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montana500 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-17-04 12:13 PM
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lol! Super Republican Daily Herald endorses Kerry!
http://www.dailyherald.com/oped/index.asp >http://www.dailyherald.com/oped/index.asp

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Our endorsement for president: John Kerry
In 2000, the Daily Herald endorsed George Bush, believing that his brand of governing offered the best opportunity to extend the nation's peace and prosperity without unduly expanding the federal government's role.
Bush's professed values of fiscal conservatism and social moderation are values this newspaper has long shared and are values that guided the Daily Herald in recommending the Republican candidate in each of the last four presidential endorsements we've made.

Neither peace nor prosperity was to last after the 2000 election. The economy was slowing by Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists killed nearly 3,000 innocents, crippling the economy and dealing a blow to Americans' sense of security. In the immediate aftermath, the president acted admirably, offering reassurance and sending troops to Afghanistan to pursue the perpetrators.

But before long, the president veered far off-course, and a review of his four years underscores that he and his band of neoconservatives have not acted conservatively in any sense of the word.

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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-17-04 12:20 PM
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1. Next, the Sun-Times will endorse Kerry...
and pigs will fly over a frozen-over hell.

Of course, the Trib had to stick to tradition and endorse Bush. Pretty sad.
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-17-04 12:20 PM
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2. Mildly surprising, but not shocking.
Even the rich and upper-class suburbanites realize Bush is bad for the economy and bad for the country. When our own governor has to defy the President to form a plan for the importation of prescription drugs for our seniors (and mostly everyone agrees with him), you know the Bush propaganda isn't playing very well in this state. I'd like to see whether the downstate newspapers endorse Kerry as well.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-17-04 12:26 PM
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3. Wow!
I'm so glad to see this. I cannot even imagine how any newspaper editorial board with any shred of intelligence or humanity at all could even consider endorsing Smirk. I'm almost afraid, though, to see who my paper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, will endorse. In 2000, the majority of the board wanted to endorse Gore but was overruled by the GOPbot publisher.
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-17-04 12:29 PM
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4. The Tribune's bullshit endorsement of Bush:
<snip>

There is much the current president could have done differently over the last four years. There are lessons he needs to have learned. And there are reasons--apart from the global perils likely to dominate the next presidency--to recommend either of these two good candidates.

But for his resoluteness on the defining challenge of our age--a resoluteness John Kerry has not been able to demonstrate--the Chicago Tribune urges the re-election of George W. Bush as president of the United States.

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Bush, his critics say, displays an arrogance that turns friends into foes. Spurned at the United Nations by "Old Europe"--France, Germany, Russia--he was too long in admitting he wanted their help in a war. He needs to acknowledge that his country's future interests are best served by fixing frayed friendships. And if re-elected, he needs to accomplish that goal. But that is not the whole story. Consider:

Bush has nurtured newer alliances with many nations such as Poland, Romania and Ukraine (combined population, close to 110 million) that want more than to be America's friends: Having seized their liberty from tyrants, they are determined now to be on the right side of history.

more bullshit...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-04101703...

Is it just me, or do these Bush editorial endorsements make no freaking sense? The Trib's basic argument seems to be we should "stay the course" because Kerry isn't as stubborn (i.e. "resolute") as Bush is. This is a joke. The only reason the Trib endorsed Bush is because they are owned by the media conglomerate Tribune Company, which has much pending business before the FCC. It's the same as the Sinclair deal. They know there will be no expansion of their media powerhouse under a Kerry administration.
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montana500 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-17-04 12:31 PM
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5. the Chicago Tribune.....
is a *disgrace* of a newspaper that is out of touch with America. The Tribune compay is also a *disgraceful* organization.

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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-17-04 12:38 PM
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6. Exactly!
Kerry isn't as resolute and Bush needs to be more flexible, but we endorse Bush because he's stubborn and Kerry is flexible... they say.
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