Biden: John Kerry has been “one of the best secretaries of state so far in the history of the United States”

posted at 3:21 pm on September 16, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Huh. That’s mighty generous praise, considering that John Kerry has been on the job for barely half of a year, that the administration is in the midst of a major foreign-policy identity crisis after getting trounced by the Russians on Syria, and that we have rather a long historical line of venerable statesmen, but whatever. Details.

Of course, any potential contender doing much of anything in Iowa is going to stir the inevitable 2016 speculation, and as the MSNBCers note, it does feel kind of silly to read too much into anything like this when the race is still so distant. Hey, the Syrian debacle is ongoing, after all, so it’s only natural that Biden would iterate his support for President Obama and his hand-picked team managing (slash, mismanaging) the crisis — what reason does he have to mention Hillary Clinton’s secretary-of-state skills (or lack thereof)? …No, really though — why the heck would he do that? According to yet another new CNN/ORC poll:

It showed 65% of Democrats and independents who lean toward that party say they would likely back Clinton as their presidential nominee. Vice President Joe Biden comes in a distant second, at 10%, with freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 7%, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at 6%, and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at 2%.

The CNN survey is in line with previous polls from other organizations conducted earlier this year that indicated Clinton, who has not said whether she’ll run, is far ahead of all the other possible Democratic candidates.

Even though the next race for the White House is a long way away, there’s already intense speculation over whether the former secretary of state will make a second bid for president. …

In the potential Democratic battle, the survey indicates Clinton performing better with women (76%) than men (52%). And Biden scores higher with voters age 50 and older (18%) than those younger than 50 (5%).


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An idiot praising an idiot doesn’t pull much weight.

sadatoni on September 16, 2013 at 3:22 PM

“Clean, knows how to ties his own shoes, married an heiress. Man, that’s the fairy tale.”

vityas on September 16, 2013 at 3:25 PM

I’ll have what he is smoking…

OmahaConservative on September 16, 2013 at 3:25 PM

“John Quincy Adams had the best Twitter page.”

-Uncle Joe Biden

portlandon on September 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM

“..and by ‘history’, i mean the last couple years…wait, what year is it? OHHH! Didn’t Michael Jackson have an album named ‘History’, yeah its more like that.”

MikeInBA on September 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Biden/Kerry 2016!!!

ctmom on September 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I guess Killary and Joe are on the Outs??

ToddPA on September 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Considering Biden’s boorish and mysogynistic behavior, this lack of inhibitions is actually one of his few good qualities.

Myron Falwell on September 16, 2013 at 3:28 PM

he’s been on the job 5 minutes, uncle Joe…….

now, eat your pudding…

ted c on September 16, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Biden: John Kerry has been “one of the best secretaries of state so far in the history of the United States”

and if he had a Slight Indian Accent, he’d run the best 7-11
in Delaware.

ToddPA on September 16, 2013 at 3:29 PM

“So far” quite the qualifier.

Cindy Munford on September 16, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Right up there with the “gutsiest military decision of the last 500 years“.

Alberta_Patriot on September 16, 2013 at 3:30 PM

So says the village idiot. Do they just let him out every so often so he can make a fool of himself?

major dad on September 16, 2013 at 3:31 PM

ah the nascent warbling of the emerging democraticus dumbassimas, so soft, so subtle…a desperate plea for life in a cacophony of chirps from similarly feeble idiots, like clarions calling for more of this shet

DanMan on September 16, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Eleventy!!1

John the Libertarian on September 16, 2013 at 3:31 PM

“At this point, what does it matter?!”

~HRC, Cankles Supreme

Joe Mama on September 16, 2013 at 3:31 PM

“Abraham Lincoln used to Email me all the time!”

-Uncle Joe Biden

portlandon on September 16, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Uncle Joe’s records start in 2013

Oil Can on September 16, 2013 at 3:34 PM

How cute. Sounds like someone has a little crush.

Jomama on September 16, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Biden/Kerry 2016!!!

ctmom on September 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM

gigglesnort!

squint on September 16, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Better than Thomas Jefferson?

Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads. on September 16, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Yeah, Thomas Jefferson was a piker compared to Lurch.

RadClown on September 16, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Some might say that Kerry is also quite clean and articulate, for a white guy I mean.

Bishop on September 16, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Uncle Joe should have resigned already…

‘I’LL BET YOU MY VICE-PRESIDENCY MALIKI WILL EXTEND THE SOFA!’

- Vice-President Joe Biden

Oops, he didn’t!

Resist We Much on September 16, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Biden is so smart. He knows that statement makes them both look good.

ROCnPhilly on September 16, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Biden: John Kerry has been “one of the best secretaries of state so far in the history of the United States”

“And I’m the bestest Vice Prezzle EVER!

“Hey, I got an entire universe in my Spongebob Squarepants Underoos!
“And my coatrack is my bestest friend, and he’s really smart, too! He’s gonna be my Vice Prezzle candydit, er, candlebrate, um, did you know Th’ One is a God?”

“Hey, where’s ever’body goin’?

“Don’ leave me here! I’m scared of th’ dark!…”

clear ether

eon

eon on September 16, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Barf.

sage0925 on September 16, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Biden – you have to give this jackass credit for just the balls to say such and idiotic thing.

True lunatics know no boundary.

jake-the-goose on September 16, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Biden/Kerry 2016!!!

ctmom on September 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM

No, no, no. I want them to run Fauxchohontas.

Kevin R on September 16, 2013 at 3:48 PM

And you’re the bestest vice president, Joe. /

Ronnie on September 16, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Good ole Uncle Joe.

goflyers on September 16, 2013 at 3:50 PM

So there’s a 7% chance our next prezzy will be native American???

patman77 on September 16, 2013 at 3:52 PM

So says the village idiot. Do they just let him out every so often so he can make a fool of himself?

major dad on September 16, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Me thinks Uncle Joe’s ready for a rubber room.

chewmeister on September 16, 2013 at 3:56 PM

I would have to agree, the way he faked out the Ruskies with a gaffe and then had the State Dept walk it back like he really didn’t mean it, all the while it was intentional. WOW

rjoco1 on September 16, 2013 at 3:58 PM

No, no, no. I want them to run Fauxchohontas.

Kevin R on September 16, 2013 at 3:48 PM

She can be Secretary of the Inferior.

Oldnuke on September 16, 2013 at 3:58 PM

“I’m Joe Biden and I approve this mess-up. Uh…”

Shy Guy on September 16, 2013 at 3:59 PM

At least the best sailor…but I believe his credentials are unbelievably small…

right2bright on September 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

It is to guffaw.

Midas on September 16, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Reminds me of my ex father in law telling me that Hillary Clinton is “Brilliant”.

When asked what made her so I was met with stammers and sputters.

pencotron on September 16, 2013 at 4:19 PM

I thought that honor belonged to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

dverplank on September 16, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Uh, Oh; I smell a peace prize coming or something…maybe some recyclable ribbons?

Say, will Kerry and Biden tolerate Hillary and Bill taking away their power?

Don L on September 16, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Well, of course he is! The question for diplomacy scholars is only whether he ranks just above or just below Hillary the Great. And, in fairness, is this a call that mere mortals can be expected to make?

morganfrost on September 16, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Joe’s only redeeming quality is that he will say absolutely anything at any time, no matter what. Oh, and that he’s brain damaged. So he has that going for him, also.

Thomas More on September 16, 2013 at 4:50 PM

What insult follows after “the man’s a complete joke”?

RdLake on September 16, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Has Joe got a new CD coming out? Joe ….Unplugged?

BL@KBIRD on September 16, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Yes, Joe, he’s a much better SoS than the one that preceded him. What was her name again?

paul1149 on September 16, 2013 at 5:02 PM

We are doomed. This is our best? Biden, Hillary, Heinz Kerry. I give up.

steveracer on September 16, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Given the height of the bar that Hillary set – perhaps Biden is right.

Athos on September 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Er… hyperbole?

Um… Dementia.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on September 16, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Biden just opens his mouth and says whatever comes out.
If you asked him 5 minutes later to quote what he said about Kerry it would be something different.
And then if you asked about Hillary, he would say the same thing about her.

The US is ruled by idiots and imbeciles.

albill on September 16, 2013 at 5:17 PM

No way. Has he forgotten about Madeleine Albright? She gave autographed basketballs to Kim Jung Il. Can’t top that diplomatic move.

LOL

fogw on September 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM

I have taken cats to the vet to have them put down, that were smarter than Joe Biden.

If Joe Biden were any more stupid, he’d be on the end of a f*ckin’ leash.

Joe Biden is so full of sh*t that he could float.

Joe Biden…OK…you get it. F*ckin’ moron.

thejackal on September 16, 2013 at 5:58 PM

OT..it looks like he’s dropping some of his plugs.
Maybe it’s just that picture.

Mimzey on September 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM

And here you have that beat the crap out of wonkie big gov loving Progressive Paul Ryan in 2012.

…..and amiable old “Uncle Joe” has to be the favorite to win in 2016.

Let that sink in.

President Joe Biden.

PappyD61 on September 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Obama /Biden aka the long slow death of a Superpower!!

More of that please.

PappyD61 on September 16, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Do they just let him out every so often so he can make a fool of himself?

Yes, and it’s intentional. After all the scandals and clear incompetence of the Preezy, it’s a grim reminder of who’d occupy the White House, post-impeachment.

ugottabekiddingme on September 16, 2013 at 6:38 PM

O__O <—— There's nobody home, folks

exodus2011 on September 16, 2013 at 7:04 PM

This is how Rome fell. Idiots at the top.

steel guy on September 16, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Does anybody pay any attention to. This dolt?

rplat on September 16, 2013 at 7:50 PM

He’d better watch is P’s & Q’s … as I recall folks who diss Killery don’t end up so good. (grammer Nazis be damned)

It’s amazing how the Gimmedats can keep a guy like this afloat for SO long, simply amazing.

Missilengr on September 16, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Has any secretary of state ever had an easier act to follow?

kozmocostello on September 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM

…what a crackhead!

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2013 at 7:22 AM

He’s starting to look like Bozo more and more with the thinning hair just on top. Does he think it’s his turn and that the elites will really let him run. I’m sure the nsa has some dirt on him by now even tho they couldn’t find Alexis before yesterday. Notice how all his gun crimes happened in very blue cities and all he got was a slap on the wrist.

Kissmygrits on September 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM