Thursday, April 3, 2014

Kerrey (Not Kerry) On Obama

I remember way back when Clinton was first nominated, I wondered what on earth the attraction was for Democrats. If they wanted a (comparatively) moderate democrat with political experience, and more or less the same policies Clinton had, or claimed to have, why not look for one with more experience in politics and some in actual business, with no obvious character flaws — Bill's were glaringly obvious and still are — and who, instead of dodging the draft, was maybe even a veteran! Better than that, a wounded, decorated veteran. Maybe even a Navy SEAL Medal of Honor winner! But where would they find somebody like that? Well, in Nebraska. Bob Kerrey. But they wanted a cool, funky candidate instead. So they nominated the draft-dodger with the ethics of a pig and made him President.

And now we hear from Bob Kerrey on Obama. Interestingly, when a Republican dumps on a Republican President, the press can't get enough of it.  But when Kerrey talks about Obama, you've got to go all the way to the UK to read about it in the newspaper.

From Eagle Rising:

Top Democrat Calls Obama a Delusional Liar


Democrat Bob Kerrey went off on President Obama in an interview with Britain’s Daily Mail. He summed up his view of the Obama Presidency with one simple sentence, “Mr. President… you won this election because you sucked less than Romney.”

We grabbed some of Kerrey’s greatest hits from the interview, but you should give the whole thing a read.

Bob Kerrey says Obama is a liar.

Obama, he said Wednesday in his Manhattan office, knew full well he was lying when he promised that the Affordable Care Act would allow Americans to keep insurance plans they liked.

'He had to know he was misleading the audience,' Kerrey said quietly, recalling the newly minted president's countless promises as Congress and the public debated his signature health insurance overhaul.

Bob Kerrey says that President Obama is a delusional liar and knew all along that he was lying to the American people.

'On the other hand, he may have said it so many times,' he added, 'that the spell-checker wasn't in the room – the spell-checker, the fact-checker – somebody who says, "Excuse me, Mr. President, but I hope you know this..."'

Obama's infamous four-Pinocchio pledges, Kerrey explained, never stood a chance of being fulfilled because there were 'a million people out there with policies that, for one reason or another, run short of the minimum standard. I mean, they bought something cheaper!'


Bob Kerrey thinks that the Democrat Party must believe the American people are complete idiots for trying to sell them on Obamacare being cheaper and everyone deserving the same care. There is just no way everyone can get the same care, because all doctors are different!

The worst lie Democrats told about Obamacare, Kerrey reasoned, 'is not "If you want to keep your health care plan..." – the worst one is, "Everybody deserves high-quality, affordable health care."'

'Excuse me? Uh, I don't know if you've heard about the bell curve?' he snarked.

'If I've got 1,000 doctors, 100 are great, and 100 are not so good.'

He outlined the shape of a bell curve with his hands, and then threw them skyward.

'It's absolutely impossible,' he said.

'And affordable? Forget about it.'


We are selling off our future for failed policies today.

'We're robbing from the future to pay for the past,' he told MailOnline on Wednesday. 'We just are.'

'And we're shoveling more and more money to people over the age of 65.'


Mr. Kerrey also had a warning for the Democrat Party. Americans just don’t care about income inequality… and it’s time Democrats stop caring too. The only reason President Obama won reelection is because he sucked less than Mitt Romney.

Another of Obama's failings, according to Kerrey, is an inflated sense of Americans' appetite for programs to correct what the White House calls 'income inequality,' through new taxes and other income-shifting initiatives that transfer wealth from the rich to the poor.

The president's re-election 17 months ago wasn't a mandate to conduct class warfare, he said.

'After the 2012 election, what the president needed was somebody to say, "Mr. President, I'm thrilled you won. You stand for all the things I support. But honestly, you won this election because you sucked less than Romney."'


I think Mr. Kerrey’s politics are horrible. But he’s right on this. Republicans should also pay attention to the last thing Kerrey mentions here….Romney “sucked.” He’s not wrong. Romney was a bad candidate for the Republican Party to choose, and honestly… he wasn’t chosen so much as he was foisted upon us by the establishment. If we want to beat Democrats, we have to offer a real choice. We must give the people a conservative – not some watered down Democrat like Mitt Romney, John McCain or even Bob Dole. These men may all be admirable politicians who have done well for their constituents, but none of them are conservatives… they are the left wing of our party.

Hopefully, we’ll be hearing about Kerrey’s excoriating remarks in the media – but I won’t be holding my breath.

1 comment:

  1. Sadly this is how I find a surprising amount of domestic news. Either from the BBC, Telegraph, or Daily Mail. Regardless if they're right or left, the Brits do better journalism on issues in our side of the pond then ours do.

    Maybe Fox or MSNBC hits on something once or twice, but not as consistently as some bloggers, or again, like the UK papers.

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