Posted by: iam0nly1 | July 8, 2008

Kerry, Irony and Hypocrisy

Kerry has decided to be true to his Republican moniker and flip flop. The AP is reporting that John Kerry is claiming that John McCain “doesn’t have the judgment to be president.” When will Obama realize that his judgment argument is totally just preaching to the choir because when he or his surrogates claim superior judgment most independents, Republicans and skeptical Democrats think of Wright, Rezko, Ayers, Johnson, Auchi, Khalidi, etc. 

Yet, in what has to be the most ironic statement of the campaign, Kerry had this to say:

Kerry later said the McCain of 2008 isn’t the McCain he courted in 2004.

“John McCain has changed in profound and fundamental ways that I find personally really surprising, and frankly upsetting. It is not the John McCain as the senator who defined himself, quote, as a maverick, though questionable,” Kerry said. “This is want-to-be president John McCain. The result is that John McCain has flip-flopped on more issues than I was even ever accused possibly of thinking about.”

ROFLMBAO!!!! I literally laughed out loud after reading his statement, and I’m still chuckling about it two days later. 

First, it reminded me a lot of Obama’s classic claims: “That’s not the Wright, Rezko, (insert radical, corrupt, racist friend here) I knew.”  But then for Kerry to start claiming that John McCain has “changed in profound and fundamental ways” that he finds “surprising, and frankly upsetting” is absolutely laughable. This is the same guy who is shilling for a candidate that literally has changed his position within hours, and done summersaults on issues and policies like FISA that were critical to his base, the country and the Constitution. 

It is very clear from McCain’s past and present actions that he would and has come to the defense of Kerry:

McCain came to Kerry’s aid in March 2004 after Bush and his campaign tried to paint the Democrat as weak on defense. He rejected the suggestion in broadcast interviews and chided both parties for waging such a “bitter and partisan” campaign.

But what is the most revealing about this latest surrogate stunt is that Kerry once thought that McCain was at least suitable enough to be a heartbeat away from the presidency:

Not too long ago, Kerry might have described McCain, a fellow Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, as a bipartisan ally who could provide guidance on national security issues.

The two senators also discussed the vice presidency several times before McCain finally rejected Kerry’s overtures to form a bipartisan ticket. Kerry ultimately selected then-Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., to join the ticket.

I guess he was for John McCain before he was against him.


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