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THE GOP SENATE


The Gray-Haired Old Pretenders Frozen in Time and Extinct

Lock-Stepped and Dancing to Mitch McConnell

AL:
I received this from a friend and brother in arms…worthy of being repeated, it is truth…

He wrote:   I don’t know who wrote this, but I intend to find out. I received this from a friend, without attribution. This piece expresses about as well as it can be, and better than I could do it, how I feel about the Republican path.   I could never figure out what ‘they’ had against cold, hard science.  Same for education, I figured, in the end, they want ALL our children to be as ignorant, stupid and narrow-minded as they are.

I look at our Presi-dump and shake my head, he cannot string a coherent sentence together, has not had an original thought in his life, and has little compassion for anyone but himself.  “I’m not responsible”.  Says it all.  And we are parents who raised two very smart, literate and high-functioning kids, who excelled at their educational careers, in life and achievements.  Thank (pick a higher being of your choice) our kids are not Republicans.

Roger 


Who Do You Trust?  
Some of the division in views of the virus may stem from a wide divergence in trusted sources of information about it. 

REPUBLICANS  —   some of the dumbest jerkoffs in the world are more apt to say that they trust the information they get about COVID-19 from:
Donald T-RUMP (84%)
Dr Anthony Fauci (61%)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (72%)

DEMOCRATS  —  Much smarter because they can read unlike T-RUMP
Donald T-RUMP (04%)
Dr Anthony Fauci (81%)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (80%)

Overall, CNN (55% trust) Fox News (35%)


The Senate Scam Defines Sen. Rand Paul As A Disrepectful Pr*Ck 

SH*T FROM Republican Sen. Rand Paul Tells Dr Fauci he didn’t buy everything the doctor said.  "As much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I don't think you're the end-all. I don't think you're the one person that gets to make a decision. We can listen to your advice, but there are people on the other side saying there's not going to be a surge and that we can safely open the economy, and the facts will bear this out."

DR. FAUCI  answered that point  —  “Well, first of all, Sen. Paul, thank you for your comments. I have never made myself out to be the 'end-all' and only voice of this. I'm a scientist, a physician and a public health official. I give advice according to the best scientific evidence. 

There are a number of other people who come into that and give advice that are more related to the things that you spoke about, about the need to get the country back open again and economically. I don't give advice about economic things. I don't give advice about anything other than public health."

MORE SH*T FROM RAND PAUL — Paul has said he’s convinced he has immunity to Covid-19 now that he’s tested positive. Fauci says it's likely Paul has immunity, but that hasn't been verified by the scientific process.

DR. FAUCI REPLIES  —As I’ve often said, and I again repeat, you can make a reasonable assumption that it would be protective but natural history studies over a period of months to years will then tell you definitively if that’s the case.

MORE SH*T FROM RAND PAUL:  I think that’s important. Because, in all likelihood -- is a good way of putting it -- the vast majority of these people will have immunity, instead of saying there is no evidence. 

  • DR FAUCI is dealing in facts.
  • SENATOR RAND PAUL is dealing in likelihoods. Those may be very different things.
  • PRESIDENT DONALD T-RUMP, Who has the biggest bullhorn, doesn't deal in either one
    • He deals in innuendo, as with his unproven allegations about how the disease came to be in China.
    • He pushes false promises, as he did when he promised, falsely, that an anti-malarial drug would be an effective treatment.
    • He makes up timetables, as he’s done for opening the economy and for the development of a vaccine.
    • He makes false accusations, as when he says Democrats are intentionally slow-walking the opening of the economy.


  • DR FAUCI SAYS  —  But it appears there’s a good chance a portion of the public is more likely to believe those things than Fauci’s warnings today, which included: 
    • states face serious consequences if they reopen too quickly
    • it’s almost certain that there are more deaths than reported
    • CNN has charted more than 82,000 deaths
    • a second wave in the fall is completely possible
    • and children could be more at risk than we realize.

Republicans on Capitol Hill were split Tuesday on whether to follow Trump’s push to "liberate" states or Fauci's call for caution.  The communications genius of T-RUMP is that somehow he, as President, has still become the voice of dissent against both the experts in his own government and many of the nation's government even as he has more power than anyone in the country.

Up is down. Facts are dead. If the US President runs on a platform of liberating states from social distance his government still technically recommends it will be a snow job of epic, unprecedented proportions.  And many additional deaths will occur.  Human life has no value when compared to the economy.  Forty percent of small business will die and 40% of jobs in the middle and lower class will die.

 

Our Totally Corrupted Senate
“Don’t just blame President Trump.  Blame those who naively or vindictive enough into believing him — and all the other Republicans who aided and abetted and, yes, benefited from protecting a political party that has become dangerous to America.  Some of us knew better.  But we built this moment. And then we looked the other way.

Many of us heard a warning sound we chose to ignore, like that rattle in your car you hear but figure will go away. Now we’re broken down, with plenty of time to think about what should have been done.

The failures of the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis can be traced directly to some of the toxic fantasies now dear to the Republican Party. 

KEYS TO SUBVERSION

•  Government is bad. The Courts are Bad, The FBI is Bad and so forth.
•  Establishment experts are overrated or just plain wrong.
•  Science is suspect. And we can go it alone, the world be damned.
•  All of these are wrong, of course. But we didn’t get here overnight. It took practice.

Long before Trump, the Republican Party adopted as a key article of faith that more government was bad. We worked overtime to squeeze it and shrink it, to drown it in the bathtub, as anti-tax activist Grover Norquist liked to say. But somewhere along the way, it became, “all government is bad.” Now we are in a crisis that can be solved only by massive government intervention. That’s awkward.

Next, somehow, the party of idealistic Teddy Roosevelt, pragmatic Bob Dole and heroic John McCain became anti-intellectual, by which I mean, almost reflexively opposed to knowledge and expertise. We began to distrust the experts and put faith in, well, quackery. It just got stupider and stupider. 

It was 2013 when former Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal said the Republican Party “must stop being the stupid party.” By 2016, the party had embraced as its nominee a reality-TV host who later suggested that perhaps the noise from windmills causes cancer.

The Republican Party has gone from admiring William F. Buckley, Jr., an Ivy League intellectual, to viewing higher education as a left-wing conspiracy to indoctrinate the young. In retribution, we started defunding education. 

Never mind that Republican leaders are among the most highly educated on the planet;  it’s just that they now feel compelled to embrace ignorance as a cost of doing business.  Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, as an example, denounces “coastal elites” while holding degrees from Princeton University and Harvard Law School and having served as a Supreme Court clerk.  And he is a side changing flip flopping idiot. He and Lindsey Graham should do a TV show called “ The Flip and Flop show starring Tweedle-dumb and Tweedle-dumber.

The GOP’s relationship with science has resembled some kind of Frankenstein experiment: Let’s see what happens when we play with the chemistry set!  Conservatives have spent years trying to cut funds for basic science and research, lamenting government seed money for nearly every budding technology and then hoping for the best. 


In the weeks ahead, it’s not some fiery, anti-Washington populist with a XM radio gig who is going to save folks’ lives; it is more likely to be someone who has been studying this stuff for decades, almost certainly at some point with federal help or outright patronage.  Now we have a President who suggested Lysol injections, lightbulbs place internally (possibly rectally) and drinking bleach as a cure for a CORID-19 Virus, words from just a frickin nutcase who should have been set out to pasture before his inauguration and buried alive.

Finally, there is the populist GOP distrust and dislike of the other, the foreigner. Yes, it is annoying that the Chinese didn’t come clean and explain everything to us from the start. But it appears that a Swiss company is helping to jump-start us in testing; and it is a German company that American officials reportedly tried to lure to the United States recently to help develop a vaccine for the virus. We talk about how we need to be independent even as we do all kinds of things that prove we aren’t.

What is happening now is the inevitable result of a party that embraced fear, weaponized xenophobia and regarded facts as dangerous, left-wing landmines that must be avoided.

Over the past few years, when ramming through conservative judges, Republicans have crowed, “Elections have consequences.” That’s true.  It’s something to think about when sitting at home not watching sports and wondering how long it will be until you can find out if that nasty cold you have is something more.

Yes, elections have consequences. Those of us in the Republican Party built this moment. Now the nation must live with those consequences.”  I’m glad I am an Independent.


His Appointees Have Destroyed The DOJ And The Supreme Court

Washington (CNN)A federal judge in Wisconsin has penned a caustic essay accusing Chief Justice John Roberts of "undermining democracy" and placing him at the center of problems in a polarized America, just as Roberts has been increasingly trying to defend the Court from US politics.  In a piece ricocheting across social media and provoking conservatives, US District Court Judge Lynn Adelman, a 1997 appointee of former President Bill Clinton, writes that Roberts' confirmation pledge to be an umpire merely calling balls and strikes "was a masterpiece of disingenuousness."   "The Roberts Court has been anything but passive," Adelman says in his 35-page essay. "Rather, the Court's hard right majority is actively participating in undermining American democracy." 

Adelman highlights decisions such as the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision that curtailed the reach of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling that lifted campaign finance regulations. Both cases were decided by 5-4 votes, with Republican-appointed conservatives holding the majority. 

An overriding point of Adelman, a former Wisconsin state senator known for his liberalism, is that the high court answers the desires of wealthy people while shortchanging ordinary Americans.  Such criticism from a fellow federal judge is startling, although Adelman's key points have long been detailed by liberal advocates, law professors and other writers. Rarely do jurists break ranks so publicly and personally. 

He described Roberts' 2005 Senate confirmation testimony as "misleading" and declared that "the Roberts Court has contributed to insuring that the political system in the United States pays little attention to ordinary Americans and responds only to the wishes of a relatively small number of powerful corporations and individuals." 

John Roberts lays groundwork for Supreme Court to limit abortion

In a telephone interview with CNN on Thursday, Adelman said he has been caught off guard by attention to his law review essay.  "All this fuss has disarmed me," he said, but quickly added, "I felt it needed to be said. Other people have written on this subject. But it's such an important issue. You can't say it enough." He said he wanted to add his unique perspective as a judge.  In his essay, he wrote, "We desperately need public officials who will work to revitalize our democratic republic. Unfortunately, the conservative Justices on the Roberts Court are not among them."   The piece, entitled "The Roberts Court's Assault on Democracy," will be in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, a student law journal published by the liberal American Constitution Society. 

Adelman's assessment has burst forth amid Roberts' recent efforts to rope off the Court and just a week after scorching exchanges at the fulcrum of the law and politics. Roberts issued a rare statement to defend conservative justices against attacks by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer during an abortion-rights case, and President Donald Trump separately lashed out on Twitter against liberal justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

Roberts did not respond to a request for comment. Adelman, who is 80 and still hearing cases in Milwaukee, has spawned a heated round of critiques, from conservatives, who have denounced him, and liberals, praising his candor. 

"This screed could have come from a Bernie stump speech," Professor Josh Blackman wrote on the right-leaning Volokh Conspiracy legal blog. "It has no place in a publication by a federal judge. ... There is nothing new or original here. Judge Adelman merely repeats the same tropes we have heard for a decade."   Blackman, a professor at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, also suggested Adelman compromised judicial ethics by publishing his complaints, which included a biting critique of T-RUMP, and then by talking to reporters. 


GOP-eed ON 
The Republican Party sometimes colloquially is referred to both seriously and sarcastically as the “  Grand Old Party.  And for years the Elephant was the symbol of the party.  Little did we know they were referring to the Wooly Mammoth the Elephant of fifty-million years ago.  

Thats our Senate today, old bullshitters still around because no one had the balls to get rid of them.  Most with gracious silver hairdos and a total do-nothing attitude just collect paychecks, retirement benefits and bribes from the National Rifle Association.

More recently they in the Senate are known as the Gray-haired Old Pretenders.  I hesitated to use the word Pr*cks, they are just not worthy. To be a Pr*ck you have to do something bad,  but do it well bad.  They do nothing!  Not even do they do bad well!

They are one of the two major political parties in the United States.  The Senate runs under Mitch McConnell Supreme Ayatollah and Goose Stepping Dance Teacher of the GOP and  currently controls the White House and spends 95% of its time obstructing anything good in the United States Senate. 

The party is composed of a number of small, unofficial, and highly factionalized “sub-parties” with drastically different beliefs with a practically nonexistent partisan organization.  They don’t play nice, they are scumbags and freeloaders.

All of which just so happen to (on the outside at least) maintain the illusion that they are a collective, when, in reality, they are disjointed cliques and cabals who only have in common the fact that they all personally consider themselves to be vaguely “conservative” to some degree.  I prefer “ disgusting, misleading, full of sh*t and retarded at times from too much party line”.  

With the rise of  Ober Fuehrer Herr Donald T-RUMP in the 2016 Presidential election… They differ in the sense that under T-RUMP none of them get along, and under Hitler, or Stalin, Mussolini they had to or would be dead.  

While there are various wings in the party characterized by different ideological viewpoints, some of which are completely rational, the most vocal “  Republicans” these days tend to be right-wing populists, reactionary assholes, the psychotically religious, and, of course, white nationalists.  They never tell the truth and are scared sh*tless of T-RUMP.

There is an increasingly small center-right section representing moderate conservatives who generally happen to be the hawkish type, libertarian-leaning folk, and the tiny remnant of what used to be the establishment. 

Most of them, especially the last ones mentioned, are extremely confused, still pondering over where in Lincoln’s name it went all wrong, while the "normies" and the truly far-right vilify them as being "not true conservatives", or RINO for short. 

This wing has shrunk to almost nothing culminating in the rise of the neoconservatives, the Tea Party, crypto-racist Trumpists, and the blatantly racist Alt-right faction, which, at this point, is probably close to getting a candidate of their own into Congress, possibly a clone made from Hitlers DNA. 


The False Messiah
This continued throughout the boom of the tax protest movement and the “  Reagan Revolution”, despite the fact that, by today’s standards, Reagan's policies would be more comparable to those of the centrist Hillary Clinton. Even so, he was one of many factors in leading it to its current wing-nut state, even if he was not one himself. 

This particularly had to do with his bringing into the party the Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals, who had once supported Jimmy Carter but were now disillusioned with the Democratic Party.  And joined the GOP who will eventually f*ck them up badly because T-RUMP is the false Messiah.

The final nail in the coffin came when BUSH43 , who was highly neoconservative, became President. While many neocons like McCain remained with the party, the Republicans, after he lost the 2008 election, had completed its full transformation into the mess that it is today. Speaking of statistics, Republicans lie three times more often than Democrats.

The old-style Republicans have become radical leftists without even trying (i.e. they're apparently trying to kill all white people because they think racism is bad). Express any kind of socially progressive idea and suddenly you've got your penis stuck in Karl Marx's beard. Some argue that moderate Republicans still exist, and are waiting for a suitable figure to lead them. If so, it is hard to tell them from the faux-rebels running around.


McCONNELL’S MASTER-DEBAITERS

Since one man took office almost three years ago, and the previous eight years of obstruction by the GOP,  we have been lied to almost 18,219 times and have had to endure one miscalculated stupid insidious embarrassment after another as a nation… The fall of the GOP…

The Republican party of Chickenhawks ( the gentle Elephant giant died years ago) and their leadership of McConnell and McCarthy should be relieved as obstructionists and violating their Constitutional beliefs actually working against Americans rather than for the American people.  

Anywhere else in this world they would be called them traitors, in some countries they would be shot.  Thats a good idea.  The party once represented by an elephant is now represented by a Chickenhawk, talk like hawks and act like chickens. Doing nothing but pecking corn and pooping poop.   

T-RUMP is not alone, it takes the cowards in the Senate and Congress afraid to stand up to him and they are not serving the people they are serving T-RUMP.   T-RUMP is the third party and the fourth part of the Government.  It was originally Hitlers plan which succeeded by control of the three factions of a democracy.


AKA The Chickenhawks, is composed of many ball-less cowards, needing to be culled out as swift as possible or there will be no party... they are mainly to blame under the leadership of Mitch McConnell who has been the leading scumbag of the party... also known as the grim reaper....followed by a grand assortment of idiots, liars and imbeciles with gutless wonder... and nothing is being done about it,  thats the part that says if the voters are that frickin stupid, they deserve him.


CHICKENHAWKS
We called them THE CHICKENHAWKS,  the new  Republican symbol,  officially the extinct and wooly Elephant has been replaced by a Chicken.  It won’t be a chicken in every pot but a GOP chicken in many House and Senate seats and that leads to seats filled with an abundance of CHICKENSHIT.

Wow, what a bunch of real fake cowardly pooper’s afraid of Herr Donald and the Grim Reaper Mitch “ the Bitch” McConnell.  And if they don’t vote Donald’s way, a tweet will follow.  Tweet-Tweet, just like baby chicks the only media Donald trusts because real media seems to see him for what he really is, very sick, and needs immediate help and someone to chop his head off.

I see how our fake politicians operate, more fake hair than a Gaither Family Evangelical Gospel Sing-a-long.  I see the same, lock-stepped, in perfect tune, we are unfortunately inundated by scumbags, now called SCUMBIRDS because they all fly in formation, and most should have been thrown out a long time ago. 

PHOTO-OP:   Above. Here is a shot of T-RUMP addressing Mitch McConnell, the Head Chicken of the Senate, a real  CLUCK-SUCKER.   The photo on the left is from the last Republican Caucus where they said we stand shoulder to shoulder against decency.

I would like to see guilty sentences passed down, and treason charged to some.  Hopefully after the 2020 election there will be a balance in the Congress and Senate and many of the really fake Chickenhawks will be gone.   Don’t lock them up…cook them…Like Trumps Cabinet,  Graham, Pence, McConnell, McCarthy, and Nunes, Meadows, Jordan...and a few others.  ( Canola Oil, 450 degrees, twelve hours or until they stop clucking)


SWAMPS REPLACED BY A CESSPOOL OF LOSERS

🏛  WHERE ARE THE REPUBLI-CAN-NOTS?

There is no Republican Party anymore, it was a party of cowards anyway controlled by McConnell, and the latest shape-shifter traitor to country Lindsey Graham, and McCarthy.  It is now the party of Trump which is so close to Leninism / Marxism leading to an Oligarchy.  Heavily coated in Hitler philosophy, carefully crafted by Steve Miller, and somewhat supported by cowardly clones.  

The swamp is no longer, as many see it as a huge, really huge septic tank.  Swamps are usually not-problematic with dirty water filtered in some cases, and well thought out by nature,  in some cases essential for the environment.  Like the Florida Everglades ruined by the ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.   (Hmmm, Army’s destroy things, not engineer things) which is now in a new billion dollar project to restore the 

ON the other hand  Septic tanks are filled with sh*t and thats something only T-Rump, McConnell and Graham does best who added so many incompetents to handle things backed by losers who were already in office... the do LIES well.

The naive and hopefuls fell for the whole bullshit and now he cannot deliver.  Now GM has closed five plants.  They beat reporters, following his comments, called them disgusting names, all in the name of freedom.  They believed the false prophet.  And it was all lies.  

Five journalists because of T-RUMP rhetoric were beaten at rallies.  Now truth will suffer more, I have no sympathy for stupidity, I do care that they the base are hurting,  and it will get worse, the answer is rethink, plan, move on, dump the T-RUMP and look for good people to lead them and that will not be easy.  The worst part is the swamp, now it’s a cesspool, and serving ones country will need a new breed, people who can clean up the mess, all the puppy sh*t left in the White House.

ATCH 05-07-2020 aljacobsladder.com