When Barack Obama nominated John Kerry to be America’s next Secretary of State Friday afternoon, he called Kerry the “perfect choice” to replace Hillary Clinton. Stating that “few individuals … grasp our foreign policies as firmly as John Kerry,” Obama said the Senator will not “need a lot of on-the-job training.” He then praised Mr. Kerry’s combat service in the Vietnam War and his subsequent tenure of service in the Senate, where Kerry has been intimately involved in “every major foreign policy debate for the past 30 years.” Notably, President Obama made no mention of what occurred after Kerry’s
Obama, Kerry, Hillary, Bill Clinton and their ilk are simply sincere and reasonable sounding versions of Al Shapton and the Jackson´s, the Revered and his former Congressman son. Like Sharpton and the Jacksons, they are always depicted as caring, committed individuals who sacrifice their own careers to help the less fortunate. But as their policies create ever more less fortunate people, they grow wealthier beyond their wildest dreams. And like the Reverends and the son, they are held in the highest esteem by our news & information media. Obama, Kerry and the Clintons are all full of manure, but we are constantly assured that it has the sweetest smell.
has obama ever made a decent choice...he picks people who hate america...van jones.....the czars of which most have anti america backgrounds.......biden who is dumber than dirt...dont think he is smart enough to be anti.......he is just stupid.....hillary...token appointment...btw she is thrilled about kerry.....figures....and on and on they are all so disgusting...where is my country????
You knew he was going to rise in the democrat ranks after he stiffed his home state of taxes on his yacht. Wonder if he ever did pay? Seems being a tax cheat is the way to enhance your resume with the dems.
Yawn Yawn...another Dumbacrat Crony, if you think that the Clinton Debacle in Benghazi was bad, wait until you see this guy´s incompetence level. Hang on for the ride, this will be more of the second term nightmare...where oh where are the Swifties?
FTA:"He then praised Mr. Kerry’s combat service in the Vietnam War and his subsequent tenure of service in the Senate, where Kerry has been intimately involved in “every major foreign policy debate for the past 30 years.” To radicals such as Obama, ´intimately involved´ means working diligently to weaken our security. In the past, we´ve been able to reverse the damage by rejecting these menacing jerks every few years at the ballot box. The potential damage we face from our current enemies is on a faster track and we are left hoping that we still have the luxury of time to repair the mess Hillary and her pet boy Barry have made.
Words that truly express my contempt would get me barred from ever posting on Lucianne.com again.
My school-teacher father, used to say that "Swearing is a sign of a weak mind trying to forcefully express itself." I used to laugh when I heard him swear, but I had too much respect for him to throw the quote back at him. I understood where he was coming from.
Sometimes swear words really do convey, in no uncertain terms, how one feels. Right now I feel that Kerry is a $*@&!#& Traitor, and should be behind bars - not a U.S. Senator or SOS.
Thanks Massachusetts, you have lost your moral compass - John Hancock, John Adams, and Samuel Adams are probably turning over in their graves.
Why is anyone surprised? This is just another FU and thumb in the eye to the American people. I pray every day for my beloved and besieged country, but I fear all is lost. Without divine intervention, I just don´t see how we can recover from another four years of obummer and his minions.
I fully expect he will be confirmed by the senate without much ado. After all, he is a member of the "club" and fellow club members like McCain, Graham, etc. put loyalty to a fellow club member over the interests of the nation every time.
No #10, though the Bowery Boys could seem inept and of low IQ, they were patriots at their core. Satch, Slip, Whitey, Gabe, and all fought Nazi spies and crooks of all kinds. Lurch, King Putt, and PIAPS, are and always were Anti-American and charlatans of the lowest order.
"Adroit" in this sense means clever, the ability to use words to obfuscate, to circumvent the truth.
As for Kerry, Perazzo is the perfect one to write a complete rundown on him for those who missed it in real life. It was Perazzo who wrote the excellent piece on where Obama and the Democrats intended to take us in 2008, a piece posted here that got little notice although it described Obama´s following Alinsky´s methodology to a T.
Here is how Perazzo starts on Kerry:
The historical record informs us that not only has John Kerry been on the wrong side of every major foreign policy issue for most of his adult life, including Iraq, Nicaragua and most recently in Syria, but he has routinely engaged in deception to conceal his folly. What’s worse, Kerry has a clear record of giving aid and comfort to America’s enemies, all the while never missing an opportunity to viciously trash our brave forces fighting against them.
With Obama’s nomination of Kerry to head the State Department, therefore, a look back at Kerry’s “service” to this country becomes more pertinent than ever:
#10, 29: We would be doing so much better if Slip Mahoney was runnin´ da show. Like you say, at least Slip loves America. Instead, we have just had the Stalinist version of Elmer Fudd nominated for Sec of State by Fredo Corleone, to replace The Wicked Witch, who plans on replacing Fredo in four short years.
We continually pat ourselves on the back for being "a nation of laws". Clearly, we are not. If we were, we would be punishing Lurch for his many breaches. He is extremely lucky to be from that liberal cesspit, Massachusetts. He would not have been so well treated in most other states. In Texas, I believed we would have hung him.
Swift Boat veterans have already done their job - perhaps enough of them are still around to rouse our flagging spirits. Ketchup Kerry´s dubious history must be revisited.Meanwhile he is just another anti Amerikka mutt.
This is not a return to Diana West’s book. However, Andy McCarthy, a man for whom I have very great respect and whom I like very much, has written a review of it in The New Criterion that, because of its revisionist presentation of a number of historical events, is among the most discouraging political documents I have read in many years. (Snip) First is Andy McCarthy’s view that the scandalous, cowardly refusal of the mainstream elite of American culture and politics to recognize that America’s Islamist enemies are enemies can be traced to Soviet infiltration of the U.S. government
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Nobody should be surprised that President Obama´s Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a new bailout for insurers. Whenever Obama sees a problem, he proposes a regulation. When that regulation hurts someone, he proposes a subsidy. That subsidy, in turn, justifies a new tax or regulation, then more bailouts. It may seem like he’s swinging back and forth — pro-business, then anti-business — but he’s marching in a straight line: more state control of industry. It´s the ratchet of state corporatism, and Obama is pretty handy with it. Health insurers and the federal government were intertwined in a web of subsidies
A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report shows that while gun ownership climbed from 192 million firearms in 1994 to 310 million firearms in 2009, crime fell—and fell sharply. According to the report, the "firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide" rate was 6.6 per 100,000 Americans in 1993. Following the exponential growth in the number of guns, that rate fell to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2000. This rate rose from 2004 to 2005 and got as high as 3.9 in 2006 and 2007, but it then resumed falling in 2008, the year the Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that individual
The first glimpse of how Richard III could be reburied has been revealed, with the service to be shaped by the scholarly detective work of an Oxford University academic. Alexandra Buckle, from St Anne´s and St Hilda´s colleges, has reconstructed how an authentic medieval reburial service should be conducted. (Snip) Richard III, found by archaeologists last autumn below a Leicester car park, would have attended such reburials in his own lifetime, including for his own father. And when this last king of the Plantagenet dynasty is reburied next year, with Leicester Cathedral the planned resting place, Dr Buckle´s discovery is likely to form an
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I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
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One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
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