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Kerry voices frustration with US political scene ("It's absurd. We've lost our minds")
AP ^ | October 28, 2010 | Glen Johnson

Posted on 10/28/2010 9:45:54 AM PDT by maggief

BOSTON—Massachusetts 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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1 posted on 10/28/2010 9:45:56 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Speak for yourself Johnny.


2 posted on 10/28/2010 9:46:36 AM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: maggief

>> “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.


3 posted on 10/28/2010 9:48:35 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: maggief

How would he know?


4 posted on 10/28/2010 9:48:59 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: maggief

Kerry re-married up.


5 posted on 10/28/2010 9:49:12 AM PDT by AU72
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To: maggief

Licorice: "I still have my mind.
I am voting Republican."

6 posted on 10/28/2010 9:49:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: maggief
Kerry....

I'm sorry -- who?

7 posted on 10/28/2010 9:49:33 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (sarc tags are for whimps.)
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To: maggief

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.


8 posted on 10/28/2010 9:49:33 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: maggief

As yes, John Kerry calling ‘We The People’ stupid. How’s that working for ya Mr. Gold-digger!


9 posted on 10/28/2010 9:50:02 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Nervous Tick

Kerry’s right.
We had to have been out of our minds to consider him presidential material.


10 posted on 10/28/2010 9:50:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: maggief

Yeah... that new thing Al Gore invented (the internet) doesn’t allow you and your liberal pals to fool people anymore does it?

poor Kerry.


11 posted on 10/28/2010 9:50:07 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: maggief

Upon being informed that the peasants were revolting, Senator Kerry replied, “They certainly are!”


12 posted on 10/28/2010 9:50:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: maggief

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.


13 posted on 10/28/2010 9:50:25 AM PDT by newheart (Please don't shoot at the thermonuclear weapons. --Vic Deakins)
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To: maggief

I’ve read that he served in Vietnam...


14 posted on 10/28/2010 9:50:30 AM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Diogenesis

LOL! Licorice.


15 posted on 10/28/2010 9:50:57 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
This guy is about as relevant as Michael Dukakis.
16 posted on 10/28/2010 9:51:00 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: maggief

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/


17 posted on 10/28/2010 9:51:20 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: maggief
Hey John F'n Kerry, the country has survived all these years without "socialism", YOU and your commie cronies are the ones who have LOST YOUR MIND!

Wait, your turn is coming, too bad you're not up for re-election now!

18 posted on 10/28/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT by blondee123 (Illinois ELECT Adam Kinzinger - http://www.electadam.com/( rid US of marxism!))
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19 posted on 10/28/2010 9:52:07 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: maggief

“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.


20 posted on 10/28/2010 9:52:10 AM PDT by y6162
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To: maggief
“period of know-nothingism”????

I think he is confused with the Vietnam era when spoiled and half-witted sluts like his friend ‘Hanoi Jane’ bought media attention for her BS career by making nice with the enemies of the US....DURING wartime!

Yup, THAT'S ‘know-nothingism’!!

Someone pinch him.

21 posted on 10/28/2010 9:52:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("..discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you")
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“has undermined progress and misled the public into believing Democrats created the country’s current economic problems.”

A) The Repubs have not had the votes to obstruct much.

B) No one is stupid enough to believe that the Dems got us here on their own, just as no one is stupid enough to believe that the Dems have what it take in heart or mind to fix what is broken.


22 posted on 10/28/2010 9:54:05 AM PDT by Grunthor (I learned only after Obamas' election that I am a racist, homophobe anarchist.)
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To: maggief
Typical alinskyism....trying to blame it all on Rush, et al.

Lurch lost for a reason...stupidity was the reason.

This vietname traitor - who stood with Jane Fonda in protesting America - should be the next target for replacement in Congress...I think my chihuahua could beat him in a fair match, so long as his demobots didn't cheat at the polls.
23 posted on 10/28/2010 9:55:06 AM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: maggief
doofus

24 posted on 10/28/2010 9:56:29 AM PDT by y6162
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To: maggief

You think he’d just shut up, go away and enjoy his wife’s deceased, Republican husband’s money.


25 posted on 10/28/2010 9:56:32 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: maggief

“It’s all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics” says Kerry in an extended moment of short-order, lowest common demoninator, cheap-seat politics.


26 posted on 10/28/2010 9:56:35 AM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: maggief

We’re in an era of no-nothingism (where ever you got that non word) and yet you still can’t win a national election John, what does that tell you?


27 posted on 10/28/2010 9:57:03 AM PDT by jpf (me in 2012.)
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To: Diogenesis

WTG, Licorice. She(?) and other members of the species Rattus Norvegicus are the only Rats I would trust nowadays.

Rattus Democratus, not so much.


28 posted on 10/28/2010 9:57:44 AM PDT by ssaftler ("Politically Correct" is neither!)
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To: maggief

He never had a mind; so how would he know?


29 posted on 10/28/2010 9:58:21 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: maggief
Massachusetts 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.

We know a lot more than you think we do, Goober.

I suspect you'll be reminded of that next week.

30 posted on 10/28/2010 9:58:29 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yep, the country was out of it’s mind to elect Obama too.

Don’t worry, Kerry, The people with intelligence and good sense are on the ball and will rescue the country starting Nov. 2 :)


31 posted on 10/28/2010 9:58:57 AM PDT by justsaynomore (We've got some altering and abolishing to do! - Herman Cain)
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To: maggief

Geez, I thought the period of know nothing was inaugerated in January 2009. Call me flumoxed, but a guy with no resume is running the country isn’t he? Earth to Kerry, your special hat is ready.


32 posted on 10/28/2010 9:58:59 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: maggief

Excuse me, but John Kerry is a horse’s ass.


33 posted on 10/28/2010 9:59:21 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: pabianice

That’s about the best response to Kerry’s rantings there is...


34 posted on 10/28/2010 10:00:35 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: maggief

THE STRAIN IS SHOWING. IF kerry is collapsing wiyh little at stake, imagine what is going on in in OBAMAO’s brain. i just love it.


35 posted on 10/28/2010 10:00:48 AM PDT by Movemout (we are entering the event horizon. please adjust the frequency, kenneth)
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To: pabianice

Good one.


36 posted on 10/28/2010 10:00:56 AM PDT by Buckhead
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To: maggief

THE STRAIN IS SHOWING. IF kerry is collapsing wiyh little at stake, imagine what is going on in in OBAMAO’s brain. i just love it.


37 posted on 10/28/2010 10:00:59 AM PDT by Movemout (we are entering the event horizon. please adjust the frequency, kenneth)
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To: maggief

As big a disconnect from America as a nobleman in Paris citing the uppitiness of the crowds in the markets, circa October 1797.


38 posted on 10/28/2010 10:01:16 AM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: maggief

We lost our minds when we allowed a traitor like Kerry to become rather than hanging him the town square for treason.


39 posted on 10/28/2010 10:03:44 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: maggief

Today marks 2097 days since "Hanoi" John Kerry promised, on national TV, to sign form SF-180 and release his military records.

Still waiting, Johnboy, you lying commie loving weasel.

40 posted on 10/28/2010 10:04:39 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: maggief
Sarah Palin on John F'n Kerry: "what a loon, what an elitist loon."
41 posted on 10/28/2010 10:04:59 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: maggief

He is off his orange head.


42 posted on 10/28/2010 10:07:00 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: maggief

Ironically, Joe Biden’s replacement in the Senate puts ‘obstructionism’ in the proper Constitutional context.
Perhaps he and Kerry should have a talk.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-october-26-2010/ted-kaufman


43 posted on 10/28/2010 10:08:15 AM PDT by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: maggief

News flash to Kerry: your party is in the majority in both houses, and has only managed to inflame the American people to the point of overhauling the government. It’s called ‘freedom’.


44 posted on 10/28/2010 10:09:07 AM PDT by Spok (If you've got clowns, you're gonna have a circus.)
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To: maggief

The only person more stupid than Kerry is his wife.


45 posted on 10/28/2010 10:11:52 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SMARTY

Someone punch him. I like this better LOL.


46 posted on 10/28/2010 10:14:01 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: Nervous Tick

If anyone can relate to “know-nothingism”, it’s John F’ing Kerry.


47 posted on 10/28/2010 10:15:04 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: maggief

Keep attacking flyover country John boy.

Maybe some day you libs will finally break down and decide that it is time for the east and west coasts to seceede into your own little Socialist utopias. We will “act strained” about accepting the idea when the day comes, but when it is time for the citizens to vote on it they will be astounded that the flyover country votes 99% to kick their whiny butts out of the union and they have to carry their own weight around.


48 posted on 10/28/2010 10:15:48 AM PDT by GraceG
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There’s going to be a whole lot of this kind of bitterness after the election. I’m going to savor it.


49 posted on 10/28/2010 10:20:33 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: maggief
"We've lost our minds?".... Speak for yourself, Numbnuts!!...
50 posted on 10/28/2010 10:21:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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