Skip to comments.Sandal whappers serenade Kerry [Should we FReep Kerry with REAL "flip flops" - across the USA?]
Posted on 04/07/2004 10:25:07 PM PDT by RonDog
Sandal whappers serenade Kerry
By Gregory Korte and Cindi Andrews
The Cincinnati Enquirer
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.What say YOU?
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...
Should we FReep John "Flip Flop" Kerry with REAL "flip flops" - all across the USA?
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!
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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)
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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..."What a WONDERFUL FReep idea!And, it seems to REALLY aggravate John F-ing Kerry. :o)
Yes we should Ron!See also, from our good FRiends at www.rightstuffcomedy.com
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!
(also known as www.2004flipflopkerry.com):
FReeping Kerry - all across the country - with these "Flip/Flops" **is** a GOOFY idea...
...but it seems to be WORKING!What say YOU?
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.
...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."
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..
What do I think?I am concerned about THIS part:
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.
...Some union workers quickly surrounded the dozen Republicans with Kerry signs.Is there a way to do this WITHOUT engaging the "union thugs?"
Some elbows were thrown - as were some sandals - until two Cincinnati police officers broke it up...
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?
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.
Rondog I am from SO CAL I got flip flops in my closet RACK ITTTHere is an e-mail from ANOTHER of our very good FRiends from SO CAL, Mr. Ted Hayes:
It is true! It is a great idea.
Also, I am working on a new dance and words to go with it called the
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.
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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?!!
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.....
LOL I can see I've been out voted.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.
It's just that it strikes me as heckling, not protest.
But, the strategery behind this concept is just TOO POWERFUL to ignore. :o)See also:
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.
...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:
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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.
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...
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.And, from that thread:
But for Kerry, the speaker simply read the two letters, to everyone's amazement...
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."http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110004620#bothsides
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."
This seems like the political rally comeback equivalent of "Oh yeah? Your mom!"
Good one, Kerry.
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.
I wonder what union exactly?
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