October 15, 2006
Voters wondering whether or not Senator John Kerry (rumored to have once served in Viet Nam) will once again try for the Presidency need only go back and look at his actions since his embarrassing defeat in 2004. There is no mystery as to whether or not he will run again, he never stopped running.
In his 2004 concession speech before the entire world, addressing his talking to President and Mrs. Bush, he stated, “We had a good conversation, and we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need -- the desperate need for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together.”
Before his defeat, his campaign was filled with the usual rhetoric of “wrong war, wrong time, wrong place.” Bolstering his anti-Bush stance, we had the likes of another defeated Democrat hopeful, Al Gore, screeching that Bush, “betrayed this nation, he played on our fears.” Nearly everything they had to say was something negative about President Bush and very little about what they would offer. In today’s overblown mudslinging known as an “election,” this hasn’t become uncommon. But, what of Kerry’s eloquent concession, “the danger of division in our country and the need -- the desperate need for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together?”
Before the election was even over, Kerry’s supporters launched a vicious lawsuit against the makers of the film, “Stolen Honor,” POWs speaking their case about Kerry’s 1971 actions with the anti-war group Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Recently, they withdrew their suit when it appeared they would have to be deposed and links to the Senator might be exposed as well as the Senator might have to make his Military Records public, not hiding them with 3 friendly news hounds.
Addressing the actions of the Swift Boat Veterans for truth, the group of decorated Viet Nam Veterans largely responsible for his defeat in 2004, Kerry claimed, “I’m prepared to kick their ass from one end of America to the other.”
In an April 2006 email Kerry sent out, he says, “the President and his administration remain frozen in place, boxed in by George W. Bush's stubborn refusal to admit that he has America on the wrong course in Iraq. The President seems content to endlessly wait for various political factions in Iraq to get their act together.”
In a June 2006 email he sent out, he claims, “President Bush wants to stumble along, perpetuating his mistakes for the remainder of his time in office.” He adds, “And, instead of statesmanship, the president's top advisor, Karl Rove, is worrying that the war has put voters in a "sour mood" for the 2006 elections.”
In yet another June 2006 email he sent out, he whines, “The Republicans think they can sneak President Bush and Vice President Cheney in and out of these states under cover of darkness, and that vulnerable Republican candidates will pick up GOP special interest campaign dollars -- not Bush-Cheney baggage.”
In a June 2006 interview, Kerry said, "We were misled, we were given evidence that was not true," Kerry said. "It was wrong, and I was wrong to vote [for it]."
By July of 2006, after submitting a timetable for Troop withdrawals from Iraq fighting the War on Terror, the Senator stated, “Half the names on the Vietnam Wall are there because politicians in Washington were too proud to admit a mistake, so they kept sending young men to stay a course they knew was not working. "Stay the course" is not a strategy for victory in Iraq and the war on terror. This administration is wrong.”
In an August 2006 email, once again, the Senator bleats, “George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove should know better, but it's no surprise they don't. For almost five years now, every time they've got their backs to the wall politically, they play ‘the fear card.’"
In a September 2006 speech, he stated, “This is the reality of the world today -- a world more dangerous because of the Bush blunders and a challenge far more complicated than the gruff Cheney sound bites.” Also said was, “Let the President give his speeches attacking the patriotism of his fellow Americans. Let him play the politics of fear. As Democrats, we choose to offer a real plan to attack the terrorists and free Americans from fear.”
We still wait just what this “plan” is he is always speaking of.
Looking back on the Senators words, speech’s and statements since his embarrassing loss, once would be hard pressed to find anything supportive of President Bush or seeking “common ground,” and “unity.” It would appear he is intent still on just the opposite, further dividing an already divided nation, as he did in his anti-Vietnam War protests and speeches.
His rhetoric even brought him to state, in a failed what I hope was intended to be a joke, “I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone,” on the Bill Maher TV program just this month.
Even today, October 15, on Fox news’s Fox news Sunday with Chris Wallace, some of his statements were:
“I think the administration… they're living in a world of make-believe, Chris. They're living in a complete fantasy with respect to the foreign policy they put in place.
It is a failure. It's a failure in Afghanistan where they have a sort of cut-and-run policy of not completing the job.”
“The United States of America is less safe, and the six-party talks have been a cover to get away from the idea, because George Bush and Dick Cheney decided ideologically in 2002 they would break off the oil trade, they would not build the nuclear reactors, they would not keep the framework that had been agreed on [by the Clinton Administration and former Democrat President, Jimmy Carter], and from that moment on, it's been downhill with North Korea.”
From a video clip, “When George W. Bush turned his back on diplomacy, Kim Jong Il turned back to making bombs, and the world is less safe today because a mad man has the Bush bomb.”
“He [Bush] now has made every mistake possible so he has isolated our troops, isolated America. This is a civil war. He even continues to mislead Americans about Iraq being the center of the war on terror. It is not now and it hasn't been the center.”
Yet, in his 2004 concession speech, he also stated, “Now, more than ever, with our soldiers in harm's way, we must stand together and succeed in Iraq and win the war on terror.”
As can be clearly seen, Senator Kerry is still campaigning, he’s never stopped. His words in his concession speech were just more political pandering and maneuvering. His words then are as hollow as anything he has ever said.
In typical Kerryesque fashion, he speaks with no regard to what he has said before and if this is an example of his desiring to seek “desperate need for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together,” I’d really hate to see what his idea of dividing the populace is.
Make no mistake about it. He never stopped running for President and has continually engaged in the same slanderous mudslinging he did throughout his failed 2004 campaign.
He lost then, he must lose again, for the good of America.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Posted by Lew Waters at 8:58 PM