Tom Cotton is a rising Republican star, now being mentioned as a 2020 possibility, or even a Trump alternative if, as some (i.e., me) speculate, Trump Withdraws from the Race. He was the instigator of the infamous, bordering on treasonous, letter to Iran telling them not to trust America’s word on the Iran nuclear deal.
But Cotton is not only a major league despicable Senator and person, he is also a petty, vindictive one, as I just learned reading An Obama Nominee's Crushed Hopes a Times op-ed piece by Frank Bruni.
I’m not a great fan of Bruni’s, dating back to his coverage of W. Bush in 2000. But this piece reveals Cotton’s true nature in a tragic case. Cassandra Butts was a lifetime public servant and a law school classmate of the President’s. He nominated her for Ambassador to the Bahamas.
Cotton put a hold on her nomination, along with Ambassadorships to Norway and Sweden, over gripes about alleged leaks, completely unrelated to Butts. Cotton’s office said he “had enormous respect for her and her career” and her qualifications were impeccable. Yet Cotton held her up for over 800 days, even after releasing the other holds. Why? Bruni writes:
She told me that she once went to see him about it, and he explained that he knew that she was a close friend of Obama’s — the two first encountered each other on a line for financial-aid forms at Harvard Law School, where they were classmates — and that blocking her was a way to inflict special pain on the president.
On May 25, Butts died after waiting futilely for 835 days for confirmation. “She had acute leukemia, but didn’t know it and hadn’t felt ill until just beforehand.” At that point, “the Bahamas had gone without an ambassador for 1,647 days.”
THEY BOTH LOVE HARD DRIVING AUTHORITY AND “MAKING DEALS”
We all know that Donald Trump was only joking when he
implied that the Second Amendment Folks could take out Hillary if they wanted
to.And when he encouraged Russia to hack
Hillary Clinton’s emails so that her wrinkled Granny titties nefarious Clinton Foundation activities would be exposed for the world to see, we knew he wasn't serious. But Hillary is taking it from all sides of late, including from Wikileaks transparency uber patriot, Julian Assange, who seems to have a massive hard on "thing" for Hillary. Of course, we all know that Julian's long-standing beef with Hillary Clinton stems from the time she refused to have anal sex
with him she threatened to have him arrested, right?
While I’m totally 100% spit on my mother’s grave sure
not yet convinced that Putin is directly behind the e-mail hack and dump of the
Democratic National Committee (whose offices, by the way are just a few blocks
away from my ho…
Is A MUST Read: Take A Gander At This Amazing, But Little Known, 9-11 Story This incredible story is from a flight attendant on Delta Flight
15: On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, we were about 5 hours
out of Frankfurt, flying over the North Atlantic. All of a sudden the curtains parted and I was told to go to the
cockpit, immediately, to see the captain. As soon as I got there I noticed that the crew had that “All
Business” look on their faces. The captain handed me a printed message. It was
from Delta’s main office in Atlanta and simply read, “All airways over the
Continental United States are closed to commercial air traffic. Land ASAP at
the nearest airport. Advise your destination.” No one said a word about what this could mean. We knew it was a
serious situation and we needed to find terra firma quickly. The captain
determined that the nearest airport was 400 miles behind us in Gander,
Newfoundland. He requested approval for a route change from the Canadian
A NARRATIVE THAT ENABLES VIOLENCE AGANST US AS IT DID
PART ONE If you haven’t kept up with the right wing’s
latest attacks on liberals for protesting and resisting Trump then you probably
will disagree with me that I believe that we are heading for new wave of
violence against liberal demonstrators, protesters and resistors as well as against free speech and
the continued diminishment of basic civil and human rights right here in
America. We’ve seen such actions before
during the Civil Rights and Anti-Vietnam War days of the 1960’s.With our backs against the well, as they
surely are today, and the national atmosphere even more repressive with the
Trump Administration, you can depend on it. Why do I say what’s happening to us today
resembles what happened to African Americans during Jim Crow?In no way do I intend to portray the “plight”
of liberals and progressives today as analogous to the post Civil War situation
of African Americans following the passage of the 13th