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Insulting Our Troops, and Our Intelligence (Commie Spin)
New York Times ^ | November 3, 2006 | Thomas L. Friedman

Posted on 11/03/2006 9:52:52 PM PST by TBP

George Bush, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld think you?re stupid. Yes, they do.

They think they can take a mangled quip about President Bush and Iraq by John Kerry, a man who is not even running for office but who, unlike Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, never ran away from combat service, and get you to vote against all Democrats in this election.

Every time you hear Mr. Bush or Mr. Cheney lash out against Mr. Kerry, I hope you will say to yourself, "They must think I'm stupid." Because they surely do.

They think that they can get you to overlook all of the Bush team's real and deadly insults to the U.S. military over the past six years by hyping and exaggerating Mr. Kerry's mangled gibe at the president.

(Excerpt) Read more at select.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: insult; kerry; propaganda; troops; ur2stooopid2vot
Typical leftist sclaptrap trying to disguise their own hatred of the troops, the military, and all things American by procliming that only they love the military and it's those of us who support them who actually hate them.

What kind of looking-glass world do these losers live in?

1 posted on 11/03/2006 9:52:55 PM PST by TBP
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To: TBP

Tom Friedman apparently thinks we're both deaf and illiterate.


2 posted on 11/03/2006 9:54:16 PM PST by RichInOC (Kerry 2008: "Sometimes...dead is bettah.")
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To: RichInOC

...as well as stupid.


3 posted on 11/03/2006 9:54:35 PM PST by RichInOC (Kerry 2008: "Sometimes...dead is bettah.")
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To: TBP
George Bush, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld think you?re stupid. Yes, they do. They think they can take a mangled quip about President Bush and Iraq by John Kerry, a man who is not even running for office but who, unlike Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, never ran away from combat service, and get you to vote against all Democrats in this election.

Tom Friedman thinks you're stupid. Yes, he does. He thinks he can tell you to believe him and not your lyin' eyes and ears, and you will!

4 posted on 11/03/2006 9:59:51 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, pro-life)
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To: TBP

Pay no attention to that actual quote behind that curtain!


5 posted on 11/03/2006 10:00:38 PM PST by Nateman (I apologize that you are foolish enough to believe what you read and not what I meant!)
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To: TBP
Hmmm, interesting question: "what kind of world do these losers live in"? Certainly not the "real world" that professors talk about but never experience!
6 posted on 11/03/2006 10:00:48 PM PST by logic101.net (Support OUR troops, NOT their's!)
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To: RichInOC

Only Tom Friedman could understand or get the nuance of John Kerry's "joke".


7 posted on 11/03/2006 10:01:14 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: TBP

Thank GOD I don't need Tom Friedman to do my thinking for me.


8 posted on 11/03/2006 10:01:49 PM PST by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: TBP
They think they can take a mangled quip about President Bush and Iraq by John Kerry, a man who is not even running for office but who, unlike Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, never ran away from combat service, and get you to vote against all Democrats in this election.

Actually, it's the NY Times who thinks we're stupid if they think they can pass of Kerry's continual contempt for the troops as a "mangled quip."

9 posted on 11/03/2006 10:01:54 PM PST by Huntress (Proud owner of Norman/Norma, the transsexual attack cat.)
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To: RichInOC

Oh, Tom, please kiss and hug Sen.Jon Carry, and make him your guy! Please keep explaining things to us stupid folks all through the next few elections. Come on, don`t let those rascally Republicans get away with slamming your guy. You got to fight for whats right!

SAVE CARRY! SAVE CARRY! SAVE CARRY! SAVE CARRY!


10 posted on 11/03/2006 10:03:24 PM PST by bybybill (`IF TH E RATS WIN, WE LOSE)
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To: TBP

Friedman's a looney left hack.


11 posted on 11/03/2006 10:04:08 PM PST by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: TBP

The Fried one strikes again.


12 posted on 11/03/2006 10:04:14 PM PST by Earthdweller (The West has mistakenly believed tolerance begets tolerance.)
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To: TBP

Why is it, lately, everything leftist has the aura of screaming monkeys about it? Why does hysteria permeate the very center of every leftist thought expressed? Why does the odor of insanity constantly linger about their logic, as if it were dead?

The rants of the left are a broken boom-box, screeching without ceasing; they have cast themselves off the cliff of lunacy, and we should be glad were it not for the eternal and shrill shrieks of rage as they plunge into burning madness...


13 posted on 11/03/2006 10:12:14 PM PST by dandelion
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To: TBP

This wasn't a mangled joke at the President. It was a clear dig at the men and women in the military. To say anything else is making up words that aren't there in the quote. Facts are stubborn things.


14 posted on 11/03/2006 10:12:14 PM PST by plain talk
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To: TBP
George Bush, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld think you?re stupid. Yes, they do. They think they can take a mangled quip about President Bush and Iraq by John Kerry, a man who is not even running for office

Ummm.....Someone should tell him that George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Don Rumsfeld aren't running for office. And he must think we're stupid if he expects us to believe that Kerry isn't running for the office of President.

15 posted on 11/03/2006 10:12:25 PM PST by Family Guy (I disagree with what you said, but I'll defend to the death your right to shut up.)
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To: TBP

I've always said that the Leftists live in a bizarro-world. Up is down, right is wrong, and the Dems want to protect the troops by making sure that they never fight.


16 posted on 11/03/2006 10:26:33 PM PST by Sterm26 (Death before Dhimmitude!)
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To: TBP
They think they can take a mangled quip about President Bush and Iraq by John Kerry, a man who is not even running for office but who, unlike Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, never ran away from combat service, and get you to vote against all Democrats in this election.

Never ran away from combat? Oh, really? You mean Kerry intentionally getting himself wounded for this third Purple Heart wasn't running away from combat? Hmmmm. Revisionists.

17 posted on 11/03/2006 10:31:05 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: SoldierDad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BWvduRAr-U
John Kerry Insults Troops


18 posted on 11/03/2006 10:40:53 PM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: TBP

Damn, it sucks for the lib so-called columnists to not know who they are.

It's the education system... and possession.


19 posted on 11/03/2006 10:42:00 PM PST by AliVeritas (Mr. Webb, who is Melissa Harrington, Dorothy Tran and Joe Cato?)
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To: RichInOC
He may think we are, but we know he's too stupid to make a sane judgment. He's also a big coward...you can't get an email address for him unless you join The Select N.Y. Times, and they won't get a penny of my money!
20 posted on 11/03/2006 10:45:22 PM PST by PeskyOne
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To: TBP

Too bad he didn't have insight as to why he would attack the press secretary (since he didn't bring it up and was asked about it, then told the truth), or why he blamed Limbaugh when he hadn't even been on the air to say a word yet.

Doesn't matter. He meant to say what he said and none of the six lies he told after will convince the brainless he's lying. I'm glad Friedman brought it up again, so they'll give the pastor a break... and we can slam him again... since the DCCC has gone through so much to bury/spin the Kerry gaffe.


21 posted on 11/03/2006 10:46:06 PM PST by AliVeritas (Mr. Webb, who is Melissa Harrington, Dorothy Tran and Joe Cato?)
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To: PeskyOne

Don't worry... at this pace they'll be running on pennies by 08.


22 posted on 11/03/2006 10:46:50 PM PST by AliVeritas (Mr. Webb, who is Melissa Harrington, Dorothy Tran and Joe Cato?)
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To: TBP

Friedman is Kerry's Ninja Campaign Manager.

He dropped the second note card with the scripted joke he wrote for Kerry to read.

Friedman would never think Kerry should have apologized, and Kerry's just a Friedman puppet, so what do you expect from these two colossal idiots.


23 posted on 11/03/2006 10:56:52 PM PST by detch
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To: TBP

While Tom Friedman is a skilled writer, he is cut from the same elitist snob cloth as John Kerry is. He "knows" that he grasps the nuances better than we do.


24 posted on 11/03/2006 11:02:52 PM PST by Octar
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To: Wolverine

Excellent video. Thanks for that link.


25 posted on 11/03/2006 11:04:39 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: TBP
It's like John has kicked over a barrel of own sh*t . Kerry and of his friends keep on trying to put it back into the bucket but they only succeed in slipping and falling in it, spreading it out further and further .

The really funny thing is all of them keep on trying to tell you the foul smelly stuff they now got all over their bodies is just chocolate ice cream.

26 posted on 11/03/2006 11:11:46 PM PST by Nateman (If you work hard, study, and think logically, you won't end up as a Kerry apologist)
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John Kerry, a man who is not even running for office but who, unlike Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, never ran away from combat service

That's getting a little tiresome. The NYT employee is borrrring.

Deferments (approved postponement of compulsory military service) were not unusual. In fact, John Kerry, I believe, sought such a deferment to attend school in France but was denied. Rather than be drafted into the Army (with his inferiors) he joined the Navy never expecting to step foot in a swift boat that patrolled inland water, I believe.

President Bush was an Air Guard jet pilot. LBJ desperately wanted to avoid calling up the reserves and Guard but there were no guarantees.

I thank Mr. Kerry for his service. But I am mindful that Benedict Arnold was a hero to both sides in the same war, also.

27 posted on 11/03/2006 11:12:21 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: TBP
It's like John has kicked over a barrel of own sh*t . Kerry and of his friends keep on trying to put it back into the bucket but they only succeed in slipping and falling in it, spreading it out further and further .

The really funny thing is all of them keep on trying to tell you the foul smelly stuff they now got all over their bodies is just chocolate ice cream.

28 posted on 11/03/2006 11:13:16 PM PST by Nateman (If you work hard, study, and think logically, you won't end up as a Kerry apologist)
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To: TBP
Yap, Yap, Yap, Yap. Sounds like a small poodle yapping its head off,

Democrats United Behind the Troops? Don’t Bet On It.

29 posted on 11/03/2006 11:15:12 PM PST by DakotaRed (Kerry Should Resign!)
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To: Octar

The old "you're a chickenhawk so shut up!" argument, once more.

Don't you dare criticize the four-months-in-'Nam war hero ever again!

(That'll show 'em, those rightwingers!)

;^)


30 posted on 11/04/2006 2:46:18 AM PST by elcid1970
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MAJOR UPDATE: JOHN KERRY'S OWN WEBSITE CLAIMS HIS "JOKE" WAS "RIGHT EITHER WAY" !!!

http://www.johnkerry.com/news/articles/newsarticle.html?id=80

H/T Ace of Spades
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/203743.php


31 posted on 11/04/2006 1:51:44 PM PST by AliVeritas (Mr. Webb, who is Melissa Harrington, Dorothy Tran and Joe Cato?)
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