“Dysfunctional” is the operable description for the activities in Washington D.C. as Democrats in Congress draw up plans to punish their Republican counterparts for support of President Trump over the past four years. Compounding this perception of political guilt to be applied to Republicans on Capitol Hill and by extension their constituents, is the conclusion by the Democrat leadership that Republicans were responsible for the riot and destruction that occurred as Congress was certifying the electoral college results.

Pointing to the timing of the breech of the Capitol by a riotous crowd as Republican representatives and senators were contesting certain electoral college votes on constitutional grounds, Democrats are determined to take both personal and political revenge against these Republicans.

Democrats have conveniently ignored the fact that they levied the same electoral college challenges in 2001 and 2005 certifying the elections of President George W. Bush, and again in 2017 as Congress certified the election of President Trump. But to contest the 2020 election of former Vice President Joe Biden is somehow contrary to the Constitution according to the Democrat leadership?

In addition to this obvious political hypocrisy about the electoral college challenges, congressional Democrats have also chosen to conflate the destructive riot with this constitutional action that was taking place at the same time.

Congressional Democrats have stepped up their revenge game-plan with the support of the private sector which is weighing in with punitive actions as well. Big Tech companies such as Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon have begun cancelling or slowing down the accounts of Republicans. At the same time financial institutions and other commercial businesses are threatening to punish Republicans in Congress with additional actions to include targeting their donors. All of these actions are designed to either harm or cower their targets with the ultimate intention to stifle political debate.

If this type of vengeance and retribution can be visited upon elected officials, what chance does the ordinary citizen have? These actions are prevalent in communist, fascist and third world countries and have no place in a democratic republic such as ours.

The actions of the past two weeks and now the effort to impeach the departing president, let alone the effort to financially harm him and his supporters as well, does not bode well for national unity. More than 74 million voters, approximately 49 percent of the electorate, voted for President Trump. The much anticipated blue wave of Democrats taking House seats never happened.

In conclusion, the recent presidential election was not an overwhelming endorsement of either party, their candidates or their respective platforms. This fact should be remembered by all elected officials.

The world as well as all American citizens will be watching as President-elect Joe Biden takes his oath of office Wednesday and the actions of his administration that follow. He will be wise to send a message to Congress and the country that he is representing all Americans, not just those who carry his party’s affiliation. In that message and the actions that follow he needs to show leadership that will work to unify the country, not divide as the congressional Democrats are perpetrating with vengeful acts.

America’s well-being and future hang in the balance of a presidential administration that sees the country through the lens of a Constitution that promotes discourse and debate and not revenge.

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dc

Any real bipartianship/cooperation left politics around 2008. The chances it can be returned to a level similar to pre-2008 is nil. Certain voter groups showed they wanted change from big-city inspired dirty politics and voted for a nonpolitician with a "identify the problem and fix it" leadership style. Big government, big business, and other "bigs" like media lost much of their heretofore prestige and power. They resisted this new style and with the help of all haters of anything challenging their crooked Chicago/big city-style and Washington lobby centric megabucks politics and went after the leader and the movement with a rarely seen vengeance. Anyone especially the leader of the movenent having shown the audacity to dismiss and vote out their pre-ordained candidate and the potential breakup of a long-planned and well executed Marx-conceived elitist ruling class empire and master of the masses would not stand. To slay this new movement of deplorables seen as less human and "unwoke" than themselves nothing short of an all-out war of cancel culture and previously unheard of and unsuspecting tactics were employed in a herculean effort to wipe from the face of the Marxist-earth any challenges or challengers.

drewski

2008 hmmm oh.. Obama, the fault is Obama, now lets Sprinkle in some far right outrage buzzwords " cancel culture, marxist,elitist then add some violent imagery slay,all out war, vengeance.

You explained it so well...OBAMA RUINED THE WORLD.

kenwood

The good editor equates electoral college challenges to that of rioters, revolutionists, traitors, storming and breaking into the U.S. Capitol, seeking out lawmakers to kill. Just some of what we will be hearing for the next eight years. A willingness not to just ignore the truth, but to distort it in typical fashion. Our Governor must be breathing a sigh of relief now that the good editor has a new target for his vengeful rhetoric.

quicksand

I, too, was amused to hear the bemoaning of the editor towards “censorship” at social media companies. Everyone knows that freedom of the press belongs only to those who own the press. They are only now concerned as to the censorship they themselves encourage? How many times have we heard these are “private” sites-and the editor/moderator has a right to censor?

David Collins

Revenge , you bet . Instituting in your face , heavy handed , dictatorial government ? Looks that way and is sounding more and more that way every time Biden opens his mouth . Who he is bringing into his inner circle and beyond seems to confirm it as well . Said it before , you ain’t seen nothing yet .

mpjeep

Now liberal Congress members are after conservative members who challenged the 2020 outcome saying they committed treason.

Even though Democrats vigorously challenged Republican presidential victories in 2000, 2004, and 2016 with Pelois saying that the election was hijacked.

The Capitol Police had the manpower and the budget to secure Congress. And there’s no excuse why Congress could not and should not have been secured.

The media has constructed a false narrative in which the White House overreacted to BLM and underreaction to the Capitol riot. But it wasn’t the White House’s job to protect Congress. That’s why Congress has a force of 2,000 cops.

The question of why the DC cops failed at their job, ought to be directed to Pelosi and congressional leaders.

And then the next disaster in Congress will also be blamed on someone who isn’t in Congress.

dc

That's right the BO/JB crowd that let the world know they had & have a vendetta & were not, are not, & will not be satisfied until a real pro-American & about 75 or million supporters are burnt at the stake. A 4-year phony witch hunt with plenty of destroyed lives will not satisfy their blood thirst for ultimate & total control of power for the angi-American Marxists.

dc

Replace "angi" with "anti".

JohnnyR

Don't forget Drew, Obama was also the anti-Chris there for a while. To some people's world view, he was the source of all evil in the world

But not sure if he still is or not, haven't heard that in a while?

.... is Obama still the anti-Christ or just demoted to a demon minion now? Has 46 been promoted to anti-Christ now?

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drewski

Near as I can tell Obama is still some muslim demon, conjured by the axis of evil to counter act the good and wise king Donald. Meanwhile, when blm protests turn into riots its all the same. When white trump supporters riot, well there are other partially responsible.. nice how that works.

REAL PATRIOTS WILL GIVE UP ALL THEIR WORLDLY GOODS AND FOLLOW GOOD KING DONALD THE BLOATED, WHEREVER HE COMMANDS!

mpjeep

2020 was another year that we haven’t been able to count on our government---Congress, Governors or Mayors.

The untimely manner that Congress put together a 600 page bill, over 8 months to produce, that sent billions to other countries, and a pitiful $600 to us. Why aren’t they keeping this money in the US?

And the politicians that put restrictions and rules in place, due to Covid, and then didn’t follow their own rules should be ousted.

For us to count on the government to help is a big joke.

PS Someone please help me…..I’m starting to like AOC.

Big Fat Drunk Republican

Everything was fine, fine I tell ya! Good till 2008. I just tried to erase 2009-2016 line it never happened. Those were hard times, hard times I say.

We finally got all our Trump flags and started having boat parades. America was whi, I mean great again and I was a parading all over bogue sound with my Trump flag a flying and America wax great.

Trump had just defeated Covid and we were getting Ready to Stop the steal when Mike Pence failed to do his job.

Now in just a few days America is no longer Great.

No more guns

No more religion

It’s all gone, our freedumbs are gone.

Hannity has been telling me this day could come. Limbaugh, Levin the rest of Trump media was right.

This paper is so right. It’s all gone, over and done.

We don’t have a chance at freedumb anymore.

Nancy Pelosi has won.

I’m gonna go after Nancy Pelosi now, since Obama and Clinton aren’t actually holding office I just gotta be mad at Pelosi now.

It’s time to arrest her now, I don’t exactly know why we should arrest her, which charges exactly, but at the very least we need to kick her out of congress.

Yes Nancy Pelosi must go , if Trump has to go, Nancy has to go. That’s the only fair way.

Since we can’t have elections anymore and we are gonna just pick out of things air. I say we replace Nancy Pelosi.

I don’t know why we chose Nancy, Jeep can tell us!

morehood city res

this is my land, this is your land, this is our land. a bitter heart can be wooed, a bitter mind can be dangerous.

DeadBolt

Bend over Uncle Sam is driving! [beam]

dc

Machine politics Chicago-style is a force to be reckoned with. Began with R's in believe 1920's but best known later for corruption & stealing the JFK/RMN election. BO smartly chose the right place to learn & move up the ladder of corruption & control. Even pulled off the defeat of the D darling in '08. Knocking off two RINOs was a piece of cake. They even helped him. Only failure was DJT but has pulled off with much help & luck a once-in-a-lifetime comeback. The current picture is now complete. He's made perfect use of the piece of work "from Scranton". His use of JB & SueR as his liar-in-chief in good old Alinsky fashion to adequately cover his & darling's 3:00 a.m. phone call SNAFU among others like demasking & "by.the book lying & departing memo to self & file" CYA have done the trick when that particular card is needed for total cover. Use of govt employee & other stooges has been remarkable. Now she is the Used-Up JB's foreign & domestic expert. In other words the Shadow President & main puppet with the Chicago-trained puppet master back stage pulling ALL their strings. That WH meeting with JB & other key players to place hurdles for DJT worked with everything falling into place with ALL our corrupt institutions further corrupted with Chicago training of hiw to use any corruptible system & people to full advantage. Alinsky, Ayers, Davis, Wright, & how many other Marxists are proud papas of the Hawaiin kid? If he ain't the anti-Christ he is undoubtedly 100% anti-Christian.

Big Fat Drunk Republican

DC, is that what Hannity calls an extravaganza!

Don’t you guys just live listening to Hannity. He gets going on rants like DC’s above with key words like

Chicago style

Marxist

Alinsky

Anti christ

Anti Christianity

Rino

Shadow presidency

Corruption

The only things you missed were Clinton, Hunter and China.

Yep, He did it got that extravaganza!

Ol Hannity is on repeat for hours everyday saying the same words , sentences and conspiracy theories over and over and over again.

You know what they say, repeat the lies enough and they become reality Trumptown.

dc

Far out man. Read again didn't forget HRC. She got beat in '08 by the same crowd where she came from only her old man was an R in the Windy City if memory serves. Wait let me ask SH to make sure. Covered addict boy & CCP many times before all without SH help. Haven't listened to him in quite awhile. You must listen daily & seem to be really crazy about him. Get most news from other sources nowadays & mostly always have. How about you? Y'all conveniently keep denying spygate & all that followed for 4 years. Come in Durham.

David Collins

So Hannity scares you BFDR ? Not to worry , just words , harmless words . Just like Maxine Waters , Pressley and AOC spew forth daily . Just words . Do what I do and just turn it off , tune out and read a good book or magazine . Life is good , make the best of it . I will .

Big Fat Drunk Republican

After Jan 20th Hannity goes back to a more irrelevant status. He doesn’t scare me as a conspiracy jock.

What scared me was Trump got his news from him. I feared him having a direct mouthpiece in Trump to legitimize Hannity’s crazy.

Trump is nothing more than Rush, Hannity and Q.

Why else do you think right wing negus s falling over itself to cover the lyes they gave been telling while the rest of the GOP just takes a simple sidestep away from that crazy.

JohnnyR

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day everybody!

Big Fat Drunk Republican

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day!

Cheers!

David Collins

Why do we make such a huge deal about MLK Day while other more important leaders b-days languish . All he was was an activist that had a dream that failed . Don’t get it at all but it has led to the enrichment of some notable characters that latched onto his dead coattail .

Big Fat Drunk Republican

Bless your heart.

drewski

I cant get too excited about Jackson or Sharpton, speaking of coattails

Big Fat Drunk Republican

Speaking of leadership and revenge. Melania Trump will become the first modern first lady not to invite the woman who will replace her to the White House for a walk-through of the private living quarters on the second and third floors.

mpjeep

A federal judge in 1977 ordered the FBI to turn over all of its King surveillance tapes to the National Archives and place them under seal until 2027.

David Collins

No need ! Biden and his psudo-dr. wife have been there before and know it quite well . Another who cares thing .

dc

Who's dumb enough to invite in thieves & show them around the house they just stole from you?

ebenezerscrooge356

Apparently, the Drumpster Fire Former President is in a world of legal hurt. Former "friends and toadies" deserting him in droves. Deutche bank won't deal w/ him now, according to their public statements. Not to worry, no doubt his autocratic dictator pals will rush to his aid.

JusticeForAll

MLK was instrumental in moving forward with the social justice in this country. We still struggle to correct prejudice and imbalance that exists. His birthday is a way for us to remember, renew, and continue to cultivate our society. Trying to downplay his contribution is ludicrous.

Please stop with the false equivalency tactics and face the truth. The antics of the GOP not stop even with Trump gone. Stupid things will be done because of the falsehoods spewed by a self serving creep. Our nation will pay the price. And without a doubt, you guys will blame everyone except the one responsible.

David Collins

Good gosh , someone kicked a rock and out pops the Scrooge . Where ya been buddy , thought the dreaded Covid might knocked on your door . Welcome back to our ship of fools .

mpjeep

I’ve come to believe there is no evidence of voter fraud that would have changed the election. I do believe, as I have in past elections, that some type of fraud does exist.

Snopes.com: The American Thinker admitted in January 2021 that it spread false claims about U.S. voter fraud. Newsmax also spread falsehoods about Dominion/Smartmatic reprogrammed software to change the outcome of the election.

FactCheck.org: Trump’s claim of a “rigged election, with overwhelming evidence, that changed the outcome of the election” -- False.

AllSides.com: Biden was fairly elected president. Trump lied on November 4th, when he said he had been reelected by American voters.

PolitiFact.com: With 60 cases looked at by various courts, Trump’s allegations of voter fraud were without merit.

Townhall.com: William Barr told Trump that his claims of a stolen election are BS.

I’m throwing in the towel, moving forward with the hopes that all will be fine. Yes, I wish Trump would have gone out with a better attitude, but as someone once said “show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser. I personally subscribe to the Good Sport way of life.

I am ,however, securing my seatbelt a little tighter….it may be a bumpy ride from here on out.

dc

Quoting Lindsey Graham. "As to the Republican Party, if we throw in the towel, or are perceived to having thrown in the towel, and not fighting against this impeachment, the Republican Party, as Rand Paul said, will crack up." Ninety percent of Republicans believe this impeachment effort is unconstitutional and unfair. McConnell needs to awaken from his Burr-type association with Warner and rethink his future with Schumer if he's at all concerned about his party. This presidential election was about more than just one man at the top of a ticket. A friend has followed it all very closely & has put together voluminous documentation of information to support all that's happened with voting irregularities. JFK was an illegitimate president after what his daddy pulled off with Daley but that was small fries compared to this election. If you can't believe your vote is worth anything then why waste your time. Over 70% of R's & even 30% of D's believe it was stolen. If there is any Republican leadership they'd better wake up fast. The WY party apparatus seem to be sending a message to Cheney. There needs to be more like them if the Party is to survive. The D's will willingly keep a few in Congress as their useful idiots but the days of being a strong party with the support of close to half the country will be history.

noitall

Senator Lindsey - E 2 Brutus - Graham. is no more than a paper tiger. grrrrrrrrr and that is all she wrote. Swamp lizards will rule..-

dc

"The lifeblood of democracy". By D. Lewis. Quote, in part, "Currently in the U.S. speech concerning fraud in the recent election is being actively suppressed and punished by by government and others holding nongovernment power. Not only is this contrary to freedom of speech, but the suppression concerns something which is an essential element of democracy: the validity of the vote. No democratic government should hesitate to fully address questions about the voting process. All evidence should be brought forward and scrutinized so that the truth can be established in a proper manner and all doubt put to rest." "Instead of moving towards greater knowledge, without free speech a society steps in it's own ignorance."

JusticeForAll

Steps is better.

dc

Replace "steps" with "stews".

JohnnyR

"The American Thinker" strikes again! Might try a little more unbiased reading and then join us here in rational land. The land where facts and evidence actually mean something.

mpjeep

Just in case you missed it, johnny, The American Thinker agreed with you position.

JohnnyR

First day as president and Wall Street hits record highs. What a leader #46 is turning out to be!

drewski

Thats gotta hurt, wait till king Donald decides to split the party to prove how much the base loves him.

David Collins

Wall Street always reacts positively when unlimited money is projected to flow . The reverse is true when reality strikes . Think 2008 .

dc

Didn't you & your ilk predict a crash when Trump won the first time? What's your prediction for JB after having lost the first time but installed anyway?

JohnnyR

You have a point Dave, the crash occurred when a republican left office due to all the bad policies from that administration. Hopefully since Trump just served four years it will only be half as bad. But we have D in office to get us financially straight again, I think we'll be ok.

mpjeep

4,200 people died today ,due to Covid, and under Biden's leadership.

klacy

And all the conspiracy folks said COVID would disappear after the election.

Big Fat Drunk Republican

Biden is taking responsibility. He’s admitting there are problems. Hopefully he deals with them.

He’s had plenty of time to plan since Nov, whatever the admin cones up with, shouldn’t confuse people , since there was no other plan.

JohnnyR

You're right, he's leading now, and needs to get things moving. Let's see if those vaccines are handled any better under this administration than the last.

David Collins

4200 people died on day 1.5 , not bad if high scores relate to good governance . Look , things will not get any better until the folks , all the folks take this seriously. Now a report came out that black folks are refusing to get vaccinated because they remember the sterilization attempts of the past . Wonder who is planting that seed of wisdom into their minds .

I hope you are correct Johnny , if double down deficit spending will do the trick we will find out rather soon . Spending at that level on day 1.5 is concerning , especially due to him having potentially 1458.5 days left in his term . What could possibly go wrong ?

mpjeep

I got my vaccine shot on Jan 19th at CHC. Thank you President Trump.

dc

Compare honesty. JB signs national mandate then immediately goes maskless. What an honest leader of the Left. Our president didn't like masks so he wore one when required by others. Honest to a fault.

drewski

Lol trump honest?

David Collins

But he was celebrating and obviously forgot what year it is .

mpjeep

Biden lies 3 days into taking office:

Biden Warns Pandemic Will Worsen After Pledging To Shut Down Virus. I’m going to shut down the virus, not the country.

Biden claimed the federal government failed to “act with the urgency” that was necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic, neglecting to mention Trump's Operation Warp Speed.

We are starting from scratch for vaccine distribution, Biden said. “We’re certainly not starting from scratch, because there is activity going on in the distribution,” Fauci said.

Biden’s executive order for All to wear face masks on government property after he and his family didn't wear face masks at the Lincoln Memorial.

Biden Vows to Be Unity President After Smearing GOP Senators as Nazis

drewski

"double down deficit spending" isnt it odd really strange that when trump shelled out 60 billion to farmers,( mostly big corps, not small family farms that got a pittance) When the fraud ridden PPP program was lining the pockets of big corps including trump and kushner organizations, 2 trillion in tax breaks to the very wealthy and big corps and NARY A WORd was heard from the right about deficit spending, Suddenly 20 jan 2021 at noon, we hear for the first time about deficits. No No No I vote no we have to avoid deficits will be the new watchword of the minority party.

David Collins

Who do you think grows the crops that feed us and much of the world as well ? Geeze where do you get your ideas and numbers ? A true piece of work indeed .

drewski

But Mr Collins china paid the tarriffs just like Mexico paid for the wall. Trumps policies overall were an abject failure for middle and lower class America. Rand Paul tells hannity biden hates black teens proven by his raising the min wage, hannity and the cult nods wisely... good riddance to bad rubbish is what sane folks think. Perhaps the cult should donate their gold to make and worship a statue of Donald the bloated? ...

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drewski

The numbers are from the cbo. Public info and readily available. The point is the same ppl who wail and gnash their teeth about socialism, shriek about bo,bo hrc bo, say nary a word about corporate welfare when their party shells out trillions. When the other party is in power then suddenly they remember the deficit. Either you beleive in a free market capitalist economy or you don't. Flipping sides and making rationalizations " it feeds us", or my fave "its for the children" is just run of the mill hypocrisy, or perhaps dementia....

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dc

Anybody keeping up with what's been dumped? By the time the people figure it out it will be Carter times again. Ah, those were the good old days.

noitall

Biden's challenge will be to manage what he does not understand and understand what he does not manage. The media will talk about it for countless hours trying to tell us what he did not say. We are burdened, possibly doomed by a swarm of swamp people from another planet.

David Collins

Looks to me that you are getting your billions and trillions all mixed up in a tidy package . Not big on giveaways , never have been , and the PPP was a total disaster , only to be repeated again . All programs are run by career civil servant employees who largely do not care how it goes along as they get paid with benefits large and small . That is what “ lies within “ the inner workings of government and a reason for the high rates of failure and lack of oversight . No political party has a lock on incompetence as far as that goes . Just part of the SWAMP .

Internal waste is one thing but to waste time and treasure on the Paris climate farce , the WHO and sending millions to Pakistan for a gender project is beyond the pale . Millions for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts is a slap in the face for the average Joe and Jane Sixpack that are struggling to stay afloat . That is what I see as problematic not some former President that is no longer in office . You guys won , new sheriff in town . Everybody gets it so focus on the future and enough senseless yammering . Serves no useful purpose .

drewski

Well, we can agree on "enough senseless yammering", will you tell the ccp or shall I?

dc

Explain how lower and middle class were worse off under Trump than BO. Why did they elect Trump and why was unemployment so much better under Trump. Read somewhere average improved $6,000 annually under Trump. Is that a lie? The economy even strong with pandemic. How is that?

drewski

I read somewhere ... 6k was delivered to the masses. Yeah right.

dc

What did you read somewhere? What do you know to be a fact?

drewski

I know to be a fact, trumps tax plan that added 2 trillion to the deficit giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations. It also had a time limited tax break for the middle class. That massive time limited break for my middle class family was 780 dollars a year gross. I pay a tax rate of 25% income state fed and sales then devide by 52 weeks a yr. Gee what a boon for my family. Meanwhile trumps shell co' as well as kushners got how much? Jp Morgan who posted 6 billion in profits last qtr got how much?

Lets talk about Hillary email server instead.

dc

2017 standard deduction 6,350 almost doubled in 2018 to 12,000

2017 child care credit 1,000 doubled in 2018 to 2,000

Difference 6,650?

drewski

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As a life long gop voter, I can say I voted for biden, I am glad trump is gone. And trickle down economics is a scam.

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drewski

let me explain that to you. if you have an effective fed tax rate of say 15% you take deductions from your income, thus if you take 100 dollars, you get an extra 15 back, not 100. now that extra 6 k is about 900 bucks in actual money.

dc

Let me explain it to you. You will pay more taxes under JB.

drewski

At least President Biden is not going to coddle the wealthy like disgraced president trump?

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