HomePoliticsDevastating if This is a Trend Devastating if This is a Trend Paul July 27, 2004 Politics 10 Comments This might be the worst news Kerry had since he scratched his arm in Vietnam: High-Stakes Convention Poll Shows Support for Kerry Weakens on Issues and Attributes July 26, 2004 Is The Times Running Scared? Stupid as a Rock Related Posts The triumph of the empty suits Collective Punishment WaPo Slang About The Author Paul 10 Comments Bryguy July 27, 2004 In case you’d like to go scratch your arm in Iraq, here’s your link: http://www.goarmy.com/contact/how_to_join.jsp Until then stop denigrating the service of those who have been wounded protecting our country. King of Fools July 27, 2004 I don’t think the support has changed; I simply believe the poll from a month ago was a major outlier on this question. McGehee July 27, 2004 Bryguy, I think that for you to equate Kerry’s four months getting his arm scratched in Vietnam to the service of real war heroes is “denigrating the service of those who have been wounded protecting our country.” I don’t think much of Max Cleland, but JFnK isn’t fit to wipe Cleland’s backside. Bryguy July 27, 2004 I’ll tell you what, I’m looking forward to watching the extreme wingers attack Kerry’s military service this fall. It’s going to backfire very, very badly because Kerry’s service to his country was genuine. There are not many things people on both sides of the aisle can agree on, but respect for military service is one of them. That’s military service that you actually show up for, mind you. Paul July 27, 2004 If you think Kerry’s service was “genuine” you are either ignorant of the facts or you are delusional. Which is it? BoDiddly July 27, 2004 Bryguy: Yes, his service was genuine. So were the medals he trashed when he came home. So was the service of the boys who were still in-country when he was protesting the war. So is the photo in the North Vietnam museum showcasing John as an ally to their cause. It’s all TOO genuine for my taste. Now get off your soapbox trying to defend this turncote. McGehee July 27, 2004 Bry, you go ahead and keep bringing up that “Bush was AWOL” nonsense this fall. As I recall when that was the focus of the mainstream a few months ago the result was a pro-Bush surge in all the polls. Bryguy July 27, 2004 Just what part of him not showing up for duty for 6 months or more and unilaterally deciding to stop flying and go to an elite University instead do you think is nonsense? Not to mention that he lied about it in his book. Paul July 27, 2004 Tell ya what BryGuy- I’ve only deleted about 2-3 comments on this blog since I’ve been here. But you have pushed me real freaking close. I don’t care about your politics- My Daddy always told me “The constitution gives the man the right to make a fool of himself.” You can exercise that right all you want. But I get real freaking tired of people stating as FACT things that are not true. If you have some evidence that Bush did not show up for duty for 6 months and that he “unilaterally deciding to stop flying” then by all means share it with us. If however you have no evidence please admit you made the whole thing up. You are free to believe whatever liberal fantasy you want. Please do not try to spread it here. Stick to the facts (or your opinions) and I’ll never hit delete. Try to pass off fantasy as fact and you are toast. Easy enough? Jeff July 27, 2004 What concerns me is what happens when Bush wins. If the Dems are so desperate that they’ll nominate a guy with no hardcore views and only marginal appeal beyond the whiteness of his teeth and his runningmate’s hair, what happens next? Another Michael Moore movie? A raft of them. More biased 9/11-type commissions? More flailing at alleged Haliburton conspiracies? More “not my president” backtalk from bitchy celebs? More “fighting his daddy’s war” smack? More “he dodged the war” when half of the Democratic party ducked into universities and parked their asses in Canada while burning the American flag? All of the above, my friends. Prepare yourself. Desperate people do desperate things.