Skip to comments.No Class - Kerry steals from the real JFK. Plus: Gore shares with Kerry
Posted on 05/28/2004 10:17:46 AM PDT by Mo1
Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday plagiarized from a speech given by the man he so desperately seeks to be compared to.
On Thursday, at the conclusion of his speech in Seattle, Kerry said, "We do not have to live in fear or stand alone. We don't have to be a lonely watchman on the walls of freedom."
In a speech that his staff had billed as a "major" policy address, but which broke no new ground and read like Kerry's stump speech, the watchman line is the most evocative and stands out.
But it turns out that Kerry -- or his speechwriters -- lifted it from a speech President John F. Kennedy was to give on the afternoon of November 22, 1963, at the Trade Mart in Dallas --on the day Kennedy was shot and killed on his way to the event.
The transcript of that speech includes this line: "We, in this country, in this generation, are -- by destiny rather than by choice -- the watchmen on the walls of world freedom."
Kerry never attributed the line to Kennedy in his remarks, nor does the transcribed version of the Kerry's speech.
"He'll probably blame it on his speechwriters, the way he blames them for everything else," says a former staffer for Wesley Clark.
IT'S BEEN AN INTERESTING time for Democratic speeches. On Wednesday, senior campaign staffers for Kerry were laughing at the draft text of former vice president Al Gore's remarks when he sent them to Kerry as a courtesy.
Gore had shared them, perhaps believing his rant against the Bush Administration would be viewed favorably.
"It was like "Oh, my God, what medication is he on," says a political consultant who has been doing work for Kerry and formerly did work for Gore. "Then the Kerry folks realized the speech would actually help them. After Gore, anything Kerry said would seem downright substantive and moderate."
Kerry's Seattle speech, though, was neither. "He's not going to get any more specific than he already has," says a Kerry campaign staffer. "Especially on Iraq, what can he say? We're not boxed in like the New York Times would have everyone believe. We're just not going to set ourselves up to be held accountable."
John Boy can't seem to come up with an orginal thought on his own
From the quotes JFK said we are the watchmen, JFinK says we don't have to be.
Heck, even though Kerry lifted the lines from JFK's speech, there is a drastic change in meaning.
JFK meant that the US was the lone watchman due to the course of world events. It had become America's destiny.
Kerry denies that it is America's destiny to be the world's watchman for freedom. That responsibility is a collective one requiring other nations. (Perhaps Libya as chair of the human rights committee?)
(a Keery spokesman said): "We're just not going to set ourselves up to be held accountable."
Wow! I really want him for president now!!!
This is an Edwards sign from the Primary
And here is Kerry's plane
Really no surprise there
Even the slogan "the real deal" is plagiarized, from a candy bar promotion (for "Baby Ruth," I think).
Actually Kerry compares to JFK nicely. Both are and were morons. JFK is SO overated by democrats and brain washed republicans its trajic. The Russians pegged JFK correctly.. an empty suit.. Camelot was Comealot.. and Jackie was a hurt female puppy( do the math). The Bay of Pigs was The Bay of Presidential Cowardice and "Ich ben ein Berliner" was a lame sound byte thunk up by somebody else.
If JFK can be cannonized as a good President then Hillary Clinton can go down as one too. John Kerry is actually a good copy of John F. Kennedy, maybe an exact copy. The truth is women elected JFK and just might elect this other bastard too.
"From the quotes JFK said we are the watchmen, JFinK says we don't have to be."
You are sharp! I didn't notice that! It's THE most significant thing that sKerry said! Just the opposite message of the REAL JFK. Way to go!
There isn't a woman in America who can find kerry attractive, other than terezzzzzza. And, most women wonder what she sees in him!
Well there he goes again
True.. JFK was elected by women on his alleged good looks. Kerry don't have looks goin for him. He has confusion goin for him. Many confused people can identify with that as honesty, mostly women. i.e. Confused women choose confused guys, over and over, and over again. Not just young ones either.
Who follows those confused women.?. The confused men rejected by the confused women. In hopes of being noticed after the confused women rejects the current man for not being decisive.. Sorry, It is very confusing pyscho-anal'izing democrats. Can make you ignert.
HUH?? What utterly moronic and unbelievable statements. His handlers are as STOO-PID as he is. I'll bet a new Bush-Cheney ad already in the making...
Man-o-man, I just can't WAIT to vote for this guy - naturally after I vote against him.
"Then the Kerry folks realized the speech would actually help them. After Gore, anything Kerry said would seem downright substantive and moderate."
Heh...heh. They're too stupid to think about the fact that Gore's speech reflects badly on the whole lot of them . . . . .
. . . . . especially since they admit they received a copy of Gore's speech and didn't complain!
Watch, he'll be stealing lines from Martin Luther King next.
If I thought that would change if Kerry became president, I might not loathe him so much. But it is interesting that the Dims have been clamoring for 'specifics' from Bush, but have none of their own, deliberately.
It's a good thing every "man of the people" has his very own jumbo jet.
Or from Joe Biden.
Thats because he was for being the watchman before he was against it.
Count on it .. it's just a matter of time
'I had a dream...that someday I would be judged for the contect of my character, not by the color of my money..."
Waste of a perfectly good 757.
I'm surprised Kerry didn't lease himself a French-built Airbus 320.
Well .. that's as close as Kerry will ever get to being the "real deal president".