John Kerry: Renewing His "Anti - US Troops" Dumbass Status
Of course, I'm speaking of this monumentally offensive faux pas from our (self-styled Vietnam) hero during a campaign event in California:
"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."Yes, that is a direct quote and in context. Ya' just couldn't beat this one - even with an imaginary well-placed, intentionally spun "Rovian" misquote! And it's even better when you watch the video!
Ya' think he might be just a tad bit elitist? Can he honestly believe that our modern military is made up of folks who either washed out or didn't go to college? Does this moron ever look at things like statistics? Here is a little something special...just for YOU from our troops (click here)
Understandably, the veritable excrement has impacted the propeller on this one. But instead of nipping this thing in the bud with a quick "Oops - sorry, that came out completely wrong!," our featured Dumbass decided to go to war against those who called him out. In a hastily called news conference in Seattle yesterday, Kerry defiantly trumpeted:
"I apologize to no one for my criticism of the president and of his broken policy. If anyone owes our troops in the fields an apology, it is the president and his failed team."Of course, his spin on this (latest) Freudian moment:
"(It was) a botched joke about the president and the president's people, not about the troops ... and they know that's what I was talking about."Then, if that wasn't bad enough, he decided to act really tough on his Republican detractors - especially the White House Press Secretary Tony Snow:
"This is the classic GOP playbook. I’m not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium."And of course, there was this little tidbit:
"Despicable Republicans are afraid to stand up and debate a real veteran on this topic. And they're afraid to debate — you know, they want to debate straw men because they're afraid to debate real men."Earlier today, on the radio program Imus in the Morning:
"(I am) sorry about a botched joke."Then, after an army (sorry, couldn't resist!) of politicians from both sides of the aisle swarmed him like flies on (Heinz) ketchup, Kerry issued this half-baked written apology on his website:
"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. I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended."It only took the man two days of throwing a tantrum to finally realize it was flip-flop time (again). You know, reminiscent of that famous Kerryism from the 2004 campaign:
"I voted for the 87 Billion, before I voted against it."And what about this "combat veteran" and "real men" stuff. Is it really wise for this traitorous Hero of Hanoi to bring all of that up again, given the legions of real heroes and their personal accounts of John Kerry's battlezone lies, self-promotion, command ineptitude, self-injury, falsified medal citations and the ultimate abandonment of his unit less than six months into his tour? And what about the POWs who paid the price for Kerry's illicit meeting with the Hanoi delegation in Paris, propagandizing of the Vietnam War, throwing his (self-awarded) medals at the Capitol steps, or that other public statement he made in 1971 that played so well over North Vietnamese and Cambodian airwaves - in which he claimed his fellow G.I.s:
"...raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country."Which reminds me of another statement made by this Dumbass less than a year ago, where he stated:
"There is no reason ... that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the -- of -- the historical customs, religious customs."
Hmmmm...my Dumbass Pattern Detector just went off. It would seem that our erstwhile hero has a habit of making such statements against our own military - and yet he would have us believe otherwise. Sounds kinda' like your standard Liberal politician, who gets scared and changes position with every slight gust of hot air.
Not much of a real man, after all...certainly not the kind that is invited to campaign events for fellow Democrats hoping to get elected. In fact, it turns out that Kerry has been yanked from the campaign trail completely. Or is he too busy with his lawsuit against the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, and the authors of the book and subsequent movie that revealed the level of his treachery, Stolen Honor.
In all seriousness though, Senator Kerry, thank you so much for being you. Without question, you are the gift that keeps on giving to the Republican party - and if the GOP manages to hold onto both houses next Thursday, you will definitely be part of the reason. You have again shown what your elitist party is all about. My only hope is that you become your party's candidate again in 2008 so we can see what a much more prepared and organized mix of veterans organizations have in store for you.
Michelle Malkin's "Hot Air" segment is a must see on all of this!