Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reality Check

Noted by Cold Fury, this brief column reminds us that politicians are .......apocalyptic gasbags.

“We’re in the most dangerous position we’ve ever been in as a nation,” claimed Senator Inhofe, the top ranking Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee not long ago. John McCain warns that the “Islamic State is the “biggest threat we’ve ever faced.” More dangerous than the strife experienced during the Civil War. More serious than facing fascism. Scarier than the atomic age. A greater existential threat than communism during the Cold War. That’s chilling, for sure.

So what happens if America fails to engage ISIS in the manner prescribed by these senators? Well, as Lindsey Graham recently noted, the “president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed here at home.”

All of us?

ISIS could do Flyover Country a big favor and begin its work in D.C., of course.  I'd love to see a one-on-one winner-take-all between Sen. Graham and the current caliph.  Winner gets to occupy Congress for the next 2 years.

Can't be much worse than EPA and IRS, can it?

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