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Posts Tagged ‘John Kerry’

In Love with Gustav

Posted by Ryan on August 31, 2008

Reason #314 why I will not be voting for a Democrat any time soon:  former DNC Chairman, Don Fowler was giddy with the notion that the deadly Category 4 Hurricane Gustav (as of this writing anyway– it could go up to Cat 5 by landfall) is timed so well with the Republican National Convention that it just “demonstrates that God’s on [their] side.”  Comic Book Guy himself, Michael Moore has echoed these statements too, saying that this is proof there is a God.  But we except as much from him, plus Moore’s not a political leader.

Both links have videos which made me angry given that it is a certainty that lives will be lost, people are already displaced, and suffering will ensue despite whatever political ramifications the Dems think this will all have.

If you’re going to bring up God, here’s a letter which in my opinion has its heart in the right place.  Yet, why do these Dems become so unabashed about invoking God when a deadly hurricane destined to take some lives and destroy homes coincides in what they think is great political theater?  They must have quite a warped view of God (but that’s reason #26 why I won’t be voting for a Democrat any time soon).  The balloons not dropping on cue when Kerry finished his 2004 acceptance speech was great political theater, but cheering a deadly monster storm is just sick.  I’m waiting for the McCain campaign to tactfully pounce on this one.

Map from NOAA.

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John Kerry… For Vice President?

Posted by Ryan on August 15, 2008

The Veepstakes game is not a precise science, but some today are seriously thinking that John F’in Kerry, Lurch himself, could be on Obama’s short list for his “foreign policy credentials:”  like Kerry’s famous “global test” debacle of 2004, or his Vietnam War service, complete with lying about our troop’s behavior to Congress once he got home?   

I’m sure the Obama team wants Kerry’s baggage as much as they want She Who Must Not Be Named’s presence (with video!) overshadowing them at the DNC. 

AP photo.

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McCain Gaffe on Iraq? — You Decide

Posted by Ryan on June 11, 2008

John “F’in” Kerry and the Obama campaign are pouncing on John McCain’s statement this morning on the Today Show, calling McCain “out of touch” and “confused” with his own stated opinions.  The above video clip shows you what McCain really said, and this link shows how the Dems reacted to it.

Make up your own mind, but in my mind this is on par with the “100 years” comment that is still occasionally being taken out of context by the Left.  It’s ridiculous and it won’t work against candidate McCain.  However, McCain himself sometimes backs into these moments that can be taken out of context, but to his credit his campaign fought back immediately. 

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Is She Who Must Not Be Named Being “Dean Screamed”?

Posted by Ryan on May 24, 2008

I think the MSM might try to make this RFK statement made by She Who Must Not Be Named their 2008 Election attempt at another “Dean Scream.”

In defense of SWMNBN (shudder), she was just indicating that historically the primaries are still wide open in June and there is no precedent of getting out this early in tight primary races like the one the Dems have this year.  Did the MSM pick up that she also mentioned her husband’s campaign along with RFK’s reference?  RFK Jr. seems fine with what she said and what she meant so what’s the big deal?

In my opinion, it’s simple:  the MSM has calculated that by staying in the race SWMNBN hurts Obama in the long run, thus she must be promptly disposed of by saying or doing something embarrassing that can be taken enough out of context in order to accelerate her day of reckoning.  Hence, I think that MSM reports like this or this are an attempt to “Dean Scream” SWMNBN out of the race in order to save the Dems. 

Though behind, Dean was positioned very well in 2004 to be very competitive.  Then he got excited at a rally.  No one in the audience thought he went crazy that night… only a poll that showed Bush creaming Dean in the general should Dean get the nomination made it beyond over-spirited and into the realm of nuts.  Dean would hurt the Dems.  Dean had to go.  The MSM made sure that the anti-Dean, John Kerry, got the nomination (didn’t help them much though!).

This theory may seem a little black-helicopter but I think the MSM is behind Obama and needs this primary season to end.  Her RFK statements were not the brightest, but not that crazy either.  It just seems fishy to me.

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The 1960s in the 2008 Election

Posted by Ryan on May 5, 2008

Some other chickens have come home to roost, so to speak.  One undercurrent about John Kerry’s run in 2004 was how sins of the past, when everybody was doing crazy things in the 1960s and 1970s, would come back to haunt some of those idiots. 

The “Swift Vets and POWs For Truth” were a perfect example of this:  if you lied about your military experience and run for President on your military experience, people will (and have the right to) call you out on it.  Despite the MSM’s point of view, being “Swift Boated” means someone called you on your attempt to white-wash an important time in your life when you did something stupid that could hurt your current political ambitions.

Both Obama and She Who Must Not Be Named have connections to this time period:  Obama’s got Bill Ayers and SWMNBN has her own radical statements and activism.  This article from the Arizona Republic draws attention to this phenomenon in the current election cycle.  And, by the way, what was John McCain doing back then?  Oh, that’s right, he was being degraded, beaten, and tortured in a POW camp in Vietnam.  Hence, as the article mentions, that’s is why he’s immune from the attacks about bad youth behavior.

Hat Tip: Malkin.

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Global Warming’s Fried President Bush

Posted by Ryan on April 16, 2008

The Global Warming alarmists have finally worn down the GOP passed the weak-kneed crowd, and into the Bush-crowd (which is increasingly looking like only Dubya himself).  Only the open-minded, conservative-wing remains as the firewall against an economic cataclysm based on ever-changing scientific data. 

It goes to show how all Libs need to do is find an issue where they can make Republicans look “mean” and the GOP will fold as fast as they can in order to avoid this label without fighting back.  

I believe a lot of this has to do with a second-term Presidential “legacy” hunt: Bush has decided that getting on the record about climate change and global warming will somehow help him in the annals of history.  He’s not going to get anything through Congress, only suggest some horrible economic policies based on bad science because it’s politically correct nowadays.  

I voted for Dubya in 2004: he was great on Iraq, the War on Terror, taxes, life, judges, etc. (plus look at his opponent!  Did you know John Kerry was in Vietnam?  He was, really!).  This second term has been a nightmare:  amnesty, the Iraq malaise until Petraeus, Harriet Myers, out-of-control spending, getting the knee-pads out for China, etc., now catering to the global warming crowd right when scientists are starting to take another look at it!  Ugh. 

Alas, McCain wouldn’t be any better, and those other two clowns would be much worse.  Going “green” is one thing (a fad mostly — however, once something’s a fad, it’ll eventually go out of style), but the potential for government interference without end, attacking the roots of our capitalist system based on maleable science is scary!  Who does Bush think we are, Europe?

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Obama Would Win Europe

Posted by Ryan on March 8, 2008

…And that’s one reason why I hope he’ll lose in America!

I was thumbing through my usual cites for something to post this morning when this piece posted on RCP emerged and struck a very dissonant chord with me. Guy Sorman’s “Europe Loves Obama” piece was hard to read since I wasn’t too sure if he was being tongue-in-cheek or not.  He’s definitely a Leftist Europhile and had a few outrageous things to say as to why Europe loves Obama:

  • Obama is a “good American” like Michael Moore, Robert Redford, Noam Chomsky, and Mia Farrow, not a “bad American” like Billy Graham, Dubya and Cheney.
  • Europe loves minorities while America oppresses our minorities, going as far as to say “whites started the war in Iraq.”
  • Europe infers that Obama is pro-Palestinian by the company he keeps and thereby might stick it to the Jews.
  • Obama’s a death-penalty abolitionist, he’s protectionist, and “reserved about his faith:” all things European elites love.
  • And finally Sorman states of European sentiment:  “The good American is expected neither to trade nor to fight terrorism. If more Americans were good, in fact, there would be no terrorists, as the Left in both Europe and the U.S. often contends.”

Huh?

Having re-read the article several times, I’m still not sure if Sorman was trying to make a point about European elitist absurdity or laying out these points as pluses for Obama!

Nonetheless, I’m surprised that an article like this is appearing so early in the campaign cycle.  Usually we get these kinds of stories closer to the general or even in the Fall as a last ditch effort for Europe to meddle in our affairs.  Remember the Daily Mirror‘s “How could 59 million people be so dumb?” post-2004 Election issue (strangely, after it was all said and done, John Kerry actually ended up with around 59 million votes to Bush’s 62 million)?  If Europe was so awesome and advice-worthy, why aren’t we talking about who the American people would like to be the next leader of the EU?  Exactly.  I have tended to vote against whoever European elites want running America, and apparently will proudly continue to do so in 2008 as well.

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