Michelle Malkin has the round up for this one but I can’t simply let this go unnoted here at HoodaThunk?. John Kerry, Democrat loser of the 2004 Presidential elections, stood up on stage at the Democratic Party convention to accept the nomination of his party. To puctuate the matter, he snapped to a sort-of attention and fired off a sloppy salute saying he was “reporting for duty.” He leaned so very heavily on his military service for his credibility and, with the rest of the Left, dared anyone to challenge their patriotism and support of the troops.
Some weren’t fooled, not in the least. They had known him in the military and they could see where his true allegiances lie. They knew he lacked the right stuff to command the U.S. military. Now, Kerry has managed to show his true colors, again, to the rest of us. Speaking at an event for the Democrat challenger for California Governor, Phil Angelides, Kerry addressed the gathered crowd in Pasadena and made it clear what he thinks of the men and women he would aspire to command:
“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.”
Feel free to have a look for yourself. There’s no denying this one or saying that his words were garbled or whatever. It’s clear as day and it shows Kerry’s utter contempt for the military and the people that comprise it.
So, is this what Democrats think? Does Jim Webb and Judy Feder agree with John Kerry’s take on things? That the men and women in uniform are there because they were lazy and stupid? Much has been made of Jim Webb’s military service. Will he stand up now for his brothers and sisters in uniform and call a fellow Democrat on the carpet for these comments? Or will he just remain silent and hope no one notices?