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President Bush Makes WMD Jokes; Digging His Own Grave For 2004 Elections

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by TheoHuxtable, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004 Messages: 2,113 Likes Received: 1
    Bush's typical stupidity will be his downfall for the upcoming elections.
    That, along with yesterday's nationally-broadcast testimonial against the Bush Administration by former White House counterterrorism chief Richard A. Clarke, will be a lot to help Kerry. Plus I doubt people who lost sons and daughters in Iraq are eager to vote for Bush either.

    Makes me wonder if Kerry even needs to make ads to attack Bush. Bush has done enough to attack himself in the eye of the American People. While Bush is scrambling to attack Kerry this early in the race, it shows that they're scared and can see Kerry has a great chance to win...

    Bush Jokes about WMD
    Fri Mar 26, 4:51 PM ET

    WASHINGTON - President Bush's humorous references to the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq have drawn criticism from Democrats as inappropriate for wartime. The White House and Republicans contend the president was just poking fun at himself.

    "This is a very serious issue," Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe said Friday on "Good Morning America" on ABC. "We've lost hundreds of troops, as you know, over there. Let's not be laughing about not being able to find weapons of mass destruction."

    Democratic candidate John Kerry's campaign said in a statement Thursday, "If George Bush thinks his deceptive rationale for going to war is a laughing matter, then he's even more out of touch than we thought."

    Bush provided amusing descriptions of photographs Wednesday night during the annual dinner of the Radio and Television News Correspondents Association. Some showed the president in awkward poses as he looked behind furniture in the Oval Office. For those photos, Bush told the audience, "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere ... nope, no weapons over there ... maybe under here?"

    Laughter erupted from the crowd of journalists, politicians and their guests then and at other times during Bush's remarks. For years the dinner has featured political and topical humor, most of it playful if barbed at times.

    "The Democrats will go after anything," Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie told ABC. "The fact is that this is the custom in these things. Presidents have made jokes about very serious matters at these dinners.You can hear the laughter, the people in the room obviously saw the humor in it at that moment, and to play it back now in a different context is unfair."

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters Thursday she has treated the subject with respect and doesn't find it funny.

    "I had thought that that was a little casual about a serious subject, but now the president has made it open season," said Pelosi, who attended the dinner.

    White House spokeswoman Claire Buchan said Thursday the president's comments were meant to be light.

    "It's traditional at events like this dinner for the president to poke fun at himself," Buchan said.

    Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was asked Thursday about the appropriateness of Bush's comments and the audience's reaction. He said he was "not in a position to be judgmental about that" because he had not been present at the event.

    Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton called the joke "one of the most despicable acts of a sitting president" when he spoke Thursday night during a Democratic National Committee reception.

    "Well, that's not a joke to us, Mr. Bush. Five hundred soldiers lost their lives, looking for weapons that weren't there. Billions of taxpayer dollars were spent looking for weapons that weren't there," Sharpton said. "But guess what? You gonna look out that window in January and see a moving van to send you back to Texas."

    McAuliffe said legitimate questions have been raised about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a principal reason for going to war there. Nearly 600 U.S. soldiers have died since the war began in March 2003.

    "They're not there. That is the issue. We should not take it to a new step to make fun of the situation," McAuliffe said.
  2. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    what a fucking dipshit.
  3. J.HollaBack

    J.HollaBack Junior Member

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  4. -J.Handsome-

    -J.Handsome- Member

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  5. DETO

    DETO Dirty Dozen Crew

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  6. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

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    KING BLING Guest

    Though I agree having the media punch you in the throat does some damage, really what goes on now won't matter in a month when Kerry gets caught picking a wedgie...

    Beyond that, reporting like this simply adds to peoples standing positions...

    Liberal - What a horible insult to the integrity and lives being lost in Iraq, it is similar to eating a hamburger - meat is murder too.

    Conservitive - Fucking liberal media always trying to rip a good ol' boy down. Tell the New Yawk Times to come on down to 'Bama - I got my weapon of mass destruction swinging low
  8. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    so true. shit like this probly won't sway voters. but hopefully the more he proves himself to be an asshole, it will inspire some non voters to speak up.
  9. Milton

    Milton Senior Member

    Joined: May 21, 2003 Messages: 2,253 Likes Received: 0
    I think that is the most intelligent thing Bush has ever done. I almost considered voting for him after I read that.

    Milton/ I can make jokes too
  10. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
  11. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    These are the actual remarks Bush made to the press pool on January 22, 2004:
  12. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Yeah this would be alot funnier if the jokes weren't at the expense of so many peoples lives....

    So the presidents idea of helping the economy is buying some ribs? No wonder it's fucked up.
  13. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    What scares me most about this guy is seeing
    how calm and collect he can be in certain cases
    (ala the drunk wedding video seeking posted
    a couple months back) and then how he's a
    bumbling, choked-up, halfwit when 'addressing'
    the people.

    Fox News' spin on the whole thing was comedy...
    have you ever seen a conservative and a liberal
    debate over who has less of a sense of humor?

    None the less, hats off to the heartland.. as long
    as we're killing vaguely brown people he can
    do no wrong.

    "There's something I don't like about a band that always smiles"
  14. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Texas probably has the worst political reputation. Not only that but it's lax laws for corporations make it a bastion of corporate corruption. This is no bullshit.
  15. One_in_Ten

    One_in_Ten New Jack

    Joined: Mar 11, 2002 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0
    But thanks to gov bush Twxas has no problem holding you for up to 72 hours before they need to bring you up on any specific charges, or cut you loose. Good stuff, they get 3 days to check on you and your shit, all based on a half witted idea of wrong doing.