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Traitorous Bastard Parade: Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) “isn’t sure which side (President Obama) is on” with his “un-American” speech in Cairo.

Listen, jackass, this is our overwhelmingly-elected President you are talking about being “un-American”.  This is our Commander in Chief who you are openly wondering “which side he is on”.  Protecting your precious political career is no excuse for personal and moral cowardice, when you accuse the President of treason you should put your damn money where you fat mouth is.

I wish I didn’t keep having so many uses for that image, but you knuckleheads keep serving up the excuses.

Let me get it straight, Senator Inhofe, you are not sure whether President Obama is on the side of America, so you are not sure that he is not on the side of, for example, Al Qaeda?  Are you serious that you are unsure whether or not the President does or does not support the people who kill American citizens and soldiers and who throw acid in the faces of young girls who are impertinent to go to school?  You have trouble determining whether or not the President of the United States is on the side of the people who hijacked our planes and flew them into our buildings, or whether or not he is instead on the side of the passengers of those planes and the rescue workers who died in the Trade Center?

Brian Breuther at TPM managed to get Senator Inhofe’s communications director, Jared Young on the phone to clarify whether or not the Senator was implying that the President sided with those who would do harm to America and its citizens:

“No, no, he’s not saying that, no. He just certainly doesn’t seem to be on the side of our men and women in uniform.”

OK, you Traitorous Bastard.  You aren’t saying he is on the side of the people who kill our soldiers, you are simply saying that the President of the United States “doesn’t seem to be” on the side of our soldiers, living and dead.  I’ll tell you what – you chickenshit traitorous forked-tongued bastard – I will spare the sidestepping political doubletalk you so love to use as a weapon while decrying any personal responsibility and I’ll tell you straight what I think:

You, Senator Inhofe, are an un-American traitorous bastard.  You do not uphold or support the basic underlying tenets of the Consititution, you dishonor the Founding Fathers and you are a disgrace to the citizens you represent and the men and women of the Armed Forces who are unfortunate enough to have to rely on your decisions.  Your accusation of treason against the President of the United States is only more pathetic and offensive because of the mealy-mouthed, cowardly, backhanded, gutless way you state it.  Be a man – be a “real American” – Senator: accuse our President of treason outright and stand by your words.

Chris Blask


  1. DeniseVelez

    to liberate his district, similar to the move of folks from Lawrence Mass to found Lawrence KS.

    The escalation of treasonous voices from the right, will hopefully only serve to push other folks away from them and to the left or at least the center.


  2. Piece of history for you:

    Eight of the Doolittle Raiders were captured by the Japanese at the beginning of WWII.  They were tortured immediately.

    According to Lt. Col. Chase Neilsen, Navigator Plane #6, the first thing the Japanese did was water torture.  Shortly before his death in 2007, the Lt. Col continued to describe the following as torture:

    “The held us down and poured water down our noses.”  

    Mr. Neilsen returned to Japan in 1946 to testify in the war crimes trials.  His interrogators were convicted of war crimes and sentenced to five to nine years in prison.

  3. Key Votes:

    HR 4939

     S AMDT 3688: Influenza Vaccine Injury Compensation Amendment

     S AMDT 3617: Sugarcane Growers Funding Amendment

    Issues: Agriculture Issues, Budget, Spending and Taxes, Defense, Environmental Issues, Foreign Aid and Policy Issues, Health Issues, Housing and Property Issues, Immigration, Science and Medical Research, Trade Issues, Transportation Issues, Veterans Issues, Welfare and Poverty

    Date: 05/04/2006

    Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, Jerry (R-CA)

    Bill Passed


    How members voted

    (77 – 21)

    Senator Inhofe voted NO

    Project Vote Smart’s Synopsis:

    Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $107.41 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and hurricane relief and recovery efforts, among other purposes.

    Key Votes:

    HR 4297:

       S AMDT 2730: Medicare Part D Amendment

       S AMDT 2737: Military Funding and Tax Cuts Amendment

       S AMDT 2735

    Issues: Budget, Spending and Taxes, Veterans Issues

    Date: 02/02/2006

    Sponsor: Sen. Dodd, Christopher (D-CT)

    Motion Rejected


    How members voted

    (44 – 53)

    Senator Inhofe voted NO

    Project Vote Smart’s Synopsis:

    Vote on a motion to waive the Budget Act in order to adopt an amendment that authorizes $21.9 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs and offsets the cost through changes made to tax rates on capital gains and dividends.

    Additional Funding For Veterans Amendment

    Key Votes:

    S 2020: Tax Reconciliation Bill

     S AMDT 2634

     S AMDT 2616: Earned Income Tax Credit Amendment

     S AMDT 2602: Hurricane Victims Tax Benefit Amendment

     S AMDT 2601: Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Amendment

     S AMDT 2650: Pay As You Go Amendment

     S AMDT 2612: Price-Gouging During Emergencies Amendment

     S AMDT 2610: Tax Rate Amendment

     S AMDT 2626: Temporary Tax on Crude Oil Amendment

    Issues: Veterans Issues

    Date: 11/17/2005

    Sponsor: Sen. Boxer, Barbara (D-CA)

    Record Vote Number 343

    Motion Rejected


    How members voted

    (43 – 55)

    Senator Inhofe voted NO

    Read statements Senator Inhofe made in this general time period.

    Project Vote Smart’s Synopsis:

    Vote on a motion to waive the Budget Act in order to adopt an amendment that appropriates $500 million annually from 2006-2010 for counseling, mental health, and rehabilitation services for veterans diagnosed with mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, or substance abuse.

    Health Care for Veterans Amendment

    Key Votes:

    HR 2863:

     S AMDT 1937

     S Amdt 2033: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment

    Issues: Veterans Issues

    Date: 10/05/2005

    Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)

    Record Vote Number 251

    Motion Rejected


    How members voted

    (48 – 51)

    Senator Inhofe voted NO

    Read statements Senator Inhofe made in this general time period.

    Project Vote Smart’s Synopsis:

    Vote on a motion to waive the Budget Act to allow for adoption of an amendment that increases funding for the Veterans Health Administration in order to account for inflation and changes in the number of veterans using the health services.

    Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development

    Key Votes:

    HR 4624

     H Amdt 718: Space Station Amendment

     S Amdt 2446: Ethanol Amendment

    Issues: Budget, Spending and Taxes, Housing and Property Issues, Veterans Issues

    Date: 09/12/1994

    Sponsor: Rep. Stokes, Louis (D-OH)

    Roll no. 417

    Conference Report Adopted


    How members voted

    (313 – 61)

    Senator Inhofe did not vote

    Read statements Senator Inhofe made in this general time period.

    Project Vote Smart’s Synopsis:

    Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $92.63 billion for the Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and independent agencies for fiscal year 1995.

    Official Title of Legislation:

    HR 4624: Making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and for other purposes.

    There’s more, but I’m too lazy to copy and paste them. I guess that’s enough.

  4. Senate Adm. 520 to H.R. 1269 (April 21 2005): $213,000,000 for up armored HMMWVs

    S.Amdt. 4763 to H.R. 980 (May 14, 2008): To improve educational assistance for members of the Armed Forces and veterans in order to enhance recruitment and retention for the Armed Forces.

    S.Amdt. 344 to H.R. 1268 (April 12 2005): To provide $1,975,183,000 for medical care for veterans

    S.Amdt. 149 to S.Con.Res. 18 (March16 2005): To increase veterans medical care by $2.8 billion in 2006

    S.Amdt. 2745 to S.Con.Res. 95 (March 10 2005): To create a reserve fund to allow for an increase in Veterans’ medical care by $1.8 billion by eliminating abusive tax loopholes.

    S.Amdt. 16 to S. 256: (March 1, 2005): To protect service members and veterans from means testing in bankruptcy, to disallow certain claims by lenders charging usurious interest rates to service members, and to allow service members to exempt property based on the law of the State of their premilitary residence.

    House Joint Resolution 20 Senate vote 48 (February 14 2007): Increase in Veterans health spending by $3.6 Billion

    The IAVA report can be found at: http://www.veteranreportcard.o

  5. HappyinVT

    Now here is a disturbing story:

    Federal authorities in Utah are searching for a man who allegedly made threats against President Obama.

    Daniel James Murray has been charged with making threats against Obama, after telling a bank teller he was part of a “mission” to kill the president. The Secret Service says Murray has at least eight registered firearms. His whereabouts are unknown.

    Murray entered Zion’s First National Bank in St. George, Utah, May 19, to open a savings account with an $85,000 check, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Salt Lake City today.

    Murray allegedly asked if the bank was solvent and then stated, according to the complaint, “With all this mess going on under President Obama with banks and the economy, I’m sure if citizens happen to lose their money, they will rise up and we could see killing and deaths.”

    Sounds like someone who’s been watching Glenn Beck, doesn’t it?

    On May 27, the complaint states, Murray came back to withdraw $12,698 from his savings account. He did not have proper identification and was told he needed it to complete the transaction. He allegedly said, “Not to be disrespectful, but if I don’t get this money, someone is going to die.”

    The bank manager allowed the transaction, and Murray allegedly demanded bills smaller than $50 in non-sequential order.

    Murray then said, “We are on a mission to kill the president of the United States,” according to the complaint.

    Murray told the teller during that visit, the complaint added, “We are 94 million miles from the sun, and are in-between the sun and moon, and the eagle that flies between them, and it’s a giant step for mankind. … I have traveled thousands of miles to be here and know things that are going to happen. … The banking system will fail and people will die. … There will be chaos in the world.”

    The next day, according to the complaint, Murray withdrew the remaining $72,000 and closed his account.

    But perhaps the most disturbing part of the whole story is this:

    A Secret Service spokesman said there will be no further comment on the case because it involves protective intelligence.

    “This is one of a gazillion cases,” the spokesman told ABC News. “It’s not that out of the ordinary. We see this day in and day out.”

    Somehow, I find that less than comforting.

    The Salt Lake Tribune has more.


    I saw a diary about this over at Daily Kos and actually was rather dismissive about it because it was a bit hyperbolic.  I didn’t bother to check out the links because we all know that there have been and will continue to be threats against the president.

    However, this dude is well-armed and, somehow, fairly well-financed.

    The whole thing pisses me off to no end.  How long are people like Limbaugh, Coulter, Malkin, Beck, Hannity, O’Reilly, and Dobbs going to be allowed to use buzzwords like communist/fascist/socialist/Muslim/Anti-Christ, etc with impunity?  When is it ever appropriate for elected officials like Palin, Inhofe, Bachmannn, and goodness knows who else to accuse either a Senator or President of palling around with terrorists or wanting to send people to re-education camps or to want to control people or call him un-American?

    If, God forbid, something happens to this president I will hold each and every one of these people responsible.  Words have consequences.

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