Crazy, Cowards Or Both?

It was still impossible to identify the biggest outrage of the week in American politics last week. As there was no clear line in history between the Dark Ages and The Renaissance it has become apparent there will be no clear demarcation between America’s Dark Age (a/k/a the Trump era) and the American Renaissance. That said the most despicable actions seemed to center around the Republican House Caucus and I’d like to analyze that a bit today.

The GOP House caucus held a closed door meeting with two items on its agenda: considering disciplining Liz Cheney by removing her from her leadership position and disciplining Marjorie Taylor-Greene by removing her from her committee assignments.

Cheney’s “sin” was voting to impeach Donald Trump; Taylor-Greene’s was, among other outrages, advocating the assassination of the Speaker of the House. The caucus did nothing about Greene other than many giving her a standing ovation. Cheney retained her position by a secret ballot vote of 145-61.

The next day the full House took up the Taylor-Greene matter and stripped her of her committee assignments. Only 11 Republicans voted to remove her from those committees. The House vote was 230-199, all 199 (listed below) were Republicans.

If we couple the Taylor-Greene and impeachment public votes there are only nine who voted both to impeach Trump and strip Taylor-Greene of her committee assignments. Now compare that with the 61 who opposed Cheney in the secret ballot. My only conclusion is that about 50 current House Republicans are cowards and about 130 are crazy. Somewhere around 10 (or 5% of the GOP caucus) are neither.

Whether crazy, cowardly or a combination of both they are dangerous and only the voters can remove them. Unless they are retiring all of the 199 who felt advocating the assassination of the Speaker of the House is just fine are listed below.

Robert Aderholt, Mo Brooks, Jerry Carl, Barry Moore, Gary Palmer and Mike Rogers of Alabama, Rick Allen, Buddy Carter, Andrew Clyde, A. Drew Ferguson, Marjorie Taylor- Greene, Jody Hice, Barry Loudermilk and Austin Scott of Georgia, Mark Amodei of Nevada, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, Jodey Arrington, Brian Babin, Kevin Brady, Michael Burgess, John Carter, Michael Cloud, David Crenshaw, Pat Fallon, Louie Gohmert, Tony Gonzales, Lance Gooden, Kay Granger, Ronny Jackson, Michael McCaul, Troy Nehls, August Pfluger, Chip Roy, Pete Sessions, Van Taylor, Beth Van Duyne, Randy Weber and Roger Williams of Texas, Don Bacon, Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith of Nebraska, James Baird, Jim Banks, Larry Bucshon, Trey Hollingswood, Greg Pence and Victoria Spartz of Indiana, Troy Balderson, Steve Chabot, Warren Davidson, Bob Gibbs, Anthony Gonzales, Bill Johnson, Jim Jordan, David Joyce, Robert Latta, Steve Stivers, William Turner and Brad Wenstrup of Ohio, Andy Barr, James Comer,Brett Guthrie, Thomas Massie and Harold Rogers of Kentucky, Cliff Bentz of Oregon, Jack Bergman, Lauren Boebert, Bill Huizenga, Lisa McClain, Peter Meijer, John Moolenaar and Tim Walberg of Michigan, Stephanie Bice, Tom Cole, Kevin Hern, Frank Lucas and Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Debbie Lesko and David Schweikert of Arizona, Gus Bilirakis, Vern Buchanan, Kat Cammack, Byron Donalds, Neal Dunn, Scott Franklin, Matt Gaetz, Brian Mast, Bill Posey, John Rutherford, Gregory Steube, Michael Waltz and Daniel Webster of Florida, Russ Fulancher and Mike Simpson of Idaho, Andrew Garbarino, Tom Reed, Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin of New York, Dan Bishop, Ted Budd, Madison Cawthorn, Virginia Foxx, Richard Hudson, Patrick McHenry, Gregory Murphy and David Rouzer of North Carolina, Mike Bost, Rodney Davis, Darin LaHood and Mary Miller of Illinois, Ken Buck and Doug Lamborn of Colorado, Tim Burchett, Scott DesJarlais, Chuck Fleischmann, Mark Green, Diane Harshberger, David Kustoff of John Rose of Tennessee, Kent Calvert, Mike Garcia, Darrell Issa, Doug LaMalfa, Kevin McCarthy, Tom McClintock, Devin Nunes, Jay Obernolte and David Valadao of California, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Ben Cline, Bob Good, Morgan Griffith and Robert Wittman of Virginia, Rick Crawford, French Hill, Bruce Westerman and Steve Womack of Arkansas, John Curtis, Blake Moore, Burgess Owens and Chris Stewart of Utah, Jeff Duncan, Nancy Mace, Ralph Norman, Michelle Steel, Tom Rice, William Timmons and Joe Wilson of South Carolina, Tom Emmer, Michelle Fischbach, Jim Hagerdorn and Pete Stauber of Minnesota, Ron Estes, Jake LaTurner and Tracey Mann of Kansas, Randy Feenstra, Ashley Hinson, Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Ann Wagner of Iowa, Scott Fitzgerald, Mike Gallagher, Glenn Grothman, Bryan Steil, Thomas Tiffany and Jackie Walorski of Wisconsin, Garrett Graves, Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson and Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Michael Guest, Trent Kelly and Steve Palazzo of Mississippi, Andy Harris of Maryland,  San Graves, Vicky Hartzler, Billy Long, Blaine Luetkemeyer and Jason Smith of Missouri, Yvette Herrell of New Mexico, Jamie Herrera Beutler, Dan Newhouse and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, Dusty Johnson of South Dakota, John Joyce, Fred Keller, Mike Kelly, Daniel Meuser, Scott Perry, Guy Reschenthaler. Lloyd Smucker and Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania, David McKinley, Carol Miller and Alex Mooney of West Virginia, Jefferson Van Drew of New Jersey, Matthew Rosendale of Montana along with Don Young of Alaska.

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