Activism: The GOP Is Gish-Galloping Confirmations

Amply be-chinned Mitch jokes, "Yes, but first Ru-Ru!"

Amply be-chinned Mitch jokes, “Yes, but first Ru-Ru!”

Amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell is pushing ahead with a loaded confirmation schedule this week, before the cabinet picks and other high-ranking candidates have had background checks and ethic clearances. And Hair Führer Donald Trump is going to give a press conference while the confirmations are in progress.

They are deliberately throwing as much at the wall as they can so no one can focus on any single person; it’s a Gish-gallop of sorts to baffle us with bullshit. The press will breathlessly cover the Trump talk (since the Russian Usurper has not had a press conference in 6 months, the media will be there full of bloviating self importance), and the confirmations will fly under the radar.

And so here’s our Activism Assignment: Everyone call your Senators (Republican AND Democratic) and tell them that no one should be confirmed until they have passed background and ethics checks.

It’s not an outrageous request, and in fact in 2009 Mitch McConnell insisted on it:

Politico has a list of which nominee is having a hearing on what day.

The very racist Sen. Jeff Sessions’ hearing to become the Attorney General starts on Monday.

Start calling. Be polite. Stay on message:
No confirmations before background checks and ethics clearances.

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10 Responses to Activism: The GOP Is Gish-Galloping Confirmations

  1. purplehead says:

    For thems who are not familiar with the expression, “Gish gallop,” here’s an explanation with history. Shorter: “baffle them with bullshit,” or, latterly, the “Trump Tirade “


  2. purplehead says:

    Also, here’s a spreadsheet for this week’s Trump cabinet hearings and who to call.

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  3. osirisopto says:

    McConnell is the quintessential example of the results of the Swing State electoral strategy run by the Dems for the past twenty+ years.


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  5. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    I’m going to have to put Chuck Schumer’s phone number on speed dial. Well, Schumer is a Wall Street tool, but he there’s no love lost between him and Trump.


    • tengrain says:

      Give yourself an alert to call Schumer’s office every few hours.

      (we are so eff’ed in the dark.)




      • Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

        Made the calls to the local offices. The staffers were very pleasant… they must be fielding all sorts of calls today.


  6. The teevee media, grateful for any tidbit from the master’s table, will lap up the Herr Fuhrer’s offerings from a very dirty floor as if they were manna from on high! It used to be just the saps from FOX; now they’re all eagerly awaiting every morsel. Sickening, is what it is!


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