John Kerry so-called “botched joke” Could Spell a Botched 2006 Midterm Election for Democrats


As the Republican Party sends John Kerry flowers for his November gift, Democrats are beside themselves, especially those in tight races in predominately Republican areas. Ask Democrat Harold Ford Jr in TN if he is happy about the latest turn of events.

The Democratic leadership has whisked Kerry away into the “Democratic Witness Protection Program”. Why? So that John Kerry would not let the American public know any more of their secrets or actually have the electorate wake up and realize what a Democratic Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed run House and Senate would be like 24/7/365.

Kerry did not say anything any different or worse than other Democrats or supporters have said in the past against our toops. The problem was that it was one week before an election. The battle for control of both the House & Senate was going to be close, did Kerry just swing the vote in the other direction? If Democrats lose in the midterms, they will never forgive him.

Johk Kerry Gag

(Hat tip Frijole: Richmond Times Dispatch: Brookins)

This story is much bigger than the Democrats or MSM wants to admit. Instead we have the MSM like Chris Matthews of MSNBC trying to make excuses for Kerry. This isn’t going away and it has mobilized the Republican base. A base that many Democratic strategists hoped stay home.

Now that Kerry has apologized, I guess Kerry was against apologizing before he was for it.


The problem that Democrats and the media is having is defending or explaining away Kerry so-called joke, is it had no punch line. How exactly does he miss a word “us” when the video clearly shows he was looking straight down at his notes prior to making the foolish comment.

There was a reason why Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed were keeping in the background. Out of nowhere comes John Kerry who is not even running has let the cat out of the bag. John Kerry has effectively made the political dialogue about him. Now that he has cowardly apologized on his web site … the story will continue to have legs. Kerry has done something that so many Republican candidates could not … Kerry awakened a sleeping giant and has outraged the Republican base.

Flubbed Joke Makes Kerry a Political Punching Bag, Again

Mr. Kerry’s advisers were trying to figure out the damage as he considers a 2008 run.

The long-term problem was not so much that he appeared to be insulting the troops — although that did not help, when his message rests so much on his military service and concern for veterans. It was more that his remarks left a segment of his own party, and perhaps the electorate, wondering if he has the agility and political skill to compete at the highest level.

“Do you need to go to joke school?” one reporter asked him.

“Sure,” Mr. Kerry replied — a notably concise answer for a senator who typically speaks in paragraphs. (NY Times)

However, the fact of the matter is that some are defending John Kerry’s comments. While he is apologizing others are not as seen in an editorial in The Tennessean. There are many that feel joke or no joke, John Kerry did nothing wrong.


Posted November 2, 2006 by
Media, Politics | 25 comments

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    25 Responses to “John Kerry so-called “botched joke” Could Spell a Botched 2006 Midterm Election for Democrats”

    1. kpg on November 3rd, 2006 12:01 am

      Carry is very creepy.

    2. dennisintn on November 3rd, 2006 12:13 am

      roflmao, be sure teddyboy takes the chappaquiddick road.

    3. Ramlady on November 3rd, 2006 12:34 am

      Love the cartoon!! LOL!! Personally, I hope Kerry, Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Teddy “Chapaquittick” Kennedy go on a comedy tour together between now and Election Day; they could be the opening act for Barbra Streisand. Or maybe a comedy skit starring this bunch written and directed by that hilarious guy Michael Moore would be even better! What a great way to compel those who otherwise might have stayed home to get out and vote. Thanks John Kerry!!! Keep up the good work!!!

    4. Richard on November 3rd, 2006 5:44 am

      Of course, if the Democrats don’t take control of Congress, they’ll then have the tailor-made excuse that it was BECAUSE of Kerry.

      Our own yokel loudmouth up here in Vermont, Howard Dean, was sounding off about the whole thing. One local political editor was telling me that Dean is known for being hot under the collar, but that everyone in Vermont knows it and makes allowances for it.

      Unfortunately, at least for Dean, you can’t expect to be indulged by the national press. His was a one-trick candidacy that fell apart. The upshot was to make Vermonters look like a bunch of hicks … not that our state has much power nationally anyway.

      Hand it to the Democrats; there’s nobody like them for shooting themselves in the foot. Time and again, the most far-out positions tend to dominate the party. Gone are the days of the “old-time” Democrats.

    5. tex on November 3rd, 2006 6:22 am

      ramlady – there are also lots of republicians blowing pages in the wind; what kerry did was a drop it the bucket as compared to some of the republican doings.

    6. Freebrid on November 3rd, 2006 9:12 am

      I think this is great now people can see what democrats really think! They want to give away money, they don’t cut taxes, and where the hell do you think all the money for all the FREE CHECKS they give away come? From us the middle class working people!! I drive down the street and all I see is people setting out on their front porchs ages (18to about 30) not doing a damn thing but waiting on the mail man to bring a check!! Because they been took care of all their life by the (democrats) and their FREE money they are to sorry to work!! I have to pay my hard earned money tax money for this crap!! I think Kerry was saying what he believes and knows he is only in washington for the money (mo money) because he already has all the ketsup money he needs!! Wake up people nothing is for FREE someone has to pay for it and its yu and me the working people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7. Betty on November 3rd, 2006 9:12 am

      Interesting thing about Senator Kerry’s belated apology.

      After his adamant ‘I refuse to apologize’ comments, word is that he had to be gently pounded on the head by staffers to issue one. Note how carefully worded that apology was.

      In my opinion, that “apology” is carefully parsed.

      He’s not sorry for what he said; he’s sorry it got “misinterpreted.” And he’s not sorry if HE offended the military and families; he’s sorry if THEY took offense. In short, he’s right and everyone else is wrong and stupid.

    8. Ramlady on November 3rd, 2006 9:18 am

      #5; Well, that’s your opinion Tex, and you’re entitled to it. I guess we’ll find out on election day.

    9. joe bear on November 3rd, 2006 9:42 am

      Let us just laugh untill Tuesday.In my state,1 controversy is wether the dead should continue to vote.hmmm,Joe

    10. MIss-Underestimated on November 3rd, 2006 10:00 am

      Joe are you an Illinoisan?

    11. MIss-Underestimated on November 3rd, 2006 10:01 am

      Joe if you are from Chicago, they will let the dead vote and more than once. LOL

    12. joe bear on November 3rd, 2006 10:44 am

      I lived in a small town of 1500.714 were legal voters.In a big election the final vote 1892-1818.What can I say.I once voted twice by accident.They handed me two ballots.I am from the south,we have our traditions,also.Joe

    13. Houston on November 3rd, 2006 12:06 pm

      The “joke” has to be the dumbest thing I have heard in over 10 years.

    14. omnipotentobserver on November 3rd, 2006 5:57 pm

      The Republicans jumped on Kerry’s joke the way that Starr jumped on the issue of Clinton’s BJ. It’s all superficial BS compared to the real crimes of the current administration and their close-knit supporters. That joke was pretty clear, unless you were looking for a reason to condemn the Democrats for something one person commented about. But, it really looks like just some smoke and mirrors to cover up for Bush’s war crimes and downward spiral, Foley, DeLay, Frist, Libby, Cheney, need I go on? I know…we need a Republican to get a BJ before we can say anything bad about him, right?

    15. Carpe Noctem on November 3rd, 2006 6:35 pm

      Kerry is so very…


      Apologize, just show some humility… so it was dumb. It would have been over as soon as a he smiled, shrugged and said ‘boy, that was dumb.’

      He creates much of his own trouble. Did the the Republicans jump on it? Oh, absolutely. Kerry and all those indignant gyrations and weak excuses… he is just the gift that keeps on giving.

      IMO – It was why he lost in 2004.

    16. omnipotentobserver on November 3rd, 2006 8:42 pm

      There is no trouble. On the contrary, I wish I had a nickle for every bumbling, moronic, word, phrase, and comment made by Bush. Can you say N-U-C-L-E-A-R? Not N-U-C-U-L-E-R…strategizing?…stay the course…Mission Accomplished! Haha…now, those are jokes!

    17. Carpe Noctem on November 4th, 2006 9:30 am

      Why did the chicken go to Iraq?

      Because the US Military are a bunch of stoops,
      and Bush can kiss my wiggly kazoo.

      oops wait, that’s
      not how it goesss…


    18. Skyboxx on November 4th, 2006 9:02 pm

      Well ‘ole John Kerry took himself out of the race in 2008. Fell on his sword for the Skull and Bones crowd. Wake up people, we are being fed, need to keep our eye on the ball.

      Let’s see now, the DEM’s still have Hillary, Edwards, and Obama. Of course the usual Democratic crowd will run, you know the ones that can’t win. Let’s see Jesse Jackson, the buy from Missouri, also Joe Biden, Al Sharpton and Dennis Kucinich. But thats’ just window dressing on the Dems part while they shield the real candidates.

      Wonder whom the Republicans plan to send to the plate and swing for the fences? Jeb, McCain, Romney??? Oh just two more years and the mud starts slinging all over again.

      My money is on Tommy Franks.

    19. omnipotentobserver on November 4th, 2006 10:01 pm

      My money is on one of the rigged voting machines to elect one of the many republican child predators back into office…

    20. Carpe Noctem on November 5th, 2006 1:11 am

      Nahhh, we haven’t had a predator allowed in office since
      William Jefferson Clinton.

      He screwed it up for for everybody!

    21. omnipotentobserver on November 5th, 2006 1:31 pm

      Yes, he’s a real predator. He cheated on his wife…let’s start an $80,000,000 investigation and make sure we get a sample off the dress. What a joke that was and you all stood by and watched. But, how are you handling all of the child-rapes that the Republicans and many of their “so-called Christian evangelical brothers” are guilty of. I don’t see you all calling for a “Starr-like” investigation into all of that. I can only imagine why…

    22. Ramlady on November 6th, 2006 1:06 am

      Hey Omnipot: How soon you forget, or maybe you were never really paying attention anyway–Clinton’s Attorney General JANET RENO (remember her?) CALLED FOR AN INVESTIGATION AND APPOINTED KEN STARR.

    23. Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Site on November 6th, 2006 7:51 pm

      [...] What was once referred to as a “Big Blue Tidal Wave” is turning into a case of cold sweats for Democratic leaders. Democrats with the aide of a willing media all but said the midterm elections were over and that Democrats would control both houses not less than two weeks ago. A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. The momentum has shifted and is on the side on Republicans in so many races. It happened prior to John Kerry’s gaff regarding the military. Another interesting thing is occuring, President George W. Bush’s approval rating is trending upwards. [...]

    24. Scared Monkeys on November 6th, 2006 7:52 pm

      [...] What was once referred to as a “Big Blue Tidal Wave” is turning into a case of cold sweats for Democratic leaders. Democrats with the aide of a willing media all but said the midterm elections were over and that Democrats would control both houses not less than two weeks ago. A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. The momentum has shifted and is on the side on Republicans in so many races. It happened prior to John Kerry’s gaff regarding the military. Another interesting thing is occuring, President George W. Bush’s approval rating is trending upwards. [...]

    25. Skyboxx on November 7th, 2006 4:40 pm

      My gut says the Dem’s take back the house, GOP keeps the senate. People are frustrated over the Dubai ports issues, Mike Foley, the war in Iraq. They haven’t noticed the rising interest rates (great for savers) the low unemployment and the general SAFE condition of the USA from outside attacks.

      Cut and run will be horrible if it ever comes to fruition.

      Lets hope middle america gets off their collective duffs and VOTES today. The Dems are much better and getting their base to vote. I recall in 2000, Jesses Jackson was diverted to Philidelphia. He literally with a group of followers went street by street banging on doors to get people out and to the polls. Now that’s passion.

      America, are you listening? Are you ready for a change in the house? Or can you live to more years with existing leadership? Do you want safety? Vote and be heard.

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