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John Kerry Gives Demos Botched Campaign
Bayou Buzz ^ | 11-1-06 | Jeff Crouere

Posted on 11/01/2006 10:23:46 AM PST by truthandlife

The Democratic Party is the political equivalent of the Keystone Cops, or the gang that couldn’t shoot straight. In football terms, the GOP has presented them with the ball on the one yard line and instead of pushing it in, they run the wrong way.

The Democrats are an amazingly incompetent group of politicians, always presenting to the American people the most liberal and extreme members who do not represent mainstream American values. The latest gaffe involves idiotic U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) who supposedly misspoke at a rally in California and instead of criticizing the President of the United States, criticized the brave men and women of the military. He told a student rally in California that they would get “stuck in Iraq” if they didn’t study hard. A political firestorm soon erupted and Kerry later claimed that it was a “botched” joke about Bush. Regardless, it was heard by U.S. troops as an insult and Kerry should have done the respectful thing and immediately apologized. Instead, he went on the attack and claimed he learned the lessons of 2004 by responding to criticism vigorously.

Sadly for Kerry, he is as clueless as ever. He played the 2004 campaign the wrong way and he played this incident the wrong way as well. Unfortunately for Democrats, the Kerry episode is a distraction and will serve to stop Democratic momentum and help energize the GOP base voters. Republicans can now take the high road of supporting U.S. troops and lauding them while blasting their opponents, whose 2004 presidential nominee made an insulting and ill-considered remark, whether it was botched or not.

In 2004, Kerry lost the presidential race because he was the wrong candidate at the wrong time. The right Democrat could have beaten Bush in 2000 and 2004; however, Democrats continue to nominate liberal losers like Al Gore and John Kerry, both relics of a bygone era and representing the most radical face of the Democratic Party. By inserting himself into the news now, Kerry is just reminding Americans about the last campaign, one in which the Democrats lost as Republicans painted them as weak on battling terror, pro tax increases and out of step with mainstream American values. Kerry is the perfect representation of the elite northeastern Senator who is more liberal than the average American. He is also pure and simple a political fool and he showed it once again yesterday. He could have handled the situation with class, but instead he handled it like a stark raving maniac.

Democrats need to lock up John Kerry for the next week. Today he is canceling political appearances around the country and going back to Washington D.C. He is the last person who should be campaigning for Democratic candidates. For one, he is a loser, who is also pretty reckless in his comments and has very little political skill. He reminds Americans once more that the Democratic Party is left of the country and shows why the Democratic Party cannot take advantage of so many GOP opportunities, because they are ill-equipped. The Democrats are represented by relics, people like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry and Howard Dean. The Democrats desperately need new leaders who will energize the American people and represent their values more accurately. The Republicans have made mistakes, but to capitalize, the Democrats need to have the right leadership. John Kerry is not the right type of leadership and if the Democrats don’t realize their mistake, their gains in this mid-term election will be muted and their chances of finally re-taking the White House in 2008 will be slim to none.


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: botched; campaign; dems; kerry

1 posted on 11/01/2006 10:23:49 AM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife
TROOPS ANSWER KERRY

 

2 posted on 11/01/2006 10:25:39 AM PST by ncfool (What's the Whine that Kerry' has.)
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To: truthandlife

This gaffe certainly helps, but I don't believe the Dems were going to take the House or Senate, anyway. At least this gives them a scapegoat for November 8th. In 2000, it was the Supreme Court. In 2004, it was Christian voters and "rigged" voting machines. They have excuses-a-plenty.


3 posted on 11/01/2006 10:27:59 AM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: truthandlife
It seems like everyone has now forgotten that Mark Foley ever existed.

It also seems like Markos Moulitsas Zuniga is having zero impact on this election - despite the grand claims of only a few months ago.

Ditto for MoveOn.org and their Nazi enabler George Soros.

4 posted on 11/01/2006 10:28:25 AM PST by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: edpc
As First Sergeant Holt was fond of telling us:

"Excuses are like a$$holes. Everybody has one, and they usually stink."

5 posted on 11/01/2006 10:29:16 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: edpc

John F'n Kerry .. the gift from the Dumbocrats that keeps on giving


6 posted on 11/01/2006 10:31:20 AM PST by clamper1797 (Kerry does support the troops ... just not ours)
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To: ncfool

This is priceless!


7 posted on 11/01/2006 10:32:33 AM PST by jsmaineconservative
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To: truthandlife
The Democratic Party is the political equivalent of the Keystone Cops, or the gang that couldn’t shoot straight. In football terms, the GOP has presented them with the ball on the one yard line and instead of pushing it in, they run the wrong way.

LOL

8 posted on 11/01/2006 10:34:14 AM PST by GOPJ (If he (Kerry) were to give personal advice about making it, it would...be to marry rich women-Hanson)
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To: ncfool

BTTT!!!

OMG what great troops we have.

Great photo.


9 posted on 11/01/2006 10:34:20 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: ncfool

LOL!!!I LOVE our MILITARY!!! One MUST be intelligent to do jokes well.....Kerry's "joke" was lame-o and this sign is GENIUS!!


10 posted on 11/01/2006 10:34:59 AM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: truthandlife
This exchange about Kerry got me banned from Gasbuddy.com's message boards; a guy upset at the upcoming POW lawsuit against Kerry explained it this way:

"The fact is, he is a reluctant and regretful hero and it must just burn Bush & Cheney supporters to no end since those two all but peed their pants to avoid serving their country. They were two pigs in the fat mud of deferrments and family favors while honest, regular Joes were spilling their blood or at least giving their time for what America asked of them.

Bush and Cheney could've only been greater insults if they had shimmied their pork-laden yellow bellies over the Canadian border. I have more respect for those who burned their draft cards in defiance than a couple of cowards who hid in the corners hoping trouble would overlook them."


My response was:

"All of which, of course, has nothing to do with Kerry's current legal troubles. But you boys have what may be a real big problem coming in the next year and a half. A little refresher:

1988 - It comes out that Dan Quayle was in the Indiana National Guard and the democrats try to take down the Bush/Quayle ticket, squealing about how Quayle ducked his service. Too late, Michael Dukakis said to his own people, "Hey, guys?!?!? I managed to get a deferment myself to get out Korea so let's not be too hard on little Dan." Lloyd Bentsen even ended up making a half-assed apology to Quayle but it was too late and the Dukakis/Bentsen came out looking pretty bad.

1992 - Bill Clinton who actually did use a lot of pull and "all but peed his pants to avoid serving his country" ran against war hero George Bush and all of sudden the lack of service wasn't really important. At the time, Kerry even said so much although in the back of his skinny head, he must have thought that he just might be able to pull off the war hero shtick in the future.

1996 - Clinton again against war hero Bob Dole and this time the subject was almost completely off the table except for those Clinton supporters who mocked Dole's severe war injury.

2000 - Bush - Gore; after research by both parties, it was decided that both candidates served their country honorably although unremarkably so the subject was pretty much closed.

2004 - Kerry springs his war hero campaign into action and manages to knock off the other democrat candidate. Mistake 1 for Kerry is that he thinks we forget that he is also a self-admitted war criminal who, as it turns out, isn't all that popular with his "band of brothers" after all. And the 2nd bigger mistake was using falsified documents ("fake but accurate" as SeeBS so memorably referred to them) to go after President Bush's service which, of course, had been thoroughly checked out by the Gore campaign 4 years earlier. Had Kerry avoided those two mistakes, he'd be sitting in the White House right now, for better or more likely worse.

Your problem is that you may well need to spin again for the 4th time if war hero John McCain is nominated and runs against Clinton, Obama, Edwards or one of the other democrat "cowards who hid in the corners hoping trouble would overlook them.""


And that got me tossed without even referring to him as Ketchup Boy. One of the tnings that is disallowed by their rules is: "The initiation of any Wal-Mart based threads, and or Pro/Anti-smoking topics. They are not allowed." I think Kerry, Obama, Clinton, and Chavez may be sacred cows there as well.
11 posted on 11/01/2006 10:35:12 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: truthandlife

John Kerry:

"If you don’t finish your homework you will go to Iraq and rape, cut off ears, cut off heads, tape wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turn up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of Iraq.”


12 posted on 11/01/2006 10:37:42 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Pulling our troops from Iraq now would be like pulling firefighters from fires before they are out.)
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To: edpc

exactly what I was thinking... seems like this was almost planned...


13 posted on 11/01/2006 10:38:42 AM PST by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: truthandlife

This could be interesting in the short-term AND long, politically.

The polls are still insisting the Dems will take seats. If they can't spin themselves out of their self-dug hole if the GOP wins, they *might* turn on Kerry for blowing it. If Kerry is drummed out of a possible 2008 bid, it narrows the field down for Hillary.

Ack, I need to retire my tinfoil hat between Voting Day and New Years!


14 posted on 11/01/2006 10:40:35 AM PST by Kieri (A Grafted Branch (Rom. 11))
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To: truthandlife


"I'm headin' for the last roundup."


15 posted on 11/01/2006 10:41:33 AM PST by OESY
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To: ncfool

Drudge has it (that photo) up on his site now!

Kerry is so F'n Toast.

Ya gotta love the fact that he has D-Mass after his name. Doesn't that stand for DUMB-@SS???


16 posted on 11/01/2006 10:42:10 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: edpc
At least this gives them a scapegoat for November 8th.

And after the 8th, will Kerry get an invitation from Pelosi and Reed to join them at a post-mortem - in Fort Marcy Park?

17 posted on 11/01/2006 10:42:13 AM PST by COBOL2Java ("No stronger retrograde force exists in the world" - Winston Churchill on Islam)
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To: truthandlife; All
Democrats need to lock up John Kerry for the next week.

Yeah, sorta like they did his wife after her nominating speech.

What really irritates me about all this is his lame attempt to deflect his responsibility for the statement by saying it was directed at Bush's policy in Iraq. Does he really think we're as stupid as he is?

18 posted on 11/01/2006 10:44:01 AM PST by econjack
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To: truthandlife
Kerry is just reminding Americans about the last campaign, one in which the Democrats lost as Republicans painted them as weak on battling terror, pro tax increases and out of step with mainstream American values.

Republicans don't need to "paint" Democrats as this; that is exactly what Democrats are.

19 posted on 11/01/2006 10:44:38 AM PST by sydbas
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To: truthandlife

Office phones and FAX numbers for Sen. Kerry:

Washington D.C.
Phone--(202) 224-2742
FAX--(202) 224-8525

Boston
Phone--(617) 565-8519
FAX--(617) 248-3870

Springfield
Phone--(413) 785-4610
FAX--(413) 736-1049

Fall River
Phone--(508)677-0522
FAX--(508)677-0275

This is the e-mail of Kerry's presidential campaign site which is still active:

support@johnkerry.com


20 posted on 11/01/2006 10:45:10 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: ncfool

Awh,man...this is just too good! Where's the MSM when you need them?


21 posted on 11/01/2006 10:45:50 AM PST by econjack
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To: truthandlife
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22 posted on 11/01/2006 10:46:29 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: truthandlife

I assume the Bayou Buzz writer would be happier if the RAT party was publically represented by more mainstream elected democrates like LA's own William 'I know the bills are cold' Jefferson.


23 posted on 11/01/2006 10:46:31 AM PST by rod1
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To: truthandlife
The Democrats desperately need new leaders who will energize the American people and represent their values more accurately.

And just how does the Abortion Party do that?

24 posted on 11/01/2006 10:47:30 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: truthandlife
John Kerry (D-MA) who supposedly misspoke at a rally in California and instead of criticizing the President of the United States, criticized the brave men and women of the military.

He didn't misspeak...it's what he really thinks.

25 posted on 11/01/2006 10:47:38 AM PST by My2Cents (The Democrat Party's '06 platform: Offering a "Suicide Pact With America.")
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To: truthandlife

You know, people and pundits keep saying that Kerry et al are clueless about what Americans really think, but I disagree. I think Kerry and all the other Democrats know EXACTLY what Americans think - and THEY DONT CARE! I wish people would stop giving these Leftards the benefit of the doubt and start pointing out that all their arrogance and refusal to reign in the more extreme of their party is because the Democrats just dont give a hoot about anyone except what they want, and they are gonna MAKE the American people give them what they want, if they have to take the Constitution down to do it!


26 posted on 11/01/2006 10:48:27 AM PST by Alkhin (I think Im in love)
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To: truthandlife
The Democrats desperately need new leaders who will energize the American people and represent their values more accurately.

The American people's values or the Democrats? There's no there, there in their values.

How about Lenin's corpse? It still looks pretty good and doesn't make stupid Kerry remarks.

27 posted on 11/01/2006 10:49:13 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: truthandlife

Do we want a Commander in Chief with their finger on the button that can't even tell a joke? (it wasn't a joke) Do we want an idiot in charge of our foreign policy who unthinkingly p*sses people off and won't apologize?


28 posted on 11/01/2006 10:50:06 AM PST by listenhillary (Islam = Religion of peace. If you say otherwise, we'll kill you!)
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To: edpc
At least this gives them a scapegoat for November 8th.

That's fine with me. If they want to blame Kerry's "botched joke" for their defeat it will be a two-fer: it could likely kill-off any chance Kerry had of being re-nominated in '08, and it will mean that the Dems are still delusional about the reasons they lose elections.

29 posted on 11/01/2006 10:51:33 AM PST by My2Cents (The Democrat Party's '06 platform: Offering a "Suicide Pact With America.")
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To: Bon mots

LOL!


30 posted on 11/01/2006 10:53:41 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: wideawake
It also seems like Markos Moulitsas Zuniga is having zero impact on this election - despite the grand claims of only a few months ago.

What impact? Oh, wait, Ned Lament - who's trailing Lieberman by, what, 18 points? The lib looney leftist nutroots ALWAYS back losers.

31 posted on 11/01/2006 10:53:55 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: Chi-townChief

NOBODY who wanted to avoid Vietnam volunteered for fighter pilot training in 1968 and 1969. Bush couldn't possibly have known that he wouldn't be called to active duty in Nam -- the expectation would have been quite the opposite. My dream is to take Frank Rich and some of Bush's other critics and send them for a little ride at 5 G's.


32 posted on 11/01/2006 10:57:42 AM PST by joylyn
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To: truthandlife
Newest version...

Free Image Hosting at allyoucanupload.com

:-)

33 posted on 11/01/2006 10:58:25 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Chi-townChief

Another thing....Back during the Vietnam era, leftist Democrats considered the Vietnam war a horrible waste, and service in the military to be immoral. Burning of draft cards was considered "honorable" and "courageous." Now they ridicule any REPUBLICAN candidate who did not serve in the military, or who "dodged" by serving in the Na. Guard. They can't have it both ways.


34 posted on 11/01/2006 10:59:06 AM PST by My2Cents (The Democrat Party's '06 platform: Offering a "Suicide Pact With America.")
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To: edpc
At least this gives them a scapegoat for November 8th.

And let's not forget to remind dims to get out and vote that day! ;-)

35 posted on 11/01/2006 11:00:32 AM PST by Toadman
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To: truthandlife

If you think they are incompetent as politicians, watch them govern. In that role they are incompetent and corrupt.


36 posted on 11/01/2006 11:12:24 AM PST by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net (The facts of life are conservative -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: econjack
When did it become ok to denigrate a sitting President like they do? I know... it's a rhetorical question.

LLS
37 posted on 11/01/2006 11:13:57 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: truthandlife

"The Democrats desperately need new leaders who will energize the American people and represent their values more accurately. "

There are no such leaders. They have all become Republicans.


38 posted on 11/01/2006 11:31:18 AM PST by WOSG (Broken-glass time, Republicans! Save the Congress!)
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To: ncfool

LOL!!!
Troops respond.

Btw, reminds me of another stupid thing Kerry said a year or so back ...
He was going on about how the US was engaged in going into Iraqi homes harrassing people and violating people's rights (the usual litany of horrors like a vietnam rerun), and then said "that should be the Iraqi army's job".


39 posted on 11/01/2006 11:33:27 AM PST by WOSG (Broken-glass time, Republicans! Save the Congress!)
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To: wideawake

Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks Soros had Nazi ties.


40 posted on 11/01/2006 11:37:37 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Luke21

It's hard to deny that he does when he admits as much on national television.


41 posted on 11/01/2006 11:41:30 AM PST by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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