Skip to comments.John Kerry: Democrats’ woes stem from uninformed voters
Posted on 09/25/2010 8:00:39 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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 doesnt always pay that much attention to whats going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or whats happening, Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.
Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerrys 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 dont understand. Theyre 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 Kerrys defense, saying, Thats absurd. Hes 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. Ive known John Kerry for 35 years and he doesnt look down on people.
Kerry made the remarks on voters following questions about U.S. Rep Barney Franks re-election campaign and queries about securing federal funding for the Hub hospital.
I think a lot of the anger today - while its appropriate because Washington is broken - is not directed at the right people, said Kerry. Barney is prepared, as others are, to explain what were doing. I think when people hear the facts and they see what were 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 Kerrys 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 didnt get elected president, Feehery said. Hes out of touch.
>>so people are influenced by a simple slogan
"YES WE CAN!"
The more informed US citizens get about the mess we're in and how much the feds are taking over our lives and destroying our futures, the lower Obama's ratings go.
What Senator Kerry should be yearning for is a totally uninformed voting public. That's the only way they'll support what Obama has done since taking office.
Don’t be too hard on Kerry....he is paying the ultimate price for having been a giggolo....an ugly domineering drunk for a wife ;-)
Didn’t John Kerry serve in Viet Nam?
These days people have stuff like the Net and many other sources for information (some of it is even non-liberal,
Senator, a fact that I’m sure makes you very upset). People
know what’s going on. As Howard Beale said in Network,
“I don’t have to tell you things are bad. We know things are bad.” And that’s why we’re as mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore.
He’s got it bassackwards, as usual. In reality, the stupider you are, the more likely you are to vote democrat.
I think she technically, owns the yacht. I bet the prenup is harsh, so he has no where to go. HAHAHA
You mean like "Hope and Change"? This doofus will never get over himself. Like I said in an earlier post, the only thing he has ever accomplished was marrying rich women. He's only a senator because he grabbed onto Kennedy's coattails. Would just love to see MA kick him out.
Welcome to Massachusetts where the vast majority of office holders are Democrats. Things are bad here—but oh,
no reason to put conservatives/Republicans in. Just let us,
your wonderful Dem lib leaders,
fix it. It’s not our fault, even though we’ve run the state for years, it’s...not...our...fault! Trust us to fix it.
(...must be...BUSH’S FAULT!)
Precisely. If the facts were on their side they would not have to resort to character assassination of their opponents, vote fraud and the constant stream of excuses as to why they are going to get shellacked in November......
I see that goof I think of the movie “Overboard.”
It’s amazing how stupid the voters became in 22 months. In Nov 2008 they elected Obama and an unstoppable Democrat Congress.I’m sure Kerry didn’t say they were uninformed then. Must be another trick of Karl Rove’s or a magic spell from Christine O’Donnell.
Stooopid is as STOOOPID does.
Get bent Kerry...
This election cycle signals not a dullness on the part of the people, but a historic awakening. People have been half-asleep regarding the shenanigans in DC, but now are alert and motivated.
The question is, can this awakening last for years to come in order to truly affect the direction of the fat beast that is the federal government?
He’s a complete phony beginning with his very name. What irony that he pretends to be American “royalty”.
Perhaps if Mr Ketchup and his Donkey pals wouldn’t run around spending taxpayer monkey in a fashion reminiscent of a drunken Genghis Khan, the “dumb, uninformed voters” wouldn’t be quite as upset.
Clinton: “I still believe in a place called Hope”
Kerry, 2004 (signs): “HOPE IS ON THE WAY” (photoshopped by someone to DOPE IS ON THE WAY after it was said some
people registered under fake names and were rewarded with drugs; later changed to Help Is On The Way
Obama 08: “Hope and Change” (Obama also borrowed part of the slogan of his pal Deval Patrick: Together We Can became
Yes We Can)
Meant as a simple slogan to lash out at the fact that people are informed enough to know things have been an epic disaster with Demonrat control so this is all they can do is lash out with their typical rhetoric to try and convince themselves and those still not informed that things really aren’t how they are and have some more of their BS. Their weakness is when people finally do become informed and are not susceptable to their lies and same ‘ol, same ‘ol rhetoric.
Hep us mistur carrie! Wee waunt 2 undurstand mor beter.
I hope the Dems continue to believe this. Like Michael Savage says, liberalism truly is a mental disorder.
“YES WE CAN” indeed.
John F’n Kerry was GREATLY responsible for foisting Usuck Obama upon us by shoving him on the stage in 2004 as his warm-up act..and then supporting the OTHER deadbeat as governor of Massachusetts..the simple phrase ‘yes we can’ was lapped up like pudding by the idiot masses who wanted free gas in their cars and new kitchens...
He has the BIGGEST tin ear in politics.
Howie should like this news story on Monday...
He's right about 2008, hopefully these two years have educated the electorate some.
Rush has talked about this - that dems think all they have to do is “explain” it better.
Liberals are bemoaning the fact they no longer control the context of information being feed to the masses...Hence they are attempting to suppress any opposition by creating controls aka "Net Neutrality" and the "Fairness Doctrine". Its about control.
Heaven knows that the masses shouldn't be allowed to know what the Government elitist is doing to them...
However, I suspect the 2010 voters will be the best informed voters ever.
“JFK means Just For Kerry. He’s Irish only every sixth year”—Billy Bulger
Have said many times MA is over run with Dems on the fed and local level. But just imagine...a Republican governor/lt gov.... treasurer...auditor...attorney general. Imagine
that some of the 10 Congressional seats could be occupied
by Bielat, Perry, or Hudak instead of Frank, Delahunt (retiring anyway) and Tierney...
We must be really stupid and uninformed, Senator, if we
even think of NOT voting Democrat
They didn’t manage to shut down conservative talk radio or right leaning Net sites, thankfully! We are informed.
Rep.Frank, in my opinion, has yet to explain or apologize for his resistance to reining-in the housing bubble in 2006 as desired by the Bush'43 Administration. The fact that his former lover, Mr.Raines, made millions from Fannie Mae had nothing to do with it, I'm sure /sarc
As for Sen.Kerry, have you paid the Mass. Taxes on your brand new multi-million dollar foreign-built yacht yet? Does the miasma stink of the hypocrisy that you exude ever choke you?
Dude. If this doesn’t qualify as ‘lamentations of their women”, nothing does. It really doesn’t get any better than this.
what Obama and the Democrats did when the media gave them the keys to the car: He seized the title to the car, put Big Labor in the drivers seat, and rode shotgun as the Democrats committed mass vehicular homicide running over workers, dealers, bondholders, and anyone else who stood in the way.
>>Hence they are attempting to suppress any opposition by creating controls aka “Net Neutrality” and the “Fairness Doctrine”.
Oh yes. I’m on a lot of radio messageboards and when people point out that Air America was a flop they replied oh no,
it’s those fascist money grubbing conservative station owners who switched it off and we MUST have the fairness doctrine because after all the media is SO tilted to the right. (I still laugh when I read one newsgroup post that called CNN
Howie Carr list ping. Kerry has stepped in it again.
Actually, the American public grows more informed and interested day by day...that’s what his real problem is. He’s nervous, and angry that we our getting our information from the internet, FOX and each other. We now automatically discount much of what the establishment says.
The Murkowski/Castle/Bennett/Crist thing isn’t scaring the bleep out of only establishment Republicans...the tea party is a rejection of the elitist class. Gigolo John is a member and past president of that smarmy group.
This is the prevailing attitude of those in power, and it is why people are ready to cut all of them loose.
It is just infuriating that taxpayers have to pay these morons for the rest of their lives.
As Rush said, “they’re not going to give back the car keys until they’ve finishing STRIPPING the car”.......
... they’re trying to push all these crappy bills thru (blocked so far, TG) before the American people can grab the keys back....only to find that the car has been stripped down to the axles.
Yup...and btw don’t forget Obama practically plagiarized Patrick’s speeches, not just the “together/yes we can” bit
but the “just words?” bits
He’s saying that there is not enough uninformed voters. That’s the way I understood it.
Kennedy is dead. No one to run his opinions by. Kennedy would have slapped him up side the head and said ARE you F-ing Crazy, you can’t say that!!!!
My question is, how do they expect to woo voters by calling them stupid? Maybe they think the voter will decide to vote 'rat just to prove to himself he's not stupid. If so that is a very long shot as far as making any numerical difference. Most voters will feel insulted and react negatively, if at all.
“He made his money the old fashioned way. He MARRIED it.”
Kerry’s theme by Louis Prima
Just a gigolo
‘John Kerry: Democrats woes stem from uninformed voters’
Actually it’s true. The ‘uninformed voters’ listened to and voted for the nonsense from the Democrats and turned the show over to them.
We’re about to change that.
“Kerry is accusing the opposition of doing what the democrats do.”
The Dims have been doing this for decades!
Entertaining comment made at website:
“Evening at Chez Kerry:
(limo door slams, Long John enters, throws self down dejectedly on $27,000 chaise lounge made by aboriginals from free range ostriches that committed suicide in the wild)
Tereza: What’s the matter, Snookums?
Kerry: It’s those stupid voters! They are reading things on the internet and finding out what we are doing! Oh for the good old days when they had to get all their information from the NYT and Dan Rather!
Tereza: Here, have some Dom, that’ll cheer you up. And you know how I’ve wanted a little pied a terre in Chamonix? Why don’t we buzz over and see what Phillipe has to show us?
Kerry: No! You know how I hate mansion shopping, and can I even get a mention in the Huff Post about how I had the Gulfstream re-tooled to burn a custom mixture of Absolut and balsamic? No. Makes me want not even to jet around continuously any more. I’m saving the planet by myself and all they write about is that awful Scott Brown.
Tereza: Oh Honey, you’ll get over it. The pigeons in this state always send you back for another 6 years. And they better. I thought I was going to be First Lady. Our deal is no allowance for you unless you are at least Senator.
Kerry: Stupid voters, all worried about money. For no reason! Just do like I did and marry two heiresses, then they’ll have no worries. Jeez, what’s so hard about that? I pulled myself up by the bootstraps, you know. I was sleeping in the Camaro and dating Morgan Fairchild, and then when ol’ Heinzie bought the farm, a quick “I do” and then, presto, six mansions and a tax-free yacht. Easy.
Tereza: I thought we agreed not to talk about my, er, our, fortune that way.
Kerry: Sorry, you’re right. Stupid voters. If those idiot white people in Ohio had just done what the shop steward told them to, we’d be LOLing at 1600 right now, midway through my triumphant second term. Instead I’m here with Howie Carr making fun of me and the whole Congress about to get tossed. Stupid voters! Stupid voters!
Tereza: Honey, calm down, let’s go over to the Capital Grille and you can pretend to be bothered by all the attention. I know you love it so.
Kerry: Oh, ok, ok, have Jamal bring the limo around.
Yeah, Democratic constituencies are SO SMART John
A product no doubt of that great urban public school system you all dominate
What a joke this POS is