If the American people need a single reason why they desperately need to vote to keep the Congress in Republican hands next Tuesday they need only look at Massachusetts Democrat Senator John Kerry and recoil from what they behold, the way a vampire recoils when confronted by a cross.
It's not that the defeated 2004 Democrat candidate for president is by himself a major threat to the safety and welfare of the United States. We narrowly escaped that dreaded fate two years ago, and by now it should be obvious that politically he's going nowhere. That became clear when Sen. Kerry gassed up his plane, took off and crashed Kamikaze-like onto the deck of his party's ship, sinking it just days before it was to come into port and thenceforth rule the electoral waves.
With the crew jumping overboard in a frantic effort to avoid being anywhere near John Kerry, it's obvious his hopes for a future in presidential politics were burned to a crisp in the wake of his suicide mission.
The real reason why L'affaire Kerry matters to the commonweal is the fact that his views and opinions are not his alone: John Kerry is the face and voice of the Democrat party. What he believes, they believe; what he wants (except for another shot at the presidency), they want.
When John Kerry stands up and implies that the members of our armed forces now engaged in a bloody and dangerous war on behalf of the American people are a bunch of poorly educated high school dropouts, he is expressing what his colleagues in the Democrat leadership believe. The only difference between Kerry and the rest of his party's bigwigs is that they aren't stupid enough to say so in public.
Those Democrats who haven't scurried for cover in a frenzied attempt to separate themselves from the outraged reaction of the American people to Kerry's disgusting charges are now attempting to convince us that Kerry didn't really mean what he said when he told a high school audience, "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
They can't deny he said what he said. So they try and tell us he didn't mean what he said. What they are really saying is "Believe us and not your lying ears. You didn't really hear what you heard."
Attacks on American troops are nothing new for John Kerry. Remember, this is the man who came back from his brief four-month tour of duty in Vietnam to charge his fellow American servicemen with rape and murder.
This is the same John Kerry who just last year told CBS's Bob Schieffer, "And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the ... of ... the historical customs, religious customs."
These sentiments, however, are not merely his own, they echo those of his fellow Democrats. John Murtha, for example, charged Marines in Haditha with cold-blooded murder. Senator Dick Durbin compared our interrogators at Guantanamo to the monsters who worked for Pol Pot, one of the greatest mass murderers in history, and those who worked in the inhuman Soviet gulags and in the Nazi death camps.
For decades, like John Kerry, Democrats have displayed their utter contempt for the American military. They showed it when they insured America's defeat in Vietnam when they cut off funding for the military and they now say they will do the same in Iraq.
If the voters want their country to follow John Kerry's example, shout "Banzai" and gas up and take off in a Kamikaze mission against their own safety and security, they will vote to put the Kerrycats in control of Capitol Hill.
Should they do so they will rightly earn the scorn and contempt of future generations of Americans who will have to live in the wreckage they created.