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Tue Mar 17, 2015, 05:44 PM

Cotton and cohorts don't mind your criticism - it gives their lives meaning.

Cotton and cohorts don't mind your criticism - it gives their lives meaning

Tea Party Republicans are all about Punk Talk and Political Vandalism. That is, saying and doing things which are offensive, irresponsible - and hopefully - shocking. They are devoid of ideas, are completely out of their depth in governing a country or - God help us - in formulating a foreign policy.   Not having half a notion of what to do about any of various issues we face, they opt to criticize the actions of those involved in pursuit of legitimate, constructive goals. Criticizing implies they have some comprehension of the issue and have a better idea of how to approach and solve the problem. But in actuality, TP-GOPers have no grasp of the issues they think they understand.

Believe it or not, when they do or say something shocking, they 'live' to get a reaction out of the 'straights' - those people involved in legitimate efforts to achieve constructive ends. If they get ANY KIND of a reaction out of the 'legit' people, they feel they've done something. Your reaction, whether it be one of approval or contempt doesn't matter a bit. Just getting a reaction, makes them feel they are real. That beats being a cipher. Note that, underneath all the 'show', phonies know their incompetent, that they are frauds. And this is what makes them feel, underneath it all, insecure (like they will be discovered, found out).
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 08:37 PM

1. But voters do mind

 

And he will be kicked out at its due time.

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Response to Yonx (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 11:27 AM

2. Nice thought, but don't count on it in Arkansas.

Matter of fact, Arkansas seems to be trend setter for Midwestern states.
We're in a shit load of trouble these days.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 09:51 AM

3. Can an internet post have delusions of grandeur?

Tom Cotton (38) is currently the baby (youngest member) of the US Senate.

After graduating from Harvard magna cum laude he went on to Harvard Law where he was taught by Elizabeth Warren among others.

Then he joined the army where he went through Airborne school, Ranger school and did tours with the 101st Airborne in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Upon leaving the army, Cotton clerked for US Court of Appeals judge Jerry Smith.

He is married and expecting his first child.

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Yeah, I bet the poor guy has no meaning in his life at all. How does he even get out of bed each morning.

Lucky us DU'ers are there to criticize him. I bet he hovers over the internet so he can read our posts and get some meaning to his pathetic and meaningless life.

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Response to Yupster (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 04:34 PM

4. Everything You Need to Know About Tom Cotton, the Man Behind the GOP's Reckless Letter to Iran

Everything You Need to Know About Tom Cotton, the Man Behind the GOP's Insane Letter to Iran


This weekend, freshman Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas spearheaded a completely innocent effort to let Iran know that, basically, the Senate GOP would fight any nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic even after it was signed. That, at least, was the implicit threat in the open letter Cotton wrote; the explicit one was that any future president could easily undo such an accord.

Except Cotton, a Harvard-educated lawyer, got his US Constitution wrong (an “embarrassing” error, wrote one Harvard law professor and former George W. Bush administration lawyer) and failed to even mention that his threat to withdraw from an agreement would be a violation of international law—something Iran’s foreign minister, in an epic bit of trolling, brought to his attention.

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Once in the House, Cotton’s anti-Iran advocacy showed a mean streak. When, in 2013, a new Iran sanctions bill came before the lower chamber, Cotton introduced an amendment that would “automatically” punish family members of sanctions violators. “There would be no investigation,” Cotton explained during the mark-up. “It’d be very hard to demonstrate and investigate to conclusive proof.” Cotton wanted to punish innocent people; he called it “corruption of blood,” and extended the category to include “parents, children, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, grandparents, great grandparents, grandkids, great grandkids.”


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Most Iran hawks in Congress pushing sanctions measure that would effectively end nuclear talks insist they’re only trying to strengthen President Obama’s hand in negotiations. But Cotton, to his credit, has been much more blunt about his Bill Kristol–esque aims: to end talks and foreclose any possibility of a deal. In January, Cotton told a Heritage Foundation conference (my emphasis):


The United States must cease all appeasement, conciliation and concessions towards Iran, starting with the sham nuclear negotiations. Certain voices call for congressional restraint, urging Congress not to act now lest Iran walk away from the negotiating table, undermining the fabled yet always absent moderates in Iran. But, the end of these negotiations isn’t an unintended consequence of Congressional action, it is very much an intended consequence. A feature, not a bug, so to speak.

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Educational attainment is [font size="+1"]no cure[/font] for a insecure ego and a need to compensate for deep feelings of inadequacy with desperate acts meant to show that you are NOT a 'nothing', a cipher (as those with battered self-esteem feel they are).




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