Infighting Is Funny: Marjorie Taylor Greene & Matt Gaetz Argue On Twitter

Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) take infighting public
Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)

File this under ‘Infighting is funny’ as Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) argue out loud on Twitter.

Gaetz tried to make nice with Greene after he led the hold-up on electing fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House earlier this month. Greene, however, had stood steadfast with McCarthy. Continue reading “Infighting Is Funny: Marjorie Taylor Greene & Matt Gaetz Argue On Twitter”

Trump Rages: ‘Ron DeSanctimonious Is Playing Games!’

Gov. Ron DeSantis (via screen cap), Donald Trump (via Depositphotos)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s big win on Tuesday night really must be freaking Donald Trump out.

Yesterday, the Donald took the gloves off and raged at DeSantis saying he only won the governorship because of his endorsement. He also claimed he “fixed his campaign, which had fallen completely apart.” Continue reading “Trump Rages: ‘Ron DeSanctimonious Is Playing Games!’”

Liz Cheney Removed From GOP House Leadership Over Trump

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was voted out of her leadership position in the House Republican caucus today

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was voted out of her leadership position in the House Republican caucus today

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was removed from her leadership position in the House Republican caucus today because she refused to promote the idea that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump.

From NBC News:

“We must be true to our principles and to the Constitution,” Cheney, R-Wyo., told fellow House Republicans before the closed-door vote, according to a source in the room. “We cannot let the former president drag us backward and make us complicit in his efforts to unravel our democracy. Down that path lies our destruction, and potentially the destruction of our country.”

After the vote, Cheney said that if Trump tries to run again, “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”

According to reports, Cheney addressed her colleagues before the vote this morning and was booed by some in the room.

Last night, in advance of the impending vote, Cheney gave a full-throated speech defending her choice to speak truth to power.

While Cheney and I would probably disagree on practically everything in terms of political policy, I admire and respect her holding fast to the truth here.

Trump took a ‘victory lap’ of sorts after her ouster today calling her “a bitter, horrible human being” in a statement.

“I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party,” said Trump. “She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our Country.”

And Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the newly-elected 25-year-old from North Carolina, demonstrated what happens when you elect a 12-year-old to office:

Trump On McConnell: ‘Mitch Is A Dour, Sullen, Unsmiling Political Hack’

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell
L-R Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell

File this under ‘Infighting is funny.’

In case you missed it, immediately AFTER voting to acquit Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a speech throwing the Donald under the bus.

At the time, McConnell said, among other things, that Trump was “practically and morally responsible” for provoking the Capitol riot.

Today, Trump finally clapped back in a public statement calling McConnell “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.”

From CNN:

“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,” Trump said in the statement.

“He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.”

Trump concluded, “This is a big moment for our country, and we cannot let it pass by using third rate ‘leaders’ to dictate our future!”

At this writing, the U.S. has suffered 487,656 coronavirus deaths. But in his statement, Trump says his only regret was backing Mitch for reelection in 2020.

Trump Feuds With Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano

Donald Trump (L) and Judge Andrew Napolitano (R)

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Donald Trump is super-angry because Fox News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano penned this for Fox News last week which doesn’t quite ‘exonerate’ Trump of obstruction of justice:

Obstruction is a rare crime that is rarely completed. Stated differently, the obstructer need not succeed in order to be charged with obstruction. That’s because the statute itself prohibits attempting to impede or interfere with any government proceeding for a corrupt or self-serving purpose.

The president’s job is to enforce federal law. If he had ordered its violation to save innocent life or preserve human freedom, he would have a moral defense. But ordering obstruction to save himself from the consequences of his own behavior is unlawful and condemnable.

In retribution, Trump tweeted an angry retort claiming Napolitano turned on him because the Trumpster refused to nominate the judge to the Supreme Court.

Note how the Donald also puts the word “pal” in quotes in referring to openly gay Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, who has also been critical of the president.

Napolitano clapped back over the weekend during an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business clarifying the SCOTUS comment and asked out loud of the Donald, “This is the way you treat your friends?”

Via Mediaite:

Andrew Napolitano accused Donald Trump of mischaracterizing their conversations together when the president swiped at him over the weekend. Maria Bartiromo asked Napolitano about this when he joined her on Fox Business, but he shrugged it off and asked “This is the way you treat your friends? How do you treat your enemies?”

Napolitano said that when he described how Neil Gorsuch had the judicial qualities Trump was looking for, the president-elect supposedly turned to him and said: “sounds like you’re describing yourself.”

“I said ‘no, no, I’m not describing myself,’” Napolitano recalled. “‘I’m describing Neil Gorsuch because you have this list of people from which you want to choose, and Judge Gorsuch is the person that I think most of your advisers are going to point to.’”

Ann Coulter: Donald Trump Is A “Shallow, Narcissistic Con Man”

The Palm Beach Post reports that during an event at the Kravis Center last night, conservative pundit Ann Coulter called Donald Trump "a shallow, narcissistic con man."
Ann Coulter

The Palm Beach Post reports that during an event at the Kravis Center last night, conservative pundit Ann Coulter called Donald Trump “a shallow, narcissistic con man.”

File this under “Infighting is funny.”

Coulter turned on Trump after he moved to end the longest federal government shutdown in history without securing the funds to build his beloved U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Coulter also went after the ‘lying media’ as well at last night’s event.

“Trump may be a shallow, narcissistic con man, but that doesn’t mean the media are not the enemy of the people. Both things can be true,” said Coulter.

The conservative author later added she hopes the legacy of the Trump administration would be the “total destruction of the lying media.”

(h/t JoeMyGod)

Mitt Romney Pens Op-Ed Trashing Trump’s Lack Of Leadership & Character

Incoming freshman US Senator Mitt Romney of Utah penned a scathing op-ed for the Washington Post criticizing Donald Trump up and down.
Donald Trump and Mitt Romney

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Incoming freshman US Senator Mitt Romney of Utah penned a scathing op-ed for the Washington Post criticizing Donald Trump up and down.

From the essay:

It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling. It did not. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, Kelly and Mattis were encouraging. But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.

[sic]

To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow “our better angels.” A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.

Predictably, Trump clapped back wondering aloud if Romney plans to be a ‘Flake,’ meaning now-retired Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was a sometime-thorn in Trump’s backside.

And by the way, just keeping them honest here, Trump didn’t win “big.” He lost the popular vote, and squeezed a win in the Electoral College by just over 85K votes in 3 states.

Fox News’ Shepard Smith: “Our Opinion Programming Is There Strictly To Be Entertaining”

Fox News’ Shepard Smith

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Fox News’ Shepard Smith told TIME Magazine recently that Fox News’ evening opinion shows are meant to be “entertaining,” not “news.”

Via The Hill:

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith says opinion programming on his network doesn’t “really have rules” and exists “strictly to be entertaining,” in an interview published Thursday.

“Some of our opinion programming is there strictly to be entertaining,” Smith told Time Magazine’s Daniel D’Addario in a piece titled, “Shep Smith Has the Hardest Job on Fox News.”

“We serve different masters,” Smith, 54, added when discussing the difference between the opinion side of Fox News, including shows such as “The Sean Hannity Show,” and the network’s news division. “We work for different reporting chains, we have different rules. They don’t really have rules on the opinion side. They can say whatever they want. If it’s their opinion.”

The interview comes as the network announced today it is re-signing the veteran anchor to a multiyear contract as Fox’s chief news anchor and managing editor of breaking news.

And then Sean Hannity slapped back on Twitter:

However, Hannity has pointedly said many times in the past that he is NOT a journalist, he’s a pundit. So – which is it, Sean?

Nutjob Fox News pundit Laura Ingraham also chimed in:

White House: Steve Bannon “Not Only Lost His Job, He Lost His Mind”

File this under “Infighting is funny.”

The White House has quickly issued this statement regarding Steve Bannon’s quoted statements in Michael Wolff’s upcoming behind-the-scenes look at the Trump presidency, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.

Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.

From the parody Twitter account of “President Bannon:”

Twitter Fight: Sen. Ben Sasse & Fox News’ Sean Hannity

Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska

After Donald Trump called for possible actions to be taken against networks like NBC and CNN for what he calls “fake news,” Sen. Ben Sasse took to Twitter to remind the president that a free press is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

“Disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write,” wrote the president.

“No president should play with censoring news they dislike,” Sasse fired back.

And thus began a Twitter feud between Sasse and conservative Fox News douche / Trump butt boy Sean Hannity.

File this under “infighting is fun.”