New York Dems: Bush exploits 9/11

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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/17/dems.rnc/index.html
     
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    What about how many liberals act like we should forget about 9/11? What about how Kerry is exploiting Vietnam when he keeps mentioning his service without ever mentioning how he thought it was one big atrocity and that the veterans were murderers? Then there are people like Moore who exploit 9/11 and the Iraq war and many Democrats who agree with him. I guess that's okay though.
     
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    Funny... I do recall the parent of a 9/11 victim speaking at the DNC.....

    Pot. Kettle. Black.
     
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    There is a very good reason for this disgusting example of hypocrisy: The Democrats are friggin' shaking in their Birkenstocks. Beyond President Bush's many other strengths, they KNOW that his leadership in the war on terror will not only remind people about his greatest strength, it will ALSO expose their most crucial shortcoming: Kerry & the Democrats' inability to keep us safe from the barbarians of the world, for we, in their eyes, are the bad guys. 9/11 is symbolic not only of Bush's call to arms, it symbolizes the abject failure of both their golden boy, Bill Clinton, AND the destruction of their entire policy of diplomacy over action.

    Considering how the LMM & Dems applauded the exploitation of 9/11 by gutter trash like Michael Moore, Charlie Rangle, Wes Clark, Howard Dean, & Ted Kennedy, it is BEYOND insanity-based hypocrisy to try to keep it off limits from President Bush & the Republicans, the only people to both truly honor the victims and actually take action to prevent another such tragedy from ever touching our shores, our streets, our lives.

    To me, we OWN 9/11. They had eight years, many attacks on their watch, and did NOTHING, even going so far as to deny Sudan's offer of bin Laden on a silver plate. President Bush, the Republicans, & our beloved military have crushed the Taliban & Al Qaeda into small shreds, liberated two nations, forced Libya into surrender, and freed over 50 million people from tyranny, all the while making us more secure than we have been since the age of terrorism began to rear its satanic, vile head in the world.

    Unless President Bush is reelected, we will once again be under the gun by islamic terrorists and many more thousands & thousands of innocent Americans will pay with their lives for the forgotten lessons of that dark day in September.
     
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    USA, nice post.

    That exploitation would be WHAT EXACTLY???

    Invading Afganistan to enforce the oil pipeline (never actually built)?

    That was the VERY FIRST accusation leveled against Bush I remember, some four days since 9/11.
     
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    When we accuse, we sometimes tell more about ourselves than we meant to. Exploiting tragedy for political gain seems a perfectly permissible strategy for Democrats, so, naturally they assume that this is what Republicans are doing. It's just like the 2000 election; Democrats automatically assumed that Republicans were using media influence to skew results, because that is what Democrats do instinctively (remember that the mainstream media declared Florida for Gore before the polls were even closed in the Fla. panhandle. This kind of low-life underhandedness is second nature to the left; naturally, they assume that anyone else would do the same thing).
     
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    Okay, I'm not saying whether or not I'm buying this 9/11 exploitation thing. But the GOP has never had their convention in NYC before, and NYC is one of the most Democratic cities in the U.S. But what's the motivation for having the convention in NYC (even if it was chosen 2 years ago, but still after 9/11)?
     
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    Pretty much any major city is going to be largely liberal, and while 9/11 may have had something to do with it, I wouldn't say that's the only reason. Most of the rest of the state is fairly conservative. They also may be trying to win the votes of New Yorkers (imagine the shock if the Republicans capture Hillary's [surrogate] home state).
     
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    Politics!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/07/nyregion/07REPU.html 7

    "Republican officials said they chose New York over two competing cities, Tampa and New Orleans, in part because of what they described as the enormous political and emotional symbolism that has become attached to the city since the terror attack on Sept. 11, 2001. They also said New York had offered the best package of financial incentives, including a pledge to raise $53 million in private contributions to defray the estimated cost of $80 million for the gathering.

    New York officials, led by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Gov. George E. Pataki, both Republicans, had lobbied urgently for the convention to be held at Madison Square Garden, arguing that it would be a psychological and financial lift to the city during difficult times."


    "While few Republicans believe that holding the convention in New York would improve Mr. Bush's chances of winning a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly 2 million, several argued today that they achieved the admittedly mischievous result of forcing Democrats to pay attention to a state that they would prefer to take for granted.

    Finally, New York now has a Republican governor and New York City a Republican mayor, which is helpful both logistically and symbolically. "
     

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