Skip to comments.John Kerry Gives Demos Botched Campaign
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 couldnt 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 didnt 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 dont 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.
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.
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.
"Excuses are like a$$holes. Everybody has one, and they usually stink."
John F'n Kerry .. the gift from the Dumbocrats that keeps on giving
This is priceless!
OMG what great troops we have.
LOL!!!I LOVE our MILITARY!!! One MUST be intelligent to do jokes well.....Kerry's "joke" was lame-o and this sign is GENIUS!!
"If you dont 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.
exactly what I was thinking... seems like this was almost planned...
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!
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???
And after the 8th, will Kerry get an invitation from Pelosi and Reed to join them at a post-mortem - in Fort Marcy Park?
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?
Republicans don't need to "paint" Democrats as this; that is exactly what Democrats are.
Office phones and FAX numbers for Sen. Kerry:
This is the e-mail of Kerry's presidential campaign site which is still active:
Awh,man...this is just too good! Where's the MSM when you need them?
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.
And just how does the Abortion Party do that?
He didn't misspeak...it's what he really thinks.
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!
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.
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?
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.
What impact? Oh, wait, Ned Lament - who's trailing Lieberman by, what, 18 points? The lib looney leftist nutroots ALWAYS back losers.
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.
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.
And let's not forget to remind dims to get out and vote that day! ;-)
If you think they are incompetent as politicians, watch them govern. In that role they are incompetent and corrupt.
"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.
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".
Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks Soros had Nazi ties.
It's hard to deny that he does when he admits as much on national television.