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Mon Apr 29, 2013, 06:28 PM

Watch insufferable TeaBagger Duncan HUNTER get his clock cleaned by 4star General Raymond ODIERNO

Video inside link.

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http://gawker.com/here-is-how-a-four-star-general-hammers-a-petty-congres-483160201

Here Is How a Four-Star General Hammers a Petty Congressman

Duncan Hunter is a Republican California congressman. He's a congressman because his daddy was a congressman. Raymond Odierno is the highest-ranking general in the Army. He is an Army general because he's proven good at killing people. Sometimes those people are the enemy. Last Thursday, on CSPAN, Duncan Hunter became the enemy.

The two were thrown together at a House Armed Services Committee Hearing last week, in which the congressman was assailing a big-ticket Army information-sharing system, and the general was defending it. Hunter styles himself as a tea party conservative who hates pork spending. But Hunter's district is mostly in San Diego county, which relies on the Navy's and Marine Corps' massive economic footprint. Hunter likes Navy pork. Which means he has to cut from somewhere else, like the Army.

It was a pretty empty hearing, performed mostly for the cameras, and after Hunter had done his part—pontificating for three minutes—he got up to leave without waiting for a response from Odierno or Army Secretary John McHugh. "May we respond? I think I heard a question," McHugh asked. "Well, I don't want to respond if the gentleman's going to leave. Would you care to hear a brief response?"

Hunter grudgingly sat back down, and somehow that led to Odierno playing Disappointed Deep-Voiced Father With a Leafblower to Shove Up Your Ass, tearing Hunter (who is a reserve Army captain) a very large one—fireworks at 3:30 1:00:

ODIERNO: First off, I object to this. I'm tired of somebody telling me I don't care about our soldiers, that we don't respond... We've been going back and forth on this for months. And I'm tired of the anecdotal evidence—

HUNTER: You have—

ODIERNO: —No, hold on a sec. Let me answer—

HUNTER: You have a very powerful personality, but that doesn't refute the facts that you have gaps in the capability—

ODIERNO:—We have more capability today in intelligence than we've ever had...

HUNTER: If you don't let me say anything then we can't have a conversation.

ODIERNO: Well, you weren't gonna let us say anything.

HUNTER: Well... you're right. But I have that prerogative when I'm sitting up here—

ODIERNO: —Well I have a prerogative too, and that's to answer a question or an accusation when it's made.

Perhaps the most interesting part of this altercation is that Rep. Buck McKeon, the House Armed Services chairman and Hunter's fellow California Republican, didn't stop it. He didn't bang a gavel or call for decorum; he let his fellow caucus member take it in the kisser. One might even get the impression that the veteran McKeon doesn't care much for his young colleague. "I'm aware of this... problem that we've had," McKeon said on-camera to Hunter after the tussle, with a huge smile. "And I wanted to let the general respond." (Military Times)

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Reply Watch insufferable TeaBagger Duncan HUNTER get his clock cleaned by 4star General Raymond ODIERNO (Original post)
UTUSN Apr 2013 OP
Rex Apr 2013 #1
russspeakeasy Apr 2013 #2
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2013 #3
freshwest Apr 2013 #4
ljm2002 Apr 2013 #5
neverforget Apr 2013 #6
Name removed Jun 2013 #7
UTUSN Jun 2013 #8
LanternWaste Jun 2013 #9

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 06:32 PM

1. He got up and started to walk out?

Fuck him...not worthy of a response. Glad the general gave it to him in large doses!

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 06:33 PM

2. Thanks for the post.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 06:38 PM

3. Some more background

Hunter fears the General, since facts might happen, and those are damn inconvenient...but you know who the "good Congressman" avoids even more, less we ask inconvenient questions? The Press, and do not start with constituents he disagrees with. The latter, he will veg for money though.

Hell, he ran from me at a parade where I was just taking photos...no serious.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:20 PM

4. Most Rethuglicans hide out at closed events. Like private country clubs.

Gotta keep licking those Koch brothers and MIC boots. Yessiree!

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:39 PM

5. That was entertaining...

...especially at the end when the committee chair had that huge grin on his face and said "I wanted to let the General respond".

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:39 PM

6. Ha Ha! That little snot got his clocked cleaned. Beautiful.

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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 12:08 PM

8. Thanks for making the effort to dig up a 1 3/4 months old thread and doing the name-calling.

And, YES: *****************EFF the TeaBAGGERS and the FAKE accountability they pretend to stand for!1 I'm usually WELCOMING to 1-Posters!1

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Response to Name removed (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 12:16 PM

9. I'm afraid I saw no defense of Hunter, merely an attack on the post.

"in defense of Hunter..."

I'm afraid I saw no defense of Hunter anywhere in your reponse, merely an attack on the post. I do however realize that many school children are unable to see a difference between defending A and attacking B.

Education is important.

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