Skip to comments.Adam Kokesh: An Open Statement Concerning his candidacy
Posted on 02/24/2010 4:49:11 AM PST by RaceBannon
The following statement was prepared by Gathering of Eagles concerning Adam Kokesh. Kokesh is running for office in New Mexico.
It is my belief that Adam Kokesh gave aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war. That means he is a traitor.
And he is running for election as a GOP candidate in New Mexico.
God help our nation.
Affiliations with radical leftist groups Mr. Kokesh joined the Iraq Veterans Against War (IVAW) in February 2007, at which time he was 25 years old. The IVAW was formed by the Vietnam Veterans Against War (VVAW), the now infamous group, formed by John Kerry in 1970, and responsible for the fraudulent maligning of our Vietnam veterans at the Winter Soldier Conference in 1971. It will be recalled that John Kerry now stands exposed as having repeated false accusations from that conference, during Congressional testimony in 1971. Similar to the VVAW, the IVAW is a virulently anti-military, anti-America group. It holds the view that our country is an imperialistic and expansionistic One World Order government, and that our military is but a tool of this government. Further, they believe that our soldiers are little more than marauders and murderers who, in the words of John Kerry, behave in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan. Mr. Kokesh was active in the IVAW from 2007 to 2009, at which time he announced his candidacy for Republican Congressman from New Mexico. There are no indications that he has revoked his affiliations with the IVAW. As an active member of the IVAW, Mr. Kokesh was involved in numerous anti-military, and by explicit extension, anti-Bush/Republican activities and actions. While executing these actions, Mr. Kokesh knowingly and gladly, made common cause with a wide array of other well-known, radical anti-America and communist groups. The list of these other groups includes, but is by no means limited to, the following: SDS
United for Justice and Peace
Communist Party of America
In cooperation with the above-named groups and the IVAW, Mr. Kokesh: participated in multiple anti-war demonstrations in Washington DC, and other cites throughout the country; organized and incited violent demonstrations at military recruiting stations; participated in an initiative to encourage active duty soldiers to desert their military post; organized and participated in a Winter Soldier Conference 2, an effort designed to malign and undercut the moral of our soldiers who were fighting and dying on the battlefield. Even a most cursory search of the Internet will yield a plethora of documents attesting to the veracity of these assertions.
Personal character questions, and anti-Republican Party activities
Apart from his considerable radical leftist affiliations and activities, there many concerns about Mr. Kokeshs general personal qualifications for congressman; and we have specific concerns about the appropriateness of his being considered for being a Republican congressman. Mr. Kokesh has no history of personal accomplishments or achievement, yet he does have a notable history of poor judgment and illegal behavior. Moreover, he has no history of supporting the Republican Party, and in fact has been actively unsupportive and undermining of the Party.
Mr. Kokeshs personal accomplishments and achievements appear to be limited to his having served in the Marine Corps from 1999 until 2006, and his political activism with the IVAW from 2007 until 2009. His MC service was basically unremarkable, in terms of citations, medals, and commendations, and it was ultimately marked by a demotion in his discharge rank, from Sergeant to Corporal, and a downgrading of his discharge status from honorable to general. Mr. Kokeshs tenure with the IVAW has been noted above and need not be repeated here.
There are no indications that Mr. Kokesh has ever maintained any private sector employment, and unless otherwise proven, it might be assumed that his work with the IVAW was financed through contributions to that organization, finances that often originated in leftist organizations such as MoveOn.org. Other than an undergraduate degree in Psychology, there are no indications that Mr. Kokesh has achieved any academic standing that might, given his young age and his otherwise lack of general accomplishments, recommend him for serious consideration for Congress.
There are numbers of incidents in Mr. Kokeshs personal life that suggest that he employs poor judgment, and that he has trouble coping with stress. Examples of his poor judgment include the following: he smuggled a gun home from Iraq, and then was apprehended when he bought it onto a college campus; he has incited protestors to engage in violent actions against military recruiting stations, and; he incited unrest on a college campus by hanging racist poster around the campus, and signed the posters as being a member of the college conservative Republican organization.
Given the above, it is our position that Mr. Kokesh is in no way qualified to represent the Republican Party in Congress. In fact, if his history is any indicator of his future performance, it is most likely that he will behave in a manner that is antithetical to the positions and values of the Republican Party. In our view, a Kokesh candidacy will at best, precipitate much conflict within the Republican Party, and, at worst, invite derision from outside of the party.
Like you, we are interested in maintaining the integrity of the Republican Party. We understand that this is a time when the party leadership is striving to reconcile disparate ideas within the party, and to clarify its unified voice. A Kokesh candidacy would be completely at odds with those strivings and ideals.
We are urging the Republican Party to withhold any endorsement of a Kokesh for Congress candidacy. We look forward to hearing from you.
Ron Paul actually endorsed this clown, too..
Someone needs to go “Kahn”(and I don’t mean Madeline) on Kerry’s ass someday...
Everytime I read a story that is despicable, he’s always involved somehow.
Both these guys are a waste of space.
Of course RuPaul would endorse this guy. RuPaul’s antiwar idiocy always overrides any conservative inclinations he might have.
Went to his website. He has a banner that comes straight from the Soviet Union or Cuba. Looks like Lenin carrying a Revolution banner. Not calling him a communist — just saying. Bad choice of theme.
Lets see... he volunteered for the Marines, volunteered for Iraq deployment, saw combat action, was honorably discharged (downgraded to general under honorable conditions for doing the same thing my dad did in WWII - bringing a souvenir weapon back).
You guys go ahead and slander him all you want... as for me, I say thanks for your service to the nation, my fellow Marine!
I thank him for his service but he is still an ass-hat, just like Ron Paul.
No thanks to either.
By the way, you’re ignorance of his discharge is what is funniest
he was NOT dischargeed with a General for the weapon, that is how he lost his stripe which he claimed he still had at rallies.
He got his General Discharge for swearing at an officer in correspondence concerning his wearing of military fatugues at anti-American ralies
Kokesh gave aid and comfort to the enemy at those ralies
and if you want to Claim Marine Veteran Status and support someone like this, then YOU are an Ex-Marine...if you ever were one, boot!
Oh, I almost forgot, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a guy who Obama listened to for 20 years and never heard his “hate America” sermons, also served in the Marines.
I would not want Jeremiah Wright in office, either.
Murtha was a Marine too. So there ARE bad Marines just like there are bad Army guys.
That’s a sad one, but I most certainly WONT thannk Kokesh for his service, it did him no good, nor would I thank Wright for his service, neither of them are MY Marine Brothers!
Lee Harvey Oswald: EX-Marine for asassinating Kennedy
John Glenn: EX-Marine for sabotaging the Thompson sub-committe hearings
Jeremiah Wright: - EX-Marine for just being himself
Jack Murtha: - EX Marine for his stolen medals and comments he made about Haditha Marines
Adam Kokesh: EX-Marine for his actions is support of America’s enemies in time of war
Sure do. Unfortunately, I don't know where your mommies computer is located.
A real man remains civil in anonymous internet discussions, a sniveling little coward talks tough when he's hiding behind his mother's skirt.
Ha! I stand corrected!
Good list of “Ex-Marines”.
Joe, you are walkin’ into waters that are WAY too deep for you!
There is nothing to be civil about with someone who supports treason or traitors and tries to call it patriotism.
And my computer is up your Momma’s skirt.
Adam Kokesh got Marines killed in Iraq through his work with IVAW, Code Pink, etc. If you still support Kokesh after knowing this then you are no Marine.
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