Skip to comments.Kerry’s Absurdities
Posted on 08/09/2011 5:12:21 AM PDT by SJackson
Senator John Kerry (D-MA) thinks the ideas of the Tea Party are absurd. The media should not be covering the Tea Party philosophy of reduced spending and debt and a balanced budget.
In 1997, Kerry himself sponsored an amendment to balance the then-current budget. He didnt think that was absurd. What is absurd is that no one is more to blame for the governments long-time spending binge than Senator John Kerry himself. As the nations credit rating is downgraded, and our federal debt exceeds the entire output of the U.S. economy, Kerry on Meet the Press Aug. 7 called for more spending for infrastructure and other programs as if they would add naught to the nations deficit.
Except for the move toward fiscal sanity and budget balancing 14 years ago, Kerry wants the media to steer clear of the wild ideas of the Tea Partiers financial conservatism. He wants the news media to continue to support the fiscal insanity of the liberal Democrats. He doesnt want any real reporting on actual accountability for our economic problems, as the Pajamas Media Tattler reported Aug. 5. Those problems started with the Community Investment Act, managed through the Democrats control of the failed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac., and then on to ObamaCare, the stimulus spending package, and the Dodd-Frank super-regulatory law. Most of the media have turned a blind eye toward these spending whoppers and treated the Tea Party with contempt.
When it comes to spending money, however, Senator Kerrys penchants for spending do not include his own tightly-wrapped bankroll. He is docking his familys new $7 million yacht in Rhode Island, not Massachusetts, so he can save $500,000 in Bay State taxes. If the boat were docked at his summer vacation home on Nantucket, he would have to fork over $437,000 in a one-time sales tax and $70,000 in annual excise taxes. This tax saving is not absurd in Kerrys mind. It is Tea Parties who should be censored by the media, he says, because they also arent factual.
Kerry has joined the other progressives, some of whom are charging those who believe in Tea Party ideals as terrorists. Interviewed on MSNBC July 29, Kerry called on the media to censor Tea Party ideas that he and others like him consider not factual.
Some today may have dim memories of then-young John Kerrys claims of heroism in Vietnam. They were described by others as absurd and not factual. Even by some of Kerrys own commanding officers. They said the medals he demanded were undeserved.
Remember? It was after the Vietnam War, and Kerry came home a whining, anti-war vet. He returned from Vietnam in April 1969, having won early transfer out of conflict. He had joined a group called Veterans Against the War. On April 22, 1971, sympathetically clad in his green fatigues and Silver Star and Purple Heart ribbons, the long-haired, 27-year-old Kerry sat at the witness table of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which ironically he would eventually chair. He gave a speech that defined him and made possible his political career. TV cameras lining the walls whirled.
The big news networks and liberal newspapers had unprecedented persuasive powers to influence public opinion. Little has changed in liberal media coverage over the years. They used their power to support returning vet John Kerrys repulsive picture of American veterans as misfits, drug addicts and baby killers.
Kerry spoke of what other returned veterans had told him at anti-war ralliesof frightful war crimes, purportedly committed in Southeast Asia. Crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with full awareness of officers at all levels of command, testified Kerry. They told of stories of times that they had personally raped, cut off the ears, cut off heads blown up bodies, razed villages in the fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan poisoned food stocks and generally ravaged the countryside We are angry because we feel we have been used in the worse fashion by the Administration of this country .
When Senator Kerry ran for president in 2004, that became the catalyst for a major political move by Vietnam veterans who had long resented his skewed testimony. During Kerrys candidacy, his war record gained wide public attention in TV and the book Unfit for Command, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. It questioned his military record and circumstances linked to the award of his combat medals. The swift boat was a fast naval patrol boat. Several members of the swift boat vets served in the same unit as Kerry. Other members included one of Kerrys former commanding officers. They alleged that Kerrys Purple Heart and Silver Star were undeserved. They questioned Kerrys other medals and his truthfulness in testimony about the war. Former swift boat commander Larry Thurlow criticized Kerrys Bronze Star award. Thurlow, together with other swift boat members, alleged Kerrys citation for bravery under fire was false in that neither Kerry nor any others were under hostile fire. He gave a sworn statement about the incident. Kerry himself wrote the after-action report about the incident.
Kerrys Silver Star also was questioned by George Elliott, Kerrys former commanding officer and a member of the Swift Boat Veterans, although he had second thoughts about it later. He said it was based on unspecified sources.
Whether Kerrys congressional testimony was false or the awarding of all his medals was absurd remains somewhat in question. There is no question, however, of the soundness of Kerrys judgment when he picked John Edwards to be his running-mate in the 2004 presidential race. Edwards was recently indicted on charges he violated federal campaign finance laws.
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hey Jon, pay your taxes yet?
John Kerry IS an absurdity.
hey Jon, did you give back the $7 million your failed presidential bid left you?
John Kerry: Mr. President, I remember Christmas of 1968, sitting on a gunboat in [our italics] Cambodia. I remember what it was like to be shot at by the Vietnamese, Khmer Rouge and Cambodians, and I heard the President of the United States [Richard Nixon] telling the American people I was not there, that our troops were not in Cambodia.
However, Richard Nixon did not become president until January 1969. Furthermore, the Khmer Rouge did not exist in 1968. This Cambodian communist organization was formed in 1970.
Moving his foreign-built mega yacht to Massachusetts might stimulate some jobs in his own state
Of course, he would have to spend Terayza’a extra money on taxes
...and the worms ate into his brain...
The change in the family surname to “Kerry” from “Kohn” took place 40 years before John Kerry was born. What is your point?
See Post #5 for a real winner.
I think you're mistaken, I don't think his complete records have ever been released.
Which doesn't mean Senator Kerry doesn't "remember it". Fabricated war stories are the fodder of fools after all.
I think you’re mistaken, I don’t think his complete records have ever been released.
He released them to the Boston Globe which sat on them for over 3 years then a freedom of information lawsuit got the Carter cleaned up version released. He was busted to the lowest seaman. They are hard to find though.
Yes, thanks, I remember that now. However the Globe didn’t publish his records did they, only what they considered “relevant”.
The globe put out a page that they thought did not give any information but it turned out to be the cover of courts martial or something.