Republicans are not good at humor. They never have been and they never will be. When was the last time you heard a really good joke or barb come from a member of the GOP? You haven’t.
So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that a Republican attack meme aimed at the Biden administration’s proposal to raise taxes on the big corporations and the richest 1% of Americans fell flat on its face, partially because the meme’s creator didn’t even understand the movie he or she built the meme around.
Here’s the meme sent out by RNC Research:
Maybe it’s been awhile since you last viewed the movie “E.T.,” but Elliott and the extraterrestrial shown in the iconic bike scene (which now features President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the lead roles) were the heroes of the movie. So apparently raising taxes on the rich is a heroic thing to do. How backasswards is that?
The mockery began almost immediately:
The GOP meme makers must have graduated from Trump University.
In their desperate and futile attempt to prove that accused rapist and one-term loser former President Donald Trump actually won the state of Arizona (and the entire 2020 election), Republicans in the Grand Canyon State are now asserting that China stole the vote from Trump and handed it to Joe Biden.
Not crazy enough for you? Well, consider this from Slate:
“On Wednesday, a member of the Arizona election audit team that has been heavily touted by former President Donald Trump revealed that its examination of the 2020 vote in Maricopa County will include a ‘forensic’ analysis of ballots to determine if the paper is made of bamboo—in order to determine whether or not China delivered tens of thousands of fraudulent ballots to tip the state to Joe Biden.”
Yep, truth truly is stranger than fiction. You simply cannot make this shit up!
John Brakey, one of the officials who is “overseeing” the Arizona audit, was the clown who floated the “Asia” theory of what took place last November, remarking:
Bamboo in the paper. He actually said that. Here’s the video for any doubters:
When Brakey was asked the logical follow-up question, Why are you looking for bamboo, he responded:
Clearly, John Brakey has been sniffing far too much of the gas in the “gaslight” he’s referring to, and it has permanently damaged what little bit of brain matter he had left in his otherwise empty skull.
So this is where we’re at when it comes to the Trump faithful and millions of Republican voters across the United States: If the GOP loses, it must have been because the Democrats cheated. Of course, all evidence suggests that the vast majority of those who commit what little voter fraud there is in the country are card-carrying Republicans. But their cheating doesn’t count because it’s done on behalf of the best interests of the poor, ignorant voters who have no idea which way to mark their ballot.
Truth is now dead among at least half of this country. They killed it and now they want to replace with a conspiracy theory they found in the darkest bowels of the internet.
Maybe we should give these morons their very own “nation” on an abandoned oil derrick out in the Pacific Ocean and let them live in their version of reality instead of running the risk they’ll infect anyone else.
Now that he’s Senate Minority Leader and has absolutely no power whatsoever, McConnell is irrelevant and cannot make a single decision when it comes to Senate business.
Even worse for McConnell is the fact that President Joe Biden has good poll numbers and Americans say they agree with the vast majority of his policy proposals, including his infrastructure plan and wanting to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthiest taxpayers.
All of this has McConnell very nervous, according to presidential historian Tim Naftali, who made his remarks during an appearance on CNN “Newsroom”:
Naftali then added that Biden is playing McConnell and the GOP like a fiddle because he knows exactly how to beat them at their own game:
Imagine it’s 2024 and Biden has indeed created millions of new jobs with his economic programs. The economy is humming along and the incumbent president has high approval ratings. Democrats have added to their majority in the House and Senate and the GOP looks like little more than a party of whiners.
Mitch McConnell should be nervous. He’s up against a man who wasn’t thought to have any chance of being president. Now he’s in the White House and he’s kicking McConnell’s ass on a daily basis.
For some reason known only to him, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) — who is currently embroiled in a scandal in which he allegedly transported an underage girl across state lines — decided he’d tweet out a list of the Florida high schools considered to be the “best.”
And you thought only the Trump spawn and their father could be so self-unaware, but it turns out that Gaetz is also too damn stupid to realize when saying nothing is the best course of action.
It didn’t take long before social media lit up with reminders of the crimes Congressman Gaetz may have taken part in and how every parent should keep their children as far away from the Florida Republican as possible:
Later today, maybe Matt can share a list of his favorite places to take a date when she isn’t yet old enough to drive.
Something very strange is going on in South Carolina, and it could well have profound implications for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), who just so happens to be the senior senator from the Palmetto State.
On Monday in Hampton County, South Carolina, the state’s GOP chairman, Drew McKissick, was accosted by attorney Lin Wood, whose claim to fame is that he filed some of the most bizarre and batshit crazy lawsuits seeking to over the 2020 election and have federal courts declare failed, one-term former President Donald Trump the victor, even though he lost by 7 million popular votes and 74 Electoral College votes to President Joe Biden.
Wood is running to unseat McKissick as head of the South Carolina Republican Party, and during his confrontation with the current chairman, he suddenly dropped the Sen. Graham’s name.
Later in the clip, Wood is again trying to suggest that something is about to break that will supposedly be detrimental in one way or another to Graham and McKissick:
But McKissick remains undaunted:
Once more, Wood reiterates his nebulous threat:
What’s going to come out? That remains unclear; Wood didn’t give any specifics, and he’s known to be fond of conspiracy theories.
But Wood’s ranting has set off speculation once again that there’s something Lindsey Graham is hiding. Some have suggested Russia may have kompromat (compromising material) that proves they have given payoffs to Graham. There has been no evidence of this and it’s little more than speculation.
And there’s also the longtime whispers that the 65-year-old, never married Graham is a closeted gay man who is terrified coming out would be the end of his career in a state as conservative as South Carolina.
Whatever Lin Wood is referring to, this sort of negative publicity isn’t the least bit helpful to Graham or the GOP, and if Wood does indeed have some sort of information that would implicate Graham in something unsavory, it could do serious damage to other Republicans allied with the senator.
It’s going to come out, Lin Wood insists. We’ll just have to wait and see what in the hell he’s talking about.