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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: scory

Even more to the point, our military men and women, and our CIC, are serious people.

Unlike the Dem Party, and their propaganda machines.


51 posted on 10/31/2006 9:19:50 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: unbiasedtruth

He just sunk the dems chances for making ANY headway, and he damn well knows it. ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


52 posted on 10/31/2006 9:20:02 AM PST by pissant
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To: milwguy
For those who missed Tony Snow this morning at the press gaggle......one reporter said skerry's people tried to say skerry was referring to Bush's poor academic performance and that was how we landed in Iraq.

Listen for yourselves.

-so this is what skerry thinks of the Vietnam vets he left behind in Vietnam? ......and the rest of our military?

53 posted on 10/31/2006 9:20:04 AM PST by tioga
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To: mikeus_maximus

"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"

Well said!!


54 posted on 10/31/2006 9:20:17 AM PST by aragona (Boycott CITGO!)
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To: milwguy
In the 1960's Lyndon Johnson had a program, part of The Great Society, that recruited men with low mental skills into the military to try to effect a poor man's upward mobility. Most of these troops did fine. Later, it seems, a lot of them got drafted anyway when the U.S. casualty count went up. Richard Nixon was elected in 1968 and he instituted the draft lottery, which took a lot of the uncertainty and anxiety out of the draft. Then he started the all-volunteer army which remains to this day.
55 posted on 10/31/2006 9:21:01 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: pissant

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

I hope so. I'd like to see if Mark Halperin at ABC does anything with this. He has publicly stated that the old media is slanted against Conservatives. He can promote his new book by airing this on the network.


56 posted on 10/31/2006 9:21:13 AM PST by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: tioga

Kerry's response will not solve his gaffe.

White House should let McCain take the lead on this, and McCain should fire back immediately.

If McCain wants to be president, there is no better way right now to improve his support with conservatives.


57 posted on 10/31/2006 9:21:55 AM PST by mwl1
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To: unbiasedtruth

OMG, this statement came from a United States Senator?

God help us, the US is about to commit national suicide.


58 posted on 10/31/2006 9:21:56 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: unbiasedtruth
That's right, Rush Limbaugh and President Bush made him do it!

When will the American people wake the hell up and kick these worthless little pieces of shit, Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid, Durban, etc., and allow the real Americans to get on with doing the business of securing this Nation from the threats of terrorist. Kerry could not find his own ass with both hands behind his back, and now he is claiming that We are nothing more than poor uneducated, and stupid soldiers that cannot do anything else and so we go to Iraq.
59 posted on 10/31/2006 9:22:20 AM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN "fury from the sky" Kicking terrorist a-- and killing jihadist!)
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To: pissant
I thought Lurch's response was satire. And today's winning post is:

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.
60 posted on 10/31/2006 9:22:47 AM PST by Miss Didi
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To: unbiasedtruth

That can't possibly be real....... can it?


61 posted on 10/31/2006 9:22:51 AM PST by Lando Lincoln (For what cause would a liberal go to war? Revolutions don't count.)
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To: unbiasedtruth

No way. That's GOT to be satire.


62 posted on 10/31/2006 9:23:53 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: milwguy

What did Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean know about this Kerry speech and when did they know it?

They must all resign. In fact all Democrats must resign immediately over this disgrace by their recent Presidential nominee.

John F'n Kerry is dumb as a post. Please, Dhimmicrats, nominate him in '08, won't you?


63 posted on 10/31/2006 9:24:20 AM PST by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: mwl1

With McCain in the lead this could finish off the dems chances this year...........and you are right McCain would elevate his standing among the Republicans for years because of it.


64 posted on 10/31/2006 9:24:30 AM PST by tioga
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To: Buck W.; jazusamo; pollyannaish

I read the entire 3 hour transcript with Hugh Hewitt and Helperin from yesterday. He claims he is trodding a new unbiased path for ABC. This is his first test. But the stakes are high, so the MSM is going to TRY to bury it, but they might not be able to.


65 posted on 10/31/2006 9:24:32 AM PST by pissant
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To: unbiasedtruth

Gee, he seems a tad upset. LOL!


66 posted on 10/31/2006 9:24:47 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

Kerry to our Heroes: Drop Dead


67 posted on 10/31/2006 9:24:55 AM PST by LikeLight (RYMB)
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To: unbiasedtruth

Rush is on fire now.


68 posted on 10/31/2006 9:25:27 AM PST by pissant
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To: Frank_Discussion
It's real.
69 posted on 10/31/2006 9:25:34 AM PST by tioga
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To: michigander

How to SwiftBoat yourself..LOL...BTW..has his statement been posted yet?..the one that Rush is reading..


70 posted on 10/31/2006 9:25:37 AM PST by ken5050
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To: pissant

--thank God I got it up before he finished.....Rush is awesome!


71 posted on 10/31/2006 9:26:10 AM PST by tioga
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To: pissant

Smokin! Kerry just lit the fuse on the Dem self-destruct bomb.


72 posted on 10/31/2006 9:26:14 AM PST by LikeLight (RYMB)
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To: unbiasedtruth

I just heard this on Rush, but I would like it if someone could verify this statement through the press somewhere.


73 posted on 10/31/2006 9:26:17 AM PST by doubled (LadyLuck is like a politician. She has such few favors to give, and too many friends to give them to)
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To: milwguy

$10 says the Kerry quote DOES NOT make the NBC Nightly News...


74 posted on 10/31/2006 9:26:53 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: pissant
I have to admit I do respect Helperin for at least admitting the truth. And you are absolutely right. This WILL be a test.

I heard Ingraham this morning talking about the studies regarding bias during this election cycle and it was stunning. Unfortunately, I was in and out of the car and didn't catch the whole thing. I'll have to catch the specifics later.
75 posted on 10/31/2006 9:27:11 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Sucker bet


76 posted on 10/31/2006 9:27:13 AM PST by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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To: Miss Didi

I think Rove had Lurch secretly drugged , given hypnotherapy and programmed him to self-destruct. They then call Lurch up and give him some poetic code like in the movie Telefon and horseface follows his orders.


77 posted on 10/31/2006 9:27:30 AM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: tioga
--thank God I got it up before he finished.....Rush is awesome!

Some re-phrasing might be in order.........

78 posted on 10/31/2006 9:27:46 AM PST by Lando Lincoln (For what cause would a liberal go to war? Revolutions don't count.)
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To: Frank_Discussion

Go to John Kerry's web site. Not his Senate web site, and look it up.

Here's the link:

http://www.johnkerry.com/news/releases/


79 posted on 10/31/2006 9:28:32 AM PST by unbiasedtruth
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To: milwguy

This should be posted at least in the front page section or extended news.

Bump! Talk the admin about bumping this one up.


80 posted on 10/31/2006 9:28:43 AM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: NYleatherneck

Story picking up steam at the speed of the internet.........Just posted on Armytimes online website. Now that branch of the military serving overseas will soon know what there almost commander in chief thinks of their service..........http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-2323006.php


81 posted on 10/31/2006 9:28:43 AM PST by milwguy
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To: unbiasedtruth

ROFLMAO. The best part is him calling someone else a stuffed shirt. Could he be any funnier?


82 posted on 10/31/2006 9:28:48 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: pissant; Buck W.

Encouraging, lets hope Helperin comes through.


83 posted on 10/31/2006 9:28:51 AM PST by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: tioga

Astounding. I thought it was Scrappleface. Imagine how close we came to "President Kerry." Yikes.

McCain has more credibility on this issue than any oither prominent Republican, and his slapdown of Kerry was excellent.


84 posted on 10/31/2006 9:29:38 AM PST by karnage
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To: ken5050

Yeah, it's up at reply 35.


85 posted on 10/31/2006 9:29:44 AM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Lando Lincoln
um, yes.......(blushing) Thank goodness I got the internet station up and running before he finished his fabulous rant.
86 posted on 10/31/2006 9:30:05 AM PST by tioga
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To: milwguy
http://www.airforcetimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-2323006.php

http://www.federalistjournal.com/fedblog/?p=2870

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/19822.html

87 posted on 10/31/2006 9:30:13 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Global Warming Fears will do for the world what over population fears did for Europe.)
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To: unbiasedtruth

You are kidding, right???

Surely, Kerry's people didn't put THIS piece of 3rd grade writing out as a "rebuttal"???


88 posted on 10/31/2006 9:30:21 AM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: pissant

As John Podhoretz just said over at NRO, Kerry stuck his own silver foot in his mouth and now blames Republicans for it.

The Kerry excuse won't wash.

The correct NRSC response is to have military mothers in tears in every city with Santorum, Allen, Corker, et al and demand that their opponent repudiate Kerry's insensitivity. Demand that Casey tell Kerry not to come to PA etc. Time for hardball. The RATS have shown their ass. Kick it.


89 posted on 10/31/2006 9:31:22 AM PST by mwl1
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To: pissant

Can you post a link to it, ,or ping me on the thread....thanks..


90 posted on 10/31/2006 9:31:32 AM PST by ken5050
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To: unbiasedtruth

Absolutely, astonishingly, incredibly amazing.


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

Double down for all three networks ?


92 posted on 10/31/2006 9:32:00 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: txroadkill
"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's not true. If it were, the DUmp would be empty. I smell a flip-flop coming on.

93 posted on 10/31/2006 9:32:07 AM PST by LibSnubber (Liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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To: tioga

That I believe, his response to being called out on it, that's hard to swallow. Wow, though, there is a link showing the press release... he's an idiot bastard.


94 posted on 10/31/2006 9:32:26 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: ken5050

Link at reply 79.


95 posted on 10/31/2006 9:32:28 AM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: karnage

The McCain slap down was terrific but insufficient. Raise the rhetoric. Today.


96 posted on 10/31/2006 9:32:28 AM PST by mwl1
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To: unbiasedtruth
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.

OK, Kerry, then go to the troops and lecture them about their ignorance. Since you seem to think only those that have served can criticise you. Let's see what they have to say to you.

97 posted on 10/31/2006 9:32:32 AM PST by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: milwguy
There is no statute of limitation on TREASON!

Instead of Lurch for President maybe the chant should be

LURCH FOR LYNCHIN'!

98 posted on 10/31/2006 9:33:11 AM PST by Young Werther
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To: mwl1

I'm not in tears, I'm too pissed off to cry!


99 posted on 10/31/2006 9:33:12 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: milwguy

Limbaugh just read the arrogant reponse from lurch. Several paragraphs which tells folks that there will be no apology.Screw an apology from this ass, he wouldn't mean it anyway.


100 posted on 10/31/2006 9:33:14 AM PST by dforest (tired of the BS)
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