Skip to comments.KERRY'S BOTCHED JOKE
Posted on 11/15/2006 9:42:12 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
In the wake of the Democratic congressional victories, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. -- perhaps more than any other Democrat -- heaved a sigh of relief.
Speaking to students at California's Pasadena City College on Oct. 30, 2006, the former presidential candidate said, "You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
As for the number of those offended, let us count the ways.
A straightforward reading of his remarks makes it pretty clear that John Kerry considers people in the military stupid, devoid of other options. Kerry attempted to dismiss the remark by calling it a "botched joke," an attempt to take a swipe at President Bush. You know, President Bush equals stupid, equals improperly analyzing the situation in Iraq, equals the U.S. getting "stuck" in Iraq.
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Kerry also repeated the lie of "inequities" during the Vietnam War -- that minorities died in higher percentages than their numbers in the population. Not true, according to David Horowitz of the Freedom Center. During the Vietnam War draft era, blacks comprised 13.5 percent of the population. Of those who died in Vietnam, 12.5 percent were black, with blacks comprising 12.1 percent of men killed in actual battle.
When Kerry returned from Vietnam and testified before Congress in 1971, he accused the military of engaging in widespread atrocities and war crimes, recounting soldiers' stories that American GIs had "raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan. . . . "
Many of the stories Kerry recounted then and in a book he wrote turned out to have been fabrications. Tim Russert, in 2004, confronted Kerry on "Meet the Press" about his 33-year-old accusations.
You know, being senator, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck with a goofy look on your face when Chuckie Schumer tells you to #!$$ off.
What did he do?
Lob him a marsh-mellow?
Poor Little Johnny left out in the cold by fellow Democratic Senators.
if you don't, you will get stuck having to marry some ugly rich bitch.
Nice move, Kerry. What a great way to secure the military vote!
They didn't know who he WAS, lol.
"..or you'll end up stuck in Iraq. You know, like Bush. Get it guys? Guys? Aw c'mon!"
We can't expect Kerry to be smart enough to get the facts straight or to tell a joke right. He was in the military, after all, and was stuck in Vietnam (the Iraq of the 1970s) to boot!
I've got to laugh at the stupidity of Kerry to keep from getting even more angry. Elder nailed this one.
From Yahoo! Still, pundits don't seem to be getting the other side of the damage. Of course his remarks hurt the military, but not simply be demeaning those now serving; they also hurt the whole appeal to military service among youths. As if universities weren't already working overtime to discredit anything military, Sen. Kerry "validated" all their prof's claims about the immorality of war and the loss of independent "critical thinking" among soldiers--not to mention that he skewered the whole, formerly honorable notion of sacrifice and duty. No, the unbotched "joke" was tailored for THE most receptive audience in the world.
And, the professors decrying the loss of critical thinking in other fields is quite laughable, since most professors can't figure out what to think without Academia-issued talking points!
John Kerry: Too educated to defend his country.
Good catch. Looks like Lurch in the background on the left.
John F'ing Kerry has never been held accountable for his lies, both those made to the senate and those written in his book.
He purposely, knowingly and willingly planned to commit fraud at those hearings.
He belongsd in prison, not in the senate.