January 28, 2007

We will still have Kerry to kick around.

I thought he was withdrawing from the political fray, but apparently, he was redeploying. Here he is, botching up a storm. The long national nightmare continues.

Anticipated next scene: Kerry proffers some mind-bending explanation of how his use of the words "international pariah" didn't mean what Fox News manipulated unintelligent plebes into believing.

42 comments:

AllenS said...

"international pariah"

Obviously, he was once again making a joke, unfortunately he left out 263 other words, and that's why it is being misconstrued.

Tim said...

I don't think Kerry is going to get kicked around much over this. This happens every year at Davos. Now it's his turn. There once was a time in which any American, especially in the political class, who publicly ran down his country overseas was himself made a social pariah for his infidelity and lack of grace. That time has long since past. He'll come home to an invite on Letterman or the Daily Show to explain to the rest of us how it felt to take such a courageous stand before a collection of international weasels disliking the U.S.

It is increasingly clear, despite all their transparent protestations to the contrary, that the Left desperately wishes the United States were some other country, any other country - probably France - than the country it is. They ache and yearn for all things western European: their economies; their tax rates; their regulatory regimes; their health care; their foreign policies; their defense policies and capabilities.

They aren't transgender; they're transnational and hate the nationality with which they were born. But we dare not question their patriotism.

boston70 said...

As a Mass resident and someone who voted for Kerry I wish he would just go away. This guy he is giving an autograph to said 6 months ago that gays should be rounded up and killed-great.

I would love to have someone run against him here for his senate seat. Not a republican though because they don't have a chance in Massachusetts. There is this ridiculous theme out here to recruit a professional baseball player Curt Schilling, who is a social conservative against stem cell research and pro-life-won't fly here in Massachusetts. That's why Romney was pro choice when he ran in 1994 and 2002 but has since "evolved".

I would love to see Barney Frank run against Kerry

tjl said...

"I would love to have someone run against him here for his senate seat. Not a republican though because they don't have a chance in Massachusetts."

Speaking as a former Massachusetts resident, this is sad but true. Massachusetts is in fact a one-party state, as shown by its all-Dem congressional delegation. The only exception to this rule is its occasional willingness to elect Republican governors, like Romney, to act as a check on the excesses of the almost all-Dem legislature.

Even though Kerry hasn't had a new idea since 1972, he need have no fear of a Democratic challenger.
Massachusetts, like its fellow one-party states in the Third World, does not brook intra-party challenges for top offices.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Massachusetts could draft Yaz or Fisk to run! Preferably Yaz; he looks Senatorial. Of course they can't draft Jim Rice...because he's not a Hall of Famer! Someone must fight Evil Jim Bunning!

Joe Baby said...

I think the fact that may resonate over the next few days is that Kerry was sitting four feet away from Mohammad Khatami.

If the blogs/radio/White House don't pick this up and run with it, they've lost a juicy opportunity.

Anonymous said...

It is sad really. A US senator has become one of those idol tryouts who cannot sing but think they can. Is Kerry delusional too?

Trey

PatCA said...

Kerry is just keeping with a lifelong habit of extra-legal cozying up to (engaging with) any despot that the US deems its enemy. I think he aspires to be the Neville Chamberlain of his day! Sad.

boston70 said...

If Tom Brady wasn't still playing football he would be great-also his current girl, Giselle, would be nice to see campaigning through the state.

The Drill SGT said...

My favorite revisionism is the:

When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto,

When Al Gore was our limp wristed (no offense meant to gays on this one) chief negotiator for Kyoto in 97, the Senate passed a "Sense of the Senate" resolution 95-0 (absent Kerry and Kennedy) making it clear to the Clinton Admin that the treaty was dead without changes. Gore didn't get any changes, Clinton never submitted the signed treaty to the Senate, and all of a sudden it's Bush's fault?

Joe said...

Kerry kissing up to our enemies, once again. He is a complete and utter disgrace. Thank God he is not president. He should stay in Davos forever.

Anonymous said...

This guy he is giving an autograph to said 6 months ago that gays should be rounded up and killed-great.

You are such a xenophobe. So, not every culture embraces being gay. Who are you to judge them?

No wonder the rest of the world hates us. Our imperialism knows no bounds. Not only do we go over there and kill their people but we want to change their religion too?

It's the genocide of the Native Americans all over again!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, comment moderation is gone!!! Thanks Ann, now we can have conversations again. Happy to be a captcha writer for that.

Anonymous said...

Gerald --

That last post was meant to be taken as parody, right?

The Drill SGT said...

I was wrong when I said Kerry and Kennedy didn't vote in the Senate to reject Kyoto.

They were not sponsors of the amendment rejecting it, but they did vote to reject the Kyoto treaty.


Roll Call

More Kerry Hypocrisy

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I, for one, am just glad he's not POTUS.

Anonymous said...

The bigger question is what value could Davos meeting possibly offer when it invites the same old fossils like Kerry to its annual event? Has he even had an original thought or idea in the past 20 years?

And don't get me wrong, I went out and bought a dog to kick so I am no longer picking on Kerry.

electro-dude said...

Anticipated next scene: Kerry proffers some mind-bending explanation of how his use of the words "international pariah" didn't mean what Fox News manipulated unintelligent plebes into believing.

This will be quickly followed by the observation the President is a moron because he's not as well-spoken as Kerry.

Old Dad said...

Kerry lacks only two traits:

Common sense and common decency.

In many ways he's quite uncommon: he's uncommonly out of touch, uncommonly self absorbed, uncommonly arrogant. And he's an uncommonly successful gold digger.

Simon said...

The Drill SGT said...
"I was wrong when I said Kerry and Kennedy didn't vote in the Senate to reject Kyoto. They were not sponsors of the amendment rejecting it, but they did vote to reject the Kyoto treaty."

Is that right, strictly speaking? Per Wikipedia, "before the Kyoto Protocol was finalized (although it had been fully negotiated, and a penultimate draft was finished), the U.S. Senate unanimously passed by a 95–0 vote the Byrd-Hagel Resolution ... which stated the sense of the Senate was that the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol that did not include binding targets and timetables for developing as well as industrialized nations or 'would result in serious harm to the economy of the United States' ... [Consequentially,] [t]he Clinton Administration never submitted the protocol to the Senate for ratification." Kerry certainly voted for the Byrd-Hagel resolution, which was adopted without a single dissenting vote.

vbspurs said...

He was thinking of the photo call, later.

Rogues' Gallery of International Pariahs

God, what a tool.

Cheers,
Victoria

The Drill SGT said...

You are correct Simon. Since Clinton didn't have the balls to submit his Kyoto treaty, Kerry didn't actually reject it. Kerry just voted to say that if Clinton submitted it without changes, Kerry WOULD reject it.

vbspurs said...

It is increasingly clear, despite all their transparent protestations to the contrary, that the Left desperately wishes the United States were some other country, any other country - probably France - than the country it is. They ache and yearn for all things western European: their economies; their tax rates; their regulatory regimes; their health care; their foreign policies; their defense policies and capabilities.

Yes.

But you need not go so far, as to journey to Western Europe, Tim, for your analogy.

When asked, most many of these progressives point to our neighbour to the North, Canada, as the perfect nation.

Peaceful -- who has gripes with Canadians?

Humane -- look at their social programmes!

Inviting -- millions of refugees from the Middle East have come to Canada in the 1990s, and they live without hassles there!

I say this with great love and respect for Canada (it may be that I will have a strong link to Canada myself soon, at that).

But I'm tired of Canada being held up as the liberal wet dream of a nation -- by certain people.

I mean, what about the mooseburgers??

They aren't transgender; they're transnational and hate the nationality with which they were born. But we dare not question their patriotism.

Oh no, heaven forbid!

Why, as they rightly quote Dr. Samuel Johnson, didn't you know that patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel?

Of course you did.

That's why scoundrels are known for their morals, ideals, and fidelity.

Cheers,
Victoria

PatCA said...

I also love Canada and France and Italy and all the rest of our peace-loving allies. But it's good for them to remember that their diffident semi-pacifism relies on the big dog, the United States, keeping the bad guys outside the wire.

Anonymous said...

My wife, who, in the course of 18 years of marriage, has almost never said anything bad about anyone, called John Kerry, "the most loathsome human being I've ever met." She's a liberal Catholic with a graduate degree in international relations, who happened to encounter John Kerry at the Fletcher School upon a time. Meeting him and hearing him speak in person made her a confirmed Bush voter when the time came. I was shocked. She's politically to the left of me, and I wouldn't vote for George Bush. I also wouldn't think of voting for John Kerry, so the top of my ballot was unpolluted by either of these twerps.

My wife was spoiled by meeting and spending some time with Paul Tsongas, who was the Senator and Presidential candidate we should have had. May he rest in peace.

Had Tsongas lived, Kerry would have been consigned to his proper political station: The EX-Lieutenant Governor.

Victoria, of course, has it right. What a tool, indeed.

Old Dad said...

Theo et al,

There is hope for our great Union. There appears to be near unanimity on both sides of the aisle.

Resolved that John Kerry is a tool!

boston70 said...

Boston70 said:
This guy he is giving an autograph to said 6 months ago that gays should be rounded up and killed-great.

Gerald response:
"You are such a xenophobe. So, not every culture embraces being gay. Who are you to judge them?

No wonder the rest of the world hates us. Our imperialism knows no bounds. Not only do we go over there and kill their people but we want to change their religion too?

It's the genocide of the Native Americans all over again!!!!"

Gerald, please tell me you are joking?

Kerry has become a disgrace. I am embarassed for him. He is irrelevant. I really wish he would retire to Nantucket. He could retire to a good life helping Mama T dole out her money.

Anonymous said...

The long national nightmare continues.

Maybe for people like you and Idiot Rottweiler, Malkin et al. I'm starting to think you have a heavy man crush on him. Is it the hair?

Virtually no one cares, except you, and your Pavlog Dog commentors.

[ding ding]
Kerry!

[ding ding]
Hillary!

[ding ding]
Protestors!

I guess anything to take the mind off the beat down you took last Nov, and the inevitable beat down you will take again in '08. Bush has single handely killed the Republican Party, and conservatives everywhere. And you guys like his boots. Why?


>Suckers!
.

Old Dad said...

Ann,

If you don't mind, I'll open a window. I think someone's lunch has gone a little south.

josh said...

Naked Lunch

How is the Perfesser going to stay "moderate" if she doesn't blast Lefty moonbats like Kerry who forever embolden our enemies by .... disagreeing with the conservative policies of the Bush administraiton?!?!?

Being above the political fray and not beholden to any political party gives one the freedom to put such taitors as Kerry in their place while simultaneously being harshly criticial of conservatives ... um ... never.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on! John Kerry isn't dreadful because he's a "Lefty moonbat." He's loathsome and dreadful because he's such a phony, because he is hypocrisy incarnate. He spouts patent nonsense in his sonorous, vaguely Yankee, poseur voice, does nine idiotic things before lunch, and we're supposed to take him seriously?

As I implied above, the only politician I can think of worse than George Bush is John Kerry, but not by much. And Old Dad has it about right. I think the motion, "Resolved that both sides of the isle want John Kerry to just go away," would pass nearly unanimously.

LoafingOaf said...

Thank you, once again, to everyone who worked to keep this jack-ass out of the White House during the war against Islamo-nazism.

In particular I'd like to thank the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and the swing voters of Ohio. (I'm amongst the latter, so I'm patting myself on the back.)

And a quick prayer to the poor goose Kerry killed in a photo-op in order to dupe the heartland. Little goose, you didn't die in vain. Look down from goose heaven and see how it all backfired on this silly man.

Although the paper that claims it contains "all the news fit to print" didn't find Kerry's latest enemy-aiding idiocy fit for its readers to know about, Iran's media is having a field day.

Check out the front page of Iran Daily on Little Green Footballs.

That this senator - whose entire approach to "statesmanship" after 9/11 was to try and work out what insincere positions he'd have to take to help his own short-term political ambitions and con his way into the White House - came within an inch of being Commander-in-Chief is frightening.

Unfortunately his defeat in 2004 was not enough to keep him from emboldening the enemies of civilization.

John Kerry: Get off the stage. Or, the next time you call a country an international pariah, maybe say it about...oh, I dunno...Iran? Instead of signing autographs for Iran's leaders as they prepare to nuke millions of people to death. Do you really wanna wind up on the wall of a Tehran museum too?

Anonymous said...

Kerry hopes that the eventual '08 nominee will embrace his "sensitive war on terror" strategy.

Step one: Tell terrorists your reasons why our country is loathesome -- maybe they'll adopt your reasons, and abandon theirs. That way, the next time they burn up skyscrapers, they can say it was about, say, "Kyoto," and immediately win support.

I'm sure the next 18 months will be a living teach-in on this strategy.

Goatwhacker said...

Bush has single handely killed the Republican Party, and conservatives everywhere. And you guys like his boots.

We like his boots?

Palladian said...

I love his boots.

Anonymous said...

Gerald, please tell me you are joking?

I guess I'm not enough of a regular yet. Isn't the fact that you can't be positive that I'm joking something of an indictment of many who protest the war? After all, there isn't anything in my complaints that isn't an actual lefty talking point. They just don't usually combine them in the way I did.

Anonymous said...

That should be aisle, not isle, in my last comment.

And, finally, I just want to say that the only reason John Kerry opens his mouth is to change feet.

The Exalted said...

all ad hominems, no substance. typical.

Leland said...

all ad hominems, no substance. typical.

That's a good tag line for you, "The Exalted".

I think you missed the part that John Kerry called the United States an "International Pariah" in Davos while standing next to former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami. That's not an ad hominem attack, it is simply an observations of fact, which some might even call "substance".

An ad hominem attack with no substance would be something along the lines of what Naked Lunch wrote:

Maybe for people like you and Idiot Rottweiler, Malkin et al. I'm starting to think you have a heavy man crush on him. Is it the hair?

Virtually no one cares, except you, and your Pavlog Dog commentors.


I'll take the lack of a true defense of John Kerry as a positive sign that even his supporters have limits.

Anonymous said...

All partisan hackery and rigid, political junkie need to re-fight the last election. Typical.

You know, if I were a Republican, I would be having wet dreams about John Kerry coming back as a leading Democratic spokesman/candidate.

Please, for God's sake, can't we leave this idiot behind and get on with something like a plausible progressive agenda that includes things like single-payer health care, tax reform, realistic and meaningful environmental policies, and a plan to prevail against our enemies in this unfortunately-named and nearly totally botched war on terror?

Yas, yas, I know John Kerry has all these wonderful positions on all these things, etc. Trouble is, he is so phony that it makes your hair hurt. You know the old saw, "Would you buy a used car from Candidate X?" Well, it's become obvious that John Kerry couldn't sell a new BMW for pocket change. Anyone can have positions and even articulate them well, but if he or she doesn't inspire confidence, what's the point? It's called leadership, and John Kerry simply doesn't have it.

Ad hominem attack? You bet.

Comrade X said...

The Benedict Arnold Senator is projecting again, just like he did the CEOs.

Cat said...

Boston 70: Curt Schilling, who is a social conservative against stem cell research and pro-life-

No, he's against EMBRYONIC stem cell research. Sorry - I know it's off topic, but my pet peave is people who characterize those who are pro-life and against embryonic stem cell research are not against other stem cell research. Difference? Embryonic stem cells destroy human embryos. Other stem cell research (from bone marrow, cord blood, etc) does not. Bush supports federal funding for stem cell research, Bush does not support federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, but private and state funding continues.