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Posted on 09/19/2005 4:42:43 PM PDT by harpu
In a few hours, I will deliver a major address at Brown University about what the rage and destruction of Katrina have revealed. I want you to be one of the first to read and reflect upon the text of this speech for a very simple reason.
It's time for each and every one of us to say what needs to be said -- with the full force of our convictions, with nothing held back. This speech is my attempt to do exactly that -- and your response to my call to action will define the work of the johnkerry.com community far into the future.
Natural and human calamity have stripped away the spin machine, creating a rare accountability moment, not just for the Bush administration, but for all of us to take stock of the direction of our country and do what we can to reverse it. That's our job -- to turn this moment from a frenzied expression of guilt into a national reversal of direction.
We've seen America at its best and our government at its worst. Millions of Americans are beginning to realize where they fit in our democracy under Republican governance: nowhere.
It's time for a fundamental debate about the choices we are making as a nation. Here is some of the language I will use later today to help provoke that badly needed national conversation:
The Katrina Administration
Katrina is a symbol of all this administration does and doesn't do. Michael Brown -- or Brownie as the President so famously thanked him for doing a heck of a job -- Brownie is to Katrina what Paul Bremer is to peace in Iraq; what George Tenet is to slam dunk intelligence; what Paul Wolfowitz is to parades paved with flowers in Baghdad; what Dick Cheney is to visionary energy policy; what Donald Rumsfeld is to basic war planning; what Tom Delay is to ethics; and what George Bush is to "Mission Accomplished" and "Wanted Dead or Alive." The bottom line is simple: the "we'll do whatever it takes" administration doesn't have what it takes to get the job done.
This is the Katrina administration.
The Real Test of Katrina
This is the real test of Katrina. Will we be satisfied to only do the immediate: care for the victims and rebuild the city? Or will we be inspired to tackle the incompetence that left us so unprepared, and the societal injustice that left so many of the least fortunate waiting and praying on those rooftops?
Making the Gulf Coast a Right-Wing Laboratory
The rush now to camouflage their misjudgments and inaction with money does not mean they are suddenly listening. It's still politics as usual. The plan they're designing for the Gulf Coast turns the region into a vast laboratory for right wing ideological experiments. They're already talking about private school vouchers, abandonment of environmental regulations, abolition of wage standards, subsidies for big industries, and believe it or not yet another big round of tax cuts for the wealthiest among us!
Please take a moment right now to read the entire speech.
Kerry's BS speech
Let's be absolutely clear about the moment we are in. The weeks ahead will define our country's direction -- our understanding of ourselves, what we believe in, what we insist on creating, what we refuse to let happen.
The speech I will deliver in a matter of hours is about saying what needs to be said. In the weeks ahead, our entire johnkerry.com community must engage in doing what needs to be done. I know I can count on you to stand with me as we take on that challenge -- and I will be in touch in the days ahead about our next steps together.
Note to Gigolo John:
Why don't you and Teresa give some of the money she inherited from John Heinz to the relief effort? Say $100 million or so. Neither of you are likely to miss it ... except we know you two won't even spend a dollar to buy your own beer.
Maybe he will share with us his "secret plan" to get us out of Iraq!
Still think a lot of yourself, don't you John?
Release all those mmilitary records yet? Hmmmmm?
A traitor revealed. Wow we dodged a bullet.
Now , seriously- is Johnny Gigolo actually considering running again? Don't make me laugh.......
He hasn't been sincere in his entire life, why start now?
What a complete ass!! I guess the best way for Kerry to improve the country is to spend Sunday in Loudon and Monday giving some shitty speech to a bunch of lemmings.
"..I will deliver a major address.."
What kinda person calls a speach they are going to make a "major address"?
Oh yeah... John Kerry
Who's John Kerry?
Does anybody care?
Hey John, here's what needs to be said-STFU!!!!!No one cares what you have to say as a second guesser.
He was in 'NAM? I thought he was in Korea with Nixon.
>> Who's John Kerry?
I dunno, but I heard he was in 'NAM.
they are all going to get bruised trying to knock each other out of the way to get to the light.
I think we need to organize the Shrimp Boat Veterans for Truth to set old JFK straight on the gulf coast issues
That, dearheart, was good!
Irrelevant then..and still is.
Up is down and backward is forward in the liberal mind. If anything, Katrina demonstrated the failure of government and the folly of relying on it.
Is he running again or something?