Bush Chides Kerry in Pa. After VP DebateGreat speech, sir. Where's the snack bar?
The president said, "My opponent's endless back-and-forth on Iraq is part of a larger misunderstanding. In the war on terror, Senator Kerry is proposing policies and doctrines that would weaken America and make the world more dangerous."
Regarding the battle against terrorists, Bush said, "Senator Kerry approaches the war with a September the 10th mindset ... that any attack will be met with a swift and certain response. That was the mindset of the 1990s, while al-Qaida was planning the attacks on America. After September the 11th our object in the war on terror is not to wait for the next attack and respond but to prevent attacks by taking the fight to the enemy."
On the economy, Bush said, "My opponent is a tax-and-spend liberal; I'm a compassionate conservative."
"The senator is proposing higher taxes on more than 900,000 small business owners," said Bush. "My opponent is one of the few candidates in history to campaign on a pledge to raise taxes. And that's the kind of promise a politician from Massachusetts usually keeps."
Two days before the second presidential debate, Kerry spokesman Phil Singer said Bush was trying to put a new face on the last one.
"The president tried to redo the debate from last week by giving a speech full of untruths he couldn't say on stage with John Kerry because he knew Kerry would knock them down," Singer said. "George Bush needs to get real with the American people and start telling the truth."
Wednesday, October 6
Oh, Yeah - Bush Gave That Speech Today
Y'know...the one where he finally gets around to what he was supposed to say last Thursday night at the debate, but was too medicated to do so? This morning, he finally got his lies in order, so here he goes.
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 9:48 AM