“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
AFTERNOON UPDATE: Kerry did not really mean it when he said it. It was a joke. Do not believe your lying ears Drudge
There are few more loathsome politicians than John Kerry. Had he not looked into the mirror and saw another J F'nn K, he would have had a marvelous career as an ambulance chasing, rich-widow chasing trial lawyer. He certainly has all the opportunistic charm and qualifications including all essential character deficiencies.
At the end of the Viet Nam war he threw his medals and honor over the White House fence and shafted the reputation of an era of US fighting men to begin his political career. He has spent a lifetime being for things before being against them. He is a tedious pedant, a narcissist to the power of three.
Ever responsive to a change in the wind, he reported to duty at the Democratic Convention, ready for battle and a chest full of new fresh medals. (Did you know he served in Viet Nam?). There he stood, at attention, a smart salute, beaming to the roar of the Democratic faithful, a new more patriotic proud ex-GI, proud decorated veteran of war, fully recovered from grievous injuries for which he received three purple hearts. He fell a little short of his goal, but not before he double and triple crossed the republic reminding us of his service and thanking every military man he met for his. Thank you for your service, Thank you for your service,
Thank you ever so much for your service.
Well, guess what? John Kerry gave another salute to his band of brothers. It seems as if Drudge caught Kerry at it again, telling students if you do not study and get smart, "you get stuck in Iraq". That is how an American Political Zebra supports the troops. Listen to him in his own words: Drudge