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Source: Obama has chosen
John Kerry as Secretary of State

Chicgo SUN-TIMES, by MICHAEL SNEED

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Posted By:Oblio, 12/15/2012 8:49:41 AM

President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 12/15/2012 8:51:51 AM     (No. 9066998)

The bright side of this story is that Lurch will leave the country quite a bit. The sad part is that he´ll come back.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 12/15/2012 8:54:18 AM     (No. 9067006)

Big deal.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 12/15/2012 8:55:41 AM     (No. 9067010)

Will he get to serve in Vietnam?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: supersid, 12/15/2012 8:56:38 AM     (No. 9067015)

1. Instead of hanging around the senate for 20-25 years, he will be do e after 4.

2.opens up a potential spot for Scott.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: janylou, 12/15/2012 8:57:01 AM     (No. 9067016)

Hopefully, we will get to see his war records. But if he is confirmed, it could set our foreign relations back worse than what Shrill and Obomination have done so far. His irrogance is enough to turn even our best ally against us.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: John c, 12/15/2012 8:57:54 AM     (No. 9067017)

Lord help us, the hits keep coming as Alinski dictated.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/15/2012 8:59:29 AM     (No. 9067019)

Great! The perfect choice to go apologize for the role that America has played in world affairs.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/15/2012 9:00:08 AM     (No. 9067023)

The Senate doesn´t have to confirm this nomination, or is this another Obama decree?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Judge, 12/15/2012 9:03:43 AM     (No. 9067032)

Didnt he serve in Vietnam?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cartcart, 12/15/2012 9:04:17 AM     (No. 9067034)

Two good and moral men.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 12/15/2012 9:05:04 AM     (No. 9067035)

If true, this Christmas will be as we mostly expect. And, in later, happier (I hope) years, we shall remember:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way. . . .

Kerry. Well, that puts the star on the Christmas tree, doesn´t it? /s

On Swiftboaters, on Tea Party!

Dickens knew his stuff.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fritzilou, 12/15/2012 9:12:16 AM     (No. 9067050)

Sarcasticly I say, two class acts. Geez, don´t Democrats have anyone else to choose from????

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Reply 13 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 12/15/2012 9:12:16 AM     (No. 9067051)

Time to dust off the Swift Boat files. Won´t do any good as the fix is in among the Senators, both R&D, who will confirm him, but it will be a good refresher for the public to see who this "hero" is.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mws50, 12/15/2012 9:16:52 AM     (No. 9067061)

Not surprising that an anti-American dufus would pick a traitor for SoS...

Thanks, 65 million incredibly ignorant voters, for giving our Nation this abomination.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LadyVet, 12/15/2012 9:18:29 AM     (No. 9067064)

Totally agree w/ #13.

John McCain will be on TV for the next month condemning the Swift Boat Vets, sitting on his high horse and lecturing to them. He´ll vote for the sorry traitor as Sec of State.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 12/15/2012 9:18:41 AM     (No. 9067066)

They just keep regurgitating the old white men. Uuuhhhh, Jon, why the long face? But he does have nice hair. Now we can remember Terayza and her vodka soaked raisins. Oh, happy day. BTW, I did read the raisins are helpful for arthritis. I´m not kidding. hic!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: CEP, 12/15/2012 9:21:31 AM     (No. 9067077)

Menendez sure knows a lot about affairs with foreigns.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: gabula, 12/15/2012 9:23:37 AM     (No. 9067082)

Dittos #15. Who in the Ole Boy´s Club will vote against him?

Gabula

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/15/2012 9:24:08 AM     (No. 9067084)

Meanwhile, I am trying to get through my second Christmas without my dear spouse, who died from the effects of Agent Orange. He served honorably in Viet Nam and a total of 22 years in the USN and I STILL am waiting for the VA to decide on his claim, and reimburse me for his final expenses.
I hate John Kerry.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/15/2012 9:24:31 AM     (No. 9067086)

I figure this was the plan all along. Now he and Theresa can party on the world stage.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/15/2012 9:24:47 AM     (No. 9067087)

doesn´t matter. The important decisions surrounding foreign policy promulgation reside with Valerie Jarrett. And anything jon cary tried to do on his own will be undercut by all those special envoys president zero sent to various parts of the world.
This represents nothing more than a sh*tty icing applied to a filthy presidential cake.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 12/15/2012 9:26:42 AM     (No. 9067090)

I pose this question:

Can Kerry do a worse job than Clinton? It may be possible, but I am not sure how.

I am certain, however, that he will do no better. Foreign leaders will recognize him as the buffoon he is.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/15/2012 9:28:44 AM     (No. 9067096)

This was the set up from the beginning. He had no intention of nominating Susan Rice.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/15/2012 9:30:38 AM     (No. 9067102)

So is Massachusetts going to go back to letting the Governor pick the replacement for Senator (since the Governor is a Democrat) or will they stay with a special election (which they implemented when Romney was Governor)?



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Reply 25 - Posted by: right-turn, 12/15/2012 9:32:38 AM     (No. 9067109)

Face it ... .... Kerry IS the best that the dems have. If they have someone better who could it be? My challenge to all .. name a better democrat.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Screwgun, 12/15/2012 9:34:49 AM     (No. 9067118)

The Senate will confirm him 99-0 because they can´t stand being around that pompous gas bag.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rubinski, 12/15/2012 9:35:45 AM     (No. 9067121)

It´s a sad, sad day for our country when my hubby and I breathed a sigh of relief with the idea that it´s better to nominate an idiot than a communist for the SOS position.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 12/15/2012 9:36:46 AM     (No. 9067122)

The world turned upside down.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/15/2012 9:37:51 AM     (No. 9067127)

Effin´ becomes the international face of our country as we hurtle to oblivion. For whatever miserable legacy Kerry has, he´ll be conspicuously diminished when all is said in done.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mjsp, 12/15/2012 9:39:45 AM     (No. 9067135)

A slap in the face of all TRUE Americans. It is still a mystery as to how obama pulled up the winner in the election. Certainly purely through FRAUD and it should be investigated thoroughly.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 12/15/2012 9:44:22 AM     (No. 9067144)

You mean the guy who looked like a viagra pill a few years ago? ...so why the long face?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 12/15/2012 9:45:09 AM     (No. 9067148)

At least he has a (slightly) better hairdo than Hillary.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: JAN, 12/15/2012 9:45:15 AM     (No. 9067149)

Patrick would appoint the replacement.



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Reply 34 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 12/15/2012 9:47:05 AM     (No. 9067152)

Broadwell didn´t get it? Geez...

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 12/15/2012 9:47:51 AM     (No. 9067159)

And what happened to Sen. Robert Menendez sex scandal regarding him paying for sex in the D. R. or is that in the budget?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Jloophole, 12/15/2012 9:51:57 AM     (No. 9067171)

Prince John from the Disney Robin Hood movie. I´m telling you. Life imitates cartoon. Google it!



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Reply 37 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/15/2012 9:55:15 AM     (No. 9067183)

Will Kerry now be able to dock his New Zealand built yacht at a Potomac River location? The $7 million sloop is kept in Rhode Island in order to avoid the Massachusett sales & use taxes he favors.

Will Kerry ask the WH to return the medals that he tossed over its fence to protest fictitious war atrocities?

Will Kerry be for Syrian intervention before he´s against it?

Will Senator Menendez´s illegal alien staffer be made Assistant Secretary of State for Sexual Predators Living Here Illegally? Would seem as logical as making Kerry the international representative of the US.

Inquiring minds want to know.



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Reply 38 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/15/2012 9:59:10 AM     (No. 9067187)

This is Scotty Brown´s chance - er.. to blow it again!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Tucker, 12/15/2012 9:59:33 AM     (No. 9067190)

Boy it sure tells you alot about Bambi with the choices he makes for his "Cabinet". I can´t think of one person who I would trust to do what is best for this country. John Kerry...are you kidding me? The best he can do. And I´m sure we´ll hear John McCain telling us over and over how wonderful he is and what a great friend! Yep...I´d say that´s a great deal of what is wrong with the Congress. Republicans want to be friends and dems think the Republicans are stupid.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: MHR, 12/15/2012 10:04:01 AM     (No. 9067204)

Thrilling for those of us in Massachusetts.....hopefully Scott Brown will replace him!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 12/15/2012 10:08:03 AM     (No. 9067211)

Kerry has stated that he committed war crimes.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/15/2012 10:16:52 AM     (No. 9067227)

John F. Kerry as Secretary of State?...An insult to our nation, The Free World and the memory of the 58,272 departed souls whose names are inscribed on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: oldselzer, 12/15/2012 10:19:28 AM     (No. 9067235)



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Reply 44 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/15/2012 10:28:36 AM     (No. 9067250)

He´s nothing but a joke - it won´t take other nations but a day or two to get him figured out if they haven´t yet done so- and just like the impostor in chief, Teresa´s little boy is already a huge embarrassment to ths nation.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: oldselzer, 12/15/2012 10:28:41 AM     (No. 9067251)

O great, from one liar to an even bigger one. Kerry was a traitor who viciously slandered all of us who served our country in ´Nam. And, while still on active duty, he sent himself to Paris to confer with envoys from Hanoi. He wrote his own citations, proclaiming himself a ´hero´ and idiots in the Navy, years later, went along with the lie. I guess as the left and Democrats in general see it, Kerry is an ´excellent´ representative of the current administration. He is an early-adopter of the ´blame America first´ doctrine. He is scum!


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Reply 46 - Posted by: fleetusa, 12/15/2012 10:33:14 AM     (No. 9067263)

Can this veggie´s head get any larger?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 12/15/2012 10:35:28 AM     (No. 9067267)

I know McCain was hit on the head one too many times when he was a POW.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Anner40, 12/15/2012 10:47:28 AM     (No. 9067294)

We really are getting the ´cream o the crop´ with this dude...what is the world coming to...no wonder anger is taking over the country...

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Reply 49 - Posted by: lizzee1, 12/15/2012 10:58:20 AM     (No. 9067319)

So sorry # 19! Orange took
my brother, also, three years ago.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/15/2012 11:03:32 AM     (No. 9067332)

God bless you, #19. May you have better luck with the VA in the coming New Year!

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Reply 51 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 12/15/2012 11:04:01 AM     (No. 9067334)

Now isn´t that just a peachy idea - John Kerry as Secretary of State? I hope the Swiftboaters (God bless them) speak out again. They are very courageous and I believe everything they´ve said regarding John Kerry and his "service" to this nation.

President Obama probably sees Kerry´s controversial and critical remarks about our military as a ´resume enhancement´. Aren´t they more or less two of a kind?

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Reply 52 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/15/2012 11:09:51 AM     (No. 9067353)

So, Obama´s ploy worked. In Negotiation Strategy 101 it´s called "if you want them to accept your crappy offer, first show them the super crappy offer". Ergo, first Rice, then Kerry.

This also explains why Obama is offering the $1.6 trillion tax increase in order to make Boehner giddy to accept the $800 billion one. I thought Republicans were supposed to be the business guys.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 12/15/2012 11:10:18 AM     (No. 9067355)

I´m sure it was the plan all along and he´ll walk through the confirmation but I wish there was a republican that would use the opportunity to take a few jabs at him.Such as " Senator, as acting sos would you consider a soldier,upon returning from a war zone, that proceeds to unilaterally meet and discuss our differences with the enemy to be doing a good thing, committing treason, or just acting like a pompous ass.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 12/15/2012 11:13:02 AM     (No. 9067360)

Actually -- Kerry´s ego is only surpassed by the "Won" himself -- it should make some interesting Barry/Kerry shuck and jive at the highest levels. We can be thankful that he was not chosen to be Sec. of Def. We can,however, expect the French-speaking JFK to cozy up to socialist France. Maybe he´ll ge to swim in the Seine wearing his sexy wetsuit, as long as his rice-bullet wounds aren´t showing. On a side note, I hear that Jane Fonda will be the guest of honor at the swearing-in reception and Mike Dukakis will be arriving in his personal tank.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: previouslyon24, 12/15/2012 11:25:33 AM     (No. 9067382)

He needs to fully open his Naval records, which he specifically DID NOT do during the 04 campaign. He is still totally unfit for command, and this position is a command position. This liar and cheat does not deserve this position, and I hope our Republican Senators demand the answers he did not disclose, and will resist. But of course, the Senate is controlled by the Dems, but isn´t there a hold possibility by any member of the Senate?

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Reply 56 - Posted by: ebuilder, 12/15/2012 11:34:39 AM     (No. 9067404)

Ask him if he has any concerns about the retaking of his oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, and protect us from enemies foreign and domestic. Ask him what are some areas where a Secretary of State is expected to protect the US. Ask him who are, in his opinion, enemies of the United States. Finally, ask him if he would carry out any policy that he thought would not be in the economic or defense interest of the United States.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/15/2012 11:41:30 AM     (No. 9067414)

Who did we expect, someone who would defend America´s interests? Sorry, but that train left the station in January, 2009. The traitors run the show now. Kerry is only the most prominent among them.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/15/2012 11:42:03 AM     (No. 9067416)

I´m anxiously waiting for his first fiasco and his having to appear before the House and Senate committees.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 12/15/2012 11:43:52 AM     (No. 9067421)

Secretary Jayngus.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: TJ Jackson, 12/15/2012 11:45:40 AM     (No. 9067424)

I´m hoping for another special election in MA where maybe Brown can sneak back in, but I read these posts that the governor picks a replacement. Which one is it? Why was there a special election after Kennedy died and not now?

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Carpe Diem, 12/15/2012 12:02:35 PM     (No. 9067450)

I suppose Jane Fonda was unable to be considered.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: maggie2u, 12/15/2012 12:02:54 PM     (No. 9067451)

This was a ´two-fer´ for the obama regime. Throw Rice´s name out knowing she was never being considered, and when Republicans objected, accuse them of continuing their ´war on women´.
Then appointing the man he wanted in the first place.
If McCain defends kerry and attacks those who criticize his appointment we will know for sure this was the plan and McCain was in on this scheme.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: nosillod, 12/15/2012 12:16:14 PM     (No. 9067477)

Obama´s criteria for any position in government...Who will be the most inept person I can pick to do the job. After all, that is how he got his job. The House and the Republican Senators aught to turn this down period.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: horacer, 12/15/2012 12:23:52 PM     (No. 9067484)

So who does Patrick appoint to fill his seat? Not another Kennedy I hope. Barney Frank?

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Reply 65 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/15/2012 12:31:16 PM     (No. 9067493)

Well, he did serve in Vietnam. /s

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Reply 66 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/15/2012 12:45:14 PM     (No. 9067535)

He served in Vietnam for a few weeks.

At least he will not be in the Pentagon where he would certainly attempt to sabotage the Dept. of Defense. If Obama had nominated him for the Defense Secretary job, we certainly would have heard from the Swift Boat Veterans.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/15/2012 1:05:22 PM     (No. 9067573)

Gov. Patrick will choose Kerry`s replacement. Get ready for Senator Bwarney`s Fwank.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/15/2012 2:35:40 PM     (No. 9067777)

Why not just name Michael Moore as Sec of State and get this over with? We´re already hated by the world.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 12/15/2012 2:42:05 PM     (No. 9067783)

OBAMA and LURCH---two lifelong liars of the flaming lefty liberal party kissed on the rump by the ass-press liars every time they open their mouths of lies.See a pattern here? Like Hillary PIAPS Clinton lies about her so called "concussion"...I think ALL lefties suffer from concussions! Swift-boat that fool!

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Reply 70 - Posted by: fayebeck, 12/15/2012 3:09:31 PM     (No. 9067825)

Will the Ugly Jerk get two big pensions?

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Reply 71 - Posted by: xiphos, 12/15/2012 4:16:01 PM     (No. 9067896)

Dumbo and Dumber...what´s not to like?

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Reply 72 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/15/2012 8:41:26 PM     (No. 9068238)

Back by popular demand...the Swift Boaters!

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Reply 73 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/15/2012 9:40:32 PM     (No. 9068295)

Perfect! Who better to orchestrate the destruction of the finest military in the world. Plus, he´ll be super willing to have our troops report to The Muslim Brotherhood, as they continue expanding the Islamo-Fascist invasions !

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Reply 74 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 12/16/2012 4:56:31 PM     (No. 9069630)

I can´t think of a worse choice, well maybe someone named fonda, for the job of SOS. Kerry is nothing but a pompus ass.

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Posted By: Oblio- 4/6/2013 7:02:06 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration appeared eager Thursday to downplay the North Korean military’s latest threat that it has the final authority to carry out “cutting-edge, smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear strikes on the United States.“This is just the latest in a long line of aggressive statements,” (Snip)the recent tension between Washington and Pyongyang “does not need to get hotter.”The remarks were the first public reaction from the Obama administration since Wednesday’s claim by the North Korean military that the “moment of explosion is approaching fast” with the possibility of war breaking out “today or tomorrow.”

Why Obama´s ´Best-Looking Attorney
General´ Comment Was a Gaffe
The Atlantic, by Garance Franke-Ruta    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 4/6/2013 6:51:15 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s biggest gaffe yesterday when speaking of California Attorney General Kamala Harris was not in flirtatiously complimenting her as "the best-looking attorney general," but in introducing an observation from the system of beauty into a forum that was about the system of power.What´s that, you say? Irin Carmon does a great job in Salon in laying out the bounds of propriety for when it´s appropriate to talk about a woman´s looks as a general matter. But I´ve long felt we lack a solid theoretical underpinning for easily discussing these issues, and why precisely it is that

Charles Murray´s Gay-Marriage Surprise
New Yorker, by Jane Mayer    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/17/2013 5:00:38 PM     Post Reply
Political scientist Charles Murray has never backed away from controversy, but usually his opponents have been liberals. Friday, however, he managed to upset conservatives at the annual conference known as CPAC, where thousands of bewildered Republicans gathered to figure out the way forward after their party’s 2012 electoral defeat. Murray ditched his prepared remarks on “America Coming Apart” in favor of an impromptu admonition to fellow conservatives to accept the legalization of both gay marriage and abortion.

With a Speech, Cardinal
Set Path to Papacy
Wall Street Journal, by Stacy Meichtry    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/16/2013 7:48:58 AM     Post Reply
VATICAN CITY—It took Jorge Mario Bergoglio four minutes to convince fellow cardinals he was their leader. Speaking in the Paul VI grand hall of the Vatican, the Argentine cardinal warned the Catholic Church against focusing too much on matters close to home—advice that came against the backdrop of a papacy that had been consumed by infighting among Vatican officials, a dwindling flock in Europe and secular trends in the West. The 76-year-old Father Jorge, as he is known back home, said Roman Catholicism needed to shift its focus outward, to the world beyond Rome—rather than being "self-referential," he said.

Obama in Jerusalem
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/16/2013 7:43:15 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama gets to Jerusalem next week, one of the signals to listen for is an indication of what country he thinks he’s in. Normally this is clear when the President — any president — goes to the capital of a foreign country. He’s in whatever country the capital is capital of. But Mr. Obama has been refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Not only that, but he has been refusing to admit that Jerusalem is even in Israel.

President Obama bombs in
comments about a nuclear Iran
New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/16/2013 7:28:35 AM     Post Reply
Approaching his first presidential trip to Israel, President Obama offered a fresh and foolish — if not feckless — assessment of the Iranian nuclear threat. "Right now, we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually deliver a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close,” the President told an Israeli television interviewer, in the process cutting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off at the knees and giving the mullahs breathing room to keep enriching uranium.

What Rand Paul got right
Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/12/2013 7:28:03 AM     Post Reply
I hope I´m not too late to the fight.Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul´s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn´t give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with "lethal force, such as a drone strike … and without trial."

No, 80 Percent of NYC High School
Graduates Are Not Illiterate
New York Magazine, by Adam Martin    Original Article
Posted By: Oblio- 3/9/2013 1:10:10 PM     Post Reply
An unfortunate story on CBS New York Thursday carried this headline: "Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read." It´s a shocker, but it´s also untrue. And to make things worse, the story that followed was riddled with typos. According to the New York Post, which reported the same story earlier on Thursday, "79.3 percent of city public-school grads who went to CUNY’s six two-year colleges arrived without having mastered the basics" of reading, writing, and math, and had to take non-credit remedial classes to catch up.



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Posted By: magnante- 4/4/2014 6:48:31 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/3/2014 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
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