You have to just love this guy. He’s too good to be true. The Republican’s were in desperate need for something to provide some last minute momentum to help motivate the base to come out in large numbers and here comes the gift horse himself, John Kerry.
The conventional wisdom within the MSM (Main Stream Media) during the run-up to the 2004 election was that George W. Bush was the dumb frat boy and that John Kerry was the intellectual. “It turns out that while both were at Yale, Bush got better grades than Kerry did. Their cumulative average was close: Bush had a 77, while Kerry had a 76. Bush’s highest grades were 88s in anthropology, history, and philosophy. His only D was in Astronomy. Kerry’s highest grade was a 79 in a political science class and a 77 in French. But he received D’s in two history classes, geology, and political science.”
Well, Kerry has proven yet again that he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer. His recent comments, exposing his TRUE feelings about our troops is just what the doctor ordered. It’s exactly the medicine that the disenchanted Republican base needed to get them up off the couch and to the polls. At least I certainly hope so.
John Kerry’s disdain for our troops should be no surprise to anyone. The fact is that not only is what he said an insult to the brave men and women who serve our country, it’s also NOT true.
“U.S. military recruits are more similar than dissimilar to the American youth population, Kane finds. The slight difÂferences are that wartime U.S. milÂitary enlistees are better educated, wealthier, and more rural on averÂage than their civilian peers.”
If you want all of the details see Tim Kane’s exhaustive research on the Heritage Foundation’s website. “Who Are the Recruits? The Demographic Characteristics of U.S. Military Enlistment, 2003-2005 by Tim Kane, Ph.D.Center for Data Analysis Report #06-09Â October 27, 2006″
Yesterday, Republican Congressmen, Senators and those in the Talk Radio crowd (Rush & Hannity, etc.) were on this like “white on rice”. Today, even some Democrats are calling for an apology from Kerry.
I just heard that he’s posted a written “apology” of sorts on his website, but as far as I know he’s not come right out and said “I’m sorry” yet. I hope that he doesn’t. Why? Well, the longer he doesn’t, the longer this will remain an issue and the more heat it will generate, which can only be good for the Republican Party and it’s get out the vote push.
Ah yes……..Good ‘Ole John Kerry. Ya got to love the guy!
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