Uh, Thanks, I Guess
The GOP is really trying to co-opt the Democratic platform, but they don't quite get it.
There are plenty of strings. This is another "war is peace" Bush spin, she says. With this bill, Bush is extending the gag rule, not lifting it.
The gag rule has never applied to AIDS funds. So Bush is lifting a restriction that never existed. Instead, he is adding some. Under this bill, groups that provide AIDS prevention as well as abortion services now must keep their abortion and family-planning programs financially and physically separate from its AIDS prevention work.
The word in Washington is that some congressional Republicans will introduce riders to the AIDS bill in the House today. Expect one to call for removing all references to condoms.
Fighting AIDS without condoms is like funding wars by cutting taxes ... oh yeah, forget it.
Dean : Clinton :: Kerry : ?
Remember the SAT's? Analogies are fun.
"[America] won't always have the strongest military."
"This is a brief moment in history when the United States has pre-eminent military, economic and political power. It won't last forever.... This is just a period, a few decades this will last, and I think that all of us who are Americans should think about this and ask ourselves how do we wish this moment to be judged 50 years from now."
: "Howard Dean's stated belief that the United States 'won't always have the strongest military,' raises serious questions about his capacity to serve as Commander-in-Chief. No serious candidate for the Presidency has ever before suggested that he would compromise or tolerate an erosion of America's military supremacy."
* Actually, not Kerry, but his minion Chris Lehane.
"If he wants to be president of the United States, but subject the United States to decisions by the U.N., he lacks the sound judgment needed for responsible national leadership,"