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The Politics of Self-Pity (Kerry's wallowing in it)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 28, 2007 | James Taranto

Posted on 02/28/2007 2:18:15 PM PST by Zakeet

"A Senate hearing that began with glowing tributes to a St. Louis businessman and his qualifications to become ambassador to Belgium turned bitterly divisive Tuesday after he was criticized for supporting a controversial conservative group," the Associated Press reports from Washington:

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., grilled nominee Sam Fox about why he donated $50,000 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 presidential race. . . . "Might I ask you what your opinion is with respect to the state of American politics as regards the politics of personal destruction?" Kerry asked near the end of the hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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This is the second time this week that "the politics of personal destruction" has come up; the first, as we noted Monday, was when Sen. Hillary Clinton, attempted to impose a rule that no one was to discuss the impeachment of her husband and the illicit sexual acts attendant to it.

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Kerry no doubt genuinely feels the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth treated him unfairly. It's even possible that they did; 40 years after the fact, we certainly can't say for sure that their eyewitness accounts were true and Kerry's was false. He also seems to feel that this cost him the presidency, which he deserved.

But life is unfair, and you don't become president because you "deserve" to, but because the voters choose you. Maturity consists in significant part in the ability to accept loss and to rise above it. That Kerry is still wallowing in self-pity more than two years after the fact tells us something damning about his character.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; genghisdemorat; gigolo; hanoikerry; hanoiswarhero; ichabodcrane; kerry; lurch; pitifulpatheticjerk; swiftboat; unfitforcommand
I must admit that I pity poor old Lurch -- but not for the same reasons that Lurch pities Lurch.
1 posted on 02/28/2007 2:18:18 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
This guy Fox may have money but has no balls.

When he was being attacked by JFnK why didn't he ask his highness whether he has signed form 180 to release his military records to the public?

2 posted on 02/28/2007 2:23:30 PM PST by rocksblues (Do unto others as they do unto you!)
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To: Zakeet
to the pain John F'n Kerry

"to the pain" means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery, forever.

3 posted on 02/28/2007 2:24:06 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: Zakeet

He's never going to be able to let it go.


4 posted on 02/28/2007 2:25:09 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Zakeet

bump


5 posted on 02/28/2007 2:26:41 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Too bad these leftist advocates for abortion didn't practice what they preach on themselves.)
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To: Zakeet

Kerry made his first public splash by slandering all servicemen who fought in Vietnam. That he still is angry about being "slandered" by some of them in '04 is some long overdue justice.


6 posted on 02/28/2007 2:26:52 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: mainepatsfan

Lurch will never get over the fact that a group of people whom he considers his inferiors beat the pants off of him with the truth about what he'd done.
Lurch will snap and snipe at anyone even remotely associated with the swiftvets.
Sorry Lurch, we gotcha and there is nothing that can undoe it.


7 posted on 02/28/2007 2:28:36 PM PST by BuffaloJack
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To: mainepatsfan

Lurch will never get over the fact that a group of people whom he considers his inferiors beat the pants off of him with the truth about what he'd done.
Lurch will snap and snipe at anyone even remotely associated with the swiftvets.
Sorry Lurch, we gotcha and there is nothing that can undo it.


8 posted on 02/28/2007 2:28:47 PM PST by BuffaloJack
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To: Zakeet
C'mon, John. Prove 'em wrong. Show us your happy hat - and service records.
9 posted on 02/28/2007 2:30:44 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Zakeet

I have no pity for Lurch, not one Iota's worth.

He can sign his Form 180 if he feels he was lied about. Why didnt he. Oh he promised and then he gave a litle info and then he promised again , but we still havent seen it. Nor have we seen his discharge papers. The original ones. We know Jimmy carter many years after Kerry left the military signed a discharge for him, but we havent seen the original.

Now it isnt bad enough that Kerry could stop all this in its tracks with his F-180 if it makes him out to be the hero he claims to be, but every so often he starts whining agaion about the Swiftee's I guess to remind us what a sorry excuse for a military person he was, because thats what it dioes when he screams , It reminds us that he sucked, The Swiftees called him on it and he couldnt meet the challenge.

Now his record in Viet Nam, as sad as it was ,is only cake. The icing on this cake is that he worked with Jane fonda, Threw his unearned medals away and then went to France and had his own talks with the Communist Viet Namese.

We may as well make this Cake with Ice Cream on it . The Ice cream is that he and John Mccain went to Viet nam after the war to try to find bodies of MIA's to try to find if any MIA's were still being held captive by the Vietnamese.
The we find that he destroyed all evidence of any living US soldiers and he got a lucrative deal for his cousin, and he and Mccain came home with a trade deal and no MIA's no bodies, No nothing of which he went over for.

John Kerry should be in a Federal prison for treason, not in the Senate, Instead he is living like a King off Theresa's money, in 5 houses with a private plane and driving a huge yacht, and traveling in SUV's while sitting on the Hill screaming for us to cut and run and let his terroprist friend win in Iraq.


10 posted on 02/28/2007 2:32:44 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: BuffaloJack

In his mind they took away what was rightfully his.


11 posted on 02/28/2007 2:35:28 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Zakeet
...we certainly can't say for sure that their eyewitness accounts were true and Kerry's was false.

Right. We can't, but 20 or so of his fellow officers can. When it comes down to it, Kerry is the odd man out with his version of those era's stories. All of the rest (minus one or two deceased) of the decorated Swifties say he was a weenie, a whimp and worse.
12 posted on 02/28/2007 2:35:38 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth ("Don't tread on me" - the motto of Patriots. "May I lick your boots?" - the motto of RINOs.)
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To: sgtbono2002; Zakeet
Now his record in Viet Nam, as sad as it was ,is only cake. The icing on this cake is that he worked with Jane fonda, Threw his unearned medals away and then went to France and had his own talks with the Communist Viet Namese.

I wonder how many times he did that for the news camera. If his medal throwing is anything like his football throwing, I doubt they were able to do in in one take.

13 posted on 02/28/2007 2:36:51 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Zakeet

This guy is going to go off like a firecracker, he isout of control.


14 posted on 02/28/2007 2:38:06 PM PST by gulfcoast6
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To: Zakeet

He still has his panties in a wad over it was the truth and the truth hurts. He was a backstabbing, traitorous, communist sympathisizing anti-war scumbag and he knows it. The Swiftboat Vets didn't lose him the election. His past and his constant waffling positions on key issues did. And that witch of a wife of his didn't help his cause much either.

So tuck your tail between your legs you scumbag and STFU. You lost and your comments of late about our military and the war will assure your nest stays well lined with $hit when it comes to running for the country's top office.


15 posted on 02/28/2007 2:39:49 PM PST by stm (Believe 1% of what you hear in the drive-by media and take half of that with a grain of salt)
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To: Zakeet

Because, of course, John Francois, I remember your complete and utter denouncement of Daily Kos and Moveon.org's comparison of a sitting President of the United States to one of the most genocidal maniacs in history.

It was seared, SEARED into my memory.


16 posted on 02/28/2007 2:40:22 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (I wouldn't believe liberals if their tongues came notarized!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Probably one take - he's a pro. After his acting career in VN and starring in his own film documentary about what a hero he was storming about in the elephant grass shot with his own movie camera, he's had plenty of practice. Plus, he threw other people's medals - his own hang on his office walls today (proudly - according to the horse faced idiot).


17 posted on 02/28/2007 2:41:12 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth ("Don't tread on me" - the motto of Patriots. "May I lick your boots?" - the motto of RINOs.)
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To: Zakeet
Kerry no doubt genuinely feels the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth treated him unfairly. It's even possible that they did; 40 years after the fact, we certainly can't say for sure that their eyewitness accounts were true and Kerry's was false.

The SBV for Truth treated him unfairly ... it's even possible they did???

Only in Lurches mind ... he was finally called on his bogus medal count. Two band-aid Purple Hearts and a Silver Star he put himself up for ... Kerry finally got what he deserved.

18 posted on 02/28/2007 2:42:08 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: sgtbono2002

great post!


19 posted on 02/28/2007 2:43:05 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: Zakeet
Schadenfreude!

Old Kerry came back from a very short tour in Vietnam and badmouthed all the people who served there, including my Father.

I wish he'd run again so I could vote against him again!

20 posted on 02/28/2007 2:44:39 PM PST by LibKill (ENOUGH! Take the warning labels off everything and let Saint Darwin do his job.)
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To: OldCorps

Agreed. And it tells me everything I need to know about the majority of the people of Massachusetts that they send Tweedlescum and Tweedlescummer to the Senate.

Of course I live in California, and, uh, you know, glass houses....


21 posted on 02/28/2007 2:45:56 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (I wouldn't believe liberals if their tongues came notarized!)
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To: Right Cal Gal

Here, have a rock... :)


22 posted on 02/28/2007 2:49:59 PM PST by Redcitizen (Senator Palpatine for President in 2008!)
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To: Zakeet
"Might I ask you what your opinion is with respect to the state of American politics as regards the politics of personal destruction?"

What was Kerry's opinion of the "politics of personal destruction" during Rathergate?

23 posted on 02/28/2007 2:50:23 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: DejaJude

"What was Kerry's opinion of the "politics of personal destruction" during Rathergate?"

Hypocritical probably doesn't do it justice.


24 posted on 02/28/2007 2:54:52 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (I wouldn't believe liberals if their tongues came notarized!)
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To: Zakeet

"That Kerry is still wallowing in self-pity more than two years after the fact tells us something damning about his character."
What about al oGre?


25 posted on 02/28/2007 2:57:26 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: gulfcoast6

"This guy is going to go off like a firecracker, he is out of control"


I agree. He lives in his self created Walter Mittie phony world with his ego far, far surpassing the real loser he is.
One of these days he's going to shoot off his nasty,reckless mouth in the presence of someone who is going to be quite angered at the comments and drop him, right then and there.


26 posted on 02/28/2007 3:17:51 PM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Right Cal Gal
What ever happened to the law suit he threatened the Swift Vets with? If it's all unsubstantiated, why isn't he in court with the "truth"?
27 posted on 02/28/2007 3:23:36 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: Zakeet

Lantern Face is a pathetic mess...I mean he's a traitor...to his own country. I can't believe this loser is still a senator...he should be in a federal prison...his day of reckoning just ain't that far off...


28 posted on 02/28/2007 3:39:04 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Zakeet

Am I confused, or is it tacky to bring a personal issue with the nominee into these hearings? It would have been much classier if another committee member had brought the issue up for him.


29 posted on 02/28/2007 4:02:02 PM PST by Sherman Logan (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.)
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To: DejaJude

"What ever happened to the law suit he threatened the Swift Vets with?"

I'm sure that is among the things John Francois was hoping we'd forget about, along with his promise to sign his F-180 form. He claims the Swift Vets lied about him. Well, J.F., lies told in written form are called libel and it's actionable. I'm sure several law firms can't wait for your call.


30 posted on 02/28/2007 4:02:31 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (I wouldn't believe liberals if their tongues came notarized!)
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To: Zakeet

Self-pity?

Dreary SKerry

seems to

wallow in it;
bathe in it;
spew it;
clothe himself in it;
put it on as make-up;
spray his hair with it;
apply it as aftershave;
fondle it as an obsessive hobby;

. . .


31 posted on 02/28/2007 5:55:57 PM PST by Quix (GOD ALONE IS WORTHY; GOD ALONE PAID THE PRICE; GOD ALONE IS ABLE; LOVE GOD WHOLLY)
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