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Re: Obama to nominate Kerry for State
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2012, 02:48:02 PM »
Is this supposed to be some sort of lifetime-political-achievement nomination with the intention of Kerry being a figurehead?  Or is this supposed to be legitimate?

Kerry can't possibly be seen as well qualified.
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Re: Obama to nominate Kerry for State
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2012, 03:03:48 PM »
Is this supposed to be some sort of lifetime-political-achievement nomination with the intention of Kerry being a figurehead?  Or is this supposed to be legitimate?

Kerry can't possibly be seen as well qualified.

He's very well respected for his foreign policy work and knowledge.

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Re: Obama to nominate Kerry for State
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2012, 03:06:00 PM »
Is this supposed to be some sort of lifetime-political-achievement nomination with the intention of Kerry being a figurehead?  Or is this supposed to be legitimate?

Kerry can't possibly be seen as well qualified.

He's very well respected for his foreign policy work and knowledge.

Yeah, I understand not liking his politics, or just not liking him as a politician.  But I can't quite see the argument that he is unqualified. 

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Re: Obama to nominate Kerry for State
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2012, 03:20:57 PM »
Is this supposed to be some sort of lifetime-political-achievement nomination with the intention of Kerry being a figurehead?  Or is this supposed to be legitimate?

Kerry can't possibly be seen as well qualified.

He's very well respected for his foreign policy work and knowledge.

Yeah, I understand not liking his politics, or just not liking him as a politician.  But I can't quite see the argument that he is unqualified.
I hope you are right.  We should just be grateful that he has not been put in charge of "job creation."  My disillusionment with him is probably too personal to be non-judgemental.
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Re: Obama to nominate Kerry for State
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2012, 05:05:17 PM »
Is this supposed to be some sort of lifetime-political-achievement nomination with the intention of Kerry being a figurehead?  Or is this supposed to be legitimate?

Kerry can't possibly be seen as well qualified.

He's very well qualified, and respected on foreign affairs by both sides of the aisle (more or less).
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Re: Obama to nominate Kerry for State
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2012, 06:49:41 PM »
No he is not. He might be well respected in the Senate, because the republican's in the senate care more about keeping their ability to get a cabinet position open, than vetting Kerry.

The reason he lost in 04 had a lot to do with independent groups exploding the myth of JFKerry's foreign policy bonafides.

He's remained feckless and clueless since his young days as part of the useful idiots battalion (meeting with Vietcong leaders in Paris being but one of many of his young adventures), recent example: http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/John-Kerry-Syria-Assad/2011/05/11/id/395968

Of course only a naive fool would have ever called the young Assad a reformer and of course Kerry did.

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Re: Obama to nominate Kerry for State
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2012, 07:10:44 PM »
the idea that the Republicans will grill a sitting Senator is foolhrdy. These are the same Republicans that cleared the path for him.

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Re: Obama to nominate Kerry for State
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2012, 07:12:43 PM »
Kerry is about as well qualified a politician as you can find today for foreign policy. I can understand not liking him as a person or not agreeing with his political beliefs, but I don't understand how people can call him unqualified for this job. He will pass through the confirmation easily, as he deserves. He is extremely qualified. A few political attacks from the republicans during the 2004 election have zero credence on his qualifications regarding foreign policy. The republicans manipulated stories to do what they needed to do to get Bush re-elected, and it barely worked.

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Re: Obama to nominate Kerry for State
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2012, 07:32:19 PM »
The Republicans will not vote against the nomination....it'll give them a chance to get that seat back

 

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