More Good News for GOP in GA

The timing of John Kerry’s latest flop and the President speaking about it in Georgia will be good for both Mac and Max.  GWB is giving his response on the situation to one of the most conservative strongholds in the country. 

Even though the Dems in these areas might be more conservative than Kerry, it’s guilt by Party association with something like this, while giving plenty of earned media to the GOP canndidate.

36 comments

  1. GAWire says:

    Da*&, Sonny is getting huge earned media from Bush being here. I can see Taylor diving into a bucket of KFC right about now.

  2. defnotrep says:

    Gees GAWire lighten up on the personal insults to Mark Taylor.

    Your guy with all the money, incumbency, airing commercials forever….if still under 50%.

  3. RandyMiller says:

    Maybe a bad mistake to let Kerry out on the loose this close to election time. Also, with all the retired military and active duty DoD personnel in CA I guess he handed that election to Arnold. Lou Dobbs tonight said he knew E-4’s & E-5’s smarter that Kerry.

  4. kevin35 says:

    As you know I am running for House District 22 as a Dem and I have heard John Kerry’s remarks over and over. John offered no apology to the Troops or to any of the troops families or to any other people he offended. I back the troops and do not back John Kerry and I am ashamed for his remarks and wonder who else feels he crossed the lines. I will still run for office but as far as I am concerned if the party feels this way then I if elected, I am a public servant not a servant to the party. I in no way endorse John Kerry and do not see him as my leader.

  5. defnotrep says:

    Bush should apologize to the troops and the American people for getting us into this mess.

    Get real Kevin..Kerry is a war hero. He apparently was making a joke. He served. Bush didn’t.

  6. Jeff Emanuel says:

    And service (a) makes you a “war hero,” and (b) makes your character and judgment unimpeachable?

    Tell that second part to Duke Cunningham — a war hero who’s now in jail, and rightfully so.

  7. GAWire says:

    >>”””Guys like you remind me why I’m not a Republican”””

    Guys like Taylor remind me of why I have a gym membership. Frauds like John Kerry remind me why our troops desparately need the GOP b/c we all know Dems won’t support them or protect us.

    Kevin, run faster, bro.

    defnotrep, perhaps you were hanging out with Dan Rather when GWB’s service records were declared authentic. Actually, YOU are why I am not a Dem – you and John Kerry like to choose which troops you want to honor and when you want to support them. It’s all politics for you. You think one serviceman’s service is better than anothers’. You get real. Your comments are probably the most offensive thing that can be said to the people that serve and have served our country. You’re just like John Kerry – you support the troops when it is politically beneficial to you, but bash them and others who serve/lead our country when you can get a political shot in. “Cut and run” … that’s your and John Kerry’s (and all Dems) motto, unless, of course, there might be some political advantage to support the troops. Good job – you’re officially a disgrace to our country.

  8. Chris says:

    Well I have no idea what blunder you’re talking about with Kerry, apparently I missed the news that night or something. If anybody has a link to a transcript or videoclip, much obliged.

    I ran across this as Kerry’s response. Makes me want to see what the original flub up was all about even more.

    “If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they’re crazy. This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. I’m sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did.

    I’m not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq . It disgusts me that these Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have.

    The people who owe our troops an apology are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it. These Republicans are afraid to debate veterans who live and breathe the concerns of our troops, not the empty slogans of an Administration that sent our brave troops to war without body armor.

    Bottom line, these Republicans want to debate straw men because they’re afraid to debate real men. And this time it won’t work because we’re going to stay in their face with the truth and deny them even a sliver of light for their distortions. No Democrat will be bullied by an administration that has a cut and run policy in Afghanistan and a stand still and lose strategy in Iraq .”

  9. Chris says:

    This is the quote that caused such an uproar? “You know education, if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

    Even OReilly and Dick Armey are admitting it’s a joke directed at the president.

  10. Chris says:

    Speaking of Georgia’s GOP, how many original 1994 Contract with America signers are still in office and running for re-election this season?

  11. RandyMiller says:

    Kevin35,
    Visited your site, looks good, and I want to commend you for the donations to the animal shelter! You sound like good people to me.

  12. RuralDem says:

    “it’s guilt by Party association with something like this”

    What’s funny about this comment is the fact that Republicans cried foul when the entire Foley matter was and still is being tied to all Republicans. However, it’s fine when it happens to the Democrats. Hypocrisy anyone?

  13. Jeff says:

    Whoa…are soldiers need the GOP. The GOP has endangered our troops so much more than the Dems could ever contemplate. The Dems want to bring them home…you know let them live. At the rate things are going, if we want to win this war we need a new policy in Washington, or a new party in control, or the draft. The draft is what Kerry was talking about, I heard Boortz and Hannity say that Kerry was calling our military stupid. Listen to the whole speech. Go to college, make sure you are ineligible for the draft…so you do not get stuck in Iraq. If anyone wants to talk about talking sh*t, how about bush saying that Dems only want to raise taxes, and that a vote for the Dems is a vote for the terrorist. Where did he get this from? Probably the same place he got the intelligence on WMD’s…Cheney or Rove. Hey Fake Jeff…Kerry is a war hero. He fought for our country (sort of…Vietnam was as pointless as Iraq), was decorated, and saved lives. What did you war hero (GWB) do?

  14. Chris says:

    Where can the whole speech be heard or read? The GOP are real good at providing just a snip of a comment without providing the entire context. Where’s the whole speech so we can see for ourselves what Kerry was talking about?

  15. gatormathis says:

    Bill Simon // Oct 31, 2006 at 6:04 pm

    KFC with the trans-fat or without it?

    Funny thing about the taylors, they have a thing for naming companies they have interest with the beginning Trans………i.e. Transwaste, Transpower, and a few others.

    Maybe this Transfat is a new company they have that will (and rightfully so) use Mark Taylor as its mascot.

    Now that’s funny right there…..

  16. gatormathis says:

    ”You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
    — Sen. John Kerry

    The quote is from John Kerry. He said it, straightforward out of his mouth. The current troop of Democrats (not to be confused with some of the better Democrats of the past) will stop at nothing to further themselves.

    Supposedly champions of the “poor”, it is funny how fast they shift sides when in the company of those more like themselves who are better off. They use any callous comment they think will make someone want to vote for them.

    And to top it off, when it offends someone, they then say, “That didn’t come out right”, after they are quoted verbatim.

    Consider when Trent Lott made his harmless comment at Strom Thurmond’s birthday party, not long before Thurmond’s death. It was talked about by every Democrat pundit and mind reader.

    They took a single quote. “Maybe things woulda been better” and said it represented thousands of years of oppression, when all Lott was doing was humoring a dying old man, at probably his last birthday party.

    A simple comment was taken, and added to by people who “knew” what Lott “really” meant at the time. They expanded upon it like a bunch of ravenous dogs and made it out to be the most ludicrous 5 word comment ever. And Lott finally resigned as Majority Leader amidst all the controversy.

    Yet here comes professional rich husband (I know not yet what he really does for a living) with this comment degrading the fighting young men/women of this nation as if they are common morons. The military personnel these days are running the most technologically advanced machinery ever made. They are dealing with a psychological based enemy who has time on his hands. And they are handling themselves very well.

    I wonder, did John Kerry think of himself as “dumb” when he was in service? Maybe that is the telling factor. As surmised by most (I can sure as heck “surmise” if all these Democrats can) , maybe Kerry was using his military service for the stepping stone he was hunting on the way up. Several of his unit members don’t remember him being as “great” as his medal apps said he was. But I guess all have better opinions of themselves. I just thought I didn’t like John Kerry. Now I know I don’t.

    With the elections less than a week away, don’t make the mistake of letting these people get into office. They thrive on people who have a little less than others, then make comments like the above to show what they really think about them.

    Republicans know that this is still America, and everyone who puts forth the effort will have more tomorrow than they had yesterday. The best opportunities are ahead of us, just as long as we make sure some idiots don’t come along and blow us all up. America is finally turning the curve on the chasm that 9/11 left.

    A lot is due to the fine military that we have. As they “undo” the terrorist breeding grounds of the Middle East, we along with the residents of that region are safer, and will have opportunity to grow our families in a way that was intended. Safe and secure without having to worry that bomb blasts are killing our loved ones.

    I appreciate our military personnel. Having never served a day in the military, I sure don’t go around ridiculing them. And I really wish other people didn’t.
    —-gatormathis

    ”You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
    — Sen. John Kerry

  17. jkga says:

    Gator-

    Kerry dropped one word – “us” – that would have made it clear even to people taking the quote out of context that he was talking about Bush.

    “If you don’t, you get us stuck in Iraq.”

    That’s what he meant. It’s not inconsistent with what he actually said – “If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq” applies to Bush, who is figuratively stuck in Iraq.

    This is stupid gotcha politics and character assassination. Nothing more.

  18. RuralDem says:

    I honestly doubt Kerry was trying to talk down about the troops. Bad phrase/wording? Yes.

    I am in no way defending Kerry nor his remarks. While there are some nutjobs on both sides who have no problem demeaning the troops, I seriously doubt anyone with half a brain would purposely do such a thing. In fact, I think much of the uproar is now over the fact that he would not apologize and instead starts simply bashing President Bush again.

    I’m still hopeful that Congressman Marshall’s independent streak will nullify any attempts at tieing Marshall and Kerry. Staunch partisans deserve to be tied to their party because that is all they represent, however, those who put the people above the party should not.

  19. RandyMiller says:

    Good points Gator. You’re right, sometimes people don’t know it but our defense forces are cutting edge technology these days. And what have been the results? Cell phones, microwave ovens, commercial aircraft, and nuclear medicine are but a few of the benefits to come from our nations military.

    Now for Kerry’s comment; we can all argue the reasons Iraq hasn’t worked out the way we’d hoped until we’re blue in the face. Besides that, October was a very deadly month in Iraq for our men. Over 89 soldiers and marines gave their lives in the service of our country. That anyone could even figure a joke out of this is not a laughing matter.

  20. RuralDem says:

    Randy, I agree on the joke issue. Kerry should have apologized and left it at that. Instead he started bashing the Republicans for no reason.

    Fox News (yes, I am a huge fan of Fox News) made a good point. With Kerry and Bush going back and forth now, it seems similar to 04. I just hope the end results are not the same.

  21. GAWire says:

    As for the remark comparing this to Foley … at least we – the GOP – took care of disciplining our own when they make a mistake.

    What do the Dems do? Look the other way … the same way they did for Kerry, Clinton, Kennedy, etc!

    Where are the Dems on this? Are they going to discipline one of their “golden boys” for making fun of our troops and using them as a botched joke?!?

    On another note, that picture of the troops holding the sign is sooooooo freaking funny, and unfortunately, it’s right on target. Hopefully, Kerry and the rest of the Dems can get a good feel of how our troops view them.

    http://www.redstate.com/stories/culture/on_the_uneducation_of_our_troops

    Keep it up, Dems … the more you talk, the better we do!

  22. DougieFresh says:

    Kerry is too arrogant to apologize. He has determined that he is infallible, so to him, to “admit” he was “wrong” would be to lie.

    I never understood why politicians are so reluctant to just admit a mistake and move on, when it has been proven time and time again that Americans forgive the truly repentant.

  23. Jeff Emanuel says:

    No, RD. On your first: Kerry cancelled two, and one cancelled on him. Letting Kerry cancel instead of being proactive sends the message that they’re just fine with him — and he has to cancel to save them from himself.

  24. RuralDem says:

    Oops my bad. I just heard it on Fox News as I was walking in the door.

    I noticed you did not mention the Hillary/Dean portion.

    Face it, one man does NOT represent the entire party. You guys fussed and cried foul when Democrats tried to tie Foley to every Republican. Yet, you guys are now doing the exact same thing to the Democrats with Kerry’s statement.

    It’s similar to all of that fussing and whining about those evil Democrats in the state legislature. You guys fussed about stuff they did (partisanship etc..) yet y’all are doing the exact same thing.

    Hypocrisy seems to be running rampant. It’s one of those “you can’t do it but I can” moments which is really sad.

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