President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said.
Hopefully, we will get to see his war records. But if he is confirmed, it could set our foreign relations back worse than what Shrill and Obomination have done so far. His irrogance is enough to turn even our best ally against us.
If true, this Christmas will be as we mostly expect. And, in later, happier (I hope) years, we shall remember:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way. . . .
Kerry. Well, that puts the star on the Christmas tree, doesn´t it? /s
They just keep regurgitating the old white men. Uuuhhhh, Jon, why the long face? But he does have nice hair. Now we can remember Terayza and her vodka soaked raisins. Oh, happy day. BTW, I did read the raisins are helpful for arthritis. I´m not kidding. hic!
Meanwhile, I am trying to get through my second Christmas without my dear spouse, who died from the effects of Agent Orange. He served honorably in Viet Nam and a total of 22 years in the USN and I STILL am waiting for the VA to decide on his claim, and reimburse me for his final expenses. I hate John Kerry.
doesn´t matter. The important decisions surrounding foreign policy promulgation reside with Valerie Jarrett. And anything jon cary tried to do on his own will be undercut by all those special envoys president zero sent to various parts of the world. This represents nothing more than a sh*tty icing applied to a filthy presidential cake.
So is Massachusetts going to go back to letting the Governor pick the replacement for Senator (since the Governor is a Democrat) or will they stay with a special election (which they implemented when Romney was Governor)?
Will Kerry now be able to dock his New Zealand built yacht at a Potomac River location? The $7 million sloop is kept in Rhode Island in order to avoid the Massachusett sales & use taxes he favors.
Will Kerry ask the WH to return the medals that he tossed over its fence to protest fictitious war atrocities?
Will Kerry be for Syrian intervention before he´s against it?
Will Senator Menendez´s illegal alien staffer be made Assistant Secretary of State for Sexual Predators Living Here Illegally? Would seem as logical as making Kerry the international representative of the US.
Boy it sure tells you alot about Bambi with the choices he makes for his "Cabinet". I can´t think of one person who I would trust to do what is best for this country. John Kerry...are you kidding me? The best he can do. And I´m sure we´ll hear John McCain telling us over and over how wonderful he is and what a great friend! Yep...I´d say that´s a great deal of what is wrong with the Congress. Republicans want to be friends and dems think the Republicans are stupid.
John F. Kerry as Secretary of State?...An insult to our nation, The Free World and the memory of the 58,272 departed souls whose names are inscribed on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
He´s nothing but a joke - it won´t take other nations but a day or two to get him figured out if they haven´t yet done so- and just like the impostor in chief, Teresa´s little boy is already a huge embarrassment to ths nation.
O great, from one liar to an even bigger one. Kerry was a traitor who viciously slandered all of us who served our country in ´Nam. And, while still on active duty, he sent himself to Paris to confer with envoys from Hanoi. He wrote his own citations, proclaiming himself a ´hero´ and idiots in the Navy, years later, went along with the lie. I guess as the left and Democrats in general see it, Kerry is an ´excellent´ representative of the current administration. He is an early-adopter of the ´blame America first´ doctrine. He is scum!
Now isn´t that just a peachy idea - John Kerry as Secretary of State? I hope the Swiftboaters (God bless them) speak out again. They are very courageous and I believe everything they´ve said regarding John Kerry and his "service" to this nation.
President Obama probably sees Kerry´s controversial and critical remarks about our military as a ´resume enhancement´. Aren´t they more or less two of a kind?
I´m sure it was the plan all along and he´ll walk through the confirmation but I wish there was a republican that would use the opportunity to take a few jabs at him.Such as " Senator, as acting sos would you consider a soldier,upon returning from a war zone, that proceeds to unilaterally meet and discuss our differences with the enemy to be doing a good thing, committing treason, or just acting like a pompous ass.
Actually -- Kerry´s ego is only surpassed by the "Won" himself -- it should make some interesting Barry/Kerry shuck and jive at the highest levels. We can be thankful that he was not chosen to be Sec. of Def. We can,however, expect the French-speaking JFK to cozy up to socialist France. Maybe he´ll ge to swim in the Seine wearing his sexy wetsuit, as long as his rice-bullet wounds aren´t showing. On a side note, I hear that Jane Fonda will be the guest of honor at the swearing-in reception and Mike Dukakis will be arriving in his personal tank.
He needs to fully open his Naval records, which he specifically DID NOT do during the 04 campaign. He is still totally unfit for command, and this position is a command position. This liar and cheat does not deserve this position, and I hope our Republican Senators demand the answers he did not disclose, and will resist. But of course, the Senate is controlled by the Dems, but isn´t there a hold possibility by any member of the Senate?
Ask him if he has any concerns about the retaking of his oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, and protect us from enemies foreign and domestic. Ask him what are some areas where a Secretary of State is expected to protect the US. Ask him who are, in his opinion, enemies of the United States. Finally, ask him if he would carry out any policy that he thought would not be in the economic or defense interest of the United States.
I´m hoping for another special election in MA where maybe Brown can sneak back in, but I read these posts that the governor picks a replacement. Which one is it? Why was there a special election after Kennedy died and not now?
This was a ´two-fer´ for the obama regime. Throw Rice´s name out knowing she was never being considered, and when Republicans objected, accuse them of continuing their ´war on women´. Then appointing the man he wanted in the first place. If McCain defends kerry and attacks those who criticize his appointment we will know for sure this was the plan and McCain was in on this scheme.
Obama´s criteria for any position in government...Who will be the most inept person I can pick to do the job. After all, that is how he got his job. The House and the Republican Senators aught to turn this down period.
At least he will not be in the Pentagon where he would certainly attempt to sabotage the Dept. of Defense. If Obama had nominated him for the Defense Secretary job, we certainly would have heard from the Swift Boat Veterans.
OBAMA and LURCH---two lifelong liars of the flaming lefty liberal party kissed on the rump by the ass-press liars every time they open their mouths of lies.See a pattern here? Like Hillary PIAPS Clinton lies about her so called "concussion"...I think ALL lefties suffer from concussions! Swift-boat that fool!
Perfect! Who better to orchestrate the destruction of the finest military in the world. Plus, he´ll be super willing to have our troops report to The Muslim Brotherhood, as they continue expanding the Islamo-Fascist invasions !
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Former News Corp president Peter Chernin has bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu´s sale process. The website, jointly controlled by News Corp and Walt Disney Co, reached out to potential buyers in March after initially contemplating a deal in which one would buy out the other. It is not clear whether that transaction is still being contemplated.
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