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How Did Kathy Weppner Warn Us About ISIS in 2013?

Rus Thompson at the Tea Party

Weppner with Costumed Pal

Remember how morally depraved Kathy “Infected Poors” Weppner tried reprehensibly and crassly to fundraise over the severed heads of American journalists murdered by “ISIS”?  She’s tried to make this into an issue, but as with most things she touches, she inadvertently reveals her own fundamental ignorance about everything.

This is why you don’t give WBEN callers attention, or run them for office. 

In a radio spot airing now, which sounds like the rapid-fire disclaimer at the tail-end of a used car commercial, Weppner claims that if you want to “defeat ISIS” you have to “change your congressman”; i.e., replace Higgins with Weppner. 

which sounds like the rapid-fire disclaimer at the tail-end of a used car commercial

She argues that Higgins, as a member of the foreign relations committee, was briefed numerous times about ISIS over the past year, and nothing was done. The idiocy is HUUUGE-AH. Here’s why:  

1. Higgins is a minority member of the foreign relations committee.  It is led by – its agenda set by – Republicans (specifically, Ed Royce R-CA). If there is blame, it rests not with Higgins, but with the whole of the GOP-led committee.  

2. There is no guarantee that, if she were to win, Weppner would be appointed to the same committees as Higgins. Her entire argument about “change your congressman” is premised on that misconception. Is she ignorant about how Congress works, or is she assuming that you are? 

3. What did Weppner have to say about Syria and ISIS in 2013 on her radio show, or on her blog? Ha ha! Sorry, suckers! You’ll never know, because she deleted all of it from the internet

4. You could, of course, opt to “change your congressman” and hire the woman who can’t properly format a document, and who thinks there’s a country called “Cypress”, or thinks ISIS is a “caliphate move”; that “caliphate” is an adjective, not a noun. 

5. Back in the summer of 2013, the President was proposing to launch air strikes against Syria in opposition to the regime and in support of the rebels. That never came to a vote because a deal was cut whereby Assad promised to dismantle and give up his chemical weapons. However, in the run-up to that potential vote on a resolution to authorize military action in Syria, almost all Republicans in Congress opposed any such action. There is absolutely no proof that Weppner would buck the GOP, especially as a freshman backbencher. Her entire argument is ludicrous. 

Has it come time yet to demand that the Republican Committees distance themselves from this ignorant and morally profane freakshow? Is it too early to demand that Republicans not only reject – but condemn – her use of American martyrs as campaign props and fundraising totems? 

  • MaxPlanck

    Weppner is what happens when there’s no adult supervision, which the current-day GOP is bereft of.

  • UncleBluck

    Given the fact that both Rep’s and Dems in congress have basically shunned their duties as elected officials by running away from Washington and refusing to vote on whether to take action ….Weppners point is moot….on another point its nice to see Russ wearing shoes in the picture instead of those dirty sneakers….

  • observer

    There is a congressional campaign in Arizona where the Republican challenger is running a TV ad that links the incumbent Dem with terrorists. The ad has received national attention. Kathy’s attempt to raise money off the picture of a beheaded American has received no attention other than on this blog. Kind of tells you who’s paying attention to her. Her radio ad really does sound like one of those disclaimers that you hear at the end of drug or car commercials.

  • JP Fitzpatrick

    Rus Thompson’s outfit in that pic looks less 1770’s Colonial America and more 1970’s shit and caramel Clown Suit. Coincidence? I think not….. Plus, he should borrow Kathy’s clownshoes to complete the look.

    • FrJesusGaylord

      The puffy shirt is back and it’s better than ever!

      • jerkwagon420

        Was thinking more of a mid 90s Buddy’s look.

      • JP Fitzpatrick

        Why is Joe Walsh standing next to Rus? Couldn’t afford Nugent?

      • Ridgewaycynic2013

        For a minute, I thought Rod Stewart was there as well…

      • JP Fitzpatrick

        I see it now. She’s trying to make us a red state, one over-sized blazer at a time

  • Sean Danvers

    Dear god. #4. Just terrible. But, I did learn that Israel is now apparently part of the Levant. So good for her I guess, but maybe somebody should tell them that Kathy from Williamsville has removed their status as an independent nation.

  • hwhamlin

    #4 – because of course, “Cypress” is every bit as “fundamentally ignorant” as “corpseman” and “speaking Austrian”. And our “57 States”. #changeyourpresident

    • UncleBluck

      “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on –shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”

      “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.”

      “I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.”

      “I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe — I believe what I believe is right.”

      “For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It’s just unacceptable. And we’re going to do something about it.”

      “They misunderestimated me.”

    • Is he a big African dummy or an evil genius? Jug-eared, out-of-his-element amateur or totalitarian master? Make up your mind!

      • FrJesusGaylord

        What mind?

      • JP Fitzpatrick

        you are asking A LOT (caps, because i mean it!!)

      • hwhamlin

        Caesar at home, Chamberlain abroad. That’s our King Putt.

      • Beats your guy, the latter-day Hoover who started a war of aggression under false pretenses.

      • hwhamlin

        Speaking of risible presidents, the other day your guy Little Barry bashed the GOP as the “party of billionaires”, during a fundraiser at the home of a billionaire named Rich Richman.
        Satire is dead.

      • Maybe Mr. Richman isn’t opposed to the idea of paying taxes for the good of the republic.

      • WhatMeWorry888

        He most like is opposed to paying taxes. A prime example of Tax Paying hypocrisy is Warren Buffet

  • wnyresident

    “1. Higgins is a minority member of the foreign relations committee. It is led by – its agenda set by – Republicans (specifically, Ed Royce R-CA). If there is blame, it rests not with Higgins, but with the whole of the GOP-led committee. ”

    The blame rest with the entire group including Higgins.

    • That’s what “with the whole of the GOP-led committee” means. Point being, even if you “change your congressman”, there’s no guarantee that Weppner gets on the same committee, and even if she did, she’d be powerless to do any of the things she accuses Higgins of not doing.