Skip to comments.Bob Kerrey Calls Obama a Delusional Liar; Media Mum
Posted on 04/01/2014 1:21:24 PM PDT by Nachum
Imagine if a former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. senator had called a current Republican president a delusional liar whose programs are wasteful. Would the mainstream media not be all over the story? Such a person would be interviewed at length by Wolf Blitzer on CNN as well as made the rounds of the morning talk shows and the Sunday news programs as well. The media buzz would be red hot on this topic for days extending into weeks.
Well, there is such a person but because he is a Democrat saying these things about President Obama, we can expect him to become an MSM nonperson. Such seems to already be the fate of former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey. It is no surprise that his extended criticisms of Obama appeared in in a Daily Mail article in Britain, not in America where the shunning seems to have already begun. Here is what Kerrey has to say about Obama which you most likely won't see in any major liberal news outlet in America:
The Nebraskan straight-talker told MailOnline in an exclusive interview that Obama isn't up to the job of bringing liberals and conservatives to the table to rescue America's slowly choking entitlement programs.
And Obama, he said Wednesday in his Manhattan office, knew full well he was lying when he promised that the Affordable Care Act would allow Americans to keep insurance plans they liked.
'He had to know he was misleading the audience,' Kerrey said quietly, recalling the newly minted president's countless promises as Congress and the public debated his signature health insurance overhaul.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
I remember when Kerry called Clinton a very talented liar.
And his sham of a “celebration” of ACA on TV now is the biggest lie of them all!!
Sounds like Kerrey might be angling for a presidential bid, or maybe he is jealous of Obama. It’s hard to figure out Democrats. They are all so loathsome, conniving and self-serving it makes it difficult to understand their motives.
Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen were absolutely brutal in their comments about Obama on Sunday (Fox Insiders with Harris Faulkner). They didn’t pull any punches .... rather refreshing to hear, actually. The most critical Republicans haven’t been as honest or straightforward compared to what these two had to say.
naws, can’ts believes itz. A dem izz off da plantation and iz speak’n da truff.
Bob Kerrey could win.
The left has had it with both Clintons and Affirmative Action Communists for two decades.
I’m not saying Bob Kerrey isn’t a disaster waiting to happen. I’m saying he could win the nomination.
Don’t underestimate the extent to which the left has become disillusioned.
What unites them is a belief that government is a force for good, and they believe that like some people believe in God.
As such, time for a new high priest from the Midwest - Bob Kerrey.
A Medal of Honor candidate for the presidency ?
That’s nothing! We currently have a Nobel Prize winning President who won for being.
“A Medal of Honor candidate for the presidency ?”
Yep. Puts all the BS with the GOP vs Conservatives into sharp relief doesn’t it?
One thing the GOP is consistently good at is in pulling defeat from the jaws of victory.
You want to permanently screw up the military? Get an MOH winner who hates the military to finish the job the Russian plant started for you. Many would call Obama’s past his history. I call it his legend. Sure appears to be a legend right out of a bad spy novel.
But at least you know that the guy had balls back in the day. You cannot take that away from the guy.
Big lib in every other way. But, I always had respect for the guy.
You say its hard to figure out Democrats yet you described them perfectly in your next sentence. (Good job by the way!) The only question left is their motive. I’ll finish that thought for you: their motive is CONTROL. They want and feel entitled to run everything. The reasons for this are complex but its the bottom line.
He’s got the MOH. Enough said. It’s the medal you never want to win. If you do, it means you were both too lucky or too stupid to die.
If you got it posthumously, well, that’s to be expected and you were probably lucky to died first.
They’re terrified of rugged individualism, and can only live pack behavior. Just like a colony of bees or ants, can’t exist alone, like conservatives can.
The truth is truth. Obama is a liar.
The few former ‘rats who ever had a shred of integrity, were there, on the inside. They know better than anyone that the left’s “principles” are relative as to how well they will help them acquire and maintain power. And the left lives to enslave everyone else “for the good of all” while building themselves up as an elite which runs it all, and builds a dynasty, if they can, just as a bonus.
What astounds me is how many people are rushing to hold out their arms to have the manacles welded on.
RinaseaofDs strikes upon the motive of Democrats, or any leftists by other labels, when he says that they believe that “government is a force for good.” This is the heart and soul of leftist politics, and it has been since the beginning of leftist idiocy. Government is God with a capital G in leftist ideology, and the purpose of their God is to control mankind because their God is good.
Never mind that control is an illusion, or that government is at best a necessary evil, that is always overreaching what is necessary. That pearl of reality and wisdom is out of the scope of leftist tunnel vision.
The faster we agree on this bit and devise ways of showing people that the opposite is the truth, not because the left is bad, but because they are naïve, and that there comes along people who are always willing to take advantage of their good nature, the better off we are going to be.
Government CAN be good, as long as it respects the governed. Does that look like the case today?
With the NSA listening in on their kiddie porn indulgence, even the left would agree this isn’t the case.
They may be sick of the Clintons (time will tell) but I know of very few RATs that are sick of Affirmative Action. As long as the freebies keep flowing there is no stopping the left.
Most of the leftists I know believe that the State is always looking out for the little guy.
Bob Kerry also had this to say about his fellow Democrat, Slick Willie: “[Bill] Clinton’s an unusually good liar.”
People ought not believe in the good of government, but in the limits of government. Limits keep necessary government from following its natural evil course.
But ONLY when Democrats are in charge. /sarc
And not coincidentally, they just happen to constitute most of the government employees and positions of authority in the bureaucracy. They own the government and in turn are sustained by it. If they lose political control, they lose control over their comfortable livelihood and all their associated generous benefits.
In the final analysis, it's always about the money. As long as they're running the show, they are the beneficiaries of government largesse. They don't want Republicans coming in an messing up their cozy arrangement and interfering with all those big government programs that justify their jobs.
“...it’s always about the money.”
I agree that it is about money. The business of the left is government. Unfortunately, a lot of elitists Republicans who control the GOPe are no different. The big difference government holds between the two, including voters who divide up along party lines, is the role government plays in the leftist psyche. To many, not just our Democrats, but all leftists throughout the history of the left, government replaces, or supersedes family, God, church, community..., and to do so it must be(come) omnipotent and omniscient. Government must control our economy, our education, healthcare, our environment, religion, our diets, entertainment, privacy and thoughts, our Democracy and our elections....
When a fruitcake like Michael Moore says he would have been better off had a totalitarian government like Cuba controlled every aspect of his life, we mere humans are appalled, but to the leftest mind Moore was expressing a common longing for the comfort of more God in his life.
Agree with your points. Government is like a religion to lefties. They worship at the altar of big government.
What they don’t understand is that government is run by people who want to stay in power and will do anything to remain there. This has been true throughout history. Power corrupts absolutely and destorys individual liberty.