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Kerry’s Unwavering Arrogance
Men's News Daily ^ | 9/27/04 | Frank Salvato

Posted on 09/27/2004 3:18:21 AM PDT by kattracks

t isn’t hard to see, or hear. All one has to do is listen to John Kerry for a bit. His every word drips of it. It emanates from his every action. John Kerry is arrogant. This has never been more obvious than in his recent remarks about Iraq in the face of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s speech to a joint session of Congress. John Kerry essentially said that the prime minister didn’t know what he was talking about and that he, John Kerry, did.

We’ve heard about Kerry’s legendary elitism. We’ve heard the stories of him bucking lines in small town Massachusetts, chastising those he usurped with a flippant, “Don’t you know who I am?” We’ve read accounts of him demeaning Secret Service agents for his lack of balance on his snowboard – “I don’t fall down. That son-of-a-bitch knocked me over.” It’s clear that he believes he is above the everyman. Better than the everyman. Superior to the everyman. He is an elitist. He is a narcissist.

All of this pales in comparison to the statements he made directly after the speech to Congress by Prime Minister Allawi.

Mr. Allawi spoke to the American people, via their elected representatives, to affirm and confirm a few things. He wanted, first and foremost, to thank the American people for helping to liberate them from the tyrannical regime of Saddam Hussein. He thanked us for freeing the Iraqi people from a regime that the United Nations – that bastion of principle – allowed to remain in power regardless of the mass graves it produced and the truly illegal wars it waged. His was sincere and everyone who was in the House chamber felt it, accepted it and validated it.

Mr. Allawi then spoke of the commitment that he and his fellow Iraqis have made to bring democracy and a permanent freedom to his country, showcasing the incredible journey that the Iraqi people have taken in so short a time. He described in detail some of the horrors of Hussein’s regime including his own brush with brutality and death at the hands of axe-wielding thugs sent to silence the then exiled patriot courtesy of Saddam Hussein himself. Allawi conveyed that it is precisely because of this past, this history of cruelty, that the Iraqi people hunger for democracy and liberty. Again no one in the chamber doubted the sincerity of Mr. Allawi’s words.

But perhaps the most important element of Mr. Allawi’s speech to the American people was his contention that while our media reports the dire situations in just three regions within his country, the overwhelming majority of Iraqis are thankful for what the Coalition Forces have done and continue to do. He stood before our representatives and told us, straight from Baghdad, that the situation with regard to the terrorist insurgency is not as horrifying as our media is portraying it to be, that the peaceful regions outnumber the hostile regions 15 to 3, and, albeit little by little, that the war against terrorism in his country is being won. Given the exploits of CBS News in recent days it isn’t completely out of the question that Mr. Allawi is correct when he asserts that the media is over-blowing the situation, sensationalizing the actualities and politicizing the events in a few regions to give the illusion that the unrest is nationwide.

So, the question is this, who are we going to believe?

Are we going to believe a man who lives in Baghdad, whose job it is to nurture democracy in a newly freed nation, a man who lives and breathes every element of the Iraqi society, who witnesses firsthand the successes and the setbacks on a day-to-day basis? Or are we going to believe John Kerry and his disingenuous spin-doctors, people who have taken to constant repetition of talking points and non-truths in hopes of capitalizing on propaganda tactics from WWII? I don’t know about you but I have to believe someone who is dedicated to a free and peaceful Iraq over someone who is continuously preaching doom while proposing to handover reconstruction responsibilities to the very international organization who is responsible for allowing Saddam Hussein to remain in power while hundreds of thousands – if not millions – died at his hands.

John Kerry’s assertion that he knows better what’s happening in Iraq than Iraq’s own prime minister is the pinnacle of arrogance. He is an elitist. He is a narcissist. And if this is the way he intends to “court” the international community, if this is his diplomatic style, he would be a miserable failure as President of the United States.


Frank Salvato

Copyright © 2004 Frank Salvato


Frank Salvato is a political media consultant and the managing editor for TheRant.us. He is a contributing writer to GOPUSA, OpinionEditorials.com, and AmericanDaily.com and his pieces are regularly featured in Townhall.com. He has appeared as a guest on The O’Reilly Factor, The Kevin Matthews Radio Show (Chicago) and The Brad Messer Radio Show (San Antonio). His pieces have been recognized by the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention and are occasionally featured in The Washington Times and The London Morning Paper as well as other national and international publications. He can be contacted at oped@therant.us.



TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kerry; kerryiraq

1 posted on 09/27/2004 3:18:21 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks

IMO This was the lowest thing Kerry has done.........to date. Krauthammer called it "disgraceful" and I concur, but there needs to be an even more pejorative term to characterize this graceless candidate's words.


2 posted on 09/27/2004 3:23:32 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: Carolinamom
needs to be an even more pejorative term

How about "former presidential candidate" ?

3 posted on 09/27/2004 3:37:46 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: kattracks

"Im John F*ckin' and I am entitled to be President."


4 posted on 09/27/2004 3:39:48 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Carolinamom
Even worse, it is reported that afterward, Kerry somehow let Allawi know that if he wins, Iraq will receive the same level of support as they have now.

I didn't bookmark the article, just had time to skim it yesterday.

I thought Kerry wasn't in DC for Allawi's speech. Did he call him? I can't rely on the media reports, any longer, so how do I even know this is true?

OTOH, isn't that quintessential Kerry: 1st he blasts someone, then privately, he flip flops.
5 posted on 09/27/2004 3:44:05 AM PDT by reformedliberal (When the elites speak their power to our truth, they have given us cause for revolution)
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To: kattracks

Kerry thinks his arrogance will help get him elected....But
someone needs to tell the bonehead and his village idiot wife that America will never accept third world status......


6 posted on 09/27/2004 3:47:01 AM PDT by Stateline
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To: Carolinamom

7 posted on 09/27/2004 3:47:14 AM PDT by Liz (The man who establishes the reputation of rising at dawn, can sleep til noon.)
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To: kattracks

Its not just Kerry. Almost all the Bush haters are filled with arrogance


8 posted on 09/27/2004 3:51:37 AM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: Liz
I wish the president would say something like:

"I don't even think he's qualified to be a Senator, much less President of the United States."

9 posted on 09/27/2004 3:54:57 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: kattracks

Thanks, kattracks, for posting this opinion.

Allawi came to address the American people through their elected representatives - TWO OF WHOM WERE SENATORS KERRY AND EDWARDS - who did not deign to take their seats for the joint session.

How often does Congress hold a Joint Session? It is one of the most formal events that Congress has in our form of government.

Kerry and Edwards don't act as if they even want to be part of the"process." Do they think they are running to be dictators? Or kings?


10 posted on 09/27/2004 3:55:33 AM PDT by maica
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To: kattracks

I really believe it is the "Do you know who I am" attitude and arrogance of John F'n that will account for much of the rejection that is to come. Can you ever imagine W asking/saying "Do you know who I am?!!!" or oozing that off-putting arrogance?

Kerry's the kind of person you hated when you were a kid and certainly wouldn't have chosen to be on your team -- does he think he's going to be elected President?


11 posted on 09/27/2004 3:59:55 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: DainBramage
Edwards is expected to use his formidable lawyer skills to debate major policy positions.

" I will unite a country divided between non-aerosol hair spray and hard-to-hold styling gel."

12 posted on 09/27/2004 4:05:44 AM PDT by Liz (The man who establishes the reputation of rising at dawn, can sleep til noon.)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

THIS candiDATE doesn't understand that Americans like to knock a big-shot off his high horse.


13 posted on 09/27/2004 4:10:18 AM PDT by johnb838 (John F'n Kerry: Communist Dupe? Or Do-gooder Idiot? You make the call.)
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To: goldstategop
I am still trying to figure out exactly WHAT qualifications john kerry has to bring to the table that would indicate he is prepared to be our commander in chief.

As near as I can tell...the only thing he has to promote is his ambition.

Has he done ANYTHING extraordinary, aside from leading anti-vietnam war hippies against the war and making headlines for it because the CBS press etc agreed with that position?

( And, of course, he has authored some books.....and ONE OF THEM has been HIDDEN FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. His book,'The New Soldier', the book that has an UPSIDE DOWN AMERICAN FLAG on the cover, is HORRENDOUS. If this remains hidden from the AMERICAN PEOPLE, then we can rest assured that BIAS is operating....Wonder if he will be asked to EXPLAIN this book and its slamming of ALL VETERANS of all wars, at the debates. NOT!)

But rest assured, if President Bush had written such an anti-American book, he would NOT EVEN BE PRESIDENT now.

14 posted on 09/27/2004 4:12:23 AM PDT by Republic (Will michael shiavo and his concubine and children now preside over the murder of Terri?)
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To: kattracks
We’ve heard about Kerry’s legendary elitism. We’ve heard the stories of him bucking lines in small town Massachusetts...

We've heard him say "Jenjis Khan"

15 posted on 09/27/2004 4:12:53 AM PDT by aardvark1 (Something was seared in my memory but I forgot what it was.)
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To: aardvark1

That thing about butting into lines is urban legend. Kerrys never does his own shopping (except when he takes the media and his daughter to the jock strap store). He has his servants do the rest of the shopping.


16 posted on 09/27/2004 4:22:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Heinz-Kerry: "The common man doesn't look at me as some rich witch.")
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To: Democratshavenobrains

"almost all the Bush haters are filled with arrogance."

That is so true. They are all the same.


17 posted on 09/27/2004 4:22:57 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: kattracks

I am so looking forward to Kerry's speech if Bush wins in a landslide. Perhaps some of the arrogance will be curbed.


18 posted on 09/27/2004 4:26:31 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Give the VietNam Vets the Parade They Never Got.

DEFEAT KERRY !!!

19 posted on 09/27/2004 4:28:51 AM PDT by Republic (Will michael shiavo and his concubine and children now preside over the murder of Terri?)
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To: kattracks

To get to Kerryland, you must go through Denial, turn left at Narcissism, take a hard left at Entitlement, then go straight to Grandiosity! Mama-T can also be found in these areas.


20 posted on 09/27/2004 4:35:53 AM PDT by Bob from De (While GWB was flying TANG F-102s, JFK was under FBI surveillance)
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To: kattracks

If Allawi had made the same speech while a RAT was president, the media would still be swooning.


21 posted on 09/27/2004 4:40:00 AM PDT by mombonn (kerry . . . he spent 20 years in the Senate and doesn't have much to show for it. ˇViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: Republic
Has he done ANYTHING extraordinary, aside from leading anti-vietnam war hippies against the war...................

He's nailed two very wealthy widows. Doesn't that count for anything ;-)

22 posted on 09/27/2004 4:47:48 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: varon

LOL!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh....that is so right! That guy is GOOD at nabbing rich women! To dems who supported klinton, that surely is a good enough reason to elect him commander in chief of this nation...he knows how to SMOOOOZE.


23 posted on 09/27/2004 4:58:52 AM PDT by Republic (Will michael shiavo and his concubine and children now preside over the murder of Terri?)
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To: Carolinamom
there needs to be an even more pejorative term to characterize this graceless candidate's words.

EVIL.

24 posted on 09/27/2004 5:00:09 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I do not participate in fads ... I FReep in a skirt and blouse!)
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To: kattracks

If you compare the personalities(egos) of the top politicians it gets very interesting!

Dubya - Kerry
V.P.Cheney - Edwards
Hastert - Pelosi
Frist - Dashole
GHWB - Clinton
N/A - McAwful(Impossible to compare)
Laura - Mama-T

Could there be a pattern here.....hmmm


25 posted on 09/27/2004 5:02:23 AM PDT by Bob from De (While GWB was flying TANG F-102s, JFK was under FBI surveillance)
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To: kattracks

He is an elitist. He is a narcissist.

Nah, he's just a punk jerk who needs to have his ass kicked.


26 posted on 09/27/2004 5:03:46 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (Goodnight Chesty, wherever you may be.)
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To: reformedliberal

"Even worse, it is reported that afterward, Kerry somehow let Allawi know that if he wins, Iraq will receive the same level of support as they have now."

Sen Joe Biden reported this on fox News Sunday saying he was the messenger sent by Kerry to make this statement.


27 posted on 09/27/2004 5:06:16 AM PDT by yeetch!
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To: JudyinCanada

The worst part is that the arrogance is usually not backed up by anything!!! Liberals are the biggest bunch of liars, jerks, elitists, pills, kill joys, etc.

Second, his remarks about the Iraqi PM were just disgusting. How disrespectful could this man be???


28 posted on 09/27/2004 5:09:50 AM PDT by chris1 ("Make the other guy die for his country" - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: chris1

Considering Kerry is (supposedly) being careful in everything he is saying, that is, trying NOT to sound like the arrogant elite he is, I would love to be a fly on the wall when he speaks privately.

I can't even imagine how horrible, power-hungry, pompous, arrogant, insert several of your favourite nasty liberal elite names here, he must REALLY be.

You know the old expression, it takes one to know one. I guess this is why the left does not seem bothered by this attitude of his. It is what they are and don't recognize that there is anything wrong with it.


29 posted on 09/27/2004 5:15:11 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: varon
Didn't Kerry camp around in near poverty before nailing that first millionairess? Elitist my foot, he's a nouveau riche gigolo not worthy to shine my boots.
30 posted on 09/27/2004 5:22:16 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Democratshavenobrains

Yes, and they all need to be herded to the nearest insane asylum. They are the malcontents who would be unhappy if given one million dollars free. They would want one million and one. Send them all to Dafur as human shields for the muzlimbs.


31 posted on 09/27/2004 5:45:52 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat (These Colors Never Run( 7.62) "See Ya"ll At The VA Clinic" "Xin Loi My Boy")
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To: reformedliberal

Kerry empowered Joe Biden on the Sunday shows to say this......Biden doing the master's bidding.


32 posted on 09/27/2004 6:32:47 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: Liz

LOL! Cartoonists "get it" too!


33 posted on 09/27/2004 6:34:00 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: Carolinamom

opprobrious?


34 posted on 09/27/2004 6:46:52 AM PDT by Samwise (The Pajama People: They also serve who hunt and peck.)
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To: kattracks

A voter expresses displeasure with John Kerry.

35 posted on 09/27/2004 6:51:40 AM PDT by JesseHousman (Execute Mumia Abu-Jamal)
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To: Carolinamom; jigsaw

36 posted on 09/27/2004 6:57:32 AM PDT by Liz (The man who establishes the reputation of rising at dawn, can sleep til noon.)
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To: Carolinamom

I saw Joe Biden on Fox, trying to excuse and re-write Kerry's response. In the process, he completely changed the Iraqi Prime Minister's words and also said he had made conflicting and "more truthful" statements behind the scenes. It was disgusting. There is absolutely nothing that is beyond the Democrats now, including disparaging and lying about our allies to trash Pres. Bush.


37 posted on 09/27/2004 7:03:12 AM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: Carolinamom

How about
miserable
failure
miserable
failure
miserable
failure?


38 posted on 09/27/2004 7:05:51 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Samwise

Help! I don't know the definition of that word, and my abridged dictionary doesn't list it. Freepers share info, don't they? LOL


39 posted on 09/27/2004 7:15:28 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: BonnieJ

I saw Biden's incredible performance. He also rushed up to Kerry after the latter's speech last week and said, "You did it!" A person is known by the persons surrounding him....Kerry has Biden, Lockhart, Begala, Carville, etc. Get the picture? All dem creeps just panting to get back in power. UGH.


40 posted on 09/27/2004 7:21:28 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: Ditter

"Miserable failure" suits him. He did marry 2 wealthy women....divorced one who suffered depression (understandably) and the other one who is nuts (also understandable being married to this pretender to greatness).


41 posted on 09/27/2004 7:24:10 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: Carolinamom

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=opprobrious


42 posted on 09/27/2004 7:26:52 AM PDT by Samwise (The Pajama People: They also serve who hunt and peck.)
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To: Samwise

Perfect word! Thanks so much. I love learning new words! English is the richest of all languages.


43 posted on 09/27/2004 7:30:26 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: Republic
I am still trying to figure out exactly WHAT qualifications john kerry has to bring to the table that would indicate he is prepared to be our commander in chief. As near as I can tell...the only thing he has to promote is his ambition.

Has he done ANYTHING extraordinary, aside from leading anti-vietnam war hippies against the war and making headlines for it because the CBS press etc agreed with that position?

Like most Democrats in the past 35-40 years, he expects to be judged on his stated intentions, never on his accomplishments or qualifications. Hillary leads the way in this . . . she has absolutely no qualifications or experience to be President, yet we all know her ambition.

Not only are these people unqualified for the highest office, they are totally unqualified to defend the US against the terrorists and their ilk who don't give a rat's behind about feelings or intentions. Kerry and the rest of the modern Democrats (Zell Miller excluded) are positively the worst people we could elect right now.

44 posted on 09/27/2004 7:39:50 AM PDT by RightField (The older you get ... the older "old" is !)
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To: Fresh Wind

Howie Carr always gets a lot of calls when he asks for Kerry "Do you know who I am?" stories. And we know he jumped the line for the Reagan funeral (with his own cameraman, no less).


45 posted on 09/27/2004 7:50:52 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Carolinamom

I think Kerry and his cohorts did themselves in for the election with the comments that were made after Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s speeches. And Kerry, Lockhart, etc don't see anything wrong with their comments, because, after all, everyone else around them is saying the same thing. Talk about living in an echo chamber.


46 posted on 09/27/2004 9:42:01 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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