Monday, September 06, 2004

Kerry Strikes Back

Well, Senator, what do you have to say about recent events in the world?

Kerry questioned the timing of the Bush administration's announcement late on Friday that older Americans will have to pay about 17 percent more next year for their government-run health insurance.

"He promised again a couple of nights ago to strengthen Medicare," Kerry told a rally at a baseball stadium in Akron. "Then you wake up when a lot of the news is being hidden by what's happening in the hurricane down in Florida, what's happening in Russia with 200 people tragically killed by terrorists."
It's all about you, isn't it, Senator? You only see the "tragedy" through the lens of how it impacts your political message getting precious airtime, don't you?

Here's three words for you, Senator: Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

I won't editorialize further. It speaks for itself.

[NOTE: this post was originally published 9/4/2004. I was responding to a comment on 9/6/2004 and ended up posting a draft I was not happy with. I could not figure out how to delete or edit my reply, so instead republished the entire entry from scratch, comments and all.]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh? So Kerry is criticizing the Bush Administration's choice of announcing the Medicare increase at a time when the announcement likely will be under-reported/featured due to hurricane Francis and the outrageous terrorist attack in Russia. This makes Kerry a Narcissist because...? And it's "all about" And he was referring to his own "political message airtime"...when?
Please, editorialize further.

12:13 AM, September 06, 2004  
Blogger RDS said...

If you don't see what I'm saying, given how I bolded certain text, then followed with rhetorical questions, I'm not sure I can explain it any further.

But I'll try.

The point is, on the one hand, we have a relatively trivial matter of a rise in Medicare rates, and on the other hand, an unspeakable evil of historic proportions.

And rather than address the tragedy directly, and speak about that, he sees the horror simply as an impediment to his getting out his ridiculously insignificant political talking point.

It was not until Sunday, 2 days later, that he finally got around to releasing a boiler-plate "official statement" about Bresslan on his website.

You see the point? We've got hundreds of murdered children and he's complaing that the news that's important TO HIM is "hidden" by that.

Cry me a river.

I am not a psychiatrist, so the claim of Narcissism is clearly a rhetorical device.

12:16 AM, September 06, 2004  

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