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He Sucked Less Then Romney
Omaha World Herald ^

Posted on 03/31/2014 3:24:28 PM PDT by Mean Daddy

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey is speaking his mind about the president, telling London's Daily Mail that President Barack Obama suffers from “self-delusion” and that he only won in 2012 because he “sucked less than Romney.”

Kerrey went on to rap Obama for his oft-repeated health care promise that under Obamacare, Americans could keep insurance plans they liked.

“He had to know he was misleading the audience,” the former Nebraska governor told the British newspaper last week.

Kerrey also said that 2009 was the wrong time to attempt a health care reform, as the nation was just starting to recover from a deep recession. When it became clear the president was determined, however, it was a political mistake to give up on the public option of his health care plan, Kerrey said.

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A less then ringing endorsement from wiberal, Bob Kerrey.
1 posted on 03/31/2014 3:24:28 PM PDT by Mean Daddy
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To: Mean Daddy
He 'sucked less than Romney'
2 posted on 03/31/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Mean Daddy

OK, so what’s Kerrey’s angle? There’s always an angle......


3 posted on 03/31/2014 3:40:09 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Mean Daddy

:: the former Nebraska governor told the British newspaper last week ::

Off-shore patriotism. Jefferson would have had him flogged!


4 posted on 03/31/2014 3:41:11 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Mean Daddy

I think the same could be said, that Kerrey sucked less than...someone. Maybe Debra Winger?

After having his ass handed to him in the Senatorial race, he packed up his carpetbag and hasn’t been seen in Nebraska since. And good riddance.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 3:41:30 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Mean Daddy

Zell Miller type Democrats are rare these days. I’m not saying Kerry is the new Miller but its refreshing to see a Democrat not parrot the party line like a zombie.


6 posted on 03/31/2014 3:43:37 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: clintonh8r
OK, so what’s Kerrey’s angle? There’s always an angle

I agree. Is he going to come out of retirement again, like Lautenberg did?

7 posted on 03/31/2014 3:46:57 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: RginTN

He’s been out of politics for over a decade, so he can say what he likes. His wikipedia page even lists him as an agnostic.


8 posted on 03/31/2014 3:49:11 PM PDT by x
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To: Mean Daddy
Kerrey went on to rap Obama for his oft-repeated health care promise that under Obamacare, Americans could keep insurance plans they liked.

Kerrey went on to rap Obama for his oft-repeated health care promise lie that under Obamacare, Americans could keep insurance plans they liked.

Fixed it.

9 posted on 03/31/2014 3:49:38 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: clintonh8r

pre-positioning for 2016 would be my guess...


10 posted on 03/31/2014 3:50:18 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Mean Daddy

Romney did suck. A lot. But more than Obama? Not sure. Closet socialist Keynesian versus openly socialist Keynesian.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 3:51:02 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: bkopto

I wouldn’t mind seeing him run against Clinton. He would throw a monkey wrench into the primaries, and the mediots would lap up his faux east coast elitist stature. It would split the party and force Clinton to spend more money and energy before the general election.


12 posted on 03/31/2014 3:51:24 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: clintonh8r

second thought....he’d be the only candidate who openly criticized 0bama...that would get him a lot of press attention.


13 posted on 03/31/2014 3:53:01 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: shotgun

Either that or he is truly out of politics so he can express an honest opinion.


14 posted on 03/31/2014 3:55:25 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Mean Daddy

Let’s face it - they both sucked.


15 posted on 03/31/2014 3:57:25 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Mean Daddy
He Sucked Less, Then Romney

Might that suggest if he sucks more, we'll get someone good this time?

16 posted on 03/31/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Enemies Beware: Obama has a phone and a # and he knows how to use them.)
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To: arderkrag; Tau Food
Binders full of women.

Easily one of the biggest face palm moments in debate history.

17 posted on 03/31/2014 4:03:34 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I wish you guys would stop discussing oral sex or politics or whatever - giving me a stomach ache

:)


18 posted on 03/31/2014 4:05:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: shotgun
pre-positioning for 2016 would be my guess...

No. I think you're wrong. He's just disgusted with Obama's dishonesty -- not, necessarily, with his policies but his lying about them. Kerrey is not a dishonest man.

19 posted on 03/31/2014 4:07:53 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Bill Clinton says it’s not about sucking less or more it’s about the quality


20 posted on 03/31/2014 4:08:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Mean Daddy
Pelosi said to embrace the suck.
21 posted on 03/31/2014 4:13:16 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Mean Daddy

Sarah Palin’s candidate defeated Kerry, for our only 2012 Senate seat pickup.


22 posted on 03/31/2014 4:19:03 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: RginTN
Zell Miller type Democrats are rare these days. I’m not saying Kerry is the new Miller but its refreshing to see a Democrat not parrot the party line like a zombie.

Did you miss this from the article?

it was a political mistake to give up on the public option of his health care plan, Kerrey said.

Nothing Zell Millerish about that statement, he's saying obamacare is not socialist/communist enough.

He's a pea brained liberal through and through.

23 posted on 03/31/2014 4:27:21 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: BfloGuy

Not trying to be right or wrong here just stating a guess. Makes one wonder if he can come clean about this then what else is he not saying that he’s disgusted about.

For a man who was awarded the CMH, if he could find it in himself to bare it all to the public how screwed up the DC really is he could probably win the presidency


24 posted on 03/31/2014 4:33:29 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Mean Daddy
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey is speaking his mind about the president, telling London's Daily Mail that President Barack Obama suffers from “self-delusion” and that he only won in 2012 because he “sucked less than Romney.”

Many here on Free Republic agreed with Bob Kerrey on this point. The ugly truth is that Free Republic was a net positive for Barack Obama in his campaign for reelection. I don't think that things have worked out very well.

25 posted on 03/31/2014 4:53:01 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

She’s a semi-professional.


26 posted on 03/31/2014 4:54:32 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: BfloGuy
He's just disgusted with Obama's dishonesty -- not, necessarily, with his policies but his lying about them.

This last election, a lot of Democrats voted for Obama for precisely the same reason a lot of Republicans voted for Romney. They weren't voting for their guy, they were voting against the other guy.

So everybody was going to lose either way.

27 posted on 03/31/2014 5:56:08 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: centurion316
Keep on voting "against." It ought to start working any day now ... in California voting "against" leftist Cruz Bustamonte (voting for functional leftist Schwarzenegger) and then voting "against" Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown for functional leftist Meg Whitman, liberal statist "business" protege of Romney, ended up being a "net positive" for the uber-liberal Moonbeam track, setting it up beautifully.

Yeah, that voting "against" stuff, works every time.

28 posted on 03/31/2014 6:10:53 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: NautiNurse
He 'sucked less than Romney'

You know, NautiNurse, I am becoming convinced that these are not typos. I think these posters really don't understand the differencce between "then" and "than."

29 posted on 03/31/2014 6:54:09 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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