Archive for the ‘Senator John Kerry’ Category

Kerry is Scary

September 4, 2013

We have witnessed chemical weapon use in Syria because Obama elicits little respect and no fear from the international community or, more poignantly, from depots and terrorists. It is hard to imagine a Reagan or Bush “red line” (a line which Obama is now claiming he didn’t set) being so blatantly ignored or challenged. Obama was poked and prodded right from the start of his administration and found to be weak. Syria’s chemical weapon use is a direct result.

Obama selected John Kerry to run the State Department. This is a man who, after serving in Vietnam, came home and joined the anti-war movement, making wild, blanket accusations against our military personnel, voted as Senator against the Iraq War, and voted to pull all our troops out of Afghanistan – In other words, a man with Obama values. This could only be more surreal if Jane Fonda was at his side, egging him on.

The left’s unconditional backing of Obama requires hypocrisy, back-pedaling, and rationalization to remain intact and John Kerry is up to the task. He is arguing that attacking Syria is not war “in the classic sense”, a rhetorical distinction allowing him to keep his anti-war and anti-military persona while advocating the very war-like bombing of Syria. Lesser men would have laughed while speaking such gibberish, but Kerry maintained his composure and his acquiescence to Obama’s wishes without so much as a titter.

Right or wrong about attacking Syria, and there certainly is much controversy, Kerry is a poor choice for making the case. His distaste for the military was proudly displayed years ago and it is frightening to find him advocating an action with possible serious consequences; one that doesn’t jive with his personal beliefs. How can there be any credibility in what he says? There is none.

Kerry is scary, and this entire debacle is more frightening because of his involvement. He is as mis-cast in this role as John Cusack is in “The Butler” playing President Nixon (talk about a surreal experience). Then, again, Obama as Commander-in-Chief doesn’t bring a warm and fuzzy feeling, either.

This does not bode well for our nation.

David J. Hentosh

Liberal Wars

April 18, 2012

During the Vietnam War era, liberals were aggressively vocal about their distaste for the military and made it very clear they were against almost all wars, regardless of cause. “Make love, not war” was the inane, bumper-sticker philosophy of the anti-war movement, its sheer simplicity indicative of the shallow understanding of many protesters.

Having a propensity for exaggeration, liberals took idealism and frustration to the disgusting level of blaming our troops and began denigrating them as scapegoats. This was not acceptable to the vast majority and the liberal cause lost much respect and suffered badly as a result, particularly at the voting booth.

The lesson learned showed up during John Kerry’s campaign for president in 2004 when his status as a Vietnam War vet was proudly touted by liberals as a major qualification for the presidency. It was a strange liberal turnaround – and it was a sham. It was a blatant and transparent political attempt by liberals to ingratiate themselves with the majority. It ended up backfiring on Kerry.

Flash forward to today and we find the turnaround complete with liberals fully embracing the idea of “war” as a political tool and tactic. Protests that started against “Bush’s War” in Iraq quickly turned into enthusiastic support for “Obama’s War” in Afghanistan. Bush’s “surge” in Iraq, hated by liberals and predicted to fail, became Obama’s surge when it succeeded and was held up as an example of Obama’s superior competency in warfare.

In this turnaround, liberals have embraced exaggeration again, labeling controversial political issues as a “war” in the hope of gaining sympathy from the majority. Thus we find the so-called “war against women”, the “war against choice”, the “war against the poor”, the “race war”, the “culture war”, and the “war against minorities”. All have become accepted, standard talking points in the liberal media. (Yes, conservatives are also guilty with the “war against Christians”, the “war against the unborn”, etc, – but conservatives never embraced hatred towards the military or considered all wars to be evil, therefore, the lack of irony or hypocrisy is an exemption here.)

Rather than calm things down, Obama has fueled this war effort with aggressive rhetoric that pits the middle class and the poor against the rich. He has sparked a real “class warfare” that could have dire consequences. It is deliberate, it is political, it is manipulative, it is deceitful, it is fracturing, and it is disgraceful.

David J. Hentosh

Taking Responsibility for Nothing

August 8, 2011

“I believe this is, without question, the tea party downgrade” said Democrat Senator John Kerry, issuing the Democrat talking point that is to be echoed by all. David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, quickly conformed by also calling it the “tea party downgrade”. You can bet Chris Matthews, not a very original thinker, will be calling it that, too, along with other liberal media parrots.

Barney Frank, senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, decided to spread the blame around a little and put it in the military’s lap, saying that defense spending is responsible. His complaint about the U.S. being “the military policemen of the world” certainly rings true, but left unsaid is the fact that almost all “free” countries have diverted military funding to social programs and can no longer defend themselves properly. This is the road the Democrats seem to want the U.S. to take.

Military spending, the Tea Party, Bush tax cuts, Sarah Palin, Corporate jets, fat-cat CEO’s – all are responsible for the downgrade in the Democrats’ eyes, but entitlement discretionary spending, one of the S&P’s reasons for the downgrade, is not. Political bickering and posturing are also reasons, but the politics of re-election are still ruling the roost.

Until the finger quits pointing and blame is no longer the main attraction, there will be no progress. In the meantime, those still lucky enough to have a job will watch their 401K dwindle because of asinine bickering and ideological political nonsense. The world will continue to sneer at the imbecilic manner in which our “leaders” are dealing with this crisis and watch our way-of-life vanish.

Taking responsibility is the first thing that needs to be done. So far, the Democrats have made it known that their main thrust is to blame Republicans and the Tea Party. Republicans are concentrating on defending themselves against those accusations. One can only hope that voters will show more responsibility in upcoming elections.

David J. Hentosh

John Kerry Decks His Halls

December 1, 2010

From the Boston Herald:

Battle-weary Bay State Democrats are getting squeezed by U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry this Christmas, as the nation’s richest senator puts the arm on cash-strapped party donors to fill his campaign war chest — even though he’s not up for re-election for another four years.

“I think people feel very tapped-out,” said Phil Johnston, former Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman, who is helping to organize Kerry’s Dec. 13 gala. Johnston, who said he is seeing steady ticket sales, still expects a full house.

“It’s a mea- sure of John Kerry’s strength among Democrats that this event should be hugely successful,” he said.

The state’s senior senator — recently ranked the nation’s richest with $2.7 million in his campaign coffers and an estimated net worth of $239 million — is asking fellow Democrats to open their wallets yet again after they dug deep during a hard-fought election year. His extravaganza at the Boston Symphony — where tickets range from $75 to $4,800 — could be a tough sell as the party’s rank-and-file struggles through another Christmas in a tough economy.

read the rest here.

John Kerry and Leona Helmsley

July 25, 2010

In case you’ve forgotten, Leona Helmsley famously said “We don’t pay taxes, only little people pay taxes.”

Apparently Senator John Kerry, (D, MA) agrees.

The Boston Herald has this story about Kerry and his new $7 million sailboat.

Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I.

Isabel – Kerry’s luxe, 76-foot New Zealand-built Friendship sloop with an Edwardian-style, glossy varnished teak interior, two VIP main cabins and a pilothouse fitted with a wet bar and cold wine storage – was designed by Rhode Island boat designer Ted Fontaine.

But instead of berthing the vessel in Nantucket, where the senator summers with the missus, Teresa Heinz, Isabel’s hailing port is listed as “Newport” on her stern.

Could the reason be that theOcean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a haven – like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Nassau – for tax-skirting luxury yacht owners?

Read the rest here: Sen. John Kerry Skips Town on Sails Tax

The Lunacy of Leniency

December 26, 2009

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ignored a deadline set by the UN for making a swap deal concerning its enriched uranium  (http://tinyurl.com/y8bkl2b). There is no surprise in Iran’s dismissal except in the Obama administration where soaring rhetoric was expected to bring a ruthless leader to his knees.

Obama’s much-heralded diplomacy has allowed Iran all the time it needs to continue its nuclear weapons program with immunity. Internal protests against Iran’s regime have been violently squelched while protestors’ pleas to Obama for help have been ignored.

Now, another administration diplomatic guru is considering handing the Iran regime even more legitimacy by becoming the first high-level U.S. emissary to make a public visit to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Senator John Kerry wants to go to Iran and attempt more toothless diplomacy (http://tinyurl.com/ydjsymm).

Many believe that Ahmadinejad is a madman. He may be but he knows exactly what he is doing. The real lunacy seems to be on the part of the US administration and the UN for continuing to deal with him in rational ways that are useless. A little more of this and Iran will have nuclear weapons with which to blackmail the entire world.

I don’t think John Kerry’s visit to Iran is going to make Ahmadinejad see the light. His brief visit to the Vietnam War turned him against our own troops. This trip could turn out just as bad.

David J. Hentosh

John Kerry Is At It Again

October 2, 2009

Not long ago the Obama administration seemed to be harvesting email addresses from messages sent to the White House.

I was a victim.  After submitting comments on Stimulus and Cap and Trade to the White House, I received spin emails on a variety of subjects from President Obama, Michelle Obama, and David Axelrod.  Apparently other people did too.  They complained, since the practice seems unethical, if not illegal.

Problem solved, right? Not so fast.  Ever the innovators, that sneaky White House team simply recruited other Democrats, such as Senator John Kerry, (D, MA) to get the message out, as I reported here.  (http://wp.me/pBslf-D)

Now Kerry (or someone using his name—Kerry was having knee surgery at the time I got the last email) is at it again.  The email is titled Punching Back Hard.  (Ironic, because Kerry seems incapable of punching his way out of a paper bag.)

The most recent message says Kerry has teamed up with Barbara Boxer to “relaunch” a website telling “the truth” (or their version of it) about Cap and Trade.   The website, www.TruthFightsBack.com —a misnomer if there ever was one—was originally launched in 2008 to fight “smears” about then-candidate Obama.

One of the “smears” on the website is the accusation that Obama voted present in the Illinois Senate.  (The website actually say the U.S. Senate, but I believe they meant the Illinois Senate, since they later mention the state senate.  But hey, who needs to get the details right?  It’s just a website about the TRUTH.)

The website describes the “smear,” then admits that Obama did vote present, but no more than three percent of the time, and describe that as  “an accepted, institutional, strategic practice within the state senate.”  Ironically, they admit the “smear” was actually true, just not a big deal.  (At least in their eyes.)

If this is the way Truth Fights Back will address issues for Kerry and the administration, I look forward to plenty of fodder for future blog entries.

But I digress.  This administration seems relentless in trying to sway public opinion by whatever means necessary.    http://tinyurl.com/yawx29a

This includes harvesting email addresses and giving them to anyone they think might help their agenda.  (Although why they’ve gone to Kerry and Boxer, two singularly unpopular and ineffectual senators, is a puzzle.)

Maybe it’s because the administration’s popularity is plummeting and Kerry and Boxer are the only ones willing to help.  Yesterday’s Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll, shows that 29% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-seven percent (37%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8.  http://tinyurl.com/5krqjz

If history is any guide, congressional rats jump ship as soon as it starts sinking.  Maybe soon no one will be willing to take a hit for the administration. Maybe soon I’ll stop getting spam from administration lackeys.

(And if any of you in the Obama administration are reading this, next time proofread your email before you send it.  You have some real issues with grammar and clearly making your point.)

aln