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John Kerry: Democrats’ woes stem from uninformed voters
Boston Herald ^ | September 25, 2010 | Hillary Chabot

Posted on 09/25/2010 2:20:32 AM PDT by billorites

It’s the electorate, stupid!

A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation.

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.

Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerry’s comments, saying that attitude is why voters are looking to shake up Capitol Hill by electing upstart candidates such as U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.

“It just continues the Democrats’ theme that the reason people are upset is because they don’t understand. They’re not smart enough. That sort of rhetoric just gets people even more upset,” said Jacobson.

Democratic consultant Phil Johnston, former chairman of the state party, jumped to Kerry’s defense, saying, “That’s absurd. He’s just making the point that people have real lives to lead and most people are not spending a lot of time worrying about politics, particularly in a tough economy. I’ve known John Kerry for 35 years and he doesn’t look down on people.”

Kerry made the remarks on voters following questions about U.S. Rep Barney Frank’s re-election campaign and queries about securing federal funding for the Hub hospital.

“I think a lot of the anger today - while it’s appropriate because Washington is broken - is not directed at the right people,” said Kerry. “Barney is prepared, as others are, to explain what we’re doing. I think when people hear the facts and they see what we’re doing, it frankly makes sense.”

In the interview, Kerry added that voters should be mad at stonewalling Republicans and “big money” in politics instead, referring to a bill blocked by Republicans Thursday that would reveal corporate and union leaders who fund big-bucks political ads.

He went on to blame the legislative logjam in Washington, D.C., for fewer federal dollars sent to the state.

John Feehery, a Washington D.C.-based Republican consultant, said Kerry’s comments mark yet another embarrassing stumble for the gaffe-prone senior senator. In 2006, the former presidential candidate had to apologize for a statement he made at a California college that U.S. students who did not study hard and stay in school would end up “stuck in Iraq.”

“I think that arrogance sums up why John Kerry didn’t get elected president,” Feehery said. “He’s out of touch.”


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1 posted on 09/25/2010 2:20:35 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

I guess Kerry thinks we need to be re-educated?


2 posted on 09/25/2010 2:27:30 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: billorites

Oh my gosh, I hope the liberals don’t listen to Kerry. If they take the time to talk about healthcare, give more speeches about it, and remind voters they supported it, we’re sunk!

/crosses fingers


3 posted on 09/25/2010 2:27:49 AM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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To: billorites

In a way, he’s right. Uninformed voters put the present administration into place, and now the Democrats will hopefully pay a high price for their low expectations of their base’s collective lack of principles and thinking capabilities.


4 posted on 09/25/2010 2:31:28 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: billorites

“I’ve known John Kerry for 35 years and he doesn’t look down on people.”

John Kerry, barging a line at a fast food restaurant: “Don’t you know who I am?”

John Kerry: a real egalitarian.


5 posted on 09/25/2010 2:32:59 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: billorites

Why didn’t he say, “Democrats’ woe stem from stupid voters who didn’t go to Harvard”?


6 posted on 09/25/2010 2:35:57 AM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: jospehm20
Hero of the communist revolution, Republic of Vietnam.


7 posted on 09/25/2010 2:36:21 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: billorites

Didn’t John Kerry serve in Vietnam?

I’m sure I heard that somewhere...


8 posted on 09/25/2010 2:37:55 AM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: skr

agree. Some of the Republicans, especially in the Senate, have the Kerry opinion about the unwashed masses.
I just returned to the US but have been following the mood of the country via online, but being here and sensing the anger is amazing to witness. Proud to be part of it!!!!!!!

Keep those faxes and call pourring into DC folks!!!! Dont let up and never surrender!


9 posted on 09/25/2010 2:39:52 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: skr
In a way, he’s right. Uninformed voters put the present administration into place,

Exactly! I saw the headline and wondered "What's his complaint? Uninformed voters are the only reason Dems ever win anything!"

Well, there's also misinformed voters . . .

10 posted on 09/25/2010 2:40:36 AM PDT by maryz
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To: billorites
"Democratic consultant Phil Johnston, former chairman of the state party, jumped to Kerry’s defense"

yeah, like a leftist chairman of the Massholes is anything but another rectally challenged moonbat.
11 posted on 09/25/2010 2:40:59 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: DemforBush

He definitely served in Cambodia

I heard that somewhere


12 posted on 09/25/2010 2:41:54 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: billorites

How can a guy be out of touch when he has to dock his Yacht in a neighboring state to avoid state taxes in his home state? That sounds tto me like he is in touch with at least taxes.


13 posted on 09/25/2010 2:45:41 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: billorites

Bassackwards liberal thinking. A bad economy tends to make people pay more attention to the news and politics, not less.

Uninformed voters put Obamacrats in power. Now that they’ve had some time to see the results, they’re less informed?

I can just imagine the Rats’ wailing and gnashing of teeth come November.


14 posted on 09/25/2010 2:46:30 AM PDT by drierice (The 'stimulus' cost more than 6 years of the Iraq war.)
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To: Enchante

President elect Nixon sent him there on Christmas.


15 posted on 09/25/2010 2:47:05 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Enchante

President elect Nixon sent him there on Christmas.


16 posted on 09/25/2010 2:47:10 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: rrrod

>>I just returned to the US but have been following the mood of the country via online, but being here and sensing the anger is amazing to witness.

I’m glad to hear that. It feels pretty angry around here, but it’s nice to have it confirmed by a bit of an “outside observer.”


17 posted on 09/25/2010 2:48:03 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: skr

How can a guy be out of touch when he married an overweight old bag who just happened to be worth about $5 Billion?


18 posted on 09/25/2010 2:48:15 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: billorites
Democratic consultant Phil Johnston, former chairman of the state party, jumped to Kerry’s defense, saying, “That’s absurd. He’s just making the point that people have real lives to lead and most people are not spending a lot of time worrying about politics, particularly in a tough economy. I’ve known John Kerry for 35 years and he doesn’t look down on people.”

Well, this has been true in past. We elected people, we thought we could trust, to represent us so we'd be free to have "real lives". We wake one day to find you stupid, selfish, lying bastards had screwed up everything we'd been working for. So, now you get to "reap the whirlwind".

19 posted on 09/25/2010 2:51:11 AM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: billorites

About the first time I agree with Kerry on ANY subject.
Yes, those voters who have repeatedly voted for Kerry have their heads either in the sand or up their rear ends.


20 posted on 09/25/2010 2:54:18 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Less gubmint is best gubmint.)
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To: billorites
“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters . . .

Slogans like, say, "Hope and change."?

Slogans like, say, "Free healthcare."?

Slogans like, say, "It's Bush's fault."?

Slogans like, say, "A 'right' to affordable housing."?

21 posted on 09/25/2010 3:01:16 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: billorites

LOL!! Keep talking Lurch!

Calling your potential voters stupid is a sure way to make friends — for Conservatives!


22 posted on 09/25/2010 3:09:03 AM PDT by Ronin (If he were not so gruesomely incompetent and dangerous, Obama would just be silly.)
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To: maryz
Well, there's also misinformed voters

Some of the misinformation is spread or ignored by the press which votes 90% democratic.

23 posted on 09/25/2010 3:11:44 AM PDT by EVO X
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To: billorites
...people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening...

Yes, like "hope and chnage you can believe in." So Kerry has a point, but the electorate is getting educated very fast thanks to the actions of 0bummie and leftists like Kerry.

24 posted on 09/25/2010 3:13:11 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: billorites

Well then, John F’n Kerry, would you also consider the voting results of November 2008 a reflection of your observation that voters are uninformed?


25 posted on 09/25/2010 3:14:01 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: Quiller
Kerry's biggest problem is their own lies and deception of the Public for decades. Doing so, has caused the electorate to start waking up and pay attention. It has become increasingly difficult for the Democrats to keep lying and misleading the Public as they have always done in the past.

MaObama’s great victory in 2008, and the Democrats arrogant disregard for our needs, has awakened a sleeping giant. And he has a TERRIBLE resolve!

26 posted on 09/25/2010 3:15:50 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: Quiller

The vicious Demagogues like Kerry, Obama, & co. could not exist without their simpleton slogans, which all amount to

somethin’ fur nothin’

for all of their politically favored feeders at the trough


27 posted on 09/25/2010 3:16:36 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Quiller

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters
________________________________________________________

And the best one of all time...yes we can, yes we can, yes we can...


28 posted on 09/25/2010 3:19:17 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: billorites

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,”

Oh, like electing 0bambi and “Hope and Change”.

Kerry has been sitting too close to Biden and the stupidity has been transmitted.


29 posted on 09/25/2010 3:20:48 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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"I’ve known John Kerry for 35 years and he doesn’t look down on people."

Did he say this from the poop deck of Kerry's yacht?

30 posted on 09/25/2010 3:21:53 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: billorites

Lord Kerry Fauntleroy of New England has lived the high life with the money plundered from the Heinz heirs so long that he does not understand anyone outside of the country club. His tone-deaf outlook was apparent during his campaign when he was putting on that weird bunny/astronaut suit just days before the election when he wasn’t donning a rubber unitard and windsurfing rather than campaigning. The tanning bed is frying his brain cells.


31 posted on 09/25/2010 3:22:33 AM PDT by purplelobster
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To: billorites

Frenchie is such a schmuck.


32 posted on 09/25/2010 3:31:26 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Quiller

and my all time favorite..”Yes We Can!”


33 posted on 09/25/2010 3:32:22 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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Remember when he won? When his crowd of worshipers chanted; “WE WANT PIE.....WE WANT PIE......WE WANT PIE...”

The whole scene was frightening indeed!


34 posted on 09/25/2010 3:36:17 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: billorites

thats a lousy excuse from dem consultant. Kerry said ppl were uninformed and consultant said ppl aren’t paying attention because they’re busy.

If the 2nd is true then they wouldn’t be voting against the DEM. Kerry isn’t saying they’re busy, he’s saying they are paying attention and they’re uninformed e.g lied to, stupid etc


35 posted on 09/25/2010 3:37:10 AM PDT by 4rcane
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I read a comment from a supporter which read “This isn’t a campaign, it’s a movement!” and I thought, for what? This guy isn’t saying anything. From that point on I knew his followers were morons for sure.


36 posted on 09/25/2010 3:40:01 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: 4rcane

kerry dig himself further by accusing ppl of believing simple slogans. He’s definately looking down at ppl


37 posted on 09/25/2010 3:41:07 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: billorites

John Kerry DOES look down on people. That’s why he wasn’t elected President! The American people are not stupid!


38 posted on 09/25/2010 3:49:26 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Conservatives Only...NO RINO'S!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Quiller

People are realizing just how expensive FREE health care is!!


39 posted on 09/25/2010 4:10:01 AM PDT by ontap
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To: billorites

’ve known John Kerry for 35 years and he doesn’t look down on people.”

Except from the bridge of his yacht.


40 posted on 09/25/2010 4:13:01 AM PDT by y6162
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“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,”

Hanoi John, like many professional politicians today just doesn’t get it. Our electorate is paying attention to what’s going on - and ignoring simple political slogans.

41 posted on 09/25/2010 4:17:09 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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42 posted on 09/25/2010 4:22:24 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: jospehm20
Democrats' woes stem from drinking the Kool-Aid of 1918 Soviet Communism.

The social experiment is over, time to run the Kenyan out of office.

VOTE THEM ALL OUT IN NOVEMBER.

Look out Zer0, the hope and change is a coming... but not from you.

STOP DRINKING THE KOOL-AID-2

43 posted on 09/25/2010 4:23:06 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: billorites

It was “uninformed voters” that put the traitor-in-chief in the White House.


44 posted on 09/25/2010 4:31:17 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: RoadTest

I guess skerry (he’s been to Vietnam) is right: we are all uninformed, drooling hicks who just need more education on how intelligent he and his fellow moonbat assclowns are. I must sign off now as I have to go hunt some squirrels, go buy some good stuff at Walmart, go to a mud bog with some good ol’ boys and have some cool ones.


45 posted on 09/25/2010 4:41:36 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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“people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth”
***********

You mean that dopey hopey-changey thang?


46 posted on 09/25/2010 4:46:42 AM PDT by Canedawg (...still not digging this tyranny thing.)
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We are too dumb to know that we really do have good jobs, our pensions are increasing, our free health care has made our lives soo much better and has allowed us to live healthier and more prosperous lives.


47 posted on 09/25/2010 4:47:02 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: billorites

FROM THE ARTICLE:
“I’ve known John Kerry for 35 years and he doesn’t look down on people.”

Really? Let’s not forget his little lecture a few years ago to an assembly of college students. He told them to stay in school and get an education or else they would likely end up in the military and fighting in Iraq.


48 posted on 09/25/2010 4:49:43 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: billorites
Kerry is right.

Any voter that consistently votes for him and other liberals is stuck on stupid.

49 posted on 09/25/2010 4:51:09 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: DemforBush
Didn’t John Kerry serve in Vietnam?

I think he was in Cambodia on Christmas.

I hope the "voter is stupid" defense gets him in the ass next to that rice grain.

50 posted on 09/25/2010 4:51:41 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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