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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...


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1 posted on 10/09/2004 6:57:32 AM PDT by JohnRand
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To: JohnRand

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."


2 posted on 10/09/2004 6:59:45 AM PDT by somerville
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To: JohnRand

Also something I've not heard someone mention - what if you make say $150,000 and expect a raise over the next few years?


3 posted on 10/09/2004 7:00:13 AM PDT by garbanzo (Free people will set the course of history)
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To: JohnRand
I loved it when he basically looked at the audience and said

"I can see that you all are Peeons"

4 posted on 10/09/2004 7:00:25 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions~$1.00 Todays Special: Halfbaked~50. cents)
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To: JohnRand

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.


5 posted on 10/09/2004 7:00:50 AM PDT by mtngrl@vrwc ( We cannot change the direction of the wind... but we can adjust our sails.)
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To: somerville

If I get a Christophe haircut, I'll send Kerry a check for the difference. <sarcasm


6 posted on 10/09/2004 7:01:08 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: JohnRand

I thought the dims were against profiling?


7 posted on 10/09/2004 7:01:10 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More ( Kerry is the Hanoi candidate)
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To: mylife

Exactly what I thought when he said that. What a haughty buffoon.


8 posted on 10/09/2004 7:02:20 AM PDT by B Knotts ("John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security.")
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To: JohnRand
He could tell there were no professionals in that audience. He could tell there were no small business owners in there. He could tell there were no Real Estate agents or account executives or college professors or property managers. He could tell there were no people who worked two jobs to make ends meet.

Maybe John Edwards was channelling their thoughts to Kerry.

9 posted on 10/09/2004 7:02:23 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: somerville

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."


10 posted on 10/09/2004 7:02:38 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: JohnRand

I caught this, too. My immediate thought was "What a snob!"


11 posted on 10/09/2004 7:03:02 AM PDT by helen crump
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To: Real Cynic No More

Good point! sKerry has to go.


12 posted on 10/09/2004 7:03:30 AM PDT by Raffus (Thanks to all Veterans for their service to our Country.)
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
kerry checked out their clothes and decided they all bought them at Target. What an insulting, condescending snob!
13 posted on 10/09/2004 7:03:52 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: JohnRand

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.


14 posted on 10/09/2004 7:03:53 AM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: Yaelle

Yeah I look snooty in my Birks and Naots. I don't imagine Liveshot would be caught dead wearing cheap flip-flops.


15 posted on 10/09/2004 7:04:06 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: JohnRand

Yeah, he's a regular freakin' Kreskin.


16 posted on 10/09/2004 7:04:16 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: JohnRand

Kerry must have learned to recognize the "common riff-raff" in "Elitism 101" at the Swiss finishing school.


17 posted on 10/09/2004 7:04:28 AM PDT by Jerry W. Howard
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To: JohnRand

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.


18 posted on 10/09/2004 7:04:29 AM PDT by HarryCaul
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To: B Knotts

notice the MSN didnt seem to think its worth mentioning?


19 posted on 10/09/2004 7:04:56 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions~$1.00 Todays Special: Halfbaked~50. cents)
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To: P-Marlowe

Apparently he could also tell that none of them had SPOUSES that earned more. I guess Kerry has a keen sense of Gigolodar.


20 posted on 10/09/2004 7:04:58 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: JohnRand

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?


21 posted on 10/09/2004 7:05:08 AM PDT by Freepergirl
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Ooops MSM


22 posted on 10/09/2004 7:05:43 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions~$1.00 Todays Special: Halfbaked~50. cents)
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To: JohnRand

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!


23 posted on 10/09/2004 7:06:51 AM PDT by o_zarkman44
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To: goldstategop

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).


24 posted on 10/09/2004 7:07:35 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Ditter

Exactly...this was quite an insult to the audience....Im really surprised the MSM hasn't picked up on it....NOT!


25 posted on 10/09/2004 7:07:44 AM PDT by mystery-ak (HAPPY BIRTHDAY..1sgMike)
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To: Yaelle

Or Ralph Nader.Isn't he a millionaire, but wears pretty cheap clothes ?


26 posted on 10/09/2004 7:07:58 AM PDT by somerville
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To: JohnRand
As someone in that group, who spent several decades in school and training, it's nice to know my reward is to be punished for success. By the way, as someone who's smarter then the senator, my response is going to be to cut back my hours so that I stay right at the 200k line. Not worth it to me to work so hard for less then 50cents on the dollar. Lifes too short.
27 posted on 10/09/2004 7:08:00 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: JohnRand

I'd be willing to bet that there are Millions of couples that have a combined income above 200,000


28 posted on 10/09/2004 7:08:01 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions~$1.00 Todays Special: Halfbaked~50. cents)
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To: somerville

And don't forget he knows what it costs for a Botex job.


29 posted on 10/09/2004 7:08:41 AM PDT by ONETWOONE (onetwoone)
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To: mylife
notice the MSN didnt seem to think its worth mentioning?

Naturally.

30 posted on 10/09/2004 7:08:56 AM PDT by B Knotts ("John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security.")
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To: JohnRand
Must be the same X-ray specs he used to see into the deep pocketbook of Tereza Heinz.


31 posted on 10/09/2004 7:09:02 AM PDT by P.O.E. (John Kerry: The" you're rubber and I'm glue" candidate.)
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To: JohnRand

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.


32 posted on 10/09/2004 7:09:05 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Yaelle
I guess Kerry has a keen sense of Gigolodar.

LOL. He's married rich twice, became a U.S. Senator, now he wants to be President. Come on, he deserves it damn it!

33 posted on 10/09/2004 7:09:25 AM PDT by stevio (Bush B* Slapped 'im!)
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To: P-Marlowe
I didn't watch the debate...

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"

FRegards,

34 posted on 10/09/2004 7:09:36 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is darker than the devil's riding boots....................)
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To: JohnRand

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?


35 posted on 10/09/2004 7:09:51 AM PDT by heckler (wiskey for my men, beer for my horses, rifles for sister sarah)
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To: HarryCaul
As Rush always mentions, any small business owner filing under (????) will be included in his over $200K group. And these are the people that hire others (JOBS, Senator...).

There is NO WAY to pick out every small business owner in a crowd.

36 posted on 10/09/2004 7:09:59 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Kozak
my response is going to be to cut back my hours so that I stay right at the 200k line. Not worth it to me to work so hard for less then 50cents on the dollar. Lifes too short.

That is all that he will accomplish in reality. That and he keeps you at a distance from HIS WORLD

37 posted on 10/09/2004 7:10:16 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions~$1.00 Todays Special: Halfbaked~50. cents)
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To: somerville
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."

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.

38 posted on 10/09/2004 7:10:21 AM PDT by Wissa
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To: garbanzo

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.


39 posted on 10/09/2004 7:11:18 AM PDT by longfellow (You're either with US or from Hollywood! Ultimateamerican.com)
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To: mystery-ak

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?


40 posted on 10/09/2004 7:11:30 AM PDT by demkicker (I'm Ra th er sick of Dan)
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To: 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 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?

41 posted on 10/09/2004 7:11:48 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and EXPOSE Hanoi John Kerry's FRAUD!)
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To: Wissa

Hey when you're a gigolo, every woman who lives on a mortal income is lesser breed of female.


42 posted on 10/09/2004 7:12:01 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: B Knotts

I saw halprins disgusting comments last evening


43 posted on 10/09/2004 7:12:03 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions~$1.00 Todays Special: Halfbaked~50. cents)
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To: mylife

He needs to be fired. Now.


44 posted on 10/09/2004 7:12:45 AM PDT by B Knotts ("John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security.")
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To: mylife

Kerry's comment went right to the heart of who he is -a snob.
Too bad debate footage can't be used in ads.


45 posted on 10/09/2004 7:13:17 AM PDT by Queen of Excelsior
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To: o_zarkman44
if he looks down at them like they are meaningless pieces of poo?

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.

46 posted on 10/09/2004 7:13:33 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Raffus

And does Kerry's $200,000 refer to husband and wife filing jointly, or for individual income?


47 posted on 10/09/2004 7:13:45 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More ( Kerry is the Hanoi candidate)
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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.


48 posted on 10/09/2004 7:13:48 AM PDT by Sally'sConcerns (It's painless to be a monthly donor!)
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To: Ditter
"kerry checked out their clothes and decided they all bought them at Target. What an insulting, condescending snob!"

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!

49 posted on 10/09/2004 7:13:56 AM PDT by Sooth2222
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To: JohnRand

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.


50 posted on 10/09/2004 7:14:00 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (John Kerry has more positions than the Karma Sutra.)
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