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John Kerry Says Voter Anger at Washington Is Hypocritical
US News & World Report ^ | May 26, 2010 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 05/26/2010 12:09:34 PM PDT by presidio9

Times are tough, especially among those still looking for good jobs, but Sen. John Kerry doesn't think Washington's to blame. In fact the former Democratic presidential candidate, concerned with the anger voters are aiming at Washington, says that his party and President Obama are doing a ship-shape job. [See which industries contribute to Kerry campaign.]

"We've come back," he says of the nation, Wall Street, and the economy. "This is an amazing resurgence."

Kerry talked about the voter anger during a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor called to give him time to pitch his expansive climate and energy bill. He was asked if he's ever seen such anger with Washington, in part inspired by the Tea Party movement named after the Boston Tea Party in his home state.

With many expecting him to say no, the 26-year Washington veteran said yes, citing the turbulent 1960s and the Watergate era. "Yes, I have seen it," he said, but while those were focused on the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon's power grab, he said "I think this is less focused."

It wasn't a slam at the Tea Party movement and those upset at Washington as much as a frustration he feels that Congress and the president aren't getting the credit he thinks they deserve for pulling the country out of a second depression.

"I think there's a comprehension gap," said Kerry. His point: While people may not be feeling the benefits of the bailouts and healthcare reform yet, Congress has been working with Obama to right the economic ship. Still, he sounded sympathetic to those kicked around by the economy. "There's a sense of some things unraveling" to them, said Kerry.

But he said that the D.C.-directed attacks are hypocritical, since many of those attacking Washington spending presumably want to keep their Social Security and Medicare and want Washington to play a big role in the Gulf Oil cleanup. "There's a huge contradiction on a daily basis," he said.

Maybe, he concluded, the Democrats should change their communications strategy "to better sell what we've done."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 05/26/2010 12:09:34 PM PDT by presidio9
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Yeah that’s it John, insult the voters.


2 posted on 05/26/2010 12:11:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: presidio9
"I think there's a comprehension gap," said Kerry.

Nope. Even a public educatred nitwit understands 10% unemployment.

3 posted on 05/26/2010 12:11:25 PM PDT by avacado
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To: presidio9

What about that little war in Vietnam Skerry?


4 posted on 05/26/2010 12:11:45 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: presidio9

Mr. Kerry, you have never been poor one day in your life.
Amazing resurgence?
No.
The only thing that is surging or resurging is the oil from the leaking pipeline into the Gulf of Mexico.
Is that the amazing resurgence you’re talking about?


5 posted on 05/26/2010 12:11:54 PM PDT by cephalopod1
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To: presidio9
Lurch should spend his days hanging out with his sugar mama and leave decent people alone.
6 posted on 05/26/2010 12:11:56 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Dallas59

I’m going to hire a midget to punch him in the groin.


7 posted on 05/26/2010 12:12:30 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: presidio9
"I think there's a comprehension gap," said Kerry.

TRANSLATION: You're stupid.

8 posted on 05/26/2010 12:12:53 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: presidio9

John, you aren’t eating beans and rice to support your useful idiot constituents!


9 posted on 05/26/2010 12:13:01 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: presidio9
The Obama Democrats promised us if we gave them 3/4 of a trillion dollars in tax payer money to play with, Unemployment would stay under 8%, if we did nothing it would go to 9%.

We gave you the bucks and unemployment has gone to 10%+ and stuck there.

Only a brain dead moron with utterly no grip on sanity would think what we are seeing in our economy right now is “an amazing resurgence”.

10 posted on 05/26/2010 12:13:29 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: presidio9

No one really cares what Kerry has to say...he is yesterday’s news. He was in VietNam, Ya know.


11 posted on 05/26/2010 12:13:41 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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"I think there's a comprehension gap," said Kerry

Kinda like a sorry you don't understand what's good for ya?

Is THAT it, F'n?

12 posted on 05/26/2010 12:14:24 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: presidio9
Lay off the penis straws, John.


13 posted on 05/26/2010 12:14:27 PM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: presidio9
With many expecting him to say no, the 26-year Washington veteran said yes, citing the turbulent 1960s and the Watergate era. "Yes, I have seen it," he said, but while those were focused on the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon's power grab, he said "I think this is less focused."

The antiwar movement was up and running when LBJ was president. While more came on board against it after a Republican was in the White House, it wasn't exclusively a partisan attack.

The antiwar movement that existed in the US from 2003-2008 is silent today even though we have no direction in Afghanistan (which was supposed to be the Good war).

Even the outrage over Darfur has gone silent.

By the way, John Kerry supported going to war against Saddam Hussein back in 1998. Said that Hussein had been given plenty of opportunities to comply and that we didn't need any international concensus to do what WE needed to do for our own security.

What changed all of the sudden when it was Bush in the White House?

Why are we listening to a man who lied to Congress during the vietnam war spout more lies about hypocrisy?

14 posted on 05/26/2010 12:15:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: MNJohnnie
They are evil, ugly, lyin' carnies.

The veil of stupidity is lifting off the voters.

15 posted on 05/26/2010 12:15:09 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: presidio9
frustration he feels that Congress and the president aren't getting the credit he thinks they deserve for pulling the country out of a second depression.

I'm starting to think that he probably really believes future-president Nixon sent him on a secret Christmas mission to Cambodia in 1968, and he heroically completed the undefined mission because he's a superbad warrior god.

16 posted on 05/26/2010 12:15:42 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: presidio9

And he STILL doesn’t know why he lost to Bush in 2004?

(eyes rolling)


17 posted on 05/26/2010 12:15:44 PM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: presidio9

Why the long face, John?


18 posted on 05/26/2010 12:15:49 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: presidio9

Kerry really is stupid,.


19 posted on 05/26/2010 12:15:49 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: massgopguy
"I’m going to hire a midget to punch him in the groin."

The mental picture of that is just too funny!!! Thanks for making me laugh...
20 posted on 05/26/2010 12:15:53 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: avacado

Real unemployment is at about 18% at this point.


21 posted on 05/26/2010 12:16:13 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: presidio9

He lives in an alternate universe. That’s the problem with living in Washington, they are totally disconnected from reality.


22 posted on 05/26/2010 12:16:44 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Illegal is not a race, it is a crime)
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To: presidio9

What a jackazz.

23 posted on 05/26/2010 12:17:11 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: presidio9

“presumably want to keep their Social Security and Medicare”

You mean all that money I payed in isn’t in a lockbox? :)


24 posted on 05/26/2010 12:18:49 PM PDT by Pessimist
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To: cephalopod1

He actually has been poor before.
Howie Carr from the boston herald claims that in between heiresses he was sleeping in the back seat of his Oldsmobile.


25 posted on 05/26/2010 12:19:17 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: maggief

Looks like a couple of Barney Franks buddies standing behind jfk.


26 posted on 05/26/2010 12:20:57 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: presidio9

“I think there’s a comprehension gap,” said Kerry.

Sure there is. From his perspective, they’ve bailed out fatcat supporters and political contributors on the backs of the taxpayers and their children, he and his are living the life large, and DC is grabbing for more power every day. Things are going great.


27 posted on 05/26/2010 12:21:03 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: presidio9

Anger at Washington when the GOP is in control is justified.

Anger at Washington when the Democrats are in charge is:

1) racism
2) fueled by right wing extremists on talk radio
3) sore losers complaining
4) unenlightened middle America ignorance
5) greedy exploitative capitalists fearful of economic justice


28 posted on 05/26/2010 12:21:10 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: presidio9

OK so current voter anger against government is hypocritical but when kerry was flinging his “medals” away and testifying about jengis khan to congress, that anger was AOK, is that it?


29 posted on 05/26/2010 12:21:11 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: mowowie

What is it about ahole senators from Mass. and oldsmobiles?


30 posted on 05/26/2010 12:21:57 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: presidio9
But he said that the D.C.-directed attacks are hypocritical, since many of those attacking Washington spending presumably want to keep their Social Security and Medicare and want Washington to play a big role in the Gulf Oil cleanup. "There's a huge contradiction on a daily basis," he said...

You KNEW the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred...

31 posted on 05/26/2010 12:22:11 PM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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“I think there’s a comprehension gap,”

Keep it up Fn, you washingon whores can’t ever help but call us average Americans stupid.


32 posted on 05/26/2010 12:22:31 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: presidio9
"My advice to job-seekers is to find an old rich broad, seduce and marry her and VOILA! you're set for life!" he said. "See you at the yacht club!"


33 posted on 05/26/2010 12:23:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Who ya gonna beleve, J F’in Kerry or your own lyin’ eyes?

It’s stories like these that displays the contempt that DC holds for the people.
Back atcha, Johnny.


34 posted on 05/26/2010 12:24:12 PM PDT by griswold3 (Barack Obama’s First Law of Leadership: “I just work here.”)
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To: Pessimist

Agree. I’ve been paying into SS and Medicare for approx 40yrs. Kerry and the rest of the Washington set have been spending it out in the general fund, now he is indignant because I don’t understand what happened to my investment?


35 posted on 05/26/2010 12:24:13 PM PDT by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: presidio9

So he was for the anger, but now he’s against it?


36 posted on 05/26/2010 12:24:19 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: presidio9
"I think there's a comprehension gap,"

What an elitist fool. It's as if politicians naturally think of themselves as smarter than voters - Just Damn. This man must think he's like some sort of Godlike character out to show the little people the way.

37 posted on 05/26/2010 12:27:41 PM PDT by unique
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To: presidio9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJxmpTMGhU0


38 posted on 05/26/2010 12:27:47 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: RedMDer

The Spermatozoa-in-Chief


39 posted on 05/26/2010 12:28:08 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: presidio9

What drugs is this POS on?


40 posted on 05/26/2010 12:29:14 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: CSM

The great Lurch has spoken! Us dumb rubes in flyover country just don't appreciate the benefits of socialism yet.

41 posted on 05/26/2010 12:29:34 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: maggief


Having come in a close second in the annual Steve Martin Look-A-Like Contest, John Kerry drowns his sorrows with a bevy of petulant penis straw-sipping pretties.


42 posted on 05/26/2010 12:29:36 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: presidio9
"I think there's a comprehension gap,"

And, he displays a breath-taking condescension gap.

Pompous gasbag.

43 posted on 05/26/2010 12:29:47 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: cripplecreek

Elitist assholes in power think they really do know better.

As far as I’m concerned, Kerry’s “on the list”... of elitists that have to be dealt with.


44 posted on 05/26/2010 12:31:04 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Hey c’mon - Steve Martin doesn’t deserve that!


45 posted on 05/26/2010 12:35:08 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: reagan_fanatic

Nah, he's 'Bomb Voyage' from 'The Incredibles.'

46 posted on 05/26/2010 12:38:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: presidio9
To a nuanced extent, he is correct - there is a comprehension gap and a reality disconnect between people who keep voting for ever increasing benefits to themselves and people who must pay for it... Elected officials in Washington just reflect it.

But Washington should watch at least one of those "debt reduction" seminars they often show on TV, including PBS (so they can't miss it) and heed their advice...

On those shows they always talk about how to reduce the spending, and somehow I never heard this type of advice: "All you have to do is to keep spending and just charge more for your services, especially the people who don't use your services, and you will have surpluses instead of the deficits and debt"...

Yet this is exactly what John Kerry seems to be advising us, talking about comprehension gap.

47 posted on 05/26/2010 12:38:14 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: presidio9

it is truly amazing! unemployment is at 10%... taxes are up... private sector wages are down... and the government is taking money from one group and handing it to another.

he is right, times are tough... and when times are tough, people are less inclined to take money from their wallet and pay for someone else’s home/meal... when they themselves are in danger of starving or losing their home

and now we see them screw up the gulf, thereby hose industry, by not dealing with it properly (i personally think they had a hand in the event itself... timing and political gain are waaay to convenient)

of course, the only way to insure we never have to deal with progressives again is to allow them to do what they want... show it to be the total failure it is... and hope we survive long enough to take it back.


48 posted on 05/26/2010 12:39:49 PM PDT by sten
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To: presidio9

Didn’t John Kerry serve in Vietnam? I mean, as opposed to Richard Blumenthal?

Was John Kerry the one who was sent by Nixon into Cambodia on Christmas Day, 1968, before Nixon took office?


49 posted on 05/26/2010 12:42:20 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: presidio9

“his party and President Obama are doing a ship-shape job?”...WTF?

More like a shi!-shape job you asshat!


50 posted on 05/26/2010 12:43:08 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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