Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Monday, February 1, 2021

The current GOP is the party of cultists and whackos


With the GOP becoming increasingly loony and keeping the anti-Democracy Donald J. Trump as the leader of the party, who's surprised at learning how many sane people are leaving? 

The only people left in the GOP are cultists and whackos: 

Marjorie Taylor Green is, obviously, a very damaged individual with nothing, absolutely nothing, to contribute to the national discussion. 

Ignore her, shun her but let her remain in office as Exhibit A for the harm -- fatal, perhaps -- that Trump has caused his disintegrating party. 

(Reuters) - Dozens of Republicans in former President George W. Bush's administration are leaving the party, dismayed by a failure of many elected Republicans to disown Donald Trump after his false claims of election fraud sparked a deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol last month. 

 These officials, some who served in the highest echelons of the Bush administration, said they had hoped that a Trump defeat would lead party leaders to move on from the former president and denounce his baseless claims that the November presidential election was stolen. But with most Republican lawmakers sticking to Trump, these officials say they no longer recognize the party they served. Some have ended their membership, others are letting it lapse while a few are newly registered as independents, according to a dozen former Bush officials who spoke with Reuters. 

 "The Republican Party as I knew it no longer exists. I’d call it the cult of Trump," said Jimmy GurulĂ©, who was Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the Bush administration.


Never Trumper said...

The Trumpers are all pouty and unhappy because Joe Biden won the presidency legally and fairly and Donald Trump's coup d'etat failed. So now they're not gonna blog anymore and that'll show us! Here's the deal -- Trump is a traitor to America, he incited his mobs to overthrow the country and that's the truth. And Trumpers say Joe Biden is an "enemy of the republic?" This, my friends, is how a country breaks in two. The traitors who do not hold Trump responsible for the insurrection and who believe the election was stolen will be responsible for the breaking up of America. They followed a lying Russian asset and all they got was a failed coup d'etat and thier feelings hurt!

Anonymous said...

The GOP is anti American and pro domestic terrorism.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is speaking out, blasting Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s embrace of “loony lies and conspiracy theories” as a “cancer for the Republican Party.” “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell said in a statement first shared with The Hill."

I've got news for McConnell, Green isn't the only problem in the GOP. The entire Trump wing of the GOP is as nutty as Green is.

NeverTrumper, Calling President Biden an "enemy of the republic" is part of the madness that's got hold of the GOP. Not seeing Trump as the danger is just another part of the madness. The GOP has to re-imagine itself from the ashes, but first it has to burn down.

Jerry said...

Do you folks who write about these issues everyday think the Republicans will have a come to Americans moment? Remember what Republicans did to Obama? This all started way before Trump, or way before Obama. Republicans are not going to repent. Republicans are going to obstruct Biden in every way they can. So Biden better use his majority and pass as much as he can, now, dam the Republicans.

Mike said...

I just saw this yesterday on TV. Someone that interviewed Marjorie Taylor Greene a few years ago asked her if she really thought all the crazy stuff she says was true. She told them 'no'. So she's just doing the crazy act to get the tRUMP base to vote for her.

Infidel753 said...

but let her remain in office as Exhibit A

Then they need to start enforcing those metal detectors properly. This situation is giving me flashbacks to the murder of Harvey Milk and George Moscone (I lived in the San Francisco area at the time) -- shot by an unhinged fellow legislator.

Bluebullamerica said...

I've tried, a few times, to see what the radical righties are squawking about. I've never been able to stomach the banality of them for more than a couple of visits before grabbing my laptop and threatening to tie it to train tracks ala Boris and Natasha.
The blogger in question is particularly dull witted and more than eager to lap up any possible story about Democrats so long as it's bad. She then plays dumb (not sure it's an act) about the many crimes and disgusting, anti-American things the orange blob does. Her being gone is no loss to the blogging world.

Anonymous said...

Right Jerry. Screw republicans, conservatives, and Trumpsm

Ray said...

Hey! This is the best idea I've seen today on the intertubz!

"SO, two new lawyers are on….so far. I think TRUMP should be his own lawyer. “What’s he got to lose?” He’ll probably be impeached anyway (totally unconstitutional but nobody cares much anymore, apparently), so LET HIM TALK. Let him NOT sound boastful, egomaniacal, untruthful; Let him sound FANTASTIC, let him go over the good he did, how rotten Biden’s Peoples’ plans are, and why he should NOT be impeached."

I love that Trumpers are this stupid and foolish! Yes!!!!! Let Trump be his own lawyer!

Remember that old saying in criminal trials that describes a person who represents himself at trial: "He has a fool for a client."

Yes!!!! Let the fool Trump who thinks windmills cause cancer and injecting bleach will cure COVID, let him be his own lawyer.

I love that his cultists believe he's that stupid!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry, I remember very well what McConnell and his gang did to President Obama. That's why I support President Biden's plan to go ahead and pass the COVID relief plan through reconciliation. While the Trumpublicans were in power they didn't give a flying donut about how the Dems felt about anything Trump passed by E.O. Now they want "unity"? IMO, they're a bunch of thugs (and in Michael Gerson's opinion, American fascists -- I'll blog on that later), not legislators and therefore don't deserve the consideration they never gave President Obama or the Dems when Trump was POTUS.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Mike, Greene is just like Trump, no core values, no moral convictions, just getting her ugly ideas out there and keeping her name in the news. Very Trumpian. And insane!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel753,So, thanks to Trump and his insane cultists it's come to this. Worrying about having a member of Congress take her gun into the Chamber and shoot someone.

That's Trump's legacy he left to America.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Bluebullamerica, that blog used to be a place where one could find sane conversations and ideas being exchanged. Since Trump became president, it's become a snake pit of fascist blatherings and nothing more than an echo chamber of far right grievances and, IMO, butt-hurt wailings.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ray, I think I read somewhere that Trump floated that idea but even his closest sycophants shot it down. Too bad. I'd love to see the liar, cheat, and fraud scream to the House "I WON! I WON! BIGLY! I too love the fact that his cultists see him as a fool because that's exactly what a person who represents him/herself in court is. Trump is barely literate, and certainly knows nothing about the rule of law. He'd be GREAT as his own lawyer and make the trial in the Senate short, sweet, and devastating to his case.

Jerry said...

Anonymous 11:13
If Republicans are going to act like this, YES.

The Honorable, Esteemed And Distinguished Judge Dervish Sanders (A High IQ Bourgeois Elitist) said...

Shaw: ...I remember very well what McConnell and his gang did to President Obama...

And they are indignant about how Dotard was treated. We never gave him a chance. And they're all crying about how the Left is squelching their "free speech" rights because Dotard was kicked off social media platforms (because they were worried about him inciting further violence). And even though they delighted in how Dotard broke the norms and "owned the libtards", now they're angry about Joe Biden seeking unity, signing too many EOs, not being arrested and hung for treason, etc.

btw, Dotard won't be convicted in his impeachment trial because it was the Democrats who incited the Capitol riot. Something everyone who has been paying attention knows.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Charlie Pierce:

"The entire Republican establishment is trying to plea bargain with history for its accessorial conduct in the crime of assaulting democracy with a deadly lunatic."

Perfect description of where the Trumpublican/American Fascist Party is today.

Never Trumper said...

Trumper: "We are helplessly watching the systematic dismantling of our republic. As far as I'm concerned, every person who voted for Joe Biden is the enemy of our republic — and my enemy. Really."

I welcome their hatred. The person who wrote that pathetic and insane comment has no idea that she has joined the ranks of proto-fascists. She really believes Joe Biden is "the enemy of our republic, and her Hero is Donald J. Trump, the guy who wished a child-rapist "well" when she was jailed, the guy who separated babies and children from their parents, the guy who pretended the corona virus was no big deal and left Joe Biden with NO PLANS FORL THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE VACCINES! The guy who lied to the country and said the election was stolen and a fraud. That guy! That guy is the monster she respects. Remember that fact. Trump's pal and his girlfriend were child rapists and trump wished her well!

Fascists! Good riddance to that fascist blog!

No Name Peter said...

I stole the text at the bottom of the previous post and published it at AOW's blog. I'm a plagiarist.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Derv, Of course those loonies believe the Dems and Joe Biden are responsible for the deadly insurrection against the United States government. Those Trumper people over at WYD aren't very bright. Just read their remarks. They're mostly calling people poo-poo heads! They've been captured by Trump's lies and irrationality. Just like the people on the blog who agreed that the Jan. 6 insurrection was just "a tiny bit of rowdiness." That's how far gone they all are. They disgust me and the 7 million Americans who helped Joe Biden win fairly and legally the election!

They're part of the Trumpublican/American Fascist Party. That's not just my opinion, but the opinion of CONSERVATIVE writer, Michael Gerson, who worked for and supported Republican president since Reagan -- but not the proto-fascist Trump. Gerson has himself labeled the current GOP as the American Fascist Party.

And that's EXACTLY what it has become. Just read the usual blogs to see how they themselves don't understand what has become of them. They've followed an anti-democracy idiot and are now, IMO, a FIFTH COLUMN.

One particularly far gone blogger has even declared that Joe Biden is "the enemy of the republic." Imagine that! That person lived through four years of Trump's dismantling and profaning of our American democracy, and she's angry with and calling Joe Biden this country's enemy. It doesn't get any crazier than that.

Mitch McConnell seems to have come to his senses, calling out, but not by name, Marjorie Taylor Green, and labeling her beliefs as "looney." That's a start. But McConnell is too little too late. He's seeing what keeping his hypocritical mouth shut for 4 years has done to the GOP. It's now a rogue party that welcomes the likes of Greene and other lunatics who think carrying guns, advocting violence, being anti-Semitic, and denigrating American democracy is the new path forward for America.

The GOP deserves whatever happens to it from now on.

I voted for Joe Biden, therefore, I'm that blogger's "enemy." I wear that as a proud and dedicated American who will do whatever needs to be done to get rid of the disease that is Trumpism.

A good start was getting rid of DJT last November. We can continue with his SECOND impeachment trial in a few days. He may not be found guilty, but at least America will hear the charges and evidence brought against this miserable man, and that will stay with the American people and it is hoped will open their eyes to the encroaching fascism in the current GOP.

Shaw Kenawe said...


Mitch McConnel: “Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country,” McConnell said. “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality. This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”

Greene responded Monday night on Twitter. “The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully,” she said. “This is why we are losing our country.”

What Greene wrote on Twitter could easily have been written by any one of the commenters on those far right blogs. There's no difference between them and Greene.

Don't forget that one of their commenters labeled the Jan. 6 insurrection as "a tiny bit of rowdiness," even though 5 people were killed (one of which was a Capitol policeman), and the insurrectionists were yelling "HANG MIKE PENCE!" and were looking to assassinate Nancy Pelosi.

That person who wrote that on that blog did NOT get any pushback from the hostess or any other of the commenters. They must then agree that the insurrection was no big deal.

This again is a frightening example of how easily fascism can infect a political party. At any other time in this country, except for the last 30 or so years, those same people would have been shocked and outraged by what happened, calling for the president who encouraged it to resign.

Now those people defend him and call the new president the "enemy of the republic."

Black is white. Up is down. etc. etc.