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Old September 30th, 2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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Newspaper in Crawford backs Kerry, faults Bush on deficit, Iraq


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."



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Old September 30th, 2004, 09:14 PM   #2
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Old September 30th, 2004, 09:21 PM   #3
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Wow, this is really going to hurt.
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Old September 30th, 2004, 09:33 PM   #4
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Old September 30th, 2004, 09:36 PM   #5
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Wow, this is really going to hurt.
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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Old September 30th, 2004, 09:40 PM   #6
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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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Old September 30th, 2004, 09:42 PM   #7
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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....
Texas will still go to Bush, but you can bet your bottom dollar that this one smarts.
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Old September 30th, 2004, 09:43 PM   #8
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Texas will still go to Bush, but you can bet your bottom dollar that this one smarts.
Especially when this story is disseminated on a large scale....
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Old September 30th, 2004, 09:49 PM   #9
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It's actually more pointed that I expected:

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Kerry Will Restore American Dignity

2004 Iconoclast Presidential Endorsement

Few Americans would have voted for George W. Bush four years ago if he had promised that, as President, he would:

• Empty the Social Security trust fund by $507 billion to help offset fiscal irresponsibility and at the same time slash Social Security benefits.

• Cut Medicare by 17 percent and reduce veterans’ benefits and military pay.

• Eliminate overtime pay for millions of Americans and raise oil prices by 50 percent.

• Give tax cuts to businesses that sent American jobs overseas, and, in fact, by policy encourage their departure.

• Give away billions of tax dollars in government contracts without competitive bids.

• Involve this country in a deadly and highly questionable war, and

• Take a budget surplus and turn it into the worst deficit in the history of the United States, creating a debt in just four years that will take generations to repay.

These were elements of a hidden agenda that surfaced only after he took office.

The publishers of The Iconoclast endorsed Bush four years ago, based on the things he promised, not on this smoke-screened agenda.

Today, we are endorsing his opponent, John Kerry, based not only on the things that Bush has delivered, but also on the vision of a return to normality that Kerry says our country needs.

Four items trouble us the most about the Bush administration: his initiatives to disable the Social Security system, the deteriorating state of the American economy, a dangerous shift away from the basic freedoms established by our founding fathers, and his continuous mistakes regarding terrorism and Iraq.


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Old September 30th, 2004, 09:51 PM   #10
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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.

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Old September 30th, 2004, 09:54 PM   #11
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Gee they are not supporting the incumbent 2 years in a row.
Who was the incumbent they did not support in 2000?
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Who was the incumbent they did not support in 2000?
The same guy who invented the internet.

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Old September 30th, 2004, 10:05 PM   #13
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The same guy who invented the internet.
Must have missed his term in office, my bad.
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Old September 30th, 2004, 10:15 PM   #14
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Must have missed his term in office, my bad.
Should I have said incumbent administration or was my assumption you could grasp that simple concept not valid?

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Especially when this story is disseminated on a large scale....
I am sure the 'liberal media' is going to be all over this one!
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