Friday, July 25, 2014

In which Tom Cotton goes Obama bonkers

Posted By on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 2:24 PM

click to enlarge OBAMAMANIA: Tom Cotton lays the world's ills at president's doorstep.
  • OBAMAMANIA: Tom Cotton lays the world's ills at president's doorstep.
U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is an extreme right-wing Republican. We all knew that. It might even make him electable in Arkansas.

But his Obama mania  has developed to the point of irrationality.

Read this. In an appearance on an extremist right-wing talk show yesterday, Cotton blamed President Obama for just about all the world's ills, including the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. Really.

Tom Cotton, the Republican congressman running for U.S. Senate in Arkansas, appeared on “Washington Watch” yesterday to criticize President Obama’s foreign policy, even managing to link the administration to everything from the downing of flight MH17 by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to the atrocities committed against Christians in Iraq … which he said all leads back to the IRS scandal.

He said that America’s enemies have “realized” that Obama is too “slow to react if he reacts at all” on foreign affairs issues, and so “sometimes that means shooting down an airliner full of innocent civilians, including children, in Ukraine; sometimes that means driving Christians out of a city like Mosul.”

He then told host Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, that the Obama administration has “a very peculiar form of crisis management that seems to create one worse crisis to get the last crisis off of the newspaper headlines. You went from the IRS scandal to the VA to the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap to the Islamic State taking over in Iraq to a civilian airliner being shot out of the skies in Ukraine, it’s hard to imagine they are going to keep this up or what that would mean for America’s national security interests in the world.”

There's more, including Obama losing the war in Iraq. The account is taken from a Right Wing Watch report on Cotton's remarks. But you can hear the whole talk with Tony Perkins of the Family Council here. (Bonus: First you get to hear  Perkins talk to Ronnie Floyd, the megachurch pastor from Arkansas who leads the Southern Baptist Convention.)

Want to see Cotton up close? He'll be announcing support of some veterans tomorrow at the state Capitol about 9:30 a.m. Vietnam memorial. Mark Pryor is going to the Peach Festival in Clarksville tomorrow afternoon.

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