Remember Their Names, Their Careers End Now. (Updating continuously)

As anyone who has ever trained a dog knows, it is all about consistency. You reward the behavior you want and you shape a good dog. Any behavior that you allow they consider to be acceptable.

No offense to dogs, the same is true for Republicans. You allow the original October Surprise, and before too long you have Iran-Contra. You allow the Florida Brooks Brothers Riots, you with end with war crimes in Iraq. You allow an idiot narcissistic asshole to lie that he won both the popular vote and the EC vote, and you have his mouth-breathing orcs breaking and entering into the Capitol.

And as we liberals have been warning for years, decades, and now this day is finally here. When you let the Party of Seditionists (Now With Extra Insurrection! Lemon-Scented!) run wild, they will soon assume that everything is allowed.

This morning as I was texting with D-Cap and Fran, I posed the question about Ted Cruz as he started his stunt:

Remember their names, they’ve over-played their hand. Ensure that their careers end here and now:

THE SENATE GOP WHIP COUNT:

-The 13 senators are planning to contest the election certification: Sens. Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, Marsha Blackburn, Mike Braun, Steve Daines, Ron Johnson, John Kennedy, James Lankford, Bill Hagerty, Cynthia Lummis, Roger Marshall, Tommy Tuberville, and Kelly Loeffler

-The 14 Republican senators to watch, who have not said publicly what they will do: Sens. Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, Dan Sullivan, Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassley, Rick Scott, Jim Risch, Mike Crapo, Todd Young, Rand Paul, Cindy Hyde Smith, Deb Fischer, Thom Tillis, John Barrasso

-The 24 GOP senators who will vote to certify Biden’s election win: Sens. Mitch McConnell, John Thune, John Cornyn, Richard Burr, Richard Shelby, Susan Collins, Roy Blunt, Rob Portman, Pat Toomey, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Shelley Moore Capito, Tom Cotton, Ben Sasse, Bill Cassidy, Roger Wicker, Mike Rounds, Kevin Cramer, John Hoeven, Mike Lee, Jim Inhofe, Tim Scott, Jerry Moran, John Boozman

-An estimated 140 House Republicans — if not more — are expected to participate in the anti-certification effort


UPDATE 1:

UPDATE 2: Shocking and offensive – Don’t ever tell me that the Republicans are not racists.

White privilege:

Lord Damp Nut hisself now inciting more trouble.

LDN released a bonkers video that Twitter has now removed, here’s the transcript:

“I know your pain. I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election. And everyone knows it. Especially the other side. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt. It’s a very tough period of time. There’s never been a time like this, where such a thing happened, where they could take it away from all of us. From me, from you, from our country. This was a fraudulent election. But we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace.

“So go home. We love you. You’re very special. You’ve seen what happens. You see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel. But go home and go home in peace.”

Someone is dead:

Twitter does sumpin’ –

Ted Cruz tries to distance himself from the attacks. Also, fundraise:

+1/17th point –

Former press secretary Grisham has cleared out her mini-bar, and now the Daily Beast reports:

Trump Aides Beg Top Officials to Stay in the Administration for the Night

While the President Trump egged on a mob of his supporters who had stormed the United States Capitol on Wednesday, several of his top aides began to scramble. Their mission, according to three sources familiar with the matter: to try to convince senior White House staffers and cabinet secretaries to stay in the administration, if only just for the night.

The effort has not been completely successful. Stephanie Grisham, the chief of staff to the First Lady and the former White House communications director, quit hours after the insurrection, as CNN first reported.

Several other senior officials said they were considering quitting on the spot after news broke that an individual involved in Wednesday’s events at the Capitol had died as a result of a gunshot wound.

And some snark to the announcement that Chao is thinking of quitting:

 

Top White House national security officials are considering resigning

(CNN)Several of President Donald Trump’s top aides — including national security adviser Robert O’Brien — are considering resigning in the wake of his response to a pro-Trump mob breaching the US Capitol on Wednesday, according to multiple sources familiar with their thinking.

O’Brien, deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger and deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell are all considering resigning, according to the sources. Pottinger’s resignation appears to be imminent, while others could sleep on it.

He’s nuts and they know it:

Whoever had this on your LDN Bing Card, start dreaming about that flying car you always wanted:

Republicans consider drastic options to stop Trump

With 13 days left in President Trump’s term, confidants and Republican officials are considering drastic steps to stop him, Jonathan Swan and Margaret Talev report.

The big picture: These measures include censure, impeachment or invoking the 25th Amendment — a move, long dismissed as a liberal fantasy, in which Vice President Pence would step in if  Trump were found to be unable to perform his duties.

  • This talk is coming from current and former White House and GOP Hill aides, and Republican lobbyists and political consultants — all of whom have either embraced him or quietly tolerated him until now.
  • Senior State Department officials are encouraging 25th Amendment discussions along with other officials at the White House and other departments, according to two sources involved in the discussions….
  • There’s concern about whether the country can withstand another two weeks with Trump at the helm, and what additional chaos and division could be sowed.
  • There’s also rage inside the GOP at Sens. Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and others whose plans to object to Biden’s certification gave oxygen to Trump, the protests and the notion that Congress could be used to overturn the will of voters.
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28 Responses to Remember Their Names, Their Careers End Now. (Updating continuously)

  1. Redhand says:

    Fascists one and all.

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  2. R White says:

    Today’s actions hopefully prove to the calcified democratic leadership that you cannot ‘forgive, forget and move forward’ with morally bankrupt republicans and expect our fragile democratic institutions to return to normal.

    At the very least, the insurrectionist republican senators and representatives advocating for such shenanigans need to be censured and barred from having any floor privileges. And all the stenographers within the worthless beltway media who allowed fat nixon and his lobotomized horde to air their foolish grievances shouldn’t be allowed to escape culpability either.

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  3. Big Bad bald Bastard says:

    I can’t shake the feeling that the Capitol Police were complicit in this slo-mo ‘storming’ of the building. If it had been a leftist crowd, they would have unloaded on them with real bullets.

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  4. donnah says:

    I woke today, hopeful that Ossoff would be declared the winner and we’d have a day of celebration. But Trump couldn’t let that happen. He refused to concede and encouraged Republicans to disrupt the Constitutional right to confirm the election. He incited his cult to riot and take violence to the Capitol. It’s as simple as that. Trump, Cruz, Hawley, Giuliani all stoked this and then the Capitol security and police stood meekly aside. And then Trump sat in the White House and watched the fuckery on tv.

    It made me want to vomit when I saw those pigs in the Statuary Hall and in offices and on the House floor. It was a sanctioned riot by terrorists. It has been a nightmare day.

    If nothing is done, no one is held accountable, this country is damaged and disgraced beyond repair.

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  5. Jimmy T says:

    Refuse to seat the elected House seditionists, and now with the Senate in Demo’s hands do to the same to them. This is a disgrace, an attempted coup, a crime, and morally offensive…

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  6. YellowDog says:

    I don’t believe the Capitol police were somehow complicit. I think they underestimated how organized the insurrection would be, how many would be involved, and how organized they would be. The WaPo reported this morning that the DC police thought the action would come after dark, with roving groups of Proud Boys looking for people to assault. Look at the videos of the insurrectionists inside the Capitol. It looks like a white supremacist militia meeting. There are photos of several of these militia types carrying guns, zip tie handcuffs, and wearing what appear to be ear pieces. Where is Eric Prince? And where is his private army?

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  7. Bruce388 says:

    Since the military told Fat Nixon they wouldn’t play he had to start the insurrection with the army he has.

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    • MDavis says:

      This. I’m old enough to remember when he publicly told the Proud Boys to stand down and stand by. Also old enough to remember when they wore Hawaiian shirts instead of murder hornet cosplay costumes.

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  8. Infidel753 says:

    It’s a fairly common police tactic, in volatile situations, to refrain from making many arrests on the spot — knowing that the bad guys are identifiable from pictures and video and can be arrested later at home or elsewhere when they won’t have a lot of fellow thugs around them. Time will tell, but I suspect that’s what’s going on here.

    I don’t believe the House and Senate Republicans are going to be left unshaken by this. Those who stood up to Trump even to the extent of affirming the election result, from McConnell on down, must know well that if that mob had gotten its hands on them, they could easily be dead now. The monster is turning on its creator.

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    • ali redford says:

      I hope you’re correct about arresting later or elsewhere. I was at home with the TV on all day, and I saw that there is nothing to litigate if these people are prosecuted.
      If.

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    • osirisopto says:

      Neither Romney nor McConnell would have lived to see the sunrise if this coup had succeeded. They both know it.

      Pe Lois, et al wouldn’t have seen the sunset.

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  9. YellowDog says:

    Hawley is supposed to be this smart guy. Stanford and Yale should revoke his degrees after he said “irregardless” on the floor of the Senate. Sure, it’s been added to the dictionary, but that’s a concession to the uneducated mob, to which Hawley is no stranger. Expel him from the Senate and revoke his degrees.

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    • purplehead says:

      The Kansas City Star has opinions about that twerp, Hawley, especially after he sent out a fundraising email an hour before the insurrection began.

      …Hawley’s predecessor, former Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, pointed to Hawley’s role in intensifying passions in the lead-up to Wednesday’s session.

      “Why does it feel like McConnell is staring directly at Hawley during this whole speech. Hawley did it. No one broke until Hawley decided to go lower than a snake’s belly. And while he’s speaking thousands of Trump folks fighting police at the door to the Capitol,” McCaskill said on Twitter as McConnell spoke.

      Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander also chastised Hawley for his rhetoric in recent days.

      “You chose something as trivial as your political ambition over our country. Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting, Senator. I can’t even imagine entertaining such a choice, let alone making it. What kind of an American does something like this?” Kander said on Twitter.

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  10. purplehead says:

    Lindsey Graham looks and sounds drunk during his five-minute speechifying. The asshole is smiling and chuckling during his five minutes, to boot.

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  11. buckobear says:

    Soon, these mouth breathers will be posting their names, exploits and faces on facespace to make their prosecution easier.

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    • spotthedog says:

      Right, should be very easy, this is their “I was at Woodstock” bragging point.

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      • Ten Bears says:

        I’ve noted that a time or two: too big a pussies to be a part of the sixties, this is their swan song. Good news is, of course, tho I’m of that cohort, they’ll be gone soon.

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    • Ten Bears says:

      And soon after these mouth-breathers will be visited by the aweTHOR-awetees.

      What kind of stupid takes a selfie vandalizing government property? ROTFLMAO

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    • tengrain says:

      Bucket –

      You get the prize: they already started that. The guy in Pelosi’s office was giving interviews.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  12. Redhand says:

    I read in the WaPo this morning that after the vote confirming Biden, Trump pledged an “orderly transition.” My reaction: “It’s a little late for that, you lunatic asshole.”

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  13. spotthedog says:

    Both my seditionist senators Blackburn and Hagerty have issued statements condemning the protesters and their actions and making no mention of tRump, no acknowledgment that tRump’s and their own words played any part in what happened. Profiles in cowardice; just like tRump they are responsible for nothing.

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  14. Ten Bears says:

    By their actions they have renounced their citizenship.They’re not Americans …

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  15. MDavis says:

    (Now With Extra Insurrection! Lemon-Scented!)

    I don’t think that’s lemon.

    Stop stoking division.

    Stop spreading hatred.

    Stop using malicious rhetoric (such as false & reckless charges of “sedition”).

    Stop showing contempt for the half of the country that disagrees with you.

    I don’t think he’s talking about the insurrectionists, wanna be revolutionaries. I think he’s talking about the media and about Democrats, or at least the Democrats who keep being truthful rather than conciliatory.

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  16. MDavis says:

    That woman was said to be a bigtime Trump supporter.
    I wish for her everything she and her cohort wished for Heather Heyer.

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