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One Decent Repub Out There (Hint: It's Not John McCain)

Original post made by Will Wonders Never Cease?, College Terrace, on Oct 10, 2008

Sen. Norm Coleman's (R-MN) U.S. Senate campaign announced it is pulling all of its negative advertisements off the airwaves, according to The Hill.

Said Coleman: "I decided that I was not all that interested in returning to Washington for six years based on the judgment of voters that I was not as bad as the other two guys. I want folks to vote for me, not against the other guys."

Wow, what a concept: Actually wanting people to vote for you, rather than against your opponent!
Of course, upon hearing of such outlandish behavior, I'm sure the Repubs will kick him out of the party, calling him a traitor to the GOP cause.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 10, 2008 at 2:49 pm

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Democrats always have room for apostates - they took in McCain, didn't they? [see Gang of 14]


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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 10, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Walter,

If you're going to toss us McCain, you've got to take Joe Lieberman.


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Posted by Hey Walt
a resident of another community
on Oct 10, 2008 at 6:35 pm

The entire point of the Gang of 14 was that it was bipartisan -- 7 of each. I'm not sure why that makes you say that the Democrats adopted McCain an "apostate," though.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 11, 2008 at 3:31 am

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The gang of 14 denied leadership to the republicans they had earned at the ballot box.They also perpetuated that Dixiecrat weapon, the filibuster. Just give me Sarah, Shirley Temple Black and perhaps Dr. Rice and I'll try to shut up. For a while.


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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 11, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Cheer up Walter, the way the polls are going, we may not see any filibusters for a couple of years.

The GOP, by the way, got the same sort of leadership, the Democrats had. I don't see the point of silencing the minority opposition.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 11, 2008 at 3:44 pm

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No point in silencing them when they sing the same song. Leaders should lead. If you want a consensus on everything, don't ever drive.


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Posted by Rational Behavior
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 11, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Coleman pulled the negative ads because he got caught using a clip that was taken wildly out of context.

see the story and video

Web Link


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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 12, 2008 at 1:20 am

Rational Behavior,

Oh, wow--that's hilarious. Al Franken in the Senate--now that could be pretty entertaining.


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