State Department: Kerry Worked ‘Nonstop’ During Egypt Crisis; Photo Evidence: Kerry Was Chillin’ On A Boat In Nantucket

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Secretary of State Kerry testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington

The U.S. State Department lied to the American people last week when a spokesperson lionized Secretary of State John Kerry for allegedly sweating bullets as he and President Barack Obama’s National Security Council monitored the unfolding Egyptian regime change in real time.

Jen Psaki with the State Department issued a statement late Wednesday, responding to critics who’d noticed Kerry’s absence from photos of White House meetings where Administration officials were strategizing an American response to the military ouster of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s Mulim Brotherhood President. The statement was meant to deflect anecdotal reports that Kerry had instead been spotted vacationing on his yacht, the Isabel:

Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 a.m., Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt.

He participated in the White House meeting with the president by secure phone and was and is in non-stop contact with foreign leaders, and his senior team in Washington and Cairo. Any report or tweet that he was on a boat is completely inaccurate.

The only thing completely inaccurate was the State Department’s deception. Kerry was aboard his Isabel as the situation in Egypt deteriorated, and he took the yacht out for a spin again on Friday, even as the State Department’s Psaki issued her version of a mea culpa:

While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his national security council.

Regardless of whether the Secretary of State was working while he was playing (or simply playing), the lack of communication among members of the President’s cabinet, along with the Administration’s “lie first” approach to communicating with Americans, represents only its most recent attempt to conceal its own disunity.

As Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro observed: “[I]t’s clear that confusion reigns at the highest levels…President Obama isn’t even leading from behind at this point, simply because he can’t tell which direction is behind.”

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • elmcqueen3

    Its clear Obama hasn’t taken the leadership of this country since day one…His comrad in chief Valarie Jarrett has made all his decisions leaving him free time to play golf…Prepare and give campaign speeches…Take lavish vacations under the pretense of working for the American people…And visiting blue states telling his fellow CommieCRats that because he can’t get any gun laws passed in Washington DC that they need lead the charge and do it state by state…What a Joke this president has turned out to be!

    • John W

      A very dangerous joke.

    • hungry4food

      President Obama is told by Egyptians to stay out of Egypt’s
      revolution and stop supporting the terrorists !!!!!

      Also talks about who is responsible for the Benghazi embassy
      attack that murdered the ambassador and seals .

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sInoCZ3RHLs

    • mark

      And he’s doin’ great, I love it. Too bad, he couldn’t run for a third term. Best part is that he keeps all you crackers so mad and discombobulated. It’s better than steak and beer everyday of the week! I love it! Think I’ll crack another….

      • Hugh

        You writing that from your Obama welfare phone? and is that steak and beer bought with your food stamps? Figures you would love Obama welfare rat.

      • elmcqueen3

        Me thinks you’ve already had one too many!

      • falling321

        Doing great? I’d hate to see what the country would look like if he was doing a bad job! He has taken everything that Bush was doing, that the country hated and tripled down on it! Spent more money, lost more jobs, cost American families more lost income, increased the price of gas and food unnecessarily, prevented housing from coming back, lost billions with his foolish “investments” in solar energy companies (mysteriously all headed by his big fund raisers!), allowed the middle east to fall into chaos, lied, refused to respond to FOIA’s resulting in a total lack of transparency, killed American citizens with drones and no Congressional oversight, started a war without Congressional approval, ran guns into the hands of the Cartel in Mexico, insulted our allies, embraced our enemies, spied on American citizens phone calls, emails and online postings, allowed a intact drone to fall into the hands of our enemies without even attempting to blow it up, signed an incomprehensible healthcare bill into law effectively ruining the best medical care in the world for everyone, over seen the largest expansion of food stamps and disability enrollment in history and the largest decrease in real wealth of the middle class while currently attempting to get another incomprehensible immigration bill passed, legalizing and then handing citizenship to an unknown number of people who are illegally in our country….in short, effectively ruining the best country in the world. Yep, he’s doing fine….if your goal is the destruction of the American way of life!

  • chocopot

    Gee, how unusual, the State Department lying to the American people. [Sarcasm off now.]

  • Warrior

    See, and everyone thought it was going to be easy for lurch to fill “billary’s” pantsuit, err shoes!

    • Don 2

      What can one expect from this tax evading, male gold digger Democrat, who carried his own 8mm movie camera in Vietnam, reenacting scenes, in order to later portray himself as a war hero, while he ran for public office?

      • Smee

        He’s a good candidate for “Stolen Valor”!

      • Jeff

        You just keep supporting all those chicken hawks, Don. Everyone knows the real hero in Viet Nam was Dick Cheney. Always shoot the messenger, Don. Just keep believing Viet Nam was a wonderful adventure, and anyone who criticized the conduct of out troops there must be a traitor. The truth is we took over the role of a colonial power, cancelled an election in 1956 because Ho Chi Minh would have won, and fought an imperial war resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands all to save face. We bombed civilians indiscriminately, used Napalm and Agent Orange, and, under Nixon, widened the war to Laos and Cambodia, resulting in the empowerment of the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot and the destruction of Cambodia. And you want to talk about John Kerry’s camera? Pathetic.

        • Dave

          No Jeff,

          The real hero was George W. Bush, under his leadership, there was ZERO attacks by the Viet-Kong on the Alabama Coast.

          That was as close as the daddy’s boy elitist got to Vietnam after the strings were pulled to get him into the AL Nat Guard. He was such a loser, he didn’t even complete that duty correctly.
          But conservatives questioned Kerry who was actually there and served in combat. What a bunch of conservatives.

          • falling321

            My son actually served in Iraq with the son of a man who served under Kerry. And apparently the information brought out during Kerry’s run for the presidency barely scratched the surface of how bad a coward Kerry actually was. His cowardice almost got his crew killed more than once! And if you think GB’s father pulled strings, you have to admit that Kerry had strings pulled far further than Bush ever did! Getting a splinter did NOT earn anyone else in Vietnam a Purple Heart…or get them sent home far early! Kerry served just long enough to get some undeserved medals, planning all along to use those medals as his stepping stone to power.

          • Jeff

            I’m somewhat younger than Kerry, but I remember the 60s quite well. I don’t recall that anyone with “pull” used it to get his son into combat. That Kerry’s injuries were less than life-threatening, I assume, does not lessen the inherent danger. And right wing attacks have little to do with the degree of injury. They certainly didn’t abate the scurrilous attacks on Max Cleland whose injuries were definitely more than superficial.

  • Vigilant

    Interesting perspective from a site that bills itself as one of the top Libertarian sites on the Internet. Mr. Bullard’s article is decidedly un-Libertarian.

    You can’t have your cake and eat it too. You either take the view that disengagement from meddling in foreign affairs is a good thing, or you adopt the neoconservative attitude that accepts the projection of US power in foreign countries.

    Libertarians should be lauding Kerry’s failure to get serious about the Egyptian debacle, even if it reflects incompetence.

  • Robbie

    There’s always some kind of crisis in the world and it’s to be expected that even a dedicated public servant like Kerry should take a bit of down time. I also heard he continues to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner just about every day and I’m guessing he goes to the washroom from time to time. What a scandal!

  • nobaloneyhere

    And while he was on his boat during the crisis, his lackeys were getting his war medals polished.

  • Dave

    What a story! Really….

    so… No matter the severity of the story, the obama team needs to be in DC. (How does Egypt’s political evolution affect the Avg American’s daily life AGAIN?)

    The cool thing is that they have these new devices called cell phones and computers that allow you to stay connected to the world. You guys should check them out. they can be pretty amazing.

  • independent thinker

    This article is not about if Kerry deserves a little down time with his grandson or drinking buddies or whoever. It is also not about whether he was in sporodic contact with the Whitehouse during the time perion in question and it is not about the US getting/being involved in the Egypt crisis. The article is about the pathological lying that seems to happen almost daily in this administration.

  • JimH

    Watch Egyptians fight, go boating. Go boating, watch Egyptians fight. (decisions, decisions)

    I won’t lie. Boating is way more fun.

  • mark

    Hey no article today on why the Obama administration is supporting the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, how come? Oh that’s right that would go against the PLD’s official propaganda line that Obama is a jihadist organizing a vast conspiracy to destroy America – and assorted paranoid dog poop. Too funny!

    • Dr Moon

      Sure laugh, you’re the fool, the joke is on you and sadly we have to suffer for your stupidity. The evidence is more than clear, but idiots like you refuse to open your eyes.

  • http://betamaxmas.com/ Major Domo

    It’s the lying that is the issue, not the yacht.

  • Debra Sterns

    Who’s on FIRST? Do you people even know?? Quit lying about these playboy politicians playing hooky from work while the rest of the country is suffering and our allies are in turmoil. But go on vacation at our expense – go play on your YACHT while you are supposed to be working on a very sensitive issue …. these King wannabes need to get out of public office – because it isn’t public SERVICE anymore – they aren’t serving anyone but themselves!!! They certainly aren’t representing their constituents.