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Bush Scolds 'Tired, Pathetic' Dems

I just loved the headline of a news story that I found online, so I posted it.

Here's the beginning of the story:

President Bush chided Sen. John Kerry and fellow Democrats on Monday for asserting that Republicans will undermine Social Security, calling the strategy "the most tired, pathetic way to campaign for the presidency."

Traveling by bus through the southwest corner of this battleground state, Mr. Bush tried to improve voters' perceptions of his domestic policies by condemning Democrats for going negative - even as he held Kerry's plans up to the harshest possible light.

"I'm running against a fellow who has got a massive, complicated blueprint to have our government take over the decision making in health care," the president said. "Not only is his plan going to increase the power of bureaucrats in your life, but he can't pay for it unless he raises your taxes."

"What would you expect from a senator from Massachusetts?" Mr. Bush said, as a partisan crowd cheered the reference to Kerry's home state and its liberal leanings.

(Start of BS)  Kerry's campaign said that Mr. Bush mischaracterized its health care policy and that the president's plans would indeed put Social Security in peril.

Kerry, meanwhile, assailed President Bush on Monday for letting the decade-long ban on assault weapons expire. Kerry also unveiled his own $5 billion plan to fight crime and picked up an endorsement from the National Association of Police Organizations, a coalition of more than 2,000 police unions and associations.

"George Bush made a choice today," the Democratic nominee told a Washington audience. "He chose his powerful friends in the gun lobby over the police officers and the families he promised to protect."  (End of BS)

Presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said that was "another false attack from Senator Kerry." The president believes the best way to curb gun violence is to enforce laws that are on the books, McClellan said, and he added that violent crime was at a 30-year low.

Republican leaders in Congress said last week they have no plans to renew the 1994 ban on 19 types of military-style assault weapons, even as some law enforcement officials encouraged them to keep the prohibition alive. Mr. Bush has said he would sign a renewal, but Democrats say he has made no effort to press Congress to approve one.

Mr. Bush made three stops during a six-hour bus tour in Michigan, a state he narrowly lost in 2000, before heading to Colorado on Monday night. Polls show Kerry clinging to a slight lead in Michigan, with job losses and health care costs worrying voters.

"You'll hear the same rhetoric you hear every campaign, believe me," Mr. Bush said, "'They're going to take away Social Security checks.' It's the most tired, pathetic way to campaign for the presidency."

2 Comments:

  • love to read these comments keep them rolling.thanks.big up hill battle to fight the main stream media.dan rather best example,this incendent BUSH mil. record proof media cant be trusted to deliver unbalancied news.something Ive'd known for 25 years.

    By leather, at 10:08 AM

  • Watch fox news..its conservative..but is fair and balanced..they give you enough left to balance!

    By ONEDAY, at 7:53 PM

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