Can the new House GOP majority do anything? Even something as simple as booting Rep. Ilhan Omar off the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she belongs as much as I belong on Al Qaeda’s councils, can’t proceed because some House Republicans are protecting her.
Why would protect Miss “Some People Did Something?”
Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) on Friday joined a group of House Republicans opposed to kicking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) off the Foreign Affairs Committee, putting the high-profile effort dangerously close to failing.
Buck, a member of the right-wing Freedom Caucus, told NBC News’ Chuck Todd he is against Republicans removing Democrats like Omar from their committees.
Buck is the third House Republican to say they oppose removing Omar, along with Reps. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) and Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.).
“I think that we should not engage in this tit-for-tat,” Buck said.
Not engaging in tit-for-tat, better known as not fighting back, has worked brilliantly for Republicans thus far.
So what’s the plan to dissuade Democrats from doing this when they’re next in the majority? Scold them by emphasizing that Republicans will not lower themselves to engaging in any tit-for-tat. Do anything you like to us, but we will not respond with tit-for-tat.
After saying he’s opposed to Omar’s removal, Buck added: “I have a little bit less certainty about Congressman Schiff and Swalwell on Intelligence just because it’s a little bit different than a regular committee. But I’m going to think through that and make a decision.”
Deep thoughts are needed.
Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio), the chair of the moderate Republican Governance Group, told Axios on Tuesday that Omar “should at least be given the opportunity to defend her prior statements” on the House floor.
“I haven’t taken a position on it because I haven’t seen a case against her, but I think she’s entitled to due process and she should be able to make her case on why she shouldn’t be [removed].”
“I don’t think tit for tat is necessary here,” said Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.). “We should be better than what the Democrats were.”
Dis someone send out a tit-for-tat memo?
The emerging consensus is that Republicans were elected to be “better” than Democrats by surrendering to them. It’s worked brilliantly for generations. Bound to work again now.
“When I am weaker than you, I ask you for Freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your Freedom because that is according to my principles.” ― Frank Herbert
Algorithmic Analyst says
I agree with Daniel.
Jeff Bargholz says
Yeah. Reps from Colorado, South Carolina and Indiana? That explains their behavior. They want to appease their black constituents because they can’t win reelection without their support. Typical RINO whores. Scum. Do what’s right? Naw.
Jeff Bargholz says
Oh, and Joyce from Ohio, too.
Jeff Bargholz says
Shit. Barr from Kentucky, too. They’re all weak ass scumbags.
Anthony Melton says
Whatever happened to “Elections have consequences”? We should kick every one of those America hating democrats off their committees! Bug Eyes, The Chinese Connection, and the “I am my brother’s wife” witch all should be behind bars! You can bet that if they were republicans they would be.
that went out with honest vote counts
Republicans have no back bone….
Joyce thinks that she should be allowed to defend herself on the house floor. Buck, Barr, and Joyce are dhimmis. Dhimmitude will kill us all. Does anyone think that the Deep State financiers have a rule against bribing Republicans? And are Buck, Barr, and Joyce immune from the temptations of bribery, or are these Republicans just that stupid?
All of the above.
Sloth and a lack of conviction is the motive and invitations to the DC social circuit of course. It’s not like they have to fight the system for the great unwashed. I think this experiment is dead, the flesh is necrotic, soon even the acolytes will no longer be able to hide the results with the perfume of denial.
The GOPers defending Omar are not really GOPers…RINOs. The removal of Omar is not a tit-for-tat move…it is about her antisemitic statements that are completely inappropriate. The tit-for-tat argument used by Buck and his fellow RINOs is very weak. I propose they do a formal ethics investigation about the fraud she committed with marriage to brother / immigration, which is a crime and also add the antisemitic states in the investigation. This way she can not only be removed from the committee, but also removed from Congress and eventually removed from the country. This would remove one skid mark stain from the nations underwear known as Ilhan Omar.
THX 1138 says
Republican or RINO, what’s the difference?
When 98% of the Republicans are actually or effectively RINO it is a self-destructive, self-deception, to believe there’s really a difference and the “real” Republicans are just around the corner coming to save America.
When will this lethal canard of RINO versus “real” Republican end?
Jeff Bargholz says
They don’t have any bones. They’re jellyfish.
Buck lives on the democrat side of the state, we have Boebert on our side of the state.
She has made “her case” with public statements. Why have a hearing where she can deny them or claim they were “out of context”? When will the Neville Chamberlain type Republicans be seen as who they are and voted out of office? The answer is never because their electorate is to apathetic or just plain stupid to consider the consequences of having “surrender monkeys” represent them.
Jeff Bargholz says
Thankfully, there won’t be a hearing. Those RINO scumbags are just grandstanding to appeal to their black constituents, who they can’t win reelection without. As if any of those constituents even know what their reps say or do.
All those reps are cheap whores.
Ugly Sid says
Contra patriotism seems sufficient grounds for removal.
What is the status of her criminal investigations? Has she divorced her brother? Can she be stripped of citizenship and returned to Somalia stateless?
These RINOS are worse than democrats.
Omar is in congress because America hating Muslims from an Obama created Muslim majority district put her there.
She should be expelled from the country, not just the people’ house of reps.
if your only choice is one of the RINO’s then don’t bother to vote and the Repubs can crawl back into their hole with Mitch.
There is CONCRETE EVIDENCE that Ilhan Omar married her brother so that he could get federal student loan funds in college. Why in God’s name should this woman even be IN Congress. The PowerLine blog which is in Minnesota did a massive investigative report on this issue. Was spearheaded by Scott Johnson there. Ken Buck should talk to them.
“Dis someone send out a tit-for-tat memo?”
That someone is the dim machine. Don’t do this or we’ll come get you. Honestly, repubs are more afraid of upsetting the dims than doing ANYTHING positive for this country.
There’s no logic in this, of course, if you adamantly hate America, you have no business on the Foreign Affairs Committee. So, it has to be bribery of some sort; do they have pictures of them in bed with a dead girl or a live boy? Were they in on any of the election rigging scams? Did they pal around with Mr. Pilosi? There is a skeleton in the closet somewhere, go project Veritas go!
Revoke her citizenship then these Republican squishes can go back to being lurking losers. Also throw him off the Freedom Caucus, he believes in no such thing.
Erik Vornoff says
Over and over again, it’s the Divided States of America. Just rename the country and get on with it.
The republican party has never been so divided.
There is no Republican party. It has been killed off. Been dead at least 20 years if not longer, it is just that the body is beginning to stink
The Republican Party is weak and unable to represent true conservatives. If all the grassroots conservatives told these fakers to pound sand they would not treat us like crap. Time for an alternative.
Don’t debate this. It gives some small credence to people who deserve none. Just kick her off, and then kick off the people that voted against kicking her off. Act or go home.
RINOs are Communist moles who only put on a Conservative front to get elected. But once in office, they wreak havoc on America…
Case in point: Rep. Tom Emmer Wins GOP Nomination For House Whip, Defeats Rep. Jim Banks The final vote was 115-106. 11/15/22… Emmer, once served as paid spokesperson for a Soros funded organization seeking to get rid of the electoral college.
This party is still run by RINOs… (Communist Democrat moles).
Also, S.C. State Rep. Caught Planning Election Fraud Scheme — The New American by R. Cort Kirkwood June 27, 2022– A state representative in South Carolina conspired with a violent prison inmate to defraud voters by recruiting leftists to run as Republicans.
Project Veritas obtained audio of a phone call between Krystle N. Matthews, a hard-left, 8lack Democrat, and David Solomon Ballard, an inmate at the Perry Correctional Institution, in which Matthews explains her plan.
Aside from running fake Republicans, she wants to steal yard signs and said she will accept drug money to subsidize her own political career.
Anyone surprised by this hasn’t been paying attention. The Deep State Uniparty will always do what is best for themselves. We simple people are just free range tax slaves.
democrats are performing all out Gurilla warfare to defeat the Repubicans
Republcans are playing tiddly winks
now that you know the rules to the game – PLAY TO WIN !!!!!!!!
Pride is the sin of the righteous. It takes even the best man and makes him lower than a filthy guy on the sidewalk screaming obscenities at everyone. It’s also usually covering fear that is there to cover laziness.
Yeah, ”thats not us” ”we are better than that”
I hate it when these worms say this stuff. I can decide on my own what I am better than.
Are we in a Comedy of Manners or real life? I don’t think I’m a Republican anymore. Having run unsuccessfully for state office against teachers unions and other democrats who would gladly rip my face off, I can attest to the dreamlike irrelevance of my party. My campaign commentary got 10,000 hits a week and my best one was “My Republican Shoes Are Still In Their Boxes.”
The dumb RINO notion that it is noble to let Dems dish it out but never have to take it is why the Left succeeds in moving the country leftward even when the Repub party is nominally in charge. They don’t admit or understand that there’s a big difference between playing hardball and getting down in the mud with Dems that Repubs never need to do since unlike the Left, the conservative cause is not served by lies and cheating.
The refusal to fight for what’s right for fear of being called mean names is why Repubs are rightly called “the stupid party”.