Skip to comments.YET ANOTHER KERRY OPINION CHANGE
Posted on 09/11/2004 12:07:10 PM PDT by forest
John Kerry woke up last Tuesday morning confused and agitated. As he realized, his propensity towards prevarication and exaggeration are now well known by voters. In politics, that stuff usually works with a significant segment of the population simply because they are uninformed. Didn't work as well this time, though. Voters are starting to laugh at Kerry.
Or even worse, voters are starting to disregard Kerry. Quite often, campaign staff, reporters and Republican hecklers make up a significant part of the crowd at his lightly attended campaign appearances. Clearly, the Kerry campaign is having a few little problems.
One problem is that Kerry makes too many ridiculous comments about President Bush, statements that are so outrageous even the politically uneducated realize they are silly. Then, of course, Kerry keeps contradicting himself day to day and almost hour to hour. Good liars learn to keep their stories straight. Not so with John Kerry. He plays the whole field -- and sometimes both sides at the same time.
And then there came a morning when John Kerry awoke with yet another whole new set of campaign propaganda talking points to learn.
Kerry was advised on how to keep his stories straight, of course, from the master prevaricator himself: Bill Clinton. Better yet, though, Clinton sent over part of his team of confusion, distortion and cover-up experts to help run damage control for Kerry's flip-flopping campaign. In effect, Clinton lent Kerry part of the old Clinton White House propaganda ministry and war room so that Kerry could dissemble more effectively.
This produced two very interesting problems: First, there have already been a series of heated arguments between the Hillary supporters running the DNC and the Kerry campaign. Sending Bill's propaganda team over to help Kerry does not cure that one iota. Second, now there are interesting arguments developing between the original Kerry campaign team and Bill's people -- who tried to move in and take over.
Bill's people told Kerry to stop with the faux war hero baloney. It didn't work and came back to bite him in the butt. They want Kerry to jump on a modern rendition of "it's the economy, stupid" because they got away with that silliness for a Clinton campaign once. Then -- and this is quite a bit more difficult -- they want Kerry to develop something resembling "opinions" that he can stick with. That is, he must quit debating himself; stop taking both sides of every issue every week.
Of course, Kerry already had a campaign staff in place that like themselves a lot and think they were doing a good job. Which means, they greatly resent the heavy-handed intrusion of the Clinton people forced upon them.
So when John Kerry woke up on Tuesday morning a bit agitated and confused, it was for good reason. There is infighting between the two camps at his campaign headquarters and even among advisers on the campaign trail. His campaign committee is forever arguing with the DNC leadership. Bill's people, supposedly helping him, also stay away from the DNC leadership as much as possible because the DNC leadership support Hillary. And, to top that all off, John Kerry has to try to keep a muzzle on his wife, lest she get overly mouthy in public again and make her own outrageous form of news.
So there we have it. This is what happens when a political party puts forth an empty-shirt as a candidate who can talk but can't really say anything of substance. Kerry does not have enough leadership ability to even control his campaign committee. Does anyone still think John Kerry has the leadership ability to function as chief executive of the United States of America?
Even Jimmy Carter is a better leader than John Kerry and many of us can still remember how terribly wrong that presidency went. Carter, after all, had a handle on every little thing happening around him. That was part of his downfall (nitpicking), of course, but at least Carter could keep his stories straight and (most of) his people in line.
John Kerry's problems are all with himself -- and, of course, the fact that he picked a trial lawyer as a running mate. He lacks both the temperament and the abilities to be an effective president. Worse, as with the Clintons, no one can ever believe a word John Kerry says.
Master prevaricator himself, Bill Clinton, advised, sent in his propaganda ministry and war room so Kerry could dissemble more effectively.
3 way infighting between Hillary's DNC and Kerry's campaign, plus -- Kerry must muzzle on his wife.
Kerry's problems: trial lawyer as a running mate; as with the Clintons, no one can believe him.
Correction. Bill Clinton was a believable liar. Kerry can't pull it off, which is why he's still behind in the polls.
With any hope, he'll also be behind bars.
Kerry biggest problem is - He ain't in Massachusetts anymore. In a state that continues to elect a vehicular homicide perpetrator, not one but two homosexual Reps, and anyone else who claims a relationship to two dead brothers; Kerry was sitting pretty with no problems.
He has now found that the rest of the country is a bit more discerning than the Whine and Jeez, jaw clinching liberals who inhabit and inbreed inside I-495.
If you don't lie, you don't have to remember so much.
How do you know when John Kerry is telling a lie?
His lips move...
What's the latest on this? From whence doth Kerry hail?
Quote: "What we need now is not just a regime change in Saddam Hussein and Iraq, but we need a regime change in the United States" (Boston Globe, April 3, 2003).
Quote: ''For those of us who are fortunate to share an Irish ancestry, we take great pride in the contributions that Irish-Americans ?" (Congressional Record, March 18, 1986). *Kerry isn't Irish.
Quote: "Somebody told me the other day that the Secret Service has orders that if George Bush is shot, they're to shoot Quayle. ? There isn't any press here, is there?" (Associated Press, Nov. 16, 1988).
Here are 3 quotes I found at slate.com back during the democratic primaries.
Look at the first one. The hypocrisy is astounding that someone who says THAT gets mad at Dick Cheney for saying we're safer with this president.
I think also that he was clever enough to know that he didn't have to pander to the liberal base in order to get its support. With them it was wink wink, nudge nudge; watch me sucker these moderates into thinking I'm one of them, but we know what the score is, eh?
Here's a list of sites I've gathered.. Some are better than others, but it depends on what you are looking for at the moment..
(Here's one that seems to fit with what you are looking for: http://nojohnkerry.org/kerryhtml/flipflops.htm . Also visit the Vietnam page, and review the little story about the F**K THE ARMY tour.. )
== == == == My list, I have more == == == ==
http://www.issues2000.org/Senate/John_Kerry.htm (Excellent site)
http://www.gop.com/RNCResearch/Read.aspx?id=4285 (Tons of info on both Kerry and Edwards)
http://kerryhaters.blogspot.com/ (This is a blog, the sidebar has a number of other Kerry Links; I've listed them below, but some I've never visited)
Right-Wing & Right-Minded
POW/MIA Families Against Kerry
Vietnam Special Forces Vet Against Kerry
Green Beret Net
No John Kerry
Foreign Leaders for Kerry
John F. Kerry, Liberal Asshat
John F'n Kerry
John F. Kerry Sucks
John Kerry Two-Faced Gold-Digger
Catholic Kerry Watch
John Kerry History Page
Sportsmen for Kerry?
John Kerry Waffle House
Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry
Scary John Kerry
John Kerry Truth
Anti Hanoi John Kerry
Catholics Against Kerry
Bush Over Kerry
My Take On Things
I Hate John Kerry
The Get Up Gang
Flush the John
Fantastic writing - - I love this stuff.
Wow.. that's perfect... Thanks... I'll start reading.
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