Friday, September 03, 2004

Mainstream Catches Distortions

From today's Washington Post - GOP Prism Distorts Some Kerry Positions:

Both Vice President Cheney and Miller have said that Kerry would like to see U.S. troops deployed only at the direction of the United Nations, with Cheney noting that the remark had been made at the start of Kerry's political career. This refers to a statement made nearly 35 years ago, when Kerry gave an interview to the Harvard Crimson, 10 months after he had returned from the Vietnam War angry and disillusioned by his experiences there. (President Bush at the time was in the Air National Guard, about to earn his wings.)
The campaign's response to that? ""Whether it was in the '70s, '80s or '90s, Sen. Kerry has demonstrated a general pattern of hostility to a strong national defense."

Fairly lame.

This article is a more complete, thorough examination of the truths and background I discussed yeterday from the Snopes site.

Cut through all the shade and you uncover this startling truth: Kerry was casting - wait for it - fiscally conservative votes! Noooooo! Anything but that! He's supposed to be a tax-and-spend traitor from Mass. Doh!

He voted against the same programs that George H. Bush and Dick Cheney argued for cutting.

I know Democrats are guilty of this same selective lighting of records (and the Snopes site takes aim equally at all urban campaign legends. Check out that site and this article and start investigating yourself.

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