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The Democrats add insults to...insults. (Freeper-penned newspaper op-ed)
Freeport Ink (Illinois) | 7 Oct 04 | Mr. Silverback

Posted on 10/07/2004 9:43:16 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback

It turns out John Kerry really did have only one strategy for Iraq all along, the same strategy he, his party and his campaign are currently employing on all fronts. It’s even so simple it can be explained in two words: Insult everyone.

Insult the “coalition of the coerced and the bribed.” They’re just “window dressing” and “barely willing to do anything at all.” Pretend they’re fakers, no matter how long they’ve been with us, how much they’ve spent or how many lives they’ve lost.

Insult NATO by ignoring their help in training Iraqi troops, and Germany and Canada by ignoring their help in Afghanistan.

Insult the Prime Minister of Iraq by falsely accusing him of lying to Congress. Don’t worry that the guy survived an assassination attempt with an axe that put him in the hospital for over a year and nearly cost him a leg; he’s not a real Iraqi patriot, just some Bush puppet.

Insult 25,000,000 Iraqis and every victim of terrorists Saddam trained, funded or harbored by saying Iraq’s liberation was a “colossal error of judgment” and “a grand diversion.”

Insult China by acting shocked that anyone would think China would have any influence on the regime in North Korea, which is currently on Chinese life-support. Ditto for the other countries that North Korea could reach with their missiles, it’s not as if their opinion counts.

Insult every potential victim of nuclear terrorism by claiming that giving nuclear material to Iran would have been the only sane way to handle things.

Insult the Israelis by calling their anti-terror wall a “barrier to peace.” Insult the Palestinians by calling it a “legitimate act of self-defense.”

Insult the Australians by sending your sister to tell them their Prime Minister caused the 2002 Bali bombing by helping us in the War on Terror.

Don’t forget to insult Americans too. Insult every Vietnam veteran by reaffirming your false 1971 charges of daily, systematic war crimes by a military system that had become a babykilling genocide machine. This has the added advantage of insulting every Vietnam era veteran, because they would have been babykillers if they’d been sent Da Nang instead of Fort Dix.

Insult those who got deferments by suggesting they’re cowards. This is best done while your deferment-recipient running mate grins and applauds on the stage behind you.

Insult National Guard veterans by alleging they signed up to avoid “real” service. This charge is best led by DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe, who proved his mettle in the fierce jungle fighting at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Insult everyone who has served in military aviation by having McAuliffe imply that what they do is safe and easy.

Insult the troops in Afghanistan by claiming we’re no longer doing anything of consequence there and that they’re not looking for Osama any more.

Insult every American by drawing moral equivalence between the United States’ development of “bunker buster” nukes and the development of nukes by terrorist nutjobs like Kim Jong Il and the Iranian mullahs.

Insult Reagan Democrats and people who filed past the Gipper’s casket at the rate of 5,000 an hour by calling the Reagan years “eight years of moral darkness.” OK, that’s an old one, but it’s instructive, isn’t it?

Insult anyone who has doubts about you. Your wife can say anyone who doesn’t love your health care plan is an “idiot” in a world full of idiots. Your running mate can say that any American who votes for Bush has lost their mind.

Call me crazy if you want (John Edwards just did) but I keep imagining Triumph the Insult Comic Dog as Kerry’s Secretary of State: “Hello, is this the President of Poland? Your country is a great ally—For me to poop on!” It’s even easier to imagine Teresa Heinz-Kerry turning to Tony Blair at a state dinner and asking in that sweet manner of hers, “So, were you bribed, or coerced?”

I hope Mr. Kerry never gets a chance to hold his “Grand Diversion Excursion Summit” and ask our allies to make “real” contributions, but if he does, I’ll bet he blames the low attendance on Teresa’s pumpkin spice cookies.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; War on Terror
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This the my latest monthly column for our local weekly newspaper. If you would like to be pinged to these, let me know here or by freepmail. These may begin appearing weekly in the future.
1 posted on 10/07/2004 9:43:16 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback
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To: Mr. Silverback

OUTSTANDING!


2 posted on 10/07/2004 9:44:51 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Visualize Smaller Government)
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To: bruin66; FreedomPoster; The Mayor; Ole Okie; Rabid Dog; 185JHP; texasflower; radu; ...

Silverback's column ping!

If anyone wants on or off my monthly column ping List, please notify me here or by freepmail. These may become weekly columns in the future.

3 posted on 10/07/2004 9:45:09 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Thank you very much.


4 posted on 10/07/2004 9:45:39 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Good read.


5 posted on 10/07/2004 9:46:16 AM PDT by marty60
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To: Mr. Silverback

LOVE IT!!!


6 posted on 10/07/2004 9:47:51 AM PDT by blitzgig
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To: Mr. Silverback

It seems to me Bush's strategery is to go out of his way to NOT insult anyone. He honors the Clintons. He honors Ted Kennedy. He honors Kerry's service in the military and the Senate. He honors France and Germany and Russia and China and the United Nations.

Result: He is called the "most divisive" president in the history of the Republic.

Feel free to run with that theme. Good luck!


7 posted on 10/07/2004 9:48:35 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Visualize Smaller Government)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Couldn't have said it better. If only all Americans were this smart to see through the smoke screen.
8 posted on 10/07/2004 9:51:21 AM PDT by nisgro
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To: Question Liberal Authority

"It seems to me Bush's strategery is to go out of his way to NOT insult anyone. He honors the Clintons. He honors Ted Kennedy. He honors Kerry's service in the military and the Senate. He honors France and Germany and Russia and China and the United Nations.

Result: He is called the "most divisive" president in the history of the Republic.

Feel free to run with that theme. Good luck!"

The Left will take any quarter you give them, but if you expect generosity or chivalry in return, don't hold your breath. They bite the hand that offers the olive branch.


9 posted on 10/07/2004 9:53:50 AM PDT by blitzgig
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To: Mr. Silverback

WoW you are great! Amazing.. Bravo... geee whizzz I knew my English teacher told me that diagraming a sentence was good for something.....


10 posted on 10/07/2004 10:08:20 AM PDT by FesterUSMC (If you don't have the hammer you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather be the hammer!)
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To: Mr. Silverback; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave

BTTT


11 posted on 10/07/2004 10:16:35 AM PDT by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your support!)
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To: EdReform; Mr. Silverback; Happy2BMe; devolve; PhilDragoo
Great letter, Mr. Silverback! Thanks.

12 posted on 10/07/2004 10:49:43 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (The GOP throw their trash out. The DemocRATS worship theirs.)
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To: marty60; blitzgig; nisgro; FesterUSMC; EdReform; MeekOneGOP

Thank you all for your compliments, I really appreciate them.


13 posted on 10/07/2004 11:01:02 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Good column. Direct hit.


14 posted on 10/07/2004 11:02:09 AM PDT by Antoninus (Abortion; Euthanasia; Fetal Stem Cell Research; Human Cloning; Homo Marriage - NON-NEGOTIABLE ISSUES)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Excellent column! I wish we could get it published nationally!


15 posted on 10/07/2004 11:08:07 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: FesterUSMC
Amazing.. Bravo... geee whizzz I knew my English teacher told me that diagraming a sentence was good for something.....

Actually, grammar is the one part of my English courses I was always riding the ragged edge of disaster on. Now, I wasn't the sort who'd say "I are smart" or something like that, I was just never able to get propositions, clauses, etc., etc. Part of it was that I found it pointless. I couldn't see how being able to tell someone they had a dangling participle would really help me out in life, especially if I was already doing pretty well on grammar just going by instinct. And now, I'm a bona fide professional writer-type person.

So don't sell yourself short...You're probably far more eloquent than you think you are.

16 posted on 10/07/2004 11:11:41 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Excellent article!

And it's this crowd that has the unmitigated gall to blame the divisiveness in this country on the Republicans!!!

17 posted on 10/07/2004 12:56:42 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: Mr. Silverback

That was a fun read!

CB^o


18 posted on 10/07/2004 1:05:33 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I think this is one of the best letters I have ever read, anywhere about anything.

Please add me to your ping list.

You have nailed the Kerry strategy perfect. Perfectly!!!


19 posted on 10/07/2004 1:07:27 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: prairiebreeze; cyncooper; Mo1; Miss Marple; kassie; lysie; Neets

This is the best letter I have ever read anywhere about anything.

This freeper has nailed Kerry to THE WALL!

You will not regret reading this letter. It sounds better read out loud and in an angry voice which is how I just read it to Mr. Peach.


20 posted on 10/07/2004 1:08:33 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Insult those who got deferments by suggesting they’re cowards. This is best done while your deferment-recipient running mate grins and applauds on the stage behind you. Insult National Guard veterans by alleging they signed up to avoid “real” service. This charge is best led by DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe, who proved his mettle in the fierce jungle fighting at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Brutally well stated.

21 posted on 10/07/2004 1:10:01 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer

This needs to be sent to Rush, Drudge, Hannity, etc.


22 posted on 10/07/2004 1:12:07 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach; Mr. Silverback; lodwick; Cuttnhorse; operation clinton cleanup; Servant of the 9; ...
BRAVO!!!

Thanks for the ping Peach .. this is a definite read
23 posted on 10/07/2004 1:14:56 PM PDT by Mo1 (The President's job is not to pass a global test, but to protect the American people.)
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To: Mr. Silverback; Peach
Wow! What a great letter. You nailed it Mr. S.

Thanks Peach.

24 posted on 10/07/2004 1:16:44 PM PDT by lysie
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To: Mr. Silverback

Ouch.
I love it!


25 posted on 10/07/2004 1:18:54 PM PDT by Darksheare ("I helped the VietCong win the war, I'll help Al-Qeada too." -John Kerry promises a sensitive war.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Ping.
Check out the article.


26 posted on 10/07/2004 1:19:15 PM PDT by Darksheare ("I helped the VietCong win the war, I'll help Al-Qeada too." -John Kerry promises a sensitive war.)
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To: Mo1; Peach

Thanks for teh ehads' up!
("The Head's Up", figured I'd show what my real typing looks like for once.)
;-)


27 posted on 10/07/2004 1:20:25 PM PDT by Darksheare ("I helped the VietCong win the war, I'll help Al-Qeada too." -John Kerry promises a sensitive war.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I'll bet you get some fascinating responses every week!


28 posted on 10/07/2004 1:21:11 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Mr. Silverback

Excellent piece. Please add me to your ping list.


29 posted on 10/07/2004 1:26:26 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Mr. Silverback

It doesn't get much better than this! Great read!


30 posted on 10/07/2004 1:26:54 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Save a Democrat! Vote Republican!)
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To: Peach
This needs to be sent to Rush, Drudge, Hannity, etc.

NO! - THIS NEEDS TO GET RIGHT IN THE HANDS OF KARL ROVE AND THE RNC!! THIS IS PRIME MATERIAL!!!

31 posted on 10/07/2004 1:28:29 PM PDT by Chairman_December_19th_Society (Global Test? Bush-Passed. Kerry--Did Not Test.)
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society

My thoughts, too.


32 posted on 10/07/2004 1:30:44 PM PDT by lysie
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To: lysie

This is so brutally simple I think even the sheeple will understand it. Positively brilliant piece! Essay of the week material!


33 posted on 10/07/2004 1:31:57 PM PDT by Chairman_December_19th_Society (Global Test? Bush-Passed. Kerry--Did Not Test.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

bttt

Bookmarked as well!


Send it to the L.A. Slimes -- every now and then they print letters from the good side.


34 posted on 10/07/2004 1:32:19 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Please quote me. I am an Unimpeachable Source.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Please make sure you send it to the RNC.


35 posted on 10/07/2004 1:33:35 PM PDT by Chairman_December_19th_Society (Global Test? Bush-Passed. Kerry--Did Not Test.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I was wondering why no one pointed out that Kerry vowed to "eliminate" the bunker-buster missiles. Just another defense weapon he doesn't like. I'd like to ask him if there is a defense weapon he does like. Also, is it wise to announce to our enemies -- N. Korea, Iran, etc., that we are "eliminating" a weapon that can get to their hardened nuclear facilities?

Thanks, for the great article.


36 posted on 10/07/2004 1:34:53 PM PDT by jmhfnyc
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To: Mr. Silverback; Mo1
I kept thinking, as I read, that this seemed like a well-written black comedy..........except that I recognized each simply-stated item as FACT. Wow! Great piece!

Thanks MUCH for the ping, Mo.

37 posted on 10/07/2004 3:44:48 PM PDT by okimhere
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To: Mr. Silverback

Great Column!

I'm keeping track, and so far I'm an 'idiot'...because I don't like Lurch's health plan, I'm a 'scumbag' because I'm a Terry Kerry detractor, and now I've lost my mind because I'm voting for President Bush.

Considering the source of those words, I am the proudest idiot, scumbag, looney that ever walked on this great earth!!

Still waking up every morning and thanking God I'm a Republican!


38 posted on 10/07/2004 4:23:49 PM PDT by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: Mr. Silverback

BTTT!!


39 posted on 10/07/2004 7:59:30 PM PDT by The Mayor (The Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I'm tired of this election, the selection being obvious and the process so painstaking. Bush on foreign policy trumps Bush on bipartisan participation in public policy and a new tone hoped for from old voices. He's fighting the right war on terrorism. I just hope it keeps him distracted from the domestic agenda.


40 posted on 10/07/2004 8:12:11 PM PDT by sintax100
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To: Mr. Silverback; Peach

This is a great read.

Peach, thanks for the ping!


41 posted on 10/08/2004 2:26:00 AM PDT by kassie ("It's the soldier who allows freedom of speech, not the reporter..")
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To: Mr. Silverback
I thought Ted Nugent wrote this?

</kidding>

Nice letter. Add me to this ping list, please.

42 posted on 10/08/2004 7:24:52 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Mr. Silverback

Hey will they post this in an online edition?


43 posted on 10/08/2004 7:25:33 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Mr. Silverback

Awesome. Devastatingly awesome.


44 posted on 10/08/2004 7:32:11 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: Antoninus; Miss Marple; A Citizen Reporter; OnTheDress; mountaineer; Mo1; lysie; Darksheare; ...

Thanks very much for you compliments, folks. I appreciate them a lot.


45 posted on 10/08/2004 12:32:05 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (John Kerry will make Triumph the Insult Comic Dog his Secretary of State)
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To: Teacher317
I'll bet you get some fascinating responses every week!

1st Column: Accosted in the WalMart parking lot, received vulgar phone call from some old local nutjob.

2nd Column: New call from old local nutjob.

3rd Column: Nasty barb in the "barbs and blossoms" column in the Ink. The anonymous barb-er decided to really insult me by calling me "pro-life." Two other readers came to my defense, and were quite eloquent when telling my non-fan to shove it.

4th column (on John Kerry's anti-war activities): Threatening phone call, definitely from a Democrat, probably from a union thug. Smacked him around like a girlie man before he hung up.

I'm out to convert, not harass, but when you make the right people mad, it lets you know you're doing things right.

46 posted on 10/08/2004 12:40:44 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (John Kerry will make Triumph the Insult Comic Dog his Secretary of State)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Good work, Mr. S. I think you've nicely summed up the kerry campaign anthem of aggressive negativity.


47 posted on 10/08/2004 12:41:27 PM PDT by sintax100
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To: Peach; flutters; RedBloodedAmerican

You folks are added to the ping list.


48 posted on 10/08/2004 12:41:59 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (John Kerry will make Triumph the Insult Comic Dog his Secretary of State)
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To: Mr. Silverback

As the Guiness commercials go: BRILLIANT!

I especially liked the Triumph the Insult Dog line!


49 posted on 10/08/2004 12:44:35 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Defeat Taxman and Tortboy - vote Bush/Cheney!!)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Hey will they post this in an online edition?

Unfortunately, no. The Ink has no website. However, you can forward it to whomever you like in email, my contract gives me full rights outside Freeport. Freepmail me if you plan to do that so I can get my real name attached.

50 posted on 10/08/2004 12:52:51 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (John Kerry will make Triumph the Insult Comic Dog his Secretary of State)
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