I always tell people I have no political party. I am equally distrustful of both parties currently maintaining a stranglehold over our collective political throats. I always say that we should be distrustful of anyone who willingly puts themselves and their families through the hell that our election process has become. If anyone wants power so badly that they offer every secret their children held dear to the public then they cannot be trusted with power. It is that simple to me.
Now I understand that most of those who read my words will not believe this about me. I fit the mold of the quintessential liberal Democrat as described since 2001. I have even played the role for the most part, but my reasons differ from those of most people. I do it because I do not trust a sitting President ever.
The sitting President has been a Republican for as long as most of you have been aware of me and you have only seen me bashing Bush. You did not know me when I was screaming “No War for Monica” or when I swore I would never vote for Gore. You did not know me when I refused to vote in 1996 because I did not trust either candidate with the White House. You have only seen me while the Bushies are assaulting my favorite country (No, not Iraq). Today I have a chance to show you the other side. Today I attack a Democrat.
I did place a vote of support next to John Kerry’s name in the 2004 election. I admit that, but not proudly. I voted for the lesser of two evils to me while still voting for evil. I did not vote FOR John Kerry. I voted for a change, any change. Today I am kind of happy he did not ascend to the White House. Either he is an idiot, a traitor, or both, but a man who says the words he says should not be President.
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” – John Kerry October 30, 2006, Pasadena City College, California.
This statement clearly says that only those who did not do well in school are serving in Iraq today. He is saying that the people in Iraq are the bottom of the American barrel who could aspire to nothing other than mindless servitude in a quagmire. This is beyond not being presidential, this is anti-troop.
Today Kerry claims that he was not speaking about the troops in Iraq, but rather was taking another jab at Bush and the White House. He says that Bush did not do his homework before going to Iraq and that is what he means. The problem that I have with this defense is that I am fluent in English. There is nothing there that even hints at Bush.
I watched Kerry debate Bush three times in 2004. I saw Kerry wipe the floor with Bush three times in 2004. I saw Kerry direct attacks at Bush with no room for spin or innuendo. He is a man who says exactly what he means to say and always has. He was not talking at all about Bush when he said those words. He was using Iraq to scare the kids attending the college he was speaking at into doing better in school.
Marge: [to Bart] Now we have to find another school for you.
Homer: And if you get kicked out of that one, you’re going straight in the Army, where you’ll be sent straight to America’s latest military quagmire.
Kerry thinks, like I used to until recently, of the military as a last resort for those who failed at everything else. He has always looked down his nose at everyone else, including while he served, so it does not surprise me for him to believe he is above the average intelligence of the military. I was wrong in my belief and realized that after September 11th.
Those who serve in the military are people who put country above all else and that is not a reflection of their success or intelligence. The truth is that I could not handle the military and I know it. I am also very thankful to every single person who has volunteered to protect my pacifist derriere. I realize I can be a pacifist because there are those willing to die for me.
Kerry screwed up royally yesterday in his speech at Pasadena City College. He must have a foot fetish or something the way he jammed it in his mouth. He got carried away with his elitist attitude while speaking to a lowly community college and let slip his belief that the military are a lower class than he is.
I cannot say I am unhappy about this turn of events either to be honest. I would love the nationally known names from both parties to retire in disgrace and let the Congress return to serving those it was intended to serve: the people. Party over country is my definition of treason.