October 29, 2010

Ketchup boy is frustrated, frustrated I tell you

Talk about being out of touch -- from the Boston Globe:
Kerry voices frustration with US political scene
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.
No Senator, the Conservative movement is asking that you abide by the rules set forth in the Constitution.
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.
The economic problems began halfway through Bush's time in office when the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Spearheaded by Speaker (the most ethical) Pelosi, our spending went through the roof and Government enjoyed a massive growth spurt.
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."

To underscore his claim, he said statistics show Republicans had blocked Senate business with filibuster tactics more during the past 18 months than the period between the end of World War I and the Apollo moon landing in 1969.
A couple of thoughts -- Senator, with all due respect, your "Energy Bill" was a piece of abject junk with zero scientific backing. It was entirely agenda driven and written by lobbyists for the green movement. The greens care nothing about this planet, for them it is all about controlling the lives of the common man for his own good. Your claim of "know-nothingism" is pure projection. As for the filibusters, the Democrats have been bringing up more and more egregious proposals, have not been listening to their constituents and deserve to be shut down in any way available to those with the knowledge to recognize crap for crap. Senator Kerry, you are a perfect example of what is wrong with this Republic. Be sure to check out the 680+ comments to the article. Posted by DaveH at October 29, 2010 7:43 PM
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