Skip to comments.Senator John Kerry's Speech at Brown University
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. Its rare for me to speak at a university like Brown. Usually I dont 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 The truth is that for four and a half years, real life choices have been replaced by ideological agenda, substance replaced by spin, governance second place always to politics.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.
That was a pretty short speech. How much did he charge?
Brown a football factory?
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.]
No John Kerry usually speaks with his head up his a$$!
No thank you. LOL
"Usually I dont speak at a football factory" !!
Was this real?? Insult the school, faculty and students in one phrase!
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?
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
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.
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.
Another addition for Rush's 24/7 Nap Room.
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.
Did you know he served in VietNam?
Why isn't John Kerry down in New Orleans in his swift boat saving people?
He's a war hero. A hero I tell ya.
And .. the race to be first over the cliff continues ....
Did I miss the part where he says that he was in Vietnam?
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.
Yeah... they play at Lambert Field.
Hey John, why did your wife stop using your last name?
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.
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.
Mr. "76 cumulative average with four D's in college" speaking.
Living proof that a total @$$ can make it in American politics.
Kerry is a classless act, along with his supporters, like the sneering, hateful Don Imus and Maureen Dowd.
"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."
He really wanted to speak at Harvard, but they wouldn't accept him. So, you see, he had to go to Brown.
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"I have a plan..."
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!"
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?
Kerry probably flew first class from Boston to Providence.
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.
It's not difficult to notice that the speaker was a C- Yalie.
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.
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.
I asked the same question 3 weeks ago.
Oh yeah...I forgot...Kerry's delusional. He thinks everything he says is "major". He's the only one that thinks that.
I thought that award went, hands down, to every senatorial election the state of Massachusetts has held in recent decades.