Red State: Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, and the Terror Threats

When Erick Erickson is on your case … case closed. A magnificent post from one of the most respected bloggers on the Internet. Thanks Erick.

In light of what happened in New York yesterday, the thwarted (?) terror attack, Erick wants to make sure you folks in Connecticut remember a few things about Chris Murphy and Dick Bluemnthal.

It is important to remember just how bad on terrorism issues both Chris Murphy and Dick Blumenthal have been.

Murphy actively opposed the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program, which did not listen in on American calls, but on calls originating in places like Yemen that were routed through the United States.

Even though these were calls from foreigners to foreigners, with many originating and going to countries with significant terror footprints Chris Murphy was opposed.

Dick Blumenthal, wanting in on the action, was also opposed, asking the Senate to stop warrantless wiretapping and threatening to pursue lawsuits against phone companies helping the government.

Not only can’t Blumenthal create a job in a time of recession, he can’t seem to figure out the best best way to protect citizens from terror in a time of war. Perfect.

Erick goes on to say that it’s important to remind people that elections matter. Terrorism is still job number one, in my opinion, ahead of everything else. The above post says it all

Oh, and lest you think it’s just these two who are out of touch, there’s a lot of terrorism denial going around these days, mostly in the Democrat Party. Also from Red State. This is how Minnesota Democrat Congresswoman Betty McCollum on terrorism.


November 2 is trash day. Show this post to your friends and then make sure they vote.

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  1. Dimsdale on October 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    If only they took terrorism against the US as seriously as they take a fake "crisis" like global warming.  Or border security.  Or jobs.  Or our failing educational system.


    No, it is always about them and their socialist ideals used to wrest power and liberty away from the American people and their blatant attempts to turn us into socialist Meccas (pun intended) like France, or worse, Cuba.  Thomas Friedman writes endlessly about how superior China is in all ways.  Øbama compares us to Europe, and apologizes because we aren't.


    How come Rambo isn't trying to sue the current administration, which seems to have preserved most, if not all, of Bush's security measures?

  2. weregettinghosed on October 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Shall we say, "Here lies America, Once a fine free republic, however as it was about to implode from corruption and socialist effects, it was suddenly exploded due to lack of attentiveness by its security department."  Most unfortunately, there may not be a piece of land left for the headstone.

    Those that survive will tell the tale of a once great land where everyone was free, a beautiful land, filled with fine people, with the except of a group called liberals. These liberals had names like, Obama, Blumenthal, Murphy, Pelososi and ah so many more, it is hard to remember. but they believed terrorism was over blown by the people, yet screamed terror to patriotic marches.

    What a land — wait this is just a nightmare, or is it? Let us vote, then pray for a miracle.


  3. Linda Mae on October 30, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    It's very simple.  Janet P should have had only one message:  Joe must Go!  When I begged Joe to defeat Obamacare, he sent me numerous responses to my emails and personal phone calls.  Be glad, he said.  The bill wasn't perfect but it did:  reduce costs, let us keep our plans, let us keep our doctors, not get in the way of our doctor's treatment of us, and, yes, REDUCE the cost of health care!!!!  THEN, Obama said: maybe we won't be able to keep our doctor, maybe we won't be able to keep our own health plans, maybe we will have to take a blue pill rather than a red one because it is cheaper, AND, OH, of course we will expect the costs of health care to RISE.  So, did Joe lie or was he just repeating the talking points given to him by Stan Greemberg?  Do we believe Joe or the president?  We know obama is right.   Then, cap the message with the fact that we will have to pay taxes on our insurance starting in January.  NO NEW Taxes!!!Joe will fight to keep this travesty of a bill alive.  Dick will also stick with it.  Why?  The are both Dems. who will owe their allegiance – lives – to the DNC – not the citizens of CT.  Then, I'd play the Shadowsky clip in which she repeats that her aim is to destroy the insurance industry – play it inn front of each big insurance building in CT and ask the public how many of their family members will lose their jobs?

  4. socialenemy on November 1, 2010 at 3:08 am

    I don't understand how in this day and age terrorism can be so easily brushed aside as if it were never a legitimate threat at all. This country is at war whether we like it or not, just because we may not have the stomach for it does not mean those "who would do us harm" are going to stop. Their religious belief is that we must die, all of us, not liberals or republicans, but Americans. They want to wipe us out once and for all. AND OUR LEADERS DON'T HAVE THE STOMACH FOR IT!? Well guess what Dicky, the terrorists do have the stomach for it. I will never be able to wipe the image from my mind of an american soldier having his head sawed off with a rusty machete, and it's for that image that I hope every single whiney little democrat brat gets his pampered ass tossed out of DC to NEVER EVER RETURN!

  5. Dimsdale on November 1, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Dhimmis, all of them.

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