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Swift Boat Veterans Expose Something New
Mens News Daily.com ^ | August 30, 2004 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 08/30/2004 12:45:35 PM PDT by KeyLargo

http://www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/m-n/mccullough/2004/mccullough083004.htm

Swift Boat Veterans Expose Something New

August 30, 2004

by Kevin McCullough

Something struck me today that jolted my thinking on the whole Swift Boat Veterans issue. As I was reading the reports of John Kerry sending campaign staff to Crawford to ask President Bush to denounce the ads put out by 527 something just smacked me in the face.

Over most of the campaign year John Kerry has not faced much adversity. From the media pre-ordaining him as "the" candidate earlier in the year, to his sudden and swift winning of the nomination, to his further coronation experience at his nominating convention - things have pretty much gone his way.

The Swift Boat Vets have exposed something that I think is far more damaging about Kerry than they realized at the time.

Vietnam – blah, blah, blah - you hear the two sides go at it and so it goes...

But last Thursday John Kerry gave the Vets the legitimacy they were looking for by acknowledging them, beginning to call them names, and claiming they were dishonest. This is where I believe the “Swiftees” have done us all a favor in exposing John Kerry.

They exposed him and his lack of leadership skills in how he handles a crisis.

And what we are beginning to see is ugly.

His party threatens to sue television stations carrying the ads. Then they shift to apply pressure to Regnery Publishers to recall the book - UNFIT FOR COMMAND. Then they go after bookstores who were selling it. Then they label ALL Swift Vets liars and go on television to try to debate the guys. (And for what it’s worth Kerry's surrogate - John Hurley - has looked absolutely pathetic...)

Then out of desperation Kerry begins trying to secretly arrange meetings with the Swift Vets - which they only expose him on. And when all of these attempts make no impact - he sends goons to Crawford, Texas to protest outside Bush's private residence.

They were delivering a letter that sounded like a piglet which had finally been caught in the County Fair “pig grab” rather than a serious complaint in this political season.

“The crying, the whining, the moaning – oh my.”

And that’s when it began to hit me like a ton of bricks.

John Kerry is so afraid of conflict, of criticism, of anyone who disagrees with him or points out his in accuracies – this man would never survive six months in face of the genuine problems he would have to deal with in the White House.

I can just see it. Every single time there is a negative press report out about him – “President Kerry” would feel compelled to go on every single cable TV talk show to “denounce the smears”.

Anybody remember how President Bush responded when groups spent $65 million dollars morphing him into Adolph Hitler?

So my question on is simple. I ask you to fill in the blank.

"From watching John Kerry handle the campaign crisis posed by the controversy of the Swift Boat Vets...(_________)...is what I have learned about John Kerry's leadership."

Knowing that the Presidency is not something where one can survive long with ultra thin skin, I want to know how what voter’s impressions are on how you believe John Kerry would react in face of true crisis.

Listeners to my radio show seem to believe that Kerry had a resemblance to a 3 year old toddler who though he wanted to be the tough guy in the room - was in all actuality the first one to run for mommy's skirts should another kid look at him funny.

I believe that this is OUTSTANDING analysis of exactly how he responds...

Remember Iowa - Kerry is Dr. Bravado: "BRING IT ON!"

Remember Illinois - Kerry is Dr. Stealth: "These guys are the biggest bunch of liars..."

Remember Boston - Kerry is Dr. Soldier: "Reporting for duty..."

All of those occurred when his world was looking up - no crisis - no real challenge.

Remember last Thursday - Kerry turns into is Dr. Crybaby: "Tell them to stop picking on me..."

All the debate about what happened in Vietnam aside...the Swift Boat Vets have exposed the fact that in a crisis Dr. "Bring it On" - is really Lieutenant Clueless Junior Grade.

And realizing what the mullahs in Iran or the dictator in North Korea wish to do to us...America does not need a child who plays victim "Reporting for duty".

Kevin McCullough


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: kerry; sbv; swiftboats; swiftboatveterans; swiftboatvets
So my question on is simple. I ask you to fill in the blank.

"From watching John Kerry handle the campaign crisis posed by the controversy of the Swift Boat Vets...(_________)...is what I have learned about John Kerry's leadership."

(WEENIE!)

1 posted on 08/30/2004 12:45:35 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
John Kerry is so afraid of conflict, of criticism, of anyone who disagrees with him or points out his in accuracies – this man would never survive six months in face of the genuine problems he would have to deal with in the White House.
2 posted on 08/30/2004 12:47:24 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi ||| Resource for Traditional Anglicans: trad-anglican.faithweb.com)
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To: KeyLargo

How many times does this need to be posted?????


3 posted on 08/30/2004 12:47:26 PM PDT by Prolifeconservative (If there is another terrorist attack, the womb is a very unsafe place to hide.)
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To: KeyLargo

Excellent article.


4 posted on 08/30/2004 12:48:17 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: KeyLargo

Woo Hoo bump


5 posted on 08/30/2004 12:48:38 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Kerry was in the Senate???)
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To: KeyLargo
his sudden and swift winning of the nomination

John Kerry, a victim of "catastrophic success".

6 posted on 08/30/2004 12:49:13 PM PDT by kevao
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To: KeyLargo
I think Kerry's campaign slogan should be:

"I didn't fall- that sob tripped me"

7 posted on 08/30/2004 12:52:50 PM PDT by fat city (Julius Rosenberg's soviet code name was "Liberal")
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To: KeyLargo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1199417/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1200726/posts


8 posted on 08/30/2004 12:53:39 PM PDT by sharktrager (The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the paving contractor lives in Chappaqua.)
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To: Darth Reagan

ping. good article.


9 posted on 08/30/2004 12:56:18 PM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: KeyLargo

He suffers from Narcissistic Personality disorder in which he shows grandiose behaviors, lack of empathy, and need for admiration in order to cover up feelings of inadequacy and low self esteem. Of the 9-10 symptoms Kerry has them all.


10 posted on 08/30/2004 1:00:58 PM PDT by tertiary01 (Kerry for Chief of Self Aggrandizement)
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To: Prolifeconservative

Just till I see it.


11 posted on 08/30/2004 1:01:41 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: KeyLargo
I've seen two interesting developments over the last couple of weeks, neither of which demonstrate leadership skills on the part of Kerry.

1) The swift boat vets ads start running, and who does Kerry run to to beg them to stop? President Bush. This "Mommy, Mommy, please make them stop!" isn't exactly a demonstration of leadership skills.

2) Prestitutes asking President Bush if Kerry's service in Vietnam was noble, heroic, brave, etc., which quite obviously demonstrates that the prestitutes consider Bush both honest enough and authoritative enough to ask Bush the question on Kerry's service.

12 posted on 08/30/2004 1:04:01 PM PDT by Monitor (Gun control isn't about guns; it's about control.)
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To: KeyLargo

My question is what does Jim Rassman do for a living. He is joined at the hip with Kerry, or he goes wherever directed. Has anyone heard whether or not he is on the DNC/Kerry payroll?


13 posted on 08/30/2004 1:05:09 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: KeyLargo; Admin Moderator
Posted over 10 hours ago.

Tell me you did a search before posting this duplicate.

14 posted on 08/30/2004 1:06:00 PM PDT by upchuck (You do know that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct, don't you?)
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To: KeyLargo

The biggest issue?
He knew this SBVT threat to his campaign was coming back in March, tried to use diplomatic behind the scenes channels to stop it, then we it struck out in the public, he ignored it until a public outcry demanded his response. He responded to the public three weeks later.

Now substitute SBVT threats to his candidacy with threats on a national security level, and you will understand - he deals with crisis in the exact same way.


15 posted on 08/30/2004 1:09:01 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Zealous Troll Hunter - and you know who you are - you've been warned.)
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To: KeyLargo
This isn't a new thought, but it is a good one. I have two thoughts on Kerry and the Swiftvets.

  1. Kerry started the trashing of military service in 1971.
  2. If Kerry can't cope with the SwiftVets, how on earth is he going to cope with real enemies?

16 posted on 08/30/2004 1:09:19 PM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: KeyLargo

The hardest thing John Kerry ever worked for was a liberal prenup.


17 posted on 08/30/2004 1:12:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Kerry Lied. Soldiers Died.)
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To: js1138

it's simple he won't
no liberal ever does..remember clinton.."the atmosphere wasn't quite right"..for dealing with UBL politically.


Doogle


18 posted on 08/30/2004 1:16:00 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF..408th MMS...Ubon, Thailand "69" ..."Wolfpack".night line delivery "Doogle")
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To: COBOL2Java
"The hardest thing John Kerry ever worked for was a liberal prenup."

Case of catsup delivered to his door every month? He oughtta relish that.

19 posted on 08/30/2004 1:25:52 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: upchuck
HEY, UPCHUCK!

I'm sure you're a nice guy and all, but you know what? SO WHAT if this was posted ten hours ago!!! Ten hours ago I wasn't here and would have missed it. I am GRATEFUL for the many times things are reposted here, because I often catch things I would otherwise have missed. I don't have the time to browse every new topic, and being on ping lists is only partly helpful in catching what I might have missed. So PLEASE FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO that be a whiny post monitor, wouldja???? I don't need or want a big brother type like you to "protect" me from multiple posts.

20 posted on 08/30/2004 1:28:44 PM PDT by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, and victory.)
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To: tertiary01

>>He suffers from Narcissistic Personality disorder in which he shows grandiose behaviors, lack of empathy, and need for admiration in order to cover up feelings of inadequacy and low self esteem. Of the 9-10 symptoms Kerry has them all.<<


Gee. That sounds like the textbook profile of a man who's wife has more money than him.


21 posted on 08/30/2004 1:29:39 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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To: tertiary01
He suffers from Narcissistic Personality disorder in which he shows grandiose behaviors, lack of empathy, and need for admiration in order to cover up feelings of inadequacy and low self esteem. Of the 9-10 symptoms Kerry has them all.

Great, so there's about a 48% chance that the next President of the US is nucking futs, and in a predictable enough way for some enemy to use it to its greatest advantage.

22 posted on 08/30/2004 1:36:18 PM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: tertiary01

LOL


23 posted on 08/30/2004 1:57:32 PM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: Finny
So PLEASE FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO than be a whiny post monitor, wouldja???? I don't need or want a big brother type like you to "protect" me from multiple posts.

Welce Ed ... Ike On Cur !!! ;-))

.

24 posted on 08/30/2004 2:15:31 PM PDT by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!!)
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To: KeyLargo
MOMMY HEINZ!
Make them STOP!
PLEASE!



25 posted on 08/30/2004 3:32:03 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops : Present, Past and Future)
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To: Finny
You forgot to close your HTML tag. Here, let me help ya...

</rant>

There, much better :^)

26 posted on 08/30/2004 3:34:45 PM PDT by upchuck (You do know that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct, don't you?)
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To: KeyLargo

I suspect that Kerry won't like the newest SBVT ad, scheduled to air in Florida tomorrow. It apparently deals with Kerry's "medal toss".


27 posted on 08/30/2004 3:36:47 PM PDT by jackbill
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