A Club for Growth PAC TV ad released July 26 accurately cites Kerry’s changing positions over the years on welfare reform, the death penalty for terrorists, and gasoline taxes. But it also falsely implies that he’s voted to raise taxes 350 times, a claim we’ve de-bunked before.
But economists say ‘outsourcing’ jobs overseas is a minor problem that Kerry’s plan wouldn’t do much to fix.
The famous “16 words” in President Bush’s Jan. 28, 2003 State of the Union address turn out to have a basis in fact after all, according to two recently released investigations in the US and Britain.
Bush said then, “The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” Some of his critics called that a lie, but the new evidence shows Bush had reason to say what he did.
It highlights stark differences between the two on teenage abortions and morning-after birth control pills in schools.
Reality is one thing, and what political ads make of it is another. This ad pitting Cheney’s words against Edwards’ is a case in point.
Group run by Democrats says “right-wing Republicans” and “extremists” aid Nader to help Bush. Characterizations aside, they’ve got a point.
It’s a misleading ad. What Kerry really voted against was the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act.”
Kerry’s “strategy to win the war on terror” is puffery; Bush’s response is much ado about ten words.
It’s a fact McCain endorsed Bush. It’s also a fact he criticized Bush’s war performance.
An ad by the pro-Bush Progress for America Voter Fund (PFA) attacks Kerry for voting against intelligence spending and for voting against “13 weapons systems our troops depend on.” The ad is partly accurate, but misleads by starving the facts of context.