Skip to comments.John Kerry can tell if you make more than $200k a year, just by LOOKING at you!
Posted on 10/09/2004 6:57:32 AM PDT by JohnRand
Kerry: "...And looking around here, at this group here, I suspect there are only three people here who are going to be affected: the president, me, and, Charlie, I'm sorry, you too."
Kerry speaking in last evening's debate about his plan to raise taxes on people making 200k+ annually. So now John Kerry is prejudging people by just looking at them to determine their income?!? He decided that the only people in the room that qualified as his new tax-hike victims were himself, Bush and Charlie Gibson! Wow, a big criticism many liberals have of Bush is his supposed "arrogance", there was simply nothing more arrogant and ignorant than that statement that Kerry made and it will probably haunt his campaign...
You're right. Is he that shallow that he would judge people's wealth by their clothes ? Or maybe he was looking at their hair and thinking "Hmmm, sure doesn't look like one of those $1000 haircuts I get."
Also something I've not heard someone mention - what if you make say $150,000 and expect a raise over the next few years?
"I can see that you all are Peeons"
When I heard that, I immediately thought about how he had pretty much offended everyone in the audience with that remark. It was like they were all lacking in some way that was evident only to JF'nK.
If I get a Christophe haircut, I'll send Kerry a check for the difference. <sarcasm
I thought the dims were against profiling?
Exactly what I thought when he said that. What a haughty buffoon.
Maybe John Edwards was channelling their thoughts to Kerry.
I think it's the shoes. If your shoes can't be spotted from yards away as Italian, you're a piker earning $199K or less. Sure glad Bill Gates wasn't in the room; he would also have never passed Kerry's "Global Snob Test."
I caught this, too. My immediate thought was "What a snob!"
Good point! sKerry has to go.
I kind of forgot about that but now that I am remembering that, it was funny. What was he calling everyone? Low life scum. Kerry probably promised all the people, after the show, that he would move their trailer homes to a swing state.
Yeah I look snooty in my Birks and Naots. I don't imagine Liveshot would be caught dead wearing cheap flip-flops.
Yeah, he's a regular freakin' Kreskin.
Kerry must have learned to recognize the "common riff-raff" in "Elitism 101" at the Swiss finishing school.
That's what I was thinking. $200k is a lot of money, but it's certainly not crazy to think that out of a room of more or less random Americans, a few of them might at least come close.
notice the MSN didnt seem to think its worth mentioning?
Apparently he could also tell that none of them had SPOUSES that earned more. I guess Kerry has a keen sense of Gigolodar.
Also ... was it just me? Or did anyone else notice that he directed several of his answers toward a black woman, Nikki Washington, when she wasn't the one asking the questions?
Looking down at people is a trait of privlige only enabled by being a billionaire. How can skerry represent the afflicted and victimized people he claims to represent if he looks down at them like they are meaningless pieces of poo? Kinda like his impression given about our allies in Iran and Afganastan. What a slam!
LOL, cheap flip flops -- If you too live in the People's Republic of L.A., you may have seen the wealthy and the famous around town wearing the thinnest, flattest flip-flops all summer -- but NEVER drugstore kind, always designer (add a few zeros to the end of the price).
Exactly...this was quite an insult to the audience....Im really surprised the MSM hasn't picked up on it....NOT!
Or Ralph Nader.Isn't he a millionaire, but wears pretty cheap clothes ?
I'd be willing to bet that there are Millions of couples that have a combined income above 200,000
And don't forget he knows what it costs for a Botex job.
Bush is right, the 200,000 at year cut off would KILL small businesses because they are typically S corporations and the income is taxed as an individual. Kerry would KILL where the MAJORITY of growth is for NEW and BETTER jobs.
LOL. He's married rich twice, became a U.S. Senator, now he wants to be President. Come on, he deserves it damn it!
Could someone tell me...if this comment by Heinz Kerry...was $200k household income, or did he mean $200k per individual? Because that's a big diff....
Not that it matters that much...because if he wins...he will just pull a Clinton anyway. "I've never worked harder in my life...blah, blah, blah....but I will have to raise taxes"
I'm just damn glad that this was obvious to more folks than just myself. Limbaugh,Boortz,Hannity should have a field day with this gem come monday.
My wife pointed out something quite interesting following the debate. It appeared that W was being mobbed by people who wanted to say hello. Kerry was not. The camera angles were different, but it looked as though only a few people approached Kerry and that many of the people in his shot had their back to him and were trying to get close to W. Anyone else notice this?
There is NO WAY to pick out every small business owner in a crowd.
That is all that he will accomplish in reality. That and he keeps you at a distance from HIS WORLD
Probably insulted Theresa with that comment too. Since he didn't name her in the group affected by the tax cut, he obviously didn't think SHE looked like she fit the image of wealth.
I hear you. I was making 90 grand a year. The company and business that I was in took a turn for the worse. I was out of work for 2 years and we lost everything 2 years ago I found another job, I am making about 50 grand a year, things are tight, but I have started my own business which is about to take off and quite possibly make millions...... why would I want that if robbing hoodwink kerry gets elected, why do the dems want to destroy the one thing this country has, Opportunity? It's why the immigrants came here.
And the dolts on Fox & Friends didn't notice either. In fact, they tilted toward Kerry in winning the debate! The weekend F&F trio are too hard to watch. Wonder why I keep giving them a try only to be continually disappointed?
Kerry demonstrated his smug disdain for the 'little people' with that comment. He lost MANY undecideds with his arrogant snobbish tone and demeanor. The more Kerry gets televised, the better George W. Bush looks! Can we get MAXIMUM Kerry TV coverage for the next 22 days?
Hey when you're a gigolo, every woman who lives on a mortal income is lesser breed of female.
I saw halprins disgusting comments last evening
He needs to be fired. Now.
Kerry's comment went right to the heart of who he is -a snob.
Too bad debate footage can't be used in ads.
Liberals have been getting away with this for years. They put together programs to keep the poor and minorities helpless and dependent, yet still allow the limousine libs to feel as though they are "helping" the worthless bottom-dwellers.
You will certainly find these people in Los Angeles, even those who give $$$$ to charities yet hire live-in illegals for slave wages to do all the jobs "snobs won't do" like scrub toilets and put kids to bed.
And does Kerry's $200,000 refer to husband and wife filing jointly, or for individual income?
Y'know, I clean up pretty well and if I'd been in the audience and made the effort, he couldn't have told how much I make.
He's an elitist jerk.
Or "off the rack" at Brooks Brothers...
Unless, of course, he's assuming that anyone who's smart enough to be making over $200k couldn't possibly be undecided at this point, but I doubt that's what he really meant.
Considering the vast number of double-income households and small businesses, Kerry is dangerously clueless if that's what he really believes!
I think he was right in his assessment of the group. The audience was undecided, but if you make over 200k, you already know who you are going to vote for.