[ Editor’s Note: I had a suspicion that the Banana Republicans would reveal themselves more as we went along, but the censoring of Cheney and Kinzinger was a bridge too far.
To have Trump stick with the Big Steal was of course no surprise, but to see the Congressional Republicans try to wrap themselves into what they are pretending is caring for the poor innocent Insurrectionists…I must admit I thought they were smarter than that.
The Insurrection party has blood in the water now. The judges have taken notice of where the Congressional insurrection insiders intend to go, so we will have a showdown between them and the judiciary, where the Repubs just wounded themselves deeply. Even Republican appointed judges will not want to swirl around the toilet bowl with them.
I have another concern in that so many scandals are going to be revealed, the public may go into a kind of political shock stupor and try to tune out the depressing revelations that so many of our elected officials have been crooks in sheep clothing, and grifters galore… Jim W. Dean ]
First published February 5, 2022
SALT LAKE CITY — Nine months before the midterm elections, nearly everything is falling the Republican Party’s way, from President Joe Biden’s dismal approval ratings to rising gas prices and a seemingly never-ending pandemic.
…“Some of us who have been around for a while don’t think this makes any sense,” said Bill Palatucci, a Republican National Committee member from New Jersey. “We’ve got Biden in free fall, [Democrats] can’t get anything done in Washington, and for us to convene a circular firing squad, that make no sense to me.”
…Yet as the Republican National Committee concluded its winter meeting here on Friday, it was censuring two of its own, Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), and decrying the House’s Jan. 6 select committee for what Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chair, called the “persecution of ordinary citizens who engaged in legitimate political discourse that had nothing to do with violence at the Capitol.”
…In a year in which even many Democrats acknowledge the GOP will likely win the House — and despite Republican lawmakers and strategists pleading with Republicans to keep their focus on pocketbook issues and on Biden — the RNC is still recasting the events of Jan. 6 and chasing down enemies of the defeated former president, Donald Trump.
Mike DuHaime, a former Republican National Committee political director, called the censure “insane.”