If I got a nightly DMT sponge bath from a celestial choir of self-transforming machine elves, things could not get much weirder than they are now.
Everyone with a gossamer thread of a brain remaining in their skulls knows Joe Biden is president-elect. But numerous congressional Republicans (i.e., almost all of them) continue to either play coy about that fact out of fear that the Eye of Sauron will see them hiding in their hobbit holes and summon a rampaging horde of illiterate MAGA orcs, or they’re true believers who’ve sworn undying loyalty to the squishy glob of id who’s about to be squeegeed down the White House shower drain along with a Brobdingnagian mound of adobe clay makeup.
It’s gotten so absurd that one West Virginia congressman wants to take the few remaining non-insane Republican legislators to the woodshed.
Speaking on a House GOP conference call Tuesday morning, Rep. Alex X. Mooney (R-W.Va.) moved to condemn GOP colleagues who refuse to back Trump’s efforts to challenge the election and pressure him “to concede prematurely,” sparking a tense debate.Mooney’s resolution, titled “Counting Every Legal Vote,” offers support for Trump’s post-election efforts to question the results in key states he lost as well as his “efforts to investigate and punish election fraud.” It also “condemns any member who calls upon Trump to concede prematurely before these investigations are complete.”
“I call on my fellow colleagues in the House GOP Conference to join me in sending a strong, united message of support for President Trump,” Mooney said in a statement Tuesday.
So that’s where the modern-day Republican Party is. If you don’t accept crazy, clearly false notions, you’re a bad, untrustworthy person.
It. Is. A. Cult.
Needless to say, not everyone was pleased with this febrile rhetoric.
Among [those opposed to the resolution] was Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), who has been one of the few elected Republicans on Capitol Hill to push back on Trump’s unfounded claims of mass voter fraud.“This is America,” Kinzinger said, according to a spokeswoman.Also opposing the resolution was Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), a member of the centrist Problem Solvers Caucus, who also has acknowledged Biden as president-elect. “It’s not the job of the conference to tell members how to think or what to say,” Gonzalez said, a spokeswoman confirmed.
So far, Mooney is concerned only with what his fellow lawmakers say — but I have no doubt he’s got his eye on anti-Trump thought crimes as well.
Did you ever think you’d see this? A major political party almost completely in thrall to a wannabe dictator who’s brazenly attempting to overturn the legitimate results of a presidential election?
Grand Old Party, 1854-2020.
Hope those tax cuts were worth it, kids.
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