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John Kerry, Soldiers in Iraq are stupid, lazy.
Captain's Quarters ^ | October 31, 2006 | uk

Posted on 10/31/2006 5:30:35 AM PST by Leisler

John Kerry has never hidden his contempt for the armed forces very well, not even when he served as an officer in the Navy. Yesterday the mask slipped a little bit, as John Ziegler at KFI notes on his website, and Allahpundit mirrors at Hot Air. At a political rally for California's Democratic challenger to Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor, Phil Angelides, Kerry told the Pasadena City College crowd to study hard and get an education -- or wind up like the losers in the military:

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” Wow. Just wow. It's worth recalling that Kerry at one time aspired to command these same men and women from the White House, and claims to still want to lead them. How would these people react to taking orders from a Commander-in-Chief who believes them to be uneducated, lazy losers?

We'll see if Kerry's peers in the Democratic Party support Kerry's description of our fighting men and women. If Democrats that have had John Kerry campaign on their behalf refuse to address Kerry's remarks or openly supports their characterization, it will expose the hypocrisy and the contempt that the Left has for the military. All of the talk of "supporting the troops" will be revealed as lip service.

Will Ned Lamont repudiate Kerry's words? Will Bob Casey, Jr dispute his mentor's characterization of our military as a junkyard for goldbricking idiots? Will Benjamin Cardin affirm that soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines don't have what it takes to succeed in life? Here in Minnesota, does Amy Klobuchar agree with Kerry's analysis? (h/t: Michelle Malkin)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: afganistan; democrat; gingrich; iraq; newt; swiftboat; wot
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1 posted on 10/31/2006 5:30:38 AM PST by Leisler
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To: Leisler
I can imagine the smile that is crossing the features of Karl Rove upon hearing about this.

Regards, Ivan

2 posted on 10/31/2006 5:31:46 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: MadIvan

Rove made him say it.


3 posted on 10/31/2006 5:32:42 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: MadIvan
Bump!

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4 posted on 10/31/2006 5:33:12 AM PST by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE CONTINUE ON TO VICTORY!)
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To: Leisler
had a rep said this, it would be headlining on every network going..instead.....
5 posted on 10/31/2006 5:33:25 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (At 53, I'm already thinkin about goin home before I get to where I'm goin...:-))
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To: MadIvan
To help out John Kerry, I think what he meant was that you wouldn't find a 500 million dollar first wife, nor a billion dollar second wife, if you were in Iraq.

Other than being Ted Kennedy's step'n fetchit in the Senate, the only work Kerry has really done is chase older richer women.
6 posted on 10/31/2006 5:35:15 AM PST by Leisler
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To: Leisler

What an insulting, anti-American,ungrateful jackass.

Many, many people have felt the loss of someone in Iraq.

A fine young man who grew up down the read from us was killed when his blackhawk was shot down. I used to babysit him. He was my brother's best friend.

Far from stupid, he was a graduate of West Point. He was highly intelligent, inquisitive, curious, with a real passion for life, love of God, his family and his country.

John Kerry can go to hell.


7 posted on 10/31/2006 5:38:15 AM PST by regularperson (St. Louis Cardinals.....World Champions)
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To: Leisler
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” ...John Kerry

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, speaks in support of California gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides at a rally held at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Ann Johansson)

8 posted on 10/31/2006 5:38:34 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Leisler

Bill Bennett's callers have been clobbering Kerry.
Marines, Soldiers, Mothers of Son's planning to enter the service.
Note that Kerry has insulted the sons and daughters fighting in Iraq, and their Parents also vote.


9 posted on 10/31/2006 5:42:05 AM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: regularperson

"What an insulting, anti-American,ungrateful jackass."

Right.

Especially considering that this clown parlayed his 'service' into national media attention for himself and his own personal agenda. He even wore his fatigues while bashing the military, once he was home.

This is NOT a man!


10 posted on 10/31/2006 5:43:14 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: regularperson
Bless this young man and his family. Wish we could take away the hurt that comments like this cause.

Alas, we just pray for our heroes and condemn such hateful rhetoric.

Impugning the patriotism of our heroes just comes naturally do most dems.

11 posted on 10/31/2006 5:43:26 AM PST by OldFriend (CNN ~ GIVING THE TERRORISTS A FAIR SHAKE)
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To: Leisler

I suppose the really smart ones marry some drunk rich bitch and live off their money.


12 posted on 10/31/2006 5:43:27 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Leisler

The buffoonery of this empty suit is astonishing.


13 posted on 10/31/2006 5:43:52 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: regularperson

"a fine young man who grew up down the road from us was killed when his blackhawk was shot down."

(probably had a heart the size of the grand canyon....)


14 posted on 10/31/2006 5:44:47 AM PST by ripley
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To: Leisler
Kerry let his mask slip and spoke his true opinion - and that of many Democrats - of our troops. Putting aside the vileness of the statement itself, I hope this bites Dems in the butt - BIG TIME!
15 posted on 10/31/2006 5:45:39 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Leisler

John Kerry: Dumb as a rock and proud as a peacock.


16 posted on 10/31/2006 5:46:27 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Look for a Elephantastic party win ,so painful the dims charge us with abusing jackasses.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

John Kerry...what a pathetic, unpatriotic, hubris-consumed,miserable, stupid jerk!!!


17 posted on 10/31/2006 5:46:43 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: F.J. Mitchell

May both my senators drop dead.


18 posted on 10/31/2006 5:47:46 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Leisler

Well, John, you just wrote a campaign ad for your next opponent. Thanks; that saved us Republicans some money.


19 posted on 10/31/2006 5:48:32 AM PST by Fairview
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To: MadIvan
And they talk about George Bush's weakness and gaffes using the English language.....

We really know what the jerk was trying to say, but geesh...this from a man wanting to be President of the United States?

INCONCEIVABLE!! ;^)

20 posted on 10/31/2006 5:48:59 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: layman

Yes, I have always been impressed that Senator Kerry is not really very smart. In spite of the claims President Bush lacked intellectual ability he proved to be able to not only get an MBA but a career apart from politics. Senator Kerry was a mediocre law student who avoided the law by entering politics.

Not so with Kerry. He has been a career politician from the getgo and if he were not mentored by Kennedy and in an overwhelming liberal state, he would not have that as an option either.

In short, this is a "dumb" remark by a "dumb" man. I hope the DU and Kosites are happy with him.


21 posted on 10/31/2006 5:49:09 AM PST by shrinkermd
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To: Leisler
This from John D-Student Kerry!
22 posted on 10/31/2006 5:51:08 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Leisler

Bump for The Defective One--Jon Fn Kerri....


23 posted on 10/31/2006 5:52:00 AM PST by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Leisler

Ooops. That won't help Webb in VA.

Allen should use Kerry's quote as a club.


24 posted on 10/31/2006 5:52:39 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: DCPatriot
The only mistake Kerry made was saying what he really believes.

That was as true of a insight into KerryWorld that you will ever see.

I wonder what the couple of Swift Boat vet's that still supported this POS will think?
25 posted on 10/31/2006 5:52:59 AM PST by Leisler
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To: shrinkermd

And dumb Americans are about to vote him and his party into power.


26 posted on 10/31/2006 5:53:28 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: Leisler

John...I have a BS & MS and I've chosen to wear this uniform. And, I'm damned proud of it!


27 posted on 10/31/2006 5:54:22 AM PST by TankerKC (I Predict that over 50% of the Major Party Candidates Will Lose on Election Day!)
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To: Leisler

Phil Angelides is 18 points down and with friends like this, he won't move up with this.


28 posted on 10/31/2006 5:54:39 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: shrinkermd

This proves the Swift Boat Vets for Truth were right all along.
Thank you John F'n Kerry for that October surprise.




29 posted on 10/31/2006 5:55:16 AM PST by chardonnay ( www.ballbusters.org)
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To: shrinkermd

Why do I get the notion that if instead of running a boat aground every other day, if Kerry had taken delta wing pilot training, he would of become a long forgotten smudge mark?


30 posted on 10/31/2006 5:55:20 AM PST by Leisler
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To: MadIvan

Kerry is only reflecting the views of many Democrats. Although I must give Kerry his due. He knows a lot about losing. Hopefully, the Republicans will pick up on this pronto, and get it widespread. Maybe even President Bush or Tony Snow can find time to say "Many who heard the comment may find it repugnant."


31 posted on 10/31/2006 5:58:17 AM PST by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Leisler

Kerry's condescending arrogance bubbles to the top.

What a gold plated phony ! I can't wait to hear his excuse on this one.


32 posted on 10/31/2006 6:00:37 AM PST by Veeram (why the does the left HATE America ?)
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To: Leisler

My dad was career Air Force and a Vietnam vet. He has a PhD in Economics and has taught at such Universities as Johns Hopkins, Penn State and the Air Force Academy. He received his Masters and Doctorate degrees while in the military.

He is also a life long democrat but refused to vote for Kerry in 2004.


33 posted on 10/31/2006 6:01:05 AM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: Leisler

Please tell me you emailed that audio to Rush, Hannity, FNC and Karl Rove. John Effin' Kerry just admitted what the RATS really think of our military.


34 posted on 10/31/2006 6:02:53 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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To: Leisler

Packaged & sent to my mailing list. Photo, sound clip & all.


35 posted on 10/31/2006 6:09:27 AM PST by kAcknor (Don't flatter yourself.... It is a gun in my pocket.)
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To: Leisler
This one needs to be put in a file to pull out again if this idiot decides to run in 08. I am a Navy Veteran and this man embarrasses me to no end. I am ashamed he wore the same uniform.
36 posted on 10/31/2006 6:10:33 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Leisler

The really stupid people are the ones in Taxachutesetts that keep voting for this creep.


37 posted on 10/31/2006 6:10:55 AM PST by alicewonders
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To: Leisler

Why is this man still talking? Isn't he done?


38 posted on 10/31/2006 6:11:04 AM PST by blu (Save the cheerleader, save the world!)
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To: Leisler

I just got banned (at least I think I am, they haven't said anything but I can't post) from the gasbuddy.com forums for bringing up the POW lawsuit against Kerry. Evidently, Kerry and Chavez are sacred cows over there.


39 posted on 10/31/2006 6:12:15 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Leisler
"“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” --- John Kerry

Yes, if our boys were 'smart' as you were in Vietnam Mr. Kerry, they'd have figured out that 3 Purple Hearts equals a ticket home, and that being an officer enables you to write up your own purple heart citations. Come to think of it Mr. Kerry, I am grateful to God that our troops aren't as "smart" as you were, because they'd all be conniving cowards and there would be no America.

40 posted on 10/31/2006 6:12:40 AM PST by TheCrusader
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To: Leisler

The creep.


41 posted on 10/31/2006 6:13:16 AM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: Leisler

Is there any other person on the face of the earth who deserves our unrelenting hatred more than this sorry no good turncoat piece of manure?


42 posted on 10/31/2006 6:14:39 AM PST by Rider on the Rain
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To: G Larry
Bill Bennett's callers have been clobbering Kerry.

And it's a great show.

43 posted on 10/31/2006 6:14:40 AM PST by GOP_Proud (How covert was Valerie Plame at the CIA? Her top-secret code name was "Valerie Plame." ...Coulter)
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To: Leisler
"Why do I get the notion that if instead of running a boat aground every other day, if Kerry had taken delta wing pilot training, he would of become a long forgotten smudge mark?"

I'm certain that he would still have found a way to go home early and condemn his buddies in combat, he's that kinda guy.

44 posted on 10/31/2006 6:15:01 AM PST by TheCrusader
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To: Leisler

save


45 posted on 10/31/2006 6:15:02 AM PST by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Leisler
...and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well.

The guy who is always yammering about being "tough and smart" doesn't sound like either. What a dunderhead.

46 posted on 10/31/2006 6:17:06 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Leisler

Once again, Kerry has shot himself in the ass.


47 posted on 10/31/2006 6:17:32 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: Leisler

The man needs a good "Patton slap".


48 posted on 10/31/2006 6:20:48 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Leisler
No...Kerry's point was that many young men and women who can't survive in college and can't find a decent paying job for their current skills, sign up for the military...many dreaming of having their college tuition paid for when they get out...and those end up with a rifle in Iraq.

Nevertheless...a very stupid and unthoughtful thing to say as a former and possible future candidate.

49 posted on 10/31/2006 6:22:45 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
It was the topic on the first hours of the KVI570 conservative talk radio - Kirby Wilber's show here in the Seattle area this morning. Kirby played the audio several times and took comments from callers. I have a feeling Rush, Hannity, Medved, and the rest will be on top of this by the time they get on.

We can do our part as well. I'm not one into chain e-mail, in fact I hate them, but this one needs to be passed on to every one you know, especially the military and their families.
50 posted on 10/31/2006 6:23:20 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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