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Centrist Democrats hit anti-Bush tactics
THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | December 28, 2005 | Donald Lambro

Posted on 12/27/2005 11:26:24 PM PST by ferri

Some centrist Democrats say attacks by their party leaders on the Bush administration's eavesdropping on suspected terrorist conversations will further weaken the party's credibility on national security. That concern arises from recent moves by liberal Democrats to block the extension of parts of the USA Patriot Act in the Senate and denunciations of President Bush amid concerns that these initiatives could violate the civil liberties of innocent Americans. "I think when you suggest that civil liberties are just as much at risk today as the country is from terrorism, you've gone too far if you leave that impression. I don't believe that's true," said Michael O'Hanlon, a national-security analyst at the Brookings Institution who advises Democrats on defense issues. "I get nervous when I see the Democrats playing this [civil liberties] issue out too far. They had better be careful about the politics of it," said Mr. O'Hanlon, who says the Patriot Act is "good legislation."

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; civilliberties; democrats; ohanlon; patriotact; senate

1 posted on 12/27/2005 11:26:26 PM PST by ferri
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To: ferri

"Some centrist Democrats say attacks by their party leaders on the Bush administration's eavesdropping on suspected terrorist conversations will further weaken the party's credibility on national security"

yep. Aint that a b**ch.

And they cant do a damn thing to stop it either. The loony left is in control of the democrats. And they are rabid and beyond any reason.


2 posted on 12/27/2005 11:32:00 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Names Ash Housewares

I tell you I am scared half to death at the Democrats and more especially the RINOs. We are in danger and these idiots can only think of politics. They limit Pres. Bush's ability to secure us; then, if we are attacked again, they will blame him. Oh my God, what are we to do?


3 posted on 12/27/2005 11:43:28 PM PST by dimmer-rats stealvotes (Catching onto the FOX Fonies)
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To: ferri

Whoa!

Nobody told me Centrist Democrats still existed! Didn't they go extinct around 2001?


4 posted on 12/27/2005 11:44:56 PM PST by Tall_Texan (Santa Claus is an illegal alien.)
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To: antonico
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Some centrist Democrats say attacks by their party leaders on the Bush administration's eavesdropping on suspected terrorist conversations will further weaken the party's credibility on national security. That concern arises from recent moves by liberal Democrats to block the extension of parts of the USA Patriot Act in the Senate and denunciations of President Bush amid concerns that these initiatives could violate the civil liberties of innocent Americans. "I think when you suggest that civil liberties are just as much at risk today as the country is from terrorism, you've gone too far if you leave that impression. I don't believe that's true," said Michael O'Hanlon, a national-security analyst at the Brookings Institution who advises Democrats on defense issues. "I get nervous when I see the Democrats playing this [civil liberties] issue out too far. They had better be careful about the politics of it," said Mr. O'Hanlon, who says the Patriot Act is "good legislation."

Some Democrats "get it". Let's just hope the New York Times and their hate-spewing, get-Bush-at-any-cost brethren who populate the base of the Democrat Party don't listen to the "centrists".

Cheerio,
LH

5 posted on 12/27/2005 11:45:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: dimmer-rats stealvotes

"What are we to do"?



Buy more ammunition!


6 posted on 12/27/2005 11:53:09 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, ALEX KOZINSKI FOR SCOTUS)
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To: dimmer-rats stealvotes

Get a grip! Bush is going to beat them over the head with this. There is no way he is going to let the rats and RINOs undercut our national security. Look for indictments against the leakers and new ones ripped for the traitors.


7 posted on 12/28/2005 12:01:20 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: ferri
The WA X's leakes the story ..... and now writes a that the Patriot Act is "good legislation. This must be what they call Fair And Balanced ----- oh, no, that's FoxNews! and who is Donald Lambro

snip----- "I don't believe that's true," said Michael O'Hanlon, a national-security analyst at the Brookings Institution who advises Democrats on defense issues. ....

Is the Brookings Inst. a non-profit org.

8 posted on 12/28/2005 12:04:34 AM PST by malia (The Impeached x42 clinton - a Paper Tiger President! MSM - bottom feeders! What a team!!!!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Sorry brother, but if their are no indictments then the Admin. leaked the stuff to test the waters to see if they can pass more Security laws later. It's a safe bet AG Gon. will go nowhere with the leaks.


9 posted on 12/28/2005 12:04:46 AM PST by Liberfighter (The NSA- The Ultimate Google)
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To: ferri
I think when you suggest that civil liberties are just as much at risk today as the country is from terrorism, you've gone too far if you leave that impression. I don't believe that's true," said Michael O'Hanlon, a national-security analyst at the Brookings Institution who advises Democrats on defense issues.

Bingo. We have seen terrorists attacks in the US, we haven't even seen one abuse of civil liberties.

10 posted on 12/28/2005 12:24:08 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Lancey Howard
If some democrats get it why dont we hear them talking on the evening news?
11 posted on 12/28/2005 12:25:35 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Liberfighter

This concern about "civil rights" is a crock.

Anybody remember the Clintons having Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, James Dobson and other conservative religious leaders spied upon?

These men and others had their mail read, their phones tapped, mail covers run on them, followed around, and other various civil rights violations.

Not one peep from the so-called civil rights groups, that bunch of crapweasels.


12 posted on 12/28/2005 12:25:49 AM PST by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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To: Liberfighter

You need to get your medicine. Your tagline is stupid as well.


13 posted on 12/28/2005 12:47:01 AM PST by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: malia

and those leaks tell me foreign services and democrats eaves dropping on the US are more of a problem... and Bush's program interferes with this goal of theirs... getting a hand on vote counting and discriminating.


14 posted on 12/28/2005 1:59:25 AM PST by JudgemAll (Condemn me, make me naked and kill me, or be silent for ever on my gun ownership and law enforcement)
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To: ferri

democrats and "credibility on national security" are a totaly oxymoron. They have totally destroyed their credibility.


15 posted on 12/28/2005 3:40:15 AM PST by tkathy (Ban the headscarf (http://bloodlesslinchpinsofislamicterrorism.blogspot.com))
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To: ferri

ha ha -- the Pubs are going to be running Dingy Harry's "We Killed The Patriot Act!" gloat on a continuous loop from now 'til 2008.

Serves him right. He's the gift that keeps on giving.


16 posted on 12/28/2005 4:27:15 AM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: ferri

"Centrist Democrats hit anti-Bush tactics"
Actually it's barely plural. Liberman is legit ( red in a very red state) Ole earl out in North Dakota is just plain scared ditto ben nelson.


17 posted on 12/28/2005 4:30:05 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (We will never murtha to the terrorists. Bring home the troops means bring home the war.)
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To: ferri
...will further weaken the party's credibility on national security.

I got good news for them. Once it hits zero it can no longer weaken.

18 posted on 12/28/2005 4:31:56 AM PST by thoughtomator (Congrats Iraq!)
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To: ferri

Who is a "centrist Democrat" besides Joe Lieberman? I don't trust ANY democrats. None.


19 posted on 12/28/2005 1:08:37 PM PST by GianniV
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To: dimmer-rats stealvotes

"Oh my God, what are we to do?"

This is all smoke, mirrors and ill-advised posturing on the part of the Dimowits. Everything they've thrown at the President since Day One has blown up in their faces. And stuff that's on hold (pending hearings and trials) will go the same route.

Don't worry. The Adults are in charge, and will remain in charge where National Security is concerned, no matter how much the spoiled teenagers whine, kick, scream and threaten to run away from home if they don't get their way.

(Please! Please! Run away! I'll help you pack, LOL!)


20 posted on 12/28/2005 1:15:17 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: ferri

The must have just seen the latest polls.....doubt their stance had to do with heart felt principles....


21 posted on 12/28/2005 1:18:27 PM PST by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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To: ferri

Uhhh, what might that credibility be??


22 posted on 12/28/2005 2:46:35 PM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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