Tom Cotton’s Balls

From BUSINESS INSIDER:

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said he was looking into holding China “accountable” for the coronavirus pandemic that has caused the US to enact strict travel measures.

“I have every confidence America will once again marshal the resolve, toughness, and genius of our people to overcome the serious threat to our health and well-being posed by the Wuhan coronavirus,” Cotton said in a statement on Thursday.

johnson & johnson cotton balls (engagement font)

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Cotton, like many other Republican lawmakers, have scrutinized China, where scientists believe the coronavirus originated. Although the exact source of the virus is still under investigation, China-based scientists believe it may have come from a wildlife market in Wuhan.

Earlier in February, Cotton did not rule out the possibility that the coronavirus may have been developed by the Chinese in a “superlaboratory,” and that the damage from the virus could be “worse than Chernobyl.”

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Cotton has since closed down his office in Washington D.C. and ordered his staff to work remotely, after a congressional aide tested positive.

From Common Dreams:

Critics slammed [Hawkish Sen. Tom] Cotton for exploiting the deadly pandemic to beat the drums of war as the U.S. struggles to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

“When all you have is a hammer and you’re also a moron, every problem is a nail and you keep hitting your own fingers,” tweeted Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian American Council.

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Cotton’s statement Thursday was not the first time the senator has indulged in conspiracy theories related to the origins of the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 130,000 people and killed nearly 5,000 worldwide.

In a Feb. 17 appearance on Fox News, Cotton parroted the unfounded claim that coronavirus may have emerged from a biochemical lab in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak.

“We don’t know where it originated, and we have to get to the bottom of that,” Cotton said. “We also know that just a few miles away from that food market is China’s only biosafety level 4 super laboratory that researches human infectious diseases.”

Cotton went on to acknowledge that there is “no evidence” the virus originated in the Wuhan lab.

Richard Ebright, a professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University, told the Washington Post last month that “there’s absolutely nothing in the genome sequence of this virus that indicates the virus was engineered.”

“The possibility this was a deliberately released bioweapon can be firmly excluded,” said Ebright.

 

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9 responses to “Tom Cotton’s Balls

  1. I don’t think he has ANY balls! I live in Arkansas and my nickname for him is Cotton Mouth – he really is a snake.

    • Hello Martini de’Mentia (love your name). Welcome to The Raisin! 😀

      If he ever had any balls, he handed them over to Twitler years ago. I don’t understand how someone with negative charisma and no backbone got elected, even in Arkansas (no offense to you).

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope to see you again.

      Wash your hands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. JAMES R WHEELER

    In George Orwell’s book, 1984, the rulers purposely held the countries in a perpetual state of war. It makes the citizens ever so pliable!

    • HI James, hope you and your family are staying healthy.

      In the case of Tom Cotton, I think he is always trying to prove his masculinity. What would actually prove it would be his finally coming out of the closet. He’s not fooling anyone.

  3. The whole development of this crisis shows why covid-19 isn’t a bio-weapon — it would be disastrously ineffective as one. If one country ever tried to deploy it in an enemy country as an attack, it would immediately spread all over the world, including back to the country responsible.

    The same goes for pretty much any weaponized disease. To be an effective weapon, it would need to be highly infectious, and if it’s highly infectious, its spread can’t be confined to a particular target area.

    I was going to comment on the blurb at the bottom of that ad, but it’s too gross.

    • Hi Infidel!

      Sorry to be so graphic in the blurb, but my disgust at these asshole who will say and do anything to protect the Manchurian Cantaloupe is really getting to me. They would actually go to war, if it meant that he was guaranteed a win in November. As long as their asses were well compensated, and Cotton gets to stay in his closet, they won’t do a damned thing to protect the people in this country or the world. I know it’s not nice to wish harm on people, but I don’t give a shit if all of the Rethugs got COVID-19 along with bedbugs when they stayed at Mar-o-Lago (Ronna Romney McDaniel, head of the RNC, already did).

  4. Just another cotton mouthed Trumpian senator. We are behind the times in containing the virus. Planes, cruises, venues, entertainment centers, etc. should have been shut down weeks ago and Trump should have allowed companies to make testing kits, masks, ventilators, and respirators. We are caught with our pants down.

    • Idiots like John Cornyn, your senator, I believe, are treated this as some kind of joke, while assholes like Devin Nunes, David Clarke and the governor of Oklahoma are encouraging people to to out and have a good time. Remember Clarke, the ex-sheriff with the fake medals? This is what he tweeted:

      Folks, the LEFT has collapsed our institutions that have served us in times of trouble. TAKE…TO …THE…STREETS. That is the battlefield the LEFT has defined. I will no longer sit back and watch the destruction of this great republic over the FLU.

      The governor of Oklahoma tweeted a picture of him with his two young sons in a crowded restaurant. Nunes said it’s a great time to stop panicking for going out to pubs.

      • I can only shake my head. These dumb ass politicians are totally ignorant and insane. Here they are defying what the CDC has said about how to keep ones self safe and how to prevent the viral spread, and these nut jobs just want to degrade Democrats in order to make them selves look good and help Twitler get re-elected. And- the sad part of all their ill advised public statemets is that ignorant folks will believe what they are saying and follow their advice. Yes, we are shit hole country.

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