Charles Pierce on Tom Cotton, a double dose | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Charles Pierce on Tom Cotton, a double dose

Posted By on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 2:45 PM

You need a laugh don't you? I know I do. It's dark humor in that it's rooted in awful facts, but I still recommend a couple of blog posts by Esquire's Charles Pierce on Tom Cotton.

* BUSH ERASED: Here you have how Tom Cotton has erased all the made-up reasons George Bush and Dick Cheney came up with to go to war in Iraq.

It may have eluded you as you watched Cotton lose to coherence two out of three falls, but he managed to dump a whole lot of stuff down the ol' memory hole.

"Israel struck Iraq's nuclear program in 1981 and they didn't reconstitute it..."

Wait. What? What about the aluminum tubes? The yellowcake from Niger? The smoking gun that cannot be a mushroom cloud? What about Condi Rice? Was Judy Miller's martyrdom in vain? Was it even necessary to have ruined Valerie Plame's career? Damn, Tom, where were you when we needed you?

* ARKANSAS UBER ALLES: Here you have how 478,000 Arkansans took over U.S. foreign policy by electing Tall Talking Tom Cotton.

 It long has been acceptable on the respectable American right to call this president practically anything. It now is acceptable on the respectable American right to do anything to thwart his ability to conduct his office. A twice-elected president must bow to the uneducated whims of the representative of 478,819 Arkansans. We have fallen through the looking glass and left it far behind.

Tags: , , , ,


Favorite

Comments (28)

Showing 1-28 of 28

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-28 of 28

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Trump's 'deal' on wall and dreamers is no bargain

    Donald Trump unveiled his great plan today — temporary protection for "dreamers" in return for  $5.7 billion worth of wall — but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already explained why it falls short and some on is side are already crying "no amnesty."
    • Jan 19, 2019
  • An open line for reproductive justice

    Rain drove the speakers inside to the old Senate chamber at the state Capitol, but the rally for reproductive justice went on today as does the fight in a state where the majority who assemble at the Capitol most often act to restrict women's medical rights. The line is open on this and other topics.
    • Jan 19, 2019
  • Cotton, Boozman propose estate tax bonanza for billionaires

    Tom Cotton and John Boozman are dishonestly touting legislation that is a bonanza for the super wealthy as help for small businesses and farmers.
    • Jan 19, 2019
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Slideshows

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation