to sound-off and put their own 2 cents into the discussion.
Some people have written things like "are you kidding?" or "is this some sort of satire?" as if anyone with any brains would know what a 'joke' Senator Kerry was. Perhaps if you watched him botch the joke about 'getting stuck in Iraq' you would clearly know that he was not Presidential material. Any Presidential candidate, I guess, must have the ease of David Letterman or the wit of Johnny Carson.
But I am not joking.
It isn't funny what is happening in America.
Guantanamo wasn't a joke.
Haditha doesn't keep me up late laughing.
Abu Ghraib didn't tickle my funny bone.
Katrina didn't make me chuckle.
Ignoring the FISA Courts didn't leave me rolling in the aisles.
Editing Global Warming reports by lobbyists who leave to work for Exxon wasn't amusing.
Signing statements aren't exactly great 'punch lines'.
Phoney reporters in the White House Press pool wasn't entertaining.
Outing a CIA Agent wasn't good for a laugh.
Lying to get us into a war and fixing facts wasn't a great late night stand-up routine.
"What's a little dunk" and Americans endorsing torture doesn't bring a smile to my face.
Extraordinary Rendition of individuals from the United States to third world countries wouldn't make a great humor story.
The Mexico City Policy that denies financial support to African women who are at risk because the clinic mentioned abortion doesn't make me grab my ribs in glee.
A stem cell policy that requires fertility labs to throw unused frozen embryos into the garbage instead of using them to research into the causes of Parkinson's or cures for spinal cord injuries is not what I would call a great "ha ha ha".
No these things don't give me a big HO HO HO this Holiday Season.
So I am not joking. And I am not laughing.
I am still angry that America failed to see the wisdom of electing Senator John Kerry as President. I suspect he would have even won Ohio if voters weren't stripped from the rolls, if all of the voting machines worked as they should have, and if every voter had access to voting machines without having them limited in certain areas. But that is another story. Much like how Al Gore should have won Florida.
John Kerry was right and is right on the issues facing America. Issues that aren't funny. Issues that reach into the very core of what America means.
I supported Kerry in 2004. I shall continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with him as long as he is interested in the job for 2008. There is no candidate better suited and more qualified to lead us through these difficult times!
Keep on Coming John!