Skip to comments.Another Kerry Lie?
Posted on 08/16/2004 6:02:21 PM PDT by CT
In various press releases, including an August 6 "fact check," the Democrats have asserted that "John Kerry served on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for 6 years and is the former Vice Chairman of the Committee."
Eugene Volokh questions this claim:
Now the Republican National Committee is pointing out -- correctly, I think, based on my quick search -- that Kerry never was the Vice Chairman of the Committee; that post was held by former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey.
I've followed up on Professor Volokh's work and conducted my own research. Democrats won't be pleased with the findings....
Posted On: Aug 16th, 2004: 13:43:21
The LexisNexis Congressional Page, whose member profiles go back to the 1997-1998 session, provides the following intelligence-committee ranks for Kerry:
108th Congress (2003-2004): Not a member
107th Congress (2001-2002): Not a member
106th Congress (1999-2000): 3
105th Congress (1997-1998): 4
If he were the vice chairman at some point, we would expect him to have appeared in the number-two slot. But he doesn't seem to have reached that level. And it would be unlikely for him to have held the post in preceding congressional sessions when he was younger; typically, senators progress to higher ranking.
Still, for the sake of covering all the bases, the examination should extend to at least the 1995-1996 session. After all, Democrats have noted that "Kerry joined the Committee in early 1995 and served until early 2001."
A LexisNexis News search ("john pre/2 kerry and intelligence and vice chair!" from 1995 to 2001) yields 12 results. Only two are pertinent to the topic at hand -- and both display similar Scripps Howard News Service dispatches by Lance Gay.
The question is, would you want your country by an amateur like this?
Wake me up when Kerry tells the truth. Now THAT would be a story.
Now wait just a darn minute here. Paula Zahn was just talking about the "surge" Kerry got in popularity after the DNC. Yowza, what drugs is she taking?
The Democrats are gonna have a real hard time defending Kerry's senate record, which is why they didn't bother to talk about it at their convention.
Anytime a democrat opens their mouth and speaks a lie comes out.
J. ROBERT KERREY, Nebraska, Vice Chairman
They put people in jail for that, don't they?
The last Democrat president who told the truth was Jimmy Carter.
The Dems certainly don't want to take that chance again!
Actually, Kerry is starting to remind me of Clare Luce Booth's characterization of the Hollywood communist Lillian Hellman: "Every word she utters is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'."
Well you see Senator Frenchie called himself Kerrey before he changed his name to Kerry. Or maybe he changed his name in January while windsurfing in Cambodia for easter.
The dems don't even seem to care anymore if they are caught in lies!
Why should they? Their lies are never reported by the mainstream press. What do they have to fear?
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:
1994---Chairman Arlen Specter...Vice Chairman Bob Kerry.
1995---- Chairman Arlen Secter...Vice Chair Bob Kerry.
1996----Chairman Arlen Specter....Vice Chair Bob Kerry.
1997----Chairman Arlen Specter....Vice Chair Bob Kerry.
2000--- Chairman Richard Shelby... Vice Chair Richard Bryan/Bob Graham
Kerry's new gambit: I can't/won't explain my 19 years' experience in the Senate so I'll steal Bob Kerrey's.
Shame? What's that? That's something for the little people.
" Like , ooops, man."
The Kerry campaign has gone way beyond the ooops stage .
Every day,the campaign issues a new correction for the previous day's correction.
Every day Senator Schwinn says something outlandish that is easily debunked.
Ok- he lies every day.
The Kerry campaign just calls it his pre correction statement of the day.
The Democrats either did not vett Kerry or in their desperation, they chose to overlook his lifelong pattern of
one upping Al Gore in being a charter member of Fantasyland.
Tomorrow, Kerry will probably claim he circled the sun in Al Gore's special spaceship.
john kerry has two,actually three records:
1. The record of his service in Vietnam.
This record he can either conceal or muddy the waters long enough for him to escape, with the help of the main tream media, the heat from his lies.
2. The record of his actions after he returned to the United States from Vietnam.
3. The record of his votes in the United States Senate.
Numbers 2 and three are matters of public record, his testimony before Congress, his anti war activities, his voting record as a Senator. Only on record number 1 can he run on because he can keep his military records concealed.
Ant false statment he makes concerning his conduct after returning from Vietnam or his voting record can easily be refuted by public records.
Therefore he can only do four things: Lie, Lie, Lie and critize President Bush. These he does.
this is getting to be fun. when you wake up, you try to guess who John Kerry will be today: Martin Sheen (West Wing), Kurtz (Heart of Darkness), actor in "Apocalypse Now", and now, Bob Kerrey. who's next? he's looking like Sybil more and more each day as he presents us with his multiple personalities.
The Democrat National Convention should have been called the National Liars Convention. Each trying to outdo the other for the blue ribbon and a chance to compete in the Olympic Liars competition.
Not CLB, but Mary McCarthy.
This Factcheck.org claims non partisan. Without spending a lot of time on it yet, is this true??
Thank you for doing what the librat press hasn't the guts to do.
You oughta send this to Hannity. I'll send it to Rush.
FNC reported tonight that BOB Kerry was the Vice Chair of the Intel Committee, not John Kerry.
I believe just today in the last hour or so that John Kerry has had his web page changed. He's such a liar. Faux war hero. Pompous windbag.
His lying technique is certainly amateur. No one can compare to x42.
In regards to his senate record President Bush, VP Cheney, the Bush campaign, the RNC are doing a great job exposing it.
You notice that President Bush is publicly in stump speeches exposing Kerry disastrous record in the Senate. The TV ads are doing a good job as well.
I think someone (not the President or his campaign) should go very hard regarding Kerry treasonous antiwar activities when he came from Vietnam. This will be extremely damaging as well.
What's another lie for this leftist windbag? I'm surprised that he doesn't show us his secret medals awarded him from communist Vietnam for all the anti-war work he did from 1971-73 that prolonged the captivity of our POWs in North Vietnam and the jungle hell-holes in South Viet Nam. He sure didn't throw these medals away!
It is still on their site:
Do a 'find' on "vice".
I never was the vice chair but I would have been before that.
Amazing. He's an opportunist and a liar.
I read that the Bush campaign has a new ad out that states that Kerry missed 76% of the votes while on the intelligence committee.
BUSH-CHENEY CREDIBILITY GAP
Narrator: And after the first attack on the World Trade Center Kerry proposed cutting intelligence by $7.5 billion and missed over ¾ of the Senate Intelligence Committee public hearings. Just like clockwork.
John Kerry is an Experienced Leader in the Intelligence Field John Kerry served on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for 6 years and is the former Vice Chairman of the Committee. Kerry joined the Committee in early 1993 and served until early 2001. Among the areas closely investigated by John Kerry and the Intelligence Committee include global terrorism, world wide threats to U.S. national security, international espionage, weapons of mass destruction, drug trafficking, arms trafficking and nuclear security. John Kerry is also the former Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations and conducted several high profile Intelligence and International Security investigations. Additionally, Kerry is the author of the 1997 book The New War which addressed the challenges of global terrorism and has served on the Foreign Relations Committee for more than eighteen years. One observer of Kerry wrote that, Kerry plunged himself into the study of international crime an its implications for America. In fact, the Kerry Commission uncovered the drug smuggling and arms trading in the Oliver North, Iran Contra scandal. As chairman and then ranking Democrat on the Senate subcommittee on terrorism, narcotics, and international operations, John Kerry has been out front in pushing three presidential administrations to take seriously what is going on in the international underworld. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, 11/6/96, 7/20/97; Boston Globe 6/28/97; The Guardian, 6/19/96]
This was all filmed by a CIA Agent who's hat Kerry stoled and is now hung in a special place of Honor in the Communist War Museum honoring Kerry for assisting the Communist's win the war while our POW's were being tortured with the words that came out of John Kerry's mouth when he threw his medals over the White House fence while chanting "DEATH TO AMERICA" with Jane Fonda.
John Kerry will never tell the truth if a lie will do instead.
I have found that FactCheck.org takes on both Kerry and Bush pretty much equally. I think it is a good source for what is the truth concerning cadidates claims. I just went there and there is 3 stories supporting Kerry and 3 stories supporting President Bush. It seems to be pretty even handed, not always correct, but usually.
"I think someone (not the President or his campaign) should go very hard regarding Kerry treasonous antiwar activities when he came from Vietnam. This will be extremely damaging as well"
The SwiftBoat Vets have hurt him bad.
The pressure needs to be kept up.
Someone posted earlier that Fox challenged him on this and the staff had no answer. We have had two Kerry impersonations unveiled this week: He appropriated Lt. Peck's military history as his own and BOB KERREY vice-chairmanship as his.
Another week of this and he'll be running for office in a strait jacket.
That would be the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and Mr. O'Neill.
Like , ooops, man. is right!
Very interesting, just how will they spin this.
I'm still saying, watch out for hitlery
If you want to run with the big dogs, you need to do more than count the number of "pro" and "con" stories, and draw a conclusion on that basis. Anneneberg Factcheck contorts facts, and that is easy to prove by looking at readily available source documents.
I wish the press would start interviewing his Band of Bro's.
Yeh, and the Internet isn't doing Kerry many favors either.
Truth (and rumor) at the speed of live.
that's incredible, the top has got to blow on this..
it's erupting and the demonrats are getting crazy, kinda fun to watch them squirm.
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