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Monday, March 16, 2015

Here's some Stupid for Monday

William Kristol's newest protege, Senator Cotton[head] (Kristol's other protege was Sarah Palin, so there's that to think about)  is worried that Tehran is being controlled by the Iranians.

[On the Sunday talk shows, Cotton] "couldn't control himself, and had to quote Netanyahu by saying "The alternative to a bad deal is a better deal".  He then prattled on with some fears, that Iran must be stopped because: "Moreover, we have to stand up to Iran’s attempts to drive for regional dominance. They already control Tehran. Increasingly, they control Damascus and Beirut and Baghdad, and now Sanaa as well. " h/t daily kos


Cotton[head] is worried that the Iranians control their own capital city.  Glad he's on top of those foreign policy thingies, aren't you?

h/t Democratic Underground
This is for all those who keep throwing up "Pelosi did it, too!" and "Ted Kennedy did it too!"  Doesn't work.  No.  Nothing like this has ever happened in the history of Congress.  Little Green Cottonhead has staked out his own little Niche of Shame in the annals of Congressional history:

Senate Historian Can’t Find Anything In History That Matches GOP Iran Sabotage Letter

"Republicans who are already reeling from the letter that 47 of their senators sent to Iran were dealt another blow as the U.S. Senate Historian’s Office can’t find another example of this type of behavior anywhere in Senate history. McClatchy reported: The U.S. Senate Historian’s Office has so far been unable to find another example in the chamber’s history where one political party openly tried to deal with a foreign power against a presidential policy, as Republicans have attempted in their open letter to Iran this week.

We haven’t found a precedent,” said Senate Historian Donald Ritchie. “That doesn’t mean there isn’t a precedent. After 200 years. It’s hard to find anything that unprecedented.” In the past, Ritchie said, “what usually happened is a senator would sign a ’round robin’ letter or a sense of the Senate resolution, or write a letter to the president or secretary of State voicing objections to some particular policy.”


Oh, look!   Over there!  The Obamas flew in two different airplanes!


Anonymous said...

Geography fact number 1: Tehran is the capital of Iran.
Geography fact number 2: Iran grows the best pistachio nuts in the world.
Geography fact number 3: Arkansas too has some really exceptional nuts.

BB-Idaho said...

Cotton had exemplary military service in both Iraq & Afghanistan, has degrees in politics and law from Harvard,
where one of his profs was Elisabeth Warren: bizarre he
ended up a Tea pot of Scott Walker intellect.

Infidel753 said...

Hmph. If Cotton is alarmed that the Iranians control Tehran, it almost makes one wonder whether he really has the deep and detailed knowledge of Iran implied by his insistence that he knows better than Obama what the Iranian government's intentions are and how to conduct policy toward it.

Conversely, thanks to him and his 46 epistolary co-conspirators, one could forgive the Iranians for being baffled about who really controls Washington these days.

Dave Miller said...

Shaw, I almost want to see a GOP admin so we see how the TP folks explain the actions of one of their first couples.

I said almost...

BB... Interesting indeed...

Infidel753 said...

Oh, and some Republican big shots are responding to Cotton's letter-writing escapade by touting him as a Presidential or Vice-Presidential candidate for 2016. Well, we need a strong leader to liberate Tehran from its brutal Iranian conquerors.

Ronnie's Raygun said...

The only qualification for the presidency the Baggers care about is if a guy or woman is willing to sell out their country while hating on its president.

Rational Nation USA said...

It all sort of reminds me of the, what was it now? Oh yes, the 57 states remark by a very highly places individual.

Gaffes, they happen to nearly everyone. Seems bur a distraction to me.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Except the 57 state remark was made by an obviously tired candidate who had been on the campaign trail for days (I've seen the video).

What was Cotton's excuse? He was on a Sunday morning talk show after NOT campaigning for days on end.

And what could be his excuse for his invoking Hitler in his "maiden" speech in the Senate the other day?

Cotton opposes abortion rights, equal pay for women, marriage equality and women in combat, and he voted against every version of the Violence Against Women Act that has come up since he took office.

NOw there's nothing wrong with holding fast to one's values, and those (IMO) anti-women values are what Cotton holds fast to.

Rational Nation USA said...

Shaw, I did not say anything other than he made a stupid gaffe, just like Obama. That's all there was to it.

My posts recently certainly didn't indicate I held him in high regard did they?

skudrunner said...

But wasn't it the democrats who wrote a letter to Ortega apologizing for Reagan's anti communist stand. Maybe they were democrats but not really democrats, using progressive logic.

I'm with David in wanting to see a GOP administration, after all with six years of no income growth, except the stock market for the rich, anyone could do better.

Shaw Kenawe said...


There is no precedence for what the 47 traitors did by writing the letter to the Iranians during a delicate negotiation on an agreement. None.

The last time a Republican was in the White House we had the worst attack on American soil, we fought two unpaid-for wars, Bush created one of the largest governmental agencies ever in the history of the U.S., DHS, Bush pushed through a law that handed Big Pharma a golden goose, Medicare Part D, and then there was the biggest financial disaster since the Great Depression.

You are nostalgic for a party that doesn't know how to govern, but when it does get hold of the reins of power, it makes common cause with a foreign leader and a foreign government by betraying America?

What the hell are you smoking, dude?

PS. Tell us again why the states that are governed by GOP governors and legislatures do so poorly in quality of life values? Why they have the most uninsureds? And among the highest poverty rates? If conservative policies are so excellent, why aren't those states thriving????