Tuesday, October 31, 2006

John Kerry, Can I Cry Now?

Just when I think Joe Barton is just about the dumbest politician on the planet, John Kerry opens his mouth.

And just when I think John Kerry can't possibly sink any lower, he opens his mouth again.

John Kerry, who voted for and spoke so very eloquently in support of the Invasion of Iraq, before he voted against the funds to actually support the troops, is simply an insult to human intelligence.

Be sure to read, as Kerry so plaintively begs, his entire comments from yesterday, in context. And then be certain to carefully read, re-read and then parse every noun, verb and adjective in his astounding, heartstopping, rebuttal this afternoon.

The man is worse than an idiot. He is a sniviling, self serving, self absorbed fool.

Even if he is one thousand percent correct in his attack on President Bush, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld this afternoon, there is no excuse for his failure to apologize for his clear, unambiguous misstatement yesterday. By his own admission, he "botched the joke."

Kerry says the "joke" was supposed to go something like this: "I can't overstress the importance of a great education. Do you know where you end up if you don't study, if you aren't smart, if you're intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq."

But what he actually said was this: "You know, education -- if you make the most of it, you study hard and 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."

WOW! There's a world of difference between those two statements.

It takes a real man to admit he made a mistake and to apologize to those he hurt. And the harm here is profound and deep.

But the term "real man" shouldn't actually ever appear in the same article, essay, blog entry or even newspaper with the name John Kerry.

Watch the story unwind. And marvel at how a small apology prefacing Kerry's bombastic attack on Bush this afternoon would have diffused this entire story.

CNN:
Bush on Kerry remark: U.S. troops are 'plenty smart'

ABC:
Did Kerry Hand Republicans a November gift?

I was particularly touch by this letter on
Michelle Malkin's Web Site:

    Michelle,

    I joined the Marine Corps in 1983, right out of high school, not because I couldn't make it in college but because I wanted something more out of life than the small town I was in. When I retired, 21 years later, I had a BS in Finance and a Master's degree in Computer Science.

    My husband, currently serving in Fallujah, Iraq, joined the Marine Corps after getting a BS in History and afterwards achieved his Master's in Education Leadership. My oldest son, slated to go to Iraq in March 2007, joined the Marine Corps after 2 years of college. He just couldn't let others fight a war for something he truly believed in so he joined the Marine Corps last December.

    I guess we are a family of underachievers. AND PROUD OF IT!!!!!

    Kim Whitehouse
    USMC Retired
John McCain has replied to John Kerry's meltdown this afternoon:

    "You can't make this up. His statement, basically, was so demeaning to the men and women who are serving in the military that you will be even more grateful than you are at this moment that George Bush is president of the United States."

    "You can't make this up. His statement was that if you get an education and you do well, then you don't have to go to Iraq, and if you don't have an education, then you have to go to Iraq. Do you know how demeaning that is to the men and women who are serving so magnificently in the cause of freedom and are fighting and dying in Iraq today? As I said, you can't make it up."

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3 comments:

Vigilante said...

You should have started crying long before now, Wiz. (There being so very much to weep about.) You have to ask permission before you cry? No Matter. Just know that Argentina is not crying for you.

the WIZARD, fkap said...

I'm hoping my actual essay was on-line by the time you visited my blog. I realize you might not agree with my comments.

But the fact is that John Kerry is THE REASON George Bush is President today.

How is it possible that a supposedly smart man was UNABLE to simply say "I'm sorry I misspoke yesterday. I intended that my comment be addressed to George Bush and not our brave, bright and dedicated troops. I deeply apologize for anyone I've hurt."

Only John Kerry is this blazingly stupid.

the Wizard....

Vigilante said...

No, Wiz. Your first instinct was correct. I was jumping the shark (what does that mean?) on a blank post which you had apparently temporarily withdrawn for editing.

I confide my feelings for John Kerry in more friendly sites.

Here, permit me to say that Democrats apologize. Republicans, who have so much more for which to profess remorse, never do. They just hope their next blunder, awaiting all of us just around the corner, will erase memory of all past transgressions. Christians are forgiven, aren't they?