Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Kennedy Says Bush Should Be Replaced

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Democratic titan and patriarch of the country's most enduring political dynasty, told the party faithful Tuesday night that America can only reclaim its greatness by denying President Bush a second term.

"The goals of the American people are every bit as high as they were more than 200 years ago," said Kennedy. "If America is failing to reach them today, it's not because our ideals need replacing, it's because our president needs replacing."

Kennedy, who worked tirelessly to win the 2004 convention for Boston, greeted the cheering throng by saying, "Welcome to my hometown." About 100 members of his extended family joined him in the city that is the birthplace of the Kennedy dynasty. Loyalists cheered and waved "Kennedy" signs and homemade placards reading, "Kennedy you're still the one."

Despite the Kerry campaign's admonition to convention speakers not to risk alienating undecided voters with red-meat attacks on the president, Kennedy unleashed what amounted to the latest in a string of flame-throwing verbal assaults on Bush. In recent months, for example, he has called the war in Iraq a fraud "made up in Texas," a political product "marketed" by the Bush administration to win elections and ultimately Bush's Vietnam.

"More than 900 of our service men and women have already paid the ultimate price," he said in his convention address, his voice at times cracking. "The administration has alienated longtime allies. Instead of making America more secure, they have made us less so."

Kennedy likened Bush to a "monarch named George who inherited the crown" — drawing laughs. And, invoking the memory of Democratic icon Franklin D. Roosevelt, he told the crowd: "The only thing we have to fear is four more years of George W. Bush."...

After his speech, Kennedy and 1,800 family members, friends and supporters were heading to a star-studded, invitation-only tribute at Symphony Hall honoring his more than four decades of public service. Headliners for the salute include U2's Bono, composer and former Boston Pops conductor John Williams and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.


Blogger Marc said...

>"Kennedy likened Bush to a "monarch"

What foolish snake oil you sell. T.Kennedy and the liberal elites are sitting kings rolling in luxury
and decadence while they claim to "feel the pain"
of the down trodden. Your choir certainly buys it
but the majority of the country does not.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Zanne said...

I know I'm not suppose to feed the trolls but you are pathetic (and probably a typical mean-spirited repub)

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mean spirted... why you must be talking about the Kerry campain.

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a joke. I have wrote many comments on this site. I am a bush supporter. I have not cussed or been out of line. Simply spoke what I believe. All of my comments have been removed. Talk about media and brainwashing. I guess the liberal administrator of the site picks what he wants you to read.

12:48 AM  

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