John Kerry is, arguably, the single most useless politician in the Democrat Party. A man who, in his 28 years as a U.S. Senator was little other than a dutiful leftist drone. And then, as Secretary Of State during Barack Obama’s second term in office, was material in negotiating the astoundingly awful Iran “nuclear deal” – which gave Iran’s terrorist leaders just about everything they wanted in return for promises no rational person with any knowledge of the past 40 years would ever believe they’d keep.
And now, in an impending Biden administration, we have the resurrection of John Kerry as “U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate” – which would make him the overseer of our energy policy.
Today’s New York Post has an angry editorial about this selection. I wouldn’t have used some of the snide language it employs. But there is great value in its list-out of failures that Kerry has inflicted on us over the years which I hope everyone reads. Let me put up several of them below:
We look forward to the anti-carbon lectures from a guy who travels the globe on private jets and luxury yachts.
Set aside his deer-in-the-headlights loss as Democrats’ presidential nominee in 2004. He was a joke as secretary of state under President Barack Obama — off on his yacht during Egypt’s 2013 military coup.
Kerry also cluelessly “negotiated” the Iran nuclear deal even as the real talks were being run out of the White House; then he had to pretend to cheer an accord that gave away several points he’d said were non-negotiable, such as truly tough inspection requirements.
And he helped craft the 2015 Paris climate accord — a performative non-binding “triumph.”
The Kerry-initiated Israeli-Palestinian peace talks of 2013-14 went absolutely nowhere. He later blasted President Trump over moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, insisting it would cause “an absolute explosion” — when it actually helped bring unprecedented Arab-Israeli rapprochement.
I have to say that John Kerry’s political career is something of an inspiration to me. It assures me that someone can be on the wrong side of just about everything and still be able to convince a doddering incoming CEO (or, more accurately, the puppeteers pulling his strings) that he’s worth handing an important job to.
What it does for the country, however, is another story entirely.
Just one question: will there be a vetting process? And since John Kerry is a Vietnam vet – an angry unproud one, but a vet nevertheless – will they get him to commit to one of the various stories he has told about how he got rid of his medals?