Monday, July 26, 2021

What Is The Seditionist GOP Doing? (From When Democrats Turn Out).

 After the election of 2020, during which I contributed some money to a lot of Democrats, I got added to a lot of Democratic mailing lists.

Having all that coming at me every day in email endlessly could be pretty annoying.

But it's really easy to scroll through and delete all of them every time I open email.

I could, of course, unsubscribe, but I don't want to disconnect from the stream, I just don't have time for it on a minute by minute basis.

Already this year I have contributed several times.

To Democrats like Raphael Warnock.

It's all good.

Just now I got one of those emails that I didn't delete.

Because I read it.

Because it was talking about the same subject that I was talking about in a blog post that I had just posted.

Here it is.

"Noel -- What is the seditionist GOP doing?

"FIRST: Kevin McCarthy selected five GOP members to join the House's select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection, three of which had already refused to certify Joe Biden's electoral victory. 

"THEN: Nancy Pelosi rejected two of those selections, Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, allegedly because Democrats MAY NEED TO SUBPOENA THEM for their role in the January 6 insurrection. 

"NOW: Kevin McCarthy has pulled ALL FIVE GOP appointees and is threatening to create his own investigation into January 6. 

 "What is the GOP trying to hide? Why are they so worried about what Jim Jordan and Jim Banks might say if they are subpoenaed? We need to get to the bottom of January 6, Noel, so we have to ask".

What we have to ask is: what is the seditionist GOP doing?

It's hard to read a responsible publication - I read The Economist - and not encounter a version of that question.

The follow on that I keep not hearing, is, what are we gonna do about it?

I expect it's nothing because having asymmetric dominance in the Senate (remember, North Dakota with a population of 780,523 has two senators; California, with a population of 40,000,000 has two senators) and an equally asymmetric dominance in the Electoral College makes republican ability to cover up, re-define and re-tell history a hard nut to crack.

We are so screwed.

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