Ann Coulter strikes again! (and well said...)
If Bush can't talk to Kerry about the horrors of war, then Kerry sure as hell can't talk to anyone about the plight of the middle class. Kerry's life experience consists of living off other men's money by marrying their wives and daughters.
For over 30 years, Kerry's primary occupation has been stalking lonely heiresses. Not to get back to his combat experience, but Kerry sees a room full of wealthy widows as "a target-rich environment." This is a guy whose experience dealing with tax problems is based on spending his entire adult life being supported by rich women. What does a kept man know about taxes?
In 1970, Kerry married into the family of JuliaThorne -- a family estimated to be worth about $300 million. She got depressed, so he promptly left her and was soon seen "catting" around with Hollywood starlets, mostly while the Cad was still married. (Apparently, JFK really was his mentor.)
Thorne is well-bred enough to say nothing ill of her Lothario ex-husband. He is, after all, the father of her children -- a fact that never seemed to constrain him. It seems his second meal ticket, Teresa Heinz, wanted the first marriage annulled -- and Heinz is worth more than $700 million. Kerry claims he will stand up to powerful interests, but he can't even stand up to his wife.
Heinz made Kerry sign a prenuptial agreement, presumably aware of how careless he is with other people's property, such as other people's Vietnam War medals, which Kerry threw on the ground during a1971 anti-war demonstration.
At pains to make Kerry sound like a normal American, his campaign has described how Kerry risked everything, mortgaging his home in Boston to help pay for his presidential campaign. Technically, Kerry took out a $6 million mortgage for "his share" of "the family's home" which was bought with the Heinz family fortune. (Why should he spend his own money? He didn't throw away his own medals.) I'm sure the average working stiff in Massachusetts can relate to a guy who borrows $6 million against his house to pay for TV ads.
Kerry's campaign has stoutly insisted that he will pay off the mortgage himself, with no help from his rich wife. Let's see: According to tax returns released by his campaign, in 2002, Kerry's income was $144,091. But as The Washington Post recently reported, even a $5 million mortgage paid back over 30 years at favorable interest rates would cost $30,389 a month or $364,668 a year.
The Democrats' joy at nominating Kerry is perplexing. To be sure, liberals take a peculiar, wrathful pleasure in supporting pacifist military types.
And Kerry's life story is not without a certain feral aggression. But if we're going to determine fitness for office based on life experience, Kerry clearly has no experience dealing with problems of typical Americans since he is a cad and a gigolo living in the lap of other men's money.
Kerry is like some character in a Balzac novel, an adventurer twirling the end of his mustache and preying on rich women. This low-born poseur with his threadbare pseudo-Brahmin family bought a political career with one rich woman's money, dumped her, and made off with another heiress to enable him to run for president. If Democrats want to talk about middle-class tax cuts, couldn't they nominate someone who hasn't been a poodle to rich women for past 33 years?
From Ann Coulter
A reply to Ann Coutler from my friend Jeanie Cunningham:Chief
And now, Jeanie Cunningham's response to Ann Coulter:
Dear, DEAR Ann Coulter;
I guess the gloves are off and the fingernails are bared now! Please read my comments all the way through, the way I read through yours, okay?
Okay. Point taken about Kerry's "wealth". You make a strong case. However, the case could ALSO be made, (as if the "other" camp hasn't made it already): "what does George W. Bush, grandson of Prescott and son of George 'Sr', know about the common middle class struggles? Being born with a silver spoon in one's mouth...being allowed to get into Yale by virtue of alumnae association and family $$ influence, (but NOT with grades or acheivement scholastically)?" ...I dunno...it's certainly hard to figure out what Mr. Bush has in common with ME if that's the issue.
I know I never had the advantages of Mr. Bush. Must've been lovely to visit the family compound in Kennebunkport while growing up. Must've been great to have a powerful father and grandfather who could pave the roads for you everywhere you went. I never had that, but I certainly don't begrudge Mr. Bush for those privileges. I'm happy for him. (The "other" camp says Mr. Kerry apparently worked his way through Yale, had the grades for admission, and there have been a number of his classmates there who remember him constantly working, and very seldom partying...hmmm. I wasn't there at Yale so I don't know. To me, it's all "hearsay".)
Though I'm a pilot, I've never flown an F-15 for the National Guard the way Mr. Bush has, but then, I've never been, (according to the "other" camp), in a light metal boat going up the Mekong Delta, either. I've never stormed a beach under enemy gunfire, or returned to retrieve, (also under gunfire) a fellow soldier in the water, (the way Mr. Kerry apparently did for his Silver & Bronze Stars)...I've never been wounded 3 times defending my country, thus receiving a purple heart with two clusters, the way his camp says he did. Apparently, neither has Mr. Bush. Now, is this information true? I've no idea. "They" SAY it's true, but we all know how people like to put spins on things. If it is true, does this make him a better candidate than Mr. Bush where our Defense is concerned? Well, let me put it to you like this: Ann, until either you or I have ever been a "Private First Class", we really can't say much about that with ANY authority, now can we?
This is going to be a brutal campaign year, Ann. I shudder to think of how you'll be right in the thick of it. Personally, my first concern is to try to educate our children to STOP using the knee-jerk-response of "tit for tat"....you say something mean, I say something mean. You hurt me, I hurt you. Fer cryin' out loud...when do we get back to the ethics of Christianity, if it's so "important" to us as a nation? When do we learn to treat each other the way we'd like to be treated? When do we start exercising our right to honest-to-goodness "class", and "classy" behavior? When do we start remembering our grandmother's and mother's teachings: "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"? When do we finally remember the PROPER RULES of ENGAGEMENT in DEBATE, whereupon our arguments would more likely begin with, "my worthy opponent is incorrect in his/her assessment of...."? What kind of examples have we been setting for the kids? Are we really PROUD of this behavior?
I'm SO ashamed of you, Ann Coulter! Young lady, let me remind you, we cannot expect our men to be classy gentlemen, if we as women behave like common gossips. SHAME ON YOU for this unladylike last round! Really! These comments of yours lend credence to the usual adjectives leveled at women: "Catty". "Petty". Shame on you for attacking the women who (horrifyingly) fell in love with John Kerry for whatever reasons they did--his two wives who happened to be rich. Who CARES? What did they ever do to YOU to be on the receiving end of your backhand attacks? You sound like you've never fallen in love...frankly, you don't sound like a very loving person to begin with, what with your propensity for negativism.
For that matter, shame on those who support "tit for tat" politics. It gets us nowhere but where we've already gone. I'd like to see the U.S. for ONCE in this new millenium, behave the way our parents had hoped us to behave....The way my father, Lt. Col R.L. Cunningham Jr. USMC (23 years), and my grandfathers, and one grandmother, ALL VETERANS, taught me to aspire to behave...honorably, duty bound to God, country and people, and staunch defender of the principles and values of gentility, humility, kindness and virtue. How absolutely rude and inconsiderate we've become!
We are SUPPOSED to be leaders...not children. ("Yes, but HE/SHE STARTED IT!!!")
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with US. Dear God let us NOT stoop to the political lows of this country. Let us focus on the issues at hand...how do we conduct ourselves the next four years? We need solutions, and unity! Will this country "LEAD" or shall we all stoop to Jerry Springer levels together and "enjoy" the bitter backbiting that has been stunting our growth? Let's get to the core of the problems, instead of focusing on inconsequentials of "who married who" or whose "spoon in the mouth" is of higher quality silver.
It is up to US to examine each candidate carefully...the onus is upon EACH ONE OF US to RESEARCH the candidates' records, their success/failure rates, their ACCURATE histories [?], (as best we can), and to thoroughly examine WHICH candidate comes closest to representing what we want America perceived globally as being! We must do this ourselves and, for the sake of our country, we CANNOT rely upon hearsay and conjecture! Our VOTES affect foreign policy, domestic and international economies, as well as our OWN well being! We CANNOT continue to rely upon OTHERS' opinions, (and in your case, Ann, a really unnecessary, and NASTY opinion), when there is SO MUCH AT STAKE! This pundit-worship-behavior has GOT to STOP!
I shall continue to hope for the best for OUR United States, (the greatest place on earth), and hope for the best for our people, who, as you know, are a tremendously wonderful people. Too bad we're seldom represented that way. We really CAN be classier, if we want to, dear.
Ann, my worthy opponent, may peace be with you, and all who subscribe to your thoughts!