Posts tagged ‘John Kerry’

August 27, 2013

Obama & Kerry, Preparing to Send Troops “to Die For the Biggest Nothing in History?”

by lewwaters

“I said this from the beginning of the debate to the walk up to the war. I said, Mr. President don’t rush to war, take the time to build a legitimate coalition and have a plan to win the peace. It’s the wrong war, in the wrong place at the wrong time.” – Sen. John Kerry, August 30, 2004 in opposition to the Iraq war.

“There is a reason why no matter what you believe about Syria, all peoples and all nations who believe in the cause of our common humanity must stand up to assure that there is accountability…” Sec. of State John Kerry, August 26, 2013 in support of Military action against neighboring Syria.

Kerry goofOnce again we get to see the situational ethics plaguing today’s Democrat Party as there is nothing they won’t politicize for political gain, even if it costs the lives of some of our Troops.

Kerry, the scorn of many Vietnam Veterans, this blogger included, for his treasonous acts and ‘testimony’ filled with lies before the Fulbright Commission back in 1971 after his abbreviated 4-month tour in Vietnam, who voted to approve sending Troops into Iraq only to come out heavily opposed a year later when he campaign for the Presidency, who claimed “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it” to fund the Iraq War and who said in 2007, “Iraq, as in Vietnam, more American soldiers are being sent to fight and die in a civil war we can’t stop and an insurgency we can’t bomb into submission” somehow now seem to think that we will be able to bomb or stop what is going on in Syria with Military intervention.

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April 19, 2013

Terror Revisits America: UPDATED

by lewwaters

OBAMA-PHOTO-BOSTON-BOMBING-570Once again Americans were taken by surprise as bombs exploded at the finish of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 and injuring hundreds, to include catastrophic amputations of several.

As we have gotten all too accustomed to today, speculation immediately focused on unknown conservatives, creating false links to “right-wingers” and “Tea Party” to smear conservatives in America as leftwingers continues their assault on traditional minded Americans.

Late Thursday and early Friday morning the smoke began to clear as we heard of a raging gun battle occurring in Massachusetts where two individuals seen walking through the crowd at the marathon were acting suspiciously and appeared to leave backpacks in the vicinity of the explosions were located.

One was killed in that gun battle and the younger brother is the effort of an intense city wide manhunt as I write this.

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November 14, 2012

Obama Considers John Kerry for Secretary of Defense?

by lewwaters

How could he even consider such a person as Kerry for Secretary of Defense?

Not just no, but HELL NO!

May 27, 2012

John Kerry: Still Working to Undermine American Sovereignty

by lewwaters

If ever there was a scourge on American leadership, it is Massachusetts senior Senator, Democrat John ‘F’in Kerry, who served in Vietnam (briefly). The anti-American activities this poseur has engaged in over the decades is well known, outside of Massachusetts.

A “self-proclaimed” war hero serving barely 4 months in Vietnam, trumping up a chest full of medals under very questionable actions who stabbed Vietnam Veterans in the back with his lies before Congress in 1971, anti-war activities to propel a political career as well as traveling to Paris to meet with Communist North Vietnamese agents only to return and advocate their position over America’s.

If not for the brave and courageous stand taking by a group of highly decorated Vietnam Veterans and former POWs, the country might have been fooled into electing this liar as president in 2004. His activities contrary to America’s best interests have been well-documented, leaving many to ponder just how it is he remains a United States Senator and not a prisoner in Leavenworth.

Kerry, ever the consummate political opportunist to further his own interests above that of our countrymen is at it again.

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May 1, 2012

Secretary of Defense Warns: Bad War Press Hurts Obama’s Reelection Effort

by lewwaters

Sometimes, a headline is published that just makes the reader go “DUH!” Something so blatantly obvious you just have to wonder how long the rocket scientist who wrote took to figure out a simple and obvious truth.

Such is the case in a recent Stars & Stripes headline, Panetta to Warn That Bad Press Hurts War Effort.

Those of us who served in Vietnam, recalling how our service and effort over there was distorted, misreported, blown out of proportion and sometimes outright fabricated can look at such a headline and say, “ya think?”

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the launch of the War on Terror in both Afghanistan and Iraq, we have repeatedly witnessed the lamestream media once again picking and choosing how they report our Troops efforts and service.

After the 9/11 Terrorist attacks, we invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 to deny Al Qaeda a safe haven and seek capture of Osama bin Laden. October 30, 2001 saw the New York Times run A Military Quagmire Remembered: Afghanistan as Vietnam, already distorting our Troops actions.

Quagmire became a familiar description applied both to Iraq and Afghanistan while Democrats in the House and Senate joined in labeling the war “lost,”, a “quagmire,” “mismanaged” and even to the point of identifying our Troops as “cold blooded murderers,” as did now deceased Pennsylvania Democrat Representative Jack Murtha in 2006.

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August 5, 2011

John Kerry: “Media Has Responsibility to Not Give Equal Time to the Tea Party”

by lewwaters

Straight from the mouth of one those who have gotten us mired in this problem

The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto says it best,

It’s rather galling for somebody who has never apologized for kicking off his career with such extravagant slanders to be lecturing anybody about ‘who’s real, who isn’t, who’s serious, who isn’t’.”

In case any have forgotten Kerry’s infamous lies,

They had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, tape wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the country side of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.

Thank you Swift Boat Veterans for Truth for exposing this guy in 2004 and keeping him from moving into the Oval Office.

Massachusetts, wake up!

December 17, 2010

From the Mouth of a Democrat

by lewwaters

A senior Democrat at that.

Yes, why bother reading anything before passing it, right Lurch?

And, you Democrats wanted this idiot for president?

March 6, 2010

Cantwell Calls For End To Ban On Gays Donating Blood

by lewwaters

Seeking to overturn the 27 year ban on Gays donating blood, Washington Senator Maria Cantwell has added her voice with 17 other Democrats calling for an end to the “lifetime ban on donating blood for any man who has had gay sex since 1977.”

The ban, imposed over concerns of HIV/AIDs being spread through blood transfusions, has come under fire in recent years as Gay Activists label the ban an “injustice” unfairly imposed on them.

Cantwell, senators call to end ban on gays donating blood

John Kerry (who served in Viet Nam), failed 2004 presidential candidate claims, “Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban.”

In 2006, the American Red Cross claimed, “that the ban is medically and scientifically unwarranted.”

In 2007, the FDA Kept The Ban On Gay Men As Blood Donors claiming, “Whatever was presented to us was not sufficient to make us change our minds.”

Other groups, such as those representing hemophiliacs, prefer the ban remain in place.

Undeterred, Gay activists and their supporters come back claiming the, “FDA already tests donated blood twice for HIV and other diseases, limiting the risk of tainted blood entering the blood supply to nearly zero,” as did John Kerry, who is also known for presenting a very false view of the war in Viet Nam.

Supporters of Cantwell and Kerry’s view make claims of, “Gay men tend to protect themselves but many straight people still follow the myth that HIV won’t impact them,” “Our health policies must be based on sound science, even if it makes your heads explode with prejudice” and “The point is that the change in policy will add significant amounts of desperately needed blood to our blood banks with virtually NO ADDED RISK.”

We are even told by supporters to check with the Center for Disease Control for HIV/AIDs statistics to see how wrong this “injustice” and “discrimination” against Gays is.

Doing so reveals the chart below.

CDC Basic Statistics, HIV/AIDs

Further checking within the CDC website reveal a small pamphlet they released titled HIV and AIDS among Gay and Bisexual Men that proclaims early on, “MSM is the only risk group in the U.S. in which new HIV infections are increasing. While new infections have declined among both heterosexuals and injection drug users, the annual number of new HIV infections among MSM has been steadily increasing since the early 1990s,” MSM being an abbreviation for “for men who have sex with men.”

Countering claims of discrimination against Gays, an FDA spokesperson said in 2007, “Anyone who’s used intravenous drugs or been paid for sex also is permanently barred from donating blood.”

It should also be noted that while the demand for donated blood is high, modern medicine has been perfecting Bloodless Surgery, due in large part to the questionable religious claims against accepting blood by groups such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

If we are to feel safe in accepting blood donated by known Gays, which will eventually lead to acceptance from prostitutes and others currently barred from donating blood, perhaps Cantwell, Kerry and the other 15 pushing for this change will lead the way and exhibit to us just how safe it really is by publicly accepting small injections of compatible blood donated from known Gays every month for a couple years.

Surely, they would have no concerns in receiving such an injection, right?

November 13, 2009

Troops Need Reinforcements, Not Another Memorial

by lewwaters

Vietnam MemorialTwenty-seven years ago, November 13, 1982, the Viet Nam Memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C. In remembrance of the day, my friend Rees Lloyd sent me the days American Minute, written by William Federer,

The Vietnam War Memorial was dedicated NOVEMBER 13, 1982, honoring 58,000 American troops who died.

U.S. forces inflicted over a million enemy fatalities, yet politicians did not allow a victory.

A former Communist North Vietnamese colonel, Bui Tin, called the American “peace movement” essential: “Every day our leadership would listen to the world news over the radio to follow the growth of the American anti-war movement. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses.”

On October 12, 1967, during Operation Medina, Marine Sergeant George Hutchings of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division, had a dozen men killed around him when ambushed by North Vietnamese in the Hai Lang jungle.

Months later, after numerous battles, George was shot three times, bayoneted and left for dead.

He survived and was later awarded the Purple Heart.

Of the Vietnam Memorial, George Hutchings said: “On that wall is the name of Corporal Quinton Bice, who was hit in the chest with a rocket running a patrol in my place.

A Christian, he had shared the Gospel with me, but I didn’t understand it till he gave his life in my place.”

Very touching and I thank both William Federer of American Minute and my friend Rees for sending it to me.

While not every one who served in that war came away with such understanding, as did George Hutchings, most us came away with a deeper appreciation of freedom and liberty and what it costs to keep. The phrase, “You have never lived until you have almost died, for those who have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know,” has a special meaning to us others cannot fathom.

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The two names shown above hold special meaning to me, as they were two of the 13 from my unit who lost their lives during my time in Viet Nam.

Scott Stanton died, September 8, 1969 from wounds received 4 days earlier, September 4. Everyone felt he was going to survive as he was upbeat and in good spirits. He died in his sleep while on the medevac flight to Japan.

Robert Pilk died instantly July 19, 1970 of wounds he received from enemy fire. The helicopter he was riding in crashed with my best buddy, Ron Strickland sitting in the front seat. Ron survived, but medevaced out to Japan before I was able to see him in the hospital.

I mention them as a reminder, just like George Hutchings above, that war is very personal to those of us who serve and those names etched into granite were real people who are the heroes of every conflict.

They meant something to their Families, loved ones and us.

It is also why we take denigration and destruction of our memorials so personal.

Currently, we are in another war that the anti-war left has succeeded in turning public opinion away from almost as much as they did back during Viet Nam.

We have a leader who cannot, or will not, make any decision on reinforcements for our Troops requested by General Stanley McChrystal back in August!

Most distressing is that we also have one, who was once one of our number, repeating his treasonous acts in undermining the Troops as he did back in 1971.

John Kerry likes to stand before our memorials and make grand speeches, but he knows nothing about honor or heroes, allowing him self to be called a “war hero” after 4 months service and obtaining a chest full of medals used to further his political ambitions that he should not be entitled to wear.

In a 1985 interview he was asked, “What exactly makes a hero?” “Basically, you don’t get killed,” he replied.

As William Federer noted above, there are over 58,000 names of heroes etched in stone on the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial. Nearly three quarters of those names are from after the failed North Vietnamese Tet of 1968 Offensive.

Colonel Bui Tin, disillusioned with the communist takeover, defected and moved to Paris, France, where he gave the interview quoted from above. In addition to the above, in reply to the question “How could American have won the war,” he replied, “Cut the Ho Chi Minh trail inside Laos. If Johnson had granted [Gen. William] Westmoreland’s requests to enter Laos and block the Ho Chi Minh trail, Hanoi could not have won the war.” Later in the interview, he admitted, “Then Johnson had rejected Westmoreland’s request for 200,000 more troops. We realized that America had made its maximum military commitment to the war,” allowing them to just wait us out.

Sound familiar yet?

Tin continues, “We had the impression that American commanders had their hands tied by political factors. Your generals could never deploy a maximum force for greatest military effect.”

Barack Obama is repeating the mistakes of Lyndon Johnson, but unlike Viet Nam, victory in Iraq and Afghanistan does hold importance for the United States.

Barack Obama campaigned on “I will listen to the generals.” So far, he isn’t. He listens more to opportunists like Kerry it seems.

We will build more Memorials to our fallen and those that come back home, we always do. It is the least we can do for those who show the greatest love of fellow man.

Mr. Obama, keep your word. Listen to the Generals, support and back our Troops. Help us keep from having so many names on this next memorial.

October 20, 2009

Why?

by lewwaters

Obama Paper Dolls 1 Why are abortion doctors more important to the Obama administration than our Troops in Afghanistan?

When Dr. Tiller was murdered, Federal Marshals were dispatched immediately to protect abortion clinics.

Since General McChrystal requested reinforcements for our Troops in Afghanistan in late August, over 50 have lost their lives and nearly 2 months later, Obama simply ponders what to do, announcing no decision for weeks.

The same day Dr. Tiller was brutally murdered Obama released a statement saying,

“I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.”

October 6, 2009 a statement from the White House said,

“Given the importance of the policy to our security — and to our troops — the president said that he will be rigorous and deliberate, while moving forward with a sense of urgency.”

By October 13 we hear, Obama: Afghanistan Decision within Weeks

Weeks? That’s what Obama considers as “moving forward with a sense of urgency?”

Is it “with a sense of urgency” that failed presidential candidate John ‘F’in Kerry states it would be irresponsible to send more troops to Afghanistan?

It appeared to be “with a sense of urgency” that Kerry co-sponsored a bill condemning violence against abortion doctors, but reinforcing our Troops in Afghanistan is “irresponsible?”

As much as I hate to quote such a person, Osama bin Laden said long ago,

“When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse.”

Obama and the Democrats are providing such a “weak horse” attitude.

How can we expect the Afghani people to stand alongside of us when they see this administration cares more for abortion doctors than our own Troops in harms way?

If only Obama would wage war against terrorists as much as he is Fox News.

September 11, 2009

September 11, 2001 Remembered: Eight Years On

by lewwaters

It has been 8 years since I woke to news of the most horrific attack out nation has ever faced. Being on the west coast, events were already under way and unfolding that fateful morning as my radio went off to wake me up for work.

Hearing news of the attack instead of the usual music I turned on the TV to CNN, the channel I considered trustworthy at the time.

Initially considered an accident, when the second plane hit the second tower, I instinctively knew that we had just witnessed the beginning of war. War against the American people and western civilization.

There was little doubt that it was radical Jihadists behind the attack and in the early confusion that follows any such sneak attack, many were considered as possibly the perpetrators, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and any myriad of other known terrorist leaders.

This wasn’t the first attack against our culture or within our nation by these radicals, but it was the most successful for the terrorists as news of another airplane hitting the Pentagon broke and news filtered out of another highjacked plane crashing in Pennsylvania.

Our nation had been under attack for three decades when this attack hit and I witnessed something I hadn’t seen since a young boy, long before my enlisting in the U.S. Army and deploying to Viet Nam in 1969, Americans coming together expressing outrage and demanding accountability for the attacks.

Democrat, Republican and Independents all rallied behind President George W. Bush demanding a counter-attack, but against whom? Such demands lead to the infamous statement from Bush,

When I take action, I’m not gonna fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It’s going to be decisive.”

Nearly a month later, October 7, 2001, President Bush launched the attack in Afghanistan to seek Osama bin Laden, whose terrorist group Al Qaeda was determined to be responsible for the attacks and to unseat the Taliban who were protecting bin Laden and refusing to turn him over.

Within a couple weeks, the anti-war contingent in America who opposed fighting back, began their very public demonization of Bush and the effort to prevent any more such attacks as the New York Times ran the article A Military Quagmire Remembered: Afghanistan as Vietnam.

By March of 2003, with the Taliban routed and bin Laden running and hiding out and after months of futile efforts by President Bush, a new theater in combating terror was opened as Iraq was invaded to unseat Saddam Hussein, who several intelligence agencies had determined posed a potential threat should he link up to Al Qaeda and share technology or WMD’s believed to still exist in his regime.

The anti-war cretins found an old familiar voice as the Democrat Party nominated an aging protester left over from the Viet Nam era, John ‘F’in Kerry to run for president.

Kerry, with no regard for anything except personal power, set about repeating his treasonous activities of 1971 as he labeled President Bush a liar, deserter and a coward, with the willing help of a complicit media, undermining the efforts to combat terror and demoralizing our Troops in harm’s way.

Forgotten, or ignored by Kerry and that irresponsible media, as they repeated his chant of “Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time” is that is was none other than Kerry who, in a 1997 Senate Floor Speech, was calling for an attack on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq to depose him.

If not for the efforts of a small group of brave and courageous Combat tested and Decorated Veterans, Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, Kerry might have seized the presidency as he and the Democrat Party whipped the country into an anti-Bush, anti-war fervor like we have never seen before with their lies, innuendos, fabrications and yes, undermining the efforts to combat terrorists, all for cheap political gain.

Their efforts re-divided the country worse than it has ever been as they seized first control of both house of congress in the 2006 elections and the presidency in 2008, demonizing President Bush and Republicans every step of the way, presenting us with the least experienced and least qualified president we have ever had in our entire history.

It was with great disbelief that I listened this morning to Barack Obama as he quoted President George W. Bush’s often stated words, words they have demonized and scoffed at in the years since that fateful September morning 8 years ago,

Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric act and who plot against us still. In defense of our nation we will never waver; in pursuit of al Qaeda and its extremist allies, we will never falter.”

It was with even more disbelief that I listened as he followed that with,

Most of all, on a day when others sought to sap our confidence, let us renew our common purpose. Let us remember how we came together as one nation, as one people, as Americans, united not only in our grief, but in our resolve to stand with one another, to stand up for the country we all love,” after the years of efforts he and his party spent dividing the country as never before.

Where was that never faltering spirit in the past few years? Where was the call for unity when the country and our Troops needed it most?

As politicians use this fateful day as a backdrop for their political posturing and grandiose speeches, there seems to be much truth in a new phrase, 9/11: Elephants Remember, Jackasses Forget.

Have You Forgotten?

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August 25, 2009

Ted Kennedy, Flawed & Imperfect, Dies of Brain Cancer

by lewwaters

Ted Kennedy, youngest brother of John F. Kenney, who was assassinated in 1963, has died of brain Cancer, according to a News Alert issued by Fox News.

Ted Kennedy, Senate Lion and Liberal Champion, Dies

Breaking news last night, as we saw and today, the fawning and gushing over his passing commences. Even the Drudge Report lists his death as “End Of Camelot.”

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Most people today do not even realize the “Camelot” description of the Kennedy dynasty was a fabrication of Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of assassinated president John F. Kennedy, after he was killed in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963.

How it now encompasses his youngest brother, Ted, escapes me.

The Kennedy clan enjoys near royal status in America, although they are as troubled as any other. The excessive wealth of the family was gained under questionable means, with ties to organized crime during the Great Depression. For all the claims from the left over “rich fat cat Republicans,” somehow this family is not ever included.

I recall how the country literally shut down from the time JFK was cut down that Friday long ago, until his State funeral on Monday. I recall also as news broke in 1968 of his other brother, Robert, being shot in Los Angeles and dying days later.

Regardless of wealth, that has to hurt and leave a lasting impression on surviving family. While not accounting for all troubles that plagued Ted later on, I’m sure it at least somewhat contributed to his many misguided steps.

He was born into incredible wealth and privilege and along the way, misused it. Many credit him for efforts to make up for that by his congressional work, presumably for the less privileged. That he never gave up his own unearned wealth and life of excessive privilege doesn’t figure into that gushing.

Teddy Kennedy today will be described as “iconic,” a “Liberal Lion,” and all sorts of undeserved depictions, ignoring several acts that would have landed you or me in the unemployment line or jail.

Most notable in those acts was the 1969 death of a young 28 year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, left to drown in the upside down Oldsmobile driven by Ted Kennedy after he drove it off of a narrow bridge in the small island of Chappaquiddick on Martha’s Vineyard. The subsequent actions of Kennedy, indicating incapacitation from excessive alcohol and the rumor of Mary Jo possibly being pregnant, although never confirmed, forever haunted Kennedy’s quest for higher office.

Mary Jo Kopechne

How it didn’t bring about his expulsion by voters from the Senate remains a mystery to me.

His reputation for heavy drinking and womanizing followed him all of his life, often making public statement nearly indiscernible from slurring. He was often seen stumbling around Palm Beach Florida after a heavy night of partying.

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The country saw this in the 1991 trial and acquittal of nephew William Kennedy Smith in Florida. Ted was a material witness as he was out partying with his nephew that night.

In his youth he was expelled from Harvard for cheating on an exam. He then put in a two-year hitch in the U.S. Army, serving in Paris during the Korean War. Somehow, he was readmitted to Harvard after his Army enlistment, graduating in 1956.

Acting against his Catholic faith, he adopted a strong pro-abortion position and had his marriage to Joan annulled by the Catholic Church after divorcing her in 1981. In 2005, Joan was found lying in the street injured.

His vitriol against conservatives was handily seen as he almost single handedly wrecked President Reagan’s 1987 nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court when within 45 minutes of the announcement he stood on the Senate floor and said,

“Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is — and is often the only — protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy… President Reagan is still our president. But he should not be able to reach out from the muck of Irangate, reach into the muck of Watergate and impose his reactionary vision of the Constitution on the Supreme Court and the next generation of Americans. No justice would be better than this injustice.”

Of President Bush’s 2003 nomination of minority candidates to Federal Court positions, he referred to them as “Neanderthals” with impunity for such a racist slight.

Of late he is credited for his hard fight to impose Universal Healthcare on the nation. Since his death, proponents are using his death to further promote this flawed notion, slobbering all over Kennedy for his efforts.

Missed, or ignored, is that the final year of his life was spent seeking and taking medical treatment from a health program that regular citizens would not have access to. He did not receive a copy of “Your Life, Your Choices” booklet that is not passed out to Veterans to ascertain if their life is still worth living.

In 2004 he was instrumental in having Massachusetts law changed, preventing the governor from appointing a Senatorial replacement in case the Democrat candidate that year, fellow Democrat John Kerry, won. With a Republican governor, Ted feared a Republican might be appointed. Instead of an appointment by the governor, any replacement would be selected by a special election.

In the days preceding his death, he again was lobbying to change the law back now that a Democrat governor is in office and he fears such a special election could result in a Republican replacement due to the waning popularity of the Democrat led Congress and seeing the poll numbers of Obama sliding downward.

To Ted Kennedy it is “Republicans need not apply.”

Prior to his bother Robert’s murder, Ted jumped on the anti-war bandwagon helping undermine our efforts against communist forces in Viet Nam and was often seen cavorting with the traitorous John ‘F’in Kerry in the lead-up to Kerry’s infamous lies to the Fulbright Commission in 1971.

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He seemed to oppose every effort at protecting freedom and liberty around the world, if initiated by a Republican President. Yet, he seemed to readily accept and support when President Clinton set about bombing in Kosovo or launching missiles into Iraq.

Although he supported the removal of Saddam Hussein during the Clinton years, he staunchly opposed it once President Bush undertook the task after September 11, 2001.

And now, as if to add insult to injury, we hear that plans are underway to bury this man amongst the fallen heroes in Arlington National Cemetery. That his efforts at undermining their mission, his votes against funding or approving updated weapons to support them may have resulted in the deaths of many is an affront to those real heroes buried there who fell in service to our country.

DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen has sent out an email today saying, “With the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, a family lost its patriarch, the U.S. Senate lost its most gifted legislator, and America lost an unparalleled leader.”

Robert Reich, Clinton Labor Secretary, says, “His passing is an inestimable loss.”

As the leftist media tries outdoing each other in their slobbering and gushing reports on this flawed man, I can only recall a portion of Ted’s own words in the eulogy he gave at his bother Robert’s funeral, “[He] need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life.”

July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite: Only The Good Die Young

by lewwaters

waltercronkitevietnam Walter Cronkite, long-time news reporter and anchorman for CBS News has died at the age of 92.

Labeled by many as “iconic” and “the most trusted man in America,” I cannot share that view of this man. Like Debbie Schlussel, I have no tears to shed for a man who held the responsibility of responsibly and honestly reporting the news to America, deliberately gave a false view of our involvement in the nation of Viet Nam during the 1960’s.

Much of America listened every evening to the man they trusted and never suspected that he was beginning the very biased news against America that helped lead America down the path of the communist nation we are now becoming.

In the Viet Nam War, many seemed to be surprised by the sudden attacks across the nation in the Tet of 68 offensive. Even though our intelligence was at best sketchy, American and South Vietnamese were not caught totally off guard and the offensive launched by the North Vietnamese Communist ended up a huge failure for the Communist North Militarily. Their numbers were decimated and it took many years for them to recover and launch the final drive South, defeating the South Vietnamese who no longer received any aid from America due to Democrat congressional policies.

In many regards the Tet of 68 Offensive was very similar to Germany’s Battle of the Bulge in World War Two, a desperate attempt.

It is ironic that Cronkite reported on both battles of desperation, accurately reporting the Bravery and steadfastness of World War Troops who pushed back the Nazi’s, but labeling our decisive victory in Tet as a “stalemate” and “unwinnable” in a broadcast aired on February 27, 1968 upon his return to America from Viet Nam and ending that broadcast with,

it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.”

Abandoning a struggling ally is hardly “the best they could do,” as millions of Asians in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos paid with their lives as Communism spread across Southeast Asia and untold thousands more lost their lives as they desperately tried escaping the throes of Communism in rickety boats across the South China Sea in what was labeled the Boat People.

In an October 2000 speech, retired General Fredrick Weyand, who commanded II Field Force during the Tet of 68 offensive said in part,

After Tet, General Westmoreland sent Walter Cronkite out to interview me. I was in Command of the Forces in the South around Saigon and below and I was proud of what we’d done. We had done a good job there. So, Walter came down and he spent about an hour and a half interviewing me. And when we got done, he said, “well you’ve got a fine story. But I’m not going to use any of it because I’ve been up to Hue. I’ve seen the thousands of bodies up there in mass graves and I’m determined to do all in my power to bring this war to an end as soon as possible.”

It didn’t seem to matter that those thousands of bodies were of South Vietnamese citizens who had been killed by the Hanoi soldiers and Walter wasn’t alone in this because I think many in the media mirrored his view…”

When I was in Paris at the Peace Talks, it was the most frustrating assignment I think I ever had. Sitting in that conference, week after week listening to the Hanoi negotiators, Le Duc Tho and his friends lecture us. Reading from the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Herald Tribune, the Atlanta Constitution, NBC, CBS, you name it. Their message was always the same. “Hey, read your newspapers, listen to your TV. The American people want you out of Vietnam. Now, why don’t you just go ahead and get out?” So finally a Peace Agreement was signed that everyone knew would be violated and with no recourse or hope of enforcement on our part.”

General Weyand went on to say he doesn’t blame the media entirely for the outcome of the war, but Cronkite’s words expressing how he had no intention of reporting the Battle truthfully evidence how the media spearheaded the anti-war effort at turning public opinion against the effort to keep the South Vietnamese free and towards supporting the Communist Forces of the North.

In short, he sold out America and our Troops as well as millions of Southeast Asians.

In the days ahead many will label Cronkite as “iconic,” “legendary,” and heap accolades upon him I feel are undeserved. Cronkite himself called what he said on Vietnam as his “proudest achievement.”

It escapes me how having the blood of millions of people, over 40,000 of which are American Soldiers on your hands could be seen as his “proudest achievement.”

Uncle Walt, as he was affectionately known, is gone. Dead at the age of 92 and who lived much longer than many of my brothers whose blood is on his hands that he sold out. His death at this ripe old age reinforces the old adage, “only the good die young.”

I have no tears for the man but offer condolences to his family and loved ones.

Others who sold out the Vietnamese and American Troops will join him one day. Jane Fonda, John Kerry, Ramsey Clark, Bill Ayers and so many others who today lavish themselves with the very luxuries they called for others to scorn as they spoke out against a free Viet Nam will also face the grim reaper in time.

Just as I hope and pray for Walter Cronkite, they too should face every single one of those well more than 40,000 American Troops their anti-American conduct helped kill on their descent to hell!

December 16, 2008

The Columbian’s Ignorance About The Electoral College

by lewwaters

The December 16 edition of the Columbian contains one of the most ignorant articles I have ever seen in their pages, In our view Dec. 16: Flawed System, addressing the Electoral College system set up by our founding fathers long ago.

Even though their favored candidate won both the popular vote and the Electoral vote, which has happened all but 4 times in over 200 years, the Columbian publishes a opinion that the Electoral College should be abolished and instead, we rely solely on the popular vote.

What folly!

In the article, they state,

The Electoral College made sense when the nation’s Founding Fathers designed it to make sure large population centers would not run roughshod over more sparsely populated areas.”

Does it escape the Columbian’s writers and editors that the majority of our over 300 million population continue to reside in just a few states?

We saw in 2004 how just one county swung the governor’s race over the wishes of many of the rest of the counties. Would we desire to see that nationwide on a regular basis?

Equally as ignorant is,

Perhaps the worst part of the Electoral College is that it violates democratic principles of equal votes and equal representation.”

Is it a “Democratic Principle” that the heaviest populated states decide the presidency while lesser-populated states receive no voice in the presidential selection?

In their condemnation of the Electoral system, they craftily avoid the why of the founding fathers setting it up. Some of the perils of going to strictly a popular vote can be seen here.

More information can be found at Electoral College, the most informative section on the whys at page 3.

The 2000 election of George W. Bush over Al Gore is described here, explaining just how and why it works this way, as designed. The previous three times the Electoral Vote was in disagreement with the popular vote is well explained here.

The Electoral College was actually a compromise on how to select our president, popular vote or congressional vote. Popular vote only very likely could result in a president popular only to one region of the country, that region being the one with the heaviest population. Middle America would be ignored and cast aside during campaigning, candidates vying only in the heaviest populated states.

The Electoral College is a brilliant idea set up long ago that has served the country well. The dismay expressed by the left since 2000 over it just shows they never actually looked into it and instead, fall back on knee jerk reactions.

One would think that Clark County’s main source of news would have done their homework before jumping on this and going off half-baked. But, that might require breaking out of the groupthink of the left.

I am left believing that had the 2000 election results been reversed and the Democrat had won the Electoral Vote while the Republican had won the national popular vote, we would not be hearing any calls for abolishing the Electoral College, but would be hearing how marvelous it is and that it works well.

Little wonder they are facing bankruptcy when they won’t even do their homework on such an important and brilliant faction of our election process.