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  • Kerry says gaffe will not stop him from running in 2008

    11/19/2006 8:48:05 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies · 1,370+ views
    Kerry says gaffe will not stop him from running in 2008 9 minutes ago Senator John Kerry has said a gaffe last month widely seen as a slight against US troops in Iraq would not deter him from considering the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Grilled on US television Sunday about his political worth as a presidential hopeful after his verbal blunder, and asked if he had given up hope of a future White House run after losing to President George W. Bush in 2004, Kerry, 62, was adamant. "Not in the least. I'm looking at it in the same way,"...
  • Kerry: Botched Joke Won't Affect 2008 (denial)

    11/19/2006 8:51:21 AM PST · by xtinct · 86 replies · 2,306+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11-19-06 | Hope Yen
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry insisted on Sunday his "botched joke" about President Bush's Iraq policy would not undermine a possible White House campaign in 2008. "Not in the least," Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee in said when asked if the furor over his comment had caused him to reconsider a 2008 race. "The parlor game of who's up, who's down, today or tomorrow, if I listened to that stuff, I would never have won the nomination." One of the GOP politicians mentioned in a crowded field for the White House, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, said he would not make...
  • Email to John Kerry

    11/03/2006 5:19:13 PM PST · by KParham · 37 replies · 1,510+ views
    Email to John Kerry | Nov. 3, 2006 | kparham
    I said nothing when John Kerry ran for president, even though I was once stationed with a person who was on the Coast Guard patrol boat that John Kerry was treated, after one of his so-called combat wounds. This person said that he had received worse paper cuts while filing, than the wound that John Kerry had received. The "punchline" of the sea story was that the "person who was treated" had gone on to run for congress and, at the time, was the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.... Below is the email that I sent to John Kerry. I just...
  • Parody Kerry's "misinterpreted" insult

    11/02/2006 11:40:50 AM PST · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 94 replies · 3,277+ views
    N/A | November 2, 2006 | Self (vanity)
    Kerry's "misunderstood" insult demands parody. "Red Badger" started things off with this zinger: "If you work hard and study hard, you'll do well. If you don't, well, you'll get stuck in a FEMA trailer............" When I read that, I realized that Kerry gave us a setup line for a whole new genre of jokes. The challenge is complete the sentence: "Education...if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck ...." Here was my contribution: "......
  • "We support those not as smart as John Kerry"- At the Army-Air Force Game

    11/04/2006 9:15:05 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 419 replies · 26,481+ views
    Blackfive ^ | 11-04-2006 | Blackfive
    A West Point Cadet sends this along with the photo below: I'm a cadet at West Point, and tonight at our game against the Air Force Academy, a big sign emerged, and it was shown to the Corps of Cadets, who cheered wildly, and then shown to the Air Force cadets, who also cheered.
  • As If We Needed Another Reason to Vote Republican on November 7

    10/31/2006 5:36:44 PM PST · by MissEdie · 21 replies · 703+ views
    Liberals Cost Lives ^ | 10-31-06 | MissEdie
    If you needed any help in knowing who to vote for next Tuesday, John Kerry has just provided you with the very reason you should vote against the Democrats: Liberal elitist condescending arrogance. In a speech purportedly about education, this man, and that may be an insult to true men, made the statement that if you didn't keep up with your studies and do your homework and get good grades, you will end up in Iraq. Translation: the grunts on the ground were too dumb or lazy to do their studies and finish high school so they joined the military...
  • Letter of Response - Kerry Email to SoldierDad

    11/03/2006 2:55:09 PM PST · by SoldierDad · 383 replies · 11,843+ views
    11/3/06 | SoldierDad
    Subject: Thank you for your message Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 14:51:34 -0700 From: info@johnkerry.com To: info@johnkerry.com Thank you very much for your comments. As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop. This is the finest military that we've ever had. I have fought a lifetime on behalf of veterans. We have the finest young men and women serving us in the United States military that we've ever had, and I’m...
  • Inside the Unit that Outwitted Kerry

    11/03/2006 3:06:24 PM PST · by meg88 · 44 replies · 2,205+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 3, 2006 | Niles Latham
    David Ward said his daughter told him that while the picture was meant to be private, her unit is happy their message is getting across. "When they saw and heard what Kerry said, they were just furious and they were sitting around and one thing led to another," he said. The elder Ward said he completely approves of his daughter's message. Kerry is a preening peacock and the best way to respond to him is with humor," he said. Ward said his daughter was particularly incensed by Kerry's comments because her résumé is nothing like the "stuck" soldier the senator...
  • Picture Soldiers Father Writes to Powerline! MOST PERFECT!

    11/02/2006 9:13:48 AM PST · by milwguy · 158 replies · 12,757+ views
    powerlineblog.com ^ | 11/02/2006 | milwguy
    UPDATE: Reader David Ward writes: Thank you for your great work and especially the coverage of the picture of the soldiers mocking "Jon Carry." My daughter is on the far right in the picture. We spoke to her last night and again this morning. They are quite astounded at the coverage. They were furious at Kerry's remarks and wanted to do something. I guess they did. Yours truly, David Ward
  • THE NOW FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPH

    11/03/2006 5:01:00 PM PST · by oneolcop · 108 replies · 5,699+ views
    Boundary Gop.org ^ | November 3, 2006 | Oneolcop
    Last night at a political rally in Coeur D' Alene, Idaho, I asked Vice President Cheney to autograph a large print of the now famous "Dear Jon Carry" sign. You can view it at http://www.boundarygop.org/
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-01-06 ("Kerry gave the Republicans the break they were dreaming about")

    11/01/2006 5:57:21 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 189 replies · 3,200+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 1, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    It only took a day but the DUmmies, after PRAISING John Kerry yesterday, are now turning on Mama T's Boy Toy today as you can see in this THREAD angrily titled, "Kerry gave the Republicans the break they were dreaming about." How does that song go? "What a difference a day makes?" So yesterday's hero is now today's shlump. So let us now watch the DUmmies cast stones on their erstwhile hero in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, watching Kerry's fortunes sink deep beneath the political sea, is in the [brackets]: Kerry gave the Republicans...
  • Five Days to Go (A sober analysis)

    11/02/2006 5:42:06 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 37 replies · 1,324+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/2/06 | Richard Baehr
    The Republican Party has had a good two days thanks to John Kerry’s insulting remark about the intelligence and drive of our military in Iraq on Monday, and his ham-handed inability to apologize for it right away. Kerry gave the GOP a free day to bash him by refusing to directly apologize until Wednesday, and allowed Republicans to connect his ignorant comment (excuse me, botched joke) with a theme of Democratic weakness on national security, and lack of respect for the military. How much of an impact this will have on close Senate and House races is unknown, but it...
  • GIS DROP SMART BOMB ON KERRY

    11/02/2006 5:43:44 AM PST · by kellynla · 77 replies · 3,653+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | November 2, 2006 | TODD VENEZIA in N.Y. and IAN BISHOP in Washington
    WASHINGTON - A group of GIs showed they are smart enough to take on condescending Sen. John Kerry - by deploying a hilariously misspelled sign mocking the failed presidential candidate's comments about their education. "Halp us Jon Carry - We R stuck hear n Irak," read the sign, which was apparently the brainchild of a group of service members from the Minnesota National Guard. The picture was first revealed yesterday on the blog Web site of Milwaukee talk radio host Charlie Sykes, who said he got it from a listener who had a buddy in the unit. The picture soon...
  • "Mission Accomplished" vs. "Halp us jon carry - we r stuck hear n irak" (liberal media bias)

    11/03/2006 3:36:54 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 30 replies · 3,605+ views
    Caller to the Laura Ingraham show ^ | Friday November 3rd, 2006 | ajolympian2004
    "Mission Accomplished" vs. "Halp us jon carry - we r stuck hear n irak" (media bias) Compare the coverage in the liberal media of the "Halp us jon carry - we r stuck hear n irak" banner by our troops in Iraq this week vs. the feeding frenzy over the "Mission Accomplished" banner from the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln returning from an extended deployment so they could participate in Iraqi Freedom back in March 2003. This morning ONE major newspaper decided to run a picture of the banner along with a cover story... The New York Post, ironically the only...
  • THE SOLDIERS BEHIND THE BANNER

    11/02/2006 9:56:59 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 208 replies · 13,009+ views
    Charlie Sykes - WTMJ Radio, Milwaukee ^ | Nov. 2, 2006 | Charlie Sykes
    We've been inundated with media requests about the source of the now-famous "HALP US JON CARRY" banner. (I've already done a live shot on Fox News, and given interviews for John Gibson's show and "Inside Edition," which should air later today.) **UPDATE The MSM catches up. Even CNN is reporting Troops respond to 'Jon Carry' with plea for 'halp'; while CBS is reporting "Minnesota Guard Members Mock Kerry In 'Irak' Photo", The AP has put a story on the wire, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is also catching up: The photo initially was posted on the website of Milwaukee talk radio...
  • A Macaca Moment: My Two Cents on Slips of the Tongue

    11/02/2006 2:35:54 PM PST · by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net · 2 replies · 653+ views
    Spare Change | Novemeber 1, 2006 | Dave Aland
    Some weeks ago, Virginia Republican George Allen used a term of dubious etymology (“macaca”) to refer to a member of his opponent’s staff. Although he explained it as a slip of the tongue, it has been used ever since then as apparent evidence of his inherent ethnic insensitivity. In short, it doesn’t matter what he intended to say, it only matters how it came out. If that sounds unfair, it is – but the verbal gaffe has been used by Democrats to demonize Republicans so much lately that it seems deeply ironic that the they should now seek refuge in...
  • ABC News Agrees With Kerry- Troops Are Dumb

    11/02/2006 11:23:44 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 39 replies · 1,046+ views
    ABC News Agrees With Kerry- Troops Are Dumb Nice headline from ABC- "Your Trusted Source!" ABC News motivates the troops...Click to EnlargeABC News... "Perhaps he had a good point." Notice how ABC agrees that Kerry's slam on the military was just "a joke"?And, how could ABC possibly question that our troops are stupid as Kerry "jokes" when the facts show that Kerry is not just insulting but wrong. ** The Coaltion of the Swilling has another one, too. Here's the latest headline (11:45 AM) from ABC...Click to EnlargeABC still is asking under "Vote 2004", "Does Kerry have a point?"...
  • The Eugene Debs Syndrome

    11/02/2006 11:20:17 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 27 replies · 1,059+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 11/02/2006 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Democratic Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry uttered a liberal Democrat cliché while addressing an audience at Pasadena (Calif.) City College. What he said is a fundamental tenet of liberal Democrats. Kerry informed the audience, "You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq. ..." The idea that those in the military are losers - that they are in the military because they are not talented enough, or smart enough,...
  • Kerry's Remark: Right either way (Seattle P.I. defends Kerry with disgusting editorial)

    11/02/2006 10:53:22 AM PST · by Stoat · 73 replies · 2,519+ views
    The Seattle P.I. ^ | November 2, 2006 | SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL BOARD
    Thursday, November 2, 2006Kerry's Remark: Right either waySEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL BOARDRepublicans evidenced their election desperation by braying about an offhand comment that Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., made at a California college rally."Education" Kerry said "-- if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."Was Kerry making fun of the president, or warning students against the pitfalls awaiting the undereducated in general?It doesn't matter. Kerry was right either way.Kerry wasn't saying -- regardless...
  • Canadian TV site "disappears" Kerry comment

    11/02/2006 10:33:34 AM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 14 replies · 1,082+ views
    http://www.ctv.ca/ ^ | October 31, 2006 | AP
    Original text from the AP: Kerry warns students not to 'get stuck in Iraq' Updated Tue. Oct. 31 2006 2:58 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The White House accused Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday of troop-bashing, seizing on a comment the Democrat made to California students that those unable to navigate the country's education system "get stuck in Iraq." "Senator Kerry not only owes an apology to those who are serving, but also to the families of those who've given their lives in this," White House press secretary Tony Snow said. "This is an absolute insult." Kerry, a decorated...
  • Today's Front Cover Of The New York Post (Kerry's Soldier Gaffe)

    11/02/2006 8:38:04 AM PST · by lowbridge · 169 replies · 9,686+ views
    New York Post ^ | Nov. 2, 2006
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-02-06 ("Hillary put the knife into Kerry's back")

    11/02/2006 5:11:31 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 82 replies · 1,582+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 2, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Apparently there is no love lost between Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. It seems that Hillary was more than eager to stab her chief rival for the '08 nomination in the back. Unfortunately, by being so obvious, Hillary has earned the enmity of the DUmmiecrat Left as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Hillary put the knife into Kerry's back." It looks like Hillary doesn't have quite the political smarts she is given credit for because John Kerry was already committing political hara-kiri without any help from her. As a result, we now have the career of...
  • Caption U.S. soldiers mocking John Kerry

    11/02/2006 4:24:54 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 64 replies · 4,226+ views
  • KERRY HAS SORT OF APOLOGIZED TO TROOPS - per KFI news (comments on Imus)

    11/01/2006 11:04:33 AM PST · by doug from upland · 364 replies · 13,658+ views
    KFI 640, LOS ANGELES ^ | 11-1-06 | dfu
    Pursuant to the KFI top of the hour news, John Kerry has given an apology to military personnel. We will have the exact words when they are available.
  • What ever happend with Kerry and his SF-180? (Vanity)

    11/01/2006 11:05:28 AM PST · by RedCell · 41 replies · 1,148+ views
    self | 11/01/06 | self
    With the recent s-storm caused by J.F. Kerry, he brought up his Viet Nam service again. This got me thinking. Whatever happened to the special form (SF-180) he was supposed to sign that would release his records? I did a news search on Google and came up dry (literally) when querying on "kerry form 180". A web search was more useful but all of it was old. Same thing with the search engine up here on FR. Just curious (but not about why the MSM gave him a total pass on this).
  • Could Bush-Kerry Fight Hurt Republicans (MSM Desperation!!)

    11/01/2006 11:07:09 AM PST · by truthandlife · 55 replies · 1,965+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | 11-1-06 | Richard Wolffe and Holly Bailey
    There’s no fight like an old fight. And this week’s emotional exchanges between President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry were nothing if not old. Kerry screwed up what he called a “botched joke” about Bush’s brainpower when it comes to Iraq; Bush pounced by challenging his ex-rival’s commitment to the troops. Memo to Bush and Kerry: neither of you are on the ballot next week. And while it may be satisfying to rehash the last election, you both run the risk of looking totally out of touch. The risks for President Bush are greater than they are for...
  • Hysterical Media Meltdown

    11/01/2006 11:20:56 AM PST · by AKSurprise · 80 replies · 4,262+ views
    Flame of Freedom ^ | 11/01/06 | Andrew Surprise
    "At the White House press briefing, the reporters are bringing up every caveat they can think of to explain Kerry’s remark away, and Tony Snow is just slapping their excuses aside, this is just too funny." ****Video available link****
  • Sen. Clinton visits Kingston, says Kerry should apologize

    11/01/2006 11:23:17 AM PST · by Uncledave · 40 replies · 1,533+ views
    Sen. Clinton visits Kingston, says Kerry should apologize November 01, 2006 Kingston -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, speaking at a Kingston campaign stop this morning, joined the chorus of Democrats criticizing Sen. John Kerry for what the former presidential candidate has called a joke gone awry. “What Sen. Kerry said was inappropriate,” she said. Asked if Kerry should apologize, President Bush and other members of both parties have said, Clinton said “I heard he said he was sorry.” Clinton tried to deflect attention from the controversy by saying “elections are about the future,” and “we don’t have to be re-fighting the...
  • Why Kerry Should Apologize

    11/01/2006 11:26:32 AM PST · by truthandlife · 40 replies · 1,502+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-1-06 | Tom Bevan
    After my initial post on John Kerry yesterday I received a few emails from left-leaners who said that it was quite clear to them Kerry was trying to make a joke about President Bush. I watched the video twice and it never occurred to me that was what Kerry was trying to do until he came out at the press conference yesterday afternoon and said so. ADVERTISEMENT I went back and watched the video again and I have to say: given the limited context we have, it's a very close call. I tend to believe John Kerry is not so...
  • HALP US JON CARRY – WE R STUCK HEAR N IRAK

    11/01/2006 11:32:15 AM PST · by cpforlife.org · 164 replies · 7,661+ views
    The top of THE DRUDGE REPORT!
  • Marc Sandalow: Kerry and Bush's Perfect Storm

    11/01/2006 11:33:49 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 309+ views
    SFGate Politics Blog ^ | 11/1/6 | Marc Sandalow
    Why is a seemingly meaningless war of words between an unpopular president and an unpopular former Democratic presidential candidate dominating political news six days before what is shaping up as a historic congressional election?What we have is a perfect storm which combines the GOP's desperation to tarnish their opponents, the Democrats obsessive defensiveness over being branded as soft on defense, and the media's fixation with conflict.A quick breakdown before matters of substance come along to knock the spat off the front page. For Republicans, John Kerry offers the opportunity to put a face on their political enemy.Bush and the war...
  • Election Day Could Be The Death Knell For The Double Standard (must read!)

    11/01/2006 11:35:44 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 34 replies · 2,225+ views
    mensnewsdaily.com ^ | 11/1/2006 | John Longenecker
    The disgrace of John Kerry’s speech this week doesn’t match the disgrace of the hoards who deny what he said. News reports say that Republicans are trying to get John Kerry to apologize, but that is not quite true: America is trying to get the man to apologize. The decent around the country come from all political persuasions, I’m so pleased to hear. From the actual recording of Kerry’s words (and his tone), amid laughter in the audience were also gasps and hisses of shock. This is not only encouraging, but an important lead which seems to be covered only...
  • Levin wants Kerry to apologize for Iraq remarks ("He doesn't represent the party")

    11/01/2006 11:57:21 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 78 replies · 1,987+ views
    Levin wants Kerry to apologize for Iraq remarks Wednesday, November 01, 2006 By Ted Roelofs and Pat Shellenbarger The Grand Rapids Press GRAND RAPIDS -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin today called on Democratic colleague Sen. John Kerry to apologize for controversial comments about the troops in Iraq, calling them a "botched statement by a former candidate who doesn't represent this party." Speaking this morning at Wolfgang's Restaurant in Grand Rapids, where he was campaigning for Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Levin said of Kerry: "I would say I'm sorry for making a botched remark, admit that it was a botched remark."...
  • A Focused, Fighting Kerry

    11/01/2006 12:09:08 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 95 replies · 2,385+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 11/01/2006 | Joel Connelly
    At Espresso Vivace on Capitol Hill, Sen. John Kerry inhaled a cupcake, and then set out to demonstrate why he isn't a cupcake. The Democrats' 2004 presidential nominee has obviously brooded at a "lost summer" in which the Bush campaign landed body blows, labeled him weak on national defense, and manipulated a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that demeaned Kerry's record in Vietnam. Awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts as a Navy lieutenant, Kerry had basked in accolades from old Navy buddies as he swept through the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. When slimed, even...
  • Kerry: "I was for the joke..."

    11/01/2006 12:10:57 PM PST · by The Finman · 16 replies · 582+ views
    http://www.ronaldreagan.com ^ | 11/01/2006 | The Finman
  • FLASH: Kerry Shoots Self in Foot, Applies For Purple Heart

    11/01/2006 12:15:48 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 7 replies · 515+ views
    November 1, 2006 | L.N. Smithee
    After an assessment by Democratic Party physician Howard Dean confirming that John Kerry has seriously injured any chance he will be elected President with his remarks Monday evening, the Massachusetts Senator has been deemed eligible to receive yet another Purple Heart. Details to follow (not!) -30-
  • John Kerry's Worst Enemy

    11/01/2006 12:19:15 PM PST · by BigAlPro · 15 replies · 1,526+ views
    Helvig's Helvitorials ^ | November 1, 2006 | Alan Helvig
    Senator John Kerry wanted to be President of the United States of America? He wanted to be the Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful armed force in the world? He wanted to be the most influential leader on the entire planet? John Kerry couldn't lead a pack of cub scouts on a camping trip! Kerry lacked leadership qualities as an officer in the United States Navy; he lacks leadership qualities as a U.S. Senator; and he totally lacks the leadership qualities required to be the President of the United States. Leadership requires courage; leadership requires tact; leadership requires respect; and most...
  • 29 House Republicans Demand Kerry Apologize

    11/01/2006 12:25:30 PM PST · by impeachedrapist · 47 replies · 1,442+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/1/06 | Robert Bluey
    ... We hope you will quickly and clearly apologize and in the future think about those who are in danger, so far away, so that we may remain free to exercise the freedoms here that they are bringing to millions of people over there. Sincerely, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC0 Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN0 Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL) Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) Rep. Steve Buyer...
  • Sen. Bill Frist: Kerry Damaging Democrats

    11/01/2006 12:28:12 PM PST · by truthandlife · 7 replies · 1,001+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11-1-06 | Newsmax Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., weighed in on the Sen. John Kerry firestorm with a comment on his VolPac.org blog. Frist, infuriated by Kerry's comments, suggested the junior senator from Massachusetts may have dealt a blow to his own party by reminding Americans of the destructive beliefs of liberal leaders in that party. Writes Frist: "Yesterday afternoon, Senator Kerry got up in front of the cameras and angrily made "crystal clear, as crystal clear as I know, I apologize to no one for my criticism of the President." Of course, no one ever asked him to apologize to President...
  • CBS Fearful Kerry Comments Will Mobilize GOP Base (Fear it MSM, he's your creation)

    11/01/2006 12:30:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 147 replies · 4,777+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/1/2006 | Michael Rule
    Wednesday’s "Early Show" on CBS highlighted Senator John Kerry’s disparaging remarks about the American military in three separate segments, but instead of expressing outrage at Kerry’s comments, CBS seemed more concerned that the Republicans may use them for political gain in the midterm elections. While CBS omitted mentions that some Democrats have refused to campaign with Kerry and others have asked that he apologize, the netowrk pondered if the outrage expressed by Republicans was an effort to "fire up the base" or simply a "desperate" attempt to change the subject. Co-host Hannah Storm inquired of White House Press Secretary Tony...
  • Boston Herald: Kerry an Embarrassment

    11/01/2006 12:40:25 PM PST · by DesScorp · 38 replies · 1,904+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, November 1, 2006 | Boston Herald Editorial Staff
    Memo to John Kerry: The best defense isn’t a good offense. As he stumped for California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides at Pasadena City College Monday, the junior senator from Massachusetts said the following: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” The remark, which first aired on a California TV station (with friends like Kerry, Angelides might as well pack it in now) was offensive beyond belief, not to mention...
  • American Legion says Kerry's comments on Imus are "not acceptable"

    11/01/2006 12:41:12 PM PST · by doug from upland · 75 replies · 2,448+ views
    american legion ^ | 11-1-06 | Doug from Upland
    Here is the initial story reported on KFI in Los Angeles at 11:00 AM --- CLICK. KFI in Los Angeles called Kerry's remarks on Imus this morning an apology when he said that he meant no offense to the troops. Someone at Reuters is trying to let Kerry off the hook. The American Legion, however, is steaming mad. A source at American Legion headquarters told me that the comments on Imus are not acceptable. He needed to make an apology to the troops that was unequivocal. Unfortunately, he has apparently missed the opportunity. Even if Kerry would actually try to...
  • Fine Dining With the Kerry's (time to revive the thread..)

    11/01/2006 12:50:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1,261+ views
    JohnKerry.com ^ | 11-01-2006 | Self
    Well, John is in Seattle today on a whirlwind tour to shore up support for the upcoming elections. He is also making lots of speeches. We like it when John speaks out. We want him to speak out even more! So, on our quest to aid his efforts, we are offering a few menu options for his entourage on the road. Oh, he may look like he eats at Wendys, but then just ends up throwing the food in the trash! So, here are a few menu options for the Senator's delicate palate. Oh, and by the way, if you...
  • Missouri Democrat Candidate - Claire McCaskill campaign, "Kerry should APOLOGIZE..."

    11/01/2006 1:05:09 PM PST · by rface · 31 replies · 806+ views
    The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune ^ | November 01, 2006 | Jason Rosenbaum
    Claire McCaskill's campaign called on Sen. John Kerry to apologize for a "botched joke" he made on Monday. "[McCaskill] said it's a dumb thing to say and he should apologize," said McCaskill spokeswoman Adrainne Marsh. Kerry sparked a firestorm at Pasadena City College when he said, "You know education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't you get stuck in Iraq."
  • Same Old Kerry - Insulting the military, again.

    11/01/2006 1:06:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies · 900+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 01, 2006 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    November 01, 2006, 3:51 a.m. Same Old KerryInsulting the military, again. By Mackubin Thomas Owens John Kerry, the junior senator from Massachusetts apparently had a Vietnam flashback the other day when he said to some students in California: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.” It’s not quite the same as telling the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that his “band of brothers” spent their time in Vietnam committing atrocities...
  • Kerry's Double-Speak

    11/01/2006 1:10:51 PM PST · by jda · 5 replies · 811+ views
    LA Times ^ | November 1, 2006 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    "It's their campaign of smear and fear."
  • Fidelis Exposes John Kerry Website Cover Up--Info on fundraising for Dems removed today

    11/01/2006 1:15:27 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 21 replies · 1,476+ views
    Fidelis | November 1, 2006
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    November 1, 2006        CONTACT: Brian Burch 734-358-3433bburch@fidelis.org Fidelis Exposes John Kerry Website Cover UpRemoves Facts on Millions of Fundraising Dollars Raised for Democratic Candidates CHELSEA, MI – Fidelis America, the political arm of the Catholic-based advocacy group Fidelis, has exposed a cover up by Senator John Kerry on his website www.johnkerry.com.  In an effort to stop the political fallout over his refusal to apologize for his grossly disrespectful comments about our soldiers in Iraq, Kerry removed from his website, shortly after it was posted, the individual photos of House and Senate candidates he is supporting and the...
  • Right-Wing Nut-Jobs

    11/01/2006 1:15:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 928+ views
    NRO.COM ^ | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Right-Wing Nut-Jobs [Kathryn Jean Lopez] Rep. Harold Ford "He needs to apologize to our troops" Sen. Hillary Clinton “What Sen. Kerry said was inappropriate” Gov. Janet Napolitano “It's just wrong" U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez “I think his comments were inappropriate” New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey “I think it's offensive” Senate candidate Jon Tester “Senator Kerry's remarks were poorly worded and just plain stupid” North Carolina State Democratic Party chairman Jerry Meek “John Kerry's botched joke was wrong and he should apologize” Congressional candidate Bruce Braley "I believe that Senator Kerry's brief statement was inappropriate” Congressional candidate John Pavich “I...
  • The 'Botched Joke' Excuse

    11/01/2006 1:16:48 PM PST · by pissant · 42 replies · 1,496+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11/1/06 | James Taranto
    Pardon our morbid fascination with this story, but in a way it makes us feel vindicated. We first noted that something wasn't quite right with John Kerry way back in December 2002, but even we didn't realize how not quite right he was until this week. At a news conference yesterday, Kerry offered the latest "explanation" for his statement suggesting that the troops in Iraq are stupid and uneducated: My statement [Monday]--and the White House knows this full well--was a botched joke about the president and the president's people, not about the troops. The White House's attempt to distort my...
  • Cheney says U.S. is lucky Kerry lost

    11/01/2006 1:21:01 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 15 replies · 1,360+ views
    UPI ^ | November 1, 2006
    Vice President Dick Cheney Wednesday told a Montana audience the United States is lucky Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., lost the 2004 presidential race. Cheney told supporters in Flathead, Mont., that Kerry's remarks to students at Pasadena City College in California Monday constituted a "swipe at the U.S. military." Kerry said he flubbed a joke about President Bush when he warned students to study hard and be smart -- or they "might get stuck in Iraq." Cheney recalled Kerry last year accused U.S. soldiers of "terrorizing" children in Iraq. He said the senator is always lecturing about "nuances," adding Kerry apparently...