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GOP Calls for Dem Opponents to Distance Selves From Kerry Comments
FOXNEWS.COM ^ | oct. 31, 2006 | FOX NEWS

Posted on 10/31/2006 8:07:06 PM PST by blogblogginaway

WASHINGTON — Republicans are trying a seemingly successful technique found in Democratic campaign playbooks, linking their opponent to an objectionable gaffe much the way Democrats have pinned Republican candidates to politically unpopular President Bush.

That appears to be the game plan as the GOP seeks to make John Kerry a last-minute issue before next Tuesday's midterm election by demanding to know whether their Democratic opponents support the Massachusetts senator's recent criticism of U.S. troops in Iraq.

"Sen. Cantwell is Sen. Kerry's host in our state," reads a press release from Mike McGavick, Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell's Republican opponent. "She has evaded comment time and time again in this campaign. Not this time. Sen. Cantwell owes Washington's veterans and soldiers an explanation. She has taken Sen. Kerry's money. Does she also accept his comments?"

Joe Sestak has closely allied himself with John Kerry throughout this campaign,” Mike Puppio, chairman of Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Curt Weldon’s re-election campaign, said of the retired admiral who is ahead of Weldon in the polls.

“The question now is whether Sestak will publicly condemn the insensitive and wildly off base comments by Kerry that belittle and denigrate our men and women in the military. ... Joe Sestak should call on his friend John Kerry to apologize,” Puppio said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benedictarnold; elections; hanoikerry; johnkerry; kerry; kerrydumbiraqgaffe; kerrylost; roadkill; swiftvets
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1 posted on 10/31/2006 8:07:07 PM PST by blogblogginaway
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To: blogblogginaway

I think the democrats should snuggle right up close to the dessicated one.


2 posted on 10/31/2006 8:08:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: blogblogginaway
I think we should call on Harry Reid to resign.

He obviously knew Kerry had these feelings about our military, but he did nothing to keep F'n from preying on our country.

3 posted on 10/31/2006 8:09:05 PM PST by comebacknewt
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To: blogblogginaway
No, no, support their boy: Go Johnny, Go!
4 posted on 10/31/2006 8:09:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: blogblogginaway

DemocRATS to the U.S. military: Drop dead.


5 posted on 10/31/2006 8:10:05 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: cripplecreek

It's definitely time for kerry to get another facial treatment and a better hair job.

His valet in charge of blow drying has lost his touch.


6 posted on 10/31/2006 8:10:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cripplecreek

I'm wondering why the Republicans are suggesting this myself. Why aid and abet the enemy? Sheesh GOP, don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Just shut up and let him bury himself and his party.


7 posted on 10/31/2006 8:11:41 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Cicero

The GOP should just SHUT UP......and let this thing take its own course.


8 posted on 10/31/2006 8:11:53 PM PST by Howlin (Why Won't Nancy Pelosi Let Louis Freeh Investigate the Page Scandal?)
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To: blogblogginaway

Guess someone should tell the Junk Media that even their own garbage polls only show 36% of likey voters see their vote as a vote against President Bush. 64% either are voting from the Pres or simply think it is irrelevent to their vote. So it seems about not even 1/3 of the Democrat Base is buying the DNC directed Junk Media lie about this election being a Bush referendum.


9 posted on 10/31/2006 8:12:00 PM PST by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party: Hard on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism!)
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To: blogblogginaway

Go for it. This should help the GOP!


10 posted on 10/31/2006 8:12:15 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: blogblogginaway

No, the MSM assures me that this is just another act of Republican desperation. Yep, meet this weeks MSM action line/dem talking point de jour, "desperation."


11 posted on 10/31/2006 8:12:28 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: blogblogginaway

I say take away the shovels and give them an earth mover. It works a lot faster.


12 posted on 10/31/2006 8:16:20 PM PST by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: blogblogginaway
Kerry says he botched a joke.
I say he accidentally revealed his true feelings, and the true feelings of many dems.
13 posted on 10/31/2006 8:16:46 PM PST by syriacus (MJ Fox tells the US, "Show me you love me, baby, by obliterating the most vulnerable.")
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To: comebacknewt

LOL!!


14 posted on 10/31/2006 8:18:49 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: cripplecreek

"right up close to the dessicated one."

Who are you talking about-Pelosi? Gotta be more specific;))


15 posted on 10/31/2006 8:23:44 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: blogblogginaway

Maybe someone who supports Hillary wrote the "botched joke" for Kerry.


16 posted on 10/31/2006 8:31:58 PM PST by syriacus (MJ Fox tells the US, "Show me you love me, baby, by obliterating the most vulnerable.")
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To: metmom
This may be a better way to go.

Diana Irey calls on Jack Murtha to denounce John Kerry’s slur on our military.

17 posted on 10/31/2006 8:32:34 PM PST by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: blogblogginaway
Every hour the Dems delay in denouncing Lurch's gross and elitist insult to our men and women in uniform is additional evidence that they share his opinion.
18 posted on 10/31/2006 8:34:15 PM PST by JCEccles
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To: blogblogginaway
That's HARDLY a gaffe. His true feelings came through loud and clear.

His transparent attempt to claim it was a 'botched joke' is even more outrageous and insulting than his original insult.

It's time for the Republican Party to ask democrats nationally to 'put up or shut up'--when it comes to publicly CONDEMNING Kerry slander against our men and women in uniform.

He has spewed his hate, venom and vitriol against our military one too many times now.

19 posted on 10/31/2006 8:35:24 PM PST by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it advances RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: MNJohnnie; Howlin; governsleastgovernsbest

Nightline coming on...

Let's see....a segment on Michael J. Fox...Heather Mills and Paul McCartney..and a segment on James Webb crying about people reading his novels...

Nope....no mention of John Kerry....


20 posted on 10/31/2006 8:37:25 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: Txsleuth
The Press will do its best to ignore and hide Kerry's slander of our military.

The reason is simple--it's because the MSM AGREES WITH HIM!!!!

21 posted on 10/31/2006 8:39:20 PM PST by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it advances RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: All

Everyone who was planning to Freep a scheduled Kerry appearance for Wednesday should show up in full Freep mode.

The fact that Kerry (who served in Vietnam, by the way) cancelled his appearances gives this story legs - meaning there will be local news out there to cover the "lack of a story."

GIVE THEM A STORY!!! Let the press know you DID NOT FORGET that JOHN F'N KERRY was supposed to BE HERE on Wednesday and that a local Dim candidate was the ONE TO INVITE HIM, and then question whether that Dim thinks our troops are a bunch of non-educated fools, as the candidate's SCHEDULED GUEST thinks they are.


22 posted on 10/31/2006 8:40:02 PM PST by fidelio
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To: blogblogginaway

Kerry is such a dork.I just read he's canceling everything for tomorrow.Probably gonna go on a drunk.


23 posted on 10/31/2006 8:42:50 PM PST by Thombo2
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To: syriacus
Kerry says he botched a joke.
I say he accidentally revealed his true feelings, and the true feelings of many dems.

I say Kerry intentionally revealed his true feelings and miscalculated, brain-farted, and overlooked the negative response to his snobbish comment.

24 posted on 10/31/2006 8:47:39 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: blogblogginaway; TheRake; rogator; kellynla; redgirlinabluestate; DadOfTwoMarines; aimee5291; ...

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25 posted on 10/31/2006 8:48:48 PM PST by narses (St Thomas says “lex injusta non obligat”)
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To: blogblogginaway

For those thinking that this was a gaffe, remember not so long ago the despicable story of on Rene Gonzalez, a student at UMASS, who disparaged the death of Pat Tillman?

Wrote Mr. Gonzalez in the Dailiy Collegian in response to people thinking that Tillman was a hero:

"However, in my neighborhood in Puerto Rico, Tillman would have been called a “pendejo,” an idiot. Tillman, in the absurd belief that he was defending or serving his all-powerful country from a seventh-rate, Third World nation devastated by the previous conflicts it had endured, decided to give up a comfortable life to place himself in a combat situation that cost him his life. This was not “Ramon or Tyrone,” who joined the military out of financial necessity, or to have a chance at education. This was a “G.I. Joe” guy who got what was coming to him. That was not heroism, it was prophetic idiocy.

Tillman, probably acting out his nationalist-patriotic fantasies forged in years of exposure to Clint Eastwood and Rambo movies, decided to insert himself into a conflict he didn’t need to insert himself into. It wasn’t like he was defending the East coast from an invasion of a foreign power. THAT would have been heroic and laudable. What he did was make himself useful to a foreign invading army, and he paid for it. It’s hard to say I have any sympathy for his death because I don’t feel like his “service” was necessary. He wasn’t defending me, nor was he defending the Afghani people. He was acting out his macho, patriotic crap and I guess someone with a bigger gun did him in."

This is what they teach in Massachusetts colleges, and, no doubt, in most other ultraliberal college campuses.

What Kerry said was no different. Kerry was simply spouting conventional liberal "wisdom," that soldiers are "idiots" or "uneducated."

Kerry, like Gonzalez, should be run out of town on a rail. Throw in some tar and feathers, as well as a swift kick in the ass.


26 posted on 10/31/2006 8:50:15 PM PST by SpinyNorman (The ACLU empowers terrorists and criminals, weakens America, and degrades our society.)
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To: Red Steel
I agree. That was not an accident. His true feelings came through LOUD AND CLEAR.

Why is this surprising? Heck, he's been saying virtually the same thing about our military since his Vietnam days--over 30 years now.

Nothing 'botched' here. Nothing 'botched' at all.

His tortured and pathetic explanation was even more transparent, phoney, patronizing and insulting than his original slander of our military.

27 posted on 10/31/2006 8:56:33 PM PST by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it advances RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Howlin
"The GOP should just SHUT UP......and let this thing take its own course."

Maybe the GOP should, but every pubbie in every race ought to ask their opponent to take a stand on it.

Claire McCaskill, do you think that John Kerry should apologize to our military? Even if it was a "botched joke", doesn't he owe them an apology?

28 posted on 10/31/2006 8:56:35 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter (Sign at World Series in St. Louis, October 27, 2006 "The Experts are Idiots")
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To: blogblogginaway
linking their opponent to an objectionable gaffe much the way Democrats have pinned Republican candidates to politically unpopular President Bush.

The thing is, the more Bush stands up for the Military, the less "unpopular" he becomes.

Great strategy dems. Link your opponents to the most popular elected official in the nation, while linking your own fortunes to a tin-eared, self-obsessed Chernobyl man.
29 posted on 10/31/2006 9:13:12 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Kerry's Joke Insulted The Wrong People In The Wrong War At the Wrong Time)
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To: metmom

It's brilliant, stuck between a rock and a hard place!


30 posted on 10/31/2006 9:18:28 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: Howlin
The GOP should just SHUT UP......and let this thing take its own course.

The ONLY REASON the GOP is IN any kind of mess is that they ALWAYS let these things "take their own course". The FOLEY thing "took its own course". The VALERIE PLAME kerfuffel "took its own course". ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION "took its own course". STEM CELL RESEARCH "took its own course".

Letting this "take its own course" means allowing JAMES CARVILLE and HOWARD DEAN to set the agenda. NUH UH. Not this time. Not this issue. The dems are DEAD on this issue, if the Republicans give it even a little effort. They're holding a sharp stake right over Vlad The Impaler's heart in one hand and an 8 pound sledgehammer in the other. There's not ONE GOOD REASON to refrain from taking a swing.
31 posted on 10/31/2006 9:19:20 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Kerry's Joke Insulted The Wrong People In The Wrong War At the Wrong Time)
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To: blogblogginaway

I can't believe that J F'in K helped save the day...FOR US!
Him being a flip-flopping traitorous bastard in '04 was gift enough.
And now a second election where his ineptitude and total lack of any gravitas come forefront with 7 days remaining until election day.
I can't imagine what Karl Rove thought the first time he heard /saw Jenjis John jump the shark again.
I would have paid money to see the look on his face as he muttered "Lurch, You magnificent bastard!", and smiled :)
Just like I am now. Broken glass baby, broken glass.


32 posted on 10/31/2006 9:32:58 PM PST by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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To: blogblogginaway

Has Kerry became a 5 letter word little Chuckie Shumer.


33 posted on 10/31/2006 9:34:57 PM PST by Brimack34 (I hate the MSM)
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To: comebacknewt

LOL! I love it!


34 posted on 10/31/2006 9:39:32 PM PST by eric_da_grate
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To: JerseyDvl

Around here people still ride around with Kerry bumper stickers.

I wonder how long that will last.


35 posted on 10/31/2006 9:39:46 PM PST by zeebee
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To: blogblogginaway

john kerry must resign immediately! He is a disgrace to the Senate and to his party! He must return to private life and forever hang his head in shame. Resign, john kerry!


36 posted on 10/31/2006 10:24:09 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: blogblogginaway

Nobody has said it yet so I will: The gift that keeps on giving.

Maybe there is a God after all.


37 posted on 10/31/2006 10:24:53 PM PST by Northern Alliance
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To: blogblogginaway

bttt


38 posted on 10/31/2006 10:25:51 PM PST by 1035rep
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To: blogblogginaway

Dere John Kerry,

Thank u four stikking up for me. Im a soldur who got bad grads in hie skool and Boosh cent me to Irak. I no that this also happnd to yoo bekaus you had D's in kolleg and got shopped to Veetnam. Pleese help me get bak hom.

Sinseerly Pvt Rove


~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(I stole this from another FReeper and I apologise, but not very much...)


39 posted on 10/31/2006 10:35:54 PM PST by bitt ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.")
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To: Howlin
The GOP should just SHUT UP......and let this thing take its own course.

It may take the GOP and ourselves to keep this thing alive. I do not believe that the MSM will keep the story going. Rush and the like will only be preaching to the choir.

40 posted on 10/31/2006 10:37:16 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Howlin

"The GOP should just SHUT UP......and let this thing take its own course."

I agree. Enough has been said now. Move on.
Remind people why to vote for Republicans.
Kerry just reminded them what liberalism/democrats are all about.


41 posted on 10/31/2006 11:00:17 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: fidelio

Jf'n cancelled all his Wednesday appointments .. and one IA Dem candidate in a tight race uninvited him, suggesting his comments were "inappropriate" ... guess that candidate missed the punchine, too.


42 posted on 10/31/2006 11:07:37 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: bitt

LOL! Well worth stealing!


43 posted on 11/01/2006 12:04:42 AM PST by maryz
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To: blogblogginaway
Personally, I hope the RATS and the MSM rally around kerry and defend him to the death. (Specifically, the death of their treasonous, lying party)
44 posted on 11/01/2006 12:12:26 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: A Citizen Reporter

That's a better suggestion. Force the issue. Make them take a stand.


45 posted on 11/01/2006 5:31:26 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
The dems are DEAD on this issue, if the Republicans give it even a little effort.

I agree--the call in itself makes news, and when few or none of the Dems respond, the Republicans can bring it up again.

46 posted on 11/01/2006 5:41:36 AM PST by proud American in Canada (Thy Will Be Done.)
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To: blogblogginaway
Oh this is too darn good...finally...God hands over the victory while Kerry & Co. fall on their own swords...this is just so rich!

God be praised!

47 posted on 11/01/2006 7:29:50 AM PST by pray4liberty (School District horrors: http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

I agree. The GOP needs to pound this for at least another news cycle. They need to force all the Dem candidates in contested races to state their position.

Individual Freepers should also be burning up the phone lines to their Dem candidate up for election, asking them to take a stand against Kerry. Like another Freeper said, this puts the Dems between a rock and a hard place. If they stand up for the troops, they lose the moonbat vote. If they don't, they lose the moderate Dem vote. Split the Dem vote and you've got a perfect recipe for the Pubbie to win.


48 posted on 11/01/2006 7:57:52 AM PST by LadyNavyVet
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To: Howlin
The GOP should just SHUT UP......and let this thing take its own course.

I would normally tend to agree, but the Dems were trying very hard to say nothing in hopes this would just fade away. If the GOP forces them to address the issue, that's two or three more news cycles that the Dems are playing defense over Flipper's comments - and there are only six news cycles left until the election.

49 posted on 11/01/2006 8:00:16 AM PST by dirtboy (John Kerry - the world's only re-usable political suicide bomber.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Agreed. Stay on offense, b/c the MSM will deliberately try to bury the story - their effort is well underway.

BTW, I heard that Kerry just released another asinine "non-apology" -- can anyone confirm?


50 posted on 11/01/2006 8:01:55 AM PST by mwl1
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