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Postby Transmogrifier » Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:19 pm

Bush's new web ad places images of Hitler amongst Kerry, Michael Moore, Gephardt, Gore, etc.

The ad is called: "The Faces of John Kerry's Democratic Party"

http://www.georgebush.com/Default.aspx

Can anyone defend this?

(Now, in view of disclosure, some of the images were taken from moveon.org submissions--done by citizens (and they lost the contest). But that the campaign thinks its then ok to use them in an ad is amazing. Amazing. )
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Postby KULCAT » Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:21 pm

Funny how ive heard the Bush-Hitler comparassion many times and now he´s using that onto his rivals.
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Postby LionsandTigersOhMy » Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:39 pm

I am all for it. Its about time they started fighting back. I say they put a picture of Kerry with devil horns and beat the libs to the punch!

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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:49 pm

Well, that's the first of this to come from either political campaign. So it isn't so much fighting fire with fire, per se. It's more of an unprovoked attack.

And it's nasty.


Shame on Bush. But in his defense, maybe he believes that Kerry has WMDs.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:52 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:
Shame on Bush. But in his defense, maybe he believes that Kerry has WMDs.


:-b Perhaps we'll have some Special Forces scouting out Kerry's home now. :-b
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Postby Tavish » Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:53 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:Shame on Bush. But in his defense, maybe he believes that Kerry has WMDs.


He should bomb him just in case. From what I have heard Kerry is a threat to our nation's safety. :-b
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Re: If "Hitler" kills a thread, what about political campaign

Postby wkelly91 » Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:00 pm

Transmogrifier wrote:Bush's new web ad places images of Hitler amongst Kerry, Michael Moore, Gephardt, Gore, etc.

The ad is called: "The Faces of John Kerry's Democratic Party"

http://www.georgebush.com/Default.aspx

Can anyone defend this?

(Now, in view of disclosure, some of the images were taken from moveon.org submissions--done by citizens (and they lost the contest). But that the campaign thinks its then ok to use them in an ad is amazing. Amazing. )


I don't agree with it, but it is interesting the reaction you get from Liberals when their own medicine is spooned back to them. :-?
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Postby Tavish » Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:04 pm

BTW Trans, there was another site that connected Goodwin's Law to the ad. ;-D
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Postby Nomar4prez » Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:10 pm

Reason #92348093854 that politics brings out the worst in people.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:13 pm

In my opinion, the real nasty political mudslinging got its start in the Nixon White House, went a little further during the 1980 ABC (Anyone But Carter) campaign, began to soar to new levels during the 1988 campaign of Bush Sr, and has become a trademark of the Republican party. I pause here to remind you of the Chambliss campaign against Cleland, where a triple amputee was compared to Osama.

But I know that I'll never convince you that the Republicans started this. It doesn't matter anyway.

What matters is not "he did this first." That's a child's argument. What matters is that it's nasty and unbecoming of the President of the United States. You cannot claim the moral high ground on the basis of "Kerry did it first," especially when Kerry didn't do it first.
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