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Kerry Uncertainty Principle

Werner Heisenberg was a quantum physicist of the early and mid 20th Century. He’s probably best well known for his Uncertainty Principle, which states that one can know the exact position of a particle or it’s exact speed, but not both simultaneously. Heisenberg pointed out that the mere fact of observing such particles changes them, and renders prior observations moot.

Were Heisenberg alive today, and were he more interested in politics than subatomic particles, he would have made the same discovery by observing John Kerry’s positions on issues. It seems the more one examines where the Democratic nominee stands on an issue, the less you actually know.

For example:

Kerry voted against the first Gulf War, but now says it was left unfinished. He voted for the Second Gulf War, but is now running for president on the platform that it was a mistake.

Kerry calls upon wealthier Americans to pay more in taxes, yet chose to file at the lower rate in Massachusetts, which provides people with the option to pay their taxes at two different rates.

Kerry has publicly stated he believes that life begins at conception, yet remains stalwartly pro-choice.

“I actually voted for the $87 billion, before I voted against it.” ‘Nuff said.

Kerry proudly speaks of his wartime accomplishments, yet shortly after returning started protesting against the war and publicly confessed to committing war crimes.

In 1992, when Bill Clinton (Viet Nam-era draft evader) was running for president against George H. W. Bush (decorated World War II veteran), Kerry stated that it was time to get over the whole Viet Nam issue. In 2004, his campaign makes much hay comparing his wartime service versus George W. Bush’s Air National Guard service.

He voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, but denounced the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s legalizing of gay marriage.

In 1997, Kerry praised Yassir Arafat as a “role model” and “statesman.” In 2004, he said he supported President Bush’s “isolation” of Arafat.

The Republican National Committee has put together an 11-minute video that consists solely of John Kerry embracing every possible iteration of a position on the war in Iraq.

He voted in favor of NAFTA, but now he denounces it.

In July of 2003, Kerry told the Arab American Institute that the Israeli Security Fence was “provocative” and “a barrier to peace.” In March of 2004, he told Jewish leaders that the fence was “necessary to the security of Israel.”

To the best of my observations, the only two absolutely solid convictions John Kerry possesses are 1) he’s not George W. Bush, and B) he ought to be president.

J.


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Comments (3)

He voted against the Def... (Below threshold)
Pete:

He voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, but denounced the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s legalizing of gay marriage.

This guy's flip-flops annoy me as much as anyone, but this one could make perfect sense -- there's a big difference between getting something done in congress and having activist judges force it through with court cases. It's entirely possible that Kerry thought it inappropriate for judges to be re-writing the laws, but also thought it in appropriate for gays to be forbid from marriage.

I guess how he denounced it would matter here, but just based on what you've got on that one particular point, I don't think it really measures up to the rest of them.

I think Kerry's mind exhibi... (Below threshold)
Tom:

I think Kerry's mind exhibits the qualities of Schrodinger's cat; his state of mind is an unpredictable, random event. Wikipedia explains the concept:

A cat [Kerry's mind] is placed in a sealed box [his head]. Attached to the box is an apparatus containing a radioactive nucleus and a canister of poison gas [his thought processes]. There...is a 50% chance of the nucleus decaying in one hour. If the nucleus decays, it will emit a particle that triggers the apparatus, which opens the canister and kills the cat...However, when the box is opened [Kerry speaks] the experimenter sees only a "...dead cat" or a "...living cat [whatever happens to come into Kerry's mind at the moment]."

So far A and B seem to be w... (Below threshold)

So far A and B seem to be working.




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