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Senator John Kerry's Speech at Brown University
johnkerry.com ^ | September 19, 2005

Posted on 09/19/2005 11:28:51 AM PDT by Panzerlied

September 19, 2005 Senator John Kerry's Speech at Brown University Remarks As Prepared for Delivery

Providence, RI - Thank you for your invitation to be here. It’s rare for me to speak at a university like Brown. Usually I don’t speak at a football factory. I want to personally thank those of you who generously lent your efforts to my campaign last year. No one showed more passion than the thousands of students from across the country who knocked on doors, wore out shoes, endured desert heat and arctic cold and probably damaged their GPA's to get out the vote. You did everything, except move to Ohio.

I also want to thank you for what the Brown community has done to help and comfort the many victims of Hurricane Katrina. This horrifying disaster has shown Americans at their best -- and their government at its worst.

And that's what I've come to talk with you about today. The incompetence of Katrina's response is not reserved to a hurricane. There's an enormous gap between Americans' daily expectations and government's daily performance. And the gap is growing between the enduring strength of the American people -- their values, their spirit, their imagination, their ingenuity, and their willingness to serve and sacrifice -- and the shocking weakness of the American government in contending with our country's urgent challenges. On the Gulf Coast during the last two weeks, the depth and breadth of that gap has been exposed for all to see and we have to address it now before it is obscured again by hurricane force spin and deception.

Katrina stripped away any image of competence and exposed to all the true heart and nature of this administration. The truth is that for four and a half years, real life choices have been replaced by ideological agenda, substance replaced by spin, governance second place always to politics. Yes, they can run a good campaign -- I can attest to that -- but America needs more than a campaign. If 12 year-old Boy Scouts can be prepared, Americans have a right to expect the same from their 59 year-old President of the United States.


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"Usually I don't speak with my foot out of my mouth!"
1 posted on 09/19/2005 11:28:51 AM PDT by Panzerlied
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To: Panzerlied

That was a pretty short speech. How much did he charge?


2 posted on 09/19/2005 11:31:14 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Panzerlied

Brown a football factory?

Since when?

LoL.

Kerry is still managing to sling insults to those in his audiences.

[I sort of miss him -- at least all the ridiculous photo-op pix. He was entertaining in a weird sort of way.]


3 posted on 09/19/2005 11:31:25 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Panzerlied

No John Kerry usually speaks with his head up his a$$!


4 posted on 09/19/2005 11:31:40 AM PDT by Ragtop (We are the people our parents warned us about)
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To: Panzerlied

No thank you. LOL


5 posted on 09/19/2005 11:31:41 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Hatteras
I guessing he got that portion in before he took his first breath. There is probably MUCH more.

On the other hand, this is also probably about where 90% of the audience fell into a deep restful slumber.
6 posted on 09/19/2005 11:33:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Panzerlied

"Usually I don’t speak at a football factory" !!

Was this real?? Insult the school, faculty and students in one phrase!


7 posted on 09/19/2005 11:33:31 AM PDT by hombre_sincero (www.sigmaitsys.com)
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To: Panzerlied

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1487425/posts


8 posted on 09/19/2005 11:34:30 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Panzerlied
have a right to expect the same from their 59 year-old President of the United States.

Why then Johnny boy did this "moron" whip your "nuisance, intellectual" butt despite over a billion dollars in pro Kerry "news" coverage? If even THIS guy can kick your butt Johnny, what a pathetic loser you must be huh?

9 posted on 09/19/2005 11:34:55 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (If Democrats have all the answers, why after 60 years of Dem rule is Louisiana such a mess?)
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To: Panzerlied
Jean Francois was for Katrina hurricane relief before he was against it. Now who's exploiting a natural disaster for political gain? It certainly isn't President Bush who will forever be more of a man than the French pretender Cheri will be.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
10 posted on 09/19/2005 11:35:32 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: TomGuy

11 posted on 09/19/2005 11:35:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Panzerlied
"Yes, they can run a good campaign -- I can attest to that -- but America needs more than a campaign.""

Face it, Chauncey. You were licked fair and square, and it has nothing to do with who ran a "good campaign". You were beaten because the American people chose the better man. You are forever condemned to the peanut gallery.

12 posted on 09/19/2005 11:35:54 AM PDT by Bird Jenkins
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To: Panzerlied
There's an enormous gap between Americans' daily expectations and government's daily performance.

Senator Kerry, you should visit the floor of the Senate sometime to see how the government works.

13 posted on 09/19/2005 11:37:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Panzerlied

Another addition for Rush's 24/7 Nap Room.


14 posted on 09/19/2005 11:37:36 AM PDT by Minnesocold (Truth itself is the one enemy against which liberalism cannot prevail. -Christopher Adamo)
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To: TomGuy
Brown a football factory?

Maybe somebody should checkout the basement in the Chemistry Building for illegal immigrant Brown University NFL grant slave labor. Some of the footballs being handed to Chad Pennington seem to be illegal immigrant quality control nightmares.

15 posted on 09/19/2005 11:39:41 AM PDT by hflynn ( Soros wouldn't make any sense even if he spelled his name backwards)
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To: Panzerlied

Did you know he served in VietNam?


16 posted on 09/19/2005 11:39:44 AM PDT by caisson71
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To: Panzerlied

Why isn't John Kerry down in New Orleans in his swift boat saving people?


17 posted on 09/19/2005 11:40:16 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: MNJohnnie

18 posted on 09/19/2005 11:40:18 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: caisson71

He's a war hero. A hero I tell ya.


19 posted on 09/19/2005 11:40:53 AM PDT by yobid (Don't pet the sweaty things - Chicago CTA)
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To: Panzerlied

And .. the race to be first over the cliff continues ....


20 posted on 09/19/2005 11:42:41 AM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: Panzerlied

Did I miss the part where he says that he was in Vietnam?


21 posted on 09/19/2005 11:43:01 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Panzerlied
It’s rare for me to speak at a university like Brown. Usually I don’t speak at a football factory.

Don't they play at Lambert Field? I'm sure this doofus didn't even realize he insulted everyone in earshot. May as well have capped it of by farting in their general direction.

22 posted on 09/19/2005 11:44:42 AM PDT by IamConservative (Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time will pick himself up and carry on)
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To: Panzerlied
Usually I don’t speak at a football factory.

What about Lambert Field?
23 posted on 09/19/2005 11:45:20 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority
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To: TomGuy

Yeah... they play at Lambert Field.


24 posted on 09/19/2005 11:48:24 AM PDT by johnny7 (I'm American, honey. Our names don't mean sh_t.)
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To: Panzerlied

Hey John, why did your wife stop using your last name?


25 posted on 09/19/2005 11:49:21 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Panzerlied

Imagine, Kerry on a swift boat speeding into NOLA to take care of the looters with Hillary in tow to take care of organizing the medical needs and Ted Kennedy to drive the victims to safety.


26 posted on 09/19/2005 11:51:07 AM PDT by MobileLiam
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To: Panzerlied
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Visiting Professor John F. Kerry Lt. JG USN (ret.), Vietnam combat veteran, 1/2 Frenchman, and 1/32 Indian is now apparently in the Speech Recycling business.

Yawn.

27 posted on 09/19/2005 11:51:40 AM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Panzerlied

Mr. "76 cumulative average with four D's in college" speaking.

Living proof that a total @$$ can make it in American politics.


28 posted on 09/19/2005 11:53:21 AM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Panzerlied

Kerry is a classless act, along with his supporters, like the sneering, hateful Don Imus and Maureen Dowd.


29 posted on 09/19/2005 11:55:19 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: Panzerlied

"Usually I don't mention the Boy Scouts unless they are violating the Separation of Church and State or are needlessly preventing good-willed pedophiles from becoming Scout Masters."


30 posted on 09/19/2005 12:05:44 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Panzerlied

He really wanted to speak at Harvard, but they wouldn't accept him. So, you see, he had to go to Brown.


31 posted on 09/19/2005 12:07:08 PM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Brown: A Harvard hopeful's Plan B)
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To: Panzerlied
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32 posted on 09/19/2005 12:11:27 PM PDT by scott0347 (Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade, Operator of the Immaculate Steamroller)
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To: Panzerlied

"I have a plan..."


33 posted on 09/19/2005 12:25:12 PM PDT by txkev
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To: Panzerlied

One of the funniest pep cheers I heard at a Brown away game was, "What's the color of Bull S__T, BROWN, BROWN, BROWN!"


34 posted on 09/19/2005 12:30:41 PM PDT by blue-duncan
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To: Panzerlied

Strange, but he fell a$$-backwards into a few true statements.

1)There's an enormous gap between Americans' daily expectations and government's daily performance.

It's true that there is an enormous gap. Many Americans unfortunately expect it is the fed's job to do everything for them; that Americans do not have to think or do anything for themselves--it's the government's job. Whereas this administration rightly expects the indivdual to take care of himself.

2)Yes, they can run a good campaign -- I can attest to that -- but America needs more than a campaign.

Also true. And America has gotten more than just a campaign from this administration.

3)If 12 year-old Boy Scouts can be prepared, Americans have a right to expect the same from their 59 year-old President of the United States.

If a 12 year-old Boy Scout can be prepared, why can't a family of four in New Orleans?


35 posted on 09/19/2005 12:41:17 PM PDT by junaid (...far from being gruntled)
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To: KC_Conspirator
Don Imus - humm... the Imus is that lining on the inside of the rectum? and "The Don" is like the god father title right?

Yep the works - that explains why he is so bitchy - look at his such shitty skin and hair. But the worst of all is this doop-along-dropsy wanna-bee hop-along cassidy thinks he is "intell-a-gant".

Nobody is this stupid it has to be part of his act - you know appealing to the DUM.

One more question - Is he son of "Stool" Imus? or maybe the Imus of BaDgas?
36 posted on 09/19/2005 12:56:05 PM PDT by kentj
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To: Panzerlied

Kerry probably flew first class from Boston to Providence.


37 posted on 09/19/2005 12:57:55 PM PDT by N. Theknow
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To: Panzerlied
If 12 year-old Boy Scouts can be prepared, Americans have a right to expect the same from their 59 year-old President of the United States.

I look forward to seeing the ACLU go after Kerry for trying to impose a theocracy on the American people by speaking favorably about the dreaded brown shirted Boy Scouts of America.

38 posted on 09/19/2005 1:16:36 PM PDT by Maceman (Pro Se Defendant from Hell)
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To: Panzerlied

It's not difficult to notice that the speaker was a C- Yalie.


39 posted on 09/19/2005 1:21:38 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: Panzerlied

Did someone hear a toilet flush?

As for being prepared, shouldn't he one day be prepared to fully reveal his military records to the entire public? The 59 year old President did.


40 posted on 09/19/2005 9:41:38 PM PDT by DakotaRed
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To: GianniV
Why isn't John Kerry down in New Orleans in his swift boat saving people?

LOL! I only wish I hadn't been drinking coke when I read this. Now I have a sticky keyboard and screen. He really missed a golden opportunity. But, you know, we still might find out in the 2008 election that he remembers it clearly that he was there.

41 posted on 09/20/2005 2:15:21 AM PDT by Elyse
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To: GianniV
Why isn't John Kerry down in New Orleans in his swift boat saving people?

I asked the same question 3 weeks ago.

42 posted on 09/20/2005 2:17:19 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is a form of insanity)
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To: Panzerlied
I thought Kerry said he was going to give a "major speech" at Brown?

Oh yeah...I forgot...Kerry's delusional. He thinks everything he says is "major". He's the only one that thinks that.

43 posted on 09/20/2005 2:20:23 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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"This horrifying disaster has shown Americans at their best -- and their government at its worst. "

I thought that award went, hands down, to every senatorial election the state of Massachusetts has held in recent decades.

44 posted on 09/20/2005 2:24:36 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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