Quote of the Day

“At the same time, there are two jobs the president has.  And that is to protect the country, and to avoid unnecessary wars. And if you look at the record, you have to give Obama some credit. He’s protected the country and we have not had another war or unnecessary war.”

Bob Woodward

Hating the Federal Government, Except…

One of the members of the new (but not improved) Benghazi Select Committee is Mike Pompeo of Kansas.  Guess what company is based in his district?  Koch Industries!  And guess what congressman the Koch Brothers have donated more money to than any other?  Mike Pompeo!

Pompeo was first elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010, and, as you’d expect, he spouts lots and lots of anti fedrul guvmint rhetoric.

But Pompeo loves, loves, loves the feds when it comes to GMO’s.  He’s pushing a bill to prohibit states from requiring labeling on or otherwise regulating genetically modified foods.

Pompeo and his Tea Party friends champion states’ rights — except when the states might do something they don’t like.

 

Your Benghazi Committee

Besides the Chairman, Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, the GOP has appointed these other members:  Susan Brooks of Indiana, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mike Pompeo of Kansas, Martha Roby of Alabama, Peter Roskam of Illinois, and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia.

And also note that all seven are either from the Midwest or the South.

No word yet on whether Dems will join.  I hope not.

The Circus Comes to Town

As expected, the House voted, 232-186, to establish a select committee to investigate Benghazi.  The 232 included 7 Dems, no Republicans voted against.

This is the downside to Obamacare working out.  And the Prez failing to ‘splain.  Which you could still do, Barry.

Quote of the Day

“The Obama administration’s extraordinary commitment to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is also difficult to justify.  Even before the recent breakdown in talks, the dispute didn’t appear ripe for resolution.  And it must be acknowledged that the Israeli-Palestinian dispute no longer occupies center stage in the Middle East.  The emergence of a separate Palestinian state wouldn’t affect the troubling events in Syria, Egypt or Iraq.”

Richard Haass, WSJ