Atlanta Out Loud

Politics and rantings and just stuff that catches my attention.

Friday, August 20, 2004

|| 6:23:17 PM

Venturing out in a Swift Boat

I've purposely tried to keep this tome focused on local Atlanta politics. But, as the election draws closer, I've decided to get vocal. Despite popular opinion, votes do count, and anything that happens in Washington directly affects us in Atlanta. Remember, as a wise man once said, "All Politics is Local".

Let me make my position clear up front... John Kerry is an idiot. If he's the best the Democrats have, they should close up shop and all vote for the libertarian candidate, Michael Badarik, as I will do.

I find it mind numbingly hilarious... aching at my sides... guffawing... that Kerry all of a sudden is disturbed by the fact that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are funded by a "millionaire from Texas." Has this goon ever heard of George Soros? He had no problem when that lunatic provided the venture capital for

Kerry is appalled that George Bush has not denounced the ads questioning the truth of John Kerry's Vietnam record. Oh.... maybe you weren't aware... John Kerry, by the way, served in Vietnam. With that basis, anyone who did not serve in Vietnam has long ago been disqualified from questioning anything about Kerry's record. John Kerry never denounced the lying diatribe that is called Farenheit 911; he never denounced the false accusations that GWB was absent from the National Guard, or even that his service there was somehow subpar; and he never denounced any of the efforts by

This, of course, is standard operating procedure for the man who would rather be known as JFK. His flip-flopping is legendary.

But the bigger issue is that Kerry is running scared. John F. Kerry is terrified about Unfit for Command. Otherwise, he would be paying it no attention. Much like he paid no attention to those pesky Senate Intelligence Committee meetings that he was too busy to attend. But even bigger than that are the real questions that these ads, and the Swift Boat Veterans have raised. Rather than denouncing their right to free speech, why doesn't Kerry just answer the damn questions. Why doesn't he confront them head on, if he's so confident that the Truth will set HIM Free?

Why? Because it won't. He can't explain the questions raised in Unfit for Command. He can't explain why he re-enacted scenes of combat service long after they happened. He can't explain why he completed his own nomination for Purple Hearts, counter to military tradition. He can't explain why the Secretary of the Navy sent him a completely different citation for the Bronze Star 17 years after the Vietnam War ended. He can't explain a lot of things, so he'd rather distract us all. And, to his benefit, we are all so very willing to be distracted.

It does really matter though. With the intelligence and the political fortitude of the average Amerrican, all Kerry has to claim is that he "feels our pain".... all the while flying his own personal stylist to Oregon for a trim on that fabulous hair. I wonder what the folks in Harlem think of that?


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