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  •  what meltdown? (0+ / 0-)

    Maybe I'm not remembering correctly, but how did he have a "meltdown" against Cheney?

    Pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space because there's bugger all down here on Earth.

    by bawbie on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 08:22:20 AM PDT

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    •  Remember the VP debate? (1+ / 0-)
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      Cheney chewed him up and spit him out. I was just embarassed for Edwards. He looked like a Boy Scout debating Darth Vader.

      •  I watched the debate closely (0+ / 0-)

        and I don't remember that at all.  Maybe it's selective memory since I really like Edwards, but that I don't remember.

        Pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space because there's bugger all down here on Earth.

        by bawbie on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 08:27:26 AM PDT

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        •  No, I think it is that (1+ / 0-)
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          some people still seem to confuse Cheney's boorish arrogance with strength.

          "When I fed the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why are the poor hungry, they called me a communist." Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Sao Paolo

          by PrometheusSpeaks on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 08:48:52 AM PDT

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          •  No, I think it is that (0+ / 0-)

            Cheney is a better debater. I am no fan of Cheney's demeanor, but he projected competance and gravity. I'm not a fan of Edwards either and he did nothing to win me over even though I desperately wanted him to impress me.

            •  The media ascribes gravitas and (0+ / 0-)
              a sense of competence to arrogant people like Cheney and Rumsfeld.  It ain't there.

              "When I fed the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why are the poor hungry, they called me a communist." Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Sao Paolo

              by PrometheusSpeaks on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 09:30:58 AM PDT

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              •  I saw it myself (0+ / 0-)

                I'm not reporting what the media said. Everything that goes wrong for us isn't the fault of the MSM or the Republicans. Sometimes we just suck.

                •  I hardly take the position that (0+ / 0-)
                  all our problems start outside of us.  We often suck. But I also recall how sickeningly the media responded to big strong burly Rumsfeld and the way he slapped down reporters--  Ooohh...a real man.  And the stories about how the adults were in charge again.  Your perception is your perception.  I was disappointed in Edwards debate performance, too, although I don't agree with the strength of your assessment.

                  "When I fed the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why are the poor hungry, they called me a communist." Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Sao Paolo

                  by PrometheusSpeaks on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 09:54:40 AM PDT

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    •  The meltdown (2+ / 0-)
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      that had Americans declaring Edwards the winner of the debate in the post-debate polls?

      What a crock of shit this "Cheney beat Edwards" myth is.  That it is perpetuated on this site is especially repulsive.

      What the fuck are some of you people smoking?

      •  I don't get this one either (1+ / 0-)
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        Like at all. I agree that it's especially upsetting that Kossacks think Cheney did a good job. I think it's because Cheney is so hated that anything less than a need for CSI swat team immediately after the debate would be a loss.

        Edwards would have had to shoot the guy in the face or something to win the thing.

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