i walked into TSARBUCKS the other day and went up to the counter. i waited for hours in line before ordering a Leftist Latte. Before I could say anything, I saw they had checked the boxes on the side: checked Communism, checked Stalinism, checked Antifa, but left Misogyny unchecked, while next to my name they wrote No Hillary, No Compromise, Single Payer Doubleshot. When I objected I was told that this was the Democratic Party right now and if I objected, I was a Centrist.
I think so. It’s probably still a little too early to make a definitive call on it, but I appreciated what he did as Secretary of State. Unfortunately, like President Obama, a lot of the good things that Kerry did or helped begin are being summarily reversed already by the current Administration.
Kerry was fortunate in that he was able to benefit from the fact that President Obama didn’t have any more elections of his own to contest, so he made that transition from first-term, Cautious Obama to second-term, no fucks given, Bulworth Obama. That freed up Kerry to do everything he could to accomplish the Obama Administration’s foreign policy goals. It also helped that Kerry didn’t have any more elections of his own to contest. Kerry wasn’t running the State Department as a potential future Presidential candidate; he was focused on being the nation’s top diplomat (not that Hillary Clinton didn’t do a good job at State from 2009-2013, but 2016 was always first and foremost on Hillary’s agenda and I think that held her and Obama back at times). It was really important that Obama trusted Kerry, which wasn’t guaranteed – remember what happened with Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. He was never one of Obama’s guys and even Biden’s support of Hagel wasn’t enough to help in that situation. I think Kerry did a really good job at making some of the bigger foreign policy goals of Obama’s Presidency into realities, and it wasn’t always easy. Quite frankly, President Obama put Secretary Kerry in a tough position when it came to Syria because they weren’t on the same page early on. So, yes, John Kerry was a good Secretary of State.
”Wayne LaPierre helped make the NRA one of the most dangerous and reactionary organizations in America. Instead of being concerned with the interests of ordinary gun owners…the NRA has essentially become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the powerful corporations that make and sell guns. Their bottom line and twisted ideology are all that matters to them, even if it costs thousands of American lives every year.”
tfw a literal porn blog finds a pro-hillary post i made over a year ago and comments on it that “hillary needs to go back to the fucking woods” lmao some people really have nothing better to do with their time smh
Since November, more than two dozen women - of all ages, but mostly in their twenties - had approached me in restaurants, theaters, and stores to apologize for not voting or for not doing more to help my campaign. I responded with forced smiles and tight nods. On one occasion, an older woman dragged her adult daughter over by the arm to come talk to me and ordered her to apologize for not voting - which she did, head bowed in contrition. I wanted to stare right in her eyes and say ‘You didn’t vote? How could you note vote?! You abdicated your responsibility as a citizen at the worst possible time! And now you want *me* to make *you* feel better?’ Of course I didn’t say any of that. These people were looking for absolution that I just couldn’t give. We all have to live with the consequences of our decisions.