Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Breaking my own Rules

I do try to stick to news regarding this particular race, but I just need to leave character for one moment.

John Kerry is a buffoon.

That is all.


Liza said...

Oh, I just can't resist. I mentioned this on another thread but I may as well say it here too.

The real buffoon appears to be President George Bush. In fact, his buffoonery appears to have spawned several cottage industries. On a recent trip to Target I noticed a whole section of birthday cards with George Bush as the subject, saying funny but dumb things, of course. I bought one for my husband who loved it. I think I'm going to go back and buy several more and use them throughout the year.

Also, some of the new 2007 calendars that are now available at the malls again have George Bush saying funny, dumb things. One of them is a countdown of what is left of his "presidency."

Yes, I think George is the buffoon of the century. So far, at least. Right behind him is Donald Rumsfeld, Condileeza Rice (shoe lady), Rush Limbaugh, and the list goes on....

Nice try, Framer, but the buffoonery is clearly in your court.

Curtis Dutiel said...

Kerry is clearly a bob. he was given a great, well written one liner that would have hit hard at the Presidency, and he managed to completely flub it up, actually turning it into GOP bulletin board material.

Than being said, his press conference yesterday did show a new Kerry. He was forceful and articulate. Had he responded to the Swiftboat ads in '04, he would have won.

Liza said...

What I noticed is the tone of Framer's post. He states, "I do try to stick to news regarding this particular race, but I just need to leave character for one moment."

In other words, "I am above this but I just want to jump on the bandwagon here for a moment and take a cheap shot at John Kerry."

Quite frankly, I think that this kind of conservative talk radio approach to politics is so ingrained in these people at this point that they don't even know they are doing it. In my comments above, my point is that Framer is just setting himself up for a massive amount of ridicule if anyone wants to get into a "which political party has more buffoons" contest.

And, of course, with President Bush being the buffoon of the century, why even go there?

So, why do they do it? They do it because they enjoy tearing people to shreds even when its self-defeating.

Anonymous said...

The Democrats' main campaign strategy has been to try to turn this election into a referendum on President Bush. John Kerry has- at least for now- turned it into a referendum on John Kerry.

Whether that will have an effect on this race remains to be seen (though it is noteworthy that Bush won this district in '04), but it might give the Republicans the edge in some of the other close races the Democrats have been counting on.

Liza said...

I'm not a fan of John Kerry, or Ted Kennedy, or Harry Reid, and I'm neutral on Nancy Pelosi. However, I believe that all of them have unjustly been criticized by the conservative right wing simply because they represent the opposite end of the political spectrum. They are not morons and the are not fools and they are not buffoons. They just don't agree with you.

So, Vandy, is it okay for someone to not agree with you? Is it okay for that person to express his/her values and beliefs? Is it okay for that person to want to have a voice and perhaps even run for public office and, God forbid, influence public policy?

When is the far right going to stop demonizing those who disagree with them? Allow me to define fascism for you:

"A rigid system of government characterized by one party dictatorship, forcible suppression of opposition, belligerent nationalism, racism, and militarism."

Just for the record, I'm a huge fan of the Consitution and I am especially fond of the First Amendment. What I'm not fond of is trying to silence people and marginalize their position by turning small incidents into major events. I'm not fond of flooding the airwaves with ridiculous stories when major news about Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Gaza, etc... goes unreported.

John Kerry botched his joke and its "breaking news." George Bush botched his war. A whole country has been bombed into the stone age, hundreds of thousands are dead, hundreds of thousands of families are destroyed, and those left are in the throes of a civil war. And, that doesn't even begin to cover damage that has been done here at home.

Have you no sense of proportion?