Skip to comments.Mark Pryor: Military service gives GOP opponent Tom Cotton a 'sense of entitlement'
Posted on 03/05/2014 6:15:59 PM PST by kcvl
One of the most vulnerable Democrats in the Senate my have just gotten more vulnerable.
In an interview aired Wednesday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said his GOP opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton, feels entitled to the seat because of his service as an Army infantry officer in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"There's a lot of people in the Senate that didn't serve in the military. ... I think it's part of this sense of entitlement that he gives off almost as like 'I served my country, therefore elect me to the Senate.' That's not how it works in Arkansas," said Pryor, who holds the Senate seat his father held for almost 20 years.
Cotton, who's in his first term in the House, insists his military service taught him values and traits that "we need more of in Washington, D.C."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
stick another fork in this guy
“Pryors father was Governor and Senator of Arkansas. Not even the production booth missed the irony of someone trading on the family name lashing out at his opponents supposed sense of entitlement. Pryor was probably toast anyway, but this should bury him and the family dynasty”
Acitve Duty/Retiree ping.
What a stupid statement from someone who feels entitled to his father’s senate seat! A military veteran deserves a voice in the government much more than someone who just happened to be born into an office holder’s family.
Pryor must go.
Like others have said....if Pryor wasn’t already toast, this should finish him off.
Pure projection of an entitled 'Rat based on his "inheritance" of a family owned seat. (See Kennedys, Clintoon, Dingel, et. al.)
Pryor would fit in well as a repub in the senate with stupidity like that dripping out his mouth.
A sense of entitlement, coming from a guy who only got elected because his daddy was a state Senator and Governor.
Hahahahhahahahahahaha. Right now he is puking his guts up as the full gravity of what he said kicks in,
Last week I heard a state radio news say that Pryor and Cotton are basically tied, but 15% of the voters were still undecided.
LOL. You’re running in Arkansas, Mark, not Massachusetts!
I was looking for the “satire” tag on this. I couldn’t find it!! Too many years of living in Washington on the taxpayers dime has given Pryor a “sense of entitlement”.
Id only hold it against them if they were a draft dodger..
not serving during peace times doesn’t rule out a candidate..
Cotton Ahead of Pryor in Another New Poll
LITTLE ROCK, AR - For the second time this week, Rep. Tom Cotton is ahead of Sen. Mark Pryor in a new poll on the U.S. Senate race.
According to Harris Polling, the congressman has a 6-point lead over the incumbent 42-percent to 36-percent. The survey lists 22-percent as undecided.
Just yesterday, a Rasmussen Reports poll showed Cotton with a 5-point lead in the race.
On a related note, a poll ArkansasMatters.com included on the Rasmussen story on Thursday gave Cotton an even bigger lead. Of those taking the poll, 62-percent chose Cotton while 38-percent selected Pryor.
Hey Sen Pryor, did you ever stop to think that maybe
Tom Cotton has the entitlement affliction know as
johnkerryitis named for a Vietnam vet, I believe?
I will side with the Vet before I side with some college-only
Anybody has a problem with that can kiss my MARINE ass.
“What a stupid statement from someone who feels entitled to his fathers senate seat!”
I assure you that that seat did not belong to this turd’s father. It has always belonged to The People!
The Soldier/Vet is there to see that it stays that way.
Smells like desperation.
Democrats have been thinking this way for decades. Remember “Ma” Ferguson? I know a man who was sheriff following his mother. She took over the office when her husband, his daddy, died.
Now the Bushes are doing it. In fact, Clinton slammed W saying “He thinks he should be president just because his daddy was.” Then old man Bush and Clinton became best friends.
In some ancient cultures only great warriors could rule.
The Rat has never had a real job much less served in the military. He is too stupid to do anything on his own. And he is desperate to hold on to that seat.
Wow! What a POS. Every veteran in Arkansas should be made aware of that quote.
I don’t live in the district so I don’t know first hand but I seem to remember commentators here saying Duckworth’s entire strategy was to just repeat “I served in and was injured in Iraq” rather than talk about the issues.
Pryor, who holds the Senate seat his father held for almost 20 years.
And there is the problem with Congress. We now have an inter generational ruling class. It would seem the public prefers serfdom over freedom.
Well that is not what Cotton is doing. He is a good guy who actually worked at a real job unlike Mark (daddy’s boy) Pryor.
Born in Russellville, Arkansas, Cotton is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He worked as a law clerk and as an attorney in private practice before joining in the U.S. Army in 2005. Cotton served a tour in Iraq and Afghanistan, before leaving the military with the rank of captain in 2009. He worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company before returning to his hometown of Dardanelle, Arkansas to work on his family’s cattle farm.
His father is a Vietnam War veteran who served with the 4th Infantry Division. After graduating from Dardanelle High School in June 1995, he attended Harvard College, where he served as a columnist for the Harvard Crimson, and a member of the Harvard Republican Club. After graduating from Harvard magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, he went on to Harvard Law School, where he received his law degree in June 2002.
In June 2006, Cotton gained public attention after he wrote an open letter to The New York Times criticizing the paper’s publication of an article detailing a Bush administration secret program monitoring terrorists’ finances in which he called for three journalists, including the Times’ editor, Bill Keller, to be imprisoned for espionage. The article was widely circulated online and reprinted in full in several newspapers.
He served as a clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for Judge Jerry Edwin Smith and then engaged in private practice as an attorney with the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Cooper & Kirk, where he concentrated in labor, employment, and constitutional law, in cases at all levels of state and federal courts. After leaving active duty, Cotton joined McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. He subsequently returned to Dardanelle, where he works on his family’s cattle farm.
MP is toast in this election, and rightfully so! Go AR Pubbies!
My apologies if that is how it came across, I just found it interesting that leftist who predictably acted shocked when Duckworth’s opponent pointed out that was all she was saying now accuse this guy of the same thing.
Hmmm - I guess it isn’t only Tea Party Republicans who make stupid statements under the pressure of a senate race....
Mark Pryor should be pounded just for appearing on MSNBC. Only people in blue states should appear on MSNBC.
He’s turned into a crybaby...
He got bit by a Cotton-mouth...Har!
We've been a Volunteer military since what, mid-70s? And weasel-boy Pryor can't be bothered to volunteer to actually serve the Nation (for even a minimum 3-and-out enlistment) that he expects to support his entitlement lifestyle?
Toast, he is. Wrong constituency for trash-talking about Vets.
Full Disclosure: I wrapped up 33+ years (Active & Reserve) about 18 months ago. 3 mobilizations, 1 tour in Afghanistan.
With a Vet (with 2 combat tours, no less) in the race, it sure at hell does matter. Shows who is willing to put their life where their mouth is. The Citizen who is willing to make that sacrifice stands head and shoulders above those who shirk the first duty of a Citizen -
and yet you voted for the TWO Time draft dodging Willard...
I wonder why ???
I think it’s part of this sense of entitlement that he gives off almost as like ‘I served my country, therefore elect me to the Senate.’ That’s not how it works in Arkansas,” said Pryor, who holds the Senate seat his father held for almost 20 years
It should be..............
yes, and there are exceptions to the rule. JohnF’inKerry for one. Duckworth for another.
Well, who else was there, smarty?
No vet as a candidate - so military service was not a discriminating factor. As least I could be sure one was not a no-time-in-grade, no-real-job, American-hating Commie doper.
How about YOU?
Oh, and read my post below yours. There ARE exceptions to every rule. McCain, Kerry, Duckworth as examples.
I rest my case...
There ARE exceptions to every rule. McCain, Kerry, Duckworth as examples.
Is it telling also that you didn’t bother to add Congressman Duncan Hunter who also served in Vietnam along with McCain and Kerry..
Hunter who was in the Army fighting in country..
with a hero much decorated father who fought in the Marines during WWII
and a hero son who was also in the Marines and fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and now has his fathers old seat in Congress..
I guess in 2008 you weren’t looking for a Duncan Hunter ..
and maybe in 2008 this was not so important..
“With a Vet (with 2 combat tours, no less) in the race, it sure at hell does matter. Shows who is willing to put their life where their mouth is. The Citizen who is willing to make that sacrifice stands head and shoulders above those who shirk the first duty of a Citizen -”
because Congressman Duncan Hunter sure did fit the bill that year...
unlike your draft dodging boy Willard..
I would say that most here agree with you.
Having said that, Romney is who survived the primary and who we ran for office. We lost.
So get over it. Please.....and stop trying to replay a lost election. the same stuff I keep seeing on nearly every thread on FR.
Is their some sort of point to it?
If so I do not get it....because if we cannot get behind a good candidate and get him/her through the primary and into the general, it does not matter if you have ten Duncans. The consensus candidate will get the bucks and go to the dance.
You Vote your Candidate in the Primary and you Vote your Party’s Candidate in the General.
Don’t follow the Levin Rule, you get Obama, twice...
But hey, it’s so much easier to bash the guy that lost instead of blaming the guy that won because Four Million people that should have Voted for the guy that lost didn’t show up out of spite.
(Run on sentence, don’t care, after all what difference does it make now?)
If you didn’t support the last Republican standing in the General, don’t whine about the Democrat, Socialist, Communist, Tyrant who beat him fair and square (sort of).
No need to start a flame war over my Comment. It’s the same old, same old. Boo, Hiss, Romney Lover, RINO lover. LOL
Actually, I’m an America Lover who understands that Election have consequences, very bad consequences.
Remember, Obama and Romney are exactly the same, really...
Carry on, I’m going to bed.
When you’re a Democratic candidate and even MSNBC can’t bring itself to cover for you...you are done.
Let’s hope. Until I see the results, I don’t trust anything. Cornyn proves that.
Well, you don’t really know who I supported at any point is any campaign. Romney is not “my boy”. And Vet status is not my sole selection factor.
I’m talking about the presidential election, not the primaries. Had Hunter been there, I would’ve voted for him. We all start somewhere, but at some point, we have to choose the lesser of 2 evils. I started at the precinct caucus for anyone but Romney. Did you even bother to engage, or did you just cut and run because “your boy” didn’t even make it to the primary?
BTW, it was McLame/Palin for president in 2008, not Romney. And I sure as heck didn’t for McLame - I voted for Palin.
So did you even vote, or did you just take your ball and stay home/vote for someone else because you didn’t get your way? If the latter, thank you so very much for handing the pin-prick-in-chief (who apparently didn’t even bother to register for the Selective Service) a second term.
You never once made any sort of case for anything - just casting crap around.
Good news, bad news.
Bad news, this is a truly offensive statement.
Good news, Pryor wouldn’t have said this if he were confident of winning reelection. He was no better than 50/50 before and this will only hurt hum.