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Thursday, January 31, 2008
That Word Does Not Mean What They Think It Means
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A Jan. 31 WorldNetDaily article by Perry Atkinson and Bob Just is headlined, "A bipartisan call to draft Newt Gingrich." The front-page promo takes it further: "Can you feel a draft? Both parties call on Newt Gingrich!"

But Atkinson and Just are not ideological opposites; in fact, neither appear to be actual Democrats. From the bio at the end of the article:

Perry Atkinson and Bob Just are daily radio co-hosts at serving Southern Oregon. Atkinson is a former chairman of the GOP in Oregon and a board member of United Christian Broadcasters International. Just is a longtime Reagan Democrat and a WorldNetDaily columnist who worked on Sean Hannity's book, "Deliver Us From Evil."

The only thing that's happening here is that Atkinson and Just are purporting to speak for "Republicans and Reagan Democrats," later called "Traditional Democrats" -- not actual Democrats. Indeed, the authors bash Democrats throughout the piece, claiming they "have little to contribute other than their usual 1960s 'cultural revolution' and 'old government' top-down dictates," and that if you "listen past the warm and fuzzy rhetoric" of Democratic candidates, "you'll hear the words, 'government rule and regulation.'"

In other words, there is nothing "bipartsan" about this; Atkinson and Just merely want a different Republican to vote for.

Posted by Terry K. at 4:13 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2008 7:04 PM EST

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