It’s no surprise that craven and cowardly Congressional Republicans have decided that their future lies with Pennywise and his extremist followers. There are at least 2 House members who are QAnon cultists, which is worrisome for House Democrats and Speaker Pelosi:
While addressing members' security concerns, Pelosi says that they'll need additional protective measures when "the enemy is inside the House of Representatives." pic.twitter.com/M6MkKPXOqM
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I recall seeing AOC on MSNBC right after the Dipshit Insurrection. She quite plausibly stated that she did not feel safe being in lockdown with some House Republicans. She reiterated those views last night:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Wednesday that “white supremacist sympathizers” sit the heart of the House’s GOP caucus and that their increasingly extremist views have gone unchecked with “no consequences” from House leadership.
“It increasingly seems, unfortunately, that in the house Republican caucus, Kevin McCarthy answers to these QAnon members of congress, not the other way around,” Ocasio-Cortez told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes in an interview Wednesday night.
Ocasio-Cortez said on Wednesday that the top House Republican hadn’t gone far enough in taking seriously the threat of such behavior because it was a “core animating political energy” for the GOP base.
“When I hear that Rep. McCarthy is going to pull a member aside who has made white supremacist-sympathizing comments, the thing I think is: What is he going to tell them? Keep it up?” she said.
“Because there are no consequences in the Republican caucus for violence. There’s no consequences for racism. No consequences for misogyny. No consequences for insurrection. And no consequences means that they condone it. It means that that silence is acceptance,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
This is some serious shit, y’all. The Q creeps think that Trump is some sort of deity and that all Democrats are pizza purveying pedophiles.
Leader McCarthy is in Florida to meet with the Kaiser of Chaos at Mar-a-Elba. He’s expected to kiss Pennywise’s ring and reinsert his head up the Trump rump.
Somehow the same people who failed to contain or control Donald Trump for the last four years think that they can control the lunatic fringe that has infested their party.
Who are they kidding? Themselves and the rest of the country.
The only way to rid their party of dangerous extremists is to expel the likes of Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene from their caucus and deny them committee assignments. Do we really think Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise are capable of this? McCarthy has a spine made of Jell-O and Scalise once described himself as a more respectable David Duke.
House Democrats want to move against Taylor Greene and Boebert, but expulsion is impossible absent GOP votes as it requires a super-majority. Censure is a more promising way to vent their outrage against the enemy within the House. It takes only a majority. It’s not entirely satisfying but it’s a good first step.
The GOP needs to look in the mirror and decide what kind of party they want to be. By kicking the can down the road on dealing with extremists in their own caucus they’re only delaying the inevitable.
The Oscar is one of the best bad movies ever made. There’s a quote from that stinker that comes to mind: “If you like down with pigs, you wake up smelling like garbage.”
I guess Republicans are used to the smell of garbage after turning their party over to the Impeached Insult Comedian.
America dodged its Weimar Republic stage, but the Republican party has not. Stay tuned.
The last word goes to Graham Parker: