That would be the man who is perhaps the worst member of the Senate, rabid conservative Republican James Inhofe of Oklahoma. He is spreading the despicable lie that President Obama is "gutting our military". And how is the Evil Librul Obama doing that? By INCREASING the Defense budget by $21 billion!! Steve Benen delivers the smackdown:
Of course, Inhofe is either lying or he's a fool. (It's so hard to tell.) Following the recommendations of its Republican defense secretary, the Obama administration is increasing military spending from $513 billion under Bush to $534 billion in 2010. Inhofe, who's never been accused of being the sharpest crayon in the box, is making a series of ridiculous war-related accusations that don't make any sense at all. "Disarming America"? "Ravaging the military at a time of war"? "Undercutting" the troops? Even by Inhofe standards, this is blisteringly stupid.
Inhofe is one of the most shameless, brazen liars in the GOP, and it takes some doing to achieve that distinction. You know why he's so angry? Because one of the weapon systems being cut is made in Oklahoma.
Gee, I wonder if Inhofe ever raised his voice about the lack of body armor and Humvee armor that our troops in Iraq had to deal with under Bush?
Guess Oklahoma didn't stand to lose any money then.