I didn’t like former GOP Speaker of the House, John Boehner and when I wrote about him, I spelled his name B-o-n-e-r like, well, you know.
I didn’t like Paul Ryan, either.
Both Ryan and Boehner were typical GOP bullshitters, devoid of policy and armed only with Newt Gingrich’s agenda to vilify and demonize Democrats at every possible opportunity and to lower taxes for the rich at the expense of the working class – now known as the working poor.
Ryan considers himself a real tax guru, but he isn’t. He’s actually more of a wanker than a wonk.
As much as I disliked those two, the thought of murdering them never crossed my mind.
Even if I did, in some bourbon induced haze have a momentary thought of their demise, I never imagined packing up my pistols and heading to Washington, DC to cancel them, figuratively or literally.
Maybe that’s where I went wrong, thinking that government was more a game of touch football than an MMA cage match or Thunderdome.
Over the years, Republican messaging, along with the help of Right wing media like Fox and later OAN and Newsmax, has transformed the visage of Democrats from political opponents to mortal enemies.
To many on the Right, Democrats are worse than any foreign invader, out to destroy (White) America. To the growing hordes of QAnoners, Democrats represent a satanic cult that eats babies and traffics in human misery.
Why wouldn’t they want to kill the Democratic Speaker of the House? A woman, no less who dares to challenge the barrage of lies raining down from their God-sent supreme leader?
Sadly, that question is neither hypothetical nor hyperbolic.
How can a congressman voting to lower drug costs, improve roads, bridges, child care and internet in your hometown enrage you to the point that you leave death threats on that congressman’s voice mail?
President Joe Biden and the Democratically controlled House of Representatives have passed ground breaking legislation to help families recover from the pandemic and to rebuild our country and our economy, but fuck all that.
Trumpsters don’t care about policies because their guy has none.
They don’t care if Donnie is a lowlife, scumbag piece of crap, a pathological liar, an amoral, un-Christian narcissist who puts his own ambitions ahead of their very existence. They just don’t care.
They don’t even care that he doesn’t care if they live or die.
These people would rather take the word of a pillow pusher than that of Trump’s own Attorney General and Department of Homeland Security.
They accept an NFL quarterback as a reliable source of medical information simply because he’s White and his bullshit conforms to their misinformed world view.
So, what can we do about all that, Speaker Pelosi?
After President Biden announced that he was going to release some of our Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ease gas prices at the pump, little lying Donnie said the oil reserves were empty when he took office and that he filled them up.
The truth is that there was about 650 million barrels of oil in the SPR when Donnie took office and about 630 million when he left, but Trumpanzees don’t care about facts.
For the record: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve currently holds about 630 million barrels of oil in underground salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana, on the Gulf of Mexico. Total capacity is about 715 million barrels.
Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know that, Donnie doesn’t, either.
The latest Right wing bullshit bonanza is Nancy Pelosi’s alleged purchase of a $25 Million house in Florida, although no evidence of such a purchase seems to exist.
Even if it were true, it wouldn’t have even made it into the top 25 greatest crimes committed by the Trump administration, more unveiled on a daily basis.
The problem is that the Speaker of the House is rearranging deck chairs on the sinking ship that is America; a ship ripped apart by the iceberg that is Donnie Trump.
And like all icebergs, 90% of his true danger is hidden beneath the surface.
These people are trying to erase the past because they’re afraid of the future. They’re more worried about their kids wearing masks than they are about them getting shot in the cafeteria.
They’re against every hallmark of a civilized society; science, medicine, education, health care, literature and even common decency.
They have people like Kaitlin Bennett, a brain-dead, feckless crunt who recently posted, It’s time to DEFUND public universities. Not another penny in taxes should go to these left-wing indoctrination centers!
How about not another penny in taxes should go to trillion dollar corporate subsidies? How about taxing
Democrats are arguing over the price tag of legislation that will help people who don’t know or don’t care what’s in those bills.
While you will never penetrate the Fox bubble, you can’t afford to lose the middle, the “undecideds.” Let them know what you’re actually doing.
Republicans have shown that they are playing for all the marbles and plan to win at any cost. They’ve been honing this strategy for decades and it may be too late to beat them.
If you want to try, though, Madam Speaker, you at least have to drive down to the arena where the game is being played.
Definitions: Wonk: a person preoccupied with arcane details or procedures in a specialized field
Wanker: chiefly British slang, usually vulgar: a person who masturbates
MMA: Mixed Martial Arts – punching, kicking, ground fighting, etc.
Thunderdome: Two men enter, one man leaves. See Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
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