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Eric Swalwell Only Needs One Word To Perfectly Describe House Republicans

Having completely abrogated their responsibility to pass a new spending bill that would keep the government running beyond October 1, House Republicans headed home for the weekend and will have five workdays to get legislation passed that will keep the federal government from shutting down.

Clown show? Yes. Clusterfu*k? Most definitely. Typical bullshit from the GOP. Yep.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is sick of the incompetence and Republican recalcitrance, all of it for nothing more than political posturing.

Appearing on CNN, Swalwell was asked by host John Berman if there would indeed be a government shutdown, to which the congressman responded:

“There shouldn’t be. … Democrats are ready to give the votes to keep the government open. But right now Republicans, they have failed to protect, they’ve failed to fund, and they’ve failed to govern. They are the failures.”

Swalwell: Democrats are ready to give the votes, to keep the government open. But right now Republicans, they have failed to protect. They failed to fund. And they failed to govern. They are the failures.

— Acyn (@Acyn) September 22, 2023

Swalwell added that most of the blame can be laid at the feet of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

“He needs to choose competence over chaos. He needs to choose for the first time in his life to be a leader rather than a spectator speaker.”

McCarthy and his minions in the House caucus are indeed failures, and they’re willing to shutter the government to please another failure: One-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, who is desperate to change the subject from his multiple indictments and 91 criminal charges.

The shutdown doesn’t have to happen. But as long as the GOP remains in control of the House, it probably will. Why? Because failures only know how to fail and losers are destined to lose.


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Matt Gaetz – NOT Kevin McCarthy – Is Now Speaker Of The House: Report

There’s a rumor going around Washington, D.C. that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was once Speaker of the House.

But there’s also a rumor that the real power in the House of Representatives is now Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who helped tank legislation on Thursday that would have averted a government shutdown, which is scheduled to begin on October 1.

How did Gaetz get to be so powerful? That’s the question being asked by Politico, which reports:

Gaetz told his Republican colleagues that McCarthy should bring single subject appropriations bills to the floor one at a time. He dictated his list of the first four: Defense, Homeland Security, State-Foreign Operations, and the Agriculture-FDA bill. A few hours later, the Rules Committee put out notice that it would be taking up four bills today at 1 p.m.: Defense, Homeland Security, State-Foreign Operations, and the Agriculture-FDA bill.

Gaetz’s plan will make the process of passing any legislation even more lengthy, which all but guarantees the government will shut down despite McCarthy’s efforts to cobble together a bipartisan deal that would avert the possibility of seeing government workers placed on furlough.

Also, if McCarthy is able to pass a temporary spending bill, it would likely mean that members such as Gaetz would immediately move to have the Speaker removed from his post via a motion to vacate.

So who exactly is running the House GOP caucus? Gaetz seems to have the upper hand, and that’s very bad news for McCarthy, who is getting weaker by the day.

What happens next? McCarthy will likely try to get a last-minute deal done when Congress returns next week. But the way things are going, it doesn’t seem he’ll be able to get even a narrow majority to agree on legislation that would prevent a shutdown. And that alone could doom the GOP in the 2024 election and for years to come.


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Pete Buttigieg Testified Before Hostile Republicans – And He Kicked Their A**es: VIDEO

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg walked right into the proverbial lion’s den when he testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and he quickly schooled committee Republicans on topics ranging from climate change to subsidies for Big Oil.

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) suggested that Buttigieg was personally to blame for “killing” the U.S. auto industry by supporting the development of electric vehicles.

“I don’t know if you can justify or how you justify forcing my constituents to pay for EVs [electric vehicles] and EV infrastructure for coastal elites and wealthy people, but somehow you do,” Perry remarked.

Buttigieg: “Well, I need to point out that wealthy people were specifically excluded from the Inflation Reduction Act.”

Perry: “Well. Do you dispute that two-thirds of EV owners, are owned by people over 100,000, that make over 100,000?”

Buttigieg noted that the price of electric vehicles is going down and wondered if Perry was opposed “cutting their costs.”

“I’m not against cutting the cost. The market should do it,” Perry replied. “But you want the government, you want my taxpayers to pay to cut the cost.”

That led to Buttigieg asking about taxpayer-funded subsidies for the oil and gas industry.

“If you are of the view that there should be no subsidy to propulsion vehicles, then are you against oil and gas subsidies?”

Another GOP congressman told the secretary, “Nobody wants these electric vehicles unless you’re an elite that can afford them – people in may district sure as hell don’t want them.”

The secretary responded, “We’re doing this for three reasons, even though the EV revolution’s going to happen.”

Buttigieg also told Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) that “climate change is real,” which led the congressman to reply, “This one’s called Autumn.”

“Yeah, that’s the seasons changing which respectfully is not the same as the climate changing,” Buttigieg retorted.

But perhaps the best exchange was between Buttigieg and U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison (R-MO), who asked the secretary about the cost of his “private” flights, to which he responded:

“I knew this might come up, so I brought some numbers. Since getting the job, I have taken—these are estimates, give or take a couple—but I’ve taken 638 flights.”

“607 of them were commercial, 10 of them were on military aircraft such as Air Force One, and 21 were on FAA aircraft—representing about 3 percent of the flights.”

He added, “Just once again, the way I usually travel is an economy class aboard an airliner like everybody else, when we do it differently, it’s often because it will save taxpayer money.”

Here’s some video clips from Buttigieg’s testimony:


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WATCH: Adam Schiff Destroys Jim Jordan For Serving As Trump’s ‘Criminal Defense Firm’

During a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee today that featured testimony from Attorney General Merrick Garland, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) took a verbal battering ram to the committee chair, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), accusing him of serving as little more than an attorney for failed former president Donald Trump.

Speaking to Garland, Schiff noted that Jordan was using the committee to obstruct justice for Trump.

“The chairman would abuse the power of this committee by trying to interfere in the prosecutions of Donald Trump by trying to use the committee’s power of subpoena to compel criminal discovery, in effect making the committee a kind of criminal defense firm for the former president.”

The California Democrat continued:

“Through Mr. Jordan’s actions, he would establish the principle that the rule of law should apply to almost everyone, just not to the leader of his party.”

Schiff concluded by warning such actions would result in a dictatorship.

“Mr. Jordan hopes to camouflage his assault on the rule of law by falsely claiming that Donald Trump is the victim of unequal justice,” said Schiff. “It is a claim that is as transparently political as it is devoid of any factual basis.”

Of course, Schiff is absolutely right. Jim Jordan and others in the GOP are only interested in trying to protect Donald Trump. Too bad they can’t all go to prison together.


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John Fetterman Just Commented On Lauren Boebert’s Theater Antics – And It’s PERFECT

Over the few days, it seems Republicans have been much more offended, upset, and downright apoplectic about the fact that the Senate dress code has been relaxed than one of their own, Rep. Lauren Boebert, (R-CO) being ejected from a Denver theater for vaping and engaging in sex play with her boyfriend even though there were children in the audience.

Of course, that shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been paying attention over the past several years (especially since Donald Trump appeared on the national political scene), because today’s GOP is a party of massive hypocrisy on so-called “moral” issues regarding freedom and sexuality.

Today, however, some equilibrium was restored to the political universe with a tweet sent out by Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), who has been shamed by Republicans for not wanting to wear a business suit to perform his duties as a member of the Senate.

Here’s how Fox News breathlessly reported on Fetterman and the new relaxed dress code:

DRESS TO IMPRESS?: People are furious after the Senate dropped its dress code requirement — and they’re saying there is only one lawmaker to blame. Why the bar is being “lowered”

People are furious? What people? Republicans, of course. Most Democrats aren’t upset, and, truth be told, if indeed clothes make man, how does the GOP explain that the person their party worships is a convicted sex abuser who has lusted after his own daughter and is now facing 91 criminal charges? He almost always wears a suit, but he’s still a disgusting pervert and scumbag.

What we need here is some levity and sanity to make the debate more palatable, and that was provided by none other than John Fetterman himself, who fired off this:

“I figure if I take up vaping and grabbing the hog during a live musical, they’ll make me a folk hero.”

Even though the posting was on social media, you could almost hear the applause across the digital ether.