Saturday, October 09, 2004


Amazing. John Kerry plans to draft High School students. It's on his website: "As part of his 100 day plan to change America, John Kerry will propose a comprehensive service plan that includes requiring mandatory service for high school students and four years of college tuition in exchange for two years of national service."

Carol Platt-Liebau of the amazingly blue eyes catches John Kerry out in psychological projection too. I think his most notorious bout of projection, however, was his accusation that American forces in Vietnam were all war-criminals -- when he in fact was the war-criminal there. Read Unfit for Command if you doubt it.

The Kerry doctrine: "Me": "There is only one explanation for all Kerry's inconsistencies and contradictions. It is that his first political principle is opportunism. From Vietnam to Iraq, he is hawk or dove, pro-war or anti-war, depending on the constituency he is currently courting. When he went into the service in 1966, the establishment and Democratic Party were pro-war. When he turned anti-war radical in 1971, they had turned anti-war. When America was hawkish on Iraq, Kerry was hawkish. When he needed anti-war votes to combat Dean, he became a fluttering dove, then born-again hawk in Boston, when he needed Middle America. How does he get away with it?"

But can you believe it? "As the Democratic Whoopee Brigade hailed Senator John Kerry's edge in debating technique, nobody noticed his foreign policy se a change. On both military tactics and grand strategy, the newest neoconservative announced doctrines more hawkish than President George W. Bush. First, on war-fighting in Iraq: Hard-liners criticized the Bush decision this spring not to send U.S. troops in to crush Sunni resistance in the Baathist stronghold in Falluja. American forces wanted to fight to win but soft-liners in Washington worried about the effect of heavier civilian casualties on the hearts and minds of Iraqis, and of U.S. troop losses on Americans. Last week in the debate, John Kerry - until recently, the antiwar candidate too eager to galvanize dovish Democrats - suddenly reversed field, and came down on the side of the military hard-liners".

The lawyer's party: "John Kerry's selection of John Edwards as running mate was a blunder, and not just because Kerry probably will lose Edwards' North Carolina. The Edwards selection ratifies a provocative fact: trial lawyers have become the Democrats' most important faction. This has energized small-business owners, the self-employed, doctors and others who worry that they live one lawsuit away from ruin. Such people, now aroused, may propel tort reform that will curtail the windfalls that make trial lawyers the Democrats' largest source of contributions."

No JFK Mark 2: "The Democrats' current presidential aspirant John Kerry has ambitiously modeled his political career after John F. Kennedy's. Yet their politics bear little resemblance. If Kennedy were alive today, Democrats would condemn his sweeping capital gains tax cuts as a sop to the rich. His militant anti-Communism would evoke charges of right-wing 'paranoia.' And the vow he made in his inaugural address to confront tyranny anywhere in the world would win him the label of 'neo-conservative' imperialist among today's Democrats."

In case you have not seen it already, there is an amusing "Job Application" for John Kerry here.


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