Author Topic: McCain to Kerry: "what you're doing is talking strongly and carrying a twig"  (Read 285 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online rangerrebew

  • America defending Veteran
  • TBR Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 71,085
  • “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them
McCain to Kerry: “What You’re Doing is Talking Strongly and Carrying a Twig”

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On April 9, 2014 @ 10:14 am In The Point | No Comments




McCain cheered on Kerry for his current job and the two men generally get along well. But what did McCain really think was going to happen with Kerry at the helm?


“Secretary Kerry, I watched with great interest some of your comments. And may I say, I think you’re about to hit the trifecta. Geneva II was a total collapse, as I predicted to you that it would be. The only tangible result is that people who went to Geneva for the Free Syrian National Council, their relatives were kidnapped. The Israeli-Palestinian talks are, even though you may drag them out for a while, are finished. And I predict you, even though we gave the Iranians the right to enrich, which is unbelievable, those talks will collapse too,” McCain said.

“On the major issues, this administration is failing very badly. On the issue of Ukraine, my hero, Teddy Roosevelt, used to say, talk softly but carry a big stick. What you’re doing is talking strongly and carrying a very small stick — in fact, a twig,” McCain continued.

Kerry became irritated by McCain’s assertions and chose to respond defensively.

“I think it’s important to do this. Sure we may fail. And you want to dump it on me? I may fail. I don’t care. It’s worth doing. It’s worth the effort. And the United States has a responsibility to lead, not always to find the pessimism and negativity that’s so easily prevalent in the world today,” Kerry said.

McCain comes off as the cranky sharp-tongued figure he should have been during the election, while Kerry just sounds whiny.

Senator McCain has plenty of flaws, though more on domestic policy than foreign policy, with the exception of his troubling Syrian obsession, but Kerry’s whiny response sounds like it comes straight from his protesting days.

“Sure we may fail, but at least we’re optimistic instead of like being so negative, man.”

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Article printed from FrontPage Magazine: http://www.frontpagemag.com

URL to article: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/mccain-to-kerry-what-youre-doing-is-talking-strongly-and-carrying-a-twig/
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf