Kerry Goes On The Attack Tonight
Over the last couple of days I have received emails from folks who are disappointed in me that I am so concerned about the limp and lame response from the Kerry camp of late. Some of these emails have been worth ignoring, but several of them have told the usual “don’t despair; it’s too early for that”, or “we’re only even in the polls after their negative crap.” Both of these sentiments are exactly correct. But two of the more pointed comments at me were of the “ if you’re so smart, what would you do to shake up the race?” variety. I’ve refrained from putting up a post on this subject today due to not wanted to be seen as a nag, but in general what I would have done is to schedule an immediate and thermonuclear counterattack tonight, within hours of Bush finishing his imitation of Phil Donahue tonight, with Kerry going on the offensive in a “I’m not going to take your shit anymore” mode. This would ensure some counterbalancing media coverage to offset the media blowjobs that Bush will get tonight, while showing that Kerry is taking the gloves off and ripping Bush and Cheney a new set of assholes for the next eight weeks.
Guess what? It looks like Cheney and Miller pushed the right button with Kerry. Team Kerry is going thermonuclear at 11:30 PM EDT tonight from Ohio. Kerry will give a withering speech himself attacking Cheney and others for their smears, finally pointing out that Cheney is a combat-dodging punk. I’m not kidding about this. Look for it on CSPAN at 11:30 EDT, and probably CNN, but not Fox of course. They'll still have their kneepads on.
We all saw the anger and distortion of the Republican Convention. For the past week, they attacked my patriotism and my fitness to serve as Commander-in-chief. We'll, here's my answer. I'm not going to have my commitment to defend this country questioned by those who refused to serve when they could have and by those who have misled the nation into Iraq.
The Vice President even called me unfit for office last night. I guess I'll leave it up to the voters whether five deferments makes someone more qualified to defend this nation than two tours of duty.
Let me tell you what I think makes someone unfit for duty. Misleading our nation into war in Iraq makes you unfit to lead this nation. Doing nothing while this nation loses millions of jobs makes you unfit to lead this nation. Letting 45 million Americans go without healthcare makes you unfit to lead this nation. Letting the Saudi Royal Family control our energy costs makes you unfit to lead this nation. Handing out billions of government contracts to Halliburton while you're still on their payroll makes you unfit. That's the record of George Bush and Dick Cheney. And it's not going to change. I believe it's time to move America in a new direction; I believe it's time to set a new course for America.
Thank God. Let’s lock and load kids. If they want war for the next eight weeks, it looks like John Kerry and John Edwards will be ready to give it to them.
The tougher rhetoric comes as the Kerry camp is launching an $8 million advertising blitz that will accuse the president of a string of broken promises. Six of the ads will air in swing-state markets right after the president visits them on a post-convention tour: Cleveland; Milwaukee; Scranton and Erie, Pa.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Parkersburg, W. Va.
"We're going to be very aggressive throughout the fall in painting the real picture of George Bush," communications director Stephanie Cutter said of the new spots. "We are going to remind voters of what George Bush said in 2000 and what he did. It is a much more aggressive stance."
An ad that will run in Pennsylvania, for example, will say that Bush promised health care for seniors four years ago during a stop in Scranton but that now millions remain without health insurance and drug prices are soaring.
Pardon my language folks, but if these miserable fucks want a war, then bring it. I would rather fight these bastards tooth and nail even if we lose by calling them out for the lying pathetic weasels that they are, than watch Kerry run on principle in a daze of disbelief that they would even make these smears in the first place. If you want it bad enough John, you’ll have to step into the gutter to flush them down the drain. It’s that simple.
Toby, RC, Muck, and the rest of you: if you wanted a war, you're about to get one.