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Rich Pol urges strapped donors to give - John Kerry: Deck my halls
Boston Herald ^ | November 26, 2010 | Hillary Chabot

Posted on 11/26/2010 2:18:05 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Battle-weary Bay State Democrats are getting squeezed by U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry this Christmas, as the nation’s richest senator puts the arm on cash-strapped party donors to fill his campaign war chest — even though he’s not up for re-election for another four years.

“I think people feel very tapped-out,” said Phil Johnston, former Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman, who is helping to organize Kerry’s Dec. 13 gala. Johnston, who said he is seeing steady ticket sales, still expects a full house.

“It’s a measure of John Kerry’s strength among Democrats that this event should be hugely successful,” he said.

The state’s senior senator — recently ranked the nation’s richest with $2.7 million in his campaign coffers and an estimated net worth of $239 million — is asking fellow Democrats to open their wallets yet again after they dug deep during a hard-fought election year. His extravaganza at the Boston Symphony — where tickets range from $75 to $4,800 — could be a tough sell as the party’s rank-and-file struggles through another Christmas in a tough economy.

“For Democrats, there’s a bit of fatigue — people have been giving aggressively,” said Democratic consultant Scott M. Ferson, president of the Liberty Square Group. “But we need John Kerry now more than ever. He’s one of the few (Massachusetts) Democrats left in a leadership position.”

Kerry put up $85,000 in campaign cash to rent the 2,000-seat Boston Symphony, where Boston Pops maestro Keith Lockhart, singer James Taylor and actor-director Ben Affleck are expected to appear.

Boston University political professor Thomas Whalen said the extravagant blowout — meant to celebrate Kerry’s 25 years in the Senate and 45 years of public service — could be a turnoff to struggling Bay Staters.....


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: crook; grifter; kerry; liar; lowclass; putz; rich; senator; thief

1 posted on 11/26/2010 2:18:09 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Kerry is welcome to all the swamp gasses I produce.


2 posted on 11/26/2010 2:19:47 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote
I wonder if Obummer will put himself in for a purple heart?
3 posted on 11/26/2010 2:22:10 PM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What's the matter? Is Heinz ketchup having problems? It doesn't seem to be. Maybe Teresa is fed up with paying all her gigolo's expenses:


4 posted on 11/26/2010 2:22:43 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Da Coyote
John, Teerayzah just called....she wants the checkbook back.
5 posted on 11/26/2010 2:23:20 PM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Frankly who cares what this irrelevant turd does. No one can say there were taken advantage of if they decided to go or to send money. It is called being stupid.


6 posted on 11/26/2010 2:23:20 PM PST by Mouton
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
John Kerry’s strength among Democrats

No other evidence is necessary to prove that democrats are a bunch of morons.

7 posted on 11/26/2010 2:25:18 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

8 posted on 11/26/2010 2:26:42 PM PST by Leisler (They always lie, and have for so much and for so long, that they no longer know what about.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Boy I guess it’s tough all over! What arrogant elitism....... But to be expected from John F’in Kerry


9 posted on 11/26/2010 2:27:12 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just curious what Kerry’s position is come 2014, is he a lock?
Is there a viable strong Pubbie candidate waiting?


10 posted on 11/26/2010 2:33:47 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) The more I see and know Obammy the more I think he's an a-hole.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Kerry, Kerry...hmmm, I thought he was killed 'Nam while trying to betray his country.

Maybe just his soul died, and his body continued to walk around and betray. A betrayal zombie.


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

11 posted on 11/26/2010 2:44:52 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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...betcha horse face still hasn’t paid his taxes for his boat


12 posted on 11/26/2010 2:47:04 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Only the “little people” pay taxes.


13 posted on 11/26/2010 2:49:43 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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He’s one of the few (Massachusetts) Democrats left in a leadership position.

bwahahahahaha....leader...*snicker*...ship...*snort*...position...

14 posted on 11/26/2010 2:56:23 PM PST by kromike
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

2126 days since Hanoi John Effin Kerry promised, on national TV, to sign form SF-180 and release his military records.

15 posted on 11/26/2010 3:10:03 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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...betcha horse face still hasn’t paid his taxes for his boat

http://news.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view.bg?articleid=1294161

Still not paid as of 11/5.

16 posted on 11/26/2010 3:13:03 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
where Boston Pops maestro Keith Lockhart, singer James Taylor and actor-director Ben Affleck are expected to appear.

Wow...with credentials/endorsements like that, here's my life savings, Jon Carry.

17 posted on 11/26/2010 3:46:16 PM PST by kromike
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To: Da Coyote

Can I PLEASE contribute?

I would like to send a truckload of manure to Kerry’s home.


18 posted on 11/26/2010 4:09:35 PM PST by BobNative
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Did you know that then USN Kerrey was on a secret mission inside Cambodia when he was supposed to be patrolling the waters inside Vietnam at the time?


19 posted on 11/26/2010 5:44:37 PM PST by mohresearcher
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To: Da Coyote

There is a lot of Kudzu he can harvest here in the south.


20 posted on 11/26/2010 6:03:52 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s almost Christmas.

Doesn’t he usually make a covert incursion into Cambodia this time of the year?


21 posted on 11/26/2010 7:27:06 PM PST by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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"...singer James Taylor and actor-director Ben Affleck are expected to appear."

I'd rather have a root canal without Novocaine than sit through an evening of Kerry and Taylor.

22 posted on 11/27/2010 11:52:38 AM PST by Baynative (on to 2012)
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