TPM’s Scoop: Mark Meadows & The Dirty 34

I discovered Talking Points Memo during the 2004 election cycle. I was directed there by Howard Kurtz of all people. It was before he became a raving monster Fox News looney. I broke up with Howie long ago, but my relationship with TPM endures.

TPM took a victory lap in today’s Morning Memo because of their Meadows Texts scoop. We’ve seen dribs and drabs before but not the whole megillah, which apparently has nothing to do with this guy:

Everything about the Meadows texts is fishy. We’ve learned that 34 GOP Congresscritters were willing to subvert the 2020 election and the constitution itself.

It’s unclear how much of their own rhetoric the Dirty 34 believed: sucking up to the Impeached Insult Comedian is a central component of the cult of personality.

Mark Meadows & the Dirty 34 would be a helluva name for a big band.

The funniest thing in the Meadows texts is this message from South Carolina’s Ralph Norman:

Mark, in seeing what’s happening so quickly, and reading about the Dominion law suits attempting to stop any meaningful investigation we are at a point of � no return � in saving our Republic !! Our LAST HOPE is invoking Marshall Law!! PLEASE URGE TO PRESIDENT TO DO SO!!

Is anyone surprised that wingnuts can’t spell? That’s M-A-R-T-I-A-L, not Marshall unless Norman was thinking of this guy:

That, of course, is the man with the plan: General George C. Marshall. Has Ralph Norman even heard of this great American? General Marshall was the target of a McCarthyite smear campaign so intense that General Eisenhower was reluctant to defend his mentor during the 1952 campaign. Harry Truman never forgave Ike for this lapse. So it goes.

Enough with the fog of history, back to the Meadows Texts.

My second favorite comes from Texan Brian Babin:

Mark, When we lose Trump we lose our Republic. Fight like hell and find a way. We’re with you down here in Texas and refuse to live under a corrupt Marxist dictatorship. Liberty! Babin

Joe Biden is a Marxist? Who knew?

Brian puts the babble in Babin, y’all. He’s what Dr. Smith of Lost In Space fame would have called a:

Brian Babin isn’t the only bubble-headed booby in the bunch. Mark Meadows isn’t the brightest bulb in the lamp either. His boss knew better than to coup plot in writing: Meadows did not. That makes Mark Meadows dumber than Trump. How’s that for an epitaph?

TPM’s Meadows Texts scoop provides confirmation that Mark Meadows is neck deep in shit and sinking fast. If he wants to avoid prison, it’s time to flip.

The last word goes to Big Joe Turner:

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