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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 03:49 PM
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Lopez Obrador Shows Strength on 2 Fronts
Mexico's presidential runner-up proves he commands authority within the legislature as well as on the streets to push for change.

By delivering a symbolic but stinging blow to the government of President Vicente Fox, losing presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador clinched the first round in his fight for a nonviolent revolution to transform Mexico.

The leftist leader harnessed the full support of his party's congressional delegation to block Fox from delivering his nationally televised State of the Nation speech Friday, humiliating the president and raising fears over his apparent inability to exercise authority against a growing opposition.


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"Being able to stand up united and prevent the president from delivering his speech shows the strength of the movement," Peschard-Sverdrup said.

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Mexican political analyst Leo Zuckerman said, "The real winner was Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who continues to look like a great political leader versus a president who, although still popular, has a fading image."

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mex...
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 04:02 PM
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1. Awesome!!!! Pay Attention US!
We need to do this to counter the right wing!
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 04:50 PM
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2. We've no guts
Edited on Sun Sep-03-06 04:50 PM by augie38
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 04:58 PM
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3. Speak for Yourself (nt)
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 08:41 PM
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5. We don't!
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 08:53 PM
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6. No... You Don't
Don't include me in that we.
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CollegeDUer Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 11:29 PM
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7. OK the Democrats in Congress have no guts
The best they can do is use clapping as a weapon (thanks Hilary, that was real bright!).
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 11:26 AM
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10. Fill In Your Profile At Least
then we can talk about "guts". Seriously don't know why both of you are jumping on me.... lol. If you feel the Dems have no guts, I would hope at least you are trying to do something about it. Also... I could care less about Hillary, a name the right wing loves to throw around. She isn't running and never announced that she was, so why even bring up her name? Lol....
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 11:38 PM
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8. I don't even know you, but you'll probabaly qualify to fit in.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 11:21 AM
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9. And you... Like You Said... Don't Know Me
but now I know something about you. You have no guts... you own it and should keep it. And also... if you don't know me, you should get to know me before you insult me. You know nothing about me, unless I tell you something about me, like you did.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 05:16 PM
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4. The Mexicans are giving us the model; we must follow it if there
is another stolen election.
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