Skip to comments.Brown: Kerry upbraids Bush administration (bemoans uniformed public - like the elite he is)
Posted on 09/20/2005 2:27:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
'We have to get angry, and organize around that," he told the audience of about 800 students at Brown University, deviating from his prepared text.
...And while Kerry's speech was part of an annual political lecture series at Brown, it had the air of a major political moment. The senator was surrounded by family members including his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, daughter Vanessa, and brother Cameron -- each a key member of his inner circle and each in a position to advise him on whether to make a 2008 run. They and the senator's aides scrutinized his performance from the front row somewhat like the judging panel on ''American Idol."
The senator received a thunderous response from the Brown students. During the question period he hinted at deep frustration over not having been able to reach enough people in 2004.
''The number of people out there in America who are not interested in getting [the] facts is longer than you think," he said at one point, bemoaning the ''amount of misinformation out there."
''You've got a whole lot of people who never tune in," he complained at another point, adding, ''More and more people are voting on issues that have no relevance to their daily life, or little relevance, or no facts."
Kerry implicitly blamed the public for tolerating ''the injustice of 11 million children and more than 30 million adults in desperate need of healthcare" and he repeatedly implored the students to ''make your issues the voting issues of this nation."
Making oblique reference to his own history of Vietnam War activism, Kerry implored the students to commit to political activism. Whether he again will join them on the campaign trail as a presidential candidate, he said, is a decision for a later time.
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***.........CBS News Senior Political Editor Dotty Lynch reports that while at first blush these speeches might appear to be a coordinated Democratic attack on the President, the former running mates and their staffs engaged in a bit of jockeying for attention to their remarks.
Sen. Edwards has been sending e-mails and appearing on TV for the past few weeks talking about the hurricane and the "Two Americas" he spoke about in his 2004 campaign, Lynch reports. He spent Saturday in the early caucus state of Iowa talking about Katrina and poverty and set Monday's speech at lunch time in Washington where he would get maximum attention from policy wonks and national political reporters.
The Kerry camp took pains to alert reporters that Kerry would also be speaking on Monday although at Brown University in Rhode Island three hours after Edwards in Washington, Lynch reports.
Kerry aide David Wade said in an e-mail said that Kerry would be "provocative" and that while "this forum has been long on the schedule... as he thought about the meaning of Katrina, John Kerry threw way his original text and rewrote his speech to lay out what he believes is the challenge for America after Katrina."
The Republican National Committee said that while the country has pulled together during the crisis, "Democrats' efforts to politicize this tragedy are unsavory at best." The GOP organization said of Kerry's criticism: "Such tactics haven't served him well in the past and today is no exception."............ Source
This creep is so OVER.
Pathetic and despicable sound like pretty good words.
John Kerry listens to his daughter / M. Spencer Green/AP Photo - Fall 2004
John Kerry- some selected, informative links...Click the picture & goto "last" for the latest:
''More and more people are voting on issues that have no relevance to their daily life, or little relevance, or no facts."
How the hell would he know what is "relevant to our daily lives"? He should really sit down and shut the hell up since he has no "facts".
***....If others could understand your truth, you would not think of yourself as a "vanguard." You would no longer inhabit the morally charmed world of an elite, whose members alone can see the light and whose mission is to lead the unenlightened towards it. If everybody could see the promised horizon and knew the path to reach it, the future would already have happened and there would be no need for the vanguard of the saints.
That is both the ethical core and psychological heart of what it means to be a part of the left. That is where the gratification comes from. To see yourself as a social redeemer. To feel anointed. In other words: To be progressive is itself the most satisfying narcissism.
That is why it is of little concern to them that their socialist schemes have run aground, burying millions of human beings in their wake. That is why they don't care that their panaceas have caused more human suffering than all the injustices they have ever challenged. That is why they never learn from their "mistakes." That is why the continuance of Them is more important than any truth.
If you were active in the so-called "peace" movement or in the radical wing of the civil rights causes, why would you tell the truth? Why would you tell people that no, you weren't really a "peace activist," except in the sense that you were against America's war. Why would you draw attention to the fact that while you called yourselves "peace activists," you didn't oppose the Communists' war, and were gratified when America's enemies won?
What you were really against was not war at all, but American "imperialism" and American capitalism. What you truly hated was America's democracy, which you knew to be a "sham" because it was controlled by money in the end. That's why you wanted to "Bring the Troops Home," as your slogan said. Because if America's troops came home, America would lose and the Communists would win. And the progressive future would be one step closer.
But you never had the honesty-then or now-to admit that. You told the lie then to maintain your influence and increase your power to do good (as only the Chosen can). And you keep on telling the lie for the same reason.
Why would you admit that, despite your tactical support for civil rights, you weren't really committed to civil rights as Americans understand rights? What you really wanted was to overthrow the very Constitution that guaranteed those rights, based as it is on private property and the individual-both of which you despise.
It is because America is a democracy and the people endorse it, that the left's anti-American, but "progressive" agendas can only be achieved by deceiving the people. This is the cross the left has to bear: The better world is only achievable by lying to the very people they propose to redeem. ....*** Source
Kerry could use an iron and an ironing board.
Kerry better not be standing on the tracks when the "Hillary Express" cames barreling through.
The wrinkled shirt was no doubt planned and discussed.
[Amy Carter, daughter of former President Jimmy Carter, called it the most important thing she has ever done. The Brown -University sophomore was among 60 people - including longtime activist Abbie Hoffman - arrested at an anti-CIA protest in November at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Yesterday, jury selection began for her trial in Northampton. Carter has pleaded not guilty to trespassing and disturbing the peace at the Massachusetts university. Carter told reporters yesterday that she hoped the trial will focus attention on the alleged il- legal activities of the CIA in 'Central America. She said she isn't trying to use her status as Carter's daughter to make her point: "It's just me doing what I think I should be doing."] Source
Amy didn't last at Brown. LIBERAL as it is, Brown couldn't abide Amy Carter.
did you know he served in vietnam redux
"ill make sure this country loses the war in iraq better than we lost the war in vietnam"
a loser giving a speech to a bunch of kids that their parents are paying 60gs a year to have brainwashed
Heh Kerry, who does your shirts?
Kerry's such an expert on the effects of poverty. He who's done nothing but chase rich women all his life. Please. If Kerry did what Libby Dole and Sen. Dole have done for years, volunteered weekly at a local shelter, or if his annual charitable donations were anywhere near the Vice President and Lynne Cheney's donations....ahh, but then he wouldn't be the John Kerry we know and loathe.