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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

7 Marines dead in training accident, Democrat Senator Harry Reid blames sequester

Seven Marines died in a mortar explosion as a result of a training accident earlier this week.  And in a not so surprising display of appalling politicizing, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid pretty much blames the accident on the sequester. To quote:

Mr. President, it's very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That's the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that's on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that's good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It's just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary. 

 So in other words, because the military didn't have the money to conduct the proper training, these marines died.  Let's get the easy part out of the way:  This is pure nonsense.  First, the investigation is still pending, so we don't know exactly why the mortar exploded when it did.  Second, accidents happen.  And third, the only way this can be blamed on budget cuts is if somehow the base switched to a "cheaper" vendor (that has quality control issues) in response to budget cuts and that this shell was part of those cheaper shells purchased.

But now let's get down to the slimy, egregious part of Senator Reid's statement.  Even if they can somehow pin this accident on recently purchased lower quality shells, thus blame the sequester, it is their (Democrat and Obama's) fault.   Instead, Reid, and Obama, are doing their absolute worst to make these sequester cuts look as painful as possible in order to make Republicans look bad (since they rightfully allowed the sequester to take place).  Let's review some facts:


  • The sequester was Obama's idea in the first place.
  • It was Obama who decided to place the heaviest cuts in the military
  • It was Reid that did not bring House bills to the Senate Floor that would have avoided military cuts
  • It was both Reid and Obama who stopped a Senate bill that would have allowed Obama to administer the sequestration cuts at his discretion
  • Finally, it's been Reid's senate that has refused to pass a budget which caused all this drama to begin with
So basically, Reid is trying to politicize the accidental deaths of 7 marines so he can blame Republicans for something that is his and Obama's doing.  They desperately want to blame their failing policies on Republicans in order to get the House back in 2014 and they're using every dirty trick in the book, including stopping White House tours for children that cost $3 million dollars while still sending Egypt (you know, the country where our embassy was attacked and is ruled by the anti-American flag burning Muslim Brotherhood?) $250 million dollars to make these cuts in spending look like the worst things possible.

Now while I profess that getting mired in the political battles is small potatoes compared to what God's mandate of extending his kingdom, but I also cannot idly sit by and let these leftist snakes continue to ruin this country through lies and subterfuge.  The American public needs to be made more aware of these things and it's quite clear the media has no intention of exposing this administration and its far left Democrat accomplices for what they are: the destroyers of America.  So what do we do? We get the word out ourselves.  Tell the people you know.  Share this post (or others like it) on Facebook, Google+, etc.  

There will be more posts like this.  We have 20 months to expose the people that need to get voted out of Congress  (although yes, Reid himself is not up for election until 2016), but any Senators - be them Republican or Democrat complicit in this man's terrible leadership should be replaced.