Calm the fuck down
Yeah, let's talk about Iraq
Jesus, so many people are so nervous about what John Kerry said, like he's lying.
John Kerry is telling the truth and everyone knows it. Rich kids do not join the military, college bound kids don't join the military, only the poor and those who can't get scholarships do. Acting like he was lying or insulting people is just bullshit.
Besides, his reply got far more play than the orignial statement.
"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.This is supposed to hurt Dems?
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 ."
Fuck, they're lucky he didn't ask why NO member of the Bush family has enlisted to serve in the military. They want to extend this discussion another day, fine by me. Because I have a shitload to add about who serves and who doesn't.
I saw Arianna's latest handwringing as well.
The GOP is pulling back from more districts every day. They are on the run. George Allen and Marilyn Musgrave have staffers assaulting people on camera. John Kerry got a golden opportunity to call Bush and the GOP cowards on Iraq. And by extending the conversation on Iraq, on a day when US forces were forced to abandon the search for a US soldier on Iraqi government orders is a day I want to talk about Iraq.
People are getting nervous, fearing every mistake might turn the tide for the GOP.
MARK FOLEY HIT ON KIDS IN CONGRESS.
It's really just that simple. They can't fix that, they can't change that. And it sets the stage for a discussion on Iraq, how they can't do anything right.
There isn't a day which doesn't have another Republican accused of a crime, not bribery but attempted rape, today.
Iraq is the topic of the day, and every time Bush talks about" staying until the job is done". No one knows what the fuck he's talking about. What job? When does it end? Now, people are worried that the GOP says Kerry thinks soldiers are stupid.
Please, that's what conservatives like Andrew Sullivan have said outright. That's how Rumsfeld acts.
Here's a post which amused me.
Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 01:43:05 PM PST
We knew it was coming. We watched for it. We expected it. We fretted over it. We chewed our fingernails and held our breath in anticipation.
And now, here on the final day of October--it has finally arrived, and not a moment too soon for the struggling Republican Party.
Come one, come all and see the Great October Surprise of Karl Rove the Magnificent--right below the fold!
There it is. THAT's your October Surprise.
A big, fat, ugly, sociopathic man in an expensive suit that's worth more than he is. Run and cower in fear--or don't. Because after all, it IS just a big, fat, ugly, sociopathic man in an expensive suit.
That's all he is, after all. THIS is your Architect--the Great Wizard of Oz behind the curtain. The master of sleaze and vile political attacks. The man whose supernatural political instincts predicted with glee the PERMANANCE of Republican majorities for decades to come.
The man who stopped the Foley scandal from coming out--or not.
The man who captured Bin Laden right before the election--or not.
The man who brokered a deal to prevent 103 of our troops from dying in Iraq--or not.
The man who raised Bush's approval ratings before the election--or not.
The man who invented and stuck with the brilliant "Stay the Course" phrase--or not.
Yeah, THAT man. The man whose sleaze and filth attacks are working such wonders in Tennessee and Virginia today. The man whose "play to the base at all costs" strategy is working such wonders with Independent voters by driving them all to the Democratic party.
The man who has staked his career--and even possibly his own personal liberty--on Democrats' never regaining power and calling his evil kleptocracy to account.
Yeah--him. The man even this turd of a President finds distasteful enough to call "Turdblossom." The man full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. The mirage who melts as soon as you get too close to him. The paper tiger with all bark and no bite. The man who lives and dies by nothing other than fear and manipulation.
And his great, predicted October surprise? Just more fear and manipulation. Nothing more.
Nothing, that is, but this:
Some surprise. All we have to do now is get our voters to the polls and hang that empty suit back in the closet where he belongs.
I'm not afraid. Are you?
posted by Steve @ 1:26:00 AM