Skip to comments.Who Was That at the Democratic Convention?
Posted on 08/03/2004 10:30:39 AM PDT by FlyLow
Watching the Democratic convention this week has been a painful experience. Not because I didn't agree with much that was said, but because it was pitifully, excruciatingly boring. How awful it must have been for the hard-core, carnivorous party faithful on the convention floor to be slipped some mental valium as they listened to speech after speech that spoke of love, and hope, and have-you-heard that--John Kerry served in Viet Nam?
Where did all the hatred go? Where was all the Bush-bashing that these people traversed the country to hear? Where was the "red-meat" that they expected to have wash over them like expensive perfume every minute of those four days? They congregate only once every four years for a few frenzied days of unabashed, unbridled opponent-bashing and they were instructed, no, ordered, to leave it outside. These folks were commanded to become the party of love and joy.
These eager, devoted party members had to suffer an endless stream of mind-numbing, yet kind and gentle speeches from Democrat after Democrat and each and every one them, at some point in the speech, would remind them about John Kerry's heroic four months in Viet Nam and, did they know he received three purple hearts?
The star of the convention has turned out to be, not John Edwards or even John Kerry, but Michael Moore, who couldn't move without a crowd of adoring fans who just wanted to touch him and talk to him. Moore was the banquet of "red-meat" these starving leftists so longed for and were denied. Polls have shown that Americans are tiring of the dark venom spreading throughout American politics and so at least during the convention, everyone was supposed to play nice.
Another star was the doctor from Vermont, Howard Dean, who received huge cheers from adoring supporters. Many made it clear that they felt the doctor and ex-governor at the podium would have been the better man for the job than the stiff cardboard cut-out they were going to nominate. Howard was against the war. Howard was vocal about his hatred for Bush. A person could tell Howard was alive without checking for a pulse.
Then there was John Edwards. Edwards is handsome, except for that wart on his lip. Perhaps Howard the doctor could snip that thing off for him. It's very distracting. Yes, John Edwards, the candidate for vice-president is the complete opposite of John Kerry. Edwards is animated; Kerry is dull. Edwards can wake people up; Kerry bores them to tears. I predict that they will not be seen together very much. John Kerry's ego couldn't stand it. Is it just me or do the two Johns have a problem keeping their hands off each other? Is it a male bonding thing?
John Kerry stated in his speech that he was going to use "principles" to fight the war on terror. Well, I feel safer already. Publishers need to crank out those copies of the "Marquis of Queensbury" rules of war because I don't think al Qaeda or Hamas or Hezbollah have the most recent copies.
Has Kerry mentioned yet that he served in Viet Nam? Did he mention the "tattered American flag" that flew behind his head on his boat while he was in Viet Nam? Did everyone meet his little "band of brothers?" Please ignore the dozens of vets outside the convention protesting against John Kerry--since the media is ignoring them. The small handful of men who stand behind Kerry are telling the truth but the 250 who served around Kerry when he was storming the beaches in the Mei Cong Delta, and then re-enacting the battles for his little movie camera, are all lying.
Kerry won't raise middle-class taxes; in fact he said he will reduce the middle-class tax burden. With that tax cut--and by repealing the tax cut on the evil rich--he will pay for socialized medicine, free drugs for seniors, free college for all, and a chicken in every pot. Even the friendly crowd on the convention floor looked skeptical. People all over America started searching the Constitution for the phrase, "It's every American's right to have health care on the public dole." If anyone finds it please let me know where in the Constitution that can be found. Maybe it's sandwiched in between the right to free speech and the right to bear arms and has gone unnoticed all these years.
Did everyone enjoy listening to Al Gore whining about how he really won the election...again?
Then we were all treated to Mrs. Heinz-Kerry who spoke eloquently about her dead husband. The problem was, I wasn't sure which one she was talking about. Was she talking about the Republican one or the Democrat one?
Kerry has a wonderful idea to re-build our military, which is interesting since he helped Bill Clinton cut the number of our military nearly in half in the 1990's and put the rest on food stamps. After all, with the demise of the Soviet Union, who needed a military? America had no enemies so that money should be spent on social programs. Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda--who are they? We don't need a huge intelligence-gathering machine anymore and did you hear that Kerry won a Bronze Star in Viet Nam?
That bronze star got a lot of attention during John Kerry's self-aggrandizing, Hollywood produced video. Oddly, the Silver Star, a much more prestigious medal, was barely mentioned. Perhaps telling people that Kerry chased a wounded 15-year-old behind a hut and killed him just wouldn't sound heroic to the average Joe out there in Kansas.
Another glaring absence was Kerry touting his years in the Senate. Of course, as people dig into his voting record, it becomes understandable why he might want to try and forgot those years ever happened. Kerry was on the intelligence committee, but rarely showed up for briefings. Kerry was on the Whitewater Committee and was an empty chair at most of those hearings. What was he doing? Was he off somewhere on his yacht? Was he teaching others how to do CPR on hamsters?
John Kerry does have one honor in the Senate. He was found to be the most liberal senator in America, based on his voting record. If you aren't frightened that John Kerry is more liberal than Teddy Kennedy, then you must be in a coma.
Have I mentioned that Kerry was in Viet Nam? Have you met his "band of brothers?" Did you see all his medals? Were you really impressed by them?
This convention was phony from beginning to end. Political conventions are supposed to be food for the souls of the hard-core believers. They are supposed to energize the faithful for the battle ahead. These dyed-in-the-wool liberals didn't travel there to play nice, they wanted MEAT. So many times the believers had to be prompted to cheer. As the cameras panned the throng, their eyes seemed glazed over as if in shock. When Al Sharpton gets louder cheers than the man nominated for president, you have a serious problem. When a failed president is greeted with shouts of joy because he tossed them a few fat-trimmings, it showed how desperate they were for anything exciting.
This fact has to be faced by the loyal Democrats in this country. Their candidate is boring. Kerry is painfully, torturously, and almost terminally boring--and did you know that he was a swift boat captain in Viet Nam? Kerry even has home movies to prove it.
" I went to Vietnam and all I got was this lousy convention".
I can't understand how that idiot Kerry hasn't figured out that people are sick AND tired of hearing him brag about Viet Nam. Real war heros NEVER talk about it, others do.
Each speech also contained a list of just how miserably the president has failed us, though few called him by name (their idea of civility)
...and lunch at Wendy's.
a bunch of red diaper doper babies were at the DNC. DNC= socialize america and punish those who make 200k a year. So while they work hard for their money just like everyone else they have to pay more to support the rest of the lazy bloodsuckers
The democrats had a convention?
I new Kerry was an AWOL member of the Intelligence Committee, but not that he was on the Whitewater committee...is the author sure he showed up for ANY of those hearings?
I think I've found a new tag line....
You mean these guys? The ones posing with Kerry's friend
Jane Fonda? Yeah, heard all about them.
I hear they have their own action figures now...
I enjoyed this good dose of sarcasm. It's so appropo.
LOL! I like your tagline.
Big waste of money, too. Everyone knows who is going to win in advance anyway.
Two thumbs up!
I agree. My Dad fought in an Infantry Regiment in WWII, and he never talked about it, no matter how interested I was. He finally started to open up when he was in his seventies. He'll be 85 in a few days...and there are still incidents he won't mention.
Carter: Dammit all to hell! I told that idiot Kerry I wanted to be seated next to someone with gravitas, not gravity!!
Moore: Are you going to finish those peanuts Jimmy?
The 'Rats are running a False-Flag operation.
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