Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I Guess They're Called Defeatocrats For A Reason

The Democrats will do anything to not gain power this election.
While stumping for local Democrats in California, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., addressed students at Pasadena City College and made a comment about education and the war in Iraq that lent itself to much controversy.

"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. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq," he said.
Gah! Guys, the Republicans handed you both houses. All you had to do was keep your heads down and your yaps shut.

For damage control, an immediate apology was called for. But remember, this is the Dems we're talking about. Specifically, the historically non-apologizing John Kerry.
Shortly before noon Tuesday, Kerry, a Vietnam veteran, responded, insisting in a statement that he had not belittled the intelligence of soldiers serving in Iraq, but rather that of "the president who got us stuck there."
Re-read his original quote. I'll wait.

To continue... What the hell? With squinted eyes and stoppered ears, there is no way in hell I could twist that statement around to be anything other than a slap at our enlisted men and women. His explanation is disingenuous at best. Oh sure, I heard all the reports about the original verbiage that was released to the press in the form of speech notes.
Kerry's office released his prepared remarks, which said, "Do you know where you end up if you don't study, if you aren't smart, if you're intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush."
Paint me cynical, but I find that hard to believe --what, with no way to verify the validity of the notes. And I still can't see how you can possibly mis-speak what is allegedly in his notes enough to utter the words he actually spoke. I mean, the main fucking point was to slam President Bush. How could you forget to even mention that salient piece of information?

With one fell swoop, Kerry has wiped the slate clean for the beleaguered GOP. As one congress-critter put it, "I guess Kerry wasn't content blowing 2004, now he wants to blow 2006, too."

Now, I don't like the Republicans too much. But I hate the Dems more. What we really need are non-affiliated independents elected to the House and Senate. You know, people who would actually represent us for a change. Not big business, as one party does. And not be a party of morally corrupt defeatists, as the other is.

But I know better.