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Bush and His Lies

This article appears on the front page of the WashingtonPost above the fold! Finally the press stands up! From Bush, Unprecedented Negativity

Scholars and political strategists say the ferocious Bush assault on Kerry this spring has been extraordinary, both for the volume of attacks and for the liberties the president and his campaign have taken with the facts. Though stretching the truth is hardly new in a political campaign, they say the volume of negative charges is unprecedented — both in speeches and in advertising.
…Bush has outdone Kerry in the number of untruths…
…often they distort Kerry’s record and words to undermine the candidate or reinforce negative perceptions of him.
On March 11, the Bush team released a spot saying that in his first 100 days in office Kerry would “raise taxes by at least $900 billion.” Kerry has said no such thing…
On Wednesday, a Bush memo charged that Kerry “led the fight against creating the Department of Homeland Security.” While Kerry did vote against the Bush version multiple times, it is not true that he led the fight, but rather was one of several Democrats who held out for different labor agreements as part of its creation. Left unsaid is that, in the final vote, Kerry supported the department — which Bush initially opposed.

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