Plus: DeSantis makes his move.
Trump supporters are trash.
Andrew Dice Clay is still doing stand up.
One of those signatories of the letter to expel Rep Kinzinger and Cheney from the republican party is L Brent Bozelle III. His son Leo Brent Bozelle IV was one that stormed the capital. He has been charged with disorderly conduct, knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds, and obstructing an official proceeding. To me, this is a conflict of interest as the father could also have motivation of interference of the Jan 6 commission which these two serve on. They are not Democrats but Americans holding to their oath of office to the Constitution and not the party.
I have been a republican all my life BUT I NEVER voted for Trump and I won't vote for a republican EVER again in my life. You can't trust them as they have shown.
Mea culpa - i haven't voted for a republican since the tea partiers took over.
Should we focus on MLK’s actions because his words were super in favor of socialism?
I’m not a DSA member here, but the historical MLK would probably have been a fan of BBB, just saying. He understood fundamentally America had (and still has) an issue with the distribution of wealth.
Also, pretty sure MLK would have been for voting right reform. The Electoral Count Act can pass hopefully, but Dems were trying to make it so people can vote in the first place. Mitch McConnell is a snake, and I don’t blame them for not trusting him. Maybe I’m in a bad mood today because I’ve been stuck at home with Covid unable to look for work, but I’m sure McConnell would love nothing more than to see Dems fail and then pull the rug out on the ECA after. I love how everyone thinks post-Trump we can’t remember the backstabbing GOP completely breaking their promises. If I had the money, I’d donate again to primary Sinema.
i spit in the general direction of all those asshats signing the expulsion letter, and hope it lands on DeMint.
I vote to NOT normalize political deviancy. Godspeed to Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Denver Riggleman, their Jan 6 commission brethren, and the DOJ / Merrick Garland.
Concerning the signatories of the open letter from among the "conservative mainstream", there is nothing "honorable" about any of them. It's like East Germany calling themselves the German "Democratic" Republic. Saying it doesn't make it so.
I'll take some extra butter on my popcorn Charlie.
Re: #2 Quick Hits...finally, the state AG here in MI has initiated at least some movement against the 16 Republican asshats who created phony electoral ballots and went to great effort to have them submitted and counted. Having possessed the "evidence" for more than a year and admitting this evidence was ample enough to support state charges that if proven could result in about 2 decades' worth of incarceration, she has instead referred the matter to the U.S. attorney in the western part of the state, saying the Feds were better able to deal with this matter.
That may or may not be true. But a freakin' year plus to even do this? And now how long will it take to get any more movement? Better late than not at all, I suppose. And I could almost understand that amount of time if the state was actually going to bring charges itself. But to spend all that time, admit you've got the goods on the sons of bitches and then punt it to the Feds? Come on.
There has always been a lot of stupidity in this world. What distinguishes our time is that stupidity has become so aggressive.
Trump being boring to you is a concern. Keep thinking of him as a joke with no where to go, it paid of big last time you undervalued his following. The large crowds don't seem bored do they.
If Matt Schlapp is honorable, then that word must not mean what I think it means
I won't keep posting this every day, but I'm still wondering, and since we have the Quick Hit on the MLK piece today, it's relevant:
The John Lewis Bill is essentially a restoration of the Voting Rights Act, and is necessary now because a 5-4 conservative SCOTUS essentially threw out the VRA.
So, if the John Lewis bill passes, why will it not also get thrown out by a 6-3 conservative SCOTUS? Are we going to have a bill that's only valid for as long as it takes for the SCOTUS to throw it out, and is the plan to blow up the filibuster to secure that temporary bill?
If anyone can help me understand why the John Lewis Act can pass and not get thrown out, I'd like to hear it. Am I missing something?
Watching the devolution of a large portion of this country fall into gold metal level sycophantic gyrations to appease one of the sleaziest men to ever hold elected office (and that is saying something) is truly something.
If history is a teacher, far too may are just not capable of learning. It is damn near impossible to fix stupid….
I know Hillary Clinton got a lot of flak for her deplorable comment, but honestly she was right about trump's most ardent supporters: they really ARE deplorable. Laughing at cancer patients? Despicable.
I was talking with a friend about DeSantis recently and I mentioned that if I absolutely had to choose between DeSantis and Trump for president, I would choose Trump. Why? Because while both have authoritarian instincts, DeSantis is a stuck-up, humorless, crab ass. Trump not only has a sense of humor, he seems to enjoy his life. Also, Trump is lazy and inattentive, and for that reason, is less likely to succeed in destroying the republic. Anyway, if our republic is going to be destroyed, I'd like to at least get some laughs out of it.