WTF?

83383F66-3798-4863-85B7-133FDBE0DFF0A Tennessee Republican state representative, Micah Van Huss, recently introduced a measure at the state’s capital that would recognize CNN and the Washington Post “as fake news,” and condemn the two outlets as being “part of the media wing of the Democratic Party.” Van Huss said these two media outlets are denigrating Tennessee’s citizens by implying that they are “weak-minded followers instead of people exercising their rights that our veterans paid for with their blood.”

“To describe the entire Republican Party as a cult led by President Trump is problematic. If journalists are going to refer to the party as a cult, and its supporters as cultists, they must define what “cult” means. Otherwise, they are assuming that a cult is some obvious phenomenon and everyone knows what the word means,” reads a portion of Van Huss’ resolution.

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Meanwhile, in Montana, Republican state representative Rodney Garcia, is claiming that the U.S. Constitution allows for socialists “to be tried, and if they’re found guilty, they can be jailed or shot.” Garcia said he believes that the Constitution’s treason clause in Article III allows for the jailing or killing of “enemies” of the U.S., which he believes to mean socialists.

Garcia’s statements were even a bit much for other Republican lawmakers in the state. “Your reckless and un-American remarks are beneath that of a public official and do not represent the values of the Republican Party, the Montana House of Representatives, or the people of our great state,” several state lawmakers wrote in a letter to Garcia.

“Your actions have irreparably undermined the body in which you serve and have irrevocably broken the trust of those you were elected to represent. We believe it is clear that you can no longer effectively discharge the duties of the office you hold; therefore, it is our request that you submit your resignation with immediate effect,” the letter continued.

But Garcia was unfazed. “They can ask me to step down, but, no, I don’t think so,” Garcia said. “I will only resign if God asks me to.” Then he added, “I’m going to run for the Senate and I’m going to win. People are going to have to eat their words.”

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I know that, in the age of Donald Trump, things are crazy in politics, but seriously, where do Republicans dig up some of the characters they run for state legislative offices? And what is wrong with the voters who vote these assholes in office in the first place?

12 thoughts on “WTF?

  1. XingfuMama February 13, 2020 / 3:21 pm

    It’s okay to ask foreign nations to interfere in our elections but not to suggest that our healthcare system is out of whack. These people are really crazy.

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  2. msjadeli February 13, 2020 / 3:37 pm

    Fandango, these nitwits are “testers” and throwing out the most outrageous things just to see how far they can get with them. DT, D*psh*t at helm, has primed them to believe anything can be gotten away with — look at him! I must admit to feeling relief that someone drew a line in Montana. I really hope TN legislature follows suit and laughs that ditz out of the chambers.

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    • Fandango February 13, 2020 / 9:53 pm

      I was surprised and pleased that the guy from Montana got some pushback. But it seems he’s not going to budge and plans to seek higher office. As far as the Tennessee guy, so far the other GOP legislators haves made a peep.

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  3. slmret February 13, 2020 / 4:32 pm

    And I just heard AG Barr on the radio whining that all the tweets are making it impossible for him to do his job! He should have said so earlier!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango February 13, 2020 / 9:55 pm

      He’s just covering his own ass. He’s still Trump’s butt-boy.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. shail February 13, 2020 / 5:31 pm

    They are everywhere, aren’t they? We are dealing with our own lot here.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Marilyn Armstrong February 14, 2020 / 9:17 pm

    Or to repeat what Colbert said tonight, “We’re about to discover whether or not doing something illegal is illegal.” Or something like that.

    Liked by 1 person

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