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Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:29 AM

Is anything being done about Kevin McCarthy's threats? I'm serious.

I can't find anything being done about McCarthy and Greene openly threatening communication companies that comply with the investigation into January 6th.

I know our democracy is hurting, but are we that far gone that such threats get ignored? Why the hell aren't these two thugs being punished for such fascistic threats?

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Reply Is anything being done about Kevin McCarthy's threats? I'm serious. (Original post)
Ohioboy Sep 8 OP
jimfields33 Sep 8 #1
Ohioboy Sep 8 #4
jimfields33 Sep 8 #8
Fullduplexxx Sep 8 #2
Ohioboy Sep 8 #3
Elessar Zappa Sep 8 #5
FoxNewsSucks Sep 8 #9
Hortensis Sep 8 #11
NurseJackie Sep 8 #6
Ohioboy Sep 8 #7
FoxNewsSucks Sep 8 #10
Hortensis Sep 8 #13
vsrazdem Sep 8 #12

Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:32 AM

1. I doubt it.

Nancy could censure him. Not sure if she will.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:37 AM

4. Why didn't she do it immediately?

It should have been the very next day!

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Response to Ohioboy (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:43 AM

8. I have no idea. Maybe she weighed the worth of it.

I do wish she would. They have been vacation for six weeks so maybe when they begin work again.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:33 AM

2. Oh yea Garland is all over it

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:36 AM

3. Is he? I hope so.

I'm not seeing it. Where can I look for hope that he is on this? Any links that will give me hope?

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:37 AM

5. What could Garland do?

Itís not a DOJ issue.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 10:03 AM

9. I think that was sarcasm

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 10:34 AM

11. But Garland could order out the black helicopters.

to make clear it's sarcasm.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:38 AM

6. Nancy knows what she's doing. In her own time. She's perfectly capable...

Nancy knows what she's doing. In her own time. She's perfectly capable of setting priorities.

I can't find anything being done about McCarthy and Greene openly threatening communication companies that comply with the investigation into January 6th.
Honestly, this just sounds like another variation of the ridiculous "Dems are too weak* to actually do anything" accusations.

* I've also heard "weak" replaced with "corrupt," "beholden," "lazy," "indecisive," ... the list of smears, swipes and insults just goes on and on.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:41 AM

7. I know that Nancy knows what she is doing

But there are a lot of others in Congress too, including republicans! There should be a general outcry stated as soon as the threats were made. It should be story one everywhere.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 10:17 AM

10. People shouldn't be so eager to see an insult or smear.

The list of republicon scumbags who have committed crimes, lied, stolen, grifted, cheated, threatened, intimidated, and just don't give a shit about the public is infinitely long.

The list of republicons who have faced serious consequences from that kind of behavior? It probably fits on a post-it note. Anyone paying attention in the last couple decades is inclined to expect them to get away with whatever they do simply because they usually do.

The poster states an inability to find out what is being done about brazen attempts to intimidate. That is the problem. It isn't automatically an insult. It's one of two things. Either nothing is being done, or the media is failing to publicize the actions or statements of whoever is doing something. That is the problem. Republicons laugh when we then attack each other instead of finding out which of those things is actually the case.

If it is the media failing to report, once again, that is a big problem.

Because it is this which should have our attention:



not fighting with each other.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 11:44 AM

13. We're seeing frightening misuse of power and how limitations

of power don't allow swift and strong control of those misusing it to get more.

We're at war and have been all this century. Our enemy fights by winning elections that enable them to increasingly smash laws and norms and institutions, instill anti-democratic authoritarianism into government, and purge liberalism.

2016 enabled the far-right revolutionaries to make major advances, and the ignored war broke open. Though it seems most on the left, and nicer ones on the right, are still like Jews in Europe: it can't be happening because Americans just wouldn't do this. It can't happen here.

After 2018 and 2020, when we gained back some federal ground, the enemy turned to taking over state and local governments and preparing the electoral ground for a final push to take over the federal government officially in 2022 and 2024. That's where we are.

Bottom line is, their power has grown to the point that they are able to abuse it openly, with great public support and/or apathy.

Our people are battling for control of our nation in the streets of government. I feel pretty sure they'd be glad to shoot McCarthy in the head but waste little time fantasizing about it.

They're using all branches of government to defeat the RW takeover attempt, but our abilities are limited because the Republicans also have partial control of government and, as their kind of revolution always does, smash through laws meant to stop them at every opportunity. And they have many enormous power blocs outside government, including in the media, working against us.

So, no. The very real threats made at war by these viciously ruthless and punitive extremists are not being ignored. Everyone involved knows that if the right gets the power to carry them out they will.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 10:51 AM

12. CREW filed a complaint with the inspector general.

https://www.citizensforethics.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-9-3-McCarthy-Greene.pdf

Sorry, the Ethics Committee, not inspector general. So I guess we have to wait now.

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