October 09, 2004

"I said Saddam Hussein was a threat, BEFORE I said he was not..."

Kerry kan't even keep his story straight for one night...

"Well, let me tell you straight up: I've never changed my mind about Iraq. I do believe Saddam Hussein was a threat. I always believed he was a threat. Believed it in 1998 when Clinton was president. I wanted to give Clinton the power to use force if necessary."
Later on, while answering a question regarding Iran…
"I don't think you can just rely on U.N. sanctions, Randee. But you're absolutely correct, it is a threat, it's a huge threat. "And what's interesting is, it's a threat that has grown while the president has been preoccupied with Iraq, where there wasn't a threat."

"Which is it!?!??!?!"

On healthcare, Kerry plays the traditional Dummocrat card: "I have a plan to fix everything. Everything that's wrong and that affects you, shall be fixed with MY plan. Don't worry, I will fix it and make it all better."

"I have a plan. I have a plan to lower the cost of health care for you. I have a plan to cover all children. I have a plan to let you buy into the same health care senators and congressmen give themselves.

I have a plan that's going to allow people 55 to 64 to buy into Medicare early.

And I have a plan that will take the catastrophic cases out of the system, off your backs, pay for it out of a federal fund, which lowers the premiums for everybody in America, makes American business more competitive and makes health care more affordable.

Now, all of that can happen, but I have to ask you to do one thing: Join me in rolling back the president's unaffordable tax cut for people earning more than $200,000 a year. That's all.

Ninety-eight percent of America, I'm giving you a tax cut and I'm giving you health care."

"pay for it out of a federal fund, which lowers the premiums for everybody in America..." In other words, Kerry wants to implement his own version of HillaryCare. Talk about taking a big chunk out of Hillary's 2008 platform...

Bush's response says it best,

"And finally, he said he's going to have a novel health care plan. You know what it is? The federal government is going to run it.

It's the largest increase in federal government health care ever. And it fits with his philosophy. That's why I told you about the award he won from the National Journal.

That's what liberals do. They create government-sponsored health care. Maybe you think that makes sense. I don't. Government-sponsored health care would lead to rationing. It would ruin the quality of health care in America."

Kerry responded by telling Americans where they can stick it if they don't like his "plan,":
"Let me begin by saying that my health-care plan is not what the president described. It is not a government takeover.

You have choice. Choose your doctor, choose your plan. The government has nothing to do with it.

In fact, it doesn't ask you to do anything -- if you don't want to take it, you don't have to. If you like your high premiums, you keep them. That's the way we leave it."

I'd sure like to know where he's going to get the revenue to pay for this "federal fund"... Hopefully, once he figures out how to work out the budget in order to allocate the funding, he'll put it in a lockbox--just to be safe.

( I know. I know. I suck at photoediting. I can't afford Photoshop nor will I pirate it. I wouldn't know how to do a thing with it anyway. But hey, it's not bad for my first MS PAINT edit.)

Posted by Kyer at October 9, 2004 08:05 PM