#KYsen: Allison Grimes, national security sooper-genius

Posted by: Phineas on July 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Perfect against tunnelling jihadis!

Perfect against tunnelling jihadis!

Federal senators deal with issues of national and international importance, including matters of war and peace, and overall national security. You would think, then, that someone wishing to ascend to the Senate would at least know the basics about a game-changing weapon wielded by one of our key allies, who happens to be in a shooting war.

That is, until you meet Kentucky Democrat Allison Lundergan Grimes:

As foreign policy inches its way into a debate that has largely focused on the economy, Grimes was asked about congressional efforts to aid Israel’s missile defense system, known as the Iron Dome.

“Obviously, Israel is one of our strongest allies in the Middle East, and she has the right to defend herself,” Grimes said. “But the loss of life, especially the innocent civilians in Gaza, is a tragedy. The Iron Dome has been a big reason why Israel has been able to withstand the terrorists that have tried to tunnel their way in.

Iron Dome — as normal, intelligent folks such as you, Dear Readers, can probably tell without needing the above highlighting — is a missile-defense system. It is designed to shoot down things flying through the air: incoming tactical rockets with only minutes or seconds to spare, and it does an amazingly good job at it. One thing it does not do is stop things tunneling under the ground, jihadis or even gophers.

Someone should explain these tricky technical details to Ms. Grimes.

Grimes is hoping to defeat Mitch McConnell and capture his seat for the Democrats, and it’s a tight race. While McConnell hasn’t been one of my favorite senators, he also doesn’t give me the gas that he gives many of my fellow Righties. Regardless of one’s opinion of him, though, I think we can agree that it’s important that his seat be kept in Republican hands, for the Republic.

Even against a defense wiz like Allison Lundergan Grimes.

via Jim Geraghty

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “#KYsen: Allison Grimes, national security sooper-genius”

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  1. Jack Wiley Dithers reports the IDF has begun mobilizing reserve armored divisions for the purpose of driving out to sea and sinking Turkey’s “peace flotilla”, aka Hamas munitions supply shipment.

  2. Carlos says:

    Grimes will be severely disappointed years from now when she finds it difficult to drive to France for her vacation…

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    Grimes’ grasp sounds unsettlingly similar to the “57 states”, “corpsemen”, the “intercontinental railroad”, “the Austrian language”, etc.