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FLASH: McCain Calls On Kerry To Apologize
drudge ^ | 10/31/2006 | milwguy

Posted on 10/31/2006 8:59:29 AM PST by milwguy

Senator Kerry owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq, who answered their country's call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education. Americans from all backgrounds, well off and less fortunate, with high school diplomas and graduate degrees, take seriously their duty to our country, and risk their lives today to defend the rest of us in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

They all deserve our respect and deepest gratitude for their service. The suggestion that only the least educated Americans would agree to serve in the military and fight in Iraq, is an insult to every soldier serving in combat, and should deeply offend any American with an ounce of appreciation for what they suffer and risk so that the rest of us can sleep more comfortably at night. Without them, we wouldn't live in a country where people securely possess all their God-given rights, including the right to express insensitive, ill-considered and uninformed remarks.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deathbyhanging; hanoikerry; iraq; kerry; traitor; treason
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To: unbiasedtruth

Incredible. Just astounding.


101 posted on 10/31/2006 9:33:20 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: unbiasedtruth

He's deranged....or else a sure sign that he realizes just how deep he steped in it...


102 posted on 10/31/2006 9:33:29 AM PST by ken5050
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To: tioga

Glad you took my comment in the fun spirit it was intended!


103 posted on 10/31/2006 9:33:31 AM PST by Lando Lincoln (For what cause would a liberal go to war? Revolutions don't count.)
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To: ken5050

Nevermind. You wanted a link to something else. :-)


104 posted on 10/31/2006 9:33:32 AM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: milwguy

"Without them, we wouldn't live in a country where people securely possess all their God-given rights, including the right to express insensitive, ill-considered and uninformed remarks."

I'm not a fan of McCain, but in this case he's spot on with that.


105 posted on 10/31/2006 9:33:55 AM PST by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: milwguy
But-but, hasn't McLame heard????

...John F'g Kerry served in Viet Nam.

106 posted on 10/31/2006 9:34:01 AM PST by Landru (That does it, no sleep number for you pal.)
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To: Lando Lincoln

I wasn't sure until I went out to www.johnkerry.com and checked press releases

http://www.johnkerry.com/news/releases/release.html?id=33

It is absolutely astonishing and the Democrat strategists are probably going into a complete meltdown, because it is too close to the mid terms for a Democrat to make such a statement.

This statement is known as "defending the indefensible."


107 posted on 10/31/2006 9:34:07 AM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: milwguy

Has Fox mentioned it on TV yet?


108 posted on 10/31/2006 9:34:11 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Txsleuth

The Kerry response is not satire. No one is making this excuse up. Visit Drugde or NRO.


109 posted on 10/31/2006 9:34:13 AM PST by mwl1
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To: mwl1
military mothers in tears in every city with Santorum, Allen, Corker, et al and demand that their opponent repudiate Kerry's insensitivity

Won't work.......Republican women are more like Lynn Cheney........Republican women are not victims........

110 posted on 10/31/2006 9:34:16 AM PST by tioga
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To: milwguy

Kerry is just misunderstood. He was against going with that comment before he agreed with that comment. See!


111 posted on 10/31/2006 9:34:29 AM PST by MadeInAmerica (- If ILLEGAL means Undocumented - Then Breaking and Entering means Unannounced Visit)
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To: RabidBartender
"He's claiming that he's the victim.

He is just going through the five stages:

DENIAL - Denying that's what he was saying.
ANGER - For being so stupid - there goes my 2nd chance at President (unfortunately this helps Hillary Rodham)
BARGAINING - What would a Clinton do? Maybe they'll (public) believe it's a right wing conspriacy.
DEPRESSION - "Oh NO! - the public's not buying it!
ACCEPTANCE - Some kind of Mickey Mouse apology so that he can always say he apologized.

112 posted on 10/31/2006 9:34:53 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet
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To: ken5050

Here's the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLuMWiQ6r2o


113 posted on 10/31/2006 9:34:55 AM PST by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: mwl1

It's also on www.johnkerry.com under "press releases."


114 posted on 10/31/2006 9:35:20 AM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: tioga

All right. Anger then, not tears. Either will suffice.

The point is to make hay while the sun shines.


115 posted on 10/31/2006 9:35:46 AM PST by mwl1
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To: Lando Lincoln

;^)


116 posted on 10/31/2006 9:35:50 AM PST by tioga
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To: ken5050

Sorry, thought you were talking about videp.


117 posted on 10/31/2006 9:36:12 AM PST by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: milwguy

Well said by one is more qualified than most of us. Thank you, Senator McCain

I don't necessarily agree with the Senator on most things but he's dead on in this one.


118 posted on 10/31/2006 9:36:14 AM PST by SueRae
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To: mwl1

-if we do not grab the football (skerry's gaffe) and run to the end zone we are fools!


119 posted on 10/31/2006 9:36:41 AM PST by tioga
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To: milwguy

Senator Kerry, why are you "Swift Boating" our brave men and women in the militay?


120 posted on 10/31/2006 9:36:58 AM PST by ShandaLear (Perfect People Need Support, too.)
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To: mwl1

Fearless prediction...look for Hillary to come out and repudiate Kerry's statemnt...and Irey should demand Murtha do so immediately


121 posted on 10/31/2006 9:37:59 AM PST by ken5050
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To: LibSnubber

To believe his press release, it would assume that President Bush has not 'done well' I think most people would say that 'President' Bush has done better than 'Senator' Lurch and has risen to the top position in the greatest country on the face of the earth. How by any definition that is not 'doing well' is something only J f'n Kerry could dream up in his wacked out imagination. His press release is childish, and I think his disgraceful actions have caused more damage to our men and women serving overseas than Mark Foley's e-mails have to the House Pages..
At long last sir, have you no sense of decency. If you did, you would resign and fly off to one of your wife's
many estates on her jet, and disappear from the national stage forever.


122 posted on 10/31/2006 9:38:08 AM PST by milwguy
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To: mwl1
Righteous anger....that's do it.
123 posted on 10/31/2006 9:38:22 AM PST by tioga
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To: unbiasedtruth

That Kerry statement is further proof that Kerry can say nothing in 500 words or more.

That is nothing more than a non-apology apology that attempts to deflect attention to the Right.


124 posted on 10/31/2006 9:39:16 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: BibChr
McCain Comet passes briefly near the Sanity Nebula.

HAHAHAHA!

125 posted on 10/31/2006 9:39:27 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.```````````````````````)
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To: unbiasedtruth

How in Heaven's name does he hope that his "indignation" will dispute a VIDEO of his stupidity?!?! Incredible!


126 posted on 10/31/2006 9:39:39 AM PST by Lando Lincoln (For what cause would a liberal go to war? Revolutions don't count.)
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To: milwguy
We know what is at stake. Next week, Kerry could be in the leadership...

...if good men do nothing.


127 posted on 10/31/2006 9:39:57 AM PST by Mr.Atos (http://mysandmen.blogspot.com)
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To: BibChr
Quote of the week.....kudos...

but it's only Tuesday...LOL

128 posted on 10/31/2006 9:41:33 AM PST by ken5050
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To: pissant
Good link. This is catching fire.

Not gonna happen from the DBM. They'll try ignoring it, and if it can't be ignored, they'll go out of their way to find military that happen to fit Kerry's depiction (there will be one or two). These will be paraded on TV - perhaps with some interviews of the family members (if the family members diss Bush, well, that's a bonus).

129 posted on 10/31/2006 9:41:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java ("No stronger retrograde force exists in the world" - Winston Churchill on Islam)
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To: milwguy

Using Kerry's logic, he himself is not a very bright person as he served in the military.


130 posted on 10/31/2006 9:43:01 AM PST by GOP Golfer
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To: milwguy

Using Kerry's logic, he himself is not a very bright person as he served in the military.


131 posted on 10/31/2006 9:43:14 AM PST by GOP Golfer
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To: mwl1

That sounds like a great idea. Someone on another thread said Kerry was suppose to come to Pa. and appear with Casey...I wonder if that will still happen. If it does, i'd like to atend (big, evil grin) I'll bet every Dem candidate is cancelling Kerry 'help" at this point.


132 posted on 10/31/2006 9:44:35 AM PST by SueRae
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To: SueRae

will only work if we widely disseminate this affront to our military and demand by sheer force that the news media cover it.

already right now they are in full Kerry-protection mode, attempting to bury the story.


133 posted on 10/31/2006 9:46:02 AM PST by mwl1
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To: SueRae
I think that we can keep this going if we press it. The media will HAVE to cover the story of Kerry being asked not to come campaign.

I am absolutely dumbfounded that he released such a childishly belligerent response. I thought for sure the original post was a satire!

134 posted on 10/31/2006 9:47:58 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.```````````````````````)
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To: mwl1

IMHO....that makes it WORSE!!

That release was offensive, all on it's own!!


135 posted on 10/31/2006 9:48:36 AM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: mikeus_maximus

Exactly! In fact, Rush is predicting that the media--instead of chastizing Kerry, will go out and search for those few, poor and disenfranchised soldiers who are only serving because they can't get ahead in our society.

Instead of attacking Kerry as they would do any Republican, the liberals and their media brethren will concoct a story to help in Kerry's defense. Heck, they're doing this already, making Kerry a victim of the evil Republicans via his response.


136 posted on 10/31/2006 9:48:52 AM PST by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *sses.)
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To: GOP Golfer

Come to think of it, to use Kerry's logic that he was referring to the President and implying he had not done well, what does that say about Kerry, who lost the election to him?
I love the righteous indignation and Bill Clinton/Chris Wallace interview attitude that he has taken in his press release. It is so scripted and from the new Dem 'tough talk on defense' playbook it is almost funny, and makes him look even more foolish.


137 posted on 10/31/2006 9:49:03 AM PST by milwguy
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To: unbiasedtruth
“If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy. This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. I’m sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did.

I’m not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq. It disgusts me that these Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have.

The people who owe our troops an apology are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it. These Republicans are afraid to debate veterans who live and breathe the concerns of our troops, not the empty slogans of an Administration that sent our brave troops to war without body armor.

Lurch is a total POS. He can't help but refer to himself and his time in Vietnam - and yet, he doesn't wear it as a badge of Honor. Oh no, this *sshole uses it as a shield. He disgusts me to no end.

138 posted on 10/31/2006 9:49:05 AM PST by LibSnubber (Liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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To: Miss Marple
HA! Wesley Clark being asked about Kerry's comment now! Bill Hemmer asked him. Clarke is dodging by saying he didn't hear what Kerry saiad, but then goes on to compliment the troops.

OK...that is the first mention on TV. Let's see who can spot another mention!

139 posted on 10/31/2006 9:51:08 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.```````````````````````)
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To: milwguy

Live on Rush Limbaugh as I type.

Kerry is a traitor to the Viet Nam Veterans and now to the current veterans.


140 posted on 10/31/2006 9:51:58 AM PST by mountainlyons (Hard core conservative)
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To: milwguy
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141 posted on 10/31/2006 9:51:58 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: unbiasedtruth


Rush was right. They ARE the funniest when they lose.
142 posted on 10/31/2006 9:52:52 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: mountainlyons

I am going to turn on Rush. We are on an hour delay so I will catch this in about an hour.


143 posted on 10/31/2006 9:53:00 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.```````````````````````)
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To: milwguy
Let's see......my son spent 2 year-long tours in Iraq. Received a purple heart and an ARCOM medal. Re-enlisted for another 4 years while there too, yet according to Kerry he is uneducated??

This creepy so-called Senator makes most military families want to vomit!

144 posted on 10/31/2006 9:54:28 AM PST by MountainDad
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To: ShandaLear

Good one!


145 posted on 10/31/2006 9:54:32 AM PST by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: tioga

NOBODY is going to believe that "explanation". The only ones that will accept it, are the ones that agree with Kerry anyway.


146 posted on 10/31/2006 9:56:18 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: milwguy

Do you think that maybe Kerry just revved up the base? Maybe Rove slipped something into Kerry's drink to make him say something so stupid. Almost too late for October Surprise!!


147 posted on 10/31/2006 9:58:46 AM PST by Dave S
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To: Mike Bates
Probably a waste of time. Being liberal means never having to say you're sorry.

Thanks to our double standard media.

148 posted on 10/31/2006 9:59:32 AM PST by Starboard
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To: milwguy
Here are the facts Senator Kerry on the best trained and educated military in the world.
  Posted by Trueblackman
On 10/31/2006 11:46:29 AM CST · 10 replies · 160+ views


Project21 ^ | 31 October 2006 | Trueblackman
As a veteran, the recent comments that John Kerry simply make my blood boil. The comments show the utter comtempt that Democrats like Kerry have for those who make the choice to serve their country and if Mr. Kerry was as informed as he claims to be he would know that at no time in history has the United States Military not only been the best trained, but the best educated and here are the facts. Facts: 1)A growing number of Non Commissioned Officers, Limited Duty Officers and Chief Warrant Officers have or are obtaining college degress while in uniform...

149 posted on 10/31/2006 10:01:13 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: MountainDad; All

Everyone, especially military families, should write/call/email their local TV stations asking for coverage.


150 posted on 10/31/2006 10:01:43 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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