Sinema Sins

One month into the Biden/Harris administration, the Senate “I Virtue Signal Independence From My Party” caucus is in full voice. Both Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema appear determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of achievement for the Democratic Party.

Manchin, in a fit of apparently newly-discovered reverence for decorum, has announced that he will not support Neera Tanden’s nomination to run OMB. His posturing seems particularly flimsy when you remember that Tanden took Manchin’s daughter to task over EpiPen gouging. Worse, both Manchin and Sinema have displayed their peacock feathers in opposition to killing the filibuster, the sort of pre-emptive rolling over that gives the disloyal/seditious opposition aid and comfort even as they continue to deny reality and show no indication of seeking to consider, debate, and reach compromise on whether Biden is president or water is wet. Here’s an excerpt of a constituent letter Sinema sent regarding the filibuster:

I have long said that I oppose eliminating the filibuster for votes on legislation. Retaining the legislative filibuster is not meant to impede the things we want to get done. Rather, it’s meant to protect what the Senate was designed to be. I believe the Senate has a responsibility to put politics aside and fully consider, debate, and reach compromise on legislative issues that will affect all Americans. Therefore, I support the 60-vote threshold for all Senate actions. Debate on bills should be a bipartisan process that takes into account the views of all Americans, not just those of one political party. Regardless of the party in control of the Senate, respecting the opinions of senators from the minority party will result in better, commonsense legislation. My position remains exactly the same now that I serve in the majority. While eliminating the filibuster may result in some short-term legislative gains, it would deepen partisan divisions and sacrifice the long-term health of our government. I will continue working across the aisle with my colleagues in the United States Senate to ensure our legislative process upholds the integrity of our democracy.

This is the sort of wide-eyed naivete that clearly doesn’t take into account recent history OR current events. Unless these two learn to read the room, I expect they’ll both get vaudeville hooked off the stage in favor of REAL intransigence. Given the choice between fake GOP and actual GQP, we know where the winds will blow.

Almost There

OK, who’s got jokes, because I got jokes and I’m gonna empty the bucket today.

Suborning Sedition

Whoever leaked this audio to the Washington Post is a hero, full stop. This is incontrovertible evidence of an attempt to get the Georgia Secretary of State (who is not exactly a shrinking violet when it comes to voting rights irregularities when it comes to POC’s votes) to commit an outright act of sedition. Full audio below:

Time Keeps On Slippin’…

The Electoral College votes have been cast. Biden/Harris have won (for what feels like the 70th time). Let the conspiracy theory halfwits whine. Let the grifters continue to ply their stench-encrusted trade. Let those who would cosplay as seditionists have at it. Real life is coming, and it’s not going to go gently on fools…

Every Accusation Is A Confession

This election season has been rife with GOP accusations of all kinds of improprieties on the part of Democratic and left-leaning organizations. As we have been shown repeatedly, however, every accusation is a confession:

Expressing concern about voter fraud and disenfranchisement, Fitton called on the audience to find a way to prevent mail-in ballots from being sent to voters. “We need to stop those ballots from going out, and I want the lawyers here to tell us what to do,” said Fitton, whose organization is a tax-exempt charity. “But this is a crisis that we’re not prepared for. I mean, our side is not prepared for.”
In an interview with The Post, Fitton elaborated on his remarks. “The left has war-gamed this out,” Fitton said. “And it could cause civil war.”

So, a tax-exempt group fighting to keep voters from being able to cast ballots? Seriously?

Brent Bozell, a CNP executive committee member and founder of the Media Research Center, another tax-exempt charity, told attendees at one of the August sessions that he believes the left plans to “steal this election.”

Stealing the election by…casting valid votes? I guess if you view any Democratic win as illegitimate…

True to form, GOPers have now embraced a course of action their leader decried not one month ago as “RAMPANT WITH FRAUD“:

“And so our organization is going to be harvesting ballots in churches,” (Reed) said. “We’re going to be specifically going in not only to White evangelical churches, but into Hispanic and Asian churches, and collecting those ballots.”

They’re going to pull out ALL the stops. We’d better be ready.