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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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Not a big john mccain fan, but a great slapdown. Just hope the MSM gives this the traction it deserves. Will serve to remind voters why Dems are not to be trusted with our security
1 posted on 10/31/2006 8:59:32 AM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy

nah..Kerry didn't say "macaca"


2 posted on 10/31/2006 9:00:15 AM PST by ken5050
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To: milwguy

Sometimes McCain does the absolute right thing. This is one of those times.


3 posted on 10/31/2006 9:00:27 AM PST by pissant
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To: milwguy

As if I needed another reason to loathe John Kerry...


4 posted on 10/31/2006 9:00:36 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: milwguy

My name is John McCain, and I approved this message.

paid for by McCain 2008.


5 posted on 10/31/2006 9:00:54 AM PST by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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To: milwguy

Probably a waste of time. Being liberal means never having to say you're sorry.


6 posted on 10/31/2006 9:01:40 AM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: milwguy

BTW, when is John F. Kerry going to actually send in that Form SF-171 that he said he signed?


7 posted on 10/31/2006 9:01:47 AM PST by Always Right
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To: milwguy
Good on McCain.

Kerry really is a complete bastard.

8 posted on 10/31/2006 9:02:06 AM PST by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: milwguy

bttt


9 posted on 10/31/2006 9:02:07 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: milwguy

Awesome and excellent! Way to go, John!


10 posted on 10/31/2006 9:02:33 AM PST by zook (America going insane - "Do you read Sutter Caine?)
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To: NYleatherneck

Perhaps, but certainly one of the better ads anyone has run lately.


11 posted on 10/31/2006 9:02:45 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

without question... I just wish it wasn't him. Can't stand the guy.


12 posted on 10/31/2006 9:04:15 AM PST by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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To: milwguy

libs don't aopologize. They dissemble, twist, qualify, parse. But because they believe moral standards and truth are not metters of black and white, they will admit no wrong.


13 posted on 10/31/2006 9:04:35 AM PST by mikeus_maximus (The Red Chinese are going build MG's in Oklahoma-- that's just wrong on so many levels.)
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To: milwguy

What a great put-down!


14 posted on 10/31/2006 9:05:30 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: milwguy
"You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."-John F. Kerry
 

That sums up everything a liberal democrat is and believes.

15 posted on 10/31/2006 9:05:31 AM PST by txroadkill (It's a war stupid, not a trial.)
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To: NYleatherneck

He's not my favorite either, but having McCain say this, as opposed to Cheney or Hastert might actually get it some much needed media attention.


16 posted on 10/31/2006 9:05:48 AM PST by pissant
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To: mikeus_maximus
Blog Reaction Roundup
17 posted on 10/31/2006 9:06:04 AM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: milwguy
It isn't only insulting, it's inaccurate - the services are turning people away and educational standards have never been higher. If Kerry wants to recall a military that had a bunch of mental defectives foisted on it by a government that treated it like a holding facility for future felons, he ought to remember how it was when he was in. I certainly do. Any other vets out there remember McNamara's Cat IV's?

So the mask slips, and underneath Kerry's carefully assumed regard for the troops is a hateful, contemptuous elitist who thinks of the military as a penalty, not an honor. The men and women in it might beg to differ. God bless them all, and Kerry can kiss my DD214. It's in my hip pocket.

18 posted on 10/31/2006 9:07:25 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: pissant

If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.

Now Murtha on the other hand...


19 posted on 10/31/2006 9:08:12 AM PST by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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To: mikeus_maximus

Just watch how Alan Colmes spins Kerry's comments tonight on H&C.


20 posted on 10/31/2006 9:08:23 AM PST by Russ
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To: milwguy
Allen says MACACA and it is MSM news for the past month and may cost him his Senate seat.

Let's see if this makes MSM news when Rangel calls the VP a SOB and Kerry calls every man & woman in our entire Military, uneducated and DUMB!

Any bets?

21 posted on 10/31/2006 9:08:40 AM PST by PISANO
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To: milwguy

I'm not a big McCain fan either, but his comments are spot-on this time. Kerry is a disgrace. He and Murtha, and the rest of their band of bozos need to be run out of town on a rail.


22 posted on 10/31/2006 9:10:08 AM PST by Chena ("I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde))
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To: seanmerc
He is a loathsome prick and everyone who has come into contact with him knows it.
23 posted on 10/31/2006 9:11:02 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Jay777

Good link. This is catching fire.


24 posted on 10/31/2006 9:11:05 AM PST by pissant
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To: NYleatherneck

Irey needs to call on Murtha to repudiate Kerry's statement..


25 posted on 10/31/2006 9:11:37 AM PST by ken5050
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To: milwguy

Kerry will apologize, say he didn't mean it the way it came out, remind us that he was in the service in Vietnam. He will ignore the fact that he only went in the Navy after he was refused a deferment to continue studies in Paris, and only served in Vietnam because the type of vessel he was on was then assigned for Vietnam duty, which then required three invented Purple Hearts to escape from the assigment and get back to the States.


26 posted on 10/31/2006 9:11:43 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet
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To: Russ

Just as the Dems try to tie President Bush to the House and Senate Republicans up for re-election, the RNC should be making ads immediately, tieing Kerry and his loathing of the military to the likes of doves like Casey, Sherrod Brown, and Tester.


27 posted on 10/31/2006 9:11:46 AM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy
Kerry and the liberals can bend slightly at the knees, about 30 degrees, and kiss their collective asses good bye!
28 posted on 10/31/2006 9:11:49 AM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN "fury from the sky" Kicking terrorist a-- and killing jihadist!)
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To: NYleatherneck

The media fawns over McCain. Mark my words, this will make the news now.


29 posted on 10/31/2006 9:11:53 AM PST by pissant
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To: milwguy

Thanks for posting.

Glad to see McCain "step up to the plate!"

I understand Tony Snow also reprimanded Kerry this a.m.

As a Marine Corps Viet Nam combat veteran, I find everything about John Kerry despicable.

I have personally met many of the Marines serving in Iraq and you could not be prouder of these men. All were PH recipients and many with multiple PH's & multiple tours of combat duty in Iraq!

Semper Fi,
Kelly


30 posted on 10/31/2006 9:12:02 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: seanmerc
As if I needed another reason to loathe John Kerry...

I know what you mean....

31 posted on 10/31/2006 9:12:10 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: milwguy

Wow, something I can actually agree with McCain on...


32 posted on 10/31/2006 9:12:43 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking it's heritage.)
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To: milwguy
Kerry is hardly qualified to name himself among the educated and brilliant minds of America. His D's in college prove otherwise. Now if he'd said marrying into money, and being a priveleged elite can get you places - most would understand.

.The transcript shows that Kerry's freshman-year average was 71. He scored a 61 in geology, a 63 and 68 in two history classes, and a 69 in political science. His top score was a 79, in another political science course. Another of his strongest efforts, a 77, came in French class. Under Yale's grading system in effect at the time, grades between 90 and 100 equaled an A, 80-89 a B, 70-79 a C, 60 to 69 a D, and anything below that was a failing grade. In addition to Kerry's four D's in his freshman year, he received one D in his sophomore year. He did not fail any courses...

Guess that's why he went to Vietnam? Guess again.

33 posted on 10/31/2006 9:13:55 AM PST by monkeybrau
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To: milwguy

The whole Republican House and Senate need to call a press conference immediately and denounce Kerry's remarks!


34 posted on 10/31/2006 9:13:56 AM PST by auto power
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To: milwguy; All

Posted the following on another thread. Statement from the Kerry camp on the on-going flap:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2006

Statement of John Kerry Responding to Republican Distortions, Pathetic Tony Snow Diversions and Distractions

Washington – Senator John Kerry issued the following statement in response to White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, assorted right wing nut-jobs, and right wing talk show hosts desperately distorting Kerry’s comments about President Bush to divert attention from their disastrous record:

“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.

Bottom line, these Republicans want to debate straw men because they’re afraid to debate real men. And this time it won’t work because we’re going to stay in their face with the truth and deny them even a sliver of light for their distortions. No Democrat will be bullied by an administration that has a cut and run policy in Afghanistan and a stand still and lose strategy in Iraq.”

# # #


35 posted on 10/31/2006 9:14:40 AM PST by unbiasedtruth
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To: kellynla; Coop; delacoert; jazusamo; Velveeta; Txsleuth; txflake; Just A Nobody; Sam Hill; ...

This is Rove's REAL october suprise. Step back and let the Democrats get confidence and then they sometimes slip and say what the REALLY think.


36 posted on 10/31/2006 9:15:09 AM PST by pissant
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To: milwguy
Well, thankfully someone stepped up and called skerry out on this.
37 posted on 10/31/2006 9:15:24 AM PST by tioga
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To: ken5050


I ... uh ... meant what I ... uh ... said before I ... uh ... had to say that I ... uh ... didn't mean it like I ... uh ... said it.

38 posted on 10/31/2006 9:15:24 AM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Billthedrill

Amen, brother.

I know a number of people currently serving in our armed forces. They are, without exception, bright, committed, well-educated, capable, patriotic and sane. None of these qualities can be attributed to Mr. Kerry and his ilk.


39 posted on 10/31/2006 9:15:51 AM PST by scory
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To: PhiKapMom

McCain Comet passes briefly near the Sanity Nebula.

Enjoy it while you can.


40 posted on 10/31/2006 9:17:01 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: unbiasedtruth

ROFLMAO. This is his real response????


41 posted on 10/31/2006 9:17:02 AM PST by pissant
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To: Billthedrill

My nephew is a recruiter. The military does have high standards to meet!


42 posted on 10/31/2006 9:18:07 AM PST by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006- No!! You cannot have my governor in 2008.)
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To: pissant

It's real. Rush just read parts of it during the opening of his show.

This is better than Kerry's original comments!


43 posted on 10/31/2006 9:18:30 AM PST by unbiasedtruth
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To: milwguy

More elite-ism from Silver Sppon Kerry.


44 posted on 10/31/2006 9:19:04 AM PST by llevrok (How can you plant the seed of freedom by pulling out early?)
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To: pissant

LOL. Amen to that.

The thing that gets me about Kerry is that he has the sheer audacity to go around telling people just how much smarter he is than the President, how had he been elected the the blind would see and the lame walk and NK would be nuke free and the ME returned to Garden of Eden status.

And then he pulls something like this and isn't the slightest bit embarrassed.

I'd give McCain some points for his statement, but frankly, Kerry makes it so damn easy!


45 posted on 10/31/2006 9:19:06 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: milwguy

For being born?


46 posted on 10/31/2006 9:19:16 AM PST by badpacifist (I want you, I need you. But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you. So don't be sad.)
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To: LZ_Bayonet
"Kerry will apologize...."

I thought so too, but post #35 is his official release. He's claiming that he's the victim.

Kerry is a low-life coward.

47 posted on 10/31/2006 9:19:21 AM PST by RabidBartender (Save the cheerleader, save the world.)
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To: milwguy

When you never work a day in your life because your wife supports you and your idea of fighting a war is parade around in a uniform and get a phoney purple heart for a hangnail, you're too superficial a person to know what's going on in the world.


48 posted on 10/31/2006 9:19:25 AM PST by RoadTest ( He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. -Rev. 3:6)
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To: pissant; All
Step back and let the Democrats get confidence and then they sometimes slip and say what the REALLY think.

Very well said!

Also, Kerry and Murtha are like two peas in a pod.

49 posted on 10/31/2006 9:19:37 AM PST by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: ken5050

I just got home...has this gotten any TV news coverage??

Sure, the talk shows and Drudge are talking about it...but, I betcha it doesn't get 15 front page stories on the NYT or Wapo...like macaca or Foley.


50 posted on 10/31/2006 9:19:40 AM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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