Friday, September 17, 2021

I Didn't Say It

Adam Kinzinger, GOP Congressperson with a brain—a rarity in the party that appears to have just one shared brain between them—on Biden’s vaccine mandate:

“I think it’s going to save lives. And the failure here comes in leaders that have basically used vaccine status as some tattoo of what political tribe you belong to. I mean, we all hear stories of people that are in very red areas that are embarrassed to say they’re vaccinated. That is insane and silly. And that is a problem with leaders, particularly Republican leaders, that don’t stand up and give cover to people. There are some Republican members of Congress and stuff putting out fundraising after fundraising email about first, it’s going to be a vaccine mandate, next thing, the Gestapo’s going to show up at your door and take your bible away. Like, that’s not going to happen and that’s playing on people’s fears.”

He’s asking people to do the right thing for health of others and yet we are such a selfish and self-involved society that we don’t care about others.

And that’s the beginning of the end.

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Rudy Giuliani, who used to be known as America’s Mayor, realizing he’s now just a fool and a punchline:

“I don’t care. I am aware of that. And what’s happened is, our country has gone off the rails…I’m exactly the same person. They changed! I don’t think I’ve ever done an interview drunk. I mean, I drink normally. I like Scotch, I drink Scotch. I’m not an alcoholic. I’m a functioning, I probably function more effectively than 90 percent of the population.”

Little Freudian slip there, Rudy. You seldom ever pass a bar without going in.

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George W. Bush, speaking about terrorism at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Shanksville:

“We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit, and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”

Okay, I’m glad he compared terrorists flying planes into towers to domestica terrorists flying flagpoles thorough windows of the nation’s capital, but let’s be clear that a lot of the ills in this country can be traced back to W’s Big Lie about Saddam Hussein and 9/11 and getting us into Afghanistan..

That’s all.

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Pat Toomey, GOP Senator from Pennsylvania, urging his party not to nominate Thing 45 in 2024:

“I think that the future of our party is to be a party of ideas, and not to be a party about any one individual, and I think we will learn a lot from the next set of primaries. I think after what happened post-2020 election, I think the president’s behavior was completely unacceptable, so I don’t think he should be the nominee to lead the party in 2024.”

Nice vanilla statement. Howsabout being a little more forceful if you believe Thing 45 is unfit to be president, huh?

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Chris Wallace, Fox News, on refusing to have Big Lie spreaders on his show:

“There are plenty of people who were the leaders in the Congress of challenging [the election] that I just have not had on the show ever since then, and have purposefully not had on the show, because I don’t frankly wanna hear their crap.”

A rare moment of sanity from a Fox News employee.

Who knew?

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11 comments:

Helen Lashbrook said...

If Rudolph the Red-Nosed Alcoholic is not an alcoholic then why does he act like one?

the dogs' mother said...

Well, some folks have their
heads in a responsible place.
xoxo :-)

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Poor Rudy. He's most probably a functioning alcoholic.
When you have lost W. and when Kinzinger tries to inject some logic in the popular discourse and gets dismissed by the MAGAts as a RINO? That's all you need to know about the GQP.
Also, when you agree with Chris Wallace....


XOXO

Mistress Maddie said...

The rudi one!!!! Joke punchline and fuck asshole....lets not forget that.

Dave R said...

Kinzinger's great! now if only we could get him to flip parties.

Giuliani's less then a joke.

Toomey's been up to his ears in Republican shit and now wants to shower some of it off... it ain't working.

Don't you just wanna hug Chris Wallace?

VRCooper said...

Regarding George W:

When I heard his speech o 9/11 the first thing I thought was who in the hell is his speechwriter...This is some good shit...Don't be fooled or bamboozled...George W has blood on his hands...And his cabal back in the day...Please, rehabilitate on your own time...Go back to painting...

Moving with Mitchell said...

“I’m a functioning...” Oops! Keep talking, Rudy.

Travel said...

Rudy needs to learn, better to remain silent and have them think you are a fool, than to speak up and confirm it.

Anonymous said...

Well, a LOT of the ills can be traced even farther back. Call it Reaganism-Clintonism, a performative support for minorities, but the only minority they really care about is the 1%. Bush was just continuing that. But even before that, starting in the late 1950s, left-leaning circles were being taken over by academics with a disdain for the poor and for workers.

Yeah, the cancer of Reaganomics first mutated that long ago.

uptonking said...

It's weird that Wallace is on Fox. I know they hired him to try and up their journalistic cred, but it's backfiring on them. Wallace refuses to be anything but common sense and ethical. If he's said or done something stupid? I am not aware of it. He's a breath of fresh air... avoiding the usual hyperbole.

I hope they do nominate the orange ogre... so we can 'steal' the election again... by getting out the vote - only more people will be joining us this time...

YES. Thank you. GW has a lot to answer for. His handlers did a terrible thing - and this country has never been the same.

Rudy. Sigh. Wow... he needs to just stop talking.

We keep coming back to Kinzinger... common sense - a breath of fresh air. Although I'm sure he's on the wrong side of something... otherwise? Why is he GOP?

Thanks for the feed. Kizzes.

Bohemian said...

Wallace is a Class Act. Ole' Rudy keeps up with the Freudian slips doesn't he, time for him to just stop talking. The Orange one should be excluded for ever entering the Political Arena due not only to his double Impeachments but for him trying to continuously overthrow Democracy and be a Wannabe Dictator, not to mention, do they NOT give Psyche Evals to those wanting to become President? I mean you have to pass them to be a lot of things where your Sanity could be questionable to hold a position where people could live or die by your decisions and mental competency... just sayin'.