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Bush's Conservative Roundtable (fair and balanced)

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  1. Holy Diver

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    Not enough sycophants and enablers in the West Wing? Bush called in reinforcements yesterday, inviting a slew of conservative columnists to the Roosevelt Room for a 90-minute group grope in which he tried out a lot of the sound bytes he ended up using at today's press conference.

    (Readers of my Monday column about Bush's similar meeting with supportive bloggers will also find much of what he said today familiar.)

    Among the participants yesterday afternoon: Michael Barone (U.S. News), Tony Blankley (Washington Times), David Brooks (New York Times), Ron Kessler (NewsMax), Charles Krauthammer (Washington Post), Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard), Larry Kudlow (CNBC), Morton Kondracke (Roll Call), Kimberly Strassel (Wall Street Journal), Kathryn Lopez and Kate O'Beirne (National Review).

    When press secretary Dana Perino announced the roundtable at the morning gaggle yesterday, some reporters laughed out loud.

    Later, one reporter asked: "Regarding the columnist roundtable, was there any logical standard used in issuing the invitations?"

    That got even more laughs.

    Perino replied: "We regularly meet with conservative columnists. The president is proud to do so. We meet with many other journalists, as well."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2007/09/20/BL2007092001274_pf.html
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    Bush
    He drives them nuts don't he :singing:
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    Honestly Harry...If innocent people weren't being killed everyday...I'd think he was really funny with his BS.
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    what a collection of compassionate, representative American writers...

    surely most of them picked themselves up from poverty to the success they enjoy today simply by writing about conservative values... undoubtedly all of them worked their way through college and struggled for money their entire lives...
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    Bush isn't a conservative. No true conservative would expand government like he has. At the very least, he's not fiscally conservative. He might be a neo-con or a religo-con. Hmmm, did I just invent a new term? :D



    What kind of crap dribble is this? What's all that supposed to mean?
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    i've yet to meet an poor or impoverished Conservative... you?
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    That has been the issue with GWB, since his election, he surrounds himself with like minded people who rarely voice dissent, most of his decision have been done in a similar fashion..
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    HUH? Yeah I do. I was raised by one. This is what's comical about people like you. You think that's it's EVERYONE elses responsibility to pay for those who have less. This country wasn't created with the redistribution of wealth in mind. The reason why you might not know any impoverished conservatives, is because they started poor and have now made money. The lazy will always put their hand out. If YOU want to give them your money, go right ahead. Just don't put a gun to everyone elses head to give along with you. I love how generous some people are with everyone else's money. My dad sold CHRISTmas trees in front of our house in Chelsea one winter. I wore my cousins sneakers and pants as a kid. NEVER did my mom and dad put their hand out and demand that someone else provide for them. I love how people see someone who is 40, 50, or 60 and successful, and automatically assume that they were silver spoon. It's comical. None of my relatives had a pot to piss in when they came here as kids, teenagers, or mothers & fathers. None of them. They were as poor as poor can be. Yet they all worked hard, helped EACH OTHER out, and succeeded through perseverence and hard work. Of course, they're not impoverished now, but you can bet your ass they once were. To you, they should be penalized for there hard work and success. Why?
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    To me? i never said that... never insinuated that... and i never suggested you give away your money... please get my position correct before asserting it...

    fact is, the vast VAST majority of Conservatives DO have it much MUCH easier from grade school forward... Conservative "values" are quite usually beneficial to the rich, and process of the rich getting richer... please don't deny it....

    i'll go further to suggest that if you and your family were still struggling to this day due to setbacks, medical maladies or whatever, chances are you wouldn't be voting Republican today...
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    Unfortunately lots of innocents people are being killed, and he wants another 195 billion to continue. Add that to what he has already spent on Iraq, and we could have rebuilt the aging infrastructure of our country or provided healthcare for everyone.

    The guy is a grade A doofus.
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    Being wealthy isn't the key trait one finds in conservatives. Many liberals are also wealthy and many have inherited wealth. The conservative leadership also draws many of their mindless foot soldiers from the ranks of the poor South. The key conservative traits are a complete lack of empathy for others, infinite selfishness, intolerance of difference and an insatiable need to impose upon and oppress others. This is why people like RW and BF assert that "they were once liberals but then became conservatives/the U.S. should nuke the Middle East". It reflects the fact that their "political values" are based not on an objective sense of right/wrong but on a self-centered view of "what's beneficial to me right now" regardless of its overall impact on others/society. When you understand these basic traits of the conservative, you can then readily predict their support for violent, oppressive and discriminatory policies such as unprovoked invasion of another country, support for discrimination against gays and opposition to choice for women.
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    Lack of emphathy, how then do you explain the far greater charitiable contributions by people who are conservative, overer the supposed liberals?I guess leftist never let facts interfere with a good smear.
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    You clearly said that you've never seen an impoverished conservative did you not? I know though, you didn't mean anything by that. :rolleyes:

    Again, you fail to grasp what it means to self sufficient. You want to provide fish for anyone that's hungry, while others want to teach those hungry people how to fish. I have no issues with social programs, or aide to the needy. What I have a serious problem with, is people who hold your beliefs, and that is that anyone who's made it sucks, and should have their success taken away, in order to give it to somebody else. I wouldn't abolish social programs, I simply don't want socialism. Quite honestly, that's the unfortunate direction this country is headed in.
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    So how much of your money do you donate to charity? How often do you give to the poor, or work in a soup kitchen for the homeless? When you file your taxes, do you put a figure in the box that asks if you'd like to pay more? I'm sure you do. It's funny how generous some people are with everyone elses money. I donate over $300 a week at gun point. Do the math and tell me what I give every year? Add to that the property tax on the home that I own. It's amazing how (in)tolerant you are of other people's views. How eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil for people to still believe in the basic ideology that this country was established under. Man I should be scolded for believing that everyone is created equal. My bad though, special rights for special people sure scream of equality. :rolleyes:
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    Don't waste your time.

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