The asylum is about to get a whole lot crazier with John Kerry as Secretary of State.
What are the biggest problems facing the United States according to our new Secretary of State? It’s not a nuclear Iran. It’s not the chaos in Syria and the Middle East. It’s not the ever-growing economic power of China or China flexing its muscles in the Pacific region. It’s not the Too Big to Fail banks. It’s not the War on Terror or al Qaeda swarming over Africa. It’s not persistently high unemployment or the growing number of welfare recipients. It’s not th $3 trillion and soon to be $4 trillion piling up on the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet. It’s not the nearly $17 trillion debt that is growing at over a trillion dollars per year. According to Mr. Secretary, the two greatest threats to the US are the House GOP and Climate Change.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry says the greatest challenge to U.S. foreign policy is not emerging China or Middle East instability. It’s Congress.
In a speech Wednesday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Kerry cited the adage that “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home.” He called the budget impasse a threat.
Kerry said legislators need to avoid “senseless cuts.”
Otherwise, he said his credibility as a diplomat might be damaged.
Credibility??? If Mr. Kerry ever had any credibility, he lost it along with his honor during his brief visit to the Vietnam War many years ago. Maybe that is why in his first foreign policy speech since being confirmed he pretended to be Al Gore.
From the Weekly Standard:
“We as a nation must have the foresight and courage to make the investments necessary to safeguard the most sacred trust we keep for our children and grandchildren: an environment not ravaged by rising seas, deadly superstorms, devastating droughts, and the other hallmarks of a dramatically changing climate,” said Kerry, according to prepared remarks.
“And let’s face it – we are all in this one together. No nation can stand alone. We share nothing so completely as our planet. When we work with others – large and small – to develop and deploy the clean technologies that will power a new world, we’re also helping create new markets and new opportunities for America’s second-to-none innovators and entrepreneurs to succeed in the next great revolution.”
Kerry called for collective action to deal with this problem. “So let’s commit ourselves to doing the smart thing and the right thing and truly commit to tackling this challenge,” he said. “Because if we don’t rise to meet it, rising temperatures and rising sea levels will surely lead to rising costs down the road. If we waste this opportunity, it may be the only thing our generations are remembered for. We need to find the courage to leave a far different legacy.”
It looks like President Obama picked the right man to help him implement his policies of high energy cost and high unemployment and a shrinking middle class. The insanity just went up a notch. That is what Americans unwittingly voted for. But, they also voted for a majority of Republicans in the House. The Republicans hold the perse strings. Do they have the guts too pull them tight? That’s what I think too.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?