Let’s look at it logically. I go back a long way with both Kerry and a coal bucket. As a typical cotton-filled brain of a college student, I shallowly opposed the Vietnam War and I recall when Kerry became a liberal hero.
I accepted that until I saw him debate John O’Neill on the Dick Cavett show and I was stunned that O’Neill was at least as sharp as Kerry and sounded much more edgy while Kerry was kinda blah, repeating the same blah. One thing I recall is that O’Neill took great exception to Kerry’s statements that we were bombing Cambodia, which would have then been illegal. O’Neill challenged him that if he knew fliers engaged in that, he should turn them in but if it was mere gossip then he should shut up. Kerry did not put up or shut up, he blathered but didn’t repeat it as often until much later.
Kerry called the Vietnam military “baby killers.” The jerk. I’ve got a bunch of family and friends who served there and that was a disgraceful remark.
Kerry famously threw his war medals into the fountain in DC but when running for president as a patriot in 2004 declared he didn’t throw his but others away. Yeh, that’s excellent. The guy who introduced him at the 2004 DNC convention in Boston? That’s his good friend who put him up for the Purple Heart. That guy has had his own medal revoked by the US Navy and he’s is some sort of corruption scandal.
Remember a few years back when he insulted the military by saying if young people don’t go to college and study, they’ll end up in the military?
Now he understands why terrorists slaughtered Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. Yeh he’s a real idiot. Don’t you just hate the way he, like so many Democrats, are patriots and troop supporters when it’s politically advantageous to be and critics when it’s advantageous to not be seen as ‘bellicose’?
As for the coal bucket, I have fond memories of that, having lived with coal/wood stoves through much of my childhood. It’s true they don’t speak or move much, but they faithfully do what they’re supposed to do, haul and pour coal. I’m pretty sure Kerry can’t function without all the people – paid by the taxpayers or Teresa – keeping him alive.
Verdict: Kerry is dumber.