Tim Kaine Rips Michael Flynn On Fake News: He’s So Gullible He Peddles Stories Even A Child Would Ignore

BOOM. CNN reports:

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine intensified his criticism over Donald Trump’s national security adviser, saying that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn peddles in conspiracy theories that even a little child would dismiss.

Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s running mate this year, has kept a low profile since suffering the stunning loss to Trump last month. But Kaine told CNN Thursday that Flynn lacked the judgment to serve as Trump’s top adviser on national security issues.

“The general I’m worried about is Gen. Flynn,” Kaine said in an interview. “Gen. Flynn’s trafficking in conspiracy stories that a fourth grader would find incredible suggests either that he’s highly gullible or that he’s so consumed with malice that he loses his ability to judge what’s fact and what’s fiction.”

Kaine added, “Having a national security adviser who has demonstrated either such gullibility or such malice in charge of offering advice to the President on the critical national security issues of the day, I think, is highly highly troubling.”

  • Nasty Girl Brianna

    But what about Trump? He peddles the very same conspiracy theories, like three million illegal voters in California. And his crazy followers just repeat the same lies over and over again.

    • Michael McReavy

      That’s true but Trump got voted in. He’s not going anywhere. Flynn, on the other hand, is just an appointment. Sufficient criticism might get that idiot removed.

  • Acronym Jim

    OT: ABC News is reporting the sad news that John Glenn has passed away at the age of 95.

    • Gustav2

      Sad. He was a gentleman every time I met him for 10 seconds.

    • Chris H.

      …And 2016 takes another one. At least he lived a long, productive life.

      • kareemachan

        2016 sucketh big time. I was driving home after getting off the plane to a dead battery in my car (icing on the cake for a shitty month in a shitty year), and listened to Vinyl Tap (CBC radio show with Randy Bachman of BTO). He was having a memorial program for musicians who died in 2016, so I got to find out that Billy Paul (‘Me & Mrs. Jones’ – gorgeous song), Maurice White (EW&F – gorgeous group), Thunderclap Newman (‘Something in the Air’ – I couldn’t have told you who did this song to save my life, but damn, I recognized the song.) all passed on this year. Add those to Cohen, Bowie, Frey, and others…. Crap.

        Why them and not the assholes being appointed to trumpette’s cult?

        Oh, and I was told by a well-meaning person that “God doesn’t give us anything we can’t handle.” I wanted to do something that I wouldn’t do ordinarily. A LOT.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Is science dead yet?

      • Paula

        No, that is scheduled for March 1st. They have to deal with all those illegals, Queers, brown people, Mooslims, etc, first.

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    • Grumpy Old Man

      Shout out to the moon-walkers – tough old men and women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptn5RE2I-k a person can only take so much pushing. (did you catch that hit knocked him back off his feet – that hit never gets old, no matter how much I dislike violence).

  • Gustav2

    McCaffrey Changes Opinion On Flynn After Reading ‘Nearly Demented’ Tweets (VIDEO)

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/barry-mccaffrey-michael-flynn-demented-tweets

    • JT

      Is he surprised Drumpf chose such a man? Loons of a feather.

      • EweTaw

        Eat pigeon shit together.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “So I think we need to look into this and sort our what’s going on here.”

      YDFS.

    • William

      Is that nasty old goat still around? Put him out to pasture.

      • Gustav2

        He shows up on cable often.

        • William

          One of the American generals in Colombia had to leave due to problems with his wife. She was looting large amounts of money that was supposed to fight the war on drugs. It showed the problem of having cash delivered by the pallet-load.

          I can’t remember if it was McCaffrey or someone else.

    • The_Wretched

      Better late than never but Flynn has been out of his gourd for a while now. The ‘Trump doesn’t mean it’ or ‘he’s only out grabbing headlines’ people aren’t taking this situation seriously enough.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Why do you hate children, Tim Kaine?

    It was a little boy who stuck his finger in the dyke and saved Holland, so THERE!!!!!!!

    • Jerry

      And then she beat him up for inappropriate touching.

      • kareemachan

        OMG, I honestly did a spit-take on this. Took me by surprise, I guess…

        O/T: It’s cold here in the PNW. Stay warm, everybody.

  • Sam_Handwich

    none of this noise changes the fact that Hillary Clinton was secretly pimping underage pepperoni pizzas!!! or something!!!

    • PickyPecker

      Many people are saying the operation involved hot dagos.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        OMG, Perri of Perri’s Pizza in my old ‘hood when I was a teen… Grrrrl.

      • EweTaw

        First time I ever heard or became aware of racist jokes: I was 5 having the doctor who delivered me check if I was ripe to have my tonsils yanked. He asked me, “Do you know why Italy is the fastest country in the world? Because every time you see an Italian you see a dago.”

        Went over my head like a lead balloon. But of course my parents, the doctor and his nurse were cracking up, falling down on the floor laughing at how clever they thought that ass wipe observation was.

        I fucking hate white people, even though I are one.

        • Treant

          You shoulda given him a wop right up side the head.

        • greenmanTN

          I was introduced to that lovely concept by my older cousins because I played with two similarly aged black girls on a swing set and teeter-totter while our two families were traveling together.

          Meanwhile, their dad wore a powder blue leisure suit with contrast stitching and he and his wife called each other Twee-Pie and Hound-dog!

        • it’s even funnier when they just think you’re white, or, “all white,” whatever that means, and don’t realize that you’re not and thus they feel free to crack racist jokes in front of you. in the wintertime my skin turns a very pale olive, and if i dye my hair a yellowish color, i have a wide curl and look & “sound white” to many people.

          it took me almost all my childhood to realize that the reason racist jokes were never funny, beyond the fact that they hurt feelings, is b/c racists are usually really, really stupid.

          • greenmanTN

            If you look at the results from genetic tests we’re all mostly mutts, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. I’m all for Mutt Power!

            One of my formative memories was listening to my cousins talking about how there were black people and there were n*****s, and my dad landed on them like a ton of bricks ending up with “No, there are individuals!”

            But this was the same guy who would schmooze with the black waitresses at the lunch counter with “I like my coffee hot, black and sweet, just I like my women!” It wasn’t mean spirited, just ill-informed.

          • Grumpy Old Man

            (not black or white?)

          • greenmanTN

            I believe there are a lot of gray areas in life, or at least exist somewhere on a continuum, though there are certainties too. I definitely draw the line at pushing over old ladies on walkers, no matter how slow they are!

            But poking them a little to get them moving faster is OK within reason. πŸ˜‰

          • Grumpy Old Man

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0e39dd7ee4172cb9e4dd1e5e05cb60b9a63b681f0b2edb5a9d4faf7a7de3c34c.png I had both my knees replaced and discovered why they all use tennis balls on the walkers – those balls can take (oh crap, I am heading for ‘pun not intended’ territory) a lot of friction. I bought some sliders for my walker and they wore out in less than 7 miles whereas the tennis balls have some mysterious, magical inner lining that lasted for-effing-ever and were dirt cheap (unless you tried to take it from a dog – at first they think you want to play but as soon as you cut into it, they get real testy).

            As for the old ladies, spray them with a fire extinguisher and they fall right over

          • greenmanTN

            I took care of my mother for the last several years of her life. One of my threats was “You better watch out or I’m gonna put bacon grease on your walker tips when you’re not looking!”

            (My family’s main mode of communication was sarcasm and good-natured malice, my favorite emotion. Somehow many people never understood that the signal that I like is you is when I start making fun of you. “Duh! Now you’re supposed to make fun of me back. Did your parents teach you no social skills? What, were you raised by WOLVES?!” πŸ˜‰)

          • I like to point out that, based in analysis of mitochondrial DNA, all living humans are descended from a small group of women who lived in East Africa about 200,000 years ago. All of us.

        • ChrisInKansas

          I don’t get it. I guess that’s a good thing.

          • EweTaw

            That’s a wonderful thing.

          • Same here. Which I feel reflects poorly on me since I spent so many years doing training in anti-racism. Now I’ll have to google Italian slurs.

            One of my grandmothers used to say, “I like my coffee like I like my men, strong and black,” but we all assumed she was just talking about some of the darker men on our reservation. I don’t think any of us associated the phrase with African-Americans, since we didn’t have any on the reservation. (I was 17 when I saw my first Asian-American, when my college sent me to a journalism conference at Columbia University. I guess I grew up more sheltered than I realized.

          • Well, my search didn’t exactly go as expected:

            Origin

            mid 19th century: from the Spanish given name Diego (equivalent to James ).

            So, that means someone would be shouting; “You goddamned JAMES!”

            Back to Google…

          • JCF

            The whole “Diego” = “James” thing is weird.

            OK, the first weird thing is why the Hebrew “Yakov” became “James” in English (when there’s the perfectly usable “Jacob”), but I digress.

            So in Spain, Yakov becomes “Iago”, right? (ala Shakespeare?). Behold “Santiago”: Saint Jacob/James (See re Campostela, “matamoros” if you’re nasty). But then bizarrely, it comes to America, and “Santiago” morphs into San Diego! So that’s how “Diego” = “James” (when Spanish has the perfectly usable “Jaime”), but I digress…

          • Gianni

            “Dago” – pronounced “day go”. See? Italy – fastest country. See an Italian, see a dago. (see a day go….by…….)

          • Grumpy Old Man

            I saw what was supposed to be the ‘joke’ but I didn’t get it either (THAT could not be what they thought funny?)

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The obvious place to go for some underage sex slaves on the side is Carl’s Jr.

      • EweTaw

        I’ve always had good success going to Chuckee Cheese.

        • TuuxKabin

          What do you think the HARD in Hardee’s means? Huh?

    • greenmanTN

      Underaged pepperoni whores with roaches in their hair! – Kellyanne Von Tussle

  • Lumpy Gaga
  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Sadly, surrounding himself with demented and crazy people, has not made Drumpf appear any more sane.
    So much for that failed strategy. Sad!!

    • Gustav2

      It’s really a pity when his cabinet gathers, Trump is the smartest person in the room.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        But by far not the richest! That’s gotta sting!

  • Bill Post

    Lying for Jesus it’s the american way… 1 step forward 2 steps back. I refuse to lose. They will overreach again.

  • bkmn

    Embarrass the hell out of him. Unfortunately, I think the NSA director does not need to be approved by the Senate, so Kaine and others need to get in front of any camera they can and make sure people know how unfit he is.

  • Blake J Butler

    O/T: we so need to lighten the mood, despite how on spot Tim Kaine really is.

    Also a specific Texan asshole deserves this.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/937ba49a7165ae328b4c1bf1bea034067292d55b9a15b21ef21675d7527d4c73.jpg

    • TuuxKabin

      Men, buy some tampons, red ink and follow thru.

      • Capritaur

        You know, dried diarrhea looks just like dried blood.

        • Jerry Kott

          Even better, send a few Ass wipes to the ass wipes.

          • Lesliemlareau

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        • TuuxKabin

          Win win.

        • The sound made by simultaneous laughing and horfing is quite amazing, if the look I’m getting from my cat is any indication.

      • Grumpy Old Man

        Use some tampons/pads to soak up spilled red wine

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    OT: Cold Weather Arrives
    We have a big frost coming tonight in Philly and much of the states.
    Check your garden to see if there are any plants you can rescue for the winter.
    Also check on pets and give the birds some extra treats.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      It’s December. The mosquitos SHOULD be dying, already.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    This is a great article about Flynn. Basically, he was good at intelligence when he was surrounded by people who were able to critique and steer him. The hopes of the country rest in Mattis and Kelly “boxing” Flynn in as NSA. Not too hopeful…

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/making-sense-of-mike-flynn/510059/

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      And no, I don’t like the idea of a cabinet filled with so many (very) recently retired generals, but the alternative with Trump is worse.

      • EweTaw

        A military junta is just one Trump fuck up away.

  • Ore Carmi

    πŸ™ Tim Kaine. I wish he were Vice-President-elect.

    • if he keeps up with this attitude, and keeps talking to the media (a priv rarely granted to a sitting veep) you’ll be glad to have him where he matters more.

      • Ore Carmi

        You’re right.

  • BobSF_94117

    It’s not gullibility. It’s complicity.

  • Grumpy Old Man

    O/T: you people have sucked another 2 hours out of my evening – got nothing done – a-effing-gain – I have been called back out of semi-retirement and need to get shit done after work (I am blaming you all for the state of my apartment – the fact the mess is 2 years old, not withstanding). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a2a418afbee5a031812af453ee1ab129128d730b50e84148cd289ff381d3c42f.gif

  • MichaelJ

    So can we count on Sen. Kaine to organize unanimous Democratic Party opposition to Trumps’ cabinet appointments?

  • JellyDonut

    I think Kaine played a HUGE role in Hillary’s loss. He was a bad fit and a bit creepy. He bombed in his debate and he was a tremendous negative for her campaign. Bernie, Warren or Booker would have made better running mates for Hillary

  • Kelly Lape

    I disagree with this premise. It’s easy to look at the Reich and think they are dumb, that is a huge mistake. This is a strategy. They are training the media and public to respond to nonsense while they destroy our Democracy. Don’t underestimate Der Pumpkin Fuehrer and his collaborators.