Thursday, November 9, 2017

November, 2017, Political Class Insanity, Part 8: A Delusional John Kerry, Weiner Goes To Jail and Congressional Arrogance

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

1) Often when a politician speaks it is hard to determine if they are that stupid or they think that we are that stupid. The latest episode in this philosophical question was reported by Victoria Taft, writing for the Independent Journal Review:
  • President Trump is currently taking a Presidential trip throughout Southeast Asia.
  • Not unsurprisingly, the topic of North Korea’s nuclear weapons effort has been a hot topic of the trip. 
  • For some reason, past Secretary of State under the Obama administration, John Kerry thought he should comment on the North Korean nuclear weapons effort: “And I think the rhetoric to date has frankly stepped over the line with respect to the messages that are being sent. It's given North Korea a reason to say, 'Hey we need a bomb, because if we don't have a bomb, we're going to, you know, not be able to protect themselves and they'll come after us.'”
Seriously, because of Trump North Korea thinks it needs a nuclear weapons effort? Let’s review known history, Mr. Kerry:
  • Kerry and Obama actually had a strategy for dealing with North Korea's nuclear effort, they caused it “strategic patience” and it was 1) in existence long before Trump became President and 2) it was a total failure.
  • North Korea first tested a nuclear bomb in 2006 during the Bush administration, 11 years before Trump became President.
  • North Korea carried out five nuclear weapons tests during the Obama administration and three while Kerry was Secretary of State.
So in Kerry’s world and reality the first six North Korean nuclear weapons tests do not matter, it is Trump’s rhetoric that caused North Korea to go after nuclear weapons, at least eleven years before Trump became President. I wonder what color the sky is in Kerry’s reality?

Or as the old saying goes: “It is better to remain silent and thought ignorant than to speak up and remove all doubt.” Some sound advice that we advice the former Secretary of State to take to heart.

2) One of the most disgusting displays of Congressional arrogance I have ever seen occurred during the Obama administration when California Congresswoman Maxine Waters said that tea party members, American citizens, should die and go to hell. Ms. Walters seems to forget that she and 500 of her peers serve in Congress to serve citizens and publicly wishing that many of those die and go to hell is the epitome of rudeness and insanity.

But apparently Walters is not the only politician that is discourteous, arrogant and impolite, as we learned from a recent article on the Life Site News website:
  • Star Parker is the founder and President of the Center For Urban Renewal and Education (CURE.)
  • She recently testified in front of a Congressional committee which was examining legislation banning abortions on babies with beating hearts.
  • Parker testified: “In fact when you put the Dred Scott decision next to the Roe v Wade decision, they read almost verbatim. I’d like to also address something that was brought up earlier...when it comes to mixing the abortion issue with the challenges that we face in many of our hard-hit communities. I feel it disingenuous that the issues of Medicaid would come up, and other opportunities for us to re-address what has happened in...our most distressed zip codes. The way that Planned Parenthood targets these particular zip codes with abortion. Abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community today. Since roe v wade was legalized, 20 million humans have been killed inside of the womb of black women. And then on Halloween, Planned Parenthood tweets out that the black women are safest if they abort their child rather than bring it to term. To the gentleman from Texas who brought up Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, I think that is important that we put in record that the needs of those that are most vulnerable in society cannot be addressed with abortion. Abortion feeds a narrative that women are victims, that they have no control over their sexual impulses. And the result of this narrative being forced down into our hardest-hit communities – we are seeing now recklessness in sexual activity and marriage has collapsed. In the 50s, 70% of black adults were married. Today, that number is 30 percent. This is causing a lot more social pathologies that have to be addressed in different types of legislation, not the Heartbeat Bill. The Heartbeat Bill is to protect the innocent.”
  • I included all of her words to give you an idea that she is a reasonable, obviously well educated and well spoken woman who seems to understand what are some of the root causes in the inner cities, especially issues that affect African Americans.
  • But rather than accept her testimony with politeness and discretion, Congressman Steve Cohen let loose a broadside against this American citizen: “And to suggest I’m disingenuous shows your ignorance or your absolute inability to deal with Congresspeople the way they should. I believe in those issues and I think they’re proper, and to say I’m disingenuous is just wrong and I expect an apology.”
  • Way to go Congressmen, invite a subject matter expert to testify, using up valuable time and resources and then call her ignorant in an open committee meeting, real classy.
  • Fortunately at least one other member of Congress who was present had some class, Congressman Louie Gohmert immediately jumped in in defense of Ms. Parker: “I would ask for an apology from the gentleman from Tennessee (for) calling our witness ignorant when it seems to me she has a whole lot more knowledge and wisdom” than he does.
  • Chairman Steve King then ended the hearing, citing the “lack of civility before this committee.”
  • In an additional but of disrespect towards an American citizen, fellow Democrat Pramila Jayapal blamed the the way the meeting was conducted for Cohen’s outburst and unprofessional behavior, which is nonsense, if he had a problem with the way the meeting was being conducted he should of took it out on his peers on the committee not Ms. Parker.
Way to go Congress people, calling American citizens ignorant of hoping they die and go to hell. Who is it again who pays your salaries and let you live a very, very comfortable life? Insanity.

3) In other news about another classless act from a [former] member of Congress, Anthony Weiner was recently checked into a Federal penitentiary as a result of being found guilty of sexting a minor girl. Most people know that he has a long history of online deviant sexual behavior but did not cross the line into illegality until his sexting with a teenaged girl.

He will be behind bars for 21 - 27 months at the medium security prison that focuses on detaining prisoners with psychological issues. While there he will receive sex addiction therapy. Who is the ignorant one in this case, Mr. Cohen?

That will do it for today’s insanity: a delusional John Kerry, a classless member of Congress, and Federal prison garb for a former member of Congress. More insanity to follow.

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