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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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