Today’s post is a press release from 9th District Congressman Loomis Beechly, who represents all the water surface area in Minnesota.
From the Office of Congressman Loomis Beechly
August 30, 2014
WASHINGTON – Today, Minnesota Congressman Loomis Beechly joined forces with the many critics of President Obama who are outraged over comments last week in which the President admitted his administration has “no strategy yet” to deal with the ISIS militants organizing in Syria and fighting in Iraq.
“I am appalled,” the Congressman said. “It is non-strategic to admit that you have no strategy.”
Beechly says that when faced with difficult questions about a complicated military situation like the one in Iraq and Syria, a decisive leader must “take immediate verbal action”.
“You launch a word-strike at the enemy,” Beechly said. “That’s geo-politics 101. Say stuff that sounds angry, Drop a few sentences that are loaded with resolve. Shoot some threatening verbiage their way and follow it up with a vague ultimatum.”
The Congressman was also clear about what NOT to do .
“Don’t give the appearance of thinking,” he said. “The American people are not fans of thought. Option-weighing is for losers, so just start doing some things and react to how it works out.”
Beechly says he is proud of the fact that he has never given the people of the 9th district the impression that he is thinking about something.
“I’m pretty sure Americans like a decider,” he said. “They favor action over analysis.”
“That’s the situation my constituents face every two years when they step into the voting booth,” added the Congressman, who represents only water surface area and so very few voters actually live in his district on Election Day.
“They have no real knowledge of what’s going on and no time to consider possible outcomes, so they pick a familiar name off the ballot and get on with their lives. That’s bold. It’s brazen. And when you see the Congress we get as a result it’s clear how this kind of reflexive, instinctive action leads our enemies to despair!”
“Sowing that despair,” he said, “… is the job of leader. And that’s the job I was elected to do.”
How decisive are you?