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GOP U.S. Senate

Rick Scott Gets Mocked When He Forgets What To Do With His Hand During The Pledge Of Allegiance

Republicans love to pretend they’re more patriotic than their Democratic counterparts in an attempt to pretend they love the United States, even though they also support insurrectionists who attack the Capitol and side with dictators like Vladimir Putin instead of our allies.

But wouldn’t you think just about every American citizen knows the words to the Pledge of Allegiance and where to put your hands during a recitation of that pledge?

As it turns out, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is completely clueless when it comes to the Pledge of Allegiance, as he proved Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference in Dallas.

Here’s the video:

Why did Scott raise his hand the way he did? Did he think he was being sworn before taking the stand in a trial? Or was he preparing to recite the Boy Scout oath?

Whatever the reason, what does it say about a man that he doesn’t even know the proper etiquette for an oath that kids have been taking for hundreds of years?

Twitter had some thoughts on the matter:

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Congress Elections U.S. Senate

Senate Democrats Say They Have A Way Of Passing Voting Rights Bill Without Touching The Filibuster

Though it may have seemed that Senate Republicans were going to be able to filibuster the For the People Act voting rights bill indefinitely, news from Democrats on Capitol Hill is giving the legislation new life.

On Tuesday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) appeared on “The Rachel Maddow Show” and was asked what other options Democrats might have for passing voting rights legislation. Klobuchar replied:

“Well, there`s a lot of things. We`re working on an infrastructure package right now. And there’s going to — you know, there’s the bipartisan group that’s negotiating hard, but there’s also going to be a second package, and we can include election infrastructure in there.”

Yes! Election infrastructure would include money for securing our elections and providing funding for states to expand their voter registration efforts while also assuring federal oversight of states that are trying to make it more difficult for people to vote.

John Stoehr then followed up on Klobuchar’s remarks:

Reconciliation only requires a simple majority to pass the Senate, meaning that if all 50 Democrats voted in favor and all 50 Republicans voted against, Vice President Kamala Harris would cast the deciding vote and the For the People Act would become the law of the land, making all of voter suppression laws in various states (Georgia, Texas, etc.) invalid because federal law always trumps state.

Also this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Justice Department will file suit against Georgia for their package of voter suppression bills that passed the general assembly earlier this year and were promptly signed into law by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R).

 

All of this is certain to infuriate Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), but there’s not a damn thing he can do about it. Once the Senate parliamentarian signs off on the election infrastructure bill, a vote can be held and the For the People Act will become the law of the land.

Democrats are about to pull off a something worth celebrating: Making sure every eligible American voter can vote easily and without interference from Republicans.

Suck on THAT, Moscow Mitch!

 

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Immigration U.S. Senate WTF?!

Ted Cruz Is Furious With The VP For Visiting The Border – After Attacking Her For Not Visiting The Border

No one in the U.S Senate is more universally loathed than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Hell, he’s so disliked that he’s been given the title of “Most Hated Senator.” Even his GOP colleagues are said to despise Cruz.

On Wednesday, Cruz proved yet again why he’s less popular than the bubonic plague.

For months now, the Texas senator has been complaining that Vice President Kamala Harris hasn’t visited the U.S.-Mexico border, remarking:

“It speaks volumes that Border Czar Harris is still avoiding visiting the southern border.

“She should come to Texas and see the crisis firsthand,”

VP Harris will indeed be visiting the border this Friday, according to the White House, which announced her planned trip to El Paso, Texas:

How did Cruz react to news that the VP is going to the border? He went on Fox News and attacked her for going to El Paso instead of where he wanted her to go:

“She announces that they’re going to El Paso. El Paso is a lovely city, it is a beautiful place in Texas. It is not also — it also doesn’t happen to be the locus of the crisis. … She’s going where the height of the problem isn’t.

“Let me tell you what Kamala needs to do. Kamala, you need to go to the Rio Grande Valley.”

Some assholes are never happy. Especially a Grade A asshole like Ted Cruz.

And if Harris had gone to the Rio Grand Valley, it’s a safe bet Cruz would have whined about that, too. Because he’d rather demagogue everything the way he does with every issue. Cruz is the kind of person who would have complained about Jesus turning water to wine because he’d been expecting bourbon.

Ted Cruz is a hypocrite and an asshole. He just proved that yet again.

 

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Climate Change National Security U.S. Senate WTF?!

Ted Cruz Says The Joint Chiefs Of Staff Should Be Fired For Believing In Climate Change

Bless his tiny, coal-black heart, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) just cannot accept facts that go against his own fantasies and lies about something as fundamentally hazardous to every person who lives in this planet as climate change and and global warming.

It’s not that Cruz doesn’t know any better. He does. But he chooses to deny scientific evidence so he can continue to get large campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies, many of whom have major operations in the Lone Star State.

However, this time Ted is going even further over the crazy line and demanding that the the Joint Chiefs of Staff who run the U.S. armed forces be fired for daring to agree with something President Joe Biden said during a speech.

Biden told a collection of Air Force personnel that the Joint Chiefs of Staff had told him that global warming is the “greatest threat facing America.”

And yes, the Defense Department has indeed warned that global warming and climate change will greatly worsen “poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries.”

Despite that, Cruz couldn’t resist tweeting out a video of Biden’s speech along with a sarcastic notation that the either the top military brass be fired or President Biden was lying:

Actually, Ted, neither of those options is the least bit factual. The joint chiefs do not need to be fired and President Biden isn’t lying. Also, why did Cruz never see fit to call Donald Trump a liar? At least he’d have been right on that one.

However, something good did come out of Teddy’s snarky posting: The reactions he received from others on social media:

Sorry, Ted, but as usual you’re full of shit and too arrogant to admit your own ignorance.

 

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U.S. Senate WTF?!

Lindsey Graham Outs Members Of His Own Family – As Lazy

According to Sen. Lindsey Graham, there are members of his family who are too lazy to work because they’d rather stay home and collect unemployment benefits.

During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Graham asked Shalanda Young, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, about the temporary COVID-19 unemployment benefits. Young responded that the current unemployment level is the lowest since the pandemic began.

The South Carolina senator suddenly interrupted, remarking:

“(The) enhanced unemployment benefit is deterring people from re-entering into the workforce.

“There’s a lot of jobs out there that are unfilled and will never be filled until you change the benefit structure.”

Young told Graham:

“I understand the logic. But I’ve also not met Americans who would prefer not to work. There’s a dignity to work in this country.”

But Graham was having none of it:

“So the bottom line is I think there are people out there that are not bad people but they’re not going to work for $15 and hour if they can make $23 unemployed. That doesn’t make you a bad person. If you’re working for $15/hour that makes you almost a chump.

“I think we incentivize people not to work because simply they make more money. I’m not blaming them, I’m blaming us.”

But not everyone was buying what Graham was selling, no matter how much he was willing to pay an hour, and they let him know they thought he was flat-out lying to make his point:

As usual, Lindsey is completely full of shit. No wonder he’s a Republican.