Archive for Sen. James Inhofe

GOP solutions: Ignore the past, ignore reality, repeat dangerous mistakes


insanity doing same thing over different results

Here are two disturbing headlines that I ran across at The Hill:

Once again, Republicans want to pre-emptively retaliate against possible (not imminent) violence by initiating actions that would potentially result in more violence. See how that works?

Me neither.

Reality schmeality, just go ahead and bulldoze your way right smack into another war and more needless killings.

The GOP is bent on repeating the same bad policies that got us into bad situations. Their plans would make things worse by repeating the same idiotically hostile, thoughtless mistakes of the past. Not solutions, mistakes. Not forethought, mistakes. Not hindsight, mistakes. Not common sense, mistakes.

See: War, Iraq.

See: Guns, more.

See Deaths, more.

extreme makeover my ass

Relevant segment of Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show," is at about 2:50:


Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe opposes Republican nominee Chuck Hagel because he's... Republican.


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In an interview with WABC's Aaron Klein, Republican Senator James Inhofe voiced his opposition to Chuck Hagel as President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense. Why is he so against a fellow Republican? Well, duh! Because Hagel's a fellow Republican.

If that's not typical GOP "logic" I don't know what is.

Via BuzzFeed:

"I like Chuck Hagel ..." Inhofe said. "But philosophically he is right along with Obama and I can see Obama saying, 'Well here is a conservative Republican former senator who agrees with me on all this so this is bipartisan.' Well I don't want that label of bipartisanship to follow on all of his policy toward North Korea, Syria, Iran and even Egypt. So I am very much concerned about giving him that added impetus to do the things that I think are destroying America."

So bipartisanship-- Obama wanting to work with a Republican, nominating a Republican to a position of power-- would destroy America. Got it.

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Video- Senator James Inhofe Strenuously Defends Ted Nugent's Threats


Wow, this guy gets nuttier every day. "That's not what he said". h/t TP.


James Inhofe places hold on Commerce nominee until Congress moves forward on key trade deals


Way to go, Inhofe! Keep up the good work! Chalk up another hostage taken, and more obstruction by the Party of No. aka BlockHeads. Via The Hill:

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Tuesday he had placed a hold on the nomination of John Bryson to head up the Commerce Department, criticizing the former energy company executive for founding a major environmental group in the 1970s.

Oh noes! Bryson wouldn't know a corporation from an incandescent light bulb. He's nothing more than a dirty '70s era commie tree-hugging eco-terrorist hippie!

Wait. He's not?

Bryson’s supporters say he is anything but extreme. He spent much of his career as an energy executive, serving as CEO of Edison International, a California-based electric power generator, for 18 years.

Before his time at Edison International, Bryson spent years working on water and power issues in California, first as chairman of the California State Water Resources Control Board in the late 1970s and then as head of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Ah, so he's a corporate ex-dirty commie tree-hugging eco-terrorist hippie. Okay, what's really up? What's the GOP after this time?

Republicans have said they would hold up Bryson’s nomination until Congress moves forward on three key trade deals.