The Smoke Screen has Lifted. Sen. John Kerry Officially Nominated for Secretary of State.

By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative

Now that our U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration for Secretary of State after the House Republicans thoroughly discredited her questionable ethics, ultra-liberal, pro-Muslim, communist community organizer Barack Hussein Obama has officially nominated Sen. John ‘Swiftboat’ Kerry for the job. The establishment Republicans, aka RINOs, are all breathing a sigh of relief that the worst person for the job won’t be getting it and one of their own Senate Country Club members will. I predicted this was all a smoke screen from the beginning to make the self-annointed hero of Vietnam the acceptable choice.

Someone has posted a petition within the last few days on the White House web page We The People, to remove Kerry from this consideration. It doesn’t go far enough to describe how un-American, anti-military John Kerry really is.

Withdraw John Kerry from Consideration for Secretary of State

In 1971 John Kerry gave false testimony about U.S. soldiers in Viet Nam and single-handedly did more harm to our POWs and returning veterans than any other person in the history of the U.S. He is a thief of stolen valor who has worked his entire career to undermine our military. He referred to American troops serving honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan as terrorists. It is an insult to every member of our armed forces and every American veteran to nominate Mr. Kerry to the position of Secretary of State. He has been a dismal representative of our foreign policy for over four decades and has often worked directly against the interests of the American people. We have every reason to believe that he will continue his traitorous, anti-American policies if confirmed as Secretary of State.
Created: Dec 28, 2012 does a good job of filling in the missing pieces on John Kerry.

Sen. John Kerry in 1971 gave “false testimony about U.S. soldiers in Viet Nam and single-handedly did more harm to our POWS and returning veterans than any other person the history of the U.S.,” according to a new White House petition.

In 2004, he lost the race for the presidency with the release of the book “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry,” which cited witnesses to his actions.

But Barack Obama now has nominated Kerry to be secretary of state, a position that will influence subsequent generations of troops he blasted as rapists and assassins who “cut off heads, taped wires … to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, shot at civilians, raced villages, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks.”


This is what I wrote on the subject early last month. It is worth repeating. I called it a magic act because what was going on in Washington was the same kind of deception the magician uses to distract his audience.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The art of distraction, keeping the spotlight off Sen. John Kerry and his quest for Secretary of State.

We are all watching another Washington, D.C. magic act. The magician waves his left hand to draw your attention while he sets up the next trick with his other hand. The Republicans are mesmerized by the act being played before them and cannot see what is about to happen next. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is being set up to be the worst possible candidate for replacing Hillary Clinton as the new Secretary of State, and the Republicans are gobbling it up. When it is all over we will see that Sen. John Kerry, the Swiftboat hero of Vietnam, the same John Kerry who awarded himself three Purple Hearts so he could leave the battlefield and come home to protest the war and accuse his fellow soldiers of killing women and children, will be the second best choice to be our next Secretary of State. And the Republican Senators, like John McCain, who once said about then Sen. Barack Hussein Obama, he could not say anything bad about a fellow member of the Senate, will voice a sigh of relief when they accept John Kerry as the lesser-of-two-evils. It is somewhat incongruous to realize that today, Sen. John Kerry occupies the position of Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the very body that launched his political career in 1971.

John Kerry’s political career was launched in the U.S. Senate in the Committee on Foreign Relations on April 22, 1971 when he was invited to appear as a representative of the left wing group Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The testimony Kerry gave accused his fellow American troops of blatantly committing war crimes against the civilian population of Vietnam. He was congratulated for his work by leading liberals on the Senate committee.

And today, as points out from a story in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hillary Clinton would rather see Sen. John Kerry become her replacement. Of course, John Kerry is more liberal than Susan Rice. And he isn’t involved in any questionable business practices like Susan Rice. He earned his millions by marrying rich women. And he got his start in politics by accusing his fellow soldiers of horrible crimes. Nothing like climbing over your buddies to get ahead. Oh, and he is friends with Jane Fonda and they spoke at anti-war rallies.

And as for the rest of us, we have been suckered once again. Can you imagine what John Kerry would be like as Secretary of State? Those few allies that we have left in the world must be having nightmares. He might even appoint his old friend Jane as his deputy. Why not, she would fit into the Obama administration perfectly because she was once married to a communist.

My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.

Happy New Year. The birds of a feather are all flocking together. Now we will wait for the confirmation hearings in the Senate and the expected applause Kerry gets from fellow liberals like RINO Senator John McCain who once said in his 2008 campaign against Barack Hussein Obama, “I will not say anything bad about a fellow member of the Senate.” No, never, not even when the fate of your country is at stake. John McCain ought to know a lot about being a ‘patriot’ as my post revealed some unpleasant facts about his tour in Vietnam.


  1. The hypocrisy of John Kerry: Mr. Smallweed goes to Washington
    By John Burtis
    Monday, April 24, 2006

    John Kerry has been really pretty doggone busy lately, out there on the hustings in his native, or is it naïve, Beantown, dragging himself from one declamation to the next.

    Formerly known as “Live Shot,” he regularly stuck his hirsute and finely coiffed snoot in front of every local camera he could locate–gathered to cover the collapse of a set of bleachers in an itinerant circus, the escape of an insatiate pet constrictor, the opening of the latest E-Z pass tollbooth on the Pike, a dumpster fire in the Back Bay, the mauling of an errant penguin by a tiger in the Stone Zoo, a protest over the increase of wholesale lobster prices at the dock, the lack of adequate fire extinguishers on the airport ferry, or the grave neighborhood concerns levied over the location of certain fire hydrants in Louisburg Square–to render piteously long and wearisome pronouncements on the tragedies associated with the situations being uncovered.

    This past week found Mr. Kerry in extremely fine fettle, celebrating the 35th anniversary of his great congressional Winter Soldiers fabrication and laying the groundwork for his fabulous return to Congress after the Easter, or as some wag just put it, the kindergarten break.

    Mr. Kerry remains anchored in the past, an anti-war candidate at heart, wedded to its rhetoric of hate, wearing a tattered field jacket, listening for the applause from the masses of the disaffected, hoping for the destruction of another president, for another claim of progressive victory, for one more war lost, one more raised fist.

    Unlike Jimmy Stewart’s Mr. Smith, who went to Washington representing the Boy Rangers, stood for something grand and brought down the powers of evil through his own perseverance and the use of a filibuster, Mr. Kerry spoke for the highly inventive Winter Soldiers and whet his appetite for national publicity, peddled lies and the stories of totally fabricated atrocities before a befuddled Democratic Congress and heaped a level of opprobrium on millions of Vietnam vets, marking many men with the mark of Caine, which dogs them today.

    But in the end, all of his live shots, cheap shots, smears, and perjuries of the past mean just one thing–Mr. Smallweed is going to Washington, not Mr. Smith.

    Without the wealth and the Winter Soldiers, his is a life writ small.

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  2. Keeping his many manufactured memories alive
    John Kerry rents Symphony Hall to honor himself

    – John Burtis (Bio and Archives) Wednesday, December 1, 2010, Canada Free Press
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    Will he show his own 16mm Vietnam movies which feature him crashing through the waist high delta swail with his muddy entourage in tow and the radar dome of his patrol boat just visible in the background as he grunts and grimaces and hollers meaningless orders and wildly gesticulates towards an empty horizon while his people stare back at him in abject terror while he waives his M-16?

    I hope so as its the perfect reflection of a mad Kerry campaign, save for his atavistic story about really being sent up river to Cambodia which he could swear to God prove if he could just find his old cap and his precious maps which everyone else thinks he still keeps in the battered briefcase he carries while campaigning – the brief case with the faded name tag showing his name, rank, and USNR, proof of his service.

    And will John also show the enraptured Symphony Hall audience the long long tape of that great pinnacle of self-anointed glory, his personal ziggurat of fame, where he addressed congress as a member of the VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) and as a serving naval officer at the same time, a decided punishable no-no glossed over by the beaming band of Democrat representatives who saw their own coming home and coming clean, and a fact later erased by Jimmy Carter during the great deserter amnesty plan?

    John monotoned on about Ghengis Khan and beheadings and arms and legs and babies and napalm and the needle and the damage done, and with this perjury he cemented his liberal image forever and his bust was placed in that great anti-war pantheon of heroes. A temple housing fellow anti-heroes like the Chicago 7, the Weathermen, Bernardine Dohrn, and Jane Fonda, for whom John used to open on the old anti-war speakers and circus circuit.

    Yup, John F. Kerry cut some outrageous capers before a fawning congress and a liberal press that day while better men and my friends died in unseen and in un-choreographed battlefields, not in the self-produced mayhem of the obviously insane.

    He has arrived, at long last, after these heroic deeds, renting all of the 2,000 seats in Symphony Hall in Boston to honor himself, in the great City on the Hill where he slept in his car like a vagrant and later rose to fame chasing ambulances and live-shot cameras, while waiting for the next rich woman to fall upon, to keep him in the style he’s used to, so he could keep his many manufactured memories alive.

    And those memories will be conjured back to life once more in the low light of that old venerable hall for a paying crowd.

    John Burtis is a former Broome County, NY firefighter, a retired Santa Monica, CA, police officer. He obtained his BA in European History at Boston University and is fluent in German. He resides in NH with his wife, Betsy.

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