Colonel Martha McSally on Rick Santorum: I’d Like to “Kick Him in the Jimmy” (Video)

Colonel Martha McSally, the first American woman to fly in combat since the 1991 lifting of the prohibition of women in combat, told FOX and Friends this morning that she’d like to kick Rick Santorum “in the Jimmy.” McSally said this after she was asked how she felt about Rick Santorum’s recent comments about women in combat.

McSally admitted that she liked his positions but that she’d like to “kick him in the Jimmy” after his recent controversial statements. McSally plans on meeting with Rick Santorum next week when he travels to Arizona.

The Blaze has the transcript:

Because her position as a female military member, Fox’s Steve Doocey played audio of Santorum talking about woman in combat and the “emotions” associated with that. (Click here to see what Santorum really meant by those remarks.) When asked for a reaction, McSally didn’t hold back.

“You know I agree with many of the things that Rick Santorum says, but when I heard this I really just wanted to go kick him in the jimmy.”

“Kick him in the jimmy?” Doocy asked.

“Yeah, he’s totally out of touch. I mean, completely out of touch. These are the types of arguments we heard 20-25 years ago as to why women couldn’t be fighter pilots.”

Doocy went on to ask if McSally would support Santorum if he became the GOP presidential nominee. She said she’d like to have a meeting with him to discuss some things.

“I don’t think I would mention the jimmy part to him,” Doocy said.

McSally’s response: dead silence and a smile.

“Yeah, I guess not,” Doocy said.

Here’s more on Martha McSally…
Southern Arizona is buzzing with the possible entrance of a new candidate in the special election to replace Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Martha McSally, the woman who, in 2002, challenged the Department of Defense rule requiring American servicewoman in Saudi Arabia to dress in a Muslim Abaya and headscarf when travelling off base, reportedly plans to formally announce her candidacy Thursday.

McSally, who retired from the Air Force as a colonel, was also the first woman in United States history to fly in combat, and the first woman to lead a squadron into combat, in the skies above Iraq and Afghanistan. McSally is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Academy, earned her Master’s Degree, in Public Policy, from the JFK School of Government at Harvard, and in 1995 was one of only seven active duty Air Force officers selected for the prestigious Legislative Fellowship Program in Washington. She spent the last few years teaching military and foreign affairs to world leaders at the George C. Marshall Center in Germany.

She’s also champion triathlete and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro

Democrats in the Southern Arizona district, are lining up behind former Giffords’ aide Ron Barber to replace the outgoing congresswoman. Barber is being described by local Democrats as a “placeholder” or “caretaker” until the end of Giffords’ term. But it’s hard not to wonder if the entrance of a dynamic, young Republican woman will change the nature of this race.

McSally is conservative, pro-life, pro-2nd amendment, and everything else that voters in a Republican-leaning district are yearning for. So have the Democrats in Arizona’s 8th congressional district made a mistake? Some people are starting to think so. Martha McSally isn’t Gabrielle Giffords. But her dynamic personality, her clear convictions and accomplished resume could be just what conservatives need if they want to win the race that one Washington insider called, “the next biggest thing to the Presidential” race this year.

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  • wanumba

    Charming.

  • Mitch Rapp

    AKA a Jimmy Jammer

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  • Ripped

    Santorum represents an archetypical cliche of the Republican Party and hopefully the American people recognize that his bigotry, homophobia and theocratic beliefs do not best represent their interests.

    He’s just another right wing religious zealot who is unelectable.

    I hope she does kick him in the “jimmy”

  • Blue Hen

    How quaint. Does anyone think that expressing the desire to punch her in the mommybags would go over well if she said someting that raised someone’s ire? I kinda doubt it.

  • Blue Hen

    Ripped bleats: Santorum represents an archetypical cliche of the Republican Party and hopefully the American people recognize that his bigotry, homophobia and theocratic beliefs do not best represent their interests.

    He’s just another right wing religious zealot who is unelectable.

    I hope she does kick him in the “jimmy”

    Unless he thinks that Catholics should be forced to pay for abortions (Saint Pelosi) or that Jesus would be all about class warfare (The Dear Leader, who is also against gay marriage). In which case, you’d be agog with the theocracy of it all.

    P.S. We have to give you an utter fail on that whole civility line of crap.

  • JimmyT

    Sorry Colonel, but if you, or anyone else, believes men wouldn’t be more concerned about a woman getting hurt in combat than another man, you are extremely naive. This distraction could be a recipe for disaster. If the services were filled with Al Gore metro males, then your beliefs may be accurate, but, for the most part, the services are filled with real men.

  • Stan

    Wow, she’s this macho triathlete combat pilot but would have to resort to kicking a sweater-vest wearing schmo in the balls? That’s what all that military training left you with? You’re making Santorum’s point with that comment, “Colonel”.

  • wanumba

    Her use of “fighter pilot” is misleading. If she was a warthog pilot, that’s not a ‘fighter jet.” The warthog is a slower, less manuverable plane suited to tank shooting and such ground targets. Fighters engage in aerial combat and evasion. There was a high death rate associated with women in ‘fighter jets.”

    Coming off like a swaggering (D) Patricia Schroeder isn’t going over very well.

  • More Liberty

    The funny thing is Rick Sanatarium has never stepped foot in a military uniform, and certainly has never seen combat. Like Bush, and Obama, Sanatarium is just another warmonger – eager to send those of us that volunteer into harms way to quench his frothy blood lust urges. Which personally I have no big problem with except we get sent to fight to rebuild countries we have no business being in.

  • wanumba

    “She’s also champion triathlete and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro”

    Just a reminder, one usually HIKES Kilimanjaro. It’s a non-technical hike, and most people who hike to the top aren’t champion triathletes. It’s nice in itself, but not at all required for Kilimanjaro.
    Just sayin’ – we hiked to the top, too, so that’s primary source reporting confirmation, not linking to some article. We actually wouldn’t feel it was revelent to mention it on our resume, either.

  • wanumba

    #10 February 17, 2012 at 9:17 am
    More Liberty commented:
    The funny thing is Rick Sanatarium has never stepped foot in a military uniform, and certainly has never seen combat. Like Bush, and Obama, Sanatarium is just another warmonger – eager to send those of us that volunteer into harms way to quench his frothy blood lust urges.
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    Reads like kitchy porn. So where are YOU volunteering militarily? I mean, do you have actual deployment in foreign theatres of war experience to draw on for those statements?

  • wanumba

    #10 February 17, 2012 at 9:17 am
    More Liberty commented:

    The funny thing is Rick Sanatarium
    :::::::::::::::::::

    So, should we copy your 6 year-old bratty snot and call you moron libertoon?

  • More Liberty

    #9 said:
    “Her use of “fighter pilot” is misleading. If she was a warthog pilot, that’s not a ‘fighter jet.” The warthog is a slower, less manuverable plane suited to tank shooting and such ground targets. Fighters engage in aerial combat and evasion. There was a high death rate associated with women in ‘fighter jets.””

    Correct verbiage or not, A-10s are vastly more superior in close air support when compared to other air force platforms. Like you said, they fly slower but they also fly alot lower putting them at an enhance risk to surface to air fire or missiles. My team in Iraq called in plenty of air-strikes out in the Ramadi farmlands and suburbs, as well as the small little city Hit. If marine pilots were not able to support, we would rather have A-10s as opposed to the more traditional “fighter jets” which in reality aren’t doing much of any actual air to air fighting. A-10 pilots were awesome and loved to support of un the ground, while many of the F-16 or F-15 pilots were very risk adverse.

    As a ground fighter, I’d much rather have an A-10 pilot around.

  • Hacker 69

    So when the first American female fighter pilot gets shot down over the land of turbin wearing goat fornicators, gets brutally assaulted in every orifice, then beaten and perhaps receives the same fate of Daniel Pearl, later to have have her corpse dragged through the streets and hung from a bridge by the Neanderthals of the Middle East to showcase their trophy, Santorum’s position on women in combat may not seem so far fetched.

  • More Liberty

    “So, should we copy your 6 year-old bratty snot and call you moron libertoon?’

    You can call me whatever you want. That doesn’t change the reality that Rick never served, yet he’s very eager to send actual warriors off to do the real fighting. He’s like Obama and Bush in this respect.

  • wanumba

    Thank you for making my point by trying to talk about a different subject.

    Women in actual fighter training were crashing at a higher rate than men.

    It’s a different set of demands than a warthog, which is terrific for what it does, but is not ‘fighter jet.’

    The Democrats like Hillary Clinton want women in combat to make military service onerous to the American People, a few female eggs to break for the Democrat omelette. Colonel McSally on this issue is in line with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

  • wanumba

    #16 February 17, 2012 at 9:31 am
    More Liberty commented:

    “So, should we copy your 6 year-old bratty snot and call you moron libertoon?’

    You can call me whatever you want. That doesn’t change the reality that Rick never served, yet he’s very eager to send actual warriors off to do the real fighting. He’s like Obama and Bush in this respect.
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    I won’t call you that, because it’s infantile bratty. We note that it displays better than anything your very low and abusive standards, and thus calls into question the quality of reliablility of anything you say.

    It’s helpful actually, in clarifying the nasty spirit behind the comments, but never to copy.

  • More Liberty

    I’m not changing the subject. I’ve dealt with women pilots of F-18s, Cobras, huey gunships and F-16s. Besides having to listen to various comments from my fellow marines around me, these women were no different in my view. I have more respect for her – as she’s volunteered for military service and knows the sacrifice – as opposed to old Risk or Rombama.

  • Ripped

    #6 February 17, 2012 at 9:05 am
    Blue Hen commented:

    It was so on point you had to repeat it word for word. Thanks!

    What does Pelosi, Jesus or 0bama have to do with this thread?

    P.S. We have to give you an utter fail on that whole staying on topic line of crap.

  • Militant Conservative

    Saw this whole interview live.

    Look at the eyes fluttering and the head shaking

    side to side. She’s lying her a$$ off.

    Her body language tells it all

  • More Liberty

    “I won’t call you that, because it’s infantile bratty. We note that it displays better than anything your very low and abusive standards, and thus calls into question the quality of reliablility of anything you say.”

    So you’re attacking this woman – who has actually volunteered for service to her country – but complain about my words. Got it.

  • Ripped

    #18 February 17, 2012 at 9:38 am
    wanumba commented:

    It seems like the mentality on this site, yours included is when you can’t defend the subject at hand you turn it into a personal attack. Grow Up!

  • wanumba

    #21 February 17, 2012 at 9:43 am
    Militant Conservative commented:

    She’s lying her a$$ off.
    Her body language tells it all
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    You better behave there or the Colonel will kick you in the jimmy.

  • chris

    I really could care less if women were on the front lines. Let them in the fight. They’re big girls. Hold them to the same standards as men, wind them up and let them at it.

  • More Liberty

    “Reads like kitchy porn. So where are YOU volunteering militarily? I mean, do you have actual deployment in foreign theatres of war experience to draw on for those statements?”

    Yes I do. 10 years in the Marine Corps – four tours overseas with three in Iraq.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    Why the hatin’ on the colonel? I suspect if she were a he you’d be falling all over yourself in praise.

    Jealous you much?

  • More Liberty

    #27 said:
    “Why the hatin’ on the colonel? I suspect if she were a he you’d be falling all over yourself in praise.”

    Bingo. No wonder some of these “conservatives” actually like Rick.

  • wanumba

    #23 February 17, 2012 at 9:46 am
    Ripped commented:
    #18 February 17, 2012 at 9:38 am
    wanumba commented:
    It seems like the mentality on this site, yours included is when you can’t defend the subject at hand you turn it into a personal attack. Grow Up!
    :::::::::::::::::::

    You meant to reply to More Liberty up there who’s calling Rich Santorum names. I just said I don’t approve of that. Yo want to read that again?

    If you could get nuance, you’d also notice I am broadcasting quite openly that I don’t cotton to Colonels who swagger around on national news saying they want to ‘kick’ presidential candidates ‘in the jimmy.’

    Seems you need to tell the Colonel to ‘grow up.’ I do not use or advise imploying that sort of talk, because it’s infantile, and insulting.

  • Eric in Denver

    So is she going to assault him when she meets him? Isn’t this the violent hate speech and threats that led to the tragic assassination attempt on Gabby Giffords? Right in the heart of her same district, sadly. But I guess this verbal explosion theoretically proves that the average femaile soldier or marine has the physical strength to succeed in hand-to-hand combat on the combat field where there are no ships and planes, so there.

  • Militant Conservative

    #24 February 17, 2012 at 9:46 am
    wanumba commented:

    You never let a threat get that close.

  • Militant Conservative

    #28 February 17, 2012 at 9:51 am
    More Liberty commented:

    I hate liars, this is why most liberals are detested.

    Nuffield said, powder is dry

  • Reno_Dave

    As a ground fighter, I’d much rather have an A-10 pilot around.

    As a ground fighter, would you want her in a full combat load-out at your side (assuming she could move under the weight?)

  • Militant Conservative

    Nuff said, damn auto correct.

  • wanumba

    #27 February 17, 2012 at 9:49 am
    dba…vagabond trader commented:
    Why the hatin’ on the colonel? I suspect if she were a he you’d be falling all over yourself in praise.

    Jealous you much?
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    Oh… double standard time … it’s not appropriate for a male Colonel to go on national news and announce his political disagreement by wanting to ‘kick’ a presidential candidate ‘in the jimmy,’ either.

    I’m holding McSally to the EXACT standards I expect from MEN. Dignity and a professional comportment to not only represent oneself, but also the military. And oh oh oh … looks like ‘equality’ isn’t the thang here, but exceptions, excuses.

    I am also holding McSally to the standards we have to maintain ourselves. If I did what she just did on tv, I could be booted out of this country we have been posted to, at a minimum been hauled in for a diplomatic dressing dresing down.

  • Reno_Dave

    So is she going to assault him when she meets him?

    Maybe she could “glitter bomb” him with depleted uranium glitter.

  • wanumba

    #31 February 17, 2012 at 9:52 am
    Militant Conservative commented
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    Heh. Exactly my point.

  • http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com Reaganite Republican

    Santorum is boring to the extreme, while unaccomplished and unskilled as a politician… he’ll never excite anybody outside of TEA partiers rattled out of their common sense by negative attack ads.

    Obama would crush him like a bug… if Gingrich doesn’t come back I’m for Palin at a brokered convention, far preferable to this lame horse

    ‘Obama for America 2012’, ACORN, and Various Union Palookas Preparing for Brutal Fall Campaign

  • Jimmy

    Keep that lady away from me!

  • mackykam

    Notice there is no family mentioned in her bio. “nough said.

    Could it be that “kicking him in the jimmys” is just revenge for her penis envy?

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  • Phat

    Martha graduated in ’88 with me from the Air Force Academy. You would be hard pressed to find a cadet more detested by her own classmates.

    This strikes me more as an ego stroke than an actual plausible candidacy.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    Listen to the interview, McSally said she likes Santorum and would have a chat with him about women serving on the front lines.She has a perfect right to her informed disagreement. Jeesh, what more do some people want. It was a tuff girl comment, bfd, pilots talk like that. I’m sure this accomplished woman has been the object of much worse. In fact I know she has…….. Right here.

  • cal rifkin

    Jimmy?? Never heard that before….Can’t Rick have his opinion? What about free speech?

  • Militant Conservative

    Still a liar.

  • wanumba

    #43 February 17, 2012 at 10:13 am
    dba…vagabond trader commented:

    Listen to the interview, McSally said she likes Santorum and would have a chat with him about women serving on the front lines.She has a perfect right to her informed disagreement. Jeesh, what more do some people want. It was a tuff girl comment, bfd, pilots talk like that. I’m sure this accomplished woman has been the object of much worse. In fact I know she has…….. Right here.
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    Playing the wussie card isn’t working.

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  • wanumba

    #26 February 17, 2012 at 9:48 am
    More Liberty commented:

    Yes I do. 10 years in the Marine Corps – four tours overseas with three in Iraq
    :::::::::::::::::::

    Very nice. What’s your rank and speciality?

  • Little Orenthal

    Santorum bring up something the media knows nothing about.. This woman isn’t being intellectually honest either.. Women are NOT put in combat roles. Flying a jet isn’t combat. The infantry is, and women do not serve in the infantry. They may sometimes be interpreters or corpsman, and go along on a foot patrol, but they DO NOT serve in the infantry!

    The media doesn’t understand this! Women are not placed in combat roles, EVER. They may be driving a supply truck and get ambushed, but their mission wasn’t to make contact with, and destroy the enemy.

    Airforce is completely different, and cinderella up there knows this

  • wanumba

    #42 February 17, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Phat commented:
    Martha graduated in ’88 with me from the Air Force Academy. You would be hard pressed to find a cadet more detested by her own classmates.
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    Watch them nuts. She’ll kick ’em … being the diplomat she is and all.

  • Patty

    Spunky, courageous, convicted to a cause and admirable. She has quit a bit of armor behind her. I think this is a discussion Santorum won’t win.

  • wanumba

    #51 February 17, 2012 at 10:58 am
    Patty commented:
    Spunky, courageous, convicted to a cause and admirable. She has quit a bit of armor behind her. I think this is a discussion Santorum won’t win.
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    You may want to ask her to clarify precisely what she has in mind to deal with the “debt” the “east” and the “security issues on the border that affect this region.”

    It’s ALL talking points without letting out a hint of “position.”

    The Democrats in AZ have parked hard core Leftist community organizers to flip it to DEM. They scout for (R) to use, who will vote for Democrat positions.

    This woman’s resume is solid LEFT, but the military service implies “Right.” So, what’s the situation?

  • http://www.southernwolf.net S. Wolf

    In my humble opinion women have no right to fight in combat, nor for that matter do men. The military is an organization that breaks things and kills people in the interest of fighting and winning wars, and in that interest selects and trains the best candidates to carry out the breaking and killing. Historically men have been the best candidates for the reason they tend to be bigger and stronger than women. Serving in the military is not a right but an obligation in time of national need but it is still up to the military to choose who will fight and who won’t. McSally may think she is a warrior and that women have a right to fight but she is a deluded feminist who doesn’t understand the meaning of war.

  • Patty

    Spunky, courageous, convicted to a cause and admirable. She has quit a bit of armor behind her. I think this is a discussion Santorum won’t win.

    Gays have rights, Military should allow women to fight in combat just like men. This is where to rubber meets the road.

    I only hope that if women are enlisted they should do the same jobs men do. Nothing more nothing less. That is where I stand.
    ___________________

    Rick Santorum needs to spend some time in a foxhole in Afghanistan before he starts lecturing the military. When bullets are flying and missiles are exploding, Santorum believes our servicemen will be distracted by sex.

    Rick Santorum reiterated on NBC’s Today show yesterday that he does not believe women should be fighting in the U.S. military. The problem is not with the women, he says. The problem is that the men in the U.S. military might not be able to focus on the mission if women are in danger.

    This is what I am talking about, only.

  • Patty

    The presence of women causes sexual tension in training and battle.

    This notion insults men as much as women. For nearly 10 years, the U.S. military has been fighting two wars with a majority of units that include both men and women. Why hasn’t supposed “sexual tension” undermined the stellar performance of gender-integrated units?

    Women work in close proximity to men in all sorts of occupations — whether dancers or astronauts or war correspondents — without cause for alarm. Personally, I have found more sexual harassment and gender bias in the corporate world than in the military. In the military, I was treated as a Marine first and a woman second.

    If anything, the presence of women might improve rather than detract from the service of men. My unit sergeant major, an infantryman, told me once that the presence of women made the men complain less — they didn’t want to appear weaker in front of female counterparts who weren’t complaining.

    http://forums.military.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/409192893/m/8810042372001

  • Patty

    Like it or not, there have and will be women in the military. Santorum really opened a can of worms.

  • DaveP.

    All the class one expects of an officer and a lady.
    Are we sure she’s not running for the DEMOCRATIC nomination? She acts like it.

  • http://www.southernwolf.net S. Wolf

    Patty #55

    re The presence of women causes sexual tension in training and battle.

    This notion insults men as much as women

    It does?

    ‘Now…..let me just say I have mixed feelings about pregnant Soldiers in the Army. If male troops can have families then who am I to deny females the same opportunity. But it will blow your minds the number of single mothers there are in the Army. Plus all the drama that goes with that. When a female becomes pregnant they are offered the chance to get out. Some take the offer, some don’t, and some make you wish they had.
    I have seen it used as a way to get out of deployments. I have seen some who really wanted a child and military career and would be successful at both. And I’ve seen a few that made me wonder if it was really dark in that club at closing time or the guy lost a bet. Know what I mean?
    Retirement is a blessing that couldn’t come soon enough. This whole social experiment thing is destroying the warrior spirit. We break things and kill people. That is what armies do. We are not there to make friends.’

    Weasel Zippers: Wrench monkey

    Can you really visualize women soldiers bayoneting enemy soldiers, both men and women? Or crawling under enemy machine gun fire while two months pregnant?

  • greenfairie

    Sounds like a grrl power Democrat. Why not just have Debbie Wasserman Schultz or Barbara Boxer sit in her place? *Eyeroll.*

    There are already many problems with putting women on Navy ships for long deployments with men, i.e. a huge number of the ladies are put ashore for being knocked up. But that’s not the only problem. The other problem is men being protective of the women serving alongside them in combat, leading to breakdown of discipline and order. Israel experimented with putting women in combat positions alongside men and the guys were as busy protecting their female comrades as they were actually trying to fight. Israel no longer does this although obviously women still do their time in the IDF.

    People who think five foot tall, 90 pound women can run out in the middle of a battlefield with 100 pounds of stuff on her back just as well as a man have been watching too many movies. It doesn’t mean women can’t or shouldn’t serve in any role whatsoever. But men and women are different, and no amount of political correctness, social engineering, or “diversity training” is going to change human nature.

  • 1RedBeard

    Dear Colonel McSally:

    Ok, we get it. You’re one tough cookie. You won’t let men push you around. All fine attributes. But you might reconsider how you project that toughness. Threatening to kick a presidential candidate where it hurts is really not a very effective tactic. You might consider demonstrating your toughness through your actions, statements of core beliefs, and policy positions, and leave the bluff and bravado behind.

  • http://www.wordaroundthenet.com Christopher Taylor

    Women shouldn’t be in combat, she’s wrong and crude besides (big shock there).

  • bg

    ++

    the s/he/it More Liberty needs a kick in the jimmy.. 😆

    Ripped in the head, oh wait..

    ==

  • dmacleo

    had 5 woman in my platoon in germany. one was great. 4 played the pms crap and left me running double shifts (18+ hrs) a LOT.
    whatever..

  • Patty

    #58

    Dear God, you have taken this to a whole new level.

    It is about rights, women are built different, omg, military.com posted it run with it.

    Read it don’t, gays are getting rights right and left in the military, women have served for generations. They are some of the best. This is story.

  • bg

    ++

    i always said women should be in combat when men have babies..

    now that may sound great to some, but it’s
    so far from reality.. it’s truly embarrassing..

    that said..

    sounds to me like the IslaMarxists are still hard at work
    trying to put women “back in their place” so to speak..

    Highlights in the History of Military Women

    Women Medal Recipients – Military and Civilian

    ==

  • StrangernFiction

    Wow, she’s this macho triathlete combat pilot but would have to resort to kicking a sweater-vest wearing schmo in the balls? That’s what all that military training left you with? You’re making Santorum’s point with that comment, “Colonel”.

    Bingo!

  • bg

    ++

    imho, some are taking the statement a tad too seriously..

    try listening to what she says “in context”..

    not to mention the fact that she was laughing when she said it..

    bottom line…

    ONCE AGAIN THE “SOUND BYTE” WINS THE
    DISTRACTION ACTION AWARD OF THE DAY!!

    now, what else did she have to say, i mean,
    why wasn’t that discussed vs this crapola??

    this is a fine example of how & why we’re losing the war.. *sigh*

    how dumbed down are we?? verily.. :-(

    ==

  • StrangernFiction

    All of the commenters questioning this woman’s conservatism are spot on to do so. This is a Leftist talking point. Would she threaten to kick Barky in the Jimmy? How about Holder, or Reid, or Durbin……….And they certainly deserve it. Rick Santorum, not so much.

  • http://Oldlineconservative.com Steve-Oldlineconservative.dom

    Edward Bellamy’s Looking Back From 1984 and his Equality have at last arrrived. Too bad for America!

    In Bellamy’s imagined year of 2000 hyper masculinity and a cult of physical fitness for women is promoted in the name of Socialism which has always downplayed the difference between men and women.

    Maybe this female colonel is a lesbian. A lot of women in the women’s movement are lesbians.

  • wanumba

    #54 February 17, 2012 at 11:14 am
    Patty commented:
    Gays have rights, Military should allow women to fight in combat just like men. This is where to rubber meets the road.

    I only hope that if women are enlisted they should do the same jobs men do. Nothing more nothing less. That is where I stand.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::

    Then why don’t you just try it and show us all how that works? The fighting males in the country we’re in average 6′ 4 and 200 pounds. You care to engage one of those guys? Do you realize they can break your arms off, then break your legs with their HANDS? You expect to stand back a ways and shoot them down so close combat never happens? That’s what everyone wants, but the military spends a lot of time on close combat training … and they wouldn’t if they didn’t have to.

    I think American women are watching too much ego-flattering television judy-choppin’ fantasies.

    Military is not a social experiment. It’s a very well-defined function that is designed to counter offensive violence with defensive violence.

    This is extremely serious business. Sheltered women with big egos are NOT the ones to be making judgment calls about “rights” to get someone else’s daughters to be brutally killed when the other countries aren’t so stupid and send their best, most killingest fighters up front to break through the lines and wreck havoc.

    McSally was UP in the air in a PLANE, in a seat, flying in a region where the US had established complete air control. She was NOT in close combat, despite her ‘kicking jimmies’ snark, so it’s tasteless, empty bravado. She doesn’t have to embellish ANYTHING, what she did stands on its own merits, so to imply she was butch and could take apart any male with her own bare hands or booted foot, is a joke.

  • SFC_Swede

    While I find the Colonel’s accomplishments applaudable…I would like to point out to all that she was a pilot. It is a far cry to go from a pilot, strapped into a high tech machine…and being on the ground wearing 50+ pounds of bodyarmor and gear, plus your personal weapon, plus additional ammunition, ect….

    Physically, women arent on par with me…which is why their physical fitness test standards are unfairly lower than their male counterparts. I am 220 lbs without kit. Just how many females do you think could pull me out of harms way if I was hit? On average we carry rucksacks in excess of 50lbs for extended distances. How many females could carry that load for that long? And I can go on and on. Putting the physical aside, too be perfectly honest I as a platoon sergeant dont want to deal with the drama and other problems that come with having females in my unit. Having seen what some of my counterparts have to deal with…sorry, not interested. And I am sorry, but men WILL put themselves in harms way and endanger themselves if a female was under duress, instead of focusing on their task. These are all facts that can not be ignored folks.

    This experiment will go on however. It wont end nicely, and will cause far more issues than its worth so some female can earn a CIB. And America starts seeing their daughters come home in body bags in more numbers than they have the last 10 years.

    US Army. 11B4O. July 1985-Jun 2012. Yes…I am punching out.

  • Patty

    #67
    bg

    😆 there you go!!

  • Patty

    Open combat roles to women
    Military has no more excuses for denying females chance to do any job for which they are qualified

    With the recent announcement that Australia will allow its female soldiers to serve in all combat roles, including the special forces and infantry, the United States government is once again confronted with an age-old question: Why are American women still denied the chance to serve their country equally on the basis of their sex?

    American women now make up 14 percent of our armed forces and, as of 2008, there were 57 female generals or admirals on active duty, including six with three-star rank and one who had achieved four stars. More than 220,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more than 100 have been killed and thousands wounded. While American women can be assigned to most units in the military, they can only be attached to those engaged in ground combat. And the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that the difference between being assigned to a ground combat unit or attached to the unit — a practice used to circumvent the prohibition on women in combat — is a distinction without a difference.

    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-10-18/news/bs-ed-women-combat-20111018_1_combat-roles-combat-positions-military-leadership-diversity-commission

  • wanumba

    The military has long figured out where women can work in the military and where they can’t.
    Women serve in all sorts of functions already.
    The demand to be in front-line combat is political and ideological, not grounded in the extremely hard realities of violence.

    In this case, the women who think it’s no bigga deal should demonstrate by their own abilities how to survive in those conditions.

    We have a generation of undersize mall-crawlers who sip diet Pepsi all day. They won’t make it thru boot camp for the calcium-deprived broken bones, and they’re supposed to go up against 195 lb bench-pressing thugs who are used to sawing off human heads, to be martyrs for the feminist cause?

    No thanks. I love my daughters and think they deserve better than to be someone’s failed experiment.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    Still yakking it up, lol. She stated her beliefs and she is correct, AZ is being ruled by eastern elites who have absolutely no idea about the problems of border security, a place Ubama refuses to visit.

    @wanumba:

    Wussie? lol, you’re the one who sounds askeered of strong self assured women. Toughen up, American women have already been killed and maimed in combat. The military is 100% volunteer.

    btw, I absolutely agree there should be no special “dumbing down” for women in the military. As for McSally, good for her exposing the hypocrisy of muzzies and the invasive PC at the Pentagon. Muzz don’t mind women fighting for them so long as they wear a bag in doing so. Unacceptable.

  • bg

    ++

    does anti-women in the military = common sense..

    or something more cynical, like keeping them bare-foot and
    preggo’s.. you know the good old draconian Islamist way..

    hey, perhaps they should to be de-clitorised??

    yeah, that’s do the trick, right guys?? gah!!

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re: #76 February 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm bg

    that’s = that’d

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    wanumba #74 February 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    some times i wonder if you’re the real wanumba..

    the one who serves on battlefronts around the globe??

    the one with 2 sons serving in the war against terror??

    sorry, but some of your opinions don’t sound very, shall we say,
    kosher to me.. like you almost have an agenda, could it be due
    to UN influences?? you know, the peacekeepers who consistently
    pillage & rape the direly poor and unsuspecting female & child folks
    they’re sent to help.. /s/

    ==

  • wanumba

    #73 February 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    Patty commented:
    Open combat roles to women
    Military has no more excuses for denying females chance to do any job for which they are qualified

    With the recent announcement that Australia will allow its female soldiers to serve in all combat roles, including the special forces and infantry, the United States government is once again confronted with an age-old question: Why are American women still denied the chance to serve their country equally on the basis of their sex?
    :::::::::::::::::::::::

    Don’t quote Australia out of a Democrat Left newspaper.

    Our daughters are living there right now, and they are NOT impressed with the Socialist nonsense that’s going on. $16 an hour minimum wage for a waitress and can’t even get one to rouse herself up to wait the table. All these countries run hardly more than auxillary functions to the USA. They are poorly equipped, lightly manned and have less training. Because of that, OUR SOLDIERS have to do the heavy lifting as these countries have GUTTED their armed forces in favor of Socialist welfare programs.

    Australian politicians ceded the heavy lifting to American soldiers, so we cannot afford to be “progressive.”

    You people do not KNOW what’s going on out there. This is absolutely frightening to see this ignorance – and worse – unwillignness to correct that lack of knowldge and understanding.

  • wanumba

    #78 February 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    bg commented:
    ++

    wanumba #74 February 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    some times i wonder if you’re the real wanumba..

    the one who serves on battlefronts around the globe??

    the one with 2 sons serving in the war against terror??

    sorry, but some of your opinions don’t sound very, shall we say,
    kosher to me.. like you almost have an agenda, could it be due
    to UN influences??
    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    What do you mean by “don’t sound kosher?”

    And what do mean by the “real wanumba?”

    and why haven’t you gotten a gravatar after being told to ten times?

  • wanumba

    #78 February 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    bg commented:

    ++

    wanumba #74 February 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    some times i wonder if you’re the real wanumba..

    the one who serves on battlefronts around the globe??

    the one with 2 sons serving in the war against terror??

    sorry, but some of your opinions don’t sound very, shall we say,
    kosher to me.. like you almost have an agenda,
    ::::::::::::::::::::::

    Yes, I have an agenda.

    TRUTH.

  • bg

    ++

    btw..

    albeit i agree with Santorum in my heart, the reality we face in today’s
    world does not support the truly draconian notion, but to extrapolate:

    DOES THAT ALSO MEAN WOMEN WOULD NOT QUALIFY TO
    SERVE AS COMMANDER & CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES??

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    wanumba #81 February 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    opinions neither fact nor truth make..

    ==

  • Patty

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/17/team-obama-getting-worried-about-santorum/

    Team Obama getting worried about Santorum?; Update: DeWine to switch from Romney to Santorum?

    Until now, the Barack Obama re-election campaign has focused its rhetorical guns almost exclusively on Mitt Romney. The Wall Street Journal reports that may soon change, however. With Rick Santorum soaring at least for now to the top of the polls, they will begin adding him to their messaging hit list:

    President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has begun discussing whether to attack Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and try to define him for a general-election audience, potentially breaking from its focus on Mitt Romney.

    Obama campaign aides are stepping up their examination of Mr. Santorum’s record to assess his vulnerabilities and consider how their strategy might change if he becomes the GOP nominee.

    For example, the Obama campaign has criticized Mr. Romney for shifting his policy stances and painted him as out of touch with middle-class Americans. That line of attack might not prove as effective against Mr. Santorum, who Obama advisers believe has gained ground in the nominating contest by looking more genuine and empathic to voters than Mr. Romney. …

    But after Mr. Santorum’s surprise victory in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota last week, Obama campaign aides have been rethinking whether a Romney-centric approach still makes sense, campaign advisers said Thursday.

    While other Republicans, notably Newt Gingrich, have risen to challenge Mr. Romney in recent months, Mr. Santorum looks to be a candidate whose appeal isn’t about to fade, they said.

    Much more on site

  • wanumba

    #75 February 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    dba…vagabond trader commented:
    Still yakking it up, lol. She stated her beliefs and she is correct, AZ is being ruled by eastern elites who have absolutely no idea about the problems of border security, a place Ubama refuses to visit.

    @wanumba:

    Wussie? lol, you’re the one who sounds askeered of strong self assured women
    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    I vote in AZ. The Democrats moved in the community organizers funded by open borders types and ripped out the state Senate President Russell Pearce this past Novermebr in a recall, after he won a comfortable re-election. Retribution for SB 1070, and then less than 24 hours later announced they were going after Brewer and Sheriff ARpaio…. illegal discrimination!

    They presented a “presentable Republican RINO” – a “good Mormon” who stood up and said Arizona was as bad as Alabama 1964 racists. The slime and sleaze that the Democrats brought in was reprehensible. I am seeing the same crap with this so that makes me very suspicous that it’s the same sort of crowd working the (R)

    It’s part of the smoke screen to be tallking “skeered of wimmin” so no one questions this candidate who talks Left but implies right. Given what just happened in AZ, it is voter beware.

    ANd bigotry against males is as bad as against women. Worse, because one wails about how awful it is, then turn on a dime and employ it. The famous “hypocrisy” Democrats always screech about… ignored.

  • wanumba

    #83 February 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    bg commented:
    ++

    wanumba #81 February 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    opinions neither fact nor truth make..
    ::::::::::::::::

    No, but some are better informed than others. If I say, “It is my opinion that this dude here will pull your arms off,” do you want to test that or take my word for it?

  • wanumba

    #82 February 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    bg commented:

    ++

    btw..

    albeit i agree with Santorum in my heart, the reality we face in today’s
    world does not support the truly draconian notion, but to extrapolate:

    DOES THAT ALSO MEAN WOMEN WOULD NOT QUALIFY TO
    SERVE AS COMMANDER & CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES??

    :::::::::::::::::::::::

    Margaret Thatcher had a clearer concept of military and government than one can find in most generals and politicians in three generations.

    Are people something around here that is screwing up common sense?

    without that gravatar, though it just be dirty tricks.

  • Arch

    Does anyone heard of 1Lt Sharon Ann Lane? She was the only female member listed as killed in action in Vietnam. She’s one too many. How many female KIAs have we had in the Middle East? Hundreds? Unlike the radical feminists, I do not consider that to be progress.

    Phat knows McSally and I don’t, but if her USAFA classmates hate her, we need to vette her thoroughly. Classmates at the service academies are extremely class loyal.

    Another thing that I saw that seemed to be unusual for an academy grad was her lack of combat awards & decs. She has a bronze star. No air force cross, no legion of merit or even a distinguished flying cross?

    In Vietnam my front seater was Colonel Mike Francisco, USAFA ’67. We were shot down together nearly 40 years ago. Here are a list of his decorations.

    http://www.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3455

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  • bg

    ++

    wanumba, you’re starting to sound like loony tune lib, and seemingly
    flip out over the mere mention of this woman’s name, is it personal??

    ==

  • Yep

    Told you she was a dyke

  • wanumba

    #90 February 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    bg commented:
    ++
    wanumba, you’re starting to sound like loony tune lib, and seemingly
    flip out over the mere mention of this woman’s name, is it personal??
    :::::::::::::::::::::::::

    If you would heed what I was saying about the Democrat Machine working in AZ right now, you would put it all in the context that is required to understand my position.

    The Democrats ginned up a recall against Senate Pres State Senator Pearce, ran a smear campaign and THEN at the 11th hour ‘found’ what they wanted – a (R) who would be cover for the 100% Democrat recall drive. SO, the narrative it was ‘digruntled (R)s who didn’t agree with Pearce’s anti-illgal immigration. Pearce ws ripped out of office by a coalition of DEM/IND/RINO recall vote – less votes needed to rip him out than he required to win his majority.

    I have said it PLAINLY: WHAT are McSally’s political positions? WE DON’T KNOW. Why NOT? She says debt, easterners and border … that’s a list … what are her solutions? She was in Europe for YEARS so to hear her talk about “eastern” polticians sounds FAKE pandering.

    Now she’s a LT Colonel talking like an enlisted sailor.

    I’m actually getting A LOT of enlightening information out of what she isn’t saying, what she IS saying and the dodging and gender-warfare nature of the defense. And that also suddenly isn’t not about HER, but about ME, who is in fact, irrelevent, and needs to be shut down an discredited, so I must be hitting too close to home.

  • listingstarboard

    Militant- I noticed her blinking alot as well–I considered the possibility that it was 3 or 4 in the morning her time and perhaps she had contact issues. Not even Pinnochio blinked that much.

  • Hugh

    She seemed to have a case of the blinkies–it caught my attention. I am always suspicious of people who blink a lot. I am all for women kicking a** but the Jimmy kick remark was off.

  • wanumba

    #75 February 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    dba…vagabond trader commented:
    @wanumba:

    Wussie? lol, you’re the one who sounds askeered of strong self assured women. Toughen up, American women have already been killed and maimed in combat. The military is 100% volunteer.

    btw, I absolutely agree there should be no special “dumbing down” for women in the military.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Yes, but McSally herself got ahead with lower standards than men, and she’s pompously stating women are able to be sent to front-line combat, which is something she actually never accomplished.

    Lower standards for women are STANDARD and cause a lot of morale disgruntlement. 100 lb 5 foot women are currently making officer running slower, lifting less, carrying less and given more breaks than 190 lb men who are faster, stronger and meet all top standards.

    She will thus VOTE that way, as Rep, won’t she?

    The Democrats who ‘hate war” want a UNIVERSAL DRAFT male and female 18-42 for the following : 1) military 2) national service 3) OTHER PURPOSE. No exceptions

    Well, that’s EVERYTHING, isn’t it? The Dems are constantly trawling for enough votes for this travesty.

    HOW will McSally vote when the majority of Republicans and Conservatives do NOT agree that women should be put into combat positons?

  • http://www.southernwolf.net S. Wolf

    Patty #64

    But.. but.. there is no ‘right’ for anyone, male, female, straight, gay, transgender, whatever to serve and fight in the military. The miltary is composed of individuals selected by recruiters to be as uniform as possible in terms of size, strength, intelligence. It’s not a matter of a right to fight but what the military needs to fight wars. And it is not a sports endurance contest between men and women as the article at your link implies.

    ‘While it is indisputable that the average man has more upper-body strength than the average woman, women have different physical abilities that enable them to offer unique capabilities in combat.

    Distance running is one such arena, and it’s relevant because combat can be as much about physical endurance (sustaining activity over time) as physical strength. According to a study analyzing track-and-field records and published in the journal Nature in 1992, the gaps between male and female performance narrow as the distance is extended, and some studies show that at ultramarathon distances (100 miles or more), women with equal training as their male counterparts outperform men. Researchers theorize that women’s ability to metabolize fat more efficiently contributes to their endurance and success in longer runs.

    And you don’t have to bench-press 300 pounds to pull a trigger. If a woman passes the physical requirements, why shouldn’t she get the chance to fight?’

    Five myths about women in combat

    Well, ah… a three pound trigger pull and the ability to run a long way… which way will they run?

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  • wanumba

    I actually agree that women can be stronger than men. Our apartment neighbor opened the door when hearing a ruckus in the hallway. A West African woman prostitute was absolutely beating the crap out of an ahem … Special Forces guy. Wasn’t happy with the fee.

    Problem, is, she and her very gorgeous, snappy dressed also 6 foot tall fellow prostitutes could’ beat any top-toned American woman to crap, too. Absolutely rip their arms off – we have been warned many times to not piss these people off. I am not joking about pulled-arms-off. Hyperdislocated and multiple factures.

    American women are in a very dangerous, sheltered bubble, self-flattering bubble. And we have people here actually advocating for women in combat without the slightest concept of what’s waiting for these naive women ‘warriors.”

    McSally is strongly signalling she’d vote for women in combat. She’ll get someone’s daughter killed. NO.

  • Sasja

    If you really want to strike fear into the hearts of the enemy, and kill them, all you need is a battalion of menopausal women on the front lines. My mother-in-law alone, during her bout with menopause, could have taken out 50 of the enemy within seconds.

  • wanumba

    #96 February 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    S. Wolf commented
    :::::::::::::::::::

    I read the link. Total political propaganda.
    Have you noticed they NEVER mentioned hand to hand knife combat? Or close quarters killing? It’s always “running” or “mental” … NEVER about close quarters and fighting for your life, which is what COMBAT front lines means.

    The Dems will be very happy for a McSally vote to provide (R) cover for (D) women in combat.

  • wanumba

    #88 February 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Arch commented:

    ::::::::::::::::

    Very fine of you to honor these two warriors by your remembrance of them to us all. Thank you.

  • bg

    ++

    wanumba #92 February 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    i will heed when when i KNOW more about her..

    your reasons for not liking her (an understatement) are not viable imho..

    i need to see her record, not her combat prowess.

    btw, the Dem machine already have the most
    powerful politician stationed in McAZ.. /sarc/

    ==

  • wanumba

    #102 February 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    bg commented:
    ++
    wanumba #92 February 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    i will heed when when i KNOW more about her..
    your reasons for not liking her (an understatement) are not viable imho..
    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Then do the right thing, bg and INVESTIGATE and don’t PROJECT what you want to see, but what is actually there.

    You actually don’t have a clue about me despite all I’ve said so if you knew, you would be quite appalled at what you’ve accused me of being.

    After if you saw what I saw in dirty tricks in AZ this year associated with the Dem machine, very dirty tricks and despicable frauds, you would be a bit more sympathetic to my very practical position of needing to VERiFY before sending money .. and wasn’t ALL of the press all about DONATIONS to McSally’s campaign?

    Have you forgotten already the enthusiatic surge of donations to KOMEN or whatveer they are then they caved to Planned Parenthood and everyone had contributors’ regret?

    There are OTHER military veterans running in AZ. They are being ignored.

  • bg

    ++

    wanumba #103 February 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    and exactly what investigative info have
    you provided aside from your OPINION??

    project??

    indeed wanumba, indeed..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    wanumba #103 February 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    re: [There are OTHER military veterans running in AZ.]

    yes, i know (there are quite a few, both
    Dem & Rep), they have been for a while
    now..

    just not “up” on their politics so to speak..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Sasja #99 February 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    rotf 😆 mbo!!

    ==

  • wanumba

    #104 February 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    bg commented:
    ++
    wanumba #103 February 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    and exactly what investigative info have
    you provided aside from your OPINION??
    :::::::::::::::

    Our 6’1′ son is a close combat instructor, deployed to the theatre of war as we say. He demonstrated to us before he went. To say that it’s terrifying is putting it mildly. A woman has NO chance. I only thank God my son has the chance to defend himself credibly if he is attacked by someone who has the same training, which would be the case in war. I hope he never is tested that way, and if he is, he wins.

    Do you know how they start the training? You have to be choked until you pass out. You. So you know what feels like.

    Meanwhile, my cell phone has been buzzing all night – once an hour to alert us to the rioting going on as I type this, to stay indoors and not go out. Tonight it’s worse, they are now torching vehicles, there are reports of explosions. I’m making my teenage son read the text messages so he learns these useful words in French: affrondisements, evenements, evite les environs…voitures brulees.. situation tendue. You know what tear gaz is in French? My elementary school kids does! Gaz lacrymogene!

    How’s your night going, bg?

    Unlike McSally was, we’re actually posted in Africa. She was in Africa command … in Germany. That’s very nice. I think so, anyway. On the other hand, she was not in Africa, but telling everyone how to work there – without actually ever DOING it.

    But, my opinion is of very low value. It’s too out of the normal conventional wisdom to be accepted. And I’m a little cranky right now, because very safe and very comfortable people have no idea what we have to deal with every day and totally reject a perspective from the field.

  • wanumba

    bg commented:

    ++

    wanumba #103 February 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    re: [There are OTHER military veterans running in AZ.]

    yes, i know (there are quite a few, both
    Dem & Rep), they have been for a while
    now..

    just not “up” on their politics so to speak..
    ::::::::::::::

    I’ve been writing for an AZ Conservative blog for two years. But that is evidently worthless, too.

  • bg

    ++

    wanumba #107 February 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    i still have, and had, more than my fair share of military members in my
    family and circle of friends over the decades wanumba.. several are still
    active as i type, and while you, as well as your dear son, may be special,
    in the all encompassing scheme of things, only as special as you project
    yourself to be.. now i’ll climb back on to the back of that turnip truck i fell
    off while you have at me.. just take it easy on me okay, i mean, i am a
    woman, and an old one at that.. /s/

    ==

  • maraz

    Completely agree with #5 and #7 comments. The district this woman is running for is extremely Liberal. Sounds like she has some Liberal intolerance leanings herself.

    When the show for 2/17/2012 is posted later tonight (at below link)… you should download today’s show at the following link and listen to Mark Levin’s opening rant on Santorum. Santorum apparently made statements that are absolutely correct about income inequality — and these comments are driving the Left nuts. Is this McSally a part of the establishment RINOs???

    http://www.marklevinshow.com/sectional.asp?id=32930

  • bg

    ++

    maraz #110 February 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    not jumping to any conclusions..

    but she sure as hell sparks as much of a
    threat to the Reps as Palin and Cain did..

    ==

  • wanumba

    #109 February 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    bg commented:

    ++

    wanumba #107 February 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    i still have, and had, more than my fair share of military members in my
    family and circle of friends over the decades wanumba.. several are still
    active as i type, and while you, as well as your dear son, may be special,
    in the all encompassing scheme of things, only as special as you project
    yourself to be.. now i’ll climb back on to the back of that turnip truck i fell
    off while you have at me.. just take it easy on me okay, i mean, i am a
    woman, and an old one at that.. /s/
    ::::::::::::::

    And have I not respected that at all times?
    What have I gotten in return? Not even the benefit of the doubt.
    I will be found out to be right on this. Not by the same means as other people, from a different approach, but I’ve assessed this correctly.

  • bg

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    wanumba #112 February 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    now you’re playing the bulls hit game with me..

    and you wonder why i question whether
    or not you’re the real deal, hah, GMFBA..

    ==

  • Ausonius

    I agree with earlier comments, since when did “women in combat” become a conservative talking point?
    A whole lot of non-conservative notions are being ramrodded into “conservatism” in order to have a “big tent.”
    As for me, you can have your giant tent, I’ll keep my little 2 person combat job, and at least be true to traditional values.
    As a father of a bunch of girls, I’ll do the fighting for my house, and my daughters can remain effeminate, not vise-versa.
    Ridiculous.
    You don’t have to look too hard or too far to see why we are in the shape we are in when taking the position of “no women in combat” becomes contraversial in “conservative” circles.

    Stand tall, Rick Santorum. At the very least, he has the guts to stand for principles that he knows will be spun against him (even by so-called conservatives).

  • CoastRanger

    Rick Santorum,
    Why do you have to have an opinion on everything?
    Focus on the important issues and avoid all the stupid, distracting questions!

  • Patty

    http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/pilots.html

    http://womenmilitaryaviators.org/
    ___________________________

    No Abaya for McSally
    When Lt. Col. Martha McSally takes to the skies, she is the embodiment of a modern-day hero: courageous, selfless, and loyal to God and country. She is a patriot who has willingly put her life on the line to protect American interests abroad-a perfect ex

    But upon Lt. Col. McSally’s landing at the Saudi Arabian base where she was stationed with the U.S. Air Force to carry out combat search and rescue missions for operations in the Middle East, her faithful service to her country was quickly overshadowed by one unavoidable fact-she is a woman.As a woman in the military, McSally has fought to overcome a number of hurdles-and in the process accomplished a great deal for herself and her country. She was one of the first seven women trained by the Air Force as a fighter pilot. During a 1995-1996 tour of duty in Kuwait she became the first woman in the Department of Defense’s history to fly a combat sortie in a fighter aircraft. She was promoted to the rank of major, and then lieutenant colonel, four years ahead of her peers. This rare endorsement is given only to the most capable, competent, and professional officers and only to those who are identified as future leaders in the Air Force.

    Yet even these notable distinctions were not enough to afford her the basic respect and treatment given to her male colleagues in Saudi Arabia. In fact, because she is a woman, when off the base McSally was required by U.S. military policy to wear the traditional Muslim abaya-a black head-to-toe robe and head cover worn in certain Muslim cultures and perceived as a sign of subordination to men. This is in spite of her religious objections-McSally is a Christian-and her repeated requests that she be allowed to wear appropriate American clothing, as her male counterparts do. The policy, which applies to all female joint operations military personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia-about 1,000 servicewomen in all-
    went so far as to force servicewomen to ride in the back of military vehicles, subordinate even to the men under their command

    Neither the U.S. State Department nor the government of Saudi Arabia actually requires American service members to wear traditional Muslim attire for any reason. In fact, the Saudis do not require non-Muslim women to wear the abaya at all. And servicemen are actually prohibited from wearing traditional male Muslim clothing while off base. Indeed, the regulation requiring Lt. Col. McSally to wear the abaya is a peculiarly American rule.

    Furthermore, although Islamic values and cultures in other countries such as Kuwait, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are as strong as they are in Saudi Arabia, the military has yet to place similar restrictions on female military personnel stationed in those, or any other, countries.

    Considering the fact that our host country does not even insist on such measures, the military’s insistence that the established dress code gives greater respect to the religious and cultural customs of the community, that it avoids public conflict, and that it aids the U.S. military in carrying out its mission simply does not comport with reality. Especially when considered in the context of the war on terrorism, with the national spotlight being redirected to focus in on the plight of the Afghan women, McSally’s humiliating situation seems even more incomprehensible and ridiculous.

    Five U.S. senators evidently agreed that the regulations might violate the service members’ “rights and liberties as U.S. citizens.” With Bob Smith (R-N.H.) as spokesperson, Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), Don Nickles (R-Okla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Larry Craig (R-Idaho) went so far as to urge Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to do a top-level review of the policy. They also felt the policy would discourage other qualified women from enlisting in military service.

    After all, at the same time that American politicians are calling for the liberation of Muslim women in Afghanistan, should we be forcing American servicewomen in Saudi Arabia to violate their constitutional rights and be treated as second-class citizens? Should a decorated military hero be forced to take on a subservient role, despite her rank, simply because she is a woman? Should a Christian, whose right to religious freedom is protected by the U.S. Constitution, be forced to adopt Islamic dress and adhere to Islamic customs just because she is protecting U.S. interests on foreign soil?

    To McSally, a decorated officer who has flown 100 combat hours over Iraq and has served as flight commander and trainer for combat pilots deployed to Kosovo and South Korea, the policy seemed to contradict the very principles she and so many other brave Americans have been fighting for. That is, the right to express one’s religious beliefs freely; the right not to be forced to adopt someone else’s religious beliefs; the right to be treated equally; the right not to be subjected to gender discrimination.

    For several years before being assigned to Saudi Arabia, McSally had been working within the system to have the dress policy for Saudi Arabia changed. And for as many years military brass promised policy reviews that never took place.

    So Much more @ link
    http://www.libertymagazine.org/index.php?id=1136

  • Patty

    McSally, a decorated officer who has flown 100 combat hours!!!!!

  • StevefromMKE

    So I take Gateway pundit and all here are taking the ideological “pure” conservative candidate in 2012..or voting present and letting Obama take this country into the depths of hell in his 2nd or more term? Is that about right?

  • New York Nick

    Just because this dyke wants to doesn’t mean any one else does. And flying through a combat zone isn’t exactly boots on the ground combat and there’s not a dyke on this earth under 400 lbs who could take me out and I’m not even a soldier.

    I’ve been using firearms and weapons all my life and no woman would ever get me down. Contrarily, these women in the US dyke or no dyke are like a gold mine for these Islamic animals who don’t play by any rules. We do, and that’s why they’re cheering their camel chafed azzzes off at our militaristic suicide.

    Will the chickie brigade backup the Atomic Buttbomb brigades we now have? I mean it’s not a circus, it’s a fighting force.

    SO the first woman to crash ends up held hostage and repeatedly raped and exploited in the media and that scenario would repeat itself over and over and over. Put em in boots on the ground that changes exponentially.

    That’s like handing them another weapon to use against us!!! Just Ask former Muzz hugger and FORMER lib loon Lara Logan of SEE BS what these animals do to white American Blondies in Muzzzie Square on a dark Islamic protesting night, much less in a warzone.

    GET REAL. This isn’t GI JANE and the movies, or some freaking reality show..

  • bg

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    #119 February 17, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    New York Nick

    there’s a serious problem with the Lara Logan story..

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  • AuntieMadder

    @ #118 – No way. We’ll haul *ss to the polls in November to make sure the Republican wins and it’s their squishy closet-socialist who takes us deeper into the bowels of hell over the next four years. ‘Cause it’s okay if the guy with an R after his name does it, whatever “it” is.

  • AuntieMadder

    “The Jimmy,” huh? So, does this mean she’s on a first name basis with Santorum’s stuff?

  • wanumba

    #113 February 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    bg commented:
    ++
    wanumba #112 February 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    now you’re playing the bulls hit game with me..
    and you wonder why i question whether
    or not you’re the real deal, hah, GMFBA..

    :::::::::::::::::::

    Let’s start with I have a gravatar, so at least people know they are discussing with the same poster every time. I don’t tolerate BS games even at that level, and it was lying, sneaking, cheating, stealing, dirty tricks Liberal Lefties who made it necessary to make that effort.

  • http://thetruthteam.com/ Burton Haynes

    Barack Obama has built the Truth Team. Why do they want to use the word truth? Doesn’t that make an individual question if they are being truthful? George Orwell had his character Winston just work at the Ministry of Truth, that is accountable for propaganda and historical revisionism. His work was to re-write past newspaper content to match the dominating party belief. Who’s going to be spinning the historical past for The President?