I knew Demorats would go and are
going to extreme lengths to make the sequester and Republicans look bad. I knew Harry Reid is a conniving crooked
liar. (And trust me when I say I
am putting that nicely.) But I did
not expect him to stoop this incredibly low. In Harry Reid's own words:
As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We’ll follow this news very
closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States
military and the families of the fallen Marines.
Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so
important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and
maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the
floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six
months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a
little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very
vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of
money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our
military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.
These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And
with this sequester, it’s going to cut back this stuff.
Marines (who pointed out that if
they could not do all the safety precautions, they would not do the exercise)
and just about anyone else with any decency are outraged.
And that includes the Mainstream
Noos Media. Can you imagine the media
outrage if a Republican had said something like this?
Labels: Democrats, Harry Reid, sequester