Stupid Old White Republican Men

Where are they on the learning curve?  Apparently at the bottom. I refer to John McCain, Lindsay Graham , Peter King and 93 House Republicans. And what is their current display of idiocy? Susan Rice.

Proof:  CNN  Official: Changes to Benghazi talking points made by intel community

Angry, stupid white men v. an intelligent woman of color.

Question: What happened precisely two weeks ago?

I rest my case.


6 thoughts on “Stupid Old White Republican Men

  1. While this topic holds little interest for me as I have moved away from foreign affairs except in a very general way, as we know or should know, the
    UN Ambassador has full access to secret documents. Rice knew early on that it was a terrorist attack and not a “spontaneous” upraising caused by
    the video in Libya. On those Sunday morning shows she read an edited version of what happened.
    Smart people do make mistakes…. Another question is why is she taking
    the rap and not the Department of State. It is State’s responsibility.

    1. My understanding was that she had been instructed not to reveal too much information that might negatively impact the investigation into the attack.

      “Loose lips sink ships !”

  2. Speaking of Stupid Old White Republican Men……….OH NO !!!


  3. Now here is what some “old white republican men” did in 1789!

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    By MELANIE KIRKPATRICK of the Wall Street Journal
    It is hard to imagine America’s favorite holiday as a source of political controversy. But that was the case in 1789, the year of our first Thanksgiving as a nation.

    The controversy began on Sept. 25 in New York City, then the seat of government. The inaugural session of the first Congress was about to recess when Rep. Elias Boudinot of New Jersey rose to introduce a resolution. He asked the House to create a joint committee with the Senate to “wait upon the President of the United States, to request that he would recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God.”

    The congressman made special reference to the Constitution, which had been ratified by the requisite two-thirds of the states in 1788. A day of public thanksgiving, he believed, would allow Americans to express gratitude to God for the “opportunity peaceably to establish a Constitution of government for their safety and happiness.”

    Boudinot’s resolution sparked a vigorous debate. Rep. Aedanus Burke of South Carolina objected on the grounds that a Thanksgiving was too European. He “did not like this mimicking of European customs, where they made a mere mockery of thanksgivings.”

    Rep. Thomas Tudor Tucker, also of South Carolina, raised two further objections. “Why should the President direct the people to do what, perhaps, they have no mind to do?” he asked. “If a day of thanksgiving must take place,” he said, “let it be done by the authority of the several States.”

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    .Tucker’s second reservation had to do with separation of church and state. Proclaiming a day of Thanksgiving “is a religious matter,” he said, “and, as such, proscribed to us.” The Bill of Rights would not be ratified until 1791—but Congress had just approved the wording of First Amendment, and that debate was fresh in everyone’s mind.

    It fell to a New Englander to stand up in support of Thanksgiving. Connecticut’s Roger Sherman praised Boudinot’s resolution as “a laudable one in itself.” It also was “warranted by a number of precedents” in the Bible, he said, “for instance the solemn thanksgivings and rejoicings which took place in the time of Solomon, after the building of the temple.”

    In the end, the Thanksgiving resolution passed—the precise vote is not recorded—and the House appointed a committee. The resolution moved to the Senate, which passed it and added its own members to the committee.

    The committee took the resolution to the president, and on Oct. 3 George Washington issued his now-famous Thanksgiving Proclamation. In it, he designated Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789 as “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer.” He asked Americans to render their “sincere and humble thanks” to God for “his kind care and protection of the People of this Country.”

    It was his first presidential proclamation, and it was well heeded. According to the “Papers of George Washington,” compiled by the University of Virginia, Thanksgiving Day was “widely celebrated throughout the nation.” Newspapers around the country published the proclamation and announced plans for public functions in honor of the day. Religious services were held, and churches solicited donations for the poor. Washington himself sent $25 to a pastor in New York City, requesting that the funds be “applied towards relieving the poor of the Presbyterian Churches,” in the words of his secretary.

    Thanksgiving feasts in New England at the time of the nation’s founding were similar to those today, says Charles Lyle, director of the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Conn. The museum recently hosted an 18th-century-style Thanksgiving dinner using recipes supplied by a local food historian, Paul Courchaine. Turkey and pumpkin pie were on the menu, along with venison pie, roast goose, roast pork, butternut squash, creamed onions, pottage of cabbage, onions and leeks, and Indian pudding, made from cornmeal and spices.

    In a bow to contemporary tastes, several wines were served at the museum but not the one Americans were likely to have drunk in the 18th century—Madeira, a high-alcohol-content wine fortified with brandy. Before the Revolution, Madeira, which came from the Portuguese-owned Madeira Islands, was considered a patriotic beverage, since it was not subject to British taxation. It was Washington’s favorite drink.

    Washington was keenly aware of his role as a model for future presidents. He once remarked that “There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not be hereafter drawn into precedent.” That included his Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789, which set the standard for Thanksgiving Proclamations by future presidents, a list that included James Madison, Abraham Lincoln, and then every president up to the present day.

    The tradition begun by George Washington has survived without further controversy. Since the original debate in the House in September 1789, no member of Congress has complained that Thanksgiving proclamations are too European, a violation of the separation of church and state or, most especially, not what the American people want.”

    What is interesting is the remarks of the Rep. from S. Carolon
    He shows the two threads that remain with us today. The one is states rights and a weak central government and the other is the separation of church and state. In the very beginning with the religious question, we began to erode freedom from religion. To be sure, Washington had his reason. The times were tough, just out of war and religion was dominant in the former colonies and the new states. Therefore, Wawhington did not want a government seen as non or ir-religious. It seems he did not do support of religion from his own personal beliefs, but that it was what the newly formed country needed.

    1. Interesting, but whenever I see something from your source (Wall Street Journal), I am highly suspicious of the intent. Here is something from another source:

      “In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.”

      SOURCE: (aka The History Channel)

  4. The point of my comment, NON, was not that Washington established a
    continuous Thanksgiving Holiday, but the religious tone of that message.
    There had been many other Thanksgiving Days proclamations from the
    colonial foundings to 1863. However, there was no continuous Proclamation until 1863. From 1863 to the Present it has been a national holiday.

    I wanted to bring to the discussion an issue that M_R is fond to POST on, namely, religion in American social life. The various Proclamations are
    compose of numerous references to a provident Being, a almighty God.
    Washington provided 2 ought of his 8 years in office, Adams 2, and
    Jefferson 0. What I am pointing out is a reversal in American life. In the
    beginning it was the North that championed the importance of relgion and a God , and at the very beginning the South was not in favor. And, that it
    was a Republican President who finaly forced the Northern view on the
    South, when the South had no voting presence in the laws of the
    United States. The South from the beginning saw a Proclamation as a possible threat to their States Rights as guaranteed by the 10th Amendment.
    But, now, today, it is the South that champions choking the United States
    with Christianity and the will of their GOD!

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