Sen. Pat Roberts on free political speech and Harry Reid’s unhinged Koch addiction *UPDATED*

It will take a little less than 15 minutes of your time and is well worth it. Roberts does a lovely job of eviscerating the opposition to the Citizens United decision as well as Harry Reid’s obsessive, disturbing, and increasingly unhinged opposition to Charles and David Koch:

UPDATE: I know that some of you have criticized Roberts because he’s been a seat warmer for the most part, and is therefore saying things like this only because he’s worried about reelection. I don’t doubt that you’re right. Certainly, it reflects badly on him that he acts in America’s interests only when his own are threatened. Nevertheless, I think he articulates very well Harry Reid’s problem, so I’m approaching the video on the merits of what he said, not who he is.

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  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    I’d like to see some red and guts evisceration, Book. Got anything of that for the House/Senate floor?
     
    There are fist fights for South Korea’s meetings. We used to have a Democrat cane down a Republican in DC, before Civil War I.

  • Matt_SE

    Pat Roberts has a primary challenge, and he’s in some danger.
    Otherwise, do you think we’d be hearing from him? Have we heard anything out of this guy in an off-year?

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Roberts is well conditioned in DC. He only speaks against Reid off hand, indirectly, and only very reluctantly. They think, all of the REpublicans in DC think, that their Democrat comrades in arms are colleagues and friends, with political differences merely being something of a professional nature.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    I just reread an old thread from 2008, from here actually. I liked what I wrote back then. It was like I had gone back in time or something.
     
    http://www.bookwormroom.com/2008/03/03/out-of-the-mouths-of-babes-4/#comment-20652
     
    —————This is the difference between ambitious politicians and true patriots, Book. Patriots don’t mind that you are out to enrich or acquire power for yourself, so long as you don’t weaken America’s security and the safety of her men and women because of it.
    On this level, Democrats have always treated their subordinates, military or civilian, as tools to be used and then discarded. It is not surprise the tactics used by Democrats in 2003-8 concerning Iraq and Bush.
     
    The Left has no conscience and neither does the Democrat leadership. They don’t even have the excuse of Roosevelt, that their actions were both by intentions and by the actual reality, centered towards defending America. Roosevelt, for all of his love for Stalin and the Soviet revolution, at least got the stance on Hitler and Japan correct.
    Tell me where the Democrats have their ethics and head screwed on straight concerning a threat facing America? North Korea, is that where the Democrats and Left have got it right? Traffic in human beings occuring down south, have the Democrats got their heads screwed on right about that issue? What about Iran and Hizbollah, are Democrats morally and ethically justified in their policies against them? What about Syria and Saddam’s Baath, now defunct, party? Israel? Palestine? The Left and the Democrat leadership, not to mention the Democrat masses, couldn’t do something positive for humanity if you paid them.———–last comment
    I really didn’t like the Democrats back then, and I really didn’t like how people were treating the Demons with kid gloves and talking about their patriotism (puke) all the time.
     

  • Murray Lawrence

    Roberts delivers a full-throated, informative, and incisive attack against Harry Reid and his attempt to subvert the First Amendment, yet Matt and Ymarsakar can think of no better response than to attack . . . Roberts himself. Good grief.

    • Matt_SE

      I live in AZ, home of John “build the dang fence” McCain. Soon after his last re-election, he forgot all that talk of fences.
      I view my suspicion of incumbents as well-justified.
      I will grant you, Roberts’ speech was good…just like McCain’s was.
       
      But I’d love to hear some examples, per my original post, of Roberts taking a strong stance during an off-year. Assuming you can find any.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Roberts is a weakling if he needs people here to defend him. Either he can stand alone against everyone here and the Left, or he is of little tactical or strategic worth in the war.
     
    The age where undying loyalty and obedience to Authority, because they say the Right things, went away the day some humans graduated from being dogs and pets of the Authorities.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Murray, you’re going to have to come up with something better than pretty sounding words to earn the respect of actual individuals. Just a pat on the head, some dog treats, and a word of encouragement isn’t enough any more. If ever it was.
     
    Don’t underestimate the top 3% of humanity.

  • jj

    “Roberts does a lovely job of eviscerating the opposition to the Citizens United decision as well as Harry Reid’s obsessive, disturbing, and increasingly unhinged opposition to Charles and David Koch…”  I have to agree with the nice job he did, though practically anyone with live brain cells could have done that.  I also have to agree with those who wonder where he’s been.  He had to fight to defeat irregularities and stay on the ballot at all, and he’s in some trouble, so now he’s vying to be a Tea Party hero?  Not terribly difficult to see through, is it?

  • Charles Martel

    Nicely done and long overdue, but it won’t make a bit of difference. The whore media won’t pick up on it and very few people outside of those who follow politics will ever hear of it. If Roberts had a slightly larger set of balls—admittedly a seeming impossibility at the congressional level—he would have called Reid out for the nasty little piece of work that he is.
     
    I agree that this is a bit of specially manufactured catnip for genuine conservatives and the Tea Party. But you can bet that at the end of day, Roberts and Reid will be like those two Looney Tunes cartoon characters in one episode who meet at the time clock as they’re punching out of work at 5 p.m. They’ve both spent the entire day acting as enemies, with one chasing the other. “Nice work, Ralph. See you tomorrow.” “Yeah, OK Charlie, see you in the morning.” 

    • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

      Pat may be jealous that Reid is talking too much about Koch. Pat interpreted the word as a drug. Reid may actually have meant it as “cock” instead. 
       
      It’s not up to me to prove the DC heads are pure and full of virtue. It’s up to them to prove to me, they aren’t traitors. And they haven’t proven that yet, contrary to public opinion. They are lucky to still have their heads at this point.

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    I know that some of you have criticized Roberts because he’s been a seat warmer for the most part, and is therefore saying things like this only because he’s worried about reelection. I don’t doubt that you’re right. Certainly, it reflects badly on him that he acts in America’s interests only when his own are threatened. Nevertheless, I think he articulates very well Harry Reid’s problem, so I’m approaching the video on the merits of what he said, not who he is.

    • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

      I never had any problem with your post, Book. You do what you want. My problem is with the self righteous…. (word deleted) people who think they have the authority and power to tell me what to think and believe.
       
      They’d better bring a bigger army than their family, if they want that.
       
      Matt’s a recent edition to the community of changers here and at NeoNeo. I haven’t seen him in 2009 or before, for example, then again I was ignoring most people back then. I doubt Matt’s any more tolerant of this kind of behavior now a days than I am.
       
      But this is beneficial for you, Book. Since if you think Pat has good stuff and proves stuff for you, that’s true for you. And nobody else can take that way. So don’t think you need to defend yourself here, not from us, and not from them. It’s Pat and people like that, the Authoritarian do gooders, that have to defend their behavior from us.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    As for Reid, the reason why I don’t mention him is because that would need me to drop my filters from 100% to below 50%. At that point, I would start looking quite crazy because of the language I’d be using. You don’t want to see that. The weaklings that want me to praise Pat like he’s my God and Divine Authority, won’t be able to handle it either. So it’s best I say nothing about Reid, since I have nothing good to say about Reid either.