He's holding up military appointments. It's hilarious
Forty-four 4-star generals, eh? Reduce it down to two and you might be able to get something done. All the federal or state bureaucracy does is employ friends and relatives of politicians who would otherwise not be able to find work--and here they are telling people how to run their lives, RIGHT ANTHONY FAUCI ??
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
God bless Mr. Tuberville for standing up for, not just his principles, but for the Rule of Law!
The Pentagon is breaking Federal Law by allowing these reimbursements, and anyone dissing him or standing against him is in favor of that flagrant lawbreaking.
They won’t address changing the law because they know it won’t pass so they attack him.
Worse, where are the Senators and Congressman vociferously supporting him, for even attempting to follow the Law?
What more proof does one need that our entire Congress doesn’t give a hoot about following the Rule of Law.
And, the Republican-held House has the ultimate power of the purse, which they could be using to an enormously powerful extent to curtail a vast number of egregious policies, acts and expenditures crushing this country allowing them to continue to go on with ever more funding and budget increases. But they don’t.
What a disgusting bunch of reprobates.
How unusual in this day and age to have a politician with principles and who actually stands by them. We need several more Tommy Tubervilles in Washington. The country would be better off and so would the world.
Reduce overhead first. Start with the Pentagon. Work your way down. This has been going on too long.
“McIntyre quoted Tuberville as saying, “We’ve got 44 four-star generals right now. We only had seven during World War II. So I think we were a little overloaded to begin with.”
Fact. Jack. In 1945 we had upwards of 12 million people in uniform with 7 four stars; now we have -roughly - 1.5 million & 44 four stars? “A little overloaded” is a perfect example of English understatement. Combat Officer-turned-pundit Col Douglas MacGregor, USA, Ret., points this out often.
He also called NATO a “jobs program for unemployable generals” ;<)
God, this is even more ridiculous than I thought. They could hold a vote individually but not en masse? That's the "dangerous" inconvenience Tuberville has caused? They actually have to *gasp* work. Egads, the inhumanity.
Mao was wrong then, but right now. I'd amend his statement, however. We're a toilet paper tiger.
Tuberville was a successful coach at Ole Miss before Auburn. As a big time SEC fan (yes it looks like a down year so far), he had my respect when running and hoped he’d be a thorn in the side of the establishment.
Hopefully, this action will lead him to be an even more disruptive Senator moving forward.
1) I grew up hearing "close enough for government work," and I say it, too.
2) "Freeze Frame McConnell" is an absolutely HILARIOUS nickname.
Our military is obscenely bloated with incompetent leadership. Obama conducted a campaign to rid the armed forces of competent patriotic leaders from the rank of major to general. See Afghanistan for what we have left at the top.
"Writers invoke Mr. Smith Goes To Washington anytime someone in Washington displays an ounce of courage and challenges the whole darned racketeer-influenced corrupt organization we lovingly call the federal government."
Well, it's only regarded as courageous when it's some leftist, Democrat, or RINO (but I repeat myself) publicly opposing a Republican president. As soon as the propaganda apparatus settles on the narrative it feels will do the most damage, the handful of undocumented Democrats who COULD stand on principle and withstand the onslaught of Democrat lies and render the narrative as false as Tammy Faye's eyelashes live in fear of the propaganda apparatus, and they abandon their party and president faster than Chris Christie at an Old Country Buffet.
"The Pentagon is upset and some of his Republican senators are upset as well."
Of course, they are. All of them are adult versions of Veruca Salt - whiny, entitled bitches who need to be slapped into next week. As an editorial suggestion, I might have put the word, Republican, in double quotes - I'm guessing these are senators at risk of losing their next elections despite being pro-abortion, themselves, and they can't add, 'I-N-O' to their party affiliation in order to mitigate the guilt by association.
It figures - McCaul's district is that dark blue corridor between Austin and Houston. I almost wish I could vote for whoever his opponent would be in a primary, or third-party in a general. He's as much an undocumented Democrat as you are likely to find. He and that weasel Dan Crenshaw are two peas in a pod.
"Tying up the Senate indefinitely sounds like a winner to me."
Is there a more noble endeavour, at the moment?
"...putting the lives of service members and their families on hold..."
These are commissioned officers (better known as politicians) - not enlisted men, or even NCOs (I believe - I could be wrong) - sorry (not), but no sympathy here.
"'"These military leaders are being forced to endure costly separations from their families — a painful experience they have come to know from nearly 20 years of deployments to places such as Iraq and Afghanistan,"'"
Did they really not know this was part of serving your country as an officer in the military? Give me a freakin' break.
"Schumer, McConnell and the rest do not want the promotions and new assignments to go through because they want to keep abortion around as an issue because it helps them get votes in their 'home' states."
This is the same reason they hate Trump for following through on his promise to build a wall on the border - they'd rather have the issue - they don't want a solution to it. On what other issues might they play their voters for chumps for the purposes of raising funds?
"...you cannot have a law that says one thing and a military that does the opposite."
That is true for almost every other nation, except this one, apparently.
The poll could really use an, 'All of the above' option, but it's rarely the cat's wont. So, given the two, I say reduce the number of generals first - there may follow a domino effect of culling the ranks of the lower ranks of officers, as well. Since when does Washington, DC follow the laws it passes for everyone else? The Nomenklatura will find a way for those so connected to circumvent the law, anyway.
If you every get the chance, watch "The Liberator" series on Netflix. It's about Felix Sparks, who went from second lieutenant to lieutenant colonel in five hundred days during WW II. He fought all over Europe; his unit liberated Dauchau. After the war, he became a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court. He also spoke frequently about the Holocaust (I had the honor of meeting him a few times). Sparks was a true leader and warrior, so unlike the toadies and leeches at the top of the military today. We can more than live with a few less desk jockeys in the ranks.
Three cheers for Tuberville! I have a country with no military to speak of and that is at our peril. Canada's First and Second World War heroes would be crying in their graves if they saw the state of things here. That said, even I think that 44 four-star generals doesn't mean anything. It diminishes the accomplishment of reaching that level. I sincerely hope that Tuberville does not give in. More congress critters should be like him. He deserves a gold star for his efforts!
1. How many of the pending flag officer promotions are for Thoroughly Modern Milley approved wokesters?
2. Are Tuberville's critics saying that second in command officers are not fit to fill the top spot?
3. Freeze Frame McConnell (LOL - great Don!) must be embarrassed at how Tuberville has shown how to stymie Chuckie and the Left so easily.
POLL: How about an option C: Expand Tuberville's blockade to the Federal budget vote coming up: let's really shut down the gub'ment!
Jimmy Stewart also flew some bombing missions in Vietnam, and his stepson was a Marine officer who was killed there. I don't recall him ever bawling about either one publicly, unlike another prominent individual I could name.