Iraq: Is There A GOP Plan?

I have written often that it is a shame that the GOP has not got a clue……on every issue they are scratching their heads trying to find something the American people can get on board with…….so far they got NOTHING!

Seeing that most of the WAR HAWKS are in the GOP you would think that they would have at least a stupid idea of how to handle the Islamic State……..they have their fair hair boys and among these is the Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio…….

But first let us look at the plan that Obama mapped out during his speech……..

First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists.  Working with the Iraqi government, we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense.  Moreover, I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are.  That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq.  This is a core principle of my presidency:  If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.

Second, we will increase our support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground.  In June, I deployed several hundred American servicemembers to Iraq to assess how we can best support Iraqi security forces.  Now that those teams have completed their work –- and Iraq has formed a government –- we will send an additional 475 servicemembers to Iraq.  As I have said before, these American forces will not have a combat mission –- we will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq.  But they are needed to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces with training, intelligence and equipment.  We’ll also support Iraq’s efforts to stand up National Guard Units to help Sunni communities secure their own freedom from ISIL’s control.

Third, we will continue to draw on our substantial counterterrorism capabilities to prevent ISIL attacks.  Working with our partners, we will redouble our efforts to cut off its funding; improve our intelligence; strengthen our defenses; counter its warped ideology; and stem the flow of foreign fighters into and out of the Middle East.  And in two weeks, I will chair a meeting of the U.N. Security Council to further mobilize the international community around this effort.

Fourth, we will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to innocent civilians who have been displaced by this terrorist organization.  This includes Sunni and Shia Muslims who are at grave risk, as well as tens of thousands of Christians and other religious minorities.  We cannot allow these communities to be driven from their ancient homelands.

There you have Obama’s plan………

Now back to Rubio…..in a recent interview he critiqued Obama’s plan thusly…….

. In an Op-Ed for the Washington Post, Rubio writes that Obama’s speech offered the “potential to begin a departure from the isolationism that he and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton have advocated during their years in office,” but there is a “risk” that Obama’s “focus on a counterterrorism campaign akin to those waged in Yemen and Somalia, and his reliance on regional partners to deal with the challenge posed by the Islamic State, could lead to the continuation of what has been the most disengaged presidential foreign policy in modern American history.”

Okay Rubio is not happy with Obama’s plan….he sees it as leading to failure.

Then when asked just what his plan would be if it were up to him…….

To confront the Islamic State terrorists, we need a sustained air campaign targeting their leadership, sources of income and supply routes, wherever they exist. We must increase our efforts to equip and capacitate non-jihadists in Syria to fight the terrorist group. And we must arm and support forces in Iraq confronting it, including responsible Iraqi partners and the Kurds. In addition, we must persuade nations in the region threatened by the Islamic State to participate in real efforts to defeat it.

There you have it….a GOP plan for the handling of the situation in Iraq and Syria……..

You know I think I have heard that plan somewhere else recently…..can you think of where that would be?

2014 Babbling Buffoons Of Babylon #17

It is what it is….it is a post on the babbling verbiage of the mentally challenged……in other words….Right wingers……thus begins Edition #17 of the continuing saga of Babbling Buffoons Of Babylon……

1–We begin this post with the words of of a well meaning Rightie who cannot keep the stupid shit from leaving his mouth……..

Five years after declaring President Obama an “ enemy of humanity,” Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is now claiming that Obama failed to stop the rise of ISIS because he “doesn’t seem motivated enough on the basis of pure humanity to do what’s necessary to defend the innocent from the malevolent.”

You know if these people and I use the term loosely, want people to take them seriously as am elected official then maybe they should put their brain in gear before opening their mouths…HA HA HA……we know they are incapable of such a task.

2–the Right has its new issue to try and tie to Obama and anything on the Left….today it is ISIS…..Klingenschmitt, that nice Irish boy of the weird Right……

Gordon Klingenschmitt, the demon-obsessed anti-gay exorcist who is the GOP nominee for a seat in the Colorado legislature, sent out an email from his Pray In Jesus Name organization in which he declared that gay Democratic congressman Jared Polis would soon be aligning himself with ISIS and begin beheading Christians here in America

Just when you think that the Right has sunk as low as it could go….then BAM!  They are back!

3–A regular moron for B3……Bryan Fischer has joined in the obsession with Obama’s golf game……

On his radio broadcast yesterday, Bryan Fischer eagerly helped spread theemergingright-wingnarrative that murdered journalist James Foley could have easily been rescued but President Obama was too busy playing golf to approve the rescue mission in time to save him.

Do these mentally challenged GOPers really believe this crap….or more….it is so sad that their are idiots that believe the crap they spread…..which is sadder?

4–I see racist pricks are trying to be as moronic as the rest of the radical Right…..a white supremacist of the Family Research Council, what a lovely name for bunch of racist assholes, anyway this douche is still on the Muslim kick….

Washington Watch,” Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said that if people believe President Obama is a Muslim, then that is Obama’s own fault

In response to a caller who insisted that Obama is “a Muslim and every time he does something he’s scoring brownie points for his side, that’s why he can go golfing and not have no problems,” Perkins said that it is reasonable to believe that the president is in fact a Muslim or at least “sympathetic to Muslims.”

Just wish one of these dildos would say something at least semi-intelligent….but alas that may be beyond their capabilities.

5–The conserv crazy, Mr. Klayman, I believe this was the dork that wanted a 2nd American Revolution to begin this past 4th of July…..he predicted millions would show and the last count was less than a hundred….anyway a right wing whack-a-doodle……he has grabbed the imagination of those without imagination or the Right wing with his own lawsuit against Obama……

Conservative activist Larry Klayman is suing President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon for racketeering, claiming that they illegally conspired to provide material support for the terrorist organization Hamas.

According to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, the defendants are allegedly involved in a criminal conspiracy that falls under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO. They are laundering United States currency, which is then “foreseeably used to buy rockets and construct tunnels to attack Israel and terrorize and kill American and dual American-Israeli citizens who reside or are located in Israel.”

Are his supporters paying the legal fees?  If so, they need to be pissed at the waste of their cash.  But then if you are one of his supporters you probably cannot spell legal much less understand what he is doing.  Anyway….the Hamas rockets or the Qassam are hand made not bought….there goes the lawsuit.

6–Women are not immune to stupid!  Sandy Rios proves the point……

On her American Family Association radio program this morning, Sandy Rios interviewed Malcolm Kline of Accuracy in Academia, a sister organization of the conservative group Accuracy in Media, about the supposed terrible liberal bias in academia.

When the two inevitably got to talking about women’s studies programs, Rios told Kline about an encounter she had had with a young woman who had been “brainwashed” by a women’s studies program to think that “even in this day in this time, that women are somehow mistreated.”

Rios said she told the young woman that because women now make up the majority of college graduates and men are supposedly not allowed to “speak up against anything about a woman” that in fact “men are the ones being degraded.”

Do you find the name “Accuracy In Media” as hilarious as I do?

7–Since ISIS on everybody’s mind these days it is a logical progression the the dipshit Right will blame Obama for much of it…..and they do NOT disappoint!

Todd Starnes called into Alice Stewart’s radio show today to discuss a report from Fox News claiming that President Obama had been briefed on ISIS for over a year but took no action, with Starnes citing this report as evidence that Obama is refusing to confront radical Islamic groups because he favors Islam over Christianity.

Stewart warned that Obama is letting militant groups rise throughout the Middle East as “just the first step in the Islamification of America” and Starnes agreed, saying that “this may very well be the subject of my next book.”

“The soft targets in this country are the churches,” Starnes said, “and we do know that the terrorists are living among us; it’s just a matter of when they are going to strike and who they’re going to strike. If nothing else, and this is going to be a very controversial statement, but looking at the evidence we have, this president’s administration seems to be accommodating the Islamic faith at the expense of all other faiths and that is a troubling thing. This needs to nipped in the bud. The president needs to put on the big boy pants and he needs to do the job that he was elected to do, which is to protect our country from the bad guys.”

I get tickled when I see how the Right, especially the moron Right, tries to tie everything to Obama……..if they are Christians then what happened to “thou shalt not bear false witness”…..or is that only for people like me?

8–One of the original moronic buffoons in Congress is Tom Tancredo…..and he is on the band wagon with the other d/bags on the Right…..especially when it comes to ISIS and Obama…….

Tom Tancredo spoke to Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association today about why he supports impeaching President Obama, telling the “Today’s Issues” host that impeachment is the only process to remove Obama “short of armed rebellion that everybody constantly — you know, a lot of people, I guess I should say, think to themselves is either coming or a potential — and God knows that’s not something we want to see.”

Armed rebellion?  HA HA  This douche would hide behind his wife if it ever came to that……like so many on the Right….he is a COWARD!

9–This one is not so much what they said but rather what they did…………

There’s an all-out assault on America, a Christian nation and it’s called Islam, if this wingnut is to be believed. Islam’s holy wars, or jihad, sanctions murder in the name of its god, and should be feared from an early age. Six to ten year olds are very impressionable so there’s no better time to target them to hate Islam just as much as their xenophobic, Republican parents. The White House has called these coloring books garbage, but Kilmeade and publisher Wayne Bell think it’s important to teach hate ASAP. President Obama has not declared war on Islam and fear mongering Republicans want kids to know that he should be feared as well.

A racist coloring book to teach our children to hate…..when will these people go away?

And on that note I will bring this edition to a close…….but never fear…..the Right wing asshats are not finished making an ass of themselves and I will be there to make sure my readers know all about it…….

Stay tuned…..they are still talking!

Voter Fraud Literally Less Likely Than Being Hit By Lightning | Mother Jones

Speaking of voter fraud………

For years now the GOP has been obsessed with voter fraud……every time they lose an election they cry voter fraud…..and now that they control so many states they are trying desperately to rig the election process in their favor……but really…..just how rampant is voter fraud?

Glad you asked!

 

Voter Fraud Literally Less Likely Than Being Hit By Lightning | Mother Jones.

GOP And Pathetic Politics

It is bad enough that we have a political party in this country, a country that is proud of its freedoms and rights, that has No issues on which to run…the best they can do is a non-existent voter fraud, abortion and marriage equality…..the GOP has No idea how to make people’s lives better or how to jump start a lagging economy or for that matter any relevant issues at all…….

They have spent a couple of years re-drawing districts so that their candidates can pick their votes and a desperate run to limit who can vote….all in the name of preventing voter fraud, which is NOT a problem by a long shot……but now Kansas illustrates just how far the GOP will go to win an election.

It appears that if you are a candidate in Kansas and have low polling numbers and you ant to drop out of the race…..you cannot………

This much is clear: Republican Pat Roberts of Kansas hopes to keep his Senate seat in the midterm elections this year. After that, things get fuzzy. Heading into this week, Roberts faced a strong challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman and a lesser one from Democratic candidate Chad Taylor. Yesterday, Taylor declared that he was dropping out of the race, a move seen as bad news for Roberts because polls show him losing a one-on-one matchup with Orman. Taylor didn’t explain his withdrawal, but the speculation is that Democrats asked him to step down to increase the chances that Roberts (and thus the GOP) would lose the seat.

Today, however, Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach declared that Taylor must remain in the race, reports the Kansas City Star. He cites a technicality, saying that Taylor filled out his paperwork incorrectly by failing to declare that he would be “incapable” of serving, as state law specifies. (Taylor can’t simply resubmit, because yesterday was the deadline to withdraw.) Democrats say Kobach, who has endorsed Roberts, is playing politics with the move, though it’s unclear whether the party or Taylor will file a formal legal challenge. “This could well end up in court, and I don’t have a good sense for how the courts would rule on this question,” an election-law expert tells the newspaper. Given the stakes, this is no small matter, points out Politico. “The decision could undermine efforts to unseat Roberts and potentially rewrite the narrative of the 2014 midterms.”

I bet you thought that the GOP was all about people making choices and taking responsibility, right?  Well not in Kansas……to try and win an election they will force a candidate to run even though he does not want to…..is that the America all you moronic Righties keep going on about?  Sounds more like something that you would be forced to do under the Soviet style of government…….

Sorry, you guys are PATHETIC!

OOPS! I Did It Again!

SORRY PEOPLE….AFTER CHECKING THIS……IT IS A HOAX….DAMMIT!

Funny reading anyway…a little wishful thinking……

 

Remember back in the day when Rep. Michele Bachmann was in the news almost daily…..she had some really great things to say…..but she has been a bit out of the news since 2012….her defunct presidential bid was the source of many jabs from the late night comedians….but not much in the past couple of years……but all that is about to change!

in case you missed the news while watching Ukraine or Iraq or The Simpsons or whatever had your attention this weekend……SHE”S BAAAAAAAAAAAK!

FORT COLLINS, Co.— Michele Bachmann, Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Fort Collins, Colorado for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. After reportedly running a red light and failing multiple sobriety tests, Bachmann was taken into custody and booked at the Fort Collins jail. She was released at 5 a.m. on $1,000 bail.

According to a source familiar with the situation, Rep. Bachmann was spending the holidays with her family in Colorado, and decided to indulge in cannabis consumption, following the state’s legalization of the drug on January 1st. Bachmann readily admitted to arresting officers that she had consumed marijuana that evening, but claimed that she did not know that it was illegal to drive under the influence.

What more can I say……Thank You MS Bachmann!

This Will Be Our Life Under President Cruz Blue Nation Review

Back in 2008 I thought Sarah Palin was a joke and that has not really changed much in 6 years……and then a Senator named Cruz shows up in Washington and the jokes just got worse……

I saw this piece on Twitter and just had to press it for my readers……I cannot think of anything that could be worse than a Cruz presidency…..

 

This Will Be Our Life Under President Cruz Blue Nation Review.