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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Last Minute Dustup: Kerry KOs Rove Repubs

Unable and unwilling to debate genuine issues in honest terms, the Rovian Repubs are now smearing Kerry for a joke he made during a speech at a junior college. Must watch: Here's video of Kerry calling a spade a spade and hitting back. Excerpts:

"If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy. This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. I'm sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did.

I'm not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq . It disgusts me that these Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have.

The people who owe our troops an apology are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it. These Republicans are afraid to debate veterans who live and breathe the concerns of our troops, not the empty slogans of an Administration that sent our brave troops to war without body armor.

Bottom line, these Republicans want to debate straw men because they're afraid to debate real men. And this time it won't work because we're going to stay in their face with the truth and deny them even a sliver of light for their distortions. No Democrat will be bullied by an administration that has a cut and run policy in Afghanistan and a stand still and lose strategy in Iraq ."

From the New York Times - Think about this and how desperate to retain power Bush and Rove and Cheney and the rest must be right now:

President Bush said Monday that a Democratic triumph in the races for the House and Senate would amount to a victory for terrorists.

Here's what Kerry said to set off the rightwingnut echo chamber:

The senator, who was campaigning for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Phil Angelides, opened with several one-liners, joking at one point that President Bush had lived in Texas but now “lives in a state of denial.”

Then, Mr. Kerry said: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

How low will they go? How hard are you willing to work between now and election day to show them their dishonest smears won't work?

October 31, 2006 at 04:58 PM in Candidates & Races, Democratic Party, Iraq War, Visuals | Permalink


Should have said "you get to be a stubborn American president stuck in Iraq." I assume that's what he meant..why can't our side be super
adroit right now, please!

Posted by: | Oct 31, 2006 5:31:51 PM

Kerry's comment is true.
Just how many choices does a high school graduate have?
It is a known fact that the military recruiters are lowering acceptance standards.
The D and C students only have the military choice unless they are rich...ofcourse.
Even the good students that make good grades but cannot afford college go into the military as a route to higher education.
War time is a bad time for the slackers and the poor.
Kerry's comment makes sense when you think about YOUR OWN KID's future prospects.

Posted by: qofdisks | Nov 1, 2006 1:08:32 AM

qofdisks – While your comments may be accurate, they are irrelevant ot the latest Slime Boat attack. The Reich-wing echo machine and Repugs are purposefully LYING about the comments.

When I first heard the 9 second quote at 4:15 yesterday morning on gambling Billy Bennett’s POS radio show, I knew (as anyone who is informed) that Kerry was mocking the Shrub’s horrible academic history. This is just the latest proof that the repugs are visious – they will do ANYTHING to maintain power. No LIE is too despicable or to outrageous for them to promulgate. It is a perfect example of the “Big Lie” technique.

This is the latest diversion – Shift attention from the FAILED policies of the administration, Halliburton Heather and all the rest of this bunch of thugs

Posted by: PlacitasRoy | Nov 1, 2006 9:02:45 AM

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