Republicans are so tone-deaf that they don’t see it’s a bad idea to have their caucus led by a guy named McCarthy.
Back in the 1950s, Wisconsin Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy used the Cold War to paint people he didn’t like as communists and focused on people in government, universities, and the film industry. He ruined lives and careers with dogmatic accusations without substance. Herblock is credited for creating the term McCarthyism. You can see McCarthyism in use today when goons like Ron DeSantis and Elon Musk frame people for being “woke,” without ever explaining what “woke” is.
Now Kevin McCarthy wants to be Speaker of the House and if his party wants to engage in McCarthyism, he could condemn it one day and then support it the next. That’s what he did with the Trump insurrection. He told his caucus he was going to condemn Trump, tell him to his face that the attack on the Capitol was entirely his fault, and even went so far as to blame him in public…before scrambling down to Mar-a-Lago for Trump’s support and a photo-op.
Kevin has promised that on the first day of the Republican-led House in the next session, that the Constitution of the United States of America will be read “word for word.” The Orange County Register wrote in an editorial, “There’s nothing wrong with reminding members that their prime job is to uphold the nation’s founding document.”
Nope, there’s nothing wrong with reading the Constitution. What’s wrong is using it for a political stunt without understanding, comprehending, or respecting it.
Right off the bat, they’ll get to the First Amendment which covers free speech. Will they understand it when they hear it read, or will they continue to believe that inciting white nationalist terrorists is free speech? Will they notice there’s nothing in the Constitution guaranteeing a right to tweet? Will they understand that a social media platform blocking pictures of Hunter Biden’s dingdong isn’t a violation of free speech? Will they appreciate that people who say things they disagree with shouldn’t be blacklisted from playing in the NFL or detained indefinitely in Russian prisons?
And what’s going to happen when they reach the Second Amendment? Instead of reading aloud, “A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” will they read, “blah blah cough cough snort hamberder covfefe cough blah being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”? I’m really looking forward to how they read that “well-regulated” part. Maybe they’ll read it and the entire caucus will boo, like Lauren Boebert and MTG did during President Biden’s State of the Union address.
Speaking of the stupid coven, how many Republicans are going to sit through the reading of the entire thing? The Constitution has 7,591 words and 27 amendments. Do you really believe Matt Gaetz, Marjory Taylor Greene, and high school dropout Boebert are going to stick around for that? Even if they do hang about, it’s not like they’ll pay attention. Two of those goons heckled President Biden’s State of the Union.
It should also be noted that they don’t really give a shit about the United States Constitution. Will they skip the 12th Amendment which covers states sending electors and Congress certifying the winner of the presidential election? As we saw on January 20, 2021, there’s a whole bunch of Republicans who violated this clause. These so-called constitutionalists took a shit on the 12th Amendment that day.
Even today, MTG said that if she was in charge of the attack on the Capitol, “WE would have won.” She says they would have been armed and is acknowledging that she’s a traitor. Fortunately for us, democracy won that day.
And what about the Republican who says we should “terminate” the Constitution if he can’t be reinstated as president or if we refuse to redo the 2020 election? What has Kevin McCarthy said about Donald Trump’s call to terminate the Constitution of the United States of America, which I’m assuming is the same Constitution of the United States of America that he plans to read “word for word” on the House floor? Nothing. It’s more of that “blah blah cough cough snort hamberder covfefe cough blah” shit.
Donald Trump could use the Constitution as a bib while dining on ketchup-covered hotdogs with Nazis at Mar-a-Lago and Kevin McCarthy would find a way to side-step it.
Kevin McCarthy and Republicans reading the Constitution aloud doesn’t mean a damn thing because, for them, it’s just a political stunt. They have demonstrated on a daily basis since 2016 that loyalty, patriotism, the rule of law, democracy, and the United States Constitution don’t mean shit to them. If they could, they’d put ketchup on all of it.
The next time the Home Alone mom loses a Kevin at Christmas, don’t let it be Kevin McCallister or Kevin Hart. How about for this Christmas: Catherine O’Hara loses Kevin McCarthy. It’ll be a Christmas miracle for the entire nation.
God bless us, everyone.
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The Constitution will burst into flames if that occurs.
This is as relevant today as it was in 1982 . . .
“ The next time the Home Alone mom loses a Kevin at Christmas, don’t let it be Kevin McCallister or Kevin Hart. How about for this Christmas: Catherine O’Hara loses Kevin McCarthy. It’ll be a Christmas miracle for the entire nation.”
Hey, Clay, you could have made a Graphic Editorial based on this.
Maybe it will show up in this week’s Roughs.
Speaking of which, I guess that you have been really busy, but we can wait. 😉
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