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Kerry's Uses Alito Opposition to Fundraise
Human Events Online ^ | 25 January 2006 | Ivy J. Sellers

Posted on 01/24/2006 4:38:47 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

The Congressional Quarterly reported today that Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.) has not only announced his opposition to Judge Samuel Alito’s confirmation to the Supreme Court but has used that as a fundraising platform.

Instead of using his senatorial connections to spread the word of his decision, he utilized ties to his political action committee – sending out 3 million e-mails to supporters of his 2004 presidential campaign, according to CQ.

The release of Kerry’s statement couldn’t have been better timed. The Senator issued the letter to coincide with the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in his effort to raise funds from pro-choice supporters.

Of course, CQ reports, Kerry’s spokeswoman denied the connection.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; alito; alitovote; dopeydems; flipflop; fundraising; johnfnkerry; justicealito; kerry2008; longface; loser
I can't tell you how much I LOATHE Kerry. He is a total JERK!
1 posted on 01/24/2006 4:38:50 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Kerry is the true face of todays Democrat Party!


2 posted on 01/24/2006 4:40:15 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: Aussie Dasher
Kerry’s spokeswoman denied the connection.

Good gad. Why lie about it?!

3 posted on 01/24/2006 4:41:29 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Aussie Dasher
DIVISIVE:
4 posted on 01/24/2006 4:41:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: gunnedah
Kerry has been toast since the Swift Boaties came out but he thinks his wife's millions will carry him to victory in 2008.

JFnK you are stuck on stupid!

5 posted on 01/24/2006 4:43:43 PM PST by rocksblues (John McCain says adopt a terrorist today!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

If Jill Carroll is rescued or released, you can write the script. Kerry will say HE was the one who made the difference and saved her life. Kerry literally has no shame. He's desperate to be a dem player again. He thinks Hill won't make it past the primaries, and he wants to pick up all the marbles. If he can position himself as a hero/savior, whatever, grabs headlines, he forces the party to back him. Well, it's a plan. Kerry is loathesome, just how much so the dems are about to discover.


6 posted on 01/24/2006 4:47:43 PM PST by hershey
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

TRAITOR PING!


7 posted on 01/24/2006 4:54:17 PM PST by Gucho
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To: Aussie Dasher

Well, looks like Chuck Colson hit the nail on the head:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1563893/posts


8 posted on 01/24/2006 4:55:51 PM PST by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor to feed the Left)
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To: Aussie Dasher

When will John Kerry get the message that nobody, not even the people who voted for him in 2004, want him to run in 2008?


9 posted on 01/24/2006 4:58:42 PM PST by msnimje (http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/shared-blogs/ajc/luckovich/index.html . FREEP THIS HOURLY!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Now I know why he posted red meat for the Kos Kidz.


10 posted on 01/24/2006 5:01:56 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Kerry is SO over. Really funny thing is everyone BUT Kerry knows this.


11 posted on 01/24/2006 5:02:46 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Is there a satire god who created Al Gore for the sole purpose of making us laugh?)
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To: Aussie Dasher
The long and the short on Alito is follow the money. Every dem who wants to be president(and few of them don't) needs money from the abortion lobby. They all got a pass on Roberts, but not so on Alito. A vote for will effectively end your chance.

It's always about the money.

12 posted on 01/24/2006 5:05:07 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL, she looks like a serpent hissing and ready to srike in that photo, it's the mouth.


13 posted on 01/24/2006 5:10:48 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: Aussie Dasher

Who in their right mind would send the gigolo any money?


14 posted on 01/24/2006 5:18:46 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: OldFriend
"Who in their right mind would send the gigolo any money?"
His next women?
15 posted on 01/24/2006 5:44:39 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Aussie Dasher; Laurita; CMS; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; OneLoyalAmerican; ...

For those who "forgot" what Hanoi Kerry
did in the past read on and learn the truth.

Hanoi Kerry was still a USNR officer while he:
gave false hearsay testimony to Congress
negotiated with the enemy
helped the US lose a war
abetted in the deaths of millions
created a hostile environment for all servicemen

http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/index.php?topic=Documents

Call to action!
Please help get this bill passed
AND signed into law
BEFORE the '06 elections!

Stolen Valor Act of 2005 (Introduced in House)
HR 3352 IH
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:h.r.3352:

Call or write your media
http://congress.org/congressorg/dbq/media/

Write every Senator and Representative.

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt?command=congdir

Spread the word far and wide.

This is a no brainer, conservatives control Congress
and the White House




Stolen Valor Act of 2005 (Introduced in House)
HR 3352 IH

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3352

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to protections for the Medal of Honor, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 19, 2005

Mr. SALAZAR introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to protections for the Medal of Honor, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Stolen Valor Act of 2005'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds that--

(1) fraudulent claims surrounding receipt of the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished-Service Cross, the Air Force Cross, the Navy Cross, the Purple Heart, or any other medal or decoration awarded by Congress or the armed forces damage the reputation and meaning of these medals;

(2) Federal law enforcement officers are currently limited in their ability to prosecute fraudulent claims of receipt of military medals; and

(3) changes to the current statute are necessary to allow law enforcement personnel to protect the reputation and meaning of these medals.

SEC. 3. MILITARY MEDAL PROTECTIONS.

Section 704 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

(1) in subsection (a)--

(A) by inserting `purchases, attempts to purchase, solicits for purchase, mails, ships, imports, exports, produces blank certificates of receipt,' after `wears'; and

(B) by inserting `attempts to sell, advertises for sale, trades, barters or exchanges for anything of value' after `sells';

(2) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting `or (b)' after `subsection (a)'

(3) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c);

(4) by inserting after subsection (a) the following:

`(b) False Claims About Receipt of Military Medals- Whoever falsely represents himself or herself, verbally or in writing, to have been awarded any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces of the United States, or any of the service medals or badges awarded to the members of such forces, or the ribbon, button, or rosette of any such badge, decoration or medal, or any colorable imitation thereof shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.'; and

(5) by adding at the end the following:

`(d) Other Medals- If a decoration or medal involved in an offense under subsection (a) or (b) is a Distinguished Service Cross awarded under Section 3742 of title 10, an Air Force Cross awarded under section 8742 of section 10, a Navy cross awarded under section 6242 of title 10, a silver star awarded under section 3746, 6244, or 8746 of title 10, or a Purple Heart awarded under section 1129 of title 10, or any replacement or duplicate medal as authorized by statute, in lieu of the punishment provided in that subsection, the offender shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.'.



"From Ray Funderburk, MOPH

The greatest threat to the sanctity and significance of the Purple Heart comes from the medal's easy availability. Anyone can buy one at flea markets, pawnshops or on the Internet, where Web sites offer the decoration, no questions asked, for as little as $35. An accompanying certificate on onion skin parchment and personalized with your name and any rank you choose costs about $25.

Such commerce in the symbols of American courage and sacrifice would be outlawed by a measure spearheaded last July by Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo.

His "Stolen Valor Act" would make it a federal crime to falsely wear the Purple Heart and other top military decorations, or to even list them on a resume if they were not officially earned.

But the proposed bill now sits in the House Judiciary Committee, and its fate remains unclear.
"We're waiting for the committee to act," said Salazar

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1560750/posts?page=2#2




Any Republican or Democrat politicians who don't get this bill passed is
as guilty as the phonies that this bill targets.

The Swift Boat Vets already proved, beyond a doubt,
that hanoi kerry's 1st Purple Heart is fraudulent.

A US Attorney General can get ALL of hanoi kerry's
records and once and for all prove that the
Swift Boat Vets were accurate and true.

All that has to be done is to get this bill passed and signed into law now, before the '06 election.

Since hanoi kerry will be under indictment he'll
have to sit out the '06 election for his illegal seat
in the US Senate.

AND the best part is that it is a Democrat sponsored
bill that will his downfall.

COSPONSORS(60), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)

Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] - 7/27/2005
Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3] - 7/28/2005
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 7/27/2005
Rep Beauprez, Bob [CO-7] - 9/6/2005
Rep Berry, Marion [AR-1] - 7/27/2005
Rep Boren, Dan [OK-2] - 7/27/2005
Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3] - 7/27/2005
Rep Boyd, Allen [FL-2] - 7/27/2005
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] - 9/6/2005
Rep Cardoza, Dennis A. [CA-18] - 7/27/2005
Rep Case, Ed [HI-2] - 7/27/2005
Rep Chandler, Ben [KY-6] - 7/27/2005
Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] - 7/27/2005
Rep Costa, Jim [CA-20] - 7/28/2005
Rep Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [AL-5] - 7/27/2005
Rep Cuellar, Henry [TX-28] - 7/27/2005
Rep Davis, Geoff [KY-4] - 7/26/2005
Rep Davis, Lincoln [TN-4] - 7/27/2005
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 7/26/2005
Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. [TX-20] - 7/29/2005
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 7/28/2005
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 7/26/2005
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 7/28/2005
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 7/26/2005
Rep Herseth, Stephanie [SD] - 7/27/2005
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] - 7/28/2005
Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 7/27/2005
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 7/28/2005
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 7/27/2005
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] - 7/28/2005
Rep Lewis, Ron [KY-2] - 7/28/2005
Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-3] - 11/2/2005
Rep Matheson, Jim [UT-2] - 7/26/2005
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 9/7/2005
Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] - 9/14/2005
Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17] - 7/26/2005
Rep Melancon, Charlie [LA-3] - 7/27/2005
Rep Menendez, Robert [NJ-13] - 10/6/2005
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 7/27/2005
Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 7/27/2005
Rep Musgrave, Marilyn N. [CO-4] - 10/17/2005
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] - 7/27/2005
Rep Northup, Anne M. [KY-3] - 9/15/2005
Rep Ortiz, Solomon P. [TX-27] - 7/28/2005
Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] - 7/27/2005
Rep Pomeroy, Earl [ND] - 7/27/2005
Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] - 7/27/2005
Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] - 9/7/2005
Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4] - 7/27/2005
Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17] - 7/26/2005
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 7/27/2005
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 7/29/2005
Rep Strickland, Ted [OH-6] - 9/27/2005
Rep Tancredo, Thomas G. [CO-6] - 9/6/2005
Rep Tanner, John S. [TN-8] - 7/27/2005
Rep Taylor, Gene [MS-4] - 7/27/2005
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] - 7/27/2005
Rep Udall, Mark [CO-2] - 7/22/2005
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] - 7/28/2005
Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] - 9/20/2005

There is no valid reason why this bill can't pass both Houses of Congress
and be signed by President Bush
BEFORE the '06 elections.

http://johnkerryads.websiteanimal.com/

http://www.frontsteps.com/movies/john_kerrys_bad_rap/

Karl Rove knew, Nov. 7, 2004 , that hanoi kerry would try to run in '08
and knew Swift Boat Vet's would be called upon,
again, to serve our country.

Rove Credits Swiftvets With 'Energizing' Bush Vote (Thank You Karl Rove!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1345603/posts


16 posted on 01/24/2006 5:57:29 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The "Politically Correct RINO's" on Free Republic are never really political or correct.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
DEFEATED DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE JOHN KERRY


17 posted on 01/24/2006 5:59:17 PM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

18 posted on 01/24/2006 6:08:07 PM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
nothing f-in kerry does surprises me
19 posted on 01/24/2006 6:08:17 PM PST by vigilante2 (I'm the proud parent of a soldier)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Ummm ... what was it that Pelosi said about greed for money in DC??


20 posted on 01/24/2006 7:48:52 PM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 01/24/2006 9:29:01 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks Tonk!


22 posted on 01/24/2006 9:41:54 PM PST by Just A Nobody ("Iraq joins coalition to fight terrorism!" I - LOVE - my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Zacs Mom

I love your graphics!!


23 posted on 01/24/2006 9:42:23 PM PST by Just A Nobody ("Iraq joins coalition to fight terrorism!" I - LOVE - my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Justanobody

Thanks!


;^)


24 posted on 01/25/2006 12:25:55 AM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


25 posted on 01/25/2006 3:03:16 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: MNJohnnie; Zacs Mom

"...everyone BUT Kerry knows this."

He is such a legend in his own mind.

Can't you just see a mirror, mirror on the wall scenario?
Reality vs fantasy.


26 posted on 01/25/2006 5:10:08 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

...absolutely 'top bottom drawer'...


27 posted on 01/25/2006 2:26:31 PM PST by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem (...Other People's Money))
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Rove Credits Swiftvets With 'Energizing' Bush Vote

Only one of the reasons why the DNC shows disdain for Carl Rove!

28 posted on 01/25/2006 3:06:41 PM PST by EGPWS
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