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Anti-Bush Campaign Planned
The Associated Press ^ | Jan. 24, 2008

Posted on 01/24/2008 8:12:14 AM PST by george76

Liberal Group Plans Yearlong Anti-Bush Campaign; Goal Is To Deny Positive Legacy.

A liberal advocacy group plans to spend $8.5 million in a drive to make sure President Bush's public approval doesn't improve as his days in the White House come to an end.

Americans United for Change plans to undertake a yearlong campaign, spending the bulk of the money on advertising...

In selling the plan to fundraisers, the group has argued that support for President Reagan was at a low of 42 percent in 1987 but climbed to 63 percent before he left office.

"All of a sudden he became a rallying cry for conservatives and their ideology," said Brad Woodhouse, president of the group. "Progressives are still living with that."

The group is a nonprofit corporation that made a splash by airing ads against Bush's plans to overhaul Social Security in 2005. The group has conducted polls and focus groups and is now raising money for their anti-Bush effort. It gave a Power Point presentation to representatives of about 30 liberal and labor organizations last week.

It plans to announce the campaign at a press conference Thursday afternoon during a forum featuring liberal critics of the administration. It also aims to air its first ad in advance of Bush's State of the Union speech on Monday.

Woodhouse said one goal is to make sure Bush does not enjoy a resurgence in public approval toward the end of his presidency that could help Republican congressional candidates and the Republican presidential nominee in this year's elections.

"Framing his legacy helps us in the '08 elections..."

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2008; bushhaters; bushlegacy; deranged; loons; progressives; started2000
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1 posted on 01/24/2008 8:12:15 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Yep, gotta do everything in there power to make sure no one votes for him in November.


2 posted on 01/24/2008 8:12:46 AM PST by mnehring
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To: george76
Anti-Bush Campaign Planned

Planned? This crap has been ongoing for 7 plus years now.

3 posted on 01/24/2008 8:13:15 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: george76

Americans For Change, huh? Well, it IS probably time for all of them to change those diapers they wear.....


4 posted on 01/24/2008 8:13:46 AM PST by NRA1995 (Mr. President and Congress: This is OUR country and don't you forget it!)
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To: george76

Bush Derangement Syndrome on parade.


5 posted on 01/24/2008 8:14:40 AM PST by mort56
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To: Puppage

Yes, planned? As if this has not been going on since he ever decided to run for president.


6 posted on 01/24/2008 8:14:45 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: george76

Soros created a monster.


7 posted on 01/24/2008 8:15:12 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: george76
What a ridicules waste of money.
8 posted on 01/24/2008 8:15:29 AM PST by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: george76
A liberal advocacy group plans to spend $8.5 million in a drive to make sure President Bush's public approval doesn't improve as his days in the White House come to an end.

Let them waste their money. He's not able to run for re-election anyway.

9 posted on 01/24/2008 8:16:41 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: george76

Legacies are determined after decades, not in the final year of a term.

Bush’s legacy will be fine.

I think this is a great idea — distract the liberals by making them run against Bush all over again. Come November, maybe they’ll realize he isn’t on the ballot.

H


10 posted on 01/24/2008 8:17:46 AM PST by SnakeDoctor
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To: george76

8.5 million, how many people could they shelter or feed with that money what a waste, it shows the true intent of their hearts.


11 posted on 01/24/2008 8:18:38 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: george76
"Progressives are still living with that."
The group is a nonprofit corporation that made a splash by airing ads against Bush's plans to overhaul Social Security in 2005."

Yup. Wouldn't be "progressive" to actually reform SS so that it doesn't go bankrupt.

Rolls Eyes

12 posted on 01/24/2008 8:18:44 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: sageb1
Soros created a monster.

And McCain-Feingold empowered Soros.

13 posted on 01/24/2008 8:18:54 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: george76

I’d imagine a similar group could be formed if Hillary or ‘bama take the office. Every day....


14 posted on 01/24/2008 8:18:57 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: george76

It’s really mind bogglying to think that people would spend a year of their life in a hate mode. I wonder how many years it take off of their life? They should spend their time investigating the Clinton’s past.


15 posted on 01/24/2008 8:18:59 AM PST by RC2
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To: george76
Sounds like some liberals are laundering money, giving it to their liberal media friends disguised as a legitimate purchases.

Millions are changing hands from liberal to liberal, all using the public airwaves.

16 posted on 01/24/2008 8:19:29 AM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Sad to see what has become of the Republican Party.)
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To: george76

Is he running again?

He’s NOT getting my vote.


17 posted on 01/24/2008 8:19:48 AM PST by toddlintown (Building More Highways For Children---Huckleberry Talking Point)
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To: george76

With total disregard as to the fallout negativity this can cost the U.S. in a time of war.

Traitorous vermin...


18 posted on 01/24/2008 8:20:40 AM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Puppage

The more mud they throw at him the more Presidential he looks!


19 posted on 01/24/2008 8:20:44 AM PST by SMARTY (Public opinion has the power of the lie/creating it is the work of radical politicians in a democra)
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To: george76

“A liberal advocacy group plans to spend $8.5 million in a drive to make sure President Bush’s public approval doesn’t improve as his days in the White House come to an end.”

So instead of raising money for humanitarian reasons, they’d rather spend it on smearing Bush.

And Liberals wonder why people don’t take them seriously.


20 posted on 01/24/2008 8:21:11 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: sageb1

Soros is a monster that will burn in hell when he dies. Here me George you POS. You and all your hate mongering trolls will all pay for your evil ways. You will pay and pay dearly old man. Your days are running out.


21 posted on 01/24/2008 8:21:20 AM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul called Reagan a Dramatic Failure and thinks he is smarter than Abe Lincoln.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Exactly...all it is...is a factless lib Hate Group, much like the DNC...


22 posted on 01/24/2008 8:21:36 AM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: george76

I’m sorta pleased that the BDS left would waste their (... emphasis on “their”) money on this.


23 posted on 01/24/2008 8:22:02 AM PST by pogo101
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To: george76
Bush is a poopy pants....naaaah,naaah,naah.
24 posted on 01/24/2008 8:23:02 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: george76

I also note that the “Contact Us” portion of their website has been disabled.


25 posted on 01/24/2008 8:23:20 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: george76
Again, one of the things I like most about the President is his ability to make leftists so angry that they become unhinged.
26 posted on 01/24/2008 8:23:20 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: george76

Jesus God these people are like greenhead flies at Plum Island.


27 posted on 01/24/2008 8:24:06 AM PST by NutCrackerBoy
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To: george76

He has a year for the economy to improve (which it will) and for Iraq to be declared a success (which will happen). Do you remember the empty feeling you had when you saw Ronald Reagan leaving office on his final day? You are going to feel that again on January 20, 2009 (Especially if Hillary is sworn in).


28 posted on 01/24/2008 8:24:13 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: george76
Americans United for Change

Americans Liberals United for Change by Spite

29 posted on 01/24/2008 8:24:26 AM PST by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: george76
A liberal advocacy group plans to spend $8.5 million in a drive to make sure President Bush's public approval doesn't improve as his days in the White House come to an end.

Oh, those wacky commies are something else.

30 posted on 01/24/2008 8:27:03 AM PST by mjp (Live & let live. I don't want to live in Mexico, Marxico, or Muslimico. Statism & high taxes suck)
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To: george76

Sounds like some folks are very worried about legacy. It won’t matter, Bush’s legacy won’t be fairly written for at least 30 - 40 years.


31 posted on 01/24/2008 8:28:29 AM PST by rhombus
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Some people are just purebred asses.
32 posted on 01/24/2008 8:29:44 AM PST by HawaiianGecko
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To: george76
Anti-Bush Campaign Planned

When did they stop??
33 posted on 01/24/2008 8:31:20 AM PST by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: george76

Why spend the dough when the AP does your publicity for nada?


34 posted on 01/24/2008 8:32:46 AM PST by BlueYonder
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
8.5 million, how many people could they shelter or feed with that money what a waste, it shows the true intent of their hearts.

Kind of exposes their hypocrisy, doesn't it?

35 posted on 01/24/2008 8:33:05 AM PST by Allegra (It'll be a cold day in Hell when it snows in Baghdad.)
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To: george76
The group is a nonprofit corporation

How on earth do they get away with that? Nonprofits are not permitted to do political advocacy. If they were conservatives, the IRS would have taken away their nonprofit status in a nanosecond.

36 posted on 01/24/2008 8:34:29 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Puppage

“Planned? This crap has been ongoing for 7 plus years now.”

Your statement is so very true and the frustration is our side does not have an ongoing team in place to counter this crap. It seems conservatives have no leader, no plan, no strategy. Tell me where I’m wrong?


37 posted on 01/24/2008 8:34:35 AM PST by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: Puppage

Exactly!!!, nothing new to see here


38 posted on 01/24/2008 8:35:25 AM PST by italianquaker (Is there anything Ron Paul doesn't blame the USA for?)
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To: george76
"...The group has conducted polls and focus groups and is now raising money for their anti-Bush effort."

Focus groups! LOL!!! 12 BDSers closed up in a room all foaming at the mouth... That's focus!


39 posted on 01/24/2008 8:40:40 AM PST by avacado
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To: jrooney; sageb1

Some say he’s the Antichrist.


40 posted on 01/24/2008 8:46:36 AM PST by Cedric
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To: M. Thatcher

BDS ping


41 posted on 01/24/2008 8:49:18 AM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs /Some RINO/Some other RINO '08 / Yes you'll vote against Clinton)
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To: Cedric

Some do, but for sure, he’s the anti-Bush.


42 posted on 01/24/2008 8:50:40 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Cedric

Impossible, Clinton is.


43 posted on 01/24/2008 8:51:20 AM PST by Bigoleelephant (Lawyers are to America what lead was to Rome.)
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To: Cicero

That would be the best way to put the brakes on these groups.


44 posted on 01/24/2008 8:52:39 AM PST by HwyChile
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To: george76
Complete the phrase:

A (_______) and his (_______) are soon parted.
45 posted on 01/24/2008 8:53:53 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: george76

They have BDS... They are psychotic and should seek some care before they hurt themselves or someone else.


46 posted on 01/24/2008 8:57:18 AM PST by tomnbeverly (The Democrats have become propaganda tools of our enemies.)
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To: george76
Liberal Group Plans Yearlong Anti-Bush Campaign; Goal Is To Deny Positive Legacy.

A legacy is forever. This is a political election ploy to campaign against Bush to slur the entire GOP.

Forever is a mightly long time and they won't campaign against Bush's legacy that long. Even the opponents of Reagan give it a rest now and then.

47 posted on 01/24/2008 9:04:30 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Plains Drifter

They still campaign against Joseph McCarthy. Never mind how many Reds were working for the USSR in the US.


48 posted on 01/24/2008 9:05:26 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: weegee

I’m going to sound like a Dem now but “how many children would that $8.5 million feed??”


49 posted on 01/24/2008 9:06:03 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: svcw
Yeah, but every nickel of it is money NOT given to Hillary, or Obama, or the DNC, or KOS, etc. etc. etc. to spend for an election that will actually count for something.

I hope they raise (and spend) 20 million.

50 posted on 01/24/2008 9:06:30 AM PST by willgolfforfood
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