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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 05:59 PM
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Deja Vu, 10/92: Poppy questions Clinton's patriotism, Clinton smacks back
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Excellent article, the premise of which is that the crap you are seing from Bush in this year's election is part of a "family pattern."

http://consortiumnews.com/2004/101804.html

But the Oct. 11 presidential debate which also involved Reform Party candidate Ross Perot did not go as Bush had hoped. Bush did raise the loyalty issue in response to an early question about character, but the incumbents message was lost in a cascade of inarticulate sentence fragments.

I said something the other day where I was accused of being like Joe McCarthy because I question Ill put it this way, I think its wrong to demonstrate against your own country or organize demonstrations against your own country in foreign soil, Bush said. I just think its wrong. I that maybe they say, well, it was a youthful indiscretion. I was 19 or 20 flying off an aircraft carrier and that shaped me to be commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and Im sorry but demonstrating its not a question of patriotism, its a question of character and judgment.

Clinton countered by challenging Bush directly. You have questioned my patriotism, the Democrat shot back. Clinton then unloaded his own zinger: When Joe McCarthy went around this country attacking peoples patriotism, he was wrong. He was wrong, and a senator from Connecticut stood up to him, named Prescott Bush. Your father was right to stand up to Joe McCarthy. You were wrong to attack my patriotism.

Many observers rated Clintons negative comparison of Bush to his father as Bushs worst moment in the debate. An unsettled Bush didnt regain the initiative for the remainder of the evening.

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