John Kerry is the definition of a classic liberal. As a college student he realized politics was the only profession where you can make millions while accomplishing basically nothing. He enlisted in the Navy because he felt it would “look good on his resume.” In a span of four months he managed to recommend himself for three Purple Hearts, one for getting rice kernels lodged in his ass when he threw a grenade into a pile of rice bags. He made sure there was a cameraman to film his shooting a teenage Viet Cong in the back as he ran away.
He married heiress Julia Thorne in 1970. Thorne met Kerry in 1963 at her family’s estate in Bay Shore, New York on Long Island. Kerry was a Yale classmate of Thorne’s twin brother David. Thorne married Kerry on May 23, 1970 and divorced on July 25, 1988, after a six-year separation. She and John had two daughters together.
Overall, Kerry had lackluster grades at Yale, graduating with a cumulative average of 76 over his four years. His freshman-year average was a 71, but he improved to an 81 average his senior year. He never received an “A” during his time at Yale; his highest grade was an 89.
TWO YEARS AFTER HIS DIVORCE FROM THORNE, HE PETITIONED TO HAVE HIS MARRIAGE ANNULLED SO HE COULD MARRY HIS SUGAR MAMA, TERESA HEINZ, WIDOW OF REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN HEINZ AND HEIR TO THE KETCHUP FORTUNE.
After the charade of serving in the Navy, he committed the ultimate betrayal of testifying falsely about the “atrocities’ he claimed he saw American soldiers commit. After returning to the United States, Kerry joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). Then numbering about 20,000, VVAW was considered by some (including the administration of President Richard Nixon) to be an effective, if controversial, component of the antiwar movement.Congressman James Shannon, a favorite of House Speaker Tip O’Neill, was the early favorite to win the nomination, and he “won broad establishment support and led in early polling.” Again as in 1982, however, Kerry prevailed in a close primary.
In his general election campaign, Kerry promised to mix liberalism with tight budget controls. He defeated Republican Ray Shamie despite a nationwide landslide for the re-election of Republican President Ronald Reagan, for whom Massachusetts voted by a narrow margin. In his victory speech, Kerry asserted that his win meant that the people of Massachusetts “emphatically reject the politics of selfishness and the notion that women must be treated as second-class citizens.”
[CtH: Sorry, pal, but when you win by a narrow margin, it means the voters haven’t “emphatically” done anything.]
HE BRAGGED INCESSANTLY ABOUT HIS “SERVICE” IN VIETNAM AND WHEN HE DECLARED FOR PRESIDENT IN 2004, THE MEN WHO SERVED WITH HIM ROSE, ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY, TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS CHARLATAN. THEY WERE VILIFIED, BUT THE FACT THEY HAD THE BONAFIDES TO BACK UP THEIR WORDS, THEY PLAYED A BIG PART IN HIS DEFEAT BY THE HATED GEORGE W. BUSH.
That Time John Kerry Defamed America and American Soldiers
An official investigation was launched based on the stories put forth by Kerry’s VVAW and many of the veterans refused to cooperate even though they were offered immunity.
“One soldier,” wrote Skinner, “admitted that his testimony had been coached by members of the Nation of Islam.”
Former Soviet intelligence chiefs have taken credit for fabricating stories about U.S. atrocities and throwing them towards Western audiences.
Many of the soldiers denied that they were the ones that gave testimony, claiming that their identities had been stolen, according to Skinner.
John Kerry’s practiced betrayal of friends
John Kerry doesn’t come late to the betrayal of friends. He has had considerable practice.
Mr. Kerry proceeded to slander and defame hundreds of thousands of young Americans who were serving at their country’s call in a distant place where none wanted to be, doing their best at achieving the impossible.
Old soldiers who served with him on the Mekong were astonished at his fanciful recital of comic-book war story, and gave their eloquent version three decades later when Mr. Kerry was the Democratic candidate for president. They said he was full of it, “it” being neither heroism nor witness to truth. He was a phony, Purple Hearts and Bronze and Silver stars or not.
He is diplomat enough to hide some of them until a convenient time arrives, and a convenient time arrived with President Obama’s betrayal of Israel at the United Nations, when at the president’s bidding the United States declined to veto a malignantly one-sided resolution condemning the Jewish state for its policy of using settlements on the West Bank as bargaining chips if the Palestinians should give up their dream of evicting Israel from the globe and seek a lasting peace.
Barack Obama entertains himself by fussing over his legacy, eager to be remembered as an American icon, perhaps to replace George Washington. John Kerry was eager to assist him with the betrayal of Israel. Both president and secretary of State were doing what comes naturally.
Mitchell obsessed about Trump (instead of actual points of contention in the Middle East) by fretting: “How difficult is it for you to operate in this atmosphere where the President-elect is communicating directly with Prime Minister Netanyahu?”
[CtH: Mitchell is plenty old enough to remember that PEOTUS Obama was sticking his not-president-yet nose into foreign affairs at this point in his career also. Leftists are such flipping hypocrites!]
“But also that is an impact because he had a direct impact. He called Egypt’s president. As a result of his call, of Prime minister Netanyahu’s call, Egypt pulled down the resolution. That is part of the reason you were then accused of orchestrating other sponsors of it,” Mitchell added when Kerry chose not to completely take her bait.