Every time you care what Todd Kincannon says on Twitter, God smites a kitten.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) June 1, 2014
In their frantic attempts to deprive President Obama of his third term, the even-more-rightwing elements of the GOP (Greedy Old Perverts) are once again managing to embarrass the saner members of the tribe. Hat tip to commentor Lamh36 for the RawStory link:
Republicans are outraged that President Barack Obama authorized a prisoner exchange with the Taliban for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — who has been held captive since 2009 — and that they plan to use the exchange against Democrats in the upcoming election…
One possible reason the president chose not to notify lawmakers is that last time he attempted to negotiate Sgt. Bergdahl’s release, Republicans both formally and informally blocked all efforts to do so.
In addition to using congressional oversight, special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman was told by Republican leadership that negotiating an exchange of Sgt. Bergdahl that involved detainees from Guantanamo Bay would be the president’s “Willie Horton moment”…
Retweet (because I’m not going there) of the Kincannon filth-of-the-moment below the fold:
— Bill (@86400_breathe) June 1, 2014