Skip to comments.Dems accuse Bush over 9/11 speech
Posted on 09/12/2006 6:35:29 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
TOP Democrats have accused US President George W. Bush of exploiting the September 11 anniversary to boost his faltering Iraq war policy and asked TV networks to give them balancing coverage in future.
"Until now, there has been a complete absence of balance in the news coverage of national security issues," Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to the main networks as both parties jockeyed for position in the November 7 congressional elections.
"We ask that you commit your network to providing fair and equitable coverage to the viewpoints of both Republicans and Democrats," the two Democratic leaders wrote.
Democrats said Mr Bush should have tried to recapture a spirit of national unity in his televised Oval Office on Monday, but instead sought to score political points and boost his party's sagging approval ratings.
Senator Reid said Democrats had been so confident the Republican Bush would be non-partisan that they had not sought equal time on television to offer their party's response.
"Sadly, it was a missed opportunity for President Bush, who apparently was more consumed by staying the course in Iraq and playing election year politics," Senator Reid said, accusing Mr Bush of once again trying to "conflate and blur the war in Iraq with the response to 9/11".
Representative Pelosi said: "The American people deserved an opportunity to grieve and come together as a nation last night. Instead President Bush gave them partisan and inaccurate rhetoric."
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I don't get it.
He's making a speech about one of the biggest events in the war -- but the democrat party hacks don't want him to talk about the war?
Yes...only democrat opinions and policies are to be shared with the public. The PRESIDENT is NOT ALLOWED to discuss his foreign policy with/to the people. (Well, when the president is a republican, then he is not allowed to speak of his policies to the people). Democrats are for censorship.
What he REALLy said was "I used to be like you, then I grew up."
The article said -- "Democrats said Mr Bush should have tried to recapture a spirit of national unity in his televised Oval Office on Monday, but instead sought to score political points and boost his party's sagging approval ratings."
Apparently, to the Democrats, "national unity" means not winning the war against Islamic fascists. To them, this is the only basis for national unity -- under the sword of Islam.
Do you know what is truly scary. There are people out there who actually believe these clowns. Last night was of President Bush's top 3 speech's of all times. It's funny when you speak the truth, these idiots get their panties in a bunch.
Hey SENATOR REID, it's PRESIDENT BUSH, not "Mr. Bush". I know HE'S earned that title.
Top RATS' brainless kneejerk reaction is always to criticize/oppose whatever Bush says/does.
Had he said nothing, they would have bitched about that.
Had he talked about anything else, they would have bitched about that.
We've got to defeat these scum come November.
" Democrats said Mr Bush should have tried to recapture a spirit of national unity in his televised Oval Office on Monday, but instead sought to score political points ..."
Am I the only one who saw Hillary all over tv on 9/11 trashing President Bush ????
back in CLinton days it was OK to talk about anything according to them. I remeber CLinton would make a speech evrytime the Dow Jones went up a point LOL.. "this is the best economy in the last fifty years..." *biting lower lip* *looks into the camera*.. LOL
Oh yeah those Uniters in the DinocRat Party are offended. They have been dividing the Country for 30 years and act like there was anything he could say that they wouldn't attack.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
Clinton used Columbine and the Oklahoma City bombings to push his agenda for Gun Control.
Note to ABC. You brought this on yourself.
When you deal with Democrats or Terrorists, if you give in on one point, they will immediately ask for something more.
Not to say that Democrats are Terrorists, of course. Far from it. They just happen to share this once thing in common.
The Democrats want equal time to make the pro-terrorist case.
(No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo! )
Does either Reid or Pelosi have anything postive to say? I have yet to read anything postive from either.
He's the President. He's supposed to set forth what the nation's policy is. He's supposed to rally the country. If it wasn't for the Democrats trying to make political capital, maybe we'd be making a lot more progress. But the Democrats would rather use this situation for their political advantage.