Transcript of Debate #2
I do not at all understand how anyone can be in support of Kerry. I just don’t.
God bless President George W. Bush, and may He allow him another term!
Some of my favorite bits:
BUSH: “And what are his health programs? First, he says he’s for medical liability reform, particularly for OB/GYNs. There’s a bill on the floor of the United States Senate that he could have showed up and voted for if he’s so much for it.”
BUSH: “You’re right, what does matter is a plan. He said he’s for — you’re now for capping punitive damages?
That’s odd. You should have shown up on the floor in the Senate and voted for it then.
Medical liability issues are a problem, a significant problem. He’s been in the United States Senate for 20 years and he hasn’t addressed it.
We passed it out of the House of Representatives. Guess where it’s stuck? It’s stuck in the Senate, because the trial lawyers won’t act on it. And he put a trial lawyer on the ticket.”
BUSH: “And of course he’s going to raise your taxes. You see, he’s proposed $2.2 trillion of new spending. And you say: Well, how are you going to pay for it? He says, well, he’s going to raise the taxes on the rich — that’s what he said — the top two brackets. That raises, he says $800 billion; we say $600 billion.
We’ve got battling green eye shades.
Somewhere in between those numbers — and so there’s a difference, what he’s promised and what he can raise.
Now, either he’s going to break all these wonderful promises he’s told you about or he’s going to raise taxes. And I suspect, given his record, he’s going to raise taxes.”
BUSH: “It’s stuck in the Senate. He and his running-mate didn’t show up to vote when they could have got it going in the Senate.”
BUSH: “Let me give you a couple of examples, I guess, of the kind of person I wouldn’t pick.
I wouldn’t pick a judge who said that the Pledge of Allegiance couldn’t be said in a school because it had the words “under God” in it. I think that’s an example of a judge allowing personal opinion to enter into the decision-making process as opposed to a strict interpretation of the Constitution.
Another example would be the Dred Scott case, which is where judges, years ago, said that the Constitution allowed slavery because of personal property rights.
That’s a personal opinion. That’s not what the Constitution says. The Constitution of the United States says we’re all — you know, it doesn’t say that. It doesn’t speak to the equality of America.”
KERRY: “We didn’t guard 850,000 tons of ammo. That ammo is now being used against our kids. Ten thousand out of 12,000 Humvees aren’t armored. I visited some of those kids with no limbs today, because they didn’t have the armor on those vehicles. They didn’t have the right body armor.”
BUSH: “He complains about the fact our troops don’t have adequate equipment, yet he voted against the $87 billion supplemental I sent to the Congress and then issued one of the most amazing quotes in political history: “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.””
Quote: “VARNER: Thank you.
Senator Kerry, would you be willing to look directly into the camera and, using simple and unequivocal language, give the American people your solemn pledge not to sign any legislation that will increase the tax burden on families earning less than $200,000 a year during your first term?
KERRY: Absolutely. Yes. Right into the camera. Yes. I am not going to raise taxes.
I have a tax cut. And here’s my tax cut…”
Kerry DID NOT say what Mr. Varner requested him to say.
Kerry said, “Now, for the people earning more than $200,000 a year, you’re going to see a rollback to the level we were at with Bill Clinton, when people made a lot of money.
And looking around here, at this group here, I suspect there are only three people here who are going to be affected: the president, me, and, Charlie, I’m sorry, you too.”
From my understanding, the President makes LESS than $200,000 a year. So why would *he* be affected?
KERRY: “Well, first of all, the president’s figures of $2.2 trillion just aren’t accurate. Those are the fuzzy math figures put together by some group that works for the campaign. That’s not the number.”
So, why didn’t he tell us what IS the number? *IF* that’s wrong, then it can’t be *much* less, or why wouldn’t he have said so? If the number was within the $600k-$800k amounts that the President mentioned, wouldn’t he have *said* so, thus ‘clearing his name’ on this issue?
KERRY: “The fact is that the Kyoto treaty was flawed. I was in Kyoto, and I was part of that. I know what happened. But this president didn’t try to fix it. He just declared it dead, ladies and gentlemen, and we walked away from the work of 160 nations over 10 years.”
So if he agrees it wasn’t a good thing, why is he so down on Bush for not joining it?!?
KERRY: “Jane, there are a lot of ways to be competitive. And unfortunately again I regret this administration has not seized them and embraced them. Let me give you an example.
There is a tax loophole right now. If you’re a company in St. Louis working, trying to make jobs here, there is actually an incentive for you to go away. You get more money, you keep more of your taxes by going abroad.
I’m going to shut that loophole, and I’m going to give the tax benefit to the companies that stay here in America to help make them more competitive.”
What *I* want to know is, if he is SO into bringing jobs home, WHY are his WIFE’S factories still overseas??
KERRY: “Now, I believe that you can take that position and not be pro- abortion, but you have to afford people their constitutional rights.”
Would someone show me in the constitution where it says one of our rights is the right to murder the unborn? No, you can’t. It isn’t there.
KERRY: “I’m against the partial-birth abortion, but you’ve got to have an exception for the life of the mother and the health of the mother under the strictest test of bodily injury to the mother.”
NO, you DO NOT have to have an exception. Partial-BIRTH abortion means the child is BEING BORN! If birth is that dangerous to the mother, then the partial-BIRTH abortion would be JUST AS DANGEROUS. I don’t believe that is grounds for exception. That would be grounds for a C-Section, perhaps, but NOT for murdering the child in any way, much less such a cruel, gruesome way.
KERRY: “Secondly, with respect to parental notification, I’m not going to require a 16-or 17-year-old kid who’s been raped by her father and who’s pregnant to have to notify her father.”
How often does he think *THAT* is going to be the scenario? Hopefully very rarely! As a parent, I think if *my* child goes to an abortion clinic, I have a right to know BEFORE any surgery is done! If *I* must give my consent for an appendectomy or a tonsillectomy right up to age 18 (and I must, legally), then I CERTAINLY should have to give consent for abortion, which is MAJOR SURGERY.
KERRY: “I made a mistake in the way I talk about it. He made a mistake in invading Iraq. Which is a worse decision?”
Rhetoric! Jargon! No, the mistake wasn’t in “the way he talks about it.” It’s that he voted against it!
KERRY: “I also thought the wealthiest people in America ought to pay for it, ladies and gentlemen. He wants your kids to pay for it. I wanted us to pay for it, since we’re at war. I don’t think that’s a bad decision.”
Of course you realize, when he says *us* he means the government, who pays for things with TAXPAYER money – and therefore it isn’t “your kids” who are paying for it, it’s *YOU*.