Friday, October 22, 2004

Compare and contrast

Dubya, in Pennsylvania today, a key swing state:
President Bush said Friday that the choice facing voters amounts to who can keep Americans safer from terrorists and that John Kerry does not measure up.


"All progress on every other issue depends on the safety of our citizens," Bush told supporters in a sports arena in Wilkes-Barre, delivering a retooled stump speech that portrays Kerry as naive on terror and eager to raise taxes.
Goering, after WWII at the Nuremburg Trials:
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for their lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.
I know I'm preaching to the choir here on this blog but I just had to point this out. I'm sure there's a ton of other examples to choose from but this was the latest.

The Kerry campaign response to Dubya:
Kerry retorted that Bush had him wrong on both counts. "We need a president who defends America and who fights for the middle class at the same time," Kerry said in Milwaukee. "I guarantee you I will leave no stone unturned to protect this country I love."


"They have stooped so low now that they are using a pack of wolves running around a forest trying to scare you. This president is trying to scare America ... in a despicable and contemptible way," Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards said in Boynton Beach, Fla.