Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

August 2, 2004

by V

GOP Contradictions

Dear Republican Party:

Please make up your minds.

Was the Democratic convention:
  • a smokescreen, presenting a highly palatable, almost-conservative face to the country that conceals Democrats' black, black hearts? [Most right-wing commentators]
  • a hateful, four-day hate-filled hatefest, revealing Democrats' black, black hearts for all the world to see? [Mary Matalin, Front Page Mag & others]
Also: is your party Against Regulations and their Interference With The Market, or are you up for mandating flex-time for multitudes of employers? Even The Corrupt ABC Note is scratching its head over that one:
3. How are we to comprehend the Notion that the candidate who is running on a platform asserting that he is for limited government and the other guy is for big, Washington-knows-best programs is out there touting a new plan for flex time for workers so parents can go to Little League games?

Even though the campaign and White House have offered up no details whatsoever about how this plan would work, Mr. President, we wonder how having such a thing done from D.C. can possibly be consistent with your vision of limited government. (Of course, there IS that farm law and that Medicare law . . . )
Here's the quote from Bush's speech:
We'll help American families keep something they don't have nearly enough of, and that's time, time to be with your kids, time to take care of your elderly parents, time to help yourself by education. Congress needs to enact what we call comp-time and flex-time, to help American families better juggle work and home duties. (Applause.)
Talk about meaningless, kitchy-coo promises. While you're pulling policy proposals out of your ass, how about giving every new baby chocolate eclair? "Who's gonna vote wepubwican, wittle baby? You! Yes, you are.. yes, you are!"

Hey, let's ask Wall Street what they think about that kind of expensive new coercive regulation. I bet they'll love it!
Posted by V at August 2, 2004 10:35 AM

I should add the one from this weekend, too:

Bush a couple of weeks ago: "...and the American People ARE SAFER!" x 7 in one speech alone.

Bush Sunday: "We are a nation in danger. We're doing everything in our power to confront the danger."

If we're in danger, it must be Monday...

Posted by: V at August 3, 2004 08:13 AM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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