Tuesday, August 03, 2004


Telling It Like It Is

On Sunday, Howard Dean appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer and said what a lot of us have been thinking for a while.

For those of you that have been reading this blog regularly, this is something I have been saying for a while now. I even made reference to it yesterday. It seems as if the Republicans are using terror threats to bring the general public back to the right. After any major Democratic event, speech, or appearance that may have built support for Kerry, there is a new terror threat to remind everybody that George is protecting us. To me, this smacks of desperation. The Republicans are afraid that if people listen to Kerry long enough, he might start making sense and they might see Bush's incompetence.

I think the best example of this comes in this article from the San Francisco Chronicle.

This latest threat isn't even based on recent intelligence! They are using old intelligence because they have nothing else! Bush can't run on his record, because he's accomplished nothing worthwhile. He can't run on Iraq, most people now think it was a mistake. He can't run on the economy, not with the new questions about the strength of the "recovery." He can't run on jobs, we're still over 1,000,000 in the hole and the jobs we have recovered aren't paying as well as the ones we've lost. So what's he going to run on? Tax cuts for the wealthy? Over 40,000,000 Americans without health care?

I've said it before and I'll say it again, all he has left to run on is FEAR. The only way he can get votes is if the public is afraid. This is the same thing he accused Al Gore of doing in the 2000 election.

Then Governor Bush made this comment in reference to Medicare, but I think it's applicable in this situation. President Bush and the Republicans are trying to scare you into voting for them. It's sad when the Presidency has been reduced to scare tactics to win re-election.

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