November 01, 2006

Reporting for Doofus

I know all the pundit blogs have covered in great detail the latest verbal gaffe flung by the junior Senator from Massachusetts, so I really have nothing to add.


This is why the Democrats continue to lose elections. A lame attempt at humor? This is supposed to be a member of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body. Yes, I know Joe Biden is in there, too--and both of them are politically tone-deaf dunces, but nonetheless they continue to put themselves forward as Great Men of Thought, and revile those of us who vote conservative as knuckle-dragging troglodytes. We may very well be, but please don't think you're any better or any smarter than us. Because if you can't tell a joke the right way, by definition you're a friggin' idiot.

Second--you're lying. Not only was it not a botched attempt at a joke, it was a most revealing glimpse of your truest feelings, that being that anyone who joins the military is a sucker, a dumb sucker, a poor dumb sucker who can't do anything else because he didn't graduate from Yale and marry two heiresses, and a poor dumb sucker who can't do anything else because he didn't graduate from Yale and marry two heiresses AND who can't see how superior Democrats are in every scientifically measureable way and that anyone who doesn't vote for them is evil and probably going out right now to lynch 'em up a bunch of Negroes. Oh, and Democrats are kind and tolerant toward others. And they really love all that Jesus crap that people talk about.

Third--since we've already decided Senator "I have that hat to this day" is a dunce, it's probably not worth noting that his "fiery" rebuttal is idiotic in that no one is asking him to apologize to the President. Bush gets worse things said about him by better men than John Kerry every day of his life--that's part of his job as President. He asks no apologies from anyone. But to bow up and act like you're being Swiftboated because it sounded like you were telling college kids to make sure they get an education or else they'll end up in Iraq, well, it defies reason. And THIS is the man people talk about being so smart!?

Look--I'm willing to let the poor dumb sap try to wiggle out of this by saying he misspoke, but he seems as incapable of admitting an error in judgement as Bill Clinton was about his mendaciousness. All that had to have been said was--"I said something that is being construed as a shot against the men and women of the military, and I understand how it came out that way. Let me say that I apologize to them that I made it sound that way, and I know that the members of our militiary are today some of the best and most educated leaders we have in our society. Military service is a noble goal, and we'd do well to encourage our college students to consider a career in the millitary after graduation to help us make our armed forces even stronger and more capable."

That's what I want to hear.

But I know I won't.

Yes, I know it's unfair to paint all Democrats with a Lurch brush, because there are some who are conservative, and who do not defend in any way either what Senator Kerry said or his mangled meltdown of a reponse. But let's face it--Kerry spoke what passes for the truth for a wide swath of those who consider themselves Democrats--that the military is full of mindless victims who are too ill prepared in life to do anything else. This perception of the Democrats, more than anything else, is why they are mistrusted with national defense.

Do the Republicans "deserve" to maintain control of Congress. No, no more than any partisan group "deserves" anything. Both parties have their full share of political opportunists and swindlers, and neither of them deserve anything.

But do Americans deserve to allow the affairs of our nation--particularly our international affairs that rely heavily upon a well-trained and usable military--to be run by a group of people who have nothing but utter contempt for those who put on a uniform in defense of the United States; who see them as nothing more than a subhuman murderers? No, I don't think we need that, either. But that bitter ideology is what has become prevalent within the national Democratic party.

I've said previously it's a bad idea to try to punish Republicans by taking away their power, mainly because the alternative is to give power to the Democrats. This whole minor imbroglio is a perfect example of why. Not only have the Democrats not earned our trust, they've done everything in their power to cement their reputations as undependable in a crisis--even one that could have been so easily corrected.

They can't even fight a minor brushfire in their own ranks, and yet they want control? They don't want to fight our enemies, but they have no trouble acting tough when they know it costs them nothing?

I am reminded of the episode of Seinfeld when George is waiting on the unemployment office to call him at Jerry's apartment, which he told them was Vandelay Industries, a company that sells latex. When they call, George is in the bathroom, and has to come running out to try to answer the phone, but with his pants down around his ankles, he trips and he falls facefirst onto the floor. Jerry comes in, looks down in mild disgust, and says, "So you want to be my latex salesman?"

Posted by Terry Oglesby at November 1, 2006 11:49 AM

At my last job with troops, it was two officers (Master's degrees) and 10 enlisted folks (2 Master's, 4 BS and the rest were working toward a degree).

At the time I was unaware of the depth of our stupidity but thne I never did study all that hard.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at November 1, 2006 11:59 AM

Shoulda married an heiress, Sparky.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 1, 2006 12:04 PM

I did but apparently she doesn't have quite enough money to make up for my lack of smarts.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at November 1, 2006 01:09 PM

If only there was someone you could sue...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 1, 2006 01:51 PM

My short comment turned into a long blogpost. Why bore you here when I can do it on my page?

Posted by: skinnydan at November 1, 2006 01:51 PM


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 1, 2006 01:55 PM

So this is what you call content?

Posted by: jim at November 1, 2006 02:23 PM

As to comments about Senators, it seems some are praising him for “showing personality.” I forgot what MSM person came up with that one. Read all the stuff he’s saying and it sounds like that special hat needs to be a tinfoil one.

Posted by: jim at November 1, 2006 02:24 PM

1) You sound like my intranet boss, and she needs to chill out a little too.

2) Jim, quantity is king in the blogworld.

3) Are the senators aware that the "Personality" he is showing is alternately "snotty kindergartner" and "deranged mental patient?" Unlike my bloggers, I kinda like my senators to have a slight grip on reality.

Posted by: skinnydan at November 1, 2006 02:27 PM


Jim #2, Tinfoil is good for hats like that because it's much easier for things to be seared--seared--while wrapped in it.

Skinnydan--CHILL OUT!? How can I what with all the global warming out there? I'm burning up! As for reality grips, I sense an unmet need in the tool market for something like that. Something along the lines of a set of Vise Grips...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 1, 2006 02:33 PM

What surprises me is that there are so many people in MA willing to continually re-elect that pompous dope and his senior, fat, drunken, woman-killing colleague. I just don't understand the group think that keeps them in our goverment.

Posted by: Nate at November 1, 2006 03:40 PM

I dunno--maybe they think they live in Cuba or something and have no choice in the matter. Or maybe they really like having someone in charge so utterly pathetic.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 1, 2006 03:47 PM

If we were smarter maybe we would be able to understand the ways of our betters. I think this is what he was talking about.

Posted by: jim at November 1, 2006 03:49 PM