With the sound of a great whoopee cushion going off and
the sight of blood-red smoke pouring from the top of the Capitol building, the
Republicans finally brought their circus to a close and elected a Speaker.
Unfortunately, continuing the chaos might have been better for the country than
the clown they put in charge of the Big Top. This guy is Gym Jordan without the
hyper-aggressive, sleeves-up, frat-boy bluster
Mike Johnson, (R-Stone Age LA) was able to claim the
mantel of Speaker of the House, which demonstrated to all who are watching,
just what their priorities are.
Appear loyal to TFG at all costs.
Persecute Gays by overturning the right to Same
Sex Marriage, and other human rights.
Persecute women by passing a national abortion
ban, without exceptions for rape, incest, or health of the mother… I mean “incubator.”
Raise the retirement age for Social Security and
Medicare, and scaling back benefits.
Is there really anything Republicans are for that isn’t abhorrent
to anyone that’s not filthy rich, racist/White supremacist, or a religious
Republicans had a choice between someone sane who can get
important items moved through the house but instead elected someone to take a
flamethrower to the Constitution.
Don’t bother looking to Congress to take any action that will solve actual problems, fiscal, physical, or otherwise. I mean, look what this new guy is on record as stating:
Yes, that’s the solution to making Social Security
solvent… forcing women to have more babies. I guarantee you if women did have more babies, they’d still find a way to cut or curtail the
Social Security program. Republicans just don’t like it and never will… not
until they can come up with a way to let their rich donors skim the system
first, leaving the rest of us to fight over the scraps.
The easiest fix in the world would be to remove the
income cap for Social Security taxes, which is currently $160,200. Once people
make that much money in a year, they no longer have to pay into Social
Security. Do you realize what a boost it would be if the richest of the rich
continued to pay Social Security taxes on their millions and billions? We’d
never have to worry about solvency again.
I have to pay Social Security taxes on every dime I make.
There is no reason the rich shouldn’t do the same but for this sweetheart gift
they had created for themselves.
Of course, we’d also have to legislate some kind of
regulations that forbid the loopholes and moving of money around to avoid that
would inevitably be used to game the system again. But those details can be
ironed out later, once we’ve found enough legislators with the backbone to do
what’s right rather than what they’re being paid to do by their donor
overlords. Maybe they could demonstrate some faith in the system that their
constituents would reward them for sticking up for their interests rather than
…OK, I know, Fox “News,” Breitbart, the Federalist
Society and the rest of the Right Wing Media militia would ensure that never happens.
Do you think it’s bad for them when Republicans get called RINOS and traitors
after admitting TFG lost the election? Wait until they try to buck the donor
There is literally no lie they won’t tell. I mean, look
at bullshit from Coach Tuberville:
I don’t even know where to begin debunking this. It is
completely untethered from reality. The most generous stretch I can fathom is he’s
blaming Democrats for losing in 2016, because without TFG paving the way for
Putin, he never steps foot in Ukraine, because he knows President Clinton and
the Americans would send everything at their disposal to Ukraine to stop him.
With Gaza, we know TFG gave Israeli defense secrets to
Putin. We know Putin in tight with Iran, who funds Hamas. So again, it’s the
Democrats’ fault for not beating TFG and keeping him from giving away national
secrets. It makes perfect sense, as long
as you’re in the Wingnut-O-Sphere.
And that also explains why it isn’t a big deal when a
presidential candidate calls for less voting and more voter prevention:
“You gotta be
careful, you gotta get out there and watch those voters… You don’t have to
vote, don’t worry about voting. The voting—we got plenty of votes,” says
the 4-time indicted soon-to-be felon.
Where, exactly, are these votes he “has?” Where did he
get them, The International House of Votes?
“I’d like 11,800
votes please. What flavor? Georgia Peach.”
I’m telling you, if these guys get back in, we can say
goodbye to free elections, democracy, and our Constitution.
In coming posts, we’ll talk more about the noxious Project 2025 and its implications.