So, here we are today. We will know many election returns by this time next week. Some races will be contested, as the plans to do so regardless of the outcome have been fleshed out and legions of lawyers have been dispensed around the country, and we won't know for a bit longer. Lots of nervous, future victims out there this time around.
"It is sad that we can't have civil discourse in the midst of historic times." So said President Bush the day before Senator Kerry slammed the military once again. Kerry's appearances with candidates in Iowa and Minnesota were promptly cancelled once the remarks hit the airwaves. Then, seeing how the American people were proving once again that they are not as gullible as Kerry thinks they are, the entire calendar of Kerry appearances were scrapped. Further proving it is all about him, Kerry claims he doesn't want to take the focus off the issues in the campaign. He is the gift that keeps on giving.
A recent study group has now released findings about press coverage of the two political parties in this country. The findings are not a surprise to many: 77% favorable to Dems, 12% favorable to Republicans. That's the fair and balanced coverage we expect from the dinosaur media.
The press is so invested in a Democratic win and changing majority in the House, most were even unwilling to give an honest headline to the Kerry kerfuffle. It's all about "Bush criticized Kerry", not Kerry slams the troops, again. The press forgets, however, that many serving in the military are Democrats and they and their families support the mission and the President as Commander in Chief. Oops.
Kerry has a bad habit of accusing our troops of murder, tortue, rape, and now being uneducated boobs with no other options for the future. Last week he said the Generals on the ground in Baghdad have failed "miserably" in their work. That must be a comfort to the troops and their families praying for them back home. Last November he claimed the troops were busting into homes in Iraq, "in the dark of night" and terrorizing women and children. Comforting and supportive talk, that. And the whole history started during his proud participation in the Winter Soldier hearings before Congress during Vietnam days. You know, when he accused our soldiers of acting in the model of Genghis Khan as they were beheading, raping, murdering, etc. the people of Vietnam.
Kerry loses credibility in saying it was all a botched joke. If it were not for his past history, maybe he'd get the benefit of the doubt. To say it was a joke about how stupid he thinks President Bush is doesn't fly. If he was saying President Bush and his people didn't do their homework and learn lessons of history so we are "stuck in Iraq", then what's his excuse for voting for the war? And the excuse of all those beating their chests in disgust now?
"Those in the military are plenty smart and plenty brave. Senator Kerry owes them an apology."- President George W. Bush. Our military is all voluntary. The troops are motivated in the mission. Sure, some enlist to further their station in life. Those signing up after 9/11 fully are aware of the state of the world. Yes, Kerry is a vet of Vietnam. So is my husband. They could not look at the world any more differently. Kerry has not known anything but a life of priviledge. He looked as his 4 months in the service as a career move for a future in politics. That's his right. But, on the flip side, he has no claim to being a victim when he is called on this fact.
The swells in academia and the cocktail party crowd on both coasts look at those in the military protecting their pampered butts as being of a lesser class than them. Those poor schmoes in the service. Kerry couldn't understand the rise of the Swift Boat Veterans because he sees himself as a hero. The fact is that the true heroes never boast on themselves. Think of the heroes of WWII. Like my deceased father in law. Or of my deceased father, a vet of the Korean war. They never talked about their service unless directly questioned about something in specfic. Kerry opened himself up with the whole "reporting for duty" stunt during the 2004 campaign.
The 2004 campaign is over. Kerry lost by millions of votes. More than three million votes, in a big turnout of voters on both sides. George Bush is not running in 2006.
We are a nation at war. I will say that every day if I have to, to make a point. All of the press and the Democrats screaming how terrible the war is going, how we are losing, it is sedition. How dare they, with American men and women in harm's way. We are Americans. We have to pull together and get this thing done.
War is horrid. Times are tough. Put on your big girl panties and do what needs to be done. Pull together, even with those you politically oppose, and do it for those serving so that you can voice your opinions in a free society.
Senator Kerry, resign. Now. Get off the stage. You have no clue. If you think it is appropriate to make every appearance a bash on the President and how you think he is so stupid, when he had a higher GPA than you in the same institution of higher learning, by the way, you have no clue.