Unfortunately, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass) was only a few blocks from my humble abode on Monday in Pasadena at Pasadena City College for a supposed campaign rally for embattled Democratic nominee for California governor, state treasurer (go figure, trusting Democrats with taxpayer dollars!) Phil Angelides.
What transpired is glib remarks about getting an education or those students maybe ending up in Iraq from the intellectual Sen. Kerry.
Oh, sure after he was caught not only in our local fish wrap (www.pasadenastarnews.com) and on youtube, he offered, well not an apology but an asinine diatribe saying that the comment was in reference to President Bush. Oh, I'm sorry, I must have missed the reference to President Bush since he did not use his name at all.
But, Sen. Kerry, trying to buck up another loser in Angelides has maybe turned this midterm election back to helping the GOP keep the majorities in both houses.
Let me be clear, this is the pattern of Sen. Kerry, to denigrate those who, in this war, volunteered to sign up in the US armed forces. The message was quite clear from Sen. Kerry. Get an education or you will end up as one of the bumpkins fighting in Iraq.
Sen. Kerry can not spin this as a Republican or Rush Limbaugh spin job. Here is what Sen Kerry said, verbatim:
"You know, education, if you make the most it, if 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'll get stuck in Iraq."
Funny, I did not see George W. Bush's name anywhere in that glib, flippant remark.
Of course not as that what it was not about. It was a slam on the military that Sen. Kerry has so loathed since he served in the Vietnam war. It is infact what left wingers really think about the military and those that serve in it.
It is why he and his ilk fight against ROTC programs on high school campuses throughout the United States. It is he and his ilk that fight recruiters at high school and college campuses. Afterall, a high schooler can pay for and have an abortion, but don't let that recruiter get 'em!
What this shows is the left's utter disregard for the military and those that serve in it. It shows that portraying the Iraq theatre in the War Against Terror as a failure, they are indirectly saying our soldiers are part of the reason. It pollutes the leftist cannard that only poor people serve in the military.
I would like them to tell that to the family of marine J.P. Blecksmith, who was killed in the battle of Fallujah. He came from San Marino, California, a very wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. He only graduated from West Point and came from a long line of military "losers".
This genie does not get back into the bottle. It is already out and making the Democrats very uncomfortable in the waning days of this mid-term election campaign.
So, what is the gift Sen. Kerry gives this time? Not only the guaranteed reelection of Gov. Schwarzenneger but keeping the GOP in control of congress. If this does not motivate disgruntled conservative Republicans, nothing will.