Snarky Snippets For A Dreary Grey Day

Okay, folks, the holidays are over and I for one am more than ready to return to my normal routine.  Let’s get the tree down, pack those decorations away, finish all those leftovers, and get back to whatever passes for ‘normal’ in your household!  My psyche doesn’t handle disruptions well at all.

Sorry, Louie, but the answer is ‘NO’

I told you earlier this week about a lawsuit filed by the ignoble representative from Texas, Louie Gohmert and others, that sought to attempt to pressure Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the results of the election.  The suit was a bad joke, for there were no grounds whatsoever for it, and most every political analyst and constitutional law expert said it was doomed to fail.

Well, fail it did.  Yesterday, Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle of the Eastern District of Texas ruled that Gohmert and other republican lawmakers lacked the proper standing to sue Mr. Pence in the matter.  The real kicker in this ruling, though, is the fact that Judge Kernodle was appointed by Trump himself!  And, to heap insult onto injury in the eyes of Trump, the Department of Justice, representing Pence, had asked the Judge to reject the lawsuit.  I hear that Trump is not a happy camper about these latest developments, and Gohmert claims he intends to appeal, but with only five days before Congress meets to certify Joe Biden’s electoral win, I doubt there is time, nor is there willingness on the part of any judges to open themselves to what would follow if Pence were forced to take away the people’s will.

Score one for justice.toon-2

They never give up, do they?

This just in, as I was writing the above snippet – several republican senators, led by Ted Cruz of Texas, have signed a statement saying that they will refuse to certify the electoral votes for Joe Biden unless a ten-day audit is performed.

good grief

More grandstanding, and a move that is destined to fail, for frankly the votes of these idiots are not requisite for a majority vote to certify the results of the Electoral College.  The democrats have a majority in the House of Representatives, and in the Senate, a number of republicans have already acknowledged Joe Biden’s win and will not align themselves with these spoiled brats.  The ones who have signed the statement are:

  • Ted Cruz – Texas
  • Ron Johnson – Wisconsin
  • James Lankford – Oklahoma
  • Steve Daines – Montana
  • John Kennedy – Louisiana
  • Marsha Blackburn – Tennessee
  • Mike Braun – Indiana
  • Cynthia Lummis – Wyoming (senator-elect)
  • Roger Marshall – Kansas (senator-elect)
  • Bill Hagerty – Tennessee (senator-elect)
  • Tommy Tuberville – Alabama (senator-elect)

And, of course, good ol’ Josh Hawley from Missouri said last week that he intends to contest the results.  These people make me literally sick.  They are elected to do what is in the best interest of the people of this country, not to kiss the ass of the idiot-child trying to hold on to the Oval Office by lying, cheating, and bullying.  They are perfectly willing to say to us … “you do not matter, your vote does not matter, we don’t feel one whit of responsibility to you”, for that is exactly what they are telling us!

Their efforts will fail, on Wednesday, January 6th, Joe Biden’s electoral win will be certified and two weeks later, on January 20th, Joe Biden will be inaugurated the 46th President of the United States.  However, what they ARE doing is demoralizing us, keeping our angst stirred, and slapping us repeatedly in the face.  They are putting their own desires and fortunes ahead of ours, and THAT is simply wrong!  I hope the people of those states begin demanding that they be held accountable, either through impeachment or other means.

He’s stabbing his own in the back

As you all know, the Georgia runoff races for the U.S. Senate are in just three days.  Polling is erratic, but one thing is for certain, that both races are looking to be remarkably close.  So, what does Trump do to help his side?  He basically tells republican voters not to bother, that the elections are “illegal and invalid”.  This is one time that I’m applauding his false claims, for if he convinces republicans to stay home on Tuesday, so much the better for the nation.

In addition, he has been verbally attacking Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both republicans, for the past month over their honesty in certifying the election in Georgia.  He claims they owe it to him to overturn the voice of the people, but both Kemp and Raffensperger remember that their loyalty is to the people of Georgia, not a two-bit madman who is attempting to hijack the election.

Last month, Trump attended a rally in Georgia (did he do any real work in 2020?) where he proceeded to spend most of his time lamenting his own situation, making his tiresome false claims about voter fraud, and yadda yadda yadda.  He did Loeffler and Perdue, the two republican candidates, no favours then, and he is doing them none now.  He’s scheduled to attend another rally on Monday, the day before the elections, where he is likely to further hurt their cause.  I suppose we ought to thank him for the help he is giving the two democrats, Warnock and Ossoff!

16 thoughts on “Snarky Snippets For A Dreary Grey Day

  1. Presumably none of these folk have read US history from 1850 to 1861?
    Or if they have are they banking on a Leo Pope Walker prediction being right this time (apart from that one uber-klutz who wants violence on the streets)


  2. Jill, Louie Gohmert’s case was poor to begin with. Now he is inciting violence. This is supposed to be a Congressman, but he is just acting like barking junkyard dog for the outgoing president. As for these Senators, I wrote a sample email in my last post. I had posted it on Josh Hawley’s website, but sent it to a few of latest Trump Toadies in the Senate. Please feel free to adapt and use.

    What GOP leadership is learning way too late, the outgoing president does not give a rat’s ass who or what he destroys to protect his fragile ego. Keith

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    • Agreed … Gohmert’s case could have been picked apart by even the lowliest of lawyers … heck, I could have argued against it and made more sense than ol’ Louie made. The Republicans in Congress are no longer professionals, no longer have a bit of interest in this country or its people, but are self-focused, greedy, arrogant jerks who are, as you say, acting like junkyard dogs. I trace much of it back to Citizens United allowing nearly unlimited donations by corporations and lobbyists such as the fossil fuel and weapons industries. And now, they fear they see their easy profits going down the tubes, so they are forsaking their oaths, telling us they could care less about our welfare, and seeking to salvage their own money & power. I think it’s time for the GOP to go down in flames … let’s start a second party with a conscience. I will check out your post in a few … I also emailed Josh Hawley a few days ago, and received a canned response. I’ve also let Senator Portman know in no uncertain terms that if he supports the attempts to steal our votes, I will form a one-woman committee to bring him down in 2022! I’m mad … could you tell?


  3. A nice little win for both the Democratic candidates could just end this endless pain for at least the next two years and maybe longer, giving the Country chance to recover from the manchild’s tantrums and the stupidity of those who are trying to subvert justice at the expense of the whole country, even though almost half won’t realise it. How do people like Ted Cruz sleep at night?

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    • Well, even that double win won’t end the pain, but it will go a long way toward enabling Biden to do what needs to be done to restore this nation, for right now, it is broken, thanks to the Republican Party, Republicans in Congress, and Republican voters. This chaos must end … it is ripping this nation apart, causing us to be no better than a third-world nation. I think, to answer your question, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Mitch McConnell and others have no conscience to keep them awake at nights … they probably sleep a whole hell of a lot better than I do! Sigh.

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  4. Actions and sounds of a desperate man.

    Something of interest … there are repeated “questions” on Quora related to Trump’s senility. Many are convinced he’s suffering from dementia and offer various indications of same for proof — some of which include testimonies of people who have had family members that suffered from it. Wikipedia mentions that symptoms “include emotional problems, difficulties with language, and decreased motivation.”

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    • A while back, maybe a couple of years ago, a group of psychologists analyzed him from afar and said he was suffering … not dementia, but some narcissistic mental illness that I’ve long since forgotten the name. But, as I said then, you really cannot determine that from afar. I think he is scared to death about what will happen to him once he no longer has the protection of the presidency, for there are many potential lawsuits, and a $400 million debt coming due, so he is going in every direction trying to avert the inevitable. Meanwhile, though, he is destroying what little is left of our nation. And Republicans in Congress are aiding and abetting.


  5. The most ironic thing about this is Trump didn’t win the first time he ran!
    Why do the Dems never fight when they legitimately win?! People say Trump is not used to losing. I say: Trump is accustomed to losing & still getting what he wants!
    I am so disgusted by much of this country. I hope young people start a new party. Or two.
    It’s time we have real change in this country. Change that works for all of us. This war budget to fight in countries that are NO THREAT to us needs to end. We need to use that money to make this country better. But neither party is talking about that.
    So, again, young people (& by that I mean, under 50!), it’s time to get your butts moving. This country needs you to save our asses!

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    • You are so right, and I keep harping on that … he lost by nearly 3 million votes, but he won in the right districts, in the right states, so the Electoral College overrode our votes. Did Democrats make a stink and try to illegally manipulate the vote? No, they did not. Did Hillary Clinton act like a bitch and refuse to accept Trump’s win? No, she congratulated him the next morning. I think it’s obvious who the adults in the room are, and it damn sure isn’t the Republicans!

      Like you, I am disgusted by about half this country who are hypocrites and adhere to a double standard, allowing Trump to get by with nearly anything, when they damn near impeached Obama for wearing a tan-coloured suit! We surely need something to turn this nation around, to bring us together so we can work for change that benefits everyone, not just a few, not just white people, and not just religious people.


  6. but both Kemp and Raffensperger remember that their loyalty is to the people of Georgia, not a two-bit madman who is attempting to hijack the election.

    I wish that were true, but I believe that both Hasenpfeffer’s and the Kempmeister’s fealty lie with conservative dogma.
    Just because there are some lines they will not cross, they will still try and disenfranchise Democratic voters. They have already signaled that with their intent to change the absentee/vote by mail procedure during this legislative session.

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    • You are right, of course … I was just pleased to see that this time, at least, they did the right thing. I have had zero respect for Kemp ever since first seeing his campaign ad where he was holding a gun pointed at his daughter’s boyfriend, but his willingness to stand against Trump brought him up just a notch in my esteem … not much, mind you, but a notch. Same for Raffensperger, who I knew little about before the tumultuous election in November, but I was pleased that he didn’t cave to the pressure Trump applied, like so many others have done. And yes, I did see that Raffensperger is trying to take away no-excuse postal voting, supposedly because it was such a time-consuming thing, but I think the better option is to expand postal voting in the future, and implement systems to handle all those ballots coming in via the USPS.


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