Should We Or Should We Not?

That is the question the House of Reps is asking.

The question was part of a report I saw over the weekend….whether the Hose will consider legal action against those the defy a subpoena issued….considering?

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot will “swiftly consider” holding one-time Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, and potentially others, in contempt of Congress for ignoring committee subpoenas, committee chairman Bennie Thompson vice-chair Liz Cheney said Friday.

The move came after Bannon formally advised the committee that he would be unable to comply with their requests, citing former President Donald Trump’s intention to invoke executive privilege. In a letter obtained by ABC News, Bannon’s lawyers said that until the matter is settled in court, they will not comply with the committee’s subpoena.

The committee last month issued subpoenas to Bannon and other top Trump aides Mark Meadows, Kash Patel and Dan Scavino, as part of its probe into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. An additional 11 subpoenas were issued last week to organizers of the pro-Trump rally that preceded the attack.

Meadows, a former White House chief of staff, and Patel, an ex-Pentagon official, are “engaging” with the committee, officials said. The committee had no update on the status of Scavino.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/jan-committee-swiftly-criminal-contempt-steve-bannon-ignore/story

This proves my point about just how feckless the Congress has become.

Marshals should have been on stand-by for there was a great possibility that their legal requests would have been ignored.

And yet they have to ‘consider’ whether to use legal force to compel those people to comply.

I standby my statement that these ‘elected’ officials are as worthless as tits on a flashlight.

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Is This ‘Winning Through Intimidation’?

The GOP is quickly becoming an authoritarian party….something we have not seen in this country for a very long time.

I thought the GOP and RNC were pro-business….but apparently not.

The House has a select committee that is investigating the 06 January insurrection and for some reasonb the GOP is running like a very scared rabbit…..to the point that the minority leader of the House has issued a threat to business that cooperates with the hearings…..

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is threatening social media and telecommunications companies that comply with the House’s investigation of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, while warning of a Democratic “surveillance state.” The California Republican on Tuesday took issue with investigators’ Monday request that more than 30 companies—including Apple, AT&T, and Verizon—preserve records relevant to the attack. He claimed compliance with the request to save records from April 1, 2020, to Jan. 31, 2021, would be a violation of federal law and “put every American with a phone or computer in the crosshairs of a surveillance state run by Democrat politicians,” per Politico.

Appearing Tuesday on MSNBC, Rep. Adam Schiff said McCarthy and former President Trump are “scared” and “don’t want the country to know exactly what they were involved in.” The Democratic-led committee, which includes two anti-Trump Republicans, wants to get a handle on communications between Trump and members of Congress, including McCarthy, on Jan. 6, though there’s been no request for records yet. “We’ve asked companies not to destroy records that may help answer questions for the American people,” says a spokesperson. “The committee’s efforts won’t be deterred by those who want to whitewash or cover up the events of January 6th, or obstruct our investigation.”

“If companies still choose to violate federal law, a Republican majority will not forget and will stand with Americans to hold them fully accountable under the law,” McCarthy threatened, claiming such companies would be “subject to losing their ability to operate in the United States.” CNN reports McCarthy’s office would not provide “a specific federal statute that a company would be in violation of if it complied with a duly empaneled congressional committee.” While the committee has subpoena power, requests for phone or social media records, especially those of members of Congress, could result in a legal fight, per CNN.

Could this be obstruction of justice?

https://www.alternet.org/2021/09/kevin-mccarthy-obstruction/

As I stated previously the GOP has become a party in search of authoritarian rule.  (More on this in a future post)

This swing to authoritarian swing should scare the s*it out of the American people….but instead they are embracing the stupidity.

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Closing Thought–03Aug21

From The ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’ Files

This time it is the mouth of the House minority leader, Kevin, The Weasel, McCarthy…..

His words show that all civility has left the building…..

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) joked over the weekend that it would be hard for him not to hit Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.) with a gavel if the GOP wins control of the lower chamber in next year’s midterm elections. 

At a dinner on Saturday evening, members of Tennessee’s Republican congressional delegation gave McCarthy an oversized gavel with the words “Fire Pelosi” on it. 

“It will be hard not to hit her with it but I will bang it down,” McCarthy reportedly joked, according to Washington Post reporter Michael Scherer. 

(thehill.com)

Is this the way that statesmen talk?

Civility is gone in our government.

It is all about hating the ‘other’ side.

It is sickening and very pathetic that our ‘leaders’ have descended into this stupidity.

There are calls for this d/bag to resign for his unfeeling and undignified statement….

The Kevin McCarthy-Nancy Pelosi feud has taken on an aggressive tenor: Speaking at a Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser Saturday night, the House minority leader addressed the possibility that he may become Speaker of the House after the midterm elections. “I want you to watch Nancy Pelosi hand me that gavel,” he said. “It’ll be hard not to hit her with it, but I will bang it down.” Democrats quickly spoke out against the violent imagery, NBC News reports, with one representative calling for an apology and another calling for McCarthy’s resignation. So far, they’ve gotten neither; a McCarthy rep said the lawmaker was “obviously joking.”

McCarthy had been gifted a giant gavel reading “Fire Pelosi” at the event, reports Fox News, which notes other Democrats are also calling for McCarthy to resign. As for Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, he tweeted, “A threat of violence to someone who was a target of a #January6th assassination attempt from your fellow Trump supporters is irresponsible and disgusting.” This is just the latest in the back-and-forth between McCarthy and Pelosi over the House select committee’s investigation into the Capitol attack (McCarthy pulled all his picks for the panel after Pelosi vetoed two of them) and the reinstated mask mandates in the House (Pelosi recently called McCarthy a moron in that matter, CNN reports). You can hear McCarthy’s gavel remark here.

Joking?

Thoughts?

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From The ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’ Files

I truly love it when GOP dullards have a meltdown…usually it is something stupid and shows just how moronic these ‘people’ have become….and the IDIOT from Colorado makes the point….

Texas Republican Congressman Chip Roy went on a wild rant on the House floor on Wednesday morning, calling for the House to “shut down” in response to a reinstated requirement that members wear masks.

Roy’s tirade came shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a “moron” for opposing the congressional mask mandate, and Colorado Republican Congressman Lauren Boebert reportedly threw a mask back at a floor staffer who tried to give her one. It also came a day after three House Republicans announced a lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi for levying fines against them for refusing to wear masks previously.

“We have a crisis at our border and we’re playing footsie with mask mandates in the people’s house,” Roy said. “It’s absolutely absurd what this body is doing. It’s an embarrassment, a mockery, and the American people are fed up, they want to go back to life, they want to go back to business, they want to go back to school without their children being forced to wear masks (and) put in the corner (because they) have mental health issues, and we’re running around here, and the speaker comes down here at 10 o’clock in the morning saying we’ve got to wear masks, in the people’s House. When we’ve got thousands of people coming across our border, and Democrats don’t do a darn thing about it, heavily infected with COVID.

“We are absolutely sick and tired of this, and so are the American people. This sham of an institution is doing nothing for the American people, nothing for the betterment of the people that sent their representatives here,” Roy added. “Which is it, vaccines or masks? Do the vaccines work or they don’t work? Do the masks work or they don’t work? I’d like to know which it is. I’d like Dr. Fauci to come down and answer a single question about natural immunity. You’ve been infected with the virus, you have immunity. …Or are they just going to go around poking people, saying you must take a vaccine? Oh but sorry the vaccine doesn’t work, you must wear a mask. This institution is a sham, and we should adjourn and shut this place down.”

(rawstory.com)

Deflection and stupidity….this is the GOP of 2021.

I am so proud of the GOP for finally showing their true colors…..those colors prove just how moronic the party has become.

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House Select Committee Hearing—Day One

The insurrection will be televised….and it failed….now time to bring the leaders to bear.

I post this for all those Americans that were too busy to keep up with the doings in the Hearing…..and those that just do not care.

The hotly contested committee hearings on the events of 06 January has begun…..

This who;e affair could be disastrous for House Minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, who is slobbering over becoming Speaker…..

“McCarthy is playing a terrible hand here.”

“He’s trapped politically between the Democrats and former President Donald Trump. Democrats want someone to pay for Jan. 6, and not just the Trump supporters who viciously attacked the U.S. Capitol Police and illegally entered the building,” the report states before adding, “McCarthy needs Trump heading into 2022 elections — or at least he needs Trump not going after vulnerable House Republicans — so McCarthy has to stay loyal to the former president. It’s a lose-lose for McCarthy. “

https://www.rawstory.com/capitol-riot-hearing-2653977063/

I hope it does dash his ambition for he would be a horrible Speaker and he proves it everyday.

……and it started with a bang.

Rep. Kinzinger let the idiot Right have it with both barrels…..

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the new select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection, on Tuesday called out members of his own party for treating January 6 as another “partisan fight.”

Read his opening statement, as prepared for delivery, distributed by his office:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/politics/read-kinzinger-remarks-0727/index.html

Harsh words for the morons in his party…beginning with McCarty and on down the line…..

The Hearing began with testimony from Capitol police officers that had to deal the the crush of slobbering Trump supporters….

Four officers present during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol told harrowing accounts of that day as a special House panel began investigating what happened. Details, via the AP, the Washington Post, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal:

  • Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell: He described losing oxygen while being crushed by rioters. “This is how I’m going to die,” he remembered thinking, “defending this entrance.” He added that “there is a continuous and shocking attempt to ignore or try to destroy the truth of what truly happened that day, and to whitewash the facts.”
  • DC officer Michael Fanone: He described being “grabbed, beaten, tased, all while being called a traitor to my country.” Doctors would later inform him that he suffered a mild heart attack during the melee.
  • DC officer Daniel Hodges: “I did the only thing I could do, scream for help,” Hodges said, recalling how rioters crushed him against a door and beat him in the head and face with his own baton. “To my perpetual confusion, I saw the thin blue line flag, a symbol of support for law enforcement, more than once being carried by the terrorists as they ignored our commands and continued to assault us.”
  • Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn: He recounted how people screamed the n-word at him, saying it was disturbing that “people demonize you because of the color of your skin.” He added that other Black officers were subjected to same treatment. “January 6 still isn’t over for me.”
  • Gonell: “It was not antifa. It was not Black Lives Matter. It was not the FBI. It was (former President Trump’s) supporters that he sent … over to the Capitol that day. And he could have done a lot of things. One of them was to tell them to stop.” Gonell said it was “insulting” that Trump later praised the rioters as “loving” people. “What he was doing, instead of sending the military, instead of sending the support or telling his people, his supporters, to stop this nonsense, he begged them to continue fighting. I’m still recovering from those hugs and kisses that day.”
  • Fanone: “I feel like I went to hell and back to protect them, and too many in this room … are now telling me that hell doesn’t exist or hell actually wasn’t that bad,” he said, referring to lawmakers who he says want to downplay the riot. “The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful.”
  • Before the hearing began, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy called it a “sham” orchestrated by Nancy Pelosi. In contrast, Liz Cheney, one of only two Republicans on the panel, said they should investigate “every minute of that day in the White House.

On a side note….

Federal authorities have arrested a Donald Trump supporter caught on video bragging about macing police at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Samuel Lazar, who was arrested in Pennsylvania on Monday, spent the months after the Capitol attack attending political events in support of the former president and his political allies. The case against him was unsealed on Tuesday. 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/samuel-lazar-fbi-doug-mastriano-trump-capitol-attack-jan-6_n_60be410be4b099fb31ca9350

Goes to show that the mental midgets that support Trump support the police only when they are killing people of color.

I have heard and read those slugs that try to deflect from this Hearing saying why not have a hearing about the protests in the cities?

Well for one the violence they refer to happened in a city and the insurrection was an assault of the nation…if they cannot see the difference then they are just plain stupid!

I will try to keep my readers informed on the Hearing as best I can.

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Clown Show Cancelled

The House Select Committee on the events in and around 06 January will proceed without GOP participation. The Speaker refused to emit two members that were instrumental in the attempt to deny Biden the count and Minority leader McCarthy saw the jig was up and pulled all names for the Committee….

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy submitted his picks for the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack Tuesday. But the Republican included two congressmen, Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who vocally supported objections to finishing the electoral vote count and formalizing President Biden’s election. After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi objected, McCarthy said he would pull the rest of his picks, too, NBC News reports. Pelosi was set to approve the other picks, including Texas’ Troy Nehls, who also supported objections on Jan. 6.

“How people voted on the president—affirming the election of Joe Biden—is not a criterion for service,” Pelosi said Tuesday, per the Hill. Pelosi’s picks for the committee include Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who was one of the few GOP House members who voted to impeach Donald Trump. Pelosi can veto any of McCarthy’s picks she doesn’t like. She said the selection of Jordan and Banks would damage the “integrity of the investigation.” The committee is scheduled to meet July 27. McCarthy said that unless Pelosi seats all five of his nominees, ” Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts,” McCarthy said, per the AP.

Not to worry these GOP sycophants may not be featured in the Center Ring they will have ample time and opportunity to spew their hatred and chaos from the side rings.

The Hearing will not be as amusing without the mental midgets in the GOP…..but they are not going away.

The GOP theater of the absurd is alive and well….and should provide the media with endless reports on the antics of the sidelined clowns.

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WTF Kevin?

All civility is gone in out Congress…..I point to the babbling bitch from Georgia, Taylor-Greene, she is that QAnon goofball that chases people she does not agree with around the Capitol shouting insults….her most recent attempt to make the news was her outlandish statement that equate the wearing of masks to the Holocaust….

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, during an interview on a conservative podcast this week, compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to continue to require members of the House to wear masks on the chamber floor to steps the Nazis took to control the Jewish population during the Holocaust.

Greene, in a conversation with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody Real America’s Voice TV show “The Water Cooler,” attacked Pelosi and accused her of being a hypocrite for asking GOP members to prove they have all been vaccinated before allowing members to be in the House chamber without a mask.
“You know, we can look back at a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star, and they were definitely treated like second class citizens, so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany,” Greene said. “And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
 
(CNN)

Really?

I was under the impression that there was a ‘code of civility’ in the House.

Apparently under the leadership of Kevin McCarty there is NO code…..and where is Pelosi?

Kevin stepped up when Rep. King made so many racial inflammatory remarks and stripped him of his committee assignments….well to be honest Greene has been stripped as well….

The “Code” basically applies to debate on the floor of the House…..so apparently a Congressperson can act in any way when not part of a floor debate….did I get that part right?

Here is the article on this ‘civility’…..

CODE OF CIVILITY…….A healthy democracy respects the people’s right to debate issues with passion. A healthy democracy not only tolerates disagreement but welcomes it in order to refine ideas and create policies that benefit the greater good. The deterioration of civility across the country and within our community poses a threat to our democracy and our civic well-being. This deterioration: Compromises the integrity of a healthy, representative democracy Closes the door on depth of thought, reducing complex problems to harmful oversimplificationDeters potential leaders from running for office or serving in government Poisons the civic well and discourages citizens from engaging on pressing community issuesCasts the spotlight on poor behavior rather than shining a light on possible solutions Sets a poor example for our children We have crafted this Code of Civility as a promise to each other, and to the people and institutions we serve, that we will always strive to conduct our debates – whether in person, online, or in written communication in ways that allow for the widest range of opinions on ideas and policies, yet also respect the dignity, integrity and rights of those with whom we might disagree. With our individual and collective commitment to this code, we welcome our elected colleagues, the press and the public to hold us accountable.

How the House Promotes Civility on the Floor: Taking a Look at Taking Words Down

So basically they want to promote civility on the floor and could care less just how a babbling buffoon says elsewhere.

Should not these “pillars” of our country act with some sort of decorum?

Apparently not if they are members of the GOP.

To Be Fair…….

While I was writing this draft it seems some lame condemnation has come from the GOP…..

After thinking about it for a few days, Republican congressional leaders have slammed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s likening of coronavirus rules to the Holocaust. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader did not hedge in their statements Tuesday. “Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling,” McCarthy said. “The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity committed in history. The fact that this needs to be stated today is deeply troubling.” McConnell said Greene’s remarks that started over the weekend were “outrageous” and “reprehensible,” CNBC reports. Greene, a first-term lawmaker from Georgia, already lost her committee assignments for advocating conspiracy theories. McCarthy hasn’t taken steps against her for statements made since then, though he disavowed them.

Greene made her claims in Twitter posts criticizing businesses for having vaccine mandates or lifting mask rules only for those who are vaccinated, including a grocer’s requirement that vaccinated employees put a logo on their name tag. “Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star,” she posted Tuesday, per the New York Times. Greene has received other blowback. “Please educate yourself so that you can realize how absolutely wrong and inappropriate it is to compare proof of vaccination with the 6 million Jews who were exterminated by Nazis,” the Republican Jewish Coalition tweeted. Greene defended her comparison Tuesday, referring to attempts to “shame” noncompliant people.

I would like to be fair and post Greene’s response…..

Greene has attempted to defend her comments and claimed she wasn’t making a comparison to the Holocaust.

“I never compared it to the Holocaust, only the discrimination against Jews in early Nazi years. Stop feeding into the left wing media attacks on me. Everyone should be concerned about the squads support for terrorists and discrimination against unvaxxed people,” Greene stated.

As usual the defense had nothing to do with reality just an attack on Dems…..

I do not accept her defense.

That ‘condemnation’ is as wimpy as it gets….imagine what they, GOP, would be yelling if a Dem had made those lame ass comments.

If the GOP wins the majority in the House in 2022 then I feel this country is fucked (sorry for the vulgarity…but it was the best word to describe the situation)……and we should all weep for this country.

The media needs to stop giving this slug an platform for her hate…..she should never be in DC for she did not come to govern but to find an audience for her hateful rhetoric and audition for a place on FOX or OAN…..ignore the bitch!

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Where’s The Civility?

Most career politicians in my opinion are sleazy actors addicted to power and high dollar donors….not the country.

Since the 1990s the Congress has become a major circus….the dignified debate and disagreements have become a a bad opera with antics and infantile situations….like the idiot that delivered pizza to a classified briefing….and then there is the newest clown on the Right, Taylor-Greene.

Since she lost her committees she has worked to find ways to get on camera and her newest skit is just simply undignified pursuit…..

Two of the most high-profile members of the House—one on the left, the other on the right—are the focus of a flurry of news coverage on Thursday. The headlines came after GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia confronted New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the latter was leaving the House chamber. Coverage:

  • The Washington Post reports that Greene shouted, “Hey Alexandria” twice and, when AOC didn’t stop walking, began shouting questions such as, “Why do you support terrorists and antifa?” She also labeled Black Lives Matter as a “terrorist” group and accused AOC of being afraid to defend her “radical socialist” beliefs in a debate.
  • AOC turned around once and threw her hands in the air “in an exasperated motion,” per the Post. Later, an AOC spokesperson said Greene “tried to begin an argument” with AOC, and when the latter “tried to walk away, Congresswoman Greene began screaming and called Rep. Ocasio-Cortez a terrorist sympathizer.” Added spokeswoman Lauren Hitt: “We hope leadership and the Sergeant at Arms will take real steps to make Congress a safe, civil place for all Members and staff—especially as many offices are discussing reopening.”
  • Greene called AOC a “chicken” after the incident. And on Twitter on Thursday, she wrote, “‘Ms. Defund The Police’ wants to call the police for security bc she’s afraid of debating with me about her socialist (Green New Deal.)” The Hill notes that Greene challenged AOC to a debate last month on the plan. In her Thursday tweet, Greene called AOC “a fraud & a hypocrite.”
  • This isn’t Greene’s first run-in with a congressional colleague. Democratic Rep. Cori Bush moved her office away from Greene’s after accusing Greene and her staff of berating her in a hallway. Greene said it was the other way around.
  • NBC News notes that the new confrontation meshes with Greene’s style of accosting political opponents verbally and in public. Before becoming a member of Congress, she posted a video of one such encounter with teenage gun-control advocate David Hogg outside the Capitol.

When will the House GOP step up and rein in this twat?

The House of Representativesin the same manner as the United States Senateis expressly authorized within the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 5, clause 2) to discipline or “punish” its own Members. This authority of the House to discipline a Member for “disorderly Behaviour” is in addition to any criminal or civil liability that a Member of the House may incur for particular misconduct, and is used notmerely topunish anindividual Member, but to protect the institutional integrity of the House of Representatives, its proceedings,and its reputation.The House maydiscipline itsMemberswithout the necessity of Senate concurrence.The most common forms of discipline in the House are now “expulsion,” “censure,” or “reprimand,although the House may also discipline its Members in other ways, including fine or monetary restitution, loss of seniority, and suspension or loss of certain privileges. In addition to such sanctions imposed by the full House of Representatives, the standing committee in the House which dealswith ethics and official conduct matters, the House Committee on Ethicsformerly called the Committee on Standards of Official Conductis authorized by House Rules to issue a formal“Letter of Reproval” for misconduct which does not rise to the level of consideration or sanction by the entire House of Representatives. Additionally, the Committee on Ethicshas also expressed its disapproval of certain conduct in informal letters and communications to Members

Click to access RL31382.pdf

She needs a muzzle!

The House GOP leadership should do what is necessary to return some dignity to their side of the aisle…..but will they?

I vote to throw the bitch out on her nose……  severe sanction of expulsion has been employed in the House, the underlying conduct deemed to have merited removal from office has historically involved either disloyalty to the United States, or the violation of a criminal law involving the abuse of one’s official position, such as bribery.

Do It Now!

Greene is doing all she can to stay in the news…..give her something to rail about….throw her out!

Until they take action they will continue to be the clown show of the Congress.

All she is doing is auditioning for a spot on FOX or OAN…she never intended to govern just perform.

There are numerous incidents of misconduct in both Houses….just so you know here is the list and the actions taken….

The allegations of misconduct listed on this page do not imply guilt in the absence of a conviction or admission of guilt. Exonerations are included because the investigation and exoneration are themselves important events. Conversely, congressional investigations that end without a guilty determination do not imply innocence because congressional investigative bodies are political, not judicial.

https://www.govtrack.us/misconduct

Something heeds to be done to return some form of civility to the governing bodies……

If members cannot act or speak with dignity then throw them out and let them play their silly games on FOX….the home of the uninformed.

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Liz’s Replacement

Repub Liz Cheney is facing removal fro her leadership roll of the House Republicans because she will not drop to her knees for deposed dictator Donald……her replacement after the vote will mostly like be a coward named Stefanik……

More on this spineless Trump sycophant……

GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik has emerged as a leading contender to replace Liz Cheney in the No. 3 spot among House Republicans, and on Thursday she helped strengthen that case on her own behalf during an interview with Steve Bannon. Coverage:

  • The 36-year-old New York congresswoman stressed her support for Donald Trump during the interview, a stark contrast with Cheney’s continued criticism of him, notes CNN. Asked about party strategy for the 2022 elections, she said that her “vision is to run with support from the President and his coalition of voters,” referring to Trump.
  • “We are going to run as an alternative to the Biden agenda,” she added. “This is also about being one team. I’m committed to being a voice and sending a clear message that we are one team, and that means working with the President (again, referring to Trump) and working with all of our excellent Republican members of Congress.” (Cheney, on the other hand, says the party is at “turning point” and must reject Trump’s claims that Joe Biden stole the election.)
  • Trump himself has endorsed Stefanik as a replacement for Cheney in the leadership post, notes the AP. The House could vote next week on ousting Cheney, a move backed by the top two House Republicans, Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise. “The careers of Cheney and Stefanik are seemingly racing in opposite directions, as if to contrast the fates awaiting Trump critics and backers in today’s GOP,” writes Alan Fram.
  • So who is Stefanik? The Wall Street Journal has a profile, noting that when she won office six years ago, she was one of the youngest women ever elected to Congress. She rose to national attention with her defense of Trump in the first impeachment hearing, specifically because of her sparring with Democrat Adam Schiff. Stefanik also has reportedly been pondering a run for governor in New York, though this new wrinkle of a potential move up the GOP leadership ranks changes things.
  • The Washington Post also has a profile of the Harvard grad, noting that she was a campaign adviser to Paul Ryan before running herself. But Stefanik “no longer wants to be identified with the traditional conservatives who served as her mentors,” writes Paul Kane. “Instead, she wants to be placed squarely in Trump’s ‘America First’ movement.” The ideological shift mirrors that of her district in northern New York.
  • The CNN piece says Stefanik was largely viewed as a moderate before her embrace of Trump. That might be why the conservative Club for Growth voiced its disapproval of her to replace Cheney. Stefanik “is NOT a good spokesperson for the House Republican Conference,” says the group in a tweet. “She is a liberal with a 35% CFGF lifetime rating, 4th worst in the House GOP. House Republicans should find a conservative to lead messaging and win back the House Majority.”

Liz has cajones and her replacement will be a spineless worthless lump of manure that will say anything to get ahead.

But let’s take a closer look at Stefanik…..

  • The issue: The Hill frames this as a “loyalty test” revolving around Donald Trump. The former president likely “sealed the contest” for the leadership post by giving Stefanik his strong support, write Mike Lillis and Scott Wong. She has likewise been one of Trump’s most vocal supporters over the past year. The problem is that her voting record is far more moderate than Cheney’s on policy issues.
  • The critics: Politico echoes the above, with Tina Nguyen writing that “MAGAworld” in general does not like Stefanik, even if Trump himself does. Figures including Lou Dobbs, Ann Coulter, and popular MAGA news and opinion sites have loudly expressed their displeasure with Stefanik in recent days. Groups such the Club for Growth and FreedomWorks similarly weighed in. The latter cited her “dismal” 37% voting record by the group’s standard.
  • Example: Stefanik “is the identity of a swamp creature, and she has probably the most liberal voting record of anybody who represents a strong Republican district,” says Ryan James Girdusky, author of the National Populist newsletter.
  • Countering: Longtime Trump ally Steve Bannon (who interviewed Stefanik on Thursday) is strongly in her camp, along with the president. “You’ve got (Josh) Hawley in the Senate and Stefanik [in the House],” he says. “You’ve got to look at the journey.” The Hill reports that Stefanik is privately telling people she has the leadership post locked up, and CNN quotes an anonymous conservative activist on why: Cheney may have the better voting record, but “Elise satisfies the litmus test that she is pro-Trump. And that’s all that counts these days in our coalition.”
  • Summing up: At the conservative-leaning Hot Air, Allahpundit compares Stefanik to Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, also of New York. Both started out as moderates but shifted as their constituencies did. Gillibrand went left and Stefanik right, “turning from establishmentarian to Trumpist.” Sure, groups such as FreedomWorks have a right to be ticked about Stefanik’s voting record, but it doesn’t matter because of Trump’s endorsement. “Only one person in this party gets a vote and he’s cast it. The debate is over.”

These are the very same GOP that called Dems ‘Stalinists’….does anyone else see how pathetic these twats are?

Country means nothing to the GOP….governing means nothing to republicans…..and this person is in a leadership role.

Nothing says a strong country by letting MORONS run it!

I weep for this country.

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Liz In The Cross Hairs

If you follow politics then you bare aware of the problems that Liz Cheney is having with the cowards in the GOP……and now the leader of House Repubs is not the only party leader is gunning for Liz ……now the number 2, Steve Scalise, that Tea Party dullard that has NO idea to be a governing politicians….all he has a bedfellow (take that anyway you choose) of Trump and that ilk within the GOP.

The tide turned more sharply against Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday with the No. 2 House Republican publicly calling for her ouster from her post over her continuing criticism of former President Trump. Rep. Steve Scalise, the House GOP whip, said via a statement that he’s in favor of New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik taking over Cheney’s post. From the statement, per the AP: “House Republicans need to be solely focused on taking back the House in 2022 and fighting against Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s radical socialist agenda, and Elise Stefanik is strongly committed to doing that, which is why Whip Scalise has pledged to support her for [House Republican] Conference chair.” More:

  • Axios calls the endorsement “a new escalation in House Republicans’ internal feud over Cheney” and observes that “the rift has threatened to derail Republicans’ chances of taking back control of the House in the 2022 elections.”
  • The AP notes that Stefanik, 36, is a big Trump backer, and one who now flies above the rest of the pack of potential replacements for Cheney thanks to the Scalise endorsement. But Axios cites data from FiveThirtyEight that shows Cheney voted in line with Trump’s positions 92.9% of the time, to Stefanik’s 77.7%.
  • The Hill reports there are gender politics at play in the decision to remove and replace Cheney, the highest-ranking woman in the GOP leadership and the sole woman on Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s leadership team. “It’s an awkward reality for a party vying to win back female suburban voters in next year’s midterm elections, at a time when there are fewer than three dozen women in the 212-strong GOP conference,” observes the Hill. Replacing her with Stefanik or another woman would mitigate some of that.
  • Kicking Cheney out of her No. 3 post would require two-thirds of the 212 House Republicans voting in favor to do so, and the process could begin as soon as next Wednesday. Fox News notes that in a secret February ballot, she cleared that 145 to 61. “That showed she had more rank-and-file support than the public battle would have suggested,” it observes, “but the animosity level has risen.”
  • The view of Stephen Collinson at CNN: “In the Hunger Games that is the House Republican Conference, Cheney was effectively pushed by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who made the opposite choice regarding fealty to Trump. … McCarthy’s trip to visit Trump at Mar-a-Lago weeks after the mob attack sent a clear signal that he sees the route to recapturing the House next year going through millions of Trump’s voters.”
  • The Wall Street Journal editorial board observes that “the better part of political prudence would be for Ms. Cheney to ignore Mr. Trump”—but that’s easier said than done, as “Trump won’t ignore her. He issued four statements on Monday and three of the four were attacks on fellow Republicans, including one on Ms. Cheney. She may be ousted because she is daring to tell the truth to GOP voters—and at personal political risk.”

Steve Scalise is a spineless politician that has no principles only carries water for the morons that worship Trump.

Never thought I would ever be on the side of Cheney on anything….but I applaud her spine and her principles….and she proved that she will kowtow to the Orange buffoon from Florida…..

Liz Cheney does not hold back in a new Washington Post op-ed, in which she declares that the GOP has reached a “turning point” and must decide, as history watches, whether to remain faithful to the Constitution. Her words come as former President Donald Trump renewed his insistence that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him, and House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy did an about-face, reversing course from his initial stance, following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, that Trump was responsible for the mob attack. “I am a conservative Republican, and the most conservative of conservative values is reverence for the rule of law,” Cheney writes. That means it’s well past time to accept the election results.

She calls for a three-part plan for Republicans: back Justice Department investigations into Jan. 6, “support a parallel bipartisan review by a commission with subpoena power to seek and find facts” into the attack, and go back to the “genuinely conservative” principles they stand for, rather than continuing to be taken in by Trump’s “cult of personality.” None of this means she’s veering to the other side—she calls out “the ridiculous wokeness of our political rivals, the irrational policies at the border and runaway spending that threatens a return to the catastrophic inflation of the 1970s”—but she believes Republicans can only move forward if they back away from Trump. “History is watching,” she writes. “Our children are watching.” Full column here.

I seldom agree with Cheney on much but I will give her props…..a GOPer with a spine…..

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