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Bush Extremely Strong With Base (06/01/2002)
ap via newsday ^ | 5/31/2002 | Will Lester

Posted on 06/01/2002 6:23:27 PM PDT by TLBSHOW

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:50:35 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON -- Occasional grumbling by some prominent conservatives about President Bush sometimes overshadows his extremely solid support among stalwart Republicans and conservatives around the country.

Many Republicans and Democrats seem to agree that support by itself does not tilt the 2002 elections toward the GOP. Some, however, say it could offset the gains the party out of the White House -- Democrats, in this case -- historically has made in midterm elections.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
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1 posted on 06/01/2002 6:23:27 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: cutlass
Well, he wont get my vote come 2004

So whom, pray tell, will you vote for? On a practical basis, a vote for anybody but Bush is a vote for the Democrats.

6 posted on 06/01/2002 6:40:32 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: doc11355
I doubt that Bush had his vote in 2000.

That is why the Buchananites and the Phillipians are so vocally PO'd: they hate the fact that they tried to prevent Bush from getting elected...and failed. They have been told, in no uncertain terms, that the Republican Party does not need them to win. And it just sticks in their collective craw.

8 posted on 06/01/2002 6:42:13 PM PDT by Poohbah
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To: Poohbah
Big bump!
9 posted on 06/01/2002 6:44:59 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: FreePaul
Well you have him running scared now. You even underlined it.
10 posted on 06/01/2002 6:46:16 PM PDT by Texasforever
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To: MJY1288
"Way too many pouting pitchforkers and disruptors for this thread to survive"

If that is'nt calling it like it is, I don't know what is. But anyway, it is. TRUE that is. BUMP!!!

11 posted on 06/01/2002 6:47:11 PM PDT by dokmad
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To: cutlass
Well, he wont get my vote come 2004.

Another Gore voter heard from.

13 posted on 06/01/2002 6:48:19 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla
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To: MJY1288
Well, it looks like we are so far!
14 posted on 06/01/2002 6:50:22 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin, MissMarple, GrampaDave, ArneFufkin
"Orkin" alert
15 posted on 06/01/2002 6:50:25 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: cutlass
Ditto
16 posted on 06/01/2002 6:53:30 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak
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To: doc11355
IMO a vote for Bush is a direct vote for a deomcrat. Got it?
17 posted on 06/01/2002 6:55:06 PM PDT by RickyJ
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To: MJY1288
Glad to see TBLSHOW got the article posted again. I appreciate it. To recap information from the previous thread, the pollster Matthew Dowd works for the RNC. I do not believe he is related to Maureen Dowd. There are quite a few Dowd families in this country.
18 posted on 06/01/2002 6:55:15 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: TLBSHOW
Bush has done so much for the Democrat agenda.
He did more for them than they could have ever done themselves.
Heck, Democrats will vote for Bush in large numbers in 2004! He's their first Democrat- that ran on the Republican ticket- president.
(I'd like to know who the heck their polling, really)
19 posted on 06/01/2002 6:55:17 PM PDT by concerned about politics
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To: RickyJ
Deomcrat? Never heard of them. Do they drive little green spaceships? I hear mommy calling you. Put down the computer and run along now.
24 posted on 06/01/2002 7:05:26 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: TLBSHOW
"At this point in any president's first term, you would expect to have alienated some faction of your own party, but that is not the case with George Bush."

This is pure BS.

25 posted on 06/01/2002 7:06:26 PM PDT by RickyJ
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To: concerned about politics
Bush has done so much for the Democrat agenda.

And that agenda would be....(please fill in the blanks here)....

26 posted on 06/01/2002 7:06:31 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Don't pay little Ricky any attention. He has obviously not had a nap today.
27 posted on 06/01/2002 7:06:38 PM PDT by Texasforever
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To: TLBSHOW
the Democraps don't get it because they don't know how to discern when they're being told a lie.
28 posted on 06/01/2002 7:07:11 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: RickyJ
He was referring to Republicans. That is Bush's party. Anyone alienated now never was a member, only a RINO. Know any?
29 posted on 06/01/2002 7:07:39 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Texasforever
Well, I'll be danged if *I* am going to nurse him to sleep! He'll get hair in his teeth!
30 posted on 06/01/2002 7:08:18 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RickyJ
You should be a little more precise when choosing your words.
31 posted on 06/01/2002 7:08:27 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: Terriergal
And a few imposters as well. Let's hope they swing over to the democrap party where they belong.
33 posted on 06/01/2002 7:09:20 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Texasforever
Well, I see they are still skulking around, rather like Gollum in the Ring Trilogy. Always looking for "precious", never satisfied, and hating the light.
34 posted on 06/01/2002 7:09:23 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: RickyJ
This is pure BS.

LOL You are literally having a tantrum. Calm down Ricky.

35 posted on 06/01/2002 7:09:29 PM PDT by Texasforever
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To: RickyJ
Why don't you try making a coherent counter argument instead of just saying inflammatory things? Believe me I understand your sentiment, and am very close to bailing on the Republicans (especially Minnesota Republicans which really *aren't* much different than their democrat counterparts...)
36 posted on 06/01/2002 7:11:13 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: Texasforever
I believe they will be really vitriolic now. I believe the goal was to get the first thread pulled, so that the information wasn't out there. Now the article is back, and all their lovely work has gone for naught.

I suggest ignoring them and if they try to attract attention by hurling insults or lies, report them for abuse and get their replies deleted.

39 posted on 06/01/2002 7:12:02 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: concerned about politics
While I understand Bush isn't as conservative as I'd like, I would like to hear a coherent argument rather than just saying "Bush is no better than a democrat."
40 posted on 06/01/2002 7:12:09 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: Terriergal
LOL No, don't tell him that! I am wanting to hear the "if he won't play my way, I am going to take my ball and go home" rebuttal!
41 posted on 06/01/2002 7:12:29 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
:-) well I was stating the obvious, but... trying to be hospitable...
43 posted on 06/01/2002 7:13:19 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: All
This thread locked for maintenance. It will unlock as soon as we're through cleaning up the current mess. We're not going to pull this thread again, but I will not hesitate to suspend those who have been warned at least twice today to knock off the personal attacks. Starting now.
44 posted on 06/01/2002 7:13:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
He was referring to Republicans. That is Bush's party.

Bush is not a real republican, and even if he were it's not HIS party.

45 posted on 06/01/2002 7:13:50 PM PDT by RickyJ
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To: TLBSHOW
Thanks for posting! Hope this one makes it!
46 posted on 06/01/2002 7:36:38 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Bush's job approval rating among Republicans is in the low 90s and a bit higher among strong Republicans, according to an Ipsos-Reid poll and others.

I'm looking for some of the opposition ot post data and links to refute the above statement... Not just their opinion but supportive data .

47 posted on 06/01/2002 7:40:24 PM PDT by deport
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To: Miss Marple
Very good idea -- ignore them and hit abuse! They have an agenda and one thing was to make sure this article did not stay up!
48 posted on 06/01/2002 7:42:19 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
"another Gore voter..."

In light of Bush's soft stance on immigration, making bigger our already big government, failure to balance the budget, his ties to the criminals at Enron, he may as well have voted for Gore. Though Bush and Gore differ in retoric, they seem to be brothers in terms of deeds done.

I don't care about Bush's talk; he needs to show some results.

49 posted on 06/01/2002 7:43:29 PM PDT by america76
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To: deport
Waiting with you, pal.
50 posted on 06/01/2002 7:43:55 PM PDT by Howlin
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