Good News! Kerry Rescued by New York Times

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    Whew. That was close. Earlier this week, Hanoi John’s campaign looked like a goner.

    First was the disastrous interview with Charlie Gibson on Good Morning America, where HJ came off as a truculent, arrogant jerk lying through his teeth.

    Then came the $1,000 Haircut, with HJ flying his personal hairdresser from Washington to a speaking event in Pennsylvania in Tuh-RAY-zuh’s $35 million private jet for a hair “touchup.” (Note: That’s what the press calculated -- flying a Gulfstream V from DC to PA and back costs thousands of dollars alone.)

    The third whammy came when the Village Voice ran an op-ed titled “John Kerry Must Go.” Here’s an excerpt:

    With the air gushing out of John Kerry's balloon, it may be only a matter of time until political insiders in Washington face the dread reality that the junior senator from Massachusetts doesn't have what it takes to win and has got to go.

    When the Village Voice -- that ultimate bastion of chi-chi-goo-goo liberalism -- pronounces a Democrat politically deceased, call for the hearse.

    And these are only three examples of a legion of doom and gloom articles permeating the liberal alphabet media. I was beginning to panic. They’re figuring it out that Kerry will be lucky to carry Massachusetts, the Dem power boys are going to dump him for sure, he’ll never make it through the nominating convention in late July... these were the worry-wort thoughts racing through my brain. And then the Gray Lady came to the rescue.

    Kerry Turns Tables on Bush and Cheney Over War Records blared a front page headline in the New York Times on April 27, just in the nick of time. This puff piece, touting a “provocative four-page handout headlined, ‘Key Unanswered Questions: Bush's Record in the National Guard’” passed out by campaign staff, was a signal to all the Kerry-doubters in the liberal ranks to keep flogging Kerry’s dead horse.

    As long as the NYT keeps flogging away, there’s still hope the “Dim Dems” won’t recognize Kerry is DOA, even in the face of evidence like op-eds popping up all over the country describing Kerry and his wife as “The Gigolo and the Gold Digger.”

    Or try this on: Without irony or sarcasm, the Democrat-leaning The Hill magazine (as in Capitol Hill, a report that goes out to all Congressional offices) ran this item today, April 30:

    Sen. John Kerry's (D-Mass.) presidential campaign is assembling a "Team B" group of advisors to craft a political strategy for catastrophic events, such as a terrorist attack on the United States before the election, the capture of Osama bin Laden, a vast improvement in the economy, or any other event that could alter the political zeitgeist in 2004.

    So -- the Democrats look upon the capture of Bin Laden or a vast improvement in the economy as a catastrophe, equivalent to a terrorist attack on their country.

    Rest assured. As long as the New York Times remains blinded by bitterness towards the Bush Presidency, the resolute march of the Democrats to Kerry Hara-Kiri in November will continue.

    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/4/30/170640.shtml
     
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    We have heard this theme before, what is good for the country is bad for the democrats. Sad
     
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    Sad,but no surprise. Why would the NYT want the best man for the country as opposed to the Liberal man? And uh...isn't Bush's military record old news. That looks really desperate. I think it's pretty funny that they have to assemble a special team for good things that might happen.

    What are they going to do if Osama is caught-try to tell everyone how bad of a thing that is? LOL And if another horrible event happens-I guess they will drag this country throught turmoil trying to fight with Bush and blame it on him. The economy,allready lookin good. My husband and I are in the process of buying a home(closing in 2 weeks) and we got locked in at a great interest rate a couple weeks ago. My mom however is getting ready to sell her home,and can't get the same rate allready. Financial guy we are using says they are rising quickly because the economy is getting strong.

    Bottom line,the NYT will always be on the Dems side. I personally don't see why the media world holds them up on such a pedestal. Kerry is not going to have much to harp on other than the loss of lives in Iraq,which Bush has done a great job reassuring the country about thus far. I don't think they should be used in any campaign though-looks kinda bad. NYT stinks!
     
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    Sad, buts it's standard policy now, that's even sadder, and frightening.
     
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    The other day, Falugah was under heavy fire. MAny insurgents were killed as well as US soldiers. It got 24 hour air-play on the News networks. So what does the NYT run with as its top-fold story? An interview with John Kerry's Butler on how he's such a normal guy. The ironic part is that it showed just how out of touch he is with the rest of the world. It described how this guys only job is to be at Mr. Kerry's beck and call 24/7. How he has bottled water chilled to 40 degrees uncapped and at the ready should John need it. How he makes he PB & J on "wheat bread" for the campaign trail. Yep just like the rest of us regular slobs.
     
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    You know, if I didn't know better I'd think you were all concerned with a war or something. Gee, doesn't everyone have a butler and a wife/husband worth $500 mil? So he's running for president, what else would a giggalo do? Bring her a PBJ?
     
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    Two things to mention, first the economy WILL NOT improve. Energy prices are skyrocketing, which will increase the costs of nearly all consumer goods. Cost increases will squeeze consumer pocketbooks and cause them to buy less. The economy is not going to improve anytime soon, regardless of who gets elected. We are in too deep of a hole right now.

    As for Osama...I wouldn't put it past Bush, if he's captured well before the election, to keep it secret until a day or two before the election and then unleash a media blitz. Reagan did the same thing by convincing the Ayatollah Khomeini to hold off on releasing the hostages until after he was in office.

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    Here is a better picture of the economy.
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4696&highlight=economic
     
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    You got proof of that?
     
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    Reagan did not have to say a word to the Ayatollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Khomeini realized he would be on the receiving end of a shit storm if he did not release the hostages.
     

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