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What Makes the Bush Haters So Mad?
Time ^ | 9/22/03 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 09/15/2003 8:50:07 PM PDT by Marcus Alonzo Hanna

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1 posted on 09/15/2003 8:50:08 PM PDT by Marcus Alonzo Hanna
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
And may history repeat itself.
2 posted on 09/15/2003 8:52:14 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
YES! The thing that terrifies the Democrats the most, more than terrorists, more than biweapons, more than nuclear war, more than Hillary's breath, is the possibility that George W. Bush just might get something done.
3 posted on 09/15/2003 8:54:47 PM PDT by Samwise (There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.)
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
What Makes the Bush Haters So Mad?

His Christianity.

4 posted on 09/15/2003 8:55:11 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
As usual, Charles is priceless and peerless in his analysis. Thanks for posting. He is so very perceptive.
5 posted on 09/15/2003 8:55:59 PM PDT by STARWISE (W: the Right Man when we needed him the most ... our blessing from God. Thank you, God.)
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
great article!
6 posted on 09/15/2003 8:56:20 PM PDT by lainde
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
Charles is the Man!
7 posted on 09/15/2003 8:56:43 PM PDT by auboy (France… the world's leading exporter of arrogance - Democrats… their #1 customer)
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To: Utah Girl
Amen to that!
8 posted on 09/15/2003 8:58:47 PM PDT by Flora McDonald
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
Then, taking a look at other headlines this evening we see that yet another reason the "Bush haters" are so mad is because the Canadian government just betrayed Tokers Internationale with it's first pot sales.

They say it's so bad they want their money back.

Life can be too good ~ as it is under Bush ~ and that's what gets these guys so angry. They are not happy unless their President is involved in personal scandals up to his eyeballs. They actually like to buy their MJ from a stranger under a streetlight in the bad part of town.

It's all one and the same. Now, if we could get them all interested in "too long" bungee jumping.

9 posted on 09/15/2003 9:00:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
Those who hate President Bush, by definition, also hate me.

And more and more decent people who relate in so many ways to
President Bush are realizing that the RATS must hate them also.

Not a good strategery by the RATS.

10 posted on 09/15/2003 9:00:06 PM PDT by jigsaw (Our Al-Mighty will whip your Al-Qaeda.)
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To: Samwise
"George W. Bush just might get something done."

Of course, this scares the hell out of Democrats.

Let me tell you something else. I am mad as hell with GWB right now. His positions on illegals is stupid, his spending is stupid and I could go on. But I see what he is doing. GWB is pandering to get re-elected.

Watch, when he gets elected for a second term. This will all change. LOOK OUT DEMOCRATS. That has got to scare the hell out of them.

11 posted on 09/15/2003 9:03:11 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
Dems and hate go together, much like

fascism and hate go together.


IMO, their party embraces hatred and corruption.


12 posted on 09/15/2003 9:04:07 PM PDT by At _War_With_Liberals (Post steak fry: I say it again...All Dems is PIMPS and HO'S)
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To: MJY1288; Miss Marple; mtngrl@vrwc; ohioWfan; PhiKapMom; Howlin; GretchenEE; kitkat; justshe; ...
PING
13 posted on 09/15/2003 9:04:27 PM PDT by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
That something is the unhinging of the Democratic Party. Democrats are seized with a loathing for President Bush — a contempt and disdain giving way to a hatred that is near pathological

Democrats are: Rabid dogs. A Hate group. Mean spirited. Bigots. Straightaphobes. Anti-Americans. Baby killers. Race baiters. White elitists. Pedophiles. Rapists. Forest burners. Domestic terrorists.

Care to add any?
Their hate for anything pro-human is overwhelming. There's nothing new under the sun, but now they're even more blatant about it.

God Bless President Bush!

14 posted on 09/15/2003 9:09:41 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: SkyPilot
You are so correct. Bush's self-assurance, which comes from his faith, terrifies the left. Their hate rises from their fear. I remember his beautiful speech to Congress after 9/11 when he said fear and freedom are at war. He chose freedom and has been relentless in pursuing it. Inside, that little voice we call our conscience is screaming at his enemies because deep inside they know Bush is right. As always the left rebels against anything that forces them to face their conscience and realize they are living a fraud. This must be torture.
15 posted on 09/15/2003 9:10:13 PM PDT by untwist
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To: SkyPilot
I believe SkyPilot has it right. It's his Christianity that infuriates the Bush-haters. How about Carter? Well, Carter was both sanctimonious and incompetent and was easy to dismiss (- and besides, he appointed liberals to the courts.) Bush is neither sanctimonious nor incompetent, and the genuineness of his Christianity is a threat to those who have bet wrong on Pascal's wager.
16 posted on 09/15/2003 9:10:46 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
I can almost empathize with the Bush haters, because if Gore had managed to steal the election, I would never, ever have been able to acknowledge him as my president.

The biggest difference between Bush-haters and Gore-haters, is that we have never had to distort the truth or out-right lie about Bush in an effort to gain support of the um... less educated masses.

We need a bumper sticker that states: If democrats couldn't lie, they couldn't win.

17 posted on 09/15/2003 9:11:09 PM PDT by bjcintennessee (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
"a contempt and disdain giving way to a hatred that is near pathological..." No kidding!

18 posted on 09/15/2003 9:11:10 PM PDT by StarfireIV
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To: Samwise
The Democrats can't stand closure of a particular issue because it can't be used to hammer the Rebublicans with. I think they have lost so many issues now they have to resort personal attcks and out right lies. .
19 posted on 09/15/2003 9:11:46 PM PDT by oyez
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To: jigsaw
They Hate you, they hate me too.
Worst part is that it boils over into every thing, I did my 8 years in the Military with Bubba, I had my bumper sticker and I was mad, but I didn't Hate the people that liked him, Pity yeah...

20 posted on 09/15/2003 9:12:26 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (In 1895 there just two automobiles in Ohio - and they collided)
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
Bush is hated by the political/lifestyle left because he has displaced the Clinton-type figures who flaunted and superficially validated that life style.
21 posted on 09/15/2003 9:13:38 PM PDT by RLK
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
What makes Dems mad? What doesn't? Dems are mad because they believe/are told that family, church, hard work, comittment are all bad things and should be avoided. This leaves their lives filled with nothing but crap, leaving them angry, bitter, depressed and confused.
22 posted on 09/15/2003 9:13:45 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
BUMP
23 posted on 09/15/2003 9:13:52 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
Isnt Krauthammer a psychiatrist?
24 posted on 09/15/2003 9:15:48 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
didnt they hate Newt Gingrich with the same fervor?
didnt they hate Ronald Reagan with the same fervor?

Krauthammer hits on one point that is essential: The Left hates bush for his boldness, confidence and *consequence*.

Any Conservative of *consequence* becomes a target.
25 posted on 09/15/2003 9:16:07 PM PDT by WOSG (Dont put Cali on CRUZ CONTROL.)
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To: nutmeg
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26 posted on 09/15/2003 9:20:49 PM PDT by nutmeg ("The DemocRATic party...has been hijacked by a confederacy of gangsters..." - Pat Caddell, 11/27/00)
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
I think that the main reason that the leftist hate President Bush so much is because they KNOW that they're so much smarter than him... But he keeps outsmarting them! And since it can't be that they're really not quite as smart as they think they are, it must be something else... Either a "vaster" right wing conspiracy... Nahhh, the conservatives are too dumb for that... Or just blind luck... But that luck has to run out sometime...

I just hope that they keep on "misunderestimating" President Bush. I don't agree with a lot of the things he's done, but he's a lot better than the alternatives.

Mark

27 posted on 09/15/2003 9:23:59 PM PDT by MarkL (See Dante Run... Run Dante Run! See Priest Score! Score, Priest, Score! (Go Chiefs!))
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
"..a contempt and disdain giving way to a hatred that is near pathological."

Remember the "hate sessions" in George Orwell's 1984? I'm starting to wonder what the atmosphere's like when Libs and leftists get together. I don't suppose we have any infiltrators... :^)
28 posted on 09/15/2003 9:25:34 PM PDT by Windcatcher
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
Oh, don't forget... he staffs his cabinets with blacks (whom liberals do not consider "really Black") and appoints federal judgeships to Hispanics (whom liberals don't consider "really Hispanic")... frickin' liberal racist.
29 posted on 09/15/2003 9:26:14 PM PDT by Porterville (I spell stuff wrong sometimes, get over yourself, you're not that great.)
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
Bush threatens to undermine the abortion industry.
30 posted on 09/15/2003 9:26:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
The President's unilateral assertion of U.S. power has redefined America's role in the world. Here was Bush breaking every liberal idol: the ABM Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, deference to the U.N., subservience to the "international community." It was an astonishing performance that left the world reeling and the Democrats seething. The pretender had not just seized the throne. He was acting like a king. Nay, an emperor.

During the eight years of Clinton, liberals slept easy knowing that their president would maintain their fictions, such as the US being on board with the international BS like Kyoto and ICC. They thought that the mandateless W would be obligated to continue those fictions, i.e. "long-established doctrine."

But it had required amazingly disciplined cowardice on the part of Clinton, in the face of terrorist attacks during his tenure, to completely avoid betraying the liberals trust. So that was a bit of a house of cards.

That the country as a whole approved of Clinton job performance further lulled the liberals to blissful sleep. The American people had been pleased that things seemed to be going so well, but they never bought the lying doctrine. With Rush, Drudge, 9/11 fallout, FoxNews, FR on their side, and the bully pulpit, W and Rove were able to have the political cover to jettison all that BS effectively.

The liberals are very angry to be jarred out of such a pleasant sleep.

31 posted on 09/15/2003 9:28:47 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: jigsaw
In my experience, intellectual leftists hate those who disagree with them because they view those on the right as evil. Disagreement with their political doctrine brings moral condemnation, because their political views stem from notions of "fairness" and "social justice" which only the morally enlightened are able to discern.

Those on the right side of the political aisle more often base their political views on ideas such as individual rights, limited government, and separation of powers. As a result, those on the right are more likely to view those on the left as mistaken or misguided than evil.

A person on the right can generally live with those on the left without feeling the need to shout them down or convert them to their cause, as the conflict from his perspective is one of competing ideas and ideologies. A genuine leftist feels he must convert or destroy the other side as part of a great moral struggle.

32 posted on 09/15/2003 9:34:00 PM PDT by kennedyd
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
The President's unilateral assertion of U.S. power has redefined America's role in the world. Here was Bush breaking every liberal idol: the ABM Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, deference to the U.N., subservience to the "international community." It was an astonishing performance that left the world reeling and the Democrats seething.

In their hatred the Democrats attack Bush at his strengths. They're too corrupt and intellectually bankrupt to understand or exploit his weaknesses.

At this point, Bush should, and will, win re-election on the basis of his foreign policy alone. Deservingly so.


33 posted on 09/15/2003 9:36:36 PM PDT by Sabertooth (Arnold opposes the driver's licenses, but he also wants to lobby DC to legalize Illegal Aliens. Ah.)
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. A genuine leftist feels he must convert or destroy the other side as part of a great moral struggle.

Like the Al Quata.

34 posted on 09/15/2003 9:37:46 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: SkyPilot
You got it. The left is "Christaphobic". The current rabid atmosphere is not new. Throughout history, demons shriek and curse in the presence of the truth. It is their only response. Just watch the swine now as they head for the cliff.
36 posted on 09/15/2003 9:42:40 PM PDT by prov1813man
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To: RLK
And .. he's not moral relativist .. he knows there is good and evil, he voices that truth repeatedly (much to their chagrin) contrary to the DemonKrats, who like the picture a little muddier .. no clear lines between the two.
37 posted on 09/15/2003 9:42:44 PM PDT by STARWISE (W: the Right Man when we needed him the most ... our blessing from God. Thank you, God.)
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To: Sabertooth
Dude, he was an unknown quantity and won against a near incumbent and now that he is a known quantity, everyone loves him, of course he is going to crush any opponent, not even Hillabitch will run against him... Bush is the man, he like Galahad.
38 posted on 09/15/2003 9:44:01 PM PDT by Porterville (I spell stuff wrong sometimes, get over yourself, you're not that great.)
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To: Uno Animo
Worse. I think he's a neocon.

Nope. Can't have those hated neocons. No siree.

Be sure to check for neocons under your bed before you go to sleep. You never know. I mean, one just may be hiding under there.

You just never know. So be afraid. Be very afraid.


39 posted on 09/15/2003 9:45:08 PM PDT by rdb3 (Which is more powerful: The story or the warrior?)
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To: Windcatcher
Remember the "hate sessions" in George Orwell's 1984? I'm starting to wonder what the atmosphere's like when Libs and leftists get together. I don't suppose we have any infiltrators... :^)

I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year. There will be 11 raving liberals (my spouse, my sibs and their spouses, their spawn and their spouses) here with just 2 sane people (my mother and myself). I am readying the hidden tape recorders. I will post to you what they say when they are on their own... :)

40 posted on 09/15/2003 9:46:32 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: concerned about politics
Hardcore leftist ideology does seem to have a quasi-religious feel to it insofar as it is almost completely insulated from facts. You can quote data to a leftist for as long as you like demonstrating the repeated failures of past social experiments, but nothing will come of it. There is always an excuse to the effect that some person, or society, was to blame for the failure. It never seems to occur to them that their basic assumptions about human nature and the way the world works may be flawed.
41 posted on 09/15/2003 9:47:50 PM PDT by kennedyd
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
> Bush's great crime is that he is the illegitimate President who became consequential

But he's not an illegitimate president.

The Democrats themselves did so much vote rigging, they may have stolen two or three millon votes and as many as six senate seats. I suppose they figured it was just not fair for Mr. Bush to win after all the trouble they took to steal the election.

42 posted on 09/15/2003 9:49:54 PM PDT by T'wit
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To: bjcintennessee
Democrats are seized with a loathing for President Bush — a contempt and disdain giving way to a hatred that is near pathological — unlike any since they had Richard Nixon to kick around.

I myself am seized with a loathing for Mr & Mrs X42--a contempt and disdain giving way to a hatred that is near pathological--unlike anyone else in my lifetime.

So there.

43 posted on 09/15/2003 9:53:45 PM PDT by lorrainer (Oh, was I ranting? Sorry....)
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. It never seems to occur to them that their basic assumptions about human nature and the way the world works may be flawed.

Yep. Some liberal got my e-mail address from a distant family member, and suggested I check out how great Dean is doing. WELL.......You KNOW that got me going!
I e-mailed facts to discredit everything she said - back and forth for a while - until the liberal was incoherant, and her thought processess were irratic. I couldn't even make out what she was attempting to say. It was jumbled.
It ended with: "You're mean, mean, mean."

44 posted on 09/15/2003 10:02:23 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: T'wit
But he's not an illegitimate president.

I believe the author was being sarcastic, i.e., that's what DEMOCRATS say.

45 posted on 09/15/2003 10:03:50 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
Bill Moyers may have his politics, but his deferential demeanor and almost avuncular television style made him the Mr. Rogers of American politics. So when he leaves his neighborhood to go to a "Take Back America" rally and denounces George W. Bush's "government of, by and for the ruling corporate class," leading a "right-wing wrecking crew" engaged in "a deliberate, intentional destruction of the United States way of governing," you know that something is going on.

Yes what's going on is someone forgot to take his meds.
46 posted on 09/15/2003 10:04:25 PM PDT by Valin (There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them)
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To: Mo1
What makes them so mad is this...... He doesn't respong to their baseless attacks, he allows the facts speak for themselves and doesn't lower himself to their level.

Bush has his share of faults and will never satisfy the so-called "True Conservatives" among us, but no electable candidate ever will. When push comes to shove, 90% of those of us on the right will vote to re-elect George W. Bush, and what will make this next election a landslide, will be the vast majority of the everyday middle of the road Americans who understand what we have gone through as a nation and appreciate GWB's strong leadership in taking on the terrorist.

The Bush haters will go on hating him and he will keep on ignoring them

47 posted on 09/15/2003 10:06:03 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Who Would the Terrorist Vote For ??????)
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To: SkyPilot
BINGO!!!
48 posted on 09/15/2003 10:06:08 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: Marcus Alonzo Hanna
What Makes the Bush Haters So Mad?

Huh, that's an easy one - - their guy was a scandal-ridden scumbag who disgraced the office of the Presidency, and our guy is an American hero who has returned dignity to the White House. If I was a Democrat, I would be pissed, too.

But then, I work for a living and believe in God as well as traditional America and its families, and so I could never be a Democrat.

49 posted on 09/15/2003 10:16:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: T'wit
One day at work I was in a very lazy mood, I figured out a devious underhanded way to have a coworker do my work. I was so proud of the plan I knew it couldn't fail.

But it did and I had to do the work I had avoided and I was mad as hell that day, not at doing the work but because he caused my plan to fail.

The Democrats had the perfect plan to steal an election, one that couldn't fail and when G.W. foiled their months of planning and scheming they never forgave him.
50 posted on 09/15/2003 10:20:45 PM PDT by Swiss
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