Trump v Biden: Their Reactions to Special Counsels Reveals Who’s Innocent and Who’s Scared

Poor crybaby Trump. The self-described “most fabulous whiner” of Mar-All-Ego is starting off the new year pretty much the same way he ended the last year: Complaining petulantly that he is a victim of the hordes of enemies that are conspiring to destroy him and his aspirations of messianic sovereignty over the American motherland.

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The reports that President Biden was found to be in possession of a handful of classified documents have set off the alarms spinning atop the tinfoil fedoras perched on the pinheads of Republican rage-a-holics and right-wing propagandists. Of course, the same alarmists ignore the discovery of hundreds of such documents hoarded – and lied about – by Donald Trump at his Palm Beach resort/home. And never mind that the facts associated with these stories expose just how dissimilar the circumstances are.

RELATED: Trump and His GOP Toadies Furiously Spin Bogus Nothingburger Story About Biden Documents

What truly reveals the divergent realities of the Trump and Biden camps is their reactions to having become the subjects of special counsels. To the surprise of no one, Trump flicked the psycho switch as he unleashed his ferocious animosity toward special counsel Jack Smith. His distemper tantrum departed from anything resembling sanity. For instance, he posted on his pitifully floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, that…

“The Special ‘Prosecutor’ assigned to the ‘get Trump case,’ Jack Smith(?), is a Trump Hating THUG whose wife is a serial and open Trump Hater.”

[NOTE: Trump doesn’t think that Smith is a prosecutor, or that his name is Smith]

And that

“Fire a man who may very well turn out to be a criminal, Jack Smith. His conflicts, unfairness, and mental state of derangement make him totally unfit for the job of ‘getting Trump.’ Go after Biden and the Biden Crime Family instead. Like Bill Barr, the U.S. Attorneys in Delaware and Illinois are weak, ineffective, and afraid to do what must be done. The Election was RIGGED, and we are now losing our Country. We can’t let that happen. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

[NOTE: Trump appears to be seeking a special counsel who is better “fit” to investigate him. Also, he is maligning Bill Barr and the U.S. Attorneys in Delaware and Illinois (David C. Weiss and John R. Lausch Jr) as weak and ineffective. He appointed all three of them]

And that

“Merrick Garland has to immediately end Special Counsel investigation into anything related to me because I did everything right, and appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Joe Biden who hates Biden as much as Jack Smith hates me.”

[NOTE: Robert Hur, the special counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to probe the Biden matter, was also appointed by Trump to be the U.S. Attorney of Maryland]

In Trump’s delirium he is being pursued by an “unfair,” “deranged,’ “criminal,’ “THUG,” whose whole family hates him. Clearly Trump is scared witless, and is suffering from a toxic mixture of paranoia and guilt. Despite his psychotic inability to admit it – even to himself – he knows what he did and what the consequences are.

For comparison, observe how Biden responded to the news that AG Garland had named a special counsel to investigate his documents “scandal.”

“People know I take classified documents, classified material seriously. I also said we are cooperating fully and completely with the Justice Department’s review. […] As was done in the case of the Biden Penn Center, the Department of Justice was immediately notified and the lawyers arranged for the Department of Justice to take possession of the documents.”

The reactions by Trump and Biden reflect the stark differences between the two. Biden is calm and respectful of the law. Trump is rattled and contemptuous of the law and even those he appointed to administer it.

For good measure, Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda (aka Fox News) predictably weighed in on his side. Fox host Mark Levin ranted that…

“Garland wanted to keep this thing hidden. He wanted to sweep it under the rug until it got hot. The Republicans were calling hearings. They were gonna call witnesses. And then Garland, reluctantly, today appoints a special counsel. And who does he appoint? He appoints the right hand man to FBI director Christopher Wray. That’s hardly the same kind of special counsel that Donald Trump is facing. This whole thing stinks to high heaven.”

So Levin is asserting that Garland appointed a special counsel for Biden because he wanted to “keep this thing hidden”? That’s a strange way to pursue that goal. Levin also baselessly claims that Garland “reluctantly,” appointed the special counsel. And Levin closes by complaining that the special counsel must be biased against Trump because he once worked for FBI director Christopher Wray. Once again, Mr. Hur was appointed by Trump, and so was Mr. Wray.

The confidence and tranquility of Biden, as contrasted by the fear and hostility exhibited by Trump, the Republican Party, Fox News, and the rest of the right-wing wacko-chamber, tells you all you need to know about the players in this melodrama. And just to seal the deal, Trump also posted a comment that may be the truest thing he ever said…

“Importantly, I have single-handedly shown the American Public how Crooked and Corrupt our Government is.”

It’s uncomfortably impossible to argue with Trump about that.

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HUH? Squeaker McCarthy Admits that He Ignored Subpoenas in His Denial that He Ignored Subpoenas

The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives is proving to be just as radically right-wing as feared. And true to form, it also unabashedly hypocritical. Both of those characteristics are evident in the Party’s impaneling of a comically named Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

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Expect this purely partisan committee to focus on bogus and pre-debunked issues like Hunter Biden’s stolen laptop and the FBI rigging the 2020 presidential election. A better name for the panel would be the Select Committee on Deep State Conspiracy Theories. Expect them also to ignore all of Trump’s vast array of crimes.

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Democrats are preparing for the onslaught of asininity that will emerge from the Committee. As reported by ABC News, Rep. Jerry Nadler addressed the matter saying that…

“Jim Jordan and Kevin McCarthy claim to be investigating the weaponization of the federal government when, in fact, this new select committee is the weapon itself,” New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. “It is specifically designed to inject extremist politics into our justice system and shield the MAGA movement from the legal consequences of their actions.”

On Thursday morning House Squeaker Kevin McCarthy held a press conference wherein he was asked about the committee and how it would handle certain situations that were made more dicey due to the flagrantly dishonest and legally dubious behavior of Republicans in recent days (years). At one point a reporter posed an especially pertinent question…

Question: Are you concerned that the targets of potential subpoenas will use the argument that you used and Mr. Jordan used to ignore the subpoena you got, that this is just political?
McCarthy: No, because mine wasn’t ignoring the subpoena. I said I would gladly go if we got to appoint people to the committee. The thing was not political. You will find the fundamental difference of me being the speaker and Nancy Pelosi, the other side will get to name their members on the committee. It won’t be hand picked by me and denying the Democrats their voice. So whatever transpires out of the committee is with the Republicans and Democrats as we move forward.

The question that McCarthy so poorly evaded answering makes the excellent point that subpoenas issued by Republicans such as Jim Jordan, who themselves failed to appear when they were subpoenaed, are inherently invalid. Why should anyone respect their summonses when they were so brazenly disrespectful under far more credible circumstances?

Notice also that McCarthy is denying that he ignored the subpoena. However, his denial hinges on his conditions for why he actually did ignore the subpoena. Just because you have reasons, however lame, for refusing to comply doesn’t mean that you aren’t refusing to comply. Subpoenas aren’t issued with exceptions for conditions that the witness gets to invent.

What’s more, McCarthy’s excuse involves his complaint that Nancy Pelosi didn’t allow McCarthy to appoint Republicans to the Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection. Which is false. She only rejected two members (Jim Jordan and Jim Banks) because they were potentially witnesses, or even offenders, themselves. It was McCarthy who then withdrew all Republicans from the panel and refused to appoint any at all.

In addition to that, McCarthy is now saying that he, allegedly unlike Pelosi, is going to allow Democrats to assign their own members to the committee. However, he seems to be forgetting that he recently promised to remove Representatives Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar, from any committees that they currently serve on. And unlike Pelosi, he has no good reason to do so.

Democrats are being given six seats on the “Deep State” committee, versus nine for Republicans. So the new Democratic Leader, Hakeem Jeffries, should make three of those appointments Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar, and see how McCarthy responds. Odds are heavily in favor of him refusing to seat them. Because hypocrisy, unfairness, and rank partisanship are built in to the Republican code of ethics, or lack thereof.

RELATED: House Squeaker Kevin McCarthy Thanks Donald Trump for Being ‘All In’ on Making Him Speaker

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SRSLY? House Squeaker McCarthy Brags on Fox News About the ‘Diversity’ of the Republican Party

The spanking new – and precariously narrow – Republican majority in the House of Representatives is off to an entirely predictable stumbling start. After taking a historic fifteen votes to crown their so-called leader, Kevin McCarthy, they immediately passed a rules package that neutered him, insuring that he will be a weaker Speaker than any of his modern predecessors.

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Naturally, the first priority of a Republican politician intent on pedaling positive propaganda, is to book a visit with Sean Hannity of Fox News. Which is precisely what McCarthy did Tuesday night. He brought along twenty of his closest comrades to turn the Capitol into a Fox News studio annex. And even though McCarthy had previously showered his lord and savior, Donald Trump, with gratitude, Trump was apparently too busy spinning lies about President Biden to join them.

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Undeterred, McCarthy took full advantage of the platform that Hannity provided to disseminate Republican ignorance and lies. And true to form, McCarthy exhibited his utterly shameless ability to put into, what marginally passes for English, a perspective of the world that bears no resemblance to reality. For instance, he sat proudly in silence as Hannity praised him for expanding the “diversity” of the Republican Party.

“One of the things I’d like to see and am seeing is more diversity in the Republican Party. To me the Democratic Party is the party of coastal elites.”

Elaborating on that, McCarthy’s chair of the House Republican Conference, Elise Stefanik, said to…

“Take a look around at these wonderful members. This is the most diverse class of Republicans ever elected in the history of the United States Congress.”

Go ahead. Take a look around. The members gathered to celebrate “the most diverse class of Republicans ever elected” are all white, and with just three exceptions, men. In fact, the 117th session of Congress had 58 Black members, of whom 56 were Democrats. Republicans just doubled their Black members in the new 118th session to four. And they’re proud of that?

As for Hannity’s boasting about this pitiful representation by people of color, his lament about “coastal elites” is painfully hypocritical. Hannity divides his residency between his homes in New York and Florida. And he’s whining about these nefarious coast dwellers to McCarthy, who represents a district in California.

For good measure, Hannity invited McCarthy to further embarrass himself by bringing up the issue of the debt ceiling, which Republicans have promised to exploit in order to blackmail Democrats into acceding to GOP demands to cut Social Security and Medicare. That led to this exchange…

Hannity: Now let’s get to the issue of finances and money and spending. Why don’t explain how this process now will be different, and we’re coming up against the debt ceiling vote and what that’s gonna mean. That might be the first test of how committed the Republican Party in the House is to really holding the line on spending. Am I wrong on that?
McCarthy: No, you’re not wrong on that. One of the greatest threats we have for this nation is our debt. It makes us weak in every place that we can. We have never been at this high of debt to GDP except during World War II. And what are we funding? Wasteful Washington spending much of the time.

“So we think if you had a child and you gave him a credit card, and they kept hitting the limit, do you just increase the limit, or do you change their behavior? This is our moment to change the behavior to make sure that hard working taxpayer, that we’re not wasting their money. Do you mean to tell me there’s not waste out there? So we’re gonna look at every single dollar spent. We’re gonna audit. We’re change our behavior so we can balance our budget and make us stronger.

The child with a credit card analogy is flat out ridiculous. Raising the debt ceiling does not impact in any way whatsoever how much money congress can appropriate. It only makes it possible for the Treasury to pay debts already incurred. If the U.S. defaults on those debts it would send the nation – and the world – into a severe recession or worse. If McCarthy were truly interested in reducing the debt, he would do what Biden and the Democrats have been doing that resulted in the deficit declining by $1.4 trillion last year.

For the record, Trump increased the debt by nearly $8 trillion dollars. Much of that was due to his tax cut that benefited corporations and the wealthy. And now McCarthy and the GOP are proposing to defund the IRS and deprive the agency of necessary resources to audit high income individuals and businesses. That is estimated to cost more than $114 billion dollars.

What’s more, Republicans don’t seem eager to “change their behavior.” They aren’t proposing any serious spending cuts, other than those for the safety net programs that middle and lower income Americans rely on. Meanwhile, they continue to push for even more tax cuts and for maintaining subsidies for wealthy, multinational corporations – who don’t pay taxes.

Then, after running up the debt, Republicans want to default on those obligations after the fact. It almost seems like they are deliberately trying to crash the economy during Biden’s presidency and prior to the 2024 presidential election. Now why do you suppose they would want to do that? and for whom?

SEE THIS: HOLY CRAP: Trump’s Debt Ceiling Dumbassery Threatens Global Economic Catastrophe to Own the Libs

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Trump and His GOP Toadies Furiously Spin Bogus Nothingburger Story About Biden Documents

The latest outrage by Donald Trump has taken off with the news that a handful of classified documents were found at an office that President Biden used prior to running for president. Of course, all classified documents should be handled properly and not doing so is cause for concern. However, Trump is in a veritable frenzy, mistakenly thinking he has caught Biden in a juicy and hypocritical something-or-other-gate.

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Throughout the day on Monday Trump dropped a dozen posts on the subject of the Biden documents on his pitifully floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social. They were incrementally more preposterous as he proceeded. Which is hard to believe considering the way this all started when the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago bunker.

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Trump began his Monday mania with a comment that alleged as fact a bunch of pure bullpucky. He wrote

“When is the FBI going to raid the many homes of Joe Biden, perhaps even the White House? These documents were definitely not declassified.”

That was followed by several affirmations from his flunkies in Congress who were typically aligned with Trump’s deliberate deceit. They included Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ronny Jackson, and Andy Biggs, who all claimed, without evidence, that Biden “stole classified documents” and had no power to declassify them. Greene went even further to malign the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as “communists” who must be held accountable.

But this doesn’t stop there. Trump went on to dispense crackpot conspiracy theories about China financing the Biden office and subsequently gaining access to the documents. He ranted that…

“Wow! The Biden Think Tank is funded by CHINA!!! Also, a V.P. cannot Declassify documents, which are covered by the Federal Records Act, which is Criminal and MUCH TOUGHER than the Presidential Records Act, which is NOT Criminal. A President, me, can Declassify. ?How much more information has China been given?”

And that

“The amount was 54 Million Dollars that the Biden Think Tank received from China. That’s a lot of money. They saw the Classified Documents!”

Trump linked to an article in Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post as supposed proof of these churlish charges. While the article did note that the the University of Pennsylvania had received millions of dollars, it never linked those donations to the Biden office. It is common for universities to receive donations from many sources, including corporate sponsors an alumni. However, even in the Post’s article it was revealed that…

“A University of Pennsylvania spokesman denied any anonymous Chinese money had gone to the center. ‘The Penn Biden Center has never solicited or received any gifts from any Chinese or other foreign entity. In fact, the University has never solicited any gifts for the Center,’ [University spokesman] Stephen MacCarthy said.”

BACKGROUND:

According to reports, the half dozen or so documents in question were found in a private, secure office at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Biden Center. Biden didn’t know that the documents were there and they were likely taken inadvertently. They were discovered by Biden’s legal team who, unlike Trump, did the right thing. They immediately notified the National Archives who took custody of them. Then Attorney General Merrick Garland assigned a Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney to investigate further and, instead of whining and accusing the FBI of conducting a “witch hunt” like Trump, Biden and his staff cooperated fully.

Compare that to the hundreds of classified documents deliberately taken and hoarded by Trump at his publicly accessible Mar-a-Lago hotel/home. His response to inquiries were flagrant lies, telling the FBI that he had no such documents. Then, after the FBI discovered that there were more documents, Trump defied a subpoena to return them. He refused to cooperate with NARA and the DoJ, obstructing justice and falsely insisting that the documents were declassified with his mind and that they belonged to him.

Trump and his Republican spinmeisters are now outraged that there haven’t been raids on all of Biden’s properties, including the White House. But that’s only because the Biden team has been cooperative, so there has been no need for subpoenas or subsequent FBI search warrants. Also, how do they know that President Obama hadn’t previously declassified the documents with his mind? And what exactly do they think they would find if they raided the White House? Classified documents are permitted there.

RELATED: Trump Wants the FBI to ‘Raid’ the House of Joe Biden – AKA the White House

Trump and the GOP are only exploiting this news because they think that it will vindicate him for his own legal dilemmas. But if Trump now claims that the presence of these documents at a Biden office is a criminal act, isn’t he confessing that he is a criminal? And since the charges against Trump are valid, but those he’s making against Biden are bogus, it’s clear that he should be held accountable. And the sooner the better.

UPDATE: Trump v Biden: Their Reactions to Special Counsels Reveals Who’s Innocent and Who’s Scared

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Trump is Silent About the Insurrection in Brazil, But is Very Upset About Late Night Comedy TV

Two years after the violent and deadly January 6th insurrection in Washington, D.C., that was incited by Donald Trump, supporters of his compadre in Brazil, ousted president Jair Bolsonaro, launched an eerily similar assault against their own government. Ironically, Bolsonaro was in Florida at the time.

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The parallels are too alike to ignore. The anti-democratic Bolsonaro seditionists were protesting what they believe to be a stolen election, despite having zero evidence of any irregularities. Even some of the key players are the same. Trump and two of his advisors, Steve Bannon and Jason Miller, met last month with Bolsonaro’s son at Trump’s resort/home, Mar-a-Lago. Bannon is currently appealing his felony conviction for contempt of Congress.

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In the 24 hours since the attempted coup in Brazil, Trump has been uncharacteristically silent. Perhaps his advisors managed to persuade him that speaking out in support of Bolsonaro would only remind everyone of his own traitorous behavior. The only time that Trump was so reticent to rant was during the January 6th insurrection when he didn’t say a word for nearly three hours as his StormTrumpers were besieging the Capitol.

Meanwhile, Trump had no problem spouting off about other matters that were bouncing around in his perpetually embittered brain. For instance, he rattled off a long series of exaltations of himself as the mastermind of Kevin McCarthy’s selection as Speaker of the House. And he took another swipe at Senate Republican leader “Mitch McConnell and his China flagrant boss, Coco Chow,” a racist reference to McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao. Then Trump broadened his attack to include any senator that voted with McConnell, saying “PRIMARY THEM ALL!!!”

However, Trump truly demonstrated his comprehension (or lack thereof) of the political zeitgeist that most stirs the souls of the American people in a comment concerning a subject that he ought to more about – television. As someone who starred as a reality TV game show host for 14 years, Trump is embarrassingly ignorant of the medium. He posted on his floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, the following foolishness…

“Wow, those TRUMP Hating Late Night Network ‘Shows’ are doing really badly…The worst ratings that those time slots have had (in Television History!). Why are the untalented fools who ‘host’ paid so much? Does the DNC make a $contribution as a wing of the Democrat Party? They are all a total joke – Not Talent, No Laughs!”

There’s a remarkable quantity of wrongness in that brief paragraph. Beginning with the fact that just about every TV program has suffered in the ratings due increased competition from streaming and the reemergence of movie theaters and other out-of-home entertainment after two years COVID.

It goes without saying that Trump’s opinion of the late night hosts as “untalented fools” is driven by his massive, yet fragile, ego that is incapable of tolerating jokes at his own expense. And of course he is jealous of their high salaries that are justified by the revenue they generate from advertising. Not to mention his envy that they are TV five nights a week, but he can’t get reporters to show up for his infrequent press conferences.

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Trump’s crack about the DNC contributing to the pay for these hosts is a rather lame attempt to malign them politically. He seems oblivious to the fact that, if these late night comedy programs can be accused of being financial donors to Democrats, then what does that make Fox News, where the entire network is the Ministry of Propaganda for Trump and the GOP?

Trump and other right-wingnuts like to compare the ratings of the network late night shows to Greg Gutfeld on Fox News. However, that’s a blatantly dishonest comparison. The network shows air at 11:30pm local time (tape delayed) across the country. Gutfeld airs at 11:00pm Eastern time nationwide. That means that Gutfeld is on at 8:00pm in Pacific time, 9:00pm Central, etc. Therefore, most of the nation sees Gutfeld in primetime when there are more people watching television. Plus, Fox has their built-in cult audience that never changes channels.

Finally, Trump’s description of these shows as having “no laughs” raises the question: How does he know? Does he watch them? And if so, would he know a funny joke if he heard one? After all, has anyone ever actually seen him laugh? His face appears to be stuck in a permanent scowl. So he’s not exactly the best person to be criticizing comedy.

SEE ALSO: Crybaby Trump Bares His Ultra-Thin Skin in Tantrum Against Late Night Comedy Shows

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Trump Bathes Himself in the Glory (Blame) of Having Made Kevin McCarthy the House Squeaker

After a week of infighting – and nearly actual fighting – and a historically humiliating fifteen votes, Kevin McCarthy finally squeaked through to realize his dream of being Speaker of the House of Representatives. Although, to get there he had to bargain away much of the power that post has traditionally had.

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In addition to having been coerced into agreements that make him a puppet of the Republican Party’s fringiest right-wingers, McCarthy also exalted Dear Leader Trump for his contribution to the freak show that resulted in McCarthy’s ascension to Chief Cheese of the GOP. Shortly after the fifteenth vote, McCarthy fulfilled his obligation as a dutiful Trump-fluffer by thanking the Beast of Mar-All-Ego, saying that, “I do want to especially thank [former] president Trump. I don’t think anyone should doubt his influence.”

RELATED: House Squeaker Kevin McCarthy Thanks Donald Trump for Being ‘All In’ on Making Him Speaker

The alleged influence to which McCarthy referred consisted of Trump ignoring the Speaker’s race for the first couple of days as McCarthy was floundering, and eventually weighing in with a comment imploring Republicans to vote for McCarthy, not because he’s deserving, but in order to “WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME!” Even so, there’s no evidence that Trump swayed a single vote.

Clearly Trump’s influence as a Republican leader and wannabe kingmaker has devolved into his being an impotent figurehead to whom no one is listening. Well, no one but himself. In Trump’s acutely damaged, narcissistic neurosis, he is convinced that it was his efforts that pushed McCarthy over the top. And he let his cult followers on his pitifully failing Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, know it by asserting that “I did our Country a big favor!”

As “proof” that he deserved full credit and/or blame for McCarthy’s promotion, Trump claimed that “The Fake News Media was, believe it or not, very gracious in their reporting that I greatly helped Kevin McCarthy attain the position of Speaker of the House.” Then he posted links to eight separate, nearly identical puff pieces by wingnut press regaling his imaginary relevance…

  • Kevin McCarthy credits Donald Trump for House speaker victory ~ New York Post
    McCarthy thanks Trump after House speaker vote: ‘He was with me from the beginning’ ~ Fox News
  • ‘Thank you, President Trump’: Newly elected Speaker McCarthy praises former president for being ‘all in’ ~ American News Wire
  • Donald Trump Played Key Role in Getting Kevin McCarthy Across Finish Line ~ Breitbart News
  • Sources: Donald Trump Was Instrumental in McCarthy’s Victory ~ PJ Media
  • Trump Credited With Calling in to Close Deal for McCarthy ~ Newsmax
  • ‘Thank You, President Trump’: McCarthy Credits Ex-Prez for Speakership, Says Trump’s Grip on Republicans Is Firm ~ Mediaite
  • Kevin McCarthy Thanks Trump after Speakership Win: ‘I Don’t Think Anybody Should Doubt His Influence’ ~ National Review

Well, that settles it then. Now we know who to fault when McCarthy flops as Speaker. We know who to hold responsible when his “leadership” results in an economic fiasco due to his defaulting on American debt. We’ll know who gets credit for attempting to cut Social Security and Medicare. We’ll know whose efforts weaken Ukraine’s defense against Putin’s war crimes. We’ll know who cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy, putting the burden on everyone else. And we’ll know who to thank for endless, meritless, revenge hearings aimed at President Biden, his family, and his administration.

It’s all Trump! Because he’s just so influential and essential to everything at all times. Particularly the things that hurt the interests of average Americans, embarrass the nation abroad, and undermine democracy and the Constitution. That’s real influence.

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House Squeaker Kevin McCarthy Thanks Donald Trump for Being ‘All In’ on Making Him Speaker

Fifteen votes. That’s how many attempts it took Kevin McCarthy to attain his longtime goal of becoming the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It is the eighth most ballots cast in American history, and the most since before the Civil War.

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McCarthy’s victory came only after he bargained away a great deal of the power that a Speaker traditionally has held. The beneficiaries of that desperate deal-making were the fringiest of the Republican Party’s right wing, who will now try to hold the House – and the nation – hostage to their uber-conservative commands.

RELATED: Marjorie Taylor Greene: The GOP Will Govern Like the Mafia’s 5 Families in ‘The Godfather’

With that, McCarthy will be a weaker Speaker than any in modern times. One who only managed to squeak through with less than a majority of member votes due to the peculiarities of the process wherein those voting “present” aren’t counted. That lowers the threshold for a majority to only those who voted for someone by name.

Following the fifteenth vote, McCarthy spoke to reporters in the Capitol that was the scene of a violent insurrection two years ago to the day. He didn’t bother to mention that. However, he did give thanks to the person most responsible for those anti-America riots, the twice-impeached, former reality TV game show host, Donald Trump. McCarthy gushed…

“I do want to especially thank [former] president Trump. I don’t think anyone should doubt his influence. He was with me from the beginning. Somebody wrote the doubt of whether he was there, and he was all in. He would call me and he would call others. And he really was – I was just talking to him tonight – helping get those final votes. What he’s really saying really for the party and the country is we have to come together.”

McCarthy is demonstrating his best qualification for leadership of the Republican Party: Shameless sycophancy. It’s reminiscent of his trip to Mar-a-Lago shortly after the January 6th insurrection to bow to Trump and kiss his… let’s say ring. That was only a few days after he had made a speech on the House floor condemning Trump’s responsibility for inciting the assault.

UPDATE: Trump humbly took all the credit for McCarthy’s eventual victory.

However, McCarthy is either lying or delusional. The truth is that Trump ignored the Speaker’s race for the first couple of days as McCarthy was floundering. He eventually posted a rather mild comment on his pitifully failing Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, begging Republicans to vote for McCarthy, not because he’s deserving, but in order to “WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME!” Which, of course, wouldn’t happen because she remains a respected member of Congress.

As for whether “anyone should doubt Trump’s influence,” the votes immediately following Trump’s appeal had zero effect on the GOP House members who have been voting against McCarthy. He didn’t sway a single vote. And the last six holdouts still didn’t vote for McCarthy, instead just voting “present.” This is more evidence that Trump’s influence as a Republican leader and wannabe kingmaker has devolved into his being an impotent figurehead to whom no one is listening.

RELATED: Fellow Losers: Trump’s Belated Support Proves Impotent as McCarthy Still Loses Votes for Speaker

For his part, Trump bragged that the “The Republican Party really came together last night. It was, in so many ways, a beautiful thing to see. HISTORIC!” And he’s right, if by “coming together” he meant doing the least possible to squeak out a win, and by “historic” he meant historically awful and humiliating.

Trump also posted that the prolonged and incompetently managed ordeal may have seemed crazy (it was), but that it really “made it all much bigger and more important.” Kind of like the way slipping on a banana peel makes walking down the street bigger and more important. And if that weren’t enough, the Beast of Mar-All-Ego posted eight (8!) nearly identical articles about McCarthy thanking him.

It isn’t surprising that McCarthy went out of his way to fluff Trump. That’s what political parasites and bootlickers are best at. Likewise, it’s completely in character for Trump to boast about victories that never took place, or for which he had no role. This speaker vote debacle should put to rest whether Trump has any lingering influence. And if you want further evidence…

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Tucker Carlson Finally Admits that ‘I Have No Freaking Idea What Goes On in American Politics’

Every now and then the propaganda merchants at Fox News will, in a moment of weakness, reveal something genuine about themselves. More often than not it’s something that most rational people already knew. And while it may not come as a surprise, it is nevertheless notable if only because they are generally so shrouded in deception for political affect.

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Leading the Fox News file of phonies is their Senior White Nationalist, Tucker Carlson. As the network’s top-rated primetime host, Carlson packs an impressive quantity of lies and disinformation into his nightly hour of hate mongering. He is a shameless provocateur and disseminator of flagrant falsehoods. But by his definition, truth is just a matter of opinion that requires no factual basis.

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Consequently, Carlson’s comments this week on the podcast of ultra-rightist shill, Charlie Kirk, were uncharacteristically candid (video below). At one point in the conversation Carlson addressed how badly he had predicted the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections, for which he joined the Republican echo chamber in erroneously forecasting a massive red wave. He told Kirk that he “fell down in my duty as a talk show host. […] Wow, did I get it wrong.”

At least Carlson admits that he was wrong. Donald Trump has been bragging about his imaginary victories. Carlson explained that he had come to realize that he’s he’s just not any good at political prognosticating. Which is quite an admission considering that it is a core part of his job as a TV pundit. However, he had an excuse…

“I actually hate this neoliberal movement, whatever it is, this antihuman movement that’s sweeping the West right now. I think it’s a threat to everything I believe in. It’s a threat to my family, and I really feel hatred. And that loathing clouded my judgment.

“I was like, I dislike these people so much, what they’re doing is so wrong, it is helping so few people and hurting so many. It’s so immoral on every level that I just want it to be repudiated. […] I did learn that, like, I have no freaking idea what goes on in American politics.”

Well, thanks for sharing that, Tuckums. To begin with, it is useful to know that Fox’s top-rated host hates a majority of the American people. But even worse, he regards them as antihuman. At least he seems to recognize that his “loathing” clouded whatever small measure of judgement he thinks he has.

However, the most beneficial confession that Carlson is making is that he has “no freaking idea what goes on in American politics.” Once again, that’s been apparent in his years of making wrong calls on television and radio. However, it does make one wonder how he could ever get a job as a political commentator given that admitted lack of insight. But then again, that’s pretty much what Fox News was created for.

For the record, this isn’t the first time that Carlson has admitted that he doesn’t know anything about a subject that he regularly pontificates about. He previously mad a similar confession regarding Critical Race Theory saying that “I’ve never figured out what critical race theory is, to be totally honest, after a year of talking about it.”

Furthermore, Carlson was actually defended in a defamation lawsuit by his own Fox News lawyers who told the court that “no reasonable person” would believe anything he said. And they won that case.

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Fox News Smears Hakeem Jeffries as an ‘Election Denier’ to Deflect From McCarthy Speaker Fiasco

It is now day three of the Kevin McCarthy House Speaker Spectacular as Republicans have failed repeatedly to secure enough votes to elect a leader. Despite frenzied lobbying, negotiating, and humiliating concessions by McCarthy to the most extreme crackpots in the GOP caucus, they remain stalemated.

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Despite his having caved in to the wackos who seek to weaken and control his Speakership, McCarthy hasn’t budged the opposition in his party at all. Even Donald Trump, who ignored the race until after the first three failed votes, had zero impact on the results when he finally sunk to begging for votes with a lukewarm post on his floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, saying that Republicans should vote for McCarthy so they can “WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME.” Which aside from being something that isn’t going to happen, it is hardly a stirring endorsement of McCarthy.

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In the midst of this Republican ridiculousness, Fox News has struggled to find a narrative that would frame this in a positive light for the GOP. Consequently, they have shifted their focus to slandering Democrats. Specifically, they are going after the House Democratic leader, Hakeem Jeffries, who has enjoyed the unified support of his party and received more votes than McCarthy on every ballot. But rather than reporting that factual account of events, Fox News went with the following…

“Democrats continue handing votes to Jeffries, who has long history of denying elections.”

That’s a creative spin, to say the least. Anyone with even the barest grasp of current political affairs knows that the Republican Party, and it’s Dear Leader Donald Trump, have been the fiercely delusional disseminators of the “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was “rigged and stolen” from Trump. It’s practically the only thing that Trump talks about. But this isn’t an isolated attempt by Fox News to project the “election denier” label on Jeffries. They have previously run stories asserting…

  • RNC blasts ‘election denier’ Hakeem Jeffries moments after he wins Democrat leadership
  • New Dem House leader Hakeem Jeffries labeled ‘election denier’ by Republicans, who call for media scrutiny
  • Election denier Hakeem Jeffries could replace Pelosi as House Dem leader
  • Hakeem Jeffries called Trump’s 2016 election victory a ‘hoax,’ referred to him as ‘so-called’ president

For the record, neither Jeffries, nor any Democrat, have engaged in actual election denying activities. Democrats haven’t refused to concede elections that they lost. They haven’t filed an endless stream of bogus lawsuits to alter the outcomes of any race. And they certainly have never assaulted the Congress or staged a violent coup to overturn an election. No Democrat has been convicted of seditious conspiracy to overthrow the government by insurrection, as members of Trump’s Oath Keepers have.

The remarks that Fox News is claiming constitute election denial by Jeffries are common political commentaries by political partisans. For instance, after the 2016 election, Jeffries said that…

“Russia interfered with our election, attacked our democracy, for the sole purpose of artificially placing someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They were successful.”

That is an unambiguously true statement. It was affirmed by U.S. intelligence agencies, and even the Senate Intelligence Committee – led at the time by Republicans – that found that Russia had an extensive program aimed at disseminating disinformation intended to benefit Trump and to harm Hillary Clinton. What’s more, Vladimir Putin confirmed it with Trump standing right next to him.

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So, as usual, Fox News is manufacturing disparaging and dishonest depictions of Democrats. It’s the only thing they can do when their own GOP colleagues are being swallowed up in catastrophes of their own making. And despite how often Fox News does this, they really aren’t getting any better at it.

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Fellow Losers: Trump’s Belated Support Proves Impotent as McCarthy Still Loses Votes for Speaker

The Republican Party appears to be hell bent on confirming all of the worst speculation that the American people had about how a GOP majority would govern if they were given the opportunity. The very first and most basic task of a new session in the House of Representatives is to elect the Speaker. But Republicans are predictably failing that test miserably.

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On Tuesday, after three attempts, Kevin McCarthy fell short of the majority of votes needed to become Speaker of the House. Then on Wednesday he lost again on the fourth, fifth, and sixth votes. However, there was one difference that some members of the Republican Party may have thought would help McCarthy get over the finish line.

Prior to the votes on Tuesday, Donald Trump had said nothing about the Speaker’s race. In fact, he spent his day disgorging outrage over his having lost the the 2020 presidential election, and repeating his tedious and fallacious allegations of election fraud.

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On Wednesday morning, however, Trump finally addressed the Speaker’s election and pleaded with his fellow Republicans to vote for McCarthy. But true to form, his endorsement was a madcap mess of all-caps blather that didn’t cite a single reason why McCarthy should be Speaker. Trump wrote that…

“Some really good conversations took place last night, and it’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA,THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE ‘HOUSE’ TWICE! REPUBLICANS, DO NOT TURN A GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT & EMBARRASSING DEFEAT. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, YOU DESERVE IT. Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH!”

Apparently those “really good conversations” had zero effect on the GOP House members who have been voting against McCarthy. He didn’t sway a single vote. This is more evidence that Trump’s influence as a Republican leader and wannabe kingmaker has devolved into his being an impotent figurehead who no one is listening to.

What’s more, Trump’s endorsement is, as usual, a feast of lies and petty partisanship. To begin with, a McCarthy victory wouldn’t result in Nancy Pelosi being sent “BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA.” She remains a revered and historically significant member of Congress. And she is serving a state with a strong economy (the fifth largest in the world if it were a country), a budget surplus, and a popular governor, Gavin Newsom, who just won reelection in a landslide.

Also, Trump’s history is typically mangled. Pelosi was not “THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE ‘HOUSE’ TWICE.” Sam Rayburn did so in the 1940’s and 1950’s. What Trump neglects to mention is that Pelosi also gained the House and the Speaker’s post twice. And she never lost a vote for Speaker by her caucus, which McCarthy has now done six times.

Trump is also warning Republicans against turning a “GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT & EMBARRASSING DEFEAT.” But the current GOP majority is one of the smallest ever. And that was after Republicans had promised a massive “red wave” in the November 2022 election. In other words, contrary to being a triumph, it was an epic embarrassment for the GOP, who even lost a seat in the Senate. And that was mostly due to Trump himself.

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The chaos unfolding in the House at the hands of the new Republican majority is pretty much what everyone expected. They are a party that brags about how much they hate government. Then, when they have some measure of authority, they screw things up just to prove their point.

As for Trump, the reputed leader of the GOP, and prospective nominee for president in 2024, he is proving just how inconsequential he really is by not being able to move a single vote for his candidate for Speaker. Just as he was unable to produce votes back in November. The question is: When will the rest of Republican Party recognize that Trump is dead weight and let him drift off? If they were smart they would help to advance his prosecution for the many crimes he has committed and be rid of him. That’s a big “if.”

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