Skip to comments.John Kerry and the People in the Cheap Seats
Posted on 10/30/2010 1:21:32 AM PDT by Scanian
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is frustrated. He recently spoke to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and complained that we are 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." He'd really like to elect a new people.
Now, that last bit -- cheap-seat politics -- is the kicker. How truly awful it must be for the Senate's richest man -- wealthier than the Senate's Rockefeller -- to have to put up with those of us in the cheap seats. Brahmins from Boston have been complaining about democracy since Thomas Jefferson was elected. And that Andrew Jackson fellow -- talk about the cheap seats running things! When he was elected, mobs of frontiersmen -- wild and woolly -- descended on Washington. They nearly crushed the Hero of New Orleans in the mob scene at the White House reception on Inauguration Day, 1829. Bostonian John Q. Adams had left the White House that morning, unwilling to witness the triumph of the cheap seats.
Kerry was most gracious in addressing the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, speaking in person to an audience that was not sitting in the cheap seats. The frosty aristocrat spends a lot of his time on the deck of his yacht -- moored in Rhode Island to avoid the sky-high taxes that Kerry's liberal friends impose on the cheap-seat folks in Massachusetts.
Kerry was particularly incensed that his yeoman work on the Cap and Trade legislation had collapsed in the Senate. The House passed this unwisest of bills earlier this year. Many members of the House were forced to walk that plank by their leadership. Many of those who voted for Cap and Trade may not be returned next Tuesday. They will be especially vulnerable if their constituents mine coal, drill for oil, or manufacture anything at all.
Cap and Trade has been called an invitation to massive corruption by Britain's former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Lawson. Now, someone who sits in the House of Lords can hardly be accused of squatting down in one of those cheap seats Kerry despises. Lord Lawson says if you really want to deal with carbon emissions, tax carbon emissions. And give tax credits to the poor so they can cope. That's not my preferred option, but it's not Kerry's, either.
What Cap and Trade would do, of course, is nationalize all American enterprise. It would have the federal government control all decisions about what to produce, where to produce it, when to produce, where to market it, and how.
Well, it was the progressives, like Kerry, who forced taxpayers to pay the stupid lazy people to breed until they out numbered us. What did they think would happen? If it were left to me, I'd end welfare, send the illegals packing, and put his know nothings in fields.
Massachusetts the land of murdering drUnk Kennedys, boy rapping Studds, whorehouse stoner Bwarnery Fwank and even lightweight airhead Scott Brown.
Cheap seats - as ‘We the People’, private citizens running for political office with the financial support from ‘We the People’ aka as peons to him. The elitist really think they own this country. USA 101 starts Tuesday, I hope he’s paying attention. Tea will be served.
“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.”
I don’t understand why the author object to this statement. It’s pretty clear Kerry is just describing ‘what he knows’ and that is the political environment surrounding him.
I think John is referring to the fact that he had to PAY to get/keep his seat, and this new crop of politicians who want to get elected legally is something he objects to.
Gotcha! Thanks. Like Jesse, Jr willing to pay $6M for barry’s seat.
Sen. John Kerry needs to take a ‘cheap seat’ in federal prison for treason.
He consorted with the enemy while still a naval office during the Viet Nam War, by going to Paris and meeting with the Viet Cong representatives. He then spewed their propaganda at Fulbright’s Senate hearing, accusing US troops of genocide!
That he walks around free is a crime unto itself. IMHO
Kerry is gonna be a wonderful target of opportunity in ‘12 (assuming that’s his dis-selection cycle).
I sincerely wish him unlimited time on his beloved toy boat.
All this country afforded this bastard.
“buy Huntz not Hienz lets keep Kerry in the cheap seats”
“Put them in fields”.
Or let em starve but this cradle to grave welfare is b.s.
I have a news flash for the gentleman from Massachusetts.
Ain’t no freakin’ House of Lords in this country. Sheesh. What a maroon.
Thomas Jefferson said:
Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread.
Statists, like Kerry, refuse to acknowledge this fact!
How did Lurch, the Vietnam Coward, ever get to be the Richest Jerk in the Senate when he was penniless in 1991 and sleeping on someone
else’s couch? Lurch reports he is worth $195 Million now! We can be sure that ain’t Terayza’s catsup money! Lurch sure didn’t accumulate that much on his Senate salary! Is that why Lurch is working hard to allow Free And Safe Passage of Drugs across the “Open Mexican Borders?”
I’ve had to endure this repellent, narcissistic snob for far too long as my senator. He really needs to be shown the door in the next election. Massachusetts and the nation can no longer afford such self-serving, arrogant, out-of-touch, ineffectual in leadership positions.
If this grifter were not so skilled in marrying rich women he would be sitting in the cheap seats with the rest of us.
Congress is forever investigating U.S. businessmen for trying to keep some of their money from the politicians. It’s high time the FBI starts investigating the filthy rich members of Congress and the Senate to see how they accumulated such wealth on their “fixed income,” in Dingy Harry’s infamous words. Even though Lurch managed to marry the widow Teraaayza’s money, he couldn’t have made that much money with “wise investments” in the rotten economy he helped create.
Kerry is one of those traitorous buzzards I’d like to see hanged for treason everyday, for the rest of his life.