Skip to comments.Kerry plans a hunting trip as part of his push for votes of social conservatives
Posted on 10/20/2004 3:08:40 PM PDT by SmithL
PITTSBURGH (AP) --
John Kerry planned to go hunting Thursday, showing he's a regular guy to voters who might harbor some doubts.
Kerry adviser Mike McCurry said it's important in the final days of the campaign that voters "get a better sense of John Kerry, the guy."
That means the Democratic senator plans to spend some of the dwindling time before Election Day shooting at geese, watching baseball and talking about his faith.
It's all part of an effort to win over swing voters who may be open to voting against President Bush but aren't sure they feel any connection with Kerry.
While the Democrat campaigns as an all-American, his political opponents are working to leave voters with a different impression. Bush tells voters that Kerry is on the "left bank" of society, opposing a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
"We stand for marriage and family, which are the foundations of our society," Bush said during a stop Wednesday in Mason City, Iowa. "We stand for the Second Amendment, which protects every individual American's right to bear arms."
As Kerry goes hunting near Youngstown, Ohio, Thursday morning, readers of the local newspaper will see a full-page ad bought by the National Rifle Association that says Kerry is posing as a sportsman while opposing gun-owners' rights.
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OK, now what?
LOL!! Let him waste his time.
I hope they have safeties on the spit ball cannons...who in their right mind would be within 2 miles of John Fing Kerry with a loaded firearm?
Can't wait. Should be some great pics from that.
Suppose he will crawl around on his belly while stalking the wild goose? LOL! Someone get a camera, this ought to be good!!
Shooting at them is about right.
By the way, doesn't he lose at least one subhuman-hugger for every patriot he gains?
Yeah. Communism is a faith.
I wonder how many "Gun Bearers" he will hire. After all, a safari is nothing without them. Dontcha know.
If the Repubs don't start blanketing the swing states with ads showing Kerry backing gay marriage and gun confiscation, they deserve to lose!
The second amendment is not about hunting--it's about defending ourselves, Mr. Kerry!
What! No PETA protesters?
He really should have some, it's only fair.
He should stick to courting the PETA vote. The NRA vote is already taken.
This latest pathetic attempt by Kerry shows how truly desperate his campaign is ... either that or the Clintonistas in his organization are deliberately urging him to look ultra stupid. After all, they don't want Hillary to wait eight years to run.
Hunting is fine. I support the right of hunters to hunt, but the Second Amendment is not about hunting.
Kerry never speaks of the rights of individuals to own handguns for self defense, which to me is a much more important protection afforded by the Second Amendment than hunting.
To the best of my knowledge, Kerry also hasn't stated what he thinks the Second Amendment does -- protect an individual or collective right -- becasue if its the latter then he is bascially saying its worthless. The anti-gun nuts got upset when Bush reversed the Clinton adm's policy of holding that the Second Amendment protects a collective right. Of course it is largely symbolic as the Sup Court could do whatever they want to do should they ever address this issue again, but its important to know where the President stands and what his advocates would be arguing in the courts.
" That means the Democratic senator plans to spend some of the dwindling time before Election Day shooting at geese, watching baseball and talking about his faith."
Kerry insulted the people of Ohio by lapsing into goober patois when he applied for his hunting license.
I guarantee that when Kerry strolls into his local Beacon Hill food emporium ( after pushing his way to the front of the line ),
he doesn't say to the clerk " Can I git me some Beluga, here ?"
Pretty soon, he'll insult fly over country even further by scratching his groin and belching , in an elitist attempt " to connect " with " those people."
Leave the hunting dogs at home.
I hope some one checks his hunting license...... and his duck stamp.
It would be rich for him to brought up on a violation of federal hunting law.
Now he can literally and figuratively shoot himself in the foot all in one day.
Where's he goin' huntin'? Lambert Field? Or perhaps the great state of Bermingham?
'Great White Hunter' ping
I don't think the guy should be allowed to handle a weapon. He's showing signs of serious mental distress if you ask me.
I still haven't figured out how you pull the trigger while on your belly. If you couch the gun underneath you, then you shoot yourself in the chin (or nose, if you insist at staring at the ground). If you stick the gun in front of you, it kicks back into your head. (Perhaps Kerry has experienced several of these sort of incidents. It might explain his pathetic lack of mental integrity.) And then, how do you manage to aim the gun at the beast? Do you shoot it in the toe? Is that effective?
Oh, yeah, and I'm not a hunter. (My previous employer banned my ownership of a firearm--even at home. I don't think that they ever enforced the rule; otherwise, several fellow employees...)
Tofurkey hunting with a guide from PETA??
If only I lived in Ohio instead of Texas. I'd organize a big group of freepers to get in front of cameras near this great white fake hunter clown. We'd all be armed with straws and spitballs dresed in our camo's. What a blast!
Hope no one farts in the duck blind.
Great...the Regular Guy Tour continues.
Well I hear that when skerry shoots a crow or a chicken that Dan R. will be right there to verify that it's a duck:)
Amazing ... he got Vietnam in there, didn't he? Maybe he can also tell us about hunting Mekong duck with a 50 cal machine gun. As to this "my faith will guide me" statement, stay far away from sKerry when there's lightning about.
And... when did President Bush do this? Are your referring to the AWB which expired last week? The Congress did not author, nor pass a bill to extend the AWB for President Bush's signature. I'm certain W had an interest in this bill not being put on his desk. Regardless, I do not understand what you mean by "Bush reversed..."
I am talking about what is admittedly a largely symbolic gesture, but important nonetheless.
When Clinton was in office, it was the official position of his Justice Dept that the Second Amendment refers to a collective right, which fit with their anti-gun positions. When Bush took office, Ashcroft reversed this by saying that the Bush Justice Dept regards the Second Amendment as protecting an individual right, as was clearly the Original Intent.
Now clearly the council of kings known as the Sup Court could someday rule otherwise making the official position of the White House irrelevant, but it is nice to know that the President actually believes in the true meaning of the Sec Amendment.
Boy you know he's desperate if he's taking time off to go hunting 13 days out. He's trying to blunt the NRA ads. Smacks of when slick rushed back to Arkansas to sign the execution order to seem 'tough' on crime when he was running the first time.
I shoot a rifle while laying on my belly all the time. It's called the prone position. Still, crawling around trying to hunt deer is pretty silly.
Oh, yeah, and I'm not a hunter.
Good thing that you never tried to be a sniper. A good friend of mine was a sniper in Viet Nam. He spent a lot of time on his belly or in trees taking out the bad guys. He also hunts in Colorado and takes out elk at 400 yards with his Remington bench rested on a log. He's on his belly.
From what I've seen of Kerry,, he's never smelled a whiff of gunpowder in his life. He's a phoney bastard who should not be allowed to get near a weapon. Furthermore, if he accepted, and took position of a firearm in MA without filling out the requisite State and/or Federal forms, he should be in jail.
Kerry's going hunting? I wonder how many Vietnamese American homes will get torched? Will he shoot some farmers tending their fields?
Has this been addressed? Kerry needs to show he has taken a "Firearm Safety" course to get a hunting liscense in Ohio, or show a hunting liscense from another state current or expired. According to Jim Quinn, www.warroom.com , there is no record of John Kerry having a hunting license in Mass. or anywhere else. Also Kerry makes a wild claim of his hunting prowess, "crawling on the ground with my trusty double barreled 12 guage shotgun, stalking my prey, using decoys and tricks, playing mind games...eventually bagging my quarry. Nothing big, an 8 point or something like that. The biggest I`ve seen was a 16 point or something like that down on the cape (Cod)." when asked, no licensed hunter can verify ever seeing a 16 point buck on Cape Cod. Are there any hunters who would like to comment on this absurdity?
He'll probably just chase a young goose down and shoot it in the back, then accuse the members of his hunting party of crimes against animals.
You make a good point. Has anyone asked to see his hunting license??
Keep your fingers crosses that he will be 'fragged' by one of his hunting Girlie Men.
Just in case, I'm going out in the woods behind our shack tonight and set a few RAT traps.
Be vewy, vewy qwiet!
We're hunting sporstmen.
Opportunity for another self-inflicted Purple Heart.
The Prone Position
Fine for rifles, but how could you shotgun like that?
Correct me if I am wrong, but won't this have the effect of pushing animal rights wackos to vote for Nader? Will he not lose more votes to Nader than he will get from socially conservative people by doing this???
It just doesn't seem logical that a known anti-gun Senator would do this for very hard to get conservative votes at the risk of losing part (a big part) of his base.