|John Kerry's Comments at Reagan Funeral|
|Netlore Archive: Did presidential candidate John Kerry, speaking at Ronald Reagan's funeral, call for Democrats to 'confirm the demise of the man who is solely responsible for turning the American people away from liberal philosophy'?|
Email example contributed by L. Beckley, 28 July 2004:
Subject: The True John Kerry at his Best???
I FOUND THIS QUOTE FROM KERRY. I HOPE NONE OF YOU WERE GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM, BUT IF YOU WERE, THINK ABOUT WHAT HE IS SAYING. ESPECIALLY THE LAST LINE, "RECLAIM OUR COUNTRY FROM THE CHURCH GOERS". WOW!!!!!!!!!!
( HE WAS AT THE VIEWING OF REAGAN'S BODY IN CALIFORNIA. )
"This moment in Simi Valley is a moment of truth," Kerry said. "Not just for my campaign, but for the future of my party as well. For some of us, this may be our only chance to confirm the demise of the man who is solely responsible for turning the American people away from liberal philosophy. As Democrats, we need to put small differences aside and be certain that this man is truly gone. Next, we must reclaim our country from the church-goers, the middle America folks and the uneducated conservative masses."
Comments: False. The above quote, currently circulating via email, was excised from its original context in a satirical "press release" published June 9, 2004 on the John F'n Kerry Website. The disclaimer at the bottom of that page clearly states: "The John F'n Kerry Website is a parody Website, intended for entertainment purposes only. The articles, comments and information entered upon these Web pages should NOT be repeated as the truth or be taken as a real quote, article, event, concept or happening."
Sources and further reading:
Kerry Endures Heat and Low-Life Scum to Make Sure Reagan is Really Dead
John F'n Kerry (political satire Website), 9 June 2004
Kerry Pays Respects to Reagan
Associated Press, 8 June 2004
Last updated: 07/28/04