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Sun Mar 22, 2015, 04:32 PM

Cotton Can't Take Hot Water; Commences Spin Cycle by Hiding Iran Letter From Facebook- seriously

howdy peeps, long time no see.
Cotton is great for underwear and all, but as a Senator it REALLY SUCKS!

please check out this blog- he (or one of his drones) really did click hide. the letter is still up on his senate.gov page, so...
um...free speech? right.
and i'm from nowhere near Arkansas- this guy has GOT to GO!
campaign finance trouble would be a wonderful thing for him.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/22/1372560/--Cotton-Can-t-Take-Hot-Water-Commences-Spin-Cycle-by-Hiding-Iran-Letter-From-Facebook

really.
and! dude compared Hitler to a LOCUST? that AIN'T normal.
edit: no! he compared OBAMA to a locust (i think)...however Churchill made the speech in 1936.
i think Gohmert has some competition for the King of Stupid here.

"The world is growing ever more dangerous, and our defense spending is wholly inadequate to confront the danger," Cotton said. "To be exact, during the last four or five years, the world has grown gravely darker. We have steadily disarmed, partly with a sincere desire to give a lead to other countries and partly due to the severe financial pressure of the time. But a change must now be made. We must not continue longer on a course in which we alone are growing weaker while every other nation is growing stronger."

He continued: "I wish I could take credit for those eloquent but ominous words, but I cannot. Winston Churchill sounded that warning in 1933 as Adolf Hitler had taken power in Germany. Tragically, Great Britain and the West didn't heed this warning, when they might have strangled that monster in his crib. Rather they let the locust continue to eat away at the common defense."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/16/tom-cotton-hitler-senate-speech_n_6882428.html

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denbot Mar 2015 #1
farminator3000 Mar 2015 #2
farminator3000 Mar 2015 #3
bvar22 Mar 2015 #4
Blanks Mar 2015 #5
bvar22 Mar 2015 #6
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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 04:36 PM

1. I read his meaning of "The Locust"

As the sick, poor, and hungry.

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Response to denbot (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 04:41 PM

2. ok, that makes sense, while at the same time being insane and creepy of him...

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not like me to miss a dog whistle like that...makes a whole lot of sense!


A new trawl through the archives shows Cotton wrote a review for the Harvard Salient, the university's conservative political journal, of America in Black and White by Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom. The thesis of the book seems to be that Democrats refuse to accept how much better life is for black people today (read: in the late '90s) than in the pre-war era.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/08/27/tom_cotton_newspaper_column_al_sharpton_and_jesse_jackson_are_race_hustling.html

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Response to denbot (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 04:59 PM

3. i think it was a poke at Obama and Dems now that i looked...BUT he screwed up the locust thing too!

um. how could he call 34 and 35 that...in 1933?
hello? earth to Cotton? don't come back!!
good.freaking.grief, they are idiots. HE WENT TO HARVARD!!!

He continued: "I wish I could take credit for those eloquent but ominous words, but I cannot. Winston Churchill sounded that warning in 1933 as Adolf Hitler had taken power in Germany.

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Churchill called 1934 and 1935 "The Locust Years" because time which should have been spent preparing to face Germany was fruitlessly eaten up. Churchill described the government's position as "...decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent. "
https://www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org/winston-churchill-and-the-gathering-storm.html

'The Locust Years'

House of Commons.
12 November 1936
http://www.churchill-society-london.org.uk/Locusts.html

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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 08:03 PM

4. Why don't the Democrats mention the COST and the funding?

If we are going to have another WAR and a "rearmament", somebody has to PAY for it.
Do you think the Republicans are ready to raise taxes on THE RICH?

The suggestion that the American RICH would have to deal with the slightest discomfort
is repugnant to republicans (and Centrist Democrats).

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 08:28 PM

5. I'm sure there's no plan to pay for it with taxes...

Reagan and Dubya didn't feel any need to pay for their defense build up. Just spend the money and wait for a democrat to take office and blame the debt on them.

That seems to work with their base, why change it now.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 04:06 PM

6. Unless that is "working" for the Democratic Party too,

...some bright Democrat should bring that up.
The fact that they do NOT talk about it is not very reassuring.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 06:26 PM

7. They don't talk about it because it doesn't fit in a 30 second ad...

...and its complicated. It takes time to explain the correlation between the debt and the top marginal tax rate and it requires an audience that understands graphs.

Whereas repeating clichés is quick and appeals to 'common sense'. That's the battle that we need to fight, the battle that the democrats appear to be fighting is the battle of 'whoever has the biggest campaign chest wins'.

We need to have an information campaign that dissects republican talking points and points out the truth. Robert Reich's approach is probably the best example of what I think democrats should be doing. Documentaries, short clips debunking conservative talking points. I don't always agree with his conclusions, but I think he's on the right track.

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