That clip is the Club For Growth attack ad against Liz Cheney that they started running in Wyoming today. Cheney has been painting McCarthy as "a naked political opportunist," which is an accurate depiction of him going all the way back to the time he ran the California Young Republicans. This morning, Punchbowl News reported that "the level of absolute disdain" for Cheney in the House Republican conference she once chaired "is truly something we’ve never seen before. It drips from Republicans in every sentence they utter about Cheney." The Punchbowl crew asked Republicans why they don't "expel Cheney from the House Republican Conference, or strip her of her committee assignments or endorse a primary opponent?" One told them "No need to murder someone who’s committing suicide. Dead woman walking."
This morning it was reported that two-term Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (R-NJ) isn't waiting around to be expelled; she quit the sinking SS GOP and, as of Monday, is officially an unaffiliated voter. The Republican Party is increasingly left with piles of stinking garbage-- "leaders" like Marjorie Traitor Greene and Florida sex trafficker Matt Gaetz. They-- and the other crackpots and extremists like them-- command the biggest megaphones to the party base. Interestingly though, the Gaetz-Traitor Greene joint fundraising tour has been a best or, sa the Daily Beast termed it today, a cash fire. Roger Sollenberger: "Greene, the House GOP’s top fundraiser, is now faced with a decision: She can continue to join forces with her beleaguered ally at the expense of her campaign war chest, or she can cut bait and let Gaetz fend for himself. Since Gaetz and Greene kicked off their joint fundraising committee with a May 7 event at The Villages in central Florida, their campaigns and joint fundraising committee have posted a combined loss of $342,000. And according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission, that joint fundraising effort, 'Put America First,' reported only $59,345.54 in contributions. That sort of meager haul would be fine for a dinner or one-time event, but Gaetz and Greene have repeatedly held high-profile events and spent a whopping $287,036.19 to hold them-- meaning they’re in the hole by more than $225,000."
The only one making any money from the ill-starred tour is Gaetz's pr firm, the Logan Circle Group which gobbled up over a million bucks in the second quarter alone, a quarter of which came from the joint venture with Traitor Greene and $825,000 from Gaetz's individual account. Donors have been giving significantly less money to both candidates, in terms of their joint account and for their individual re-election campaigns.
And this bunch of determined malefactors deserves to have a veto over everything the American people gave the Democrats majorities to accomplish? Biden's senile drivel last night on CNN about how the filibuster that conservative assholes like himself have always loved-- and used to wage war against democracy-- could well signal the end of:
any chance to pass crucial legislation
any reason for millions of voters to back the "lesser evil"candidates in the midterms
any reasonable support for Biden from progressives
[Disclaimer: I've detested Biden since the early 1970s and voted against him in 2020. and I'm proud to repeat that.]
I would call Biden's confused filibuster statement deliberately misleading if I thought he had the mental capacity to do anything deliberately. He just stumbled into a hodgepodge of nonsense that the White House will now have to try to clean up for him. Listen to the babbling fool by clicking the image:
In this morning's NY Times, Carl Hulse reported on a letter from 31 former Senate chiefs of staff calling for changes to the filibuster. Someone should make Biden read it before nappy time and again when he wakes up. They "conceded that they and their former bosses had embraced the filibuster in the past. But they argued that the maneuver is now being abused as a blunt-force instrument to stall most legislation. 'Over the course of the past 20 years, the filibuster has put a chokehold on the Senate,’' said the letter, to be published on the website of the anti-filibuster group Fix Our Senate. 'Legislation is now routinely filibustered, transforming the Senate from a place of meaningful debate and progress into a legislative graveyard.' The letter also said that the main arguments typically cited for maintaining the filibuster-- that it fosters bipartisanship, protects minority rights and prevents wild swings in policy with changes in power-- no longer hold true. The filibuster, once used sparingly, was never intended to be a way for the minority to routinely block legislation by preventing bills from advancing, they wrote."