Get Ready For Two Years of Republican Bulls**t

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    • #498327
      Snort McDork
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      The other shoe has fallen. Democrats improbably protected their majority in the Senate, but on Wednesday night, it became clear they would not do the same in the House. The Associated Press has now called enough House races for Republicans that, come January, they’ll control Congress’ lower chamber. The death knell for Democrats’ majority came in California, where, in the 27th district, Republican Rep. Mike Garcia’s won his race against a Democratic challenger.

      GOP control of the House erases President Biden’s chances of passing major legislation. Instead, the chamber will likely serve as a staging ground for Republicans’ most extreme right-wing crusades — including a nonstop effort to boost the 2024 GOP presidential nominee

      The victory tees up House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to succeed Nancy Pelosi as House speaker. McCarthy wasn’t exactly a favorite of the MAGA contingent and vehemently condemned the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol its immediate aftermath. He’s since come around to embrace the extremism and conspiracy theorizing that defines the party. He told CNN on earlier this month that Marjorie Taylor Greene will sit on committees in the new Congress, despite the House voting last year to kick her off of them for her violent, bigoted, and conspiratorial views — which McCarthy’s office at the time said were “deeply disturbing.”

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    • #498332
      djean111
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      Yeah, well, Manchin  should not have to do ALL the work.

      And, IMO, this is something that should be done –

      The prospect of House committees being taken over by Republicans is terrifying, and will likely lead to several bogus investigations into everyone from Hunter Biden, to Dr. Anthony Fauci,

      Oh, come on, RSN – this just means  two years of Dems fund-raising off the GOP having the House.  Nothing good was going to get done, anyway.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

      • #498340
        jbnw
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        Consider the ignored Hunter Biden laptop, now considered authentic, China trade deals, Joey’s public Ukraine quid pro quo confession, Hunter’s Burisma board seat etc. etc.

        I’m up to see what an investigation finds.

        • #498351
          djean111
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          BUT – when Democrats conduct investigations against Republicans – those investigations are bogus.  This is all posturing, campaigning, and fund-raising.

          The most important thing – the MOST important thing – is to keep busy and spend time and money, and to not have a minute to spare for the American people.  Unless the American people can be shafted again with little or no effort, of course.  The business of war and corporate whoring will proceed as always, smoothly and without even pretending debate.   But – Congress was just too darn busy with “protecting Democracy” (bwahahahaha!) to, for example, have the increase Social Security payments bill get to the floor.  But you can bet your last can of cat food that a bill to cut Social Security payments in the name of “helping Ukraine” and/or “happily enduring Putin-inflation” would sail right the fuck through.  Biden has tried soooo hard to cut Social Security during his career; I cannot believe he is not going to give that another try.  On his bucket list, I bet.  I am still trying to process the arrogant stupidity of Biden taking credit for the COLA and expecting us to not consider that his inflation was the cause, and knowing that if the COLA legislation was brought up today, it would either die in committee or Manchin would kill it.  As would Social Security and Medicare.  Oh, Biden is busily privatizing Medicare, though Direct Contract or whatever it has been cosmetically renamed.  No one is even going to pretend to investigate that.  And, as always, nothing will actually happen except there will be lots of emails begging for more money.

           

          Oh, and don’t forget – the campaigning for 2024 has begun!  Here, there, and every-fucking-where!  Must be a relief for Democrats, having all new material to work with and to deflect from broken promises and pointless grandstanding.  Trump! and a GOP-controlled House!  Manna from heaven!  The next election will be the Most Important Election of Our Time!  You read it here first.

           

          America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

          "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

          A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

        • #498361
          Haikugal
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      NV Wino
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      🫥

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

      • #498341
        jbnw
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        But maybe some of what was blasted as “Russian disinformation” will be publicly validated.

        It might take an alternate universe, but if that happened people might not accept propaganda so readily.

        • #498363
          Haikugal
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          We can only hope but really there is little to no hope.  These ‘people’ don’t give a shit about us, our family, our ecosystem or anything but profit. It has been clear for many decades..now they buy islands to retire to if space isn’t an option.

          Gah!!

          Still, I rewild and plant native food plants, and propagate what the birds bring me.

           

    • #498368
      Dunatus
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    • #498376
      Average Gazoo
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      More like “relieves Biden of having to defend his inaction on campaign promises.”

      Biden is a center-right front man for banking, pharma and MIC interests. Always has been. He has continued or worsened all of major policies that were in place under Trump. Voters gave Dems a majority in 2020, just like in 2008, and Biden did nothing with it. He had to make the lamest excuses to avoid the truth. He blamed the Parliamentarian (!), a position which the Democrats control, for not being able to get stuff (that he didn’t really want) done.

      Partisan “investigations” are about the only investigations that Congress does. The media has caved on the authenticity of the Biden laptop but they are still clinging to the idea that the House is “going after Hunter”, not Joseph Robinette, Biden.

      Be the Change

    • #498379
      MizzGrizz
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      So what else is new?

    • #498401
      closeupready
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      Whatever the opposite of bullshit is, that’s what that would be. IMHO.

      Biden is probably rubbing his hands together with glee, knowing his prospects for destroying Social Security and Medicare have never been better, with the assistance of House Republicans.

      And there’s a 10% joke in there I’ll refrain from making, but corruption and bribery jokes really make themselves with this administration.

      Democrats will put further Ukrainian support in abortion bills or flag-burning bills, and then complain that Republicans hate women and America.

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

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