Although the shit seems to be hitting the crazy fan for Republicans, the chief point is events on both sides of the proverbial-political aisle is increasingky obvious to the whole-freaking world — on the reality side, plain-popular conspicuous Joe Biden is doing a way-bang-up great job the last three months on many levels, while in the fiction camp it’s way-evident they’re absorbed in fantasy up to their lying eyeballs.
Vixon Strangely this morning once again noted the correct course:
If I were the sort of person who made strong suggestions to my party via my blog, I’d suggest they just support doing good things in spite of Republicans whose shit is definitely not together right now. And if I were the sort of person who made strong suggestions to Republicans through my blog, I guess I’d suggest that the crazy is not constructive, but I don’t know. Maybe they can continue doing whatever that is in public where people can see for as long as…they emotionally feel they need to.
Not my circus, not my clowns, as it were.
Not only are Republicans deeply caved to lying, they’re getting beaten with the same actuality-shit over and over — once again, the setting open to the world:
"Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan institute" — Dr. Fauci pic.twitter.com/6KP6PeoURz
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 11, 2021
This morning, Anthony Fauci with facts/realism in hand, faced-off with self-appointed know-it-all Rand Paul during a Senate hearing on the pandemic response. In his normal, arrogant-cretin style. Paul pestered Fauci about the QAon-misinformation theory the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding the Wuhan lab, where accordingly COVID-19 was born.
Total bullshit a year ago, total bullshit now.
Fauci once again schooled the asshole senator from Kentucky — dialogue via Axios this morning:
Paul: “Dr. Fauci, do you still support funding of the NIH lab in Wuhan?”
Fauci: “With all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect. The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
Paul: “Do you fund Dr. Baric’s gain-of-function research?”
Fauci: “Dr. Baric is not doing gain-of-function research, and if it is, it is according to the guidelines and is being conducted in North Carolina. … If you look at the grant and if you look at the progress reports, it is not gain-of-function, despite the fact that people tweet that, write about it.”
Paul: “Will you categorically say that the COVID-19 could not have occurred through serial passage in a laboratory?”
Fauci: “I do not have any accounting of what the Chinese may have done, and I am fully in favor of any further investigation of what went on in China. However, I will repeat again, the NIH and NIAID categorically has not funded gain-of-function research to be conducted in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
Addendum (Daily Beast): ‘Paul, however, continued to suggest Fauci was personally involved in bioengineering and weaponizing COVID-19, prompting an exasperated Fauci to push back. “I do not favor gain-of-function research in China. That is not correct,” he said, eventually adding: “You are saying things that are not correct!”‘
Meanwhile, in another part of the Senate, reality clashed with The Big Lie and the ballot box:
Sen. Schumer on GOP voting restrictions: "Don't tell us these laws are about voter fraud. You are more likely in America to be struck by lightning than to commit voter fraud… These laws are about one thing, and one thing alone: Making it harder for Americans to vote." pic.twitter.com/JI87HNx500
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 11, 2021
In dueling remarks, Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell each accused the other’s party of trying to weaponize voting laws to expand its political power.
They often clash indirectly on the floor, but the Schumer-and-McConnell show on Tuesday served as a preview of a forthcoming floor fight as Democrats push forward on the elections bill they’ve given the symbolically meaningful number of S. 1.
The legislation is a top priority for the party, particularly its progressive base. Democrats say they must act soon to rein in laws pushed by GOP-controlled state legislatures they warn are designed to disenfranchise voters.
But the sprawling proposal that the committee took up on Tuesday also faces significant pushback, from state election officials to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) — whose vote is a must-have.
Schumer used his testimony to raise the stakes of a battle against state-level voting laws that he said “carry the stench of oppression.”
He implored the GOP: “Are you going to stamp it out or are you going to allow it to be spread? I plead with my Republicans, think twice. I plead with Leader McConnell: think twice.”
McConnell retorted that Democrats wrote their elections bill in response to the results of the 2016 election and that their “supposed rationales [for it] have changed constantly.”
Asshole! The House version passed in March and it’s stalled in the Senate. Some report without HR1, Americans are truly f*cked regarding voting ease, since a shitload of asshole Republican state legislatures have enacted screwed votingf suppression laws. Supposedly, HR1 is now or never.
Schumer also tied the knot again in a nice bow, continuing passionately: ‘“Think twice. Please, my Republican friends. Think twice, Leader McConnell. President Trump told a big lie, one of the biggest lies ever told. We all know that. Every single person in this room knows that. Every person. And it’s taking root in our country.”‘
This shit is an open book, the choices apparent.
If you haven’t seen this latest Randy Rainbow, it’s a clang-clang of a treat:
“Let’s cut the shit…”