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Friday, August 27, 2021

There can also be doubt that the security conditions in and around Kabul, despite the United States' best efforts over the course of decades, have been profoundly dangerous for reasons unrelated to the end of our war. I suspect Biden's Republican detractors know all of this. The problem is they don't care. A terrorist attack is just another opportunity to take cheap shots, undermine public confidence, win a news cycle, and prepare political messages for the next election cycle.

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These Republican pieces of filth don't seem to remember 9-11 because they are too busy playing politics to get a grip on reality. Joe Biden didn't take us into Afghanistan or Iraq, a Republican named George W. Bush. Joe Biden didn't iggnore intelligence warnings and let the 9-11 attacks happen, a Republican, Goerge W. Bush did. I swear, it is impossible these days to even have an intelligent conversation with Republicans, they are so mired in their own hatred that there is no caring for the soldier's families. No, they just want to use tragedies for partisan political advantage. They are rapidly becoming just so predictable and disgusting that I think the nation as a whole is getting sick of them. They should not be allowed to fly the American flag at their rallies because they have ceased being Americans and owe their allegiance more to Qanon than America.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-27 08:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In a healthy political environment, there is a normal way to respond to a deadly terrorist attack. Prominent public voices and those in positions of authority can be expected to grieve for the fallen, support their loved ones, prepare to hold the perpetrators and their accomplices accountable, and take steps to prevent additional violence.

Ours is not an especially healthy political environment.

It was at 9:44 a.m. eastern yesterday morning when Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby published a tweet, alerting the public to the fact that there had been an explosion outside the airport in Afghanistan's capital. It was at 11:34 a.m. eastern -- not quite two hours later -- when Republican Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas published a tweet of his own: "Biden has blood on his hands and must be held accountable."
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Republican Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas said Biden may need to "resign immediately." Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, after spending months pushing for the rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, argued that Biden "is responsible" for the ISIS attack and "must resign."

Republican Sn. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee upped the ante, raising the specter of Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley either resigning en masse or facing "impeachment and removal from office."

A wide variety of House Republicans pushed similar lines, as did assorted players on the sidelines, including former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

If there were evidence that the American president disregarded intelligence about a possible attack, the GOP's rhetoric might make more sense, but that's plainly not the case. If there were evidence of the American president blaming his own country military leaders for the deaths, that might also help explain ferocious political pushback, but Biden didn't do that, either.

The scariest scenario in recent American history is the one where today's woeful, rudderless Republican't Party somehow cheats their way back into control of the federal government - the same government that their latest iteration of the worst President ever tried to overthrow just 9 months ago.

It feels like the sane, rational players daily trying to extricate this nation from the maddening tentacles of Republican malgovernance and disinformation simply can never quite overcome the party's embrace of sociopathy as its new guiding principle. The millions of more Biden supporters collectively feel like the chorus lyrics from a popular 70s song:

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right; Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-08-27 08:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

... Why the GOP Response to the Kabul Bombing Was So Offensive ...

That's an easy one ...

The GOP puts power, party and politics above Country.


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-27 11:35 AM | Reply

So the deaths of American soldiers is fair game for political theater now.

The GOP is a collection of ghouls.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-08-27 02:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 you left off #1: money

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2021-08-27 11:52 PM | Reply

... Why the GOP Response to the Kabul Bombing Was So Offensive ...

Because deplorable people say and do deplorable things.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-08-28 11:50 AM | Reply

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