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Medved: Why John Kerry's Wisecrack Matters

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Deeper_Background, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Gee, OK, I'll try.
    "If the context of his words about getting “stuck in Iraq” had in any way exonerated him from the charge of insulting the troops then why, even twenty hours after the event, had his handlers failed to call press attention to the full tape (which most of America still hadn’t seen, as of this writing)?"
    (They had, particularly David Wade. People ignored it. And there was a full account of the speech all over the Internets. The entire passage is based on a deliberate misreading of a badly told joke.)

    "The consistent theme of Democratic propaganda is pity for the purportedly helpless and hopeless, including the middle class as well as the poor, all of whom can’t succeed or even survive without the efforts of liberal activists and the government programs they promote. If the Dems insist that ordinary citizens can’t succeed without government help, and the GOP emphasizes that hard work and decency still bring the American dream if bureaucrats and do-gooders stay out of the way, which side demonstrates the greater respect for the ability and potential of American strivers?
    Despite their pose as “the party of the little guy,” the dominant Democrats are patronizing elitists who were born to privilege – people like Hillary Clinton, Howard Dean, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi and, yes, John Kerry. As a matter of fact, the very phrase “little guy” or “little people” is obviously condescending."

    ("Patronizing elitists...born to privilege" is an interesting charge to be slung by a defender of this president, given the latter's record in the Guard and his shining business career and this vice-president, who believes he is above the law and shoots people in the face while hunting farm-raised quail.)

    The logic is, of course, impeccable. The premises from which it flows are utter bullshit, which is a problem.
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Not much is tougher than belatedly acknowledging that one's heroes are . . . well . . . full of shit . . .
    with many of them barehanded crooks, to boot.
  3. But there's logic to it!
  4. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    That's the best you can do?
    "They're elitists, too."
    Yeah, but the Rs never said they weren't elitist.
  5. Holy god.
    George Allen with his fake cowboy boots and Confederate flags?
    Fredo's toy ranch, where he exercises his fear of horses?
    Bush Senior talking about "kicking a little ass."?
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Richard Condon (author of Manchurian Candidate, Mile High, Vertical Smile, and other hysterical
    political reads) never liked residing in any one place, for too long. He did some lengthy
    stretches in the states, but left in the early '70s, never to return for any sustained

    He knew what was coming.
  7. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Well-Known Member

    First thought that came to mind.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

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