Saturday, August 9, 2014

Scare Tactless

Every now and again I'm reminded that Democrats do stupid things on occasion too, and Dianne Feinstein is pretty terrible for at times turning into a Republican.

Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein warned Friday of the risk that the insurgent group ISIL could be preparing fighters to attack American and European targets.

It has become clear that ISIL is recruiting fighters in Western countries, training them to fight its battles in the Middle East and possibly returning them to European and American cities to attack us in our backyard,” the California Democrat said in a statement backing military action authorized by President Barack Obama. “We simply cannot allow this to happen.”

Feinstein called for a broader military campaign against ISIL, not just the targeted missions authorized by the president.

“It takes an army to defeat an army, and I believe that we either confront ISIL now or we will be forced to deal with an even stronger enemy in the future. Inaction is no longer an option. I support actions by the administration to coordinate efforts with Iraq and other allies to use our military strength and targeting expertise to the fullest extent possible,” Feinstein said.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., warned of a similar possibility in an opinion piece for

If your stance on military authorizations ever sounds "similar to Ted Cruz", you need to stop talking immediately.  DiFi really, really needs to be replaced by a better Democrat one of these days.


Horace Boothroyd III said...

Once upon a time, the Daily Kos was all about analyzing the Politics (with a healthy dose of morality and pragmatics) with the ultimate goal of electing more and better Democrats - the exact proportion depending on the facts as they stood on the ground. We did some really good work, culminating with the primary asswhipping handed to Traitor Joe Lieberman who unfortunately went on to win the general using Republican votes. As I tell the story, things went sour in 2008 when all sorts of opportunists and weak minded enthusiasts jumped on board the bandwagon with the success of the Obama campaign. Everybody loves a winner, even if not everyone loves to work for victory. Then a gang of idiots and bullies took over, and it's been slapfights and pootie pictures ever since.

Lurker111 said...

Side issue: Am I the only one who thinks that "LGBTQ" has really gotten unwieldy? How about simply declaring yourself (if so) of "Sexual Minority Orientation." SMO (pronounced "smoe"). Definitely something simpler is needed.

Lancelot Link said...

Feinstein would have been a Republican decades ago, except she's from San Francisco.

Jado said...

If they are a black same-sex couple, i think current law allows the bridal store owners to shoot them through the phone line - something about Stand You're Ground Meat and We Hate You laws - I could have misheard the name of the legislation, I'm not sure

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