I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh during the Clinton administration, and he used to berate Democrats for trying to nursemaid the American public. The way Bush is talking about the drug importation from Canada and the Medicare plan, he sounds like the Great Mother, saying the government's job is to protect people. We're talking about brand-name drugs from American and European drug companies.
For that matter, I've seen this in a number of Bush-era Republicans. Instead of reducing the role of government, they want to create new agencies, expand the scope of federal agencies. Reagan must be spinning in his grave.
John Kerry, fighting for the middle class. Reminds me of "O Brother Where Art Thou": Homer Stokes, friend of the little man.
Bush talks about helping people out the recession. There wasn’t a recession before Bush got into office. Like father, like son.
Bush was talking about how he would cut the deficit by eliminating overspending. Just a few minutes earlier, it was revealed that in the 4 years he has been in office, he has never vetoed a spending bill, to the tune of $700 billion.
Kerry talking directly to the camera is a hell of a lot more believable than Bush, or Bush Sr.
I love the way Bush’s head thrusts forward when he gets passionate about a point. Looks just like a monkey. Just replace the microphone with a banana, and he’s ready for the local zoo.
Bush as an environmentalist. Kind of like Bill Clinton as a poster child for marital fidelity and family values. I don’t event think that ass knows how to spell “Kyoto” I remember when Christie Whitman accepted the post of EPA commissioner. I’m surprised her small intestine didn’t jump up and throttle her brain to stop her from making a career-ending mistake.
I really, REALLY hope Kerry gets rid of the tax loophole for outsourcing jobs. As a tech industry worker and an American, I think the shipment of jobs overseas is probably the worst thing that happened to America since the implementation of income taxes. It takes away the desire to strive for excellence, and makes money the bottom line instead of quality.
Kat said it, and I agree. Bush is a jackass. “Need some wood?”
Blink…blink..blink, blink. What, is he communicating with Cheney by Morse code?
With all due respect, what does Nancy Reagan, Michael J Fox, and Christopher Reeve know about stem cell research that scientists don’t? This is a really touchy point, and the decision about this needs to be made by researchers, not politicians. Kerry is stumbling and stammering on that point.
Thank God Bush has not had the opportunity to appoint someone to the Supreme Court. This guy’s idea of a strict interpretation of the Constitution comes complete with a black pen to cross out those pesky amendments.
Maternity group homes – sounds like a halfway house for unwed mothers.
God damn, Bush is a dumbass. Someone asks him about decisions he made that he later realized was wrong, and he starts defending himself about Iraq and about the tax cut. Why doesn’t he just drop his pants, spread his legs, bend over, and let everyone see how big of an asshole he is.
There’s no doubt in my mind. Kerry won this debate, hands down.