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Kerry Accuses White House of Intolerance [habit of labeling dissenters as unpatriotic....]
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Posted on 05/06/2006 1:39:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Kerry Accuses White House of Intolerance

By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago

Sen. John Kerry accused the Bush administration on Saturday of stirring up a "spirit of intolerance" to suppress dissent over the war in Iraq.

Kerry said the Bush administration is targeting opponents of the Iraq war in much the same way he was attacked for protesting failed policies in Vietnam in the 1970s.

"Dismissing dissent is not only wrong but dangerous when America's leadership is unwilling to admit mistakes, unwilling to engage in honest discussion and unwilling to hold itself accountable for the consequences of decisions made without genuine disclosure or genuine debate," said Kerry, D-Mass.

"Although no one is being jailed today for speaking out against the war in Iraq, the spirit of intolerance for dissent has risen steadily, and the habit of labeling dissenters as unpatriotic has become the common currency of the politicians currently running our country," he said.

Kerry, the Democratic nominee for president in 2004, spoke at Grinnell College. During his visit to Iowa he repeated his call for a deadline for American troops to be pulled out of Iraq by the end of the year.

"The Iraqis have shown they only respond to deadlines," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I think you've got to be tough here."

Kerry first drew public attention 35 years ago when, as a decorated Navy veteran, he testified to Congress in opposition to the Vietnam war. Some fellow veterans criticized him then, and his opposition to the war has been a point of controversy throughout his political career.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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his Frenchness.....sheesh.
1 posted on 05/06/2006 1:39:49 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess Kerry has abandoned is war hero status to join the ranks of Cindy Sheehan and ANSWER..


2 posted on 05/06/2006 1:40:54 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mcarthy in 2008!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ladies and Gentlemen, the RAT phrase of the week is (dunt-dun-dun)

"spirit of intolerance"
3 posted on 05/06/2006 1:43:29 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Sub-Driver

This is better described as the left being incredibly effective in squelching anti, anti-American criticism.


4 posted on 05/06/2006 1:43:30 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Sub-Driver

Has Kerry signed his DOD-180 yet?


5 posted on 05/06/2006 1:44:25 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Every vote for a Democrat is a vote for $10/gallon gas.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Me!

Me!

Over here!

Look at me!

I'm relevant!

Look at me!


6 posted on 05/06/2006 1:44:42 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Sub-Driver

The pot calling the kettle black.


7 posted on 05/06/2006 1:44:44 PM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess the "White House" is not allowed to engage in free speech. In Hanoi Johnny's America, "intolerance" would not be tolerated.


8 posted on 05/06/2006 1:46:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Remember the Alamo!)
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To: Sub-Driver

John F'in Kerry is a g-damned traitor, he perjured himself under oath about so-called "war crimes" that were never committed by his fellow soldiers, he violated U.S. law by traveling to Paris to enter private talks with the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong while America was at war, he received a less than honorable discharge, which was only upgraded to "honorable" under the treasonous Carter Administration, and THAT is why even to this day, Kerry will not release his military records in their entirety because his disloyalty would then become known to all.


9 posted on 05/06/2006 1:46:50 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Although no one is being jailed today for speaking out against the war in Iraq, the spirit of intolerance for dissent has risen steadily, and the habit of labeling dissenters as unpatriotic has become the common currency of the politicians currently running our country," he said.

More putting words in people's mouths, then attacking those fabricated words. The Bush Admin has not called dissenters unpatriotic.

10 posted on 05/06/2006 1:46:54 PM PDT by KJC1 (Bush-bashing: breakfast of armchair champions.)
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To: Sub-Driver

To John "Vichy" Kerry:

Kerry, you are a WEASEL - hey, look, Benedict Arnold served too, he was even the "hero of Ticonderoga" -- did far more than you ever did, Kerry, but when he turned against his country his previous service was not some permanent absolution from judgment for what he did to betray his country.


11 posted on 05/06/2006 1:47:06 PM PDT by Enchante (General Hayden: I've Never Taken a Domestic Flight That Landed in Waziristan!)
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To: Howlin
Neither George Bush nor anyone in his administration has ever questioned Kerry's patriotism.

However, I, Miss Marple, DO question his patriotism. I think Kerry is a traitor who has not one speck of love for this ccountry.

12 posted on 05/06/2006 1:48:10 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Sub-Driver

...It's the most intolerant administration since that of Jenghis-Khan!


13 posted on 05/06/2006 1:48:41 PM PDT by Shqipo (2006 is Bush Country!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Kerry thinks it's still 1971


14 posted on 05/06/2006 1:49:12 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Knock, knock Kerry....We're at WAR not reliving the smelly hippie days!


15 posted on 05/06/2006 1:49:39 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Evangelical Outpost has a recent blog post titled: The Patriot’s Asterisk: Why We Shouldn’t be Ashamed to be Patriots One liberal commenter wrote:
Some european intellectual (I forget who, maybe Derrida?) said (paraphrase): Nationalism is the ideology of the man with nothing to say. Replace "Nationalism" with the synonym of the above discussion, and you have the fundamental critique: patriotism is at best vapid, and at worst oppressive. Your relationship with your country does not require you to keep your mouth shut because of past benefits you have received: it is a continuing relationship, in which both parties have continuing rights and responsibilities.
Wonkette linked with:
Tossing and turning over the definition of a “patriot?” Worried that the label carries morally inconsistent connotations and/or Jeff Gordon-idolizing overtones?
Considering the typical leftist's view of patriotism, it seems inconsistent to complain about being labeled "un-patriotic" - to say the least.
16 posted on 05/06/2006 1:51:07 PM PDT by Jeff Blogworthy (War on Christianity equals war on America)
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To: uncitizen

So ours this week will be "spirit of ignorance"... or illegitimacy... take your pick.


Ah yes... from the party of tolerance, McKinney would love that, seeing the way they jumped to her defense (unlike Patty boy, even the libs saw that). I didn't see Jefferson photo-ops either. Ooh... and Boston College Jesuits not wanting to honor Condi.

Will Kerry be the next Vanilla Ice speaking for the 'hood' when he runs then? I hope so... please run.


17 posted on 05/06/2006 1:51:24 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Don't give me special treatment, just treat me like a Kennedy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Okay, John Kerry, here you go. You are unpatriotic, and worse than that, you are a traitor. See, now someone actually said it.


18 posted on 05/06/2006 1:52:10 PM PDT by Bahbah (“KERRY LIED!! SCHOLARLY ATTRIBUTION DIED!!!”)
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To: Sub-Driver

John Kerry is repeating an old, and bogus accusation. It's a lie. One of many lies democrats keep repeating because no one in the administration calls them on it. Reporters should challenge Kerry to name the names of people in this administration who have accused someone of being unpatriotic. It has not happened.

It reminds me of how democrats get away with saying republicans starve babies, kill old folks, poison the air and water.


19 posted on 05/06/2006 1:53:26 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: Sub-Driver

The ONLY person I have heard that has called someone "Unamerican" for an opposing view is his wife - Teresa.


20 posted on 05/06/2006 1:55:09 PM PDT by Hoodat ( Silly Dems, AYBABTU.)
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To: AliVeritas

How bout this for us: "spirit of illegality" ?

It's catchy AND to it's got double entendre value.


21 posted on 05/06/2006 1:55:50 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Sub-Driver

Whose in charge of the "not this sh*t again" graphic?

Where are you when we need you?


22 posted on 05/06/2006 1:56:22 PM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Your brand of Patriotism did not work then, and it will not work now, Jon.
23 posted on 05/06/2006 1:57:07 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: cardinal4

Have you noticed how ready Kerry and his boy buds are to accuse others of the very actions they would take if given the chance?


24 posted on 05/06/2006 2:02:05 PM PDT by MCCRon58 (Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who do neither, complain!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Even F'ing Kerry owns a dictionary.

pa·tri·ot (pā'trē-ət, -ŏt)

[French patriote, from Old French, compatriot, from Late Latin patriōta, from Greek patriōtēs, from patrios, of one's fathers, from patēr, patr-, father.] noun

One who loves, supports, and defends one's country.

25 posted on 05/06/2006 2:03:43 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Sub-Driver; CMS; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; OneLoyalAmerican; bkwells; ...

OPEN LETTER TO CINDY SHEEHAN (Must Read)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1491832/posts

Proof that hanoi kerry is behind baghdad sindee

by FReeper Mom of Two Soldiers

"OPEN LETTER TO CINDY SHEEHAN:
Residing in the same town as you once resided
and knowing your family,
I must ask you, "Whatever are you thinking? ..."

"...Cindy, you've changed since the Kerry campaign
contacted you in early July of last summer..."

"...Finally, and most disturbing,
how can you support a group that supported John Kerry,
who on April 7th, on National Public Radio
stated that Al Sadr had a "legitimate voice"
and that the Coalition (including your son)
should not have closed down his newspaper
after he called for the deaths of U.S. troops..."




Still don't think hanoi kerry and baghdad sindee aren't connected?

http://meetwiththemothers.org/userdata_display.php?modin=50&uid=454

Sen. John Kerry [D, MA]

Meeting Status: Had Meeting
Answers to Cindy's Questions
1. What noble cause? “This is an artsy question that is hard to answer. However I can tell you that a war based on lies is not noble, but a war based on bringing freedom to people is noble.”
2. How many more lives? “If we can not achieve the goal of bring freedom, I do not want to see any more lives lost in this war.”
3. How many lives are you personally willing to risk? “I will say the same thing. If this war will not bring freedom to the Iraqi people I am not willing to personally risk any lives.”
4. What are you doing to bring our troops home? “I believe that we are in a critical two month stage right now. The Iraqi people are supposed to have an election in December.”

Other comments made to Cindy during the meeting:

-He told Cindy “What you are doing is saving lives.”
-“I can not tell you how much I hate what he (Bush) has done.”
-“Rumsfeld is a disgrace.”
-“There are countries that will not become involved with Bush.”
-“What we are doing now has hurt the strength of our military.”


Contact Information
Website: http://kerry.senate.gov/
Phone: (202) 224-2742


http://meetwiththemothers.org/userdata_display.php?modin=50&uid=454


26 posted on 05/06/2006 2:07:25 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Support the troops by exposing the threats to them; i.e. hanoi kerry, etc)
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To: Sub-Driver

Epecially when John kerry is honored in a Vietnam war museum, in Vietnam.


27 posted on 05/06/2006 2:07:39 PM PDT by Perdogg (entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem)
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To: Miss Marple
However, I, Miss Marple, DO question his patriotism.

Now, to question something is to implicitly admit the possibility of its existence. More properly, you should say you deny his patriotism. :)

28 posted on 05/06/2006 2:10:19 PM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: Hoodat
Teresa Kerry uses "UnAmerican" qualifier
29 posted on 05/06/2006 2:12:03 PM PDT by Hoodat ( Silly Dems, AYBABTU.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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30 posted on 05/06/2006 2:14:45 PM PDT by skimask (People who care what you do don't matter.......People who matter don't care what you do.)
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To: Beckwith

31 posted on 05/06/2006 2:15:09 PM PDT by Hoodat ( Silly Dems, AYBABTU.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; All

32 posted on 05/06/2006 2:15:38 PM PDT by Gucho
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To: Sub-Driver
Kerry Accuses White House of Intolerance [habit of labeling dissenters as unpatriotic..

Wayne & Garth: "Well Shyaaaah..."

33 posted on 05/06/2006 2:17:23 PM PDT by Capn TrVth
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

34 posted on 05/06/2006 2:18:06 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Sub-Driver
I love how they scream about people being called "unpatriotic". I HAVE NEVER...EVER heard anyone from the White House or any other person in government refer to people that disagree with them as unpatriotic. It simply isn't true, and they run around screaming about it like its fact. Of course no one in the media ever points out this fact.
35 posted on 05/06/2006 2:19:45 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: KoRn; All

Correction. I think I recall Dean and maybe Reid refer to Republicans as unpatriotic...


36 posted on 05/06/2006 2:20:45 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub


"I have committed atrocities...."

37 posted on 05/06/2006 2:20:50 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Order of Battle: Sink or capture as Prize, MS Media)
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To: Sub-Driver
I am no fan of Bush but what the hell is Kerry talking about.

Bush is TOO WEAK in attacking dissenters. The only people bush actually fights in the media is his own base.
38 posted on 05/06/2006 2:22:08 PM PDT by RHINO369
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I'm still trying to figure out how this guy (Hanoi John Effin' Kerry) wasn't court-martialed and tried for TREASON.

Question his "patriotism"? How can that happen, since he has none.


39 posted on 05/06/2006 2:30:47 PM PDT by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: Sub-Driver
How come Lurch is not tolerant enough to allow the President, who beat him in the election, run the country and prosecute the War Against Terror without all the ankle biting?

How about THAT for being "tolerant" Lurch???
40 posted on 05/06/2006 2:34:10 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: mkjessup

Oh! Would that someone with access to Hanoi John Effing Kerry's DD-1080 "leak it!"

Lotsa other stuff "leaks." Whay not that one piece of paper?

For the good of the country?


41 posted on 05/06/2006 2:35:45 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry is unpatriotic. He just doesn't realize it.


42 posted on 05/06/2006 2:37:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Taxman

I think he finally did sign it and it showed he had a worse college score that Bush (The man he claims to be stupid) and then he tried to excuse the bad score by claiming to have been a drunk (What he tried to label Bush as).

You can't invent this pathetic stuff!


43 posted on 05/06/2006 2:39:46 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Please make him go away.




44 posted on 05/06/2006 2:40:14 PM PDT by Radix (Stop domestic violence. Beat abroad.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dismissing dissent is not only wrong but dangerous when America's leadership is unwilling to admit mistakes, unwilling to engage in honest discussion and unwilling to hold itself accountable for the consequences of decisions made without genuine disclosure or genuine debate," said Kerry, D-Mass.

Maybe it's time for another thread on Alternate Universes. Surely Kerry has not been observing the events in the same universe as we have.

45 posted on 05/06/2006 2:47:18 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Sub-Driver

The Left is pathetic.

Sorry but those who would use the first amendment to DO AWAY with the first amendment ARE UNPATRIOTIC.

WHERE IS KERRY'S SECRET PLAN TO "WIN THE WAR"?

HAS DEAN FOUND OSAMA AT ANY OF HIS DNC MEETINGS?


46 posted on 05/06/2006 2:50:29 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: cardinal4

Er, you are a traitor, Hanoi John!

What is intolerant about calling your a$$ out for treasonous speech and behavior?


47 posted on 05/06/2006 2:50:32 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Every time Kerry opens his mouth the only thing that comes out is BS. There should ba a crowd at every Kerry speech shouting BULLSHIT.


48 posted on 05/06/2006 2:51:29 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Sub-Driver

"BREATHES there the man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
'This is my own, my native land!'
Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd
As home his footsteps he hath turn'd
From wandering on a foreign strand?
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung."

~Sir Walter Scott


49 posted on 05/06/2006 2:59:42 PM PDT by EagleAndHawkMan
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To: Howie66
>" Question his "patriotism"? How can that happen, since he has none.>"

Oh contraire mon frair! He has the utmost loyalty to socialist rule!

Johnny's a hero in his mind!

Kill A Commie For Mommie

He's Got A Plan

Zippo Hero


Seven Dead Monkeys Page O Tunes

50 posted on 05/06/2006 3:04:43 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Politically Correct" is the politically correct term for "f*cking retarded")
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