Skip to comments.Getting Desperate, Bush Plays The Terror Card (Bill Press Barf Alert)
Posted on 09/13/2006 2:13:51 PM PDT by lowbridge
Getting Desperate, Bush Plays The Terror Card
In a way, you cant blame him. He cant defend his record on the economy, health care, immigration or Social Security. He certainly cant defend the war in Iraq. Theres only one way George Bush and Republicans can possibly win in November and thats to scare the hell out of the American people.
So its no surprise that President Bush gave four speeches in one week, all trying to tie an unpopular war in Iraq to a still-popular (barely) war on terror. If you believe George Bush and fewer and fewer Americans do the war in Iraq is directly linked to Sept. 11; Iraq is the frontline in the war on terror; and, by fighting terrorists in Iraq, we are saving ourselves the headache of having to fight them in downtown Des Moines, Dallas or Seattle. And, by the way, were not torturing prisoners, either.
Nonsense. Bushs attempt to equate the war in Iraq with the war on terror worked in 2004, but its not going to work in 2006. Why? Because the American people are smarter. As any thinking person now knows and any thinking person not on the Bush payroll would admit that Iraq had nothing to do with Sept. 11. There was no al-Qaida presence in Iraq. The terrorist organization received no weapons, cash or logistical support from Iraq. And Saddam Hussein was no ally of Osama bin Laden. The road from Ground Zero to Afghanistan was a righteous straight line. The road from Afghanistan to Iraq remains a tragic, and unnecessary, detour.
Nor does the continuing violence in Iraq have anything to do with the war on terror. Whos getting killed there today? Shiites and Sunnis, victims of sectarian violence in Iraqs open civil warfare. And American troops, caught in the crossfire, where they dont belong and should not be forced to stay.
Theres only one real connection between Iraq and the war on terror: the fact that Iraq sucks our time, attention and resources away from the real enemy. Yes, there are still evil people planning attacks against the United States. But theyre not in Iraq. Theyre in Germany, France, Spain, the U.K., Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and other hot spots. Every time they hear President Bush say were going to stay the course in Iraq, they say Thank You, George for giving them more time to plot, plan, raise money and round up new recruits.
The most cynical part of Bushs new terror offensive is his promise to clean up the legal mess at Guantanamo Bay. This is nothing but pure political grandstanding. Bush is simply trying to take a disastrous Supreme Court decision which declared his military tribunals unconstitutional and turn it to his political advantage. So what does he do? After admitting hes operating a secret network of CIA torture prisons around the world and still holding hundreds of prisoners at Gitmo with no charges filed and no opportunity to see a lawyer, Bush now says hes willing to start obeying the law. Sort of. As long as Congress swallows the legislation hes trying to force down their throats. Wow! A president agrees to obey the law . . . maybe. This is progress?
Americans wont be fooled by Bushs new terror tactics, any more than theyll be spooked by his new fondness for comparing Osama bin Laden to Hitler and critics of the Iraq war to Nazi sympathizers. But Bush keeps plugging away, on the theory that if he tells the same lies often enough, people will start believing them. As he explained in March 2005: In my line of work, you gotta keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in . . . to kind of catapult the propaganda.
Sound familiar? It should. Bushs words are strikingly similar to those of another famous propagandist: Of course, the people dont want war. But after all, its the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and its always a simple matter to drag the people along. . . . Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger. Thats how Hermann Goering put it at the Nuremberg trials in 1945.
So whos sounding like a Nazi now?
Taken out of context (By the way, it wasnt in March, it was in May):
May 24, 2005
President Participates in Social Security Conversation in New York
think -- I was doing one of these events with Senator McCain, who told me that his rate of return on his money was, like, 7 percent over the last 20 years. That's a lot better than the 1.8 percent we now get for you in the Social Security system. And so my attitude about this issue on thrift savings plans when I speak to members of the Congress is pretty simple -- if the idea of taking some of your own money and setting it aside in a conservative mix of bonds and stocks is good enough for you, Mr. Senator, it is good enough for workers all across the United States of America. (Applause.) You'll be happy to hear Senator McCain agrees with me, because he's seen his money grow.
Now, a personal savings account would be a part of a Social Security retirement system. It would be a part of what you would have to retire when you reach retirement age. As you -- as I mentioned to you earlier, we're going to redesign the current system. If you've retired, you don't have anything to worry about -- third time I've said that. (Laughter.) I'll probably say it three more times. See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda. (Applause.)
But if you choose to have one of these accounts -- notice I keep saying "if you choose" -- the government is not going to tell you, you have to do this. I think the government ought to give you the opportunity to set up one of these accounts. And the account becomes a part of your retirement plan. It's your own asset. It's something you leave to somebody -- whomever you choose. And it makes the system eminently more fair.
And then there's this from his column:
As any thinking person now knows and any thinking person not on the Bush payroll would admit that Iraq had nothing to do with Sept. 11.
There was no al-Qaida presence in Iraq.
Bush is the one getting desperate? Then how come the polls have been moving against the Dems lately huh Bill?
As opposed to when Slickster really was desperate and started lobbing tomahawks into Afganistan?
Bill Mess, a big stupid, neurotic drama queen if you ever heard one.
Is that so d@mn hard for the left to understand?
Actually, to be quite technical, its the terrorists who have played the terror card. That, I suppose, should mean that they are "desperate".
They should be. In their line of work, there is no 401K retirement. Its usually soon and final.
In a way, you cant blame him. He cant defend his record on the economy,
And exactly why can't Bush defend his record on the economy? I just love how liberals start out their little articles. It's the ol' "do you still hate black people' trick.
Mr. Press, just how bad is your internal polling? You are only fooling the MSM and fellow losers.
Record on the economy: booming stock market, record tax
revenues, low unemployment (spending too high, though)..
Record on Social Security: attempt to reform system
TOTALLY BLOCKED BY DEMOCRAPS
Bill Press = Just another whiner. Nothing here. Move along.
Gee, bill press calls Bush a Nazi. Who'da thunk it? Press is so stupid I really believe he must be an embarrassment to those few of his fellow RATS with half a brain.
He did that while the bimbo was down on her knees servicing him. He shot more than cruise missiles. Check the blue dress.
Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew.
"Gas prices are down, unemployment is down, the stock market is up....
...YOU LOSE, YOU LOSE, YOU LOSE!!!!"
Since about 6000+ citizens and military have died due to terrorists, I think Bush is allowed to play the terror card about 6000 times until he's used it all up.
Bill Press is a has been and has offered nothing to this country other than loser liberal politicians.
Bill Press is doing the Terrorist's propaganda work, which allows them to concentrate more of their time on plans to kill us.
"Bush plays the terror card ?" How soon they forget.
This also seems like preparing the ground work to explain a Democratic defeat.
Is Bill trying to sting our egos over lost popularity? Shows massive immaturity on his part to think the citizenry will sell out their freedom for vanity's sake.
The best decision is not always the popular decision.
Bill is another one....can't hold a job as all his
talking points are used up the first half-hour on
any program that is desperate and needs a dummy to fill in..
Press me..He's a dummy..... Jake
And it's working, Bill.
And the reason why it's working is that the Dems have no credibility on terror.
LOL, FOAD Bill Presstitute. F-O-A-D
Leading up to the 2000 election I watched Bill almost nightly on Crossfire. It is always good to know what the enemy is up to.
I am going to SCREAM if I hear one more Rat act as if the economy is something to be ashamed of.
Where do they come up with this complete and total horsesheeeet!???
What alternative universe do you have to live in to even begin approaching the conclusion that we are still "in the worst economy since Herbert Hoover?"
I guess Bill got a copy of the DIMORCATICIDIOTS TALKING points!!!!!!
"projectile vomit alert" is no longer strong enough for Bill Press..... it should be "Projectile Diarrhea Alert!! .... coming out of his mouth"
So Bill Press thinks that a Bush quote (near the end of the spew) stating how hard he has to work to "catapult" his message over all the left-wing MSM propaganda is comparable to Herman Goering and the Nazis?? Just who is the loathsome propagandist here, Bill Press, you snivelling puling puking weasel?
No matter the polls, the President will hold fast. Because patriots do not have control of the msm, attacks on Bush and his administration and his determination to fight the enemy in Iraq and elsewhere will continue to come under fire. What all Americans need to remember is that his efforts have kept us safe in our own land for five years. Would the same have held true if democrats were making policy? I more than doubt it! Democrats have a history of getting other people killed! They should NEVER EVER BE ALLOWED to hold any office of importance in this country!
It's simple- DEMS ARE UNPATRIOTIC. They just hate that statement, so I said it.
Nah, there's another way: We can steal the election like we did the last two Presidential elections. ;-)
One word, Bill: Diebold.
I seem to recall that Bill Press once worked for the CIA, which alone would explain why that agency is STILL so screwed up. If neurons were matches and flints he would be unable to start a fire no matter how desperate the situation. An utter waste of oxygen.
It is the communists in Congress who is getting desperate. The reason? The Communist Democrat Party is in serious decline. While putting up a brave front the party has lost election after election for the past few decades.
Democrats are unable to raise money except from wealthy special interest rich guys. Democrat's core voters have slipped away leaving only blacks, illegal aliens and tombstones to depend on.
The Democrat Party has become the mirror image of the British Socialist Labor Party, and it shows
The only hope Democrats have of winning the Congress and the White House in 08 is either by assassinations or to stage a military coup using U.N troops.
As previously stated, these people have been lying to us for so long they have come to be self decieved. Look for exploding heads in November. When the time finally ripens for the revival of tar and feathers, Press should be among the first in the river.
Looks like the DNC toolbar has been downloaded by the Deaniacs. If one cannot see that Saddam was the one celebrating after 9/11, I cannot help you. Sadly, we have too many who think all terrorists are in the mountainous area of Aghan and Pakistan. Funny how they have hit so many countries on different continents while supposedly living in this one region in their caves where the DEMS and the MSM claim we should be.
The author is another MSM liberal diehard. He ignores the terrorists arrested all over the globe to include those in the USA. He basically mocks the President for being tough on terror, and; he calls it scare tactics to progangandize us, makes us all fools, in his opinion, if we buy into the terror threat. He complains and has he no real solution.
I suggest we take the terror threats seriously, as the terrorists are hell bent on going way beyond Malta where they were last soundly defeated on 9/11 around 1565.
And finally, in an already hilarious column Press crosses the line into shrieking irrelevance by invoking the dread term "Nazi," evidently unacquaited with the Internet rule that who first uses the term loses the argument. That isn't all Press is unacquainted with.
Getting Retarded, Bill Press Plays The "I Don't Believe There's A Terror Threat and You Can't Make Me" Card
Liberals always accuse Republicans of exactly what they themselves are doing!
Take a look at where this warped mind comes from.
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