Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Copy of my 'comment' regarding this story on

digg - The Students Got Kerry's Joke, Why Don't You?: "by daggett just now

+ 1 digg - dugg!

9:42 PM 11/1/2006

***NOTE: I've edited my 'comment' slightly from what I posted at

As a Navy veteran myself I'm ashamed that some veterans are so quick to "Swiftboat" another who had the courage to put his life on the line for his country, unlike those currently occuping the White House who evaded the draft with all their might, but safely sit in the White House ordering others into harms way.

I stand by veterans like Max Cleland, who is another victim of the despicable 'Swiftboat Veterans' liars, who sees clearly the lowly tactics the GOP sinks to and has stated his support of John Kerry on this latest attempt by the GOP to distort a political rival's statement .

Everyone *should* know that anyone's (yours, mine, Kerry's, the President's...) words can be taken different ways unless you take special care in choosing them, AND unless you take special care to put them into context with the entire statement.
It's just way too easy to play tricks and distort someone's statement if you care to (and the MEDIA doesn't do it's JOB by investigating and exposing the distortion(s)).

They did the same thing to a Republican challenger, Senator John McCain, showing that they are willing to trash [their own party's] war heros when it serves them!

It's hard to believe that some people are [still] willing to believe the lies and dishonest distortions from the GOP that are *obvious* partisan rhetoric to the majority of Americans [now].

It's a sad state of affairs when politicians have to be so careful of their words being twisted that they won't want to speak unless it's 'canned' and checked for all the possible ways their words can be 'spun'.

Thankfully (I don't mean that I'm glad that we had to go through all that we have), the majority of Americans have seen first-hand what the GOP does when it gets total dominance over the opposing party, and they've rejected it* as Un-American and definitely NOT how our system was meant to work.

Like the title of this digg says, "The students got Kerry's joke, why don't you?"

Maybe it's the fact that some people can plainly see that our current president is an unintelligent doof who slacked his way though college, has close to 0% intellect and poor leadership skills, and some are still blind to it (and his other obvious ethical flaws like lying to the American people).

The fact that so many commenting here can't (or WON"T) see that, speaks directly to [their] intelligence, their ability to detect BS, and their own morals.

Granted, the GOP 'brains' are accomplished liars and distorters of reality (as they've admonished others for 'reality-based' thinking in the political arena), but after a while the public realizes the disconnect between what the GOP says and the [reality] on the ground.

[They] are actively working to split this country apart by political lines, and it's 'too bad' if you're on the wrong side of that line (even if you ARE on their side, eh McCain?).
As far as I'm concerned we're ALL Americans, and those courageous men and women serving our country aren't just serving one party but every single American. And it's OK, no, it's our DUTY as Americans to speak out if we believe that their/our government is on the wrong course.

If you think about it there are some similarities between this and what's going on in Iraq. The dead terrorist Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi worked to split Iraq down religious and political lines, and although I don't believe the GOP wants to throw the US into civil war, the end result makes America weaker.
"Together We Stand, Divided We Fall", remember?

One of the most important things Iraqi people (and Americans) need to do is to think or their COUNTRY first and put their political and religous differences second (or third...)!

I pray that it won't take another major terrorist attack to remind us that we're ALL Americans, and that we need to work TOGETHER, instead of against our fellow Americans.
And WHEN that attack comes, and it will, despite the absurd claims by the GOP that *they* are the only ones that can protect America, WHAT will be their excuse then? THEY had *all* the power, but be assured that it won't be THEIR fault.
No, they always act like a child who gets caught red-handed, but still continues to blame someone else.

Finally, I agree that Kerry should just cool it for now, even though I agree with his statement to the students (who [also] GOT the joke), the hypocrisy of the GOP and their supporters to jump all over a statement by Kerry, but refuse to say anything when Bush mangles the english language every time he speaks, or when assholes like Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Savage, or the "Coultergeist"(Ann Coulter) spew their verbal bile.
Many people have made a good living during the last six years publishing books and calendars FULL of 'Bushisms'. (Bush is SUCH an embarassment for our country).
I want to hear more from people like Barack Obama, (Gen.)Wes Clark, John Conyers, John Murtha, and the "Fighting Dems".
WHY won't the [supposedly] "liberal media" give these American Veterans who are running for office more time?
WHY doesn't the DNC put them 'Front and Center'?
I was VERY impressed when I saw them [briefly] on C-SPAN!

Currently this country's foreign policy is like a car barelling down the road at 90 miles an hour IN THE WRONG DIRECTION (with a chimp at the wheel)!
Someone has to tell the driver to slow down and change course!
Actually, someone needs to stop the car, have the driver arrested for reckless endangerment (among other things), and get America's car back on the road going in a different direction.

*Corruption, the Republican leadership protecting Republicans that pray on teenagers working for them, lying to the American people on so many issues, the greatest being the lies about Iraq to get the US Congress and public behind their foolish war (before the job in Afghanistan was anywhere near finished) , not being able to admit mistakes and "Staying the Course" in Iraq despite calls from former (GOP included) diplomats and politicians to rethink their *obviously* failed tactics and plans.

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