A Slap In The Face

Well, it’s done.  We all expected it, but it’s still a slap in the face, a gut punch.  The mindless, conscienceless Republicans in the Senate struck down the proposal for a commission to investigate the events of January 6th.  Once again, We the People have been denied our rights, told by the likes of Moscow Mitch McConnell to sit down and shut up.  Since we are not important to the members of Congress, perhaps it’s time we stop paying their salaries, eh?  A nice widescale tax revolution ought to get their attention.  Why, after all, should we pay for services that we are not getting?  I’m too angry at the moment to write anything coherent, so I share with you yesterday’s Claytoonz on this topic …

Republicans Heart Terrorists

Republicans do not want to investigate the January 6 terrorist attack on the Capitol. Why? Because it’ll anger Donald Trump. They serve Trump, not you, silly Billy.

The attack was by white nationalists. That’s the GOP base. They tried to overturn an election. If this crowd was black or antifa, the GOP would be all about a commission to investigate the attack.

House Minority Leader once said the quiet part out loud about a commission. It was into the investigation of Benghazi that Republicans held for several years, spending millions of dollars. There were ten investigations into Benghazi, six by the Republican-led House. Kevin McCarthy explicitly stated they were held only to hurt Hillary Clinton and he boasted they had lowered her approval ratings. Other than that, the investigations didn’t uncover anything. Now, they’re afraid a commission into the January 6 attack will hurt Republicans in the upcoming midterms. They’re also afraid it’ll piss off Trump and he won’t help them campaign or raise money.

McCarthy had several demands for there to be a commission. He demanded that Republicans have as many appointments as Democrats to the commission. He demanded that Republicans have subpoena power. He demanded that the investigation be over by the end of 2021.

In opposing a commission, McCarthy said, “For months, the Speaker of the House refused to negotiate in good faith on basic parameters that would govern a commission to examine the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.” Except, each of his demands were met. He got exactly what he demanded and still opposed the investigation.

Senate Minority Leader Moscow Mitch McFucknuts also opposes it and said we shouldn’t keep “litigating” the past. This was five months ago. Meanwhile, Republicans in Arizona are litigating the past by recounting ballots seven months after the election.

The House passed a bill to create the commission. It needs ten Republicans to join Democrats for it pass in the Senate. Thursday, Gladys Sicknick, the mother of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, along with the slain officer’s girlfriend, met with Republican senators to try to convince them to vote for the commission.

Thirteen Republican senators refused to attend the meeting out of cowardice.

Gladys Sicknick issued a statement saying, “My son, Capitol Police Officer, Brian Sicknick, died on January 7, 2021. He died because of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol Building on January 6.”

“He and his fellow officers fought for hours and hours against those animals who were trying to take over the Capitol Building and our Democracy, as we know it. While they were fighting, congressmen and senators were locking themselves inside their offices. According to some who were barricaded in their offices said it looked like tourists walking through the Capitol. Really?”

Republican congressmen and senators also lock themselves in their offices out of fear of having to meet the mother of a cop killed by MAGA terrorists.

Ms. Sicknick only received three commitments out of the 50 Republicans in the Senate. She has Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins. As to the rest, she asked, “How can they not be doing the right thing?”

Sicknick said, “Not having a January 6 Commission to look into exactly what occurred is a slap in the faces of all the officers who did their jobs that day.” Reportedly, many of the officers of the Capitol Police Department feel as though Republicans regard them as their servants.

McConnell claims a commission, evenly split between Democratic and Republican appointees, will be “openly partisan.” What’s non-partisan is that some Republicans will vote for it with Democrats…and what’s partisan is that only Republicans will be voting against it. Who would have guessed years ago that supporting terrorists would be a partisan thing for Republicans to do.

The Homeland Security Committee was created from the 9/11 commission’s recommendations. It was created to protect this nation from terrorists. Now, that committee is being ignored so Republicans can protect terrorists.

Gladys Sicknick may have asked the question rhetorically, but I’m not.

How can they not be doing the right thing?

21 thoughts on “A Slap In The Face

  1. Thank you for sharing!!… Again, while all eyes are on the Republican leadership, the core of the issue is with the supporters (the foundation)… the Republicans who voted against the bill or ignored it are more interested in their survival and image rather than the survival of the nation… they joined forces with Trump believing what he told them and the wishes of their supporters and now they are caught between a rock and a hard place, their credibility tanking..
    Generations ago they may have been able to maintain their image with their rhetoric but with today’s technology, they can run but they cannot hide… for any change to happen, the ideology of the foundation will have to change in some manner…. “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” (Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher, (1788-1860))… 🙂

    Until we meet again, have a great holiday and…
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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    • You are so right, Dutch! I read this evening that a majority of Republican voters STILL BELIEVE that the election was ‘stolen’ from the former guy and that the insurrectionists did the right thing in attacking Congress and the Capitol. How … HOW do we make them see the truth??? They are fed a steady diet of lies by the likes of Fox ‘News’ and it seems that nothing we say penetrates the fog surrounding their brains! My fear … one of my fears … is the 2nd item in Schopenhauer’s list: it is violently opposed. Is there more to come? I keep hearing rumblings about the republicans ‘taking up arms against the government’ … gun sales have soared over the past year. Sigh. May thanks for the Irish Saying … especially “May peace and plenty bless your world” … I could use some peace these days.


  2. Jill, I shared with several Republican Senators before the vote that not having a commission to look into the insurrection is a dereliction of duty and a dishonor to their oath to the constitution. My sentiments are regardless of party in power at the time, it was just shameful that one branch of government would play a role in the insurrection against another, endangering the people who voted no as well as yes. As an independent and former member of both parties, we must hold people to account. I view the roles of the two Macs, McConnell in the Senate and McCarthy in the House as cowardice. People died. Law officers died. The Grand Old Party is adrift and has become a dark shadow of itself. It is concerning and embarrassing. Keith

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    • I, too, shared much the same, and the mother of slain officer Brian Sicknick pleaded with members of Congress, but to no avail. Apparently, their own fortunes are far more important to them than doing their job, or upholding their oath. Well, we now know just where We the People stand … it’s about time for the voters to wake up and get rid of these jerks!

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        • Jill and Soundeagle, people like Mitch McConnell will not care unless they are made to care. McConnell does not do anything until he measures the political ramifications of it, and that includes going to the bathroom. The reason why they don’t want the commission was summed up by Marco Rubio – because it will make Republicans look bad. It will because they are culpable in aiding and abetting the former president by not calling him on the carpet for his repeated lying. All along, they thought they could tame him while harnessing his fan base, but they have sadly learned they cannot. So, when his businesses are indicted in the near future following a Grand Jury hearing, they will have yet another thing to answer for. Until the next thing comes along. Keith

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          • I just keep wondering how these people live with themselves, how they are able to sleep at night, how they can even look their friends and family in the eye. You say that McConnell et al will not care until or unless they are made to care, but … how do we make them care? We’ve reminded them of their oaths, of their responsibilities, and yet they seem to be wearing blinders and earplugs, for we might just as well be ants in the closet. Sigh. I hope … I sincerely hope that long before the 2024 election, the former guy is in a prison cell with no hope of running for president ever again. Or dead. I’ll settle for dead.


    • Thanks Ned! It is indeed a sad day, a very dark day. We now know that we really no longer have a democratic republic and that the Constitution has been shredded.


  3. Thanks re due at least to the four Republicans who did vote with the Democrats. The ones who voted against, or did not vote at all, (why are these votes not mandatory?) are openly giving insurrectionist the key to the door and will on day find themselves hanging next to Mike Pence. Very often insurrectionists are against all Government, not just half of it.

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    • It was actually six Republicans … it looks like only four because … TWO DEMOCRATS didn’t show up to vote! Yes, they have now given the green light to future domestic terrorism and you can only imagine what will happen in 2024 if President Biden is re-elected. This country took a big step into a very dark place yesterday. A price will be paid by us all. Sigh.

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    • You are exactly right, and even the FBI and other security agencies have said the same. Yes, yesterday they gave domestic terrorists, white supremacists and the rest of the lot a green light. Next election, if the Democrats win a majority in both chambers of Congress, don’t be surprised to see the Capitol attacked again, and in 2024 if Biden wins re-election, my best guess is that all hell will break loose. Sigh. I don’t ever want to hear somebody call this the “greatest nation on Earth” … it never was, but now it damn sure ain’t!

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