In 2004, the Democratic nomination for President was given to an uptight, stuff-shirt rich man from Massachusetts. He didn't win. He was a politician and horrible at speaking in public. He made empty promises and failed to impress voters. He now serves in the US Senate as a representative of his home state. He is no better than a child.
This same scenario plays out over and over again in the political arena. Politicians who participate in such childish behavior are a disgrace to America and all it stands for. And at no time is this more evident that before an election. At no point in media coverage is the play-ground system more in place than before voters must choose the leaders of our government. And the incident from yesterday proves that point.
If it was in jest, so what. John Kerry made a remark in a speech on Tuesday that has caused the childish antics of politicians to reach a fever pitch. In this speech Kerry said, "You know, education -- if you make the most of it, you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq." Kerry said it was a bad joke made toward Bush and his lack of knowledge. It was a bad one. But instead of rolling their eyes and moving on, the opposing party must make a big deal out of it. And when they make a big deal out of it, Kerry's party steps back from him as if he had the plague.
Let's face facts. Kerry makes a good point. If he was talking about Bush, he's right. Bush is an idiot. He is one idiot among several hundred that make the decisions that run this country. Because of his lack of brain, this country is stuck in a useless war where good men and women are dying for nothing. We are stuck there. And if we had a smarter leadership, we wouldn't be there in the first place. But no one has said that. Instead, they acted in such an immature fashion, I think a group of first graders could have acted better.
An add put out so quickly it makes you head spin had a caption reading, "John Kerry should apologize. Our soldiers are waiting." No they are not. Our soldiers are too busy getting killed by an unending insurgency to care about the remarks of one moron in Washington. What are troops are really waiting for is our politicians to get their heads out of their asses and do something to get them home.
The people in Washington need to grow up and move on with their lives. Stop worrying about who needs to say "I'm sorry" or who needs to say "I told you so" and run the damn country. It's events like these that make people want to stay at home on election day. They would rather let the idiots in Washington bicker until they are blue in the face. Yet another reason they should all be tossed out on their asses. When Washington stops disgracing the United States, then maybe we can get down to actually running the country. Till then, we are simply S.O.L. And you can quote me on that with no apology to follow.