Which Issues Is Bush Running On?

I've been trying to get a grip on this myself. Obviously Rove is going with his ridiculous "wartime president" hoakum, but what about the issues? To discover which issues Bush&Co feel strongly about, look no further than the White House website:

Making America Safer

America is safer today because of the decisive action and leadership of President Bush. The President will not allow the nation to return to a sense of false security and complacency. (False security and complacency? You mean like when we had a President and intelligence community that were actually focused on terrorism?)

Jobs & Economic Growth

In his 2004 State of the Union Address, President Bush announced Jobs for the 21st Century - more than $500 million for a series of measures to better prepare current and future workers for jobs in the new millennium. (So far Bush has been pretty good at losing jobs. In fact, he's the best since Hoover. And let me guess where these supposed "new millennium" jobs will be -- Walmart? And don't forget, Bush says that working in fast food counts as manufacturing!)

Progress in Iraq

In his 2004 State of the Union, President Bush said, "Last January, Iraq's only law was the whim of one brutal man. Today our coalition is working with the Iraqi Governing Council to draft a basic law, with a bill of rights. We're working with Iraqis and the United Nations to prepare for a transition to full Iraqi sovereignty by the end of June." (I can't wait to see how that works.)

Strengthening Healthcare

The rapidly rising cost of health care is the main reason why millions of Americans lack health insurance today. To make insurance more affordable, the President proposed measures to address rising healthcare costs and help more Americans afford insurance. (I can't even decipher what the hell they mean by this one! What "measure" has Bush proposed that would make health insurance more affordable? Bush had this to say back in January:

"Fortunately, the positive news is that we've got the best health care system in the world. And we need to keep it that way. We need to keep it that way by keeping the private market strong, by resisting efforts that are happening in Washington, D.C., to say the federal government should be running health care. See, we don't believe that. I don't believe it. I believe the best health care system is that health care system generated in the private markets. "


President Bush's plan will improve the quality of education at our Nations middle and high schools and better prepare students for success in higher education and the job market - including $100 million to help striving readers and $120 million to improve math education. (Just like he did in Texas, right?)