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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Flightless Swine

Two quick important, fact filled reads:

Senator Al Franken’s Facebook post where he quotes the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens’ speech which outlined the reasons Confederates were going to war. (Hint: Stephens puts it out there in plain, heinously egregious words.)

And Charles Pierce’s post from yesterday.
For three days, whatever sensible people remain at Camp Runamuck have been trying to find some way to run damage control on the president*'s initial, ridiculous non-response to those events, whereupon, on Tuesday, the president* stepped up to the mic and blew all that work into tiny bits.
Pierce isn’t poo-flinging, he states verifiable truths. Ya know, like real journos do, as opposed to 45’s pet dimwits who are nothing more than fantasists and thralls to that blindingly narcissistic, vile pile of diseased rat excrement.

After the Orange Menace’s initial both-sides-did-it and Nazis-are-nice-people horseshit, a few Republicans came out against the violence and murder done by the neo-nazi/KKK scum in Charlottesville. Considering their voting records and words prior to this heinousosity, as well as their actions during Obama’s brill presidency, I’d have to be a complete nimrodian moran to buy their anger and indignation now.

To paraphrase Captain Renault in Casablanca, I’m shocked, shocked to find that disingenuous cover-yur-ass snow-jobs are going on in here!

Here's one example – Jeff Flake.
The title of his Politico post is: “My Party Is in Denial About President Trump.” In the first ‘graph he states “With hindsight, it is clear that we all but ensured the rise of Donald Trump.”

Gee, ya think?
“It was we conservatives who were largely silent when the most egregious and sustained attacks on Obama’s legitimacy were leveled by marginal figures who would later be embraced and legitimized by far too many of us.”
Oooo, Flakey feels bad that their genie’s escaped the bottle. Gosh, hoocoodanode that when you drop a match into a pool of hot gasoline, you get a rabidly out of control conflagration? Us sane types got that but, sadly, our country, née humanity’s not jam-packed with same.

Just FYI, Flakey voted Trump’s Republican party line 93.5% of the time. He voted to repeal the ACA. Why is he trash-talking his President and now? Well, Jeff’s up for reelection in ’18 and, while he’s not a terribly bright bulb, he’s got preservation instincts well in gear. He can see the writing on that wall that'll never be built. He can see the vast unpopularity his party’s just beginning to rock. And yet, he votes in near lockstep with the rest of ‘em.

Joining Flake in the strong-words-no-action ranks is Cory Gardner (who's also voted in line with Trump 93.5% of the time), Orrin Hatch (voting 95.8% with his boy Trump), Ben Sasse (93.6%) and Li' Marco Rubio (95.8%). Pardon me boys, if I doubt your sincerity, backbone and humanity.

With the Senate in recess, the more brave weasel boys and girls may be having a Town Hall or something. Here are a coupla good sites that'll show you where and when in your area:
Resistance Recess Events
Town Hall Project

Paul Zombie-Eyed-Granny-Starver Ryan will have a Town Hall at the Racine Theater Guild at 8:00 PM, Monday the 21st. The theater’s located at 2519 Northwestern Ave in Racine. Just FYI.

What about Mitch The-Corrupt-and-Craven-Turtle McConnell? I haven’t found a thing. Doesn’t look like Flakey’s got anything on his docket either.

Hmmph, I guess talking to the folks who pay your salary just isn’t that important to them.


  1. I agree with what you're saying here. I am also, however, trying to bite the bullet and give these guys credit when they do something right.

    Condemning Nazis is not exactly a Profile in Courage. But since that's what it's come to, when Rubio takes the President to the woodshed over Nazis, I'll give him credit for it.

    I don't know what is going on behind the scenes. Hopefully, God willing, there's more than we know. I hope that the Speaker of the House isn't really just thinking, "Well, we'll address the fascism and threats to invade Venezuela sometime, but let's see if we can use him to pass tax cuts first."

    OK. He's probably thinking exactly that.

    1. Yeah, that's my big fear. They DO deserve credit for daring to publically call him out but their embrace of sanity can't end there.

    2. Rubio and now Ted Cruz deserve zero credit for speaking out. Can't you see that, if Trump is crippled, they are the two most likely people to end up being the Republican Presidential nominee in 2020, barring Mike Pence, who I believe will be so damaged by the destruction of Trump that he will be cast into the same trackless waste where Dick Cheney still wanders? Little Marco and Lying Ted are as usual serving no one on earth but themselves.

    3. Yeah, Pence is toast. At best, IF Trump's impeached or quits (I'd be surprised if either happens), Pence might briefly be (if he's not co-impeached) Prez. He'd never win reelection. I don't think Cruz has a shot though – he's only got that cheesy smile going for him. Rubio? Dunno about him either. I think the GOP will look for someone fresh.

  2. These boys are young, with a future to think of. At the risk of cliche: rats, ship.