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There isn't one single solitary adult in the house gop caucus, not one.
Joe Biden’s acts of love and kindness being manipulated by Republicans as something corrupt. Okay.
The fact that Mr. Comer is NOT having more hearings is telling, in my opinion. This guy seems to be inordinately dumb/stupid in the ways of Congress. Until recently, he seemed to not understand that his committee could subpoena Hunter Biden and James Biden too. Of course, they might make him look foolish during their testimony, but Mr. Comer seems quite capable of looking foolish all by himself.
Mr. Comer has NO intention of ever investigating either Ivanka or Jared because doing so, would require that he incur the wrath of The Donald, aka Mango Mussolini.
“...parroted the postulations as proof of perfidy.” Pleasingly punctilious and purposeful, Perticone.
A few comments…
1) This piece should be required reading for all of those who insist that Biden is a crook. Then they should be required to provide a written response just to see if they absorbed any of the clear message that there are reasonable and mundane explanations for everything and that Comer and Co. haven’t provided anything approaching a scintilla of evidence of wrongdoing. As with everything else related to accusations leveled against people that Trump doesn’t like (meaning those that can think at least somewhat clearly and aren’t members of the cult or really anyone who causes him discomfort), it’s all innuendo. And despite what Johnson says about “following wherever the evidence leads”, we all know he has it backwards. Instead of starting at the beginning (let’s see what evidence there is), they have started at the end (Biden is guilty) and are now just looking to try to find something that they could use to prove their already-reached conclusion. And their idea of “proof” is hardly the sort of thing that would stand up in court.
It’s the same playbook that they used to support The Big Lie.
2) I have an acquaintance who recently told me that Biden should be impeached because of the “18 million dollars”. I asked him what 18 million dollars he was referring to. The answer was “from Hunter Biden”. To this day, I have no idea what he was talking about. But my guess is that there are a lot of people who think like he does.
3) It’s always been a source of amazement that all of the Trumplicants simply ignore the blatant influence buying that the Saudis did when Trump was President, renting out entire floors of Trump’s Washington hotel (while Trump was President, no less). But they claim to be all hot and bothered by stuff that (may or may not have) happened when Biden was a private citizen. Then I remember who I’m dealing with and suddenly I’m not so amazed.
4) The salient question that always needs to be asked (and which I failed to ask my acquaintance) is this: exactly what do you think that Biden is guilty of? I admit that I truly don't know. Apparently loaning money to your brother when he is down and out must be one of them.
To quote Charlie: Oh FFS!
Mike Johnson - "I have been very consistent, intellectually consistent in this..." The use of "intellectually" is a tell, I think, that evidence will continue to be made up and that the truth will have no place in any of his actions.
A fellow rugby fan? I’m gobsmacked! I’m gifting myself that book for Christmas for sure. It sounds fascinating. Thanks for the recommendation.
A fascinating “tell” is that the Republicans never threaten to impeach Biden for STEALING THE ELECTION in spite of this being their claim.
I'm just here to admire your use of alliteration. Did you know that English, as a Germanic language, prizes alliteration more highly than any other poetic device?
Interesting, Mike Johnson has now decided to follow the law and the Constitution. FFS. Such hypocrisy. It makes me nauseous.
That's on a grade school level. A big arrow pointing from Commie China to Biden.
"You follow the truth where it leads", said Big Lie believer and propagator, Mike Johnson. He may be able to spell truth (which still remains to be proven), but he has no clue what it really means. The only thing he follows wherever it leads is the south end of a north-bound Former Guy, probably snifffing in approval all the way.
It's Benghazi 2.0. And it's working.
"If they were truly a smoking gun, even if only in Republican eyes..."
Nailed it right there. Republicans heading this inquiry had to know they didn't actually have the evidence to impeach Biden. What they needed was *something that would pass for evidence on Fox News* and they fell short of that bar. The best they could deliver was "stuff that passes for tantalizing innuendo on Fox News" ...but Fox is chock-full of innuendo every night anyway. Teasing anything beyond that—with all the hoopla that comes with the word "impeachment"—has been a classic case of overpromising and underdelivering.
Republicans don't need facts when innuendo and assumptions can influence one of their supporters. They wish it to be true so it must be true.