Where’s John?

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October 31, 2006

Update: Even the BBC turns on Kerry:And when you review Mr Kerry’s comment, it’s hard to argue:

When you lose the BBC, you’ve lost it all.

Update 2: Okay, I take it back. When you lose the BBC and Andrew Sullivan, you’ve lost them all. It’s a sad, sad situation

Michelle Malkin has a screen cap of Kerry’s schedule this afternoon. It ran through Nov. 4. Not no more! Looks like Kerry’s future is very much in doubt. Rumor has it that Therezzzza has weighed in, "Hey, I’m smart and rich and I still married a boob!"

Below is how it looks now.

And why hasn’t the Dem Leadership weighed in? Allah is updating regularly.

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Comments:
  1. jaime says:

    What’s this 10?
    Cut and Run vs. Stay the Course didn’t work
    Osama will kill you all didn’t work
    Nanci Pelosi will turn your kid gay with her San Francisco Values didn’t work.
    Harold Ford is rich and single didn’t work.
    The Balyhooed backlash against Michael J. Fox never happened.
    Jim Webb is a pedophile perv didn’t stick.
    The last refuge for the RNC has come down to “John Kerry said something stupid. Vote Republican.”
    Pathetic.

  2. SinCerely says:

    John Kerry said something stupid. Vote Republican.”
    Pathetic.
    Posted by: jaime | Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 11:49 PM
    Worked in the last presidential. lmao

  3. AlexC says:

    He’s cutting and running!

  4. jaime says:

    “Worked in the last presidential. lmao”
    John Kerry ain’t on the ballot. And in three days when 10 more American soldiers are dead in Bush’s glorious Iraqi battlefield, all this BS becomes moot.

  5. Phoenix says:

    Worked in the last presidential. lmao
    Posted by: SinCerely | Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 11:53 PM
    ha ha ha ha….. “Reporting for duty.”
    um..er… “You’re fired. SIR!”

  6. gahrie says:

    Hey jaime..guess what? Pres. Bush isn’t on the ballot either..but that hasn’t stopped you moonbats from running against him…

  7. SinCerely says:

    And in three days when 10 more American soldiers are dead in Bush’s glorious Iraqi battlefield, all this BS becomes moot.
    Posted by: jaime | Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 11:57 PM
    The last presidential also followed suit. Putting down our troops as well as our President is not a good idea. Ask the Dixie Bitches.

  8. Diva says:

    Jaime,
    Why can’t you see that this is nothing but a huge public relations nightmare for democrats? John Kerry is an arrogant, pompous, twit who just flippantly denigrated every single military member who has served and in the process of doing so he has severely damaged the democrat party.
    My husband is an officer in the Army with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Masters in Engineering, he made the decision to join the military while in college, no one forced him, nor did economic needs force him. He selected to serve because it was an honor to do so. Something Leftist, military hating elitist like John Kerry can’t fathom. If you can’t understand that those who volunteer (it is an all volunteer force by the way) do so because they want to than you will always believe the vile garbage spewed by those like Kerry.
    Perhaps you are so deeply involved in partisan politics that you simply don’t care about the hundreds of thousands of military members and their families and friends that were insulted by Kerry. He said what he said and it takes a person with a dark heart to defend him. By the way, want to see how Kerry’s words wound deeply: http://chezdiva.com/john-kerrys-thoughtless-words/

  9. Dan Riehl says:

    John Kerry – we can always count on him in the crunch. I wonder if Pelosi has punched him out, yet!

  10. jaime says:

    I’ve said from the beginning that what John Kerry said was stupid. But he ain’t on the Ballot and it seems like you or your Husband were never going to vote for Democrats anyway.
    I’m not defending him and I challenge you to quote back to me where I defended him.
    What i am saying is…that it’s not important in the bigger picture. You know he hates America/Freedom/The Troops so how is this any different than anything else he’s ever said?
    This is a PR disaster for John Kerry and John Kerry only. Wishing it was a PR disaster for the entire party is clutching at straws. What’s gonna have greater news value on Nov 7. “John Kerry said something stupid” or 20 Americans died in Iraq this week?

  11. Phoenix says:

    That was nice (sad), Diva. To think it is just one of so many similar stories…….. Very sad.

  12. Diva says:

    Jaime,
    You don’t know me and you don’t know how I vote but you are correct in that I would never vote for Kerry but that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t vote for a democrat like Joe Lieberman or Harold Ford. So now that we have that out of the way lets get back to the topic at hand.
    If it wasn’t a national level debacle then please tell me why candidates are asking him to stay away? I know many democrats (who also voted for Kerry in 2004) who today have changed their minds and will be voting for our local GOP candidates all because they took what John Kerry said personally.
    In case you didn’t realize it, there are many military members and their families who are registered democrats and today John Kerry alienated many of them. My brother-in-law is a registered democrat as are other members of our family however they have always placed their country and their service above partisan politics something John Kerry never learned to do. Just sad and it will affect the elections come Nov. 7th.

  13. jummy says:

    something about the “kerry was obviously referring to bush” spin which needs to be slapped down hard is the “obviously” part.
    progressives have been doing battle with the institution of an all volunteer military since mid 2003, branding it early on as a “poverty draft”.
    the battle became formalized and physical with the so-called “counter-recruiting” movement and tactics developed by the afsc. this gave members of the media and pundits a means to newsify their agenda against our armed forces. when counter-recruiters were active, any seasonal dip in recruiting numbers were eagerly promoted through alarmist news items.
    but two years of examination disproved the assertion that counter-recruiters presented any real effect on recruiting numbers. the media elites’ explaination for this phenomenon has been to reaffirrm their base conciet that the only type of person capable of military duty is stupid by issuing news items asserting that the military has lowered its recruiting standards.
    a google search of “lowered” “recruiting” “standards” results in thousands of hits from both the mainstream and leftwing activist media:
    http://www.slate.com/id/2127487/ (uses the term “dumbing down” to describe new recruits)
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15197832/
    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1004-01.htm
    etc.
    other terms may be as effective. the point is that the leftwing conciet that military servicemembers are charictarized by intellectual inferiority, and that it is the noble concern of decent people that the military is the leading predator of our nation’s stupid, is one which is profligate and comfortably shared amongst the left.
    in stark contradiction of the notion that kerry “obviously” could not have meant the troops, it is in fact unlikely that he intended to convey otherwise. his message was not meant to his thinking with wanton malice. rather his intention was to spur his audience to moral action – to strengthen education as an alternative to the predatory appeals of military service.

  14. pedestrian says:

    As if smearing our brothers and sisters in uniform wasn’t enough, Kerry’s explanation is an insult to the intelligence of the rest of us. His claims now that his statement was supposed to be that if you don’t get a good education, then you will screw up like Bush. Bush went to Yale and Harvard. How much better education can you get? (I know, MIT’s better, but that’s beside the point). Liberal snobs sneer that he got in as a legacy, but for the kids he was talking to, they would grab any chance they can to get an education like that and they haven’t got time for sour grapes from elites. Kerry’s explanation is a bald face lie. I send my kids to their rooms if they try stories like that. He said exactly what he really meant.

  15. Bill's Bites says:

    Jean Fraud Kerry — Still Lovin’ Our Troops — Day 2

    See previous See also: Some gear for the next Kerry Lied rally“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you,

  16. jaime says:

    “If it wasn’t a national level debacle then please tell me why candidates are asking him to stay away?”
    Same reason Republicans don’t want to be seen anywhere near Bush and he’s cam His negatives would only hurt them. In two days more will die in Iraq and the people will remember why they’re voting in the first place.

  17. Pablo says:

    “You know he hates America/Freedom/The Troops so how is this any different than anything else he’s ever said?”
    This is 7 days before an election, and he’s reminding the American people how much he hates the troops.
    “Same reason Republicans don’t want to be seen anywhere near Bush and he’s cam His negatives would only hurt them.”
    Then why do I keep seeing footage of him doing stump speeches for different candidates every day?

  18. Nikolay says:

    His claims now that his statement was supposed to be that if you don’t get a good education, then you will screw up like Bush. Bush went to Yale and Harvard. How much better education can you get?
    ===
    Well, that was a stupid joke, but it’s better than insulting troops, isn’t it? You know, given all the immense stupidity he showed in his “response”, this was still probably a botched joke. “If you don’t educate yourself, you get stuck in Iraq” — how does this work for college students? There is no draft, and “get stuck” clearly refers to the overall political situation, not someone getting sent to Iraq.
    Bush not knowing the difference between Shias and Sunnis was indeed a fatal lack of education, and no wishful thinking can save you from the fact that you are indeed stuck in Iraq, with your allies not better then the enemies, and not willing to admit this fact.
    There are two sides to the debate: one is over-enjoying about the fact that Bush Iraq policy is a total failure, another is trying to hide the fact that it is so. Both are disgusting and both seem to be bent on inflicting so much damage to the country and to the world.

  19. Same reason Republicans don’t want to be seen anywhere near Bush
    Odd… Bush isn’t the one canceling campaign appearances.

  20. Diva says:

    Jaime wrote:
    “Same reason Republicans don’t want to be seen anywhere near Bush and he’s cam His negatives would only hurt them. In two days more will die in Iraq and the people will remember why they’re voting in the first place.”
    You just don’t get it do you? The democratic party is worse for this – this is causing a bigger split within the party. A split that began when the far left of the Democrat party pushed Senator Leiberman out. This isn’t about President Bush and his negatives. Even though the left wants it to be, no this has become about Senator Kerry and his complete disdain for the military. And those who weren’t happy with the GOP’s strategy in Iraq are now less happy about voting for a party that has exhibited such hateful disdain toward our military by either vocally defending Kerry or by the even more obvious and disgusting behavior of the democratic leadership of remaining absolutely silent.
    How hard would it be for the democratic leadership to tell Kerry to just shut up, stop digging himself further into the hole and just offer a sincere apology? Actually, he should have taken Senator McCain’s advice yesterday, acted like a gentleman, acknowledged his error, apologized and today this story would be gone.
    This is a public relations nightmare for the democrats – instead of coasting to a possible win on November 7th they are frantically putting out this mess. So no matter how often you bring up the “Iraq debacle” the anti-war far left loves to parrot it only serves to remind people that those young military men and women serving in Iraq are hated with such an intensity by Senator Kerry and by extension all those who defend him, including those democratic leaders who have remained quite on this issue.

  21. Kerry Cancels All Campaign Appearances

    …at least for today, stating he doesn’t want to be a “distraction.” Iowa Democrat Asks Kerry To Disinvite Himself From Rally: See Update 3. Apparently John Kerry is now radioactive. This actually happened before Kerry’s decision to cancel campaign ap…

  22. Imus Tells Kerry To Stop Talking

    Heh, he tells him to go windsurf or something. I think many folks want Kerry to keep talking. It seems that once again the best way for Democrats to be defeated is to allow them to defeat themselves by opening their mouth. Kerry defends this a…

  23. Viper1 says:

    The Senator from Massachusetts should offer a most heartfelt apology immediately followed by his resignation.

  24. jaime says:

    “Then why do I keep seeing footage of him doing stump speeches for different candidates every day?”
    Those are fundraisers not rallies. They bring him in through the backdoor into a room full supporters, usually with very little press. When he is at a rally, he is in states like Georgia, where the candidate who should be up 20 points is losing ground and rallying the base is the only way to win.
    That’s why Laura Bush is campaigning for Jim Talent in Missouri and not Dubya. He’s got a SIXTY PERCENT disapproval rating. That’s why Michael Steel has bumper stickers insinuating he’s a democrat. That’s why Schwarzenegger told Bush thanks but no thanks.
    Getting 2 or 3 days out of a stupid statement is one thing. Flogging it for a week and using it as a campaign slogan is really desperate. How’s that McKaskill Michael J. Fox backlash going BTW?

  25. jaime says:

    Also, Pablo…look to the right on this page on the blog ads. What’s right under Kerry’s story?
    “UNPOPULAR BUSH AVOIDS KEY RACES”