Jewish World Review July 15, 2004/ 26 Tamuz, 5764
Kerry: We don't attack our opponents in personal ways
http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | "We're running a very positive and affirmative campaign," said Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Indeed, Sen. Kerry, D-Mass., renounces nastiness: "We have not stood up," he said, "and attacked our opponents in personal ways." Really?
Let's go to the videotape.
"Week after week after week after week, we were told lie after lie after lie after lie."
Her party must defeat the "extraordinarily ruthless machine" run by Republicans.
"Let me tell you a secret. Whenever he is in the presence of a wealthy contributor, he is a moral coward, unwilling to stand up and say no, no matter what public interest is at stake. He will not choose the public interest over the private interests of a wealthy and powerful contributor."
"Let me tell you, we've just begun to fight. We're going to keep pounding. These guys are the most crooked, you know, lying group I've ever seen."
"Bush is an incompetent leader. In fact, he's not a leader. He's a person who has no judgment, no experience and no knowledge of the subjects that he has to decide upon."
"Their idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side. They've written a new constitution for Iraq and ignore the Constitution here at home. They draw their most rabid supporters from the Taliban wing of American politics. Now they want to write bigotry back into the Constitution."
"We should keep Bush where he belongs," gesturing downward to her genitalia, "and not in the White House."
"He's just another cheap thug that sacrifices our young. . . . You're going to get us killed with your little white lies."
"When I hear Bush say, 'You're either with us or against us,' it reminds me of the Germans. . . . My experiences under Nazi and Soviet rule have sensitized me."
"I think the president wanted to be a wartime president. I don't think he wanted to go to war, but I think he wanted to be a wartime president. He saw this as something we had to do. Afghanistan was fine and that was important . . . but Iraq is what he wanted, and that's what he got."
Isn't this getting a little old? The president is a liar; intentionally misled; conducts foreign policy to enrich his oil buddies; conducts foreign policy to enrich his buddies tied to the defense industry; and, irrespective of how well the economy continues to perform, the president stands accused of "the worst economic performance since Herbert Hoover."
Sure sounds to me like a "very positive and affirmative campaign."
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