On Monday of this week John Kerry caused a firestorm when he said:
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and do your homework, and make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.
Kerry could have easily apologized and said he made a mistake. If he had the issue would have likely blown over. Instead, he came unhinged when it was suggested that he had insulted the troops and when he finally apologized he only said he was sorry that his words were misinterpreted. I guess the rest of us should have gotten an education so we could interpret what he has to say. In his initial protestations, Kerry indicated he would never insult the troops when the fact is, he has done just that since the Vietnam War. Kerry attributes the gaffe to a blown joke. According to him he blew the punch line of a joke that was supposed to be a slam of the President. First of all, I fail to see how he could possibly see an insult to the president as a joke. He could have said that he meant to insult the president and I might have given him the benefit of the doubt. Regardless of what he meant to say, the fact is he said something offensive to the troops. This likely was an expression of how he really feels and was a classic demonstration of what is known as a Freudian Slip, at least that is what this uneducated soldier once heard an Ivy League elitist Northeastern Liberal say.
The question that people should be asking is, did John Kerry speak for himself or for the Democratic Party? It is easy to dismiss the expressions as those of one man who happens to serve in the Congress but I would submit that Kerry's slip was a symptom of a much larger problem. That problem is that the liberals in this country are not for a united stance against our enemies and in their hatred of Bush they have forgotten that we are all Americans first. Country trumps party but the Democrats seem unable to grasp that concept. It is unfortunate but we have plenty of examples of this among the ranks of those who want to lead us into the hands of the enemy.