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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Crybaby Kerry

One of the reasons I waste my time on anything to do with John Kerry is that I believe that the Democrat frontrunners are so weak that Kerry or Gore will eventually end up as their nominee.

I want to bring up again the aggravation I feel whenever a liberal politician or columnist mentions, in a completely dishonest way, the subjects of Willie Horton or Swift Boating. Since I lived many years in Massachusetts and followed the Horton issue closely, and since I sent a sizeable contribution to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, it angers me greatly when either of these subjects is put forth as if the producers of the Horton ads or as if the Swifties did anything wrong. I’ll let Emmett Tyrell discuss the Swifties; as far as Horton goes, it is absolutely true that Governor Dukakis and Lt. Gov. Kerry supported the unbelievable policy of allowing persons serving life sentences for murder or rape to leave the prisons for unsupervised furloughs.

Here is what Answers.com says about Willie Horton: “On October 26, 1974, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Horton and two accomplices robbed Joseph Fournier, a 17-year-old gas station attendant, stabbed him 19 times, and left him in a trash can.

Fournier died from blood loss. Horton was convicted of murder, sentenced to life imprisonment, and incarcerated at the Concord Correctional Facility in Massachusetts.

On June 6, 1986, he was released as part of a weekend furlough program but did not return. On April 3, 1987 in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Horton twice raped a local woman after pistol-whipping, knifing, binding, and gagging her fiancé. He then stole the car belonging to the man he had assaulted, but was later captured by police after a chase. On October 20, Horton was sentenced in Maryland to two consecutive life terms plus 85 years. The sentencing judge refused to return Horton to Massachusetts, saying, "I'm not prepared to take the chance that Mr. Horton might again be furloughed or otherwise released. This man should never draw a breath of free air again."

When a political ad pointed out these facts, Massachusetts’ liberals assailed the Bush Campaign for”Racism”

Crybaby Kerry
By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. American Spectator, 11/21/2007

WASHINGTON -- Most informed Americans have heard about "anger management counseling." It is a widely prescribed therapy for those who lose their temper uncontrollably in public or in private or while watching the Hon. Henry Waxman pretend to be the late Andrei Vyshinsky, prosecutor at the Moscow Show Trials. Well, during the past few days I have been following the Hon. Jean-Francois Kerry's (D-Mass.) controversy with Boone Pickens, and I believe I am in need of "laughter management counseling." Every time I think of this ponderous stone-headed senator bellowing phony pieties, I suffer a dreadful agitation in the funny bone. I only hope that my health insurance is applicable.

As reported late last week, billionaire investor and environmentalist Boone Pickens, during an address at The American Spectator's 40th Anniversary Gala, promised to pay $1 million to anyone who could find error in the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads, which he helped bankroll in 2004. The ads were produced to expose the braggart Kerry's incautious claims about his service during the Vietnam War -- that would be the war Kerry participated in briefly before coming home and traducing his fellow comrades in arms with vicious lies and distortions before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. Remember his more recent claim that he supported our war in Iraq before he opposed it? Inconstancy is in his DNA.

Pickens is perplexed that the majority of Kerry's fellow Swift Boat pilots from Vietnam, who considered Lt. Kerry a ham and a fraud while serving with them and a louse when he maligned them, have been made out to be liars. In our political culture, polluted as it is by liberal bugaboos and shibboleths (we call it the Kultursmog), "Swift Boat" has become a hate term not unlike "McCarthyism." In the Kultursmog it has come to mean destroying a person by misrepresenting the person's record. But the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth did not misrepresent Kerry's hoked up record, not in their ads, one of which presented a tape of Kerry's lurid testimony before the Senate. Pickens knows the ads were accurate, and he wants to demonstrate to the American people that they were. Send him the errors in the ads, and he will send you a cool million.

His challenge was not out in the media for more than a few hours than the Great Massachusetts Braggart responded with a letter to Pickens. Typically it is rude, beginning brusquely with "Mr. Pickens," no Dear Mr. Pickens for Kerry. The letter is also delusional. Kerry writes as though by acknowledging Pickens's challenge he is entitled to the $1 million. "While I am prepared to show they," Kerry writes of the Swift Boat Veterans, "lied on allegation after allegation, you have generously offered to pay one million dollars for just one thing that can be proven false. I am prepared to prove the lie beyond any reasonable doubt." In Kerry's next sentence he tells Pickens where to send the check. I kid thee not.

Kerry's presumptuous letter has gotten plenty of attention in the media, but nowhere have I seen it pointed out that Kerry has offered absolutely no evidence that his Swift Boat critics lied. In fact, he has yet to state what the critics' errors might have been in their ads. Pickens responded immediately, politely asking to see the journal allegedly maintained by Kerry in Vietnam and "Your military record, specifically your service records for the years 1971-1978, and copies of all movies and tapes made during your service."

As I said earlier, Kerry was a shameless ham in Vietnam and he remains one. At this writing Kerry has failed even to reply to Pickens, perhaps with good reason, Pickens ended his letter by asking Kerry to make a "commitment. If you cannot prove anything in the Swift Boat ads to be untrue...make a $1 million gift to the charity I am choosing -- the Medal of Honor Foundation." Both men are very rich. Pickens made his fortune by years of brilliant investments. He is one of the world's leading authorities on oil. Kerry made his fortune by marrying it, twice -- most recently to a woman who made her fortune similarly, through marriage.

Kerry has been whining about the rough treatment he received from his former comrades ever since they exposed him in the 2004 election. All the guff in his letter is typical of him: boastful, presumptuous, sophistical. Henceforth, I think I shall forego teasing him about his Francophile pretensions by calling him Jean-Francois. Rather, I shall call him Crybaby Kerry. Moreover, I shall start a clock on The American Spectator's website (www.spectator.org) and let it tick until Crybaby Kerry supplies Pickens with his Vietnam journal, his military records, and proof that the Swift Boat Veterans lied in their ads. Oh, and let us keep the Crybaby Kerry clock ticking until he comes up with his $1 million for the Medal of Honor Foundation. Upon filing this column my Crybaby Clock will begin ticking at Spectator.org. Now if only I could get my laughter under control.


Editorial Note: What "Swiftboating" really means is 'publishing the truth about someone or something', and whenever liberals try to lie about history I will keep trying to set the record raight.

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7 Comments:

At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

The Willey Horton incident was just one out two horrendous acts that were perpetrated as a result of irresponsible governing of Mike Dukakis and John Kerry. There also was the case of a man released by these two fools who turned out to be a psychopathic killer. I remember reading about him in Reader's Digest. This nut grabbed this little boy in a motel and took him into his room and murdered him with a knife. His mother found the boy in the bathroom partially decapitated. I have no use for John Kerry or Mike Dukakis to this day. Kerry is nothing but a liar and a cheat. He voted for over fifty anti-gun bills and had the audacity to do a phony photo opt in 2004, pretending to be a goose hunter. He's never had a Massachusetts hunting license in his life. If he did hunt, he probably hunted on Naushon Island, which belongs to his family and is all private property. Thank God we never got stuck with the likes of him in the White House. He wouldn't make a pimple on a good president's butt!

 
At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Bud said...

The people who led "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" are the same people who smeared John McCain four years earlier. Both McCain and Kerry served their country honorably. Did you? Or are you another chicken hawk shirker like Cheney?

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

Bud, I wish you would take your lies somewhere else. You are not dealing with stupid people on this site.

 
At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Bud said...

Russ, Just which of my statements do you characterize as lies? Most recently I asked you a simple question which you carefully avoided answering. I also referred to honorable service by both McCain and Kerry. Do you see a lie there?

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

You appear to be of many liberals who go around to various blogs and try to bait people by ignoring or distorting facts and data that have been presented. When I respond, it is not to answer you, but to address the viewing public.

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of ignoring facts... I have to conclude that you are indeed a chicken hawk who never served.

 
At 9:40 AM, Anonymous steve said...

This may be somewhat off point, but the comment about Kerry/Gore being the nominee surprises me...is this mainly because of the combination of momentum Clinton has with the fear that she has too many negatives and so cannot beat the republican?
I don't think either of these guys will be the nominee.

 

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