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Sandal whappers serenade Kerry [Should we FReep Kerry with REAL "flip flops" - across the USA?]
Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | April 7, 2004 | Gregory Korte and Cindi Andrews

Posted on 04/07/2004 10:25:07 PM PDT by RonDog

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Sandal whappers serenade Kerry


Reporter's Notebook

By Gregory Korte and Cindi Andrews
The Cincinnati Enquirer

[photo]
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is swarmed by admirers during his Tuesday appearance at Sawyer Point downtown. One of the homemade signs hoisted there read: "Outsource Bush."
The Cincinnati Enquirer/STEVEN M. HERPPICH
John Kerry had seen the tactic before - it emerged on the campaign trail last week - but few others seemed to understand what was going on.

Young Republicans wearing cheap sandals got in the front row and started clapping them together almost as soon as the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Sawyer Point on Tuesday.

Their message: that Kerry has flip-flopped on the issues.

"There's nothing I like better than talking to a great bipartisan crowd," Kerry joked. "You want to talk about flip-flops? This president said Condoleezza Rice wasn't going to testify, and the next day, she's going to testify."

Some union workers quickly surrounded the dozen Republicans with Kerry signs. Some elbows were thrown - as were some sandals - until two Cincinnati police officers broke it up.

The Hamilton County Republican Party disavowed any knowledge of the tactic, and Rep. Rob Portman - forced to field a question about the tactic in the official Republican response - seemed befuddled by it.

"I'm not sure hitting yourself in the head with a flip-flop makes a particularly compelling case," he said...

What say YOU?
Should we FReep John "Flip Flop" Kerry with REAL "flip flops" - all across the USA?


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See also, from www.rushlimbaugh.com:
Pathetic Kerry Condemns "Rude" GOP Protestors
April 7, 2004

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Kerry's playbook is so old and he is so dishonest, it can be infuriating. But there's a simple way to listen to liberals without tearing your hair out, and that is this: everything liberals accuse Bush of, is what they do themselves. So when Kerry talks about the politics of lying, he's telling us what Democrats do. He's identifying his own tactics. As an example, consider Kerry's freak-out at a group of protestors waving flip-flop sandals at Kerry's Cincinnati speech.

As you can hear in the audio link below, this man who protested the Vietnam War and whose party has defined patriotism as requiring dissent, grumbled, "Obviously some young Republicans proving that they are very rude and they have no manners." Oh, the power, my friends! I am paralyzed here with how impressed I am by his retort. Why, what a way to shut them down! Not only calling them "rude" but "very rude!" This is so pathetic!

-- snip --

Listen to Rush...
(...JIP Kerry, and dismiss his angry ripping of dissenters at a speech in Cincinnati)
Read the Article...
(Cincinnati Enquirer: Sandal whappers serenade Kerry)

1 posted on 04/07/2004 10:25:08 PM PDT by RonDog
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2 posted on 04/07/2004 10:27:20 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: RonDog
No. Even Kerry has a right to free speech.
3 posted on 04/07/2004 10:27:37 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (We have the best politicians corporate money can buy!)
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To: RonDog
The SHOOOZ! The SHOOOZ!
4 posted on 04/07/2004 10:28:13 PM PDT by Spruce (why does my spell-check want me to capitalize france?)
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To: RonDog
Yes we should Ron! I keep posting this on various threads, so glad you put up a thread on the subject! I do think we should be out there on the streets all across the nation protesting Kerry and Kennedy for their outrageous remarks!
5 posted on 04/07/2004 10:28:51 PM PDT by ladyinred (Anger the left! Become a MONTHLY DONOR to FreeRepublic.com)
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To: doug from upland; ALOHA RONNIE; DLfromthedesert; PatiPie; flamefront; onyx; SMEDLEYBUTLER; Irma; ...
As Hugh Hewitt mentioned on yesterday's show, see also:

JOHN, DUBYA ARE ON THE JOBS (Flip-Flops Greet Kerry)
New York Post ^ | 4/07/04 | Brian Blomquist
Posted on 04/07/2004 12:01:54 AM PDT by kattracks

April 7, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - President Bush yesterday visited Arkansas to promote his new job-training program, while John Kerry charged that Bush's jobs record is a loser.

Speaking in El Dorado, Bush said he will boost the federal job-training program from 200,000 to 400,000, and vowed to make science and math a bigger requirement in vocational schools.

"We want people prepared for the 21st century," Bush said. "There will be jobs. The question is whether there will be people there to fill those jobs."

Sen. Kerry (D-Mass.), meanwhile, campaigned in Ohio. He has repeatedly claimed he'll create 10 million new jobs if elected, and yesterday, his campaign said 417,000 of those jobs would be in Ohio.

Protesters clapping together rubber beach sandals called flip-flops, met Kerry and he scolded them, saying, "Obviously, some young Republicans are proving that they're very rude and they have no manners. They don't want to hear the truth..."
CLICK HERE for the rest of that thread
What a WONDERFUL FReep idea!
And, it seems to REALLY aggravate John F-ing Kerry. :o)

6 posted on 04/07/2004 10:33:04 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

7 posted on 04/07/2004 10:33:10 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
We equally have a right to free speech and to voice our opinions in the streets or elsewhere.
8 posted on 04/07/2004 10:35:55 PM PDT by ladyinred (Anger the left! Become a MONTHLY DONOR to FreeRepublic.com)
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To: RonDog
Turn on the replay of Cavuto QUICK for the sound bite of the week!
9 posted on 04/07/2004 10:36:17 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
When Republicans attend a Kerry speech and applaud with their flip-flops, how does that impede on Kerry's right to free speech?
10 posted on 04/07/2004 10:38:26 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: ladyinred; AnnaZ; feinswinesuksass; DoughtyOne; Cinnamon Girl; Tony in Hawaii; Bob J; diotima; ...
Yes we should Ron!
I keep posting this on various threads, so glad you put up a thread on the subject!

I do think we should be out there on the streets all across the nation protesting Kerry and Kennedy for their outrageous remarks!

See also, from our good FRiends at www.rightstuffcomedy.com
(also known as www.2004flipflopkerry.com)
:


and

FReeping Kerry - all across the country - with these "Flip/Flops" **is** a GOOFY idea...

...but it seems to be WORKING!
What say YOU?

11 posted on 04/07/2004 10:41:37 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Wouldn't it be cool if he walked on stage and got bombarded with hundreds of pairs of flip lops at some lib college?
12 posted on 04/07/2004 10:43:49 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: RonDog
Very rude.....have no manners......isn't that about the most elitist thing you've ever heard a candidate say? He's telling everyone he only wants democrats to vote for him, the rest don't matter. I LOVE it!
13 posted on 04/07/2004 10:44:23 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Expecting others to pay for your enjoyment of FreeRepublic is socialism: Donate now!)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING; Ah Beng
Even Kerry has a right to free speech.

Speech from this man is not free!! It is undemining the support of the troops protecting that right. FREE SPEECH - when Kerry speaks, it is not free - it costs the lives of American soldiers and has encouraged those that want to do harm to this nation.

He has more than adequate avenues to get his message out with the way the media favors these anti-american jerks.

14 posted on 04/07/2004 10:44:36 PM PDT by chadsworth (AND THE DEMOCRATS -oops,can't say that, this isn't an HBO thread- Kerry for Anti-President)
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To: John Lenin
See also, from the Associated Press:
...In the Republican stronghold of Cincinnati, Kerry touted his pledge to create 10 million new jobs if elected. His rally was interrupted by about a dozen people near the front of the crowd who shouted and clapped flip-flops above their heads - a reference to Republican claims that Kerry has changed his position on Iraq, taxes and other issues.

As his supporters shouted at the protesters to go home, Kerry said they were "rude" and sought to turn the flip-flopper label back onto Bush. He said Bush had broken promises to create jobs and fund education and had changed his position on whether national security adviser Condoleezza Rice should testify before the Sept. 11 commission.

"I can run through the long list of broken promises of this president," Kerry said. "I mean, you want to talk about flips and flops."


15 posted on 04/07/2004 10:47:26 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: ladyinred
Sounds like a good idea to me..

Gather as many flip-flops as possible...

When Kerry's campaign posters and yard signs start appearing, glue flip-flops to them..

Make Kerry and Flip-Flop synonymous..

16 posted on 04/07/2004 10:47:51 PM PDT by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: RonDog
What do I think? I think it's a shame there were only a dozen of us there. I wish there had been dozens, and that they had kicked some union butt when the union thugs got nasty.
17 posted on 04/07/2004 10:48:45 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: RonDog; All
Rack ittt

Rondog I am from SO CAL I got flip flops in my closet RACK ITTT

HEY a nice woman like me have least one pair of flip flops shoes
18 posted on 04/07/2004 10:50:18 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: KellyAdmirer; kristinn; Angelwood; Doctor Raoul; sauropod; firebrand
What do I think?
I think it's a shame there were only a dozen of us there.

I wish there had been dozens, and that they had kicked some union butt when the union thugs got nasty.

I am concerned about THIS part:
...Some union workers quickly surrounded the dozen Republicans with Kerry signs.

Some elbows were thrown - as were some sandals - until two Cincinnati police officers broke it up...

Is there a way to do this WITHOUT engaging the "union thugs?"
We want to get to get the maximum MEDIA exposure of Kerry's "flip flops" WITHOUT seeming too mean-spirited...
HUMOR is the key to deflating JF'nK, right?
19 posted on 04/07/2004 10:57:03 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Ron, we MUST do this.

First, because it would be fun.

Second, it's funny, if a bit silly.

Third, and most importantly, it's already "gotten inside his head". Give him enough nudges, and he'll tip right over the Deaniac edge with an anguished "war whine". It's almost too easy.
20 posted on 04/07/2004 10:59:54 PM PDT by absalom01
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To: RonDog
Funny. Kerry calls them "rude" while in 1971 he accused EVERY ONE OF HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS IN VIETNAM of being murderers, rapist, and genocide practioners.

I guess that wasn't "rude".
21 posted on 04/07/2004 11:01:10 PM PDT by Fledermaus ( Frm ^;;^ says, "Isn't it amazing idiots think they have all the solutions?")
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
No. Even Kerry has a right to free speech

And we have the right to protest. Don't see such concerns being expressed by those who protest everywhere Bush goes. Kerry is also RESPONSIBLE for his speech which has been terribly irresponsible for the last 6 months. We have every right to call him to account
22 posted on 04/07/2004 11:04:57 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Vote Bush 2004-We have the solutions, Kerry Democrats? Nothing but slogans.)
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To: All
Take care he doesn't implode until after July 29.
23 posted on 04/07/2004 11:05:10 PM PDT by Spruce (why does my spell-check want me to capitalize france?)
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To: absalom01
I agree with you. I saw Kerry on Cavuto today and it was hard for him to keep his cool when Neil would ask him a question. The guy is close to losing it. He has been spending waaaaaaay to much time next to Dean and Kennedy. It is rubbing off. I don't think the implosion is very far off. I just hope it is on film when it happens because it will be a sight to behold.
24 posted on 04/07/2004 11:08:16 PM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: RonDog
Some union workers quickly surrounded the dozen Republicans with Kerry signs. Some elbows were thrown - as were some sandals - until two Cincinnati police officers broke it up.

The hired thugs and goon squad acted like brownshirts again I see. My only advice is that if they rough you up, don't hire Judicial Watch to persue the case for you.

25 posted on 04/07/2004 11:08:25 PM PDT by weegee (Maybe Urban Outfitters should sell t-shirts that say "Voting Democrat is for Old Dead People.")
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To: SevenofNine
Rondog I am from SO CAL I got flip flops in my closet RACK ITTT
Here is an e-mail from ANOTHER of our very good FRiends from SO CAL, Mr. Ted Hayes:
Hey Ron,

It is true! It is a great idea.

Also, I am working on a new dance and words to go with it called the

"JK-Flip-Flop Hop"

The intent is get as many people in America doing this dance and song, especially College Repubs.. Hopefully by the fall, it will be a hit.

Perhaps, before the college students go home for the summer, or after they return in September, we can organize a support rally for President Bush in the form of a dance night similar the the 1950's sock-hop, or the Hop (dance) entitled, "JK-Flip-Flop Hop" (dance) where everyone brings or wears a pair of flip-flops.

In fact, we can even organize a "Flip-flop brigade" in which we march wearing flip-flops on our feet and carrying them in our hands beating out a cadence.
Know what I mean?

What do you think?

It's coming soon.

I am due to speak at the OCYR April 14th in Orange County.
I am going to introduce it there.

-- snip --

Thanks,

Ted


26 posted on 04/07/2004 11:09:56 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: FairOpinion
Ugh! I HATE waffles and ketchup!
27 posted on 04/07/2004 11:11:34 PM PDT by weegee (Maybe Urban Outfitters should sell t-shirts that say "Voting Democrat is for Old Dead People.")
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To: RonDog
My idea: We should make it a state-by-state competition to see which state's FReepers can send Kerry the most flip-flops before the Dem. convention.
28 posted on 04/07/2004 11:14:03 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (We said there was a double standard when the Lott thing blew. Now we know.)
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To: RonDog
"I can run through the long list of broken promises of this president," Kerry said.

Broken promises? Heck, John Kerry is on record VOTING for and against the same policy time and time again depending on which party was in power.

Then there are his admissions of committing war crimes himself when he was in Vietnam (a charge he now claims was the words of "an angry young man"). Did he lie about the military to our government and the press in a time of war providing aid and comfort to the enemy or is he an unindicted war criminal. Or may he is both?!!

29 posted on 04/07/2004 11:15:59 PM PDT by weegee (Maybe Urban Outfitters should sell t-shirts that say "Voting Democrat is for Old Dead People.")
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To: RonDog
LOL I can see I've been out voted. It's just that it strikes me as heckling, not protest.
30 posted on 04/07/2004 11:25:11 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (We have the best politicians corporate money can buy!)
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To: RonDog
Some union workers quickly surrounded the dozen Republicans with Kerry signs. Some elbows were thrown - as were some sandals - until two Cincinnati police officers broke it up

Typical goonery. I'd like nothing better to see one of these goon squad members have to be carried "off the field" with a torn ACL.....

31 posted on 04/07/2004 11:27:03 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("...and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take...OUR FREEDOM")
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To: RonDog
This is sooo funny.... I am definitely caring my flip-flops in my purse so I am armed and noticeable.
32 posted on 04/07/2004 11:45:40 PM PDT by bellas_sister ("Mr. Kennedy, did you know they found a dead girl in your car?")
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
LOL I can see I've been out voted.
It's just that it strikes me as heckling, not protest.
I am also concerned that we must NOT "shout down" Kerry, as the left tires so often to do to conservative speakers - or even APPEAR to be "unfair" to him.
But, the strategery behind this concept is just TOO POWERFUL to ignore. :o)
See also:

Kerry flip flops killing him
HOW 'FLIP-FLOP' KILLS KERRY At Vote.com ^ | 3/17/04 | Dick Morris
Posted on 03/17/2004 6:00:12 PM PST by MNJohnnie

HOW 'FLIP-FLOP' KILLS KERRY by Dick Morris

March 9, 2004 -- It is increasingly clear that President Bush's line of attack against Kerry will be to describe him as a flip-flopping politician, changing his positions constantly to suit the political needs of the moment. One negative ad, previewed on "Meet the Press," showed an animation of two John Kerry boxers battling one another. The winner? George W. Bush.

The obvious goal of the Bush attack is to discredit Kerry and make it hard for anyone to believe in him or anything he says. But this round of flip-flop attacks is just the precursor of the main Bush offensive. Attacking Kerry for reversing himself on many key issues will weaken the Democrat, but the real point is to soften him up for two more deadly attacks likely to follow.

First, the flip-flop ads are designed to make Kerry appear too weak to lead America through the tough challenges of terrorism at home and abroad. Attacking a candidate for reversing himself on key political issues is the best way to make him appear weak, indecisive and vacillating.

When I worked for President Bill Clinton, the Republicans tried the same tactic, constantly citing his frequent reversals on issues to demonstrate weakness. Their barbs were very effective and led to a White House policy of never, never, never reversing a stand on anything.

(Sometimes, White House staff liberals took advantage of this axiom to leak word that Clinton was about to take a liberal position so as to foreclose him from doing anything else for fear of it seeming to be a flip-flop. During the welfare-reform debate, after Clinton had privately decided to sign a waiver to let Wisconsin move ahead with the work requirements and time limits its Legislature had adopted, some White House staffers leaked that he had decided to veto it instead. Terrified of seeming to flip on the issue, Clinton eventually backed off the Wisconsin proposal but then signed a national welfare-reform law. )

Bush wants to show that Kerry is too weak to lead the nation as a wartime president. It is no accident that Bush is opening his paid media campaign by reminding voters of his strong stance in the months after 9/11. He wants to raise the saliency of terrorism as an issue and to up the ante for the strength required of a chief executive. The flip-flop ads are his way of doing it.

By showing the Democrat as a man who can be pushed first one way and then the other by political winds, he shows him to be far from the strong, decisive leader America needs.

The flip-flop attack is also designed to prevent Kerry from responding to the other key line of Bush attack - that Kerry is too liberal for mainstream America.

By criticizing Kerry for changing his position constantly, the Bush campaign hopes to stop their opponent from wriggling out of his previous liberal votes and views. Once the public is alert to the chance that Kerry will change his mind, it becomes harder for the Democrat to explain away his votes and to move to the center under Bush's fire.

Now, when Bush moves in for the kill and accuses Kerry of opposing the Defense of Marriage Act or appropriations to fund the Iraq War, the Democratic candidate will find it harder to spin his positions and to move to the middle on these issues. When he tries, voters will repeat to themselves the Ronald Reagan criticism of Jimmy Carter: "There you go again."

By showing Kerry to flip-flop, Bush sets him up for the real charges - that he is too weak and too liberal to be president.

Conventional wisdom says that this election is going to be close, a replay of 2000. It need not be so. If Bush runs aggressive national advertisements, hammering at these themes, he can put this race away by the end of the spring.

We must remember that Bush's father trailed Mike Dukakis by 17 points in the months before the conventions. Until Bush Sr. ran negative ads, it seemed that the Massachusetts governor would be Reagan's successor. Kerry's bubble may prove to be just that fragile.

CLICK HERE for the rest of that thread

33 posted on 04/07/2004 11:46:34 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear
Pingpingping! To the audio link in message#1!
34 posted on 04/08/2004 12:26:03 AM PDT by Rose in RoseBear (HHD [... Rush breaks it DOWN! ...])
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To: RonDog
I'd be all for showing up with flipflops but not crass behavior--especially disruptive loud stuff.

If provoked . . . I'd prefer a muted response befitting the DIMRATS betters.

But I wouldn't want to needlessly appear wimpish either.

But there could easily come a point when wise withdrawal was the more civilized thing to do.

I've been pondering, wondering what kinds of startling hats could be constructed out of flipflops.

I suppose some clever person could construct suitable clothes out of flipflops indicating that such was about all that covered KOMMIE KERRY'S TREASONOUS, DUPLICITOUS, DOUBLEMINDED HEART AND MIND.
35 posted on 04/08/2004 12:34:25 AM PDT by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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To: McGavin999
It is the equivilent of "Let them eat cake"
36 posted on 04/08/2004 12:45:17 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier
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To: Quix; Seeking the truth
...KOMMIE KERRY'S TREASONOUS, DUPLICITOUS, DOUBLEMINDED HEART AND MIND.
Excellent!
You might even say that he is "TWO FACED!"
See also, from "Senator Flip-Flop" John Kerry CARTOON by Linda Eddy:

Here is the FlipFlop TwoFaced Kerry 0cents Self-Adhesive Stamp that I created.
This is part of a 10 Stamp John "FlipFlop" Kerry Collection.



12 posted on 03/03/2004 4:20:00 PM PST by Seeking the truth (Some oldies/newbies are really full of themselves, aren't they?)

37 posted on 04/08/2004 1:55:15 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: Seeking the truth; Bob J; diotima; Libertina; abner; Skeet; Interesting Times; MinuteGal; ...
This is part of a 10 Stamp John "FlipFlop" Kerry Collection...
See also, from 0cents.com:

The John "FlipFlop" Kerry Stamp Collection consists of 10 different 0cents Stamps.
Follow the links below to see a better picture of each of these stamps. 

Each stamp
is also available as it's own Stamp Sheet of 10 Stamps.

This is your chance to get involved!

Put these stamps on your envelopes & packages...be creative...
maybe your workplace needs some "guerilla marketing"!

It is perfectly legal to put these "faux stamps" on envelopes or packages
as long as you use regular postage.

I am totally convinced that the tens of millions of Jail to the Chief stamps
contributed to the Impeachment of Bill Clinton!


38 posted on 04/08/2004 2:10:06 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: IPWGOP
See also, from "Senator Flip-Flop" John Kerry CARTOON by Linda Eddy:


39 posted on 04/08/2004 2:12:31 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
My idea: We should make it a state-by-state competition to see which state's FReepers can send Kerry the most flip-flops before the Dem. convention.
This might work...
...to AGGRAVATE Kerry.
I would also like to get these "flip flop" images into the MEDIA, though.
40 posted on 04/08/2004 2:16:08 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: McGavin999; cody32127
See also:

Political Ghost story,...Creepiest Kerry Flip-Flop Yet (MUST READ!!!!)
opinionjournal.com ^ | 3/3/04 | Dennis Roddy
Posted on 03/03/2004 3:22:05 PM PST by cody32127

Here's a creepy coincidence.

Remember Wallace Carter? He's the Massachusetts man who in 1991 received two letters, nine days apart, from Sen. John Kerry, one opposing the Gulf War and the other supporting it. The New Republic published excerpts from both two months later. It turns out that soon thereafter, one of Kerry's colleagues gave a speech in which he mocked the haughty, French-looking Massachusetts Democrat, who by the way served in Vietnam, for the Carter letters. Dennis Roddy, a columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, tells the story:

It happened at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner of the Allegheny County Republican Party, March 20, 1991, at the William Penn Hotel.

At the time the first George Bush was still flush with victory in the Persian Gulf, and dinnergoers chortled over a videotaped presentation of assorted senate Democrats backpedaling in the wake of a war they'd opposed. Ted Kennedy was shown. News clips were shown. But for Kerry, the speaker simply read the two letters, to everyone's amazement.

"It's like those before-and-after pictures they print in the papers," the speaker said. "If they didn't tell you so themselves, you'd think they were different people."

Kerry has to remember that one. The speaker was Sen. John Heinz.
Two weeks later, he would die in a plane crash. Four years after that, Kerry would marry his widow...

CLICK HERE for the rest of that thread

41 posted on 04/08/2004 2:26:59 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: Physicist
>>Some union workers quickly surrounded the dozen Republicans with Kerry signs. Some elbows were thrown - as were some sandals - until two Cincinnati police officers broke it up.

Sound familiar?
42 posted on 04/08/2004 2:30:07 AM PDT by The Raven
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To: FairOpinion
At the time the first George Bush was still flush with victory in the Persian Gulf, and dinnergoers chortled over a videotaped presentation of assorted senate Democrats backpedaling in the wake of a war they'd opposed. Ted Kennedy was shown. News clips were shown.

But for Kerry, the speaker simply read the two letters, to everyone's amazement...

And, from that thread:
To: cody32127

The article has a link to another excerpt, which actually prints parts of those letters:

Both Sides With John Kerry

Former Democratic front-runner Howard Dean recently criticized current Democratic front-runner John Kerry for taking the wrong positions (by Dean's lights) on both the liberation of Kuwait, which Kerry opposed, and the liberation of Iraq, which he supported. As we all know, Kerry has tried to have it both ways on Iraq, voting "yes" on the October 2002 resolution authorizing war, then proclaiming himself shocked that President Bush actually waged the war Congress authorized.

It turns out Kerry was no less two-faced about Kuwait 13 years ago. The New Republic's blogger Noam Scheiber credits TNR intern Josh Benson with digging up an item that appeared in the magazine's March 25, 1991, issue, quoting a pair of letters Kerry wrote to constituent Wallace Carter of Newton Centre, Mass.:
Jan. 22, 1991: "Thank you for contacting me to express your opposition . . . to the early use of military force by the US against Iraq. I share your concerns. On January 11, I voted in favor of a resolution that would have insisted that economic sanctions be given more time to work and against a resolution giving the president the immediate authority to go to war."

Jan. 31, 1991: "Thank you very much for contacting me to express your support for the actions of President Bush in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. From the outset of the invasion, I have strongly and unequivocally supported President Bush's response to the crisis and the policy goals he has established with our military deployment in the Persian Gulf."
http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110004620#bothsides

7 posted on 03/03/2004 3:27:46 PM PST by FairOpinion ("It's the judges, stupid." Re-elect Bush, send more Republicans to Congress.)

43 posted on 04/08/2004 2:34:34 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Let me wake up. I'm sure I'll have some ideas then...
44 posted on 04/08/2004 4:16:16 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (We said there was a double standard when the Lott thing blew. Now we know.)
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To: RonDog
"You want to talk about flip-flops? This president said Condoleezza Rice wasn't going to testify, and the next day, she's going to testify."

This seems like the political rally comeback equivalent of "Oh yeah? Your mom!"

Good one, Kerry.

45 posted on 04/08/2004 4:19:51 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Oh boy, I can't wait to eat that monkey!"--Abe Simpson)
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To: Drammach
When Kerry's campaign posters and yard signs start appearing, glue flip-flops to them..

With all due respect, that's vandalism - of someone else's property. Much better to convert that person's neighbor by engaging the sign owner in debate and making them look foolish by use of facts in the face of liberal name-calling.

Now, if one were to create a sign with Kerry's face(s) on a flip-flop, that would be a horse(face) of a different color.

46 posted on 04/08/2004 4:29:10 AM PDT by MortMan (Complacency is an enemy sniper)
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To: RonDog

47 posted on 04/08/2004 4:39:12 AM PDT by guitfiddlist
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To: RonDog
Some union workers gang members, thugs, goons,...

I wonder what union exactly?

48 posted on 04/08/2004 4:46:34 AM PDT by csvset
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To: RonDog
Now, what is needed, is an Atlanta Braves or Florida Seminoles war chant, while waving the flip-flops in unison.
49 posted on 04/08/2004 4:49:07 AM PDT by guitfiddlist
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To: McGavin999
Very rude.....have no manners......isn't that about the most elitist thing you've ever heard a candidate say?

Classic Kerry.

50 posted on 04/08/2004 4:51:26 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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