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Original Date of Publication: Oct. 16, 1984Vice President George Bush, speaking Monday from the steps of Doheny Library, characterized Democrats as belonging to a party that wants to limit opportunity and that “says no to hope.”Bush also attacked Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale, calling him “wedded to the failures of the past,” and declaring that “in overwhelming numbers, young people are saying goodbye… to Mondale and his ship of failure.”The speech – which lasted only nine minutes – was the second at the university by a major candidate in the presidential race in the last month, and was far more well received by students than Mondale’s speech a month earlier.Anti-Reagan demonstrators did not heckle Bush, and the only interruptions were supportive cheers from flag-waving students at the front of the crowd, or boos when Bush mentioned Mondale or his running mate, Geraldine Ferraro.Bush avoided specifics, instead reiterating the themes of the Reagan campaign, and appealed to the interests of increasingly conservative college students by emphasizing technology, jobs, personal income and the space program.“We have regained our technological edge, we’ve regained it in world competition and America is voting yes to the future, to your future of opportunity,” Bush said.He called the Republican Party the party of new ideas, declaring “tax cuts, investment opportunity and economic expansion . . . are the new ideas that offer a future to everybody here today.”Responding to Democratic charges that Reagan’s economic policies lack compassion for the poor and minorities, Bush charged, “They are the party that offered the highest misery index in the history of the United States of America.”And reacting to charges by Mondale that Reagan has failed to achieve an arms control agreement with the Soviet Union, Bush said Reagan “doesn’t believe in limitations that don’t limit” but in “verifiable arms reductions.”“Give him four more years, and you watch those Soviets come to the table,” Bush said, to which students replied with chants of “peace through strength.”He later charged that Mondale and the Democratic Party want to negotiate with the Soviet Union “from a position of relative weakness” and “lock our European allies into an inferior position.”Bush also supported Reagan’s “Star Wars” program of space-based laser-beam and satellite-defense systems to protect the United States against nuclear attack.Critics of the program contend it is unfeasible because the required technology does not yet exist, and the system could not stop all incoming missiles. Bush advocated research into such a system.“Let’s use America’s future, let’s use our technology to pursue peace and spare people the agony of war,” he said.Bush attacked Mondale and Ferraro, repeating the theme Reagan has used in his campaign, that Democrats see only bad news: “They see a silk lining out there and they try to find a great black cloud to go around it.”He further characterized Democrats as belonging to a party of pessimism, taxes and restricted economic growth, charges Reagan has leveled against the Democratic Party as well.“We’re too great to wrap ourselves up in malaise and bad news,” Bush said. “We’re too great to retreat back into the past.”Bush’s biggest cheer from the crowd came when he asked students to vote for Republican candidates for the House of Representatives and “lift up Tip O’Neill,” Democratic Speaker of the House and outspoken critic of Reagan.
First Published: 20th August, 2020 22:57 IST LIVE TV Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 22:57 IST National Sports Award’s Dignity Has To Be Maintained: Sushil Kumar Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar on Thursday indicated that the selection committee runs the risk of lowering the dignity of the annual national sports awards by making too many recommendations. Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar on Thursday indicated that the selection committee runs the risk of lowering the dignity of the annual national sports awards by making too many recommendations.An unprecedented five Khel Ratna and 29 Arjuna award recommendations have been made to the sports minister by the selection panel, raising eyebrows.The champion wrestler did not say it in as many words but hinted that giving away the awards to so many athletes can end up lowering their dignity. He said it is necessary to, instead, “maintain the pride” attached with these awards.”I congratulate the ones who have been nominated but I feel people should work towards maintaining the dignity of these national sports awards. This is not even an Olympic year,” Sushil told PTI.”I myself is an athlete, so I am happy for all, but we must maintain the pride attached with these awards.” In 2016, the government honoured four athletes — shuttler PV Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai — with the Khel Ratna after their performances at the Rio Olympics.But this year the awards committee has recommended five athletes — cricketer Rohit Sharna, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, paddler Manika Batra, women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal and para-athlete Mariyappan Thangvelu for the county’s top sporting honour.Sushil, who won a bronze in 2008 and a silver in the 2012 edition of the Olympic Games, also did not understand why athletes who have already received the highest sporting honour, were considered for an award that sits lower on the rung.Malik and Mirabai Chanu, who have won the Khel Ratna in the past, applied for Arjuna this year and the committee recommended their names.”Not only this, even it has been noted that a performance which has already fetched an athlete award in the past, has been considered again this year,” said the 37-year-old. Sushil is keen to earn another shot at the Olympics and is training at the Chhatarasal Stadium.He will see competition not only from youngsters such as Jitender Kumar but also old rival Narsingh Yadav, who is getting back to action in 74kg after serving his four-year doping ban.(Photo Credit: PTI) FOLLOW US