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Amateur Jared Kushner vs. Pro John Kerry

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Posted By: Magnante, 9/22/2020 5:02:05 AM

Donald Trump has outsourced his Middle East policy to his son-in-law Jared Kushner. At best, it would be a waste of time, as Kushner had no experience in foreign policy. At worst, he will use this opportunity to line his own pockets. That was one of the many lines of attacks waged by the mainstream media on President Trump. Why is amateur Kushner in the White House at all, they asked indignantly? Then something unexpected happened: The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced peace deals with Israel. This good news for the world was bad news for the media.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 9/22/2020 5:12:46 AM (No. 548316)
Maybe the Middle Eastern Governments didn't like a war hero...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ARKfamily 9/22/2020 5:36:53 AM (No. 548322)
Elites like John Kerry think they are always the best at something. Yet, God uses everyday people. . .
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Reply 3 - Posted by: judy 9/22/2020 5:39:02 AM (No. 548324)
I've heard several people say Kushner is one the brightest& most reliable people in the WH & possesses a high work ethic.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: George R. 9/22/2020 6:04:32 AM (No. 548333)
John Kerry is a con-man. That asshat has never done anything worth while...even put himself in for a purple heart over a splinter he received on his fast boat. He's rich because he married the Trollope Theresa Heinz the rich widow of Senator John Heinz (R- Pennsylvania)
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 9/22/2020 6:11:47 AM (No. 548337)
Providence again... KAG
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Reply 6 - Posted by: FleetUSA 9/22/2020 6:14:28 AM (No. 548339)
He's a "pro" only in his own mind.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 9/22/2020 6:25:03 AM (No. 548347)
No, John is a pro all right. Like a pro that hangs around a hotel bar.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 9/22/2020 6:41:40 AM (No. 548356)
There is a recent book called "Range" that makes a convincing argument that for "wicked" problems, experts reliably do worse than "generalists" at problem solving. Generalists have a broader range of experience and are able to adapt solutions from other problem sets to the issues at hand. Experts are hand tied by KNOWING the typical solutions they would use and keep trying to fit a round peg in a square hole. You would think they would recognize they are at an impasse but there is considerable ego tied up in achieving expertise, as demonstrated by Kerry's pomposity. In fact, the enormous egos seem to go with the people who actually have the least skill because their ego is all they really have to sell. To protect their egos, the experts denigrate non experts attempting to take different approaches to solving the problem. In doing this, they actually BLOCK real solutions from being implemented. Considering that bureaucrats and professional politicians are "experts" it is not surprising that government is particularly BAD at solving the thorny problems we face. This was clearly on display when dealing with COVID. The "experts" did not KNOW exactly what COVID is. This wasn't surprising. It was new. So they applied their expertise to it, taking knowledge of previous viral infections and applying it generally to COVID. However, living organisms are unique and how they react with other living organisms, humans, is also unique. We all have unique genetics. How COIVD impacts us varies with our genetics and general health makeup. So we got expert predictions of 2 million deaths (and Joe's blustering declaration of 200 million) instead of the bad but not catastrophic 200 thousand reality. We got expert predictions of hospitals being overwhelmed and they weren't. We got expert predictions of ventilator shortages that never happened. We also got dueling experts that gave contradictory opinions. We got experts that assaulted real attempts at unusual solutions because THEY didn't come up with them. We have experts saying we can't get a vaccine for 2 or 3 years because that is how long it always takes, UNTIL, people realized that in urgent situations, the overcautious "expert" approach is not justified and processes could be multitasked and we might get a vaccine in less than a year. The same is true with the Middle East. At all their "tony" gatherings the experts agreed that the "Palestinian" problem needed to be solved first. Kushner and Trump challenged their opinion. The experts in the media and government ridiculed their attempts. Kushner and Trump succeeded. Note this is not just a Middle East success. It is a poke in the eye of the experts in the government and media that block progress with their fossilized knowledge, their egos, and their political alliances. This is exactly the fight that Vindman brought to the fore and that morphed into impeachment. Trump defied the experts, the experts that live to play puppet masters of the powerful and exalt in their expertise. Impeachment was the revenge of the expert nerds, sharpened up by vengeful politicians.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jjs 9/22/2020 6:50:12 AM (No. 548362)
Amateur Jared Kushner vs. Pro John Kerry: Peace For All vs. Globalist Power
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chillijilli 9/22/2020 7:36:42 AM (No. 548386)
Oh, are they talking about John Kerry (D, Easter Island)? THAT John Kerry?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 9/22/2020 7:39:10 AM (No. 548387)
It's amazing how things work out. The amateur Donald Trump has become the best President ever and now his SIL has successfully brought Israel and the Arab countries together while seasoned government dinosaurs have failed at both for years. Well, okay, Barack was an amateur who performed worse than an amateur but he had other issues. Hillary was never anything but Bill's coattail decoration. Arrogance was the only developed trait in either of them. The concept of thinking outside the box has been put to use in American corporations for years. It has never been practiced in the government until this presidency.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bpl40 9/22/2020 7:45:26 AM (No. 548393)
Generalists are always better than specialists where strategy and perspective are involved. It is why MBA programs exist and the source of senior management hires in business. Character and honesty are another matter.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: PostAway 9/22/2020 7:50:07 AM (No. 548400)
That spluttering sound bouncing off the walls and reminiscent of a barracks latrine after a meal of baked beans is the passing of the gas that was John Kerry’s reputation in international affairs.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: TexaTucky 9/22/2020 7:59:36 AM (No. 548416)
I reject the false premise that Kerry is/was a pro or specialist at anything other than mediocrity.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 9/22/2020 8:28:01 AM (No. 548443)
If you had to spend hours on end staring at Lurch's mug, you would appreciate someone else who can actually work the problem, not someone who was a hand-picked con.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/22/2020 8:29:47 AM (No. 548446)
The Middle East leaders saw in Kerry a Coward and a Liar...two character flaws they despise...Game over for the 'Served in Vietnam Slime'!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bgarrett 9/22/2020 8:33:21 AM (No. 548448)
"Amateur" Jared is being instructed by Trump. This is what we need, specially 4 yrs from now when Donald is out of office. Maybe Ivanka can be President with Donald whispering in her ear
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 9/22/2020 9:03:31 AM (No. 548480)
John Kerry, he served in viet Nam you know, fits the definition of mediocre perfectly. The mediocre, always at their best.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/22/2020 9:12:16 AM (No. 548490)
Maybe, somewhere and in quiet whispers, someone said, ''Shalom, Mishpachah.'' And then, whomp, there it is. Peace.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: starboard 9/22/2020 9:25:44 AM (No. 548512)
What Kushner pulled off was illustrated the total incompetence of John Kerry and the Obama Administration.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Arby 9/22/2020 10:01:14 AM (No. 548550)
I wouldn't trust John Kerry to walk my dog. He'd find a way to betray her.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/22/2020 10:19:38 AM (No. 548569)
Leaders in the Middle East when they heard John Kerry was arriving would slap their foreheads with the palm of their hands and use some Arab profanity. That's the kind of projection Kerry gives off.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Zigrid 9/22/2020 10:21:07 AM (No. 548572)
Kushner is hard to read... he's very quiet and laid back... not inclined to self promotion and seeking the limelight... like Kerry... who served in Nam...betrayed his fellow soldiers and lined his pockets with Arab oil/money... Kerry's Iran deal cost American taxpayers billions of dollars and made him look stupid.....and paid for his yacht's fuel... positioned close to obama's oceanside mansion..how many inner city Chicago kids could have benefited from those millions...community leader...
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Reply 24 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 9/22/2020 10:30:11 AM (No. 548582)
Pro at selling the country out and milking the system and he is one of the best at both.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: felixcat 9/22/2020 11:46:18 AM (No. 548706)
I think in Jared's favor were a couple of factors: He's not a showboat like Kerry. He's not a professional "diplomat'. He is Jewish and supports Israel unlike 99.9% of the employees at the State Department. He didn't see the pathway to peace being just through the "Palestinians". The Palestinians don't want peace - pretty obvious to anyone with an IQ above 125. And Jared probably said to himself and his FIL - let's not focus on the PA and try to negotiate directly with the adults in the region.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: cedar 9/22/2020 12:20:44 PM (No. 548756)
Trump and Kushner may have been amateurs but they also had a lot of common sense (from their work experience). BUT, Obama and Kerry, on the other hand, were amateurs with absolutely no common sense. That's the reason they could never get anything done!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: rochow 9/22/2020 12:24:00 PM (No. 548764)
I was one of those who did not think much of Kushner. Was I surprised and pleasantly so when I heard him being interviewed. He is eloquent, quick on his toes when lefties want to digress and cover other subjects. He is incredible!! Who would have thought. I owe him an apology. Kerry??? Kerry the looser and the jerk who talks absolute rubbish whenever he opens his mouth??? Better go back home and keep the Mrs. happy, after all she has bestowed buckets of $$$$$ on this dumb gigolo!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: a man over thirty 9/22/2020 1:15:27 PM (No. 548836)
The donations I made to The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004 were the best dollars I ever spent. John Francois Kerry is the most pompous cardboard cut-out on the planet.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: wsdiego 9/22/2020 1:26:28 PM (No. 548844)
John Kerry the traitor that lost the war. The traitor that accused the Americans of doing what the indigenous forces where doing!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Omen55 9/22/2020 2:47:21 PM (No. 548927)
History is filled with experts being wrong. It's the amateurs that look at things & say "What if I do this instead?" One of our greatest amateurs is named Edison. Trump will be right there with him politically.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Foghorn 9/22/2020 5:19:29 PM (No. 549053)
Admiral Roy Hoffman hated John Kerry when he was Kerry's commanding officer in Viet Nam. Adm. Hollfman campaigned against Kerry when he ran for president. Kerry does not have the knowledge to keep up with Kushner. I'd like to see the show.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: KanCreeper 9/22/2020 11:02:03 PM (No. 549346)
I have disliked the pompous Jon F'ing Kerry, ever since his testimony before Congress when he attempted to throw everyone that served in RVN 'under the bus'. History will prove him to be only a legend in his own mind. His career in politics has been a joke. He was, and is, nothing more than a do-nothing, political hanger-on. He'd do the world a real favor by sailing on his multi-million dollar sailboat East into the North Atlantic, and drown while trying to save his arse and his typewriter.
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