Debate: Bush wore electronic device rumor

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Guest, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    There is a rumor Bush wore some sort of electronic device on his back and a hearing device during the first debate.

    I seriously doubt this. It would have been plainly obvious to Kerry, the audience, etc. and besides, if he did, who was giving him his responses, Harold Stassen (from the grave!)

    Here's the pix.
  2. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Perhaps he shops at the M*n's W*arhous*?

  3. Khan

    Khan New Member

    It didn't seem to help if it was there. But someone needs to watch Cheney and Rove just in case;-)
  4. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    Seriously, how long will it be before our politicians (and CEOs, etc.) will have cranial implants so that they can be supported with information by their team of experts?

    If not now, then soon.
  5. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Ala the remake of "The Manchurian Candidate?"

  6. Tom57

    Tom57 Member

    I'm having a hard time finding similar pictures, but the "bulge" looks very much like the transmitters riders wear in the Tour de France so that they can stay in contact with their team car.

    Maybe his buddy Lance Armstrong supplied him.

    In any case, it sure didn't help his performance.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    The scary thing is that this may not be true.

  8. Quite frankly, it wouldn't matter if Bush was prompted or not.

    He is still a bumbling idiot, and furthermore an arrogant one that isn't used to being disagreed with in public.

    When do you think the last time any of his inner circle dared to stand up to him and tell him just what he needs to hear?

    I'll bet his daddy would tell him a thing or two, but clearly George W. is now beyond the reach of parental advice.

    Bush's performance is quite typical of those coddled pampered ineffective executives who are used to having and retaining their position just because of birthright or privilege, and surround themselves with "yes men".

    Kerry blew him away. How DARE he disagree with ME the President??? That was Bush's main problem - the dumbfounded look on his face and accompanying body language of a man who is used to always getting his way.
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    "...a bumbling idiot" who has kept America from being attacked again since 9/11 by forcing those who hate America to fight us on their own turf.

    Kerry is a billionaire. At least when Clinton said "I feel your pain," he spoke from real experience.

    At least Clinton had some core values and beliefs that were fairly consistent.

    If Kerry is elected it will go from "I feel your pain,"to "I feel your wallet," as he raises tax after tax after tax based on his Senate record of voting to raise taxes several hundred times.

    Even Edwards, during the primary debates, said Kerry's economic plan is horrible and will actually add to the deficit.
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thank you, Carl, for a bit of Friday humor................:eek:
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

  12. Tom57

    Tom57 Member


    Whether you see it in you checking account yet or not, Bush has raised your taxes. He has managed to change a 5 trillion dollar surplus to a 3 trillion dollar deficit. Once again we have a Republican to blame for big government. You can debate the figures, is it 119 billion, or 200 billion? But the fact remains, his military spending qualifies as the biggest government of all.

    The effects of his rampant deficit spending will be felt for years to come. The "tax" will come in less money for schools, highways, public works, jobs, and on down the line.

    You can argue for deficit spending if it ultimately leads to greater growth opportunities down the line. When it comes to Iraq, what are we looking at? Years and years of conflict and military occupation in order to maintain a psuedo-democracy, and a never-ending threat of terrorism. Nice payoff.
  13. Tom57

    Tom57 Member

    I think this is absolutely right. Bush's response during the debate seems easily extrapolated to his foreign policy - which is essentially "screw you if you don't agree with me."

    The Republicans keep telling us what the "American people" need in a leader. According to them, we need someone who sticks to his principles and sends a consistent message.

    Well, no. What we need is a president who is smart enough to know when he has made a mess of things, and who has the courage and conviction to admit those mistakes and reevaluate his own actions.

    A president who is pathologically incapable of admitting a mistake, even when it is staring him in the face, is a very dangerous thing. What Bush doesn't realize is that there will be an unending supply of "insurgents" as long as we are in the Middle East. We'll keep beating them back; they'll keep showing up; hatred will continue to be fostered for years to come.

    How many years did it take for our civilized society to finally allow blacks to vote? Somehow we think we can force this issue with troops in Iraq? Hell, the Republicans didn't even allow all blacks to vote in 2000, but that's another story.
  14. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    There is no doubt that Clinton was at the lower end of the ethics scale, so if you're holding him up as an example relative to Kerry, then that says that Kerry is less ethical than Clinton. Is that possible? You always knew that Clinton was lying but he made you feel good about it, sort of like a good used car salesman. Actually, in the race to see who was going to lose to Bush, Howard Dean, from the industrial giant of Vermont, producer of post cards and maple syrup, would have at least made it an interesting race. Kerry is unethical, boring and stupid, and he's going to lose because he can't remember the all the lies he's told... By the way, his wife is the billionaire, not him... Clinton was unethical, interesting and highly intelligent, and he always figured out a way to win. Not so with Kerry.... Loser!

  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That's just a puppet master.
  16. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    I watched for this in last Friday's debate and I did see some unusual bulges occasionally. I suspect they are from a bullet resistant vest. Such a vest might also explain why the President's arms hang away from his body.
  17. Way

    Way New Member

    This just in about bush's spyware!

    This just in from the information manipulators, ooops, I meant the national news media "elite". They all report that George W. Bush was secretly wearing a hidden microphone under the collar of his suit coat. But when security investigated and checked to see where the other end of the wire was found, hiding behind the curtain they found non other than DNC chairman Terry McCauliff speaking into a microphone giving the answers to questions to Bush. When caught, McCauliff simply explained that he was just doing a sound check and that everyone should believe that that is the truth!!!!!!!
  18. tcnixon

    tcnixon Active Member

    NASA photo analyst: Bush wore a device during debate
  19. grgrwll

    grgrwll New Member

    If Bush is re-elected, I'm sure this guy will be a "former senior research scientist for NASA."

    Given the access to technology that the President has, there's no way they would need anything this bulky if they wanted to feed him answers. A tiny little earpiece would do the trick.

    And even then, it would be stupid. It would take tremendous public speaking skills to stay "in the flow" of the debate while listening to instructions on an earpiece. Frankly, Bush does not have those skills. (Of course, his performance in that debate was horrendous, so...)

    In reality, I suspect this is some type of bullet-proof garment, or some other type of security measure. And if that is the case, the administration is right not to talk about it.
  20. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    He most probably is not a NASA employee but a Jet Propulsion Lab/CalTech employee. Most JPL employees are not NASA employees.

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