Skip to comments.FLASH: McCain Calls On Kerry To Apologize
Posted on 10/31/2006 8:59:29 AM PST by milwguy
Senator Kerry owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq, who answered their country's call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education. Americans from all backgrounds, well off and less fortunate, with high school diplomas and graduate degrees, take seriously their duty to our country, and risk their lives today to defend the rest of us in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.
They all deserve our respect and deepest gratitude for their service. The suggestion that only the least educated Americans would agree to serve in the military and fight in Iraq, is an insult to every soldier serving in combat, and should deeply offend any American with an ounce of appreciation for what they suffer and risk so that the rest of us can sleep more comfortably at night. Without them, we wouldn't live in a country where people securely possess all their God-given rights, including the right to express insensitive, ill-considered and uninformed remarks.
nah..Kerry didn't say "macaca"
Sometimes McCain does the absolute right thing. This is one of those times.
As if I needed another reason to loathe John Kerry...
My name is John McCain, and I approved this message.
paid for by McCain 2008.
Probably a waste of time. Being liberal means never having to say you're sorry.
BTW, when is John F. Kerry going to actually send in that Form SF-171 that he said he signed?
Kerry really is a complete bastard.
Awesome and excellent! Way to go, John!
Perhaps, but certainly one of the better ads anyone has run lately.
without question... I just wish it wasn't him. Can't stand the guy.
libs don't aopologize. They dissemble, twist, qualify, parse. But because they believe moral standards and truth are not metters of black and white, they will admit no wrong.
What a great put-down!
That sums up everything a liberal democrat is and believes.
He's not my favorite either, but having McCain say this, as opposed to Cheney or Hastert might actually get it some much needed media attention.
So the mask slips, and underneath Kerry's carefully assumed regard for the troops is a hateful, contemptuous elitist who thinks of the military as a penalty, not an honor. The men and women in it might beg to differ. God bless them all, and Kerry can kiss my DD214. It's in my hip pocket.
If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.
Now Murtha on the other hand...
Just watch how Alan Colmes spins Kerry's comments tonight on H&C.
Let's see if this makes MSM news when Rangel calls the VP a SOB and Kerry calls every man & woman in our entire Military, uneducated and DUMB!
I'm not a big McCain fan either, but his comments are spot-on this time. Kerry is a disgrace. He and Murtha, and the rest of their band of bozos need to be run out of town on a rail.
Good link. This is catching fire.
Irey needs to call on Murtha to repudiate Kerry's statement..
Kerry will apologize, say he didn't mean it the way it came out, remind us that he was in the service in Vietnam. He will ignore the fact that he only went in the Navy after he was refused a deferment to continue studies in Paris, and only served in Vietnam because the type of vessel he was on was then assigned for Vietnam duty, which then required three invented Purple Hearts to escape from the assigment and get back to the States.
Just as the Dems try to tie President Bush to the House and Senate Republicans up for re-election, the RNC should be making ads immediately, tieing Kerry and his loathing of the military to the likes of doves like Casey, Sherrod Brown, and Tester.
The media fawns over McCain. Mark my words, this will make the news now.
Thanks for posting.
Glad to see McCain "step up to the plate!"
I understand Tony Snow also reprimanded Kerry this a.m.
As a Marine Corps Viet Nam combat veteran, I find everything about John Kerry despicable.
I have personally met many of the Marines serving in Iraq and you could not be prouder of these men. All were PH recipients and many with multiple PH's & multiple tours of combat duty in Iraq!
I know what you mean....
Wow, something I can actually agree with McCain on...
.The transcript shows that Kerry's freshman-year average was 71. He scored a 61 in geology, a 63 and 68 in two history classes, and a 69 in political science. His top score was a 79, in another political science course. Another of his strongest efforts, a 77, came in French class. Under Yale's grading system in effect at the time, grades between 90 and 100 equaled an A, 80-89 a B, 70-79 a C, 60 to 69 a D, and anything below that was a failing grade. In addition to Kerry's four D's in his freshman year, he received one D in his sophomore year. He did not fail any courses...
Guess that's why he went to Vietnam? Guess again.
The whole Republican House and Senate need to call a press conference immediately and denounce Kerry's remarks!
Posted the following on another thread. Statement from the Kerry camp on the on-going flap:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2006
Statement of John Kerry Responding to Republican Distortions, Pathetic Tony Snow Diversions and Distractions
Washington Senator John Kerry issued the following statement in response to White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, assorted right wing nut-jobs, and right wing talk show hosts desperately distorting Kerrys comments about President Bush to divert attention from their disastrous record:
If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy. This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. Im sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did.
Im not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Foxs Parkinsons disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq. It disgusts me that these Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have.
The people who owe our troops an apology are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it. These Republicans are afraid to debate veterans who live and breathe the concerns of our troops, not the empty slogans of an Administration that sent our brave troops to war without body armor.
Bottom line, these Republicans want to debate straw men because theyre afraid to debate real men. And this time it wont work because were going to stay in their face with the truth and deny them even a sliver of light for their distortions. No Democrat will be bullied by an administration that has a cut and run policy in Afghanistan and a stand still and lose strategy in Iraq.
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This is Rove's REAL october suprise. Step back and let the Democrats get confidence and then they sometimes slip and say what the REALLY think.
I know a number of people currently serving in our armed forces. They are, without exception, bright, committed, well-educated, capable, patriotic and sane. None of these qualities can be attributed to Mr. Kerry and his ilk.
McCain Comet passes briefly near the Sanity Nebula.
Enjoy it while you can.
ROFLMAO. This is his real response????
My nephew is a recruiter. The military does have high standards to meet!
It's real. Rush just read parts of it during the opening of his show.
This is better than Kerry's original comments!
More elite-ism from Silver Sppon Kerry.
LOL. Amen to that.
The thing that gets me about Kerry is that he has the sheer audacity to go around telling people just how much smarter he is than the President, how had he been elected the the blind would see and the lame walk and NK would be nuke free and the ME returned to Garden of Eden status.
And then he pulls something like this and isn't the slightest bit embarrassed.
I'd give McCain some points for his statement, but frankly, Kerry makes it so damn easy!
For being born?
I thought so too, but post #35 is his official release. He's claiming that he's the victim.
Kerry is a low-life coward.
When you never work a day in your life because your wife supports you and your idea of fighting a war is parade around in a uniform and get a phoney purple heart for a hangnail, you're too superficial a person to know what's going on in the world.
Very well said!
Also, Kerry and Murtha are like two peas in a pod.
I just got home...has this gotten any TV news coverage??
Sure, the talk shows and Drudge are talking about it...but, I betcha it doesn't get 15 front page stories on the NYT or Wapo...like macaca or Foley.
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