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  • AN EXCHANGE I HAD WITH A LIBERAL FRIEND--REFUTES LIB TALKING POINTS ON IRAQ, GAS PRICES, ETC.

    05/03/2006 10:35:22 AM PDT · by MikeA · 68 replies · 3,378+ views
    05/03/06 | MikeA
    I don't know if this will interest anyone, but I had an e-mail exchange yesterday with a former co-worker now working for a different company out in New York City. He was a major lib. when he worked for the company I'm with and he and I use to get into some heated exchanges. I'm providing this not to pat myself on the back, but to provide something you can use when you get similar boilerplate attacks from your liberal friends since they're all basically reading off the same script. Anyway, after first e-mailing me yesterday saying he doesn't know...
  • An Open Letter to Republican TALKING HEADS

    03/22/2006 6:23:31 AM PST · by Timeout · 56 replies · 1,329+ views
    vanity | 3/21/06 | Timeout
    I've been around FR for 9 years. I've never posted a Vanity before. But I've had a bellyful of the dangerous rhetoric I hear and read every day. The letter below is a shout out to Republicans who purport to represent me on TV and in the press. It's probably ragged and long, but I think it's imperative for you to read it and consider it when you're developing your daily "talking points".
  • Kofi Annan says Saddam's WMD admission irrelevant, we should just "move on"

    02/16/2006 5:43:00 PM PST · by seamus · 20 replies · 951+ views
    Feb. 16, 2006 | FNS transcripts
    From Kofi Annan's press briefing today.... Q: On the tapes purporting that Saddam Hussein had warned the Americans that a WMD terrorist attack was coming, but not from Iraq. Do you take that seriously, or do you think it's water under the bridge and the whole thing should be forgotten? SEC.-GEN. ANNAN: I really haven't read in detail all these comments. At this stage, I think we should move on. We have a very challenging situation in Iraq which should be of interest to all of us to do whatever we can to stabilize. I would want to focus on...
  • Video - The Odd Couple: Senator John Kerry and Osama Bin Laden - The Quotes

    02/06/2006 4:04:30 AM PST · by rabair · 4 replies · 407+ views
    RightWinged.com ^ | February 5, 2006 | RightWinged.com
    I created this little video the other day, in honor of Kerry and Bin Laden's almost identical statements... It was spawned of my disgust at the Washington Post calling Pat Robertson and Ahmadinejad a "duo", etc. a few weeks back, and ignoring all the Bin Laden tape quotes that sound like they were ripped right out of the Dems playbook. I'm to lazy to copy everything over, so just read my post for the history, that also links to other old posts for more background, and then watch the video. This was my first attempt at using "Windows Movie Maker",...
  • Deconstructing Bin Laden's Talking Points

    02/01/2006 6:15:58 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 5 replies · 698+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 01 february 2006 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We don't know whether the latest and much-discussed Osama bin Laden tape was recorded recently. But the harangue is still a valuable reflection of the current Al Qaeda hierarchy that broadcast it to the world. First, things must be going very badly for the terrorists to propose a cease-fire: "We don't mind offering you a long-term truce." In truth, the winning side does not ask for a reprieve. Losing autocrats--whether the officers of the German army in the summer of 1918 or Hitler's cadre in the spring of 1945--always "don't mind" sending out peace feelers in the 11th hour to...
  • Bin Laden/DNC Deliver Joint 'State of The Jihad' Message

    01/25/2006 9:32:44 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 534+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 1/26/06 | Christopher G. Adamo
    Next Tuesday, President Bush is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the Union message to the nation. Not surprisingly, Democrats are already reveling in their plans for a rebuttal, in which they will no doubt repeat the pattern of past years and simply contradict everything the president says. Word is out that they intend to field Virginia's newly elected Governor, Timothy Kaine, for this task. Among Democrats, Kaine is considered to be a "rising star" (they seem to have many) with possible presidential potential. Sadly for liberal Democrats in the media and on Capitol Hill, their best talking points...
  • bin Laden bin Readin'

    01/24/2006 6:47:07 PM PST · by hope · 15 replies · 735+ views
    The Omega Letter ^ | 1-23-06 | Jack Kinsella -
    Terror - Islam Monday, January 23, 2006 - Omega Letter Editor In his first message in more than a year, Osama bin Laden made a return appearance on al-Jazeera to dictate what were, in effect, terms of surrender to the United States. Not Osama's surrender. AMERICA's surrender. The CIA has since authenticated the voice on the tape as Osama bin Laden's and time references contained within the body of the message confirm that Osama was alive in mid-December when the tape was made and is probably still alive today.Intelligence authorities were examining why bin Laden would be speaking out after...
  • Matthews Explains His Bin Laden "Sounds Like an Over-The-Top Michael Moore" Remark

    01/22/2006 5:23:18 PM PST · by Only Waxing · 17 replies · 1,504+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/21/06 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews got himself into some hot water Thursday evening when he suggested that Osama bin Laden in his recently released tape sounded “like an over-the-top Michael Moore here, if not a Michael Moore” (video link to follow). On last night’s installment, Matthews invited on MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to discuss this issue in greater detail (video link to follow). After being asked by Matthews if bin Laden was playing politician, Scarborough moved the discussion in a media direction: “You look at, like, for instance, him saying that George Bush went to war because of -- because he...
  • More Media Representatives Wonder if Osama bin Laden is Reading the NY Times

    01/22/2006 4:44:56 PM PST · by Only Waxing · 12 replies · 1,001+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/21/06 | Noel Sheppard
    As reported yesterday by NewsBusters’ Mark Finkelstein, Katie Couric of NBC’s “Today Show” wondered aloud on yesterday’s program if Osama bin Laden might be getting information from the New York Times. It turns out that Couric isn’t the only media representative asking this same question. A just released Editor and Publisher article reported on more such media opining. First, MSNBC’s Tucker Carlson said the following on that network’s “Scarborough Country” Thursday evening (full transcript to follow): “By the merchants of war who financed Bush's presidential campaign, in the words of Osama bin Laden and many on the left...
  • Tucker Carlson: Bin Laden Getting 'Talking Points' from 'NY Times'

    01/21/2006 10:29:51 AM PST · by abb · 41 replies · 1,606+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Staff
    Published: January 21, 2006 12:10 PM ET NEW YORK While much of the liberal blogosphere, and political figures such as Sen. John Kerry, remain inflamed over comments by MSNBC's Chris Matthews on "Hardball" on Thursday--in which he suggested that Osama bin Laden, in his latest video tape, sounded an awful lot like fillmmaker Michael Moore--The New York Times has also now been linked to Osama by another cable news pundit. On Friday night, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough weighed in on the subject, going beyond Moore to claim that bin Laden was also borrowing language or ideas from the likes of Howard...
  • Bob Schieffer: Osama bin Laden Used John Kerry's Talking Points

    01/21/2006 8:49:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 1,573+ views
    Bob Schieffer: Osama bin Laden Used John Kerry's Talking Points 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden may have borrowed some of Sen. John Kerry's talking points for the audiotaped message he released on Thursday - veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer said Saturday. Asked whether bin Laden had expressed "almost the same" sentiments that Kerry did during an appearance on Schieffer's "Face the Nation" broadcast in December, the CBS anchorman told WABC Radio's Mark Simone: "Well, he did. That's exactly right." Back then, Kerry complained to Schieffer: "There is no reason that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes...
  • Byron York: Plagiarism? Bloggers don’t seem to mind

    11/09/2005 7:10:10 PM PST · by Jean S · 5 replies · 985+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/05 | Byron York
    Suppose a Democratic strategist wrote an open letter to colleagues and clients analyzing this week’s election returns. “Republicans have very little to cheer about this election,” he said with some satisfaction. “But off-year elections are rarely harbingers of future performance. Democrats actually did quite well in 2003, to little effect in 2004.” Suppose further that the Democratic strategist signed his name to the letter and distributed it widely.And then suppose one more thing: that the Democratic strategist had not actually written those words but had lifted them wholesale from a liberal blog. (In fact, those words do come from such...
  • White House urged to 'come clean' in CIA leak case (RATs Gone Wild)

    11/06/2005 12:19:21 AM PST · by indianrightwinger · 82 replies · 1,620+ views
    CNN ^ | November 5, 2005
    White House urged to 'come clean' in CIA leak case Maryland Democrat tells Bush to honor pledge to fire officials Saturday, November 5, 2005; Posted: 3:32 p.m. EST (20:32 GMT) WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush should "come clean" about any White House officials involved in the leak of the name of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame and "honor his pledge to fire all those involved," Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland said Saturday in the Democrats' weekly radio address. "It's been one week since the vice president's chief of staff was indicted, and there are still very serious questions about how...
  • Reid All About It: Harry Reid's Top Ten Leadership Flubs

    11/02/2005 11:32:07 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 1,198+ views
    NUMBER ONE: Pulls "Cheap Trick" And Shuts Down U.S. Senate:The Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Democrats Did Not Deny It Was A Stunt: A Brazen Effort To Change The Subject From The Supreme Court Confirmation Of Sam Alito ..." (Dana Milbank, "Mad About You," The Washington Post, 11/2/05) Milbank: "It Was A Cheap Trick ..." (Dana Milbank, "Mad About You," The Washington Post, 11/2/05) CNN's Lou Dobbs: "One Minute This Afternoon The U.S. Senate Was Doing The People's Business, The Next, The Senate Was Shut Down In Absolute Secrecy." (CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight," 11/1/05) Dobbs: "The Democrats' Strategy Of Shutting Down...
  • Democrats Close Senate to Push War Probe(Tail wagging the dog...)

    11/01/2005 6:15:58 PM PST · by kellynla · 14 replies · 920+ views
    cnn.com ^ | November 1, 2005 | staff/Ted Barrett
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Democrats forced the Senate into a closed session Tuesday to pressure the Republican majority into completing an investigation of the intelligence underpinning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Democrats demanded that Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts move forward on a promised investigation into how Bush administration officials handled prewar intelligence about Iraq's suspected weapons programs. The probe would be a follow-up to the July 2004 Intelligence Committee report that blamed a "series of failures" by the CIA and other intelligence agencies for the mistaken belief among U.S. policymakers that Iraq had restarted its chemical, biological and nuclear weapons...
  • RNC: Myth/Fact On Harriet Miers' Qualifications

    10/03/2005 2:48:40 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 72 replies · 1,843+ views
    Myth: Miers Is Not Qualified To Be Supreme Court Justice:Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law Professor: "No One That I Know Of Would Have Put Harriet Miers On Any List For The Court. She Just Doesn't Have The Resume To Justify A Position." (MSNBC's "News Live," 10/3/05)Fact: Miers Has Tremendous Legal Qualifications:"In Her Time In The Administration, Ms. Miers Has Addressed Numerous Legal And Policy Questions At The Highest Levels Of Decisionmaking, Most Recently Serving As The Counsel To The President Of The United States." (The White House, Fact Sheet, 10/3/05)"In 1985, Ms. Miers Was Selected As The First Woman...
  • Matthews: Can You Name A Conviction? (Hardballer challenges bogus lib talking point - with Video)

    10/01/2005 5:41:06 AM PDT · by frankjr · 36 replies · 2,388+ views
    NRO Media Blog ^ | 9/30/05 | Stephen Spruiell
    I've criticized Chris Matthews several times this week, so it's only fair that I give him credit for doing the right thing tonight when liberal Mark Green went off on how corrupt the Bush administration is and started ticking off indictments: MATTHEWS: Can you name a conviction, Mark? GREEN: Hold it, hold it. What I said was — MATTHEWS: Can you name a conviction? GREEN: One second. What I said was that six people — three people have been indicted — by the way Chris, if you and I have been indicted, it doesn't mean we're guilty, but we wouldn't...
  • Cindy Sheehan Cuts & Runs, Leaves NPR Host Dumbfounded

    08/30/2005 11:33:27 AM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 194 replies · 8,338+ views
    NPR Talk of the Nation ^ | August 30, 2005 | NPR
    Rush transcript of NPR's Neil Conan, speaking by phone with Cindy Sheehan: NC: Very nice of you to be with us today. CS: [cheerfully] Oh, thank youuu! NC: I know that you were, uh, out in California last week because your mother was ill. How’s she doing? CS: Um, she’s doing better. They’re trying to keep her from having another stroke. And if she doesn’t have another stroke, she should be able to recover. NC: That’s good news. Now, tell us, a little bit about your son, Casey. CS: My son Casey was an amazing human being. He was gentle,...
  • ZOT!!! Nobody cares what you’d “actually like.”

    08/19/2005 1:36:57 PM PDT · by LetsHearIt · 193 replies · 3,994+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard | 8-19-2005 | letter to the editor
    To the editor: One would think that the president of the United States holds the most stressful job ever. Isn't it wonderful that our pompous president is in such excellent condition healthwise? And why not? His eligible daughters aren't in Iraq protecting our country like so many others, more than 1,800 who have given their lives for a war that he started. With a smirk on his face, he says, "We will stay the course." Who is "we?" Not him or his family. Heck no. He's on a month's vacation. If he's so gung-ho about this war, show us some...
  • Democrats sing in the 'abuse of power' chorus

    08/04/2005 12:30:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,510+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2005 | Byron York
    Quick: What do you call President Bush’s decision to recess-appoint John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations? “Abuse of power,” says Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). “Abuse of power,” says Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). “Abuse of power,” says Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. The Democrats’ one-note response to the Bolton appointment brings to mind an article that appeared recently in The New York Times Magazine. Reporter Matt Bai looked into the party’s efforts to “frame” the political debate in Washington — that is, to come up with a new vocabulary to make Democratic positions seem more...
  • Left’s Continuing Meltdown - (template for opposing Roberts predated announcement; libs desperate)

    07/25/2005 5:22:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 695+ views
    CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA.ORG ^ | JULY 25, 2005 | JAN LaRue, Chief Counsel
    As predicted, President Bush’s Supreme Pick, John Roberts, is generating leftist mass hysteria. John Roberts’ nomination to the Supreme Court is being widely acclaimed from the right to the left of the political spectrum because there’s no credible basis for doing otherwise. But then there’s the hyberbolic hysteria coming from the abortion-gay-environmental wing, which has been raising gazillions in order to wage a war against _______________ (fill-in-the-blank). Take for example: An “artfully” worded comment from the Feminist Majority: “I am extremely disappointed that the President did not appoint a centrist woman to fill Sandra Day O’Connor’s seat on the Supreme...
  • Revealed: Senate Democrat Supreme Court Nominee Talking Points

    07/19/2005 4:28:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies · 1,538+ views
    Senate Democrat Policy Committee | Tuesday, July 20, 2005 | Some Rat Hack
    Talking Points on the Nomination Process The standards for a nominee are clear. A nominee must: + Protect the individual rights and freedoms of Americans, + Judge cases fairly, with an open mind, and without a political agenda, + Protect all Americans, and not side with powerful special interests, and + Meet the highest ethical standards and be free of conflicts of interest. Justices must be committed to the independence of the Court, not an ideological agenda. The next Supreme Court Justice will make decisions affecting the lives of all Americans.  It is important that the decision whether to confirm...
  • LIBERAL talking point: People in Leeds say tensions are based on culture and economics, not religion

    07/14/2005 2:03:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 675+ views
    various msm newspapers | July 14, 2005
    Headline: Houston Chronicle via New York Times: [Britons linked to attacks pious as end neared People in Leeds say tensions are based on culture and economics, not religion] ***....LEEDS, ENGLAND - In the gritty, working-class suburbs of Leeds, Shahzad Tanweer, 22, was the fun-loving, rich kid of the neighborhood, the son of a savvy, Mercedes-driving shop owner. .......Mohamed Sadique Khan, 30, was the grown-up one, with a wife and a baby daughter at home. .........Khan, who was born in Pakistan but reared in Leeds, worked with disabled students, neighbors said........Tanweer, a university-educated cricket fanatic who also excelled in soccer and...
  • The Insaneity of the political Left's current view on Terrorism

    07/07/2005 10:46:26 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 1 replies · 177+ views
    7-8-05 | John Knight
    Is anyone else troubled by the basic insanity of the latest Left wing talking point on Terrorism? The basic line you can hear or read from the Leftist talking heads runs something like this. "We have to understand why the Terrorist hate us. We are to blame for terrorism. We propped up oppressive mid East dictatorships during the Cold War. Because of that the Terrorists hate us. Now that we have removed a barabrous, murderous regime in Iraq, the terrorist really hate us. What we must do now is run and hide under our beds and pay the terrorist off...
  • Durbin and Reid: Who Gives Rush Limbaugh His Marching Orders?

    07/01/2005 7:00:12 AM PDT · by rface · 41 replies · 1,895+ views
    The National Ledger (AZ) ^ | Jun 30, 2005 | Paul M. Weyrich
    When I began working in politics in the late 1950s, after the Republicans had been seriously beaten, I attended many meetings the subject of which was the Grand Conspiracy. Speakers, some of reasonable intelligence, tried to make the case that somewhere in Washington [no one knew quite where] was the headquarters of the Liberal Conspiracy. If the Pope made policy for the Catholic Church, and if the President made policy for the United States, there must be a chief liberal who tells all the little liberals what to say. How else could one explain that the NEW YORK TIMES produced...
  • "Citizen journalists"? Try partisan hacks [Salon]

    04/08/2005 11:17:49 AM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 25 replies · 916+ views
    Salon.com ^ | April 8, 2005 | Eric Boehlert
    This time, the hoax was on them. Still gloating over their role in unmasking CBS's faulty National Guard memo story last September, right-wing bloggers launched a new memo-based crusade against the so-called liberal media last month, one that turned out to be completely phony. But unlike CBS and its tarred former anchor, Dan Rather, who eventually admitted their mistakes in the Memogate affair, these bloggers (many of whom were also involved in the CBS campaign) haven't had the guts to apologize for their blunder. When the Terri Schiavo story became national news in mid-March, a curious subplot revolved around a...
  • Where Did They Get That Idea? The so-called "GOP Schiavo Talking Points" Memo

    04/05/2005 3:33:40 AM PDT · by billorites · 34 replies · 1,312+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 4, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    AFTER 60 Minutes II broadcast its fraudulent story on President Bush's Air National Guard service on September 8, 2004 holy heck broke loose on the Internet. Virtually anyone with eyes to see the evidence that accumulated during the days after the report came to the conclusion that the documents on which the story was based were fraudulent; yet CBS stonewalled for 12 days before admitting that its story was, well, problematic.Perhaps no event was more instrumental to CBS's undoing than the movement of the inquiry into the fraud from the Internet to the mainstream media in general, and in particular...
  • Liberal Bloggers Take On USA Next!

    02/22/2005 6:48:47 AM PST · by ceoinva · 16 replies · 820+ views
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 2/22/05 | ceoinva
    From Liberal Blogger Joshua Micah Marshall: "GOP front groups like USANext (the folks now working to uncover the AARP-homosexual world conspiracy) usually change their names every couple years or hive off other outfits just to keep everyone guessing..."
  • Black Voters Urged to Give Republicans a Chance

    02/09/2005 2:18:03 PM PST · by FlyLow · 10 replies · 367+ views
    CNS News ^ | 2-9-05 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Both before the election and now, months after it, the Republican Party is making an active effort to reach out to African-Americans. "We still have a lot of work to do in the minority community," Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman said at a Tuesday night gathering in suburban Maryland. "If you give us a chance, we'll give you a choice," he told a group at Prince George's Community College, right outside the nation's capital. The RNC said its "Conversations With the Community" tour is intended to commemorate Black History Month. Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele, a Republican,...
  • Media Training Now Required for Iraq-Bound Soldiers

    01/18/2005 2:37:42 PM PST · by rightalien · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | January 18, 2005 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK As the U.S. military approaches nearly two years in the Iraq conflict, media training for soldiers going into the war zone has been stepped up, becoming mandatory for Army troops since October, E&P has learned. "Talking point" cards for military personnel, meanwhile, are being updated regularly as the war progresses -- often as much as once a week -- to keep up with the conflict's changing issues and the proximity of embedded reporters. Among the current talking points: "We are a values-based, people-focused team that strives to uphold the dignity and respect of all." Soldiers preparing for deployment...
  • SPEAKING OF PARTY TALKING POINTS - Neal Boortz

    01/10/2005 5:28:02 AM PST · by TheRatHunter · 7 replies · 751+ views
    Neal's Nuze ^ | 1/10/2005 | Neal Boortz
    SPEAKING OF PARTY TALKING POINTS As I said ... I've been getting emails for years accusing me of getting a set of talking points every day from the Republican Party. The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto had a rather interesting revelation in Friday's column: Taranto notes that the following letter from one Nic Karlsson of Avondale appeared in Friday's Arizona Republic: "President Bush is endangering my retirement and the retirements of millions of Americans by taking the first step in his plan to dismantle Social Security. Recently, White House sources revealed their plan to cut promised benefits to retirees by...
  • Bill's Talking Points

    11/29/2004 8:37:52 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 1,228+ views
    DALEY TIMES-POST ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2004 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    I used to enjoy watching Bill O'Reilly on his primetime news/opinion program 'The O'Reilly Factor'. In spite of his somewhat pompous demeanor (now that I think about it, I actually like that in a person) he seemed to be genuinely concerned with being fair to his guests and the subjects of his commentary. Sure, he's been known to cut off more than a few babbling nitwits who've refused to answer his questions directly, but for the most part, he's always tried to give everyone their say, and for that I've admired him... or at least I did before last summer....
  • Top-donating corporate PACs favored GOP

    11/24/2004 3:21:55 PM PST · by paudio · 2 replies · 365+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 11/24/04
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top-giving corporate political action committees didn't hedge their bets in the fall elections despite the narrow division between the GOP and Democrats in Congress. They favored Republican candidates 10-to-1. Of 268 corporate PACs that donated $100,000 or more to presidential and congressional candidates from January 2003 through the middle of last month, 245 gave the majority of their contributions to GOP hopefuls, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Political Money Line campaign finance tracking service.
  • Comment: Andrew Sullivan: Dissenting voices vanish from Bush’s inner circle

    11/21/2004 9:17:20 AM PST · by Prost1 · 68 replies · 1,200+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | November 21, 2004 | Andrew Sullivan
    Here’s how much of an insiders’ cabal the latest Bush cabinet is. The new education secretary, Margaret Spellings, began her political career in the mid-1980s, when Karl Rove, the president’s election strategist, asked her out on a date. Somehow, he got over the rejection. Now look at Alberto Gonzales, the new attorney-general. And who replaced Gonzales as chief White House lawyer? One Harriet Miers, another under-the-radar flunky of the first term. Fierce loyalty is a prerequisite for serving Bush, as Colin Powell found out. Bush regards his re-election as a vindication of almost everything he has done in the past...
  • New Blood? No Way

    11/16/2004 2:41:35 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 15 replies · 683+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/2004 | Dan Froomkin
    One of the most stinging criticisms of President Bush has been that he operates in a bubble where dissenting views are not welcome and genuine debate is rare. And while 51 percent of American voters reelected the president, exit polls showed that more of them felt the country was on the wrong track than on the right track. .....
  • Dims Talking Points (Vanity)

    10/31/2004 2:34:49 PM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 223+ views
    10-31-04 | self
    While I'm somewhat of a polictical/news junkie, I'm not very knowledgeable (and probably rather naieve) about the internal workings of a political party - - especially the Democrats. OK, it's very obvious that they have all been on their con calls and/or have received their email or faxes w their talking points, but I sometimes wonder what the RNC and the Bush campaign folks do about it - - it seems to me that they don't always respond very quickly to these points and/or counter them very effectively. If it's clear to me that these spinmeisters all say the exact...
  • Source of Kerry's Talking Points (Vanity)

    10/25/2004 10:13:12 AM PDT · by HannaUSA · 4 replies · 319+ views
    I find a lot of Kerry's talking points on this website...Here is a sample. ~snip The power of the movement to defeat Bush on November 2 goes far beyond this election. The new alliance of labor, African American, Latino, women, youth, seniors, glbt, peace and environmentalists who make up this movement holds in its hands the potential to win much bigger change. The upsurge of independent activity to defeat the ultra-right opens new possibilities toward a people’s party free of transnational domination.~ http://www.cpusa.org/article/articleview/589/1/27/
  • A LETTER TO MY SISTER AND OTHER IRRATIONAL LIBERALS

    10/20/2004 8:56:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,320+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2004 | THE WHITE KNIGHT
    Thursday, October 21, 2004 Sister, your thinking is so irrational, it's outright bizarre. You offer nothing more than a point-by-point rote recitation of fallacious Democrat talking points, spin-by-spin. Do you read any of the incisive analyses I send you that are based on hard facts? If you analyze what the Democrats spew, it's easy to deconstruct the vast majority of their rhetoric as nothing more than baseless, emotional propaganda. Pick a topic, any topic, and I'll deconstruct the Democrat fantasy for you based on tangible, factual, empirical data. I'll even tell you where the Democrats are correct. You may not...
  • Transcript of Sean Hannity Annihilating Terry McAuliffe (Don't touch me Sean)

    10/14/2004 2:16:20 AM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 56 replies · 5,269+ views
    Fox News Via TIVO | 10/14/2004 | self from TIVO
    Hannity: Alright Terry, let me ask you this. McAuliffe: Shoot Sean. Hannity: He spent 20 years in the United States Senate, 300 Bills proposed, he only passed five. Can you look into the camera right there -- and don't spin -- one specific piece of legislation that John Kerry passed that made this country better in the past 20 years. Look right in the camera right there. What is it? McAuliffe: Yeah. I can tell you John Kerry was involved in a lot of pieces of legislation. Hannity: No, no, no. One he wrote, that one accomplishment with his name...
  • Hannity & Colmes Interview Kirsten Powers

    10/11/2004 6:51:46 PM PDT · by Fizzie · 52 replies · 2,808+ views
    Foxnews.com | October 11, 2004 | fizzie
    Just watched "Democratic Strategist" Kirsten Powers on Hannity and Colmes. Gawd, I feel old. It seems the political strategists the media is dredging up have the verbal cadence of Valley Girls. The segment was dissecting Heinz-Kerry's comment about never sending anyone in an American uniform to fight and die for oil and greed. Kirsten had one talking point: "What's wrong with objecting to having people die for oil and greed?" Hannity was nailing Kirsten, the Democratic Strategist. Colmes, bless his heart, obviously felt the need to feed her lines, and she agreed and nodded whole-heartedly , thus saving her from...
  • Vice Presidential Debate - Talking Points

    10/05/2004 6:59:27 AM PDT · by granite · 9 replies · 525+ views
    RNC ^ | October 5, 2004 | Ken Mehlman
       The debate tonight presents a tremendous opportunity for the campaign to attract undecided voters, but people's perceptions are shaped as much by their conversations around the water cooler as by the debates themselves. The Vice President's goal is to do what he's been doing throughout this election: explain to the American people why the President's policies are right for America and the world we live in today - in fighting the war on terror, in keeping our economy growing and in responding to the new challenges of the 21st century.  After last week's debate, the Kerry campaign spin machine...
  • E-mail I just got from the Bush Campaign

    10/05/2004 11:53:49 AM PDT · by mrplind · 94 replies · 2,856+ views
    Dear xxx, The debate tonight presents a tremendous opportunity for the campaign to attract undecided voters, but people's perceptions are shaped as much by their conversations around the water cooler as by the debates themselves. The Vice President's goal is to do what he's been doing throughout this election: explain to the American people why the President's policies are right for America and the world we live in today - in fighting the war on terror, in keeping our economy growing and in responding to the new challenges of the 21st century. After last week's debate, the Kerry campaign spin...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 October 2004

    10/03/2004 6:50:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 183 replies · 10,597+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 3 October 2004 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House communications director Dan Bartlett; Tad Devine, senior adviser to Kerry-Edwards campaign; Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm; Colorado Gov. Bill Owens.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Senatorial candidates Rep. Brad Carson, D-Okla., and former Rep. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House communications director Dan Bartlett; Joe Lockhart, senior adviser to Kerry-Edwards campaign. THIS WEEK (ABC): National security adviser Condoleeeza Rice; Kerry foreign policy adviser and former U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. LATE EDITION (CNN) : National security adviser...
  • Abe Lincoln not a vet? -- Vanity

    09/20/2004 7:04:58 AM PDT · by olde north church · 9 replies · 327+ views
    vanity | 9 20 2004 | olde north church
    I keep hearing and for some reason it seems to emanate from the left, is some presidents who served in the military make very poor war presidents, while very good wartime presidents have no military experience. They hold up FDR and Abraham Lincoln as examples of the latter. Well, I'm not positive about Roosevelt, so I won't go any further on him. On the other hand, I'm quite tired of yelling "The Blackhawk Wars, dammit, the Blackhawk Wars!", to the conceding, typically ineffectual Republican talking head. Abraham Lincoln not only served in the military, he was an officer, a Captain,...
  • MSNBC Interactive is talking points for kerry. (its a survey too)

    09/14/2004 8:46:33 PM PDT · by BoBToMatoE · 20 replies · 523+ views
    Interactive says "compare" candidates, but is really nothing more than a kerry talking points interactive and survey. FREEP time.
  • OUT OF MY HEAD: Everything to Live For '04 (Bush Victory = Mass Suicide?)

    09/14/2004 3:41:11 PM PDT · by MikalM · 120 replies · 3,064+ views
    The Carolinian ^ | 9/14/04 | Joe Killian
    I have friends who refused to watch, listen to or even read Bush's speech to the RNC last week -but I just had to see it. I was working that night, so I set my VCR and came home to the tape at around 1 a.m. It's hard to describe the mixture of nausea and fear that gripped me as I watched this speech. I was offended at the use of the tragedy of 9/11 as political leverage - but, in a strange way, it was almost a relief. The Republicans have finally fully embraced the position they've been hinting...
  • White House releases talking points on President's RNC speech, jobs

    09/06/2004 1:25:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 488+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | 9/6/04 | Illinois Leader
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Over the weekend, the White House released talking points on several aspects of the speech President George Bush gave at the Republican National Convention as well as the August national employment numbers. "Talking Points on August employment numbers" highlights job figures released September 4 indicating the unemployment rate fell to 5.4%, the lowest since October 2001. There were 144,000 new jobs added in August, and June and July job numbers were revised upward by 59,000. In all, nearly 1.7 million new jobs have been added since this time last year. "President Bush provides leadership on tax reform"...
  • The witches of ABC's The View Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush

    09/01/2004 9:08:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 55 replies · 5,063+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 09-01-2004 | Jessica Anderson
    Hosts of ABC's "The View" Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush Joy Behar ridiculed Giuliani for claiming that the first thing he said after the 9/11 attacks was "thank God" George W. Bush "was our President" and she insisted that "of course" Al Gore would have been just as "tough" on terrorism. Former CBS News correspondent Meredith Vieira, who participated Sunday in an anti-Bush march, seemed similarly ignorant, scolding Giuliani: "The implication is that if you disagree, I think, with the administration that somehow you are on the side of the terrorists. " Giuliani shot back: "That isn't who...
  • Hosts of ABC's The View GANG UP on Giuliani for Backing Bush (TRANSCRIPT & FREEP ALERT)

    09/01/2004 9:30:22 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 65 replies · 4,058+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The heated argument consumed nearly eight minutes, so space permits only some limited excerpts as provided by the MRC's Jessica Anderson who caught the August 31 exchange: Joy Behar: "Did you really say that, 'Thank God he was our President'? That's the first thing you said? You didn't say 'Oh, expletive,' or something?" Rudy Giuliani: "No, no, that wasn't the first thing I said. That's one of the things that I said on September 11th to my police commissioner. It really came out because that was just a few months after that disputed election, and so I had called the...
  • New talking points?

    08/27/2004 12:58:25 PM PDT · by Daveinyork · 26 replies · 1,059+ views
    Is there a new Kerry talking point, or did the same guy call both Limbaugh and Hannity today? I heard a caller on each program say the Fox News Channel should be a 527 organization