Scary Kerry calls voters Hypocrites?
May 27, 2010 9:07am CST
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2010/05/26/john-kerry-says-voter-anger-at-washington-is-hypocritical.html By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers Times are tough, especially among those still looking for good jobs, but Sen. John Kerry doesn't think Washington's to blame. In fact the former Democratic presidential candidate, concerned with the anger voters are aiming at Washington, says that his party and President Obama are doing a ship-shape job. [See which industries contribute to Kerry's campaign.] "We've come back," he says of the nation, Wall Street, and the economy. "This is an amazing resurgence." Kerry talked about the voter anger during a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor called to give him time to pitch his expansive climate and energy bill. He was asked if he's ever seen such anger with Washington, in part inspired by the Tea Party movement named after the Boston Tea Party in his home state. [Uncover the secrets of Congress by searching for your member.] With many expecting him to say no, the 26-year Washington veteran said yes, citing the turbulent 1960s and the Watergate era. "Yes, I have seen it," he said, but while those were focused on the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon's power grab, he said "I think this is less focused." It wasn't a slam at the Tea Party movement and those upset at Washington as much as a frustration he feels that Congress and the president aren't getting the credit he thinks they deserve for pulling the country out of a second depression. "I think there's a comprehension gap," said Kerry. His point: While people may not be feeling the benefits of the bailouts and healthcare reform yet, Congress has been working with Obama to right the economic ship. Still, he sounded sympathetic to those kicked around by the economy. "There's a sense of some things unraveling" to them, said Kerry. But he said that the D.C.-directed attacks are hypocritical, since many of those attacking Washington spending presumably want to keep their Social Security and Medicare and want Washington to play a big role in the Gulf Oil cleanup. "There's a huge contradiction on a daily basis," he said. Maybe, he concluded, the Democrats should change their communications strategy "to better sell what we've done." Sen Kerry - I think it is time that you pick up your toys and leave Washington....
• United States
29 May 10
I almost didn't read this discussion because I knew that, if John Kerry was saying it, it was going to be stupid. I was right but at least it was entertaining. This man must have been born without a clue and, unfortunately, you can't fix stupid.
• United States
28 May 10
John Kerry, is and always has been a idiot and need to go back to Mass where he came from and take his stupid wife with him........ He's mad cause when him and Joe ran for the President and Vice President they lost big time........So why doesn't the idiot pick up his toys and move out of Washington......It's because he is to stupid to know the American people won't vote for him if he was the only one running....
• United States
27 May 10
Why is it that these guys automatically assume those of us "attacking Washington spending PRESUMABLY want to keep their social security and Medicare and want Washington to play a big role in the Gulf Oil cleanup". When did they ask people or more importantly, listen to people? I think we realize when spending cuts finally occur all of us will have to tighten our belts. But it's easier for Kerry to assume/presume, than to ask. I hope he's gone in the next election too. But I doubt we can hope for two great MA "revolts".
27 May 10
Hello laglen, I am sure it's safe to say that he can get back at them because he's running anymore, he can't say that if he's running for Public. although there was a candidate i supported here in the Philippines who wasn't afraid to criticize voters for not thinking too much in voting for the right president. he didn't win, more of that he was called a nuissance candidate for being honest, despite the fact he has a track record and pass a lot of laws.