The GOP's new speaker nominee may be more low-key, but he's as mega-MAGA as they come.
Powerful political commentary on Johnson's reprehensible track record.
Mike, thank you for giving us info about this guy we will never hear from the major newspapers or networks. He’s every bit as despicable as Jordan and the rest of them.
Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. Those who have not been paying attention and who do not want to see how bad the GOP is are seeing it full-on now. Mainstream media could do more in calling out the MAGA extremism of all the Speaker candidates and hit them hard about their vote not to certify the 2020 election. Nancy Pelosi said it best on Chris Hayes' show last night that (1) Dems are unified and respect each other and (2) Republicans are taking their orders from a guy coming out of a New York courtroom because he is on trial for fraud. Tells you all you need to know.
Thank you, Michelangelo. This is who they come up with? Taking their marching orders from Trump! We’re going to crush them next year, thanks to him ripping what’s left of their party in shreds.
Dodged a bullet by withdrawing from Decadence this year, as with tyrannical Texas, my tax dollars won't go to red states (caveat: trapped in fascist florida because the lottery gods haven't smiled on me...). Boggles the mind that a political party circling the drain cannot cease shooting themselves in the foot. This guy looks like a major maggot and his vile views gives away the game: "I will morph into anything to keep the donor dollars flowing..." The game of death by a thousand cuts has become real as the inability to choose a speaker tells the nation that people voting don't matter as we prefer to drown democracy in the tub.
We're going from the frying pan into the fire with Johnson as speaker nominee.
I’m from New Orleans and a Vocal Political Activist. It sickens me to see my State Turn Deep Red (Again). With a Republican Winning the Governors House (the last one Left Our State BROKE!) and now Mike Johnson as Speaker? We Will Plummet to the Bottom of the List, even Under Alabama AND Mississippi...!
1 STEP FORWARD AND 2 STEPS BACK! (shit)
Post and repost. Spread the news!
OMG, first glance Johnson photo, still has his hair, isn’t just another ancient white haired old tortoise curb crawling along, he looks rather innocuous. But, there is that smugly superior smile breaking through which tips his hat. His credentials are simply horrors for little d democracy !! A “very strong” election denier/Rump aid and additionally, he is openly against aid to Ukraine, the first domino of more Euro states that could fall if Vlad gets his way sans strong NATO action/support of Ukraine. The House is the “purse strings” portion of our government, we can’t have a strong anti-Ukraine aid person as leader of the House ! It doesn’t seem there could possibly be a worse choice for Speaker, let us hope/pray/send out good vibes it is NOT he !! Excuse all the !! marks, I usually try to minimize them, but this guy !! has me wigged out learning more about him. SMH.
Again, you give us the breakdown in concise terms what worms the GOP has become. Congress needs an enema, but there’s so many douches
Thanks for the background. At this point they had to go with someone flying below the national radar...though he'll obviously have to show his hand in running the House. Wonder if he'll even last as long as Kev though?
Mike, you have really hit a nerve with this article, and I'm glad!
Another day another bigot. This one flew under the radar apparently. Thanks Michaelangelo for highlighting this fact and reality free new speakers obsession with his endless pursuit of bigoted legislative initiatives. He definitely is up there for reprehensible. For the party that touts itself as small government it’s ironic how these hate mongers peddle their vitriol relentlessly perseverations on other peoples bodies and sex lives. There’s something bizarre and unsettling with the endless need to judge and dictate to others what they can and cannot do with their bodies. While claiming they are for small government. They are all so full of sxxt. They should have a proctologist on speed dial.
Can't wait for the Lincoln Project ads blasting this guy!
Oh, another run-of-the-mill spiteful moron that holds his religious beliefs over everyone else’s Constitutional Rights as superior despite that it is all based on superstitions & fear of ghosts.
All I can say is that I hope Jay Kuo is right -- this is actually the silver lining for the US. This choice will in the not too distant future be very costly for the GOP.