Friday, March 12, 2004

President Bush has launched an attack ad targetting his presumptive Democratic rival in November Sen. John Kerry.

In it, an announcer begins, "A president sets his agenda for America in the first 100 days. John Kerry's plan: To pay for new government spending, raise taxes by at least $900 billion."

This is Kerry's main crime in the eyes of the Bush people. He would have the government, gasp, PAY FOR NEW GOVERNMENT SPENDING rather than running up huge deficits for future generations to deal with (plus interest). I know paying for spending as you go is not a virtue the administration is familiar with.

Then again, if you consider college and car loans, mortgages and credit cards, most Americans aren't either.

Of course, the Bush administration can't even claim to be shrinking the size of government, like most conservatives supposedly prefer.

Kerry launched his own attack ad. today. It slammed the president for running negative ads.

You can expect a lot of this in the upcoming campaign. Lots of ads with the theme, "My sleazebag opponent should present a positive vision for the future like I am. The warmonger/taxlover should avoid the negative campaigning and trashy mudslinging he's currently poisoning the airwaves with."

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