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Media VS Dubya
9/13/02 | gramho12

Posted on 09/13/2002 6:22:45 PM PDT by gramho12

Since his run for governor of Texas, the liberal, unimaginative, whining media ("they") have consistently been wrong in their description of Dubya. Here are some examples you may remember....


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Beginning with his run for governor of Texas, the liberal, unimaginative, whining media ("they") have consistently been wrong in their description of Dubya. Here are some examples you may remember...

They said he was just a "playboy", yet he married a woman of intelligence, grace, beauty and such inner strength she comforted an entire nation after 9/11/01.

They said he didn't have "political savvy", yet he managed to defeat the incumbent, Democrat governor of Texas, Ann Richards. In fact, he whupped her a$$ (paybacks are he$$, aren't they Ann?)

They said he was a "fratboy", but Americans have seen his seriousness of purpose and respect he has for the office of President.

They said he lacked intelligence, but he continues to confound and confuse those that consider themsevles erudite and sophisticated.

They said that the country was so "divided" after the 2000 election, that he would never be considered "legitimate", yet his approval numbers have been the most consistently high of any President since these polls have been in existence.

They said he couldn't back out of Kyota, but he did.

They said he couldn't back out of the ABM treaty without ostracizing Russia and creating an international incident, but he not only did back out of the treaty he negotiated what is, so far, a successful partnership with that very country.

They said there could not be any bi-partisanship in Washington, but he kept another campaign promise and got an Education package through.

They said he was a "Daddy's Boy" and had to have his Daddy's cronies around him to run the country, but it was he who made the decision to shoot down commercial airlines if necessary on 9/11

They said he "wore his faith on his sleeve" (like this was a bad thing), but he was the one who invoked God to help heal a nation torn by tragedy

They said he was a poor orator and made fun over his "garbled syntax", yet who will forget his extemporaneous remarks with the firefighters, his address to Congress after 9/11, his speech in the National Cathedral, or his State of the Union address?

They said he lacked foreign relations experience, but he quickly assembled a coalition to fight terrorism after 9/11.

They condescendingly said he "lacked gravitas", but he was the Commander-in-Chief who decided on a war plan for Afghanistan and who, with strength, patience and purpose, continues the fight against terrorism to protect America.(oh, and remember "quagmire"?)

They said he could not "fill the screen", but on the day of remembrance for those lost on 9/11, no one could take their eyes off him as he comforted the families and talked to the nation.

They said he was a unilateralist, but he challenged the UN and shook those assembled to the core with their own words.

They said he is a "cowboy". Well, maybe they got one right. I say, what's wrong with that?

The latest and lamest? Now they say he is "limited". Seems like the only ones limited are the reporters and various pundits who write this stuff.

And to think, this man has only been in office less than 2 years.

God Bless President George W. Bush.

1 posted on 09/13/2002 6:22:45 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: SuziQ; Wphile; ohioWfan; kayak; Wait4Truth; Mo1; rintense; MountainGirl; ...
Ping to my Dose buddies who talked me into doing this.

. This is my first try, so hope it's OK.

2 posted on 09/13/2002 6:26:32 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: gramho12
. This is my first try, so hope it's OK.

You're doin' just fine. I was happy to listen to GW's speechs the last few days. He's really grown as a speaker as well.

3 posted on 09/13/2002 6:28:58 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: gramho12
"The surest way to bust this economy is to increase the role and the size of the federal government." - George W. Bush

Bush Spending Bill Largest Ever

Bush Signs Largest Family Planning Bill In U.S. History

The Bush M.O.

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm

4 posted on 09/13/2002 6:31:22 PM PDT by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: gramho12
As the president would say, "great job", gram. I love our president.
5 posted on 09/13/2002 6:32:03 PM PDT by Wphile
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To: gramho12
The latest and lamest? Now they say he is "limited". Seems like the only ones limited are the reporters and various pundits who write this stuff.

This is so true. You did a great job.

6 posted on 09/13/2002 6:32:09 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: gramho12
Don't forget that Ma Richards called him a "daddy's boy" and an "empty suit!" That's part of what got Barbara Bush on the warpath with Nolan Ryan -- I can still remember her warning Richards that you can pick on my George but you don't pick on my son -- with that she was off and running campaigning in Texas for GW!

The rest is history!

7 posted on 09/13/2002 6:33:38 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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This may be the sharpest Prez at shaping public situations since TR.
Reading Theodore Rex really gets you a sense of how in control TR was. W seems to be pulling the same stunts with the same success.
8 posted on 09/13/2002 6:34:32 PM PDT by dyed_in_the_wool
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To: gramho12
"They said he is a "cowboy". "

License to spend

9 posted on 09/13/2002 6:36:43 PM PDT by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: gramho12; Inspector Harry Callahan
An excellent post, and right on the money. Thank you for stepping out and doing this!

I would add that they said he was a NWO shill, but he stood before the UN andtold them to fish or cut bait.

Are you listening, Inspector Harry Callahan?

10 posted on 09/13/2002 6:40:29 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
bumped for later bumping!!
11 posted on 09/13/2002 6:41:36 PM PDT by timestax
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To: Miss Marple
Howdy Marp, been a while.

GWB's BIG GOVERNMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Cheers.

12 posted on 09/13/2002 6:44:42 PM PDT by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: gramho12
Good job!
The media continues to lie about President Bush, but now it pretty much makes them look the fools. The American people see him for themselves, and trust and respect him.
The playboy, frat boy, et al, label does fit the media's darling whom they still are mourning the loss of, Bill Clinton. Rather amusing that they chose to paint Bush with the brush they should have used for him.
13 posted on 09/13/2002 6:44:51 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Miss Marple
Thanks for the support! I don't think the Inspector gets the gist of the topic.

This was supposed to come through as a vanity, but maybe Jim R will give me a break this time.

14 posted on 09/13/2002 6:45:43 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: gramho12
Bubba, you made it with flying colors...


President Bush agenda: 60+%

The "Media" agenda: less than 35%

The Democrat/Socialist and their associative (Gays, Greens, etc.) "spin" is now recognized as "pure assed lies" (seen Crossfire lately?), and thanks to the internet and Fox News Channel and other responsible affiliate stations these lies are being exposed at an exponential rate.

Regardless of how drugged the Socialists try, children are recognizing the problems lies bring about to the country and the individuals who continue to spew them...
15 posted on 09/13/2002 6:48:34 PM PDT by Vidalia
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To: gramho12
bttt
16 posted on 09/13/2002 6:52:21 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: gramho12; Hillary's Lovely Legs; Molly Pitcher; Neets; Utah Girl; A Citizen Reporter
Fantastic!!!

Thought this might be an appropriate picture for this thread ........ :-)


17 posted on 09/13/2002 6:58:49 PM PDT by kayak
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To: gramho12
And when you find him evenly deriv'd

From his most fam'd of famous ancestors,

George H. W. Bush, he bids you then resign

Your crown and kingdom....

Sadd. Or else what follows?

Bloody constraint; for if you hide the crown

Even in your hearts, there will he rake for it:

Therefore in fierce tempest is he coming,

In thunder and in earthquake, like a Jove--

That if requiring fail, he will compel;--

And bids you, in the bowels of the Lord,

Deliver up the crown; and take mercy

On the poor souls for whom this hungry war

Opens vastly its jaws: and on your head

Turns he the widows' tears, the orphans' cries,

The dead men's blood, the pining maidens' groans,

For husbands, fathers, and betrothed lovers,

That shall be swallow'd in this controversy.

And, be assur'd, you'll find a difference,---

As we, his subjects, have in wonder found,---

Between the promise of his greener days

And those he masters now: now he weighs time

Even to the utmost grain:--that you shall read

In your own losses if he stay in Bhagdad.

18 posted on 09/13/2002 7:00:11 PM PDT by dasboot
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To: kayak
That picture is perfect. Thanks!
19 posted on 09/13/2002 7:00:13 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: gramho12
Good post with valid points. Nice job.

Ignore the Bush bashers here; they'll blame a rainy day on the man and delight in making lists of his perceived political sins, based on some skewed concept that any money spent for almost any government function - good or bad - such as self defense, is proof of Bush's guilt of not being a real conservative.

Hey, it gives them something to do, keeps themn out of trouble and is basically harmless as no one cares much. Keeps things interesting if you don't take them too seriously.

20 posted on 09/13/2002 7:01:29 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: kayak
I love that picture. I'm sure he was sending a message. Next, he needs "Slander".
21 posted on 09/13/2002 7:07:03 PM PDT by evolved_rage
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To: evolved_rage
Great suggestion! ......... :-)
22 posted on 09/13/2002 7:10:21 PM PDT by kayak
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To: gramho12
And what good buddies they must be...Excellent summary...BTTT!
23 posted on 09/13/2002 7:12:18 PM PDT by lainde
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To: Jim Scott
Thanks, Jim. My intent was to point out the arrogance, irrelevance and redundancy of most of the media, not to pretend the President is perfect. But as that old Alabama song goes (to paraphrase), He's close enought to perfect for me.

I like this President.

24 posted on 09/13/2002 7:14:30 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: gramho12
Great post, gram!

BUMP!

25 posted on 09/13/2002 7:16:47 PM PDT by marylina
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To: gramho12
This is my first try, so hope it's OK.

This is more than OK. It is superb IMO.

26 posted on 09/13/2002 7:20:09 PM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: gramho12
Wow, great thread. One other thing that President Bush was able to do was get a tax cut through for us last year. The Dems said that couldn't be done...
27 posted on 09/13/2002 7:21:13 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: gramho12
One of the interesting things is that he doesn't seem to be at all fazed by these comments. The Dems, particularly algore and clintoon, have to have polls to tell them how to act or who to be, but W knows who he is and what he wants to do, and is content to be judged by history.
A fact which almost surely will have history judging him as a much better and more effective man than the silly Dems.
28 posted on 09/13/2002 7:21:59 PM PDT by speekinout
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To: gramho12
Good stuff, and right on! I saw Ann Richards on LKL last night and wanted to pull her hair out by the roots. She's still hissing about W.
29 posted on 09/13/2002 7:22:13 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: McLynnan
I love it! Not only did she lose to him, now he is a well-loved President and she's out having a pity party with Larry. Ain't life grand?
30 posted on 09/13/2002 7:24:53 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: McLynnan
Old Ma Richards, being the proverbial bitch that she is, cannot admit that she was beaten fair and square by someone smarter and more respected that she ever has been or can ever hope to be.
31 posted on 09/13/2002 7:25:39 PM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: gramho12
The big mitake made by far too many people is that those on the left are intelligent. Most of them are not. Their leaders are brilliant, politically. That's about it.
32 posted on 09/13/2002 7:29:27 PM PDT by Constitutional Patriot
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To: gramho12
Excellent article!
Has anyone else noticed how often media photos of the President make him look extremely geeky, stupid, or evil? Seems like the media photos of president Clinton made him look (or tried to!) wise, handsome, and calm.
Another example of bias.
33 posted on 09/13/2002 7:29:28 PM PDT by whipitgood
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To: gramho12; SwatTeam
Poor Ma. Nobody cares what she thinks anymore, not that it stops her mouth from constantly running. She was an absolute fountain of wisdom with Larry last night. She reminds me of Bill and Hill -- they are all totally without class or grace.
34 posted on 09/13/2002 7:31:25 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: gramho12
Good show. He's been incredible this week, hasn't he.
35 posted on 09/13/2002 7:31:33 PM PDT by alnick
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To: whipitgood
Excellent point - I've noticed that as well. The unflattering photo is the one they will print.
36 posted on 09/13/2002 7:33:21 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: McLynnan
Yeah, poor Ma she can't hep it. LOL
37 posted on 09/13/2002 7:33:40 PM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: dyed_in_the_wool
I just started Theodore Rex myself. I understand that the President has read it and that he is a great admirer of TR.

I also read Morris' Dutch but am finding TR a better read.
38 posted on 09/13/2002 7:35:28 PM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: gramho12
I am always stunned by the photos they print. Sometimes I have to look twice to make sure it's really him. Do you mean they do this deliberately? (chuckle)
39 posted on 09/13/2002 7:37:12 PM PDT by whipitgood
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To: alnick
I'm 56 years old and I don't think I have been more proud of a President. Even Ronald Reagan did not have to deal with the challenges President Bush has had since he was elected and taken office. It has been amazing to watch.
40 posted on 09/13/2002 7:37:56 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: gramho12
Great Job, I'm still working on my on posting. If it's not right, I don't post.
41 posted on 09/13/2002 7:38:33 PM PDT by ReaganIsRight
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To: McLynnan
Poor Ma. Nobody cares what she thinks anymore, not that it stops her mouth from constantly running. She was an absolute fountain of wisdom with Larry last night. She reminds me of Bill and Hill -- they are all totally without class or grace.

She's a shameless hussy!!

42 posted on 09/13/2002 7:40:22 PM PDT by TejasRose
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To: gramho12
You are awesome! This is just what I have been looking for to shut up the liberal smirks. Great article - do it again real soon.
43 posted on 09/13/2002 7:40:41 PM PDT by CyberAnt
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To: CyberAnt
I'll do a Bartels and James: thanks for your support.

If this helps to wipe the smirk off just one liberal's face, it is worth it.

44 posted on 09/13/2002 7:43:42 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: kayak
Hmmm?? I wonder if the Pres is reading "Slander" - it's a great book too.
45 posted on 09/13/2002 7:45:41 PM PDT by CyberAnt
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To: gramho12
This is a cool thread. I'm actually chuckling at all the lame tries to trash our GWB by the media. They really are beginning to sound desparate. Thank God for the internet and Fox and other news outlets.

My fantasy this week is that Saddam will drop dead and the people of Iraq will start dancing in the streets and a new, democratic government will take over immediately. Well, I'll pray on this for a while. Never know :-)
46 posted on 09/13/2002 7:45:54 PM PDT by baseballmom
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To: baseballmom
My take on this is that we may not have to go to war. I would not be surprised if Saddam is ousted in an unusual way. Wouldn't that be a hoot?
47 posted on 09/13/2002 7:47:46 PM PDT by gramho12
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To: gramho12; whipitgood
Yes, I have also noticed that - and I remember during the campaign for President, I sent email after email complaining about it. The worst pictures were always on Drudge. He really got it from me.
48 posted on 09/13/2002 7:51:09 PM PDT by CyberAnt
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To: gramho12
Hey, you did really mighty fine. Good Job! Excellent observations too!

I find it so ludicrous that the regular media paints President Bush as being a blithering dunce, frat boy, and VP Dick Cheney is the man in charge and at the same time rally around the democrat leadership when they cry "what did Bush know and when did he know it." Like all of the sudden he is really smart.

As for frat boy, I haven't heard of any excessive expensive taxpayer funded parties raging on from morning to night at the White House, or over-night bed and breakfast romps for a mere $100K contribution going on in the Lincoln Bedroom, or any so-called hot hollywood types mucky muckin' it with the Bush's. So where is the frat boy?

Moreover, everyone knows who the President is, but what can I say, most everyone knows what the regular media is too and it ain't got any of that "gravitas" stuff either.

49 posted on 09/13/2002 7:53:32 PM PDT by harpo11
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To: gramho12
I would not be surprised if Saddam is ousted in an unusual way. Wouldn't that be a hoot

That would be the absolute best. I hate the thought of our guys having to go in there again. I'm hoping that the coalition that we had the last time will really rally with us, and, that the opposition forces in Iraq will know, that this time, we'll give them the help they need - and they can do it themselves. Saddam taken out by his own people would be so righteous.
50 posted on 09/13/2002 7:56:08 PM PDT by baseballmom
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