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A man who remembers everything and learns nothing (VDH with more on Kerry)
NRO Corner ^ | 11/01/2006 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 11/01/2006 4:13:43 PM PST by Uncledave

A man who remembers everything and learns nothing. [Victor Davis Hanson] One of the things I love about America is the spontaneous brilliance and humor that undermine all pretension. No better example was that wonderful banner from our brave and ingenious soldiers in Iraq, blaring:

"HALP US JON CARRY-WE R STUCK [backwards k] HEAR N IRAK."

20 million Americans must have seen it all over the Internet, and nothing sums up the nothingness of Kerryism better than those smiling soldiers. After seeing that, no wonder he's offering deer-in-the headlights apologies. This is a man who remembers everything and learns nothing.

Then there was the finger-in-the wind initial Democratic response: their supposedly slight ill breeze suddenly became a Katrina hurricane, and, Presto!, they were all over the airwaves demanding from poor Kerry the apologies that just a few hours ago they thought were not necessary.

As for Kerry — how quick the 24-hour metamorphosis from smugness to defiance to purported contriteness! At his earlier blame-the-wing-nuts-and-Rush-Limbaugh press conference, he thought he was a strutting, strong-jawed Napoleonic general leading his troops to rout the evil Bush-Cheney Prussians, and then, alone, suddenly turned around — and Mein Gott in Himmel!! — his Old Guard was heading for the hills.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hanoikerry; kerry; kerrydumbiraqgaffe; stuckiniraq; unfit; vdh; victordavishanson
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I love VDH is now posting on NRO.
1 posted on 11/01/2006 4:13:45 PM PST by Uncledave
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To: Uncledave

VDH's posts on Kerry from earlier today:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1729874/posts


2 posted on 11/01/2006 4:14:54 PM PST by Uncledave
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To: Tolik

VDH ping


3 posted on 11/01/2006 4:15:08 PM PST by Uncledave
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To: Uncledave

his Old Guard was heading for the hills.

Or as JF'nK would put it , "Le guarde recule!".


4 posted on 11/01/2006 4:16:53 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Uncledave
20 million Americans must have seen it all over the Internet, and nothing sums up the nothingness of Kerryism better than those smiling soldiers.

I'd feel better if 150 million Americans see it.

5 posted on 11/01/2006 4:17:54 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

It's working its way around. I personally forwarded it to lots of friends. And they'll forward it. Soon I'll get it back in my e-mail!


6 posted on 11/01/2006 4:27:27 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Uncledave
As for Kerry — how quick the 24-hour metamorphosis from smugness to defiance to purported contriteness!

sKerry must have whiplash from those sudden shifts!

7 posted on 11/01/2006 4:28:21 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Dog Gone

I think that may happen...Drudge alone has 16million plus views a day, and this picture has been e-mailed by millions to friends, family and Dummies around the country.


8 posted on 11/01/2006 4:28:55 PM PST by milwguy
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To: Rummyfan

That's already happened to me. I forwarded it to a brother a few hours ago, and he just sent a smaller version back to me.

Apparently he doesn't read the email I send him. ;-)


9 posted on 11/01/2006 4:29:43 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: milwguy

Fox showed it a couple of times this afternoon (well, early evening on the east coast), too, so we may be up to all 300,000,000 pretty soon. And each time, Fox left it on the screen long enough to read the words and see the troops' grins. They put it up both before and after the DOD spokesman came on and said the high school diploma rate in the military is higher than that of the general population, and over 97% of the officers have college and/or advanced degrees, which, again is MUCH higher than the general rate.


10 posted on 11/01/2006 4:42:52 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: hsalaw

Fox has been showing it all day, I am constantly impressed with our servicemen!! What heros! They know how to stick it to Lurch!


11 posted on 11/01/2006 4:56:44 PM PST by blondee123 (Politicians are like diapers, need to be changed often & for the same reason!)
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To: Uncledave

Once those soldiers weighed in Kerry's "counterattack" against Snow, Limbaugh and us "right wing nut jobs" was doomed. It's the power of an image. Remember how quickly the attack on Judge Alito ended when his wife was seen leaving in tears? We have got to learn how to play this game better.


12 posted on 11/01/2006 5:05:44 PM PST by Dilbert56
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To: Dog Gone

Ray Charles could have seen that, then he would have sung a patriotic song.


13 posted on 11/01/2006 5:12:55 PM PST by billhilly
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To: Uncledave

Hey...it was nothing but a JOKE MALFUNCTION!! /sarc


14 posted on 11/01/2006 5:26:05 PM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: Dog Gone

I'd settle for 6 million, in Massachusetts, in 2008.


15 posted on 11/01/2006 5:30:22 PM PST by magslinger (!)
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To: Dilbert56

We have got to learn how to play this game better.

Read "The Art of Political War" by David Horowitz.


16 posted on 11/01/2006 5:52:14 PM PST by George Smiley (This tagline has been Reutered. (Can you tell?))
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To: Uncledave; pinz-n-needlez; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; ...
20 million Americans must have seen it all over the Internet, and nothing sums up the nothingness of Kerryism better than those smiling soldiers. After seeing that, no wonder he's offering deer-in-the headlights apologies. This is a man who remembers everything and learns nothing.

Imus this morning tried to tell Kerry to apology properly and he wouldn't do it

It wasn't till that picture was posted all over the Internet that Kerry decided to make that apology

17 posted on 11/01/2006 8:50:01 PM PST by Mo1 (Senator Kerry's response to the military ~ Let me make this is crystal clear, I apologize to no one)
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To: Mo1


Bump. Imus likes him. Did you see the Imus show this morning?


18 posted on 11/01/2006 8:52:11 PM PST by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: Mo1

Mo1...you should have put apology in "" parenthesis...LOL

His apology was a non-apology.."it is YOUR fault if you are upset" type of apology.

blech...I just hope he now has gotten the message that he is NOT a good POTUS candidate...and go back to pretending to be a Senator until 2008...and then retire...to his rich wife...


19 posted on 11/01/2006 8:57:07 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: onyx

I didn't see the show but heard clips of the interview


20 posted on 11/01/2006 9:02:13 PM PST by Mo1 (Senator Kerry's response to the military ~ Let me make this is crystal clear, I apologize to no one)
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To: Mo1

LOL -- I just saw some clips too --- gawd, he is such a sickening, snooty boob.


21 posted on 11/01/2006 9:04:42 PM PST by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: Mo1
I've seen the Imus thing, all over FNC, all night. It was brutal and remember, Imus LOVES Kerry!

The no apology apology, that Kerry made, is despicable! OTOH, that picture of the soldiers with the sign is FANTASTIC! :-)

22 posted on 11/01/2006 9:08:07 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Uncledave; xzins; blue-duncan
At his earlier blame-the-wing-nuts-and-Rush-Limbaugh press conference, he thought he was a strutting, strong-jawed Napoleonic general leading his troops to rout the evil Bush-Cheney Prussians, and then, alone, suddenly turned around — and Mein Gott in Himmel!! — his Old Guard was heading for the hills.

That is so apropos.

Welcome to Waterloo, Mr. Kerry.

Kerry most prominent character flaw is his inability to forget or forgive. His pathological hatred for Bush was his eventual undoing. It is so MacBethian.

To think a man with this serious a character flaw was almost president of the United States. He was almost the man with the nuclear football. That is a scary thought.

23 posted on 11/01/2006 9:11:18 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: blondee123

It's a darn shame that the servicemen are being led by empty skirts who don't want to offend the enemy. They deserve much better.


24 posted on 11/01/2006 9:15:34 PM PST by ashtanga
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To: Rummyfan
**sKerry must have whiplash from those sudden shifts!**

Just more of this"


25 posted on 11/01/2006 9:44:21 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Mo1
LOL.....I sent that picture to my son in Ohio. He emailed back that it was all over his company. Seems everyone has seen that picture.

Whatever happened after that picture.......it's too late!

26 posted on 11/02/2006 3:56:44 AM PST by OldFriend (JOHN F. KERRY, BETRAYING OUR TROOPS AGAIN)
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To: P-Marlowe

Don't forget that the gigolo also went after Tony Snow. Calling him a stuffed shirt standing behind a podium. The media conveniently edits that part out of Kerry's rampage against the right wing nutjobs, leaving in only the insult of Rush.


27 posted on 11/02/2006 3:58:39 AM PST by OldFriend (JOHN F. KERRY, BETRAYING OUR TROOPS AGAIN)
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To: Salvation
You know, there is a lesson in this. If we believe him, Kerry's hatred and contempt for George Bush led him to put a "joke" (more properly an outright insult) in a speech to college kids. He was so eager to put Bush down that he stumbled and instead made a fatal political mistake, attacking the troops instead.

When one is consumed by hatred, bad things happen. How often Scriptures tell us this in both the Commandments, Proverbs, and Jesus teachings. It was truly amazing to see this lesson lived out on television and the internet. I think Senator Kerry could learn a life-changing lesson from this, but I am not hopeful.

28 posted on 11/02/2006 4:00:26 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.```````````````````````)
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To: Uncledave
This is a man who remembers everything and learns nothing.

He even remembers Christmas time river excursions into Cambodia.

29 posted on 11/02/2006 4:05:21 AM PST by TADSLOS (Mohammed was the L. Ron Hubbard of his time.)
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To: Mo1

That's a great picture; wish we could send those kids a gift. LOL


30 posted on 11/02/2006 4:09:50 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Rummyfan

As soon as I saw it yesterday here on FR, I sent the picture to about a dozen email buddies via my yahoo account. Tonight, I will send it around via my home email account. Eventually, like you, I will receive it from someone.


31 posted on 11/02/2006 4:20:19 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Uncledave; Tolik
the nothingness of Kerryism

What a great turn of phrase, describing sKerry perfectly!

32 posted on 11/02/2006 4:26:21 AM PST by metesky (My investment portfolio is holding steady @ .05˘ a can.)
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To: Peach
Here's the frontpage of the NY Post


33 posted on 11/02/2006 5:05:31 AM PST by Mo1 (Senator Kerry's response to the military ~ Let me make this is crystal clear, I apologize to no one)
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To: hsalaw

QFE.

Anyone who believes the US Military is uneducated is out of touch with reality. Kerry sign that SF 180.


34 posted on 11/02/2006 5:12:49 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: Mo1; Peach
re: >Here's the frontpage of the NY Post

That picture just reminded me of a thought I had yesterday that the Kerry '08 campaign needs to hire 'Borat' as their spokesman. He's probably the only person alive who could turn Kerry's offensive gibberish into "humorously endearing" gibberish.

35 posted on 11/02/2006 5:28:05 AM PST by tarheelswamprat (So what if I'm not rich? So what if I'm not one of the beautiful people? At least I'm not smart...)
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To: Miss Marple

I do not think Kerry will every learn. He has never learned to keep his views in proper perspective. He comes off like many wannabes do when when first caught in their lies. Where are those medical records showing medical treatment for wounds? Please sign the SF 180 so we can apologize to you JFK. When you claim you were swift boated, I find that hard to buy. Had anyone questioned my purple heart(s), I would have released all military medical records stating where bullets entered and existed plus how many days I spent in various hospitals recovering from the wounds.


36 posted on 11/02/2006 5:30:38 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: Uncledave; neverdem; Lando Lincoln; quidnunc; .cnI redruM; yonif; SJackson; dennisw; monkeyshine; ..


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37 posted on 11/02/2006 5:34:58 AM PST by Tolik
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To: Txsleuth
His apology was a non-apology.."it is YOUR fault if you are upset" type of apology.

It's because we're not educated or "nuanced" enough... Or maybe the meaning of the joke was lost in translation from the original French...

Mark

38 posted on 11/02/2006 5:37:25 AM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: TADSLOS

Ordered by President Nixon in 1968.


39 posted on 11/02/2006 5:52:09 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Mo1

Bless those soldiers. They've helped turn Kerry into the laughing stock that he is.


40 posted on 11/02/2006 5:53:27 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Oh, good one!


41 posted on 11/02/2006 6:11:32 AM PST by Excellence (Vote Dhimmocrat; Submit for Peace! (Bacon bits make great confetti.))
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To: onyx

"Sickening Snooty Boob"

42 posted on 11/02/2006 6:12:56 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: P-Marlowe; Uncledave; xzins
Anybody know what "and Mein Gott in Himmel!!" means? Is that like "holy sh-t"? It sounds great for those special occasions when no one else is around to see the colossal mess you have just made.
43 posted on 11/02/2006 6:14:52 AM PST by blue-duncan
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To: Dog Gone; All

And it was on the front page of the New York Post.


44 posted on 11/02/2006 6:16:04 AM PST by proud American in Canada (Thy Will Be Done.)
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To: Miss Marple
Yes, the Kerry/Dems/MSM party have been trash-talking the mission, the military, and the CIC for 4 years, and prolonging enemy hopes.

The troops are finally getting a measure of revenge.
45 posted on 11/02/2006 6:24:27 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: MEG33
I have been thinking that the appropriate reference for John Kerry is Marie Antionette, and her famous line;

Let them Eat Cake

Can someone photoshop Kerry as Marie Antionette?

46 posted on 11/02/2006 6:31:07 AM PST by sleepwalker
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To: Uncledave; johnny7; TomGuy; maryz; Lonesome in Massachussets; JLO; gidget7; nopardons; ...

Lying Traitor Ping


47 posted on 11/02/2006 6:35:38 AM PST by bitt ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.")
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To: Uncledave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeYRWk-RMwk


48 posted on 11/02/2006 6:50:49 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: Txsleuth

His apology was a non-apology.."it is YOUR fault if you are upset" type of apology.


Well it is you know. If only I would've studied harder in school, then I would get the joke.


49 posted on 11/02/2006 6:51:07 AM PST by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: doug from upland; potlatch; ntnychik; Smartass; Boazo; Alamo-Girl; PhilDragoo; ...

I am proud of you.

see Doug's latest - the best ever!


50 posted on 11/02/2006 7:21:46 AM PST by bitt ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.")
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