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Originally posted by Nerdling
Its my firm estimation that tonights "events" at the Republican National Convention in New York may have cost Bush this election already.
Nobody really knew the contents of the speeches and that was something that immediately angered the networks, for when they televise speeches they like to know whats in them so they can prepare talking points for their anchors/talking heads to go over so it makes them seem so much smarter.
So, before the speeches have even begun we have a series of angry networks all vying for a copy and not knowing what their about to air or whether they can legally show it.... The problems really start to begin then.
And then, it all hit the fan. SMACK. I sat there open mouthed all the way through it thinking "oh my god, they cant be doing this," well they have. And it is an INCREDIBLY risky strategy.
They've completely abandoned independents, swing voters and everyone else sitting on the fence to solidify their base.
Very risky play guys.
Cheney also had a large part in this, he spoke calmly and coldly (ice cold) about how Kerry was a danger to this nation and how Kerry has done this that and the other. It was NEGATIVE.
He paused for a few seconds (they knew they had him now) and Miller mumbled a "non answer" about how Kerry had voted against weapons etc. Completely disregarding Jeffs point.
there was no mention of the future at all.
We'll just have to wait and see what happens and how Kerry responds. They've effectively handed him control of the game.
accidentally caught "Bush-Fest" cpl times & so alarmed & sickened by so lil. I'd prob need recussitation if I HADDA be there, like worker or reporter. I've told you I saw 'handwriting on the wall' 25 yrs ago when Republicans under Reagan found out how to milk fundamentalist & charismatic Christian element & that Bush I folks learned well & are teaching Bush II t'do SAME, presenting ol' Georgy boy as one o'THEM....well...the other night when I accidentally got that channel, I HADDA be seeing things - the "Convention" had morphed into a huge Christian "Praise Fest" - SERIOUSLY! (that's what they useta call certain type of Christian gatherings. It was a WORSHIP SVC lead by George - I promise you, those fools in convention hall woulda looked you in the eye & told you it was/is, all about Christ, & Dubya was just leading the service.....well, SOME people aren't on that Dubya drug.
Last eve I took call fm elderly black lady (she said so!) who demanded to speak to our chief editor! When I calmed her down enuf t'tell me what had her upset she DECLARED - "The Lord said, 'You shall have no other gods before me!' - Last nite I saw on the TV that whole Republican Convention bowing down and WORSHIPING George Bush like he was God himself! You need t'TELL people that!" on and on......but honestly, she was really right!
The tragic thing is that in their little sunshine/goody-two-shoes self-image, THEY DON'T KNOW IT!
This country headed toward theocracy! It'll be (in western garb) - as tyrannical, dictatorial as Taliban ever was if this fool isn't stopped somehow!
Any history book tells you where church-involved govts wind up - at least people under them! That's why ours prohibits such. We've trashed economy, next his Inquisition priests'll be out there wearing button-down shirts & ties checking out all non-Republicans. I no more believe George Bush is a "Born=Again Christian" (xcept in name only than I'd fly to the moon).
Have you seen/read Maureen Dowd's book "The White House....Enter at Your Own Risk?" - I saw her interviwed by Charlie Rose recently & sure enjoyed it.
OH - JUST TOOK A CALL FM A GUY (I think this is sposed t'be one of our more "posh" areas? Not exactly where you'd xpect to find 'thugs'??? Front of his house, mailbox etc was vandalized because he had Kerry-Edwards signs out. signs ripped out, trashed.....yeah, our great "free" political system!
oh well, shut up & get back t'work...
Originally posted by jrsdls
ECK, Which allies have we ignored? The French, the Germans, The Russian? We have a coalition going now. What get's me about Kerry is that when the Republicans did go to the UN and get a resolution to attack Iraq and formed a strong Coalition in 91, Kerry voted against it. Now he complains that we are not doing enough to appease the French, Germans, or Russians. The Biggest reason why the French, Germans, and Russians did not want us to go into Iraq was because they would lose millions in ecomonic contracts with Saddam.
Originally posted by jrsdls
So basically your saying that the Spanish government caved in after being attacked by terrorist. If this is the point you want to use, then why did we respond after the 9/11 attacks? that does not make sense.