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Moore blasts President Bush

Kansas delegates reflect on historic nomination

August 28, 2008

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— U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., on Thursday said he looked forward to the end of President Bush's administration.

Speaking to the Kansas delegation to the Democratic National Convention, Moore said the first President Bush "was a thoughtful, intelligent man."

The current President Bush, he said, "is a different story."

From the economy to foreign relations, Bush has put the United States in a hole, he said.

He said Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama will "institute new policies that our country desperately needs."

Moore, a five-term congressman, faces Republican Nick Jordan in the November election. The 3rd Congressional District includes east Lawrence, and all of Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

Meanwhile, Kansas delegates reflected on the historic nomination of Obama on Wednesday. Obama is the first African-American to lead a major political party into the presidential campaign.

"The whole event last night was very uplifting," said Kathy Greenlee of Lawrence.

For the record, the Kansas delegation voted 34-6 in favor of Obama over U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., who finished second to Obama through a grueling Democratic Party primary.

On Wednesday, Kansas voted before Clinton moved that a unanimous vote be cast for Obama.

Tess Banion of Lawrence, who had been a Clinton supporter, described her reaction: "We cried, we hugged and then I put on my Obama T-shirt."

Banion said there had been a "heaviness" all through the four-day convention on how to recognize Clinton's historic run.

She said Clinton met with her supporters before the vote and announced she would vote for Obama and released her delegates to Obama if they wanted.

"She strikes me as the kind of woman who doesn't dwell on what she doesn't have, but is happy for what she does have," Banion said.

Comments

kujayhawk 5 years, 7 months ago

Politicians act like a bunch of teenage girls.

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bisky1 5 years, 7 months ago

is mccain bush?cept for:McCain-Feingold McCain led the battle to restrict interrogation techniques of terror suspects and to ban torture.McCain went with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on a tough measure to curb climate change, something Bush denies is going on.McCain opposed the Bush tax cuts when they passed.McCain urged the Iraq surge, a posture Bush rejected for years before conceding its wisdom.McCain's energy bill, also with Lieberman, is a virtual blueprint for energy independence and development of alternate sourcesAfter the Enron scandal, McCain introduced sweeping reforms in corporate governance and legislation to guarantee pensions and prohibit golden parachutes for executives. Bush opposed McCain's changes and the watered-down Sarbanes-Oxley bill eventuatedMcCain has been harshly critical of congressional overspending, particularly of budgetary earmarks, a position Bush only lately adopted (after the Democrats took over Congressthank you for helping elect mccain,bisky

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 7 months ago

"Moore blasts President Bush"What?! Another Republican hunting accident?And I had been so hoping that the President and Vice- might get to share a hunting trip before parting ways this winter ( of our discontent, made glorious summer by this son of Kenya... ) .

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ronwell_dobbs 5 years, 7 months ago

Several of the pundits have said it best. McCain's campaign doesn't speak for McCain (or vice versa).Had he not caved to the religious conservatives in the Republican party he might likely have gotten my vote. Ain't no way now.

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beobachter 5 years, 7 months ago

unclebiff , contrary to what you and those like you think, the Constitution guarantees free speech. That means, if we think we have a total incompetent idiot as pres, we can say so. Therefore I will simply state, we have a total idiot for a president. Elected by total idiots unable to think for themselves.

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unclebiff 5 years, 7 months ago

this was a shocking headline! No way, a democrat "blasting" the president, shocking indeed. Hurry up dems, only a little bit of time left to get in a few more presidential kidney shots, you sneaky bastards!

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staff04 5 years, 7 months ago

I think Moore's comments are carefully accurate. Most people believe that the Bush administration has been far more disastrous than his comments indicate.

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Phil Minkin 5 years, 7 months ago

There was a time in 2000 I thought highly of McCain even though I disagreed with some of his positions. Now, in order to get the nomination he has sucked up to the religious right, changed positions on tax cuts for the rich, off shore drilling, imigration policy and almost every position except support of the mistake in Iraq. There is no more "straight talk" just crooked pander.

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beobachter 5 years, 7 months ago

Hey, when we have stalkers like Kevin around, anyone who doesn't remain anonymous is a total idiot. If you notice Kevin hides his ID very thoroughly and yet invites people to call him. Why doesn't he stop being anonymous? Can you say coward?

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dontcallmedan 5 years, 7 months ago

Ks--McCain too much a maverick? Not like Bush? He votes with Bush 95% of the time. Casey is right--that's not a Maverick, that's a SIDEKICK.

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RKLOG 5 years, 7 months ago

Anonymous, anonymous, anonymous.

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beobachter 5 years, 7 months ago

McCain is too much like Bush for me. Same mindset, same stupid ideas. Why anyone who was attacked by Bush and the stupid religious right like he was and then caters to them is an idiot. I used to have a lot of respect for him, after what he has become, no way. He's the 3rd Bush term, America doesn't need that, it will finally destroy all our freedoms and any respect we still have in the world.

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BABBOY 5 years, 7 months ago

Hmmm, I think the point is that McCain is lot more like the status quo then Obama. But, the point that McCain is not Bush is accurate. Obama would do better pointing out how McCain has run to the middle only to trick the religous right into thinking he is like Bush. McCain will turn his back on the religious right once in office which is to me a good thing because those guys are nuts and very cult like if you ask me, but McCain needs them to get elected.In short, Obama needs to be Obama and not back down like that wimp Kerry did when Bush ran. If Kerry had called Bush out for the total moron and whack job that Bush was and remains to be, Kerry would have won. But, Kerry ran to the middle and tried to be something he wasn't and that made it hard to vote for him.

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logrithmic 5 years, 7 months ago

What a joke. Moore voted for the War on Iraq, the Military Commissions Act that stripped Americans of their habeus corpus rights, and for the current FISA, which included granting the telecomm giants immunity from lawbreaking for illegally wiretapping the phones of ordinary Americans without a search warrant, simply because they were acting on Bush's say so. Now he wants us to believe that he somehow objects to Bush after carrying his water through the war on terror and the illegal invasion of Iraq?My god, people, wake up!

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doubledogleg 5 years, 7 months ago

anyone who has paid attention for the last 10 years should easily be able to discern (for better or worse) that Bush and McCain are not the same. not even close. this is a big fallacy the Ds are trying to pull over on the uninformed voter. It's really kind of offensive.

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coldandhot 5 years, 7 months ago

Rothschild, I hope you are kind to the R's the way you have been overly kind to the D's...

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KS 5 years, 7 months ago

When are the Dems going to wake up and realize that Bush is not running again? As far as McCain being Bush's third term, I totally disagree. McCain is too much of a maverick. I wished he would be like "W", but it ain't going to happen. That "O" guy is a socialist and will be the worst thing that could ever happen to this country. You think your taxes are high now, just hang on to your wallet. It is going to get worse before it gets better, if it ever will.

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