a perfect example of a democrat. He has no ideas and always seems lost. He picked a rival for a running mate and now they think they are shoe-ins. What a joke. GO RALPH
-let's solve this the simple democratic way kids: flip a coin
"republicans have bad ideas, democrats have no ideas"
"republican says 'hey, I've got a really shitty idea.' democrat says 'hey, I bet I can make it shittier'" Lewis Black, Black on Broadway (not exact quoting)
Kerry and Bush are perfect examples of the need for a new party to rise to power.
The alternative to having a hairless chimp for president.
"Uncle Dick I think Colin Powell has my tonka trucks!"
The Kerry detractor comments are TERRIFYING. Having just graduated from an great prep school I was lucky to be able to attend and finished two consecutive intensive US History and political science courses, these comments seem lifted straight out of everything from the Salem Witch trials to Orwell's 1984.
Someone said that Kerry is wealthier than Bush, and therefore could not legislate in any way benefiting the indigent. This seems almost too ridiculous to be sincere, but factually, all you need to do is look up pending legislation before the Senate Subcomittee on Finance and you'll see a bill Kerry has written this year called the Kids First Act which provides healthcare for children who fall below Medicaid and SCHIP cutoffs by rolling back Bush's taxcuts for people who make over 300, 000 dollars a year.
Erica says that there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Even George W admits that there aren't. You've gotta stop watching so much Fox News, Erica, but it's not just you-- 46 percent of Fox viewers believe that there is a direct link between Iraq and Al-Queda, as compared to only 9 percent of PBS viewers. Also, I don't know where you learned US Government and Policy, but obviously Senators do not have the authority to issue purple hearts to themselves or anyone else.
I'd love Boekenoogen to get back to me about Kerry receiving purple hearts for "splinters" when he gets back from a tour of duty in, say, Tel Aviv, gets shot at by insurgents, and saves a ...
John Kerry is a decorated Vietnam veteran
, former prosecutor
, United States Senator
and 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate, who lost to a sitting President during a time of war by a close margin. John Kerry has been in service of others all his life.
Kerry served on a Swift Boat
in Vietnam during a period when these boats were used for very dangerous patrols. Kerry saved the life of Jim Rasmussen
on one occasion, the lives of his crew on another, and was also responsible for rescuing a number of Vietnamese villagers. Critics who generated partisan
attacks on Kerry's military service in 2004, have been largely discredited because of their ties to right-wing
groups and acceptance of neocon
funding. This kind of dirty politics
is now referred to swiftboating
, after the group that attacked Kerry.
After Vietnam, Kerry became an anti-war activist. The rancor and division over Vietnam carries into the present. Many Vietnam vets
see Kerry as a hero for speaking ...
Vietnam war hero turned war protester. Senator from Massachusetts, only senator elected 4 times without any PAC special interest money. Fights for the middle class, education and the environment. Organized the first Earth Day in 1970. Chaired Senate subcommittee on Iran-Contra and exposed CIA drug smuggling in 1986. Lead a Senate probe that exposed a Pakistan based bank financing terrorists in 1992.
Ran for President in 2004 and lost to a lying criminal.
John Kerry is a great American.
John Kerry enlisted in the Navy in 1966. He began his first tour of duty on a guided-missile frigate off the cost of Vietnam. In 1968, John Kerry began his second tour of duty, and volunteered to serve on a Swift Boat, one of the most dangerous assignments of the war. Swift Boats patrolled the narrow inlets and canals around the Mekong Delta to draw fire and smoke out the enemy. Lt. John Kerry's leadership, courage, and sacrifice earned him a Silver Star, the Navy's fifth highest medal, a Bronze Star with Combat V, and three Purple Hearts, awarded for wounds received in combat.
After he returned home he decided he had a responsibility to his friends still serving, the friends he had lost, and his country, to help restore responsible leadership in America. He became a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
After graduating from Law School in 1976, John Kerry went to work as a top prosecutor in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He took on organized crime and fought for victims' rights.
John Kerry was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1982. In that office, he organized the nation's Governors to combat acid rain that was polluting lakes, rivers, and the nation's water supply. Two years later, he was elected to the United States Senate and he has won reelection three-times since. He is now serving his fourth term, after winning again in 2002.
During his two decades of service, he has fought for fiscal discipline, fought to put 100,000 more cops on America's ...
A truly presidential, inspirational, intelligent,prudent, wise,experienced, and upstanding individual---John Kerry 2008
"I know something about aircraft carriers for real."
John F. Kerry
"I will never conduct a war or start a war because we want to; the United States of America should only go to war because we have to. And if you live by that guidance, you'll never have veterans throwing away their medals or standing up in protest.
John F. Kerry "
"No one is going to question my commitment to the defence of our nation. I don't know what it is these Republicans, who didn't serve in any war, have against those of us who are Democrats who did.
John F. Kerry "
"President Clinton was often known as the first black president. I wouldn't be upset if I could earn the right to be the second.
John F. Kerry "
"America now stands as the world's foremost power. We should be proud: Not since the age of the Romans have one people achieved such preeminence. But we are not Romans; we do not seek an empire.
John F. Kerry "
"I believe America's best days are ahead of us because I believe that the future belongs to freedom, not to fear.
John F. Kerry "
John Kerry: a political hero, a brave and a decent man. THis man could have been the one to save our country, to save our freedom, to save our peace and too save countries overall well-being. It is interesting how not one person has mentioned a nice thing about this hero. And how use of dramtization has come to defend in Bush's honor. I dont think anyone reading, or writing on this woould enjoy serving four months in vietnam. He did not leave due to 3 minor injuries, thats malarky. He had no one to defend for him, and there wasnt a way for him to take a shortcut(unlike some) through this war. He had 3 wounds resulting in him having to leave. Now on to the hero part, he has earned Purple hearts, which no matter how you want to say it he earned by risking his life for some one esles, mock that how you want, but its the truth. He then came back to fight for what he had beleived in, peace and he isnt to blame after being in the war, he saw what no man should see: ruthless killing. He fought for something from his heart, and went out of his way to stop it. Once possible to run for congress he did, throughout his career he continued to fight for all those years. He did not just barely "slip" through college, he was a great student, and a leader(in college he learned to speak, also unlike some others). He is in no way a bad person and anyone willing to mock him too partisan and has to make up things to get to a point. In many of you being republicans, as I can see, dont look at s...more...