Bachmann: God demands attention to tea party message

Michele Bachmann, campaigning in Sarasota, Fla. over the weekend:

“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”

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Joe Mama

August 30th, 2011
9:26 am

JKL2 — “That 2+2 stuff can be quite a mystery to the Demwit faithful.”

No less so to the GOP faithful.

Plame’s role and job were classified. She had worked overseas under an assumed identity in a front organization within the previous 18 months. And someone — quite possibly someone highly placed in the Bush Administration — outed her. Depending on who that person was, they quite possibly committed a felony pertaining to our national security in wartime.

I find it remarkable how cavalier some conservatives can be about national security matters when they brush up against their ideological shibboleths.

“Breaking the law is breaking the law. But there is a big difference between a felony and a parking ticket.”

Unauthorized release of classified information to unauthorized persons — especially in wartime — is a Federal felony. It’s not even in the same ballpark as a parking ticket, and your comparison of the two make it obvious that you’re more interested in political issues here than in national security issues.

“Too bad you see them both as the same offense.”

What’s really regrettable is:

1) You dishonestly putting words in my mouth

2) The fact that you excuse a felony and a violation of our national security laws for political purposes.

I know the laws pertaining to this sort of thing. You either don’t know them or simply don’t care what they say.

“I guess your one of those sharia law kind of guys.”

No, I’m a disabled Army veteran who loves his country very much and who wants to see her secrets safe. I’m not sure what you are, but I’m pretty sure you’re not the same.

“No problem with national security for me either.”

It’s pretty clear that you don’t take national security seriously if you can excuse and dismiss the outing of Valerie Plame. But that’s not surprising, given the kind of situational patriotism that most conservatives engage in. When political considerations bump up against national security, a conservative will throw the nation’s interests overboard every time.

“No skeletons hiding in my closet.”

No, you’ve been very forthcoming about your disdain for our national security in wartime. I appreciate you identifying yourself in this way; now I know the kind of reprehensible person I’m dealing with.

“Can’t say the same about obama or most of the people he hangs out with.”

The coward will always try to hide behind the misdeeds of others when confronted with misdeeds of his own.

JKL2

August 30th, 2011
11:41 pm

joe mama- No, I’m a disabled Army veteran who loves his country very much and who wants to see her secrets safe. I’m not sure what you are, but I’m pretty sure you’re not the same

I’m guessing you were either a mechanic or a truck driver by your level of expertise in dealing with security issues. I’ll be sure to express your concerns to NATO.

Joe Mama

August 31st, 2011
10:32 am

JLK2 — “I’m guessing you were either a mechanic or a truck driver”

Nope, neither. Would you care to guess again? I will tell you that my last assignment before I left the service was in a G-section in a Division HQ. That’s pretty close to the flagpole.

“by your level of expertise in dealing with security issues.”

If you believe I’ve made any incorrect statements, then you’re free to correct me. However, the problem for you is that I haven’t. Plame HAD worked under overseas an assumed identity in a front organization as part of a CIA operation within 18 months of the time she was outed. If a person authorized to know her identity revealed that information to someone not so authorize, then that is a Federal felony. I’d like to know if someone highly placed in the US government committed a Federal felony dealing with our national security during wartime, wouldn’t you? One might even call such a person a traitor.

“I’ll be sure to express your concerns to NATO.”

Once again, the coward will always try to hide behind the misdeeds of others when confronted with misdeeds of his own.

JKL2

September 1st, 2011
10:39 pm

joe- I left the service was in a G-section in a Division HQ

Very nice. Now do your job and go get me some coffee.

-I’d like to know if someone highly placed in the US government committed a Federal felony dealing with our national security during wartime, wouldn’t you?

Then I guess you better lock up Valerie for blowing her own cover. The rest of it was just a joke, not a threat to national security. It’s all moot at this point since the case is closed.