Skip to comments.The Cult of Kerry
Posted on 08/21/2004 7:21:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Listening to the Democrats speak about John Kerry must be what it was like hearing Saint Peter describe Christ to his fishing buddies. Kerry can do no wrong. No matter what is written or said about the Senator, the Dems find no fault in the man. Hes perfect.
Just look at his website, JohnKerry.com. Why, hes squeaky clean; hes a truth telling war hero and good guy, with an impeccable public record who should replace that terrible rascal George W. Bush. Kerry, according to the Dems, is the savior of these United States.
End of discussion. Crown him with many crowns! Yeah, right.
According to the liberal-left, Kerry has never no, NEVER - lied, prevaricated, exaggerated, or obfuscated. He has never flipped flopped. If he has done a 180 on an issue it is because he is evolving transforming like a little butterfly. And we all know development is a complicated process, dont we? Therefore, one must be understanding with Kerry during his miraculous presidential metamorphosis. Hes flowering. Be gentle.
Given the vast secularization of the left its touching to see such faith. Yes, the Democrats willingness to completely, implicitly trust, back, defend, go out on a limb for and stake their careers on this man is simply -- religious.
My question is: what kind of goofy grape Jim Jones juice do the Democrats and the Liberal medias Axis of Drivel, drink to make them utterly and completely believe everything this guy says and never seriously question him, his war claims or his vacillating voting records?
Kerry has worked some serious voodoo on his backers, and hes now trying to do it on us voters.
We are told, you see, that Saint John Kerry is immaculate, that we should believe what he and a smattering of others say about him during his Nam days, and that we should blow off his 20 year voting history. Just drink the [poisonous] grape juice and let him run the country.
Kum Ba Ya, My Senator, Kum ba ya.
The liberals want the masses to believe Kerry, make a Hegelian leap of faith, blow off all the massive accusations and empirical evidence and embrace him. We can do this!
First, by just moving on from all that Swift Boat stuff. Geez, guys, Kerry said hes telling the truth. Let it be. The carefully scripted, evasive half-answers and the New York Times tilted take is good enough for the Democrats. So, whats the problem? I mean, who cares if 60 eyewitnesses, and a total of 254 combat mates, think Kerry is a grade A bulls**t artist? No need to check the facts: theyve gotta be wrong, and Kerrys obviously right. Drink the juice.
Now, repeat after me: it makes no difference that John-boy claimed until just last week that he spent Christmas Eve 1968 in Cambodia. Its really just a bit of poor navigation that he was 55 miles away, deep in Vietnam, although he insisted on it every chance he got including on the Senate floor.
And it really, really doesnt matter that he claimed Richard Nixon was the lying president at the time, although he still was waiting to be inaugurated. We all know that worse things have been said about Nixon, so you cant blame the ever-so-honest, self-righteous John Forbes Kerry.
Anyway, those suspicious Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads were floated by rich Republicans from Texas! friends of the Bush family!! - and we know how disreputable and discrediting that kind of activity is when a partisan guy with $200 thousand gives it to a 527 organization for smear ads. [Hey! Dont anybody mention George Soros giving $10 million to MoveOn.org!] You know this grape juice is really pretty tasty.
Secondly, we all could move on and embrace Kerry if Ann Coulter would just chill on making a big deal out of Kerry bringing a movie camera with him to re-enact his purportedly heroic acts. Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson often have people around them filming their actions, so whats weird about Kerry doing it? You and I both know that if Sony digi-cams were around in Christs day, hed have Bartholomew rolling on him while he was doing His gallant deeds. And theyd do several different takes until Bart got it right. More funky juice, please.
Thirdly, we could move on and embrace Kerry if we would all back off the major television outlets for not carrying detailed coverage of the Swifties best-selling book, Unfit for Command, which is #1 on Amazon, in its fifth printing with Regnery, and yet very difficult to find at major bookstores in liberal cities. Look, Tailgunner Joe TV news shows are busy with other things. The Olympics are being played. Hello! And in addition to the games we really must see the documentary about how the male Olympian overcame chronic jock itch, an overbearing mother with a mustache and a penchant for prancing around in stiletto heels, to become the great athlete he is. Yes, we need more of this stuff. Hours of it. Uh excuse me my goofy grape Nehi is running a little low.
Fourthly, we could all move on and climb into Kerrys boat by believing John, who from now on, is going to go medieval against those terrorists. Kerry has promised us that he can be a mean guy to bad people and that he will do whatever it takes to secure us at home and abroad. We need to believe him and not let little things bother us. Things like this wanna be JFK skipping out on 78% of 49 hearings while he served on the Senate intelligence committee.
We shouldnt flinch over Kerrys proposal just after the first  attack on the World Trade Center to slash $7.5 billion from our intelligence budget. And who can fault Kerry for voting 12 times between 1990 and 2003 against higher pay for America's hardworking volunteer military?
Can it really be a sticking point with people if our two Johns, Kerry and Edwards, are two of only four US Senators who voted for the use of force resolution against Iraq and against the $87 billion funding bill for our troops there and in Afghanistan? What harm is there in voting against extra money for body armor for soldiers and against increased combat pay for troops? You can still be tough on terrorists, right?
We must not judge Kerry based on what he has done ... only on what he says he will do. Kerry, like Francis Dolarhyde, is becoming and its not fair to equate him with what he was. Come on, people. Do what the Dems do. Throw your hands up in the air and say, Oh well whatever. Give me more goofy grape because I like-a da juice.
Fifthly, we can really embrace Kerry very easily: simply believe that he means it when he says hell cut the middle classes taxes. All we have to do is forget hes voted 98 times for tax increases totaling more than $2.3 trillion and voted at least 126 times against tax cuts totaling more than $5.3 trillion. Just believe Kerry even though hes voted 73 times to reduce the size of a tax cut, 67 times for smaller tax cuts and 11 times against repealing tax hikes and even when he voted for Bill Clintons largest tax increase in U.S. history! If Kerry says hes not going to tax us, just be cool close your eyes ... and keep the grape juice flowing.
And lastly, we can all join the Kerry cult, by buying into his take on abortion: life begins at conception but the woman has the right to snuff that life out. Maybe its not so nice, but its no big deal continuing the greatest holocaust to ever hit our planet -- murdering unborn children. On that one, altar boy, make wacky Welch's a double.
My ClashPoint is this: Kerrys crowd is so blinded by anti-Bush frothing fervor they have completely lost their objectivity and have halo-ed this cat. No, no, no, John Kerrys not a liar. His voting record doesnt contradict his newfound convictions and the king is not naked. Its OK, cuz O.J. is innocent, and Scott Peterson didnt kill Laci and their baby. Oh, and Britney Spears can sing, and Andy Dick is a thespian.
Kerrys cult may see a glow around their do-no-wrong golden boys head but I dont think its a halo. Its probably methane gas from the fetid fecal fumes that are steaming off his body.
No Jim Jones juice for me, thank you.
Whining Republicans Out Fund-Raised By 527 Orgs, Using Old Barb-- Emotional Instability Accusations***.....For years, these sleazyoid right wingers have used thirty party organizations to attack from a distance. But now, the democrats, the left and progressives have outsmarted these whining, dirty-trickster liars. More money has been raised on the left than on the right. So all of a sudden, the right wing is whining an calling legal 527 PACs that run ads "Shadowy organizations." Well geez, these lower than whale shit right wing liars invented the third party sponsored attack ads. Hell, Bush won the primary by allowing the same people funding and putting together the weasel liar swift boat attack ads to create ads attacking John McCain.
But I want to talk about the way toxic right wingers attempt to label, calssify, profile democrats as crazy, angry, upset, unstable, "wild-eyed" or manic. .....***
This flier was sent to news organizations Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 by the Kerry campaign after it was spotted by a volunteer for John Kerry in a Bush-Cheney campaign office in Gainesville, Fla. A volunteer for John Kerry said Friday he picked up a flier in a Bush-Cheney campaign office in Gainesville, Fla., promoting Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group the Bush campaign has insisted for weeks it has no connection to. (AP Photo/HO)
Want to join in the fun? Click the logo to donate to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth!
U.S. veterans of the Vietnam war, John Lancater (L), Andre Sauvageeot (2nd L), Phil Karber (2nd R) and Chuck Searcy (R), wear T-shirts in support of the U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry, in Hanoi August 21, 2004. With the U.S. presidential race taking a decidedly bitter turn over John Kerry's Vietnam war record, U.S. veterans in Hanoi are selling T-shirts supporting his run for the White House. REUTERS/Kham
Also, don't know if anyone else on this thread commented on this yet, but the flyer says VETS not VETERANS. I pointed it out here:
The Kerry Kool-aiders are grasping are straws. There is NOTHING remotely wrong with this flyer. They are just trying to make something out of nothing.
If you really wanna show your disgust with Kerry, follow the instructions below:
Freeper N. Theknow says:
"Its faster than a checkbook, more powerful than a Democratic demagogue, able to lay waste to a liar Kerry with the single click of a mouse. It's a little bird of truth, it's plain to see Kerry's unfit... it's... it's...SuperFReep!
Want to join in the fun? Click the logo to donate to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth!
"More funky juice, please."
LOL, good article, truly funky!
I wonder if any of those guys ever stayed at the Hanoi Hilton?
It takes all kinds, but these people have lost their way.
A fatwa from the left has been decreed and the jihad against Bush cannot be countered by reason. The Kerristic Isgreatist Jihad movement are acting under blind faith.
How hard is it to obtain a flier announcing a rally of a 527 group and send it to a TV station, claiming it was picked up at a Republican office? They are getting a bit pitiful.
Your snippet is similar to some of the saner ones I've seen at DU. The hate there is astonishing at times, but I'm under impression most are from adolescents presently suffering the ill effects of rampant hormones.
"I wonder if any of those guys ever stayed at the Hanoi Hilton?"
Yeah, I mean Hanoi?!?!?! This is starting to get a little Manchurian for my tastes. Aren't there any Veterans for Kerry in some other country, somewhere other than Communist Vietnam?
Well the fact is, Republicans can associate with the Swift Vets all they want. This is a free country.
Now if George W. Bush and his administration hooked up with the Swift Vets that would cross that line set up to reform soft money and violate this nutty system.
Isn't this all just so silly?
Boo Hoo...pooor whining Mr. Kerry!! WANTING the public to believe him and the DNC is not GETTING that to happen!! Has anyone noticed that the swiftboat vets don't change their story, and they answer all the questions clearly, regardless of the rude questions Kerry has thrown at them?? Kerry's fight is with THEM, not the President. W was not there, is staying clear of this as he should. Kerry is RESPONSIBLE for the anti Vietnam war talk and horrible treatment our vets experienced when they came home. Kerry wanted to cripple this country.He found a way. He stood up there and bad mouthed all of them and called them everyname in the book and accused them of things that didn't happen. He did this in front of Congress and the whole country. No wonder they want him exposed.
The only surprising thing in that is his own surprise. Was he born yesterday? Was he asleep during the Clinton years?
Kerry is the Democrats' boy, and if they show hesitation or skepticism his candidacy will start to crumble. There's nothing to wonder about there, and those who "don't get it" don't inspire confidence in their insights.
The 'Cult of the Personality' knows no borders.......there is loyalty and then there is blind devotion...
In all human relationships if people kept their eyes on Jesus instead of their leaders or partners...they would be voting and acting with open eyes rather than the fogged over variety...
Well, like the whimp he is, Kerry is calling the president out because he can't address this. Kerry won't face the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth because they are the real deal and Kerry lied and men died.
Conservatives who think progressives are misinformed idealists will forever be blind-sided by the malice of the left-by the cynicism of those who pride themselves on principle, by the viciousness of those who champion sensitivity, by the intolerance of those who call themselves liberal, and by the ruthless disregard for the well-being of the downtrodden by those who preen themselves as social saints.
Conservatives are caught by surprise because they see progressives as merely misguided, when in fact they are fundamentally misdirected. They are the messianists of a religious faith. But it is a false faith and a self-serving religion. Since the redeemed future that justifies their existence and rationalizes their hypocrisy can never be realized, what really motivates progressives is a modern idolatry: their limitless passion for the continuance of Them. .........***Source
This last Swift Boat Vets commercial is the most damning political ad I have ever seen. It uses Kerrys own words to expose him. This last ad is not about medals or how much time one spent in country during their tour. This ad is about honor, and Kerrys lack of it in public testimony before the whole country upon his return. I remember his testimony and prayed that he would pay for his lies some day. Over 30 years later it seems my prayer may be answered.
We won't get a Fonda type apology, and it wouldn't suffice if he gave one.
Anarchists Support Kerry***ATHENS, Ohio - A group of anarchists is taking an unusual step to make its political voice heard - going to the polls.
Anarchists generally pride themselves on their rejection of government and its authority. But a faction of them fed up with the war in Iraq say they plan to cast anti-Bush votes this fall ..***
"To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself. That was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink.'
-- Winston Smith, "1984" by Geoge Orwell
Absolutely...the fight the Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth have is with Kerry's suitablity to lead America as its President and Commander in Chief..
It was Kerry & crew that decided the ONLY credential Kerry had was his war record...
They did not care that their candidates war record was as phony as he is...
They figured to spin their way out of any situation...
They did not stop to think that every combat veteran of every war would stand up to them.
Especially those Swift Boat Veterans...
They got complacent...they have been pulling the wool over American's eyes for so long...and been able to use the popular media to spin any story any way they liked....they got cocky..and they cannot grasp the fact the SBVT have done an end run around their propagandist gate keepers...
Inspite of 8 yrs of Bill Clinton lies and other propaganda...some Americans are fed up....and have decided that 'character does count' and Kerry's huge deficiency in that department...disqualifies him from public office...certainly from serving as POTUS...
Kerry and his ilk cast aspirtions on Vietnam vets...causing a many in the nation to look down upon them...
The Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth are redeeming Vietnam Vets by exposing the liars...
and their chief...John Kerry...
It's been a long time coming...but in one respect we can thank John Kerry....if he hadnt run for the presidency on his 'war record'...most would have never known how badly he and his friends damaged Vietnam veterans in American's eyes and that it was ALL LIES....
If you have any love for the truth...The Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth are to be supported
by us financially...
God Bless those Guys....
Unfit for Command [Excerpt] Kerry's testimony to the Fulbright Committee was a carefully orchestrated piece of political theater. Fulbright wanted a presentable,
young Kennedy-esque face to put on the antiwar effort, and Kerry wanted a national forum from which to launch his climb to political celebrity. Ted Kennedy
helped arrange Kerry's testimony with Senator Fulbright at a private fundraising event held at the home of Democratic senator Philip A. Hart of Michigan.
Once Kerry learned that he would have the chance to give testimony before the committee, he recruited the assistance of Adam Walinsky, a speechwriter
noted for his work with Robert Kennedy. Walinsky drafted the speech and coached Kerry on its delivery. The only image Kerry wanted us to see was a myth: a
young man with a burning passion for the truth, the leader forced to sleep on the ground, the man answering his country's call to be where he was urgently needed,
before a committee of the United States Senate where the senators and America were urgently waiting for his firsthand criticism of the war. He porceeded to level
his charges: [End Excerpt]
These people MUST know that something is wrong but they conciously decide to ignore it and proclaim that the falsehood is the truth and believe it!
The topping on the cake is the fact that Orwell was also right about the people themselves. They would anxiously lap up what the media fed them and not know from one day to the next what the "truth" was yesterday.
I guess that's why we keep repeating history.
Truth be known the domestic policies of both parties suck.
Bush will win on the anybody but Kerry vote.
And many of those may be coming from disaffected conservatives who may have decided to sit this one out but changed their minds due to these ads, and the fact that Kerry is such a dangerous weasel.
There is no conservative candidate running in this election.
There is no conservative majority to elect one.
The next one (#3) will cover Paris, POW torture and Kerry's place in the VN war shrine.
Click on watch film.
I got a laugh out of it.
That is HYSTERICAL!!!
YEP.....Kerry would LOVE this fight to go to President Bush, but President Bush and his staff know....Kerry's duel is with the Veterans. Hope the public get's this little "nuance."
For those too young to remember Vietnam and Watergate, those were some of the darkest days in America. As a high school kid our class was the first class to have nobody drafted or allowed to go to Vietnam. I was anti-war although not to the point of going to the protests, but would go to the concerts that were all anti-war. Most of us didnt go to the major protests that Kerry and his organizations formed that were in every city in this country and especially college towns like Eugene.
These protests were well organized and funded primarily by different branches of the Communist Party. The Soviet Union believed they could overthrow this country from within and millions of us were sucked into these protests over the war. Many of us believed the war was wrong and believed Communism was a legitimate form of government. We were told that China was the model and since Russia was so censored, the Gulag was never known. Many of us later learned that we were wrong, dead wrong while many like Kerry never did.
What we didnt understand was the pain that these protests were causing the Proud and Honorable Soldiers returning from the war. These men did their patriotic duty, to fight for their country in what turned out to be a just and moral war. These men were fighting and dying so that 10-20 million SE Asians would not be slaughtered by the most brutal forms of Communism known to mankind. These Vets were the best and brightest getting wounded and killed so that a small country a half a world away could have a chance at freedom. When these men finally came back to their free country they were spit on and called baby killers. How could we???
I am so sorry for being so wrong. My apologies to all the honored Vets who made this country strong and especially to those who served in Vietnam and never received their dues. We were fooled. Fooled by a well organized and well funded masquerade. This facade was founded by the Communist Party and its main General was John Kerry. Kerry organized Vietnam Vets Against the War which was the flagship for all war protest. His medals, Jane Fonda and his Band of Brothers, which included the Black Panthers, gave him instant credibility.
Kerry used this power to stab his fellow Vietnam Veterans in the back. We have now found that baby killing was the exception as in any war. We find that razing villages like jenjis shawn (how French) was not done, except perhaps by Kerry. We find that the testimony in front of Congress and elsewhere was a total fabrication by him and his lying witnesses. These are the wounds that are flowing freely again and this is the reason so many vets feel betrayed again. Now these Vets find out that Kerry was making these lies up!
When he went in front of the country again after all these years of letting bygones be bygones and saluted, reporting for duty; millions of Vets felt the bayonet turn in their backs. They remembered walking across those tarmacs and having protesters unjustly spit on their faces. They remember the shame of no parades or pride in wearing their uniforms. They see the heroes of Desert Storm and say, why not me? They remember Kerry leading protests against them and against their Honorable Duty, making them the villains. Now with history finally on their side, they are ready to finish this argument and it needs to be finished. Now they know where the enemy lies. This is no longer just about a Presidential race, but about Truth and Honor.
I salute every Vietnam Veteran from the bottom of my heart!
Pray for W and The Truth
Hey, that a great turn of phrase. Perhaps the Bush team or their 527s should begin each ad with "The latest fatwa from Kerry (or Democratic Party) is . . .".
Thank you bray.
Have you posted this as a stand alone thread.
I think you should.
Anybody but Bush! Lemmings jumping off the cliff together.