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  •  The Old Boat Anchor... (4+ / 0-)

    ...can lie from now until November 4, but it doesn't make it true!

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight. John McCain = Old Boat Anchor

    by JeffW on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 09:53:46 AM PDT

    •  My question is why ? (2+ / 0-)
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      flumptytail, JeffW

      What did he hope to gain by putting out this B.S. against acorn ?
      Did he hope that telling such a stupid lie was going to help him get elected ?  
      Was it just a major brain fart ?
      Did he think it was the truth ?

      "I don;t need to , because I don't give a shit who YOU are" MAORCA ***mean people suck***

      by indycam on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 10:11:51 AM PDT

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      •  I vote the first two. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        JeffW

        "I count on the American people to refuse to be shamed any more". Helen Thomas, May 2, 2008 on the subject of torture

        by flumptytail on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 10:16:35 AM PDT

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      •  I think the plan was to use the BS story to (3+ / 0-)
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        imabluemerkin, Leap Year, JeffW

        justify policy changes that benefit the GOP. In an election like 2000 and 2004 such measures can work (this election will not be like those, in part because of the GOP tactics in FL and OH).

        Love that "power of the purse!" It looks so nice up there on the mantle (and not the table) next to the "subpoena power."

        by Sacramento Dem on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 10:20:14 AM PDT

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      •  So they can try to delegitimize Obama's (0+ / 0-)

        mandate.  If Obama won big - say, 55-45 - he could claim he has a mandate from the American people and use this as an arguing point against the Republicans.  (As George Bush has done with his itty bitty 2-3% victory in 2004.)  The Republicans are now so desperate they are reduced to obfuscating the extent of their defeat.  

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