“How’s Your Day?”: Kerry to Mother of American Killed Fighting Hamas

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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It’s not just a walking embarrassment. It’s also the Secretary of State.

Taking a break in Jerusalem today from his attempt to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, Secretary of State John Kerry visited with the parents of Max Steinberg, a 24-year-old Los Angeles native and IDF soldier who was killed in action in Gaza.

According to the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, “Kerry entered and exited the room swiftly, surrounded by men in black and refusing to take any questions from press.”

“How’s your day?” Kerry asked as he sat down. “How’s your day?” Evie [Steinberg's mother] asked back. “My day’s going better than yours,” he said.

It could have been worse. Here’s how Joe Biden would have handled it.

Charles Woods, the father of former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods who was killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, said when his son’s body came home, Vice President Joe Biden asked him, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”

In Biden’s defense, he seems to be drunk most of the time. Kerry doesn’t have that excuse. He’s just an idiot.

Looking at the photo above, it’s easy to see why Bush beat Kerry. Kerry wrangled the job of a top diplomat, but he has no ability to actually relate to other people. Egomaniacs rarely do. The high functioning types like Obama can fake it with a rapid charm routine that’s still all about them, but Kerry can’t even do that. If he could, he might be a little better at his job.

  • cxt

    The logical conclusion of appointing people by political patronage instead of merit.

  • darnellecheri

    Unfreakin’ believable. Evidence of a cold heart and a callous mind.

    • Douglas J. Bender

      I’m surprised he didn’t add, “Do you have any children left?”

  • Habbgun

    That is all he could say. He couldn’t offer condolences because the Obama admin has no regret about lost Israeli lives.

    The man is perfectly cut out for this position. A man who will slander the men he served with will certainly slander another country.

    • gerry

      The Obama administration has regret about lost american lives.Remember Benghazi!

    • Pete

      I don’t think Obama gave him orders pertaining to the mourning shiva. We won;t know unless there is a tell all book or another leak of diplomatic cable.

      I’ll go with what DG said. Kerry is an idiot.

      This is not the first time he has gone to an event like this. You would think he would know better.

      • Habbgun

        Like gerry says below this is the administration that gave us Benghazi. They value Islamist life more than other life. Just as embassy security was politicized this was politicized. He doesn’t belong there. No one wants him.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Kerry is lamer than was Hillary. There’s no rehab treatment that could ever correct his Biden-esque persona. He’s about as shallow as an empty shot glass. There’s nothing there.

  • Walter Sieruk

    Kerry ,what a foolish man. As for Hamas the members of this Islamic terror group are very ignorant that the God of the Bible has given all of this land that now composes the State of Israel to the Jewish people.Either the Hamas member really don’t understand this or really don’t want to understand this. In other words the Jews have and should have all this land in that are of the Middle East by Divine Right. This is seen, for example, in Genesis 28:13-15. 35:10-12. Deuteronomy 32:48,49.Furthermore the Jewish people also should have this land by historic rights. As shown in First Kings 4:20,21,24,25. 8:55,56. So the Hamas member are in their goal of destroying the State of Israel striving against the Will of God. Therefore all their actions of Islamic terrorism by engaging in the jihad against Israel all their actions of murderous violence will end up at it’s very best as,actions of extreme futility and wickedness. Since the members of Hamas are working against the Will of God ,that make them wicked. So even if Hamas join all its forces together with other like minded Islamic terror groups, such as Hezbollah, P.I.J, etc.to destroy Israel they will all still lose in the end and lose hard in the end. For the Bible teaches in Proverbs 11:21. Though hand join in hand the wicked shall not go unpunished.” [K.J.V] In all fairness, there is one way for the members of Hamas to convince God to change His Mind concerning being for Israel and then turn His Back on that country and thus have that nation be no more.
    That way is for the Hamas members to change the laws astrophysics, including that of the sun, the moon and the stars. For God has said in Jeremiah 31:35,36. “Thus saith the Lord, Who gives the sun for a light by day and the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night… The Lord of host is His name. If those ordinances depart from before Me saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me forever.”

  • https://twitter.com/LibsHateUs Ban Liberals

    He’s already got the brain and face of Frankenstein. Can he get any dumber?

  • ProgNorth

    It’s no wonder America has lost it’s credibility in the world. The cadre of clowns that this insufferable, maniacal president has surrounded himself with, is an embarrassment of naive ideologues, with the subtlety of a bull in a china shop when it comes to dealing with the worlds woes.
    They are the court jesters of world politics – all of them – and everybody knows it!
    If we all make it to 2016 and the American citizenry, wake up from their myopic self destruction and toss these leftist imbeciles from power, the recovery to prestige will take years. If not, the ‘free world’ is doomed.
    I for one, am not hopeful. We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg, as far as the damage that has been done.

  • Pete

    There is an odious troll at Truth Revolt trying to tell me that Kerry was invited and that parents wanted him there or appreciated his presence

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/israel-revolt/kerry-soldiers-family-funeral-hows-your-day#comment-1503192898

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/israel-revolt/kerry-soldiers-family-funeral-hows-your-day#comment-1503184605

    Makes me want to start cracking … from another computer of course.

    • Habbgun

      Samloss isn’t worth the effort. He is either another piece of left wing white trash pretending to be black. That is a new troll strategy I’ve noticed they’ve adopted. I guess real blacks are sick of Obama and now they have to pretend support. Otherwise samloss is even worse and he is a black suckup to left wing trash. I once had a comment that demolished him. He had nothing else so he just wrote back yawn.

      He might be paid to be here. Another Organizing For a Fascist American Life dirtbag.

      • Pete

        A typical person does not play ping-pong with the posts as long and as tenasciously as samloss. They also do not lie so blatantly. I think he is paid. I think they are trying to wear people out and thus get them to shut up or to switch sides. Either that or they want other readers of posts to think that the prog won the argument due to the fact their is the last post. It just pizzez me off and wants me to fight harder, longer and smarter.

        I am collecting a lot of articles for a personal database. 1/2 remembered articles and arguments do not work very well in an electronic forum. So the trolls have themselves to blame when I get it all set up.

        This is what I feel like doing.

        You buy a computer with cash or build it from piece parts. You use free wifi. You trace these trolls back to the basement or to a prog group. You anonymously publish your results.

        Watch the roaches scatter.

        • Habbgun

          I think what is happening is that the Left is astroturfing support. Without people from the left saying I know you are but what am I it would be clear there is very heavy anti Obama and Democrat feeling on one side and apathy or dislike on the other. The Paulbots do the same thing.

        • Habbgun

          There is a couple of ways to do this. A better way might be to set up a “honeypot”. A website with a lot of conservative commenting to draw them in. Then when the trolls make comments keep the info. Compare ip’s, urls, etc. They are probably working out of central areas so that the animal trainers can make sure they are doing what they want.

          I second might be a webspider that can spider trolls, facebook pages etc. and scan for certain types of people. I always wonder how many of these trolls are also city, state and federal government employees. I think it might be an eye opener.

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      I went to both links, and the troll your reference is one of the worst I’ve seen. He does not read anything that is said in reference to his comments. He merely repeats his talking point of the day.

  • De Doc

    John Kerry: Herman Munster with the voice of Thurston Howell III.

    • Habbgun

      One of my own personal Internet fights is to stop having John Kerry compared to Lurch. Lurch was a great character. John Kerry has no character.

      Lurch did not suffer fools gladly. Kerry is glad to be a fool.

      Lurch had loyalty. Kerry has self serving ambition.

      Lurch says you rang and comes when called. Kerry comes when no one wants him.

      Do not compare Lurch to Kerry. Lurch deserves better.

      • De Doc

        Huh, never thought of the Lurch analogy.

        Kerry is feckless like Herman Munster, but not in a comedic and endearing way, as played by Fred Gwynne. Kerry’s Thurston Howell faux Boston Brahmin voice is annoying, but his only chance to appear smart and sophisticated. Of course his actions quickly demolish any pretense on his abilities and/or intellect.

        • Habbgun

          Herman Munster is also unfairly slighted. Herman was a hard working family and Kerry just married money. Herman worked at the morgue and the Obama admin puts Americans into the morgue while protecting its enemies.

          Too bad Kerry can’t be closer to Mr. Magoo than Thurston Howell. We could dump him on a deserted island and tell him it was the Middle East. Oh wait, Thurston Howell was on a deserted island. This is a win win.

  • ensitue

    Thanks to Edison (moving pictures and sound recording) we can follow the lives of these sociopaths from childhood to self-destruction. Someday there may even be a documentary (al-la-History Channel) that rightly compares these creatures with Hitler’s Henchmen

  • USARetired

    I have considered Kerry and Idiot, and traitor, ever since Vietnam, know he is also an @ss#ole first class!

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      I hear you, brother …

    • glpage

      He should have been arrested and tried for treason after meeting with North Vietnamese officials in Paris.

    • Judahlevi

      I agree.

  • Abberline

    That doofus nearly became POTUS in 2004.

  • Yael

    Just give JK his nobel peace prize already, on the condition that he take his yacht out to sea and leave us alone, for at least the next 900 days or so.

    • TL2014

      A qassam on his head is much better.

  • glpage

    Just remember that Dubya got better grades at Yale than did Kerry. So, if the left thinks Bush is dumb, they really ought to wonder about Kerry. But, near as I can tell, if stupid is one of theirs they don’t only mind.

  • Lilu Kanine

    Callous without diplomacy, an oozing sore on foreign policy. Just disgraceful.

  • NJK

    He was living in his car, before he married his first rich widow. He fooled them, too.

  • fpm

    The family member replied “Pretty much f*ed up by Hussein’s pro-terrorist foreign policy” “Good luck to you while you are still in power”

  • mompatriot

    You just can’t make this stuff up!!!! How many times can we say this for things said with Kerry, biden, or b o himself???

  • Richard Landers

    Really amazing that these are the dregs of “leadership” we are left to deal with thanks to both a corroded society and low-information voters.

  • liz

    A little better at pretending to do his job, like Obama pretends to do his.