In December of 2020, 126 Republican lawmakers signed on to a seditious lawsuit. The traitors of two years ago are remarkably familiar.
Greg, Thank you for not giving any of these POS a pass. I’m happy that you continue to use your forum to remind your readers what these pols are.
Bringing it home.
And thank you for reposting that Aaron Harris (Clearing the Fog) essay.. A *must read.*
Weird that you wrote and published the essay on the traitors are easy to spot the same day that the chief traitor DFG posted his infamous tweet to come to DC January 6, 2021 It will be wild! Also fuck Paul Ryan he was not a leader in any sense of the word! Greg hope you are feeling better every day and thanks for all your hard work!
"Still, 126 members of Congress put their names on this piece of fascist Charmin..."
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"...insurrectionists like Mo Brooks, Scott Perry, and Andy Biggs...."
Those three + George Santos = Republican house majority. What happens next?
It's unnerving that these players are as bold as they are ... I'm undecided where to pin the failure that enables them. It seems baked into the system, when you look at our history. But so is prevailing. You're doing good work here, Greg. (Pays for subscription.)
I prefer to call Ken Paxton, "The Indicted Kenneth Paxton". Absolutely shameless and disgusting.
"Four different judges have overseen his case at some point. Where a trial would happen — if it ever does — has ping-ponged from Dallas to Houston to Dallas again. All the while, other clouds have gathered over Paxton: the FBI is investigating him over separate accusations of corruption, and the State Bar of Texas is weighing possible reprimands over his attempts to baselessly overturn the 2020 election." https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-05-23/seven-years-later-still-no-trial-for-texas-ag-ken-paxton
Before reading this latest Prevail, I wanted to catch up on my thank-you's for the last several podcasts and Five8's. Particularly, I want to send well wishes for your full recovery from COVID, and hoping that LB is feeling more cheerful than she was last Friday on the Five8; though who could blame her since she's been at "it" for such a long time.
Shireen Mitchell's take on the royals as related to Harry and Meghan exposed a layer that I hadn't thought about before. I had many "aha" moments while she was speaking. Well done, Greg!
Thank you, Greg, for calling it out as it is. These POS fascists are more emboldened as justice has not come knocking...yet. I remain optimistic, but holy hell - it's not only disheartening but terrifying to watch this all go unchecked as they dig their heels in.
Thank you, Greg, once again bringing the truth. The United States has a history of letting something get out of control, then coming back afterwards and saying that it happened due to a "failure of imagination." I'm becoming more and more convinced that is what is happening now. There has been NO appreciable movement holding traitors to account. Breaching SCIFs have no consequences because, well, nothing happened. Depositions were delayed, people yelled at each other, they ordered pizza, but as far as we know, no national security was damaged. SO, nothing's done. Wouldn't want to upset the conservatives, who as professional victims, would scream that they were being persecuted for their political beliefs. Wouldn't it be great if life worked this way? We could all get our annual insurance premiums refunded each year because "nothing happened."
In the House, the ONLY Republican targeted by "leadership" for dismissal last election cycle was Madison Cawthorn. I suspect that came after the Republican cocaine-fueled orgies comments, but may have happened sooner. McCarthy ACTIVELY pursued getting rid of him, and so it was done. But who pulled on McCarthy's strings? No matter, Cawthorn's gone, and Boebert, Biggs, Jordan, Greene, and fucking Gosar remain behind to cause chaos. This is ALL a game to them. A chance to show their theatrical chops on C-SPAN.
Next presidential election, Biden (or whomever) will win again against some mongrel like Trump or DeDumbass, and all of this will happen again. The fascists, who ARE the minority, are winning, and they're winning because no one with authority to stop it is doing anything useful. Trump could be dead before he's indicted. Congress isn't even policing their own. Congress should be talking about expulsions, but nothing. They continue as if this ongoing insurrection isn't happening, that it was a one-time shot. Yet another failure of imagination.
I have no faith in Republicans at all. I'm losing faith in Democrats too. Pretty speeches, always taking the high road. Always trying to be the adults in the room, but the loud minority doesn't seem to care. Instead, we have scum like Roger Stone saying, "...claim victory. Possession is nine-tenths of the law. We won. Fuck you. Sorry. Over. We won. ... Fuck the voting, go right to the violence[,]” and then it happens, the violence comes and is just barely quelled. A lot of nice speeches, including from Republicans, afterwards, but little action. The Jan 6th Committee spent 18 months to give us a great final report, but just this morning, it was revealed by the Washington Post that they left out most of the stuff that contributed to the forming of the insurrection by almost ignoring the effect of social media. And they all but ignored it, "for fear of..." upsetting Republicans, upsetting tech companies, upsetting anyone, I guess. "For fear of..." -- is that how we're meant to live now? Truth, but only 65% or so, "for fear of..." Legislation to rein in the traitors, but not too harshly, "for fear of..." Justice for the January 6th perpetrators, but mostly for things like "PARADING" (FFS!), "for fear of..."
If I were 30 years younger, I probably would have moved out of the US after 2016. As it is, I'm here for the duration. BUT, in my own little way, I will not live "for fear of." After almost seven years of Trumpism, I no longer have a failure of imagination either. Absolutely ANYTHING is possible. There are no more guardrails for them, and the few that still exist are inadequate to the job. Centrist Democrats are what we have to "fight" for us, and that's the squid game. It's not pretty, but it is what it is. We can only watch and VOTE -- although if they are somehow successful in cutting Social Security or Medicare, I WILL be taking part in the "Granny Insurrection" (that's what they'll call it!), so there's that to look forward to. In the meantime, I'll stick here and the truth and light you put out several times every week. Hope you're feeling better, Greg!
One flew over the Cuckoos nest!
The intractable ordure that is the GOP warrants criminal action, although it appears justice is leisurely... thanks for the humorous reminder. Ignoble poltroons, coupled with venal fuckery define todays GOP! It’s definitely time for a guillotine line in America!
Hopefully you’re feeling better Greg!
Desantis and Trump lose the GOP nomination for President to a bigger Liar.
Excellent & Well Said! The traitors are easy to spot. Mostly the part about “ you don’t sign onto an Amicus Brief if you value our Republic.” I am so discouraged to see so many of them Re-elected. Districts were gerrymandered to the point it cost us the house & kept these traitors in our Capital. Democracy & The American people deserve better but who would know as media refuses to report.
Good question: why hasn’t the odious Paxton gone to trial? (I’m so proud he blocked me). Grenell is another one w a suspicious past. I referenced his connection to a cocaine, credit card scandal that happened in Germany when he was posted there & a woman on twitter threatened to come after me. Geez.. if they can’t take the heat stay out o’ the kitchen. Problem is there; is no heat on them. It’s like the Good ‘Ol Boy networks of the 1960’s Dixie & Cornbread Mafia got resurrected and injected w high octane steroids.