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Meet The 9 House Republicans Who Voted To Deny Formula To Babies In Poor Families

For weeks now, Republicans in Congress have been excoriating the Biden administration for the shortage of infant baby formula in the United States, even though blame squarely lies with Abbott Laboratories, which had to shut down a manufacturing facility in Michigan after it was discovered some of their formula was contaminated with a dangerous bacteria.

To help solve the problem, President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he was invoking the Defense Production Act and would also be allowing for an increase in imports of baby formula to the U.S.

And yet, when Republicans were given the chance to help babies in poor families get access to more formula, nine members of the House GOP voted no to expansion of a program that would do exactly that, according to Newsweek:

The Access to Baby Formula Act, also known as H.R. 7791, would allow low-income women to buy more baby formula through the federal Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program.

It received a 414-9 bipartisan support in a House vote on Wednesday amid the formula shortage crisis in the country.

The nine lawmakers who voted about the bill were all Republicans. They are: Reps. Andy Biggs (Arizona), Lauren Boebert (Colorado), Matt Gaetz (Florida), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Paul Gosar (Arizona), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia), Clay Higgins (Louisiana), Thomas Massie (Kentucky) and Chip Roy (Texas).

Attempting to explain his heartless vote, Gaetz remarked:

“It will allow WIC to utilize a far greater portion of the baby formula market, crowding out many hard-working American families.

“All considered, government-empowered swings to markets typically create more problems than they solve. Instead of creating new emergency authorities for the Incompetent Biden Regime, we should source more product for all American families and solve the problem.”

Bullshit! Gaetz and his eight colleagues don’t give a damn about poor children, especially if they happen to be from families of color.

The next time you hear a Republican mention the “sanctity of life,” keep in mind that’s just a talking point they use during election season. The rest of the time, they don’t give a damn about anyone but themselves.

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Sean Hannity: Americans Should Be Furious That Biden Played Golf Over The Weekend

Fox News host/right-wing propagandist/paid liar Sean Hannity may have just put himself in the running for the nonexistent award of Hypocrite of the Year.

The perfect example of Hannity’s disgusting hypocrisy and sheer idiocy can be found on his website, where he decided it would be a great idea to criticize President Joe Biden for playing golf over Mother’s Day weekend while his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, was visiting Ukraine:

The optics on this are terrible. According to a report from The Daily Wire, while First Lady Dr. Jill Biden was visiting war torn Ukraine —on Mother’s Day —President Joe Biden was working on his golf swing, hitting the links with his brother Jimmy. Meanwhile, across the world and in a literal war zone, First Lady Jill Biden was doing Joe’s job. No word on how Joe’s golf game went.

Now ask yourself a question: Do you suppose either Donald or Melania Trump would have set foot in Ukraine? Donald wouldn’t have because his BFF Vladimir Putin would never have given him the approval. Melania wouldn’t have because, to quote her jacket as she went to visit migrant children being held at internment camps on the border: I really don’t care. Do you?

Oh, and let’s not forget that Donald Trump played more golf and took more “personal time” away from the White House than any president in recent memory. How much? Let’s take a quick look:

  • “If we, therefore, assume a blanket average of $3.4 million per trip, regardless of duration, the total the government has spent on Trump’s trips to the (Mar-a-Lago) resort tops $64 million.” (Washington Post; Feb. 5, 2019)
  • “Donald Trump’s golf habit has already cost taxpayers at least $102 million in extra travel and security expenses, and next month will achieve a new milestone: a seven-figure presidential visit to another country so he can play at his own course.” (HuffPost; March 22, 2019)

Trump even played golf at the height of the COVID pandemic. Thousands of Americans were dying each day while Donald hit the links and gave the occasional press conference where he lied about the severity of coronavirus.

Sorry, Sean, but your bullshit only makes you look like the willfully uninformed dolt you are and always will be.

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BUSTED! Anti-LGBTQ Congressman Madison Cawthorn Caught Wearing Women’s Lingerie

A few weeks ago, Rep. Madison Cawthorn accused his Republican colleagues of holding cocaine-fueled orgies.

Now, however, Politico has obtained photos showing Cawthorn dressed in women’s lingerie at what appears to be one hell of a party he didn’t bother to mention when he was hurling accusations at others.

Cawthorn, 26, was raised in a conservative Baptist community in Henderson County, North Carolina, and has staked his political persona on arch-traditional Christian principles and the insistence of the importance of a kind of hypermasculinity. His comments about “the sexual perversion” in Washington made on a podcast, which he later admitted were exaggerated, drew the public disapproval and disavowal of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as well as other Republican leaders including those in his North Carolina congressional caucus.

Cawthorn is already facing an uncertain bid for reelection, and this latest embarrassment is likely to sharpen criticism within the GOP for him to abandon his campaign for another term in the House of Representatives.

After the Politico story ran, Cawthorn attempted to do damage control on Twitter, writing:

“I guess the left thinks goofy vacation photos during a game on a cruise (taken waaay before I ran for Congress) is going to somehow hurt me? They’re running out of things to throw at me… Share your most embarrassing vacay pics in the replies.”

As part of a podcast he was a guest on in 2020, here’s how Cawthorn described himself to voters:

“I subscribe to Judeo-Christian beliefs. I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I think if you think about my political ideology, where it really stems from, you know, my ethics and my morals and what I think is right and wrong, you look to ancient Jerusalem, you got ancient Judeo-Christian values. So right and wrong,” he continued. “I also cling to a lot of traditional values and a lot of traditional ideas, because they’ve worked in the past.”

And earlier this week, Cawthorn had this to say in a tweet:

Which gender is supposed to wear lingerie, Congressman?

 

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GOP Senators Make Fools Of Themselves When The Question Is Turned On Them: ‘What’s A Woman?’

During the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson last month in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republicans wanted Judge Jackson to define what a “woman” is.

The question came first from Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who sits on the committee even though she has never been an attorney and holds a degree in home economics. She inquired:

 “Can you define the word ‘woman’?”

Jackson replied:

“Can I provide a definition? No, I can’t. I’m not a biologist.”

That led Blackburn to snidely remark:

“The fact that you can’t give me a straight answer about something as fundamental as what a woman is underscores the dangers of the kind of progressive education that we are hearing about.”

The darker, more insidious purpose of the query, HuffPost notes, was to get Judge Jackson to wade into the issue of transgender rights:

The real aim of Blackburn’s question was almost certainly to try to corner Jackson on the issue of transgender women participating in women’s sports ― part of a broader, ugly GOP attack on LGBTQ people heading into the 2022 elections. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is pushing for child abuse investigations of parents whose children seek gender-affirming medical care. Florida’s new “Don’t Say Gay” law prevents teachers from talking about sexual orientation or gender identity to students younger than fourth graders. The Human Rights Campaign, meanwhile, is tracking more than 300 anti-LGBTQ bills across the country.

But when the same question is turned on Republicans in the Senate, it turns out they’re not equal to the test, as proven by some of their responses:

“I don’t have anything for you on that.” Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)

“I’m not going to indulge you.” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

A spokesperson for Blackburn offered this, “Two X chromosomes.”

If that’s not pathetic enough for you, listen to what Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said:

“The birds and the bees stuff ― it’s been a while, but I think I remember the general gist of the differences. To have a hard time answering that question is kind of odd to me.”

And then there’s insurrection apologist Josh Hawley (R-MO), who replied thusly:

“Someone who can give birth to a child, a mother, is a woman. Someone who has a uterus is a woman. It doesn’t seem that complicated to me.”

So if a woman has a hysterectomy and her uterus is removed, is she still a woman, Sen. Hawley?

“Yeah. Well, I don’t know, would they?”

Hey, if you can’t answer the question more definitively than that, should you be attacking Judge Jackson? Or should you even be allowed on the judiciary committee?

Hypocrites. Every damn one of them.

 

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GOP Twitter Account Demands Joe Biden Explain Why He Keeps Traveling To Delaware

Republicans never once complained when failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump used to travel to Mar-a-Lago nearly every weekend to play golf and schmooze with members of the resort who had paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for that privilege.

Now, however, with Joe Biden in the White House, the GOP is furious that the current head of state is spending the Christmas and New Year holidays in Delaware, which just so happens to be his home state.

The Republican Party’s official Twitter account fired off this angry missive:

Time for a much-needed comparison.

Since he took office nearly a year ago, President Biden has traveled to Delaware 31 times. During his first year in the White House, Trump’s travel costs were over $13 million, CNBC reported back in 2018:

The president’s non-official travel to rallies and vacations have cost $3.2 million alone since June of 2017.

All told, the president has amassed $13,533,937.28 in total first-year travel costs, the organization found. The government shutdown prevented Trump from making his latest sojourn to Mar-a-Lago, where he was scheduled to headline a fundraiser.

One of Trump’s trips to his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey cost $15,994 per hour!

Mediaite notes:

According to USA Today, Trump visited his properties 38 times in his first year. He also averaged over a 100 visits to his properties per year, according to Citizens for Ethics. 

The GOP tweet was all it took for social media users to pelt Republicans for their blatant hypocrisy:

In their pathetic attempt to troll President Biden, all the GOP managed to do was remind us why we voted Dotard Donnie out of office.