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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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To: depressed in 06

John Francois Kerry still hasn’t released his service record for public scrutiny. I’m glad I didn’t hold my breath waiting for it.


51 posted on 09/25/2010 5:03:51 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Victory or Death)
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To: billorites

And in 2008 the American people were all brainiacs when they voted in Zero.

Get a new Schtick Kerry. the American people are getting really tired of being called stupid. As you will find out in NOV, 2010.


52 posted on 09/25/2010 5:05:33 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: DemforBush

“Didn’t John Kerry serve in Vietnam?”

Yes, and he had a body guard for the four months he was there for his photo ops.


53 posted on 09/25/2010 5:28:39 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: billorites

Photograph of John Kerry meeting with Comrade Do Muoi, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Vietnam, July 15-18, 1993.

Photo taken in the War Remnants Museum (formerly the "War Crimes Museum") in Saigon in May 2004.

from http://www.wintersoldier.com/staticpages/index.php?page=20040531140357545

John F. Kerry = Traitor! and is still one.

54 posted on 09/25/2010 5:32:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: jospehm20

At least I agree with him in part,this time. IMO the electorate in his State of MASS. do indeed need be reeducated.
They keep re electing him so the rest of America will have to
deal with the “other”JFK form MASS.” so they won’t be the
only ones having to deal with him.


55 posted on 09/25/2010 5:40:34 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
President elect Nixon sent him there on Christmas

Honestly, that was the most entertaining election season I can remember.

Kerry said and did so many stupid things that there was, at least, an average of 1 a day to make us laugh.

Only reason that election was close at all was because of the same "uninformed" voters he's complaining about now!

Kerry....still a putz!

56 posted on 09/25/2010 5:55:30 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: billorites
He went on to blame the legislative logjam in Washington, D.C., for fewer federal dollars sent to the state.

Note to juan skerry: Those federal dollars are taxes collected by the government. We taxpayers are madder than ever. By the way juan, how about that "hope and change" slogan from 2008? Look at the senior DUmmie of your party for more stupid slogans.

57 posted on 09/25/2010 6:05:30 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: John Valentine

And he order a cheesesteak with swiss!


58 posted on 09/25/2010 6:07:10 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: DemforBush

You know, I think I heard that once too!


59 posted on 09/25/2010 6:09:33 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: billorites


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

60 posted on 09/25/2010 6:12:49 AM PDT by The Comedian
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To: hal ogen

Friend - we’re the majority. The ruling class are the kook fringe.


61 posted on 09/25/2010 6:13:49 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: billorites

What an effing Rube. First, Kerry, the reason people are mad is, precisely, because they have - and understand - information about what’s going on in D.C.; the only difference from the past is that now we have ready access to information we couldn’t get in the past thanks to the internet. Second, it’s nice of you to blather on about how the states aren’t getting enough tax dollars from Washington, but don’t you think that people like you - rich liberal tax evaders (oh, you know, you, Geithner, Biden, Rangel, etc, etc) - are contributing as much to the problem you’re going on about?


62 posted on 09/25/2010 6:19:43 AM PDT by Oceander (Tag. You're it.)
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To: billorites

The more these elitists try to “educate” us - the more people swing away from them.

Go ahead - let them keep talking.


63 posted on 09/25/2010 6:22:02 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: normy
“This isn’t a campaign, it’s a movement!” That is an accurate statement, and I empathize with it. It was similar to the movements I have at least once a day.
64 posted on 09/25/2010 7:05:53 AM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: billorites

Texmexis best sez:

Voter’s woes stem from functionally illiterate Reps and Senators.


65 posted on 09/25/2010 7:06:00 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: DemforBush

Yep, but was for only a month or 2 and got a load of Purple Hearts for beer tab cut and rice frag in the butt.

This frog pretender is very near the top of the list for anti-American contestants on “Dancing from the Lampposts”.


66 posted on 09/25/2010 7:14:28 AM PDT by dusttoyou (Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Remember come November)
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To: Cricket24

You would say the American people are not stupid, even considering the present occupant of the White House???


67 posted on 09/25/2010 7:19:05 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: purplelobster

The spring after his great loss, I was driving through Stanley, ID and saw Lord Kerry. On a turnout by the river, he was standing, in his black leathers, using a hairbrush to fix his do. There were three beefy gentlemen with him. One was holding a black helmet as Kerry brushed. The other two were loading a fancy Italian touring motorcycle into an enclosed trailer behind a dark-windowed Suburban. Obviously, Kerry had ridden the bike over Galena Summit to Stanley from his wife’s house in Sun Valley, about 50 miles. And obviously, he had three goons follow him in case of trouble, and he was not going to ride back the way he came.


68 posted on 09/25/2010 7:19:37 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: billorites
He and Warren Buffet are on the same page. It's our fault. So, who's next to agree with them?
69 posted on 09/25/2010 7:24:20 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: billorites

He’s right about some uninformed voters. A recent poll stated that 52% of Americans still think Obama can do a better job with the economy than George Bush. If that poll is even close to the truth, then this country is sunk. If a good majority of adults haven’t figured out what a disaster Obama is, we might as well split up and be done with it.


70 posted on 09/25/2010 7:35:42 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: billorites

Yawn Kerry...the haughty Yawn Kerry (who served in Vietnam)...WISHES the electorate were igorant and uninformed. (Well, the ones who vote for him are)

Rather, it is BECAUSE the electorate IS knowledgeable, and dialed in with what’s going on, that people are pissed, and are ready to electorally storm the gates.


71 posted on 09/25/2010 7:39:37 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Mike/Chris Wallace: Did you give in? Palin: "HELL NO!" 38 days til the midterms, if they're held..)
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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,”


Hopenchange
and
Yes we can

come to mind.


72 posted on 09/25/2010 7:59:21 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: billorites

John Kerry - The fart in the dems elevator.


73 posted on 09/25/2010 8:00:57 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: DanMiller

LOL good one.


74 posted on 09/25/2010 8:43:12 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: eartrumpet

“On a turnout by the river, he was standing, in his black leathers, using a hairbrush to fix his do. “

Even when motorcycling in the country Lord Kerry remains remarkably coiffed!... and even has manservants to assist. Idaho doesn’t see this too often. Very funny.


75 posted on 09/25/2010 11:20:01 AM PDT by purplelobster
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To: billorites
This coming from the self-proclaimed “biggest cheesehead around.”
76 posted on 09/25/2010 12:05:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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