The sheer cynical depravity of the Democrat Party is a firehose of pure evil.
Fortunately, for once, they got caught red-handed over this crap:
The scare tactics that Democrats from President Obama on down have employed to wring political benefit out of the sequester have apparently hit a despicable new low. In comments made about the deaths overnight of seven U.S. Marines in a training incident in Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Dem from Nevada, reportedly suggested that we may see more such incidents because the sequester cuts put Marines at risk.
NBC military correspondent Jim Miklaszewski, appearing on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show this afternoon, reported that the Marines have strongly rejected Reid’s claim, and that one Marine official accused Reid of “pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.” View the video after the jump.
Miklaszewski made his stunning remarks while speaking to Luke Russert, hosting in the absence of Mitchell, who is in the Middle East with President Obama. I’ll be back soon with the video.
JIM MIKLASZEWSKI: Luke, you opened that segment with a sound bite from Senate Majority Leader Democrat Harry Reid expressing his condolences. But also during that statement, there was an implication there that under sequestration, when budgets are cut, that we may see more of these, that it may put the Marines and others and soldiers at risk because of the budget cuts. Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied, saying that this this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. There were no corners cut. And if they couldn’t afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn’t do the exercise. And in fact, one Marine Corps told us just, one Marine Corps official told us a short time ago that he considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.
LUKE RUSSERT: Those are some very strong words from the Marine Corps about Senator Harry Reid.
Democrats are – even as we speak – doing absolutely everything they possibly can to create as much havoc as they can and create as much suffering as they can knowing that the most dishonest media propaganda since Goebbels’ Nazi Ministry of Propaganda will largely protect and defend them. They’ve let out 2,000 recidivist Illegal Mexican immigrants to inflict mayhem. They’ve shut down White House tours to hurt and disappoint little children who had the stupidity to think the White House was “the people’s house” rather than Pharaoh Obama’s palace for life. And they are threatening to punish more children by taking away the White House Easter Egg hunt.
They’ve done this during and even AFTER being caught red-handed in so many damn lies trying to hype the sequester “cuts” (because the sequester does nothing more than BARELY reduce the rate of budget growth, after all). Obama was all over the country on his permanent campaign tour claiming that if the sequester happened, the nation would burn out of control and no firefighters would help anyone, the nation would degenerate into the state of savagery and no police officers would help anyone, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
In point of fact, the sequester has Obama all over it. The sequester originated FROM the Obama White House. Obama signed the sequester into law. And Obama even threatened to VETO anything that tried to undo the sequester several months ago.
Obama was for his sequester before he was against it.
Now Harry Reid is out being a typical Democrat: he is lying about his lies, saying that the following statement that he made on the floor of the US Senate regarding the deaths of seven Marines in a training accident -
HARRY REID: As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We’ll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.
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.
These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back this stuff. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military. They are significant, being away from home, away from families, away from their country.
– somehow had nothing whatsoever to do with the sequester after very clearly connecting it to the sequester “cuts.” Even though he had clearly just said they did.
Which is another way of saying Democrats are lying cowards who proceed to cowardly lie about their own lies.
The Marines were killed when a 60mm mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise. Apparently, that explosion couldn’t have happened had Republicans just allowed more tax hikes.
The Marines might be “jarheads,” but they clearly aren’t as stupid as Harry Reid, Barack Obama and the Democrat Party think the rest of the American people are. NBC reported the USMC response:
NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports: Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied. Saying that this this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. There were no corners cut, and if they couldn’t afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn’t do the exercise.
Seven Marines are tragically dead because war is dangerous and training to be ready for war is dangerous.
But the death of our warriors is nothing to Democrats but another opportunity to demonize and slander and lie.
May God bless our Marines – especially when they take a stand against our enemies “BOTH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.”
When Obama tries to seize power with the massive stockpile of arms and ammunition that he clearly thinks only HE should have access to in contemptuous disregard for the 2nd Amendment, I hope the Marines stand with the people.