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2004 US Presidential Election
January 22, 2004
Kerry | Kerry's Electibility

From TNR:

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry likes to say that, if he’s the Democratic nominee and President Bush wants to make the election a referendum on national security, he has just three words to say: “Bring It On!” But what if Kerry becomes the nominee and Bush wants to make the election more than a referendum on national security? What would the Republicans bring on then?

In all likelihood, they would hammer Kerry for his opposition to mandatory minimum sentences for dealers who sell drugs to children and for voting against the death penalty for terrorists. They would mock his efforts to provide cash benefits to drug addicts and alcoholics, and his onetime opposition to a modest work requirement for welfare recipients. They would trash him for supporting more than half a trillion dollars in tax increases-including hikes in gas taxes and Social Security taxes on ordinary Americans-while accepting free housing and other goodies for himself from friendly influence-peddlers. They would even point out that, when Kerry served as lieutenant governor under one Michael S. Dukakis, Massachusetts famously furloughed more than 500 murderers and sex offenders under a program Kerry later defended as tough.

Posted by Mike Van Winkle at January 22, 2004 02:43 PM | TrackBack

Great comments Mike. Whimpy democrats look extra wimpy when using the Presidents words…”bring it on”. They don’t know how stOOpid they appear. One thing no one has noticed…but I have…without Gebhardt and Braun…the field is down to 7. Now the statement is correct, because there were origianlly SEVEN dwarves!!!

Posted by: DickD at January 22, 2004 10:47 PM

Would you please be so kind as to post the vote Kerry made against death penalty for terrorists? I can’t seem ti find it in his voting record.


Posted by: rayc at February 4, 2004 07:59 PM

i must disagree with you people. democrat’s are not “whimpy”, simply determined. democrat’s help the poor. republicans help the rich. what’s up with the tax cuts? it’s rediculous. you, mr. DickD are very very rude.

Posted by: Julia Mounsey at March 1, 2004 07:18 PM

No Julia. democrats steal from one minority economic class, the productive, by threat of force and buy votes from the majority economic class, the underproductive.

Posted by: Rob Brown at June 29, 2004 10:11 AM

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