August 27, 2004

Laugh of the Day
Posted by McQ

John Kerry's characterization of the Swift Boat Vets attack on him:

"They have obviously decided that some people will believe anything, no matter how fictional or how far-fetched, if they just repeat it often enough. That's how they have run their administration, that's how they're running their campaign, and that's how they will run their convention," Kerry said.

Is he talking about himself or the Swifties? When it comes to "repeat it often enough" no one can hold a candle to Kerry's "... when I was in Vietnam" and all the now frayed and frazzled hero vignette's which have been repeated ad nauseum for 30 plus years.

Oh wait ... he's repeating the canard that the Swifties are run by the administration.

Well, you know, he may have a point, depending on how many times he intends to repeat that specious bit of nonsense.

Heh ... watching this guy work is making me consider the possibility he may be "irony impaired."

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Let the People Learn about John Kerry. This helps.

This Puts The Nail in Kerry's False first Purple Heart claims. No one except a DISHONEST Democrat can ever say this Kerry behavior is even remotely "heroic". What a Monstrous Fraud the lefties are trying to run!

Posted by: leaddog2 at August 27, 2004 04:09 PM

OK I'm confused. If there's a leaddog, how can there be a leaddog2?

Posted by: McQ at August 27, 2004 04:11 PM

And he's such an optimist too.

Look, a lot of this medals stuff hinges on the testimony of what happened to a bunch of guys 35 years ago. There are gonna be differences in their recollections of exactly what happened. Hell, my experience with eyewitnesses indicates that there are differences in what they recollect within seconds of the event.

Very little of this stuff is ever gonna be put to bed permanently. Every minor difference in the testimony and recollection of these guys on both sides is gonna be endlessly debated and the conclusions that both sides draw are gonna be informed more by their partisan leanings (or, to be kinder, by their overall impression of the credibility of the participants in the debate).

In other words, leaddog2, if you're looking for a smoking gun that causes the other side to suddenly go "Oh My God! We've been wrong all along!!!", forget it. It's not gonna happen.

The Swifties first ad has done all the damage it's gonna do to either side. The right got the Cambodia lies, the fact that Kerry's flips to try to defend that lie confirmed his wishy-washy image, and the fact that it is quite apparent that many, many other Vets are INCREDIBLY pissed at Kerry. The left got a chance to scream that that the Great Satan (Dubya) was behind the whole thing, that Bush was AWOL and a traitor, and look at what he thinks about our veterans like poor, poor Max Cleland.

Time to move on to the new ads, the economy, the Iraq War, and, most importantly, just what the hell Kerry meant when he said he would only act on national security based on "hard" evidence. What is "hard" evidence and how often does he realistically think the intelligence community is gonna be able to produce it?

Posted by: Terry at August 27, 2004 05:48 PM

Thinking of Kerry as a possible President scares the stuff out of me. This boy turned a simple accident into a purple heart... what is he really going to do when there's real trouble? (And, no one to hand him a medal for it?)

Why does he focus on Vietnam? Because mentally, he's still there? Maybe?

This man-child terrifies me.

Posted by: Deb at August 27, 2004 06:30 PM

Irony impaired indeed. Just look what he said about Admiral Mike Boorda's unauthorized use of a "V" device:
http://www.nationalreview.com/kerry/kerry200408271553.asp

Posted by: Jumbo at August 27, 2004 09:05 PM

Sorry guys, but Kerry doesn't fill out his own DD 214 and that "V" appears nowhere else. My guess is this is a clerical error.

Borda's "problem" was he wore then when he supposedly wasn't authorized them (although Zumalt says he was authorized to wear them). I don't recall any pics of Kerry wearing a Silver Star with a "V".

As you know, I'm not at all a fan of Kerry's but it is my belief that there's nothing to this particular story.

Posted by: McQ at August 27, 2004 09:15 PM

I'm sick and tired of this medal bullsh!t. I purchased the wrong ribbon one time and wore it (it looked SO similar and was called the same thing. Problem is it was from a much earlier time). So what?

The man has 20 empty years of senate work that's much more worthy of attack that also happens to be much more verifiable than memories that were seared - seared into minds of vets. It is also much more relevent.

So can we PLEASE stop talking about medals or devices or whatnot and start focusing on the things that people will really care about, like the man's void service in the senate?

Posted by: Sharp as a Marble at August 28, 2004 07:46 AM

marble...

theres plenty of time... what do you think Ws gonna do at the convention...
probably do the same thing you describe with those 'empty years' of JFKs senate tenure...


terry...


I am great satan, not GWB... ;^D

Posted by: great satan at August 28, 2004 09:21 AM