Friday, May 14, 2021

I Didn't Say It

Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas GOP governor,, saying Thing #45 is bad for the party:

“Whenever we do not have the president in power from our party, you have divided leadership—you have many different voices. And [the twice-impeached, one-term loser] is dividing our party, and so it’s important that we not unite with someone who is dividing our party. I believe that we need to concentrate on more things that bring us together than to separate us, and going down and seeing former [the twice-impeached, one-term loser], to me, causes more division than anything else.”

How nice to see a Republican stand up against the GQP of today until you realize that Hutchinson is being term-limited out of office, so he’s no Liz Cheney, he just has nothing to lose so he’s pretending to have a spine.


Tim Walz, Minnesota’s Democrat governor, daring MAGAts to get the vaccine:

“My message to folks is there’s a lot of good reasons to get vaccinated, but for some of them, you know, if you need another one, go get vaccinated so you’re alive to vote against me in the next election. I don’t care. I just want to get it done. It’s not assuming these people are hesitant, they’re ideologically opposed. It’s trying to understand where they’re at, what are the differences.”

I wonder how many MAGAts will do this. Oh hell, probably none, because they only follow the advice of the twice-impeached, one-term loser.


Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican Senator, and the only woman in Senate Republicans’ elected leadership team, on the GQP efforts to oust Liz Cheney:

“I feel it’s OK to go ahead and express what you feel is right to express and, you know, cancel culture is cancel culture no matter how you look at it. Unfortunately, I think there are those that are trying to silence others in the party.”

Those? It’s practically the entire party, Joni, and you’re one of the ones who always sided with Thing #45, so don’t straddle the fence, dear. Stay on the wrong side where you’ve been all along.


Paul Boyer, Arizona state GOP Senator, on his party’s continued audit of the 2020election:

“Looking back, I didn’t think it would be this ridiculous. It’s embarrassing to be a state senator at this point. It makes us look stupid.”

What was his breaking point? The search for bamboo ballots or the use of UV lights to find Thing #45’s secret watermarks?


Adam Kinzinger, Illinois GOP Congressman,  comparing the Republican Party to the Titanic over the push to oust Liz Cheney from her leadership position:

“Right now, it's basically the Titanic. We're like, you know, in the middle of this slow sink. We have a band playing on the deck telling everybody it's fine. And meanwhile, as I've said, you know, [the twice-impeached, one-term loser’s] running around trying to find women's clothing and get on the first lifeboat. And I think there's a few of us that are just saying, ‘Guys, this is not good,’ not just for the future of the party, but this is not good for the future of this country. Liz Cheney is saying exactly what Kevin McCarthy said the day of the insurrection. She's just consistently been saying it. And a few weeks later, Kevin McCarthy changed to attacking other people.”

He added that the Republican Party needs to have “an internal look and a full accounting as to what led to Jan. 6.”

But they won’t do that because their Fearless Leader told them not to … from the golf course.


Ken Buck, Republican Congressman from Colorado, saying Liz Cheney was  “cancelled” for expressing her opinions of Thing #45:

“Liz Cheney was cancelled today for speaking her mind and disagreeing with the narrative that [the twice-impeached, one-term loser] was putting forward.”

Buck’s support of Cheney is notable due to the fact that Buck is generally viewed as an ally to the former president.


Liz Cheney, after being ousted from her Congressional leadership role for her refusal to believe the Big Lie:

“I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office. The nation needs a party that is based upon fundamental principles of conservatism, and I am committed and dedicated to ensuring that that’s how this party goes forward, and I plan to lead the fight to do that.”

This is gonna get good.


Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, on GQPers trying to downplay the Capitol attack as normal:

“Really? Well, I don’t know a normal day around here where people are threatening to hang the vice president of the United States, or shoot the speaker, or disrupt and injure so many police officers. I don’t consider that normal. It was beyond denial, it fell into the range of sick.”

They’re so terrified of Thing #45 that they’ll lie without batting an eye.


Michael Fanone, Washington DC police officer who was clubbed with a flagpole, repeatedly tased, and suffered a brain injury at the hands of insurrectionists:

“I’m not a politician. I’m not an elected official. I don’t expect anybody to give two shits about my opinions. But I will say this. Those are lies, and peddling that bullshit is an assault on every officer that fought to defend the Capitol. It’s disgraceful.”

It’s The Big Lie, Part II.

The election was stolen and nothing happened on January 6, 2021.

That’s the GOP as of today.



Helen Lashbrook said...

Perhaps Mr Boyer found the idea that the Chinese had been planning to throw the 2020 election back in 1963. It seems to me that if the Chinese were clever enough to figure out the spread of IT and social media across the world, not to mention the end of the Vietnam War, 9/11 and all the other things that have happened since 1963 then they are bloody geniuses and would have owned the work=ld by now, having bought up all the incipient IT and software companies that currently aim at world domination. This is the century of the Dragon but if back in 1963 the Chinese had foreknowledge of all the changes it would be the million year dynasty and we'd all be slave workers for the Chinese.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Listen to Michael Fanone, America!

anne marie in philly said...

I cannot for the life of me figure out why the GQP is afraid of the dump.

Mistress Maddie said...
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Mistress Maddie said...

At Ken Buck-"Liz Cheney was cancelled today for speaking her mind and disagreeing with the narrative that [the twice-impeached, one-term loser] was putting forward.”

What is this fucking Russia?

All I can say is Democrats have a HUGE battle to hold on to the very slim holdings we have. It's gonna be ugly.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

The Repug party IS the MAGAt party. There's no question about it. No platform, all hatred. And there are some outliers (Liz, Kinzinger, Buck) but overall, they are as bad as Cheeto.
Fanone is right. And I do give two shits about what he has to say because he WAS THERE.


the dogs' mother said...

Best wishes to Michael Fanone.
xoxo :-)

Treaders said...

I REALLY liked Kinzinger's comment about Trump running around looking for women's clothing to wear in order to get off the Titanic!

Moving with Mitchell said...

Big brave Asa Hutchinson. Thanks for nothing! I wish the GQP would simply implode, but I have no confidence this is going to go the way we'd like it to go.

Dave R said...

This is just the beginning of the Republican Cluster Fuck - stay tuned.

uptonking said...

It is disgraceful. All of it. Liz Cheney. And that joke of a hearing about what happened on Jan. 6th. To deny what that was and who instigated it? They need to be destroyed. Ripped to shreds. McCarthy is doing a good job of it. I think he's putting the final nails in the coffin. And yes, I listened to an interview with him as it was going down... he was in line with Cheney and has been back stepping into a dangerous denial since. He needs to be destroyed. These people are UNFIT TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE. And look who is benefiting from this circus? The orange ogre is in hotter water than ever. Matt Gaetz? Dead in the water. Madison Hawthorne and Hawley... they get to slide. And MoscowMitch continues to talk out of all sides of his neck. Disgusting. Embarrassing.

Ur-spo said...

Stupid GOP to let loose Ms. Cheney
now she will shoot her mouth off.
Let it out baby cakes.

Steve Reed said...

It will be interesting to watch the infighting, but I suspect most Republican politicians will remain on Trump's bandwagon. The question is, will American voters continue to reject the bloated narcissist and look to the future? God knows I hope so.

Concept Capital Group said...

Well..let's wait what's next for them! Thanks for sharing anyway!