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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

POT KETTLE BLACK


Why is everyone trying to portray this first debate as a make or break for Kerry? Its like Kerry is the current president and he is trying to defend himself. Um, He’s NOT. Bush Is.

It’s all a very slick Rovian ploy to put the pressure on the opponent when the real true pressure should be on Bush.

Historically Bush is behind – as the incumbent he should be way ahead at this point if Kerry was really in trouble. Kerry isn’t in trouble - he is in a great position for a challenger – close as the debates happen. But as with everything in this Cam-Pain, BushCo is using the playground-tested method of

“I know you are but what am I”
They are claiming (and the media is sucking it up and regurgitating it) that Kerry is in trouble, Kerry should be way ahead, this is make or break for Kerry. All of these things are simply Rovian talking points that keep getting repeated and repeated. The media laps it up and they don’t notice or just fail to report that it’s Bush who is in trouble, Bush who should be way ahead, and the debate is make or break for Bush.

It’s the Pot Kettle Black syndrome
You are the pot calling the kettle black when you point to another person and accuse that person of doing something that you are guilty of doing yourself.
http://www.goenglish.com/ThePotCallingTheKettleBlack.asp
There are scores of examples of this. Take just the biggest one.
They call Kerry a Flip flopper
When Bush consistently does just that.

They Say Kerry has no plan for Iraq
when it is they who have no plan - POT KETTLE BLACK

To the debate, or whatever it really is or is going to be.
Hmm,,, the rules for the debate - bunches of rules. But will anyone really follow the rules?
No.
If you think BushCo will, you are sadly mistaken. This entire cam-pain by BushCo has been a walk on the edge of the line of truth. That’s a bit too generous. Ok, it’s been a cam-pain of lies and distortions. As such, what makes anyone think that the debates will be any different? Bush will violate the rules and the BushCo minions will accuse Kerry of breaking the rules not Bush - POT KETTLE BLACK. Kerry will win but BushCo will claim Kerry failed and was weak - POT KETTLE BLACK.




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