Skip to comments.Serried Ranks of Oafs (Excellent Democratic Candidate bashing editiorial)
Posted on 10/16/2003 6:24:44 AM PDT by areafiftyone
Upon listening to the Democratic presidential candidates very attentively and even respectfully, I am wondering. At this point in the Democratic lunge for the presidential nomination, does Howard Dean have a monopoly on that sector of the Democratic vote that we may classify as the moron vote? Or is the idiotic Senator John Kerry chipping away at these serried ranks of oafs? And, just as an aside, are there still enough Democrats of the type who nominated Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Adlai Stevenson, John Kennedy, and Hubert Humphrey to give the nomination to Senator Lieberman, heir to the governing wing of the Democratic Party?
The other day on CNN, I heard the mentally disturbed Michael Moore dismiss Senator Lieberman as a Republican. Mr. Moore, naturally, admires Dr. Dean, the moderate from Vermont, who now insists that he is a Yippie, circa 1968. Mr. Moore is sufficiently mindless to believe that.
Senator Lieberman, on the other hand, has for many years been steady in his commitment to the collectivist domestic policies and vigilant foreign policy that New Dealers, Fair Dealers, and New Frontiersmen used to govern America for roughly three decades, setting the country on a course that defeated world communism and accomplished some rather good things domestically. To say that Senator Lieberman is a Republican is either stupid or a deception.
Deception plays very well with the Democrats moron vote, though it is perhaps more accurate to refer to that vote as the indignant moron vote, for it is very indignant and, in fact, proud of its anger. Anytime I write something discourteous about Dr. Dean, I receive a torrent of e-mails from the indignant moron vote. Usually the indignado begins by claiming never to have voted before but now to be attracted by the shirtsleeved medicos illusory virtues. Now I wonder if Senator John Kerry has nibbled away at Dr. Deans vote. The Vietnam veteran who supported the war in Iraq, but did not support the war; who boasts of his war record, but does not boast of his war record is certainly an obvious enough fraud to appeal to the moron vote. Moreover, he is sufficiently angry to give the morons goose pimples.
That he is a splendid phony is abundantly clear. In fact, he may be the phoniest of all the Democrats now running. This week in The Hill, the indefatigable Sam Dealey, a reporter who has the wit to report not only what a politician says today but what the pol said yesterday, demonstrated what a fraud the Francophile senator from Massachusetts really is.
First, Mr. Dealey reports that Dr. Dean is chiding Senator Kerry for flip-flopping on the importance of serving in Vietnam in presidential politics. Then Mr. Dealey reports Senator Kerrys many boasts about how important a credential his military service is. Then Mr. Dealey disinters statements by Senator Kerry in the 1990s denying the importance of a military credential. Senator Kerry was defending Bill Clinton, the draftdodger about to win the Democratic presidential nomination. In defense of Mr. Clinton, Senator Kerry said things such as this, a rhetorical question to Mr. Clintons opponent, President George H. W. Bush: If service or non-service in the war is to become a test of qualification for high office, you would not have a vice president. He is referring to the fact that Vice President Dan Quayle only served in the National Guard.
Senator Kerry, the veteran who stresses his military service, but does not stress his military service, also disparages service in the National Guard, though you can be sure he will soon insist that he does not disparage service in the National Guard, especially when a reporter notes the fine service that its now performing in Iraq.
That quotation directed against Mr. Quayle is ancient history, but then there is this quote from October 6. Asked about reinstating the draft, Senator Kerry gratuitously sneers, There are some people in high office today who pulled strings to get into the National Guard. Thats a canard that he and the moron vote fling at the president.
Viewing the charges that the Democrats fling at one another, and the charges they fling at the president, who, it seems to me, is almost certain to be reelected, I have come to a conclusion. These candidates have an instinctive aversion to the truth.
On matters large and small, they are with surprising regularity wrong. Apologists explain that they have to be wrong to appeal to their base, the moron vote. I hate to sound like a moralist, but I just do not think thats a sufficient reason for lying, even about yourself.
The Moron Vote LOL! Excellent!
More historical revisionism.
Guess I'll have to take your word on that one. ;O)
I think he's referring to Lieberman as an honorable Democrat, which I may have agreed with a few years ago. Historically, there were several. Tyrell is rightly pointing out that they are now few and far between, if not extinct.
What a great start to my day!
I totally and heartily disagree with this assertion about Mr. Moore being totally mindless. He has to have at least a brain stem in order for his mouth to work to keep filling that rather large meat bag.
Since Dennis is a Frenchified version of the name Dionysius, and Dionysus = Bacchus, and taking into account his appearance, maybe Dennis Kucinich should be known as Bacchus Baboon.
Possibly. My point is that Democrats did not defeat Communism or improve our domestic situation.
Dennis is the GOP's secret weapon this election..he's a true zealot..he's staying in all the way, and he's dragging the entire Dem party waaaaay to the far left....many here thougth that we should support Sharpton...but Dennis is far better bang for the buck...did you notice in the last debate that he attacked Dean from the left...it'll drive Dean crazy
I hope you're right. The fact that anyone would vote for that ferrit-faced half-wit completely boggles my imagination. But if you're right, then it's a good thing that he's in there.
As I said in a previous post: Soldier on, Komrad Kucinich.
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