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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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Congress GOP Police in America Politics WTF?!

Senate Republicans Are Now Refusing To Fund The Capitol Police Force

Republicans love to pretend they support the police across the nation, even going to far as to attach themselves to the “Blue Lives Matter” movement which began in 2014 and remains a national force today.

And yet, when it comes time to put action behind the slogans, we Republicans in the current Congress refusing to meet with hero officers who protected them on January 6 and even refusing to shake the hand of Capitol Police officers who helped repel the pro-Trump rioters who were determined to subvert the will of the American people.

As if that hypocrisy isn’t bad enough, now Senate Republicans are refusing to join negotiations that would provide funding for the Capitol Police Force. Instead, Republican senators want to go on recess starting next week. The Capitol Police Force runs out of funding in August, the very same time Congress will again be in recess.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-CT) noted Monday that Republicans seem utterly disinterested in making sure the security officers who protect each and ever member of Congress have the funds they need to continue doing their jobs:

“The January 6 insurrection left a path of destruction through the seat of our democracy and left our Capitol Police force overburdened and under-resourced resulting from unanticipated costs associated with the attack, including significant overtime duty and the need for retention bonuses.  For 32 days, Senate Republicans have refused to join bipartisan negotiations to address these urgent security needs, and now the Capitol Police risks running out of funding this summer.  I am committed to moving a bill in the Senate to address these important needs and prevent this self-made crisis; it must be done.”

Will Senate Republicans come to their senses and do their jobs, or will they leave the Capitol Police on the verge being unable to pay salaries of the officers who so capably protect the people we elected to represent us?

There’s an old saying that perfectly describes the modern-day GOP when it comes to their “commitment” to the police: They’re all hat and no cattle.

 

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GOP History Racism

Mitch McConnell Gets Taken To The Woodshed For Trying To Paper Over The GOP’s Racist History

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) thought he’d try and rewrite the history of his party on Tuesday, but he immediately got smacked down by the facts about the GOP which are written in bigotry and hatred.

During a debate on whether or not to eliminate the filibuster in the U.S. Senate, McConnell said the procedure — through which one senator can bring all business in the upper chamber to a screeching halt — had not been used in the past (by Republicans) to delay passage of civil rights legislation in the 1950s:

“It has no racial history at all. None. There’s no dispute among historians about that.”

That’s a lie, and McConnell said it knowing damn well it was a lie.

History shows that the longest filibuster ever held in the Senate was made by the blatantly racist GOP Sen. Strom Thurmond in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, speaking continuously for 24 hours and 15 minutes to prevent black Americans from having the same rights as whites.

Steven S. Smith, a political scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, explained the use of the filibuster by Republicans during the bad old days:

“The histories of the filibuster, civil and voting rights, and race in America are intertwined.”

How racist is the history of the Senate filibuster? It was once used to block anti-lynching bills. That is the shameful past of the procedure McConnell tried to paper over.

Fortunately, however, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance of Alabama was quick to counter McConnell, noting:

When he started getting criticism, McConnell’s office tried to walk back what he’d said:

For those who aren’t familiar with the full history of the Republican Party, it was once the Party of Lincoln. But then Richard Nixon was elected, followed by Ronald Reagan (who railed against “welfare queens” in a blatant attack on African-American women), and later was the party of choice for Donald Trump, who called Mexican immigrants “rapists” and suggested that anyone who dared to protest was a hoodlum or an “animal.” The GOP has become the party of bigotry and racial hatred. And the filibuster is part of that legacy, despite what McConnell or any other revisionist historian tries to assert.

How can you tell when someone is a racist? When they deny their own past, their support of bigots, and their cozy relationship with neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and white separatists.

Nice try, Mitch, but you’re just as full of shit as ever. And you’re also a terrible liar.

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Congress WTF?!

Controversial GOP Congresswoman Allegedly Cheated On Her Husband With Multiple Men

Ever since she burst onto the political scene and managed to win a seat in the House of Representatives, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been known for casting aspersions on others. She has attacked Muslims, claimed the Parkland school shooting was a “false flag,” and suggested that the Sept. 11 attacks didn’t actually take place.

Greene has been such a human hemorrhoid that her colleagues voted to remove her from all congressional committees, an unprecedented move which she later pretended didn’t bother her in the least.

Now, however, with the spotlight on Greene, the Daily Mail is reporting that she has allegedly cheated on her husband with multiple men:

“Controversial conspiracy congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene cheated on her husband with a polyamorous tantric sex guru, DailyMail.com has learned.

“Then after ending her affair with him, the mom-of-three moved on to a gym manager behind her husband’s back.

“But despite the tawdry flings, Taylor Greene stuck with her husband Perry as she made her unlikely rise that has turned her into the most talked-about Republican in Washington, D.C.”

Asked about the alleged affairs, the two men who were reportedly Greene’s paramours denied they had been involved with the congresswoman:

“Craig Ivey, the tantric sex practitioner, said: ‘I will not respond to anything about this,’ while the other man, Justin Tway, said: ‘I have no interest in talking about anything to do with that woman. Everything with her comes to no good.’

“But others say the new representative from Georgia’s 14th Congressional District was brazen about her affairs which she carried on a decade ago while working in gyms in Alpharetta, Georgia,”

Those who know Greene say everyone was aware of her extramarital affairs:

“‘It wasn’t a secret. Everyone who moved in her circles knew about both the affairs,’ one man who worked closely with Taylor Greene told DailyMail.com.

“And her boss, billionaire’s grandson Jim Chambers, added: ‘She socialized a lot with us. I remember one particular pool party where she was lying draped over Craig’s lap drinking a beer.

“‘She was quite open about it,’ he added. ‘We all thought her marriage was falling apart.'”

Asked for a comment on the allegations detailed by the Daily Mail, Greene called it “ridiculous tabloid garbage spread by an avowed Communist,” and “another attempt to smear my name because I’m the biggest threat to the Democrats’ Socialist agenda.”

 As we’ve seen repeatedly when it comes to right-wingers, they’re the biggest hypocrites in the world, eager to throws stones at others even though they reside in their own self-constructed glass houses.

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The Trump Adminstration WTF?!

‘Fire And Fury’ Author: Trump Is Having An Affair ‘Right Now’- With THIS Person?

Would it surprise you to know that Donald Trump is currently cheating on his wife, Melania? If so, then apparently you aren’t aware what a lowlife cheating asshole the president is.

Michael Wolff, author of the best-selling book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, told Bill Maher Friday evening that Trump is indeed having an extramarital affair, and he also suggested his book gives hints as to who Trump is sleeping with.

Appearing on Real TimeWolff said there was something he wanted to put in the book but wound up leaving out. The reason:

“I didn’t have the blue dress.”

Maher then asked:

“It’s about somebody’s he’s fucking right now?”

To that, Wolff replied:

“Yes. You just have to read between the lines.”


Wolff’s comments sent people scrambling to Fire and Fury for the details. The overall consensus seems to be that Trump is either involved with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley or White House Communications Director Hope Hicks:

https://twitter.com/Jeanne_PsyD/status/954614629371666432

What’s most hypocritical about all of this is the way Trump, during the 2016 campaign, tried to deflect from his own infidelities and bragging on video of how he likes to sexually assault women by bringing up the matter of Bill Clinton’s alleged affairs as president. Trump even invited some of Clinton’s accusers to attend one of his debates with Hillary.

Let’s also keep in mind this latest revelation comes in the same week we learned that Trump had an affair with a porn star, Stormy Daniels, and later had his personal attorney pay her $130,000 to keep the matter secret in the days before the 2016 election.

Donald Trump is a disgusting human being. The more we learn about him, the clearer that becomes.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org