John Kerry’s “You have a right to be stupid” comment may be part of his legacy after all the attention it is getting nationwide today. Secretary of State Kerry gave a speech to a group of young Germans making a point about "just how far the limits of tolerance extend” in the U.S. with this comment, according to the New York Times on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
While the German television news and newspapers didn’t mention anything about Kerry’s “You have the right to be stupid” comment, social media in the U.S. is having a field day with the new Secretary of State’s words of wisdom today. The media back home, along with Kerry’s critics, are all having their say on the country’s top diplomat’s choice of words.
Kerry’s comment showed up in the Drudge Report for analysis and was a topic that Ann Coulter, the conservative provocateur, chewed on for a bit. Ann Coulter tweeted, “John Kerry says Americans have the right to be stupid. Add that to the right to vote and you get the 2012 election results.”
Doug Saunders put his thoughts on Kerry’s comment on Twitter saying: “Mr. Kerry needs to elaborate. Is stupidity a right or a privilege? With great stupidity comes great responsibility.” Then there was a tweet from the Breitbart News that says, “Kerry In Germany: 'We Somehow Make It Through' With All The 'Stupid' Americans: http://bit.ly/13QN4vk.” These three commentators seemed to sum up what the critics had to say across the board today.