The View From Wisconsin

Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Getting Sick

I am now officially sick of all of the political ads on TV.

I saw an ad for a rather innocuous website:, that was geared towards younger voters. The ads say "compare the candidates side-by-side and decide for yourself."

The first question was about the Minimum Wage. It listed how many times Kerry had voted to increase the minimum wage - and how the Minimum Wage has never increased in the Bush administration. That sounded fair, though a bit left-leaning for my likes.

Then came question two: College Grants. You see "frozen the size of Pell Grants for the last three years, preventing the grants from keeping up with the rate of inflation and rising tuition costs" under Bush's entry. Kerry's side has "offer a College Opportunity Tax Credit on up to $4,000 of tuition for four years of college."

Red flag time. Ah, but the slam-dunk showing of the leanings of this group comes up next: War In Iraq. "Without the support of many traditional American allies, (italics mine) George W. Bush ordered an invasion of Iraq, claiming the county possessed weapons of mass destruction."

Which, by the way, John Freakin' Kerry believed we should do, as well. Of course, now they spin this decision as "(he) voted to give President Bush the option to go to war in Iraq." Do you see the semantics there? "I said he had it as an option - an option that I, John Kerry, would NEVER have done."

Ah, but the creme de la creme is the next "issue" on Health Care: "During George W. Bush’s presidency, the number of Americans without health insurance has increased by 5.2 million."


Methinks this 527 group should change its website name to reflect truth-in-advertising: