Monday, August 30, 2004

Cheney Stays On Task As New Yorkers Flee Their City

With the terrorist-marred New York skyline as his backdrop, Cheney stood on Ellis Island to give the informal kickoff to Bush's nominating convention. "All of us are gathering this week for one reason and one reason only, and that is to make certain that George W. Bush is president for the next four years," Cheney said in a speech largely devoted to Bush's response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Convention of Fear opens in New York.

There is nothing left to them but to play on your fears.

They can only gather the faithful based on their version of what they said they did three years ago on 9/11.

They chased out a nasty dictator - and that's it folks. Oh, by the way, in doing so, nearly 1,000 of our own and thousands more Iraqis lost their lives. Because George Bush and Dick Cheney and their cast of incompetent and dangerously motivated advisors chased the wrong enemy, way more than half the country knows we are not safer now.

They misused our military for their own warped ideologies, and chased the wrong bad guys. In the process, they inflamed our enemies and alienated our friends.

40 million are now in poverty in this country - that's 1 in every 8 people. Many, many more can no longer afford or get decent health care.

The economy will come back, but not because of anything Mr. Bush has done. In the meantime, real jobs are not there yet, and the people know it.

There is nothing left to the Repubs this week except the hope that you will change your mind, and decide to live in fear with them. Lots of New Yorkers are afraid of THEM and have fled the city this week.

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