Are You Sure This Is the Hill You Want To Die On?

Nancy Pelosi passed the Red Flag gun law (HR.2377) in the House aided by these Republicans:

Adam Kinzinger

Fred Upton

Anthony Gonzalez

Brian Fritzpatrick

Chris Jacobs


In the Senate 15 Republicans voted for the bill, led by Mitch McConnell. No surprise there.

Here they are:: [by last name only]


Source: 13 House Republicans who voted for Biden’s ‘Infrastructure’ bill were: Bacon; Malliotakis; Don Young of Alaska; Adam Kinzinger of Illinois; Fred Upton of Michigan; Jeff Van Drew and Chris Smith of New Jersey; Andrew Garbarino, John Katko and Tom Reed of New York; Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio; Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania; and David McKinley of West Virginia.


Those are the instances i can think of right off the top of my head where Republicans caved and voted with the Democrats under Biden. i wouldn’t doubt there were more., McConnell is almost always leading the way or he acquiesces by his silence. It’s rare when you’ll see the Democrats go along with the Republicans. especially when Trump was President. They made a point of opposing him. Not these Republicans with Biden.

Think of all the times Murkowski*, Collins and Romney backed the other side

McConnell pulled a good one this time though by making a deal with Democrat Joe Manchin then getting burned in the end.Mitch should have been gone a long time ago. Why do they keep voting him in as their leader? He kept stabbing Trump in the back every chance he got.

McConnell had previously had assurances from Manchin that a massive reconciliation bill was not on the table anymore. Further, the GOP minority leader had been using the CHIPS Act, which Manchin supports, as leverage to stop the passage of billions of dollars for green boondoggles.

For reasons completely unknown, though, McConnell decided to trust Manchin, delivering the votes for the CHIPS Act. The moment that leverage was nuked, Manchin ran to Schumer, reversed course, and stabbed McConnell in the back.

Manchin has always done this. He’ll oppose a bill, pitch a hissy fit, make the news then reverse course at the last second. This wasn’t his first rodeo. McConnell a closet never Trumper has made dozens of bad decisions over the years. Beyond me why they keep voting this guy as their leader. He has no such qualities.Manchin’s one that W. Virginian’s keep falling for. He’s no moderate. Never has been.

Given all the times the Republicans have capitulated to the other side i was surprised they stood their ground on this one. It was a topic that trended on Twitter. Republican Senators opposed a bill that would boost benefits for veterans. If you dig into the weeds they appear to have had good reason to oppose it but they failed to realize the general public rarely digs into the weeds. Here’s the story:

Comedian Jon Stewart doubled down Friday on a viral rant ripping Republican senators who voted against advancing a bill that would boost benefits for veterans who were exposed to toxins from burn pits during their service in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Forty-one Republican senators voted against cloture Wednesday on the Honoring our PACT Act, accusing Democrats of using the measure to hide a “budget gimmick” that would permit $400 billion in spending unrelated to veterans’ health care. 

During an interview with Fox News Friday, the former “Daily Show” host insisted the bill was no different from the version that passed the Senate 84-14 in June.

“This bill is purely based on toxic exposure health care and benefits to veterans,” said Stewart, who urged viewers to look up the text for themselves.

Twitter showed a picture of Sen Ted Cruz giving other Republicans a fist bump and characterized as a reaction to blockage of the bill. Since the tweet had no context to speak of i couldn’t say if Cruz did the fist bump over this particular bill.

i get their point but i can’t believe they would pick this as a hill to die on when they’ve capitulated to the Democrats on so many other bills. People don’t get into the weeds on these bills so whether they had good reason or not [to block it]doesn’t matter. It wasn’t a good look. The Republicans are always the first to back our vets. The Democrats are well known for opposing our military more often than not. Trump- to his credit- was the first President to get the VA truly reformed.

Does anyone really believe the basement dweller got 81 million votes(what are they up to now?)

Biden governs the way he campaigned. He hid in the basement the whole time and popped his head up when his staff would him. This was a red flag. Trump governed the way he campaigned. He worked his ass off and never took a win for granted. The Biden campaign must have known something. They did.

The one thing the media kept pressing was how we might not know the winner on election day. They mentioned it over and over. Hillary gave us a clue something was up when she told Joe not to concede ‘no matter what” and that was a hint of what they were up to.

They pulled off the steal but you can be sure they had a back up plan just in case it didn’t work. The plan was to say Trump was not the legitimate winner-they would have claimed Trump cheated. It’s the exact reason the media said we might not be sure that night and Joe was not to concede. The deal was to be sure Biden got installed no matter what. The steal was successful as we were all sitting on pins and needles for days AFTER we watched what looked like a slam dunk for Trump.

Back er up here. Trump got more votes in 2020 than in 2016.We were anticipating a landslide victory. The night of Nov 3rd it looked that way. Where did Biden pull a rabbit out of the hat?

Joe won ALL the core battleground states and those are exactly the same states where 2 circumstances of consequence came up to put it one way; 1. the results did not come in on Nov 3. election night. For various reasons the count was held up ie the media reported a water line break in Georgia and the crew was sent home.Later it turned out the report was wrong[if not false]and some of the crew-for whatever reason-stayed behind. Evidently that crew continued the count. When these core states were unable to give their results Trump was warned by the media not to make any announcements. At that point President Trump had a considerable lead. We all went to bed that night thinking Trump had probably gotten the landslide that was predicted but i also went to bed that night with the feeling something was off.

We all knew that night the whole thing was bizarre. I’ve been through many elections and none like that one.i know there’s Republicans who say let’s move on. Others say he lost fair and square nothing to see here. I’m telling you now; there is no way on earth the 2020 election was on the up and up. There’s no way on earth the basement dweller got 81 million votes and the battleground states were so screwed up it took days-if not weeks-to come up with the final results. Bull … they drummed up the votes that Biden needed for those states. It was just mere coincidence that’s where the election laws were UNCONSTITUTIONALLY changed, right?

All you have to do is trust the media, trust the Democrats, trust the backstabbing Republicans like the Georgia governor Kemp & ignore what you saw that night. Social media banned the sitting President for raising questions-and it became a taboo subject altogether. In fact the media made sure the Hunter Biden laptop scandal didn’t break before the election. Lo and behold we find out the FBI has had the laptop all along; another taboo subject.

Anyone who thinks the Democrats and their media allies are done is dreaming. They’ve come up with a new plot. Call the J6 riot at the Capitol an insurrection-it wasn’t. Accuse Pres Trump of inciting it. Lock the perps in prison and make sure they remain silent. They wouldn’t have to cheat Trump this time if they make sure he can’t even get on the ballot. In fact, try indict him and get him locked up. The bottom line is from the time he ran in 2016 they’ve done everything legal and illegal they possibly can to stop him. Of course they would cheat. There is no doubt in my mind. NONE. We watched them do it and now we’re supposed to be crazy for seeing it?

Name one person that was held accountable for the elaborate Russia Hoax. Name one person that was held accountable for lying to the FISA court, illegal leaks to the press, spying on an American citizen for political reasons.Sounds an awful lot like a coup doesn’t it? The FBI has been corrupted. The DOJ does the bidding of Biden. Trump was a tyrant? Biden’s checked out but he’s far from innocent.

How about Antifa and BLM and their insurrection when their stated purpose was to get Trump out of the White House?They burnt down cities, destroyed property and murdered people. They made an attempt to get to the White House and injured 50 Secret Service agents-some seriously-in that attempt Trump and his family were moved to the bunker for their own safety. Sounds like an insurrection to me.

I am not going to stop saying it; this is one time we really do have an illegitimate President. We better make sure the election laws are set straight for the midterms. Keep the elections free and fair but eliminate the chance for widespread fraud. Push back against the sham committee. Demand the Republicans impeach Merrick Garland. Keep in mind we have some closet never Trumpers willing to let the Democrats destroy Trump. Support the few good people who truly represent us. There are warriors like Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Green. Chuck Grassley. i’d watch my back with most of them [notably McConnell].

What am i trying to say here? One of my favorite sayings is, ‘if it aint broke don’t fix it’. Well, it is broke. The main thing i’m trying to say is that Biden isn’t the President. He shouldn’t be there but he is.

Vote in your primaries, vote in the mid terms and vote in 2024! Vote out the RINOS and Never Trumpers when you can. It’d be nice to give Trump a Congress he can work with in 24.