John Kerry Rated the Worst US Secretary of State in Past 50 Years

Hey John Kerry, why the long face?

In a new survey, John Kerry was ranked the worst United States Secretary of State in the last 50 years.  The results of the 2014 Ivory Tower survey ranked Henry Kissinger the most effective secretary of state with 32.2% of the vote. Yes, the same Henry Kissinger that Code Pink nut-jobs wanted to arrest for war crimes.  He was followed by James Baker, Madeleine Albright, and Hillary Clinton, as judged by a survey of 1,615 international relations scholars. Although, I am a bit skeptical of Hillary Clinton being a better Sec. of State than Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell or George Schultz. Can anyone name one single accomplishment of Hillary Clinton? I didn’t think so.

List of US Secretary of State.

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The results of the 2014 Ivory Tower survey—a collaboration between Foreign Policy and the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project at the College of William & Mary—provide an insider’s guide. Responses from 1,615 IR scholars drawn from 1,375 U.S. colleges and universities determined rankings for the leading Ph.D., terminal master’s, and undergraduate programs in IR. (The scholars were asked to list the top five institutions in each category.) The survey also quizzed respondents about recent historical events and future policy challenges: Just how plausible is a U.S. war with China, for example, and who was the most effective secretary of state over the past 50 years? (Hint: Neither Condoleezza Rice nor John Kerry.)

The Barack Obama White House Claims The Taliban is an Armed Insurgency Group, Not a Terrorist Group

OBAMA ADMIN: IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT TALIBAN IS … SICK, JUST SICK.

Watch WH Obama mouthpiece contort and twist the English language so not to call the Taliban a terrorist group like ISIS so to defend the Obama administrations negotiating for the release of Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. ABC News’ Jon Karl, not Fox News, ABC News White House correspondent Karl asked White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz how the Jordanians dealing with ISIS is any different than how the Obama negotiated with the Taliban. The stuttering answer from Eric Schultz should not only surprise you, but make you fear for your national security. This is what happens when you put forth lying talking points that collide with the real world.

White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said. “I’d also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency. ISIL is a terrorist group. So we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups.” Really, the Taliban is not a terrorist group? You mean the same Taliban that murdered 153 people in a massacre at a school in Pakistan? This White House is nothing more than lying scum that put the United States of America at rick every day. It is one thing to torture the English language over what the word is, is when you are Bill Clinton trying to save his bacon amid a sex scandal, it is quite another when the safety of America and the world is at risk.

FOX News Poll47% say Obama downplays threat from Islamic terrorists. JUST 47%, REALLY?

Real Clear Politics:

JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: You say the United States government does not give in to demands, does not pay ransom. But how is what the Jordanians are talking about doing any different than what the United States did to get the release of [Bowe] Bergdahl — releasing prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay to the Taliban, which is clearly a terrorist organization?

ERIC SCHULTZ, WHITE HOUSE DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY: As you know, this was highly discussed at the time and prisoner swaps are traditional end-of-conflict interaction that happens. As the war in Afghanistan wound down we thought it was the appropriate thing to do. The president’s bedrock commitment as commander in chief is to leave no man or woman behind. That’s the principle he was operating under.

KARL: Isn’t that what the Jordanians are operating under?

SCHULTZ: Well, I think Jon –

KARL: I mean the Taliban is still conducting terrorist attacks. You can’t really say the war has ended as far as they are concerned.

SCHULTZ: Well, I’d also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency, ISIL is a terrorist group. So, we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups. We feel –

KARL: You don’t think the Taliban is a terrorist group?

SCHULTZ: I don’t think that the Taliban, um, uh — the Taliban is an armed insurgency. This was the winding down of the war in Afghanistan and that’s why this arrangement was dealt. Our view is, as the president said at the time, is as commander in chief when he sends men and women into armed combat he doesn’t want to leave anyone behind.

Take a good look at to what the Obama WH does not consider a terror group as they murder innocents at a school

YUP, The Taliban is not a terror group, as says Obama administration

The Blaze:

ABC News’ Jon Karl asked how this differs from the U.S. decision to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders at Guantanamo Bay — returning them “to the Taliban, which is clearly a terrorist organization.”

“As you know, uh, this was highly discussed at the time and prisoner swaps are a traditional end-of-conflict, uh, interaction that happens. As the war in Afghanistan wound down, we felt like it was the appropriate thing to do. The president’s bedrock commitment as commander in chief is to leave no man or woman behind, that’s the principle he was operating under,” White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said. “I’d also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency. ISIL is a terrorist group. So we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups.”

Karl followed, “You don’t think the Taliban is a terrorist group?”

Schultz had some trouble answering.

“I don’t think that the Taliban, um — uh – the Taliban is an armed insurgency,” Schultz said. “This was the winding down of the war in Afghanistan, and that’s why this arrangement was dealt.”

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015 … One Day We “Will One Day Live in a Nation Where They Will not be Judged by the Color of their Skin but by the Content of their Character”

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY – 2015 ... Continuing in our pursuit of “The Dream”.

Once again we meet on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015 and are asked to reflect on “The Dream” and the fact that we as a Nation have come a long way since the 1960′s. I personally make it a point every MLK day to listen to the words of the slain Civil Rights leader and his “I Have a Dream” speech and reflect on what it means and where we are today with that dream. Make no mistake about it America, we are a much better country for Martin Luther King Jr’s dream.  The United States of America has come a long way. Do not let anyone ever tell you we have not. However, “The Dream” is much like being a Christian or life in general. You don’t just all of a sudden say, okay, I have reached my goal and nothing more is needed. Have we come a long way, yes. However, does that mean we have much more to do and always will, you betcha!

The greatness of MLK Jr’s message is that it is for all people, not just one to blacks and another to whites. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, and it was one of inclusion that we “will not be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character”. Do not let any one else try and interpret that dream for you. Never let those with an agenda that is so far from “The Dream” to make you feel less or call you something that you are not. It is sad to witness today that those that are considered Civil Rights activists are more about race hustling and division, than they are about “The Dream”.  Martin Luther King Jr. was correct, it is never about the color of one’s skin, it is always about the content of one’s character. Always! Do not ever forget, it is always about character. Those who would highjack “The Dream” for their own self-serving purposes and agenda and try to divide us do America a disservice and do a disservice to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963

January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

Full text of MLK Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, can be read here.

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

[...]

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

UPDATE I: 7 speeches by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that stand the test of time (Video).

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Back the Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline as Barack Obama Vows to Veto It if Passed

Shocker, Barack Obama once against doing something against the will of the American people … 

A recent CNN poll shows that a majority of Americans are in favor of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A resounding 57% are in favor of building the 1,179 mile Canada to Texas pipeline, while only 28% oppose. Of course you already know what side of the fence Barack Obama takes on this matter. Obama continues to pander to the environmental wackos and facing no more elections, once again goes against the will of the American people.  No matter how many jobs, permanent ones, part time or otherwise are created by this oil pipeline project, the fact of the matter is that jobs will be created. This is a bad thing how? But Obama will tell you he wants to create jobs for the American people. Really? Even though Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, the House has passed the construction of it, Obama has vowed to veto the bill. Yeah, he really cares about putting people to work.

Read CNN Poll here.

Poll Question: Based on what you have read or heard, do you favor or oppose building the Keystone XL pipeline?

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A majority of Americans favor the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline — a result that could give Republicans a boost as they move toward a showdown with President Barack Obama over the project — a CNN/ORC poll has found.

The 1,179-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline is backed by 57% of the 1,011 Americans surveyed on Dec. 18-21. Just 28% oppose it, while 15% say they are unsure.

The controversial project has become the subject of a battle between liberal environmentalists who argue it would contribute to global warming and conservatives who say it would create jobs and help the United States break away from Middle Eastern oil.

President Barack Obama has threatened to veto a measure that the Senate is set to vote on as soon as next week, which would end the State Department’s six-year-old review of the project and authorize its construction immediately. Obama has said he objects to the decision-making process being removed from the executive branch.

Not only do 57% back the construction of the pipeline, in the same CNN poll, as reported at The Daily Caller, “a majority of those polled, at 57 percent, say global warming will not pose a serious threat to their way of life,” and that only 43 percent “expect global warming to threaten them.”

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Rips Barack Obama & Eric Holder for Failing to Attend Paris March: “Unbelievable!” … “Je Suis To e Kidding Me”

 ”Unbelievable!” … “Je Suis To e Kidding Me”

From The Daily Show,  Jon Stewart rips President Barack Obama for not attending the ‘Unity March’ in Paris, France on Sunday as world leader came together for freedom and liberty and against radical Islam. Stewart mocked Obama saying, how could Obama not be there, look how many world leaders he could have bowed down to and apologized to.” One would think that alone would have had Obama running to the event.

“How can the U.S. not be there when representatives from of such beacons of freedom and lack of censorship as journalist-punishing Russia was there?” Stewart continued. “Journalist-jailing Turkey was there. Egypt — enough said.”

(The money comments begin around the 4:15 minute mark of the video)

THE BLAZE:

Stewart, visibly perplexed, questioned how the leader of the free world failed to participate in the march.

How can Obama not be there?” he asked. “Look at how many world leaders he could have bowed down to and apologized. He missed an opportunity.”

“How can the U.S. not be there when representatives from of such beacons of freedom and lack of censorship as journalist-punishing Russia was there?” Stewart continued. “Journalist-jailing Turkey was there. Egypt — enough said.”

Stewart then slammed Attorney General Eric Holder for not representing the U.S. at the march, even though he was in Paris as it took place.

“What the f***?” the comedian said. “Eric Holder, you were in France! In Paris! At the time of the march and were like, ‘eh’?”

“Unbelievable! An enormous global rally in supporting freedom of expression after an attack on a close ally and the U.S. was a no-show? It’s going to take a lot to make up for this.”

Dick Cheney Says Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Techniques is a “Terrible Piece of Work,” “Deeply Flawed” and ‘FULL OF CRAP” (VIDEO)

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney did not hold back in his interview with  Bret Baier on FOX News regarding what he thought of the Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques released by Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Cheney called the report a “terrible piece of work,” “deeply flawed,” and full of bovine scatology. These interrogation methods were not done to punish the enemy combatants, they were performed to extract information so to prevent further attacks following 9-11.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says a declassified Senate report on the controversial post-9/11 CIA interrogation program is “full of crap.”

“I think it is a terrible report, deeply flawed,” Cheney said on Fox News, his first televised interview since the report’s release. “It’s a classic example of where politicians get together and throw professionals under the bus.”

Cheney said he had not read the entire 6,000-page classified document, drafted by Democrats and their staffs on the Senate Intelligence Committee, or the 500-page declassified and redacted executive summary. But he unequivocally said its findings were flawed and an affront to members of the CIA.

“The notion that the agency was operating on a rogue basis was just a flat out lie,” Cheney said.

He insisted the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques were all legally justified and inconsistent with “torture,” though he conceded that the practice of “rectal rehydration” mentioned in the report, “was not one of the authorized or approved techniques.”

On a personal note, sorry if I don’t lose any sleep over a terrorist was given an enema.

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Click HERE to watch VIDEO via FOX News

From Real Clear Politics:

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: Sir, did the ends justify the means?

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: Absolutely.

BRET BAIER: No doubt in your mind?

DICK CHENEY: No doubt in my mind, i’m totally comfortable with it. Bret, I think you’ve got to remember partly what was going on as well too during that period of time, we had reporting that al-Qaeda was trying to get their hands on nuclear weapons, that they had been dealing with Pakistanis who after all had nuclear weapons, we had the anthrax attacks, and we had every reason to expect to have a follow on attack. Our job was to keep the country safe and secure and get those guys who hit us on 9/11. That’s exactly what we did, and the professionals int he intelligence community, especially at the CIA did one hell of a job.

Legal Insurrection opines, “Pity they were too incapacitated by an enema to kill more Americans”. Amen brother!

Hillary Clinton Says, We Must Show Respect and Empathize With America’s Enemies

AMERICA, IS THIS WHAT YOU REALLY WANT AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF?

Former Secretary of State, former US Senator of New York and former First Lady Hillary Clinton says that “Smart power” also includes “showing respect even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand … empathize with their perspective and point of view.”  What Hillary Clinton calls smart power, others who actually like America and its freedoms and liberties call ignorant, foolish and naive utopian liberal BS. It is no wonder that Hillary accomplished nothing as Secretary of State except get frequent flier miles.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that women should play larger roles in conflict resolution and military efforts around the globe and that “smart power” includes empathizing and showing respect, even for one’s enemies, as the United States confronts a host of challenges on the world stage.

Lt. Col. Oliver North appeared ‘On the Record’ with Greta Van Susteran said oh Hillary’s comments, “those words coming out of some one who intends to be commander and chief are not just naive and utopian, it’s irrational.” As Col. North pointed out when Greta tried to make excuses for Hillary about being taken  out of context, Hillary was looking down at her notes and reading, not making an off the cuff comment. This is the underlying belief of progressives and liberals, we must understand why and empathize with our enemies because we must be to blame.  Case in point, Obama apology tour when he first became president.

Transcript from The Weekly Standard:

“This is what we call smart power,” Clinton said to a small audience at Georgetown. “Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions. That is what we believe in the 21st century will change — change the prospects for peace.

So are we supposed to respect and empathize with ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Muslim Brotherhood and maybe Boko Haram? How about the terrorists who attacked the Libyan consulate in Benghazi and murdered Ambassador Stevens? How about those that would chop off the heads of innocents? Maybe Hillary would like to explain herself? But in the end, what difference would it make?

Rep. Chaffetz (R-UT) Asks HSS Jeh Johnson, “Did the President Change the Law?” and What Happened to the Deportation of the Terrorists” Who Entered the US Illegally

An amazing exchange yesterday between Rep. Jason  Chaffetz (R-UT) and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson discussing whether President Barack Obama had the Constitutional authority to change immigration law and what happened to the four terrorists who snuck into the United States illegally. Were they deported? The responses from Johnson were startling, but not unexpected from this corrupt, lawless and lying administration. Jeh Johnson actually had the audacity to call the exert from Obama’s speech suspicious. REALLY SIR? The Obama administration might want to look in the mirror. And you wonder why no one can work with Obama or his administration, their word means nothing.

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Transcript from RCP:

REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-Utah): What do you say to someone who believes the president took action to change the law?
JEH JOHNSON, DHS SECRETARY: We do not change the law, we act within the law.
CHAFFETZ: Can you play the clip? This is from Nov. 25. This is the president in Nevada talking about this (VIDEO).
BARACK OBAMA audio clip: But what you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law.
CHAFFETZ: So you say you didn’t change the law, but the president said he changed the law.
JOHNSON: We acted within existing law. We acted within our existing legal authority. Listen, I’ve been a lawyer 30 years, somebody plays me an eight word excerpt from a larger speech, I know to be suspicious. That was very nice.
CHAFFETZ: I’m going to read it back: “Now you’re absolutely right that there have been a significant number of deportations that’s true, but what you’re not paying attention to is the fact I just took action to change the law, so that’s point number one. Point number two: The way the change in the law works…” and he goes on. He’s pretty clear and he is the president of the United States. This is why we have a hard time believing that Homeland Security is doing the right thing.

The Blaze:

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah.) grilled Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson over his department’s failure to deport four members of a terrorist organization who were captured crossing illegally into the U.S.

During a Tuesday hearing, Chaffetz recalled that Johnson had previously promised four men nabbed crossing the Southern border in early September would be deported. The individuals were thought to have ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, an organization designated as a terrorist group by the State Department.

“Did you deport them?” the Utah representative asked Johnson.

“Uh, no. Not at this point,” Johnson answered.

“What is the disposition of those four people,” Chaffetz pressed.

“Two are detained, the two others were released by the judge — uh, not my preference — they were released by the judge and they fled to Canada and they are seeking asylum in Canada,” the homeland secretary responded, before placing blame on an immigration judge for releasing two of the four men.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Calls Eric Holder a “SOB” … Irresponsible Groups (NBPP & Al Sharpton) Descended on Ferguson, MO Like Vultures on a Roadside Carcass (VIDEO)

LISTEN TO THE AMAZING AND POWERFUL WORDS FROM MILWAUKEE COUNTY SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE …

“Some one said Eric Holder. I’m known for not sugar coating things. This pissed me off. I sat up and watched as events unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri. An unfortunate situation, obviously. Amy time a law enforcement officer uses force and takes a life it deserves a thorough, transparent vetting … But groups started to converge on Ferguson, Missouri like vultures on a roadside carcass. Groups like the New Black Panther Party. People like Al Sharpton. To come and exploit that situation and instead of coming in to help and try to restore calm, poured gas on that fire with some of their inflammatory and irresponsible rhetoric. And I sat up there and listened to Gov. Nixon and I sat up there and listened to Claire McCaskill the senator. And then I sat up there and listened to Eric Holder through law enforcement officers under the bus for political expedience. [...]

I expect that from Gov. Nixon. I expected that from Claire McCaskill.  Those are nothing but two-bit politicians. They do that sort of thing, that’s what politicians do. You know that. But I did not expect that from Eric Holder, who calls himself a law enforcement officer.”

Sheriff Clarke went on to say that Eric Holder owed an apology to every individual who puts on the uniform and “Holder sat up there and insinuated that these law enforcement officers in Ferguson go out with some nefarious and malicious intent in their hear to deny people their rights and to indiscriminately shoot and take peoples lives for nothing”. You can see just how pissed Sheriff Clarke is. But of course liberals and agenda driven blacks would say Clarke is not black enough.

Video from the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, WASHINGTON D.C.

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