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Johnbo Still Clueless

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On one level it is gratifying to see that John Kerry never changes. He remains a complete and total asshat year in and year out. It does lend stability to the universe I suppose. Consider:

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.

Wow. I couldn’t make up that level of cluelessness. I mean, suppose the voters really were that uninformed. Would you, as a career politician, let them know that you thought so? Only, I suppose, if you thought they didn’t read the Boston Herald.

Of course, Johnbo doesn’t read such a declasse publication, and so no doubt forgot that the majority of his constituents do.

Words fail me on what a tool John Kerry is. This guy takes a stab.

Update: Rich Lowry has more:

Take that, Velma Hart. Those who saw Hart, a middle-class, African-American mother of two, confront President Barack Obama at a CNBC town-hall meeting last week thought they had heard a genuine voice of dismay at the state of the economy and Obama’s failure to deliver on his golden promises.

If we take Hart as representative of the public mood, though, Kerry must have instead discerned a clueless complainer. If only Hart were sufficiently plugged in, she’d have the sense to get over her economic anxiety. So what if she fears returning to franks-and-beans family dinners? Does John Kerry carp when he’s shamed into moving his $7 million yacht from Rhode Island to Massachusetts, where he will have to shoulder an additional $500,000 tax bill?

Whatever else you think of Democrats, they are lousy amateur sociologists and political scientists. Whenever the public rejects them, it’s a “temper tantrum,” in late ABC News anchor Peter Jennings’s term for the 1994 electoral rout. Liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson has teed up that tried-and-true explanation for this fall: “The American people are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats.”

Yeah, I’m sure that’s going to work.

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September 28, 2010 at 1:26 am

The 2008 Race – Part II

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Today, the Democrats.

Hillary Clinton

The so-called “800 lb. gorilla” in the race. Why? Because she’s a senator? Because in the only managerial excursion she’s had in her entire career — attempting to nationalize healthcare — she failed abysmally? Because she’s so charismatic your knees go weak when she enters the room?

No, sorry, none of the above. For the hard left, she represents what her husband’s administration could have been. For the soft left, she represents her husband’s administration. For the rest, she represents a nightmare. Hillary is the anti-McCain. She’s a lightweight based on absolutely no concrete achievements other than marrying a man who was elected president. She’s the one who can win the primary election, but not the general.

Barack Obama

Let’s get GQ guy out of the way.

His candidacy is all media fluff, rhetorical flourish, and no substance. Indeed, he’s the lightest of the lightweights. Wait, I can hear the lefties now: ‘ooh, the conservative is afraid of the charismatic black man.’ In your dreams — lefties dissed just such a guy in Maryland last November by the name of Michael Steele. No, my issue is a senator (there goes another one) who has barely served two years in the senate, and won his seat against no opposition. (I couldn’t have voted for Alan Keyes.) Obama should check back after he finishes this term and has done a stint as governor of Illinois. Oh, and let him actually fight an election against a real Republican first.

Joe Biden

Another senator and one of the fabled seven dwarfs from 1988. A non-starter.

John Edwards

He’s got money, but no brains. Sure, he was a good trial lawyer, but that just means his was good at making juries angry at the other side. That didn’t play on the national stage in 2004, and yet he’s trotting out the same losing strategy this time.

John Kerry

Speaking of which, our haughty, French-looking junior senator is like the Bourbons — he’s learned nothing and forgotten nothing. Sure, he still served in Vietnam, but he also still holds the military in contempt. He still speaks his mind, but refuses to take personal responsibility for anything. The last time a major political party renominated a general election loser was Richard Nixon in 1968. Sure he won, but only because Bobby Kennedy was assassinated. Here’s hoping lighting doesn’t strike twice. (Also on this latter theme see, Gore, Al and Truth, Inconvenient.)

John Vilsack

The fourth John if you’re keeping track, but he’s a governor — at last! And yet, to listen to him he seems unaware that George Bush will not be on the ballot in 2008. Calling George Bush a “divider” may sound good to the base, but it’s a) wrong, and b) stale. He says he’s an underdog and it’s hard to disagree.

Evan Bayh

Another senator. Wake me when we reach a hundred.

Eliot Richardson

A governor at least, and one who has some sound policies on immigration which no doubt come from running a border state. He was also our man at the UN or a while under President Clinton, all of which means he could be a standout in an otherwise pathetic crowd.

Wesley Clark

The biggest joke on both sides. “General” Clark, who managed four stars only under Clinton, is the poster child for why we don’t entrust foreign policy to generals. His views of Iraq and the GWOT are motivated purely by what’s politically advantageous for Clark. How else does one explain his 180 degree turn from his approach to Kosovo?

No doubt there are others on both sides I’m overlooking. Senator Brownback is making noise, even as ex-senator Frist is not. In my view, the only way a senator will be the next president is if one is nominated on each side in 2008. I also haven’t mentioned Condi Rice who I consider the best person on the scene to be president, but I have to admit, by my standards, she’s also a lightweight although less than any of the senators running since she has actual management and executive branch experience. The truth is, the 2008 election will be vital to the safety, security, and future of the nation and so far, neither party has fielded or offered to field a serious candidate.

That ain’t good.

Part I here.

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March 2, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Straw, Grasp II

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This one is bizarre.  Now the Kerry Blog is darkly hinting at a coincidence between the Bush Administration and the Snakehead fish in the Potomac:

Can it be just a coincidence that the rapacious northern snakehead has taken up residence in the Potomac River during the reign of George Bush? The snakehead is a peculiarly fitting fishy symbol for an administration that has wreaked such havoc on the country’s environment.

Kerry should recall an old friend of his – the former Governor of Massachusetts – who in his ill-fated bid for president referred to a sitting President as a “fish, rotting from the head down.” That liberal from Massachusetts was defeated by George Bush the Elder.  Maybe Kerry’s blog should be looking for another analogy.

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June 30, 2004 at 4:48 pm

What about the Iraqis?

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The Kerry Campaign Blog has published Kerry’s statement on the tranfer of sovereignty to Iraq. In four paragraphs, Kerry touches on NATO, repairing relations with our ‘allies,’ praises the troops, bringing the troops home rapidly, the amount spent on reconstruction, the percentage of American troops in the coalition, the need to get troops and funding from our ‘allies,’ and security.

Not one word about democracy, freedom, the end of a vicious dictatorship, or the improvements in the lives of the Iraqi people.  Indeed, Iraq is mentioned but once and in this context:

On the day of the transition of sovereignty to the Iraqi people …

After which he rattles off the laundry list of irrelevancies to the subject.  What a putz.

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June 28, 2004 at 6:46 pm

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Kerry Defensiveness Watch II

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The Kerry campaign blog continues to hammer away at the Bush campaign over the Hitler ads. The implication is that Bush is comparing Kerry to the Nazi dictator when we all know that it is the Kerry folks saying Bush = Hitler.  Kerry says that he’s focused on, I dunno, something, while continuing to disingenuously imply that Bush is comparing him to Hitler.  No.  It is the Senator’s partisans who played the Hitler card, and the Senator needs to drink the Kool Aid – unless he plans to disavow those folks.  Senator?  Senator Kerry?

I didn’t think so.

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June 27, 2004 at 2:28 pm

Pull the Ad?

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John Kerry’s blog wants the Bush Blog to pull an ad. An ad which references Hitler.  Reprehensible you say?  And you’d be right.  To use an ad with Hitler in it in connection with a mainstream party candidate for president of the United States is disgusting, demeaning, and despicable.  How could George Bush countenance such a thing?

Well, it turns out he didn’t. The pictures of Hitler in the ad are from Moveon.org, an organization devoted to the defeat of Bush and which is the sponsor if not author of the ad.

So, the Kerry campaign objects to the use of Hitler in campaign ads.  Small wonder, since the Bush campaign is teeing up the use of Hitler by Kerry partisans.  But then, the Kerry campaign was awfully silent when Moveon first put the ad on the internet.  One might almost see a double standard, or a fear of being exposed on the part of the Kerry campaign.  Can’t have it both ways even if that’s the hallmark of John Kerry.  If Kerry supporters are to use Hitler in an anti-Bush ad, then the Bush folks get to note the fact. 

But if you’re John Kerry, that means you get to accuse your opponent of using Hitler.  I mean, it’s not like you used him first.

Update

OxBlog has more.

Update II

And now the Bush Campaign Blog responds:

The Kerry campaign says, “The use of Adolf Hitler by any campaign, politician or party is simply wrong.” We agree.

– Where was John Kerry’s disgust when he hired Zack Exley – the man responsible for encouraging the production of these ads as part of a MoveOn contest – to run the Kerry campaign’s internet operation?

– Where was John Kerry’s sense of outrage when Al Gore, just Thursday afternoon, compared the Bush Administration to the Nazis saying, “The Administration works closely with a network of ‘rapid response’ digital Brown Shirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for ‘undermining support for our troops.’”

– Where was John Kerry’s anger when Al Gore in May spoke of “Bush’s Gulag”?

– Why has John Kerry not denounced billionaire and Democrat Party donor George Soros for comparing the Bush Administration to Nazis. Soros stated, “When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either with us or against us,’ it reminds me of the Germans. It conjures up memories of Nazi slogans on the walls, Der Feind Hort mit (’The enemy is listening) wink.”

– Why has Kerry not spoken out against filmmaker Michael Moore who last October compared the Patriot Act to Mein Kampf. “The Patriot Act is the first step. ‘Mein Kampf’ – ‘Mein Kampf’ was written long before Hitler came to power.”

We created this web video to show the depths to which these Kerry supporters will sink to win in November.

Heh.  Game, set, match.

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June 25, 2004 at 9:00 pm

Kerry Defensiveness Watch

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‘’These people [Republicans] are so petty, so sad, so political, all they could do was spend the whole day finding a way not to let John Kerry vote,” the presumptive Democratic nominee told the annual convention of the Service Employees International Union. link

This is debate, Kerry-style.  It’s been going on for months now, so we’re going to start keeping track.

Senator – criticizing your economic plan does not equal keeping you away from the voting booth.  It is not the suppression of democracy, it is the expression of it.  Thank you.

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June 24, 2004 at 9:01 am

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