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Gillibrand (D-umbass, NY) Goes Full Retard

mattisI don’t know about you guys, but my news feeds were all filled with the buzz that retired Marine Corps General James Mattis was selected by Trump to be nominated for the position of Secretary of Defense. Every single veteran and current service member I know has been singing the praises of this particular choice – regardless of political views – and Mattis memes are dominating my social media page like I’ve never seen before.

As critical and doubtful I am of our President-elect, this was a stellar choice.

Mattis knows and understands the military.

His troops love and respect him – even now that he’s retired.

He is widely considered to have been one of the most competent, seasoned military officers in recent history.

He understands military strategy and tactics, and is able to effectively balance the mission with care for his troops.

And he understands military-civilian relations, which is critical in the position of Secretary of Defense, as he works with both civilian policy makers and military personnel to lead America’s defenses. Hell, he’s edited a book about this!

But of course, there’s at least one doofus who has gone full potato (and was stupid enough to publicly admit it) about the suggestion that James Mattis become Trump’s Secretary of Defense.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) came out against Donald Trump’s selection of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of Defense, saying she would not support a necessary congressional waiver to allow him to take on the role.

Gillibrand is the first lawmaker to oppose waiving the prohibition on former military officers heading the Pentagon less than seven years after retiring.

“While I deeply respect General Mattis’s service, I will oppose a waiver,” she said in a statement. “Civilian control of our military is a fundamental principle of American democracy, and I will not vote for an exception to this rule.”

This is where I have to laugh at this daft bint and challenge her claim that she’s opposing Mattis’ selection for the sake of any kind of fundamental principles, especially not ones of American democracy.

First – we already have civilian control of the U.S. military. He’s called the President of the United States, or… you know… the Commander-in-Chief of the US military.

Second – it’s not like we haven’t had veterans serve as Secretaries of Defense! Over the last 64 years, there have been numerous SecDefs who have served – seven have come from the Navy, with seven from the Army, and one from the Air Force.

Who better to care for our armed forces, participate in decision making that impacts the military, and represent us in military alliances than a man who has spent a lifetime as a warrior, who is known for caring for the troops, and is a known intellectual?

Gillibrand’s excuse for opposing Mattis doesn’t pass muster. It is more likely that she’s already positioning herself to be the anti-Trump in the 2020 election, and what better way to do that than to oppose his nominees?

Of course, if that’s the case, she has not picked her battles wisely. Mattis is widely respected by a vast number of people in Washington, and chances are, he will not just get the Congressional go-ahead and be confirmed as the Secretary of Defense, but it will likely happen with overwhelming support from both sides of the political aisle, leaving her as one of the few doofuses who screeched for attention in the wrong arena.

But hey, if she wants to squander her political capital on a cause as stupid as opposing a supremely qualified candidate to head the Pentagon, so be it. All it will do is mar any credibility she may have had as a potential Commander-in-Chief.

Hey, did you hear Kirsten Gillibrand is running for President?

Isn’t she the moron who opposed the nomination of Jim Mattis as SECDEF?

Yeah, and now she wants to be the Commander-in-Chief!

*gigglesnort* Yeah, that’s sure to emphasize her understanding of the military she wants to be elected to lead!

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36 responses

  1. Not that she was all that smart to begin with.

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  2. I’m wondering if this nomination isn’t more “blind squirrel” and Trump’s thinking was more along the lines of “Conservatives love the military so I should nominate some military guys. What are some names I’ve heard?” That would explain suggesting Petraeus, Flynn, and Mattis in the same administration.

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    1. I’m wholly against the former two, but the latter is top notch.

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      1. My thinking is that if you’re not intimately familiar with the military, how many names of “top people” is someone going to come up with? Petraeus has been in the news. Flynn was at the RNC. And Mattis has all those memes about him (and Trump does seem to at least be aware of Social Media).

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        1. He latched on to Flynn before the RNC. By the time the RNC rolled around, I was already concerned that guy would be named National Security Adviser or DCIA.

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  3. News Flash: Hillary Lite Steps on Her Dick

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  4. Do not interrupt the enemy when he is in the process of making a mistake.
    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Approximately.

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  5. Hail Mattis, Patron Saint of Chaos.

    The retired Marines I work with have been insufferable today……but Mattis is the best choice…by far.

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    1. I happen to work for a retired Marine in an office full of military (both detailees and retired), so this news broke like wildfire. Now, I wouldn’t go so far as to say insufferable, but the gleeful chortles about Marines taking over the world (the Chairman is a Marine as well…) are getting to be a little much.

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      1. Have they explained with wide grins how the DoD was either now going to revert back to the “War Department”…or be renamed the “Department of Offense”?

        I do count myself lucky though, I work with folks who worked directly for Mattis at one level or another. It’s great insight.

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  6. Reblogged this on The Arts Mechanical and commented:
    Never underestimate the ability of a Congressperson with (D, NY) to act like a total idiot. I’ve been watching all of them my entire life and I have not seen one smart thing come out of a (D, NY), ever. The funny thing is that some of them seemed to enjoy being idiots. I wonder what their constituents get out of it. I think that the reason that those people keep electing idiots is that they are insulated from the consequences of acting like idiots by their money and lifestyle. Being an idiot about things like who they vote for never bites them in the butt, so they just keep doing it.

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  7. Ah, yes. Please tell us more how you’ve evolved to coming around to us “cheeto skinned neanderthal Trumpians”. Another elite self-identifies. Pathetic, Nikki.

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    1. What the fuck are you jabbering about? This was an entry about an appointment I SUPPORT of Trump’s, and that’s being opposed by an empty headed libtard. Are you literate at all?

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    2. Please drown yourself now. You’ve singlehandedly dragged down the collective IQ of commenters on this site.

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    3. NOWHERE in Nicki’s post here does she indicate that she is “coming around” to Trump.

      He managed to pick a stellar candidate for SecDef, and she applauds the pick. It in NO way means she approves of Trump.

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        1. He probably threw what he thought was a grenade and raced off to escape the blast. Only thing is, he threw a dud.

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        2. Except he didn’t even throw a dud – more like a … potato.

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        3. I’m only an Army brat, not a veteran myself, so there’s a lot I don’t know and I have to ask a simple question/

          Is there such a thing as a grenade shaped like a boomerang?

          If not, then what the fuck did this idiot just toss?

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        4. Threw a grenade like this?

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    4. Please go be stupid on your time, not ours. Thanks.

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  8. I agree with you Nicki on the appointment of Mattis to SecDef. there could not have been a more stellar choice. It is the only appointment made by the pres. elect that makes any sense, all the rest are simply establishment insiders. Sorta hard to drain the swamp if you surround yourself with the posers that built the swampo in the first place.
    From what I’ve learned about Mattis, giving Trumps penchant for NOT going to war, Mattis knows first hand the nature of war and believe he in no way would encourage war if any other possibility was available. Having said that he will not back down either, and he KNOWS how to win a war. The Marines creedo on winning – kill our enemies and break all their shit – war won….. now leave and let the remnants pick up the pieces….. USMC (active) “66-72” God – Country – Corps – Semper Fi

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  9. Someone who understands what the military is for. It’s not a social club, it’s not for social engineering, it’s not for delivering supplies to our enemies to try to make them like us.

    Kill people. Break things. Repeat until enemy can’t fight any more.

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    1. It’s not a social club, it’s not for social engineering

      Thank you! I really think that attitude needs to be more prevalent.

      “We have this idea that will make our forces-”
      “Will this help us kill our enemies and break their things more efficiently?”
      “Well no, but we-”
      “Go away. NEXT!”

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  10. Hillary Clinton. Will never. Be President. Of the. United States.

    Gee, feels really good to type that. Trump was not my choice in the primary, but I am ever so relieved that Hillary did not win.

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    1. I’m willing to bet that she’ll try again in 2020.

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      1. I dunno. She already has documented health problems; she’ll be 4 years older and lost against Trump. Time will tell.

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  11. I’m hoping the ROEs will change so that our troops can do their job. ISIS got real brave when they found out that we couldn’t shoot first and couldn’t blow up a house they were in.

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    1. New rules: You are allowed to do headshots first, and you can blow up the whole damn country they are in, if necessary.

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  12. Speaking of Mattis:

    We could probably pay off the national debt if someone recorded General Mattis’ reaction to this and put it on PPV.

    http://freebeacon.com/culture/vmi-famed-military-academy-giving-cadets-coloring-books-stress/

    That whirring sound you’re hearing all the way from Luxemburg? That’s Patton tunneling his way to the VMI campus…..

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  13. It has been suggested that if Mattis runs in the next election for president his campaign slogan will be, Mad Dog 2020. Has a nice ring to it, for all of us who grew up in the 70’s.

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    1. I’d vote for him.

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