"John Kerry is a joke"
The FUnniest thing about the VIDEO of the publicity hound University of Florida student being tasered wasn't his obvious theatrics. It was the fact that John Kerry passively stood by on the stage and kept on droning while the cops arrested Meyer and tasered him. Most of Kerry's droning was drowned out by Taser Boy on the video but he did absolutely NOTHING at the time to stop the arrest and tasering although he belatedly criticized it when his passive role in the incident was questioned. Yeah, John Kerry has your back...NOT! Even many on the Left, such as Randi Rhodes, are now upset with Kerry's passive thumb sucking routine on the University of Florida stage. In addition, Kerry is now taking hits in the Leftwing blogosphere as you can see in this KOmmie THREAD titled, "John Kerry is a joke." So let us now watch the KOmmies debate Kerry's passive role in the tasering incident in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, noting that Taser Boy is from the very upscale Weston area of my own Broward County, is in the [brackets]:
John Kerry is a joke
[You're just now learning this?]
How can man elected to uphold our Constitution sit back and watch the first amendment be desecrated? How can a man who fought for our freedom watch the police willfully squelch free speech?
[John Kerry has your back.]
A 21 year old college student in Florida decided to speak his mind. The police forced him to the ground, arrested him, and then tazered him until he was quiet. But he never stopped. He would not be silenced. He is a true American hero. All the while, John Kerry failed to take a stand. He failed to stop the police. He failed to protect our Constitution. John Kerry is not a fighter. He is a passive blowhard. I voted for the man, but he will not have my support again. He failed when it counted. John Kerry is a joke.
[But John Kerry did provide incredible comedy relief when he just kept on droning on in his Boston Brahman style from the stage while acting like nothing unusual was happening during the entire loud commotion and arrest.]
ps for all those commenting....apparently they like a leader with no guts. A leader who just sits back and lets people get brutalized by the police for speaking their mind. I don't give a f*ck if the guy in the video was aggresive in going to the front of the line to speak up. Sometimes you have you be assertive. For all y'all passive democrats who are happy with the status quo, stand up for Kerry.
[But...but...Kerry did criticize the incident way after the fact. And now to hear from the rest of the KOmmies...]
Excessive use of force by police? Likely. But I don't see this as a first amendment issue. The First Amendment doesn't promote chaos; it promotes discourse.
[Unless a conservative is speaking from the stage. Then it is perfectly okay for students to disrupt the speaker.]
I find it rude when people mock a long-time Senator and activist for some trivial shit.
[So Kerry kept passively droning on with his agenda from the stage while Taser Boy made a big commotion. Big deal.]
He is a joke because he originally got elected to congress because he was against the Vietnam War and when he had a chance to try to stop the next war he instead voted for it. In this case he is a joke because he let the kid cut in line for questions instead of telling the punk to go back to the end of the line where he belonged.
[The passive/passive mode.]
I make it a point of tasering anyone who uses the word Bro.
[LOL! That's actually pretty FUnnie!]
dude is for macing, not tasering. I mace people that use the word dude.
[Dude is a definite mace offense.]
If Kerry felt the kid was being too disruptive, he should have told the kid to sit down, AND THEN IF THE KID REFUSED, the police might have a right to ask the kid to sit down and be quiet BUT NOT TO DRAG HIM AWAY AND TAZER HIM.
My God, what have we become, Nazi Germany!! And so many brownshirts masquerading as Democrats cheering the Gestapo on. Shame on you people!!
[Don't forget to also BLAME the Iraq War for this incident like Chris Matthews did.]
Kerry is up on stage with stage lights on. He obviously couldn't see everything the jerk was doing. Kerry is not responsible for the jerk's or police's behavior.
[Kerry must have been both blind and deaf since Taser Boy was also loudly shouting in his publicity hound voice.]
For crying out loud, his final question to Kerry was concerning his membership in Skull 'n Bones. Does this give you any clue about this guy's mental state?
[Taser Boy sounds like a typical KOmmie or DUmmie to me.]
I guess what we're both agreeing is Senator Kerry's ability to respond to this was minimal, as the police were not listening -- he did not have their respect, and so they did not lend him any authority. And, he already said he's never had this sort of thing happen at one of his events before. Ah well. Senator Kerry's doing what damage control he can.
[Kerry didn't have the respect of the cops nor of his fellow Swiftboat Vets.]
Kerry stood there like a deer in the headlights - just like he did during the Swift Boat commercials. How the f*ck you morons (I'm looking at you Iowa - you f*cking pricks) picked this stooge as your nominee when you had the next Teddy Roosevelt in Howard Dean - is just beyond me.
A loudmouthed, disruptive twit is a "true American hero"? No. He is not. He has not accomplished a goddamned thing and doesn't even know how to get a point across coherently. The people from VoteVets? Heros. Teachers? Heros. The doctors and nurses who stayed in NOLA during Katrina? Heros. Rescue workers who save lives every day? Heros. Any progressive who has made the effort to run for office - win or lose? Heros. Al Gore? Hero. But some impatient, attention seeking little shit who can't wait his turn in line? Please don't debase the term by bestowing it on him. I hope, in my lifetime, to make a significant positive difference in this world - maybe enough of a difference that someone might think of me as a hero someday. If standing up and ranting is all it takes, that's not much of a goal, is it?
[Two losers as a result of this incident: Taser Boy AND John Kerry.]
HE DIDN"T KNOW AND COULDN'T SEE. He did the best thing under the circumstances. The cops over-reacted, but Kerry handled it well.
[And he also couldn't HEAR?]
I don't think this incident proves John Kerry is Satan. But he could have done something to try to help de-escalate the situation. I would have, if I had been the speaker. Dennis Kucinich would have. John Edwards would have. Kerry had some authority in the situation. He chose to defer to the cops. That was a mistake.
[John Edwards would have tossed his makeup kit at the cops.]
Kerry is often very smart. He can also be very stupid. It boggles my mind how he couldn't have spoken up against tasering this kid.
[In this case, stupid overrode smart.]
This kid reminds me of O'Reilly or Hannity in that they don't want to give the opposition a chance to state their views.
[Yeah, that's the ticket. Blame Taser Boy's leftwing obnoxiousness on conservatives.]
John Kerry is a member of this site... and as such, he, like everyone here, should not be attacked personally. This is a community and everyone should be treated fairly, even if they happen to be people you disagree with. Even if their a Senator. This is how I understand the code of conduct here.
[John Kerry will be posting in KOmmieland about how he would have retroactively handled the situation. The title of that thread will be: "If I Did It."]