MAGAt slimeball loyalist Mike Johnson has been elevated to Speaker of the House under direct orders from their criminal party leader. This is how democracy falls to fascism.
Here are his "qualifications":
Johnson was one of the organizers behind an amicus brief signed by more than 100 Republican members of Congress urging the Supreme Court to consider invalidating the results of the 2020 election in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
His betrayal of our democracy was clearly echoing Trump:
“In every election in American history, there’s some small element of fraud, irregularity, error. We just know that. You just accept that that’s the case.
But when you have it on a broad scale, when you have, you know a software system that is used all around the country that is suspect because it came from Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela. When you have, you know, testimonials of people like this but in large numbers, it begs to be litigated and investigated. And the problem is, it’s exceedingly difficult to do that in a 45-day time window. You know, and that’s the problem that we’re up against. And that’s why the president is so frustrated and that’s why so many, so many 71, 73 million Americans around the country feel like the election was stolen from them.
The allegations about these voting machines, some of them being rigged with this software by Dominion. Look, there’s a lot of merit to that. And when the president says the election is rigged, that’s what he’s talking about.”
Johnson revealed that he believes Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are “absolutely” a threat to our American way of life and “our whole form of government.”
It isn't enough for the fascist traitors to gut our Constitutional provision for the general welfare. They are actively working to overturn the next election for their Malevolent Mendacious Messiah. House Republicans are in locked goosestep following their Furious Fuhrer’s demand for an insurrectionist Speaker of the House. (Watch Mike Johnson attempt to steal the 2024 presidential election, as he tried in 2020.)
America’s neo-fascist party of Trump share the same fanatic loyalty to their Fuhrer as Hitler’s Nazis had for theirs in the last century. American authoritarians are no different from German authoritarians. They just haven’t faced the destruction their ideology can wreak. The gaggle of House Republicans supporting Johnson booed and told a reporter to “Shut up” after asking about his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
"Shut up" is the universal fascist message to journalism.
Like Hitler and his Nazis, American neo-Nazis demonize and scapegoat the press, educators, liberals, unions, equal justice under law, elections, and every defender of democracy.
They are a party of racists and bigots who relentlessly attack minorities and LGBTQ people. This is MAGA. This is hate. This is evil.
They delight in lying about, and punishing, people they detest. Look no further than how Georgia election workers who happened to be Black were treated. Trump and Giuliani viciously smeared and slandered Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, accusing them of cheating for Biden. Their lives were threatened by a number of Republican thugs, emulating the tactics of Nazi Brown Shirts.
The same kind of threats were leveled against FELLOW REPUBLICANS who wouldn’t support Jim Jordan for House Speaker.
But they spew their most vile bile and blame towards President Biden. Remember the “Biden did this” stickers on gas pumps, as if HE personally jacked up the prices?
It should come as no surprise that these as well as all their accusations are really confessions. It’s always projection from the fascist party of Trump.
On 4-2-2020 Trump tweeted: “Just spoke to my friend MBS (Crown Prince) of Saudi Arabia, who spoke with President Putin of Russia, & I expect & hope that they will be cutting back approximately 10 Million Barrels, and maybe substantially more which, if it happens, will be GREAT for the oil and gas industry!”
Shell raked in $9.45 billion in profits last quarter of 2022 and has announced $4 billion in stock buybacks, but American consumers are supposed to blame government spending for inflation?
ExxonMobil currently benefits from very generous federal tax subsidies, ranging from the tax exemption on Foreign Oil & Gas Extraction Income (FOGEI) & Last-In First-Out (LIFO) accounting method. Every year these tax subsidies cost the American taxpayers an average of $19billion.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse adds:
“While you were robbed blind at the pump this year (and GOP blamed Biden), Exxon made $55,700,000,000 in profits.
Over $1 billion per week.
$152,600,000 per day.
$1,766.24 per *second.*
Congress should heed POTUS’s call and pass my bill to claw back Big Oil’s excess profits.”
The real reason for high gas prices is Big Oil greed and price gouging…and Trump.
Surprise! It isn't Biden.
Remember “Biden’s supply chain” crisis and “Biden’s inflation”?
Guess what. That’s right, none of it was Biden’s fault.
There WAS radical Right obstruction of supply during rising demand.
On November 21, 2021 the Wall St. Journal reported:
“Supply-Chain Problems Show Signs of Easing. Asian output is coming back and some bottlenecks are clearing.”
Well, that wouldn’t fit the radical Right narrative of lies, would it? So they did something about it.
Reporter Ron Filipkowski tweeted:
At Michael Flynn & Eric Trump’s event today, (1-21-23) Leigh Dundas says she coordinated behind the scenes with Flynn & others to secretly organize a mass sick-out of supply chain & transportation workers before the Christmas season in 2021 to create havoc & try to shut down the country.
The MAGA QAnon Scientologist and lawyer gloated, “We were running a back-channel to the judges, AND THEIR WIVES”. (She’s in THREE CULTS! Count ‘em.)
Thank Flynn and his fellow Q-anon MAGAt traitors for the “Biden Supply Chain Crisis.”
Washington Press, January 21, 2023:
“SUPPLYCHAIN SABOTAGE: Far-right conspiracy theorist confesses to blocking flow of goods”
Far-right conspiracy theorist Leigh Dundas admitted to organizing major supply chain disruptions nationwide in 2021 during a speech at Eric Trump and Michael Flynn’s Re-Awaken American event on Saturday… Dundas bragged to the crowd about staging a “sick out” by transportation workers unhappy with vaccine mandates. Dundas went on to say that she talked with General Flynn, former Trump attorney Lin Wood and convicted insurrectionist, Dr. Simone Gold, about her plans to organize a coast-to-coast walkout, which the QAnon associate claims spread worldwide.
“How much of a backlog is created when you guys are sick for a day?” Dundas allegedly asked a worker, who reportedly told the anti-vaccination activist that one day causes a month-long backup.
“You’re not gonna get the Fauci Flu for 24 hours,” Dundas said. “You’re not gonna get it for 48 hours – you’re gonna have it for a week. You’re gonna have it November 8, 9, 10, and 11th – two weeks before Black Friday and the start of the Christmas season.”
And catch the flu they did…Leigh Dundas says she coordinated behind the scenes with Flynn & others to secretly organize a mass sick-out of supply chain & transportation workers before the Christmas season in 2021 to create havoc & try to shut down the country.
They are traitors. Every last one of them. Republicans are domestic enemies of our Constitution and democracy. Not even Nazi Germany posed such a grave threat to our republic. Hitler would have been proud of these American neo-Nazis.