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John Kerry bitter as Tea Party gains steam [Schadenfreude!!]
The Boston Herald ^ | September 16, 2010 | Hillary Chabot and Edward Mason

Posted on 09/15/2010 10:05:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. Sen. John Kerry yesterday mocked Republicans as “Sarah Palin’s party” even as the New Hampshire Senate candidate she backed claimed victory in Tuesday’s primary and a Tea Party favorite emerged as the GOP’s best hope to break the Democratic stranglehold on the Bay State delegation.

“I think the Tea Party couldn’t ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht,” said conservative gadfly Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.

Kerry seized on a Republican rift following Tea Party victories across the country - among them, Palin’s “chosen radical rightwing candidate” GOP U.S. Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell, who triumphed in Delaware over establishment Republican Mike Castle.

“The news from Delaware is crystal clear: It’s Sarah Palin’s party now,” Kerry wrote in a fund-raising e-mail titled “Delawow!” distributed yesterday. “We have to fight back. Click here to contribute right now to make sure we defeat the Tea Party extremists.”

But conservative Washington observers said Republicans will get the last laugh come November.

“Kerry is the guy whose political instincts are always wrong. This guy’s presidential campaign was a punch line,” Reynolds said. “To call the Tea Party extremists is a joke.”

GOP analysts reveled in big conservative wins Tuesday, including Kelly Ayotte - graced by Palin with one of her coveted “mama grizzly” endorsements - who snatched a primary victory over Tea Party favorite Ovide Lamontagne.

Among GOP challengers to the Bay State’s all-Democrat congressional delegation, Republican state Rep. Jeff Perry - beloved by local Tea Partiers - is given more than a fighting chance of winning the seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. William Delahunt.

National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Tory Mazzola said the party is poised to come to the aid of Perry with fund-raising help and volunteers.

“What you see from Democrats are blatant attempts to distract voters from their partisan, big government agenda in Washington instead of focusing on the issues,” Mazzola said.

Delahunt also sought to highlight the GOP infighting yesterday - painting Democrat William Keating as more attractive to the district’s conservative base.

“To call Jeff Perry a traditional Republican I think is hyperbole. He’s embraced the Tea Party,” Delahunt said at a rally yesterday for Keating in Plymouth. “What I see right now is the emergence of two Republican parties. I think Bill Keating will have a strong appeal to traditional Republicans.”

Conservative blogger William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection said Democrats have sought to “demonize” Tea Party candidates and their supporters going back to Scott Brown’s upstart campaign - and it’s backfired.

“They may think it’s funny and a cute tactic now, but they will regret it ultimately,” Jacobson said.

Massachusetts Republican Party chair Jennifer Nassour chimed in: “Kerry may laugh now, but the Isabel’s skipper will be crying when the GOP breaks the Democrat’s choke hold on Capitol Hill.”

Meanwhile, O’Donnell’s win sparked fireworks yesterday between two of the GOP’s heaviest hitters: Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh. Rove, who had opposed O’Donnell, lashed out at her and Limbaugh quickly hit back.

“Why is he so mad at a Republican?” Limbaugh said. “Where was this anger directed at a Democrat ever?”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnkerry; massachusetts; nottooswiftboat; palin; sarahpalin; taxevasion; yacht
Who could've imagined all this two years ago?
1 posted on 09/15/2010 10:05:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And rumor has it that Kerry is going to replace Hillary at State?

Sure, that’ll win us friends and allies everywhere.


2 posted on 09/15/2010 10:10:28 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t John Kerry serve in Vietnam?

I thought I heard that somewhere...


3 posted on 09/15/2010 10:12:54 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The independents are realizing the mistake they made in voting “against” Palin.


4 posted on 09/15/2010 10:13:42 PM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than four years now-- But I think about it every day.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When Kerry is bitter, something is going right in the political world.


5 posted on 09/15/2010 10:23:20 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
U.S. Sen. John Kerry yesterday mocked Republicans as “Sarah Palin’s party”

Is he actually wrong here? Works for me. And she didn't even fight in Vietnam.

6 posted on 09/15/2010 10:27:31 PM PDT by Uncledave
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To: Uncledave

No, but her son fought in Iraq. And i don’t think he threw any medals over a fence or hobnobbed with Jane Fonda and the Weather Underground, either.


7 posted on 09/15/2010 10:29:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least the Dems are showing some progress. It only took two years, but Axelrod and Barry have finally come up with a new strategy. They must have updated the standard teleprompter speeches and bullet point talking point memo by just replacing “Bush” with “Palin” and “Cheney” with “Boehner.” Kerry is executing as well as he did in 2004 when he spent his Presidential campaign windsurfing in a rubber unitard.


8 posted on 09/15/2010 10:34:19 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mister Kerry cowers in FEAR of a little ol' Tea Party.

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9 posted on 09/15/2010 10:46:49 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: purplelobster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_OzLHKFN5s


10 posted on 09/15/2010 10:47:06 PM PDT by terjon
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It is so wonderful to watch them squirm.


11 posted on 09/15/2010 10:48:46 PM PDT by NOBO2
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To: NOBO2

When it comes to Sara Palin, John Kerry is just givinging in to cajone-envy.


12 posted on 09/15/2010 11:10:43 PM PDT by The Duke
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13 posted on 09/15/2010 11:33:30 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 09/15/2010 11:34:06 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: DemforBush

Yeah, Lurch served Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. Now he should stuff a sock in it and minimize further embarrassment to the Demonratic Party.


15 posted on 09/16/2010 12:24:14 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Airhead Kerry bitter?

Who cares anyway?

16 posted on 09/16/2010 12:34:23 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tokyo Rove...lol

Perfect!!!


17 posted on 09/16/2010 12:35:03 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
John Kerry is a turd. The guy has leeched off of every woman he has every met and now he leeches of that Heinz broad. I have more experience in my left pinky than he has ever even dreamed of. I'm not sorry to say it but he would be the absolute worst choice for the secretary of state. He waffles so much i bet his spit wouldn't even freeze at the south pole. The guy is a proven buffoon. The only thing he has going for him is that he is good at leeching off other people. It's time for him to be defeated in an election. I thought the broad Clinton had was bad, ya know Mrs. hutsie tutsie who discovered she was Jewish something like year after she was in office. This guy though is laughed at world wide by every country on the face of the earth. Nobody not even the small islands in the pacific respect him. Like i said, he's a turd with pickles added.
18 posted on 09/16/2010 1:00:34 AM PDT by Plumberman27
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Why is he so mad at a Republican?” Limbaugh said. “Where was this anger directed at a Democrat ever?”

Good question. I guess Rove won't be behind the Golden Mike at EIB for a while.

19 posted on 09/16/2010 1:11:16 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I think the Tea Party couldn’t ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht,” said conservative gadfly Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.

What a great line!

20 posted on 09/16/2010 1:33:57 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Sir Napsalot

maybe he’ll go and cry to his wife and she’ll by him a yacht


21 posted on 09/16/2010 2:02:32 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Po ole Skipper Kerry, the Hero of Cambodia comes out of his bunker and gets winged multiple times, Instapundit and LI are formidable snipers. J fragg Kerry better watch out he may not be able to avoid mortal injury to his fragile ego this time!


22 posted on 09/16/2010 2:36:53 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Sarah Palin`s party”? Sounds like a good plan!


23 posted on 09/16/2010 2:45:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: iopscusa
Po ole Skipper Kerry, the Hero of Cambodia comes out of his bunker and gets winged multiple times

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Kerry is an irretrievable disgrace and has been ever since he testified against his fellow soldiers after he finished his faux-service in the Delta. The man is a self-serving phony and worse, a disgrace to the US Senate.

The Weekly Standard 02-09-2004
   John Kerry

24 posted on 09/16/2010 2:48:47 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Lancey Howard

“gigolo millionaire” would be a tad more accurate!


25 posted on 09/16/2010 4:47:48 AM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“To call the Tea Party extremists is a joke.”
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True but everything is upside down and bass ackwards now. What used to be everyday common sense accepted anywhere is now considered wild eyed extremism by the media and what used to be sufficient evidence to justify sending someone to an insane asylum is called wisdom.


26 posted on 09/16/2010 11:59:07 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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