70 thoughts on “GOPQANON”

  1. looks like the DCC  has launched such a barrage  according to boston globe:

    As Republicans splinter over how to deal with Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, the QAnon devotee from Georgia who peddles an array of false conspiracy theories, Democrats are seizing on the infighting to make her the avatar for an array of GOP lawmakers.
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Tuesday began a $500,000 advertising campaign on television and online tying eight House Republicans, including Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, to Greene and QAnon, an effort to force them to make a public affirmation about Greene.
    “Congressman Don Bacon,” an ominous-sounding voice intones in the ad targeting the Nebraska Republican, “he stood with Q, not you.”

  2. the dem’s may have the “Squad” but, according to this latest lincoln project ad, the gop has the “Squalid” 

    They tried to steal your democracy. Don’t forget what they did. Remember their names. They are… #TheSqualid.

    LP coined another term for the Squalid team (see 2:34 min. in on video): the “shit-trumpets”

  3. but why waste money on costly video productions when there’s jim jordan shooting himself & his party in the foot — which is pretty easy when that foot is already in his mouth.  2 examples of many as it went viral  courtesy of uproxx:

    @Jim_Jordan
    The Republican Party is no longer the “wine and cheese” party. It’s the beer and blue jeans party.

    [someone responded]
    Your last president lived at the golf course and tweeted on a gold toilet.

    [and another tweeter tweeted]

    *gently retrieving the microphone from the face-painted horn-wearing spear-carrying nazi-tattooed man wailing for Mike Pence’s blood* We’re the apple pie and pretty sunsets party.

  4. marjorie’s mea culpa?   standing ovation absolution?  you gotta be kidding, guys

    the hill:

    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) apologized for her past controversial remarks and embrace of the QAnon conspiracy theory during a heated closed-door House GOP conference meeting — and received a standing ovation at one point from a number of her colleagues.

    Greene told her colleagues that she made a mistake by being curious about “Q” and said she told her children she learned a lesson about what to put on social media, according to two sources in the room.

    She also denied that she knew what Jewish space lasers were and defended her comments that past school shootings were staged by stating that she had personal experience with a school shooting.

    She received a standing ovation from some members of the caucus at the conclusion of her remarks.

  5. Craig – I am still trying to decide whether public rebuke and impotence for any modicum of power in debate over bills in committee is a good punishment for threatening legislators lives.  Most people in the world do not listen to committee hearings so cutting her out does not do anything about her voice, it does keep her from voting on bills at that level.  Maybe it gives her a talking point for the next few months about how the dirty nasty people she wants to kill will not let her be on a committee, but does that not mean it resonates with her voters.  Again, that is how life is in America, most people do not care about committees, or even know what they are.
     
    Sitting here rereading my typed thoughts I have come to a conclusion.  Vote her off the committees.  And, when the motion to toss her out of the Congress comes to a vote, toss her out the door.  She does not deserve to be anywhere under the white dome, she should be in jail for instigating an insurrection.

  6. She MUST be removed from all committees.   She certainly shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the Education Committee.

    Rebrand the GOP as  (I think it was Sturg) the GQP.   Let that take hold and see if Republicans will grow a conscience and a pair?  Doubtful.  Don’t give Republicans credit they don’t deserve. They’ve shown us who they are; they have no remorse for January 6th, except that their coup did not succeed.

    She must not be allowed to have input on committees, nor should she have access to intel. 

    BTW, mtg is using the they’re-attacking-me-so-send-me-money grift.  Fools and their money are easily parted, it seems.

    Marginalize Marjorie! 
     

  7. And, isn’t it ~delightful~ that this bat crap q-razy woman is pulling focus from the relief bill, covid deaths, businesses dying, Americans struggling to eat, etc.?  Nope. tRUMPsky must be so pleased, as well as Poo-tin.

    Why are Democrats negotiating with terrorists on the relief package?   The GQP’s plans doesn’t do enough to shore up the economy or help folks.  The Republican plan is to put a bandaid on a severed limb.   

    51, 51, 51! It’s Kamala time!

  8. Well, the Covid wayback machine report is that with respect to cases per day we have gone back to November 11, 2020, but with respect to deaths, we’re a little slower – having gone back only to January 9, 2021.  Oh, and we’ll crest 450,000 deaths today. 

  9. good answer, nancy. 

    at presser today:

    “Are you worried at all about the precedent that you would be setting…” he [cnn’s Manu Raju] began, but Pelosi cut him off.

    “No, not at all, not at all,” Pelosi said. “If any of our members threatened the safety of other members, we’d be the first ones to take them off of the committee.”

    “That’s it,” she said, and strode away from the podium.

  10. a refreshing change

    politico:

    Since he moved in two weeks ago, Joe Biden has taken to strolling around the White House.
    He’s popped into the press offices. He’s walked to the East Wing to visit the military office, which handles everything from food service to presidential transportation. And on the day the Senate confirmed his secretary of State, he stopped by the office of Antony Blinken’s wife, White House Cabinet Secretary Evan Ryan, to congratulate their family.
    […]
    While Trump would call friends and allies seemingly at random, Biden has a list of phone calls scheduled for him. While Trump didn’t mind aides and outside allies wandering into the Oval Office, Biden has a handful of gatekeepers who control access to the room. While Trump would sometimes spend days tweeting and watching television, Biden fills his day with policy memos, virtual meetings with outside experts and, of course, visiting staff around the building.
    […]
    Some top aides, including senior adviser Mike Donilon and Steve Ricchetti, counselor to the president, have Oval Office walk-in privileges. So do Biden’s dogs — one of the two German Shepherds, Major, visited him recently in the Oval Office, according to a White House official
    [..]
    But in the same way it’s impacted everyone across the country, the pandemic has changed how Biden works.
    He has replaced in-person meetings with video calls. He allows only a limited number of people in the building — even staff that normally would have been in the West Wing are working from home or in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next door. He doesn’t leave the White House often, though he did go to the Capitol to honor the police officer killed at the Jan. 6 riots and to visit wounded soldiers. He isn’t planning any foreign or domestic trips for now.
    And until this week, when he invited senators of both parties to talk about Covid-19 recovery legislation, he was not asking visitors to the White House.
    He still tries to interact with people when he can. On Jan. 25, the day Vice President Kamala Harris swore in Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Biden invited his family into the Oval Office, according to the White House official. During a recent policy meeting, he stopped to call the child of a National Security Council staffer to say hello. And he visits staff in person, just to check in.

    “Biden will get up and walk around the West Wing a fair amount, probably because he’s so familiar with it,” a former Biden aide said. “He’s sat in the West Wing for eight years and he knows what the energy of the place is like.”

    Each day, Biden holds an intelligence briefing, receives a coronavirus update and reads a daily briefing book, which includes schedules, policy memos and intelligence briefs about the next day, according to the White House official.
    “He likes a concise and thorough briefing paper that clarifies what are the competing concerns, backgrounds, who are the stakeholders, what are the precedents, what are the consequences and then discussing with core advisers and then debating it with outside experts,” Coons said. “He learns at the intersections of reading and debating.”
    […]
    “He likes to talk to people,” a former aide said. “He’s the classic definition of extrovert. He likes to feed off other people and likes to win over rooms and people with his thinking and logic and policies and proposals and so part of the way you do that is you give feedback and get feedback by talking to people.”

  11. on that brusque brush-off by nancy at presser of question about if a dem who threatened a congress critter be thrown off a committee, perhaps this might be a hint as to why such a response.

    from vanity fair:

    CNN’s KFile reports that in a Facebook post from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that read, “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In April 2018, on a post she wrote about the Obama administration’s Iran deal, a commenter asked her, “Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O ???,” meaning Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. To which Greene responded: “Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off.” She also liked a comment about Pelosi being taken out of the House “through removal or death, doesn’t matter, as long as she goes,” and another that told her to “beat Pelosi’s ass.”

    After KFile reached out to Greene for comment, the congresswoman posted a statement on Twitter claiming, “Over the years, I’ve had teams of people manage my pages. Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views. Especially the ones that CNN is about to spread across the internet.” Strangely, she didn’t say if somehow her “team” was responsible for the February 2019 Facebook Live video that KFile uncovered in which Greene suggested that Pelosi would “suffer death or she’ll be in prison” for “treason,” or one from later the same day in which she suggested Representative Maxine Waters was “just as guilty of treason as Nancy Pelosi.”

     

    Greene also chose not to directly comment on the petition she created in January 2019 to impeach Pelosi for “crimes of treason” for not supporting Trump’s immigration policies and border wall, or the speech she gave regarding the petition in which she said, “[Pelosi is] a traitor to our country, she’s guilty of treason. She took an oath to protect American citizens and uphold our laws. And she gives aid and comfort to our enemies who illegally invade our land. That’s what treason is. And by our law representatives and senators can be kicked out and no longer serve in our government. And it’s, uh, it’s a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason.”

  12. The thing with MTG and NOT having her on Education is her judgement .  She has no good judgement.  Education is screwed up enough without her any where near it. 

  13. That cartoonist above used one of my all-time favorite cartoonisms.   From the great Johnny Hart.
    From lightning bolts to the anteater’s ant-shot…..

    ZOT

    I hope it was homage.

    My school books were FULL of ZOTS

  14. Here’s a sobering statistic from today’s Wapo:

    More than 2 million firearms were bought last month, according to The Post’s analysis of federal gun background-check data. That is an 80 percent year-over-year spike and the third-highest one-month total on record.

    JHC.  People have lost their fucking minds.

  15. They’re less of the “wine and cheese” party and more of the “sweep sexual abuse allegations under the rug” kind of party (with a heapin’ helpin’ of good, ol-fasheened anti-Semitism)

  16. Biden foreign policy speech today: “I made it clear to President Putin, in a manner very different from my predecessor, that the days of the United States rolling over in the face of Russia’s aggressive actions…are over”.

  17. “Kendall-Rae!  Whar in the sam-hell’s muh copy of this month’s “Meth Enthusiast”?!
     
    ”It’s in the shitter, Mason, next to this month’s issue of “Mountain Dew Aficionado”!!

  18. Mountain Dew and Meth?  In WV now it’s Red Bull and Meth (Monster Energy if the GoMart is out of Red Bull). We dun grad’jated from Mountain Dew – Red Bull gives a much better kick.

  19. President Biden on Russia and Alexei Navalny:

    “The politically motivated jailing of Alexei Navalny and the Russian efforts to suppress freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are a matter of deep concern to us … He’s been targeted — targeted for exposing corruption.” https://t.co/WBq2OXvaDB

  20. You’re too caught up in your elite circles, Pogo- Red Bull is $2.50 for 8oz.  
     
    The savvy connoisseur can procure Mt. Dew for $1/2L 

  21. I can’t get over that goober idiot making that wine and cheese to beer and blue jeans comment.   30 years ago I coulda thought of something damn funny to riff on that but now bout all I can do is shake my old and shaggy head at the…..the……no inanity ain’t it…….it’s like insanity, but not quite that……I figure stupendous might work in there somewhere, cause it is a solidly stupendous thing to say…..y’see—that statement is a true and fine Testament as to what exactly is going on in that [insert descriptive] high school wrasslin’ coach BRAIN he’s totin’ around for absolutely no discernible reason.

  22. Yeah, Bink, I may hobnob with the elites of East Bumfuck, but I remember my modest upbringing in the easternmost burbs of Birmingham, drinking Mountain Dew and thinking it must be a little naughty to do so.Oh, those were the days.

  23. Something wild is going on at the White House, stuff is happening – for the good.  The organization of the lists of all that needs to be done to restart and rebuild America is being well handled.  Today, President Biden signed emergency declarations for Washington and Maryland.  These are for disasters that occurred last year.  Each day I read the White House website just to be happy.

  24. Yeah, he mighta been wrasslin with college kids, but he’s a High School Wrasslin Coach.    No more no less.

  25. Yeah, Sturg, Gym’s an odd one.  It’s more like from wine and cheese to whines and sheets.

  26. So Dumbass won’t testify in the unconstitutional trial against him?  Shit – I was hoping to see that spectacle.

  27. Duly chastened, one awaits your review Poobah. (Could use a little formatting if you’d like to supply it.  All but the fist and last paragraphs are a quote from this, but I’m too stupid to figure out how to attribute the source or get the block quoted like we can do here.)

  28. How bout old Steny Hoyer…….that old feller was pickin’ it up and layin’ it down.    

  29. The run on guns is due the the q-razies who were afraid the new administration would take away the right to own one…oh, and that the end would be nigh.

  30. Yep, Steny was doin a number on the stupid Rep from North Georgia.  Way to go, Steny!  
    Now watching the idiot harass David Hogg.  What a goddam moron she is.  
    Looks like so far the Repugnicans in the House have only 2 members who give a damn and are voting to kick she who shall not be named off her committee assignments. Good on those 2.

  31. That was a splendid little idea Andy Warhol had, about in the future and 15 minutes of fame, etc…….

  32. MTG’s Goose is cooked. No committee assignments and ALL BUT  11 RepuQs are now MTG.  I like that in 2022.

  33. the hill:

    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on Thursday demanded in front of the entire Senate that his colleague Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wear a mask in the chamber, where senators were massed for a long series of votes on the budget resolution.

    When Paul stood up to ask that each vote be limited to 10 minutes, Brown objected and demanded that the libertarian-leaning Republican wear a mask in the chamber.

    “I would like to ask Sen. Paul in front of everybody to start wearing a mask on the Senate floor like the entire staff does all the time,” Brown said with a clear tone of exasperation in his voice. 

    Brown noted that Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), in the chair at the time, was wearing a mask, as was just about every other senator on the floor during a vote on an amendment sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on withholding funding from schools that do not reopen for in-person learning after teachers are vaccinated.

    “I appreciate now the presiding officer wearing a mask. But I wish Sen. Paul would show respect to his colleagues to wear a mask when he’s on the Senate floor walking around and speaking,” Brown said. 

    Brown, however, ultimately didn’t block Paul’s request to limit the time of the votes, even though the Kentucky senator didn’t make any move to then put on a mask.

    Instead, Paul, remaining maskless, sat down next to Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) for the remainder of the vote to chat. 

    […]

    Brown scolded his colleagues for not being more considerate.

    “There clearly isn’t much interest in this body in public health,” he said, arguing that not wearing a mask on the floor exposes floor staff. 

  34. ahhh, is that sweet smell in the senate perchance a hint of bipartisan compromise?

    wapo:

    The Senate voted 99 to 1 to approve an amendment, led by Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), to ensure that “upper-income taxpayers” do not receive stimulus payments. The measure did not define “upper income,” although Democratic lawmakers are weighing how to target the checks.

  35. 🎼 (G) i don’t care what mama don’t ‘low, (G7) gonna spread baseless conspiracy theories anyhow…

  36. Sat in on a webinar today.  The economic analysts want the big, Biden stimulus package.   Their take on it was that it’s not as much about actual stimulus as it is about creating a floor so folks don’t  fall any lower.   One of them actually said that “the deficit is not important today.”   By the way, consumer spending is at its lowest level since 1932.   Businesses are still closing.  The GQP or QOP doesn’t care about humans or the economy.  

  37. Listening to all the media coverage of her various pronouncements, I started laughing hysterically over the “Sacrificing a chicken to Moloch” statement that she stated was about pedophilia devil worship.

    Three choices:

    1.  She is an ultimate scammer who believes none of it and is using this garbage in exchange for votes and cash

    2.  She is dumber than dirt or so God besotted that she will believe anything.

    3.  She is is completely humor deprived and didn’t know this was a joke.

     

  38. The economists are absolutely right and the Biden package is actually way to small.  Every dollar pushed into the bottom will give the economy the jolt it needs jump start the money flow back into action.  

    That huge Trump tax cut actually helped cripple the country as it went into shutdown.  Nothing ever left the hands of the wealthy other than to bank and invest.  None of which moved down to help those out of work.

     

  39. She’s a grifter.  She’s already using her “victim” status to get folks to send her money.
    She also believes this garbage.  
    And, to complete the trifecta, she’s humorless.

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