John Kerry, Former Failed Democrat for President, Rips MSNBC for Rev. Wright/Obama Coverage … The Damage is Done
Isn’t it amazing how politicians want to forget the past when it does not behoove them? Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, another failed former Democrat for President, wants the media and people to move on off of character issues and the Reverend Wright story. One would suppose that would be their agenda when their past is haunting them, much like Kerry’s post Vietnam actions did. The Swift boat Veterans will haunt Kerry for the rest of his days. When the past is damaging, the political mantra is to only talk about the future and the spin that is your vision. How can any rational person not look at one’s past to determine what they will do in the future?
WITT: Okay. He said it. A 20-year relationship. Reverend wright married him. He is the one who baptized a god parent. How personally painful is this for him?
KERRY: Can I say something to you? Obviously it is painful and he said it. You folks need to let go of this. Television needs to stop dwelling on something that is in the past. I thought Barack Obama yesterday gave America his second big presidential moment of this campaign. The first when he spoke out about the issue of race. The second yesterday, when he made it clear, every one of the statements of the minister are just unacceptable. They’re not the person that he knew before. Now let’s move on … (Huffington Post)
John Kerry should have been a comedian. Barack Obama is a politician with no track record and with one sentence we are supposed to just forget about 20 years of judgment in his life. This from the man who wants to be President.
In all due respect Senator Kerry, if Barack Obama has no character and cannot be trusted, no one wants to listen to him about his plans. A President is given 4 years, some are blessed with 8 to lead. They are not given 20 years to figure out suddenly that what they had been dealing with was some how different than what they initially thought. Who cares what some one says, their actions speak volumes.
The numbers do not lie, Wright has hurt Obama
Obviously Obama wants the Wright issue to go away, its tanking his favorability ratings as Democrats prefer Hillary, according to a FOX News poll. The Obama camp can spin all they want, the Wright damage is done and will never go away.
Nearly half of Democrats (48 percent) think Hillary Clinton has a better chance of beating John McCain in November — 10 percentage points higher than the 38 percent who think Barack Obama can win, according to a FOX News poll released Wednesday. This represents a significant shift from March, when Democrats said Obama was the candidate more likely to beat McCain.
Democrats continue to favor Clinton as their party’s leader, albeit narrowly: 44 percent want her to win the nomination and 41 percent want Obama. Last month Clinton was preferred by 2 percentage points.
Hot Air: Fox News poll: Democrats now think Hillary would be tougher for McCain than Obama; Update: “Testicular fortitude”; Update: 50% of Hillary voters “dissatisfied” if Obama wins
Posted May 1, 2008 by Scared Monkeys
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Polls, Presidential Election 2008 | 15 comments
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HA HA HA !!!! This post is funny… Kudos to whoever wrote it.
First of all, character doesn’t matter to Democrats unless a Republican has to much of it. LOL… then it’s an issue. That won’t be a worry this year, as McCain has a spine made from wet noddles.
Second, it’s astonishing that about 50% of the electorate feels that character is not a campaign issue. Someone of low character will certainly put us all at risk when nobody’s looking.
Third, when doing the ‘right thing’ and not allowing politics to dictate the outcome, we all win. That’s character.
by the way, Kerry is sounding like he has grumpy old man disease. Nope, it’s not limited to only Jimmy Carter. These castrated old men make real men want to vomit.
SM says……..”The Obama camp can spin all they want, the Wright damage is done and will never go away.”
And there you have it ! Stick a fork in Barrack Hussien Obama. He is done. He will not get the White working middle-class votes of America this November. Yes, I said it…he won’t get the White voters to respond positively. Barrack’s dear former-friend and Mentor, the Reverend “Wrong” unfortunately is responsible for the majority of that.
Barrack Hussien Obama cannot win the general election.
**** McCain 08 ****
please let the media give this black preacher syndrome a rest and report on the reverends who are endorsing McCain and blame 9/11 and Katrina on gays for example.
or go to the real issues like Iraq and the economy.
it seems to me like this Wright B.S. is all a distraction the get people to fear that a black president will retaliate for everything what was done before the Civil Right Acts and Emancipation Proclamation.
I would like to have the opportunity to speek to Kerry, tell him of the ennormous damage he inflicted on many veterans, in the way of a false or questionable guilt. How his treasonist and lying ways embolden and strenthened the enemy more so than a trainload of howitzers. Kerry is a “bad man”, wish the fellow in The Green Mile would breath down his throat.
Seems to me many of us secretly, first and formost for the saving of the country want Hillery to be the dem party candadate. Got to get the lesser of the worst in there first. But I am betting if she is the pick, once the at large gets going we see the to now softshoein g of Hillery go unplugged. She will be ripped with her lack of qualification, old lies, people who hated her will stand up, and her connections to Bills scams, scandals and deaths will all come out again. HIllery will break under the hard stress of it in the big main event, will look weak and get rolled over.
McCain will be attacked too for many old known things, not too important if republican conservative right wingers can take it and keep on board. He will likely get a blast from some groups about not abidiing by the Code of Conduct as a prisoner and for caving in so quickly. For making things more difficult on other fellow prisoners. I doubt this will bother his popularity much at all.
I am personally far off the beaten path on this subject: I would not have been taken prisoner in strict accord of my illegal training and like minded brothers in battle. Our smaller group wore a symbol of sorts on our dog tag necklace reminding we would not be taken alive and we were not to be allowed to be taken alive. I would not have been taken alive and be a burden on my country, given *any chance at all, 100% sure.
But then I wanted to be a phantom pilot — badly. Airforce, Navy nor Marines would give me a chance at it. SO I know nothing.
John Kerry is STUCK ON STUPID. His past actions and words came back to bite him fatally in his bid for the White House. Obama is headed down the same path with his dubious associations, his books and quotes that will be used against him, and his wife’s mistakes. The “swift boaters” are gleefully preparing for the assault on the TV airwaves. How could the Democrats be so stupid, too, to think all this would just go away. People that said they voted for Obama in the primary are now staying this will NOT vote for him in a general election.
OK #3,caesu, I’m calling you on it.
Please name one preacher (black, white, purple, orange etc) who not only endorses McCain but who is “spiritual leader” of the McCain campaign, who McCain listened to for 20 years and found no wrong in what he says – who endorses McCain.
A dog can endorse a candidate. Does the candidate accept, welcome the endorsement and say nice things about the endorser?
Next, no one’s talking about Wright “endorsing” Obama. The question is their close association. Obama previously attacking people who reported what Wright was saying, telling us it was “snippets” and out of context. We’re not even talking about a next door neighbor where Obama attended a barbecue or picnic.
We are talking about someone Obama revered enough to spend 20 years of Sundays in his church, take the title of one of his sermons for his book, marry him and his wife and baptize his children.
The Wright issues will not go away because they are closely related to cringing things Obama and wife have each said. Things in Obama’s books. Known criminal associates of Obama. It is like staying mum about orange when it is an orange suit he wears. Forever connecting Obama and Wright is not a like p’ing on his tires, it is the bus his entire crowd is in…the door peeked open and we got a full frontal gawking. yikes
The power of the press…
when you have a minister,
who uses the press
as his podium.
McCain even sought the endorsement from John Hagee. who said many controversial things about all sorts of issues – look it up. and then there is also his flip flopping on the late Falwell.
i doubt Obama will recover from this.
he should’t have mentioned Wright in the first place.
keep religious beliefs to himself.
he tried to broaden his base but it totally backfired.
i would have given him some credit it if he hadn’t denounced Wright but only repeated that he doesn’t agree with him on everything.
i think if one cuts all the egocentric and non-sensical stuff out Wright’s speeches this week quite a bit of sense remains. i listened to most of it, not just the ridiculous soundbites.
preachers shouldn’t get involved with politicians and the other way around.
I am so upset with these politicians right now I could just SPIT!
Bush was just on telling us about the Food crisis of the world and sent 770 million in aid to foreign countries to help. FINE if we were not in the fix we are in.
We elect these officals to govern us not the world. They should be looking after AMERICAN INTERESTS and working towards resolution of AMERICAN problems not trying to govern the world and taking care of world problems.
My friends are losing houses and jobs. I get sick everytime I read the pump or buy a carton of milk.
We need to take care of our AMERICA first then and only after we have resolved our issues should we give charity to other nations. The old addage Charity begins at home. What is wrong with our government leaders?
Who cares what Kerry or Wright have to say – LETS GET on with this election and start working together to make a better AMERICA. We have problems and more looming and we don’t start working thru these we are going to be asking for food. And for cryin out loud I’ll bet no on will want to send it just like after 911.
In re Kerry’s comments … isn’t it interesting that someone of such sterling moral values should be taking it upon himself to lecture the media?
I guess that when Democrats are subject to scrutiny, it somehow becomes ‘unfair.’
Anyway, yesterday a traveling exhibit about Abraham Lincoln was in town, and as one who is very interested in Lincoln (I don’t see anyone denouncing him as spineless), I went.
Did you realize that Lincoln was elected to the presidency in 1860 with only 39% of the popular vote?
And the press, or some of it, savaged Lincoln to a degree that from the modern standpoint is beyond belief. Anyway, you know the saying, the more things change the more they stay the same.
Meanwhile, if our politicians want to do something really worthwhile …
Here’s my suggestion.
Abolish the 21st century.
Think I’m joking? I’m not. Can anyone here think of ANY good news that has happened since we moved into 2000? (I’m not going to argue precisely when the 21st century began, 2000 or 2001 … you know what I mean!)
Well, okay, ONE good thing … the ScaredMonkeys forum came into being.
Excepting that, what good news has there been?
So how do we turn back the clock? That’s not for me to figure out.
Today’s column is a must read:
Is Kerry really wearing a suit?
I almost forgot to relate a TRUE story about Teresa Heinz Kerry. When hurricane IVAN rolled thru, it hit us pretty bad here in Pennsylvania. And it hit the borough next to where I live (cause it was in a low lying area and a huge creek is centered in the middle of town) and destroyed the majority of the little town. In fact, my favorite Italian eating establishment was destroyed. It’s been rebuilt now… but back when this happened, Teresa Kerry show-up and some asked her how much she would donate.. her reply was ~ “I’m just here to observe”…. real nice coming from a lady sitting on a few billion dollars. She could have written a check for 100 thousand dollars and not even noticed it was missing.
That’s part of the difference in ideology. Conservatives / Republicans believe in doing it themselves and Democrats / Liberals rely on Government to do the job.
In the mean time, the high school football team canceled their games and those guys along with the cheerleaders cleaned up the town and did so for weeks on end.
I think we all know who the real heroes were here.