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Iraq Mom Condemns Kerry "Protest" Vote (Rush)
Rush Limbaugh | Sept. 29, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 09/30/2004 1:47:35 AM PDT by I still care

Listen to Rush… (...talk to a soldier's mom who finds Kerry's $87b withholding of funds outrageous)

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RUSH: All right, Connie, San Antonio, Texas. I'm glad you called. I'm glad you waited. Welcome to the program.

CALLER: Thank you, Rush, for taking my call.

RUSH: You bet.

CALLER: This morning, John Kerry said to (loss of audio) --

RUSH: Ooooh.

CALLER: -- to Diane Sawyer that he voted against the 87 billion as a protest?

RUSH: Yeah, yeah.

CALLER: He --

RUSH: No, protest because... What he's saying now is he's upset that the rich were getting a tax cut while we're spending this, so he thinks that the middle class was paying for it while the rich didn't have to contribute to it, so he's protesting that. That's his latest position.

CALLER: Does he not realize --

RUSH: He's trying to link this to the tax cut. Yes?

CALLER: Does he not realize he just flat-out told every mom -- my son is in Iraq -- he just told me that he would betray my son and throw him to the dogs in a minute if it helped him politically. Does he not realize that's what he said this morning? He voted against it "in protest"? He voted against the bill to keep my son safe, to give him the protective equipment, to give him the equipment he needed to do his job because he was protesting --

RUSH: Yes.

CALLER: -- because just like in the 70s --

RUSH: Yes.

CALLER: -- he was more important than the fellow soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen that he betrayed in the seventies, and he'd do it again in a heartbeat.

RUSH: I hear ya, Connie. I think that's an interesting interpretation, too. I think you're right. I'm glad you called. Thank you so much.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: flipflop; iraq; kerry; kerryiraq; militaryfamilies; troops
This was from the free side of Rush's site, so I figured it was ok to post it here.

This woman was livid. You could hear the anger in her voice. She heard Kerry say he voted against supplying the troops in Iraq as a "protest vote", and drew the correlation that it was EXACTLY what he did in Viet Nam.

In Viet Nam Kerry came home and "protested" the war by pulling the rug out from under our service men still back in Viet Nam, and quite possibly causing some of them to die by emboldening the enemy.

This year Kerry "protested" the Iraq war by trying to pull necessary supplies away from our troops still fighting the war in Iraq.

Once a traitor always a traitor. It's in his blood, his heart, his mind. That people would even consider voting for such a disloyal opportunist disgusts me.

1 posted on 09/30/2004 1:47:36 AM PDT by I still care
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To: I still care

Now that's a Mom. Expects her son to do his duty but will tear apart anyone who puts him needlessly at risk.


2 posted on 09/30/2004 1:50:18 AM PDT by Casloy
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To: I still care

AMEN!!!!!!!


3 posted on 09/30/2004 1:51:48 AM PDT by MadAnthony1776
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To: I still care
Once a traitor always a traitor. It's in his blood, his heart, his mind. That people would even consider voting for such a disloyal opportunist disgusts me.

John Kerry will say anything and do anything to get power.
4 posted on 09/30/2004 1:52:41 AM PDT by igoramus987
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To: I still care

He's got to protest every so often, that's just in his nature, kind of like "doing his duty." Every so often he has to attack the USA, that's just a tradition with Kerry. Some people want that sort of President?

Amazing, the idiot was negotiating surrender with North Vietnam, yet he became a Senator??? It will be quite a relief when his campaign meets the same fate as Dan Rather's career.


5 posted on 09/30/2004 1:57:49 AM PDT by EaglesUpForever
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To: igoramus987

Yep, I heard Rush yesterday and the lady was livid. Rightly so, Kerry proves time and time again it's not about the troops, nor the country, it's all about Kerry. This guy should be in prison for sedition, subversion and treason. Hopefully the president will destroy him tonight. I'd like to see him shamed, disgraced, obliterated, but he has no shame for he has no soul.


6 posted on 09/30/2004 2:00:50 AM PDT by Wardawg (Hanoi John Forgery le Kerrie was here.)
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To: igoramus987
John Kerry will say anything and do anything to get power.

IMO, a vast majority democrats would!

7 posted on 09/30/2004 2:01:24 AM PDT by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: Casloy

Right on.

That's what we Moms do -- and bless her and all the other moms whose kids are fighting for our freedom and against terror!


8 posted on 09/30/2004 2:06:17 AM PDT by andie74 (W stands for Women)
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To: andie74

I used to get a care package from her every two or three days in Vietnam. I had every kind of sauce to enhance C rations, and was pretty much the cookie man. She never said a word to me about her feelings, but I know from family friends she aged ten years in those 12 months.


9 posted on 09/30/2004 2:09:53 AM PDT by Casloy
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To: Wardawg
Hopefully the president will destroy him tonight. I'd like to see him shamed, disgraced, obliterated, but he has no shame for he has no soul.

I hope so too. Kerry's irresponsible comments in the last 2 weeks are putting lives in greater danger in Iraq.
10 posted on 09/30/2004 2:09:59 AM PDT by igoramus987
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To: InShanghai

"John Kerry will say anything and do anything to get power."

I have no doubt about that either.

What I am encouraged about is that we are starting to see a few articles critical of Kerry in newspapers that are heavy pro-liberal. I don't know what took them so long, but sooner or later they have to report something about him and he hasn't given them anything they can use. He won't talk to the media becuase he can't get any more boxed in than he already has...because then its in his own words and he's proven time and again that THAT is a disaster.

The only thing he has left is to send slimy shysters like Tad Devine and Michael Meehan out to throw smears at President Bush accusing him of doing all the stuff Kerry is doing.

I think the wheels are coming off finally for good. He should have known his pass was only temporary, for the lib papers to see if he could make it. Now I don't think they can even deny that kerry is a POS scumbag.


11 posted on 09/30/2004 2:13:34 AM PDT by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: InShanghai

There are many Republicans that would do the same, including in particular the New England Socialists, i.e., Snowe, Collins, Chaffee, Jeffords!


12 posted on 09/30/2004 2:14:47 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Casloy

Bless her heart, and thank you for your service to this great nation!


13 posted on 09/30/2004 2:28:36 AM PDT by andie74 (W stands for Women)
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To: zip

ping


14 posted on 09/30/2004 3:18:07 AM PDT by zip ((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans))
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To: EaglesUpForever

It is his nature...hes so arrogant that he really believes that he knows more and knows better than all of us. He believes that us poor unintelligent shlubs need him to save the world. After all didnt you know that its his birthright? chokes back coffee


15 posted on 09/30/2004 3:25:20 AM PDT by donnab
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To: I still care
I heard this call. The woman had it right. Kerry said he voted against funding the military as a PROTEST.

She spoke so eloquently it brought a lump to my throat.

16 posted on 09/30/2004 3:32:18 AM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: igoramus987

Kerry is toast. He was setup by the klintoons and their butt buddies, and is to stupid or arrogant to know it


17 posted on 09/30/2004 3:34:26 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: I still care
Listing all the weapon systems that Senator Kerry tried his best to shut down sounds like an auctioneer selling off our national security but Americans need to know the facts.

The B-1 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, dropped 40% of the bombs in the first six months of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The B-2 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, delivered air strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hussein's command post in Iraq.

The F-14A Tomcats, that Senator Kerry opposed, shot down Khadifi's Libyan MIGs over the Gulf of Sidra. The modernized F-14D, that Senator Kerry opposed, delivered missile strikes against Tora Bora.

The Apache helicopter, that Senator Kerry opposed, took out those Republican Guard tanks in Kuwait in the Gulf War. The F-15 Eagles, that Senator Kerry opposed, flew cover over our Nation's Capital and this very city after 9/11.

I could go on and on and on: Against the Patriot Missile that shot down Saddam Hussein's scud missiles over Israel, Against the Aegis air-defense cruiser, Against the Strategic Defense Initiative, Against the Trident missile, against, against, against.

This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces?

U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?

Sen. Zell Miller

18 posted on 09/30/2004 3:36:54 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: OldFriend

I heard it too. I would love to have a screenshot of Kerry on Diane's show, caption it with his comment. Then we could take a picture of any of our loved ones serving, and caption it by asking Kerry how dare he "protest" with the life of this soldier.

Would make a great protest sign.


19 posted on 09/30/2004 3:40:28 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
The protester himself made a statement that it would be irresponsible for anyone to vote AGAINST the appropriation.

That he decries the label flip flopper is ludicrous.

20 posted on 09/30/2004 3:43:46 AM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: OldFriend

A guy at work came into my office tonight, saw all of mine and my office mates pro-Bush signs, etc. Oh, you are a Bush fan, so am I.

We chatted for a few, and he commented that he was sure that Osama would vote for Kerry. I laughed, told him he should get the bumper sticker about 9 out of 10 terrorists agree. He said yeah, and how funny it was that the left was crying about that being a mean suggestion.

My reply was, welcome to the world of politics. To a party that will run people out of positions of power over 40+ year old comments, they have no grounds to complain.


21 posted on 09/30/2004 3:51:26 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I've been getting a few very surprising comments from union folks when I wear my Bush/Cheney polo shirt. Seems there are a lot of folks who see the dems as the enemy these days.


22 posted on 09/30/2004 3:58:28 AM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: Casloy

Traitor John

While you're lying,
Marines are dying,
Traitor John,
Traitor John?
Clinton Hacks are Scheming,
Swift Boat Vets are Screaming,
He's a Frog,
He's a Fraud.


23 posted on 09/30/2004 4:18:30 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Socialism Is the Enemy of Mankind, Democrats Its Traveling Salesmen)
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To: I still care

I've been saying the exact same thing Connie said for the past four months!!!!


24 posted on 09/30/2004 4:21:28 AM PDT by rintense (Results matter.)
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To: I still care

I would love to have that conversation appear in a new ad soon...


25 posted on 09/30/2004 4:44:36 AM PDT by trebb (Ain't God good . . .)
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To: EaglesUpForever

"Amazing, the idiot was negotiating surrender with North Vietnam, yet he became a Senator???"

We lost the Vietnam War because we were outmatched, get over it. If we had "negotiated surrender" in 1965 we still would have lost, except 60,000 of our boys wouldn't have died.


26 posted on 09/30/2004 5:21:04 AM PDT by BobbyBland (WWJD)
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To: I still care

some smart Swift Boat person could run an add with this women's voice, the voice of a POW wife and say, "Some things and some people never change. John Kerry always against the poor working man who is defending our country.


27 posted on 09/30/2004 5:38:20 AM PDT by q_an_a
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To: BobbyBland
We lost the Vietnam War because we were outmatched, get over it. If we had "negotiated surrender" in 1965 we still would have lost, except 60,000 of our boys wouldn't have died.

Please explain what you mean by outmatched. We destroyed the NVA whenever we met them.

28 posted on 09/30/2004 5:51:34 AM PDT by ChuckHam
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To: I still care

I heard this live yesterday and you could certainly feel the outrage and betrayal she felt. I also thought, as a veteran myself, that she articulated very well just what Sen. Kerry's "protest" vote amounted to.


29 posted on 09/30/2004 5:58:19 AM PDT by FreedomHammer
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To: InShanghai

You said: John Kerry will say anything and do anything to get power.
IMO, a vast majority democrats would!


I disagree only in this respect: Most democrats, like most others in this country, are not particularly political people. They get up, go to work, come home, spend time with family, and go to bed, starting over the next day. This is democrats, republicans, most everyone. Frankly, I think most people vote for reasons they cannot articulate, and very frequently, do not care nearly as much who wins as we who are more consumed by politics. I don't condone this attitude, I am just identifying it. For the vast majority of us, there is no power to be won in elections, no matter the victor. That is NOT to say that this election is not important. I truly believe that it is, and I will, of course, vote for President Bush, not because he is republican (although that is a good start), but because I believe that he is honest, resolute and truly has the interests of this country at heart. Obviously, at least to me, Kerry is none of these things. I fear that it is not so obvious to many in this country, not because they all want power, but because they "always" vote democrat, or they are taken in by party operatives who DO want power. Just my two cents.


30 posted on 09/30/2004 5:59:38 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: BobbyBland

> ...If we had "negotiated surrender" in 1965 ...

My point wasn't about any real surrender. My point was that Kerry went and talked to the North Vietnam leadership, while the war was going on, and took their side in the conflict. You don't think that's pretty bad?

It would be like a US soldier Today coming back from fighting in Iraq, then flying to Paris to meet Al Zarqawi and plan rallies involving "hostages against the US" and bringing back to the "peace movement" terms for US surrender.


31 posted on 09/30/2004 9:59:01 AM PDT by EaglesUpForever
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