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Postering for Change in ‘08

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

Graphic reminder:  Here’s a snapshot of a portion of one of the three poster designs created by (and sold on) The Huffington Post.

It’s hard to limit oneself to just a couple dozen names, slogans and events representing the worst of the Bush years, but that’s what the folks at The Huffington Post have done for a postering and ad campaign designed to promote Democratic candidates and shame Team Bush for its transgressions, trumped-up pledges and abuses of power since taking office.  Supporters can buy wall-sized replicas of the banners, with proceeds going toward prominently placing the bigger versions on three buildings—one each in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

The Huffington Post:

Three weeks ago, we launched HuffPost’s Posterizing the Modern GOP project to graphically capturing the lunacy of the Bush years. And we asked for your help adding to the names, events, and slogans depicted.

The response was overwhelming, with over 1,000 people offering suggestions (even those with a different POV of the GOP were inspired to jump into the fray).

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By Louise, December 17, 2007 at 8:28 am Link to this comment

#120485 by Thomas Billis on 12/15

Uh sir ...

George W Bush DID NOT win the presidency twice!
In fact, George W Bush DID NOT win the presidency ONCE!

So, lets quit beating ourselves ... and the few dumbbells who actually voted for him ... over the head and focus on making damn good and sure EVERYBODY knows that! Because even those dumbbells are getting hurt. Help them salve their consciences by allowing them the recognition, we know they were victims too.

We would not have the horror of the reality of the destruction of the last seven years to deal with if REPUBLICANS at the top of the RNC, in the Senate and the Congress and a lot of people who live only for personal gain [like Sandra Day O’Connor, for example] didn’t cheat!

And since all men/women are capable of corruption, lets just get busy and make sure our elections actually count for something! Whether or not the big w could or would run for president again doesn’t count for anything unless they could CHEAT again!

Even the few who swallowed his lies the first time around are getting hurt. What’s the likelihood that the 500 or so dimbulbs who still think he’s doing a great job can control the outcome of the election? They cant, unless we allow a FIXED outcome to go unchallenged again!

Take a peek at today’s democracy now.

“The 2004 Election Was Stolen… Finally We Have Irrefutable Confirmation”

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By Paracelsus, December 16, 2007 at 7:33 pm Link to this comment

The news crossed the Atlantic. This was covered twice in El Mundano blog:

Dec. 11: El Pop sigue en campaña -en-campana/

Nov. 16: El Pop entra en campaña -en-campana/

Greetings from Madrid, Spain

Thanks, I guess. My Spanish is not good. If we could only kick Centra out of Texas. When I hear the word “interdependance” I reach for my gun. (Ninny(=Pendajo) alert: This is satire.)

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By Louise, December 16, 2007 at 6:00 pm Link to this comment

Well good luck folks, but haven’t you figured out yet ...


Ya gotta have a conscience to understand shame!


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By Adrian Vogel, December 16, 2007 at 5:30 pm Link to this comment
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The news crossed the Atlantic. This was covered twice in El Mundano blog:

Dec. 11: El Pop sigue en campaña

Nov. 16: El Pop entra en campaña

Greetings from Madrid, Spain

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By Paracelsus, December 16, 2007 at 3:42 pm Link to this comment

More of the Same Empire From HRC

We need to kick out of office all these politicians who think it is their duty to run the whole damn planet. There isn’t a single candidate in the Democratic line up that I would trust. Look at Kucunich. Do you really want more restrictive gun laws in the face of our tyrannical government?

Edwards has gone to at least one Bilderberg conference. Richardson has ties to a cult group in Espanola as well as the CFR. Obama’s wife is tied into the CFR. Biden has contemplated on how the Supreme Court should vote on microchip implants.

I want a non imperial constitutional republic, but these guys can’t wait to sign us up to every extra constitutional free trade treaty out there that would subject us to unelected to councils.


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By Margaret Currey, December 16, 2007 at 2:53 pm Link to this comment
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Keven M said this:

He is an untreated addict who is hooked on the power he stole seven years ago.

He had to have a war, I believe 9/11 may have been an inside job, although it is hard to immagine letting such a thing happen.

As soon as Bushie became governmor he was allready planning how to become president.  And Jeb was told to set up Fla.

I know that a lot of people were inditimiagted from not voting in Fla.  After all Fla. is a southern state still using Jim Crow.

Now the rats are leaving the sinking ship just recently someone quit (cannot recall his name) due to voting law irregularties and some more will come out of the woodwork. 

Bush still can do some damage, shame Nancy says Impeachment is off the table.

I think if Congress wants to move fast it can, they are afraid to Impeach this man but next year nothing will get done.

Bush is trying to make Congress look as if it is not necessary.

I would not trust this bunch of crooks, winning is all that they know, running a government is all that they do not know.

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By kevin99999, December 16, 2007 at 2:52 pm Link to this comment
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I am no longer a fan of It censor comments critical of its bloggers and even against the democratic candidates it uses swift-boat like tactics…especially if Ariana Huffington does not like the candidate.

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By PatrickHenry, December 16, 2007 at 11:40 am Link to this comment

We need to rid ourselves of all incumbents this next election. All of them, no matter how dear they are to you.  This will send the message when the leaders of the house and senate have to “elect” new leaders and seniority is not an issue.

Lobby reform is long overdue, end corporate donations and give each candidate their our PBS station where they can present their views 24/7.
No paid commercials for candidates on TV or HBO, however presenting general issues is allowed.

Anti trust action against the Media Conglomerates, break them up into independent smaller media specific companies.  Newspapers for certain geographic locales, same for TV and radio.  TV cannot own radio, radio cannot own newspaper, etc.

I believe de-monopolization of the media is up there with campaign finance reform.

If the status quo continues expect a revolution.

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By Kevin M, December 16, 2007 at 9:42 am Link to this comment
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This synopsis is nice, but not yet complete. Although Bush may be considered a lame duck president by this point, he will still be the most dangerous man in the world until January 20th 2009. 9-11 was an inside job. It was the beginning of their attempt to transform our country into what it is now becoming. America is traveling down the same path that Germany did with Hitler. 9-11 is Bush’s Reichstag fire. He is an untreated addict who is hooked on the power he stole seven years ago. He has insulted and defamed God to cover up his greed. I guess what I’m saying is that this isn’t over yet.

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By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, December 16, 2007 at 5:08 am Link to this comment

How do they say it?  This is “like the pot calling the kettle black.”  I urge all muh fellow Imerikins to help break the cycle of insolent and solicitous condescention by both parties.  Jes say naw!

The dems are complicit in this charade and they need to know we know that.

Send them a message.  Push the envelope. What do they all think this is?  A slumber party?  If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.  We have got to think outside the box.  If we don’t destroy this Axis of Evil right here in Washington, then we’ll have to destroy them over there.  And I promise ya, if I’m elected, muh first priority will be to address these very tough issues right here on our own doorstep.  We have got to clean house.

I’m a uniter. 

Isn’t is time that we put the Imerikan middle class worker first?  I’m going to bring honesty and integrity back to the Awful Ovice. I thank ya and Gawd Bless Imerika!

Oh, and I forgot, no new taxes!!

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By GW=MCHammered, December 15, 2007 at 11:51 pm Link to this comment
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re: #120485 by Thomas Billis

GW can run again! The supreme court appointed him for one of his train wrecks, remember? And his machine developed the simple psych-slogans. Hell, Bush couldn’t tie his shoes, blink and talk at the same time. Then he sent the p-docs to Guantanamo. MISTAKE!

But your point is well taken. America would be better served being sold far less easily and remembering what Howard Hughes said to government, “Let’s get one thing straight. I don’t work for you. You work for me!”

And sorry, Iraqi people. The American people didn’t intend to kill you and yours. But we did let some real jerks grab the wheel of our Democracy then plow along headlong. Shame on us.

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By Thomas Billis, December 15, 2007 at 8:53 pm Link to this comment

You know what is sad is that the slogans work.With all this internet access to be able to at least try and find the truth on a subject a well turned phrase for sound bite America is still the best campaign promotion.Well you get what you pay for.George Bush had the best slogans and won the presidency twice.I guess if he could run for a third term we would see some more” Compassionate Consevatism”.

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