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Kerry's Flubbed Line More Like a Freudian Slip
The Desert Dispatch ^ | Noveber 3rd, 2006 | Barry Gadbois

Posted on 11/03/2006 10:00:36 AM PST by meg88

Commentary: Kerry's flubbed line more like a Freudian slip I'm a big believer in the Freudian slip. I think that the tongue rarely goes off on its own course and says something that is not rooted in actual reason, or actual thought. Watching a football game and talking to your wife might cause a man to accidentally drop a literally offensive term into a conversation about your cousin's wedding gift. In short, it can be dangerous.

John Kerry, failed presidential candidate, is now learning the depth of the danger presented when one's tongue slips. At an event in California, the Massachusetts' Senator told an audience that education was critically important, because people without it would get stuck in Iraq. Effectively Kerry told the world that America's Armed Forces are comprised of morons who couldn't manage to do something else. The only folks, who go to Iraq, if you take Kerry literally, are just too simple to have made something of their lives and avoid it.

For his part, Kerry has been crushed under an outpouring of anger from Democrats and Republicans alike. His explanation for the outrageous remark is that he slipped. He meant to imply that education kept you from winding up like George W. Bush; which in many people's minds is not a desirable outcome.

Of course what John Kerry meant to say is not, in fact, what he said. The insinuation that our soldiers are the intellectual cast-offs of our society is at once the most pessimistic and ugly thing that any anti-war crusader could ever think. It would be easy to pass the remark off as an unfortunate slip from most people, but John Kerry is not most people. He earned his political capital as a Vietnam vet who came home as a staunch antiwar crusader.

During the 2004 Presidential election Kerry was defeated by a vulnerable and unpopular incumbent, in part because some of the people he served with during Vietnam questioned his leadership and his honesty when it came to the facts of his service. Many Vietnam Veterans are still angry with Kerry for his participation in hardline anti-war activities following his return from service.

In testimony before Congress Kerry described alleged 'war crimes' perpetrated by United States soldiers in Vietnam. He supported a plan for peace in the '70s that was constructed in communist East Germany. He was, in fact, an opponent of not just the war in Vietnam, but the overall American position against the spread of communism. He was close, though it is disputed exactly to what extent, with Jane Fonda. Fonda, in one of the most traitorous acts since Benedict Arnold gave comfort to the Viet Cong while we were at war with them.

Kerry reportedly tossed someone else's medals onto the Capital in an apparent bold and self-sacrificing anti-war protest. At the time he claimed they were his own, but reports indicated later that he made the gesture with awards that were not his own. His own, I understand, are back in his Senate office. No doubt they take a position of prominence when Kerry finds it politically palatable to be a war hero. Perhaps when Kerry claimed that the thrown medals were his own, he misspoke?

It seems a foregone conclusion that this incident will keep him from another successful run at a Presidential nomination in two years. I suspect that if a strong Republican (perhaps Mitt Romney) could be convinced to run in the Bay State, John's once comfortable Senate seat could be in jeopardy.

Kerry's words expose what I believe is his own personal bias. He is on the extreme fringe of '70s holdover pacifist liberals. The comments of John Kerry are the secret holdings of a small fraction of blue-blooded snobs who regard people serving in the military with disdain and contempt. From the comfort of their yachts, ski chalets, and wind surfing excursions they tisk with self-serving furrowed brows at the waste of humanity that military service represents.

The Associated Press, on Thursday, released documentation from Kerry's 1972 Congressional campaign. In that campaign the anti-war crusader railed against America's volunteer military. "I am convinced a volunteer army would be an army of the poor and the black and the brown." In effect, what Kerry said this week is not much different; educate yourself and you can avoid the whole mess altogether.

Discourse over the war in Iraq, and arguments about the best strategy to complete our mission there should be ongoing. They are necessary because we, as a nation, will be responsible for the outcome of our actions there. Reasonable victory at a reasonable price should be everyone's goal, even if we have different ideas for how to achieve those things.

No one can take away the fact that John Kerry served in Vietnam. By the same token no one is obligated to forget his more frequent abhorrent behavior, or the political gains it got him. Only now has he finally been exposed, through accidental speech or not, as someone who sees the military through a very ugly prism. An attitude like his is an attitude that can never be carried by a commander-in-chief. Thanks to a campaign stop in California, I don't think it ever will.

ABOUT THE WRITER

Barry Gadbois has been employed behind the scenes with several news organizations, and is a former employee of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin. He is presently employed by a Boston-based news network, and resides part time in Barstow. He can be contacted at talkback@gadbois.us


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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1 posted on 11/03/2006 10:00:37 AM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

In before the Rove You Magnificent Bastard.


2 posted on 11/03/2006 10:01:30 AM PST by Lazamataz (I love you.... but not in a gay way.)
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To: Lazamataz

Kerry said what he meant and meant what he said.


3 posted on 11/03/2006 10:04:10 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: meg88
Kerry's flubbed line more like a Freudian slip I'm a big believer in the Freudian slip. I think that the tongue rarely goes off on its own course and says something that is not rooted in actual reason, or actual thought.

Kerry's '72 Army comments mirror latest........Associated Press ^ | Nov. 02, 2006 | JOHN SOLOMON .......... During a Vietnam-era run for Congress three decades ago, John Kerry said he opposed a volunteer Army because it would be dominated by the underprivileged, be less accountable and be more prone to "the perpetuation of war crimes."

4 posted on 11/03/2006 10:04:48 AM PST by Polybius
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

"Holy Genghis Khan, Crapman!"
"If you marry money & trash your country, you can do well..."


5 posted on 11/03/2006 10:05:21 AM PST by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: meg88
I truly believe he believed what he said all along. I figure all the "CYA" spin is coming from his staff.


6 posted on 11/03/2006 10:06:08 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: meg88

His "non-apology" apology states he regrets only that his remarks might have offended, implying that he still believes them to be true.


7 posted on 11/03/2006 10:06:23 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (How did Karl Rove's Hurricane Machine make such a perfect storm come out of John Kerry's mouth?)
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To: meg88

I believe that this is probably the most likely explanation of Kerry's screw up. I don't think he intentionally meant to insult the troops and I certainly doon't think he flubbed a joke. He just unintentionally exposed his true and deeply held opinions about the men and women who serve this country in uniform. These are the opinions he's held since the 1960's and he's not likely to change. I don't think he's fit to hold public office.


8 posted on 11/03/2006 10:06:36 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: meg88

The Bible has a wonderful verse that seems to indicate Kerry's true character, it basically says ,"out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks..." So, this means that we have heard the real John Kerry exactly as he is.


9 posted on 11/03/2006 10:07:19 AM PST by truthingod
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"Honey, you bag ... is on the counter... ooops" is a fruedian slip "Ignant people end up in Irak" is blatant unmasked vitriol from a terror coddling maggot.


10 posted on 11/03/2006 10:07:21 AM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: meg88

Two psychiatrists are walking down the hall. One says to the other, "I noticed myself committing an interesting Freudian slip today. I was having breakfast with my mother, and meant to say, "please pass the salt. Instead, I said, "You ruined my life, you bitch!"




My apologies to anyone that misinterprets what I said


11 posted on 11/03/2006 10:08:12 AM PST by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: meg88; Victoria Delsoul

Wait a second, Kerry wears a slip???? Does it make him feel very pretty?


12 posted on 11/03/2006 10:08:52 AM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: meg88

"Concealed Carry" is now favored by the Dims


13 posted on 11/03/2006 10:09:16 AM PST by freedomlover (Sorry, a tagline occurred. The tagline has been logged.)
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To: Lazamataz
"Rove You Magnificent Bastard"

I can see a new ping list is about to be created.


14 posted on 11/03/2006 10:09:57 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: meg88
“I apologize to no one!”


15 posted on 11/03/2006 10:10:22 AM PST by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Kerry = Not Responsible
If this man can't stand up and take responbility for a stupid joke that he couldn't even pull off. what type of responsibility can be expected from him if he were to ever be president (oh that thought just made me SICK). He's like a spoiled rich child that has never had to own up to anything that he's ever done wrong.
I'm not sure he has ever grown up he's just been able to get things his own way due to the money of his wife. This eposide needs to be kept for future reference for his next campaign.
WE NEED ANOTHER RONALD REAGAN. He was "The Man!"




16 posted on 11/03/2006 10:11:11 AM PST by websterpup (Your own weapons are your own best defense, don't rely on others!!!)
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To: meg88

It was NO slip. It was representative of his real thoughts about the people who put on the uniform and serve this country.


17 posted on 11/03/2006 10:12:18 AM PST by OldFriend (JOHN F. KERRY, BETRAYING OUR TROOPS AGAIN)
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To: meg88

The very point I made 2 days ago right here.


18 posted on 11/03/2006 10:12:27 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: meg88
this guy is trying to hide Kerry's real words behind a veil - a Freudian slip is a properly meant phrase with a word or two out of place...

Kerry no doubt ad-libbed the insult, but his mouth said what his mind meant to say, - a freudian slip is where your subconscious substitutes psychologically revealing words into a properly formed phrase...

this is squid ink trying to mask the horror of Kerry's statement which shows his ingrained hatred of the US Military.

19 posted on 11/03/2006 10:13:06 AM PST by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: pgkdan
" don't think he's fit to hold public office."

He's not. Neither is Ted Kennedy or Barney Frank. I sometimes wonder if there's something in the water in Massachusetts.

Carolyn

20 posted on 11/03/2006 10:14:11 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: darkwing104

I am wondering how Kerry got out? WE have not seen nor heard from Pelosi, Kennedy, hardly Mr. Dean, Schumer, Boxer, etc...I know why now--see what Kerry managed to do--tell us all who they really are.


21 posted on 11/03/2006 10:14:54 AM PST by truthingod
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To: meg88

I would love to know from a psychological standpoint what it is that makes jerks like Kerry think that they're better than everyone else anyway.


22 posted on 11/03/2006 10:16:07 AM PST by jpl (Victorious warriors win first, then go to war; defeated warriors go to war first, then seek to win.)
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To: truthingod

Exactly right. Regardless of what he "meant" to say, we heard what was inside. He's felt this way for 40 years, it just finally slipped out.


23 posted on 11/03/2006 10:16:19 AM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: meg88
Perhaps when Kerry claimed that the thrown medals were his own, he misspoke?

No. They were his own before they were not his own.

24 posted on 11/03/2006 10:16:31 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: chilepepper

25 posted on 11/03/2006 10:18:24 AM PST by meg88
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To: truthingod
The rest are out trying to suppress military absentee voting.


26 posted on 11/03/2006 10:18:26 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: meg88
What anti-American evil lurks in the heart of JOhn KErry?


27 posted on 11/03/2006 10:22:54 AM PST by Prime Choice (VOTE RINO! There's plenty of room for more knives in your back.)
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To: websterpup
If Kerry was going to give advice, why not something on marrying rich women ?
28 posted on 11/03/2006 10:23:29 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: meg88

Good Lord...that one parody has caused more headaches than I care to even ponder.


29 posted on 11/03/2006 10:23:33 AM PST by Prime Choice (VOTE RINO! There's plenty of room for more knives in your back.)
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To: meg88
The Associated Press, on Thursday, released documentation from Kerry's 1972 Congressional campaign. In that campaign the anti-war crusader railed against America's volunteer military. "I am convinced a volunteer army would be an army of the poor and the black and the brown." In effect, what Kerry said this week is not much different; educate yourself and you can avoid the whole mess altogether.

The version of that line that I read on FR just a day or so ago was,"... a volunteer army would be an army of the ILLITERATE and the black and the brown...". IOW, being poor wouldn't be enough to make a white person join, he'd have to be totally uneducated and/or uneducable to so "lower" himself.

My dad was a 30 year veteran of the USAF. He joined Dec 1941 and retired Dec 1971. He served in WW II, Korea, and VietNam. And if I wrote how I truly feel about JFK for insulting him and the millions of men and women like him, I'd get kicked off FR and get a visit from his SS agents.

30 posted on 11/03/2006 10:24:57 AM PST by Verloona Ti (Moslems are sensitive to everything except the screams of their victims being tortured)
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To: darkwing104

I wholeheartedly agree that he said what he meant to say. The "muffed joke" was nothing but back pedaling by his staff after it all hit the fan.

The true colors of the man were shown in the infantile rant of a "press conference" followed by the non-apology that blamed the idiot listeners for not being nuanced enough to understand what he meant to say.


31 posted on 11/03/2006 10:28:54 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: meg88
Woo Hoo. Mr. Kerry is even making the papers in Barstow. People are talking everywhere, and they aren't impressed with him at all.
32 posted on 11/03/2006 10:34:06 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: meg88

I said it first...na-na-nana-na.


33 posted on 11/03/2006 10:34:42 AM PST by madison10 (Live your life in such a way that the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral.)
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To: meg88
I believe his comments are in regard to the guys he was with in Vietnam and he's simply applying it to todays army. Everyone who doesn't get a silver spoon is beneath him.

Jon doesn't change. Imagine he was the "jerk" at the playground when he was a kid.

It would go something like this: Jon, if you play nice. You can stay. "I will".

Next thing you know, he's running towards home with the ball and tells the butler "I took the ball because they were mean to me". Good for you, Jon, because being mean isn't nice.

34 posted on 11/03/2006 10:35:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: pgkdan

Just remember....He and his fellow Senator...the
Swimmer...both have a mental disorder..they fantasize
as Presidents...They hate their non-power status, and
transfer that hate to President Bush, and the war in
Iraq...If it ended tomorrow..they would find something
else to vent their misguided frustration...as Michael
Savage would say...Mental Disorders = Democrats.


35 posted on 11/03/2006 10:36:26 AM PST by sanjacjake
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To: SmithL

My apologies to anyone who might have UNDERSTOOD my remarks.


36 posted on 11/03/2006 10:37:41 AM PST by i_dont_chat (I have the right to offend. You can take offense or not.)
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To: meg88
The expression on Kerry's face immediately after he finished his bonehead statement reminded me of the expression on his face when, in their 2004 debate, he informed Dick Chaney that he admired the fact that Chaney accepted the fact that his daughter was a lesbian. Just another botched joke, no doubt.
37 posted on 11/03/2006 10:39:46 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: darkwing104

Let us create the RYMB ping list.


38 posted on 11/03/2006 10:39:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (I love you.... but not in a gay way.)
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To: Lazamataz; darkwing104
Let us create the RYMB ping list.

Kerry would take the 'M' out.


39 posted on 11/03/2006 10:43:46 AM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: meg88
"Of course what John Kerry meant to say is not, in fact, what he said."

What in the world makes this lib idiot, know the mind of Kerry in that he would make that idiotic statement, unless of course, he is merely providing cover as is the rest of the MSM?

40 posted on 11/03/2006 10:47:08 AM PST by zerosix
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To: layman

You might have been thinking of the other jon-jon. But makes no difference. Kerry would prolly have said something as stupid.


41 posted on 11/03/2006 11:41:43 AM PST by Eastbound
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To: All

MICHAEL SAVAGE identified this as a Freudian Slip on Tuesday night.


42 posted on 11/03/2006 11:45:19 AM PST by chit*chat
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To: meg88

It wasn't even a slip. He said what he meant and meant what he said, it was a great crowd pleaser among the collegiate leftists.


43 posted on 11/03/2006 12:00:09 PM PST by Kitten Festival (No on Proposition 87 in Calif - Taxes hikes to help Hugo Chavez)
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To: meg88
what John Kerry meant to say is not, in fact, what he said.

Then it wasn't a Freudian slip. A Freudian slip is when you unintentionally say what you really meant. This is an extension of Freud's belief that there are no mistakes, and there are no jokes--they are true and serious statements coming from a different part of the mind.

44 posted on 11/03/2006 12:03:42 PM PST by firebrand
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To: meg88
That's a photoshopped (phony) pic.
45 posted on 11/03/2006 12:47:17 PM PST by Condor51 ("Alot" is NOT a word and doesn't mean "many". It is 'a lot', two separate words.)
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To: pgkdan
I don't think he intentionally meant to insult the troops and I certainly don't think he flubbed a joke.

He most certainly did intend to insult them. You just didn't catch the mean little smirk at the end!

46 posted on 11/03/2006 8:08:09 PM PST by pray4liberty (School District horrors: http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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To: meg88

I have heard and read all he said.

But what does his apologly have todo with his statements about the military? That was nothing like a joke.

No, really, where's the apology?


47 posted on 11/03/2006 8:30:27 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (I alone, am the chosen one. Because I alone, did the choosing.)
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To: meg88
Study hard or end up as a moron senator from Massachusetts
48 posted on 11/03/2006 10:08:23 PM PST by Nateman (I apologize that you are foolish enough to believe what you read and not what I meant!)
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To: meg88
Just a JOhn KErry.
49 posted on 11/03/2006 10:18:17 PM PST by Nateman (I apologize that you are foolish enough to believe what you read and not what I meant!)
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To: meg88

Why does that guy always look like he's got some digestive problems?

Eeew.


50 posted on 11/04/2006 5:22:58 AM PST by Kitten Festival (No on Proposition 87 in Calif - Taxes hikes to help Hugo Chavez)
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