John Kerry gets ‘a little uptight’ when Americans refer to the U.S. as ‘exceptional’

It is no secret Secretary of State John Kerry has his issues with the United States of America. Need we remind you of his sensational 1971 testimony before Congress about the Vietnam War when he said:

They told stories that, at times, they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.

Now The Weekly Standard is reporting Kerry has once again commented about America’s role on the global stage during a recent speech in Vienna, Austria. Kerry recalled two commencement addresses he delivered at Yale University, in which he downplayed the United States’ contribution to the world:

…I was privileged to speak to the graduating class of Yale this year, and it was particularly a pleasure because it happened to turn out to be, literally, I hate to say it, 48 years to the day that I was privileged to speak as a graduating senior to my own class. And I talked to them about sort of the world we’re in right now, but at the end I tried to remind them all, which I remind you of, we are – I get always a little uptight when I hear politicians say how exceptional we are – not because we’re not exceptional, but because it’s kind of in-your-face and a lot of other people are exceptional, a lot of other places do exceptional things.

Needless to say, Glenn had a thing to two to say in response to Kerry’s assertion on radio this morning.

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“By the way, John Kerry, you tell me how many people are currently flooding the borders of Honduras and El Salvador,” Glenn said defiantly. “You tell me… all those nations south of our border are so exceptional that they’re having the United Nations actually come in and say, ‘You have a problem here. You need refugee camps.’ That’s how exceptional they are. Excuse me. The very problem we have on the border proves you to be wrong.”

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  • Anonymous

    Well. John Kerry wasn’t talking about what people coming to America are doing he was talking about how America makes war on people they don’t have to go to war with. He was in the Vietnam war so he knows what he’s talking about when he said he hates when America is called exceptional. That word is also a dirty word because it makes it sound like this whole nation is filled with feeble-minded people. Handicapped people are always called “exceptional” so that word doesn’t do anyone any favors. Maybe there should be another word for America that sounds more positive but means the same thing. There are too many bad connotations with that word. America doing good things shouldn’t even be the exception to the rule it should be the rule.

  • landofaahs

    I will agree with Kerry a little. Democrats are not exceptional. They are not even adequate.

  • landofaahs

    The only thing exceptional about John Kerry is the “Giant vacuous chasm between his ears”. Jinjus Con.

  • Sergio Bungholio

    What do you expect? First he’s a liberal progressive. Secondly other than win elections, he’s never really accomplished anything and lastly if there was an accomplishment it was marrying for money

  • Thunderthud

    Yes, America started its slide from exceptionalism on January 20, 2009.

  • Bob Meador

    Another Oblunder puppet drinking too much of the free koolaid!!!

  • jonsen

    Ya know it’s actually quite hard to find a bigger douche than BO and Biden, but they did it. Kerry is the ultimate douchebag.

  • jonsen

    When we refer to America being exceptional, it’s in reference THE SYSTEM that created the most freedom for the largest percentage of it’s population, including personal and religious freedom, and how this liberty was largely responsible for America becoming the world’s preeminent economy for so long. You see, for a huckster like Kerry, who doesn’t believe in personal responsibility or liberty, of course he would find this notion offensive. He is smarter than you and he should be running your life, Of course, he doesn’t want to live under the rules he would like for you,…. but,….

    The left has been nipping and chipping away at this for a century now and it shows. Look around.

  • Ramin Streets

    If you’re going to quote someone at least interpret what they said correctly. He didn’t say the US is not exceptional. He said that we tend to be obnoxious about how we communicate it to the World. And depending on what topic is up for discussion there are plenty of Nations around the world that are more exceptional then we are (particularly now).

  • jonsen

    he’s been in govt for how long now? he IS who he’s talking about.

  • Horsecrazy

    I wonder if teresa put’s katsup on that teenie weenie weenie?

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  • Anonymous

    Yes, we indeed have exceptional social benefits. Come one come all. Just keep in mind, the gravy train will end.

  • capa760

    Our American borders have some unique and exceptional qualities, which our Patriotic
    legal citizens would enjoy helping Obama, Kerry, Reid, Pelosi, Ayers, and anyone else
    ripping apart America or voting AGAINST our US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amend-
    ments, US IMMIGRATION LAWS, promoting Unsecured Borders, Corrupted Our US
    Dept. of Education to Common Core’s gross distortion of our Proud US History, our great US citizens and US Presidents building UP the USA, instead of degrading the office and oath of the Oval Office. If You are unhappy with capitalism, free enterprise,
    our freedom to make Our own choices of religion, honest elections, instead of the 3rd
    world communist illegal and disgracefully fiasco, education system of truth and no prejudice, nor abhorrent subjects, the millions of legal American citizens would gladly
    facilitate speedy and permanent EXIT documents as you exit at any of the OUT exits.

  • Bonnie Somer

    good one. i agree

  • Bonnie Somer

    wait along w/holder, schumer durbin and reid

  • Pam Dunn

    Kerry is a lying pig and left winger; Too bad his mother skipped “Planned Parenthood”.
    His whole story about Vietnam was a total load of BS, so he LIED to Congress and threw Medals over the white house fence (Turns out they were NOT HIS medals, but ones bought somewhere). He wrote himself up for undeserved Purple Hearts and at the FIRST excuse this ugly coward FLED Vietnam. Him being the Sec of State is like a blob of Cow dung on the honor of the USA.

  • Pam Dunn

    BUZZ OFF BOZO. It’s the same thing.

  • Pam Dunn

    He and you are piles of waste product.

  • Gdrake

    I get uptight when they refer to you John Kerry as our Secretary of State

  • beast6228

    John Kerry, the man that avoided going to Vietnam, but was later forced to go, once he was finished, he protested the Vietnam war like all of the other worthless hippie cowards did.

  • Ramin Streets

    Sorry, not the same thing. If you were exceptional you’d realize that…

  • Anonymous

    Did two tours of Nam. Kerry your nothing, with GODS will you’ll be hanging along with
    the rest of the scumbags who are, or think they are, running this country
    God Bless all you patriots out there and remember, Semper Fi

  • Donnie St

    I love being an American and all that jazz. But I wouldn’t be grounded in reality if I were to say this country was still exceptional. Look around you people America isn’t free anymore. We’ve been bought and sold a long time ago. Compare our bill of rights to many other european countries, I mean hell, alot of other countries like Ireland have the Right to life in their constitution which makes it abortion illegal except in cases of rape, incest and when it would kill the mother. Sure we have 1 right to bear arms others don’t but that will be gone soon. Freedom of Speech is gone now we just have political correctness, Free Press is a joke anymore, all we have is 2 sided propaganda. Religion? Only if you’re the right kind of religion. America has been owned by elitists like the Rothchilds and Rockefellers for quite some time now. It will only be a matter of time before we are in chains. Don’t believe me? Follow the money. Look up how the U.N., IMF, and council on foreign relations was formed and who was behind them. Lookup who ran Wells Fargo, Bank of America and the FED. Look who was the owners of the World trade centers. But oh well call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but i did my homework.

  • BlueMN

    That “worthless hippie coward” served as a swift boat commander in Vietnam, earning a silver star, bronze star and 3 purple hearts but I guess that doesn’t count for Teabaggers unless you’re some PTSD nut driving around the Mexican border armed with assault rifle and a poor sense of direction.

  • krimekat

    WTF is this?! Kerry is a traitor — I am always PROUD to be An American! Always

  • Anonymous

    We know he can fight – he’s a weasel that has done what it takes to survive. Look at how much destruction he’s caused to America’s name through the years. And what he’s doing – or I should say NOT doing – now. Being a detractor is not an accomplishment.
    Since he can’t recognize how good this country is – or could be (not so since 2009), he should give those medals back!
    And – How dare you insult those fine soldiers who suffer from PTSD. PTSD is never something to make fun of. YOU are the coward here.

  • Anonymous

    John Kerry knows he himself is not exceptional. He knowns he is owned…he knows he just a bought and paid for Marrionette.
    Nothing exceptional about that.
    It grrates Jon Kerry on what conscience he has left. He hates it. He knows there are more exceptional people in the United States than in any other nation….only John Kerry is not one of them. He knows this and he hates it.

  • Anonymous

    Since America having the most freedom is called exceptional then shouldn’t other places that are using this nation as a model also be called exceptional? The Berlin Wall coming down and turning East Germany into what West Gemany always was is still super exceptional.

  • Charlie1503

    I get a little uptight when this moron opens his mouth.

  • Mike

    Nuff said.

  • Crassus

    Yada, yada, yada. You make about as much sense as Ketchup Boy Kerry.

  • independent thinker

    More likely horseradish sauce.

  • independent thinker

    If they wish to refer to themselves as exceptional then that is their business.

  • landofaahs

    The only thing Kerry is good for is to stick tomatoes in his mouth, put his head in a vise and squeeze until ketchup comes out.

  • bucketnutz

    John Kerry began his political career as an America hater and advocate of our enemy in Viet Nam. Kerry is a rat and a phony who got his wife and his life fraudulently .