Nick Anderson for July 23, 2021

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    RAGs  3 months ago

    (the new rewrite of “The New Colocolos”)

    “I douse my lamp in the republican cesspool.”

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    DD Wiz Premium Member 3 months ago

    TrumpubliQans whining about “partisanship” in the select committee to investigate what happened in the January 6 armed, violent, deadly attempt to overthrow the United States capitol? Boo hoo. Cry me a river of whiny TrumpubliQan Qrocodile tears.

    Democrats proposed a BIPARTISAN, INDEPENDENT COMMISSION, with an equal number of OUTSIDE, PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS chosen by each party, to investigate and report on what happened on and before January 6, in the same manner as the bipartisan, independent commission that investigated 9/11.

    Kevin McCarthy in the House and Mitch McMoscow in the Senate killed that plan.

    TrumpubliQans claim that it was ANTIFA (ANTIFAscits), Democrats, Black Lives Matter or goddess knows who else, but the REJECTED an OUTSIDE, PROFESSIONAL COMMISSION chosen on a truly bipartisan basis that would prove their accusations.

    So if the TrumpubliQans refuse to cooperate in a truly bipartisan, objective investigation, they have a lot of nerve to whine and cry and throw their little tantrums when the Democrats go it alone.

    Did I say go it alone? Nancy Pelosi gave minority leader McCarthy the option to select FIVE Republicans to participate, with only the limitation they had to be serious nominations. She even clarified that having voted against certifying the election results would not be disqualifying, a point I respectfully disagree with.

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    Shod  3 months ago

    Republicans are experts at the abuse of power.

    When they are in power they abuse it.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    It’s only okay if the GQP does it. I guess it’s an application of doublethink.

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    LookingGlass Premium Member 3 months ago

    Those republiQans would be like the NAZIS investigating the Third Reich war crimes at Nuremburg!!

    How QUAINT!!

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    And I thought Republicans were pigs.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    DC insider: Kevin McCarthy was ‘a pathetic glob of protoplasm’ during Jan. 6 insurrection

    “Well, remember McCarthy was a pathetic glob of protoplasm,” Carville, a former Marine, replied. “He was panicked out of his mind on January 6th, calling the president, begging for help and everything else. then he refuses to have the bipartisan committee and now he’s doing this. the guy has no sense of shame. it’s just — it’s really unbelievable when you look at the actual facts of what happened.”

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    This article originally appeared at Salon.

    Democrats tried to create a bipartisan committee through official congressional legislation, but Republicans stopped them. Democrats then went at it by themselves, creating a select committee with the House leadership powers, yet still decided to invite Republicans onto the commission as an act of good faith. All Republicans needed to do was act like adults who believe fascist coups are bad business, instead of a bunch of clowns whose only goal is to disrupt the proceedings. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, however, could not pass this basic “adults or clowns?” test. He picked clowns, including Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who has a pair of the biggest shoes and some of the thickest greasepaint in the highly competitive field of authoritarian buffoons of the GOP. Picking the QAnon shaman would have been a more subtle effort at sabotage, but “subtle” isn’t exactly a popular aesthetic in Republican circles today. And so Pelosi did what any sensible person who wants a real investigation instead of a conspiracy theory circus would have done: She said no thank you to Jordan and Jim Banks, R-Ind., who honks his nose less loudly than Jordan but is no less a far-right saboteur.

    In turn, McCarthy, proving once more he is not adult enough to handle the responsibilities Pelosi entrusted to him, threw a tantrum and declared that he and the Republicans are going to have their own investigation, where they can unpack the clown car full of all the “antifa did it!” and “beating cops is peaceful protest” lies that they want.

    “There are people who want to derail and thwart an investigation and there are people who want to conduct an investigation,” Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., made clear to the New York Times. “That’s the fault line here.”

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    GiantShetlandPony  3 months ago

    Rejecting picks that were complicate and perhaps part of the planning of the coup makes a lot of sense. Certainly, rejecting anyone who voted against certifying the most secure election the USA has had in a long time (leaving out the discrepancies in places like Kentucky which benefited Republicans, Moscow Mitch especially, go figure) also makes sense. They have already proven they can’t make informed and fair decisions. As for some of the others, you don’t put a bank robber in charge of their own investigation. You certainly wouldn’t put a terrorist traitor in charge of an investigation that will likely find their guilt in the January 6th attack on the Capital and Democracy.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Pelosi says ‘deadly serious’ Jan. 6 probe to go without GOP

    Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its “deadly serious” work whether Republicans participate or not.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Its not that the GOP/GQP can handle the Truth Its that they want to deny the Truth even exists !

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    mourdac Premium Member 3 months ago

    I read that Speaker Pelosi was considering adding Adam Kinzinger to the committee. Hearings start next week.

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    What’s abuse is how the gop rabid dogs attack people in the press and at hearings! No brains! No clue! No class!

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 3 months ago

    The legislation that CREATED the committee CLEARLY gave Nancy Pelosi the right to challenge any of the Qpublicans nominated, but McCarthy is whining that her refusing the rabid whackos that he picked was “An Egregious Abuse of Power”.

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    piper_gilbert  3 months ago

    So glad I won’t have to listen to Gym Jordan barking like a little chihuahua.

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    Cerabooge  3 months ago

    What’re they whining about? The select committee is bipartisan. Pelosi removed 2 Republicans from the list, and McCarthy removed 3. Sounds bipartisan to me. :)

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    MontanaBill Premium Member 3 months ago

    Sure thing, Nick. And that paragon of virtue and her sniveling pencil neck lying sidekick are certainly the fine, upstanding people to lead another bad circus.

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    Michael G.  3 months ago

    Why should they hang themselves, right?

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 3 months ago

    Thanks to those who posted links.

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    martens  3 months ago

    No one who is likely to be called as a witness should be on the committee.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 3 months ago

    Actually.. the “picks” were an abuse of intelligence… and an indication of how little McCarthy has.

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    HT-Missouri Premium Member 3 months ago

    Liz and Nancy owned McCarthy big time. Two tough no BS women.

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    transplanted texan  3 months ago

    Abuse of power Mr. Anderson? Why don’t we discuss Donald John Trump then, including his inviting a foreign power to actively commit espionage in the United States.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 3 months ago

    Ooh, so right. Trumpanzees are clutching their pearls and wailing for fainting couches at the thought of doing honest work with Democrats.

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    calliarcale  3 months ago

    The GOP already rejected a bipartisan plan. Now they’re complaining it isn’t bipartisan. This is their own doing, but I don’t think they’re surprised. Au contraire, it’s all part of the plan. By forcing the Democrats to either abandon an investigation or have a partisan investigation, they have given themselves the ability to discredit any investigation by saying they weren’t involved. This is icing on the cake — since Pelosi invited them to nominate some of their number, it gets even better: if she approves them, they can sabotage the investigation, and if she rejects them, they can cry partisan bias. Truth, of course, is not important.

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    I C U   3 months ago

    It seems the Trumtards are happy with what/who they voted for.

    “The government you elect is the government you deserve.”― Thomas Jefferson

    Lets hope we as a country are not doomed as a result of their bad choices.

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    ferddo  3 months ago

    Sadly, this was totally predictable. After the Rs blocked a Congressional inquiry (via the Senate), it was no surprise that the House Democrats would form their own committee… and no surprise that House Republicans would try to sabotage it, and that Pelosi would sidestep the Rs efforts, and that the Rs would become incensed…

    Meanwhile, the public watched what happened at the Capitol live on TV – and saw the participants’ boasting about what they did – and notice that now deniers are trying to sweep it all under the rug… only the really hardcore aren’t embarrassed by their lies, and they are a shrinking minority. The Rs are digging themselves deeper and deeper holes. If they weren’t so adamant about covering it up, and instead made some reasonable effort to help analyze why it happened and what could have been done better to avoid risking Congressional lives in the future, they might save some face… but in the double-down world of Trumpism they believe it should be all or nothing… they’re on the path to nothing.

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    tee929  3 months ago

    10 out of 10 Elephants would prefer to not be seen as the symbol of Trumplicans…….

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    Gym Jordan is a “person of interest” in the planning and fomenting of the Capitol insurrection. He was rewarded for that seditious loyalty by his mass-murdering, criminal co-conspirator massah who pinned the PMF (Presidential Medal of Freedom) on him, making a mockery of the honor and integrity of that award.

    If traitor Jordan is finally indicted and convicted for his culpability, maybe that PMF can be taken away when they lock him up. The corruption by #45 has exposed the crime family formerly known as the Republican Party.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    ^ …and your point is…? FWIW, 894 executive actions by #45, of which 220 were XOs. Details:

    A list, by President, is found at:

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    grumpypophobart  3 months ago

    Yep. Repubs hell bent on destroying the democratic republic. And it seems, succeeding.

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    The Love of Money is . . .  3 months ago

    People who stomp on grapes make WINE, those who stomp on Democracy just WHINE.

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    Snetd  3 months ago

    Everyone with a TV saw an unedited version of what happened on January 6. It was live. And yet some (Republicans) still try to deny the truth. Listening to the officers who testified yesterday was a continuation of that undeniable detailed truth.

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