Say Good-Bye To Harry

The story of the day…..will not be that the US is dangerously close to yet another conflict in the Middle East…….or that the battle for Tikrit is getting weirder and weirder……..nope none of that will matter….the gigantic news is that Harry Reid will not go for re-election in 2016……

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced this morning he won’t be seeking re-election in 2016, the New York Times reports. The Nevada senator, who reveals he’s been thinking about retiring “for months,” per the Times, says he’s not ending his nearly 30 years in the Senate because he lost his seat as majority leader in November or because of the injuries he suffered during a Jan. 1 exercise session. But in a press release titled “Thank You,” he acknowledges that the “accident has caused us for the first time to have a little down time. I have had time to ponder and to think.” And the result of that thinking was the determination that it’s time to go. “I want to be able to go out at the top of my game,” he tells the Times. “I don’t want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter.”

He also acknowledged he doesn’t want to siphon campaign funds that could be used to help Democrats in hotly contested states take back Senate control from the GOP. “I think it is unfair for me to be soaking up all the money to be re-elected with what we are doing in Maryland, in Pennsylvania, in Missouri, in Florida,” he tells the paper. “These are big, expensive states.” Not that Reid plans on simply coasting by during his lame-duck period. “My friend, Senator McConnell, don’t be too elated. I am going to be here for 22 months, and you know what I’m going to be doing? The same thing I’ve done since I first came to the Senate,” he says in the release.

What will the Dems do without their fearless leader?

Unless Dick Durbin makes a stink about it, it appears that Chuck Schumer will replace Harry Reid as the Senate’s Democratic leader come 2016. In an interview after announcing that he would not run for re-election, Reid tells the Washington Post that the New York senator is his pick. “I think Schumer should be able to succeed me,” he says. Schumer is currently the No. 3 Democrat, with Illinois’ Durbin ahead of him as minority whip. But Reid spoke to Durbin today by phone and tells the Post that Durbin will step aside for Schumer.

Neither Schumer nor Durbin has made an official comment on succession plans, but Schumer’s team has long made it known that he would try to replace Reid whenever he stepped down, reports the Hill. One other name being mentioned frequently as a contender is the fourth-ranking Democrat, Patty Murray of Washington state. Even before Reid’s endorsement, however, Schumer was the heavy favorite, notes the Hill.

Oh goody…..a Clinton Dem will lead the Congress……it is NO secret that I do not approve of much that Reid has done….but at least he had the guts to do it….does anyone really think that Schumer has those guts?

I do not….I see him going back to the Blue Dog politics of Clinton…..if so the poor will suffer the most just like they did under Bubba……..

Any thoughts?

Espionage, Treason, and the Congressional Fifth Column by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com

The Congress is ignoring the Constitution in its efforts to undermine the negotiations of this president…..not only is it unheard of but it is the lack of respect for the Constitution…..a document that they pretend to want to protect from destruction…but in reality all the document means to them is a political prop that they can roll out when things are going tough for them and claim that it is under attack……..

There is a time for the Congress to be involved in the treaty process….and it is NOT in the negotiations……it is the authorizing or not…….

So, just what is the Congress doing, you may ask……

 

Espionage, Treason, and the Congressional Fifth Column by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.

Fools And Their Idiotic Thoughts

Sen Cotton of Arkansas made history by his unthoughtful attempt at foreign policy….I am talking about his letter to Iran….but that is not the only place that he opened his mouth and inserted at least one foot…….the more he talks the more he shows his ignorance…..”Can’t Fix Stupid”!

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Consequences Are A Bitch!

By now the national outrage is at fever pitch…..ISIS has released the names and addresses of military members and called on supporters to do something to them for their part in the war against ISIS….As they say (whoever ‘they’ happen to be) that “actions have their consequences”…….

Their attempt to control the information on the wars being fought….information that would be positive………they inadvertently gave information to the enemy….information that can be used to harm……..

In its rush to gain public support for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan the government turned our serving veterans into propaganda tools to make their case for support…..and thanx to their thoughtlessness they have put members of the military at risk…..

A group calling itself the “Islamic State Hacking Division” posted the names, addresses, and photos of 100 U.S. service members on Saturday, claiming it had obtained the information by breaching military security.As it turns out, the group didn’t need to hack the Pentagon. At least two-thirds of the troops on the ISIS “hit list” had been featured on public Defense Department websites designed to promote the military, The Daily Beast has learned.Many service members were quoted or photographed in promotional stories talking about their work, often in the Middle East. Others were featured in news videos or in holiday messages to their families. Some were photographed after they returned home from long missions. Others were spokespeople or official photographers for the U.S. military.
Thank God these people were not in control during World War 2 or we would have readily gave info and comfort to the enemy……Is it just me or does anyone else see the culpability of the government in this situation?  This is a prime example of how NOT to use propaganda.  The really big news is that all the people on the list have been notified and told to take precautions when using social media….and that the government will NOT offer any protection for named families.
TMI……there is the problem!
 Consequences are a BITCH!

New Term: (Sen.) Cotton Mouth

I wish I could just move on from this Babbling Buffoon…..but he will not shut up so I can move on!  Sen. Cotton may receive my “Crack’d Pot Award”……..

Sen. Cotton from Arkansas….that low level senator that has walked into DC with his mouth open and has not shut it yet.  We all know about his “infamous” letter to Iran trying to crap on the nuke negotiations the admin is in the middle of…..and then he went off with his expansionism bullsh*t in his speech to the Senate…..and that is where most of the news was reported…..he was chest thumping like ALL GOP senators over the military…..but while he was making his first speech he said something that made me……. FREAK!

The Obama admin said that they would re=assess our policies with Israel for some of the statements that BiBi made trying to sway the elections……but Cotton;s reaction to this news was hilarious………

Cotton, the right-wing freshman in his second month in the Senate, called Psaki’s comments “worrisome“ – for a very specific reason.
“While Prime Minister Netanyahu won a decisive victory, he still has just started assembling a governing majority coalition. These kinds of quotes from Israel’s most important ally could very well startle some of the smaller parties and their leaders with whom Prime Minister Netanyahu is currently in negotiations.
“This raises the question, of course, if the administration intends to undermine Prime Minister Netanyahu’s efforts to assemble a coalition by suggesting a change to our longstanding policy of supporting Israel’s position with the United Nations.”
Think about the quote…..he is worried that the statements from the State department could effect delicate negotiations for Israel…….does this moron really NOT see what he is saying?
But wait there is more!  On Face The Nation Cotton made the comment that ” Iran was starting to control the region……my God they already control Tehran”…….apparently he does not know that Tehran is the capital of………Wait for it……… Iran!
Not only does this mental midget not know the Constitution but he has NO idea about geography either………with this much idiocy what makes him capable of governing?
The GOP has done this to itself…….it has created a generation of morons……I kinda like the quote……”All that self-expression has just created a generation of morons, hooked on an endless appetite for rubbish.
Need I say more?

 

A (Sen.) Cotton Picking Moron

Correction:  Recently in a post I referred to Cotton as a Representative….he is in fact a Senator from Arkansas…..I apologize for my mistake…..all else is pretty accurate!

I see that the junior twat from Arkansas has not learn to shut his idiotic mouth……this yahoo was the one that started the whole Iran Letter debacle……he decided that he would get his time in the spotlight by acting like a fool……and he succeeded.

It is bad enough that this tool with NO experience tried to undermine a treaty negotiation….but the 47 others knew what they were doing and signed the letter anyway….knowing that it was a bone headed move.

This person (I use the term very loosely) is from the party that is always throwing the Constitution around every time they need a political prop…..let me refresh this mental midget on the Constitution……

Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, includes the Treaty Clause, which empowers the President of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements, which must be confirmed by the Senate, between the United States and other countries…….

Sorry to piss on your shit parade but….you f*cked up, Bubba!

But did he learn a lesson?  Oh Hell NO!

In his first speech to his esteemed gathering….Sen. Cotton once again showed that he has NO grasp of what he is doing…….his speech was about the military and it was a doozey….

“An alarm should be sounding in our ears,” Cotton said. “Our enemies, sensing weakness and hence opportunity, have become steadily more aggressive. Our allies, uncertain of our commitment and capability, have begun to conclude that they must look out for themselves, even where it is unhelpful to stability and order. Our military, suffering from years of neglect, has seen its relative strength decline to historic levels.”

Cotton was clear: America must have “such hegemonic strength that no sane adversary would ever imagine challenging the United States. ‘Good enough’ is not and will never be good enough.”  That strength, he said, should come at whatever the necessary costs. While the budget must be slashed, it should not be balanced on the backs of the military.

“Our enemies and allies alike must know that aggressors will pay an unspeakable price for challenging the United States,” Cotton said. “The best way to impose that price is global military dominance.”

Looks like he wants to be in line to take over from the other two yahoos in the Senate….McCain and Graham…..when they are no longer capable of leading……which some say is about now.

Defense contractors will be paying lots for this clown’s words and support……should keep him in campaign cash for awhile.