Kerry to voters: You’re hypocrites if you’re angry at Washington

posted at 2:20 pm on May 27, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Do you feel angry at Washington for its lack of accountability?  Annoyed at your elected representatives for fiddling with the health-care system while the economy burned failed to ignite?  Feel a bit put out at the massive amount of spending and debt rolled up by Democrats the last sixteen months?  John Kerry has a message for you, which is that you’re nothing but hypocrites.  Or, failing that, you’re just too stupid to comprehend the genius of your elites:

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.

“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. …

“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.

Well, no, it’s not, but it’s no surprise that Kerry thinks they are.  This is the same cluelessness that causes Barack Obama to keep talking about the protest sign he (supposedly) saw that said, “Keep government out of my Medicare!”  The expectation from American citizens is that when government programs exist, they should be (a) run properly, (b) have accountability, and (c) deliver on their promised services.  That applies to Social Security and Medicare, as well as the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.  After all, we’re paying for them, and while we are, we expect them to work properly.

The hypocrisy here comes not from voters, but from big-government advocates like John Kerry who promise that government can solve all of these ills, and more.  After all, they’re the ones who set the sky-high expectations, and demean and diminish the ability of the private sector to deliver solutions.  The huge contradiction seen by voters on a daily basis comes from advocates of bureaucracies and top-down control who have no answers for their shortcomings — except to promise that even larger government can solve those as well.

The bailouts started over eighteen months ago.  Porkulus was enacted over a year ago.  ObamaCare passed two months ago after a series of backroom deals left the details in the dark, and its passage has already resulted in sharp setbacks to employers, some of whom may abandon the provision of health benefits to their employees as a result.  How long exactly are Americans expected to wait before the promised Nirvana of big-government interventions stop making things worse, and where criticism and demands for accountability don’t constitute “hypocrisy”?  Two years?  Five?  Ten?  Ever?

Kerry’s insistence that we’re in the middle of an “amazing resurgence” with employment off 8 million jobs since our economic peak earns Kerry the Chip Diller Award:


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Didn’t this traitor serve in Vietnam or something?

honsy on May 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KOOL_AID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on May 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Chip Diller or Phyllis?

backwoods conservative on May 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM

If you like your liar, you can keep your liar.

Inanemergencydial on May 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Two years? Five? Ten? Ever?

Well, we were willing to elect FDR three times before we entered the war even though little improved during his tenure. Will we do something like that again with Obama?

WashJeff on May 27, 2010 at 2:27 PM

If you like your liar, you can keep your liar.

Inanemergencydial on May 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Heh. Very appropriate in view of the CT poll on Blumenthal.

jwolf on May 27, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Geeze Kerry. Whatcha doing? Chug-a-lugging the Heinze ketchup, with the high fructose corn syrup, before the non corn syrup goes out of the recipe?

Slow down on the consumption, Frankenstein!

capejasmine on May 27, 2010 at 2:28 PM

Translation: “Hey, you sent us greedy screw-ups to Washington DC, so it’s your fault.”-John Kerry

portlandon on May 27, 2010 at 2:29 PM

“We’ve come back,” he says of the nation, Wall Street, and the economy. “This is an amazing resurgence.”

Yeah, so amazing my company has laid off 6 people in the last 6 months and the rest of us are getting pay cuts. Well, everyone except me, because I didn’t make enough in the first place to cut.

Moron.

lonesome_pine on May 27, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Thank the people of Cincinnati that this ass hot was never POTUS.

lavell12 on May 27, 2010 at 2:30 PM

To whom is the Kerry person you reference…

right2bright on May 27, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Show us your scars from the Purple Heart wounds you coward.

rjoco1 on May 27, 2010 at 2:31 PM

John, when you are using that q-tip to clean your ears, and you feel pressure—STOP PUSHING!

JusDreamin on May 27, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Chip Diller in action in Washington. Greg Neidermeyer as far as his Vietnam service goes.

jon1979 on May 27, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Seared… seared into his memory.

crazy_legs on May 27, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Kerry is living proof that liberalism is a mental disorder and he is in the latter stages.

volsense on May 27, 2010 at 2:37 PM

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.

keep their Social Security and Medicare … let me opt out, chitface, and I’ll be outta it so fast it’ll make your head spin.

And by opt out, chitface, I mean you and your beloved federal gubmint are no longer extracting taxes for these boondoggles from my paycheck.

And, no, chitface, I won’t come crying to you or your beloved federal gubmint at some point down the road, begging you to take me back into these boondoggles.

Now, go see if Terry’s trust fund will support your droopy butt from this point onward and retire, chitface!

ya2daup on May 27, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Show us your scars from the Purple Heart wounds you coward.

rjoco1 on May 27, 2010

And not one missed day of duty.
What a man! /s

Extrafishy on May 27, 2010 at 2:38 PM

That and he aided and comforter the enemy. He’s still a traitor.

shick on May 27, 2010 at 2:38 PM

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

The people who want to keep those programs are merely less socialist than those they criticize.

exception on May 27, 2010 at 2:41 PM

“Show us the stars from your Purple Heart wounds coward”
rjoco1 on May27, 2010 at 2:31 PM

The reason this traitor turned himself in for three (3) Purple Hearts in 90 days was that it was a way to get his cowardly butt out of Nam. Kerry is garbage.

volsense on May 27, 2010 at 2:43 PM

I read yesterday, that unemployment wasn’t expected to return to ‘Bush’ levels until 2015.

Way to go, Barry!

cntrlfrk on May 27, 2010 at 2:43 PM

The hypocrisy here comes not from voters, but from big-government advocates like John Kerry who promise that government can solve all of these ills, and more. After all, they’re the ones who set the sky-high expectations, and demean and diminish the ability of the private sector to deliver solutions.

Bingo Ed.

And therein lies the problem Obama has with the oil spill. When you spend every waking moment telling the folks that government can solve any and every problem, you don’t have a get out of jail free card when a catastrophe strikes, even one that cannot possibly be fixed by the government or the guy at the helm.

So Mr. Fixit doesn’t get a pass on this unprecedented drilling accident. He owns it, lock, stock and barrel. Why? Because his ego is the size of the Grand Canyon.

fogw on May 27, 2010 at 2:44 PM

So how’s that DD-214 disclosure coming along Lurch?

MJBrutus on May 27, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Hey Kerry, why the long face? STFU!

search4truth on May 27, 2010 at 2:46 PM

I can’t figure out if he is a) so clueless that he will give some non-apology apology for the “hypocritical” remark, or b) just keep doubling down on it!

I think Odumbass is the worst President ever, but I am willing to concede that Kerry could have been even worse if given a chance.

Where do the Dems dig up these fatuous buffoons, and how much do they have to bribe people to vote for them?

drunyan8315 on May 27, 2010 at 2:47 PM

..in late-breaking news, a team of surgeons at Mass General worked long into the night to reverse this senator’s sever case of rectal-cranial insertion.

The prognosis is not good.

The War Planner on May 27, 2010 at 2:47 PM

This is rich coming from the American gigolo.

molonlabe28 on May 27, 2010 at 2:48 PM

What is the fragger up to?

Inanemergencydial on May 27, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Yeah, that’ll attract voters to your side. Keep talkin’ Lurch.

jjrakman on May 27, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Listen jackass, it’s not through your grace that we have Medicare and Social Security.

We’re forced to pay for them. There isn’t an option, otherwise most productive people would have bailed on them decades ago and be better off for it.

But since we’re forced by idiots like you (whether we’ve voted for you or not) to participate in these damned ponzi schemes, we get upset when they suck.

The only thing possibly ignorant about our anger is that we have any expectations that these programs should be funded properly and efficiently run.

NoDonkey on May 27, 2010 at 2:51 PM

And not one missed day of duty.
What a man! /s

Extrafishy on May 27, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Seared. Seared, I tell you.

BobMbx on May 27, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Lurch goes all Ghengis Khan on his voters.
Marvelous.

HornetSting on May 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM

I pay payroll taxes as a means of the “social insurance program” that I’ll get it back via social security & medicare. I don’t recall any social contract with ACORN, handing GM over to the unions or letting Fanny Mae & Freddie Mac lose billion upon billion.

Maybe Kerry should ask “JenJus” Kahn about it?

rjwest21 on May 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM

GMTA, HornetSting. :)

rjwest21 on May 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM

You lost. Shut up.

Cody1991 on May 27, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Yeah, if Odumbass can’t save the jobs of his Congressmen by telling the voters that he is not George W. Bush, then send Kerry out on the stump to explain to the voters how they are ignorant hypocrites!

Better yet, take no chances Dems – do both!

drunyan8315 on May 27, 2010 at 2:57 PM

I just sent JFK an email note, asking him to submit legislation that will permit me to stop being a hypocrite.

Make SSA, Medicare, and now ObamaCare optional; I will endeavor mightily to be the first reformed hypocrite.

BobMbx on May 27, 2010 at 2:57 PM

A horse walks into a bar…

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Deja-vu.

Buy Danish on May 27, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Maybe Kerry should ask “JenJus” Kahn about it?

rjwest21 on May 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Just WTF is it with these left-wing intellectuals who seem to have speaking impediments?

Its Geeeeeengis-Con. Pak-e-stan, not Pok-eeee-stahn.

Get with it, or just get out.

BobMbx on May 27, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Who you going to believe? Us or that lying corporation that cut production in half and laid you off?

Herb on May 27, 2010 at 3:01 PM

More proof that Kerry is douchebag…as if needed.

jukin on May 27, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Lurch is dumb as a stool.

Sultry Beauty on May 27, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Which just goes to show my second vote for George Bush was the right decision.

Dee2008 on May 27, 2010 at 3:09 PM

John, when you are using that q-tip to clean your ears, and you feel pressure—STOP PUSHING!

JusDreamin on May 27, 2010 at 2:33 PM

ROFLMAO!!!!!!

capejasmine on May 27, 2010 at 3:11 PM

And just why the hell shouldn’t I want my Social Security? I’ve (and my employers) paid into this system for 47 years so far with just 6 more years to go. Am I a hypocrite to expect to get out what that money would have been if properly invested over 53 years? That’s a big hunk of change.

Nothing riles me more than the suggestion that all social security payments are some how a handout. Yes, some people didn’t pay in and still get SSI and other payments, but don’t insinuate that ALL social security is government money. It was MY money that the government appropriated from me with a promise to give it back with interest.

katablog.com on May 27, 2010 at 3:13 PM

WashJeff on May 27, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Although the parallels to FDR are many and accurate, the media no longer wields the absolute power over (dis-, mis-)information they had in the days of FDR, when the sole sources of “facts” were the newspaper, movie newsreels and the radio.

In today’s media climate, Roosevelt would have been quickly exposed as the hack he was and removed from the public embarrassment with the same quickness this moron will be.

PJ Emeritus on May 27, 2010 at 3:25 PM

This guy lives in Washington. There is no recession there. It’s America’s Boom Town now. I’ve been there on business and family trips three times this year and it makes me want to puke. The restaurants are full, the bars are hopping, the buildings are being built, the hotels are sold out, the homes are selling – everything the rest of America used to enjoy but doesn’t anymore. Lobbyists alone spent over 1.5 billion dollars last year, all in Washington. Tourism is actually up because so many people can’t afford to go abroad or across the country for vacation. The Caps have Ovechkin, the Redskins have McNabb, and the Wizards are getting John Wall. Everything is just as rosy as could be in D.C. Nobody I know there is worried about losing a job or finding another one. My friends who are lobbyists and lawyers say that business has never been better.

I really think there is a huge disconnect between our poltical/government class and the rest of the country for this reason. They really are clueless about how bad it is out here.

rockmom on May 27, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Isn’t Kerry supposed to reveal his military records, or something?

Dhuka on May 27, 2010 at 3:32 PM

What burns me about Democrats pointing to how people want to keep their SS and Medicare as justification for expanding entitlements is that the individual person has no choice but to sink large chunks of our income into these programs. Naturally we depend on them if we’ve been given no other choice for how to use that money. Instead of asking senior citizens if they want to keep their benefits, ask young people if they want the chance to opt out. Much different story.

evergreen on May 27, 2010 at 3:32 PM

John Kerry has a message for you, which is that you’re nothing but hypocrites. Or, failing that, you’re just too stupid to comprehend the genius of your elites….

…spoken by a true faux aristocrat (forgive the contradiction in terms there)….

…what an insight from a man who’s slept himself into two wives fortures and created himself whole cloth from a snivelling careerist naval dilletante to a snivelling careerist politician posing as a war hero….

…so, in his drooping “Deputy Dawg” eyes, we’re all peasants, and should get back to plowing (or, he sniffs, whatever it is that peasants do)…here’s a guy who’s sworn to uphold a Constitution that he doesn’t apparently understand in the least….

Puritan1648 on May 27, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Hey! Senator Kerry! Were your parents like, brother and sister? Cause you sure make noises like an idiot. What part of “support and defend the Constitution” don’t you understand?

Oh. But on a positive note, I’ve heard that you served in Viet-Nam!

oldleprechaun on May 27, 2010 at 3:38 PM

Can I get me a huntin’ license around heah?

Time to find that picture of Lurch in his bunny suit during his NASA tour back in 2004.

viking01 on May 27, 2010 at 3:45 PM

It takes one to know one….oh wait….

Lily on May 27, 2010 at 3:45 PM

“I think there’s a comprehension gap,”

Heh. You don’t say…

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,”

And the gap is with you and the concept of property. You, like minded world viewers and protection of property rights are a huge contradiction.

anuts on May 27, 2010 at 3:56 PM

The only comprehension gap is between your ears horse face. As if you have ever known what it is like to be a real American.

infidel4life on May 27, 2010 at 3:59 PM

We should all trust what he says don,t forget he served in Vietnam and in 2004 remember he went into that sporting good store and said the famous words (Can I get me a hunting license here ?)

thmcbb on May 27, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Yes, we are too stupid to see the genius of taxing us into prosperity.

RJL on May 27, 2010 at 4:03 PM

The only “comprehsenion gap” is between Kerry’s ears. Typical clueless and arrogant liberal. Glad this SOB never made it into the Oval Office!!

Bob in VA on May 27, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Kerry is an unmitigated, lying slug and it’s difficult to even look at his picture without taking nausea pills.

rplat on May 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

“There’s a sense of some things unraveling” to them, said Kerry.

Yes, Senator. Some of those things we sense unraveling are the Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.

Stephen Macklin on May 27, 2010 at 4:56 PM

I keep thinking of that song: Christmas in Cambodia

Dhuka on May 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM

This guy is soooooooooooooooo nuanced. (I think that’s French for being a big fu#$%ng waffler)

alwyr on May 27, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Only Barbara Boxer, Patty Murray and Joe Biden can make Lurch look like a functioning human being. What a dumbass!

MCPO Airdale on May 27, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Scott Brown’s win offers SOME hope that Kerry will be joining the funemployment line.

After all, like Barry Obama, Kerry has SO MANY accomplishments tied to his name.

GarandFan on May 27, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Kerry is an elitist jerk!

MCGIRV on May 27, 2010 at 7:19 PM

This guy is soooooooooooooooo nuanced. (I think that’s French for being a big fu#$%ng waffler)

alwyr on May 27, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Not only is he highly nuanced, he doesn’t do hypotheticals.

Inanemergencydial on May 27, 2010 at 7:20 PM

More please.

I love when John Kerry is the face of the Democratic party. I hope he reminds everyone every day.

tom on May 27, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Ummmmmm, I ‘m usually good with names but the face is slightly familiar…..um uh,,…..Oh yeah now I remember you the IRRELEVANT D1CKHEAD WHO LOST IN 2004 !!! NOW I REMEMBER!!!!

Yeah, I guess we all better listen to you huh ??

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Eff off Herman Munster!

cableguy615 on May 27, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Is it too much to ask for to have two Republican senators from Massachusetts?

Mojave Mark on May 28, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Kerry is a criminal. I receive nothing from the govt that I didn’t overpay for. If I received Social Security for 1000 years, I would never get my money back. They stole it to give to others as welfare. The same with medicare. Are we aware of the criminal programs, medicaid and SCHIPS?

proconstitution on May 28, 2010 at 2:18 PM