Just As I Thought

Debate notes III

Don’t you just love it when a Bush shows how out of touch he is with the reality of everyday Americans?
He claims that by allowing the government to provide health care, the quality of health care will go down and there will be rationing.
He obviously has never heard of HMOs, the pit of low quality health care where rationing is rampant.

Bush also says that those “activist judges are defining the definition of marriage.” Hmm. Defining the definition?

Bush just has the most amusing way of speaking, mangling the language in such a way that it almost seems like it’s not his native tongue. For example:

“I have got a comprehensive strategy to not only chase down the Al Qaida…”

At least he’s not chasing just an Al Qaida.

“We held to account a terrorist regime in Saddam Hussein.”

Perhaps that explains Saddam’s reported surgery last week — they were taking the regime out.

“Gosh, I just don’t think I ever said I’m not worried about Osama bin Laden. It’s kind of one of those exaggerations.”

Jeepers, George, things are just swell! Wanna go down to the malt shop? Of course, he did say this, not once but twice.

“We’re working with Canada to hopefully — that they’ll produce a — help us realize the vaccine necessary to make sure our citizens have got flu vaccinations during this upcoming season.”

But wait a minute — at the last debate you were against importing drugs from Canada, you flip-flopper!

“I’ve got policies to continue to grow our economy and create the jobs of the 21st century. And here’s some help for you to go get an education. Here’s some help for you to go to a community college. ”

So, people who’ve lost their jobs under Bush should just go back to school. Should they also move into their parent’s home because they have no income? Imagine all the poverty stricken unemployed crowding our community colleges under the new Bush administration… too bad he doesn’t have a war to send them to like in the Vietnam era… oh, wait.

“I believe the role of government is to stand side by side with our citizens to help them realize their dreams, not tell citizens how to live their lives. ”

Unless, of course, you’re gay.

And here is where my opponent and I differ. In September 2003, he supported amnesty for illegal aliens.

Wait a minute — didn’t this president float the idea of an amnesty a few years ago, trying to get the Hispanic vote?

And a wonderful example — however tongue-in-cheek — of the lack of self-examination in this administration:

SCHIEFFER: Health insurance costs have risen over 36 percent over the last four years according to The Washington Post. We’re paying more. We’re getting less. 

I would like to ask you: Who bears responsibility for this? Is it the government? Is it the insurance companies? Is it the lawyers? Is it the doctors? Is it the administration?

BUSH: Gosh, I sure hope it’s not the administration.

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