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Nap Time!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

When you're winning, be sure to make a fool of yourself.
Then [John 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."
The uproarish response is that Kerry seems to be saying people who go into the military are teh st00pid. I'm guessing he was trying to make a jab at Bush, but it doesn't help to have worse grades than him when making this one. The response is the defensive "OMG RIGHTWINGERS!!!" type, rather than the "whoops, I misspoke" type.

By the way, the Chron article should probably have put this passage:
"This is the classic GOP playbook," Kerry said in a harshly worded statement. "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."
and this one:
A potential rival to Kerry in 2008 — Republican Sen. John McCain — said in a statement that Kerry "owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq, who answered their country's call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education."

Like Kerry, McCain is a decorated Vietnam veteran.
much closer to each other, just for the humor value.

posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 10/31/2006 01:05:00 PM #
Comments (4)
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shit why do the dems suck so much? i hate them for it. some of them support policies that i'm in tune with, but their rhetoric just sucks balls.

however, i honestly lost all respect for john maccain the moment he started appearing together with bush. no self-respecting and thinking man should ever do that.
kerry is a bitter fool.

Lensovet, so what if McCain supports his Republican counter-parts? McCain is STILL one of the most independent Senators among the Republican party, who remains a thorn in Bush's policies to this day. Remember the recent controversy over enemy combatants and interrogation tactics?
yeah, but i wish the man had the balls to stand up to his principles (assuming he still has them) on all issues, not just ones he feels particularly strongly about or (much worse) ones he thinks are more politically popular. your example of enemy combatants is good – in my book, you've got to be a nut to be on bush's side on that one.
That's the way government works. Compromise has to happen. If you want stuff done, you show up with the president so you have the leverage to stand up for something.

My biggest issue with McCain is his stance on campaign finance reform. Whether or not it's a "good" policy or a "bad" one, the fundamental principle upon which it stands is horrific. The government has the ability to say when and where people can criticize the government? That's the perfect formula for a healthy, non-authoritarian democracy.
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