Skip to comments.Kerry voices frustration with US political scene ("It's absurd. We've lost our minds")
Posted on 10/28/2010 9:45:54 AM PDT by maggief
BOSTONMassachusetts Sen. John Kerry unleashed a broadside Thursday against Republican "obstructionism," saying the GOP and its talk-show allies have created a "period of know-nothingism" in the country.
With his party braced for defeats in the midterm elections, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce that a Republican machine -- fueled by talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck -- has undermined progress and misled the public into believing Democrats created the country's current economic problems.
Kerry singled out attacks on an energy deal he was negotiating with Republicans, which fell apart amid criticism of an emissions-trading program. Some 20 Senate candidates are now opposing the proposed deal in their campaigns.
"It's absurd. We've lost our minds," said a clearly exasperated Kerry. "We're in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don't weigh in. It's all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics."
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Speak for yourself Johnny.
>> “It’s absurd. We’ve lost our minds,” said a clearly exasperated Kerry. “We’re in a period of know-nothingism..., where truth and science and facts don’t weigh in. It’s all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics.”
But enough about you and your colleagues in Congress, John! Let’s talk about retirement... yours.
How would he know?
Kerry re-married up.
Licorice: "I still have my mind.
I am voting Republican."
I'm sorry -- who?
So the country was dumb in 2004, smart in 2008, but now they are dumb again. This is probably a pretty popular discussion up there on Beacon Hill.
As yes, John Kerry calling ‘We The People’ stupid. How’s that working for ya Mr. Gold-digger!
We had to have been out of our minds to consider him presidential material.
Yeah... that new thing Al Gore invented (the internet) doesn’t allow you and your liberal pals to fool people anymore does it?
Upon being informed that the peasants were revolting, Senator Kerry replied, “They certainly are!”
And according to Dan Quayle, “What a terrible thing to have lost one’s mind. Or not to have a mind at all. How true that is.”
I’m thinking Sir John of Heinz probably falls into the second category.
I’ve read that he served in Vietnam...
It’s all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics...................Jean Kerri has spoken, from his own experience for sure. Three time Purple heart vet with no disability? Anything he says, I believe. s/
Wait, your turn is coming, too bad you're not up for re-election now!
“We’re in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don’t weigh in.”
This is an oft repeated left wing vanity. Translation: the rubes aren’t buying our BS.