Today John Kerry whined about November’s election, suggesting that Democratic voters are too clueless to know how to vote:
Last year too many people were denied their right to vote, too many who tried to vote were intimidated. Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday. People are told in telephone calls that if you’ve ever had a parking ticket, you’re not allowed to vote.
You’d think Kerry would be embarrassed to retail these hoary stories. Voters were “denied their right to vote”? Sorry, when a voter doesn’t show up because he doesn’t know what day the election is on, he wasn’t “denied his right to vote.” He didn’t care enough to vote. Likewise if somebody shows up at the polls, sees a line, and goes home.
Beyond that, why aren’t Democrats offended by this nonsense? Does John Kerry really think that his voters are so dumb that they actually believe that members of different parties are supposed to vote on different days? News flash, John: that line about Democrats voting on Wednesday is a joke. I differ with Democrats on all kinds of issues, but I would never insult their intelligence the way the leaders of their own party do. Why do rank-and-file Democrats put up with it? Beats me.
UPDATE: There were, of course, attempts at intimidation during last November’s campaign. Organized gangs of Democrats carried out simultaneous attacks on more than ten Republican campaign offices around the country; in one of the attacks, a Republican campaign worker suffered a broken wrist. The door of a Republican campaign office in Arizona was smashed with a cinder block. In Oregon, Democrats made threatening calls to a Republican campaign office, walked into the office and tore up signs, and ultimately smashed the office’s windows. In Colorado, there was an epidemic of vandalism by Democrats, including the smashing of a door in the home of a county Bush-Cheney chairman. We noted these and other incidents of violence by Democrats throughout the campaign. This isn’t, of course, what Kerry means by “intimidation.” We’ll talk about the voter fraud another time.