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The Top 10 GOP Sound Bites: Iraq Anniversary Edition

March 20, 2006

This weekend's third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq brought another shake-up in the Top 10 GOP Sound Bites List.
Catapulting to #4 is the new White House medley, "We're Makin' Progress", performed by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and General George Casey. Still topping the charts is the hard rocking smash hit, George W. Bush's "Terrorist Surveillance Program." Coming in a close second is Scott McClellan's lyrical magic, "Ongoing Investigation." Another cut from that same broken record, Karl Rove's "Pre-9/11 Mindset," is hanging on to #3 in the rankings.
Dropping off the charts was February's number 8 and long-time favorite, "Gathering Threat." And falling from fourth to eighth is the timeless Pat Robertson-Tony Perkins classic, "Culture of Life."
Here is the complete list of the latest Top 10 GOP Sound Bites:

2 comments on “The Top 10 GOP Sound Bites: Iraq Anniversary Edition”

  1. As one who has written at length about warrantless surveillance (who knows what terrorist surveillance is ...), I really appreciate what you've done here.
    One of the great failings of the Democratic leadership is that it frequently allows the Bush Administration to introduce these Orwellian terms, and doesn't fight them. The Democrats can't fight a catchy slogan like "partial birth abortions" or "death tax" or "clean skies initiative."
    Democrats have to vigorously fight the spin wars. On the issue of warrantless surveillance, it's imperative that Democrats keep the issue in the news, and make sure people realize that Democrats are in favor of terrorist surveillance, but at the same want the president to follow the law.
    Warrantless surveillance violates FISA. The Gonzales argument of "inherent authority" made this into a debate, but the White House undercut its argument by cutting a deal with Senate Republicans and by endorsing Mike DeWine's proposed legislation. If you need to legalize something, that means it's not legal.
    Democrats should stop pussyfooting on this, couch the debate properly, and hope common sense ushers in Democratic majorities in both houses come November.
    David R. Mark


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