Sen. Richard Lugar has been thumbing his nose at the conservative base for years. Back in 2006, he wanted Mexico’s permission to build a fence/wall along OUR border. Two years ago, he voted FOR the Dream amnesty act, fresh on the heels of the Tea Party wave. And let’s not forget his support for TARP and such.
So last night, he became the first incumbent Senator this election cycle to lose a primary. And it wasn’t even close.
If you want another reason to be glad he’s gone, his loss is being lamented by Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry, who is rumored to have served in Vietnam. If Kerry laments a Republican losing his seat, it’s probably a good thing.
B.O. on 60 Minutes on Sunday:
Kroft: Did you overpromise? Did you underestimate how difficult this was gonna be?
Obama: I didn’t overpromise. And I didn’t underestimate how tough this was gonna be.
B.O. two days later:
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he wishes he knew the full extent of the economic crisis when he took office, if only so he could have let Americans know just how tough the coming years would be.
“I think we understood that it was bad, but we didn’t know how bad it was,” Obama said in an interview with KIRO in Seattle.
He actually did know how bad it was…before he didn’t.
This is a 14:00 video clip, but trust me when I say that it is worth every stinking second! My man-crush on Marco Rubio grows after this clip of the junior Senator from Florida humiliating Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam).
If you’re of the ADHD variety, then jump to about 7:49 in the clip, where Lurch interrupts Rubio to ask one of his two questions. Takeaway quote: “To the Senator from Massachusetts, I would say that it is impossible to negotiate with someone who doesn’t have a plan.”
Kerry: Reading 2000 pages in this bill is a waste of time, when we could be doing more productive things like PASSING this 2000-page bill
And to think this jack#ss was Ohio away from the presidency.
“Lets just chew up the time of the United States Senate keeping everybody up all night reading a bill rather than working on it,” Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said sarcastically of the idea of reading the entire omnibus bill before passing it.
Video clip here.
So he wants to pass the bill in order to find out what’s in the bill. Pelosi just called to say “See? That’s what I’m saying!”
Fortunately, the omnipork bill is dead.
Jean-François Heinz-Kerry, who is rumored to have served in Vietnam, is throwing quite the shindig. The guest of honor? Himself.
Hey, the Senate needs leaders like Kerry. I mean, if it weren’t for his intellectual prowess, he wouldn’t have given this country such important legislation as…
Hmmm. Well, he did sponsor the bill that allowed for…
I mean, there was the time he successfully sponsored and got passed the bill that…
Well, he did manage to bring up the bill that got signed into law that…
OK, I’m all out of ammo on this one. Other than gravy-train off of his ketchup heiress wife’s fortune, I only know of two things he has accomplished in his lackluster Senate career: jack and squat.
Boy, if that’s not a golden closing argument to the electorate, I don’t know what is! From Jean-François Heinz-Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam), we get this:
On Friday, Kerry knocked voters as clueless for not paying close enough attention to national issues and being too easily swayed by catchy slogans.
“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry said.
Projection ain’t just a river in Egypt. Or something. Anywho.
Seriously, the man represents a party that gets its ideas from bumper stickers and slutty pop artists who wear cold cuts for clothing, and he wants to lecture us about simplicity? Really? Really?
Anywho, Bubba comes in for the save, and in the process, further bolstering our argument that Dems see themselves as smarter than us rubes:
“I wish (voters) had the kind of access to information that I do,” he said. “You can’t put 20 stories about this (election) on the front page every day, right? We have to do a better job publicizing ourselves.”
We do have that kind of access, Bubba. Thanks to your former vice-president’s invention, we all have that kind of access. It’s that very access to information that’s making life hell for you and your party right now, you elitist sophomoric perverted hick.
Jean-François Heinz-Kerry, who is rumored to have served in Vietnam, has spent his entire legislative career in pursuit of higher taxes on all Americans. Well, apparently his tolerance for high taxes doesn’t extend to himself. Details:
Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I.
Isabel – Kerry’s luxe, 76-foot New Zealand-built Friendship sloop with an Edwardian-style, glossy varnished teak interior, two VIP main cabins and a pilothouse fitted with a wet bar and cold wine storage – was designed by Rhode Island boat designer Ted Fontaine.
But instead of berthing the vessel in Nantucket, where the senator summers with the missus, Teresa Heinz, Isabel’s hailing port is listed as “Newport” on her stern.
Could the reason be that the Ocean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a haven – like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Nassau – for tax-skirting luxury yacht owners?
Cash-strapped Massachusetts still collects a 6.25 percent sales tax and an annual excise tax on yachts. Sources say Isabel sold for something in the neighborhood of $7 million, meaning Kerry saved approximately $437,500 in sales tax and an annual excise tax of about $70,000.
He was actually for paying those taxes…before he wasn’t.
When he’s not busy slandering troops, insulting soldiers’ intellect, cracking jokes on a war hero’s age, or dreaming of killing the president, John F’ing Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam) likes to spend his time longing for the death and disappearance of a state’s governor. Details:
U.S. Sen. John Kerry must have been channeling his inner Letterman yesterday.
The Bay State senator was telling a group of business and civic leaders in town at his invitation about the “bizarre’’ tale of how South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had “disappeared for four days’’ and claimed to be hiking along the Appalachian Trail, but no one was really certain of his whereabouts.
“Too bad,’’ Kerry said, “if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’
Keep it classy, Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry.
And to think this buttmunch came within one state of winning the presidency!
Jean-François Heinz-Kerry, who is rumored to have served in Vietnam, had this to say about the outgoing president:
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Friday strongly criticized the Bush administration’s revisions to the Endangered Species Act, indicating that they were un-American.
Just to summarize things:
Accusing your fellow soldiers of committing unspeakable acts of barbarism (that you never actually saw) in “a fashion reminiscent of Jenjiss Khan” is in no way to be considered “un-American”;
Reducing regulations that you think might adversely affect the mating patterns of the jungle fart toad is an unparalleled act of “un-Americanism”.
Oh, please…PLEASE choose this guy! From a Kerryphile Boston columnist:
Barack Obama has yet to name a vice presidential nominee and some are wondering if he might turn to Massachusetts to round out the ticket.
John Kerry for vice president?
Don’t dismiss the notion just yet.
Some political insiders are telling WBZ it could happen.
So why would Obama reach out to Kerry as his choice?
Kerry brings more money and name recognition to the table than any other name on the Obama list so far. Americans do tend to love a comeback kid and this would be the most amazing political comeback since Richard Nixon came back from the dead forty years ago.
“I’m not looking for any new job, I’m running for re-election,” Kerry told WBZ last week.
Yeah, and we all know how Kerry’s word is rock solid and not prone to flippant changes. For those of you on the left, the prior sentence was sarcasm.
There are a few things to consider about Kerry, Obambi:
1. The truth was exposed, thanks to the Swift Boat Veterans. If you want to awaken that sleeping giant again, be my guest.
2. I’m not sure that the best way for a bodysurfing elitist snob with a Messiah complex to combat his image of aloofness and liberalism is to pick a windsurfing liberal elitist snob from Boston.
3. Obama is currently attracting more interest from military voters than Lurch did in 2004 (though not much more), and the quickest way to lose what support he does have is to pick Hanoi John.
4. “I actually did vote for the $87 billion…before I voted against it.” Seriously, are you ready to start seeing (and defending) that again?
5. You’ve already got the People’s Republic of Taxachusetts wrapped up, regardless of who you pick.
There are good strategic reasons to consider picking Evan Bayh (puts a normally reliably red IN into play), Bill Richardson (Latinos and NM in play, but he’s gonna have to defend that “UN Security Council” gaffe), etc. But I can see no payoff whatsoever for picking Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry…ergo, I hope The One picks him.
From the AP:
John Kerry says Republican John McCain doesn’t have the judgment to be president.
If that’s the case, then it’s probably a good thing McCain rejected overtures from Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004, to form a bipartisan ticket and run with Kerry as his candidate for vice president. …
I’m guessing that had McCain not been held captive and tortured for years, but instead came back to blueblood Mass. and slandered his fellow soldiers with a bunch of damnable lies in order to boost his budding political career, that would have been a far more stellar display of judgment…n’est-ce pas? What a tool!
Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam) took to the airwaves yesterday to defend Obama from charges that Bush never made about Obama, specifically that Obama wants to meet with terrorist regimes like Iran. From the Weekly Standard:
On MSNBC a few minutes ago, Senator John Kerry was on, furiously trying to explain Barack Obama’s increasingly tortuous position on Iran. (Kerry as Obama’s foreign policy proxy? You know where this is going…)
Senator Kerry attempted to claim that Obama doesn’t necessarily want direct, presidential-level diplomacy with Iran. Rather, he explained, “That’s why you have a Secretary of State, that’s why you have ambassadors.”
Well, that settles it! If a man who has an imaginary event like Christmas in Cambodia “seared, seared” into his memory says that the Obamessiah never said he’d meet with Iran without preconditions, then I should certainly believe that man over my own lying eyes and ears.
It depends on the meaning of the words “direct” and “without preconditions”!
Better late than never, I guess. When he’s not busy accusing them of being war criminals like Jenjiss Khan, Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam) is trying his level best to make vets believe that he’s their bestest bud in the whole wide world.
Anywho, Ketchup Boy is running for re-election in Taxachussets, and he’s a virtual lock to win. But on his campaign site, he pummels the current administration for trying to cut vets’ bennies. That’s odd, considering that Bush’s budgets have increased spending on veterans has gone from $54.5 billion to $86.6 billion (accounting for inflation), or a net increase of about 59%. That’s a 59% increase in seven years, which is about five times as long as veterans have been waiting on Senator F-bomb to apologize for the lies he told about them. Ay any rate, only in Dem Fantasyworld does a 59% increase equal a “cut”!
Look at the bright side, though: after over two decades of insignificant Senate service whereby Heinz-Kerry has accomplished jack squat (esp. in the way of veterans’ issues), it looks like he’s trying to pass his first ever piece of legislation. Kudos, Lurch.
Head over to Michelle Malkin’s site to see the eye candy that is Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry squirming over questions about his slanderous Winter Soldier lies. Awesomely McAwesome!
What a slap to the well-coiffed John Edwards this must be! From Excite News:
Barack Obama is being endorsed by fellow Sen. John Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam – Ed.), the Democrats’ 2004 presidential nominee who lost to George W. Bush that year and gave up his own plans for a 2008 run a year ago.
Kerry, a senator from Massachusetts, planned to announce his support Thursday at 11 a.m. EST at a rally at the College of Charleston, said a Democrat familiar with Kerry’s decision. The 2004 nominee was to argue that Obama can best unite the country and has the potential to create transformational change, the person said.
I wonder if Obama is thinking “Freakin’ wonderful…there goes the election!” Here’s hoping that Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry’s endorsement of Obama has the same effect as Gore’s endorsement of Howard Dean had in 2004.
Better late than never, I guess, huh? Of course, it only took him 3+ years to “discover” the dirt, so it does his failed candidacy little good. From FNC:
The 63-year-old Democratic senator told The Patriot-Ledger on Tuesday that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group of Navy servicemen who served with Kerry and criticized his record in Vietnam, will be revealed as liars.
“We have put together a documented portfolio that frankly puts their lies in such a total light of absurdity and indecency, that should they ever rear their ugly heads again, we have every single ‘t’ crossed and ‘i’ dotted, and I welcome that in a sense,” Kerry said after addressing Boston’s South Shore Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a shame we weren’t able to produce all that at the time.”
No word yet on whether or not the dirt on the Swifties would explain Jean-François’ inability to release his military personnel record that he promised to release.
UPDATES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.
While I get a perverse sense of pleasure at a Gator student getting lit up like a Christmas tree, I’ll see if I can gin up some outrage at his treatment. OK, here goes: This is an outrage! There. Don’t say I never give you anything. Anywho, here are the details:
Police used a Taser on and arrested a University of Florida student Monday when he attempted to speak at a forum with U.S. Sen. John Kerry during a question and answer session, university officials said.
Andrew Meyer, 21, asked Kerry why he did not contest the 2004 presidential election (um, ‘cuz he lost? – Ed.), which he lost to President Bush, and why there had been no moves to impeach Bush (um, ‘cuz Kerry’s in the Senate and impeachment procedings begin in the House? Dude, after you get both of your brain cells unfried from being Tased, you really should get back to your American history class. – Ed.).
“He apparently asked several questions — he went on for quite awhile — then he was asked to stop,” university spokesman Steve Orlando said. “He had used his allotted time. His microphone was cut off then he became upset.”
While as many as four police officers tried to remove Meyer from the forum, he yelled for help and asked, “What did I do?” Minutes after Meyer started speaking, he was stunned.
Meyer was charged with resisting an officer and disturbing the peace, according to Alachua County jail records. No bond had been set. Meyer was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning, a jail official said.
Orlando said university police would conduct an internal investigation on the incident.
“The police department does have a standard procedure for when they use force, including when they use a Taser,” Orlando said. “That is what the internal investigation would address — whether the proper procedures were followed, whether the officers acted appropriately.”
While it should be a law that we can zap moonbats like this whenever we damn well please, in all seriousness, I do happen to be leaning towards the “cops were a little heavy-handed here” side of things. However, I know how the MSM tends to leave out details so as to portray cops in the most unflattering light possible, so I’ll await the results of the investigation before fully coming to a conclusion as to whether the police overreacted or not.
Until then…fry, you Gainesville moonbat, fry! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OK, I’m horrible…so sue me! 😀
UPDATE (9/18/2007 – 9:55 a.m. EST): There’s an eyewitness account to the event, for what it’s worth. If true, dude was resisting arrest and was told to stop resisting or he would get tased. He refused. Again, this is one person’s account, so take it or leave it.
UPDATE (9/19/2007 – 7:35 a.m. EST): This is getting better all the time! Dude’s not only a moonbat, but he’s a Troofer moonbat! Way to represent, dipsh#t!
UPDATE (9/19/2007 – 8:02 a.m. EST): I should have known this was coming. Apparently, a couple of the mouthbreathing knuckledragging moonbats from MSNBC is blaming Bush and Rove for the zapping of the UF publicity whore. Bush and Rove, you sadistic b#stards!
Yo, John…I hear there’s an opening for which you are supremely qualified! From al-Reuters:
French President Jacques Chirac is expected to confirm that he will not stand for re-election when he appears on television on Sunday, marking the end of a political career spanning more than four decades.
Just think: French president Jean-François Heinz-Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam) could finally pass his “global test“!
From Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam):
Kerry says he finds it “freeing” to not be a presidential candidate. “Hopefully, the things I say and do will not be taken in the light of a presidential race anymore,” he said. “And I think that’s positive.”
Indded, Kerry is finally free. He is now free to speak his anti-military, anti-American, socialist drivel without fear of electoral repercussions (since he lives in Mass., where they’ll elect a minor page-diddling pervert and a distilled murderer “waitress sandwich” sous chef and an “escort service” (out of his DC apartment) entrepreneur, so long as said deviants have a “D” next to their name on the ballot). No more pretending to be a centrist, as I am sure that was taking an emotional toll on him.
So speak up all you like, Francois: your leftist ilk are glad to have the real you back.
Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam) has decided that he’s not up to the challenge of running for president again. From MSNBC:
John Kerry, the losing 2004 presidential candidate, on Wednesday said he would not seek the Democratic nomination in 2008 but would instead remain in the Senate to fight George W. Bush’s “misguided” war in Iraq. (That would be the war that Heinz-Kerry voted for, n’est-ce pas? – Ed.)
In an emotional speech on the Senate floor, Mr Kerry, 64, who lost the White House by a narrow margin, admitted he had made a mistake in voting for the 2002 congressional resolution authorising the invasion of Iraq.
Nothing like a little editorializing in a “news story”, right? It’s funny how the left is with their fuzzy math. When Gore (Democrat) won the popular vote in 2000 by 500,000 votes, that was reported by the MSM in the context of a “whopping” popular vote margin. Yet when Bush (Republican) bested Kerry in 2004 by about 3.5 million popular votes (and became the first president to garner a majority since his father did it in 1988), the MSM decided to “come around” to the electoral vote thingy. Thus, their “lost the White House by a narrow margin” editorializing. But why quibble over semantics (and bias), right? Continuing:
During the 2004 campaign, Mr Bush’s campaign team painted the senator from Massachusetts as a “flip flopper”, most notoriously when he said: “I actually did vote for the $87bn [funding for the Iraq war] before I voted against it.”
On Wednesday Mr Kerry struck a clearer note when he said he wanted to spend the remaining two years of Mr Bush’s presidency making up for the fact that he had voted the wrong way in 2002. He would use his Senate perch to press for a change of direction in Iraq and after that would seek re-election to the Senate.
Aside from calling the soldiers “stupid”, few things are as disheartening to soldiers as hearing their leaders badmouth and undermine their mission. However, Kerry’s got a track record of that, doesn’t he?
Besides, don’t sweat that re-election in Mass., Jean-Francois. If your state’s citizens continue re-electing a pickled murderer to the Senate, as well as an escort service “entrepreneur” to the House, as well as having continued to re-elect a Foley-like underage page poker in Studds back in the 1980’s…well, you get the idea. As a Mass. liberal, you’re safer than a French soldier’s enemy on the battlefield!
Now we get to the heart of why Kerry won’t run again:
Mr Kerry’s decision leaves a field of nine Democrats running or likely to announce their names soon, including Senators Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois.
“Kerry’s departure from the race is really a signal of how strong the field is already,” said Vic Fazio, a former Democratic congressman. “But that does not mean we won’t see other candidates, such as Al Gore [former vice-president], entering the race at a later stage.”
Mr Gore, whose film on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, was nominated for two Oscar categories on Monday in Los Angeles, has not completely ruled out entering the 2008 race.
Some Democratic consultants have speculated that the losing 2000 presidential candidate might declare his intention to run in 2008 after having won an Oscar in March. But the chances, they say, are still slim (unlike Gore himself – Ed.).
Boy, what I wouldn’t give for a moonbat like Gore to win the nomination! Everything he did in that 2000 election, from bribing Wisconsin homeless with cigarettes to getting ambulance chasers to disenfranchise overseas military votes in Florida (all while piously demanding to “count every vote”) would be fair game to show how ruthless that sonofab#tch can be.
Anywho, au revior, Monsieur Kerry. I doubt seriously you’ll be missed much during the campaign.
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