Republican group’s ad shows Osama, Kerry. It appeals to fear, and twists Kerry’s record on defense, intelligence, Iraq.
Selective use of Kerry’s own words makes him look inconsistent on Iraq. A closer look gives a different picture.
When Kerry said abortions should be moved ‘into the mainstream of medical practice,’ he was talking about safer locations, not more frequent abortions.
A Bush-Cheney ’04 ad claims Kerry would raise taxes on 900,000 small businesses and “hurt jobs.” But it counts every high-salaried person who has even $1 of outside business income as a “small business owner” — a definition so broad that even Bush and Cheney have qualified while in office,
Bush and Kerry both pepper their standard political speeches with misleading claims.
Bush falsely claims Kerry voted repeatedly to raise premiums. Kerry’s spot blaming Bush alone for the latest increase isn’t much better.
Kerry is using an exaggerated figure for the cost of the Iraq war in his latest line of attack against Bush, claiming in the latest version of his standard stump speech that the war in Iraq has cost “$200 billion and counting.”
Miller slams Kerry for opposing bombers, fighters, and helicopters. That WAS true 20 years ago but not lately.
In an earlier article, we said Kerry based his claim that “our great middle class is shrinking” on some pretty stale numbers. Now fresh numbers are available — and Kerry’s statement is looking a lot 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.