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Cleva--Erykah Badu

GOP chief plans to show Democrats as weak, use blogs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican national chairman Ken Mehlman on Friday outlined a political strategy for 2006 to portray Democrats as too weak to protect the country and to bypass the mainstream media to spread the GOP message.

"Democratic leaders always seem to blame America first," Mehlman said.
By Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Mehlman roused the crowd at a Washington hotel to cheers as he told them President Bush had finally responded to decades of terrorist attacks.

"For a generation, terrorists learned they could make war on free nations without fear of war in return," Mehlman said, adding that Bush understood how to respond. "On Sept. 12, the terrorists got war in return."

Bush's stance on fighting terror is popular with participants in this annual meeting of hard-line conservatives from around the country and so are his federal court appointments.

But many at this national conference question the Bush administration's spending, deficits, immigration policies, prescription drug plan and increased use of federal power.

The GOP chief said such questioning is healthy for the Republican Party and the conservative movement.

John R. Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, keynoted the conference dinner, sketching out the Bush administration's efforts to reform the U.N.

Bolton's targets included waste and abuse of peacekeeping operations reported by the U.N. itself that he said virtually matches in losses the amount the United States contributes to the operation.

He also condemned a "culture of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel" that he said was pervasive at the United Nations and includes offices that exist only as part of an anti-Israel network.

Turning to Iran, whose nuclear programs have been referred to the Security Council, for possible punitive action, Bolton said Iran should follow Libya's lead, which abandoned its pursuit of unconventional weapons and shipped the technology to a U.S. facility at Oak Ridge, Tenn. Bolton drew a laugh by saying the United States could find room at Oak Ridge for Iranian nuclear equipment, as well.

"Like Libya, they can come to the conclusion that their pursuit of nuclear weapons is more harmful than the elimination of the program," Bolton said.

The fight against terrorism is centered in Iraq, Mehlman said, and the only way to prevent terrorists from taking charge there is to stick it out and win.

He quoted Democratic chairman Howard Dean saying that the idea the United States can win in Iraq is wrong and reminded that Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., accused American soldiers of "terrorizing women and children."

"Democratic leaders always seem to blame America first," Mehlman said, "especially when a Republican is in the White House."

Mehlman said the loss in popularity of the mainstream media — both the evening network news and daily newspapers — is an opportunity for conservatives. He pointed to the growing popularity of talk radio and blogging.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist told the group he plans to push for a Senate vote in May on the inheritance tax, called the "death tax" by conservatives. And he said he would push for a vote June 5 on "the marriage protection amendment" that seeks to amend the Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Yawn...Shut up Senator Mehlman...I bet you have taken the spiritual mark of the beast also!!!! I am going to ask God to show me if you truly have!!!! Then I am going before the throne of Grace and ask God to drag you before His Throne of Judgement (Don't let him fillabuster Lord!!!) and weigh you in the balances and if you are found wanting I am going to ask God that your punishment be swift and severe!!! You sound like a corupt soul!!!! Lawd knows that Senator Bill Frist is....God will reveal this to me if you are.... Dum demon!!!!! You sound like a snake in the grass....Shut up!!!! Did you serve in the military?!!! I will found out.... We are no longer bound to Dubieux's tactics of fear and condemnation....

It's time America....It's time Louisiana....Consecrate, separate (come out from among the tares) and dedicate yourselves (to the Lord) and let's do battle with these demons!!!! We definitely have them trembling!!!!

July 13, 2004
Mary Beth Cahill puts Ken Mehlman in his place
Mary Beth Cahill is John Kerry's campaign manager. Ken Mehlman is George W Bush's campaign manager. The Bush campaign is a bit miffed over some rude anti-Bush comments that Whoopi Goldberg apparently made at a Democratic fund-raiser. Ken Mehlman has asked Mary Beth Cahill to provide a tape of the event. Ms Cahill's response is quite reasonable: she will provide the tape if the Bush administration will be a bit more forthcoming with some information they've been requested many times to provide. Ms Cahill's response to Mr Mehlman is posted here. And for those too busy to click the extra link, I've copied it for you here:

July 13, 2004

Ken Mehlman
Campaign Manager
P.O. BOX 10648
Arlington, VA 22210

Dear Ken:

Over the past several months, allies of the President have questioned John Kerry’s patriotism while your staff has criticized his service in Vietnam. Republicans and their allies have gone so far as to launch attacks against his wife and your campaign has run $80 million in negative ads that have been called baseless, misleading and unfair by several independent observers.

Considering that the President has failed to even come close to keeping his promise to change the tone in Washington, we find your outrage over and paparazzi-like obsession with a fund-raising event to be misplaced. The fact is that the nation has a greater interest in seeing several documents made public relating to the President’s performance in office and personal veracity that the White House has steadfastly refused to release. As such, we will not consider your request until the Bush campaign and White House make public the documents/materials listed below:

? Military records: Any copies of the President’s military records that would actually prove he fulfilled the terms of his military service. For that matter, it would be comforting to the American people if the campaign or the White House could produce more than just a single person to verify that the President was in Alabama when said he was there. Many Americans find it odd that only one person out of an entire squadron can recall seeing Mr. Bush.

? Halliburton: All correspondence between the Defense Department and the White House regarding the no-bid contracts that have gone to the Vice-President’s former company. Some material has already been made public. Why not take a campaign issue off the table by making all of these materials public so the voters can see how Halliburton has benefited from Mr. Cheney serving as Vice-President?

? The Cheney Energy Task Force: For an Administration that claims to hate lawsuits, it’s ironic that the Bush White House is taking up the Courts’ time to keep the fact that Ken Lay and Enron wrote its energy policy in secret behind closed doors. Please release the documents so that the country can learn what lobbyists and special interests wrote the White House energy policy.

? Medicare Bill: Please release all White House correspondence between the pharmaceutical industry and the Administration regarding the Medicare Bill, which gave billions to some of the President’s biggest donors. In addition, please provide all written materials that directed the Medicare actuary to withhold information from Congress about the actual cost of the bill.

? Prison Abuse Documents: A few weeks ago, the White House released a selected number of documents regarding the White House’s involvement in laying the legal foundation for the interrogation methods that were used in Iraq. Please release the remaining documents.

We also wanted to wish you a happy anniversary. As we are sure you and the attorneys representing the President, Vice-President and other White House officials are aware, today marks one year since Administration sources leaked the identity of a covert CIA agent to Bob Novak in an effort to retaliate against a critic of the Administration.

In light of the fact that the Administration began gutting the laws protecting the nation’s forests yesterday, we hope you will accept the paper on which this letter is written as an anniversary gift. (The one year anniversary is known as the “paper anniversary.”)


Mary Beth Cahill

Campaign Manager

July 13, 2004 in 2004 Jul-Dec, Politics Permalink

Why is it that Senator Kerry swings at every pitch thrown out of the Bush? Every batter gets 4 balls 3 stikes, good hitters wait for their pitch! Hit no wmd's, failed intelligence, 911 commission, prisoner abuse, minimun wage, medical insurance, out-sourcing American jobs,
charter schools, drug costs(prescription),Cost of War, National Dept, loss of jobs, and most important loss of American Soldiers lives.

Posted by: Paul White Aug 19, 2004 11:34:12 AM

Ridicule is a powerful tool(witness Mike Dukakis in the tank). Why don't the Democrats show over and over again the video of Bush in his flyboy outfit (Mission Accomplished) and underscore the fraud with a cumulative listing of the horrific developments since?

Posted by: Thomas J. McInerney Sep 23, 2004 2:00:17 PM


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