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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Liberal Media trying so hard to get Kerry elected

It's unbelievable. John Kerry said last week,
"I believe I can fight a more effective, more thoughtful, more strategic, more proactive, more sensitive war on terror that reaches out to other nations and brings them to our side and lives up to American values in history.''

Open foot, insert mouth. A "more sensitive war on terror"? Oh, please. Kerry (or his handlers) must have known immediately that the Bush-Cheney campaign would jump all over that like white on rice, and of course they did.

Cheney said today,

"President Lincoln and Gen. Grant did not wage sensitive wars. Nor did President Roosevelt or Gens. Eisenhower and MacArthur,'' he said. "As our opponents see it, the problem isn't the thugs and murderers that we face, but our attitude."
and also that
"Those who threaten us and kill innocents around the world do not need to be treated more sensitively. They need to be destroyed.''
You should see the headlines:
  • Cheney Slams Kerry
  • Cheney Mocks Kerry
  • Cheney Blasts Kerry
  • Cheney Attacks Kerry

Whatever happened to words like "criticizes" -- or phrases like "takes issue with"? Why, when it's either Bush or Cheney speaking, does the media insist on these overly violent characterizations? I know, they're just trying to get Kerry elected, but it drives me nuts.

And about what Kerry said? I think it shows the man to be an obsequious fool.

There lies ever in "obsequious'' at the present
the sense of an observance which is overdone,
of an unmanly readiness to fall in with the will of another.
-- Trench.