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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

 Six reasons Bush is a coward

Paul Waldman has written a compelling column that includes six examples of W's cowardice:
  1. When Bush was told that America was under attack by terrorists, he froze like a deer in the headlights, sitting there listening to "My Pet Goat" for seven interminable minutes before someone came and told him it was OK for him to get up and start doing something presidential. Ask a Bush partisan about this and their spinning will generate enough centrifugal force to suck in anything in the room that isn't bolted down. He was trying to reassure the children, they'll say, and project strength. When Ari Fleischer held up a sign that read, "Don't say anything yet," a real man would not have complied, as Bush did. A real man would have stood up, said, "It's been wonderful to meet you children, but I have to go" and gone to check on the status of the country he was supposed to be leading.

  2. When the September 11 commission wanted to question the President, he ran like a little girl who just saw a spider. First, he said he wouldn't testify. Then he said he'd talk to them, but not under oath, and only for an hour. Finally he agreed, but only so long as no one recorded the session, and Dick Cheney came along to bail him out if things got uncomfortable. These weren't just the actions of a man who had something to hide, they were the actions of a man afraid to answer for what he did and didn't do. And what kind of a wimp can't be questioned without his vice president by his side?

  3. Bush has held only twelve solo press conferences in his presidency, fewer than any other modern president, and you can rest assured there won't be another one between now and November. A real man would take questions from the press, even if some of them are going to be confrontational.

  4. At his last disastrous press conference, Bush couldn't bring himself to admit to a single mistake he had made in office. Real men admit it when they're wrong.

  5. No undecided voters - let alone Democrats - are allowed into Bush campaign events, lest the farcical "Ask the President" events include a question that is not accompanied by fulsome praise of Bush's greatness. A real man would have the guts to encounter voters who don't already love him.

  6. Bush's representatives are now pushing to eliminate from the schedule of debates the 'town hall' scheduled to take place in St. Louis. According to news reports, they are concerned that, though the audience is supposed to consist of undecided voters, a Kerry supporter might sneak in and get to ask a question. What kind of a wimp is scared of answering a question from someone who supports his opponent? After all, Bush is supposed to be the president of all Americans not just those who support him. But he doesn't seem to have the guts to look voters in the eye.
Also check out Josh Marshall's writings on W's moral cowadice.

Do you disagree? Is W a coward or not? Discuss.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush is a man of action, he tends to the countries needs without regard to whether it's good for his re-election campaign or not. He'd rather see a stronger more prosperous America than to bring it to it's knees in an election bid. He make's his decisions and acts on them without regard to whether people like or dislike them as they are truely in our best interest, not what will make him more popular at the expense of our nation.

President Bush is a man of strength and conviction. He does what REAL men do and that's to lead effectively without regard to their hollywood image. If Kerry wins the eletion, he can thank Bush for the long coat-tails he'll ride as he brings the nation once again to a point of depression and scandal that another Republican is elected to clean up the mess.

History truely repeats itself.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The previous comment ignores recent history: America's most prosperous decade was under a Democrat, Bill Clinton. We sank into our current crappy economy as W took office and he hasn't done much to help it. Oh, he has mentioned that offshoring is good for American business. HUH? He's also turned a huge budget surplus into the largest debt ever.

--W has lead us into a war against a country that had no WMD program, let alone WMD. Nor did Iraq's government have any connection to 9/11, as numerous investigations have shown. Over $200 billion later, the world is far less safe, America especially.

--W has given huge tax cuts to the wealthiest people in the country--the ones who got rich in the Clinton era--but has done nothing to help struggling middle a lower income families. $300 tax refund doesn't go to far.

--W ignored the Al Qaeda threat until 9/11, but blames the Clinton administration for our unpreparednes. It was this same administration that had been trying to get Bin Laden and had been warning W about him during those first 9 months W was in office.

--Aside from not funding local law enforcement agencies for Homeland Security (I mean, duh!) now W has let the Assault Weapons Ban lapse with no pressure from him, despite saying he supported it and would sign the extension.

Jeez, I could go on all day. Suffice it to say, that I agree with nanovirus's post. W is really a moral coward.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This WMD thing is such BS... If you want to say Bush lied about them then have you to take into account that Kerry and the commitee he was a part of lied to Bush in telling them that WMD's weere present.... Though I guess you could go on to say that Kerry wasn't present at the meeting. If he is as good a president as he is a senator God help us all...

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kerry only has to fail to mislead us, to do a better job than Bush.

And anonymous #1 is a troll.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Kerry is sure doing a great job of misleading the public now. He'll do or say anything at any expense for votes. Democrats are the vicious, uncaring people. They spout off about peace and freedom and truthfullness while at the same time causing civil unrest, fabricating untruths, bending the truth and then have the nerve to b1tch that Republicans are the violent ones. Dems are puss1es.... And yes, I am a troll, and I have LOTS of ip's.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some examples???

Bush took us into a war we didn't need to fight, misdirecting resources from the real war on terror in Afghanistan. Duh.

The RNC was an embarrassment and a low in modern politics for any party. The sarcasm, venom and out-right fabrications (LIES) spewing from the podium was unbelievable.

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some examples???

Bush took us into a war we didn't need to fight, misdirecting resources from the real war on terror in Afghanistan. Duh.

The RNC was an embarrassment and a low in modern politics for any party. The sarcasm, venom and out-right fabrications (LIES) spewing from the podium was unbelievable.

12:42 AM  

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