Kerry gets overwhelming Senate backing to lead State Department

The Senate overwhelmingly approved Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) as the next secretary of state Tuesday afternoon, with three Republican “no” votes.

The vote was 94 to 3, clearing the way for Kerry to formally take over from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday.



He assumes the post amid a civil war in Syria that has killed an estimated 60,000 people, stalled nuclear negotiations with Iran and the spread of militancy across North Africa. U.S. relations with Russia are at a low point, the United States is struggling to manage a changing relationship with a rising China and the prospects for new Middle East peace efforts appear dim.

Three Republicans voted against Kerry — Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, both of Texas, and Sen. James Inhofe (Okla).

Inhofe said voting against Kerry, whom he called a “good friend,” was a no-brainer.

“We joke around a lot,” the Republican lawmaker said in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon. “But I told him I never agreed with him on anything, going all the way back to the Sandinistas.”

Inhofe said that he was concerned in particular that Kerry appears to make global warming a centerpiece issue and that Kerry has been too deferential to global organizations such as the United Nations.

Kerry, 69, was the failed 2004 Democratic candidate for president, but the State Department job represents a long-held ambition for the foreign policy expert. He will become the 68th top U.S. diplomat and the first white man to hold the post since Warren Christopher in 1997.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/senate-overwh...

Views: 947

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Oh Hell , the country half down the tubes and now this Moron ! Kiss America Goodbye . Hello Obamanation and his Communist Scheme

NWO,CFR SKULL AND BONES NOW YOU KNOW THE GLOBALISTS PLAN IT IT PAST TIME TO TAKE THESE SATANISTS OUT!!

There hasn't been any positive news in a long time, other than the court announcing that Obama's recess appointments were unconstitutional.  I pray Orley Taitz prevails and we will get a reprieve.  We must pray hard!!

Well...... Isn't that great another traitor takes over at Foggy Bottom.

Ron

Good one, Ron.

Is it me or does anyone else feel like their living in a recurring nightmare?   It seems like there's not a day that passes that those AH's in Washington don't come up with some low-life scumbag they've put into an office/position, they announce they are working on some unconstitutional legislation, implementing another tax, making major foreign mistakes, or just generally trying to pizz us off with some other new law or regulation some dimwit has come up with?  

 

Think about it:

- Hurricane Sandy bill (2 month Dem screw-up)

- Fuzzy Unemployment numbers - UE is probably 3 to 5 times higher than they report

- Tax increases on everyone on Jan 1, 2013 (They said it was just letting tax cuts "expire")

- Gun Control (violation of the 2nd Amendment)

- Benghazi (4 dead Americans)

- Immigration Reform (American citizens don't want it)

- Ketchup King Kerry - (traitor) Sec of State

- Obamacare - affordable health care- back in the news (it could cost smokers around $5,000+ per year more)

 

And this is just recently!!!!!!    In the past 4 MONTHS!    

 

Do they lie awake at night trying to think of something else they can do to us to make our lives more miserable than they've already made them?

 

Is there no end to this political nightmare?

 

OR..... Are all these things just diversions, smoke & mirrors, to cover up this Economic Failure by the worst prez & worst Congress in our history?   It's obvious they have NO CLUE.    Hmmmmmmmmm

 

We should have learned and listened to the Swift Boat Veterans.

Might be a good exercise to call your Senators tomorrow, and ask them why they confirmed a traitor. While you're at it, ask them to vigorously oppose Chuck Hagel as Sec. of Defense. As one Nebraska native just told me, "He isn't qualified to be Sec. of the Nebraska Navy!"

Now we have a traitor as Secretary of State, we need to get rid of all of them and put term limits on the Senate and the House positions.

 

Well what the H-E-L-L next from our brain-washed politicians in Washington?    Are they going to make "Hanoi Jane" Fonda the U.S. Ambassador to North Vietnam?

 

We have got to get all (but 3) out of the Senate.   Good God!   Those people have lost their minds!

 

Washington has turned into a cesspool of Traitors......

 

   This horse-faced coward will take America to an all time LOW in pandering to Islamists and the Chinese.

The many who did not vote in the Presidential election for Romney are now paying the price. Every office that will be filled will be filled by Socialists like the President. There is little difference between Republicans and Democrats. Principles have been forgotten for expediency from the Republicans. No matter what they do, since abandoning their principals, it will not garnish votes. How can only three Republicans cast no votes for this leftist liberal who promotes the farce of global warming and is a U.N. lover. I wonder how the founding fathers would feel about our country now?

Concerning the words traitor and such I couldn't find a better Place to post these words than right here and concerning this very topic! Also note these aren't just my words per say!  One should have verily considered the situation betwixt Balaam and Balak! And has not one yet also considered just who the terrible of the nations are?  And if one really considers a comparison one would find Mose's law instructional construct much more liberal with and towards this regard!

     And the LORD God of our forefather spoke: How is it a nation who has actually cursed me to my face now seeketh and expects my help?  I have spoken to your forefathers with regards towards wise council and regarding  acceptance of any others laws customs, ways and such yet one did so in defiance anyway! Have I not previously written: But I said to the children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourself with their idols: I Am the LORD your God: walk in my statutes: and keep my judgments, and do them; and hallow my Sabbaths and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I Am the LORD your God.    One has even taken My Seat and placed an idol within to further my wrath upon them!  Yes one has even bowed down to this idol and poured drink within their innards and also with regards to worshiping this idol!  One hasn’t considered...If I wouldn’t let My well beloved servant Moses see me then what makes you think one now has this right to institute any other upon my seat!  Have I not also spoken to the sons of Jonadab  and they answered anothers question correctly: 4 And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door: 5 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine. 6 But they said , We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying , Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever:   And have I not also given you My Commandments Precepts, Statutes, and Ordinances as well as established My covenant’s with you?  Even as you haven’t considered the words of Satan:  4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said , Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. 5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.

And here are also further instructions regarding this wine service within the house of the LORD God of our forefathers: 14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed ; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking ; but ye hearkened not unto me. 15 I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying , Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.

Now if one is guiltless of these criteria to which I speak then let the land put forth their fruits in due season and the creatures, forestry and flora which dwell within and to which now remain...let this be multiplied beyond comprehensions but if not then let briar and bushes come upon one and let bramble rule over one and let ones days be cursed and ones nights be drenched in fear and let derision’s rule amongst all!  Furthermore and concerning equal balances: the LORD God of our forefathers had spoken of equal balances and equal measures upon everything yet I even I have seen otherwise and with smooth crafty words attached to tempt as well instead.  One sends an E-Mail with words such as; look inside to find the answer or the Answer can be found by clicking here yet when one does so one is redirected to pay, pay, pay first in deceit!  Had one stated one would have to pay in the first place then another surely wouldn’t even have taken any further steps to look nor would they consider further regarding  this as  being of any advice at all nor from one who really wants to help a nation!  Yes this has truly become a nation of price prevailing answers and not according to the instructions given from the LORD God of our forefathers and therefore another deceit of and towards any help concerning another!

The LORD bless thee and keep thee and the blessings of the LORD be upon you,

Jan R. Hershberger

RSS

LIGHTER SIDE

 

Political Cartoons by Chip BokPolitical Cartoons by Al Goodwyn

Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

C o r o n a V i r u s

© 2020   Created by Steve - Ning Creator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service