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Election Season Is Bad Time For Slip Of The Quip (Mark Steyn On Meaning Of Kerry's Quip Alert)
Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/05/2006 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 11/05/2006 2:25:58 AM PST by goldstategop

My face time with John Kerry has been brief but choice. In 2003, I was at a campaign event in New Hampshire chatting with two old coots in plaid. The senator approached and stopped in front of us. The etiquette in primary season is that the candidate defers to the cranky Granite Stater's churlish indifference to status and initiates the conversation: "Hi, I'm John Kerry. Good to see ya. Cold enough for ya? How 'bout them Sox?" Etc. Instead, Kerry just stood there nose to nose, staring at us with an inscrutable semi-glare on his face. After an eternity, an aide stepped out from behind him and said, "The senator needs you to move." "Well, why couldn't he have said that?" muttered one of the old coots. Why indeed?

Right now the Democratic Party needs the senator to move. Preferably to the South Sandwich Islands, until Tuesday evening, or better still, early 2009.

He won't, of course. A vain thin-skinned condescending blueblood with no sense of his own ridiculousness, Senator Nuancy Boy is secure in little else except his belief in his indispensability. We've all heard the famous "joke" now: "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq." (Rimshot!) Yet, tempting as it is to enjoy his we-support-our-dumb-troops moment as merely the umpteenth confirmation of the senator's unerring ability to SwiftBoat himself, it belongs in a slightly different category of Kerry gaffe than, say, the time they went into Wendy's and Teresa didn't know what chili was.

Whatever he may or may not have intended (and "I was making a joke about how stupid Bush is but I'm the only condescending liberal in America too stupid to tell a Bush-is-stupid joke without blowing it" must rank as one of the all-time lame excuses), what he said fits what too many upscale Dems believe: that America's soldiers are only there because they're too poor and too ill-educated to know any better. That's what they mean when they say "we support our troops." They support them as victims, as children, as potential welfare recipients, but they don't support them as warriors and they don't support the mission.

So their "support" is objectively worthless. The indignant protest that "of course" "we support our troops" isn't support, it's a straddle, and one that emphasizes the Democrats' frivolousness in the post-9/11 world. A serious party would have seen the jihad as a profound foreign-policy challenge they needed to address credibly. They could have found a Tony Blair -- a big mushy-leftie pantywaist on health and education and all the other sissy stuff, but a man at ease with the projection of military force in the national interest. But we saw in Connecticut what happens to Democrats who run as Blairites: You get bounced from the ticket. In the 2004 election, instead of coming to terms with it as a national security question, the Democrats looked at the war on terror merely as a Bush wedge issue they needed to neutralize. And so they signed up with the weirdly incoherent narrative of John Kerry -- a celebrated anti-war activist suddenly "reporting for duty" as a war hero and claiming that, even though the war was a mistake and his comrades were murderers and rapists, his four months in the Mekong rank as the most epic chapter in the annals of the Republic.

It's worth contrasting the fawning media admiration for Kerry's truncated tour of duty with their total lack of interest in Bob Dole's years of service two presidential campaigns earlier. That convention night in Boston was one of the freakiest presentations in contemporary politics: a man being greeted as a combination of Alexander the Great and the Duke of Wellington for a few weeks' service in a war America lost. But Kerry is the flesh-and-blood embodiment of the Democratic straddle, of the we-oppose-the-war-but-support-our-troops line. That's why anti-war Dems, outspinning themselves, decided they could support a soldier who opposed a war. And as Kerry demonstrates effortlessly every time he opens his mouth, if you detach the heroism of a war from the morality of it, what's left but braggadocio? Or, as the senator intoned to me back in New Hampshire when I tried to ask what he would actually do about Iraq, Iran or anything else, "Sometimes truly courageous leadership means having the courage not to show any leadership." (I quote from memory.)

In fairness to Kerry, he didn't invent the Democrats' tortured relationship with the military. But ever since Eugene McCarthy ran against Lyndon Johnson and destroyed the most powerful Democrat of the last half-century, the Democratic Party has had a problematic relationship with the projection of power in the national interest. President Jimmy Carter confined himself to one screwed-up helicopter mission in Iran; Bill Clinton bombed more countries in a little more than six months than the Zionist neocon warmonger Bush has in six years but, unless you happened to be in that Sudanese aspirin factory, it was as desultory and uncommitted as his sex life and characterized by the same inability to reach (in Ken Starr's word) "completion." As for John Kerry, since he first slandered the American military three decades ago, he's been wrong on every foreign policy question and voted against every significant American weapons system.

To be sure, like Kerry in 2004 deciding that the murderers and rapists were now his brave "band of brothers," the left often discover a sudden enthusiasm for the previous war once a new one's come along. Since Iraq, they've been all in favor of Afghanistan, though back in the fall of 2001 they were convinced it was a quagmire, graveyard of empire, unwinnable, another Vietnam, etc. Oh, and they also discovered a belated enthusiasm for the first President Bush's shrewd conduct of the 1991 Gulf War, though at the time Kerry and most other Democrats voted against that one, too. In this tedious shell game, no matter how frantically the left shuffles the cups, you never find the one shriveled pea of The Military Intervention We're Willing To Support When it Matters.

To be sure, the progressives deserve credit for having refined their view of the military: not murderers and rapists, just impoverished suckers too stupid for anything other than soldiering. The left still doesn't understand that it's the soldier who guarantees every other profession -- the defeatist New York Times journalist, the anti-American college professor, the insurgent-video-of-the-day host at CNN, the hollow preening blowhard senator. Kerry's gaffe isn't about one maladroit Marie Antoinette of the Senate but a glimpse into the mind-set of too many Americans


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As Mark Steyn writes this morning, election time is always bad to announce an ill-considered quip. Especially the Nuancy Boy pronouncemrent from John Kerry about the U.S military's intelligence or lack of it. His quip is more of a statement on the Left's lack of comprehension about the vital role soldiers play in preserving America's freedoms both abroad and at home.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

1 posted on 11/05/2006 2:26:01 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop; Pokey78

"Senator Nuancy Boy" - LOL!

You've got to love Steyn.


2 posted on 11/05/2006 2:27:52 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: goldstategop
it was as desultory and uncommitted as his sex life and characterized by the same inability to reach (in Ken Starr's word) "completion."

LOL!

3 posted on 11/05/2006 2:30:42 AM PST by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ Be careful, study and work hard, go to school, or you may grow up to be a RAT!)
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To: FreedomPoster
"DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? I AM JOHN KERRY. NOW MOVE, BUSTER!"

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

4 posted on 11/05/2006 2:32:12 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

What blows my mind is that nearly half of the country voted for this fool!


5 posted on 11/05/2006 2:32:37 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (John Gibson is right. " If the Democrats win the terrorist win.")
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To: goldstategop

Hey, he's the best the Dems have to offer, or was in 2004. Think about that.


6 posted on 11/05/2006 2:36:28 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: goldstategop

Viva la Steyn!


7 posted on 11/05/2006 2:36:47 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: goldstategop
"Sometimes truly courageous leadership means having the courage not to show any leadership."

So he is for leadership by being against leadership?

This guy is nuts.

8 posted on 11/05/2006 2:40:54 AM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: FreedomPoster
He's still the visible face of their party that has contempt both for traditional values and the U.S military. Kerry clumsily said what many of them really think but dare not say openly in public out of fear of the ensuing political consequences that would follow.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

9 posted on 11/05/2006 2:41:31 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: TexasNative2000
LOL! He was for insulting the military before he was against it.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

10 posted on 11/05/2006 2:42:21 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

WOW!! What more can I say? WOW


11 posted on 11/05/2006 2:46:18 AM PST by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
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To: goldstategop
Here's the amazing reality of this entire episode:

Four months ago, Joe Leiberman gets booted out of the Democratic primary for being too supportive of the war. Now, along comes John Kerry who is essentially an albatross to the Democrats because he is too critical of the troops.

So, two of the last four top-of-the-ticket Democrats (Lieberman in 2000, Kerry in 2004) are now outcasts of their party for being on opposite sides of the same issue. Explain that twisted logic.

12 posted on 11/05/2006 2:46:52 AM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: TexasNative2000
The Democrats' problem is they hate the war and they want to sound tough on national security but they can't figure out how to reconcile the incoherence in being both pacifists and hawks at the same time.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

13 posted on 11/05/2006 2:48:45 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
But Kerry is the flesh-and-blood embodiment of the Democratic straddle

Excellent point. John Kerry does represent the Democrats - not just the straddle, but the entire party. Replace the Demo Donkey with John Kerry.

14 posted on 11/05/2006 2:50:34 AM PST by Bernard
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To: Bernard
The other thing about them is they know they are against America before they are for it.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

15 posted on 11/05/2006 2:51:57 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Kerry's gaffe isn't about one maladroit Marie Antoinette of the Senate but a glimpse into the mind-set of too many Americans

Sadly true. Every time I see some liberal driving around my town with her usual "hate Bush" bumper stickers combined with her "I support the troops" sticker, I know exactly what she thinks about the troops, and I know exactly how far her tiny mind is from reality.

16 posted on 11/05/2006 2:54:21 AM PST by livius
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To: livius
The Swiftboated moron received nearly half the country's votes in 2004. It put him in a strong position to run again for President in 2008. What may have killed it is his being Swiftboated by angry Iraq War Vets. We can all hope the incident sticks to him like a Tar Baby.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

17 posted on 11/05/2006 2:57:29 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

"Kerry's gaffe isn't about one maladroit Marie Antoinette of the Senate..."

That, I love!

I can almost hear Kerry's dismissive, "Let them eat cake!"


18 posted on 11/05/2006 3:02:01 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: goldstategop
And so they signed up with the weirdly incoherent narrative of John Kerry -- a celebrated anti-war activist suddenly "reporting for duty" as a war hero and claiming that, even though the war was a mistake and his comrades were murderers and rapists, his four months in the Mekong rank as the most epic chapter in the annals of the Republic.

It's worth contrasting the fawning media admiration for Kerry's truncated tour of duty with their total lack of interest in Bob Dole's years of service two presidential campaigns earlier.

It's worse than that: in 1992, when Papa Bush ran against Clinton, no less than Garry Trudeau questioned the veracity of the flying record of H.W., suggesting that rather than being a hero pilot who survived an attack that killed two crewmen, he was a substandard pilot.

I meant to go find and post those Doonesbury strips during the SwiftVet frenzy, but never did. I should, but can't promise I will.

19 posted on 11/05/2006 3:02:33 AM PST by L.N. Smithee (MSM cries crocodile tears about negative campaigns -- they ARE a negative campaign against the GOP!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
"I wouldn't have apologized until my untenable situation forced me to reluctantly apologize. Even then I made it clear I said what I meant and for those too stupid to get it, I meant what I said."

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

20 posted on 11/05/2006 3:05:31 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: L.N. Smithee
As a Boston Brahmin, he's the high priest of post-modern liberalism. As a Heinz Blue Blood, Kerry is an elite Democrat snob. The Drive By Media is wowed by both aspects of his less than sterling character.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

21 posted on 11/05/2006 3:08:18 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

"In this tedious shell game, no matter how frantically the left shuffles the cups, you never find the one shriveled pea of The Military Intervention We're Willing To Support When it Matters."

This article is classic! Love the lines throughout! Thanks for posting.


22 posted on 11/05/2006 3:12:05 AM PST by CheyennePress
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To: sauropod

review


23 posted on 11/05/2006 3:13:02 AM PST by sauropod ("Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow." - Ben Franklin)
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To: CheyennePress
The Democrats always begin by supporting a war when the going gets good but when it gets tough they're the first to abandon their foxholes and like cowards, head for the hills.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

24 posted on 11/05/2006 3:13:38 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Instead, Kerry just stood there nose to nose, staring at us with an inscrutable semi-glare on his face. After an eternity, an aide stepped out from behind him and said, "The senator needs you to move."

Yessir, Jon Carry- a real workaday, shirt-sleeve Man of the People.

Creepy.

25 posted on 11/05/2006 3:13:40 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: sauropod
If the party that insults the troops wins on Tuesday, you can't say much for the intelligence of the American people. This is what we would get from those who pretend to support them behind their back but hate them in their hearts for making America both free and proud.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

26 posted on 11/05/2006 3:16:47 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Riley
Yes, note the condescension. According to the Drive Bys, the country is in love with the Democrats. We'll see how much of that is true on Wednesday morning.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

27 posted on 11/05/2006 3:18:17 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Every word a gem, on target, amazing. The description of his face to face meeting with Kerry, the 'two old coots in plaid'....how New Hampshireish! Kerry's sneer, his aide's demand that Steyn move...priceless. Kerry tried to mend fences with NH dem party insiders in early January, '06. It was worth watching twice on C-Span...he was so inept. Lame speech, one hand clappers, at the end he fawned, named a few locals and then rushed to press the flesh. (All this caught on tape.) The room emptied as if someone had just yelled, FIRE, and Kerry was left with his botoxed face hanging out. (Laughed so hard I cried.)


28 posted on 11/05/2006 3:20:01 AM PST by hershey
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To: hershey
Kerry is worth a mangled phrase or two. The only person on earth who takes his ridiculous pursuit of indecisiveness as politics seriously is himself. As it stands, the French Poodle is the Hamlet of 21st Century American politics.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

29 posted on 11/05/2006 3:23:32 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

I can be slow on the uptake. It just occurs to me that John Kerry, the C-D student, is describing how he himself got to Vietnam. He was a classic draft-induced volunteer -- not that there's anything wrong with that, but he signed up only after failing to finagle another deferment.

30 posted on 11/05/2006 3:23:59 AM PST by sphinx
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To: sphinx
For its worth, Mark Steyn predicts the GOP will retain control of Congress. As he said on his website, its too late to backpeddle. Unlike Jean Francois Cheri, neither waving the white flag or taking both positions at the same time isn't Mark's forte. If he's right, he's right. If not, he'll have to eat a helping of crow.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

31 posted on 11/05/2006 3:26:55 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Whatever happened to the guy who was with him in 2004? Served with kerry briefly in Vietnam. Tried to counter the Swiftboat guys by telling them what a great guy and officer kerry was. Kerry probably tossed him aside as soon as the election was over.


32 posted on 11/05/2006 3:40:28 AM PST by barker (Some days are diamonds, some days are stones.)
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To: sphinx
It really doesn't matter any more where that dope came from or how he served. If the world is still round, his words have done him in and we will hear nothing more from him. I read somewhere that his comments got picked up by bloggers and not the MSM. The PajamaCorps have done it again!
33 posted on 11/05/2006 3:42:08 AM PST by Thebaddog (Labrador Retrievers are the dog's dog)
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To: goldstategop
"A vain thin-skinned condescending blueblood with no sense of his own ridiculousness, Senator Nuancy Boy..."

Priceless. Simply priceless.

34 posted on 11/05/2006 3:50:01 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: goldstategop
“Kerry's gaffe isn't about one maladroit Marie Antoinette of the Senate but a glimpse into the mind-set of too many Americans.”

Amen...

35 posted on 11/05/2006 4:05:49 AM PST by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: goldstategop
Bill Clinton bombed more countries in a little more than six months than the Zionist neocon warmonger Bush has in six years but, unless you happened to be in that Sudanese aspirin factory, it was as desultory and uncommitted as his sex life and characterized by the same inability to reach (in Ken Starr's word) "completion."


36 posted on 11/05/2006 4:06:18 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: goldstategop

Bump for excellent Steyn.


37 posted on 11/05/2006 4:09:13 AM PST by metesky (My investment portfolio is holding steady @ .05¢ a can.)
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To: goldstategop
Classic Steyn. Great article from beginning to end because it lays out the truth about Kerry, Democrats, and the Left.
38 posted on 11/05/2006 4:10:26 AM PST by Ninian Dryhope ("Bush lied, people dyed. Their fingers." The inestimable Mark Steyn)
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To: goldstategop
I can't imagine getting to the age of 60 and not knowing what Chili is. That type of existence does not seem much fun to me.

No Coney Dogs. No Skyline chili. No Texas flame thrower chili. No football tailgating. No deer camp. No late night tent evacuation.

I'm glad they like being snooty, gives the rest of us someone to loathe.
39 posted on 11/05/2006 4:12:18 AM PST by IamConservative (A mans true character is revealed in what he does when no one is watching.)
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To: goldstategop
...what [Kerry] said fits what too many upscale Dems believe: that America's soldiers are only there because they're too poor and too ill-educated to know any better. That's what they mean when they say "we support our troops." They support them as victims, as children, as potential welfare recipients, but they don't support them as warriors and they don't support the mission.

Stein is nearly perfect on these matters. But I'll quibble just a bit with this analysis.

"They support them as victims..." is overly broad. It should say "they support ONLY THE ONES they can portray as victims". Here are the "troops" Dems embrace:

---My recruiter lied to me.
---I only joined for the benefits...not to go to war. Waaaaa!
---I'll have to leave my 3 babies behind & ain't got no husband to take care of 'em.
---As a vet I have to drive 3 HOURS to the nearest VA facility!
---My drill sergeant was mean to me!

---And the worst: Horribly wounded. Better yet...dead.

On that last, note that the American people never responded to the Dems' and MSM's repeated demands to film flag-draped coffins returning to Dover. Patriots understood their motive: portray the fallen as victims, symbols of the folly of war. Any American over 40 understands that "support the troops" only came after Dems woke up with a dreadful hangover from their bacchanalian bender in the 70's (spitting on vets, portraying soldiers as baby killers). They had to rid themselves of the military-loathing label. So they adopted the "we support all victims" strategy.

The above list really could go on and on (and please feel free to add to it). What it will never include---what they do not "support"---is the Hoo-ah warrior who commits violence for their sake. They cannot comprehend the young man or woman who subjugates self to a larger calling.

Bottom line: They do not understand HONOR.

40 posted on 11/05/2006 4:13:47 AM PST by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats! ......and trial lawyers.)
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To: IamConservative
Kerry acts like a Philly cheesesteak sandwich is foreign food. When he and his wife Teresa were in a fast food joint, they were puzzled by the the place... I gather they don't socialize much with red blood hicks.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

41 posted on 11/05/2006 4:14:40 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
"Mark Steyn predicts the GOP will retain control of Congress"

The man has brass balls. Do you remember back when things looked darkest for Bush in 2004, Steyn said that Bush would win and that if Steyn was wrong, that Steyn would quit being a political journalist? That is really putting your money where your mouth is.
42 posted on 11/05/2006 4:17:10 AM PST by Ninian Dryhope ("Bush lied, people dyed. Their fingers." The inestimable Mark Steyn)
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To: Timeout
The Democrats stopped understanding the country when they decided America was evil and its enemies were were the beacons of progressive goodness.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

43 posted on 11/05/2006 4:17:39 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

has anyone ever gathered all the strange events relating to Nuance-Boy?

I heard one kinda like the Wendy's thing where they stopped for a photo op at a Wendy's bought something and threw it away once they were back on the bus - in favor of some other more "delicate" dish that I don't remember....

someone should start a thread, there's a million of them.

like the one on the ski trip...

how many times has he belowed "don't you know who I am?"

the question should really be, "should I care?"

what a twit.


44 posted on 11/05/2006 4:18:09 AM PST by IOWAfan (We're not discussing Iowa Football this week... we are tired.)
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To: Ninian Dryhope
Yes. Mark never had to relinquish that bet. And he may still be the only one standing after the dust clears on Wednesday morning when the rest of the Drive By/MSM punditocracy had already written off the Republicans as finished for good.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

45 posted on 11/05/2006 4:20:06 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
I gather they don't socialize much with red blood hicks.

I might vote for a democrat once (only) if Teresa would pull my finger. ;) I bet she'd fall for it..

46 posted on 11/05/2006 4:20:37 AM PST by IamConservative (A mans true character is revealed in what he does when no one is watching.)
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To: IOWAfan
In their minds, liberals believe they're better than every one else. To them, the problem is every one else is not up to their enlightened view of the world and its their job to set other people straight, whether or not they like it.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

47 posted on 11/05/2006 4:22:13 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Steyn is the best political writer in the history of mankind.

Perfect seems too restrained a description.


48 posted on 11/05/2006 4:30:03 AM PST by Stallone (George Will Conservatives Are Not Your Allies In The War On Islamofascism)
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To: SkyPilot

Hail to the Sink Emperor!


49 posted on 11/05/2006 4:31:12 AM PST by Stallone (George Will Conservatives Are Not Your Allies In The War On Islamofascism)
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To: L.N. Smithee
It's worse than that: in 1992, when Papa Bush ran against Clinton, no less than Garry Trudeau questioned the veracity of the flying record of H.W., suggesting that rather than being a hero pilot who survived an attack that killed two crewmen, he was a substandard pilot.

Trudeau used to be funny, in the 70's. When Reagan was elected, he stopped being funny and turned into a true hack, and has gotten worse over the years. If you think Ketchup Boy is humorless, get a load of 'Doonsbury' these days... ;^)

50 posted on 11/05/2006 4:31:33 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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