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  • If Dukakis had beaten Bush in '88, there would have been no Clintons nor Obamas

    11/04/2017 6:52:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 81 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | November 4, 2017 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Think about it. Had Michael Dukakis beat George H.W. Bush in 1988 they would not been a Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama. Democrats would have went with Sharpton or Jackson or Gephardt in 1996 or something.
  • Abortion-rights leader to head gay group

    03/17/2005 11:49:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 515+ views
    AP ^ | 3/17/5 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK - After 12 years advocating for abortion rights, Joe Solmonese might have opted for a less divisive field of work. Instead, he is taking over leadership of the largest national gay-rights group at a time when the same-sex marriage debate rivals abortion for volatility and virulence. "My challenge is to talk about why the equality we seek is not just important to our community, but should be important to everyone," Solmonese said. "I have to believe in the optimism and fair-mindedness of the American people." Solmonese was named last week as the new president of the Washington-based Human...
  • Dukakis: Trump needs to apologize to Clinton

    01/13/2017 9:21:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis said in an interview Friday that President-elect Donald Trump needs to get off Twitter and apologize to Hillary Clinton. "I mean he ought to be ashamed of himself for this kind of stuff, calling her a crook and that kind of nonsense. She's a good person, nothing she did involved breaches of national security," Dukakis said in an interview on WABC radio with Rita Cosby. "She was investigated for God knows how long about Libya, and a Republican-dominated committee exonerated her." Dukakis went on to say that Trump needed to change his behavior and...
  • Willie Horton: A Fake News Story That Refuses to Die

    01/03/2017 5:07:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    In an otherwise observant Politico article, The Death of Clintonism, Todd Purdum unwittingly reminded conservative readers why they distrust the major media. For the article, Purdum interviewed Elaine Kamarck, a senior domestic policy adviser under Bill Clinton whose White House Purdum covered as a reporter. Having been around long enough to remember George W. H. Bushs 1988 campaign against Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, Purdum and Kamarck have no excuse for misrepresenting the campaigns most decisive ad. The subject of the ad was Dukakiss support of his states insane furlough program for convicted killers as a form of criminal rehabilitation. The...
  • BUSTED: Anti-White BoysDonnaBrazile Had 18-Year Affair With Friends Married White Father

    10/22/2016 6:39:26 PM PDT · by 1 spark · 89 replies
    Got News ^ | 10/22/16 | Charles C Johnson
    Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile had an 18-year affair with a friends married white father, despite her feminist and anti-white boys rhetoric, according to an anonymous source with intimate knowledge of the matter. Brazile allegedly had a long, long affair with her white friend Ellen Kurzs father, Herb Kurz. You wont hear this stuff from the lying mainstream media theyre in bed with Donna Brazile too! Keep the GotNews mission alive: donate at GotNews.com/donate or send tips to editor@gotnews.com. If youd like to join our research team, contact editor@gotnews.com. Ellen Kurz is a good friend of Brazile, as...
  • Hillary/ Brazile: Dukakis Was A Racist?

    10/22/2016 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Williams · 30 replies
    Hillary tweets Donna Brazile video about how the Dukakis campaign kept the "colored girls" on a separate floor of a hotel. So that's the best example of racism they can come up with - their own left wing candidate?
  • Michael Dukakis: Donald Trump is 'nuts' (Another left-handed endorsement)

    03/19/2016 6:49:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis called Donald Trump "nuts" Friday over his views on immigration, adding that he believes Bernie Sanders should stay in the Democratic primary fight. "I think he's nuts," the 1988 Democratic nominee told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "He's the grandson of German immigrants. He ought to be ashamed of himself." "I'm very proud of my background," said Dukakis, whose parents immigrated from Greece. "This is the guy who's the grandson of somebody who came over from Germany. And I don't know what he's talking about for one thing. It's preposterous." The former Massachusetts governor -- whose...
  • Dukakis: Tycoon GOP’s ‘weakest’

    12/23/2015 7:39:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 23, 2015 | Matt Stout
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump is the “weakest” of the still-bulging Republican presidential field — according 
to 1988’s unsuccessful Democratic nominee Michael Duk-
akis, who said his party should welcome a shot to run against the brash business tycoon. “I think Hillary is probably going to win the nomination. But it’s going to be a very tough fight in the final,” said the former Massachusetts governor. “If I were the Democratic nominee, I would want to have Trump. I think he’s the weakest. But what do I know?” said Dukakis, who lost to George 
H.W. Bush.
  • Ever thrifty, Dukakis ready for more turkey carcasses

    11/25/2015 7:10:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 25, 2015 | Matt Viser
    You’ve carefully stuffed, cooked, and carved the turkey. You’ve sliced up all the extra pieces, packing them in tin foil for leftovers. And you may think you’ve used every possible aspect of that turkey. You’d be wrong. Before you toss that last bit, Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass. For decades, inside his tidy kitchen in Brookline, the state’s former governor and onetime Democratic presidential nominee has had a quirky but endearing tradition that is legendary among family and friends. The man is renowned for his thriftiness — he drinks coffee bought in bulk at Costco, at...
  • Dukakis 2016? Why Not?

    08/28/2015 3:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 28, 2015 | David A. Graham
    How rattled are Democrats by Clinton’s campaign stumbles? Well … Dukakis 2016 ‎@Dukakis2016 We're gonna get Mike in this race - and we're gonna win this thing #Dukakis2016 http://dukakis2016.com stay tuned for detailed policy papers 10:25 AM - 28 Aug 2015 That’s right: The Duke is back. Not only is there a grassroots groundswell for him, but when contacted by The Boston Globe last week, he refused to rule out a campaign, saying he was “not sure” he wanted to run again. “I might just end up in the divorce courts of Norfolk County if I suggested another national campaign!”...
  • Liberal dredges up old racist fears

    07/15/2015 7:44:17 PM PDT · by TChad · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7/13/2015 | Michael Barone
    In the Washington Post's liberal blog The Plum Line, Paul Waldman last week recycled one of the enduring lies of liberal politics: that "the Willie Horton issue," as Waldman calls it, was a successful appeal by the 1988 Bush for president campaign to American voters' racism. That's a lie and deserves to be exposed as such.
  • Michael Dukakis sends support letter ahead of Phillipos sentencing (Boston Bomber ally)

    06/05/2015 3:35:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 6/5/15 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Former Gov. Michael Dukakis says a Cambridge man facing five years in federal prison for repeatedly lying to the FBI about his pal Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a fine young man who could have a great future in public service. Dukakis went to bat for Robel Kidane Phillipos, 21, in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock ahead of Phillipos sentencing today for making false statements to the FBI in its investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings. Prosecutors want five years. Phillipos and Tsarnaev, both 21, grew up together in Cambridge and were classmates at the University of...
  • This isnt 1968. Baltimore isnt Watts. And Hillary Clinton isnt Michael Dukakis.

    05/07/2015 3:02:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/05/2015 | By Radley Balko
    <p>I wish I could introduce Richard Cohen and Lloyd Green to Antonio Morgan. Cohen of course is my Washington Post colleague and columnist. Green is a former Justice Dept. official and former opposition research counsel for the Republican Party.</p> <p>The two wrote remarkably similar columns this week about Hillary Clintons response to the protests and riots in Baltimore. Both compared the civil unrest of 2015 to the civil unrest in 1968. Both cited Nixons tough on crime campaign, which even members of that campaign team have since admitted was an overt, often racist appeal to white fear of black people.</p>
  • Stephens: Axis of Fantasy vs. Axis of Reality

    11/14/2013 4:38:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 12, 2013 | Bret Stephens
    France, Israel and Saudi Arabia confront an administration conducting a make-believe foreign policy. When the history of the Obama administration's foreign policy is written 20 or so years from now, the career of Wendy Sherman, our chief nuclear negotiator with Iran, will be instructive. In 1988, the former social worker ran the Washington office of the Dukakis campaign and worked at the Democratic National Committee. That was the year the Massachusetts governor carried 111 electoral votes to George H.W. Bush's 426. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Sherman was briefly the CEO of something called the Fannie Mae Foundation, supposedly a charity...
  • Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI (Boston)

    10/28/2014 8:09:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    AP vis yahoo ^ | Oct. 28, 2014 | Denise Lavoie
    The defense also called former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis to testify for Phillipos. Dukakis, an old family friend of Phillipos' mother, described a phone conversation he had with Phillipos five days after the bombings. Dukakis said Phillipos told him he had been questioned by the FBI for five hours, but was so confused he didn't remember what he said.
  • Tsarnaev pal Robel Phillipos convicted of lying to FBI (Pothead defense; Dukakis testified)

    10/28/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/28/14 | Laurel Sweet
    Robel Phillipos, a friend of terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been convicted of lying to authorities investigating last years Boston Marathon bombings that killed three spectators, including an 8-year-old Dorchester boy. Phillipos was accused of lying about being in Tsarnaevs dorm room three days after the bombing, when two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence, including a laptop. Phillipos' lawyers argued he couldnt clearly remember what happened because he had smoked marijuana heavily that day. The fate of Phillipos, 19 when he was arrested and who turned 21 this month during his trial at U.S....
  • Michael Dukakis testifies for Robel Phillipos, Boston bombers' friend accused of lying to FBI

    10/17/2014 12:56:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    upi.com ^ | 10/16/14 | Matt Bradwell
    BOSTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former governor of Massacheusetts and 1988 Democratic nominee for president Michael Dukakis took the stand in Boston to testify on behalf of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Robel Phillipos stands accused of lying to the FBI and local law enforcement about his actions and wherabouts in the three days following the attack that killed three an injured more than 260 people. "[Phillipos] told me he was questioned for five hours by the FBI," Dukakis testified according to the Boston Globe, adding, "he was so confused he didn't know what he said."
  • Hillary Clinton: Dukakis in a Pantsuit?

    10/04/2014 6:15:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/4/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Her new messaging strategy is taken straight from the 1988 presidential candidates playbook. (snip) For those of you old enough to remember, George H. W. Bush wanted to be president in 1988. Despite Reagans popularity, this was still a heavy lift. No sitting vice president had been elected straight to the Oval Office since Martin Van Buren. So, away from the cameras off at Kennebunkport, he sacrificed over 1,000 oxen, bulls, and gnus to Zeus, Crom, Baal, Thor, Moloch, M. C. Hammer and any other deity he could think of. The gods were well-pleased. As a reward for his sacrifice...
  • Dukakis Cautions Hillary on 2016, and sympathizes with Mitt Romney and Bob Dole!

    04/15/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 14 replies
    Least Dangerous Podcast ^ | 4/15/2014 | Les Dowrey
    During a call-in to the nationally renowned Least Dangerous Podcast with JC King, Former Presidential Candidate and Governor Michael Dukakis cautioned Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her prospects of becoming the Democratic Nominee for President, Believe me, neither she, nor anyone else can take that for granted. Using his own experience as a barometer he continued, I was 40 points ahead with 5 weeks to go when I ran for reelection in 1978 and I got beaten. He did praise her saying her experience in the Obama administration has made her a primary choice for the party, She...
  • Dukakis and the Tank. . .The inside story of the worst campaign photo op ever.

    11/19/2013 12:35:32 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | November 17, 2013 | By Josh King
    Matt Bennett can still hear the reporters laughing, all 90 of them. He can still picture Sam Donaldson doubled over, guffawing, on a riser that looked out over a dusty field in suburban Detroit. Bennett was a 23-year-old political rookie in 1988 when he was sent to a General Dynamics facility in Sterling Heights, Mich., to organize a campaign stop for Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis: a ride in a 68-ton M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. The visit, meant to bolster the candidates credibility as a future commander-in-chief, would go down as one of the worst campaign backfires in history....