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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/04/29/kerry-partisan-politics-motivates-critics-of-apartheid-statement

by John Nolte 29 Apr 2014, 6:32 AM PDT

A quick glance at this morning's news coverage makes clear that the media is more than a little eager to let Secretary of State John Kerry off the hook for accusing Israel of devolving into an "apartheid state" if it doesn't make peace with the Palestinians. The media is also going to let Kerry get away with claiming that those who criticized his reprehensible remark are motivated only by "partisan politics."

"I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for partisan, political purposes," Kerry said after the "apartheid" remark he expressed in private was reported by the Daily Beast.

This is a classic trick in the White House playbook: pretend that the criticism is based only on partisan politics. Kerry of course is being dishonest. Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer was quick to condemn Kerry's remarks as "nonsensical and ridiculous." Another Democrat Senator, Mark Begich of Alaska, added, "Last time I checked, the U.S. didn’t negotiate with terrorist organizations and we shouldn’t expect the Israeli government to either."

A number of Jewish groups also criticized Kerry.

Because Kerry is a Democrat, the mainstream media has already decided to put this story to bed before it can do any damage to the Secretary of State or the Obama administration. Even though there is audio of Kerry's remarks, thus far I have not heard a single media outlet other than Fox News air it.

People mistakenly assume that this kind of audio recording is automatic catnip for the media. But this is only true if the subject caught on tape is not a left-wing Democrat. The media will broadcast Romney's "47 percent" remark until he is no longer a threat to Barack Obama. The media will not play the audio of John Kerry, though, because I doing so risks damaging a Democrat.

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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/04/28/Kerry-SorryNotSorry-on-Israel-Apartheid-Remark

Kerry: SorryNotSorry for Israel 'Apartheid' Remark

by Joel B. Pollak 28 Apr 2014


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry did not apologize Monday for suggesting last week that Israel could become "an apartheid state" if it did not reach a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Instead, he lashed out at his critics--who include Democrats such as Sen. Barbara Boxer, who called Kerry's remark "ridiculous" Monday.

"I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for partisan, political purposes," Kerry said in a statement released by the State Department. He said that the "misimpression" had been "unintentional"--but also cited Israeli leaders whom, he said, had made the same point in the past.

He also resorted to hair-splitting: "Israel is a vibrant democracy and I do not believe, nor have I ever stated, publicly or privately, that Israel is an apartheid state or that it intends to become one," Kerry said, obscuring the fact that he said it could become one, regardless, if it did not reach a peace agreement in the near future.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called for Kerry to resign--a suggestion echoed by some pro-Israel activists and by Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer on Monday's edition of Special Report: "I think Cruz is right, this is beyond something requiring a apology. I think this is a resigning type statement," Krauthammer said.



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Ted Cruz isn't the only one demanding he resign or get fired. Krauthammer thinks so, too. Kerry has always been a liar and idiot, who wouldn't know how to get out of a wet paper bag.

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He actually meant it before he didn't mean it! :silly:  See, he's hurting because he can't throw out the race card.  How sad. :silly:
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