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Of Cathy And Elise

Last week New York Republican Representative Elise Stefanik continued her stupid act. (I have every reason to believe that she is actually intelligent so I have resorted to using the word “act”.) Elise paraphrased Ronald Reagan asking voters if they were better off today than four years ago. I’ll take the liberty of a few days in my illustrations and then answer her question.

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Your Retribution Opportunity

I have to begin this piece with a word of credit and thanks to Steve Brodner who, in his opinion piece of January 2, 2024 in the Washington Post entitled, These politicians denied democracy on Jan. 6. Now they want your vote., did much of my research work. As of this writing there are 147 Republicans who voted not to certify the electoral college results of the 2020 election despite overwhelming evidence to the back up said results and even after they were attacked by domestic terrorists earlier in the day on January 6, 2021. Several have been implicated in complicity in the planning and/or execution of the illegal events of that day. By virtue of this vote, all 147 of them are in my opinion and that of many, many others, at minimum, accessories after the fact.

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Questions Of Motivation

Republican Representative George Santos of New York was expelled from the House of Representatives on Friday of last week. The vote was 311-114-2-8. This was the third attempt at expulsion, (keep in mind that Santos didn’t take his seat until January of this year). I’d like to list the 112 Republicans who voted to keep Santos in office. 8 (split 5-3 Republicans to Democrats) did not vote; I’ll comment one on. Then I’d like to explore the motivation for some of the votes. (Even a political junkie like me isn’t comfortable ascribing motivations to many of the back benchers.) Totally perplexing to me are the two Democrats who voted “Present”.

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Inevitable Yet Very Avoidable

Date stamp: Very early Friday afternoon.

The date stamp may seem in conflict with the title but I wanted to cover myself, just in case, however I sincerely don’t think it will prove necessary. As September ends the federal government will shut down. At this point it appears to be as unavoidable as it is preventable and that is a very, very sad state of affairs indeed!

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It Ain’t Gettin’ Better

Dateline: The late morning of Wednesday January 4, 2023. Yesterday the 118th House of Representatives arguably went into session. Republican “control” is already proving chaotic!

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