Bush falsely claims Kerry voted repeatedly to raise premiums. Kerry’s spot blaming Bush alone for the latest increase isn’t much better.
The Bush-Cheney campaign released a television ad August 23 accusing Kerry of casting “98 votes for tax increases.” The number is an improvement on Bush’s earlier claim that Kerry cast 350 votes for “higher taxes,” which we described as inflated. But even the new, reduced total is padded.
MoveOn.org Voter Fund falsely attacks Bush, who comes back with a misleading ad about Kerry.
A Bush-Cheney ’04 ad released Aug. 13 accuses Kerry of being absent for 76% of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s public hearings during the time he served there. The Kerry campaign calls the ad “misleading,” so we checked, and Bush is right.
Official records show Kerry not present for at least 76% of public hearings held during his eight years on the panel, and possibly 78% (the record of one hearing is ambiguous).
Kerry points out that most meetings of the Intelligence Committee are closed and attendance records of those meetings aren’t public,
Ad features vets who claim Kerry “lied” to get Vietnam medals. But other witnesses disagree — and so do Navy records.
It highlights stark differences between the two on teenage abortions and morning-after birth control pills in schools.
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.
Kerry ad says medical paperwork costs hundreds of billions and his plan could save money. He’s right. But what about the expense?