Wednesday, August 25, 2004

More Kerry Tall Tales

On numerous occasions, Kerry claimed to be in Cambodia on Christmas. He now admits that this wasn't the case. In similar news, Kerry previously stated that he remembers recieving the news of the assasination of Dr. Martin Luther King while in Vietnam. The problem: King as murdered on April 4, 1968. Kerry didn't get to Vietnam until November 1968 according to Kerry's own website! What a liar!

Two nights ago on Hardball, Chris Matthews called these inconsistencies "creative liscence". I call them repeated, blatant lies that serve to show Kerry in a more heroic light. I guarantee that if Bush was proven to have told similar lies, Matthews would crucify him and so would the rest of the media.

I don't even understand why Kerry feels the need to lie like this. He served our country with heroism. Piling lies on top of what was already an honorable record only taints the good things he did do.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn it John,
Why is everyone wasting their time with this. Does any of Kerry's actions in Vietnam really impact what he's going to be doing for four to eight years if he's elected president?
More time should be spent focusing on the issues rather than what happenened 30 years ago. I could give a damn what these candidates did when they were in their 20's. I even forgive bush for being stoned and drunk for the first 40 years of his life.
owever, I do question why Americans trust a man to rule the white house when he can't even trust himself to have one drink every now and then.


3:33 PM  
Blogger John said...


Kerry made his Vietnam service the focal point of his campaign. Its all he ever talks about. I agree that we should focus on current issues, but apparently your boy JK doesn't agree (probably because his record since 'Nam fails to appeal the American people). The only reason Kerry's Vietnam record is an issue in this campaign is because he made it an issue. Now he wants to take it off the table because its biting him in the ass.


John Minnix, "Reporting For Duty"

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, ain't that the truth! If Bush had lied like that, the liberal media would've killed him!

It's like when Cheney lied about the crosses at Arlington National Cemetery when he made this speech.

"Just before you settle down on the landing pad, you look upon Arlington National Cemetery...its gentle slopes and crosses row on row," Cheney said. "I never once made that trip without being reminded how enormously fortunate we all are to be Americans, and what a terrible price thousands have paid so that all of us...and millions more around the world...might live in freedom."

Of course, as I'm sure you remember from the hours and hours of media coverage on this lie, Arlington National Cemetery doesn't have crosses. It has plain headstones.

I can't believe how much time the liberal media spent lambasting Cheney on that one!


11:44 PM  
Blogger John said...

I smell a hint of sarcasm. That sounds like a pretty minor mistake. Honestly, I've been to Arlington and thought it had crosses also. Plus, I don't know where this quote came from, but it sounds like something he said to express how he feels about the country. The crosses weren't the central point of the story. With Kerry's Cambodia comment, however, he stressed how he wasn't supposed to be in Cambodia and how it was "seared...seared" into his brain. Cambodia was central to the story, and Kerry intentionally streched the truth. Do you think Cheney was streching the truth and/or lying about the crosses? Sounds like an honest mistake to me.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree. Cheney's commenting on how powerful an experience it was for him, just as Kerry was talking about powerful it was for him when he remembered the King assasination.

But, OK, we'll give him the benefit of the doubt. And I agree, mistaking headstones for crosses isn't exactly an error of national importance...

But how about this one from Bush:

"The vast majority of my tax cuts go to the bottom end of the spectrum."

37.6% of Bush's 2001 tax cuts went to the richest 1% of Americans, while the bottom 60% of Americans received only 14.7% of the benefits.

Maybe I'm wrong. Can you tell me how the vast majority of his tax cuts go to the bottom end of the spectrum?

9:59 AM  
Blogger John said...

If Bush said that then he was wrong or was lying. Definitely, the bulk of the tax cuts went to the people that paid the bulk of the taxes.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He did say it, on 2/15/00:

So, that's why I disagree with your statement "I guarantee that if Bush was proven to have told similar lies, Matthews would crucify him and so would the rest of the media."

It wasn't really mentioned by the media at all...

12:00 PM  
Blogger John said...

Here's the quote I referenced: "I remember well April 1968 -- I was serving in Vietnam, a place of violence -- when the news reports brought home to me and my crewmates the violence back home, and the tragic news that one of the bullets flying that terrible spring took the life of [Dr. King.]"

2:51 PM  

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