Skip to comments.Hollywood's Bush-bashing act earns Kerry some bad reviews
Posted on 07/10/2004 5:06:59 AM PDT by Liz
NEW YORK -- Hollywood stars at a Democratic fund-raiser here late Thursday night ripped President Bush as a liar, "another cheap thug" and a killer in a night of Bush bashing that put the Kerry team on the defensive and provoked widespread criticism. Both Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards were on stage at Radio City Music Hall as the stars uttered their remarks. Neither one rebuked them. Kerry, in fact, said that every performer "conveyed the heart and soul of America."
Yesterday, Republicans called on the Kerry campaign to repudiate the remarks and to release a videotape of the concert so people can judge for themselves. Kerry aides reacted by saying that the stars' attacks didn't represent the candidate's thinking. "If John Kerry is going to praise last night's star-studded hate-fest and characterize it as the 'heart and soul' of America, he should share these values with voters everywhere," said Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman.
Even a song written for the fund-raiser captured the vehemence of the night. In a song called "Texas Bandido," John Mellencamp wrote, "He's just another cheap thug that sacrifices our young. ... You're going to get us killed with your little white lies."
In a statement yesterday, Sen. Zell Miller (D-Ga.) said he was saddened, but not surprised, that Kerry didn't challenge the commentary. "Last night John Kerry held a fund-raiser in New York that featured performers in a time of war calling the president of the United States a killer, a cheap thug and a liar. John Kerry just sat there, grinning like a mule eating briars," Miller said.
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That haughty, smug, self-satisfied look of Kerry is going to lose him votes. Guy doesn't know the meaning of humility.
Note to Kerry: My heart and soul doesn't inhabit a cesspool.
It really frosts my gourd when those degenerates claim to speak for ME.
It's too bad but this will quickly fade due to media disinterest.
Some of hollywierd's friends below:
DSA's "Progressive Caucus" Links below:
They are the Enemy Within!!!!
Oops, not a Republican, independant.
The nappy bushed negress may have cost Kerry the election
As much as I love this, let's not overdo it, because we need them to display this behavior when everyone's watching -- at their convention later this month.
Aaah, they won't be able to help themselves. I look forward to a real hate-fest.
I've been following this story on the news since yesterday and hope this shows the rest of the country that these tasteless "celebrities" have no class whatsoever. I know it won't make a bit of difference to any of them, but I will not spend one cent of my money on ANY of their movies, recordings, etc. It will give me great pleasure to ignore them completely.
Good to see you in another thread. It's amazing how this story is getting out.
Kerry can't distance himself from this association, nor from Michael Moore.
By the time we get through with him, he'll be a laughingstock by Nov 2.
ROFL Mr. Miller's word picture says it all.
Limbaugh mentioned Kerry's refusal on his program yesterday. I listened and was just stunned. How could that maroon refuse a national security briefing?!
"It's too bad but this will quickly fade due to media disinterest."
Not as long as they withold the tapes of the event. And if they do release it, there'll be a treasure trove of footage to use against Goofy and Goofier.
You too! I can't wait for the convention. It should be a real turn-off, politically speaking. Sleaze will out.
What Americans want more than anything in a President is humility. They're also forgiving but Kerry's lack of contrition is going to hurt him. As a former Democrat, I'm with Zell Miller; I don't like what my old party's become.
"Heart and soul of America?????" This guy Kerry really has his priorities screwed up if he thinks that that was the 'heart and soul of America?'
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