Democratic Presidential Nominee John Kerry came out swinging at President George W. Bush yesterday over television ads paid for by the political action group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. But, in typical liberal fashion, his attack ignored some important facts.
Kerry says Bush is responsible for the ads because the ads are funded by a Texas group. For those with short memories, try to recall that Bush was governor of Texas before becoming president. Also, Bush has not condemned the ads that question Kerry’s service in Vietnam; Bush has distanced himself and even gone so far as praising Kerry’s military service.
The Swift Boat Veterans’ ad was paid for with “soft money,” which means money not directly donated to a political campaign and therefore not reported by the candidate benefiting from it.
In the article linked to above, Kerry told a convention of the International Association of Fire Fighters that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are “…a front for the Bush campaign. And the fact that the president won’t denounce what they’re up to tells you everything you need to know: he wants them to do his dirty work.”
Hmm. Very interesting. Bush should distance himself from a group of military veterans who want him re-elected because they are one of many groups questioning how Kerry could earn three Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star in only four months of service.
If Kerry was half as smart as his supporters claim, he would realize how hypocritical it is for him to say something like that. Did Kerry condemn the obscenities spewed by Whoopi Goldberg and her Hollywood cronies at a July fundraiser for his campaign? Nope. He said Goldberg’s drunken comparison of the president of the United States and a female genitalia “… conveyed … the heart and soul of our country.”
Sen. John Edwards, Kerry’s vice presidential pick, said he was honored to hear such talk and added, “This campaign will be a celebration of real American values.”
Then they accepted the $7.5 million raised at the event.
And then there’s Michael Moore and the film he still wants to call a documentary. Moore spent about $6 million to make “Fahrenheit 9/11,” a carefully edited and skewed portrayal of events leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq. Let me rephrase that – Moore spent $6 million to create a 90-minute political ad aimed at persuading voters to elect somebody other than Bush – that somebody turned out to be Kerry.
How is Moore’s film OK, but the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ad not OK? I sincerely wish Kerry would explain that. Of course that won’t happen. Logic has no place in a liberal political campaign.
Let’s not forget MoveOn.org, which recently received $2.5 million from anti-Bush billionaire financier George Soros. If Kerry’s logic is right and Bush should condemn support paid for with soft-money, then Kerry certainly should speak out against MoveOn.org. But it ain’t gonna happen, folks.
Once again, Sen. John Kerry has shown himself to be a liar and a hypocrite. How anyone could consider voting for this delusional man in beyond me.