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Liz Cheney named to select committee

Speaker Pelosi, once again playing 11 dimensional chess, has named Liz Cheney to the 1/6 insurrection select committee.

I am looking forward to Cheney eating McCarthy's lunch.

The Wyoming congresswoman said she was honored to be named to the commission.

Tie the Republican party to autocracy.

Matthew Dowd is a smart cookie, he was on Nicolle yesterday and made this crucial point. We need to stop only blaming the militias and MF45 for the insurrection. We need to tie the entire Republican party, minus Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger to the insurrection, to autocracy, to being anti-Constitution, anti-democracy, anti-law enforcement. He stated that the Republican party is carrying on the insurrection, it didn't end on 1/6. The Republican party is stoking The Big Lie, is passing anti-democratic election laws, is obstructing any investigation into the 1/6 insurrection.

The only way to beat back this threat against our democracy is to beat Republicans soundly in the next election and the next election and the next election. The Republican party is an autocratic anti-democratic, anti-Constitutional, anti-American party. The word bipartisan gives me chills. Only 2 Republicans should be considered on the House select committee, 2, that is it, and then televise every damn hearing.

Matthew Dowd gets it, we need to follow his example.

The 1/6 insurrection select committee

I find this very newsworthy that is getting little coverage. So if Speaker Pelosi were to select Liz Cheney or Adam Kinzinger to serve on the 1/6 select committee can Kevin McCarthy ban them from serving? I know that a reporter asked Cheney if she would serve and her response was, "that's up to the speaker." Which speaker? Pelosi or McCarthy?

I suppose that McCarthy can ban all Republicans from serving on the committee seeing as he is minority leader., but Speaker Pelosi has set the rules for the committee, she can pick all 13 members if she wants to. If McCarthy tries to pick nut cases Speaker Pelosi can veto them.

Speaker Pelosi should pick Cheney or Kinzinger and let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin.

The vote for the select committee is set for tomorrow, Wednesday. How many Republicans will vote for it?

Republicans had their chance for a bipartisan commission and turned it down so the MSM needs to shut its pie hole about this partisan committee.

The 1/6 insurrection select committee

Speaker Pelosi has crafted the language for the select committee which will be voted on Wednesday. The language is crafted similar to language that Republicans used for the Benghazi committee. The makeup of the committee will be 13 members, 8 Democrats and 5 members "selected after consultation with the minority leader", McCarthy. So it appears that McCarthy can select 5 members.

Speaker Pelosi threw a twist in the committee by stating she may choose a Republican as part of her 8 choices. McCarthy had a bird when he heard that and he declared that no Republicans will be appointed by Speaker Pelosi.

So when Liz Cheney was asked if she would serve on the select committee if asked by Pelosi, Cheney simply responded, that's up to the Speaker. If Pelosi chooses Cheney and she accepts, here we go. It would take a lot of guts for Cheney to accept the spot.

Speaker Pelosi is playing 11 dimensional chess with the GQP.

Time for bed, with a smile on my face.

The end goal of the GQP

Yeah I know it's like 1984, but I believe it is more like A Brave New World.

People who say that MF45 is stupid are wrong, he is mentally ill. There is a complex propaganda machine behind the GQP and it has been extremely successful. Minorities aren't real Americans. All Democrats are evil. What is the end game of all of that propaganda besides gaining complete autocratic control of America?

The end game is to eliminate thinking, just like in a Brave New World. Big Brother, Big Government, dare I print his name, Trump, will do our thinking for us. His thoughts are the truth and anyone who thinks otherwise will be exiled, or worse.

Think about this, while you still can. Time for my soma.

Congressional work days.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. It's not like our democracy is under assault by the GQPers. Get this;

The Senate's last day for the 4th of July holiday is June 25th, it comes back July 12th.

The House does work 4 days next week before getting off.

The Senate works the first week of August and then is off the rest of the month, and the House is off the entire month of August.

C'mon people, Democrats set the schedule. This is disgusting and embarrassing. Get back to work.

Is it wrong to ask for more from Democrats?

Is it wrong to complain when our DOJ defends MF45? Is it wrong to expect our DOJ to do more to stop the law breaking in the Arizona fraudit? Is it wrong to expect the Senate do more to get S1 passed, such as, break the bill down and vote for parts of it? Vote to make election day a holiday - 1 vote. Vote to allow same day registration - 1 vote. Vote to allow voters who have been waiting in line for hours accept food and drink. Of course the GQP will vote down all of those individual bills, but doesn't that give Democrats more fodder to convince a few Democratic Senators to reform or eliminate the filibuster?

Believe me I am not bashing Democrats, I am urging them to do more. One thing that separates Democrats from the GQP is that we are OK having vigorous debates among ourselves. I believe that we are all getting to the same place by going down different paths, the filibuster needs to go or be reformed to get S1 passed.

Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse was on cable last night. Remember one of the threads posted here asking who was behind Trump, who was behind the GQP? The thread asked, someone has to be the brains behind what is going on.

Whitehouse explained it all last night; Dark Money. Dark Money doesn't want S1 passed not because it would allow open and free voting, Dark Money doesn't want S1 passed because it would regulate Dark Money. Whitehouse stated who Dark Money was, it is the Federalist Society, The Heritage Foundation, ALEC. Whitehouse explained it used to be Big tobacco, but now it is Big Oil and Gas. Oil and Gas doesn't want climate regulations. It is the Koch brothers, it is other wealthy individuals who hide in the shadows who don't want S1 passed because it would shine a light on them.

Whitehouse stated that it is the Heritage Foundation and ALEC who are writing up the voter suppression bills being passed in the states.

What to do? Shine a light on the cockroaches, shine a light on politicians who are taking their money. Get Dark money out of politics, pass S1 whatever it takes.

Spy Gate investigation,

I felt a sigh of relief when I heard that the House Judiciary committee would investigate Spy Gate.

Just a heads up, here is list of the members of the Judiciary committee; a lot of good Dems, along with some A-hole GQPers.

Members, 117th Congress
Majority Minority
Jerry Nadler, New York, Chair
Zoe Lofgren, California
Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas
Steve Cohen, Tennessee
Hank Johnson, Georgia
Ted Deutch, Florida
Karen Bass, California
Hakeem Jeffries, New York
David Cicilline, Rhode Island
Eric Swalwell, California
Ted Lieu, California
Jamie Raskin, Maryland
Pramila Jayapal, Washington
Val Demings, Florida
Lou Correa, California
Mary Gay Scanlon, Pennsylvania, Vice Chair
Sylvia Garcia, Texas
Joe Neguse, Colorado
Lucy McBath, Georgia
Greg Stanton, Arizona
Madeleine Dean, Pennsylvania
Veronica Escobar, Texas
Mondaire Jones, New York
Deborah K. Ross, North Carolina
Cori Bush, Missouri

Jim Jordan, Ohio, Ranking Member
Steve Chabot, Ohio
Louie Gohmert, Texas
Darrell Issa, California
Ken Buck, Colorado
Matt Gaetz, Florida
Mike Johnson, Louisiana
Andy Biggs, Arizona
Tom McClintock, California
Greg Steube, Florida
Tom Tiffany, Wisconsin
Thomas Massie, Kentucky
Chip Roy, Texas
Dan Bishop, North Carolina
Michelle Fischbach, Minnesota
Victoria Spartz, Indiana
Scott L. Fitzgerald, Wisconsin
Cliff Bentz, Oregon
Burgess Owens, Utah

Barbara Starr is pissed.

CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr is pissed and rightly so. Merrick Garland needs to release these gag orders given to Apple and Microsoft and they need to be subpoenaed. In the words of Barbara Starr;

"We have no idea why the Justice Department snuck into my life," she said. "They went out, in secret court proceedings last year, they went after some 30,000 of my emails and phone records, and not just my work email, my work phone, they went after my personal accounts, my personal email, and my personal phone... they wanted all of it. And I was not allowed to know about it."
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