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drbtg1 Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-04 12:10 PM
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14. This inability to effectively communicate worries me
Edited on Tue Oct-12-04 12:32 PM by drbtg1
His staff really needs to let him know they need a "lowest common denominator" explanation. His latest "Which is worse?" line isn't cutting it. It still implies Kerry did something substantially wrong, which he didn't and shouldn't let voters think he might have.

Suggested line: "What does it mean? it means there were two versions. One, which Bush wanted, which would have put the cost of the 87 billion on the back of your children and grandchildren. One, which I supported, which would have rolled back those KEN LAY TAX BREAKS to pay for the 87 billion responsibly. I think Ken Lay and his buddies are better able to pay for it than your children and grandchildren. They'll just have to cut their Ferrari and caviar budget. :)

But guess what? If Congress voted for the responsible version, Bush would have vetoed it. The president had the Senate votes he wanted for his version, any one senator's vote didn't matter here for the troops. But a presidential veto is a lot more serious than one senator's vote. And for this president, to threaten not a vote but a VETO, it shows the Tax Breaks for his buddies like Ken Lay are more important to Bush than the troops."

Straightforward, complete, simple to understand, pokes fun at the rich, and it has a good catch phrase people might remember.


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  -Why Can't Kerry Hit Back With "I Threatened To Veto It Before I Passed It" DrFunkenstein  Oct-12-04 11:45 AM   #0 
  - Kerry has explained it many times.  bowens43   Oct-12-04 11:47 AM   #1 
  - Doesn't Count Until It Enters Media Groupthink  DrFunkenstein   Oct-12-04 11:49 AM   #2 
  - But Kerry has NEVER brought up the VETO issue.  Roland99   Oct-12-04 12:44 PM   #18 
  - No he hasnt...not once  phish420   Oct-12-04 07:34 PM   #29 
  - On your flip-flop  sandnsea   Oct-12-04 11:51 AM   #3 
  - On Your "W"  DrFunkenstein   Oct-12-04 11:55 AM   #6 
  - lol, yeah but  sandnsea   Oct-12-04 12:07 PM   #12 
  - True for me...  Roland99   Oct-12-04 12:45 PM   #19 
     - Oh smack, smack, smack  sandnsea   Oct-12-04 01:11 PM   #26 
        - Well...  Roland99   Oct-12-04 07:25 PM   #28 
  - I don't see how your line is any less confusing to people....  BUSHOUT   Oct-12-04 11:53 AM   #4 
  - Don't you mean?  oldtimer1942   Oct-12-04 11:54 AM   #5 
  - I Was Having Kerry Speak In Bush's Voice  DrFunkenstein   Oct-12-04 11:56 AM   #8 
  - This question has been driving me bananas too  ProfessorPlum   Oct-12-04 11:55 AM   #7 
  - your line makes him look weaker  Snivi Yllom   Oct-12-04 11:56 AM   #9 
  - Well has anyone noticed this????  GrndLkNatv   Oct-12-04 11:57 AM   #10 
  - ive said this before as well  bullimiami   Oct-12-04 12:06 PM   #11 
  - There you go  sandnsea   Oct-12-04 12:09 PM   #13 
     - I agree. Very good synopsis. eom  NewYorkerfromMass   Oct-12-04 12:51 PM   #22 
  - This inability to effectively communicate worries me  drbtg1   Oct-12-04 12:10 PM   #14 
  - Excellent.  ProfessorPlum   Oct-12-04 12:22 PM   #15 
     - Thanks for your approval  drbtg1   Oct-12-04 12:35 PM   #16 
        - Never mind  drbtg1   Oct-12-04 02:20 PM   #27 
  - I think (hope)  yodermon   Oct-12-04 12:37 PM   #17 
  - GW*'s veto threat means he thinks tax cuts for the wealthy are...  ClassWarrior   Oct-12-04 12:47 PM   #20 
  - One sentence won't cut it  drbtg1   Oct-12-04 01:03 PM   #24 
  - Kerry and his advisors are stupid for not mentioning the veto  sonicx   Oct-12-04 12:49 PM   #21 
  - GOD YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!!!!!!!!  wadestock   Oct-12-04 12:57 PM   #23 
  - I have been screaming this for months now  undercover_brother   Oct-12-04 01:07 PM   #25 
  - Me too brother...nt  phish420   Oct-12-04 07:34 PM   #30 
  - Kerry: President Bush, You SENT the Troops to War Without Armor!  David Zephyr   Oct-12-04 08:00 PM   #31 
 

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