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.
To tell the truth, I'm so tired of the Dems, I don't care what they have to say.
It's all so easy when you write your taking points ahead of time. That way, you don't even have to listen to the speech.
There is no way the speech could have been less political. It's not the President who is partisan, but the Democrats.
The only thing they would have held back from, would have been if the President admitted defeat, called for the pullout of all troops, resigned his entire staff and just gave the reins back to Bubba.
Uhhh, Harry, that's because you guys won't come up with an alternative. Nothing but "Bush is bad, Bush is bad".
Seriously, W could have said, "there will be no jello pudding pops in tonight's address" and Harry Reid would have screamed to high heaven that Bill Cosby himself gave the address.
Fact is, President Bush could have used his address last night to read off the titles of the songs on his iPod, and the Dims and the media would have hysterically accused him of "playing politics" anyway. As they used to say, you may as well be hanged for a sheep than for a lamb.
yeah.. earth to Dems.. he is thhe President of the United States of America! it's his job to come to the people and address them as such. he works for us!
Harry actually ought to be grateful that the media is doing all it can to bury what the Dims have to say on national security, when they're saying such things as the world would be better off if Saddam was still in power, like Jay Rockefeller just did.
The Dems want air time but they can't win an election? Is this another form of affirmative action? Kinda' like what Horowitz is doing on college campii in reverse?
I think most of America doesnt care what they have to say. What comes out of a democratic politicians mouth is always negative and often makes no sense. There is absolutely no reason to vote for them anymore. Unless you like treason and socialism?
And "Hate Bush" is more important than anything else in life.
President Bush gave a excellent speech last night, in fact, in my opinion, probably one of his best. The democrats are just crybabies.
As referred in a previous thread today, the Democrats probably criticized President Lincoln in the same way, after the Gettysburg Address.
| Hey SENATOR REID, it's PRESIDENT BUSH, not "Mr. Bush". I know HE'S earned that title
You want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.
Democratic Minority Leader Pelosi and Senate Democratic Minority Leader Reid need to go stuff it.
Don't you just love their new self-appointed titles?
I was surprised last night to hear George Stephanopolous tell Charlie Gibson that the President's speech had not been political. This morning, he'd gotten the memo, and the talking points, and did a 180. I expect a dhimwit like Harry Reid to pick up the microphone and utter some mindless chant. It's much more disturbing to me that every media outlet looked at the true news of the day and ignored it in favor of playing along with Harry's lie.
Imagine if the press wasn't as Corrupt as their Party! The Rats would be lucky to get 20%.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
Didn't know the truth depended on "viewpoint".
Yes deluded Dems, President Bush is *your* president. You don't have any other. And the war is *national* policy. And being against it isn't partisanship, it's treason. Being in favor of it isn't a crime, it's a duty.
Hey Harry and Nancy, you need to put some ice on that..
| I swear if I hear Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer or Pelosi say one more time that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, I'm gonna fly to Washington to slap them silly.
One of these idiot "journalists" on the 24-hour news channels needs to start asking the right questions of these idiot Democrats. Like, "do you think Iran is a threat to the US?" and "Is North Korea a threat?"... I'm sure they will respond with a yes. And the very next question should be.... "So therefore, are you saying they were involved in 9/11?"
President Bush laid out 8 or 9 very specific reasons in a speech to the United Nations about why Hussein was a threat and needed to be removed, and in a 15-0 vote the security council agreed with him. Not once did he suggest that Iraq was involved with 9/11.
This is what happens when one party is Un-American. If you are for America you are playing politics.
Next year: State Of The Democrats Address.
No need for slapping: they're silly enough!
That speech must've scared them. It sounded too good, so they had to tell their minions what to think to the contrary.
Politicized? As opposed to, say, the Wellstone funeral?