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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-12-08 01:28 AM
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A warning - Remember the great betrayal of the Kerry "campaign" in 2004?
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Just for context, I caucused for Clark and then, being under the quota, for Kerry.

I went with Kerry because I knew he knew as much as anyone about the utterly evil nature of the enemy we faced. He had his VVAW experience and, even though he was a "moderate" in that context, he was as demonized as much the most insightful/rabid critics of that murderous slaughter. And he continued to expose the criminality of that same gang of psychopaths through his investigations and knew as much as anyone about the nature of the BFEE. So I thought he would expose these criminals for what they were.

Why Gore refused to do this in his campaign remains a mystery to me (naivet, ignorance, handlers?), but that failure was another reason why the Supreme Court was able to pick the next president. He must have known about Cheney and PNAC and all that. So why the silence? But back to Kerry.

So, as the campaign progressed, I wondered why Kerry had not yet told the truth. Maybe some timing thing. Maybe he was keeping his powder dry. Maybe he was just laying the groundwork for speaking the truth. But the only time we heard even a hint of what I knew he knew was a whisper caught on tape when he said in reply to a supporter something to the effect that "these guys are the worst gang of criminals." Some such words, I don't recall exactly. And I kept waiting. Yet he kept treating this gang of monsters as peers - legitimately elected politicians with which he had some disagreements in strategy if not goals.

Kerry never told the truth. And of course, once again the choice between tweedledee and tweedledumfuck went to the greater and more ruthless evil.

I just wish, for once, our candidates would tell the truth.
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  -A warning - Remember the great betrayal of the Kerry "campaign" in 2004? ConsAreLiars  Jan-12-08 01:28 AM   #0 
  - none of ours belong to Skull and Bones now  grasswire   Jan-12-08 01:49 AM   #1 
  - here's one explaination  orleans   Jan-13-08 03:34 AM   #48 
  - Kerry never told YOUR truth  MonkeyFunk   Jan-12-08 01:50 AM   #2 
  - What part of "MY" truth was a lie or should have been withheld from the voters?  ConsAreLiars   Jan-12-08 02:20 AM   #4 
     - ooh!  MonkeyFunk   Jan-12-08 06:16 AM   #15 
        - Why are you on a Democratic Board?  Warren Stupidity   Jan-12-08 09:09 AM   #28 
        - Thank you. That needed to be said. nt  TheGoldenRule   Jan-12-08 01:52 PM   #42 
        - Wake up. Open your eyes.  stillrockin   Jan-12-08 09:32 AM   #31 
  - It's too complicated  sandnsea   Jan-12-08 02:09 AM   #3 
  - I don't think the basics are particularly complicated.  ConsAreLiars   Jan-12-08 02:46 AM   #5 
     - I didn't hear that  sandnsea   Jan-12-08 03:04 AM   #6 
        - It's not "conspiracy theory" as you put it. It is simply recognizing the fact of class war.  ConsAreLiars   Jan-12-08 03:28 AM   #7 
        - Bush, BCCI, Class, Oil, Imperialism  sandnsea   Jan-12-08 03:36 AM   #8 
        - It is just his record in such fights that makes his betrayal such a tragedy.  ConsAreLiars   Jan-12-08 03:44 AM   #9 
           - Then you just didn't listen  sandnsea   Jan-12-08 03:59 AM   #10 
              - Sorry, you seemed to have wandered off to somewhere in strangeland  ConsAreLiars   Jan-12-08 04:18 AM   #12 
                 - Part of it  H2O Man   Jan-12-08 05:40 AM   #14 
                    - There is merit in what you say but there are important exceptions:  vssmith   Jan-12-08 09:50 AM   #33 
                    - I think it has more to do with basic loyalties than age.  ConsAreLiars   Jan-13-08 03:26 AM   #47 
        - You ignore that Kerry spoke out more than any established politician  karynnj   Jan-12-08 03:12 PM   #45 
        - Mark Cuban also said,  bvar22   Jan-12-08 02:19 PM   #43 
           - They were dupes  sandnsea   Jan-12-08 02:36 PM   #44 
  - Kucinich tells the truth, but he has been blacklisted by the media.  Swamp Rat   Jan-12-08 04:07 AM   #11 
  - Yeah, Dennis gets it, as do most of the Black Caucus and my Rep McDermott  ConsAreLiars   Jan-12-08 04:47 AM   #13 
  - Kerry would have had a really hard time campaigning on past government scandals  MagickMuffin   Jan-12-08 07:13 AM   #16 
  - Yeah I kind of think the same thing.  dailykoff   Jan-12-08 07:21 AM   #17 
  - No kidding about the shitstorms  MagickMuffin   Jan-12-08 08:35 AM   #23 
     - AG Kerry would be great, but he'd have to leave the Senate.  ginnyinWI   Jan-12-08 09:18 AM   #29 
  - Yep.  MH1   Jan-12-08 08:30 AM   #21 
  - My hope is that if Obama becomes president that he appoints  vssmith   Jan-12-08 10:56 AM   #34 
  - Oh yeah, let's stir up old divisiveness. Not enough of the new divisiveness  L. Coyote   Jan-12-08 08:22 AM   #18 
  - It was so obvious! He could've easily trounced Bushites on several counts yet DIDN'T  Echo In Light   Jan-12-08 08:25 AM   #19 
  - He would have lost the election in a LANDSLIDE.  MH1   Jan-12-08 08:28 AM   #20 
  - John Kerry Has And Has Had More Integrity And Honesty Than 99% Of The People Here Ever Will.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jan-12-08 08:32 AM   #22 
  - Hear Hear, well said  MagickMuffin   Jan-12-08 08:48 AM   #25 
  - Thank you for that n/t  sandnsea   Jan-12-08 12:54 PM   #39 
  - Spot on n/t  rockymountaindem   Jan-12-08 01:16 PM   #41 
  - just for clarity....  leftchick   Jan-12-08 08:43 AM   #24 
  - Yes, liars is what he called them I was astonished to hear it.  mnhtnbb   Jan-12-08 10:59 AM   #35 
  - So, the other guy on the ticket told the truth about the theft? "he wanted to"  robbedvoter   Jan-12-08 08:53 AM   #26 
  - Bingo. It only lends credence to America's unreality  Echo In Light   Jan-12-08 09:08 AM   #27 
  - I find the questions you pose intrigueing because I've wondered much the same - however let me pose  Pachamama   Jan-12-08 09:18 AM   #30 
  - Oi Pachamama  Swamp Rat   Jan-12-08 09:37 AM   #32 
  - wish I could be there this year, but can't...btw I saved that one...great job  Didereaux   Jan-12-08 11:02 AM   #36 
  - I think the best way to understand what happened is to read Chomsky.  ConsAreLiars   Jan-13-08 02:40 AM   #46 
  - I remember how shocked I was during the campaign when  brazos121200   Jan-12-08 11:10 AM   #37 
  - What hogwash!  ProSense   Jan-12-08 12:14 PM   #38 
  - This is for  ProSense   Jan-12-08 01:12 PM   #40 

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