The once proud political organization we know as the GOP has become a comical bunch of old white guys desperately trying to look like they are relevant……they are not….not anymore.
Their decline began with the conservative god, Reagan…..and it has been in steady decline from 1994 and came to a head with the election of that other guy.
Let’s begin with recent lunacies…like Wisconsin’s senator, Johnson…..
On a radio program Thursday, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says he wasn’t scared during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 that left five dead, but his reasoning for why he wasn’t in fear as supporters of former President Trump stormed the building has led to accusations of racism and prompted calls for him to resign. CNN reports his most recent remarks on the matter came Thursday during The Joe Pags Show, when he revealed he “wasn’t concerned” and “never really felt threatened” as rioters rushed the Capitol. “Even though those thousands of people that were marching to the Capitol were trying to pressure people like me to vote the way they wanted me to vote, I knew those were people that love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law,” he said, not acknowledging that more than 300 people have since been charged for actions that day, which included violence such as police officers being assaulted.
Johnson continued: “Now, had the tables been turned—Joe, this could get me in trouble—had the tables been turned, and President Trump won the election and those were tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters, I might have been a little concerned.” The outcry over Johnson’s remarks came swiftly. “What, white people love this country and Black people don’t? That’s exactly what he’s saying,” Wisconsin state Sen. LaTonya Johnson (no relation) tells the Journal Sentinel. Jessica Floyd, head of the American Bridge Democratic super PAC, wants Johnson to resign, calling his comments “racist and unacceptable.” “Apparently for Ron Johnson, simply being Black is a bigger offense than launching a violent insurrection,” she says, per the Hill. Johnson tried to defend his remarks to the outlet by citing a report showing 570 protests last summer turned violent. The Hill notes those only made up 5% of the protests, which were overwhelmingly peaceful.
Out of the mouths of fools comes manure.
Then there is that freshman Representative. Taylor Greene…..the court jester of the House…..she tries to play a game that she has no idea what she is doing other than running her worthless mouth.
When Democrats took the rare step of stripping Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments last month, she responded with a defiant tweet. “I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats … are for giving some one like me free time,” she wrote. Greene, it turns out, has been making good on her threat—through repeated use of a procedural maneuver that’s gumming up the works in Congress, if only for an hour or so at a time. Coverage:
The move: Greene has forced the House to vote on a motion to adjourn four times in recent days, most recently on Wednesday, reports USA Today. Any member of the House can call for such a vote, which requires all members to drop what they’re doing, report to the House chamber, and cast their vote.
Defiance: Greene, who accuses Democrats of “ramming through” legislation too quickly, tells the Washington Post her critics can expect more of the same. “These are tactics I will definitely use, and I’ll have more tactics to use,” she says. “You see, the difference in me is I’m not one of those that gets in line and says ‘Yes sir’ and does as I’m told.” Greene has been naming Republicans who vote against her and labeling them members of the “Surrender Caucus.”
Possible target: A post by Allahpundit at HotAir wonders if Greene’s real target isn’t Democrats, giving that she’s publicly naming fellow Republicans who vote against her motions. “Is it really the libs she’s after, then? Or is she just looking for an excuse to provoke a populist/moderate squabble within the party?
Again….out of the mouths of fools comes manure.
Let’s go to the House and the GOP leader Kevin McCarthy……a Trump sycophant that looks for games rather than policies…..
His newest stupidity is around a harsh critic, Eric Swalwell…..
The Republican House leader says he’ll call for a vote to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell from the chamber’s Intelligence Committee, saying his relationship with a suspected spy for China makes him a security threat. Rep. Kevin McCarthy tweeted Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had again named Swalwell to the committee. “Based on the briefing she and I received together, Swalwell should not be on the panel in charge of guarding our nation’s secrets,” he posted. McCarthy said he’ll introduce his resolution next week. Pelosi has said she has no worries about having the California lawmaker on Intelligence, the Hill reports. A Democratic aide said McCarthy’s request is a “waste of time,” noting that no one has accused Swalwell of wrongdoing, per CBS.
Axios had reported in December that Christine Fang, or Fang Fang, working for China’s civilian spy agency, established herself in Bay Area political circles, raising money for Swalwell’s reelection campaign. US intelligence officials did not think she obtained classified information. Swalwell ceased to have any contact with her after being told of her activities in 2015, and she left the US after an investigation of her had begun. After McCarthy’s tweet, Swalwell answered with: “I’m eager to continue the important work of protecting Americans and supporting the hard-working heroes of our Intelligence Community, and I thank Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Schiff for their support and confidence.” Last month, Pelosi also put Swalwell back on the Homeland Security Committee, per Fox News, which he’d served on previously for one term.
After hearing this I think it is a good idea.
It would set a precedent so we could remove some of the influence that all lobbyist hold over the actions and votes of the politicians.
We could remove people from committees with deep ties to the defense industry or the oil industry and so on….
BY now everyone knows about the attempts of the state GOP leaders to limit voting ……but as they say….not to worry there is more…..
Elections shouldn’t be about getting as many eligible voters as possible to choose a candidate, according to Arizona state Rep. John Kavanagh, chair of the state House’s Government and Elections Committee. The Republican defended moves to restrict voting in the state Thursday by arguing that making it easier to vote leads to more fraud, CNN reports. “Democrats value as many people as possible voting, and they’re willing to risk fraud,” he said. “Republicans are more concerned about fraud, so we don’t mind putting security measures in that won’t let everybody vote—but everybody shouldn’t be voting.”
“Not everybody wants to vote, and if somebody is uninterested in voting, that probably means that they’re totally uninformed on the issues,” said Kavanagh, who criticized Democratic voter registration drives. “Quantity is important, but we have to look at the quality of votes, as well.” Kavanagh argued that ballots shouldn’t be sent out automatically because ballots sent to people who have moved or died could lead to fraud, though he admitted the concerns were “anecdotal,” the Hill reports. A bill to remove people who haven’t participated in two consecutive election cycles from the permanent early voting list is among 24 measures restricting voting rights Arizona Republicans have introduced since January.
Finally….out of the mouths of fools comes manure.
This silliness is far from over.
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