We Be Snarky Today!

Some days da snark just keeps on comin’ …

Oh da bigotry!!!

Doug Mastriano is hoping to become the next governor of Pennsylvania.  He is a QAnon supporter and was also identified as a key figure by the House Jan. 6 committee in their investigation into the Capitol insurrection and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.  He spent over $3,000 to bus more than 100 Trump supporters to Washington on January 6th to be part of the attempted coup, and he himself was photographed crossing police barricades at the Capitol that day.  This alone shows Mastriano is not a very nice dude.  But read on …

Earlier this year, he apparently hired a consultant, a man named Andrew Torba, who is the founder and CEO of “Gab”, a right-wing social media outlet.  Here is what Torba had to say earlier this month to some criticisms of Mastriano by two conservative journalists, Ben Shapiro who is Jewish and Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report …

“We don’t want people who are atheists. We don’t want people who are Jewish. We don’t want people who are, you know, nonbelievers, agnostic, whatever. This is an explicitly Christian movement because this is an explicitly Christian country. Ben Shapiro is not welcome in the movement unless he repents and accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior.”

I’m gonna say this once again, for obviously some people like Mr. Torba need to hear it.  The United States of America is NOT an “explicitly Christian” country!!!  Never has been, and hopefully never will be!  This is a secular nation where people of ALL religions and people of NO religion are equally welcome!  What the Sam Hell is so difficult to understand about that???  If the good people of Pennsylvania somehow elect this jackass Mastriano to be their next governor, all I can say is they will get what they deserve!

Mastriano is running against Democrat Josh Shapiro.  Currently, Shapiro is ahead in the polls, but only by about a 1% margin … far too close for comfort.

For once, a bit of good sense in the GOP?

Censuring seems to be quite popular these days in the Republican Party.  What does it take to be censured by the GOP?  The clear-cut one seems to be speaking against Donald Trump.  Earlier this year, both Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger were censured by the GOP for their honesty, their willingness to put the country above their political party.  What this means is that both were stripped of any committee assignments they may have held, but that’s okay … it gives them more time to spend working with the January 6th committee toward ultimate justice.

Both have paid a high price in their careers for their place on the committee, their choice to do the right thing.  Adam Kinzinger decided early on that he would not run for re-election in November.  Ms. Cheney remains in the race, but with zero support from her party, she faces an uphill battle.  Also, a year ago Ms. Cheney was censured by the Wisconsin GOP for her vote to impeach Trump in his 2nd impeachment.

However, there might be a bit of common sense or ethical thought processes in the Illinois GOP.  A group of Republican state legislators and trumpists have called on the Illinois GOP to censure Congressman Adam Kinzinger for “incendiary language, wild exaggeration and personal opinions” during the House select committee’s hearings.  But … GOP governor candidate Darren Bailey, who’s backed by Trump, and Illinois Republican Party President Don Tracy are ignoring the request!  Bailey and Tracy issued statements …

“The Illinois GOP is focused on uniting the party to defeat Gov. Pritzker in November and make Illinois a safe and affordable place for people to live. That’s what Republicans are rallying around. That is our priority.”

Did they say, ‘uniting the party’???  Well, whatever their reasons, it’s a sign of hope that perhaps the grip Trump has had on the GOP is being loosened, perhaps they’ve seen that his “my way or the highway” manner is not the way to win friends and influence people?  We can only hope.

Well, folks, I’ve got more snark, but I’m running out of time, so I’ll wrap it up here and save da snark for another day!  Meanwhile … just a few ‘toons …

25 thoughts on “We Be Snarky Today!

  1. Yeah, and then the state GQP censures Rusty Bowers for speaking truth at the Jan 6 and reward him for his years of GOP service and loyalty by running and supporting another candidate against him. The GQP has twisted values and visions. Hugs, M

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    • I heard that and … I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, for that seems to be the GQP answer for everyone who crosses them … censure. I was also disappointed, though, in Bowers who even after his very moving testimony before the January 6th committee, said he would vote for Trump again if he runs. WTF??? Sigh. Cheers ‘n hugs, my friend!

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  2. “Hey Dude. Yeah you. C’mer a minute….You said….
    ‘This is an explicitly Christian movement because this is an explicitly Christian country,’
    “Lemme, lay The Secret on ya fellah. If that were so, you just wouldn’t be allowed in through any door. Now go and get down on your knees and prayer to the Good Lord for forgiveness,”

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  3. Jill, seeing Mastriano reminds me of DeSantis. PA and FL deserve better than these extreme politicians. Censuring people who speak the truth is not a good path forward for a political party. I read today in The Hill about McConnell’s miscalculation of not convicting Trump in the Senate. He could have told the MAGA crowd my hands are tied – Trump violated his oath and was seditious. We must impeach and convict him. Instead, he opened Pandora’s Box and Republicans who want to curry favor must openly perpetuate a lie – if you don’t, you get censured. This is why conservative Michael Gerson says the “Republican Party is in decay.” Keith

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    • Aye, they are like two peas in a pod, and then you add Oz and Vance to the pod and that is one toxic veggie! Indeed, McConnell could have saved himself and all of us a lot of grief if he had simply done the right thing. But no … McConnell is more concerned with his own political future … which should be toast by now, but somehow he’s survived this, too. I think the GOP is beyond “in decay” and has rotted through to the core.

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