Skip to comments.On the trail of Kerry's failed dream
Posted on 11/14/2004 1:08:09 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Quote from the Article: "The campaign collectively underestimated the effect of the swift boats. It was a collective mistake," recalled Michael Whouley, a longtime Kerry operative. "I think the candidate was probably the most concerned about it. It pissed him off, people attacking his Vietnam service."
I have never understood why he made such a big deal out of 4 months of service. Lots of guys put in 4 years, and even mud marines put in a whole year as the expected tour.
"to the many veterans still enraged over his 1971 assertions that fellow soldiers participated in mutilations, gang rapes, and the burning of villages...confessed that his accusations had been "a little bit over the top.""
Descriptions of mutilations, gang rapes and burning villages (pretty much brigandige) is a little over the top. Okay. Yet, the frat hazings at Abu Gharib were "atrocities"? This Leftist mindset is confusing...
Mmmm, now that you mention it, ol' Teddy has been very quiet. The "journalists" responsible for this article are nothing more than Democratic Party hacks.
In a perfect world, the voters of MA would fire Kerry and Kennedy the next time they're up for reelection.
This is important... I don't know why, but it is...
Perhaps the authors wanted to show that even the Republicans love those Parisian arts...
Kerry's campaign could compared to his state's "Big Dig" in that it was essentially a con job, was very expensive, was mostly cosmetic with little real value, was built of poor materials, took on water at every opportunity and will continue to be a drain/stain on the state long after it's done.
"He is also adept at keeping secrets..."
Refusal to sign the form 180 to clarify his record was many things: duplicitous, dishonest, craven, cowardly. "Adept" he was not...
No, no, I fear that there is something far more sinister afoot. Perhaps it involves Rove and mind control...those Diebold voting machines...Parisian...Parisian is synonomous with French...Freemasons...chads...Ohio...Provisional...ballots....I'm...getting...dizzy
Wow, I don't think I've ever seen so many outright lies in one article in a long time.
"The campaign collectively underestimated the effect of the swift boats. It was a collective mistake,"
I sure am glad that the Kerry "Collective" won't be taking over the WH next January.
You'd probably have to go to Antarctica to find a lower pollen count than at the Grand Canyon in August.
Then it must have been the altitude......
Plus, Teddy made a royal ass of himself on election night when he was on CNN around 7:00pm, clearly drunk and high on the crooked exit poll numbers, stating this was Kerry's night, and Bush had been routed...
He can't ever sign it; his dishonorable discharge is in his files. The MSM wants to know just how many TANG meetings Bush went to, but will they pursue Kerry's Form 180 or his Mystery Discharge? Of course not, they're on his team.
Hey, See-BS! Show us that you aren't just the media arm of the Democratic Party and go chase down Kerry's discharge history.
"In the planning, proposed segments about Kerry's Senate record -- on the environment, on small business, on foreign policy --..."
"In his 20 years in the Senate, John Kerry authored a grand total of five bills that passed both the Senate and House and became law: Just How Many Bills Has Kerry Passed? (Hat tip: Paul.)
* S.791: Authorizes $53 million over four years to provide grants to woman-owned small businesses. (1999)
* S.1206: Names a federal building in Waltham, Massachusetts after Frederick C. Murphy, who was killed in action during World War II and awarded (posthumously) the Medal of Honor. (1994)
* S.1636: A save-the-dolphins measure aimingto improve the program to reduce the incidental taking of marine mammals during the course of commercial fishing operations. (1994)
* S.1563: Funding the National Sea Grant College Program, which supports university-based research, public education, and other projects to promote better understanding, conservation and use of Americas coastal resources. (1991)
* S.423: Granting a visa and admission to the U.S. as a permanent resident to Kil Joon Yu Callahan. (1987)
He was also author of two bills that became law in modified form:
* H.R.1900 (S.300): Awarded a congressional gold medal to Jackie Robinson (posthumously), and called for a national day of recognition. (2003)
* H.R.1860 (S.856): Increased the maximum research grants for small businesses from $500,000 to $750,000 under the Small Business Technology Transfer Program. (2001)
... and co-authored four joint resolutions that are not technically bills:
* S.J.Res.158: To make the week of Oct. 22 Oct. 28, 1989 World Population Awareness Week. (1989)
* S.J.Res.160: To renew World Population Awareness Week for 1991. (1991)
* S.J.Res.318: To make Nov. 13, 1992 Vietnam Veterans Memorial 10th Anniversary Day. (1992)
* S.J.Res.337: To make Sept. 18, 1992 National POW/MIA Recognition Day. (1992)
Thats it. This is what Kerry has to show for 20 years in the Senate."
In his defense, he cares about dolphins...
Pretty darn thin.
One of the biggest mistakes !!! Other than running !!!
Excuses Excuses Excuses ..... Flipped flopped ;-)
Dammit, think of the dolphins. THE DOLPHINS...
"His band of brothers stood on stage..."
"Curiously they also seem to overlook the fact that Kerry's crewmen are all now working for the Kerry campaign..."
"Kerry said he would "never hesitate to use force" and "never give any nation or international institution a veto over our national security." "...
Im an internationalist, Kerry told The Crimson in 1970. Id like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.
"Only six lines of his acceptance speech were devoted to his 20 years in the Senate..."
And from another angle...
"The other party's nomination battle is still playing out. The candidates are an interesting group with diverse opinions - for tax cuts and against them, for NAFTA and against NAFTA, for the Patriot Act and against the Patriot Act, in favor of the liberation of Iraq and opposed to it.
"And that's just one senator from Massachusetts," Bush said
I think his hearing was damaged by blasts from Teresa......
""Unfit for Command" used mostly unsupported allegations to label Kerry a liar who didn't deserve some or all of his combat medals..."
Of course, these spurious allegations were summarily disproved when jfk signed form 180...
Nah, I really don't care.
Maybe the song lyrics should be changed:
"The QUESTION my son is blowing in the wind,
the QUESTION is blowing in the wind!"
No, I don't think so, it was just another flip-flop.
"But this time, there was no prison scandal, or anything else, to swallow the swift boat veterans' crusade..."
or, more accurately: But this time, there was no prison scandal, or anything else, to distract the public from the truth...
"It pissed him off, people attacking his Vietnam service."
I know what he means. He must have felt kinda like the million or so vets who he off handidly compared to "Jen-Jiss Khan's hordes". You know, the rape and mutilation stuff...just a "little over top"...
And none of those books, if they hope at all to be taken seriously, can possibly be written without mentioning the SwiftVets - SWEET!
Democrats now talk about reaching out more to Christians and all that - but there is no way Christians are going to vote for pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-atheist, anti-prayer liberals.
Another urinalist's slanted interpretation: "people" ???????
"people"?, these are by no means just "people", these are over 270 men who served with him or his unit.
"the White House wasn't about to let Kerry use faith to his advantage, and portrayed him as out of step with the Catholic Church..."
In all fairness, the Catholic Church also had an opinion in this matter:
SEN. JOHN KERRY EXCOMMUNICATED, ACCORDING TO VATICAN RESPONSE
"attacking Kerry's record on issues of special interest to Catholics"...
I guess "attacking" is one way to phrase it...another might be "presenting facts, with corroborating evidence provided by THE VATICAN"
Oh flipping hell - will they not get over themselves: they've lost and it's their own bloody fault - they have no method by which they can connect with the majority of America, as was made crystal clear by the election - all they can depend on are the coastal and urban areas where Francophilia and minority politics combine substantially to put them over the top.
America's heart essentially beats on the right - until the Democrats understand that, they will continue their decline.
"by naming Vice President Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter to show "we're all God's children."
Nice spin Globe. Definately sounds better than: "I think if you were to talk to Dick Cheney's daughter, who is a lesbian...", or Edwards'subtle as a flying mallet comment, "And you can't have anything but respect for the fact that they're willing to talk about the fact that they have a gay daughter". Helps deflect the fact that these slurs were part of a orchestrated campaign by Kerry-Edwards in order to attempt alienate Bush-Cheney supporters.
"cold eyes, the stony mien...he places his hands on your shoulder...". The "Lurch" analogy never really caught me until just now...I can almost hear that guttural growl he used to do when he would put his hand on the shoulder of some poor, confused visitor to the Addam's estate ...
Hmm-mm. The Teddy Kennedy link becomes very clear now. As
if he couldn't do it for himself, so he would "sponsor"
someone else. It goes way back, to state the obvious.
I just finished the Newsweek Super-Duper-Tell-All about Kerry. I could have sworn that the author(s) mentioned that Kerry was suffering from "Walking Pneumonia" in August, 2004.
Only kerry could blame the WIND when he makes a mistake!
I actually read the entire article. One word for Kerry: Loser!
Mosh pit journalism. It is the Boston Globe after all.
The Globe had a hand in training Jayson Blair in the tradition of such plagiarists as Mike Barnicle and Patricia Smith.
The selfishness of Kerry and his concern about himself is off the charts.
These writers are looking for that pony too.
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