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Old 08-23-04, 03:28 PM
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Bush says leave Kerry alone!

Bush Says 'That Ad' Attacking Kerry Should Stop

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Under pressure from Democrats and Republican Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record), President Bush (news - web sites) on Monday called for ads attacking John Kerry (news - web sites)'s record in Vietnam to be stopped along with others run by independent groups, and said Kerry should be proud of his war service. ...............
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Old 08-23-04, 03:31 PM
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I hear McCain is complaining about being used in the new Kerry ad.
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CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Under pressure from Democrats and Republican Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record), President Bush (news - web sites) on Monday called for ads attacking John Kerry (news - web sites)'s record in Vietnam to be stopped along with others run by independent groups, and said Kerry should be proud of his war service. ...............
Based on the bolded part, moron.org isn't going to stop their ads so the swift boat ads are going to continue. Bush looks like a statesman by coming out with this statement and then when he gets attacked for the swift-boat vet ads, he can say, "I asked all of the groups to stop."
I did contribute $50 to the swift boat vets to keep them going though.
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(puts partisan blinders on) But still, Bush should come out against these.
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Because I was always against the Campaign Finance Reform Act, and always warned it's supporters to be careful what they wished for because they might get it. They have.
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Oh, and thanks to bhk for pointing out the most relevant part seeminly lost on some.
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Originally posted by Tsar Chasm


"That means that ad and every other ad," Bush said when asked if he wanted to bring a stop to commercials by a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which accuse Sen. Kerry of lying about his war record in Vietnam.

Bush said Kerry "served admirably" in Vietnam, adding: "He ought to be proud of his record." But Bush stopped short of directly condemning the charge that Kerry lied about his actions.

Unlike previous statements by the White House, Bush this time referred specifically to the ad attacking Kerry's Vietnam service record, though he did not mention the Swift Boat group by name.

Bush did not specify what actions might be taken to stop the advertisements run by independent groups, except to renew his call on Kerry to join him in condemning all unregulated soft money ads.
I would like to see the transcript to this because it sounds like he basically said the same thing he has said all along, then clarified he included the Swiftie ads when asked.
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I was under the impression that when someone was owned...it was painfully obvious...who the hell was owned here?
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Originally posted by Tommy Ceez
I was under the impression that when someone was owned...it was painfully obvious...who the hell was owned here?
If you can't spot the guy who was owned at the table, you are the guy that was owned.

Sorry to break it to you.

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DAMMIT!
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Bush can say whatever he wants, but in the end the Swift Vets have a little thing on their sides called the fucking first amendment.
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Laughable response on this from the Kerry Camp:

Following is a statement by John Edwards (news - web sites):

"The moment of truth came and went, and the President still couldn't bring himself to do the right thing. We need a president with the strength and integrity to say when something is wrong. Instead of hiding behind a front group, George Bush (news - web sites) needs to take responsibility and demand that the ad come off the air. Its funded by his own supporters, and casts one of own campaign officials. President Bush (news - web sites), it's time to do the right thing."
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Originally posted by Turd Ferguson
Bush can say whatever he wants, but in the end the Swift Vets have a little thing on their sides called the first amendment.
Fixed.
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I'll bet the VCs are having a field day watching all this.
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I bet the VC's are pretty pissed that communism sucks.
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And the best part is that despite the lamestream medias neg. coverage of the swift-boat vets, it has caused more people to see their ads.
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Originally posted by bhk
And the best part is that despite the lamestream medias neg. coverage of the swift-boat vets, it has caused more people to see their ads.
are you going to guarantee a Bush victory?
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Its funded by his own supporters, and casts one of own campaign officials
Which one of the guys in the adds is the Bush campaign official?
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That article gets better near the end:
Still, the Swift Boat group plans to launch a new commercial on Tuesday in three key states, which features one veteran, Ken Cordier, who until last week was on a Bush campaign committee.
Oh, big surprise. Of course, there is no connection between Bush and this group.
One member of the Swift Boat group who has accused Kerry of making up a report about enemy fire that won him two medals said on Sunday he had no proof to back up his claims but said he was one of seven eyewitness accounts to the events.
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Originally posted by bhk
And the best part is that despite the lamestream medias neg. coverage of the swift-boat vets, it has caused more people to see their ads.
Educate yourself.

http://factcheck.org/article.aspx?docID=231

Ignorance sucks.
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With all this stuff hitting the fan do you think the Kerry camp will go silent during the RNC? I have a feeling they will have a hard time holding their tongue.
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are you going to guarantee a Bush victory?
Anything can still happen, but for Kerry to file a complaint with the FEC shows some degree of desperation.
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Originally posted by bhk
Anything can still happen, but for Kerry to file a complaint with the FEC shows some degree of desperation.
Appealing to the referee is desperation?
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Educate yourself.

http://factcheck.org/article.aspx?docID=231

Ignorance sucks.
Link has nothing about less people seeing the ads because of the media coverage.

Physician, heal thyself.

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