So Who Really Does Play Dirty?
This story by Newsweek describes the negative atmosphere of this Presidential election as being the worst ever. I can't believe I'm agreeing with such a liberal publication, but they're right. This is one big difference, however, in their story and what the reality of this election has been. The Bush campaign is a well-run unit (unlike his father's in 1992) and there exists no doubt that the RNC retains the services of some amazing political "bull-dogs". The direction of Republican attacks though has been primarily upon John Kerry's record, his votes, his views, and his inerrant and flip-flopped opinions on virtually every issue. The attacks leveled at the President from Senator Kerry and the DNC, however, are primarily centered upon the man, George Bush. They've called him a cocaine addict, a drunk, a liar, a traitor, stupid, an abuser, a deserter, and host of others diatribes all intended to demean him as a man. The Newsweek peice does not speak about the content of the "slime" being hurled by each campaign. Instead, it puts the character assault of the left as equal to any, ANY, criticism of John Kerry by the right. My feelings on this subject are obvious yet I challenge any liberal to catalog the criticisms of John Kerry alongside the attacks of George Bush and show an equality of actual content. On a final note, the bias of the media has been discussed in each post so far on this blog. It's worth repeating again that never before has the Mainstream Press showed such open and vitrious nepotism toward one party or candidate. One only has to compare the treatment of the Swift Boats vets' story to that of the Bush Guard stories to see a clear and distinct difference. I hope that any of you who happen upon these humble ramblings will take the initiative and research the reporting with an open mind and open eye. Vote for any candidate you want, but please for the future of our nation, vote informed.
Update: For any visting this tonight, I haven't added all the links yet to the various attacks on President Bush. Stayed tuned tomorrow for those.