Friday, July 09, 2021

I Didn't Say It

Adam Kinzinger, GOP Congressman with a spine, on assuming there would always be a "career-ending" vote he would have to take because of his party’s fear of investigating the 1/6/2021 attack on the Capitol:

"I made the decision early in my career that I would be willing to take a potentially career-ending vote, but I thought that vote would be for something like a Social Security reform bill. I never thought it would be for defending democracy.  Kevin [McCarthy] gave a great speech the week after [the insurrection], and then he went to Mar-a-Lago and charged the paddles and brought [Thing 45]  back to life. That's the moment when I realized, Oh, man, this is a problem. You come to understand that when the party and party leaders talk about unity, and in the same breath, say that [Thing 45] is the leader of the Republican Party, what they're talking about isn't unity. They're talking about capitulation. When under the guise of unity, you act like Jan. 6 was just whatever you want to make of it, that is capitulating to a false narrative and to a dangerous attack on democracy. I will certainly talk to Kevin if he wants to. But I don't see how we're ever going to come eye-to-eye on this until there is a recognition that we can't be the party of insurrection. Part of me doesn't blame [McCarthy], because he's not going to be a senator, he's not going to be governor. Being speaker is a huge deal. I think in his mind, once he's speaker, he will be in a position to maybe lead the party differently. But the problem is that this is the moment where opinions of our base voters and our party are being baked in. This is the moment where history is being written as to whether something like Jan. 6 can happen again."

Kinzinger spells it out plainly: Kevin McCarthy is willing to stand for, and behind, a traitor to this country in the hoes that he can become Speaker of the House.

Damn Democracy; damn justice; damn doing what’s right. Kevin McCarthy is only out for Kevin McCarthy.

As are most n the GOP, save Kinzinger and Cheney.

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Matthew McConaughey, who has suggested he might run for governor of Texas, posted this little oddball nugget on July Fourth:

“As we celebrate our independence today, as we celebrate our birth as a nation, the day that kick-started a revolution to gain our sovereignty, let’s admit that this last year, this trip around the sun, was also another head-scratcher. But let’s also remember that we’re babies as a country. We’re basically going through puberty in comparison to other countries’ timeline, and we’re going to go through growing pains. We are going through growing pains. This is not an excuse, this is just the reality, and this is good, because we got to keep learning, we got to keep maturing, we gotta keep striving, we gotta keep climbing, we gotta keep building. And we gotta make sure we maintain hope along the way, as we continue to evolve.”

McConaughey is apparently just a point behind GQP Texas Governor Greg Abbot in the polls, but these little Tweets are a bit dopey.

Even for McConaughey.

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Stephen Dorff, actor, ripping into the Marvel’s multibillion-dollar superhero franchise, and bashing both Scarlett Johansson and Black Widow:

“I still hunt out the good s–t because I don’t want to be in ‘Black Widow. [It] looks like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I’m embarrassed for those people. I’m embarrassed for Scarlett. I’m sure she got paid five, seven million bucks, but I’m embarrassed for her. I don’t want to be in those movies. I really don’t. I’ll find that kid director that’s gonna be the next [Stanley] Kubrick and I’ll act for him instead.”

Okay, I am no fan of most of these superhero movies, but Dorff’s rant seems a little like sour grapes when you remember he starred in 1998’s “Blade,” which is a Marvel-owned film. He sounds petty and jealous. And I doubt the next Kubrick has Dorff’s name on any future casting sheets.

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Matt Gaetz, Flori-duh Congressman and ALLEGED sexual predator, says he will nominate Thing 45 to be the next Speaker of the House:

“After the next election cycle when we take back the House of Representatives, when we send Nancy Pelosi back to the filth of San Francisco, my commitment to you is that my vote for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives will go to [Thing 45.]”

I guess Gaetz, who’s literally a moron, doesn’t realize that you must be a member of Congress to even be considered for Speaker, and not just voted in by a pedophile sycophant.

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Kayleigh McEnany, former liar for Thing 45 and current liar for Fox News, is at it again, saying the Founding Fathers were anti-slavery:

“The haters never take a day off from hating, that is clear. And they never take a day off from getting the facts wrong. We know most of our forefathers, all of our main Founding Fathers were against slavery, recognized the evils of it.”

Well, big surprise, that’s a bold-faced lie.

The majority of signers of the Declaration of Independence—forty-one of the fifty-six—actually owned slaves.

But, g’head Kayleigh, tell us another one.

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Adam Kinzinger, saying he believes there were some in the GOP who were aware of what was going to happen on January 6:

"I will say, if you just looked at Twitter—the whole reason I brought my gun and kept my staff home and told my wife to stay in the apartment was looking at Twitter. I saw the threats. When Lauren Boebert—I will call her out by name—tweeted 'Today is 1776,' I don't know what that meant other than this is the time for revolution. Maybe it was a dumb tweet that she didn't mean. Fine. I'll give her that credit for now. But if you have members of Congress who were involved in nurturing an insurrection, heck yeah, we need to know. [And Marjorie Taylor Greene]. That's not a serious legislator. She's not on committees. She's a freshman. No offense to freshmen, but I have no legislative need to have conversations with her. I also see what she's doing as dangerous to the country, and so I have no need to be her friend. I'm not going to go sit down in a corner and convince her of my side. And if I do, then about 10 minutes later she'll be taken over again by the desire to raise money. But I get along with the vast majority of the Republican conference. I think the vast majority agree with my position; they just aren't speaking out. I don't blame them all for that, but I wish more would."

Kinzinger also blames Democrats for making it worse by not accepting defecting Republicans into their tribe. The Democrats need to work with, stand beside, and fight for, those in the GOP who will speak out against the lunacy f their party today.

I have liked Kinzinger for what he says now, and have dogged him, for his GOP, and Thing 45, support in the past, but he is really taking a stand for this country and we need more like him.

On both sides of the aisle.

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12 comments:

Helen Lashbrook said...

Too many people in politics think that purity in politics is everything; you can't give way on some things to gain support from the other side of the aisle; why not? Surely it's better to get some of what you want rather than nothing because no-one is prepared to reach out. Better to have tried and fail than never to try at all.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Adam sticks out like a sore thumb because he's the less horrible and more aware of the Repugs. Can you imagine how morally corrupt a party has to be to make a garden variety politician look like the paragon of honesty?
And I despise Bullshit Barbie SO MUCH! *barf*
I cannot wait until Matt Beavis Gaetz gets slammed with charges. Can't wait. His daddy is not gonna be able to get him out this time. Bet he has pencil dick, too.

XOXO

Krayolakris said...

Matthew M’s post reads like lyrics to a Supremes song. Geez. We sure need more thinkers like Adam K.

Mistress Maddie said...

What the fuck is going on with Matthew McConaughney?????

And Matt Gaetz...has neither looks...not talent..or brains. He does look like the Twilight Zone ventriloquist doll.

the dogs' mother said...

I agree with Helen!
xoxo :-)

Moving with Mitchell said...

Matthew McConaughey is a good actor with a great smile. I think he might want to stick with that. Why in hell is K-Y WackoNinny still talking?!?

Bob said...

@Helen
Wouldn't it be nice to see BOTH sides working together for the benefit of the people???

!Six
I am no fan of Kinzinger's politics but any politician who puts country over party is doing a great service to this country.
I love that Barbie keeps saying she has never lied and then she lies almost immediately!!

@Krayolakris
Matthew is a tool, just looking for attention.

@Maddie
Matthew suffers from too much pot and too much bongos.
I think Gaetz might like a hand up his ass.

@TDM
Me, too!

@Mitchell
McConaughey needs to take a seat in a quiet room.
Kayleigh is laughably idiotic.

Dave R said...

Kinzinger's right, Democrats should have been more welcoming.

McConaughey has always smoked a little too much weed.

has Dorf even worked lately?

Why does Gaetz always remind me of a badly animated cartoon?

Steve Reed said...

Matt Gaetz wants to nominate Trump for Speaker?! WHAT?!

Bohemian said...

Bullshit Barbie needs to just shut up and look like the Blonde Bimbo she is, it's fairly obvious her Brains isn't what got her any Jobs. Matthew is a Tool with a fading Career so he's looking for something else that would get him the Attention he craves. Gaetz, he is creepy on all levels, he looks like what he is and let's just put him away where he belongs, behind Bars already. Any True Conservative would not be aligning with Thing 45 and his band of Lunatics, he's about as far from being Conservative as one can possibly get and how he managed to hijack the Conservative Party is still interesting to me.

uptonking said...

Adam Kinzinger wakes up. Yay. Good for him. Good for the country. He makes sense once again. But he's still a Repulsivecan. Not holding my breath.

Matthew McConaughey actually makes big picture sense. So, I think to dog him for this? Naw. He's spot on, actually. Very wise. Not stoner logic. He sees the big picture, Bob.

Stephen Dorff... also on point. He's sincere. He's made a career of odd choices and offbeat movies. And I agree with him. I won't waste my time watching Marvel crap. It's bad movie making. CGI death. It has NOTHING to do with film or acting. Again, big picture thinking, Bob.

Gaetz. Is his jail cell missing him? Why isn't this man in jail yet? What is wrong with this world? Picture? Corruption, my dears.

Kayleigh is no longer relevant. She's simply replaying her greatest hit(s) and hoping people will pay attention. Want to shut her up for good? Stop paying attention.

Thanks for the feed, Bob. Always enlightening.

Janie Junebug said...

That trump as speaker of the house bullshit is all part of the "plan" to have him back in the presidency in August. The Man told me about it last night. 1. trump will be appointed to take the place of a representative 2. trump will be voted in as speaker of the house because the Congressional Black Caucus will be convinced to vote republican 3. Biden and Harris will be impeached. 4. The next person in line for the presidency, the speaker of the house, will become president. 5. Therefore, trump will be president.

It's all exhausting.

Love,
Janie