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Statement by Governor Dean on the California Recall ("It's All About Bush, whiiiiine!")
Blog for America (Howard Dean's mistitled home page) ^ | October 7, 2003 | Howard Dean

Posted on 10/07/2003 8:46:28 PM PDT by Timesink

Statement by Governor Dean on the California Recall

"Today's recall election in California was not about Gray Davis or Arnold Schwarzenegger. This recall was about the frustration so many people are feeling about the way things are going. All across America, George Bush's massive tax cuts for the wealthy are undermining state budgets, causing cutbacks in services and increases in local property taxes. Were recalls held in every state, it's quite possible that 50 governors would find themselves paying the price for one president's ruinous national economic policies. Tonight the voters in California directed their frustration with the country's direction on their incumbent governor. Come next November, that anger might be directed at a different incumbent...in the White House."

Posted by Mathew Gross at 11:18 PM


TOPICS: Breaking News; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: dean; hatredpoweredhoward; howarddean; schwarzenegger
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Waaaaah!
1 posted on 10/07/2003 8:46:29 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
You mean he doesn't like Bush?
2 posted on 10/07/2003 8:48:12 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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3 posted on 10/07/2003 8:48:26 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Timesink
That's McAuliffe's lunatic talking point.
4 posted on 10/07/2003 8:48:56 PM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: Timesink
Sounds like Terry McCauliff on FNC
5 posted on 10/07/2003 8:49:30 PM PDT by fuente
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To: Timesink
I'm not sure what Howie Dean is smoking, probably the same stuff he was smoking in New Haven in the late '60s and early '70s. It's a shame the Bob Newhart Show is history. Howard could play one of the characters, or maybe two or three of them!
6 posted on 10/07/2003 8:50:45 PM PDT by Thor_Hammar
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To: Timesink
McAwfull set the "It's Bush's fault" mantra about 45 minutes ago.

Marching orders issued. Troops fallin in line. Yada,yada.
7 posted on 10/07/2003 8:50:58 PM PDT by lizma
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To: Timesink
Your One Stop Resource For All The California Recall News!

Want on our daily or major news ping lists? Freepmail DoctorZin

8 posted on 10/07/2003 8:51:05 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: dighton
Bwahahahahahahahaha (Oh the desperation)

From DU:

Discussions about the California Recall Election (Oct 04th 2003)
Democratic Underground does not exist to to provide a platform for our political opponents or their supporters, especially this close to an election. If our members want to listen to Republican spin, they can turn on the television. But they don't expect to see it on this message board.

If you support this ridiculous power-grab against the democratically elected Governor of California, then you should do all of us a favor and keep that particular opinion to yourself.

Even if you swear that you're going to vote against the recall, we still have no interest in hearing how you "admire" our opponents or how you feel "ashamed" about attacks against them.

The moderators have the authority to keep DU free from right-wing spin this close to an election.

Skinner
DU Admin
9 posted on 10/07/2003 8:51:30 PM PDT by drstevej (Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha)
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To: Timesink
Way to help Davis Deano! LOL


10 posted on 10/07/2003 8:52:27 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: Timesink
These guys are grabbing at straws. Today Gray said the California voters would do the right thing. Now it's because everyone's mad a Bush. Well, in August I was in California and a left winger couldn't tell me strongly enough how much he hated Bush. And guess what. He was going to vote against the recall. I believe those people who hate Bush voted for Gray and against the recall. If people voted Gray out because they're mad at Bush then why didn't Barbra Streisand vote for the recall. We all know how much she hates Bush.
11 posted on 10/07/2003 8:52:53 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: drstevej
So they're telling their minions to enjoy being losers.
12 posted on 10/07/2003 8:53:02 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: drstevej
That is so funny...DU. So much for free speech. In other words don't come on our site and admit defeat or remind us that we're going down the tubes.
13 posted on 10/07/2003 8:54:23 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Terry Mross
If people voted Gray out because they're mad at Bush then why didn't Barbra Streisand vote for the recall. We all know how much she hates Bush.

I thought she voted for Grey Davis

14 posted on 10/07/2003 8:55:52 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Timesink
If you support this ridiculous power-grab against the democratically elected Governor of California, then you should do all of us a favor and keep that particular opinion to yourself.

Only a mind-numbed, Kool-Ade drinking democrat would consider a constitutionally legal recall, with petitions signed by upwards of a million voters a "ridiculous power-grab."

15 posted on 10/07/2003 8:56:01 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: surelyclintonsbaddream
Nikita Dean ping.
16 posted on 10/07/2003 8:57:48 PM PDT by scott7278 ("If I'm not back by dawn -- call the president.")
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To: Timesink
DavisDean sickens me.
17 posted on 10/07/2003 8:58:31 PM PDT by Marcus Alonzo Hanna
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To: Timesink
Democratic Truth Corner
or
http://www.wafflepoweredhoward.com
or
deanfacts.com
To keep up with this guys nonsense. It never ends
18 posted on 10/07/2003 9:00:33 PM PDT by jmcclain19
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To: Timesink
Look at me! Look at me!!! Look at me!!!
19 posted on 10/07/2003 9:02:06 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Timesink
Yep. The Rats have their faxed talking points and marching orders. I wonder if they even realize how laughable their preposterous equivocations seem to people with rational thought processes.
20 posted on 10/07/2003 9:04:31 PM PDT by AF68
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To: Timesink
Huh????

What is this guy smoking? It most definitely is about Gray-out Davis and Schwarznegger. They were on the ballot. Bush wasn't.

21 posted on 10/07/2003 9:08:31 PM PDT by Ronin (Qui tacet consentit!)
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To: Timesink
Yep, that's their talkin' points:

"We don't like the Republican President so we, a democrat state, voted by a landslide to kick our RAT governor out on his clymer and voted by a landslide to elect a Republican Governor."
22 posted on 10/07/2003 9:14:46 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (FRee post #2. Contribute to the FReepathon ---- www.wardsmythe.com)
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To: Timesink
"Come next November, that anger might be directed at a different incumbent...in the White House."

I Can't wait till Bush Recalls YOU on Nov 2004!
23 posted on 10/07/2003 9:15:34 PM PDT by Pubbie ("Last time I checked, he doesn't have a vote" - Tom DeLay on Ari Fleischer's demand for Tax-Rebates)
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To: Timesink
So, Howie, let me see if I have this right...

California just threw one Democrat out, rejected a second Democratic option, elected a Republican and gave a combined vote of over 60% to Republicans...

...and the Republicans should be afraid in 2004?

Sure. You betcha

Jeff
24 posted on 10/07/2003 9:22:51 PM PDT by jcsmonogram (Nuke the Peace Weenies)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Let me see if I can explain myself better. McCauliff says people voted Grey out because they're mad at Bush. So, that would imply that those who voted FOR Gray AREN'T mad at Bush. We all know BS is mad at Bush so the point is this: If Terry McCauliff is right then BS should have voted against Gray.
25 posted on 10/07/2003 9:26:17 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Timesink
Tonight the voters in California directed their frustration with the country's direction on their incumbent governor."

Just you wait. Tommorrow the voters will really get even by smashing their faces into your fists and crunching your knee with their groins. Then you will see!

with apology to W.A.

26 posted on 10/07/2003 9:46:12 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("Gray and Cruz were the pits, I'd rather have Arnie grab my tits"... Mrs. Michael.SF)
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To: Timesink
He may be right...a Dim tossed out on his a$$ and replaced by a Republican may actually be "all about W"...
27 posted on 10/07/2003 10:12:23 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: Timesink
Hang on a minute--he might be right. What if this sets a precedent?
28 posted on 10/07/2003 10:13:46 PM PDT by huck von finn
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To: huck von finn
Hang on a minute--he might be right. What if this sets a precedent?

It won't. The anger in California was caused by events specific to California, especially Gray Davis's actions.

29 posted on 10/07/2003 10:19:16 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: jcsmonogram
I say we show even more anger at Bush by throwing out more Democrats in 2004!
30 posted on 10/07/2003 10:22:13 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Timesink; MeeknMing

31 posted on 10/07/2003 10:28:11 PM PDT by autoresponder (I heard Wolf Blitzer using our words tonight; "slamdunk" I put below Reg's DavisTrash.jpg)
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To: Timesink
yeah right... all the Democrats were against the recall, now suddenly they vote against a liberal Democrat in Cali because they dont like the Republican in DC....

my head is spinning.
32 posted on 10/07/2003 10:28:53 PM PDT by WOSG (DONT PUT CALI ON CRUZ CONTROL & VOTE YES ON 54!)
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To: Timesink
Troll Alert. Second sighting of this one....
33 posted on 10/07/2003 10:30:43 PM PDT by stands2reason
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To: over3Owithabrain
I say we show even more anger at Bush by throwing out more Democrats in 2004!

There. That's better.

34 posted on 10/07/2003 10:32:57 PM PDT by stands2reason
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To: stands2reason
Troll Alert. Second sighting of this one....

Ah, a SUBTLE Rat troll, there's a rarity. Thanks for the info.

35 posted on 10/07/2003 10:36:45 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
That is the latest dem talking point. It's all about Bush!!!

Wait till the dems find out just how right they are!!!! LANDSLIDE BUSH/CHENEY 2004

36 posted on 10/08/2003 1:28:02 AM PDT by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: autoresponder; Timesink


37 posted on 10/08/2003 2:37:48 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: OldFriend
Exactly, my OldFriend !! ...


November, 2004:
President Bush on the Road to Victory ...


38 posted on 10/08/2003 2:38:59 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: Timesink
Sure Nikita Dean, it wasn't a slap at out of touch liberal wackos like you. <sarcasm
39 posted on 10/08/2003 2:39:41 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Terry Mross
The new spin is that the election was not against a tax and spend liberal but against the establishment.

The Democrats are looking for a 1994 repeat and cannot understand that what was rejected in both elections were socialists, who happened to be the 'establishment' at the time.

40 posted on 10/08/2003 2:44:57 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: Corin Stormhands
LOL! That is what they expect us to believe!

That will teach us Republicans a lesson!

41 posted on 10/08/2003 2:46:42 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: Michael.SF.
LOL! I was drinking something when I read your post and almost choked I started laughing so hard!
42 posted on 10/08/2003 2:49:19 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: over3Owithabrain
Amen!

Maybe that is the new Democrat plan, get democrats thrown out of office, and elect Republicans and then wait for the next election to really teach us a lesson!

43 posted on 10/08/2003 2:51:43 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: Timesink
Talk about contorting. Dean should have just kept his thoughts to himself than start contorting this recall into something positive for Democrats.

Especially since Republicans pulled in like 2/3 of the vote.
44 posted on 10/08/2003 4:59:25 AM PDT by Conservative til I die (Scratch an evangelical long enough and you'll uncover a heretic or even a blasphemer.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Yup, that's the dem plan. They'll teach us a lesson they won't forget!!!! er, we won't forget!!! er.......they'll show us!!!
45 posted on 10/08/2003 5:02:29 AM PDT by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: Paleo Conservative
BRILLIANT comment by Dean...Californians are fed up with REPBULICAN leadership in Bush, so they revolt and elect a REPUBLICAN governor....liberals NEVER believe that they ARE the problem...it is always someone else...it is never their stupid policies and ideas that are rejected...they are the excuse peddlers..."they had more money.....we couldn't get out message out....our people didn't know how to use a punch card....our people couldn't find the polling place.....the dog ate our speeches..."
46 posted on 10/08/2003 5:02:53 AM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: Timesink
More predicatable mind-pablum from the "I blame Bush for everything" crowd... I love it the way the Democrats instinctively take to the low road. It suits them, and it just seems to be counterproductive to their efforts, as the LA Slimes found out yesterday.
47 posted on 10/08/2003 6:01:32 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Timesink
I saw McAuliffe spouting the same line last night. Only in the Dems parallel universe would the booting of a Democrat governor and his replacement by a Republican (even a nominal one) be seen as a bad sign for a Republican president.
48 posted on 10/08/2003 6:04:39 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: Timesink
Yep, those mean nasty tax cuts that put more cash in everyone's pockets are just ruining the economy.
49 posted on 10/08/2003 6:24:50 AM PDT by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: Timesink
My guess is he listened to Arriana Huffington one time too many.
50 posted on 10/08/2003 6:25:29 AM PDT by Redbob
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