Kerry: Romney “perpetrating a fraud on the American people”

posted at 3:21 pm on October 17, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

John Kerry, President Obama’s Romney-impersonating debate prep partner, had some tough words for Mitt Romney’s tax plan and the budgetary math that ostensibly doesn’t add up on MSNBC this morning.

It’s time to get really serious about what’s on the table here with this choice. I’m perplexed. I look at — Mitt Romney, first of all, last night, in my judgment, was petulant. He was characteristically, expediently misleading. And I’m going to tell you exactly how. And I think people really need to stop. And you, Joe, you’re, you know, I listen to your show. You career was based on trying to do something serious about the deficit. Mitt Romney is perpetrating a fraud on the American people. His centerpiece plan… You have a man running for the presidency of the United States of America on the central issue of our time, and he’s not being straight with the American people.

Don’t get me started on “expediently misleading,” but okay — if you want to “get really serious,” let’s get serious. President Obama has time and again echoed this same talking point about Mitt Romney having no serious plan, while hitting us all over the head with his own plan of hiking taxes on those making more than 250K/year as a means of closing the deficit. The only problem is, to hear President Obama tell it, his tax hikes sure are meant to pay for a whole lot of things — rolling back defense cuts, education initiatives, Medicare, blah blah blah, forget about paying down the deficit. His plan is about as fundamentally unserious as it gets; as the WFB points out, Obama “asking the wealthy to pay a little more” (even though we have a graduated income tax, and they already pay more) will not “pay down the debt”:

Obama incorporated these desired tax increases (about $1.8 trillion over 10 years) in his most recent budget proposal, which was panned by independent analysts for failing to address the country’s long-term debt problem. …

By the White House’s own estimates, the president’s budget, including his tax increases, would produce $10.6 trillion of new gross debt.

That is because the president’s proposed tax hikes would not go towards debt reduction, but rather to fund a dramatic spending increase over the next decade—about $1.4 trillion above the current budget baseline.

Federal spending under Obama’s budget would rise from $3.8 trillion this year to $5.8 trillion in 2022, an increase of 53 percent.

Somebody is sure as heck perpetrating a fraud on the American people, and hint: It isn’t Mitt Romney. How galling is it that Team Obama and the Democrats feel free to use fabricated math to accuse Mitt Romney of something that President Trillion-Dollar-Deficits-And-Only-Increases-In-Sight is already guilty?


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Remember: If you’re a Democrat talking about a Republican, something they said is a “lie” if they disagree with you.

In the real world, a “lie” is mis-characterizing “facts,” which are pieces of information that can be determined to be true or not, and necessarily happened in the past. (For example: whether or not the attack on the Benghazi mission was an out-of-control protest about a video.) If you have a problem with someone’s projection of future events it’s called a “difference of opinion”.

Socratease on October 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM

“You rang?”

OneFreeMan on October 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Great recap for those that needed it. He is/was a truly disgusting human.

sdbatboy on October 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I would call Kerry is the biggest fraud of all; but I would have to forget about all of his fellow Marxist Democrats making up the Democrat Party, and that would be unreasonable to do I think.

aposematic on October 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM

T-Shirt/Bumper sticker alert:

“It’s the future, stupid.” By MICHAEL GOODWIN

sdbatboy on October 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM

The Christmas in Cambodia,,, no craft of any kind went up that river into Cambodia zero.

Don’t forget that it was Christmas 1968 in Cambodia and President Nixon had sent him there.

Are your eyes mimicking a slot machine, too? Cherries!

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Lovey, he’s perpetrating a fraud, I tell you.

Cleombrotus on October 17, 2012 at 4:25 PM

He proved he was an idiot, flip flopping, America hater, years ago!

About the same time he joined the Democratic Party, coincidentally. Wait, maybe that was at exactly the same time.

OneFreeMan on October 17, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Not all liberals are projectors, but all projectors are liberals.

22044 on October 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

McCain’s military record is even worse. He avoided several courts martial because Daddy was an Admiral and then of course there was his traitorous collusion with the VC when he was allegedly being tortured at the Hanoi Hilton.

Both men came out of their shameful ‘service’ as renowned ‘foreign policy experts’. Not sure what Biden did to earn that dubious accolade however. Probably sodomized a goat.

CorporatePiggy on October 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I’m thankful every day for the Swift Boat veterans and their outing of John “Genghis Khan (“jenjishkhan”)” Kerry during the 2004 campaign and that neither he nor Al Gore ever became president. This country really dodged a bullet then.

What a dope this luxury tax evader from Massa2$%its is.

iamsaved on October 17, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Dodged a bullet, then got hit by a fargin’ missile 4 years later

OneFreeMan on October 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

When you’re relying on John Kerry to save your a$$, you’re neck-deep in hoo-ha.

Bitter Clinger on October 17, 2012 at 3:24 PM

THIS!!!!!!

Gunlock Bill on October 17, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Had to switch Hunt’s ketchup and A1 steak sauce

msupertas on October 17, 2012 at 3:26 PM

http://www.wketchup.com/about/

Shipping’s kind of expensive but it’s really good ketchup. Way better than Hunt’s and at least it ain’t Heinz.
Plus a portion of every W Ketchup™ sale is donated to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for the children of active duty service members killed in the line of duty.

Buttercup on October 17, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Has Kerry released his military records yet?

albill on October 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

For all you kids out there. A trip down the Kerry Vietnam memory lane (talking about US soldiers).

they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, tape wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks,

faraway on October 17, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Is there still a John F’n Kerry display in the Hall of Heroes museum in Hanoi, to honor his contributions to the communist war effort?

I recall they took it down quickly when he ended up running for president in 2004, but it may be back on display.

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 4:39 PM

All I can offer on anything Kerry says is I’m sorry.
I’m sorry for this lame @ss state I live in and its lame @ss general voting population.

OTTO on October 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Was Kerry President at some point? How on earth would I have missed that?

Bmore on October 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM

What a buffoon the writer is.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Did you read the comments? There are a surprising number of courageous conservatives, for all the good it will do trying to impart information to those idiots.

Night Owl on October 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Kerry needs to remove his head from Obamas butt. I will tell you something Romney would never do. He would not sit down with the enemy and parlay while his country was at war. Mr. I WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS did. Most veterans I have spoken to never mentioned how many times thay got hit.

kemojr on October 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

WELLLL – let’s face it, if anyone would know about perpetrating fraud on the people, it would be Kerry…..

dentarthurdent on October 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM

So basically Fake Mitt Romney attacks Real Mitt Romney, is destroyed about as thoroughly as his debate tutee Real Barack Obama was.

BKennedy on October 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Romneys plan is seared…seared..into Kerrys’ mind.

BobMbx on October 17, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Kerry: Romney “perpetrating a fraud on the American people”

Hey, John Kerry, you piece of sh**, you there isn’t a veteran alive who doesn’t know they’re looking at a fraud when they see you.

Allow us to explain: shut up.

M240H on October 17, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Allahpundit what the Democrats learned from 2006 and 2008 is after the election you just do whatever you want and if they re-elect this guy he will be a guy who does what he wants without the restriction of having to lie about it the next election season.

Conan on October 17, 2012 at 5:15 PM

“Romney lied.”

That’s all they’ve got, people.
No future for America, just two words that they are desperately trying to infuse into the sub-consciousnesses of Americans so that when they go to the polls in November, they will inadvertently mark “Obama” on the ballot.

Thank God for the internet and yes, even Fox News, or it may well have happened.

Sterling Holobyte on October 17, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Poor Johnny! In over his head again. Hey Johnny! Put yourself in for another medal and go home to your Sugar Momma!

GarandFan on October 17, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Hey Lurch, why the long surgically enhanced face? Do you actually think folks are interested in your political prognostications? Wrong as usual, we don’t. One thing I do know Lurch and that is you will never be this Nation’s Secretary of State so please for all of our sakes including yours, please take this thought out of that pointed head of yours.

Tangerinesong on October 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Hey Johnny boy, where’s dem military records? You wouldn’t be trying to hide a dishonorable discharge would you?

Old eagle on October 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Tell us how many post offices you have named in your illustrious career, Jawn.

onlineanalyst on October 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM

That’s basically all he has “accomplished” in his decades as a Senator. Aside from 1 or 2 pieces of legislation bearing his name that were signed into law, he’s been a spectacular failure as a Senator.

Del Dolemonte on October 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Has Kerry released his military records yet?

albill on October 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

He released them to exactly 3 people in 2004, all of whom were members of the Democrat Media. He did so on the condition that those 3 never divulge what they saw.

Del Dolemonte on October 17, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Senator Carrie looks like he needs a little High Fructose syrup in his Ketchup.

Go back to Heinzland JFK

PappyD61 on October 17, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Ol’john effin’ kerry must be fillin’ his drawers about now.
He totally expected to be the sec’y. of State in the “second d’ohbama regime” – and now, all the talk is about UN Amb. Rice being up for the job.
Maybe he thinks that by getting out and shilling for lil barry, that he can sew up the job.
Does he really think that lil barry is going to keep any promises he made to him?

BWAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stupid, stupid john effin’ kerry!

Solaratov on October 17, 2012 at 7:12 PM

John Fraud Kerry, Lt. for life.

1. Fired grenade launcher into rocks to close in to himself at Cam Ron Bay and bits of rocks ect. hit him in his face and arms.

2. Fired at a rice cache to close also and got rice in the butt.

3. 5 Swift boats on patrol, one hits a underwater mine, 3 of the others stop to aid the boat damaged, Kerry takes off up the Hap River real fast figures out that it is not an ambush, pulls up on the throttle to quick and he and Lt. Rassmussn slip and fall, Kerry hits his arm on the boat and Rassmussn falls over board.
Kerry writes up a after action to get a purple heart, all about fire from both banks of river up and back 1,500 meters ect.

“One communication from these 5 swift boats that day to the headqts. “We need a tow boat.”
No call for help, no call for a reaction team, no call for gun ships to help, not one of the boat other than the one that his the mine needed any repair.

The Christmas in Cambodia,,, no craft of any kind went up that river into Cambodia zero.

The C.I.A. hat total bull crap.

Kerry in the Navy with “special ok on medical” because he has life long pairsomina, aka sleep walking and beb wetting.
To whit: While on Radar Duty late one night Kerry nodded off due to the “pills he took for the medical problem” and a sanpan with a VC and a 12 year old vc kid got to close to his swift boat and the .50 cal guy up top had to fire and kill both of them due to Kerry negliance.

Odd DD-214
Very Strange discharge

Low life scum sucking pig liar commie Democrat.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Very well said.

And that’s just a small part of why Kerry is such a “Low life scum sucking pig liar commie Democrat.”

Lourdes on October 17, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Here’s Kerry, reporting for dooty.

He said today he “needs an exorcism”. This has to be the one and only point that I’ve ever agreed with as to John Kerry.

Lourdes on October 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Has Kerry released his military records yet?
albill on October 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Speaking of lying. … Was John sort of a war hero or something?

MrMoe on October 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Has Kerry released his military records yet?
albill on October 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Speaking of lying. … Was John sort of a war hero or something?

MrMoe on October 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Ha, even AFTER he lost the election (and thank God for that), Kerry’s response to such questions were along the lines of “we’re workin’ on it, we’re workin’ on gettin’ it done!”

He had “staff” “workin’ on” his military records for seemingly years. They seem to be still “workin on it” somewhere in a Democrat’s basement…

Lourdes on October 17, 2012 at 7:24 PM

This from a man who anchors his yacht in Rhode Island, to avoid the outrageous mooring changes in Mass.
Which part of Romney is fraud, married to same woman for 40 yrs, donating 4+ million to charity, creating thousands of jobs & saving companies from bankruptcy. Or is it Obama who won’t release college transcripts, who’s father was still married when he wedded Barry’s mom, who won’t support brother in Kenya that makes 75 cents a day & lives in a hut, or aunt on welfare in Boston, & uncle with multiple DUIs, or all the USA hating radicals, communists & opportunists that are attached to him like an ugly wart.

RdLake on October 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

John Kerry on MSNBC – the intersection of two insignificant voids. As if the last 10 viewers needed one more reason to tune out.

NumberTwo on October 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Right.

I’ll close Gitmo
Most transparent administration in history
I’ll post the bill on the Internet 7 days befor voting on it.
You can watch the healthcare debate on CSpan
You didn’t build that!
I’m for capitalism.
I’m not a socialist.
I’ve created 5 million jobs.
Gasoline prices increased due to the poor economy or something.
fast and Furious started under Bush, no Bush stopped it and Obowma let the guns walk into Mexico.

yea, Obowma is the model of truth.

dthorny on October 17, 2012 at 8:54 PM

You’d think Kerry would know what a real fraud looks like…he appears to shave regularly.

Empiricist on October 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

You’d think Kerry would know what a real fraud looks like…he appears to shave regularly.

Empiricist on October 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Surely you jest. His man-servant shaves him, in a real barber’s chair with a straight razor.

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

The only problem is, to hear President Obama tell it, his tax hikes sure are meant to pay for a whole lot of things

it’s every time barry opens his mouth, the tax hike on the wealthy is going to pay for something new. sooner than later the wealthy will move their money where it can’t be taxed…….the problem is spending, but the dims will never believe that

DiabloAzure on October 18, 2012 at 7:03 AM

Strong words from a guy that faked his military records, was passed over for an automatic minor promotion, and left the Navy for the good of the serves , shot himself just to look like a hero,

Ya! never mentioned that he was once passover for promotion because of poor performance or dispensary action.

jpcpt03 on October 18, 2012 at 1:10 PM

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