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  •  Dowd? (1+ / 0-)
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    Sorry -- but search the archives of the Daily Howler and you'll discover just how damaging Dowd was to Gore and Kerry, and just recently, reducing Pelosi's decision re Harmon to a "catfight," etc.

    She purports to be a feminist and progessrive while reinforcing the worst stereotypes of both.

    Her diatribes against Bush and Cheney do not make up for this.

    The Democratic Message: Security, Privacy, Justice

    by Upper West on Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 12:05:21 PM PST

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    •  If the shoe fits, wear it. (0+ / 0-)

      No one person, party, or group should be considered above the fray.  If there's something that you've done wrong and you're a republican, I'll write on it; if there's something that you've done wrong and you're a democrat, I'll write on it.  So, does she.

      "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

      by Casey on Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 12:11:53 PM PST

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      •  Misses the point (1+ / 0-)
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        Her critiques of Gore, Kerry and Pelosi were frivolous and helped spread lies (such as "Gore invented the internet").

        She quoted Kerry as saying "Who among us does not love NASCAR" when he never said it.

        Her discussion of Pelosi has been trivial and irresponsible.  She never even considered that Harmon's support of the war and domestic wiretapping might have been why Pelosi did not appoint her.  She reduced it to a cliche.

        Of course, valid criticism should be made on both sides.  But hers have been both untrue and damaging.

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        by Upper West on Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 12:19:48 PM PST

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        •  Slate had a nice reply to the Kerry/Nascar quote. (0+ / 0-)

          It's available online.  

          Gore was nice enough to sponsor legislation which fostered the creation of the internet.  But, when you boil off the fat, the only thing thats left is a quote taken out of context, or a misquote if you want to take it that far.  

          That being said, if one comment torpedoes your candidacy, then there's alot more going wrong in your campaign, then there is going right.

          Kerry ran a horrible campaign from the start.  Enough said.

          Gore had an opportunity.  But, he lost (when we all know he shouldn't have) in 2000.  No reason to blame Dowd's comments on Gores missteps.  Personally, I think Gore should have won the election except Florida was faced with the worst case of voter fraud (my words) in this countries history, aside from the voter fraud perpetuated by Tammany Hall.

          "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

          by Casey on Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 12:31:25 PM PST

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          •  Not one comment (0+ / 0-)

            Dowd joined with the media pack in a "war against Gore" that lied over and over about everything about Gore.

            It's not Dowd alone, but her (prominent) membership in the media "pack" that latches on to a "narrative" and beats it to death regardless of the truth.

            Dowd is not an "equal opportunity" commenter on both parties.  In fact, she's obviously more critical of the GOP, especially lately.  

            But she's a spreader of lies, simple as that.

            Whether Gore or Kerry ran a good campaign doesn't change that.  

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            by Upper West on Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 12:37:52 PM PST

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        •  trivia (1+ / 0-)
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          I think you're right that Dowd is a trivializer. Sarcasm is fun, but it's no substitute for intelligent analysis.

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