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  • Senate passes $555-billion spending bill

    12/19/2007 1:31:30 AM PST · by Baladas · 9 replies · 21+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 19, 2007 | Noam N. Levey
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats' yearlong campaign to bring the war in Iraq to an end concluded with a whimper Tuesday as the Senate failed again to pass a timeline for withdrawing U.S. troops from the conflict. As they have all year, Senate Republicans prevented the move to set dates by which the president would have to begin and complete bringing American forces home. And Democratic leaders gave in to demands from the Bush administration for more money for the war without any congressionally imposed restrictions. The latest $70 billion in war funding was incorporated into a $555-billion omnibus spending bill...
  • Official John Kerry Scorecard: Keep Track of the Flip-Flops in the First Debate!

    09/28/2004 9:12:07 PM PDT · by · 9 replies · 555+ views ^ | 9/28/2004
    In A Handy-Dandy Orange Alert Color Two-Pack. One for you and one for your spouse. It has all the Flips on One Side and Flops on the Other to make it easy it to pin this fella down once and for all. Collect Bonus Points for Every Vietnam Reference! Free Download!
  • Bush-Cheney '04 Launches New Television Advertisement: "Windsurfing"

    09/22/2004 1:08:33 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 1,468+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 22, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, Bush-Cheney '04 announced the release of the campaign's newest television advertisement, "Windsurfing."  The ad highlights John Kerry's tendency to go whichever way the wind blows on the most important issues facing our nation, including the War on Terror, education reform and health care.  The ad will rotate in on national cable and in select local markets.Script For "Windsurfing" President Bush: I'm George W. Bush and I approve this message.Voice Over: In which direction would John Kerry lead? Kerry voted for the Iraq war, opposed it, supported it, and now opposes it again. He bragged about...
  • Kerry’s Trouble With The Troops(Kerry’s Timetable For Troops In Iraq Depends On What Time It Is)

    09/15/2004 11:46:48 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 508+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | September 15, 2004
    KERRY’S TROUBLE WITH THE TROOPSKerry’s Timetable For Troops In Iraq Depends On What Time It Is___________________________________________________________APRIL 13, 2004: Kerry Writes, “If Our Military Commanders Request More Troops, We Should Deploy Them.”  “But to maximize our chances for success, and to minimize the risk of failure, we must make full use of the assets we have. If our military commanders request more troops, we should deploy them. Progress is not possible in Iraq if people lack the security to go about the business of daily life.”  (Sen. John Kerry, Op-Ed, “A Strategy For Iraq,” The Washington Post, 4/13/04)FIVE DAYS LATER: Kerry...
  • Statement by Santa Fe City Councilman David Pfeffer, Democrat for Bush

    09/13/2004 6:21:16 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 595+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 13, 2004
    WASHINGTON, DC – Santa Fe City Councilman David Pfeffer, a Democrat for Bush, today issued the following statement: “Democrats across New Mexico are supporting President Bush because of his clear agenda for a safer world and a more hopeful America. President Bush has nearly tripled the amount of homeland security funding since taking office and federal funding for state and local first responders is up 680 percent since 2001. John Kerry’s troubling pre-9/11 approach to the War on Terror stands in stark contrast to the President’s forward-looking strategy of bringing the fight to the enemy. New Mexico voters aren’t going...
  • The Kerry Line: John Kerry's Shifting Positions On Iraq

    09/10/2004 1:25:43 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 295+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 10, 2004
    "John Kerry's shifting positions on Iraq have left Americans with little confidence that he has the conviction and leadership necessary to fight and win the War on Terror. He has taken more positions than anyone can keep track of, and he is losing credibility on this issue." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman John Kerry's Shifting Positions On Iraq In 2002, Kerry Called Those Who Would Leave Saddam Alone "Naive To The Point Of Grave Danger." "It would be naive to the point of grave danger not to believe that, left to his own devices, Saddam Hussein will provoke,...
  • Statement by U.S. Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN)

    09/08/2004 2:07:43 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 20 replies · 1,473+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 8, 2004
    ROCHESTER, MN – U.S. Senator Norm Coleman today issued the following statement: “Once again Senator Kerry has flip flopped on Iraq. Last August, he stated he would increase funding for our forces in Iraq ‘by whatever number of billions of dollars it takes to win.’ Today, he laments the cost of our effort. “Last year, Senator Kerry said it was right to disarm Saddam. Now he quotes Howard Dean, saying it was ‘the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.’ Flip flop again! “The war on terror must be waged aggressively, and to win we must fight...
  • Statement by Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH)

    09/08/2004 1:59:58 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 299+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 8, 2004
    COLUMBUS, OH – Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH) today issued the following statement: "John Kerry said a few weeks ago that he still would have voted in favor of the Iraq war knowing what he knows today, but is now parroting Howard Dean's anti-war rhetoric. “Winning the War on Terror demands principled and consistent leadership, not changing positions motivated by politics. This is the same John Kerry who voted against 87 billion dollars in funding to equip our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with essential supplies like body armor, despite previously calling that vote 'irresponsible.' Kerry now tells voters he is...
  • The Boston Fog: John Kerry's Shifting Positions on Funding Our Troops in Iraq

    09/08/2004 1:26:57 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 476+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 8, 2004
    The Boston Fog ReportAn ongoing examination of John Kerry’s “nuances and shades of gray in both foreign and domestic policy.” (Editorial, “A Primary Endorsement,” The New York Times, 2/26/04)for·a·gainst adverb. 1. To be both for and against something at the same time: e.g. “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.” (Glen Johnson, “Kerry Blasts Bush On Protecting Troops,” The Boston Globe, 3/17/04) "Kerry voted for $87 billion in funding for our troops before he voted against it and then said we should increase funding to secure victory in Iraq before saying we are spending...
  • The Kerry Line: Kerry's Shifting Positions on Iraq

    09/08/2004 1:24:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 902+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 8, 2004
    "John Kerry announced his eighth distinct position on the war in Iraq this week, stealing lines from the angry attacks of anti-war candidate Howard Dean, attacks that Kerry himself criticized at the time. John Kerry voted for the war, but voted against funds for our troops, and after saying he was 'proud' of voting against money for the troops, he now says that the money could have been better used elsewhere. Americans expect a commander-in-chief to provide unconditional support to our troops on the front lines - not play politics. President Bush is funding our nation's priorities while John...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Troubling Record On The War On Terror

    09/01/2004 11:40:44 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 706+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 1, 2004
    "John Kerry ran out of credibility when he voted against funds to support the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with critical supplies like body armor and ammunition. His indecision, vacillation and lack of leadership on the War on Terror are troubling to veterans and to all voters. It's no wonder the Democratic leader in the Senate is running ads showing him embracing the President's leadership in the War on Terror." Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman John Kerry's Own Party Is Criticizing His Approach To The War On Terror In An Effort To Distance Himself From John Kerry, Senate Minority...
  • Statement by State Rep. Charlie McDonald (D-LA), Louisiana Democrats for Bush Chairman

    08/17/2004 1:28:32 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 857+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 17, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA – Today, State Rep. Charlie McDonald (D-LA), Louisiana Democrats for Bush Chairman, issued the following statement on John Edwards' visit to Louisiana: "John Kerry says Democrats make a 'mistake' in looking to the South for votes, but Southern Democrats aren't going to make the mistake of looking to John Kerry. Kerry doesn't have much credibility in the South after telling rural voters that he represents their 'conservative values' despite being ranked the Senate's most out-of-the-mainstream member, and Kerry isn't taking us seriously considering his decision to stop competing in Louisiana. "Kerry and his running mate both voted for...
  • Reid On Kerry's Most Important Vote: "We Have To Support Our Troops … Period."

    08/09/2004 4:22:46 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 1,086+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 9, 2004
    Sen. Reid understands that John Kerry's vote against troops on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq poses a troubling credibility problem for someone seeking to serve as the nation's commander in chief. Support for the men and women of our military should come without political calculation or pontification. Harry Reid didn't put politics ahead of support for our troops the way John Kerry did." - Steve Schmidt, Bush Cheney '04 Spokesman Sen. Harry Reid On The $87 Billion In Support Of Troops Unlike John Kerry, Sen. Harry Reid Had The Common Sense To Vote For The $87 Billion...
  • Remarks by U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl Regarding Kerry's Vote Against Funding Our Troops

    08/08/2004 6:29:08 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 545+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 8, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) made the following remarks during a Bush-Cheney '04 conference call: "[W]e compared the record of another respected Democratic senator, Senator Bingaman from New Mexico, with Senator Kerry’s votes on going to war in Iraq and then the later vote of supporting the troops in Iraq -- the $87 billion supplemental. And it’s interesting that unlike John Kerry, Senator Bingaman’s votes were exactly the opposite. He had a principled position; he felt it was wrong to give the President authority to go into Iraq, and so he actually voted against that resolution. But...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Desperate Measures: Kerry Offers His 5th Explanation For His Vote Against The Troops

    07/15/2004 11:28:01 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 1,036+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 15, 2004
    "As a sign of John Kerry's mounting desperation to explain to Americans his vote against funding for our troops on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, John Kerry today called his tortured position 'complicated.' There's nothing complicated about funding troops with body armor, health care and supplies after you voted to send them to war." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman John Kerry Has Offered Five Positions On Supporting The Troops: Kerry Had Characterized A Vote Against The Funding As "Irresponsible." Doyle McManus (LA Times): "If that amendment does not pass, will you then vote against the $87...
  • Statement by BC04 Campaign Chairman Racicot Regarding Kerry skipping vote on $25 billion for troops

    06/03/2004 1:21:42 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 228+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 3, 2004
    Statement by Bush-Cheney '04 Campaign Chairman Gov. Marc Racicot Regarding John Kerry skipping yesterday's vote on $25 billion for our troops(title edited for length) ARLINGTON, VA— Bush-Cheney '04 Campaign Chairman Gov. Marc Racicot issued the following statement on John Kerry skipping yesterday's vote on $25 billion for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan: "John Kerry is giving a speech today on modernizing our military less than 24 hours after he skipped a vote on $25 billion in funding for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. John Kerry's decision to spend yesterday delivering an attack speech rather than returning to the...