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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
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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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