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  •  They're trying it with Pelosi (none)
    Pelosi helped donor to PAC

    Washington Times (spit)

    Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change. - Tennyson

    by bumblebums on Tue Apr 05, 2005 at 09:21:33 PM PDT

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    •  False equivalencies and the base (4.00)
      It's no coincidence that they bring up Pelosi just before big allegations come out against Delay, just like they brought up bogus shit on Sandy Berger before Condi Rice was to face, and likely get heat, from the 9/11 commission.

      First, they want to keep their Republican base faithful. The Pelosi stuff today is not meant for us, the Democrats, at all. They want the core believers not to have any doubt, and so they make these false equivalences, hoping that their supporters will think that what there guy is doing is nothing unusual, and that the Democrats are lying hypocrites as usual.

      Secondly, they want to get their spin into the corporate, i.e., Republican media, which will obediently/lazily give equal time to both sides of the issue and therefore reinforce the false equivalency.

      It has nothing whatsoever to do with debate.

      The Bush administrations's dereliction of duty pre-9/11 is criminal negligence.

      by thinkdouble on Tue Apr 05, 2005 at 09:42:54 PM PDT

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