DC's newest chickenhawk: Thom Tillis

Gee, I wonder why he didn't say these things during election debates:

Sen.-elect Thom Tillis (R) of North Carolina and Sen.-elect Gary Peters (D) of Michigan called on Congress Sunday to debate a measure authorizing military strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“I think it would probably be wise so that you move forward again,” Tillis said. “The president and the Congress need to find opportunities to show some way of coming together. That would be a show of good faith from the president and I think it would give Congress more confidence they’re part of the process,” he added.

Really? You want to send more American troops to die in battle because it could grease the wheels of bipartisanship? Are you completely insane, or just terminally clueless? Here's an idea, you could work with the President to help veterans who have already pulled 2-3 tours of combat duty, and maybe cut down on their horrific suicide rate, instead of adding to their numbers senselessly.

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Just like Burr

One of the hazards of having another thoughtless, arrogant frat-boy in the Senate is the shoot-from-the-hip mentality that comes with the personality. Everything Tillis knows about foreign policy he learned in the 8th grade.

And now he's suddenly an expert on warfare in the middle east? He wants more "boots on the ground"?

Chickenhawk chickenshit.

Yeah, I think he could use

some educatin' on this subject. Maybe a "fact-finding tour" of the Helmund Province of Afghanistan for starters, with a few days R&R in Mosul, ending with a Q&A session in the rehab ward at Bethesda, trying to cheer up the multiple amputees with stories of how hard he had it before clawing his way up the corporate ladder.

I have a feeling that last stop might be a little too dangerous...

How did I miss that campaign commercial?

You know, the one where Tillis looked into the camera and said, "I want to send other people's kids off to foreign lands to get killed, and run up the deficit too. That's right, I will do anything I can to get this country into yet another war. I'm Thom Tillis, and I approved this message".

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014