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j'accuse, mon petit fromage!

When America needed troops to fight, Kerry voluntarily served his country while Bush and Cheney followed "other priorities."
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Look at former Senator Max Cleland’s reelection campaign. Max Cleland lost three limbs defending his country in Vietnam, yet, somehow, the Rovian Republican attack machine questioned his patriotism. John McCain honorably fought for his country in Vietnam. He was tortured and held as a prisoner by the enemy. When he was offered an early release, on the condition of betraying his country, he refused. Yet, when he ran for the presidency there were certain circles that quietly whispered that he was the Manchurian candidate incarnate.

How is it possible that the very men who signed up to defend our nation can ever have their patriotism questioned? More to the point, how can men who refused to serve their country question the patriotism of men like John McCain, Max Cleland, and John Kerry? It is because the Rovian machine has exploited America’s painful experience with the Vietnam conflict and the veterans who fought in that war.

Somehow, the Rovian machine has painted these men as not being the real deal. They are not heroes. These are not real Americans. Real Americans don’t lose wars, they win them. This has been the subtle message that Rove has tried to spin about the Vietnam Vets that have come across his path. So far he has been successful in dispatching heroes like McCain and Cleland to political oblivion.

Now they have trained their scope on John Kerry. We witnessed the first Rovian attack when the Bush people questioned whether Kerry deserved three Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star, and the Silver Star. Never mind the fact that Bush/Cheney never saw combat. Never mind the fact that they never saved a fellow soldier’s life. Never mind the fact that they never volunteered to serve their country when few were willing to fight in Vietnam. You have to give Rove one thing; he has a big set of cajones to question Kerry's war record.
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The American people deserve a president that they can trust, and one that does not just speak about patriotism, but lives the life of a patriot. We need someone who does not make excuses for why he won’t serve, when those who are less powerful and connected are drafted, but one who rises up and says, "send me." We need someone who understands that war is not a reality show, but a painful decision that produces real consequences. We need someone like John Kerry.
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Oh my gd. this cannot be real. if it is, it is really, really stupid.
That is so, so fucked up.
It's because Teresa Heinz Kerry owns Heinz ketchup and they're idiots so they made this.
so stupid.

Why hasn't my catster registration e-mail come yet? :(

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lizzard
Aug. 10th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
The irony in that ketchup is that Bush supports job outsourcing.

People are idiots!
apocalypselater
Aug. 10th, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC)
I know! It's so stupid!
People are idiots.
But ya see, people who really love America buy American and hate Democrats. So, they're gonna lose their jobs! That doesn't mean they should support the president!
"W stands for Washington" Bullshit.

RARG! I HATE IT! Stomps on that stupid ketchup!
darryn
Aug. 10th, 2004 02:45 pm (UTC)
Did you see Clinton on "The Daily Show" last night? He was good. He addressed the attack on Kerry's war record.
apocalypselater
Aug. 10th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
Yes! I saw that! It was good.
I had just read about that in Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them also and I was glad to hear it being said. Clinton did it really well.
sprinklesontop
Aug. 10th, 2004 07:56 pm (UTC)
wow, and it even made russian news.

http://www.utro.ru/articles/2004/07/14/329443.shtml

silliness, i tell ya.
apocalypselater
Aug. 11th, 2004 07:04 am (UTC)
:O
That is crazy!
haha!
They had to explain the letter W for Russian readers.
That's awesome.
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