John Kerry: Bar Global Warming Skeptics From Elected Office

kerrySecretary of State John Kerry says that global warming skeptics should be disqualified from “high public office.” By all means, Secretary Kerry, let’s allow you to unilaterally set the eligibility requirements for elected officials. We’ll just turn it all over to you and your astute judgment.

Here’s the gaseous statement that elicited our playground response, made Wednesday by Kerry from his Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum, as recorded by Talk Radio News Service:

“But when I hear a United States senator say, ‘I’m not a scientist so I can’t make a judgment,’ or a candidate for president for that matter, I’m absolutely astounded. I mean, it’s incomprehensible that a grownup who has been to high school and college in the United States of America disqualifies themselves because they’re not a scientist when they’ve learned that the Earth rotates on its axis, but they’re not a scientist; where they’ve learned that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, and it does so 24 hours a day; and you can run the list of things that we know science tells us happens, and we accept it every single day.

“And to suggest that when more than 6,000-plus peer-reviewed studies of the world’s best scientists all lay out that this is happening and mankind is contributing to it, it seems to me that they disqualify themselves fundamentally from high public office with those kinds of statements.”

As is often said at children’s parks all over the country, two can play this game. So we propose here that no climate change alarmist or uncritical believer in the man-made global warming story should hold high, medium or even low public office. It makes sense. Almost all of those who meet these descriptions are either: 1) political opportunists who are simply saying the right things to a voting bloc or some other group whose support they’re courting, or 2) the sort of folks who haven’t given the issue enough thought, in most cases because they don’t want to.

Spare us the nonsense about “6,000-plus peer reviewed studies” and the new perennial favorite “97% of scientists say man is warming the planet.” The first is either a poorly done study or con job, and the second is … either a poorly done study or con job.

Actually, we don’t mind if those who believe in man-made global warming hold office, as long as they came by their views honestly. What we do mind is believers using office to hector us all incessantly about our prosperous lifestyles, and enact policies that won’t change Earth’s temperature one bit but sure will overwhelm developed economies. The rest of us shouldn’t have to pay the price of their opinions.

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    GR82DRV

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    So, in other words [b]people who do not agree[/b] with Lurch (John Kerry) should be barred from public office…

    Perhaps as an alternative it should be argued that due to the horrendously brutal record of totalitarian socialist countries, anyone who argues for socialist principles should likewise be banned from public office.

    At least there is a [u]proven[/u] track record of negative outcomes that can be argued against socialism. On the other hand, all we have for global warming is a incomprehensible computer model that is constantly changed to produce desired results regardless of reality.

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    Amber

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    Kerry , … newsflash … mankind contributes to everything . We just don’t want to waste $$Trillions
    on your buddies and the bizarre notion that people like Kerry who also think humans are some how going to set the earth’s temperature within a degree or two . Someone in elementary school could figure that one out .

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    Al Shelton

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    Only about one more year of his buffoonery.
    What a disgrace to the world leading country for Democracy.

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    Al Shelton

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    Only about one more year of his buffoonery.
    What a disgrace to the world leading country for Democracy.

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    Amber

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    Considering Kerry’s military service and anti war activity it is quite surprising and disturbing that he would be promoting the idea of discriminating against people who question the scary false predictions of global warming .
    Where would he be if anti war crusaders were banned from office ?
    Maybe Kerry didn’t pick up much through those life experiences because he sure comes across as a hypocrite promoting attempts to isolate people seeking office from freely expressing their views on the largest scam of the 21’st century ,the earth has a fever global warming fraud .
    It really is time for some of these old guard politicians to go count their cash and move on .

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    John from Michigan

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    John Kerry will go down in history for one thing. He has replaced Hillary Clinton as the worst Secretary of State we’ve ever had. His anti-American activities during the Vietnam war should have relegated him to obscurity a long time ago. His lying when he threw “his” medals over the White House fence — they were someone else’s medal, not his — should have done the same. His actions during his three months in Vietnam, receiving three very questionable purple heart medals also shed doubts about his credibility. Just about everything in this background should prohibit him from public office. Yet he tells us that the advocates of truth be barred from serving is which is typical of the man. I’ve learned a long time ago to pay no attention to the man. He is either a knowledgeable proponent of falsehoods or an extremely ignorant man. Ignore him. Most of the world does.

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      GR82DRV

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      Yes, from the Vietnam era forward Kerry has been a fraud. What makes it worse is that he is an arrogant, entitled, pompous, bloviating fraud.

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      JayPee

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      Yes, but he succeeded in marrying a rich wife.
      You win when money is the only concern.
      And JFKerry has had a plan for 11 years.

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    GR82DRV

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    If the words “embarrassing idiot” do not come to mind check out this video from when Kerry sought to make up to the French for snubbing them after the Charlie Hebdo attack. Lurch thought it would be a good idea to bring James Taylor over and sing [i]You Got a Friend[/i]…

    Truly cringe worthy as an American! No wonder our allies no longer trust us and our enemies no longer fear us.

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    Mike Cross

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    It has always amazed me how such incredibly stupid peole can become so wealthy and Kerry is juist the latest American to so amaze meI vbaguely remeber others who were also into peanuts and pineapples and one who regretted nopt learning latin at school so jhe4 could to the folks from south america!!

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      GR82DRV

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      [quote name=”Mike Cross”]It has always amazed me how such incredibly stupid peole can become so wealthy and Kerry is juist the latest American to so amaze meI vbaguely remeber others who were also into peanuts and pineapples and one who regretted nopt learning latin at school so jhe4 could to the folks from south america!![/quote]
      Whoa Mike! Time to put down the third Manhattan and back away from the keyboard! 😆

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