Friday, September 03, 2004

People In Crowd at Bush Rally Oooed/Booed Clinton

People in Crowd at Bush Rally Oooed/Booed Clinton

It's not so much that these were boos or ooos, it's the curious way Matt Drudge scurries to cover himself.

Over at the Drudge Report, Matt is working unusually hard to minimize the fact that Bush has bred hatred and partisan division enough in his followers to densensitize them to their fellow man's misery. At the same time, Drudge is covering for his own usual haste in reporting the first trash he sees with little regard for its verity.

Matt Drudge appears to be struggling to cover up the fact that people at a Bush rally audience booed (or "oooed", whatever) today when Bush told them Bill Clinton had to be hospitalized.

Whenever the slightest "boo" is heard and it's aimed at a Democrat, Drudge pastes it on his site like the God of the internet gossip he is.
His popular website wears it like a badge of honor.

But in this tacky, scummy situation where there's the slightest chance people "booed" a president when he was seriously ill, we see Matt curiously scrambling to cover the boos (or ooos, whatever) with an audio excerpt from what sounds like FOX News, with the same kind of audio technology that covered the crowd noise when Howard Dean screamed.
You wind up not hearing anything except the applause that followed the ooos/boos (whatever) and the result is that you never hear the ooos (or the booos) at all.

You've got to wonder--who's Matt Drudge's daddy?

I'll bet anything that somebody got to this Associated Press writer and the story is being suppressed for fear the Bushites will attack. AP reporters don't make up stories like that without expecting to put their profession on the line.

Being that every member of a Bush rally is required to be one of his robot-loyal-devotees, chances are we may not ever know the truth. (Unless another reporter had a recorder and isn't afraid of losing their job).

Were they ooos or boos? A combination of both?
Why would the writer report such a thing if it wasn't true?

Here's the story in full (in case it disappears soon):

Audience boos as Bush offers best wishes for Clinton's recovery
By Associated Press, 9/3/2004 13:57

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) President Bush on Friday wished Bill Clinton "best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery."

"He's is in our thoughts and prayers," Bush said at a campaign rally.

Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them.

Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath.

Bush recently praised Clinton when the former president went to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He lauded Clinton for his knowledge, compassion and "the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."


Drudge has this at his site:

THEN RETRACTS: [BC-Bush-Clinton, 1st Ld-Writethru,150 Bush offers best wishes for Clinton's recovery Eds: SUBS lead to include reference to surgery. DELETES 3rd graf previous, Bush's audience, because of uncertainty about crowd reaction.]... 'APPLAUSE' NOTED BY LOCAL MEDIA FOR EX-PREZ... AUDIO... DEVELOPING...

*The audio seems to be a FOX News audio. It sounds like Carl Cameron's voice. Drudge doesn't specify.

There's a good follow-up story here.

One Year Ago-How Things Haven't Changed

One Year Ago-How Things Haven't Changed

At least I've been consistent in my opinions.

We're told Iraq will have their election in January. Will the UN return to oversee and facilitate these elections or will the insecurity on the ground make it too unsafe?

How can we trust President Bush to get Iraq's security under control when he's shown himself to be a failure to date?

How can I trust what he says when he's misled us to war in Iraq?

How could I possibly believe he'll get the nations of this world to join us when I saw how he belittled the importance of the U.N. and other international alliances at his party's convention because it would draw cheers from his base supporters?

God help us if this guy gets elected in November.

My Thoughts on the RNC

Mission Accomplished?

My Thoughts on the RNC

Part One
Ringing the Hypocrite Bell for Bush...
..or: "Hollywood is not a strategy":

**"One of my movies was called "True Lies." It's what the Democrats should have called their convention."

- Hollywood star-turned-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

**"Ronald Reagan believed in the power of truth in the conduct of world affairs..he showed what a President should be, he also showed us what a man should be."

-President George W. Bush in remarks made at the funeral of former President Ronald Reagan, who was a Hollywood star.

Here's the Bushit:
"If you say the heart and soul of America is found in Hollywood, I'm afraid you are not the candidate of conservative values."

-George W. Bush RNC Speech


Part Two
Quote of the Day:
"Only in an election year ruled by fiction could a sissy who used Daddy's connections to escape Vietnam turn an actual war hero into a girlie-man."

--Frank Rich


Part Three
My Thoughts on the RNC

'Fulfilling America's Promise: Building a Safer World and a More Hopeful America'?

Did the RNC accomplish their mission this week?
Did they succeed in pulling in some moderates while keeping their fundie-Con base interested?
I wonder.

After all is said and done, I think the main focus of the RNC was to take the heat off George W. Bush's dismal record and twist it all around to their hope that the November election will be a referendum on Kerry instead of it being a referendum on Bush.

The People the GOP Brought Out
*whether boldly or clandestinely

The RNC boldly displayed their Hollywood Governator expounding on the main object of his Republican inspiration--Richard Nixon. Meanwhile, Bush insulted Schwarzenegger by hypocritically averring that anyone from the evil Hollywood couldn't be 'one of them'.*wink*.

They've trotted out once-maverick (now dead skunk in the middle of the road) Senator John McCain, who fell in line with Bushism in order to further his political career.
Dead skunks are sooo over in today's dogfight-style-campaigning.
He lost himself some fans with that speech...and probably lost more than he gained.
When I saw McCain belittle Michael Moore from the podium, I smelled red meat desperation from "McMaverick".
I thought about him trying to steal away my political speech by bully-pushing legislation against 527s ads.
This is no maverick, my dear readers.
This is a caged political animal.

The RNC made a bitter and fanatical Zell Miller, the cartoonish GOP partisan in Democrat's clothing, the showpiece of their Convention.
That's just pathetic, people.

There was a negative-attack speech from VP Dick Cheney, who most American loathe for his shadowy governing techniques.
Meanwhile, 200 Swift Boat Liars hide in the dark behind Dick's stinging personal attacks on Bush's opponent.

There was the amiable-but-goofy Governor Pataki from N.Y. who not only fails his heavily-taxed State every year in getting a budget passed in a timely manner, but who's also been up the tail of Bush for too long.
Do you recall seeing him fly to Florida in 2000 to do his part to stop the vote-counting? I was ashamed of his obvious ambition during that regretful period.

Tommy Franks and Rudy G were the only credible speakers. Rudy's the gritty, honest hero of 9/11 that Bush never was. I think Rudy's full of hot air (aren't all politicians?), but I respect his heroism.
I might forgive Rudy for lowering himself to the crap-can level by mocking John Kerry at the RNC. Ask me next year when Kerry's president.

General Franks is believable in his service to our country and his political independence.
Tommy Franks agrees with me that Douglas Feith is the "f**ing stupidest guy on the face of the earth".
Well, I'm thinking Feith is maybe number two.
That's where Tommy and I have a divergence of opinion.
For me, Bush is numero uno on that list.


Speaking of Bush, I have not yet commented on his speech.
The political injury he has done to so many millions of Americans has already been done.
His words cannot cover his action.
Words alone will never change our hearts.
John Kerry's phrase "All hat, no cattle" summed up my feelings about the Bush speech.
I don't trust the man and I don't trust his administration.
They screwed my nation and quite honestly, I'm angry to the core.
You're smart people--I'm sure you've figured this out already. *wink*

I shared blogger Anonymoses HyperLincoln's thoughts on the topic of 'expanding liberty':
"Lies about expanding liberty in an expanding circle. Imperialism. 'We will extend the frontiers of freedom'...meaning look out world, we are coming to take over."
Bush is on a mission from God. I see him getting all teary when speaking about sensitive topics such a the death of the troops he has sent on his crusade.
I think, for the leader of the free world, this is an indication of a form of delusion--calling into question the President's mental fitness.
I'm not joking.
Dr. Justin Franks's warning about Bush's mental health comes to my mind.

When Bush speaks, I barely listen anymore. It's like listening to a broken record that I'd thrown against a wall and shattered long ago because the words it contained were not only meaningless, they were untrue and unrecognizable to my American soul.

My fellow blogger Frogsdong summed it up well: "My contempt has leveled out. I have such absolute contempt for Bush, I cannot feel more contemptuous. I wouldn't piss on him if he were on fire."

We discovered who and what the Bush Campaign represent this week

The RNC laid down the gauntlet and this campaign is surely to be an alley-cat spat.
I've had a chance to get to know some of them this week. I think some behind the GOP campaign are filthy and immature scum who bring out the worst in American unity.

They're betting the instant recall of the days following 9/11 will bring back the sheep they've lost in the field while they squandered away our trust these many days and left us politically unattended.

It doesn't work that way in reality.
If you don't tend to the entire flock, you're going to lose most of them.

Mockery Ruled and Guided the RNC

And the mockery--oh, the mockery.
This is supposed to be a successful tactic, I guess.
It was ugly.
Over half of Americans got 'mocked out' like First-graders during the RNC because the GOP could not gracefully accept the fact that so many of us totally disagree with their leadership.
I've counseled my own child that, when he's "mocked out" on the playground, it is not truly his problem. Mockery usually comes from a person who is hiding some insecurity themselves.
So it is with the GOP. They wish to hide behind the insecurity of their poor performance over the past four years, thus they lash out at their critics.

This, to me, might sound like a great debating tactic if you have the force of truth on your side.
The problem with the Bushites is that they don't.
Truth is mightier, in the long run, than the words we use to cover our inadequacies.