John Kerry and what he did for me

I got to thinking, and wondered about how I got to where I am now. I have quite a few people to thank for it, but among them, is Senator John F. Kerry. Many have taken Kerry for granted, but I never lost sight of how he was part of me turning into what I am now. I was not, and am still not used to eating your own. I could never understand it! When I first showed up at The Democratic Daily, it was not a very nice scene I started with. I came out with much hatred and spew. Pamela talked to me via email, and stated the purpose of the blog. I responded, and it started there. I was a confessed republican, and they took me in after Katrina. They let me post, knowing I was a republican! They did not turn me away, because of that, but let me have a voice for that reason. Now I’m not going to say that the transformation was right away, not by a long shot! For less than a month, I posted there and got to knowing the people, and got to knowing who JK really was. I really got impressed when I found out the truth about him. The more I learned, the more I liked.

During all this, Rita came along, and the last of the blinders came off. I rebuked the Party, and declared myself to be done with them. The name Katrinacrat came to be in one of the comments, and just stuck after. I became a part of the Kerry community after that. Senator John Kerry was a part of making a former Marine and a republican, a new member of the democratic fold. I will be forever in the debt of Senator Kerry and The Democratic Daily.

In honor of the Senator, I would like to introduce you to the man I have come to know and trust. I give you Senator John F. Kerry, the man that Went Upriver! Please watch the whole thing, and you will know why I admire this man.

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6 Responses to John Kerry and what he did for me

  1. Donnie

    This is so sweet! And it looks so good next to that ad in the top slot!

    Thank you. The Dem Daily is lucky to have you and so is JK!

  2. fedup says:


    Your story reminds me of some that I heard on the JK blog in ’03 & ’04. Thanks to people like Pamela and others and reasoned debate their minds were also changed.

    As the wife of a retired Navy guy, I salute you. We have the DVD of Going Upriver and have watched it dozens of time it IMO is a classic. I hope you have the book, Douglas Brinkley did a superb job of showing the real John Kerry and he is the “Real Deal”.

    By the way Donnie before ’04 I was a democrat, now I am a proud Kerrycrat. 🙂


    That ad and the one word “imagine”, I do every day and think to myself what a great leader this country and world are missing.

  3. GV says:

    Thanks, Donnie.
    Nice post. He does inspire, doesn’t he?
    I’ll have to rewatch Going Upriver this weekend. I can’t imagine anyone watching that film and coming away with any other impression.

  4. wisteria says:

    It is good to have you on our side. Thank you for the wonderful words about Senator Kerry. I had seen “Going Up River” before, but with your good words about the senator in mind, I watched it again and came away even more in awe of John Kerry.
    Thank you.

  5. Thanks everyone! I wanted to remind some and also let others that did not know the story of how I came here, in on the story. That is the kind of man JK is. He leads, and anyone that gets informed, will follow.

    BTW Pamela, I had to go to Grandma’s this morning when I got off work. She hit something on her remote and changed the settings on her TV. Poor thing could not watch the morning news! So I went and fixed it for her. She is still a hoot! Fiery as ever, and she will be 82 at the end of November. Of course, she just had to have some food ready! You know those Grandmas and the food thing. She had all four burners going, LOL!

  6. Ginny Cotts says:


    I went through that transition with Dukakis in ’88. It is a very rewarding trip. Great to have you with us 🙂

    And Kerry does beat all when it comes to accomplishments and strengths.