It's really not Trump. It's us. They hate us and want us to be gone:
🚨— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) January 12, 2021
"There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.
"I will vote to impeach the President."
GOPers are gonna regret this. They elected her to be the #3 in their House party. Not a good look.
Tucker was right, the GOP establishment hates it’s own base. https://t.co/18PSqjeLf4— Chris Barron 🇺🇸 (@ChrisRBarron) January 13, 2021
Liz Cheney is desperate for the neo-con days of the GOP. . . She needs a serious primary challenge in 2022. https://t.co/V6k7PVAC6Z— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) January 13, 2021
I dunno I think a bigger betrayal than whatever Trump did is lying about weapons of mass destruction to justify a war that killed thousands of US soldiers and countless Iraqis and helped put our country in massive debt but that’s just me https://t.co/uDzwGigVvG— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) January 13, 2021
I was shocked when I read that.ReplyDelete
And supposedly McConnell is in favor of impeachment also per the NYT. His wife did resign, but the NYT’s record for accurate reporting about Trump is suspect.
Lots of elected officials hate Trump, and hid it, now they feel safe to now to show their true feelings.
Nope. Hannity said he had talked with McConnell’s office and that that was a fake report.Delete
He also spoke directly with McCarthy, who said the same about the NYT’s report on his being for impeachment.
And you think that "McConnell's office" is telling the truth to Hannity?Delete
I have a really nice bridge, discount priced, just for you.
GOP stopped fearing from it's base not because Biden is elected, but because they don't need real votes anymore.ReplyDelete
It's out in the open, who counts the votes matters.
Exactly! She wants to be sure she's on the 'nice' list when the vote manufacturing elves started rigging, er..., I mean packing the sleigh for 2022.Delete
Never trusted her anyway.
It's ALL about money. Simple and deranged as all of these people are, at the end of it all its skeezy money.ReplyDelete
They can virtue signal all they want, but strip it bare and we have nothing more than a banana republic...an oligarchic corruptocracy.
And the pressure keeps building...
Related, I hear Arizona GOP is censuring McCain.
And I am supposed to vote Republican, huh?ReplyDelete
Uhhh ... no more.
Voted for W four times (gov and prez), McCain, Romney, and Trump. Straight tickets.
No more, ever.
All of the talk about coming together in unity so that the country can move forward is just sanctimonious blather, truth is they hate our guts and wish we were dead.ReplyDelete
Pity is that a great many of the Republicans feel exactly the same and are no longer reluctant to say as much.
We truly are between the proverbial rock and a hard place. If we do nothing, they will just steamroll us. If we assemble to protest, then we are characterized as insurgents or domestic terrorists.
I just can’t see this ending well.
Brit Hume told Tucker Carlson tonight that Donald Trump is 'gone', 'finished', 'invisible' and a 'dead duck'. He said election fraud was 'balderdash'.ReplyDelete
I guess we now know where Brit Hume stands. Probably need to forgive him, though, since he needs to avoid being cancelled so he can continue to work (pontificate) on cable news in 2021 (he's only 77...).
Pretty sure he's millionaire. Some of us may have to work because SS just doesn't quite cut it, but Brit Hume? Nah.Delete
Wishful thinking. Brit is a DSer.Delete
No. Brit doesn't need to work. But it hurts to be kicked out of the club no matter how old you are.Delete
I saw this piece and I actually thought Brit might have had a cocktail or two before he went on the air. Usually he is smooth and measured and I think even Tucker was surprised. Brit was more aggressive than I have ever seen him and, even a little discombobulated in my view. I can understand being upset on 6th or the 7th or even the 8th, but it's been almost a week since 'the insurrection' and normally Brit is more analytical and dispassionate in his presentations.Delete
My wife and I both picked up on Brit's more open stance. He has been a "never Trumper" from the start. They are peeling off their face masks to re-align themselves with those whom they perceive to be the winners.Delete
Fox is reporting that our illustrious and honorable senate majority leader is now backing impeachment because it will “help get rid of Trump and his movement”. I believe the word is perfidy. Just raises his middle finger to all 75+million of us!ReplyDelete
I guess he probably thinks a good ol’ fashion civil war would help too.
This guy is a real piece of work, truly beneath contempt.
His office told Hannity that that was a madeup report. Not true.Delete
For those keeping a running tally on McConnell (or who have money on which way he’ll go),Delete
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his Republican colleagues Wednesday he hasn't decided how he will vote on the imminent impeachment of President Donald Trump after last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
In a note he sent to his fellow conservative senators, McConnell said: "...while the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate.”
Meanwhile Andy McCarthy and Robert Ray have echoed Dershowitz on there being no impeachment vote after a president has left office. One of them said there would likely be a motion by a Republican senator to declare it moot.
"I dunno I think a bigger betrayal than whatever Trump did is lying about weapons of mass destruction to justify a war that killed thousands of US soldiers and countless Iraqis and helped put our country in massive debt but that’s just me https://t.co/uDzwGigVvGReplyDelete
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) January 13, 2021"
Personally, I'm torn whether its a bigger betrayal to start a War which has resulted in
• least 800,000 deaths due to direct war violence, including armed forces on all sides of the conflicts,
• 21 million Afghan, Iraqi, Pakistani, and Syrian people living as war refugees, and which
• has cost the American people about $6.4 trillion, not including an additional estimated $8 trillion in future interest costs over the next 40 years for the debt used to finance the wars,
• invent a false Russia Collusion narrative
• to employ the full force of the federal investigative, intelligence, national security, prosecutorial and judicial power
• in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy to effect a coup against a duly-elected President.
But I do think Bush's perfidy is right up there with Obama's.
Yup. And Dick Cheney did rather well, too, on the business of war. Why do you think his daughter is so eager to drive a stake through the heart of "no more war" Trump-ism?Delete
the fourth bullet point under 'or to'Delete
set up the most extensive voter fraud organization in the history of the United States
You're right. Destroying the integrity of the election system may be the largest betrayal of them all.
It undermines everything.
My Representative who won her first term, after midterms where her first try was stolen, just co-sponsored a resolution to say Trump was mean.ReplyDelete
I’m not sure the most effective way to show my ire. A letter? In person visit to drop off a letter? My daughter when wanted to volunteer to help her.
Its not too late to repent, however, and see the light.ReplyDelete
C.J. Hopkins has. You can, too.
What the......is this?Delete
No more money either. Not a dime to the RNC. Individual candidates only, starting at the primaries.ReplyDelete
RNC needs to decide who they are.
That is my stance also. I got my first fundraising appeal from Rhonda McDaniel to be a valued trusted contributing member. I delete without reading.Delete
This observation has always struck me as wise:ReplyDelete
“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is...in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
Theodore Dalyrmple, aka A.M. Daniels
I wonder if an underground war will start? Sabotage to corporate systems. Imagine millions of people deliberately screwing with them--millions of transactions a week? Very effective. No?ReplyDelete
I cannot see the people of Wyoming putting up with this. I don't see her winning another election. Make RINOS extinct!ReplyDelete
Have you seen this?Delete
Well worth the read.
Wow. Yes. A very disturbing read. Thanks for sharing.
For those who have not opened the link, I highly recommend it. Senger’s thesis (one might say, his ‘conspiracy theory’) is that the global lockdown response to the COVID has been driven by China and that it is tragically wrong and ineffective.
Worse, he posits, given the catastrophic impact of the political response, the possibility cannot be ignored that the entire ‘science’ of COVID lockdowns has been “a fraud of unprecedented proportion, promulgated by CCP and its collaborators to impoverish the nations who implemented it”.
Whether or not you agree with Senger that the Lockdown Hoax is a massive Chinese-fomented conspiracy to gain global power, its hard to argue with the conclusions reached by Stanford researcher John Ioannidis (referred to in the Senger article) that infection fatality rates (rates of death per infection) for COVID across various populations have been extremely low, and not dissimilar in many populations from seasonal flu mortality rates. Ioannidis found mortality rates ranging from 0.00% to 1.63% with a median rate of 0.27%, and in people < 70 years, ranging from 0.00% to 0.31% with a median of 0.05%. I believe 0.05% converts to 1 in 20,000. And therefore it is very hard to argue that the lockdowns which directly and indirectly have not only caused a huge increase in economic and political instability in our country but across the world, not to mention huge increases in global poverty and starvation (cited by Senger), are a tragic mistake.
Mark, this subject might merit a separate post, if you are so moved.
Here is a link to the Ioannidis report online: https://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/BLT.20.265892.pdf
@ mark wauckJanuary 13, 2021 at 8:59 AMDelete
So true. Thanks for sharing.
I live in a Western town in a hopefully safe Red State which has been 'overrun' since the pandemic began by Coastal refugees seeking to escape Blue City dystopias.
But when they come they certainly do not leave their Elitist mindsets behind. Today our local newspaper announces that the local School Superintendent (recently arrived from Greenwich, CT) has imposed remote learning for all junior high and high school students effective immediately through January 25. When in-person school resumes, the authorities will impose mandatory testing for every student every two weeks. Positive results will require mandatory quarantining.
Needless to say, while there has been reported an uptick in 'positive' cases in the schools, there is no evidence that the uptick has resulted in any meaningful health emergencies.
I'm plowing my way through that very long Senger thread. I think the very big takeaway is that our establishment has long been populated by a critical mass of kooks who are very much in favor of government social control at a granular level. This isn't new, but it seems that China's example gave them the encouragement to try it.Delete
Ultimately it derives from an anti-human philosophy, materialist philosophy that regards humans as animals and fundamentally disease vectors.
The solution is a return to a Christian philosophy of man.
Mark, that tells us that what Michael Pillsbury talked about in The Hundred-Year Marathon came to pass. Chinese communist infiltration of our schools, institutions, elected leaders and media, going on for some time now. Working on those they know are what they call the Red Team (soft toward China/communism) and working to defame the Blue Team (those who see the danger in China/communism). All part of their longterm plan for global domination, set to reach its hundred year mark in 2049.Delete
who are very much in favor of government social control at a granular levelDelete
Socrates wrote about that in The Republic to point out that such control only works with perfect people who understand the relationship of individual, family, polis, and eternity.
Another way to put it: he thought it was Utopia--the place that cannot be.
Trying to understand the bad guys.
There are certainly elements of anti-human philosophy, and of materialist philosophy in the bad guys' bag of tricks.
I think there is also a large dollop of fear.
"The solution is a return to a Christian philosophy of man." 100% could not agree more.Delete
When I read 'anti human philosophy' my mind immediately went to the role of media and especially social media in this.
IMO history will not be kind to the concept of social media or 'mainstream' big media in their current forms.
These are (IMO) the primary building block responsible for these deep ideological bunkers that have been built, especially so in the U.S. 'Hive minds' have always been around, but Social media has acted as an accelerant on the fire,
and state actors like China/Iran/Russia have clearly leveraged it to foment much of the deep division we see today.
Social media - Facebook & Twitter - provided the platform where the use of dehumanizing (anti-human) language as the NORM. Anti-human language has gone virtually unchecked.
Set aside regimes in China/Iran/Russia can buy all the digital space they want to foment division on Facebook and Twitter; they're doing it at scale.
But it's the *process* of dehumanization that's terrifying. It starts with language. It's a slow process..it's subtle. Think of the 'boiled frog' analogy...it's insidious.
We're now at that place where U.S politicians and other public figures are using language with words like 'extermination', 'reprogramming', 're-education camps'?
Chilling, but many predicted it given the last 4 years of insanity and un-hinged Leftists.
"...China's example gave them the encouragement to try it."Delete
"We're now at that place where U.S politicians and other public figures are using language with words like 'extermination', 'reprogramming', 're-education camps'?"
The main lesson being drawn from China is that, at long last, technology exists which makes it all doable with a thoroughness that Huxley and Orwell could not even imagine. Including the extermination part, which is inevitable.
Liz Cheney....really? Some on theft are starting to say that her bold stance on impeachment actually makes her the Republican front runner for the 2024 Presidential election. LOL. The Left wouldn't recognize a front runner for President if they hit them with their car. Look how many Dem frontrunners they ran over on their way to Joe Biden in 2020.ReplyDelete
That was by design. A collaboration of South C. Clyburn and Obama. It's well documented after the March SC primaries.Delete
Sundance has torn in Liz several times in the last year, I'm fairly certain the GOP knows exactly what they got with her.ReplyDelete
More of the quiet part being said out loud. They have the majority of Repub supporters so snowballed that it will not matter much.
Our next DA savior in sheep's clothing will be Niki Haley... Watch and see. These people are far to obvious.
That's precisely the problem, and explains how we got here. The GOP knew EXACTLY what they were getting by advancing her. And, of course, same goes for Haley.Delete
Can't say I'm surprised about this. He's said a couple things before that, to me, sounded like he wanted some of those sweet CofC rubber chicken dinners to come his way. Maybe even a guest shot on the "Love Boat", the Lincoln Project episode. Liz is just the gurl that can make that happen.
Its pretty clear.ReplyDelete
They are going to do whatever possible to cancel Trump.
Its what they do.
Its what they do to you or me when we offend them.
So, too, they will do it to him.
Then...we shall see.
But the path they are on will only grow the base. Its' remarkable how myopic they are trying to pass the narrative that 'white Trump supporters' are to be eliminated/re-educated/exterminated...considering the historic turn out of Black, Asian and Hispanic voters for Trump.Delete
The only 'upside' in all of this is that it's only a matter of time before the Marxists turn on themselves. That, my friend, is a historical fact: Marxists always eat their own.
"That, my friend, is a historical fact: Marxists always eat their own."
Yes, but they do a fair amount of collateral damage along the way.
@Dave; guess who the new Republican party will be? Blacks and Hispanics will not be served by the Dem's and Republican party needs to reach out to these people to join up.Delete
In various ways, the DS should be able to see to it, that "the historic turn out of Black, Asian and Hispanic voters" will be as irrelevant as that of white Deplorables.Delete
See e.g. https://cwbchicago.com/2021/01/update-second-city-cop-bloggers-say-they-decided-to-pull-the-plug-on-their-own.html .
Here’s Jilly Joe’s crowd:ReplyDelete
National Guard presence in D.C. swells to 20,000 ahead of inauguration
so incredibly staged... Drama to the end.Delete