SEN. JOHN KERRY: “And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it’s exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.”
People tuning into Joe Scarborough on MSNBC (all twelve or thirteen of them) had to be pleasantly surprised when Scarborough decided to inaugurate “Comedy Clips.” This addition to his always scintillating “Morning Joe” Show allows up-and-coming stand-up talent to present their routines to whatever audience actually tunes in to MSNBC. There was just one minor glitch. John Kerry actually meant what he was saying. He maunders forward with his call for censorship against his ideological opponents in the Tea Party.
“It doesn’t deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of what’s real, of who’s accountable, of who is not accountable, of who’s real, who isn’t, who’s serious, who isn’t?”
Well Kerry, Old Bean, I hate to rock that yacht that you used to dock in Rhode Island to avoid paying your taxes on it. But here’s the straight poop. Everybody who is corporeal is also real. This still kinda’-sorta’ remains America, Mein Obama’s best efforts notwithstanding.
And contrary to your condescending jibe, Senator Kerry, these people are remarkably serious. Senator Marco Rubio perhaps briefly pierced your imperial smug cloud the other day. He was totally serious when he explained that he’d “Expect Obama’s Class Warfare Rhetoric From a Third World Leader.”
And yet this morning, you who aspired to the same job that Barack Obama actually succeeded in landing, can do no better than to ride fecklessly into the same heap of dung as one of your betters. The whole riff about who’s accountable and who’s not accountable is beneath the contempt of decent humanity. You, Senator Kerry, are a blind and unaccountable fop. Let me show you who is accountable and got hung out to dry yesterday.
This means anyone with a retirement account or an investment portfolio is being held accountable. They are accountable in a way that foppish dandies who marry rich, old widows simply do not and cannot properly comprehend. And in case you want to put that notion to your infamous “Global Test”, here ya’ go.
Everybody around the world is real, responsible and about to get a whole lot more serious. They will be far more serious than you and your co-failures in the Senate who have spent the last 800 days failing to pass a budget.
This gets us to the real and very serious reason Senator Kerry wants to shut those noisy Tea Partiers up once and for all. He hates and fears the very accountability that he rails about to Joe Scarborough. God forbid that the peasants that patrician rakes like Senator Kerry screw against the wall in a detached and off-handed matter ever have their voices heard when the “real decisions” get made.