Newspaper in Crawford backs Kerry, faults Bush on deficit, Iraq

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    The newspaper in President Bush's adopted hometown of Crawford yesterday threw its support behind Bush's Democratic rival, Sen. John Kerry.

    The weekly Lone Star Iconoclast criticized Bush for his handling of the war in Iraq and for turning budget surpluses into record deficits. The editorial also criticized Bush's proposals on Social Security and Medicare.

    "The publishers of The Iconoclast endorsed Bush four years ago, based on the things he promised, not on this smoke-screened agenda," the newspaper said in its editorial. "Today, we are endorsing his opponent, John Kerry."



    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2002049091_endorse29.html
     
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    D'oh!
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    Wow, this is really going to hurt. :rolleyes:
     
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    It all adds up, buddy. What they print in the paper will influence people who read. It may change some Repubican votes, swing some undecideds and embolden the Dem base....

    You also have the Police Union and Firefighter's Union backing Kerry. What does it say when your nation's first line of defense supports the challenger?
     
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    Don't forget, this really is a big story. The mainstream media ACROSS the nation will pick up this story and people all over the country will see this story on AP wire releases, on the major news networks, on the local news shows, in the major magazines, etc, etc, etc....

    The worst it can do is give people pause and something to think about. Don't discount the potential effect so easily....
     
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    Texas will still go to Bush, but you can bet your bottom dollar that this one smarts.
     
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    Especially when this story is disseminated on a large scale....
     
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    It's actually more pointed that I expected:

     
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    CardinalMike Chickens can't clap!

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    Iconoclast: One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions.

    Gee they are not supporting the incumbent 2 years in a row. I am so suprised. :rolleyes:

    Cardinal Mike!!
     
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    Who was the incumbent they did not support in 2000?
     
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    CardinalMike Chickens can't clap!

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    The same guy who invented the internet.

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    Must have missed his term in office, my bad.
     
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    Should I have said incumbent administration or was my assumption you could grasp that simple concept not valid?

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    I am sure the 'liberal media' is going to be all over this one!
     

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