some notice should be paid to the speech that the formerly important Al Gore delivered Monday at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

This speech, an attack on the Bush policy on Iraq, was Gore's big effort to distinguish himself from the Democratic pack in advance of another possible presidential run. It served: It distinguished Gore, now and forever, as someone who cannot be considered a responsible aspirant to power. Politics are allowed in politics, but there are limits, and there is a pale, and Gore has now shown himself to be ignorant of those limits, and he has now placed himself beyond that pale.

Gore's speech was one no minimally decent politician could have delivered. It was entirely dishonest, cheap, low. It was utterly hollow. It was bereft of policy, of solutions, of constructive ideas, very nearly of facts--bereft of anything other than taunts and jibes and embarrassingly obvious lies. It was breathtakingly hypocritical, a naked political assault delivered in smarmy tones of moral condescension from a man pretending to be superior to mere politics. It was wretched. It was vile. It was contemptible. But I understate.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: albertgorejunior; algore; algoreisnotmyprez

1 posted on 09/24/2002 9:16:05 PM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; Sabertooth; summer; JohnHuang2; terilyn; MeeknMing
Ping!

Skewering Gore is so much fun!

2 posted on 09/24/2002 9:21:03 PM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
Al Gore - the most discredited politician of his generation.
3 posted on 09/24/2002 9:25:07 PM PDT by The Great Satan
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To: Pokey78
I almost felt sorry for ol' Al after reading this. Almost.
4 posted on 09/24/2002 9:27:55 PM PDT by ArcLight
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To: Pokey78
God is ripping the phony mask off the lunatic left, and they can't hide behind it anymore. Look at recent statements by Gore, Jackson, Clinton, and the McKinneys. The Devil is realizing that 2000 was his last best chance to destroy America, and he failed. Now he is furious, and the demons in his slaves cannot be contained any longer. The hideous and ugly beast knows his time is short before he is cast into the bottomless pit, so expect a lot more blatant insanity, cruelity, and criminality coming from the the forces of anti-Christ worldwide.
5 posted on 09/24/2002 9:29:31 PM PDT by Russell Scott
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To: Pokey78
I had the somewhat dubious pleasure of listening to part of this speech. To call it rambling would be the understatement of the day.
A brief summation
1 George Bush is dumb/wrong/evil
2 I'm great
3 We have to do something about saddam
4 See #2
5 We may have to go to war
6 See #1
7 We can't go to war
8 I should be president
9 See #5

6 posted on 09/24/2002 9:29:40 PM PDT by Valin
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To: Pokey78
Pokey, as usual, you are dead on target in your assessment. Cheers.
7 posted on 09/24/2002 9:58:55 PM PDT by BulletBrasDotNet
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To: Pokey78
So I wonder what he really thinks. Grin.
8 posted on 09/24/2002 10:35:46 PM PDT by twntaipan
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To: Pokey78
"Politics are allowed in politics, but there are limits, and there is a pale, and Gore has now shown himself to be ignorant of those limits"

He showed he was ignorant of those limits before now. History will place that weasel where he belongs.

9 posted on 09/24/2002 10:44:51 PM PDT by blackbart.223
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To: blackbart.223
What is truly frightening is, so many of the electorate believe in this empty suit, goreghoul! Surely the fool was set up to take the heat off of the centrist dimocrat demons. I cannot think of any other reason a politician would commit such blatant suicide!
10 posted on 09/24/2002 10:50:10 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Pokey78
Lets be frank...the speech and the speech giver sucked
11 posted on 09/24/2002 10:50:51 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Pokey78
Algore has the IQ of a Pencil Eraser. That's why Democrats have distanced themselves from him.
12 posted on 09/24/2002 11:10:18 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: ArcLight; Pokey78
When did Gore develop this pronounced lisp?
13 posted on 09/24/2002 11:54:03 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Pronounced lisp? Was he giving the speech in the Castro district or something?
14 posted on 09/25/2002 12:18:33 AM PDT by mvpel
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To: mvpel
It sounded like he had a new pair of dentures.
15 posted on 09/25/2002 12:19:38 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: mvpel
Lisp my ass. The only people who could have lapped his bomb of a speech up would have been the Bezerkeley Taliban retards that populate that part of the country.
16 posted on 09/25/2002 12:20:50 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: Pokey78
Why is it that every time I see, hear or read about Al Gore, I think of priapism?
17 posted on 09/25/2002 12:53:47 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: blackbart.223
History will place him right behind clinton both scrambling for the rest of thier lives for a revisionist legacy and not the one they've earned.
18 posted on 09/25/2002 1:20:22 AM PDT by wingnuts'nbolts
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To: Pokey78
Whooo, doggies! Mr. Kelly has taken off the gloves! Gore destroyed himself in that speech, and I am GLAD, because that speech showed the TRUE Al Gore, the man who sold his vote on the Gulf War for face time on TV, the man who dragged this country into a constitutional crisis, the man who made every effort to throw away votes of the military.

I hope this speech haunts him the rest of his days.

19 posted on 09/25/2002 2:06:00 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Pokey78
Gore's speech was one no minimally decent politician could have delivered. It was entirely dishonest, cheap, low. It was utterly hollow. It was bereft of policy, of solutions, of constructive ideas, very nearly of facts--bereft of anything other than taunts and jibes and embarrassingly obvious lies. It was breathtakingly hypocritical, a naked political assault delivered in smarmy tones of moral condescension from a man pretending to be superior to mere politics. It was wretched. It was vile. It was contemptible.

In other words, it was just like every other speech he's given.

Al's nothing if not consistent.

20 posted on 09/25/2002 2:27:39 AM PDT by uglybiker
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To: Howlin
When did Gore develop this pronounced lisp?

I only noticed it during the 2000 campaign because my mother pointed it out to me...Never had noticed it before. Guess he no longer has access to gov't funded speech therapy.

21 posted on 09/25/2002 3:53:17 AM PDT by ncweaver
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To: Pokey78
This speech, an attack on the Bush policy on Iraq, was Gore's big effort to distinguish extinguish himself from the Democratic pack in advance of another possible presidential run.
22 posted on 09/25/2002 6:10:37 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: ncweaver
I wonder if he got some new teefus?
23 posted on 09/25/2002 7:56:35 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: wingnuts'nbolts
"History will place him right behind clinton both scrambling for the rest of thier lives for a revisionist legacy and not the one they've earned."

Kinda sounds like Jimmy Carter, doesn't it? All three have something in common in my book.

24 posted on 09/25/2002 9:24:56 PM PDT by blackbart.223
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To: goldstategop
"Algore has the IQ of a Pencil Eraser."

You give Al too much credit. His IQ isn't that high.

25 posted on 09/25/2002 9:30:04 PM PDT by blackbart.223
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