News That Will Drive You To Drink (Tom Cotton Edition)

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Deep Thoughts From Tom Cotton

As is now a long-standing tradition in the Coup Klux Klan, grade inflation and resume padding comes home to roost for yet another neocon wanna be liar on the road to the 2024 Goat Rodeo:

‘You shouldn’t be calling yourself a Ranger’: Tom Cotton’s military service is under scrutiny from a fellow Army veteran in Congress

“…The junior senator from Arkansas’ service record resurfaced on Saturday after Salon published a story about his past congressional campaign advertisements and statements. According to the report, Cotton and his campaign described Cotton as having “Volunteered to be an Army Ranger,” a term traditionally reserved for soldiers who served with the 75th Ranger Regiment based out of Fort Benning, Georgia.

“The 75th Ranger Regiment requires its soldiers to complete its own eight-week selection process. Upon completing the course, soldiers are allowed to wear a distinctive tan beret with their uniform.

Cotton, however, did not serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. He attended the US Army’s Ranger School, a roughly eight-week leadership course that teaches service members light-infantry tactics. The school is open to volunteers from all of the US military’s branches, including the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Ranger School graduates are allowed to affix a “Ranger tab” – a symbol denoting the completion of the course – on their uniforms.

Look, this doesn’t diminish the Ranger School he did attend, but it isn’t the same thing as being a Ranger. It’s like bragging, “I was at Sinatra’s last live show” and leaving out the part that it was Frank Sinatra Junior.

 

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11 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink (Tom Cotton Edition)

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    “Way down yonder in the land of Cotton,
    Bald-faced lies are soon forgotten,
    Look away, look away, look away, crazy-land…”

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  2. retiredeng says:

    This is a chicken shit accusation. But Cotton is such a bad actor that it’s fun to watch him try to wipe it off his face and I’m happy to see him squirm. Looks like the Ranger School didn’t make a real man out of him either. He’s a dick.

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  3. HarpoSnarx says:

    Something like seeing Nixon live at a podium but it was actually Rich Little or perhaps David Frye?

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  4. CalicoJack says:

    Even if you only listened to the live album? Come on! How is that even fair? You can’t pick up chicks like that.

    Jack

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  5. spotthedog says:

    Ground Control to Ranger Tom,
    Ground Control to Ranger Tom,,,,
    Run to Fox News now,
    And put your best spin on.

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  6. When I separated from the USAF, I was a SSGT with 43151E skill code, which was skilled at jet over two engines. As recovery NCO, I supervised specialists and refuel people on both KC-135A’s and B-52’s, but I wasn’t the crew chief…the guys with their names on the plane came with the plane TDY to Thailand.

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  7. Buttermilk Sky says:

    I once took a tour of the Metropolitan Opera House. Doesn’t make me Pavarotti.

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    • tengrain says:

      Buttermilk –

      If you sung a jaunty tune, even a commercial’s jingle under your breath, the GOP would allow you to say that you performed at the Met.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  8. RayLay says:

    This is just like the Navy Underwater Demolition Unit calling themselves Navy Seals.

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