Far-right Republican representatives from the House Freedom Caucus today launched a battle against House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), accusing him of violating the agreement he made with them in order to get their backing for the speakership. Angry at the passage of the deal to suspend the debt ceiling and keep the United States from defaulting, they blocked two bills today and apparently have decided to oppose all legislation that comes before the House unless McCarthy puts in writing what they understand to be the deal they made.
“Mr. Meadows has maintained a commitment to tell the truth where he has a legal obligation to do so.” So, basically his lawyer is saying that the only way Mr. Meadows is committed to telling the truth is when he is under oath. Once again, someone is saying the quiet parts out loud.
I wonder if Meadows learned to lie from TFG, or if he was already equipped for the job, having seen how far his predecessors strayed from the truth in the commission of their duties.
God Bless Heather and the United States of America. We were fortunate at this time of crisis to have real adults leading us. Real adults do what needs to be done and take responsibility, children do what pleases them and not concerned for the welfare of others. In our current political morass we know who the adults and who the children are!
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From a Tweet by Ron Filipkowski, quoting President Biden's D-Day anniversary statement:
"The troops who stormed the shores of Normandy 79 years ago represent the greatest generation in our history. They answered the free world's call at its greatest hour of need. They kept the ultimate faith to our country and democracy, and we must keep our sacred obligation to them."
Meanwhile, the President* before Biden had this to say on the D-Day anniversary:
"ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!! Don't let it happen."
Once again, the true leader's light shines ever brighter.
The contrast between Meadows and Eisenhower is stark and ‘telling’.
Eisenhower took responsibility for ‘life and death’ tough decisions that had to be made to preserve and protect our democracy….
Meadows was a craven coward promoting authoritarianism, fascism and ‘operational treason’. The sooner we ALL understand the range of this CONTRAST, the better!
Thanks again, Heather!
Eisenhower's letter is a model of what real leadership is. And why he is the last Good Republican.
No real heroes in this Congress, only a few dozen members that are determined to get their way, no matter what that way would mean to the rest of the world. A real hero would humbly search for truth and defend it like the little boy who stood up to tell the emperor he had no clothes...
"If the far right is trying to dismantle the federal government ..."
Dismantling government is the GOP endgame. Repurposing a democratic republic as a clerical fascist state is a side gig. Unburdening the oligarchs of the inconveniences of democracy - regulation, taxation, equality before the law, equal representation - is the Republican purpose.
Joe, you are our man, as was Ike.
President Eisenhower was a decent person, who rendered honorable public service. Politicians today prostitute themselves to the highest bidder. There are no Eisenhowers in the current MAGA extremist fascist party. Lincoln and Eisenhower would be appalled at the likes of the "Freedom" Caucus. They want to not be constrained by any rules or laws. That's not really freedom.
President General Dwight D. Eisenhower
A man among men.
Taking full responsibility for one’s actions and decisions.
My grandfather and brothers played with the Eisenhower brothers when they were children.
May we see men and women who are brave humble and intelligent willing to make hard decisions to continue to support and defend our democracy.
My father and uncles fought in WWII. I am forever grateful that the Allies won. I hope that as we face a fascist threat again, we will not be found lacking.
Thank you for another superb essay shining the light of your clear thought and prose on the continuing moral darkness that envelops the GOP. The Path of Truth and Justice, as opposed to the Path of Lies and Criminal Behavior, is becoming clearer and clearer. Hopefully the Path of Lies and Criminal Behavior will lead a good number of members of the GOP to a Time of Reckoning, Accountability, and Prison. May Truth Prevail. May Mark Meadows have a special reckoning---a man who tells the truth "where he has a legal obligation to do so." He really is a slime bag, to speak in the language of a younger generation...... About par for someone who "reportedly sought to conceal the cases (of Covid among the White House staff), including his own." (Wikipedia)
Dwight Eisenhower must be rotating in his grave, at the sham of politics which has poisoned America and turned it towards the fascism he so valiantly opposed. I Like Ike, more now, than ever before.
Why can't sane Republicans and Democrats join together and defang the Freedom Caucus??? I ask this because you report that "Angry at the passage of the deal to suspend the debt ceiling and keep the United States from defaulting, they blocked two bills today and apparently have decided to oppose all legislation that comes before the House unless McCarthy puts in writing what they understand to be the deal they made."
It is yet to be seen if truth and democracy wins this fight.I am holding Jack Smith to a higher light and am hoping this position will be justified.