While Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) likes to brag and write books about manhood and what it means to be a man, a fellow Missourian is destroying Hawley with a campaign ad he made for his 2024 Democratic opponent.
HuffPost reports that actor Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” fame directly questions Hawley’s manhood in the devastating campaign ad.
The ad also references Hawley’s cowardice on January 6, 2021, when he ran from protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol just hours after he saluted them with a raised fist of support.
The ad ends with Hamm taking another dig at Hawley’s so-called manhood.
Kunce is indeed a courageous man. He’s a Marine veteran who has made it clear he thinks Hawley is vulnerable because he’s too obsessed with gender roles and trying to pretend he has macho credentials, remarking earlier this year:
“He’s just done creepy things, like write books telling everybody how to be a man, and if you don’t do what he says then you’re not a man. So we’re going to hold him to task for all of that. He’s obsessed with what everybody else is doing in their bedroom, at work, on the internet, in the doctor’s office.”
This hasn’t been a very good day for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Jordan’s committee held a hearing this morning regarding the so-called “weaponization” of the Justice Department against failed and indicted former president Donald Trump, and his first “whistleblower” was quickly discredited with a line of questioning about why he lost his security clearance when he worked for the FBI.
The witness/whistleblower, Steve Friend, who served as an agent in the Miami FBI office was asked by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), “You … claim that your top secret security clearance was improperly revoked. Yet an independent investigation concluded that you demonstrated a number of security concerns, which included that you refused to execute a court-ordered arrest warrant, and when you downloaded documents from intelligence systems to an unauthorized removable flash drive.”
Friend said nothing, so Wasserman Schultz continued:
The congresswoman concluded her remarks by noting, “I think it’s clear who is weaponizing government.”
Jordan’s other witness, FBI agent Marcus Allen, also lost his security clearance because he refused to share information with fellow agents regarding January 6 suspects who were under investigation.
It’d be tempting to call Jordan’s bogus hearings a dog and pony show, but that would be an insult to dogs, ponies, and shows.
Sen. Josh “Runaway” Hawley (R-MO) has a new book out entitled Manhood: The Masculine Virtues America Needs, and while he may think he’s doing a solid for American men by teaching us what it means to be a man, one reviewer summed up the tome with a simple note of dismissal: “Whatever.”
Lloyd Green of The Guardiannotes that Hawley is little more than “a neo-Confederate at war with modernity.”
For example, Hawley decries the easy availability of porn on the internet, yet he doesn’t say a word about failed former president Donald Trump’s numerous sexual dalliances, which included an alleged affair with Stormy Daniels, who just so happens to star in the very same adult films that the Missouri Republican thinks are so damn evil and harmful to our shared morality.
But Hawley is a plutocrat-populist as well as a hectoring moralist. For all his smut-bashing, the latest developments affecting Trump have left him profoundly unmoved. After all, Trump delivered tax cuts and helped bury Roe v Wade. Hawley attacks Disney but took $10,000 from the Citizens United Political Victory Fund himself. According to the senator, corporations may shell out – but then shut up.
After Trump pleaded not guilty in the porn-star case, Hawley professed continued loyalty.
“Trump is going to be the nominee, I think it’s inevitable,” the senator intoned. “After what [Manhattan district attorney] Alvin Bragg did, I think that Donald Trump is absolutely going to be the nominee, and yeah, I’ll support him.”
As the Bible reminds us, Jesus wept.
When it comes to philosophy outside of Christianity, Green reveals, Hawley is suspiciously selective in who he decides to lionize and who gets the back of his hand.
Hawley is also selective – surprise – about his philosophers. He is critical of Rousseau and Marx but delivers a bouquet to Burke. For what it’s worth, Burke cared about British plunder of India. These days, Hawley is at best agnostic about Ukraine.
He ignores Bentham and Mill, the intellectual fathers of 19th-century English liberalism and utilitarianism. It is as if – surprise! – Hawley wishes time and progress would stop.
It’s incredibly ironic that Sen. Hawley would pen a book on manhood when you consider that he’ll forever be known as a coward who ran away when facing the possibility of coming into contact with the same insurrectionist scum he gave a raised fist salute to hours earlier.
Perhaps Hawley needs to stick to the one thing he’s an expert on: Being a traitor to his country in the name of political expediency.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has a new book entitled Manhood on the shelves, and he’s trying to drum up sales by pitching it to American men, suggesting that they need to learn what truly makes a man in the 21st century.
Speaking to a conclave called the “Stronger Men’s Conference,” HuffPost reports, the Missouri Republican suggested that it’s important men learn to be a “mighty man of valor,” as it says in the Bible, by using the “strength and valor” given to them by God.
Strength and valor, huh? That’s more than a tad ironic coming from the same insurrection instigator and apologist who raised his fist at protesters on January 6, 2021 and then ran from them like a terrified bunny when he thought they might be a threat to him.
It didn’t take long before Twitter users lit Hawley up for his blatant hypocrisy and lingering cowardice, not exactly the ideal spokesperson for what it means to be a man.