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John Kerry, President Obama’s Ideological Twin
Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/29/2012 | Amy Payne and Luke Coffey

Posted on 01/30/2013 4:57:29 AM PST by IbJensen

Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is likely to be confirmed today as the next Secretary of State after sailing through a Senate hearing last week. What does this mean for America and its foreign policy?

As Heritage’s Helle Dale wrote after last week’s hearing:

The bad news for the United States is that Kerry is President Obama’s ideological twin and can be expected to enthusiastically embrace the Obama doctrine and continue the Administration’s pursuit of arms control, international treaties, and climate-change agreements. This is a classic liberal agenda, which will only lead to a further erosion of American global leadership.

Though Kerry talked tough on Iran, The Wall Street Journal described Kerry’s stance as a “vision to wind down America’s military operations in the Islamic world and to pursue a foreign policy more driven by aid, economics and environmental issues.”

Kerry, a former presidential candidate who served in Vietnam and then protested the war, has chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—the committee where his confirmation hearings take place—since 2009. He has been a Senator since 1985. Some of his key positions:

•He has stated that when the U.S. undertakes military action, it must first pass a “global test.”

•He has been a cheerleader for various international treaties, such as the Law of the Sea Treaty and the Arms Trade Treaty, that infringe on U.S. sovereignty.

•He is one of the greatest supporters of President Obama’s “reset” policy with Russia.

•He has supported the idea of “fruitful talks between the U.S. and North Korea.”

His Senate colleagues have failed to press Kerry on any meaningful issues, which is unsurprising but still a negative for the country and U.S. allies.

The Secretary of State’s priorities should be defending American sovereignty, promoting economic freedom, and restoring American leadership in the world. Kerry’s track record and his fidelity to Obama’s worldview give us little hope for those priorities.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evilobamaregime; kerry; ketchupgigolo; worthlesspolitician
We should greatly fear for the safety of the U.S. and believe we will suffer the dire consequences of this administration. We've already had the Ft Hood 'workplace violence'(terrorist) attack and several other attempts. Before President Obama leaves office we will have another 9/11 type of an attack unless Obama changes course. The chances of that happening are about as good as the Clinton duo escaping the fires of hell.

Why this most evil of administrations keep bringing in the worst of the worst I don't get, good ridience to Hilary, although they just slobbered all over her telling her what a great job she did. Things can't get much worse than they are now, but I'm sure kerry will really try hard to please the progressives and Bronco Bama failing our nation miserably, then they'll tell him what a great job he's done.

1 posted on 01/30/2013 4:57:41 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

I don’t blame Obama for John Kerry becoming Secretary of State.

97 Senators voted for the Traitor. Only 3 against him.
How can you blame Obama for that?

Certainly Obama is the worst President to ever have the job, but ,got damn, folks lets look at this sh*tty Congress that follows him around sucking his butt.

This vote alone tell me I no longer want to be a Republican, they ones we have elected are no better than Democrats.

We will never have a two party system as long as these Republicans who voted for John Kerry almost unanimously are in office.

2 posted on 01/30/2013 5:05:18 AM PST by Venturer
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To: IbJensen
3 posted on 01/30/2013 5:13:15 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: IbJensen

If your objective is the destruction of America, it makes sense to select someone who’s been at it longer than you have.

4 posted on 01/30/2013 5:22:38 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

What have we come to? Fake war hero, traitor, assassination plotter, fake Irishman, totally ineffectual senator, failed presidential candidate wins near unanimous approval as SecState?

5 posted on 01/30/2013 5:46:25 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: IbJensen

To be fair, Kerry is nowhere near as bad as Obama. Kerry may be an anti-American traitor, but I don’t believe his motives are as malicious as those of the communist in our White House.

6 posted on 01/30/2013 5:46:39 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: Pollster1

But he his, as you point out, an anti-American traitor.

7 posted on 01/30/2013 5:52:41 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

You forgot ketchup-faced gigolo.

8 posted on 01/30/2013 5:53:38 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Pollster1

Yeah, I don’t think Kerry has the visceral hatred for the founding principals of America that 0bama has.

9 posted on 01/30/2013 5:57:06 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen

Everyone he appoints to anything is his ideological twin. Throw a penny in modern America and you are sure to hit a communist. Throw one in Washington, DC and you’ll hit two. Not like finding Obama’s ideological twin is a difficult task, sadly.

10 posted on 01/30/2013 6:01:48 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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You forgot ketchup-faced gigolo.

I did. I realized as soon as I hit the post button.

Let's not forget that he is the richest guy in the Senate because he's the gigolo to a gold-digging skank living off a dead Republicans millions. Kind of sums up socialism in one family unit, don't it?

11 posted on 01/30/2013 6:10:52 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: riri

I think he found Carter’s twin....

12 posted on 01/30/2013 6:13:01 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: IbJensen

Two committed communists who hate this country. Both in high government positions. It’s a testament to the founders of this country that it has survived as long as it has.

13 posted on 01/30/2013 6:24:01 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: I want the USA back

McCain backs the gift of F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks to the MuzBroHood as well as leading the vote for this no good piece of $$$$, in one week.
Kerry is not the problem, he is the symptom, McCain s are the problem.

14 posted on 01/30/2013 7:11:43 AM PST by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
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To: Venturer
I completely agree. Obama is a Communist. Kerry is an old hippie traitor. And the United States Senate is a collection of fools. Forget the Republicans; I'm changing to “unaffiliated.” Feels funny to say that. I've voted Republican in every election for 52 years.
15 posted on 01/30/2013 9:16:55 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: July4

I was talking to friends today and more than a few of them are talking of leaving the party.

16 posted on 01/30/2013 11:04:09 AM PST by Venturer
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