UNBELIEVABLE!… Senator Claire McCaskill Defends TSA Groping as “Love Pats”

McCaskill defends TSA groin checks… Calls them “love pats.”
Really Claire?… Really?

Your choice: Grope, grab or show your junk
In case you wondering how much a TSA agent sees with the new scanners:

Radical Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) defended the TSA “love pats” also known as groin checks yesterday during a hearing yesterday in Washington DC.
CBS reported:

Transportation Safety Administration chief John Pistole and several senators from both parties defended the new, enhanced airport security screening procedures as necessary in the face of a persistent and evolving terrorist threat in a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

Pistole, calm and confident in the face of an increasing public outcry against the procedures, talked extensively about the repercussions of last year’s attempted Christmas Day bombing being the impetus for the enhanced screenings before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, TSA’s oversight committee.

“We know the terrorists’ intent is still there,” Pistole testified. “We are using technology and protocols to stay ahead of the threat and keep you safe. (Several near-misses by terrorists on airplane bombings) got through security because we were not being thorough enough in our pat-downs.”

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said prior to Pistole’s testimony that she believed TSA was in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation, because people would be hopping mad at TSA if Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab had succeeded. She went on to say the new advanced imaging technology–which has caused uproar because of its leave-no-secrets imaging and potential health risks–is more of a blessing than a curse.

“I’m wildly excited that I can walk through a machine instead of getting my dose of love pats,” Sen. McCaskill said.

Hat Tip Geri

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) said yesterday that the groin checks are a violation of the 4th Amendment and there is no evidence these new body scanners make us more secure.

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  • Bomber

    “Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said prior to Pistole’s testimony that she believed TSA was in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation, because people would be hopping mad at TSA if Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab had succeeded. ”

    What did TSA gate procedure have to do with this guy’s bomb not going off? He still got it on the plane. I thought the whole point of these “love pats” was to keep that from happening. I hope somebody saves a clip of this for her run in ’12.


    Of course Claire will never have to experience one of these love pats, then again, she may get a thrill out of them seeing how her re-election is looking slim to none.

  • Granny

    To the best of my knowledge, TSA screenings have yet to stop their first bomber. I refuse to be irradiated without some medical necessity and I will NOT be patted down like a criminal being locked up in jail. Got to tell you, between the TSA and the airlines, I will never fly again. I’ve even stopped entering give-aways where the prize is a trip to somewhere one must get on a plane to get to.

  • Mr. Potato Head

    Somehow I see a connection here with Client #9 and “love pats” only the client paid for his while we are subject to penalty and government background investigations if we don’t comply.

  • INC

    This woman is sick. Being groped by a stranger is a “love pat”?

  • What an idiot. Not only did the Christmas bomber not board a plane in the US, but we weren’t be subjected to government-sanctioned sexual abuse by union thugs until recently.

    And yes, INC #5, it does suggest something disturbing about her that she considers be groped against your will by a complete stranger a “love pat.”

  • Stuart

    I agree Granny. I think its time to organize a boycott of air travel in general. Neither you or I have a voice in Washington any longer, but the airline lobby sure does. I am done with flying until the insane administration is history and the TSA is forced to adopt rational security procedures.
    In any case I am starting to come to the conclusion that the administration is at war with the American people. This security theatre is payback for voting out the Dems in the house. Its the Obama way or the highway and if you don’t like it. Vell Ve haf Vays of making you hurt.

  • Rather than subject innocent civilians to gross abuse of their Fourth Amendment rights and what in any other context would be clear-cut sexual assault, all the US authorities had to do in the case of Mr. Would-Be Panty-Bomber was pick up the phone and heed the waring of the perp’s own father, who in fact called US authorities and warned them about his son’s activities.

    TSA’s current policies have not stopped, and will not stop, a single terrorist attack.

  • TXPatriot

    Wow. And all they wanted to do in Arizona was ask to see some ID!

  • Andreas K.

    A few years ago in Germany, a mohammedan stabbed a Rabbi. The judge called it “warning stabs”.

    Though two can play this game.

    If I get groped by TSA agents, and then, in reply, would zap them with a tazer for groping me… it’s nothing personal, really. It’s a love zap!

  • StrangernFiction

    “In any case I am starting to come to the conclusion that the administration is at war with the American people.”

    Stuart, the ‘rats ARE at war with America. At least OUR idea of what America is, or should be. McNumskill is not in the administration, but she is very definitely an enemy of liberty.

    It is put up or shut up time, but I suspect we will put up. As for me, I wouldn’t fly unless ABSOLUTELY necessary.

  • Lily

    Gate Rape?

  • Lily

    You can boycott the airlines, but I don’t think the government cares if you fly or not.

  • StrangernFiction

    So Claire, what happens when they bring down an airplane with a stinger missile, or shove explosives up their a$$, or blow up a school, or gun down people in a mall….? What then Claire? Huh? What will you have us submit to then, rather than actually look for the people that are trying to kill us. We know exactly what you and the rest of your commie friends want Claire, and it isn’t to keep us safe.

  • RWGinger

    The gov’t won’t care if you fly or not until the airline lobbies complain.
    Interesting to follow the money and learn Demorats are making millions off the sale of these scanners.
    Shocked, I am shocked.

    Gate Rape! Nicely done

  • Granny

    #13 November 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    Lily commented:

    You can boycott the airlines, but I don’t think the government cares if you fly or not.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that they do not actually want us to fly. This is just their way on engineering a collapse of the airline industry that will require a “stimulus” along the lines of the GM buyout. In other words, an excuse to nationalize the airlines.

  • StrangernFiction

    #13 November 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    Lily commented:

    You can boycott the airlines, but I don’t think the government cares if you fly or not.


    Lily, who cares whether the government wants us to fly or not. Let me clue you in on something: Even if this is part of some scheme to take over the airlines, it does not mean that it will work out for them. You think they are going to lose sleep over us submitting to this degradation? Much more likely, than the scenario you elude to is that the government does want us to submit, and keep flying. The one thing they DO NOT WANT is a showdown that gets the attention of Americans that don’t care about politics, and makes them take notice.

  • McCaskill is a sexual predator’s dream come true. Watch some pedo’s defense attorney use that in court: ‘Your honor, my client did not harm that 4 year old by fondling her genitals, it was a “love pat” no different from an airport screening!’

    That bitch has set a precedent for it.

  • Rich

    I ran across this today TSA – Sexual Assault
    by Erin Chase


  • averagemelon

    My family and I will not use the airlines as long as they think they have a perfect right to fly-fook us. Let LOTS of employees become unemployed. Let the gubmint take over the air travel. Let the whole world stop travelling in and out of our country except by private plane and landing fields. Let the mail stop. I DON’T CARE IF THEY DON’T CARE.

  • Just_Saying

    Institute (racial) profiling.

  • Rich

    here are two other storys Junk Security: ‘Naked Scanners’ Won’t Keep Us Safe http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/11/junk-security-naked-scanners-wont-keep-us-safe/
    and Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA

  • Yeah, right

    Detailed genitalia? You can use google with “safe search” turned off to get genitalia really detailed. This pictures are about as far from erotic as old venereal disease movies.

  • Gman

    Just tell them this is a Bush policy and they will be against it.

  • bertogem

    Fire Claire McCaskill — fire them all. I was going to write the Senator to complain about the TSA, and demand that she do something about ending these degrading naked body scans and pat-downs — but now I see that would be fruitless. I stopped flying a year ago when the scanners were first introduced. We’ve turned a corner in this country and are plunging headlong toward a police state. What shall we do?

  • kiminflorida

    ok…so i gather that if I choose to opt out of the machines I am subjected to a sexual assault by the TSA…so are the powers that be trying to make the “pat downs” as offensive as possible so that next time I will make the correct choice and go with the machines? WHY?

  • bg


    Senator Claire McCaskill Defends TSA Groping as “Love Pats”

    hmmm, maybe she’s lonely and travels
    a lot via obscure airports.. /sicko sarc/


  • bg


    kiminflorida #26

    re: [so are the powers that be trying to make the “pat downs” as offensive as possible so that next time I will make the correct choice
    and go with the machines? WHY?]

    short answer:



  • Alana

    I guess her love life kinda sucks.

  • Andreas K.

    I’m not sure why some people here scream against the airlines. The airlines don’t operate the airports. The airlines don’t operate TSA. If anything, the airlines are getting spat in the face just like you. Want to blame someone? Blame the government for having TSA. Blame the airports that have not yet opted out of the TSA option.

    If you think bankrupt airlines, unemployed cabin crews and mechanics will stop the TSA… WROOOOOOOONG!

  • Joanne

    They are doing this under the guise of keeping people safe, but what about this type of intense security for luggage, etc. below. Since when did commercial airlines become government business, or did I miss something – did the government buy out the airplanes too?

  • Oldsailor

    LILY, Gate Rape. That one will catch on.

  • Liberty60

    If patting your body at the airport is a violation of the 4th Amendment, does wiretapping your phone or reading your email without a court order qualify? Or is that still okee dokee?

  • Chippy

    Look who has invested millions in Rapiscan, the company that makes the body scanners. It’s our old friend George Soros. This company got a no bid contract from the federal government four days after the failed Underware Bomber attempt. Michael Chertoff is involved and so is a democrat congressman on the Homeland Security Subcomittee. Hmmmmmm?

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  • Laura

    Clare McCaskill is as dumb as a post. I’m not as anti-TSA measures as most people, but her comments do more to hurt than help — by referring to groin searches as “love pats”, SHE sexualizes the searches. That’s just sick. One suspects that, for poor old Clare, that is the closest thing to sex she’s seen in a looooooong time, however.

  • red tape

    Apparently the Missouri Mule didn’t get my letter explaining that if over-paid brain-dead bureaucrats were actually capable of doing their jobs, there’d be no need to subject billions of passengers to humiliating measures. How about statistical profiling? I’ll take the risk that a 5-year old or an 80-year old isn’t carrying explosives onto a plane.

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  • I predict a Paul Shanklin parody called “Love Pats” to the tune of “love child” in 3…2…1…

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  • GLM In Ohio

    They won’t be scanning me or touching me, because I won’t be flying. Meanwhile, thousands of Americans will be losing their jobs, because other Americans just like me will staying home, or driving to their destinations. How stupid is all this, when all they would have to do is scrutinize the passengers with ties to high risk countries like Israel does?

  • @ Lily, I swiped “Gate Rape” and used it in my blog, giving you credit of course. Best phrase ever regarding this junk. Thanks for thinking it up!

    Here’s my Super Extensive TSA Outrage Roundup:


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  • bg


    American Elephant #39

    lol, think you got something there..

    aah, if only the real thing were as funny.. *sigh*


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  • Chris

    I havent seen these kinds of comments yet:

    -Are we sure the NYC TSA gropers are not spreading bedbugs from crotch to crotch?

    -If TSA gropers are avg people, approx 5% are homosexuals -anybody mind?

    -When the TSA geniuses discover that for countless years drug “mules” have transported “payloads” in their body cavities, what will they do? Nothing, as they only react!

    -But wait until after the first “anus bomber” (sorry, but this is just the next logical TSA step to “crotch bombing”…)

    -And after the first (failed?) “stomach bomber”, then what will they do? Shut the country down?

    Interesting times are evolving…

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