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Trying to mount a dead horse
Washington Times ^ | 2/06/04 | Wesley Pruden

Posted on 02/05/2004 10:07:06 PM PST by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:13:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Politics makes strange bedfellows, and it does funny things to birds, too. Some of our doves, accustomed to flying on only one wing the left are auditioning as hawks.

Over 40 years the Democrats have raised sneering at military service and sacrifice to an art form. The mere sight of a uniform, especially if bedecked with medals and service ribbons, often sends liberals into something close to cardiac arrest. Add a flag or two and a little martial music and some Democrats (a former president and his mouthy wife come to mind) imagine they're back at the Nuremberg rally.


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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; airforces; awol; bush; bushrecord; deserter; honorabledischarge; michaelmoore; nationalguard; tang; wbush; wesleypruden

1 posted on 02/05/2004 10:07:06 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Bump
2 posted on 02/05/2004 10:10:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ...... /~normsrevenge - FoR California Propositions/Initiatives info...)
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To: kattracks
It is a Da%*^ed good record, too!
3 posted on 02/05/2004 11:07:16 PM PST by Budge ( <>< .)
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To: kattracks
Michael Moore mocking Bush's military record has about as much relevance as Larry Flynt sneering at St. Paul's record as a church leader.
4 posted on 02/05/2004 11:15:36 PM PST by WaterDragon (GWB is The MAN!)
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To: kattracks
The Dems will rue the day they started this stuff.
5 posted on 02/05/2004 11:46:25 PM PST by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: ohioWfan; mystery-ak
This lays out the truth about W's enlistment and Guard service, etc. I can't remember who else was talking about it last night, or I'd ping them.
6 posted on 02/06/2004 1:39:08 PM PST by GretchenEE (The woman who walks with God always gets to her destination.)
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To: ohioWfan; mystery-ak
Particularly pertinent paragraph:

"Mr. Bush, fresh out of Yale, enlisted in 1968, first in the Air Force, as do most Air National Guardsmen, and learned to fly the F-102, a Delta-wing interceptor regarded by pilots as a particularly difficult plane to fly. He was then assigned to the Texas Air National Guard at Ellington Air Force Base near Houston. His unit was never called to active duty during the four years he served in Texas. Most Guard units were not. Pilots who flew with him called him one of their best, and his flight instructor told the Boston Globe that "I would rank him among the top 5 percent of the pilots I knew."

7 posted on 02/06/2004 1:40:34 PM PST by GretchenEE (The woman who walks with God always gets to her destination.)
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To: WaterDragon; GretchenEE
Michael Moore mocking Bush's military record has about as much relevance as Larry Flynt sneering at St. Paul's record as a church leader.

Ooooooh, GOOD one, WD! :o)

IMO, this whole 'effort' of Kerry and the left to mislead the American people about the President's Guard duty is going to backfire on them.

The one thing that anyone but a hardcore leftist (or rightist) knows, is that he is an honorable man. This slander isn't going to work.

8 posted on 02/06/2004 2:06:52 PM PST by ohioWfan (BUSH 2004 - Leadership, Integrity, Morality)
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To: ohioWfan
Thanks, oWf! This slander isn't going to work.

It might unless we grassrooters keep the word of truth going out to everyone, of every political persuasion, we know. Which is what we're doing all the TIME, I think, starting right here on FR!

9 posted on 02/06/2004 4:14:46 PM PST by WaterDragon (GWB is The MAN!)
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To: kattracks
Trying to mount a dead horse

That's nothing. Soon, in Kerry's home state, you'll be able to marry a dead horse.

10 posted on 02/06/2004 4:22:26 PM PST by LexBaird ("I don't do diplomacy." - Donald Rumsfeld)
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To: kattracks
X-42 Xlinton protested the Vietnam war in England and visited Russia on New Year's Eve 1970.

The hypocrisy that the Left has is mind-boggling.

11 posted on 02/06/2004 4:22:46 PM PST by ServesURight (FReecerely Yours,)
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