Skip to comments.Bush Offers Best Wishes for Clinton (Liberal bias shows again)
Posted on 09/03/2004 11:16:20 AM PDT by MaineRepublic
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - President Bush (news - web sites) on Friday wished Bill Clinton (news - web sites) "best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery."
"He's is in our thoughts and prayers," Bush said at a campaign rally.
Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them.
Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath.
Bush recently praised Clinton when the former president went to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He lauded Clinton for his knowledge, compassion and "the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."
This is no longer a free press. This is a press bought and paid for by the Democratic party.
I saw the remarks on FOX and the crowd applauded and supported Bush's words. Pure class.
I'm not even sure they boo'd. I heard the clip at the top of the hour and it sounded more like a reaction of surprise at the news. I didn't hear any loud boos.
People booing should be ashamed of themselves.
So maybe we should contact FAIR right?
President Bush should have had the Secret Service spray autofire over their heads?
And the Democrats didn't stop the protesters in NYC this week either. A few boos, and I'll bet there were very few, are just as much an example of freedom of speech as the vile things I say and heard from the filthy folk protesting Bush.
There is a bit more to this statement than meets the eye. Replace it with
The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ran their ads. Bush did nothing to stop them.
A subtle Dem talking point reinforcement courtesy of the AP.
All I can say is that maybe now the Left will stop their insensitive remarks about Dick Cheney's heart problems. One can hope can't one?
What the hell? I watched it live and I heard no boos; I saw a respectful round of applause and cheers.
Maybe if there were boos, Bush didn't even hear them? Just like at first he didn't know there was a commotion from a protester inside the Garden and kept going with his speech while the delegates were shouting "Four more years"
Then contact the Associated Press and tell them to stop putting lies out on the wire.
AP: The Kerry campaign just filed a complaint with the FEC to prevent the audience at Bush's campaign rally to stop the illegal and partisan attacks against the greatest President there ever was. Mr. Bush did nothing to prevent the complaint but also did not specifically denounce the "booing".
This is only the beginning. The press is actually going to start outright lying in articles.
There's already a bunch of lies plastered in AP articles. Provable lies. Not spin.
I haerd a clip on the radio news. I heard NO booing. I would assume, even without hearing that clip, that the AP story contains at least gross exaggeration, and perhaps outright fabrications.
Lying press should be ashamed of themselves. (Whether or not they did in this case, I have no idea...)
What utter poppycock.....like others who have already responded I heard it live and this is nothing more than media spin.
Sort of like the media claiming her Heinous was received with a standing O instead of the boos at the MTV tribute to 9/11.
If people did boo (and those would be in the vast, vast minority), then short of Bush going into the audience with a roll of duct tape, how was he supposed to stop them? Every so often, people suck and react inappropriately - how that's Bush's fault is hard to fathom.
I would think even the stupidest people in the MSM could extrapolate this into a "the protesters booed Bush during his speech and Kerry did nothing to stop them," kind of thing. But then again, that doesn't fit their agenda, so maybe not.
I should clarify and say that by "I watched it live", I meant "I watched it live on TV." I wasn't there. There may have been a few boos, but if they were they were drowned out in the broadcast by the applause.
And telling the AP to stop lying would probably be about as effective as pointing out to MoveOn.org the error of their ways, or trying to reason with Michael Moore.
I am listening to the speech live on WTMJ. When the President said this, the audience applauded. I did not hear a single boo.
This story is a blatant lie, and someone needs to straighten AP out.
The press has been doing that for years. This is nothing new.
I am sure only a handful of people booed. The majority of the crowd had much more class than that. Leave it to spin.
You mean Letterman? He'll be all solemn tonight.
He's done dozens of Cheney/heart jokes.
I already emailed the Associated Press at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Probably to no avail, but I got it off my chest.
Actually, it is better for truth when the press is obviously lying. The Russian people knew that Pravda was full of lies. Our press is not much different.
If there was even one boo, the press would write that the "highly partisan crowd booed at the redmeat remarks Bush made about President Clinton."
Bush could have made a private phone call to Clinton and wished him the best. Why did he have to do it at a campaign rally with die-hard conservatives in the audience? Sheesh, I get so sick of Bush with this compassionate crap. People like Clinton hate Bush's guts.
I think it was his compassionate side that got him elected in the first place. You can be conservative and still care about people.
Meanwhile at Tereza's house, Mr. French is cursing that Clinton's stolen his headlines again, and praying that if Bubba is going to die, he'll do it closer to the election so Kerry can get a bounce.
The AP should required to register as a 527 for the Rats.
Oh, for crying out loud. What's he supposed to do? Order the military to mow them down? Try to "suushhh" them, like one of the Kerry kids tried to do with that audience reaction the other day?
Well, shoot, AP can do better than this. Why not:
1. Hurricane Frances head towards Florida. Bush does nothing to stop it.
2. The sun sets in the West today. Bush has done nothing to stop it.
3. Tens of millions of people farted today. Bush did nothing to stop them.
4. Thousands of people died of natural causes today in the US. Bush did nothing to save them.
5. My teenage son was snotty to me today. Bush did nothing to stop him.
What next for these media scumbags? I'm telling you, they've gone completely bonkers in their hatred for George Bush. It's affected their minds, I swear...
Nobody here likes Klintoon and with good reason, but it is appropriate to pray for him. I will certainly pray for his spedy and complete recovery.
My dad had a quintuple bypass. I know what Clinton is facing.
Columbia Presbyterian is a good hospital, BTW, and interestingly sits on the site of Hilltop Park, the first home of the New York Highlanders, who would later become the Yankees.
there was absolutely no booing... i heard cheering... how disgusting this is getting...
Totally agree. Imagine if Cheney had another heart attack. The libs would be uncorking champagne bottles.
It's Bush's fault!
I agree. We all have our thoughts about Clinton, but airing unfortunate statements simply make us look small. No, let them look small.
I have nothing to say on the subject of Clinton's medical needs.
Anybody who booed is a contemptible wretch, but I seriously doubt there were more than handful of them, if any. If there were more, you can bet we'd be hearing about it all week long from the MSM. Anything to make Bush look bad.
Oh mY word, that's an outright lie by AP, I did not hear anyone boo, if anyone did, it was drowned out by those who cheered. The president also mentioned the Russia situation and the hurricane headed towards Florida, and in all cases, the people cheered.
Clinton does not actually need the heart surgery. He actually told the his doctor he had a "shortness of breasts" and the Dr. simply misunderstood him.
The NY Times will headline it, "Bush Offers Best Wishes, Mentions 911."
I believe nothing the Old media says any longer. perhaps there were one or two boos, as there are a few people even here incapable of compassion. The press would most assuredly find them if they existed in that crowd. On the whole, from what people saw have said, Republicans acted as I would expect. With compassion for an ill soul. President behaved as I knew he would, with Christian charity and the crowd apparently took his lead.
I don't beleive a word of this story.
I just sent the following e-mail to AP, and WTMJ radio in Milwaukee:
is an out-and-out lie. I listened to this entire speech on WTMJ, 620 am. When the President made his remarks about President Clinton, the crowd very politely, and loudly, applauded. I could hear not one boo.
I think you should correct your story, or listen to the tape. Actually, maybe not. Im hopeful that many democrats read your story and demand to see it for themselves. Once they see that your story is false, maybe it will get through to them that your stories are not accurate.
True, they would make sure to mention it.
But I can believe it, anyway.
I agree w/you, I'd hope they'd show more class. (To wit, if you can't say something nice, say nothing at all!)
Even tho I hate the SOB. I truly do.
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