The Lies Republicans Tell Themselves: Kevin McCarthy on Jan 6 & MTG on the Stand

We all tell ourselves lies. It is part of human nature. What it comes down to at the end of the day, is the effect the lies have. It is just for ourselves or will they create figurative ripples that also affect others?

Recently, two major figures in the Republican party once again proved that they are cowards, fakes, and liars.

In a leaked tape regarding the riot on January 6th, Kevin McCarthy spoke of his frustration with you know who. Now he claims that the statements on the recording are fake.

Meanwhile, Marjorie Taylor Greene has taken the stand to defend her comments in regard to that day. Voters in her home state of Georgia are looking for legal avenues to prevent her from running again. Her answers to the questions by the prosecutor were largely “I don’t know” or “I don’t recall”.

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It is suspiciously curious that when forced to admit the truth, these people have either selective memories or profess that publicly verified remarks are untrue in one form or another. I know that no one is perfect, but, the reality they live in is not just their own. It has the power to affect the entire country not just in the present, but for decades to come.

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Today’s Republican Party Could Learn a Thing or Two from Bob Dole

At the end of the day, a democracy needs compromise to survive. We don’t need to be in complete agreement 100% of the time, but we cannot be at each other’s throats all day.

Last week, Bob Dole, the late former Senator, and Presidential Candidate was remembered in a ceremony at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Among the speakers was President Biden.

Though Senator Dole and President Biden were on different ends of the political spectrum, they understood that they needed to find some sort of common ground to do their jobs. They also knew the value of real friendship outside of the office. Today’s Republican party could learn a thing or two from this relationship. Instead of being confrontational and refusing the see the other side, it wouldn’t hurt if they put down their literal armor and attempted to come to the table.

Earlier this week, newscaster Brian Williams announced his retirement. Speaking directly to his viewers, he implored his audience to put aside their differences and find a way to come together.

RIP Senator. Your contribution to this nation will never be forgotten.

Allegiance: The New Lincoln Project Video

If I were a betting woman, I would say that if any American child were asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, they would be able to do so by heart.

It seems that many adults in this country, specifically some in the Republican party, have forgotten these words. I could go on, but instead I will let the new Lincoln Project video do the talking. If a picture is worth 10,000 words, then this clip is worth its weight in gold.

No, The Election Date Will Not be Moved

One of the hallmarks of any dictatorship is their need to control the election and the outcome of the election.

Earlier today, you know who suggested that the upcoming election in November be moved for so called “mail-in voter fraud”. In a surprising move, members of the Republican party completely rejected the notion.

This is not the idea that comes from a democratically elected President. This idea comes from a dictator who will do anything to hold onto power.

I am utterly shocked that the Republican party finally grew a pair.

I wonder how long it will last.

Happy Thursday.

Thank You Alabama!

Last night, decency and intelligence won in Alabama. Doug Jones won the Alabama Senatorial election over Roy Moore via a very slim margin.

Before the 2016 Presidential election, I think most of America was under the impression that democracy and the foundations of our country established by the founding fathers were set in stone. After the election and the swearing-in of the Cheetos colored used car salesman who won the election, the rose-colored glasses were violently knocked from our collective faces. Democracy must be earned and fought for.

Last night, democracy was earned and fought for in Alabama. Roy Moore represents not only the dark side of American culture, but the worst of the Republican Party.

Perhaps this is a turning point in modern political history. The blinders about the shake-able foundations of our country and those who we have elected to lead are off. Democracy both requires and demands participation from the average citizen. Doug Jones won the election because the residents of Alabama voted for him. We need more men and women like Doug Jones in our government, if our democracy is to continue on for future generations.

The 2016 Election, The Trump Tapes And Perhaps, Finally A Change For The Better

In light of the leaking of the tapes this weekend, perhaps a change for the better is on the horizon.

The language in the video is not new. Women have been viewed as mindless, brainless, soul less sexual objects since the beginning of time. The Republican Party (especially the male politicians) in recent years has not been shy about their repellent and antiquated views on women-centric topics (i.e. abortion, rape and sexual assault).

Only time will tell who takes the oath of office next year. I can only hope that the leak of the Trump tapes will open the door to an honest discussion of very difficult topics and the steps we need to take to ensure that these conversations are no longer needed.

I’m still with her and you should be too.

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