THIS we need?

As if the idea of slogging through another media-driven horse race clusterfun Presidential campaign wasn’t bad enough, with the inevitable competition among the GOP side to see who can be the biggest a-hole and still remain electable, we now have to worry about this:

As he broadcast his doubts, Graham said he might consider running for President himself if he wins his Senate reelection in November.

“If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and [Arizona Republican Sen. John] McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” he said.

Oh, yay, because who’s more adept with Presidential campaigns than Mad Granpa McCain? And what could be more wonderful than month after month of Graham’s nuanced view of foreign affairs?

Maybe we can even get Louie Gomert to run as well! Wheeee! Imagine the fun we will all have.




So it’s been a whole half-week since the President outlined his strategy on dealing with the ISIS situation, and while leveler heads have been willing to discuss Obama’s ideas and proffer some feedback on their merit, The Usual Suspects have been frothing at the mouth and falling over backward over the inevitable failure of something that hasn’t even started yet:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did not hold back on Sunday in expressing his outrage at President Barack Obama’s refusal to send ground troops to confront ISIS, warning that the “gates of hell” would “spill out onto the world.”

“It’s going to take an army to beat an army, and this idea [that] we’ll never have any boots on the ground to defeat them in Syria is fantasy, and all this has come home to roost over the last three years of incompetent decisions,” Graham told Fox News host John Roberts. “It’s delusional in the way that they approach this.”

And if there’s anything Huckleberry knows, it’s “delusional”!

See, the great thing about formulating a strategy is that it’s a plan which can be amended or changed, not something graven in stone that can never be questioned. If ISIS truly begins to be a world threat in the future, we can act on it then.

Plus, even if it’s an “army”, where’s its ability to project power any further than Iraq/Syria? If it’s an entirely local threat, why are our allies in the Middle East refusing to deal with them? Maybe they know more than we do?

Back to the Grahamcracker:

The senior senator from South Carolina said that ISIS was similar to Nazi Germany, but instead of a master race, they were “a radical Islamic army that’s pushing the theory of a master religion.”

Oh, goddamnit, NOT AGAIN. Blah blah NAZIS blah blah conquest blah blah Islamofascism blah blah world threat blah blah argle bargle flibbety floo. WORST MENACE TO FREEDOM EVER (other than of course, Benghazi!).

And this man is a United States Senator. Once again, I feel it necessary to apologize to the rest of the country, and the world, that South Carolina keeps electing nutballs like this to represent us. *sigh*

I wouldn’t really worry, though, since one of Huckleberry’s peers has plans in place to keep us safe:

“The radical Islamists have 1.3 or more billion Muslims to work with,” the Iowa congressman said on The Steve Deace Show. “Now they aren’t all supporters… but that is a huge population to draw from,” he continued, suggesting that recruiters are “certainly in the United States,” particularly in mosques in Virginia and Minneapolis. “So they have a network that they flow in. And it isn’t that all Muslims are a supporter of ISIS but the network that flows through the mosques is certainly the communications centers. We ought to be looking at this dot to dot. And we ought to have people sitting in those mosques watching to see what’s going on,” he explained.

They hate us for our freedoms, so we’re going to keep getting rid of those freedoms. Brilliant, Mr. King. Brilliant. “They’re not all supporters, but hell, let’s act as if they are just in case!”

You’d think it was 2002 all over again.