Hard sell: John Kerry reportedly ‘reaching out’ to liberal bloggers on Syria strike

If he’s going to be part of the Obama administration, Secretary of State John Kerry might as well act like it. The president hasn’t been shy about summoning liberal columnists, talking heads and bloggers to the White House when he’s needed help selling his agenda to the public, and Kerry looks set to do a little media outreach of his own. CNN is reporting that Kerry will be trying to sell liberal bloggers on military intervention in Syria. Hey, Rep. Nancy “Mimi” Pelosi managed to convince her 5-year-old grandson that airstrikes on Syria were a good thing, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get the blogs on board.

Yeah, that’s about it. Don’t forget that Kerry, as a former war protester himself, can totally understand where Code Pink is coming from, but he has guaranteed things are different this time.

Tonight, Kerry will give the liberal media a test run by appearing on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” If that goes well, he might try a show with actual viewers.

  • Clayton Grant

    OFA will be blasting out war drum tweets soon.

    • DaMello

      Just as soon as they can pepper it with rainbows and Birkenstock. This year it’s a scratch -n- sniff theme.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Eau de Dirty, Manky Hippie?

      • Clayton Grant

        Like a green scented car freshener. Canabis sativa maybe?

        • 0bamasnought

          Worse, patchouli.
          And generational sweat.

    • DaMello

      Just as soon as they can pepper it with rainbows and Birkenstock. This year it’s a scratch -n- sniff theme.

    • tops116

      And then, the protests will begin. Imagine it… tens of people in the streets.

      • Guest

        Tragic, yet something I can laugh at.

        • Tipper Top

          And here I thought I was the only one giggling. :)

    • 0bamasnought

      Waddaya mean, their drones have been all over the web trying to shill the tord.
      I honestly can’t believe how hard they are being smacked down on some of the lefty sites. You know how shrill and brutal they try to be. Watching them eat their own is beyond words.
      I have saved a couple of gigs of the more unsavory responses, just for joke fodder.

      • Junie3

        Post some. I want to read.

        • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

          That doesn’t go real well with Twitchy’s mods sometimes.
          Try the huffPOS, and thinkregress.

    • V the K

      It’s like suddenly, the left has decided war *IS* the answer after all.

  • Clayton Grant

    OFA will be blasting out war drum tweets soon.

  • RLEE

    We all know the Obamabots will fall in line

  • RLEE

    We all know the Obamabots will fall in line

  • ObamaFail

    Anyone else starting to think this Syria war stuff is to keep everyone from paying attention to the economy and Obamacare?

    • Lotte Lenya

      Yes – I’ve gone there and then dismissed it because as evil as The One is, surely he couldn’t be that much of a bastard. After a day of letting it marinate, I realize I’m wrong. He IS that much of a bastard.

    • Lotte Lenya

      Yes – I’ve gone there and then dismissed it because as evil as The One is, surely he couldn’t be that much of a bastard. After a day of letting it marinate, I realize I’m wrong. He IS that much of a bastard.

    • Clayton Grant

      … and the IRS, the NSA, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, voter registration and voter fraud, the fact that they want to control our 2A, but allow themselves to take out who knows how many innocents in an attack… I could go on, but we all know how rife this Administration is with the “backroom” style of government.

    • http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1mo1wzFiu1qbubzqo1_400.gif Cleatus Van Damne ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      That would be consistent with his MO of masking ineptitude and scandal with more ineptitude and scandal.

    • Kate

      Don’t forget immigration! The Gang of 8’s amnesty bill will be Obamacare 2.0 if the establishment on both sides get their way.

      • Guest

        Those of us who lean Conservative need to adopt a new name for the ACA. ZeroCare would be my name for it.

        • Michael Anderson (WB)

          I like what Levin calls it: BoehnerCare, because it’s becoming true.

    • Tipper Top

      Indeed, there is a smell of a dog wagging in the air, isn’t there?

  • ObamaFail

    Anyone else starting to think this Syria war stuff is to keep everyone from paying attention to the economy and Obamacare?

  • Johnny Right

    It’s hard to sell a bad idea with an even worse salesman.

    • Guest

      He went with his usual sales tactic of “the assumed close”. It’s worked well in the past. Not this time.

  • Johnny Right

    It’s hard to sell a bad idea with an even worse salesman.

  • Stupid Republic

    Obama and Kerry could stand for eating live puppies on the corner of Hollywood and Vine, and PETA would be there in full support.

  • ceemack

    Kerry is reaching out to liberal bloggers the way the survivor of a sinking ship reaches out for floating debris.

  • ceemack

    Kerry is reaching out to liberal bloggers the way the survivor of a sinking ship reaches out for floating debris.

  • WhoMeToo

    The desperation is palpable…. This all would be hilarious if it weren’t for the fact that Americans will be slaughtered.

  • Chevypowered

    Let Kerry and I hope those libs help him out. There will a “pile on” of such epic proportions liberals would never recover and the media could spin it till they hit oil or hell but know this. Myself and others like me will make sure their hypocrisy will follow them for all eternity.

    • Guest

      VROOOM!

  • waltermitty2012

    Kerry: “Help me, Ezra Klein. You’re my only hope.”

    • tops116

      I sense a disturbance… as if a thousand legs tingled at once and then were silenced.

      • Guest

        10^ – I’m stealing that!

      • waltermitty2012

        Obama: “If you’re saying that coming to Congress was a bad idea, I’m starting to agree with you.”

  • tops116

    Was the universe designed to handle this much irony?

    • Guest

      Ha! Sheldon Cooper was unavailable, so we’re waiting to hear back from Stephen Hawking on that.

  • MarcusFenix

    So, who’s the warmongers now, libs? All this talk of hope, change, and peace….yeah, you should have known that was a lie.

    Obama’s lips were moving, afterall.

    He’s also said if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep that too. Riiiiiight.

  • The Masked Avatar

    What was the Star Trek episode in which Spock had a beard in an alternate universe?

    • $18912735

      I think that episode was titled “2013”.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Kerry only objects to wars where people die . . . well, not people people, just people he actually knows . . . well, not people he knows, people who might vote for him.

  • brwaldbaum

    Maybe he’ll don a pink vagina costume.

    • Turtledove

      I’d pay to see that!

  • brwaldbaum

    He could offer a discount on Heinz ketchup for those “blood on our hands” protests.

  • Marvin Nelson

    What the hell happened to our country?? Mommy, hold me!!

  • Larry Peoples Sr

    Liberal Blogger strategy….yeah that’ll do it. Hope they have a better strategy planned for Syria.

    • Jack Deth

      If the bought and paid for, in the hip pocket of Obama hasn’t been able to sway opinion. Liberal bloggers, e-mails and OFA haven’t a snowball’s chance in Hell!

  • stuckinIL4now

    Hey when did we elect libturd bloggers to public office? Oh right, we never did. And doesn’t IL Sen Dick lyin’sack’o’Durbin say that bloggers aren’t real journalists and so should be banned–oh right, that’s just conservative bloggers. What a laughingstock these libturd amateur politricksters are turning our once-proud country into.

  • gracepmc

    Axelrod, Gibbs, Cutter, Plouffe, and Messina in charge of the ground war. Of course, Obama’s troops will be looking to ally with the liberal bloggers and MSM. “Real” war planning, not so much.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    What he should be doing is reaching out to both sides in Syria to settle this peacefully.

  • Jack Deth

    To quote Dr. Hunter S. Thompson:

    “We can’t stop here. It’s bat country!”

  • neoface

    Most liberals are hypocrites. Yes, Kerry protested against Vietnam war, the Iraq war but voted for, Obama the Nobel peace prize winner, drones and killed an American citizen(teenage-it couldn’t have been his son, not black enough) and sited that he was in the wrong place at the right time, and now wants to use missile so he wouldn’t look silly with red line all over his arrogant face. OMG, he is the president of low information Americans. Very sad!

  • 0bamasnought

    Woah, all 3 of them?
    Pulling out all the stops.

  • Acethepug

    Now, wait a minute. Weren’t Libbies complaining not too long ago that bloggers weren’t “real” journalists? You know, when the conservative blogs were tearing into any of the multitude of scandals from this Administration?

    Wow, as if the flip-flop on war (yay! It’s an Obama war so it’s totes cool!) wasn’t bad enough. Now Lurch is looking for support from Lefty bloggers?

    The irony, the hypocricy, it BURNS us, it does!

    But for Double Standards, the Left would have no standards at all.

  • Junie3

    You know what would work? A “Nudging” team. Look for a psychopathic schizophrenic like Cass Sustein to Nudge us into believing it’s good and moral.

    • Suzyqpie

      The Nudge Crowd is all over the comment boards. The buzz word of choice seems to be “Children.” No surprise, a little trite and ubiquitous.

      • therealguyfaux

        “Chirruns,” if you’re Joycelyn Elders.

        • Suzyqpie

          Hahaha tks for a blast from the past. Dr Elders was always around blabbing about something, our current SurGen is never heard from.

  • Julie the Jarhead

    #liberalslovewar

  • walterc

    So now Julian Lennon, in remembrance of his father, can release a song called, “All we are saying is we gave peace a chance and it didn’t work, so now war is good.”

  • gman213

    Kerry, when running for president in 2004, accused George W. Bush of a “rush to war” on “faulty intelligence.” Hmmmmmmm.

  • http://drudge.com snyper77

    policies schmolicies

  • octagon999

    Whatever Obama decides to do, the left will climb on board. Anything for their empty-suit progressivism signer in chief.

  • Tipper Top

    I’m not surprised one bit. And, as an aside, I’m really glad Kerry isn’t in the Senate as this one goes down. Suddenly Kerry has far less political power as Secretary of State – who’d a thunk it?

    • octagon999

      I dunno, between him, Obama, and Hagel, you got the Dream Team Trifecta (TM).