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Kerry: George Bush drove a truck, too

posted at 8:24 am on January 18, 2010 by

Senator John Kerry, man of the people, used his talents to warm up the crowd for Obama yesterday in Boston:

“I’ve got news for you, Scott: George Bush drove a truck, too, and look where it got us,” Sen. Kerry said, continuing to poke at the campaign ad. “I didn’t know it was a qualification for being in the Senate.”

No, the qualifications for US Senate are a knack for gaseous oratory, a taste for conspicuous consumption, and the absence of scruples when it comes to other people’s money.


Thank you, God, for sparing us the calamity of a Kerry presidency.

More truck talk here from Obama and Coakley.

*Update: See Gateway Pundit for even more truck talk. He posts video of Obama displaying a staggering level of blindness, saying “Everybody can buy a truck.” Reality from Scott Brown:

Mr. President, unfortunately in this economy, not everybody can buy a truck,” Brown said in a statement. “My goal is to change that by cutting spending, lowering taxes and letting people keep more of their own money.”

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What’s up with this driving a truck business. The Ford F150 outsells a lot of cars. Were they just trying to say Brown is Bush? Betcha GMC doesn’t stop making trucks unless they get a memo from the WH. Besides, once you’ve driven a truck you won’t go back.

Kissmygrits on January 18, 2010 at 9:14 AM

I’m sure if he could have gotten away with it, Kerry would have sneered that George W. Bush puts ketchup on his eggs as well. But that probably would have put him on the outs with Teresa for a while.

jon1979 on January 18, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Real men drive trucks. Can’t see Kerry or Obama doing so.

publiuspen on January 18, 2010 at 9:47 AM

WTF? My Dad drives a truck and so does my brother. They are better men than Kerry or Obama could ever dream of being.

This is an asinine argument made by 12 year old girls.

mjk on January 18, 2010 at 10:03 AM

Halp uss Jon Karry, we’re stuk driving this truk!

PatMac on January 18, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Ha!

Pundette on January 18, 2010 at 10:54 AM

I think what Barry the narcissist and elitist really means is that everyone he knows can buy a truck.

snaggletoothie on January 18, 2010 at 11:42 AM

And the truck that Brown drives comes from GM, the auto company that Obama took over and gave 1/3 to the unions.

Wonder how concerned Kerry is about losing his seat? He is probably pressing Obama real hard to retire Hillary so Kerry can be the next Secretary of State.

albill on January 18, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Kerry and Obama are idiots. Brown is brilliant, not everyone can buy a truck in this economy.

deidre on January 18, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Halp uss Jon Karry, we’re stuk driving this truk!

PatMac on January 18, 2010 at 10:45 AM

!Winner!

5u93rm4n on January 18, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Thank you, God, for sparing us the calamity of a Kerry presidency.

But if Kerry had been elected President in 2004, Obama would not now be President. Realistically, in a two-party system, it is not possible to hold on to the White House forever. So would it have been better to lose in 2004 and win again in 2008, avoiding Obama altogether?

aengus on January 18, 2010 at 2:02 PM

I think what JFnK (Love that nickname for him) is saying is that if Brown was really qualified for the Senate he would be driven around in a chauffeured limousine, as he (JFnK) and Coakley are.

The_Basseteer on January 18, 2010 at 2:16 PM

So would it have been better to lose in 2004 and win again in 2008, avoiding Obama altogether?

aengus on January 18, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Tough call. I think the feeling Wednesday morning after Brown wins and the realization sinks in that BHO is a lame duck after only one year, might make it all worthwhile.

PatMac on January 18, 2010 at 3:06 PM

But if Kerry had been elected President in 2004, Obama would not now be President. Realistically, in a two-party system, it is not possible to hold on to the White House forever. So would it have been better to lose in 2004 and win again in 2008, avoiding Obama altogether?

aengus on January 18, 2010 at 2:02 PM

All it would have done is pushed the hype back a few years if Kerry had won in 2004 and then lost in 2008. Remember, Obama will only be 55 years old in 2016, so among the big media folks, he definitely would have remained hype-worthy for the next eight years, even if Kerry did for liberalism’s image between 2005 and 2009 what Obama’s doing to it right now.

jon1979 on January 18, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Heaven forbid we talk about John Edwards. Oh wait, didn’t some guy pick him to run with him in 2004? Keep your mouth shut Kerry, sometimes bringing up things from the past falls into the less said the better category, but you, like a lot of democrats never learn that lesson and continue to dig holes more often than filling them in.

Americannodash on January 18, 2010 at 4:34 PM

I’d like to remind Kerry George Bush is working on Haiti relief while he, on the other hand, is being a petty little man insulting and rude.

elclynn on January 18, 2010 at 9:41 PM

avoiding Obama altogether?

aengus on January 18, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Dude, then Kerry would have nominated Supreme Court judges. Would you REALLY want that?

BlameAmericaLast on January 19, 2010 at 5:56 AM