Tuesday :: Oct 31, 2006

Kerry v2.0 Is Much Better


by Steve

“This is the classic GOP playbook. 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.”
--John Kerry, rhetorically hitting Tony Snow in the nuts today

John Kerry took a swipe at the administration's education policies yesterday, which was turned this morning by the combat-dodging Tony Snow into an attack on the armed forces. The Bush Administration is so bankrupt of ideas and things to say that all they can do this late in the campaign is jump stupidly on things said by the opposition and twist them into attack lines for the cultists. Even John McCain, his lips firmly affixed to Bush’s butt, jumped into the fray and followed the White House script. Of course, McCain can’t bring himself to truly support the troops by demanding a change in course in Iraq and a new defense secretary. Such a move would require integrity and guts, two things that won't get in the way of McCain's all-consuming drive for the White House in 2008.

Kerry fired back immediately.

"If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy. This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. 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, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq . It disgusts me that these Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have.
The people who owe our troops an apology are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it. These Republicans are afraid to debate veterans who live and breathe the concerns of our troops, not the empty slogans of an Administration that sent our brave troops to war without body armor.
Bottom line, these Republicans want to debate straw men because they're afraid to debate real men. And this time it won't work because we're going to stay in their face with the truth and deny them even a sliver of light for their distortions. No Democrat will be bullied by an administration that has a cut and run policy in Afghanistan and a stand still and lose strategy in Iraq.

I’m starting to like this version of Kerry.

Hat tip to Salvador at DailyKos

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