Only Kerry would go to Iran.
(H/T: Hot Air) It’s bad when you have somebody from this administration wincing at a proposed foreign relations move: Sen. John Kerry has suggested becoming the first high-level U.S. emissary to make a public visit to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, a move White House officials say they won’t oppose. “…say they won’t oppose.” How… bloodless… a response. And how quick the administration was | Read More »
“There’s only one way to stop Iran” (published in the NY Times!)
A nuclear Iran is the elephant in the room that very few of us seem to be talking about. I discussed this here recently (WAKE UP, MR PRESIDENT!). Imagine my surprise when I see that a sensible solution is promoted in Thursday’s New York Times, no less, by a director of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Program at the University of Texas at Austin (near where | Read More »
U.S. Senate to Commit Harry-Kerry
Saturday’s scheduled vote in the Senate for cloture on the motion to proceed (a vote to begin debate on a bill), although innocently claimed to be strictly procedural, will really enable at-risk Democrats to vote for the healthcare bill, without really voting for it. According to a study of voting patterns, more than 97 percent of all bills that are first subject to a cloture | Read More »
The Kennedy Institute for Screwing our Troops
I guess it could also be the ‘Kennedy Institute for Screwing our Servicemembers’ or KISS, but, whatever. The Times is reporting that: Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis. Earmarks | Read More »
Bipartisan Kinds of Guys
They ain’t my flavor, to say the least. The battle lines on this internal squabble are well known at this point. You have those who firmly believe that only by the GOP consciously shifting its priorities and platform to the left of the political spectrum can we ever win again (see e.g., David Frum, David Brooks, Meghan McCain). Then there are those of us who | Read More »
The Honduras article Sen. Kerry (D, MA) didn’t want you to see.
(Via Dan Collins of POWIP) Senator Jim DeMint (R, SC) is back from Honduras – despite the best efforts of the Democrats to stop him from going – and he’s unkind about what has been pretty obviously an attempt by the American government to admit that we made a mistake and picked the wrong side of the Honduras issue: [American policy re: the Zelaya ouster] | Read More »
John Kerry Looks At The Bright Side Of The Recession
When you’re rich, really eight-figure inherited/married wealth rich, a recession means you might opt for the pre-owned Gulfstream IV over the new. If only to let the little people know that you feel their pain. When you’re poor, bad times threaten your job, your family, your health, or your life. Bad times hurt people at the margins. The liberal ruling class displays an astonishingly callous | Read More »
More like ‘DeMint *schools* Kerry over Honduras.’
(Via Jen Rubin) Let’s review (I almost did this using an extended metaphor of a fencing match, but I didn’t want actual fencers wincing): Sen. John Kerry is the Democratic point man in Foreign Relations for this administration’s messed-up Honduras policy. He is, in fact, the Foreign Relations chair… which tells you how seriously the Democrats take this committee (i.e., they don’t). Sen. Jim DeMint | Read More »
John Kerry Sounds Obama’s Afghanistan Call to Retreat
John Kerry had an op-ed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal titled Testing Afghanistan Assumptions, wherein he carefully laid out a path for President Obama to retreat from his hawkish pre-election statements to a path of defeat. Beyond diminishing General McChrystal’s ability to provide fair and accurate information, the Senior Senator from Massachusetts basically throws him under the bus saying – As the commander on the | Read More »
A Legislative Flip Flop Outrageous Even By Massachusetts Standards
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator Political Expediency At Its Worst Back in 2004, when it appeared that John Kerry might be reporting for duty at the White House, the Democrats in Massachusetts feared that Governor Romney would use his powers to name a Republican to the potentially vacant U.S. Senate seat. To prevent this from happening, the state legislature, led by the Democrat | Read More »
China Ditches US Dollar with $50 Billion IMF Bond Purchase
Last Wednesday China officially began to move away from the U.S. Dollar as it’s reserve currency when it purchased $50 billion in bonds issued by the International Monetary Fund. The Chinese government has agreed to purchase up to $50 billion worth of International Monetary Fund bonds, the first such notes in the fund’s history, the IMF said Wednesday. The global organization said the note purchase | Read More »
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A Tale of Two Teddies
Reports indicate that Teddy “bridge diver” Kennedy has privately sent a letter to the Massachusetts governor asking that the state amend its succession laws. This is in an effort to avoid a vacancy should the ever-thirsty Senator have to leave the senate due to his life-threatening brain tumor. The current law was enacted in 2004 when the liberal Democrats of Massachusetts deluded themselves into thinking | Read More »
Nobody Boos a Nobody
To summarize baseball legend Reggie Jackson: nobody boos a nobody. That is definitely true in the case of Governor Sarah Palin. I don’t think I am going out on a limb here when I speculate that individuals who repeatedly attack her anonymously view her as a threat. And that includes members of the media hell-bent tearing down young Republican up-and-comers as well as some in | Read More »
Spokesperson: Kerry didn’t mean what he said
Senator John Kerry has thrown the joke he told Tuesday about Governor Sarah Palin under the bus. Or in Kerryspeak, he obviously voted for the joke before he voted against it. Just one day after Gov. Palin stood up to the liberal Senator and returned fire, he has apparently calculated that his joke went too far, not to mention that he has lousy timing.
Does Kerry moonlight as a writer for Letterman?
One would think Sen. John Kerry (D-Cambodia) would have realized by now that his idea of humor doesn’t go over very well. It must be because he’s a nasty person, and his pathetic attempts at being funny just turn out to be… well, nasty.