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By Brad Friedman on 9/4/2004 11:40am PT  

As I postulated previously, the Republicans have now officially thrown Zell overboard. He served his political usefulness to the party who will use anybody and, like a Reservist sent to die in Iraq, is no longer useful to the them. Sleep with the fishes, Zell.

GOP backs away from Miller's blast
Democrat ‘speaking for himself,' Bush aide says

After gauging the harsh reaction from Democrats and Republicans alike to Sen. Zell Miller's keynote address at the Republican National Convention, the Bush campaign — led by the first lady — backed away Thursday from Miller's savage attack on Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, insisting that the estranged Democrat was speaking only for himself.

Late Thursday, Miller and his wife were removed from the list of dignitaries who would be sitting in the first family's box during the president's acceptance speech later in the evening. Scott Stanzel, a spokesman for the Bush campaign, said Miller was not in the box because the campaign had scheduled him to do too many television interviews.

There was no explanation, however, for why Miller would be giving multiple interviews during Bush's acceptance speech, or what channels would snub the president in favor of Miller. Nor was it made clear why Miller's wife also was not allowed to take her place in the president's box 24 hours after his deeply personal denunciation of his own party's nominee.

The change was made only a few hours after Laura Bush, asked about Miller's speech, said in an interview with NBC News that “I don't know that we share that point of view.” Aides to President Bush and his campaign said.

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By Brad Friedman on 9/4/2004 11:16am PT  

Your Republican Party...

- Dishonoring the troops...

- Kicking the demonstrators...

- Rightwing BRAD BLOG commentor "ed", speaks of "wasting a bullet" on Ted Kennedy.

Compassionate conservatism at work. Great Americans, all.

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Commemorative Republican National Convention Edition!
By Brad Friedman on 9/3/2004 4:07pm PT  

And one last RNC "Great American of the Moment" Bonus pic!

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By Brad Friedman on 9/3/2004 3:13pm PT  

An honest West Texan! I knew there had to be at least one out there!

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The Red State Welfare Queens
By Brad Friedman on 9/3/2004 2:54pm PT  

Again, we hate to spoil the fiscal fantasies of the Fake Conservatives, but for all those "red" states out there who voted for Bush last time and calling for tax breaks, fiscal responsibility and decrying the "welfare state", you'd think they were subsidizing the "blue" states with all of their hard-earned tax dollars.

Turns out, as usual, the unreported truth is quite the opposite from the Fake Conservative fantasy.

In fact, the "blue" states, on average, get back less money than they pay out in federal taxes, while the "red" states receive more in federal funds than they put out. Go figure.

From Media Matters:

[I]t is actually blue states (states that former Vice President Al Gore won in 2000) that subsidize red states (states that President George W. Bush won in 2000). An August 2003 report by the Tax Foundation --- a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that monitors fiscal policy at the federal, state, and local levels --- compared the federal tax burden in each state with the flow of federal funds back to that state for fiscal year 2002. As former Gore speechwriter Daniel H. Pink pointed out in a January 2004 New York Times op-ed citing the Tax Foundation report, out of the 33 states that received more in federal spending than they contributed in federal taxes (what Pink calls "taker" states), Bush won 25. Out of the 16 states that paid more in federal taxes than they received in federal spending (what Pink calls "giver" states), Gore carried 12.

Is it any wonder then that "red" states want to keep their guy in office so they can keep sucking disproportionately off the Federal Government tit without anybody noticing? Red state welfare queens.

Once again, the "Liberal" Media seems to have forgotten to report much on all of this. I wonder if the Media really isn't so "Liberal" after all? But they must be! Sean Hannity wouldn't keep saying it if it wasn't true!

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(Sssshh...Don't tell Dubya supporters!)
By Brad Friedman on 9/3/2004 1:30pm PT  

And on the topic of "Words speaking louder than Actions"...

How to say something without meaning it

Well, the Bush acceptance speech went off last night. And it was a good one. For someone who never held the office.

But for someone who has had 3 1/2 years in office, it was an exercise in willfull ignorance.

A Conservative --- a real one, with character, courage and conviction --- reviews Bush's con job from last night. (Fake Conservatives need not click through. Far be it from us to spoil your illusions by dropping a big reality turd into your fantasy soup.)

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Your 'Daily Show' Moment...
By Brad Friedman on 9/3/2004 11:49am PT  


George W. Bush:
Words Speak Louder than Actions

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Or, as O'Reilly would say, 'Shut UP!'
By Brad Friedman on 9/2/2004 11:07pm PT  

FOX News Primetime Convention Speech Coverage

Courtesy of Media Matters

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By Brad Friedman on 9/2/2004 9:04pm PT  

Dear Fox News Watchers,

The Democratic Candidate for President of the United States is speaking live on television in response to the Bush/Cheney convention.

The Vice-Presidential Candidate is there too! Live!

Feel free to turn to either CNN or MSNBC if you'd like to see it!

UPDATE: Fox finally did go to the Kerry speech. They ran a total of 4 minutes of the speech, picking it up near the end, and dropping it 4 minutes later. Both MSNBC and CNN ran it from the beginning, when Kerry said things like "I'm not going to have my commitment to defend this country questioned by those who refused to serve when they could have and by those who have misled the nation into Iraq."

Total coverage of Kerry's speech: MSNBC - 25 minutes, CNN - 15 minutes, FOX - 4 minutes.

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By Brad Friedman on 9/2/2004 9:00pm PT  

Just a few miles from Ground Zero. Where "the people who knocked down these buildings" would hear from "all of us soon."

I watched all four nights of the RNC Convention. But I'll be damned if I heard any word about who it was who knocked those buildings down. Did I miss something?

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By Brad Friedman on 9/2/2004 7:28pm PT  

He sounds like he's answering the "platform question" at the Miss America Pagaent, no?

UPDATE: Speech just finished. Lest I be accused of unfairness (I'll leave that to Fox), it seems to me that Bush recovered somewhere around the final third of his speech from the Miss America / School Assembly delivery of the first two thirds that I mentioned above. He finished just fine. And the tear he almost squeezed out will no doubt be the tear heard round the world for the next few news cycles. More later, no doubt.

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By Brad Friedman on 9/2/2004 6:55pm PT  

I should have known we were in trouble when Alan Colmes said "Senator Miller, I'd like to talk about the substance of your speech last night". He then went on to fire the only bullet that Sean allowed him, I guess, accusing Zell of having called Kerry "an authentic American hero" in 2001.

Zell said "I was wrong about that." Alan hemmed, hawwed, looked at his notes...and then...cut to commercial.

Wouldn't it be more honest if they didn't even bother to put a name at all after the "Hannity &" part?

Oh, well. Since Colmes is useless, I'll toss out another contradiction and factual inaccuracy from Zell's speech that apparently didn't occur to the hapless and completely useless Colmes.

Kerry in his acceptance speech: "I will never give any nation or international institution a veto over our national security."

Zell last night: "Senator Kerry has made it clear that he would use military force only if approved by the United Nations. Kerry would let Paris decide when America needs defending."

There ya go, Alan. Would that have been that hard?

Apparently Colmes has no memory, isn't allowed access to Google by Sean, or simply has no familiarity with what's actually going on anywhere but in the Republican National Party and/or the Fox News Channel. Not that there's any difference.

And Cheney? He said last night: "George W. Bush will never seek a permission slip to defend the American people."

I'm sure Colmes will get right on that. Sigh.

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from Arnold at the RNC
By Brad Friedman on 9/2/2004 3:54pm PT  

There has been so many blatantly and provably incorrect statements on the RNC's podium this week, that it's becoming almost tiresome to point them out.

So forgive me if you have become as weary of it as I have, even though I've only bothered to highlight a few of them. But if folks like you and me don't take the time to point these out who will? The Mainstream Media?!

In this case, it fell to a polling organization, Gallup to be precise, to fact check where the Media has decided to nod off again this year:

Schwarzenegger was incorrect in his GOP convention speech on Tuesday when he asserted: "The president didn't go into Iraq because the polls told him it was popular. As a matter of fact, the polls said just the opposite."

A majority of Americans supported the idea of the invasion of Iraq before Bush made the decision to commence military action in March 2003. Gallup's March 14-15, 2003, poll showed that 64% of Americans favored "invading Iraq with U.S. ground troops in an attempt to remove Saddam Hussein from power," and 57% agreed that the Bush administration "has made a convincing case about the need for the U.S. to take military action against Iraq." A March 17, 2003, CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll asked: "Do you approve or disapprove of Bush's decision to go to war if Saddam Hussein does not leave Iraq in the next 48 hours?" Sixty-six percent of Americans approved; 30% disapproved.

Provably and factually incorrect statements at the GOP Convention. One after another after another.

Feel free to "liberally" use the "Email it to Someone!" link at the bottom of ALL the entries here on the BRAD BLOG! It's game time, folks! And someone's gotta show up to play! How about you?!

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By Brad Friedman on 9/2/2004 2:37pm PT  

Is it not possible that the Republicans knew exactly what they were doing by allowing the angry and ugly Zell Miller to be their counterpoint keynote speaker to the Democrat's hopeful and positive Barack Obama?

No doubt, they knew full well the type of poison they could get Zell to throw into the water. Surely they vetted his speech before hand, and thus must have known how almost none of it would stand up factually to even the most tepid of journalistic scrutiny.

For proof of that, see CNN's interview with Zell after the speech last night, during which CNN took a short break from business-as-usual to become, if only momentarily, journalists again who managed to trash in only just a few minutes almost everything Zell was hoping to sell last night.

So if even CNN, of all media, would be able to debunk this clown in minutes, surely the Republicans must have understood that in advance and decided nonetheless that the effort would be worthwhile.

So why would they do it? We'll have to assume at this point that they are just happy to get the trash into the public domain where it'll be unexamined red meat to the Talk Radio Nation. And then, when the predictable and simple debunking occured among the literatti, the only person who'd stand to look like a jackass would be only be a Democrat after all.

Pretty cagey. Smells precisely like classic Rovian Machinations if ever there were any.

I think, however, that they may have been overly optimistic about Zell being the only one who might get stained in this devil's bargain. But only time will tell.

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and a few other bits and pieces from last night...
By Brad Friedman on 9/2/2004 2:06pm PT  

- Josh Marshall, on the entirety of RNC Night 3, demonstrates why he's at the top of the blogging food chain.

- Andrew Sullivan similarly, though from the Conservative side, asks the tough questions about the as yet unexplained second term for Dubya. The real and adult questions about his so far unrevealed agenda that the "real" media is too busy reporting on theatrics and horse-races to ask about.

- Zell Miller, the Republicans Great White Hope, challenges Chris Matthew to a duel on last night's Hardball. Yes, a duel! Here's the video.

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