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Kerry Campaign issues press release on behalf of Bush

I found this link over at Little Green Footballs. It shows just how desperate, how pathetic the Kerry campaign has become.

Their list of "143 Lies, Mischaracterizations, Distortions, And Half-Truths" HAS to have been written by a mole from the GOP. It's called a list of lies, but it's merely 143 "talking points" from the convention.

That's it. No rebuttal, no individual attention, no supporting evidence. Just listing the talking points under the title "Lies, Mischaracterizations, Distortions, And Half-Truths" is all the proof they think they need to reinforce the True Believers, sway the Doubters, and utterly discredit the Heretics.

And let's take a closer look at some of these "Lies, Mischaracterizations, Distortions, And Half-Truths."

J.

Update: The Kerry campaign has now yanked the press release in question. Gee, I wonder why...

Damn, I wish I'd grabbed a screen shot. I'm sure there are a couple dozen floating around the blogosphere. I sincerely hope the Bush campaign puts up one...

Update 2: Thanks to LGF reader Jemima, a copy of the original press release can be found here.

(sigh)Update 3: And it's now it's back up. I'm gonna grab a screencap of it before they flip-flop on it yet again.

(sigh again)Update 4: After the FLIP, now comes the FLOP. It's down again. PDF screenshot available here.

7. Triplett : President Bush understands that “teamwork is critical to success. President Bush understands that.” That's why he's fired his entire Cabinet and is doing everything all by himself.

11. Senator John McCain: “Our President will work with all nations willing to help us defeat this scourge that afflicts us all.” In reality, President Bush has scorned offers of assistance and only taking "help" from those nations whose forces he has kidnapped and driven into Iraq at gunpoint.

23. Racicot: “Schools are focused on success, and children are learning.” Actually, the schools are focused on teaching our children on how to be pathetic, whiny losers. Unfortunately, they are not paying as much attention as they should be.

25. Marc Racicot: We are leading the world in the fight to eradicate disease and hunger. The truth is, 99% of all money and research into world health problems comes from Outer Mongolia and Swaziland. Bush is just stealing the credit.

40. Rudy Guliani: My point about John Kerry being inconsistent is best described in his own words when he said, "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it." Who else but an anti-Kerry person would remind people of that particular statement?

41. Rudy Guliani: In October, 2003, he told an Arab-American Institute in Detroit that a security barrier separating Israel from the Palestinian Territories was a "barrier to peace." A few months later, he took exactly the opposite position. In an interview with the Jerusalem Post he said, "Israel's security fence is a legitimate act of self defense." OF COURSE Kerry said this! After all, a fence has two sides, so any intelligent, nuanced person would recognize it only just to have two positions on it.

59. Brownback: "Here at home, President Bush has committed record levels of support to fighting the disease. He has called for a new focus on abstinence education and has established a new effort to develop an AIDS vaccine. Internationally, President Bush has marshaled an army of compassion to combat this disease. His Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB authorized a record $15 billion, which will treat 2 million people, prevent 7 million new infections, and care for 10 million orphans and others affected by AIDS." After all, what's $15 billion dollars, when compared to the contributions of... um... ah... well, SOMEONE must've given more money to fight AIDS...

68. Cheney: “In Afghanistan, the camps where terrorists trained to kill Americans have been shut down…” [Cheney Remarks, 9/1/04] Actually, while we did shut down the training camps, several dozen former franchised Camp Kookamongas have now been converted into new terrorist training camps, so that was actually a net loss.

84. Santorum: George Bush has shown his compassion by… fighting to let the American people define marriage, not left-wing judges. And mayors! Let's not forget left-wing mayors who've tried to do the same!

85. Romney: “He voted NO on Desert Storm in 1991 and YES on Desert Shield today. Then he voted NO on troop funding, just after he had voted YES. He’s campaigned against the war all year, but says he’d vote YES today. I don’t want Presidential leadership that comes in 57 varieties! I want a strong President who stands his ground.” [Remarks at the Republican National Convention, 9/1/04] Kerry does stand his ground. It's just that he's spent too much time in California, and the ground keeps moving on him.

106. Miller: “…Against the Trident missile, against, against, against. This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces? U.S. forces armed with what? Speeutbawlls?”[Miller Remarks, 9/1/04]"OK, who's gonna tell Mommy Peacebucks that her husband's campaign is making fun of people's accents now? Smithers, you're the most expendable here..."

130. Franks: “Some have ridiculed the contributions made by our allies, but I can tell you that every contribution from every nation is important.” [Remarks at Republican National Convention, 9/2/04] "Smithers, be sure to remind people that the Eye-talians only sent spaghetti chefs, the Polacks ended up invading Mauritania, the Australians left once they found out there was no beer in Iraq, and the Brits refused to cooperate until we guaranteed the security of their tea supply."

142. Bush: “Again, my opponent and I have different approaches. I proposed, and the Congress overwhelmingly passed, 87 billion dollars in funding needed by our troops doing battle in Afghanistan and Iraq. My opponent and his running mate voted against this money for bullets, and fuel, and vehicles, and body armor. When asked to explain his vote, the Senator said, "I actually did vote for the 87 billion dollars before I voted against it." Then he said he was "proud" of that vote. Then, when pressed, he said it was a "complicated" matter. There is nothing complicated about supporting our troops in combat.” AGAIN with the "voted for it before I voted against it" quote. You cannot say with a straight face that this was put up by a Kerry supporter.

143. Bush: “In the midst of war, he has called America's allies, quote, a "coalition of the coerced and the bribed." That would be nations like Great Britain, Poland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Denmark, El Salvador, Australia, and others allies that deserve the respect of all Americans, not the scorn of a politician. I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.” After all, it can hardly be called "multilateral" if France and Germany choose to sit it out. Pity they didn't take that attitude in World War I, or World War II...



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Comments (23)

Right on, I love it .. ... (Below threshold)
Nick:

Right on, I love it ..

I couldn't believe this either when I read it, so I think you must be right, someone has hacked Kerry's campaign headquarters and started making fake press releases. Who in their right mind would consider calling these lies:

** I can tell you that every contribution from every nation is important
** ..allies that deserve the respect of all Americans, not the scorn of a politician.
** Schools are focused on success, and children are learning.

Strange, I read a few of th... (Below threshold)

Strange, I read a few of the points and they all seem very legit. Sounds like you're justifying Bush's complete incompetance and corruption.

Randy, please don't be any ... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Randy, please don't be any more stupid than absolutely necessary. First, you say you "read a few of the points" and then "they all seem very legit."

I see you failed to take my advice earlier: "it's better to be silent and thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."

I was tempted to tell you to "put up or shut up," but then I realized I was giving you far more credit than I should.

And one final point, Randy... have you noticed that you seem to put more thought (a very relative term; both quantities seem quite miniscule) into commenting over here than on your own blog? I went there once to play, but all I found were links of stories you found interesting, occasionally punctuated by a single sentence or two of actual "commentary." Absolutely nothing to work up any interest.

Is that it, Randy? Your own site bores you so much, you need to come here to find anything of interest?

So don't "put up or shut up," Randy. I know you're incapable of the former, so just do the latter. Just shut up. I put up with enough petty annoyances in my life as is.

J.

(Note: I am not banning Randy, nor am I asking that he be banned. My contempt for him does not reach the point where I would violate my principles. But I see nothing wrong with expressing just how unwelcome I find him...)

Randy is depriving a villag... (Below threshold)

Randy is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.

Madfish, I notice people te... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Madfish, I notice people tend to use a lot of old, tired jokes when they choose to denigrate Randy.

How appropriate. He's hardly worth the effort of originality.

J.

Randy is a stoopid doo-doo ... (Below threshold)

Randy is a stoopid doo-doo brain poopie head who's face is as dumb as a butt.

(Just for cross-referential purposes, I have some thoughts of my own about this list. I posted them on my site.)

One of Kerry's flunkies tri... (Below threshold)

One of Kerry's flunkies tried to talk about the 140 lies of the GOP while appearing on Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace didn't give him the chance. I think Wallace is tired of hearing the DNC talking points.

Seems like the Kerry camp f... (Below threshold)
Donovan Janus:

Seems like the Kerry camp for once has realized their error and has removed the link from the website...

It does show up in the search... hopefully somebody in the blogosphere has a copy in their cache they can put up?

Kamp Kerry has yanked the p... (Below threshold)
cbk:

Kamp Kerry has yanked the page, it seems.

Thanks, Jay, for sharing it... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Thanks, Jay, for sharing it.

No screenshot saved, although I now wish I had (saved a screenshot), since I saw this earlier. "Saving" this sort of rhetorical chanting by Democrats isn't among my favored activities, so I tend to quickly surf on whenever I happen upon it. Otherwise, I'd have so much crud on my harddrive and/or File Manager, I'd be overrun.

I was just reading a few of the more well-visited Democrat blog sites and there's moreorless more of this there...~perhaps they'll delete their content, too~.

~;-}

It's still there for me. I ... (Below threshold)

It's still there for me. I grabbed a couple of screen shots and saved the complete web page.

http://www.lissakaytoo.com/zips/kerry-lies.zip

No, they haven't. It was 4... (Below threshold)
Joe:

No, they haven't. It was 404 for a while this afternoon but it's back in all its glory:

http://www.johnkerry.com/pressroom/releases/pr_2004_0905a.html

But do grab screenshots/copies just in case they decide to yank it for real.

Jay Tea: Randy is just an ... (Below threshold)

Jay Tea: Randy is just an easy target for a lazy wit [like mine], however, in the future, I will endeavor to assign the appropriate priority to original rebuttals of his illogical, incomprehensible spewage.

Willie, don't bother. It's ... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Willie, don't bother. It's such a perfect summation of the twit. Besides, he's so clueless, he probably doesn't even realize they're old lines being recycled on him.

Fox News Channel reports th... (Below threshold)

Fox News Channel reports that a new Gallup poll shows Bush leading Kerry 52% to 45%. I hear that the Dems already have 60 Minutes working on a segment about Bush's National Guard service. And the Clintonistas are now practically running the Kerry campaign.

Kausfiles quotes a "Kerry c... (Below threshold)
Jumbo:

Kausfiles quotes a "Kerry campaign staffer" yesterday who smirked that they were going to "attack Bush's lies". My question is, did the old Kerry people do this, or the new Clinton "pros from Dover"? If it was the Mary Beth Cahill crew, why the hell are they still there? (I'm not complaining, mind you.) And if it was the Clinton hitters, is that the best they can do?

But OM will be mounting a coordinated attack by desperately trying to breathe life into the moribund Bush-AWOL story, and acting all breathless and shocked about the release of the book Kitty Kelley wrote on acid. "Well isn't it news?", you ask. It would be, if OM would go gaga over, say, a Kitty Kelley book about how John Kerry was seduced by his mother, sodomized by his boarding school classmates, smoked opium in his Senate office, and wets his bed to this day. "Trash!" "Lies!" "Hokum!" would say the lords of the Old Media. But now it will be, "Shocking Allegations!", "Devastating Charges!" and "Can Bush Survive?" I mean, after all, it IS Bush, so it's okay.

Kitty Kelley's picture is i... (Below threshold)
Joe:

Kitty Kelley's picture is in the dictionary under the term "trashy gossip-monger". She's already notorious for her smear jobs on Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, the British royals, and the Reagans. Actually, I wasn't really aware she was still around, did she even publish anything during the 1990's?

Jumbo, you're right. The no... (Below threshold)

Jumbo, you're right. The non-partisan news media are already working on breathing new life into the Bush-AWOL story. 60 Minutes is airing a segment on the story and Associated Press appears to be covering it almost daily. They continue to repeat the same, tired allegations and the same, tired insinuations.

Oops! It's gone again. And,... (Below threshold)
Phil:

Oops! It's gone again. And, Google doesn't have a cached version.

Can this be considered a Web-based flip-flop?

Can anyone explain how to d... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Can anyone explain how to delete a Google Cached page or pages? I mean, just asking, you know, just curious. Simple, harmless, aimless question here. Just wanted to know. You know.

Here's my contribution...I ... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Here's my contribution...I accessed the last link (this thread, initially found to be active, so I did my part and saved a screen shot)...something I find particularly amusing:

"John Kerry for President -- Page Not Found [404]"

3:02 A.M., PST, 09/07/04

---------------------------------------------
For the astute observer, you can still see the remaining link for my last driver roll-back from nVidia, up there in my browser.

I read a few of the points,... (Below threshold)
Byron R.:

I read a few of the points, and it only makes sense that Kerry would take it down.

That list looks like a bunch of good news for Republicans.

Each statement stands as a high point during the GOP convention.

Thanks DumDems!!!

I read a few of the points,... (Below threshold)
Byron R.:

I read a few of the points, and it only makes sense that Kerry would take it down.

That list looks like a bunch of good news for Republicans.

Each statement stands as a high point during the GOP convention.

Thanks DumDems!!!




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