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The GOP's politicization of 9/11: offensive?

 
 
Reply Thu 4 Sep, 2008 10:48 pm
John McCain started his convention address-- a highly partisan political event, at 9:11. He did this after a video showing the most gruesome parts of the tragedy featuring graphic details including the footage of people jumping out of the twin towers.

Isn't using this national tragedy for partisan political advantage a bit offensive.
 
eoe
 
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Reply Thu 4 Sep, 2008 10:49 pm
@ebrown p,
Very.
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Borat Sister
 
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Reply Thu 4 Sep, 2008 11:00 pm
@ebrown p,
Gross.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 04:21 am
@ebrown p,
Talk about bad taste, these moral majority members have lost any common sense.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 04:47 am
@ebrown p,
don't tell me that republicans don't like pornography.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 04:56 am
Wasn't the use of 9-11 also an issue during the 2004 election?
LionTamerX
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 04:57 am
@cicerone imposter,
Sadly, it seems the best they can do.
rabel22
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 09:34 am
@LionTamerX,
But because most of the people only remember the last thing they heard it works.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 09:37 am
I guess democrats think the attacks of September 11th are not worth remembering.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 09:51 am
@H2O MAN,
Remembering 9/11 as a tragedy that affected all Americans is one thing.

Using it as a crass tool to score partisan political points at a campaign rally is quite a different thing altogether.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 10:01 am
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:

Remembering 9/11 as a tragedy that affected all Americans is one thing.



It's one thing that the democrats refuse to do - shame on the democrats.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 10:26 am
@H2O MAN,
Democrats refuse to use 9/11 as a crass tool to score partisan political points.
eoe
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 10:31 am
They were just a bunch of pimps last night on that tip. It was tasteless and irreverent.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 10:33 am
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:

Democrats refuse to use 9/11 as a crass tool to score partisan political points.


That's not true. They constantly use it with a negative tone.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 12:09 pm
@ebrown p,
I was in a local hangout when Rudy was doing his speech, the minute he mentioned 9/11 people actually started laughing. They obviously weren't laughing at the tragic event, but rather Rudy's endless, mind numbing, grasp on glory.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 02:33 pm
@Green Witch,
And that's what is happening with McCain and his POW status in Vietnam, "I'm the greatest hero of this country."
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 02:39 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Obama: McCain focused on biography over economy

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 1 minute ago

DURYEA, Pa. - Democrat Barack Obama called Republican rival John McCain's acceptance speech the final piece of an out-of-touch convention that focused on its nominee's biography instead of the struggles of the middle class.

"If you watched the Republican National Convention over the last three days, you wouldn't know that we have the highest unemployment in five years because they didn't say a thing about what is going on with the middle class," Obama told workers at a specialty glass factory.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 02:39 pm
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:

I was in a local hangout when Rudy was doing his speech, the minute he mentioned 9/11 people actually started laughing.


You should have excused yourself and walked out.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 02:40 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Obama's only plan is to attack McCain's plan.
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candidone1
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 02:46 pm
@eoe,
But what is unfortunate is the fact that the pimps can continue to pimp 9/11 alongside the same tired bs and continue to garner support.
Friends here in Canada joke that this election should be a no brainer for the Amwerican people. The joke is that it requires no brain to continue to support failed, sometimes regressive, policies.
I genuinely fear that Obama will lose the election because the American people (generally speaking) are illequipped to activate the bull***** filters and see the blatant lies told by McCain, Palin et al.
It really has become quite sad.
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