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Dec 8, 2005 1:01PM PST

Thu Dec 08 2005 18:02:44 ET

The DRUDGE REPORT has learned from a top GOP operative that the Republican National Committee will provide state parties with a web video prior to release tomorrow afternoon that shows a white flag waving over images of Democrat leaders making anti-war remarks.

The ad is in response to the controversial comments Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean and 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry made earlier in the week.

A Democratic strategist who had the web ad described to her said, ?This is way over the top but we have no one to blame but Dean, Kerry and others who continue to pander to the anti-war activists within our party.?

The web video advances the Republican contention that the Democrats only have a ?retreat and defeat? message on the war in Iraq.

The video highlights the effect Democrats can have on the morale of U.S. soldiers.

One Republican strategist familiar with the ad said, ?The Democrats, especially Howard Dean have a way of trying to turn the tables and say ?that?s not what I meant? ? its just those ?evil Republicans? This video will make them crazy ? it reinforces what they really believe with what they actually said ? and that is devastating for the Democratic Party.

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CAN HAVE on the morale
Dec 8, 2005 1:15PM PST


WILL/DID have?

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they have hurt our troops
Dec 8, 2005 1:25PM PST

try thinking about it jp.
if your countrymen, so called leaders of your union said your work was shoddy, lousey and substandard.
how wopuld you feel?

so when your unions lose members because of lack of support.
wonder why

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Think football...
Dec 8, 2005 1:42PM PST

Think football. What if at half time a coach in the locker room said to his team, "idea that we're going to win this game is an idea which is just plain wrong"? Don't you think that it there would be a good chance that such a statement would hurt their morale?

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Dec 8, 2005 2:19PM PST
The video highlights the effect Democrats can have on the morale of U.S. soldiers.

The Democrats make disparaging statements, the Republicans make a video to go with the words, so there is no mistaking the Republican interpretation of the words.

and that is devastating for the Democratic Party.

What will that do to Democratic troops moral? The Republican President putting the troops in harms way, then making a devasting video about the party (Democratic) that some of the troops voted for.

I assume some of the military voted Democrat. I'm also assuming that some of the troops don't think they should be in Iraq.
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The Dems who were voted in by our
Dec 8, 2005 8:28PM PST

military are now being back-stabbed by them every which do you think they feel about that?

As for whether they believe we 'should' be in Iraq...that's not even an issue, since those that might have thought it never bugged out like their 'leaders' want them to do. Which 'thinker' do you think is the morally correct one since the soldier on the ground, even though he/she may not agree with the reasons we're there, STILL get their job done...with pride.

Courage is the act of doing something that scares you to death, doing something you may not agree with, obeying orders given by our President, and getting the job done anyhow.

This is all something that the 'suits' either forgot or just plain don't comprehend. I'd rather have one of those kids fighting for/with me than some politician who only THINKS he/she knows reality and courag better any time.


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The Gingrich manual lives!
Dec 8, 2005 8:50PM PST

They're spouting the same old nonsense, Mark -- falsely castigating as ''traitors'' and ''cowards (and once upon a time, ''Communists'') those who object to a wrong-headed war (Iraq this time, instead of VietNam) instead of recognizing them as being those truly concerned about our country and our troops. But that old dog eventually won't hunt,as the majority realizes that the cost of the war far exceeds any possible benefit. It happened with Vietnam, and it's happening with Iraq now. Some call that ''defeatism,'' but it's more likely to be realism. The difference is that except to true pacifists, there's no hint of our being on the "wrong side" in Iraq -- it's jut too much a drain on our economy and our nation, with too little benefit.

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If the politicians during the VietNam war
Dec 8, 2005 9:02PM PST

hadn't tied the hands of the military, DK, right from the beginning, that war would have been fought an entirely different way than it was, and the outcome could have been vastly different. You may think that these current politicians are 'caring and concerned' about our military and/or country, but the whole picture as you stand them up side by side and really listen to the 'non-words' they are speaking shows a completely opposite agenda.

The only thing they are caring and concerned about is their rungs up that ladder, and the more publicity they get right up to the elections they're facing the better they think they will come out. None have a plan of action to support our troops...they all have a plan of retreat, which leaves the Iraqi people exactly WHERE? Back in the hands of the terrorists, just like the South Vietnamese were left.

Is that really acceptable to you....knowing that the terrorists will then again re-inforce, gather more recruits, and begin their reign in Iraq and elsewhere again so their 'random' attacks start all over but bigger and badder. Do you really want to hand the world over to them again for the sake of a few politicians' unrealistic rants? Would that make the USA and the coalition responsible and good in the eyes of the world again?