My husband is not smart.

According to John Forbes Kerry.

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

Reeeallly? Nice to know that's how you feel, Mister Kerry.

If you want to take a deeper look into Mister Kerry's appearance that led to his wonderful statement, you can read about it over at Michelle Malkin's place.

But it gets even better!

He was then kind enough to release a statement clarifying his previous comments.

“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.”

(h/t Matt over at Blackfive for this)

Ok, lemme get this straight. You insult my husband for not being smart enough to avoid getting "stuck" in Iraq. And then you have the audacity to call ME "crazy" for seeing that comment as an insult? You're batting 1.000 right now Mister Kerry.

I believe the old saying goes, "Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool rather than open it and remove all doubt."

Stupidity should be painful.

People voted for this asshat? Good grief.

I hope McCain, Duncan Hunter, and the rest of the GOP and the military at large eat him alive. Let us see how quickly his allies jump to his defense - at least that will give you a clear picture of who truly supports and believes in our military and who does not. (some may not need the real-life example; for others it may come in handy)

And, for the record, I happen to think that my husband is one of the smartest people I know. It has nothing to do with his college education (though he does have a college degree) and EVERYTHING to do with his brain. But vanity and superficiality prevent Mister Kerry from understanding that about my husband or any other member of the Armed Services.


- hfs

No comments:


Wrote this six years ago. Nothing's changed.  One of my favorite movies is 'Bull Durham'. And one of my favorite scenes in ...