Where are all the nasty, personal, negative TV spots?
John Kerry is fond of saying “I led the fight” on a lot of things. But reporters who cover Congress often gave others credit for the leading roles in some of those fights — with scant mention of Kerry.
The President holds out the prospect of major cost savings if Congress will pass a law limiting what injured patients can collect in lawsuits. But both the General Accounting Office and the Congressional Budget Office suggest savings – if any – would be relatively small.
Michael Moore, the populist author and movie and TV producer, called Bush a “deserter.” The fact is Bush was honorably discharged without ever being officially accused of desertion or being away without official leave.
Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie has been saying retired Gen. Wesley Clark was really for war in Iraq — but the record doesn’t bear that out.
President Bush accentuated the positive in his annual State of the Union Address to Congress Jan. 20 – leaving out some pertinent but negative facts.
Tough attack twists Dean’s words about Medicare.
He registered as an independent, says he voted for Nixon and Reagan, then for Clinton and Gore, later praised Bush but now criticizes him.
An ad running heavily in Iowa says meatpackers replaced Iowans with thousands of foreign workers and then cut wages “almost in half.” That claim is true, according to academics who studied the Iowa meatpacking industry. But the same academics disagree with the ad’s anti-immigration message and one called it “borderline racist.”
A liberal group’s ad gets a couple facts right, but leaves out the good stuff.