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Good News: Obstructionist GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Says He May Not Run For Reelection In 2022

For weeks now, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has been claiming that the coronavirus relief bill currently before the Senate isn’t necessary and even trying to delay passage of the legislation by demanding that the bill be read in its entirety on the floor of the upper chamber, which took over 10 full hours, during which time nearly 900 more Americans died of COVID-19.

That’s the bad news, but there’s also some very good news regarding Sen. Johnson, who is making it clear he likely won’t be running for reelection next year, according to the Madison State Journal:

“That pledge (not to run for reelection) is on my mind, it was my preference then, I would say it’s probably my preference now. I’m happy to go home.”

Good news! But as with most things Republicans utter, Johnson then appeared to say exactly the opposite:

“I think that pledge was based on the assumption we wouldn’t have Democrats in total control of government and we’re seeing what I would consider the devastating and harmful effects of Democrats total control just ramming things through.”

But even if Johnson does run for a third term, he won’t have an easy road, as Democrats can sense his weakness and are lining up to challenge him in next year’s election. So far, three have announced they will seat to unseat Johnson, with at least others considering the possibility of entering the race.

Johnson also told the State Journal that he thinks it might have to raise too much money in order to remain in the Senate:

“In the last couple cycles, some of these U.S. Senate seats have cost a hundred million dollars. That is grotesque, it is absurd. It is money primarily all wasted.”

President Joe Biden narrowly won the Badger State in last year’s presidential election, and would love to see Johnson either retire or get beaten. If Senate Democrats can add a few seats next year, it would help make the second half of Biden’s presidency much more productive and all but guarantee that legislation such as a $15 minimum wage, voting rights, and equal rights for the American LGBT community becomes law.

Ron Johnson is a massive hemorrhoid on the Senate. He needs to be removed and replaced by someone who will actually listen to the will of the voters.

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Democrats Are About To Boot Marjorie Taylor Greene Off All Committees – And The GOP Can’t Stop Them

It has been said that Democrats are too nice, too willing to compromise, and too eager to make nice with their Republican counterparts, and there’s certainly evidence to suggest that may well be true.

Now, however, it looks like House Democrats are ready to play hardball and give the GOP a taste of their own medicine.

CNN reports that Democratic leaders in the House are about to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from her committee assignments and dare their GOP counterparts to object to the move:

“House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, is planning to deliver an ultimatum to House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Greene this week, a source familiar tells CNN. Hoyer is expected to tell McCarthy that Republicans have 72 hours to strip Greene of her committee assignments, or Democrats will bring the issue to the House floor.”

The process would unfold with the House Rules Committee meeting on Wednesday and approve a rule for a resolution condemning Greene and kicking her off the House Education Committee.

That resolution would then be debated on the floor of the House and a vote would be taken. A simple majority would be all that’s needed to make sure Greene isn’t allowed to serve on any committee.

Shortly after catching wind of what will be happening this week, Greene tweeted out an empty threat:

Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appears ready to punish Greene, issuing a statement which read:

“Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country. Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality. This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”

But it remains to be seen if House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will follow McConnell’s lead. So far, he has demonstrated zero evidence of possessing a spine


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GOP Pollster Predicts: ‘The Next 48 Hours Are Going To Be The Worst’ Ever For Republicans

Whatever meager chances Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue had of winning another term in the U.S. Senate were very likely shot to hell the moment Donald Trump began speaking at a rally for the two in Georgia on Monday evening.

For example, Trump was supposedly trying to get Republicans to turn out and vote, but the remarks he made during his speech were anything but supportive of the importance of casting a ballot, with the president declaring:

“There’s no way we lost Georgia… This was a rigged election.”

If elections are rigged in Georgia, why should anyone bother to take the time to vote? It’s not exactly a ringing endorsement of democracy when the head of state lambastes the very idea of participating in the most basic tenet of any healthy republic.

Even Republicans are convinced that Trump has destroyed the party with his endless whining, lawsuits, and schemes to subvert the will of American voters, and they’re predicting Loeffler and Perdue are probably doomed, too.

Frank Luntz is one of the most well-known Republican pollsters in the country, and he believes the GOP is about to be handed a complete loss of power in the nation’s capital, telling CNBC on Tuesday:

“There is a greater divide in the Republican Party than there is in the Democratic Party. The party is in the process of tearing itself apart and you don’t do that now, when you’re this close to the most important Senate election, literally, in a lifetime. Democrats are unified, Republicans are not and that’s what gives them the advantage.”

What does that mean when the votes are counted in Georgia and Joe Biden is confirmed as the next president by a joint session of Congress o Wednesday? According to Luntz:

“I think the next 48 hours are going to be among the worst for the GOP.”

All of Trump’s claims of voter fraud, Luntz added, have hurt Republican turnout in Georgia:

“Democrats are voting in record numbers over the last two, three weeks. Republicans are being told to stay home and Donald Trump, when he shows up to deliver that final rallying cry, he spends as much time talking about his own election as he does about the Republicans.”

How do you know when your political party is screwed? When the ostensible leader of it trashes the very idea of participating in self-government.

Everything Trump touches dies. Absolutely everything.

GOP Whining

Actor Jon Cryer Laid One Heck Of A Nasty Burn On Trump Sycophant Matt Gaetz

You probably remember actor Jon Cryer from the hit NBC television show “Two And A Half Men,” which ran for 12 seasons and was a giant ratings hit. Cryer co-starred with Charlie Sheen, who played his older brother, and both were hilarious, especially when it came to cutting each other down.

Cryer is an unabashed liberal, and decided to endorse a candidate for the U.S. House in Florida who is running against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), one of the biggest kiss ass sycophants for President Donald Trump on the planet.

Cryer posted this tweet:

As you might expect, that didn’t sit well with Congressman Gaetz, who fired back with this weak response:

But Cryer was more than ready with his comeback, which managed to destroy Gaetz by using nothing but facts:

Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark. And it damn well should.

For those of you who don’t know, Rep. Gaetz has a lot in common with Charlie Sheen, both of whom have been busted for driving under the influence. And the Florida Republican was reminded of that, too:

Not surprisingly, Gaetz didn’t respond to Cryer. He either knew he’d been beaten and would only make matters worse with another tweet, or else he was late for happy hour.

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Minnesota Republican Group Compares Wearing A Mask To Nazis Persecuting Jews

The Republican Party of Wabasha County, Minnesota, is in very hot water after posting a meme on their official Facebook page comparing wearing a protective mask to the yellow Star of David insignia Jews were forced to display on their clothing in Nazi Germany.

KARE11 reports:

“A screenshot from what appears to be the Republican Party of Wabasha County MN Facebook page shows an image of a Nazi officer telling a prisoner to wear a star that was worn in concentration camps. It seems to be a response to the COVID-19 mask mandate in the state of Minnesota.

“The image drew responses from different entities including, Minnesota GOP chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan and Jewish Community Action from St. Paul.”

According to Carnahan, the group’s page was “hacked,” so they deactivated it:

Jewish Community Action also weighed in on the posting from the Wabasha County GOP:

But not everyone was buying the “hack” excuse offered by the Minnesota GOP:

Could it be any clearer that Republicans are now saying the quiet part out loud and even shouting it from the damn rooftops?!