Kerry Bleats

by Jonah Goldberg

John Kerry who, if memory serves, has never accomplished anything of significance in his decades in the senate is suddenly vexed that he still can’t get anything done. In the process, one of the dimmer U.S. senators is borrowing lines from President Obama:

Kerry singled out attacks on an energy deal he was negotiating with Republicans, which fell apart amid criticism of an emissions-trading program. Some 20 Senate candidates are now opposing the proposed deal in their campaigns.

“It’s absurd. We’ve lost our minds,” said a clearly exasperated Kerry. “We’re in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don’t weigh in. It’s all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics.”

To underscore his claim, he said statistics show Republicans had blocked Senate business with filibuster tactics more during the past 18 months than the period between the end of World War I and the Apollo moon landing in 1969.

“The obstructionism is stunning,” Kerry said, noting the country still lacks an assistant treasury secretary. “I think America really needs to know more of this kind of tactic and how it’s shortchanging us.”

All that’s missing is a plaintive “Do you know who I am?”