Friday, April 12, 2019

The 21st Century Weaponized ‘Tactile’ Parade of Idiots

Democrats seem to have a never-ending supply of idiots but it’s hard to outdo their womenfolk who are all too willing to parade their inadequacies around, starting with Maxine Waters.

Although Mad Maxie chairs the Financial Services Committee she frequently has no clue what that entails. For example, in grilling bank CEO’s earlier this week she appeared to have forgotten that Barack Hussein Obama nationalized the student loan program nearly a decade ago -

“By cutting out the middleman, we’ll save the American taxpayers $68 billion in the coming years,” Obama said when he signed the legislation in 2010.

thus removing banks from the loan process entirely. She also forgot that she herself had voted for it, twice. Or perhaps she just thinks that by their very existence “big banks” are responsible for all evils connected to money and should therefore be responsible to fix them.

Then, Waters turned the questions on the bank executives, asking what they intended to do about the student debt crisis: “What are you guys doing to help us with the student loan debt? Who would like to answer first? Mr. Monihan? Big bank?”

“We stopped making student loans in 2007 or so,” he responded.

“So you don’t do it anymore? Mr. Corbyn?” she pressed the next banker.

“We exited student lending in 2009,” he replied.

“Mr. Dimon?” Waters tried again.

“When the government took over student lending in 2010, we stopped doing all student lending,” he said. - Daily Caller

If you think that the chair of the House Financial Services Committee ought minimally be expected to understand the role and responsibilities of the institutions her committee purports to oversee, well, you’re probably a sexist. As well as a racist.

Next we have AOC, another member of Maxine’s committee, grilling Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan on his bank’s avaricious role in the funding of a pipeline that she doesn’t approve of and the ‘caging of children’ which I presume she likewise doesn’t approve. I’m unclear if she’s simply grandstanding or if she thinks it is her duty to shame people representing institutions who do things that she doesn’t approve of.

Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grilled Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan about the bank's involvement in the caging of children at the US Mexico border and its financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on TuesdayThis is my “I’m smarter than the average fifth grader” face.

AOC: Why was the bank involved in the caging of children, and financing the caging of children to begin with?'

Sloan: 'I don't know how to answer that question because we weren't.'

Not to outsmarted by the Democratic women-of-color serving in Congress at the whim of the people, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand decided to weigh in on an even weightier subject:  “tactile” nuclear weapons. Hugh Hewitt and John Bolton seem to have enjoyed her tirade.

“When you say you want to develop low-yield nuclear weapons that are tactile (sic), what you’re saying is you want to use them.”

I suppose it’s only fair to point out that Gillibrand, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was expressing her opposition to the President’s National Defense Authorization Act of 2019, because, among other things, it included provisions “to modify or develop a low-yield nuclear warhead for submarine-launched ballistic missiles,” more commonly referred to as “tactical” nuclear weapons. You might expect her to know the difference but being a female Democrat serving on a big, important Congressional committee means never having to say ‘I’m sorry, I misspoke.’

tactical - tac·ti·cal / adjective

  1. relating to or constituting actions carefully planned to gain a specific military end.

    - (of bombing or weapons) done or for use in immediate support of military or naval operations.

  2. (of a person or their actions) showing adroit planning; aiming at an end beyond the immediate action.

tactile -  tac-tile / adjective

1.  of, pertaining to, endowed with, or affecting the sense of touch.

2.  perceptible to the touch; tangible.

Or maybe Senator Gilli simply knows something we don’t.

So Last Century - “Tactical Nuclear Weapon”

New 21st Century version: part of the new fuzzy-wuzzy tactile stuffed animal line:

Squeeze the Teddy Bear at your own peril