The Right Wing bloggers are in a feeding frenzy blaming Obama and Sec. of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, for failing to catch the “crotch bomber”.
Tea bagging Senator Jim DeMint (R SC) appeared on Fox News to express his “concern” about the failure of the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) to “connect the dots”.
Asked by host Chris Wallace whether he was concerned that “the Obama administration has not done as good a job as it should have in connecting the dots,” DeMint replied “Chris, I am concerned, because it’s related to another issue that we’re dealing with now in the Senate. The administration is intent on unionizing and submitting our airport security to union bosses’ collective bargaining”
DeMint adds the odd interjection about “another issue” because he is trying to deflect the fact that he is responsible for the lack of leadership at TSA. What DeMint fails to mention (and Wallace does not call him on) is that the good Senator from South Carolina has a hold on the conformation of Erroll Southers as head of TSA. Why would DeMint jeopardize the Nation’s security by refusing to confirm a leader at TSA who could effectively coordinate airport security? Because he is afraid Southers might possibly allow airport screeners to unionize.
Of course, it is not just DeMint willing to obstruct National Security for political points.
…over one hundred Republican Representatives voted against a 2010 appropriations bill which set aside $1.1 billion for explosives detection systems. These are the same kind of systems which would theoretically detect the kind of explosives Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had attached to him when he tried to blow up flight 253.
The “No Everything” Republican party strikes again.