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Kerry's 'Realism' Slips Into Callousness

rphillips Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 4:22 PM
First, the Congress is not controlled by Republicans. Only the House is, so two thirds is still under control of Dems with the president and Senate. I think you are purposely knit-picking your statistics to try and advance the Dem point of view. When GW took over his office, Dems had imposed a recession at the end of the Cointon Administration. Shortly thereafter, 911 happened that also slowed the economy. The economy did turn around until Barney Franks and Maxine Waters made a backroom deal with Fanny and Freddie to torpedo the economy with bubble loans for everyone. They timed the maturity of the loans to coincide with the end of Bush's term. It worked very well. The difference is the unemployment then was about 5% to 20% now.

WHEN IT COMES to foreign policy, John F. Kerry is no John F. Kennedy.

In his 1961 inaugural address, the 35th president of the United States declared that Americans would "pay any price, bear any burden" in their ongoing defense of liberty and human rights "at home and around the world." Like other presidents before and since – Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush – JFK believed that it was America's destiny to advance freedom and democratic self-government, and oppose the world's tyrants. This is the "idealist" approach to US foreign policy.

Kerry sees America's role differently. For nearly...