John Kerry was on Face the Nation Sunday to tell the world that the GOP primary race is embarrassing. Being called embarrassing by John Forbes Kerry is like being called ugly by a blobfish.
Kerry has a history of embarrassing the country and himself but was promoted all along the way despite poor performance and an alternative view of reality. He never got any less embarrassing as years went on, just promoted. It didn’t hurt that this scion of the Forbes family married into the mega-rich Heinz family and hung out with the powerful elite.
He started up his career with a vicious unfounded attack on his fellow soldiers. Kerry compared the conduct of U.S. troops in Vietnam to “the Army of Genghis Khan.” Worse than embarrassing!
Even though he’s the richest man in the U.S. Senate, he docked his $7 million yacht in neighboring Rhode Island to avoid paying $500,000 in taxes to Massachusetts. This is while he promotes heavy taxation on the peons. That was embarrassing!
When he ran for president, he chose a running mate who was a self-described born again who had an illegitimate child with his mistress while his wife was dying from cancer.
Remember when he told students at Pasadena City College, “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” Pretty embarrassing to know that’s how he feels about our troops.
“It’s in such bad shape now, even the Italians could kick their butts,” he said about the Iraqi army as secretary of state.
The hugger of all things communist and terrorist once said, “I’m going to be honest with you — I don’t know a lot about Cuba’s healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?” He’s embarrassingly unknowledgeable.
In 2013, he tried to pretend he was a big Red Sox fan and said, “[I] also want to thank, you know this is unusual, but a couple of days ago, at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees posted the Boston Red Sox logo and they sang Sweet Adeline during, after the third inning I think.”
Uh, that’s Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond.
In his first overseas trip as secretary of state, Kerry wanted to explain what makes America great at a town hall meeting with Germans who he advised to be tolerant, noting that in America, “you have a right to be stupid.” “In America, you have a right to be stupid, if you want to be,” he said. “And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be. And we tolerate that – we somehow make it through that.” That was very embarrassing.
When he wanted to attack Syria, he explained with reassuring stupidity that it would be an “unbelievably small” strike.
Many were embarrassed in 2014 during a September 17th congressional hearing, when he said ISIS isn’t even offering healthcare or education as if that was in some way relevant as they murder hundreds of thousands, and bury women and children alive or put them in brothels.
Kerry called them a cult and cold-blooded marauders making a mockery of a peaceful religion. He just can’t say radical Islam. The words can’t leave his mouth. He blames ISIS on the weather.
He told the Indonesians, “In a sense, climate change can now be considered the world’s largest weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even, the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” So embarrassing.
In 2015, John Kerry flew over to Paris to give Hollande a “hug”, his word not mine. He took James Taylor with him so he could sing, “You’ve got a friend” to the French.
It was his attempt to offer condolences over the terror attack in Paris. It was one of the most embarrassing moments in American diplomatic history. He’s the perpetual student hippie in the Ché Guevara t-shirt.
He’s been an embarrassment as he bows and scrapes before the Ayatollah and the Palestinian Authority. The Israelis pointed this out. “It’s as if he isn’t the foreign minister of the world’s most powerful nation, but an alien, who just disembarked his spaceship in the Mideast,” wrote Mr Ravid,the left-wing editor of the left-wing Haaretz. Moshe Ya’alon, the Israeli defence minister, labelled our top diplomat “obsessive and messianic.”
Kerry couldn’t seem to figure out ISIS and the attack on Charlie Hebdo but he’s working on it. “There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of, not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, OK, they’re really angry because of this and that.”
In February 2015, he said that terrorists arise from seeing people eat in fancy restaurants, “In some cases, they may come from a lost job or from the contrast between one family’s empty dinner plate and a fancy restaurant’s lavish menu.”
Embarrassingly, he believed that the way to contain ebola was to keep the borders open. “All of these things are frankly urgent in order to be able to quickly move to contain the spread of Ebola. We need airlines to continue to operate in West Africa and we need borders to remain open.”
Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono has a Most Wanted poster with his name on it as a bank robber and fugitive. The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about the Communist terrorist leader. Kerry, the head of the State Departmet, met with Timochenko [he could have had him arrested right then] , the leader of FARC, a Marxist terrorist organization that appears on his own department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations a little above Al Qaeda. He has been hanging out with more of these types, some of them use child sex slaves. I find that very embarrassing, amoral, and traitorous.
Kerry knows all about embarrassing – he’s out there embarrassing us every day.