In this post below, I begged Democrats to stop whining and to start engaging in honest debate, and the typical response from those on the left was akin to this comment:
“Gosh, John, you’re right; it’s all over. We should just vote for Nader, stop our bitchin’ and moanin’, and manfully handle this devastating insight into our candidate’s honesty, decision-making & voting record.”
Not at all. Just have your candidate stop lying and have him actually defend his record. Every time Kerry is asked a question about his record, he avoids any response and immediately launches into a salvo about how bad Bush is. The Gibson interview was a prime example- every time he was asked a question, he tap-danced for a moment and tried to bring up Bush’s Vietnam record.
Another thing- can you guys officially stop overlooking everything said by that walking, talking, piece of bile that you call the DNC Chairman? After his laughable cries to have the ‘Republican attack dogs’ called off yesterday, McAuliffe dove back into the DNC cesspool and started trying to spread this vile new meme:
Democrats began a weeklong attack on Vice President Dick Cheney’s record yesterday, with party chief Terry McAuliffe calling him “the last guy who should be lecturing John Kerry” and a Democrat-leaning group suggesting that Mr. Cheney’s wife became pregnant to help her husband avoid serving in Vietnam…
Mr. McAuliffe then questioned Mr. Cheney’s personal qualifications.
“You remember Dick Cheney,” he said. “When John Kerry was risking his life for his country in Vietnam, Dick Cheney was getting deferments because, in his words, he had ‘other priorities than military service.’ “
Let’s just make sure we have the facts straight. When the Republicans mention the effects of Kerry’s no vote on a military spending bill, they are ‘questioning his patriotism.’ When Democrats claim that Cheney knocked up his wife in order to avoid Viet Nam, it is substantive debate.
I am sick of the way Democrats and the left get a free pass. Rush Limbaugh says something about Chelsea Clinton looking like a dog and every Republican in the world is tarred with guilt by association. The SELECTED AND ELECTED leader of the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE runs around making comments like this and worse, ad no one cares.
Hanks has more info on this latest trip to the sewer by the Democrats.
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Others, not Kerry, raised the Natl. Guard issue… until Kerry is cornered and nailed then he suddenly raised it.
Kerry never ever implied that he threw medals, except when he did, and he has always been consistent on this issue and others, except when he wasn’t. All nuance, you see. Now call off the GOP attack dogs and Fox News (in Dem speak, anyone including ABC, NBC, CBS, the NY Times, the Washington Post, etc. that dares write or speak anything critical of Kerry).
M. Scott Eiland
Now, John, the Democrats should be able to have anyone they want lead their party for as long as they want. Personally, I think that Terry McAuliffe is the best leader the Democrats have ever had. Admittedly, my mindset regarding the Democrats and their party leadership is akin to admiring the performance of John Smith as Captain of the Titanic because one just happens to love watching icebergs sink ocean liners, but why quibble?
Bevan points out the logic gap in Kerry’s explanations…
Look, dont worry about it. Think of all the sh*t we’re gonna make them eat after they get beat on election day…
To see Gibson and the Boston Globe go after one of their own is extremely rare. But far from working for the GOP what Charlie Gibson is doing is trying to finish Kerrey off early. After he won the primary fight most Democrats must have realized that despite his leftist credentials he is friggin unelectable. What is the crazed part of the Democratic party to do? Well one thing would be to go to Boston, nominate Kerrey, and then watch him be crushed by Bush, or whack Kerrey now themselves and have the party nominate someone at the convention who will pull that sweet ol’ New Jersey kind of election out of his or ahem, her ass. Gibson is a tool much like the guillotine.