Skip to comments.Iowa Candidate Asks Kerry to Cancel Campaign Visit
Posted on 10/31/2006 7:44:43 PM PST by Lancey Howard
DES MOINES, Iowa A Democratic Congressional candidate from Iowa is canceling a campaign event later this week with Senator John Kerry.
Brucy Braley says Kerry's recent comments about the Iraq war were inappropriate. Braley's decision to distance himself from Kerry came as a furor grew from comments Kerry made about the Iraq War during a campaign stop in California on Monday.
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I am not even American (doesn't alter my being pro-US and a GOP well-wisher) but this guys comments disgust me. A politician who kept his hatred of his country's power for as long as he has and yet made it this far in his career is shameful. I hope you guys find a way to help him find his place in the garbage dump of American history.
You took the query right outta my mouth......:)
The politicians know he steppped in it this time.
The man is a true idiot. You could see it coming when he started bragging about how he was going to really give it to anyone who tries to Swiftboat him again. He was building up to this and when he got enough rope he hanged himself. The man really is stupid. A simple apology could have saved him.
You could be right. JFK doesn't have a moral bone in his body and such things are foreign to him. He is a blue-blooded nothing sucking at the teat of privelage.
Last week I heard the father of a soldier who recently died in Iraq on the Laura Ingrahm show. That man spoke so proudly of his son and at times his voice cracked. Tears spilled down my face as I pondered the loss of a child. And yet it's how we do in this country. Our CITIZENS provide a military that not only protects our country but also the entire planet! What would this Earth place be like were it not for the American military? The mind boggles at the thought.
As bad as I hurt for that man who lost his 20-year old son, when Kerry made those mean remarks I got nauseous. How on earth could anyone, especially a U.S. Senator, say such a mean and nasty thing? Sure I'm on the pubbie side and the political benefit is not lost on me.
Even so, it's waaaaaay more than a political benefit to me. Kerry's remarks hurt me to the core.
I suspect the Dem party is going to have disown this man completely. I see no other way out for the Dems. Unless they hold a knife to Kerry's throat and make him apologize and frankly I don't think even that's going to do it.
The only definitive statement the opposition party can make regarding their vapid and very mean 2004 presidential candidate is to vanish him from the public eye.
For JFK made the worst mistake an American politician can make. He spit in the eye of the mighty Middle class, that vast demograph of American citizens who carry this country on their back. The Middle Class carries this country on its back; not the politicians, not Hollywood. We provide the soldiers for our military, not the politicians, not Hollywood. Any seasoned politico knows not to step on the mighty but often silent Middle class. Well damn, we're too busy carrying this country on our back, raising the soldiers and citizens of tomorrow, working and raising the economic status of not only the U.S., but the entire planet.
The political junkee side of my brain ponders what the Dems are going to do. They've got a nuke on their hands now and Kerry's timing was sooooo perfect, direct in the middle of the news cycle, one week before an important election. I write fiction and couldn't have come up with this Perfect Storm.
The emotional side of me desperately wants Kerry eliminated from the national scene. What he said was so damn mean and frankly, I am embarrassed. Let's hope our military believes us, the silly, non-blue-blooded minions of the Middle Class, that we in no way agree with John Kerry.
I really hurt for what Kerry said. The Dems really need to do the right thing here, on so many levels.
Fabulous, spectacular post, dead! Still LOL.
100000 more votes in Ohio and this bafoon could've been our President. That's the scarey part!
Good for Bruce.
ROTFLMAO! Sweet. I'm on a conf call and had to hit the mute button dang quick. That's AWESOME!
Kerry insulted the troops, before he didn't insult the troops.
Yes, it is. I think it even might top the Katrina/vote manipulator. :) Outstanding!
Great Letter Nadd!!
God Bless You!
Because they are more pro-Democrat then they are Pro-Military.
Kerry is to appear at 5:30 p.m. today at 2 Logan Square in Philadelphia. Casey, a fellow Democrat, is leading incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum in the polls.
LMAO! I love the Magnificent Bastard addition.
Absolutely awesome pic!!!
But if Kerry's comments were about Bush why would any candidate need to distance themselves from Kerry and those comments?
Sherlock Holmes couldn't have deductively reasoned it better.
His own people know it's a line of crap and are acting accordingly.
Hey, class of '98! Some joker on another thread last night was talking crap about the class of 98 attitude.
IMO anyone who has been on FR for at least 8 years deserves some deference.
Eight years in web time is how many eternities?
Anyway, at a minimum Kerry's comments are going to be a distraction. Even if candidates buy his explanation they know it will be hard to be seen with someone perceived to be trashing the troops. This would get them off message if they had a message!
"Enough is enough. We're not going to stand for this," Kerry said. "We are going to stay in their face with the truth."
After the roar of approvals from his supporters, Kerry continued, "However, over the next couple of weeks, I will too busy to stay in their faces as I have other engagements to attend to, i.e. changing the tires on my serotta, and waxing my skis for the upcoming season. KEEP THE FIGHT GOING!" Tepid, sporadic clapping with quizzical looks around.
MSM Spins for Kerry:
This made me smile..Otherwise I am unable to get my sense of humor about Kerry..
He has slammed the troops of two wars now and I am steamed because of the great harm he done..He knew what he was saying..and the Republicans did not misinterpret..We'll use it,sure..but we are NOT misinterpreting..
Kerry is a lying traitor.
I bet Hillary is the happiest woman on the earth right about now. She's probably dancing around, clicking her hooves together like she's been given another box of FBI files.
If Webb had the balls to criticize Kerry for his comments, I might not even mind that much if he beat Allen. Imagine it. The Left's newest poster boy insulting the Left's old poster boy.
Kerry doesn't mind because candidate Webb (for Senate in VA) still worships the ground on which Kerry walks.
Gosh, if it was "botched", what did he mean to say?
The lights go down...
Let's get this straight: Kerry did NOT make "comments" about "the war".
Kerry was making comments about education and how important education was. At the end, he threw in the snide remark that young people should get educated or else risk being "stuck in Iraq".
Kerry did not make a "botched joke" about Bush as Bush was nowhere mentioned in his comments about education. Kerry did not make comments about the war and why he is for or against it.
Kerry made an elitist snide remark about how America's volunteer Armed Forces are "in Iraq" because they are too uneducated to be somewhere else. Kerry slandered the American soldier, again, and he is once again too much of a coward to take responsibility for his own words.
I understand the microchip was hidden inside a big basket of rice that Kerry blew up with a grenade in some far south-eastern country way back when... I believe it the transmitter is lodged right next to Kerry's brain pan - in his gluteus maximus!
I'll be the chip uses the implanted rice kernels as a natural power source, too!!!! Rove is SOOOOOOO magnificent, in his own way...
Thank God for Diebold!
No, no, no....Kerry was actually mocking CHAKA Khan. Stop distorting his words if you haven't danced to her music, you doughy stuffed suit right wing nutjob. :)
O'Reilly has done this crap before, such as when he worked to try to undermine the Swifties and defend Kerry in the 2004 campaign. He thinks if he defends John "Vichy" Kerry against legitimate criticism it will make him (O'Reilly) seem more independent-minded. What a pantload.....
That is such a funny picture. Who is the one responsible for it?
I'm sure Rove, the magnificent bastard, would love a framed copy!
....On full auto.
"I have a funny feeling that the ranks of the sit-at-homes have shrunk in the last 24 hours. It was a vile slap to the face of a lot of military men and women and their families - a lot of conservatives to PO."
Absolutely. If this doesn't wake them up as to what kind of people could be in charge if they don't vote, nothing will!
Also, if they want Constructionalist judges, they better make sure the GOP keeps the Senate.
Kerry is an utter idiot. And the left wants to keep beating the "W is stupid" drum. Whatever.
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he beat me by about a day ;)
(yes, I realize I am talking to myself.)
"And after Kerry's history of bashing our troops, Bill O'Rielly said tonight that he didn't think Kerry was actually bashing the troops. What an absolute moron!"
Both Kerry and O'Reilly are morons.