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`W stands for wrong,' Kerry says
philly.com ^ | September 6, 2004 | THOMAS FITZGERALD

Posted on 09/06/2004 2:59:40 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

RACINE, W.Va. - (KRT) - Seizing on a common campaign sign that features President Bush's middle initial, Sen. John Kerry on Monday declared that "W stands for wrong," shifting his focus from the rhetorical quagmires of Iraq and Vietnam to pocketbook issues.

Kerry spent Labor Day in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina blaming Bush for economic problems that he said were the worst since the Great Depression. He also retooled his campaign team on the fly.

"As the president likes to say, there's nothing complicated about it," Kerry said, speaking to a crowd of about 2,000 at a United Mine Workers Labor Day picnic. "It all comes down to one letter: W. W stands for wrong. Wrong choices, wrong judgment, wrong priorities for our country."

Aides said that Kerry is jettisoning the talk about his own Vietnam war record that dominated his message throughout the summer and will hit the economy hard, believing that job losses, falling wages and rising health care costs will convince millions of voters that they are worse off than they were four years ago.

"We're going to close the tax loopholes that reward companies for shipping jobs overseas, and we're going to reward companies that believe that American workers do the best job in the world," Kerry said. He also promised to get health care costs under control.

Bush also went through the traditional Labor Day campaign kickoff ritual, but limited his campaigning to a single evening rally in Missouri.

Kerry's day began with a front-porch question and answer session with supporters at the home of Dale and Jody Rhome on West College Street, a tree-lined block in Canonsburg, Pa.

Citing falling wages and rising health care costs, as well as Bush administration rules restricting overtime pay, Kerry said the president had "dishonored" workers and that "the average American worker was moving backwards."

Boisterous pro-Bush protesters at the end of the block screamed "flip flop" and "four more years," drowning out speakers at the event. As Kerry blasted Bush for deficit spending driven by tax cuts and a $200 billion war in Iraq, the catcalls grew louder.

"They don't like to hear the truth - it's kind of funny," Kerry said. "Every one of those people screaming over there, they all have a bigger debt to pay."

Even as he focused on the economy, questions from the audience brought Kerry back to Iraq. "It's the wrong war, in the wrong place and the wrong time," he said. Kerry said he believes he could have U.S. troops home by the end of a first term, which would be 2009.

Bush, in prepared remarks, responded: "After voting for the war, but against funding it, after saying he would have voted for the war even knowing everything we know today, my opponent woke up this morning with new campaign advisers and yet another new position.

"Suddenly he's against it again. No matter how many times Senator Kerry changes his mind, it was right for America and it's right for America now that Saddam Hussein is no longer in power."

Kerry on Sunday brought veteran operative John Sasso in to travel with him and help make strategic decisions faster.

"He wanted a peer, someone his own age," a senior adviser said. "John Sasso is smart and tested."

The two men have been friends for years, and Sasso has enough history with Kerry to be able to reel him in when necessary.

Mary Beth Cahill, a former aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., will continue as campaign manager, running things from headquarters, advisers said. In recent weeks, Clinton veterans have joined the campaign, including Joe Lockhart, the former White House press secretary, and Joel Johnson, a communications adviser to Clinton. Some Democrats are also urging other former Clinton advisers to take active roles.

Upheaval is common in presidential campaigns - Kerry, for example, fired his first campaign manager just three months before the Iowa caucuses - but it is rare to do it this close to Election Day. The moves follow weeks of mounting concerns among Democrats as Kerry has foundered and lost ground to harsh attacks on his character and fitness for office.

President Clinton told Kerry in a 90-minute phone conversation Saturday that the endless back-and-forth on the Vietnam war - and Kerry's role as a veteran and a protester - was starving the campaign of oxygen.

Aides say they had long planned to buttress the campaign staff and the moves were not a sign of panic, downplaying suggestions that the Clintonistas and existing Kerry staff in headquarters would clash. "It's all hands on deck," said spokesman David Wade. "There is one team."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bonkers; campaign; katatonic; kerry; kibitzer; klown; komatose; kook; kreep; pissant; queeg; unfitforcommand; wrong
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"W" stands for warrior fighting terror.
1 posted on 09/06/2004 2:59:41 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

'R' stands for rong, MORON!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 09/06/2004 3:00:41 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (All that Botox has messed up his mind)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"K" stands for "Knut Kase"


3 posted on 09/06/2004 3:01:27 PM PDT by BushCountry
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

K stands for Kambodia.


4 posted on 09/06/2004 3:01:28 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hey Kerry......"F" stands for errr......the F word!


5 posted on 09/06/2004 3:01:37 PM PDT by PilloryHillary (John Kerry LIED http://www.johnfkerrysucks.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Isn't that cute.


6 posted on 09/06/2004 3:01:45 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Anything you say "Frenchy"


7 posted on 09/06/2004 3:02:05 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: johnfkerrysucks
Hey Kerry......"F" stands for errr......the F word!

Flip-flop?

8 posted on 09/06/2004 3:02:20 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow, what a catchy powerful slogan, not.

It will, however, make people wonder what "F" stands for.


9 posted on 09/06/2004 3:02:46 PM PDT by Boundless
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

JFK -> Jerk for Kommunists


10 posted on 09/06/2004 3:02:52 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"W" stands for whoop-ass--as in, a can of such opened on Kerry


11 posted on 09/06/2004 3:03:09 PM PDT by GiveEmDubya (Keep fighting like we're 10 points down!)
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To: Indy Pendance
Flip flopped again....

Even as he focused on the economy, questions from the audience brought Kerry back to Iraq. "It's the wrong war, in the wrong place and the wrong time," he said. Kerry said he believes he could have U.S. troops home by the end of a first term, which would be 2009.

12 posted on 09/06/2004 3:03:43 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Then I guess "F" stands for "F*ck*d Up."


13 posted on 09/06/2004 3:03:51 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Fox played his speech twice today. I could hardly stand listening to him.

He was ranting and raving so bad, he sounded like Howard Dean without that smile on his face.

14 posted on 09/06/2004 3:03:54 PM PDT by SheLion (Donate to Swift Boat Vets. "I" did!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

JFK stands for Just a F'n [K]numskull


15 posted on 09/06/2004 3:04:10 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
blaming Bush for economic problems that he said were the worst since the Great Depression.

This is so ridiculous it doesn't even qualify as hyperbole.

16 posted on 09/06/2004 3:04:16 PM PDT by zarf
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

NOOOOO IT STANDS FOR

WINNER!!!

As in, George W. Bush wins landslide victory,

in a total across the board electoral count!!!!!


17 posted on 09/06/2004 3:04:27 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim (Sealed my pardon with His blood, Hallelujah!!! What a Savior!!!)
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To: JohnnyZ; All

President George W. Bush waves to the crowd during a campaign rally at Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, W.Va., Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004. (AP Photo/Jon C. Hancock)
18 posted on 09/06/2004 3:04:27 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What is with Kerry and these "clever" puns he comes up with, that are only clever to him?

First is was "I was born in the west wing",
then it was "5 words for you" and "4 words for you", now it's "W is for wrong".

This is the kind of stuff a 2nd grader comes up with to get a pat on the head, this is not a serious candidate.


19 posted on 09/06/2004 3:04:28 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Reminds me of the time when the Nebraska football player said the 'N' on the side of his helmet stood for "Nowledge."


20 posted on 09/06/2004 3:04:41 PM PDT by TN4Liberty (Bill Clinton is proof you don't have to be poor to be white trash.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Kerry is so lame. He is really losing it.


21 posted on 09/06/2004 3:05:20 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Kerry stands for nothing. Which is why he blows in the wind.


22 posted on 09/06/2004 3:05:24 PM PDT by shezza
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To: LadyPilgrim

WINNER!

Of course!!


23 posted on 09/06/2004 3:05:26 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This simplistic 'W' baloney is pure Clintonese and right from Jesse Jackson's playbook.


24 posted on 09/06/2004 3:05:28 PM PDT by hershey
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To: Boundless

F stands for Failure
F stands for F*ckup
F stands for F*ckoff
F stands for Faulty
F stands for FlipFlop
F stands for Forgery
F stands for Fraud
F stands for French
F stands for Feminine as in Girlyman
F stands for Foul
F stands for Fairy


25 posted on 09/06/2004 3:06:00 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: GiveEmDubya

W also stand for Wallop—which is what Bush is going to do to Kerry on election day.

W also stands for Win. Another election day activity for the Bush camp.

:o)


26 posted on 09/06/2004 3:06:33 PM PDT by theophilusscribe ("America is too great for small dreams." óRonald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Dog
I read that. This guy is

-less

27 posted on 09/06/2004 3:06:41 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: GiveEmDubya

Hey F*in....W stands for WINNER!!


28 posted on 09/06/2004 3:07:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: shezza

29 posted on 09/06/2004 3:07:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
W stands for wrong,' Kerry says

Good message Kerry. Stay on target. I am sure that with such a proctive agenda for America you will get elected.

I am beginning to think he is dumber than Al Gore.

30 posted on 09/06/2004 3:07:56 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: theophilusscribe

You see, these are a lot more original than anything Kerry's handlers could have come up with. (What else is new?)


31 posted on 09/06/2004 3:07:59 PM PDT by GiveEmDubya (Keep fighting like we're 10 points down!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Kerry is becoming a cliché of himself right before our eyes and ears. Way too funny!


32 posted on 09/06/2004 3:08:00 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: martin_fierro

"K stands for Kambodia."

Make that Kampuchea. Kampuchea Kerry worked very hard to bring that Communist paradise into existence. Those Killing Fields were Kerry Fields.


33 posted on 09/06/2004 3:08:11 PM PDT by Socratic (Yes, there is method in the madness.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Beautiful Photo:

It looks like W is saying...........
man, I thought it was going to be easy, but I just slid right in there!


34 posted on 09/06/2004 3:09:02 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim (Sealed my pardon with His blood, Hallelujah!!! What a Savior!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Stay on the attack, nutjob.

Contrast how Bush and Kerry are handling their campaigns. When Bush was accused of being AWOL, he released his DD-214 and his entire service record for inspection. When Kerry takes a hit on the Vietnam subject that he won't let die, he self-righteously says, "How dare those Bush people question my service..." (And I'm using quotes because he really did say exactly that.)

Who do you want as president, a guy who answers the question and lets his service record show or somebody who lies, dodges, and accuses the other guy of using his skiffy tactics?

35 posted on 09/06/2004 3:09:38 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: Indy Pendance

I thought this guy was supposed to come out swinging this week, backed by the best political minds in the country.

This is it?????

W stands for Wrong?????

This is the best the Clinton guys could come up with???

wow


36 posted on 09/06/2004 3:09:48 PM PDT by mr_griz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
How statesman like!

And in a related statement, Senator Kerry then said:

Yeah, and he's a weener too!!!!

37 posted on 09/06/2004 3:10:21 PM PDT by Nachum (Kerry spells "Fine Dining")
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To: mr_griz

He running a more sensitive attack campaign. :)


38 posted on 09/06/2004 3:10:59 PM PDT by pubmom (Suffering from DITS (Democrat induced tourette's syndrome)since 1992.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

W is also for "Whooping your a$$, johnny".


39 posted on 09/06/2004 3:11:07 PM PDT by smonk
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To: mr_griz
But, is is a powerful statement, and it lays out his alternative plan so succinctly.
40 posted on 09/06/2004 3:12:26 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Truthsearcher
This is the kind of stuff a 2nd grader comes up with to get a pat on the head, this is not a serious candidate.


41 posted on 09/06/2004 3:12:35 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Kerry spent Labor Day in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina blaming Bush for economic problems that he said were the worst since the Great Depression.

Saying it doesn't make it so, John. But then we already know that about you.

42 posted on 09/06/2004 3:13:03 PM PDT by spodefly (I've posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: Truthsearcher
***Aides say they had long planned to buttress the campaign staff and the moves were not a sign of panic, downplaying suggestions that the Clintonistas and existing Kerry staff in headquarters would clash. "It's all hands on deck," said spokesman David Wade. "There is one team."***
43 posted on 09/06/2004 3:13:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Dog

Wrong war, wrong place, wrong time...says absolutely nothing.


44 posted on 09/06/2004 3:13:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

John F. Kerry has got to be the most sensitive politician out there. He's always snapping back at protestors in some form. He's proving that he's too thin-skinned to be the Commander in Chief. This guy at the head of our country is a frightening thought.


45 posted on 09/06/2004 3:14:00 PM PDT by midftfan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; MeekOneGOP; PhilDragoo; Happy2BMe; ntnychik; onyx; dixiechick2000; ...


The wisdom of Sen. John "V" Kerry








46 posted on 09/06/2004 3:14:01 PM PDT by devolve ( -- Kerry & POW`s families - http://pro.lookingat.us/POW.html --)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"W" as in "Wise"

"F" as in "Fickle"

47 posted on 09/06/2004 3:14:01 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (You have entered a "No Girlie Men" zone. Thank you for not whining and sniveling.)
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To: GiveEmDubya
Yep, freepers are Wonderfully Witty . . . Whoa!
48 posted on 09/06/2004 3:14:08 PM PDT by theophilusscribe ("America is too great for small dreams." óRonald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Do you want me to go get Dick Cheney and have him tell you(Kerry) what the "F" in John F. Kerry really stands for? Hummm?


49 posted on 09/06/2004 3:14:12 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
`W stands for wrong,' Kerry says,

W stands for WIN!

Two V say W. VV say Victory!

K stands for Knot as in head.

K + KK = KKK

K can be used phonetically as a C like Kommie or Kommunist.

Krapy Krazy Kookie Knutjob...ect

50 posted on 09/06/2004 3:14:26 PM PDT by demlosers (57 days left until the Kerry campaign is put out of its misery.)
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