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{{BLUARGHHH!!!}}

That’s what I heard in the House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday (featuring the smug asshole stylings of Matt Whitaker).

For two years, the majority of the country that did not vote for Trump or his “ism”, had to sit on its hands and watch in dismay as Muslims and other immigrants were treated like less than human beings. It had to watch children torn from their parents, legitimate voters disenfranchised, sick people threatened with an ice floe, POC stripped of their dignity and women of their ability to choose their reproductive fates. It had to wait for the billionaires to shrug off all responsibility and get even more money in the form of tax breaks while infrastructure continued to deteriorate. There were tax cuts that never materialized for the middle class and significant tax INCREASES on the libtards who stupidly had jobs and houses in blue states. It saw environmental and health regulations stripped, climate science decimated and pieces of vital governmental services, like the weather service, sold for parts to private entities.

It was forced to witness corruption on an unheard of scale for the United States of America. It saw a president who is without shame, scruples or limits (apparently) viciously attack our justice system, engage in nepotism, obstruction of justice and coercion and severely compromise our national security with hostile foreign adversaries.

And it watched the Republican Party sit back and shrug.

Matt Whitaker was disrespectful, contemptuous and defiant. He’s also an obvious liar.

The hearing started off badly and quickly devolved. I heard the duct tape finally ripped off of the loyal opposition. It finally got a chance to speak and it spoke loudly with rage and anguish.

None of us signed up for this shit. Not even the clueless Trumpers. We hold one house in Congress but the majority in that house represents the majority of the country even if some of the minority still hold their seats through ruthless gerrymandering and criminal election actions.

It sure didn’t sound pretty. It sounded like gasping for air after being water boarded.

I totally get it.

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  1. I was pretty impressed by the newer members of the Democratic Caucus in the House. I don’t remember all the names. The two women from around Philadelphia were quite good, particularly the one who had almost immediately become Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee. They are forces to be reckoned with, and some of them, like the two mentioned, plus Swallwell, and the Indian-American woman from WA, seem more impressive than some of our presidential candidates, though it’s not fair to be overexcited by one or two appearances.

    The other reaction I had, was how absolutely awful the Republicans were. There was not one of them who expressed any of the concerns that the Democrats did, even to talk about protecting the Mueller investigation. Their topics were investigating Hillary, investigating the FBI, how terribly Stone was treated, immigrants who had killed people, sanctuary cities. To imagine that Democrats could possibly “find common ground,” “work together” with those people is a fantasy. The only goal is to kick as many of them as possible out of office. The Republican party is irreparably broken, it will never be a reasonable alternative again in any context. They sounded like they were still in charge, or simply waiting for when they are again, when they’ve got their 40 hours a week of investigations (Issa’s phrase) all ready to go.

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