October 31, 2006

Reason # 42,836 Not To Vote Democrat

Their utter contempt for the military.

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
- John F. Kerry
What a douche bag.

Capt. Ed wants to know what other Democrats think of this quote:

Wow. Just wow. It's worth recalling that Kerry at one time aspired to command these same men and women from the White House, and claims to still want to lead them. How would these people react to taking orders from a Commander-in-Chief who believes them to be uneducated, lazy losers?

We'll see if Kerry's peers in the Democratic Party support Kerry's description of our fighting men and women. If Democrats that have had John Kerry campaign on their behalf refuse to address Kerry's remarks or openly supports their characterization, it will expose the hypocrisy and the contempt that the Left has for the military. All of the talk of "supporting the troops" will be revealed as lip service.

After all, Kerry is only saying out loud what so many Democrats are thinking.

UPDATE:
The Llamas swing back at John Effin' Kerry.

UPDATE DEUX:
Senator John McCain - a real war hero - issues a statement calling for Kerry to apologize to the men and women serving in Iraq.

Posted by: Gary at 08:45 AM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 They all agree in their hearts, but will not say so publicly. Neither will they publicly rebuke Kerry, but stay silent. That's how they deal with the embarrassments in their party.

Posted by: Pam at October 31, 2006 11:00 AM (E1H09)

2 Hanoi JOhn won't apologize because it's all Bush's fault. BDS added to the loser image (actually loser is a fact) has put Hanoi over the edge. He is now officially insane and an embar'ass'ment to the country.

Posted by: Scrapiron at October 31, 2006 01:48 PM (YadGF)

3 So this is where the swift boat types hang out when they can't show their faces in public anymore... lol The military is broken as evidenced by the fact that they have had to lower the standards of enlistment eligibility in order to barely meet recruitment quotas. Why not do something constructive and worry about the real problem of getting rid of the people that made the disastrous decisions that have broken the military? Getting rid of the people that cheerlead in Washington (and on the net) but don't provide all of the armor the soldiers need and won't enlist themselves. Get rid of the Neocons and the GOP that supports their incompetence. The Chickenhawks in the GOP discust me...

Posted by: Connecticut Man1 at October 31, 2006 05:25 PM (39DNf)

4 And you ungrateful schmucks still wonder why you keep losing.

Posted by: Gary at October 31, 2006 09:00 PM (Z0vta)

5 And much like bush... Bush supporters are too stupid to realize when Kerry calls bush stupid. Not the servicemen. And mark this down there you republican fraud: I am an unaffilliated. I don't support any party so "I never lose!" But you will on november 7th... I am also a Veteran. I don't take kindly to cheerleaders like the chickenhawks in the GOP that feign "patriotism" by slapping a bumper sticker on their car, all the while denying the soldiers the "beans and bullets and armor and adequate manpower" they really need. Stick a fork in yourself... You are done.

Posted by: Connecticut Man1 at October 31, 2006 11:18 PM (39DNf)

6 The military is broken as evidenced by the fact that they have had to lower the standards of enlistment eligibility in order to barely meet recruitment quotas. What do you mean by "broken"? The Dept of Defense employs 1.4 million active duty. 1.28 million Ready and Stand-by Reserves as of September 2000 Total armed forces: 2,685,713 Active Troops: 1,426,713 Total troops: 2,685,713 By branch: Army - 500,203 *I think this is from the number of soldiers who were put on active duty from the Reserves and ARNG) * USMC - 180,000 Navy - 375, 521 Air Force - 358, 612 Coast Guard - 40,151 Army components: 494, 291 Active Duty, 342,918 in the ARNG and 204,134 in the USAR There are more soldiers on U.S. soil than there are in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Only a small minority of Marines are actually in Iraq. Re-enlistments have been at a record high; and since 9/11, the desertion rate has plummeted. Around .24%. Getting rid of the people that cheerlead in Washington (and on the net) but don't provide all of the armor the soldiers need Ask him some of the past spin and won't enlist themselves. I just may. And why didn't you go be a human shield, as skye might say. The Chickenhawks in the GOP discust me... Chickendoves in the Jackass Party disgust me... One does not need to serve on the frontlines to support the war. But let's say we're all cowards who believe in this war, but are too afraid to fight "the bad guys". So what? It's all the more reason to be supportive of our troops and appreciative to the depths of our souls, for all the sacrifices that they and their families are making on behalf of the rest of us. Whereas people like John Frakkin' Kerry look upon them with his Ivy League pomposity and contempt, as poor, uneducated victims. There are many ways to serve your country; and many of the milblogs I've frequented who have addressed the chickenhawk argument, say just that. I believe it was CJ at One Soldier's Perspective who might have said the chickenhawk argument is a bogus argument that is only designed to shut down debate. Even within the military, not everyone can serve on the frontlines of combat; the majority of soldiers never even get to fire an M-16 at any of the enemy during their entire service. Going by the chickenhawk line of reasoning, where only those who serve have the authority to comment and talk about war, does that mean the combat soldier's opinion somehow outweighs the opinion of the soldier who serves as a mechanic? Maybe we should have our generals take point and lead the charge? Starting with George Bush? How does that make any kind of logical sense? Do you believe that crime must be fought? That criminals must be stopped from victimizing our society? It's dangerous work. Because I support crime-fighting, does that mean I have to join the police force, since they are placing themselves in danger, and I am not? I think being a firefighter is a necessary and honorable profession. I am very grateful to firefighters. Again, I am on the sidelines, when the 911 call comes through and the firetruck sounds its siren; I'm the one pulling off to the side of the road. Should I feel guilty, because those brave souls are fighting a fire in MY neighborhood, and I am not? If I am not satisfied with some policymaking involving the police dept or the fire dept, am I not allowed to have an opinion because I never served in either of the two? Then perhaps we should not criticize our Congressional leaders since most of us have never held a Senate or House seat, let alone been in the President's cabinet. After all, we don't have their perspective and their unique experience; therefore, we should just shut up. That's what you're saying. Now, there is some merit in that; but taken in the manner in which the anti-war Left wants it to be taken in, can you see why it is not an argument that deserves serious attention?

Posted by: wordsmith at November 01, 2006 02:06 AM (nrGCx)

7 I am also a Veteran. And a jackass. Telling Gary to "stick a fork in it"? A real class act you are. So you're a veteran of what, exactly? Spewing bullshit? Or are you a Kerry "anti-war movement" veteran or a Murtha "cut-and-run" veteran? If you are a vet, thanks for your service, all the same; but it doesn't give you immunity from being daft in the head. You can't hide behind that aegis and demand respect, when you haven't given any. I don't take kindly to cheerleaders like the chickenhawks in the GOP that feign "patriotism" by slapping a bumper sticker on their car, Like the "chickenhawks" in the GOP? Republicans with military service: 15.6% Democrats with military service: 9.6% Independants with military service: 0.2%

Posted by: wordsmith at November 01, 2006 02:21 AM (nrGCx)

8 Connecticut Man1, your comments do more to convince readers not to vote for Democrats than anything I could ever write. Anger? Check. Incoherence? Check. Statements you can't back-up? Check. Typos? Check. Moonbat speak (chickenhawks, neocons, et. al.)? Check. All indicative of your standard, garden-variety sociopath. Thanks for your help.

Posted by: Gary at November 01, 2006 11:17 AM (QoxB+)

9 I am so sorry you were slighted by one of us. As you know, Kerry is retarded and most real Democrats would lift the ban on assault weapons if you could get off a good enough shot. Today's real Democrats are so much more like Reagan Democrats than Reagan ever was, sir, that I believe a quick inventory of your beliefs and your adopted party is in order. As for his poorly timed quote, I am a firm believer that he is even worse with words than President George "Food on your family" Bush. As I said on my site, Kerry forgot to say "Us," which wouldn't be the first time a politician forgot about "Us." God Bless You and I pray the healing can begin.

Posted by: Lunatic1 at November 09, 2006 12:39 AM (RjZEG)

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