December 24, 2022 by the real Aj News/Politics 12-24-22 What’s interesting in the news today? Open ThreadShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
This govt is a joke.
One of the few men left in DC with the decency to tell it like it is.
“What you see here is a 4100-page bill cooked up by a handful of people behind closed doors, brought before the Rules Committee with no ability to offer an amendment, no ability to debate, no actual discussion on the People’s House floor. And my colleagues on the other side of the aisle know it. And we’re spending money we don’t have. Go home and sell your projects. Go home and talk all the pork you’re bringing home. But you’re destroying the United States of America. Absolutely destroying this body. The American people did not send us here to do that.”
“$45 billion to Ukraine. Have we had a full debate on Ukraine? Or did we take $45 billion of funding for Ukraine, package it on a $1.7 trillion bill, invite the President of Ukraine to address this body for theatrics heading out for Christmas in order to jam through a big-spending, Democrat-priority bill that the American people resoundingly rejected in November?”
“There are consequences to this. You can’t go and talk about inflation and talk about what the American people are feeling right now when they’re trying to fill up their tanks with gas or trying to have presents for their families. They’re trying to pay their bills. And then come here, and dump hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy while the Feds are raising interest rates and people can’t afford to buy homes and they can’t live, and say you’re doing the people’s work. My colleagues on the other side of the aisle, night before last, were apoplectic that Mike Lee was daring to challenge the idea that we should have a bill that literally prohibits Border Patrol from securing the border. He wanted to try to fix that, try to extend Title 42. My Democrat colleagues rejected it, and I sat here on the floor, and they were more concerned about catching their flights for Christmas, coming to me and saying, “We can’t be here over Christmas.” Well, why the hell not? The American people deserve us to be here over Christmas, actually fighting for them instead of trying to catch planes while half this body are gonna vote by proxy. Half this body’s not even gonna be here. And they’re lying. They’re lying on forms, saying that they’re voting by proxy for COVID. And it’s a lie. And half this body’s gonna do it. You know it. And it’s destroying this country. I am not gonna just sit here and roll over on this. This is gonna continue. The American people are gonna know precisely what’s happening to them by the People’s House.”
To the very end they won’t let you see the truth of how the feds orchestrated the entire Jan 6 farce. They continue to hide evidence of how they were behind the entire op.
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, 1984
“Jamie Raskin wants to tell you a story. It’s one that has tumbled around in his brain for years now. It’s also one he hopes to make his name on. Jamie Raskin: hero at long last.
All he had to do was stand before the American people and pretend that President Trump planned an “insurrection,” an overthrow of the United States government. How hard could that be? He’d already tried to impeach him twice, along with Democrats and a handful of Never-Trumpers. All of this worked so beautifully in the midterms to scare voters away from MAGA. Let’s keep it going, they think.
It’s a sad story. It paints a picture of an insulated, isolated ruling class elite so hellbent on power they are willing to sell out the American people to get it. And keep it. The only reason they’re getting away with this Dr. Strangelove-esque absurd circus is that they have a willing, compliant, obedient puppet press that will go along with Raskin’s fantasy and every other huckster con-man who wants to sell it.
Believe us, they say, because we’re “important.” We care about the marginalized groups. We care about DEMOCRACY! We care about justice. We care about the truth.
How sad to see the media, with their blue-check army on Twitter, the thought-robots for the State parroting the talking points all to win this game of “Catch Trump if you Can.”
Look there, the puppet media dismissing the Twitter Files as a “nothing burger.” Look there, MSNBC praising Liz Cheney and Jamie Raskin for a job well done. They got him!
The real story, of course, is the Twitter Files, which expose intense FBI involvement, payments (follow the money), and manipulation to fool the media, Twitter, and ultimately the American people that only one side of the story was true. Of course, the media have no choice but to call it a “nothing burger.” What are they going to do, real journalism? Not a chance.
When you step back and you look at the big picture, you’ll see the real story.
Let’s start with the “mistake” of Donald Trump winning in 2016. A “mistake” the government, FBI especially, had to rectify to please Queen Hillary and King Obama. A “mistake” that let in the people they had demonized as “racist White Supremacists.” A “mistake” that now launched the biggest protests in American history, up to and including a genuine revolution in the Summer of 2020.
Right away, the FBI set about finding something on Trump. Congress helped. The media took a different front . Everything he did or said was mocked. He was discredited at every turn.
Heading into the election, what ho! It’s the FBI again, this time seducing and potentially entrapping the very kind of people Trump attracted – disaffected, marginalized white men who had no jobs, no future, and no hope. Let’s help them find a target, they probably thought. One journalist got the story and saw exactly that. These were not criminal masterminds. They were sad, lonely depressed men easily exploited.
They needed to find extremists, you see. They needed to make their melodrama seem real enough to win in 2020. Whitmer did her part, playing the damsel in distress. The public shrank back in horror. What have we done?
But that wouldn’t be enough. They would need something bigger. Much much bigger. That was all done in text messages and behind closed doors. They needed video. They needed a powerful piece of propaganda to prove everything they were saying was true. They needed …an “insurrection.”
Trump’s predictable objections to the 2020 election, which was the first election I’ve ever seen that was rigged from the top down, gave them the opportunity. Everyone in Trump circles knew there was going to be a “lit” protest in DC on January 6th. But to them, that meant dancing around to the Village People, not hanging Mike Pence.
But someone somewhere was starting a fire. It would turn into a full-blown riot that could not be controlled. The FBI knew. The Mayor knew. Plenty of people knew it was coming, yet they left the Capitol Police vulnerable. You know the rest of the story.
While reading the latest Spectator piece on the conclusions by the January 6th committee, I was struck by the first paragraph:
The Capitol Riots on January 6 deserved a serious public investigation because the events were so important. The rioters who entered the Capitol building tried to use violence and intimidation to prevent the peaceful transfer of power by normal, constitutional procedures. That’s as serious as it gets in our democracy.
Never in any of this is a conversation about why they were there in the first place. The 2020 election. That our government and their puppet press want to pretend that was a perfectly ordinary election is frustrating enough that millions of people in this country still believe it was an unfair, unbalanced, bought, and paid for election. They had every right to protest.
Silly them, they thought our government actually listened to protests. They are the voices of the unheard! Not these protesters. They’d been systematically dehumanized for six years. They just had to wear a red hat or show up with a Trump flag to be called an “extremist.””