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OfflineZahid
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Bush: Re-elect me or die
    #2914360 - 07/22/04 01:32 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Bush: Re-election will ensure U.S. safety

Wed Jul 21, 6:59 AM ET
By Richard Benedetto, USA TODAY


President Bush (news - web sites) campaigned in two crucial states Tuesday, promising voters in Iowa and Missouri that if they give him another term, he'll make the nation safer and the world "more peaceful than it is today."


"No one wants to be the war president. I want to be the peace president," he told about 1,000 supporters at the Kirkwood Community College gym here. Reflecting the political nature of the event, the electronic basketball clock behind him read "2004" and the scoreboard showed each team with 43 points. Bush is the 43rd president.


He repeated the more-peaceful-world refrain several times during the talk, and asserted, "For a while, we were marching to war; now, we're marching to peace."


Later, he delivered a similar message to about 8,000 supporters at Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis.


In Iowa, Bush introduced his twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, 22, who were making their first joint campaign appearance with their father on the campaign trail. Each has traveled with him separately before. They did not speak. Having them along, Bush said, "makes the day a little shorter and the trip more fun."


Roaming the stage in a sweat-soaked blue shirt and gripping a handheld microphone, Bush wiped some perspiration from his eyes and chastised Sens. John Kerry (news - web sites) and John Edwards (news - web sites), the Democratic ticket, for being among the 12 senators who voted against an $87 billion supplemental budget to provide aid to rebuild Iraq (news - web sites) and Afghanistan (news - web sites) and to arm and equip U.S. troops there.


"When you put people in harm's way, they deserve the best," he said.


Turning to domestic affairs, Bush declared that the "economy is strong, and it's getting stronger." He noted that Iowa's unemployment rate is 4.3%, well below the 5.6% national average.


He credited tax cuts enacted over the past three years with boosting the economy and said Kerry and Edwards would repeal the cuts if elected. "We're not going to let them raise the taxes on you," he said.


The Democratic National Committee (news - web sites) put out a statement challenging Bush's upbeat economic outlook. "Bush's rosy version of the economy is out of touch with middle-class reality. While the president's wealthy friends may be benefiting from the increasingly two-tiered economy, middle-class American families are more squeezed than ever by higher prices and lower wages," the DNC said.


In 2000, Bush barely lost Iowa's seven electoral votes and narrowly won Missouri's 11. Polls show Bush and Kerry running neck and neck in both states this year. Each candidate is spending a lot of time and television ad money in the states. Tuesday's stops marked Bush's 19th visit to Missouri and 12th visit to Iowa since taking office.


In Iowa, Bush took a series of mostly easy questions from the audience.


One little boy asked him if he liked being president. He replied, "So much so that I want to do it for four more years."


A woman holding an infant raised her hand to ask a question. "How old is that baby?" Bush asked.


"Twelve days old," she replied.


"That baby probably thinks it's in the incubator," he quipped in reference to how hot it was in the hall.


One immigrant asked Bush how he could get permanent-residence status. Bush told him there are procedures he must follow and wished him good luck.





He added, "I hope you think it is interesting that you get to come as a person newly arrived and ask the president a question. That's our system. It's an open system."


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914377 - 07/22/04 01:35 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

I dont understand this re elect me or die thing you got out of this. Sounds like a campaign to me.


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Redo]
    #2914381 - 07/22/04 01:36 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

There it is again...
"blah blah blah blah..."


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Redo]
    #2914386 - 07/22/04 01:38 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

I think it's pretty clear.


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914393 - 07/22/04 01:39 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Quote:

Zahid said:
I think it's pretty clear.




nowhere do I see it clear, perhaps you can show me?


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Redo]
    #2914399 - 07/22/04 01:41 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Bush's main campaign theme is that only his administration could protect Americans from terrorists. People die in terrorist attacks. Terrorists kill people.


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914404 - 07/22/04 01:43 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Quote:

Zahid said:
Bush's main campaign theme is that only his administration could protect Americans from terrorists. People die in terrorist attacks. Terrorists kill people.




Where does he say that only his admin can protect Americans? I see it more as him saying his admin can do the best job.


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Redo]
    #2914414 - 07/22/04 01:46 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

We ought ta'art callin' ya root beer'head.


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914421 - 07/22/04 01:47 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

I am reminded of a great quote.

"Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It wastes your time and annoys the pig."
:grin:


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914423 - 07/22/04 01:48 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Quote:

Zahid said:
We ought ta'art callin' ya root beer'head.




??


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914426 - 07/22/04 01:49 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Zahid writes:

Bush's main campaign theme is that only his administration could protect Americans from terrorists.

Sorry, I'm with Redo on this one. Not only is that not Bush's main campaign theme, but it is certainly not illustrated in the article you reprinted.

Could you put in a quote for us the part where he says (or even implies) that if he is not re-elected we will die? I read the whole thing carefully three times and I missed it.

Thank you.

pinky


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Phred]
    #2914437 - 07/22/04 01:51 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Look man, I know my facts.

Bush sucks.


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914474 - 07/22/04 02:01 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

So you can't find anything in that article that supports the title you gave to your post?

Neither could I.

pinky


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914512 - 07/22/04 02:15 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

man i read all that and got nothing the title is miss leading i was hopeing that was a quote from something bush said in the artical. its really just a artical about him talking to people


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914541 - 07/22/04 02:25 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

on another note...

...Bush...chastised Sens. John Kerry (news - web sites) and John Edwards (news - web sites), the Democratic ticket, for being among the 12 senators who voted against an $87 billion supplemental budget to provide aid to rebuild Iraq (news - web sites) and Afghanistan (news - web sites) and to arm and equip U.S. troops there.


"When you put people in harm's way, they deserve the best," he said.


why didn't we give them the best before we shipped them out?


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: AhronZombi]
    #2914618 - 07/22/04 02:48 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

To be honest I never read the article.


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914693 - 07/22/04 03:17 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Quote:

Zahid said:
To be honest I never read the article.




Pesonal attacks are against the rules of this forum.

I am asking for a waiver. Give me some discretion and let me make my case.

Point 1) Zahid cited this particular article

Point 2) Zahid readily admits he never read the article that he so blatently mistitled.

Let me also add that I am not for personal attacks per se, because I feel that they do little to raise the level of discourse on this forum. But I think we need to judge this on a case by case basis when it comes to monumental fuck ups of the facts such as this. And I promise not to get too personal.

I would just go with a generic motif such as "You are a mindless idiot who will be first against the wall when the revolution comes". Or maybe, "You are a complete fucking moron that just wasted everyone's time with this particular thread" Or even the more subtle "I give my condolences to both you and the doctors that botched you labotomy."

Anyway, I will await approval before posting such taunts. Zahid, I hope that you are drinking as much as I am. When the shit hits the fan, I always blame the bottle.


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: JesusChrist]
    #2914720 - 07/22/04 03:30 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Yea!


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: Zahid]
    #2914734 - 07/22/04 03:36 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Now that is what I am talking about!


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Re: Bush: Re-elect me or die [Re: JesusChrist]
    #2915063 - 07/22/04 08:23 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Quote:

"You are a mindless idiot who will be first against the wall when the revolution comes".



Hitchikers Guide quotes always awesome!  :thumbup:


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