Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Confirmations

Like many of you, I'm trying to keep an eye o the confirmation hearings.  The predictable left is going batshit crazy over Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.  There are those on the predictable left who don't think that any white man from a Southern state is morally qualified to fill that post, and their over-the-top rhetoric is illuminating.

As Jon Gabriel so famously said, "My favorite part of the Obama era is the racial healing."

Along those same lines, we have the upcoming (today, I understand) confirmation hearing for General James Mattis.  General Mattis is Trump's pick for SecDef, and it's not hard to draw a clear line between the General and that wimp, Ash Carter, who is Obama's SecDef.  Under Carter's meddling, the Social Justice Warriors have proliferated, to the point where women can now be assigned to combat roles, and openly transgendered individuals can serve.  I have a hard time believing that General Mattis will subscribe to either of those theories.

Let me say, for the record, that I served wtih some outstanding female soldiers over the years.  Mainly in the Military Police, which has a combat support role.  They did the job just fine and I have no complaints.  I did NOT serve with female soldiers in the combat arms (Infantry, Armor, or Cavalry) that I was assigned to at differing points of my career.  Women did just fine, in my experience, in a combat support role (and in today's modern battlefield, it's sometimes difficult to know wheterh you're in a support role, or whether you're in active combat).  It depends, I guess on which way the tracers are flying.

Whatever my beliefs on the role of women and gays in the military, I'm fairly certain that the hearings of General Mattis are going to stir the pot thoroughly.  If McConnell can get Sessions and Mattix confirmed quickly, the SJW/Race-hustlers/Sexually Confused will melt completely down.  What a glorious day that will be.

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