"DEFUND THE FBI"
From that DeSantis tweet:
"Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic."
Notice that the upper-case "R" in "Banana Republic" specifically makes it a proper noun and therefore a reference to the clothing store.
Hopefully this Daily Show clip gets through, it’s brilliant and needs to be shared!. https://www.instagram.com/reels/audio/600262795066077
Two things -
Lindsey Graham tweet - This close to an election.... By this standard, we can never do anything because we are always too close to an election.
Vos and Gableman - HAHAHAHAHAHA! I wonder if Vos will now cancel or not renew Gableman's contract.
If indeed the DOJ has now crossed the Rubicon, as I believe it has and must, if our democracy is to be preserved, I hope it will produce results akin to Washington's crossing the Delaware.
The recent Axios articles about Schedule F that tRump would like to enforce if President again has begun. The GOP is ready to literally purge all the civil service professionals, appoint their own loyalists and absolutely destroy any semblance of democracy. The loyalists have it all ready to go.And something also very interesting...DeSantis when asked about the Schedule F, just shrugged. Living in Florida, I can tell you DeS has already been purging officials and putting in his loyalists. And the legislature does all his bidding. Florida is becoming "the model" for the rest of the country.
I watched Trump's new 3ish minute pre-campaign ad and kept thinking to myself, "this was really hastily thrown together, look at all of those unflattering angles of his popmpdour!!!"
You're missing a very important point. This is NOT about Trump. Trump did not create this. He's played his role very well but it's the strategists on the right who developed and nurtured this alt-conservative monster. Trump is the lightning rod. MAGA is the storm. For Trump it's personal. For the GOP it's strategy. For the alt-conservatives, it's a battle plan. It will continue with or without Trump. The goal is obvious. In Viktor Orban's 12-Point Recipe for Christian Conservative Success he stated, “The first point is that we must play by our own rules. ... The fourth point is that we must have the media because we can only show the insanity of the progressive Left if we have the media to help us.”
At what point exactly does open rebellion become treason? And just how much collusion is there with the global enemies of liberal democracy?
What we desperately need is a sudden epidemic of conscience and responsibility in the ranks of alt-conservative operatives, who know exactly what they're doing, that compels them to speak out against their campaign of hate, lies and rebellion before it's too late..
But I really really do hope they find the recordings of El-Trumpo's calls with Daddy Vladdy!
I can't help but giggle at the unintentional overlap of the #AbolishFBI and #AbolishICE crowds
Of course, none of them realize how idiotic they're being........ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Charlie writes, "Vos has refused to decertify the 2020 election, which is, of course legally, impossible."
Are you sure about that? Just today, a Maryland county decertified its primary results after discovering possible anomalies. (There were too many total votes, suggesting some ballots had been double-counted.) At least in Maryland, apparently, decertification is a real thing.
Marco Rubio says, "Using government power to persecute political opponents is something we have seen many times from 3rd world Marxist dictatorships. But never before in America."
I have two words to refresh the senator's memory: Alexander Vindman.
They even broke into my safe! 5 year old grandchild, this morning: They found the candy I wasn't supposed to have. To think, a laugh fell right into my lap.
This day was inevitably coming if we wanted to remain a law and order democracy. Garland said he’d go wherever the evidence took him - and I’m glad he’s doing so. The rest will be written in the history books. Do we remain a democracy or live under the Nazi rule of Donny Despot and his Republican minions?
Ever since the days of Ronald Reagan and Speaker Gingrich, Republicans have been conditioning the American people to hate their government for partisan gain. Now we see where the process ends: government overthrow and destruction of the rule of law. Oligarchic autocracy. One-man, one-party rule. The DOJ stands for nothing if it does not stand for the rule of law, and I'm confident this figured into Merrick Garland's thinking. If Republicans are ready to destroy our law-enforcement and intelligence institutions rather than investigate what could be a serious breach of national security, they are an immediate clear-and-present danger to our republic and should be treated as such.
Personally, I thought the rancid cheetoh might flee to Russia after January 6. Russian state media was openly inviting him to come, saying Russia would give him political asylum. I wonder if he'll head home to Putin as the net tightens, there no doubt to establish a so-called government-in-exile, with some attempt to have a Russian-backed insurgency in the US as the GOP becomes an unalloyed Russian tool.
Also, imagine how happy Putin as a former KGB officer must be that on behalf of Putin's collaborator Trump, the Republican Party has declared war on the FBI, America's main counterintelligence agency, tasked with, among other things, countering Russian intelligence.
Just a note: I have learned from listening to Sisters In Law podcast (everyone should listen to it!) that prosecutors and DOJ folks REALLY hate when the media calls something like this a "raid." It's a formal legal process that requires evidence and the ruling of a judge to complete. Calling it a raid makes it sound unfair or illegal, which is what the GOP is trying to do right now. I think we should make sure to call it a legally-sanctioned search.
Important to get the metaphor right -Crossing the Rubicon is a *transgressive* act from which there is no return. It is properly applied both to Trump (for his persistent efforts to upend our democratic Republic) and the incoherent, collective resistance of McCarthy, Blackburn, Graham, Rubio and Greene to hold Herr Trump accountable.