Friday, October 29, 2004
Bush photoshops troops into TV ad
Friday, October 22, 2004
Study finds Bush supporters are idiots
- 72% of Bush supporters continue to believe that Iraq had actual WMD or a major program for developing them
- 56% percent assume that most experts believe Iraq had actual WMD
- 57% also assume, incorrectly, that Duelfer concluded Iraq had at least a major WMD program
- 75% continue to believe that Iraq was providing substantial support to al Qaeda
- 63% believe that clear evidence of this support has been found
- 60% assume that this is also the conclusion of most experts
- 55% assume, incorrectly, that this was the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission
Kerry supporters hold opposite beliefs on all these points
- Only 31% of Bush supporters recognize that the majority of people in the world oppose the US having gone to war with Iraq
- 42% percent assume that views are evenly divided
- 26% assume that the majority approves.
Among Kerry supporters, 74% assume that the majority of the world is opposed.
- 57% of Bush supporters assume that the majority of people in the world would favor Bush's reelection
- 33% assumed that views are evenly divided
- 9% assumed that Kerry would be preferred
A recent poll by GlobeScan and PIPA of 35 of the major countries around the world found that in 30, a majority or plurality favored Kerry, while in just 3 Bush was favored. On average, Kerry was preferred more than two to one.
- 69% incorrectly assume that Bush supports the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
- 72% incorrectly assume that Bush supports the treaty banning land mines
- 51% incorrectly assume he favors US participation in the Kyoto treaty
- 66% incorrectly assume that Bush supports International Criminal Court before the debate
- 53% incorrectly assume that Bush supports International Criminal Court after he denounced it in the debate
- 74% incorrectly assumes that he favors including labor and environmental standards in trade agreements
In all these cases, majorities of Bush supporters favor the positions they impute to Bush. Kerry supporters are much more accurate in their perceptions of his positions on these issues.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Iran Endorses Bush
TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's security council said on Tuesday the
re-election of President Bush (news - web sites) was in Tehran's best interests,
despite the administration's axis of evil label, accusations that Iran harbors
al-Qaida terrorists and threats of sanctions over the country's nuclear
ambitions. Historically, Democrats have harmed Iran more than Republicans, said
Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top
security decision-making body. "We haven't seen anything good from Democrats,"
Rowhani told state-run television in remarks that, for the first time in recent
decades, saw Iran openly supporting one U.S. presidential candidate over
another. "We should not forget that most sanctions and economic pressures were
imposed on Iran during the time of Clinton," Rowhani said of the former
Democratic president. "And we should not forget that during Bush's era — despite
his hard-line and baseless rhetoric against Iran — he didn't take, in practical
terms, any dangerous action against Iran." Though Iran generally does not
publicly wade into U.S. presidential politics, it has a history of preferring
Republicans over Democrats, who tend to press human rights>
Here's the AP article.....
Bush Receives Endorsement From Iran
Sunday, October 17, 2004
Kerry Wins All 3 Debates
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Bush is a Liar
In the 3rd Presidential Debate......
KERRY: Yes. When the president had an opportunity to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, he took his focus off of them, outsourced the job to Afghan warlords, and Osama bin Laden escaped.
Six months after he said Osama bin Laden must be caught dead or alive, this president was asked, "Where is Osama bin Laden? " He said, "I don't know. I don't really think about him very much. I'm not that concerned. "
We need a president who stays deadly focused on the real war on terror.
SCHIEFFER: Mr. President?
BUSH: Gosh, I just don't think I ever said I'm not worried about Osama bin Laden. It's kind of one of those exaggerations.
Of course we're worried about Osama bin Laden.
March 13, 2002.......
Q : Mr. President, in your speeches now you rarely talk or mention Osama bin Laden. Why is that? . . .
Bush: So I don't know where he is. You know, I just don't spend that much time on him , Kelly, to be honest with you. . . .
Q: But don't you believe that the threat that bin Laden posed won't truly be eliminated until he is found either dead or alive?
Bush: Well, as I say, we haven't heard much from him. And I wouldn't necessarily say he's at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don't know where he is. I -- I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him. I know he is on the run. I was concerned about him, when he had taken over a country. I was concerned about the fact that he was basically running Afghanistan and calling the shots for the Taliban.
Saturday, October 09, 2004
Hide the kids
If you missed Bush, here's a quick summary, Senator Kennedy is the most liberal senator of all, there are multiple internets, Canadians want to kill Americans with bad pot from the third world, Bush told two bad jokes that bombed, Bush attacks Kerry for trying to protect pregnant women, Bush refuses to say he made any mistakes, Bush lost his second debate in a row.
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Cheney is a Liar
"Now, in my capacity as vice president, I am the president of Senate, the presiding officer. I'm up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they're in session. The first time I ever met you was when you walked on the stage tonight," Cheney told Edwards during the debate.
On Feb. 1, 2001, the vice president thanked Edwards by name at a Senate prayer breakfast and sat beside him during the event.
On April 8, 2001, Cheney and Edwards shook hands when they met off-camera during a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press," moderator Tim Russert said Wednesday on "Today."
On Jan. 8, 2003, the two met when the first-term North Carolina senator accompanied Elizabeth Dole to her swearing-in by Cheney as a North Carolina senator, Edwards aides also said.
Cheney's Indefensible Record
The vice president, I‘m surprised to hear him talk about records. When he was one of 435 members of the United States House, he was one of 10 to vote against Head Start, one of four to vote against banning plastic weapons that can pass through metal detectors.
He voted against the Department of Education.
He voted against funding for Meals on Wheels for seniors.
He voted against a holiday for Martin Luther King.
He voted against a resolution calling for the release of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
It‘s amazing to hear him criticize either my record or John Kerry‘s.
Sunday, October 03, 2004
You Forgot Poland
Friday, October 01, 2004
Famous Last Words......
What kind of message does it send to be sending money to open firehouses in Iraq, but we're shutting firehouses who are the first- responders here in America.
The president hasn't put one nickel, not one nickel into the effort to fix some of our tunnels and bridges and most exposed subway systems. That's why they had to close down the subway in New York when the Republican Convention was there. We hadn't done the work that ought to be done.
The president -- 95 percent of the containers that come into the ports, right here in Florida, are not inspected. Civilians get onto aircraft, and their luggage is X-rayed, but the cargo hold is not X- rayed.
Does that make you feel safer in America?
This president thought it was more important to give the wealthiest people in America a tax cut rather than invest in homeland security. Those aren't my values. I believe in protecting America first.
And long before President Bush and I get a tax cut -- and that's who gets it -- long before we do, I'm going to invest in homeland security and I'm going to make sure we're not cutting COPS programs in America and we're fully staffed in our firehouses and that we protect the nuclear and chemical plants.
The president also unfortunately gave in to the chemical industry, which didn't want to do some of the things necessary to strengthen our chemical plant exposure.
And there's an enormous undone job to protect the loose nuclear materials in the world that are able to get to terrorists. That's a whole other subject, but I see we still have a little bit more time.
Let me just quickly say, at the current pace, the president will not secure the loose material in the Soviet Union -- former Soviet Union for 13 years. I'm going to do it in four years. And we're going to keep it out of the hands of terrorists.
LEHRER: Ninety-second response, Mr. President.
BUSH: I don't think we want to get to how he's going to pay for all these promises. It's like a huge tax gap. Anyway, that's for another debate.