Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Kerry's Former Campaign Manager: I Dreaded Reagan's Passing(RAT MEGA-BARF ALERT!!!)
NewsMax.com ^ | 07 June 2004 | Staff Reports

Posted on 06/07/2004 4:46:38 PM PDT by txradioguy

Sen. John Kerry's former presidential campaign manager said Monday that he'd been "dreading" the prospect of Ronald Reagan's death because it was likely to give President Bush a major political boost.

"I've been dreading this every election year for three cycles," said Jim Jordan, who resigned from the Kerry campaign last year, in comments to the New York Times. "Bush has totally attached himself to Ronald Reagan. He's going to turn Reagan into his own verifier."

Kerry campaign aides said they hoped the political impact of Reagan's death would fade by the summer, but top Republicans believe that many Americans will view Bush as the Republican icon's rightful political heir.

"The parallels are there. I don't know how you miss them," Republican National Committee chief Ed Gillespie told the Times, an apparent reference to the fact that the hallmarks of both the Bush and Reagan presidencies have been strengthening national defense and cutting taxes.

Another problem for the Kerry campaign: Kerry himself was a staunch Reagan critic who worked hard at undermining the 40th president's anti-communist initiatives.

As an early backer of the nuclear freeze movement, Kerry made common cause with European leftists who denounced Reagan as a reckless cowboy for countering Soviet SS-20 missile emplacements in Eastern Europe with U.S. Pershing IIs.

More dramatically, Kerry made a highly publicized trip to Nicaragua in 1985 to offer support for Soviet-backed Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega. A photo documenting the episode shows Kerry shaking the hand of Ortega, who flew off to Moscow the next week to cement military ties with the Politboro.

Kerry even criticized Reagan for being too aggressive in the war on terrorism, blasting him for bombing Libyan dictator Col. Gadhafi's presidential compound in 1986 after Gadhafi had been linked to an attack on a Berlin disco frequented by U.S. troops.

In a 1986 letter unearthed by radio host Sean Hannity for his recent book, "Deliver Us from Evil," Kerry wrote:

"It is obvious that our response was not proportional to the disco bombing and even violated the Administration's own guidelines to hit clearly defined terrorist targets, thereby minimizing the risk to innocent civilians."

Kerry added that it was a "mistake" for Reagan to have targeted the "head of state of another country - no matter how repugnant we find the leader."

"We are not going to solve the problem of terrorism with this kind of retaliation," he concluded.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004election; kerry; ronaldreagan; ronaldusmagnus; thegipper
Even sKerry had the common decency to not play politics with President Reagan's passing.
1 posted on 06/07/2004 4:46:39 PM PDT by txradioguy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

>>"Bush has totally attached himself to Ronald Reagan<<

Well DUH! He's a Republican, isn't he?


2 posted on 06/07/2004 4:49:13 PM PDT by Humidston (THE ACLU ~IS~ THE ENEMY.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

Note who it is that is "politicizing" Pres. Reagan's death.


3 posted on 06/07/2004 4:49:34 PM PDT by My2Cents (Godspeed, President Reagan....And thank you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Humidston
>>"Bush has totally attached himself to Ronald Reagan"<<

Well, then, Kerry should attach himself to his political mentor -- Ho Chi Minh.

4 posted on 06/07/2004 4:50:37 PM PDT by My2Cents (Godspeed, President Reagan....And thank you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: My2Cents
Note who it is that is "politicizing" Pres. Reagan's death.

You are right on. The democrats just could not wait.

5 posted on 06/07/2004 4:52:20 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: My2Cents

"Note who it is that is "politicizing" Pres. Reagan's death."

It's a typical play right from the RAT playbook.

Do something yourself then accuse the other person of doing it to dstract people from your own guilt. (see also: "Politics of Personal Destruction")


6 posted on 06/07/2004 4:52:21 PM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH!!!...Not Just A Word...A Way Of Life!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: My2Cents

Or Daniel Ortega, eh? LOL!

What a dunce!


7 posted on 06/07/2004 4:52:25 PM PDT by Humidston (THE ACLU ~IS~ THE ENEMY.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: My2Cents
Well I'm a rad Republican

Proud to be American.

I'm a rad Republican,proud to be American

Ronnie Reagan he's our man , if he can't do it no one can.

America rules

-Murphy's law

8 posted on 06/07/2004 4:53:25 PM PDT by Rome2000 (The enemy for Kerry!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: All

"Kerry added that it was a "mistake" for Reagan to have targeted the "head of state of another country - no matter how repugnant we find the leader."

"We are not going to solve the problem of terrorism with this kind of retaliation," he concluded."


Substitute "Bush" for "Reagan" and Kerry clearly shows a nearly 20 year legacy of appeasing terrorist dictators.


9 posted on 06/07/2004 4:53:47 PM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH!!!...Not Just A Word...A Way Of Life!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Humidston

"Bush has totally attached himself to Ronald Reagan. He's going to turn Reagan into his own verifier."
One could easily attach oneself to someone much worse. The choice of a good exemplar is to be approved and applauded.


10 posted on 06/07/2004 4:54:49 PM PDT by GSlob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Humidston
...Joseph Stalin.

You know, Kerry probably can't decide who his political mentor is, just like he can't decide what his position is on the important issues of our time.

11 posted on 06/07/2004 4:56:42 PM PDT by My2Cents (Godspeed, President Reagan....And thank you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: My2Cents

My Latin teacher simply could not wait to make a crack against Reagan. In the movie "I Claudius," Claudius day dreams. My teacher then says that it is the same way Reagan fell asleep during meetings. Even some of the left leaning, ok bleeding hearts, had to tell him it wasn't right to make a crack just after he died.


12 posted on 06/07/2004 4:56:46 PM PDT by zahal724
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy
Even sKerry had the common decency to not play politics with President Reagan's passing.

Naw, Ketchup Boy is letting his underlings do the subtle Reagan bashing, while he "stays ahead of the fray."

Kerry is getting desperate. In his latest commericial he's practically screaming about health care and how this country is "going in the wrong direction."

13 posted on 06/07/2004 4:57:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Extremer than any Extremist!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Good point. Hadn't thought about it that way.

In honor of Ronaldus magnus I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt.

I should have known better.


14 posted on 06/07/2004 4:58:50 PM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH!!!...Not Just A Word...A Way Of Life!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

"Bush has totally attached himself to Ronald Reagan. He's going to turn Reagan into his own verifier."

He says this, because it's what a rat would do.
Just look at J F'n K.


15 posted on 06/07/2004 4:59:19 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Reagan even in death has helped the country got OJ Simpson of the news. And most likely has secured Bush's re election
I for one am great full
16 posted on 06/07/2004 5:02:16 PM PDT by al baby
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: tet68

The RATS expect us to act that way because they themselves act that way and think most people think like they do. Right?

democRATS wrong about America and It's People for 24 years!


17 posted on 06/07/2004 5:02:41 PM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH!!!...Not Just A Word...A Way Of Life!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: zahal724

People on the left, like your Latin teacher, adhere to a political viewpoint that has been bankrupt of vitality and validity for over 30 years. Nothing has replaced New Deal liberalism (aka, socialism), when it died as a viable political philosophy in this country in the late 1960s. So, instead of confronting those they disagree with by appealing to reason and the lessons of history, they resort to scorn. Scorn is the last refuge of the politically and intellectually bankrupt.


18 posted on 06/07/2004 5:02:47 PM PDT by My2Cents (Godspeed, President Reagan....And thank you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy
Kerry campaign aides said they hoped the political impact of Reagan's death would fade by the summer

Figuratively, kicking Ronald Reagan to the curb.

19 posted on 06/07/2004 5:06:49 PM PDT by My2Cents (Godspeed, President Reagan....And thank you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: zahal724
In the movie "I Claudius," Claudius day dreams. My teacher then says that it is the same way Reagan fell asleep during meetings.

Apparently, your Latin teacher is too dense to understand the lesson of I Claudius, which is:

Never underestimate your opponent.

Reagan knew this. Bush knows this. The left, including your teacher, do not know this. And we will use it to our advantage in November.

20 posted on 06/07/2004 5:07:22 PM PDT by Vision Thing (If you neglect to study Reagan, you'll never understand America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy
"Even sKerry had the common decency to not play politics with President Reagan's passing. "

He just used it as an excuse to hide for another week. He's still running ads and he'll keep the money already raised from sale of tickets to the fundraisers by promising another appearance in the future.

21 posted on 06/07/2004 5:10:27 PM PDT by bayourod (Kerry has no track record in negotiating with foreign nations, nor does Sec of State Sharpton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

What a low thing to admit about oneself.

Is it that a person like this is that out of place with humanity that makes me so disgusted with humanity that I sometimes wish I was something other than human, or is it just him?


22 posted on 06/07/2004 5:10:59 PM PDT by Solamente
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

The RATS could sacrifice Jimmy Carter; for the cause.


23 posted on 06/07/2004 5:11:28 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (NEOCON NOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Solamente

"or is it just him?"

Minus Zell Miller, it's the entire RAT party...IMHO


24 posted on 06/07/2004 5:12:59 PM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH!!!...Not Just A Word...A Way Of Life!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: GSlob; All

Sometimes when I'm feeling charitable, I feel sorry for democrats because they have no decent heroes in their party which they can set as examples...

Thank goodness that feeling of charity passes quickly!


25 posted on 06/07/2004 5:16:49 PM PDT by Humidston (THE ACLU ~IS~ THE ENEMY.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: al baby

"And most likely has secured Bush's re election."

I HOPE YOU ARE RIGHT. From reading the other threads, I assume that you feel that GW will be the heir apparent to the Reagan legacy. I hope so. This will surely help The Prez.


26 posted on 06/07/2004 5:23:02 PM PDT by no dems (Does the Bush/Cheney camp monitor the Freep website?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy
It's not Bush or Reagan's fault that Kerry just sucks.

Deal with it, slime ball.
27 posted on 06/07/2004 5:23:11 PM PDT by zencat (Visit my profile for MAGNETIC Bush/Cheney '04 bumper stickers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

BUMP!


28 posted on 06/07/2004 5:25:17 PM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

I heard on Fox News that Kerry is planning on making an appearance at the library sometime tomorrow. Another photo op for the creep? Why can't he wait and go with the rest of his Dem rats in Washington? He could pay his respects without making it a public event...like attending the church service and/or making arrangements for them to go in a group to the rotunda before or after the public viewing.


29 posted on 06/07/2004 5:26:32 PM PDT by mass55th
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mass55th

"Why can't he wait and go with the rest of his Dem rats in Washington?"

Becasue he has to make the appearence of being "non-partisian" and "above the fray".

Remember...with the RATS it's style and appearences over substance and morals any day of the week.


30 posted on 06/07/2004 5:33:15 PM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH!!!...Not Just A Word...A Way Of Life!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

THe issue here in NOT that the guy thought this..it's probably human nature, and politics ain't beanbag; rather it is that he is STUPID enough to admit publicly on the record to the media that he thought it..


31 posted on 06/07/2004 5:56:22 PM PDT by ken5050
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

Like Sampley told Kerry at the Viet Nam Wall "Kerry you dont belong here"


32 posted on 06/07/2004 6:07:00 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Mike Darancette
The RATS could sacrifice Jimmy Carter; for the cause.

They could dig Wellstone up and bury him again???

Pray for W and Our Awesome Marines

33 posted on 06/07/2004 6:08:32 PM PDT by bray (The war is going far better than PravdABCBS wants you to know!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

I feel that 20 years from now George W Bush will be more appreciated as a result of the stand he has made against terrorism much like we are in debt to Ronald Reagan for making a stand against the Soviet Union. I have always felt that George W-though not as polished-is a diamond in the rough. I know when he speaks he is sincere just like President Reagan. I love both men for what they have done for me and this country of ours.


34 posted on 06/07/2004 6:25:20 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My2Cents
Well, then, Kerry should attach himself to his political mentor -- Ho Chi Minh.

Or Kim Jong II

35 posted on 06/07/2004 6:29:16 PM PDT by Blue Highway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: My2Cents

>>"Bush has totally attached himself to Ronald Reagan"<<

Well, then, Kerry should attach himself to his political mentor -- Ho Chi Minh.




YES!
PERFECT!


36 posted on 06/07/2004 6:32:04 PM PDT by onyx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

"Bush has totally attached himself to Ronald Reagan. He's going to turn Reagan into his own verifier."

I have a feeling the Democrats will start accusing the Bush campaign of blatantly exploiting the death of Ronald Reagan. Not conspicuously, but they'll get it out there.
Kind of like how they accuse the Bush campaign of attacking John Kerry's patriotism. Even though no one has ever actually done that. They'll just keep repeatng the charge over and over and hope it sticks.


37 posted on 06/07/2004 6:40:56 PM PDT by Hostile
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy

Yeah, wondered just how long the libs could forgo that yummy taste of toejam in their mouths.

Attacking a head of state won't work...? And I assume that B.J.'s and handing money / political favors out to all that want it will work..?

Oh wait. That didn't work...we ended up with ships and buildings bombed in exchange.

This guy is a big, fat, used and stinky bowl of douche water.


38 posted on 06/07/2004 6:41:38 PM PDT by 1_Inch_Group (Just when, exactly.... did we all fall down the rabbit hole???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txradioguy
It is worse than they can possibly imagine. The entire country is going to be sober and patriotic and taking a long historical view for a solid month, in the middle of their hissy fit. They are going to look exactly like the spoiled children and flies of summer they in fact are. They have absolutely nothing besides hysteria as a campaign platform. If everyone calms down, even for a month, they are sunk.
39 posted on 06/07/2004 9:45:52 PM PDT by JasonC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson