John Kerry said:
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”The Democrats, fighting close races to regain power in the House and Senate, really did not need John Kerry to say something this stupid at this time. There has been a firestorm of outrage on talk radio and on the internet. Kerry has fired up the Republican base and reminded independents that Democrats think little of the military. Karl Rove is chilling the champagne.
I find one thing interesting: John Kerry had no idea he was saying something controversial.
He thought he was just saying something everyone knew, that if you’re a dumb failure, you end up a grunt in the Army. After all, no one who was successful or smart would want to serve in the military, would he?
John Kerry did not stop to consider that some highly intelligent young people might volunteer to serve because they love America. Such a love of country is not common in the liberal cocoon where Kerry lives.