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Roger L. Simon

Gore and Kerry: The Perils of Presidential Losers (updated)

January 5th, 2014 - 8:09 pm

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It shouldn’t be that much of an embarrassment to lose a U.S. presidential election.  After all, you made it to the top of the ticket in one of the two major parties in the most powerful country on Earth (at least for now).

Yet, if you judge by the post-defeat activities of Al Gore and John Kerry, you wold think their losses were a personal disaster of untold proportions that had to be made  up for in some monumental manner that would cement their (positive) reputations into posterity.  Call it Extreme Narcissism Deficit Disorder (ENDD).  And the closer the election, the more severe the symptoms.

These days, both men’s compulsive need to make their mark against all odds are highly on display — and very much to all of our detriments.

The more ludicrous example — when the wind chill factor is approaching record lows of minus fifty and a group of  so-called climate scientists have been stuck in Antarctic ice for weeks with much of the MSM trying desperately to hide that they were there to investigate global warming in the first place –  is Mr. Gore’s determination to insist that anthropogenic global warming is settled science, that the the world must stop everything it’s doing and devote its scant economic resources to preventing this looming catastrophe (not to mention filling Mr. Gore’s bank account).  Only an imbecile, a corrupt UN diplomat, a New York Times or Guardian reporter, or a scientist on the dole could believe that.

Scratch that.  A number of members of Congress plus our president seem to sort of believe it too.  Actually, I think they’re pretending.  Most of them don’t have the scientific background to have an opinion anyway. (It would be amusing to stand up in Congress and ask how many could define the Second Law of Thermodynamics — high school physics. Would anyone bet the number of correct answers would top ten percent?)  Nevertheless, they have “considered” opinions on global warming or climate change or whatever term is au courant (stormy weather?).   Many say it’s perilous and pay lip service to its gravity to appease the likes of pothead environmentalists in Humboldt County who flunked seventh grade math. They’re voters, aren’t they?  It really is as ridiculous as that.

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Mitt Romney was, no doubt, the best educated and most successful person who has ever ran for President of these United States. And the morons receiving food stamps and those out of work on the dole of Obama, were to stupid to recognize the difference between a complete loser with zero on his resume' and a complete zero for performance after four years in office and Romney who came out of college with multiple degrees and went to work making and donating a fortune to and in society. Not one lie or even a brag of his accomplishments by anyone in his campaign would be tolerated, this is how straight this Christian American is...... And 'we the people' elected the Zero back into the Office of the President.... Hang your head in Shame America..... For you are all FOOLS......
Now we have the cowardly liar of Vietnam River Boats as the Secty of State, another lying Phony to walk beside the liar we have as POTUS.... All we need now is for Al 'The Global Liar' Gore to be appointed to the SCOTUS to help his hero Obama move this ACA further down the road to destruction of this Nation..... Yes, we are headed for a complete disaster at breakneck speed.....
37 weeks ago
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These are some interesting case studies, but they're different.

First, not just Mitt Romney, but pretty much all Republicans who lose lose gracefully.

Second, Al Gore, like Michael Moore, is a man who got very rich by lying to people who want to be lied to. No loser, he. A buffoon, maybe. But not a loser (buffoon like a fox!).

John Kerry is a more interesting character, not least because he manages to be dreadfully boring while living an extraordinary life. Married money, bailed on Vietnam and betrayed his comrades in a way that made him look like a hero, kept a safe seat on the senate for ages, was handed the white house on a silver platter and accidentally handed it back, and then puttered about as secretary of state for a president who doesn't care about foreign policy. There's a book in there somewhere.
37 weeks ago
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Al is just your typical global warming/green huckster looking for some bucks. Johnny is a real piece of work. Euros look at him as a pretentious old goat that starts a new lecture every time he opens his pie hole. They literally roll their eyes when they see old swift boat johnny coming. He truly missed his calling as a history teacher at some liberal east coast private rich white boy's prep school boring all of the young ruling class sons and daughters outta their skulls while he listens to himself talk.
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36 weeks ago
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Why anyone would listen to the crap that spews out of the mouths of a chronic liar or a traitor is beyond me.
36 weeks ago
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It shouldn’t be that much of an embarrassment to lose a U.S. presidential election. After all, you made it to the top of the ticket in one of the two major parties in the most powerful country on Earth (at least for now).

The common factor here is that these men are Democrats who lost against a Republican.

Now show me the narcissistic behavior of John McCain and Sarah Palin. Sure, Mrs. Palin is treated as a rock star at Tea Party events and is vilified with unprecedented venom by the Left, but even if we accuse her of narcissism -- I wouldn't, but the charge can be made -- she nevertheless doesn't hold a candle to either Al Gore or John Kerry. (She's also been far more of a positive force for good, even out of office, than either of them.)
36 weeks ago
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Roger -
I think you missed the determining factor with Kerry: The reason he's making
no sense is because he's a colossal suck-up. And he's sucking up to Obama's foreign policy, which also makes no sense.
37 weeks ago
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Obese "happy endings" Algoe has proven clever enough to scam millions through his global warming caper. Bernie Madov is in jail - Algore is looking for another massage. "Swifty" Kerry, Scourge of the Mekong, hero of the National Liberation Front, gigolo, wind surfer and insufferable narcissist is busy trying to destroy our last ally. Thank God both are failed Presidential candidates.
37 weeks ago
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"...it’s worth noting one presidential loser who has broken this rule and behaved most graciously in the case of Melissa Harris-Perry: Mitt Romney."

Both Gore and Kerry are politicians -- inheritors of riches and what esteem they muster -- and need public accolades to feel good about themselves. They are known by the worst name I can give them: "Senator."

Romney is obviously a true public servant -- self made and able to take it or leave it -- knowing in his heart he has done his best regardless of envious MSNBC denigrations.
37 weeks ago
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Your readers probably know that the Greens are more than tinged with Red. See http://clarespark.com/2011/04/14/darwin-and-the-climate-change-debate-the-greens-have-it/. But both these guys are typical social democrats protecting their wealth by any means necessary. If that means subtly trashing science, so be it. See http://clarespark.com/2009/12/12/switching-the-enlightenment-corporatist-liberalism-and-the-revision-of-american-history/. These "left-liberals" control the schools and the media now.
37 weeks ago
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I'm a Tennesseean who rejected Al Gore. What he is is a 'punk' bully who lived as Little Lord Fauntleroy.
37 weeks ago
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I'm sorry. I must object to this idea that Romney had great character.

A man of great character would have found a way to inform the American Public of the perils of Quantitative Easing, massive deficits, running roughshod over the Constitution and our rights, Obamacare, our sell out to the Russians on Start, our cozy relationships with the islamists and the many other misadventures of Buraq, just to name a few. He simply refused to level with the American People.

If he had he might be President right now. But he was an unprincipled
coward, and chose not to.
37 weeks ago
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I still say, Clinton, Obama, Hillary, Gore, Kerry, et al resulted from one disastrous decision, giving women the vote. Now our educational system has been destroyed as well.
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