VDH on Kerry, and Kerry’s apology

Victor Davis Hanson skewers Senator Kerry and the rest of the Democratic Party elites’ condescending and contemptuous attitudes toward the military: Kerryism.

Here’s the key paragraph:

The Democrats should use this occasion to have an autopsy of Kerryism, or this strange new tony liberalism, that has turned noblisse oblige on its head. It used to be that millionaire FDRs and JFKs felt sympathy for those of the lower classes and wished to ensure that the hoi polloi had some shot at the American dream. But today’s elite liberals-a Howard Dean, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy, George Soros, Ted Turner-love the high life and playact at being leftists simply because they are already insulated from the effects of their own nostrums that always come at someone poorer’s expense while providing them some sort of psychological relief from guilt. Poor Harry Truman must be turning over in his grave-from bourbon, cigars, and poker to wind-surfing and L.L. Bean costume of the day says it all.

Read the whole thing.

Meanwhile, Senator Foot-in-Mouth has finally issued an apology. The White House and other critics are saying this is sufficient. Me, I don’t know. He still can’t make a simple, straightforward apology for a stupid mistake without trying to shift the blame to someone else, i.e., Republicans. Still, it came faster than I expected. Given this had the possibility of derailing what the Democrats think is a chance to make big gains in the House, I wouldn’t be surprised if Party heavies hadn’t been twisting his arm by threatening to cut off his botox.

LINKS: Michelle Malkin reacts and links to the reactions of others, while Captain Ed says the show’s over.


One Response to VDH on Kerry, and Kerry’s apology

  1. Webloggin says:

    Deciphering John Kerry

    Despite the fact that his explanations and apologies ought to clarify things, I remain confused. It apparently takes a more sophisticated mind than mine to figure out John Kerry’s wiggly progress towards truth and reconciliation.

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