Remember when Republicans incessantly and relentlessly mocked John Kerry for his famous "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it" flip-flop on a wartime spending bill? I sure do. You know, at least Kerry could point to the fact that he did vote differently on the same subject in two different moments. Regardless of what it says about Kerry's lack of convictions, or his inability to articulate what he was trying to say, it's at least a true statement in some measure: Kerry actually did vote for an $87 billion wartime spending measure that he supported before voting against another alternative $87 billion wartime spending measure that he did not support.
Then there's Bush ... who just out-and-out lies.
Notice the ghost-town silence among conservative bloggers when Bush lies.
This time, there's no equivocation about it; and Bush can't even articulate even a feeble defense of his position, as Kerry was able to.
Here's an explanation and a take-down of the duplicity and outright lies of Bush. Here's the relevant part of the transcript in a Bush interview with George Stephanopolous:
STEPHANOPOULOS: James Baker says that he’s looking for something between “cut and run” and “stay the course.”And Andrew Sullivan links to a YouTube clip of Jon Stewart who just blasts Bush on the point. Check it out and let me know who's worse: Flip-flop Kerry or Lying Bush.
BUSH: Well, hey, listen, we’ve never been “stay the course,” George. We have been — we will complete the mission, we will do our job, and help achieve the goal, but we’re constantly adjusting to tactics. Constantly.