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Ah, there's NC Rep Foxx distinguishing herself again, yelling at a reporter(?) to "Shut up!" because they dare question elevating a seditionist to the position of Speaker.

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Is that that asshole, Elise Stefanik behind him. Oh, yeah. She loves Mike Johnson. Eeeeww these people give me the heebie jeebies.

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yeah but the dems are in disarray - at least the media can go back to their more comfortable, well trod thought processes instead of having to say not mean things about the shit the R's just pulled

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Yea the House just elected a Nazi as speaker but don’t worry, I’m sure the NYT will do a big article ranking which House Speaker is the best dresser over the last 40 years. They’re on it.

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So what just happened? The Sedition Caucus wing of the Insurrectionist Party just prevailed. What we now have is your basic MAGAt - God, guns, grift & deconstruction of the administrative state.

IOW, Bannon cleans up real good, don’t he?

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Mother Jones has an interesting take:

"There is no question that McCarthy went along with Trump’s coup attempt. It’s impossible to know whether, in practice, Johnson will really be much different. But Gaetz certainly sees it as a victory. “If you don’t think that moving from Kevin McCarthy to MAGA Mike Johnson shows the ascendance of this movement and where the power in the Republican Party truly lies, then you’re not paying attention,” he told Steve Bannon on Wednesday.

That’s a change that Democrats helped make possible. And they bear at least some of the responsibility for whatever happens next."

I KNOW I'm sorry McCarthy is gone, now that we've got a bigger MAGAt and religious conservative to boot.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/10/mike-johnson-speaker-house-democrats-kevin-mccarthy/

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Third in line, 'mkay?

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How?, Joe isn't in line, he IS president, then you have Mme VP Harris who is first in line in case of a vacancy followed by the SOTH who would then be second.

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OT

"Upon returning from the lunch break in this NY fraud trial, Donald Trump was called to the witnesses stand to give testimony under oath to explain his remarks during the morning recess which appeared to clearly violated the judge's gag order against disparaging his clerk.

The judge put Trump under oath and asked him who he was referring to when he talked about he person "sitting alongside" the judge being even more biased than him. Trump lied and said Michael Cohen.

The judge said he did not find Trump credible and fined him $10,000."

https://www.meidastouch.com/news/judge-orders-trump-to-testify-on-gag-order-violation

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If they double the fine every time he pops off this could get amusing.

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Well, that'll teach him. I'm sure he'll fly right from now on. FER FECK'S SAKE!

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He gets the Susan Collins "I've learned my lesson" award.

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just put the motherfucker in jail already. that's the only way he's going to STFU (and even THAT is no guarantee).

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At this point, I would be fine with him being locked at Mar a Lago with zero internet access and no one allowed to interview him - just like a giant "mute" button. I just want him to go away.

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Well, now the ACLU is on T's side. Kinda.

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Wouldn't they have to put him in solitary to guarantee his safety? I mean, you can't put his Secret Service detail in prison with him.

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the details can be worked out. just send the asshole to the pokey to cool his heels and STFU.

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I'm beginning to suspect the House GQP "moderates" are not that at all.

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They all run towards the microphones like flies after shit. WE ARE THE GREATEST, SMARTEST, OF ALL TIME. Nancy Mace right there because Nancy Mace.

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Oct 25, 2023·edited Oct 25, 2023

In the olden days, they would hang you until annoyed, then cut you down and let you watch while they cut off your privates and gutted you, and then they'd cut off your head.

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And yet they considered a glimpse of stocking something shocking.

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I was thinking this was a metaphor for what Johnson will be experiencing between now and the time he resigns or gets removed.

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He's the big MAGAt they've all wanted. I doubt he'll get shitcanned.

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I've been in meetings. Did I miss anything?

OH.

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Yeah, we've got a far right wing religious nut, who helped Trump try to overthrow the election, as our new SoH. I actually think I preferred Qevin McCarthy!

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Yes, he sure doesn't look like Liz Cheney.

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Dear New York,

Thanks for handing the House to Republicans. Now we've got George Santos and Mike Johnson (chRistian - wingnut) running the country. So fucking great!

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Yeah, I know, I've spent half my life there. The five votes needed to flip the House came from NY. We got George Santos for bonus points.

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Yeah, that's where I grew up, so I was doubly upset. Christ, this whole country is losing its fucking mind.

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the looks of a middle-aged George Santos, the voting record of Gym Jordan, and the religious views (and possibly the racial views) of Jerry Falwell.

that's our new Speaker of the House.

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So they got tired of fighting and picked the worst candidate? I hate house Republicans

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George Santos actually has a painting in his attic that gets older on his behalf. At least that's the reason he gives for its nose constantly growing.

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Oscar Wilde stole the idea from him after Santos told him and James Joyce the story in a Dublin pub.

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Very few people know that George Santos actually woke Finnegan.

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"Finnegan's Wake" makes more sense than anything Trump has said.

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But it makes a different sort of sense when you put an apostrophe in it.

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Again:

This.

Was.

Inevitable.

Now that Tucker, Limbaugh and Hannity are gone the base will not allow them to platform anyone but the most maniacal.

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