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Republicans Behaving Badly Part Deux
Author: BobR    Date: 01/18/2023 13:45:47

It may come as a shock to you, dear readers, but members of the Republican party (particularly those elected) are awful people. There were so many stories over the last few days, that I am resorting to a fairly basic copy-paste from some various sites. Enjoy your disgust at these enraging bits of horrible behavior...

Is this high school?
Apparently... During the House Speaker vote which dragged on forever, it was pretty clear that sloth-toed MTG was sucking up to McCarthy, while Boebert was throwing a pouty party. During a break in the slow-motion car crash, the two had a few words in the "ladies" bathroom:
On the first day of Congress this year, Jan. 3, the mounting tension between Greene and Boebert reached its boiling point. According to multiple sources, the two women were nearly in a screaming match in the Speaker’s lobby ladies room just off the House floor.

“Greene questioned Boebert’s loyalty to McCarthy, and after a few words were exchanged, Boebert stormed out,” a source familiar with the fight told The Daily Beast.

Rewarding the abetters
Speaking of MTG, she is back on committees:
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) are set to get committee assignments back after being stripped from their assignments in the Democratic-controlled Congress in 2021.

The House GOP Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Greene to sit on the House Homeland Security and Oversight Committees and Gosar to sit on the House Natural Resources and Oversight Committees, which he sat on before being stripped of his slot on the panel, according to two sources familiar with the selections.

No punishment for liars
Not only has George Santos not been kicked out of Congress, he's actually been given a committee assignment:
Embattled Republican Rep. George Santos will reportedly serve on two House committees, a sign that the New York Republican, who is facing down calls from within the GOP to resign, will still be extended some of the normal power granted to new members.

Santos will serve on both the House Small Business Committee and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, multiple news outlets reported Tuesday. Neither panel is considered a high-profile assignment. It is rare for a first-term lawmaker to serve on a major committee.

This is despite a fraud investigation in Brazil, and the NY Republican party asking Santos (if that's his real name) to step down. We should demand to see his birth certificate. Also, he should return the $3000 he stole from a navy vet which was raised to pay for needed surgery for the vet's dog. Without the raised money, the dog ended up dying.

Wisconsin is the new Jim Crow South
Apparently, they are saying the quiet part out loud:
Black and Hispanic voters in Wisconsin’s largest city say a Republican state election commissioner publicly applauding GOP strategies he credits with depressing minority turnout are a public admission of a conservative strategy in place for years.

“He’s proudly telling Hispanic and Latino voters, ‘I’m your enemy, and I’m actively using my position of power to undermine your voting rights,’ ” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, an advocacy group for immigrants.

Robert Spindell, the election commissioner who also acted as a fake Republican elector for former President Donald Trump in 2020, did not back down. He rejected calls from liberals and a fellow Democratic commissioner to resign, and said he does not support suppressing turnout.

When all else fails - use a gun
All those shootings of Democrats' homes in New Mexico? Yeah, it's pretty much what we thought:
An unsuccessful Republican state House candidate in New Mexico was arrested on Monday and accused of orchestrating recent shootings at four local elected officials' homes, the Albuquerque Police Department said.

Police said on Monday they had arrested Solomon Pena, 39, and accused him of conspiring with, and paying, four other men to shoot at the homes of two county commissioners and two state legislators, all Democrats. Police said they had evidence Pena had fired some shots.

Pena lost his election for the state House in November to an incumbent Democrat who garnered more than 73% of the votes.

He posted a photo of himself on Twitter on Nov. 15 with a "Make America Great Again" sweatshirt, a "Trump 2024" flag, and a message that he, like former President Donald Trump, was not conceding his election.


Albuquerque Police "essentially discovered what we had all feared and what we had suspected -- that these shootings were indeed politically motivated," Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said at a press conference. "This was about a right-wing radical, an election denier who was arrested today and someone who did the worst imaginable thing you can do when you have a political disagreement, which is turn that to violence."

Citing state records, the Journal reported that Pena previously had been convicted of 19 felonies, including burglary, larceny and had spent almost seven years in prison.

Keep up the bad work, Republicans - while it seems to be working for you now, it won't in the long run.

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