Skip to comments.John Kerry: Bush A Criminal, Looting Country (Super-Sized Gag)
Posted on 06/05/2006 1:09:15 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
Sunday, June 4, 2006 10:49 p.m. EDT
John Kerry: Bush A Criminal, Looting Country
Failed presidential candidate John Kerry blasted President Bush on Thursday as a "criminal" who has been "looting the country."
The Massachusetts Democrat offered the incendiary comments during an off the record meeting with liberal bloggers after a speech in Los Angeles to the Pacific Council on International Policy.
According to the Web site L.A. Observed, Kerry asked the bloggers to keep his comments confidential; a request they apparently dismissed out of hand without telling him.
Blogger "Hollywood Liberal" reports that Kerry "agreed completely with someone's assessment that everything that Bush does is solely for the purpose of looting the country."
"[Kerry] basically said that Bush and his cohorts are criminals" the blogger continued. "At some other point he referred to Supreme Court Justices Alito, Scalia, and Roberts as 'Idiots.'"
With an eye on 2008, Kerry has been courting the blog community, which helped make Howard Dean the early Democratic presidential frontrunner in 2004.
Meanwhile, current Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's star continues to fade with the same group. Polls taken over the last year by the leading liberal blog, Daily Kos, show Clinton trailing Russ Feingold, Mark Warner and even Wesley Clark.
Nothing said about looting the Widow Heinz?
He called W a criminal? Is he crazy? ...Don't answer that
I guess it's not off the record. Bloggers have big mouths.
On the subject of looting, I have three words for Jean Francois: The Big Dig.
MEMO TO JOHN KERRY:
America still thinks you're an a-hole.
I seem to recall he got caught making similar comments to some union hack in '04.
That's a rhetorical question, right?
Bush has personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires to human genitals, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan, poisoned food stocks, and ravaged the countryside...........
Oh yeah ...
Somebody needs to take the "dead horse" away from Kerry, and bury it...
Didn't Kerry serve in Vietnam or something? That's what I heard some place. I forget......(sarc)
Pretty frightening constituency he is courting there....
That's "Zhen-ghis Kahn" (remember the over-the-top accent).
It used to be only kooks talked like this. Now it's the mainstream of the party leadership. Sick. And sad.
Did he really say that? That is a criminal statement by itself if true. How come we did not hear about this incredibly treasonous statement until now? In a way I am glad that the democrats are stupidly counting on President Bush low poll numbers to feel that comfortable and say these most outrageous things. We will have a great collection of sounds bites from these traitors when this fall election campaign starts, and it will backfire on them in a way that they have never imagined. Their fake victories and fake orgasms will end very bitterly on Elections night.
What a great shot! Did Silky Pony throw him the ball?
I wonder if he wrote his speach on the back of his jet fuel bill...
Ok. But which one is the REAL looterman? :-)
Yeah, those Senate confirmation hearings showed exactly who the idiots were, and it wasn't them.
Let's get a look at those fonts... <;-)
At the urging of Pamela Leavey of The Democratic Daily blog, Sen. John Kerry sat down and charmed more than a half-dozen liberal bloggers after his speech Thursday to the Pacific Council on International Policy in Century City. Kerry asked that the conversation be off the record, but some of the invited bloggers posted his remarks anyway. Hollywood Liberal writes that Kerry "agreed completely with someone's assessment that everything that Bush does is solely for the purpose of looting the country. He basically said that Bush and his cohorts are criminals" and that "at some other point he referred to Supreme Court Justices Alito, Scalia, and Roberts as 'Idiots.'" Steve Audio quotes Kerry saying "I should have fought back harder" during the 2004 campaign. Looks like the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Martini Republic were also represented, plus Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks Internet talk show. The gathering began inauspiciously—the hotel sign directed guests to the "John Kerry Bloogers Meeting"—but the Senator used the gaffe to win over his audience. Mission accomplished, writes Leavey: "My impression of the 'Bloogers' meeting was that each of the 'bloogers' walked away with a different impression of John Kerry, from the one the went into the room with. And that, part and parcel was what it was all about."
Remember that Kerry stated during the Presidential campaign that all Republicans are criminals. So obviously, Bush must be a criminal.
I guess this means that Kerry's made up his mind on the impeachment trial.
We KNOW who is an idiot???????????????????????? Don't we??????????
Failed presidential candidate John Kerry blah blah blah
They don't look charmed. Looks like they're fighting off sleep.
Kerry apparently is harboring the idea that he'll be running against George W. Bush again in 2008.
"Kin ah git me a rematch heah?"
I think that's what a lot of Americans hear; it's kind of this jumble of words. -- Sen. John Kerry
Just a gigolo everywhere I go people know the part I'm playing Paid for every dance selling each romance OOoohhhh what they are saying But there will come a day youth will pass away then what will they say about me When the end comes I know They'll say just a gigolo And life goes on without me.
This is the second part of the story. Go Here To see the beginning
Kerry came out and joked to the very well dressed crowd that while we were on Avenue of the Stars today, (the street the hotel is on), the Republican party was becoming the Avenue of the Indicted. He also said that Congress is more dysfunctional right now than it has ever been in the 22 years he has been there.
The Senator spoke on many subjects, and was clear, concise and confident as he made his points, unlike the man who supposedly beat him in the last election.
I was given a copy of the prepared text of Kerrys speech, but I took some notes of what he said. Some of the more interesting points:
He said that the war on terror in Afghanistan was a necessary thing when it was first started, after 9/11, but that Bush decided that he wanted to have a war with Iraq. He called Bushs Axis of Evil speech a "diversion of purpose" which Bush used to get his war. Bush chose to attack the only country in the region without weapons of mass destruction.
Now after three years Iraq still has no Interior Minister and no Defense Minister. Kerry said the problem in Iraq is one of Sunni vs. Shiite, and the only way to solve those problems is through diplomacy. He called for a Dayton-like summit in which all factions are brought to the table, and said that General Anthony Zinni, and Kofi Annan both agree with him that this is the best solution to the problem, and that if the factions can work out an agreement to avoid civil war that the jihadists and insurgents will not be able to survive.
Kerry went after Bushs pledge that "as they (Iraqis) step up we will step down." The goal was to have 272,000 Iraqis trained before we let them take over; as of now 255,000 Iraqis have been trained but not one U.S. soldier has been able to step down.
Another point he made was that Iran is delighted with our "predicament in Iraq" because it increases their leverage against us. He said that Bushs chief-of-staff Josh Bolten plans to use threats from Iran in the Republicans election strategy, and they will try to create fear that if we dont attack them they will attack us. Kerry is adamantly against us doing any kind of bombing of Iran. He said he accepted his responsibility for voting to use force in Iraq, and that we must not make the same mistake again.
He concluded by saying that according to the experts he has heard from, Iran is 5 to 10 years away from having nuclear capabilities so we have time for diplomacy, and that we need to repair what he called the gaping hole in the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty.
After the speech Kerry took some questions from the audience of the Pacific Council. One criticism of the past is that Kerry gives long winded answers to questions, and is not able to come to a simple point. I noticed this as he was answering the questions, since during the 20 minute Q&A he got to only four questions. At the end Warren Christopher got back up and said that Kerry had made the meeting of The PC one of the more memorable in the recent past. Christopher saidhe would be remiss if he didnt ask if Kerry plans to run, to which Kerry said he is thinking seriously about it, but right now is committed to doing as much as he can to help Democrats take back Congress this November..
When it was over Kerry mingled with some members of the PC, then I and the other bloggers were brought up to a small room for our meeting with The Senator. 10 of us sat at a small conference table and introduced ourselves. A few minutes later Kerry walked in, went around the room shaking hands and meeting everyone. He was very friendly and already knew a few of the people so it was very informal.
He talked about some of the mistakes that were made on his campaign such as having the convention five weeks before the Republicans and about how, with a 13 week campaign schedule instead the eight week schedule of the Republicans, he was unable to spend money in August because they needed it for the stretch run. It was during that time that he got attacked by the swift boaters. He said that they tried to attack him twice before, and he was able to rebut them with the truth immediately and slap them down, but the third time they got a $5 million check from T. Boone Pickens, and another $3 million from someone else, and they were able to get their message across by spending the $8 million.
Kerry agreed completely with someones assessment that everything that Bush does is solely for the purpose of looting the country. He basically said that Bush and his cohorts are criminals and that history will judge them so. He said that he believes that the pendulum will swing back and that is why after 35 years in politics he is still involved, otherwise he wouldnt waste his time. He also said that he never stopped fighting after the election, and that he still hasnt, but I didnt get to ask why he conceded the next morning, though I wish I had. At some other point he referred to Supreme Court Justices Alito, Scalia, and Roberts as Idiots
He said that if the Democrats could win just one house in the upcoming elections they will use that to stall all Republican legislation. He talked about how he has helped out 150 democrats who are running for election by raising $7 million for their campaigns, and that he believes that democrats will win one of the two houses back. I wasnt able to get to any of my questions that I had prepared for Kerry during the meeting because it was constant back and forth between every one there with some very frank questions and answers but after it was over
Then, as the elevator doors were opening, he shook my hand, put his other hand on my shoulder and said that it was really nice to meet me. The doors opened and he was gone. On his way to another event tonight in Whittier.
John Kerry: looting the Heinz trust fund.
Da two youts...
Is that the French pass?
Agh! Go away! PLEASE, for the love of God, go away!
"...off the record..."
Just damn! How queer can you get throwing a football?
The Crying of the Liberal Women on Election Night is starting to become a tradition. I'd hate to see us break it.
"Do I make you laugh? Do I f****in' amuse you?"
Nice try, but the first picture was the "faggyest"
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