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(NYPost)   Rep. Jim Banks helpfully illustrates why Nancy Pelosi wasn't about to let him sit on the 1/6 Investigative Committee   (nypost.com) divider line
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2 days ago  
One of life's most precious and expensive lessons is learning that being "right" is not it's own reward.
 
2 days ago  
. I served my country in Afghanistan

Who gives a shiat?
 
2 days ago  
When you're being investigated for your role, you can't sit on the Committee. But you knew that, so this is just daring them to pull the trigger so you can claim it's reprisal.
 
2 days ago  

Jake Havechek: . I served my country in Afghanistan

Who gives a shiat?


He obviously didn't care about it when he was willing to disregard the election and hopefully install a dictator, so good for Nancy for tossing him to the curb.

Just goes to show you can serve the country and still be a steaming pile of sh*t.
 
2 days ago  
So he wants everyone to know that he swore an oath to support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and then he betrayed that oath?

Weird flex, but okay.
 
2 days ago  
Yes, I remember all the fervor when we didn't invite Al Qaeda to participate in the 9/11 Commission...
 
2 days ago  
"But it just goes to show all along this was never a serious effort on their part, it's all a political witch hunt. They want to make this all about Donald Trump, dragging Republican members of Congress through the mud and attacking 75 million people that voted for Donald Trump."

Tell me about Benghazi, you clown.
 
2 days ago  
...she is saying that I'm not up to playing a serious role on this Jan. 6 committee,

No, she is saying you will play a serious role - disrupting liar.  You know, the GOP's usual role.
 
2 days ago  

hubiestubert: When you're being investigated for your role, you can't sit on the Committee. But you knew that, so this is just daring them to pull the trigger so you can claim it's reprisal.


This is kinda blowing up in McCarthy's face because EVERYONE is pointing out that the dems OFFERED an independent, bipartisan 9/11-style Commission and the GOP refused, so they can't now whine about the Dems "politicizing" this
 
2 days ago  
A separate GOP panel? Believe we all know what's going to happen from that....

GOP: "nothing happened on January 6th except for a number of peaceful patriots who visited the capitol with the only intention of saying they felt the election was not conducted fairly. These patriots are being targeted by America hating Democrats who only want their to be chaos instead of enjoying the peace and prosperity we Republicans can only provide."
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
If you don't invite him to be a part of the committee, that will only embolden Republicans not to work in a bipartisan fashion with Democrats.
 
2 days ago  

UltimaCS: "But it just goes to show all along this was never a serious effort on their part, it's all a political witch hunt. They want to make this all about Donald Trump, dragging Republican members of Congress through the mud and attacking 75 million people that voted for Donald Trump."

Tell me about Benghazi, you clown.


While I certainly do blame anyone who voted for Trump, I do draw a distinction between that (which is perfectly legal), and attacking the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the result of a fair and free election (which should be as illegal as it gets).

Trumpers were the sorest winners even, so the fact that they are even sorer losers should shock no one.
 
2 days ago  

AurizenDarkstar: Jake Havechek: . I served my country in Afghanistan

Who gives a shiat?

He obviously didn't care about it when he was willing to disregard the election and hopefully install a dictator, so good for Nancy for tossing him to the curb.

Just goes to show you can serve the country and still be a steaming pile of sh*t.

Benedict Arnold served our nation in war, too, and it's arguable that without him the Revolutionary War would've failed and we'd be British subject colonies to this very day.

But he still committed treason afterwards.
 
2 days ago  
look into potential shortcomings that could reflect poorly on the speaker, with Republicans questioning whether she played a role in delaying the deployment of the National Guard that day.

By all means, keep barking up the tree that delaying the National Guard response was a crime worthy of investigation. We'll make sure to act surprised when Trump falls out.
 
2 days ago  

Weatherkiss: If you don't invite him to be a part of the committee, that will only embolden Republicans not to work in a bipartisan fashion with Democrats.


Frankly, who gives a fu*k what the Republicans want to think.

They obviously don't give a damn about the nation anymore, so why don't we just continue to marginalize the bastards.
 
2 days ago  

Magorn: hubiestubert: When you're being investigated for your role, you can't sit on the Committee. But you knew that, so this is just daring them to pull the trigger so you can claim it's reprisal.

This is kinda blowing up in McCarthy's face because EVERYONE is pointing out that the dems OFFERED an independent, bipartisan 9/11-style Commission and the GOP refused, so they can't now whine about the Dems "politicizing" this


The Base™ is going nuts on the web that "Piglosi" and Xio Xiden are evilly not allowing these PATRIOTS to be on the committee and that it PROVES this is a witch hunt etc..   This might sway a few moderates, but the majority of the death cult think McCarthy and Jordan are the victims here.
 
2 days ago  
FTFA:
Banks alleged that Pelosi and Democrats on the committee are hesitant to look into potential shortcomings that could reflect poorly on the speaker, with Republicans questioning whether she played a role in delaying the deployment of the National Guard that day.

"When I came out of the gate, the minute that Kevin McCarthy asked me to do this job and I rolled up my sleeves and started digging into the real questions that nobody's asked, that Democrats don't want to answer to on why the Capitol was vulnerable on Jan. 6 when we had real intelligence three weeks before and we didn't do anything to prepare for it," he said.


It's amazing that so many people - and in particular so many journalists - still persist in clinging to the "bipartisan" double standard despite "conservatives" so blatantly telling on themselves and their bad faith intentions. And assist in this fiction by continuing to repeat, disseminate, and accept at face value these cynically dishonest attacks.

The DC National Guard is under the complete and total authority of the President of the United States. On January 6th that was still Donald Trump (R), not Nancy Pelosi (D). In fact, to date Nancy Pelosi has still not become POTUS, and has never held authority over the DC NG.

But they are making this in to their line of attack because they only know bad faith, and the press just keeps helping them.
 
2 days ago  
Jim Jordan looks like he stinks. Not just in a figurative way, though I am sure he does, but that he gives off an actual stink. One of a generation of GOP politicians and 'pundits' that history is going to savagely judge. Which is small consolation regarding a man who enabled boys to be raped.
 
2 days ago  

COMALite J: AurizenDarkstar: Jake Havechek: . I served my country in Afghanistan

Who gives a shiat?

He obviously didn't care about it when he was willing to disregard the election and hopefully install a dictator, so good for Nancy for tossing him to the curb.

Just goes to show you can serve the country and still be a steaming pile of sh*t.
Benedict Arnold served our nation in war, too, and it's arguable that without him the Revolutionary War would've failed and we'd be British subject colonies to this very day.

But he still committed treason afterwards.


After being screwed over by the nascent American government.  Not to say he didn't do anything wrong, but outside of General Washington, the rest of the founding fathers treated him like complete sh*t.

Completely different case, as up until getting screwed over, he was willing to fight (and almost die) to make sure that the nation would exist.
 
2 days ago  

Weatherkiss: If you don't invite him to be a part of the committee, that will only embolden Republicans not to work in a bipartisan fashion with Democrats.


That's odd. Republicans are eager to work in a bipartisan fashion with the National Socialists.
 
2 days ago  
"Jan. 6 answers via GOP panel"

This is like russia, after the Chernobyl series aired, declared after supposedly re-evaluating their own records, that the disaster in fact happened due to American saboteur agents and not to the gloriousness of communism.
 
2 days ago  

Number 216: A separate GOP panel? Believe we all know what's going to happen from that....

GOP: "nothing happened on January 6th except for a number of peaceful patriots who visited the capitol with the only intention of saying they felt the election was not conducted fairly. These patriots are being targeted by America hating Democrats who only want their to be chaos instead of enjoying the peace and prosperity we Republicans can only provide."


You Forgot;

Also, it's clear to Us that Nancy Pelosi completely failed to gather the intelligence necessary to warn of this terrible threat or deploy the Capitol Police and National Guard to keep these chambers safe fro those eaceful fun-loving tourists, in what can only be seen as an utter failure of leadership demanding her immediate resignation
 
2 days ago  

Number 216: A separate GOP panel? Believe we all know what's going to happen from that....

GOP: "nothing happened on January 6th except for a number of peaceful patriots who visited the capitol with the only intention of saying they felt the election was not conducted fairly. These patriots are being targeted by America hating Democrats who only want their to be chaos instead of enjoying the peace and prosperity we Republicans can only provide."


You forgot...

"All of the violence that the MSMLamestream Media is showing you was done by Antifa and BLM under direct orders from Nancy Pelosi which we will prove when we subpoena the leaders of Antifa and BLM.  Also the FBI.  Them too."
 
2 days ago  
Did he openly admit to being a democracy hating treason weasel?

I served my country in Afghanistan

Oh fark off, Jim. Having served in the military is not a free pass for all your lying, Trump coup supporting, authoritarian bullshiat.

Banks proves that not everyone who's ever put on a uniform is a respectable defender of our country. A great many are, but like any other sufficiently large group of people, some, like Congressman Jim Banks, are garbage.
 
2 days ago  

abbarach: Yes, I remember all the fervor when we didn't invite Al Qaeda to participate in the 9/11 Commission...


Hey, credit where it's due. Al Queda didn't go off and form it's own commission to find out who really did 9-11. They stepped right up and owned that shiat.
 
2 days ago  
Stand down or be put down, conservatives.
 
2 days ago  

jack_o_the_hills: Magorn: hubiestubert: When you're being investigated for your role, you can't sit on the Committee. But you knew that, so this is just daring them to pull the trigger so you can claim it's reprisal.

This is kinda blowing up in McCarthy's face because EVERYONE is pointing out that the dems OFFERED an independent, bipartisan 9/11-style Commission and the GOP refused, so they can't now whine about the Dems "politicizing" this

The Base™ is going nuts on the web that "Piglosi" and Xio Xiden are evilly not allowing these PATRIOTS to be on the committee and that it PROVES this is a witch hunt etc..   This might sway a few moderates, but the majority of the death cult think McCarthy and Jordan are the victims here.


Yeah well Ya'll Qaeda wouldn't vote D if their lives depended on it (and increasingly it seems their lives DID)   so they will never be convinced.   it't the salvageable  R's who could swing an election somewhere we need to worry about
 
2 days ago  
"It really made me angry. I served my country in Afghanistan and she is saying that I'm not up to playing a serious role on this Jan. 6 committee," he told The Post on Wednesday.

I've met a number of people that served in Afghanistan, and I wouldn't hire some of them to work a cash register.
 
2 days ago  
Timothy McVeigh served in the Gulf War, was honorably discharged and received the Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Services Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Kuwaiti Liberation Medal...remind me again Jim, how did his life end up?

Tired of Military service being used to virtue signal.

fark off gym
 
2 days ago  
I cant stop laughing at this:
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I can haz serious face?
 
2 days ago  

Magorn: Number 216: A separate GOP panel? Believe we all know what's going to happen from that....

GOP: "nothing happened on January 6th except for a number of peaceful patriots who visited the capitol with the only intention of saying they felt the election was not conducted fairly. These patriots are being targeted by America hating Democrats who only want their to be chaos instead of enjoying the peace and prosperity we Republicans can only provide."

You Forgot;

Also, it's clear to Us that Nancy Pelosi completely failed to gather the intelligence necessary to warn of this terrible threat or deploy the Capitol Police and National Guard to keep these chambers safe fro those eaceful fun-loving tourists, in what can only be seen as an utter failure of leadership demanding her immediate resignation


I think Pelosi (and McConnell) does have some responsibility as the ultimate commander of the Capitol complex security. But she'll be a lot more honest examining her own actions than any Republican. Was the request for reinforcements made by her or by the Capitol police commander?
 
2 days ago  
And are they really going with "why wasn't there sufficient security in place for the terrorist mob our party incited"?

Because we already know that Pence had to step in because trump's people were slow walking or denying assistance.
 
2 days ago  
So the GQP "investigation" is going to focus how the Democratic leadership in Congress was unprepared "let that security breach in the Capitol" happen. Nothing about who incited, aided and participated in the insurrection and the purpose of it.
 
2 days ago  

mongbiohazard: FTFA:
Banks alleged that Pelosi and Democrats on the committee are hesitant to look into potential shortcomings that could reflect poorly on the speaker, with Republicans questioning whether she played a role in delaying the deployment of the National Guard that day.

"When I came out of the gate, the minute that Kevin McCarthy asked me to do this job and I rolled up my sleeves and started digging into the real questions that nobody's asked, that Democrats don't want to answer to on why the Capitol was vulnerable on Jan. 6 when we had real intelligence three weeks before and we didn't do anything to prepare for it," he said.

It's amazing that so many people - and in particular so many journalists - still persist in clinging to the "bipartisan" double standard despite "conservatives" so blatantly telling on themselves and their bad faith intentions. And assist in this fiction by continuing to repeat, disseminate, and accept at face value these cynically dishonest attacks.

The DC National Guard is under the complete and total authority of the President of the United States. On January 6th that was still Donald Trump (R), not Nancy Pelosi (D). In fact, to date Nancy Pelosi has still not become POTUS, and has never held authority over the DC NG.

But they are making this in to their line of attack because they only know bad faith, and the press just keeps helping them.



I'm detecting more and more of an edge on CNN's reporting lately, I think they're done with the "bipartisanship" crap from Rethugs as well (well, except in the opinion section, but yeah).

Unfortunately won't matter if EVERY "mainstream" channel drops the B.S. - the idjits will just turn to FOX, OANN, etc against the "biased media".
 
2 days ago  

HotWingConspiracy: "It really made me angry. I served my country in Afghanistan and she is saying that I'm not up to playing a serious role on this Jan. 6 committee," he told The Post on Wednesday.

I've met a number of people that served in Afghanistan, and I wouldn't hire some of them to work a cash register.


The narrative that having served your country acts as a permashield automatically immunizing you from any criticism for shiatty things you do and say needs to go away yesterday.
 
2 days ago  
Hey Jim, you may want to ask Moscow Mitch this question.

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2 days ago  
Rep. Jim Banks unloads on Pelosi, vows to get Jan. 6 answers via GOP panel

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2 days ago  
"But it just goes to show all along this was never a serious effort on their part, it's all a political witch hunt.

Do the democrats even have a witch hunting license? And what is the daily limit? Witch hunting season must be year round because it seems like they are described as being on a witch hunt every 2 or 3 weeks.
 
2 days ago  

HotWingConspiracy: And are they really going with "why wasn't there sufficient security in place for the terrorist mob our party incited"?

Because we already know that Pence had to step in because trump's people were slow walking or denying assistance.


It's a tell.

They know the investigation of who slow walked the response is going to lead straight to the White House door, so they are trying to get ahead of it now and preemptively deflect blame.
 
2 days ago  

jack_o_the_hills: Magorn: hubiestubert: When you're being investigated for your role, you can't sit on the Committee. But you knew that, so this is just daring them to pull the trigger so you can claim it's reprisal.

This is kinda blowing up in McCarthy's face because EVERYONE is pointing out that the dems OFFERED an independent, bipartisan 9/11-style Commission and the GOP refused, so they can't now whine about the Dems "politicizing" this

The Base™ is going nuts on the web that "Piglosi" and Xio Xiden are evilly not allowing these PATRIOTS to be on the committee and that it PROVES this is a witch hunt etc..   This might sway a few moderates, but the majority of the death cult think McCarthy and Jordan are the victims here.


Tell me those are actual nicknames you saw in the wild. So farking juvenile but that was the God kings go to move.
 
2 days ago  
Was Jim Banks one of the trumpers that was photographed with insurrectionists? Republicans are terrible people.
 
2 days ago  

Number 216: A separate GOP panel? Believe we all know what's going to happen from that....


Does McCarthy's panel even get the subpoena power?
 
2 days ago  
Holy farking shiat, that was a painfully biased article. Why the hell did you link it, Subby?
 
2 days ago  

oldweasel: mongbiohazard: FTFA:
Banks alleged that Pelosi and Democrats on the committee are hesitant to look into potential shortcomings that could reflect poorly on the speaker, with Republicans questioning whether she played a role in delaying the deployment of the National Guard that day.

"When I came out of the gate, the minute that Kevin McCarthy asked me to do this job and I rolled up my sleeves and started digging into the real questions that nobody's asked, that Democrats don't want to answer to on why the Capitol was vulnerable on Jan. 6 when we had real intelligence three weeks before and we didn't do anything to prepare for it," he said.

It's amazing that so many people - and in particular so many journalists - still persist in clinging to the "bipartisan" double standard despite "conservatives" so blatantly telling on themselves and their bad faith intentions. And assist in this fiction by continuing to repeat, disseminate, and accept at face value these cynically dishonest attacks.

The DC National Guard is under the complete and total authority of the President of the United States. On January 6th that was still Donald Trump (R), not Nancy Pelosi (D). In fact, to date Nancy Pelosi has still not become POTUS, and has never held authority over the DC NG.

But they are making this in to their line of attack because they only know bad faith, and the press just keeps helping them.


I'm detecting more and more of an edge on CNN's reporting lately, I think they're done with the "bipartisanship" crap from Rethugs as well (well, except in the opinion section, but yeah).

Unfortunately won't matter if EVERY "mainstream" channel drops the B.S. - the idjits will just turn to FOX, OANN, etc against the "biased media".


I mean, you say that, yet they still constantly are publishing garbage like this:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politi​c​s/nancy-pelosi-1-6-commission-jim-jord​an-jim-banks/index.html
 
2 days ago  

Magorn: hubiestubert: When you're being investigated for your role, you can't sit on the Committee. But you knew that, so this is just daring them to pull the trigger so you can claim it's reprisal.

This is kinda blowing up in McCarthy's face because EVERYONE is pointing out that the dems OFFERED an independent, bipartisan 9/11-style Commission and the GOP refused, so they can't now whine about the Dems "politicizing" this


This fact will have no impact on Republican voters because their propaganda outlets won't tell them. Reality is irrelevant.
 
2 days ago  

UltimaCS: "But it just goes to show all along this was never a serious effort on their part, it's all a political witch hunt. They want to make this all about Donald Trump, dragging Republican members of Congress through the mud and attacking 75 million people that voted for Donald Trump."

Tell me about Benghazi, you clown.


I thought they were all rounding up to 80 million.

What kind of RINO doesn't know that?
 
2 days ago  

Magorn: jack_o_the_hills: Magorn: hubiestubert: When you're being investigated for your role, you can't sit on the Committee. But you knew that, so this is just daring them to pull the trigger so you can claim it's reprisal.

This is kinda blowing up in McCarthy's face because EVERYONE is pointing out that the dems OFFERED an independent, bipartisan 9/11-style Commission and the GOP refused, so they can't now whine about the Dems "politicizing" this

The Base™ is going nuts on the web that "Piglosi" and Xio Xiden are evilly not allowing these PATRIOTS to be on the committee and that it PROVES this is a witch hunt etc..   This might sway a few moderates, but the majority of the death cult think McCarthy and Jordan are the victims here.

Yeah well Ya'll Qaeda wouldn't vote D if their lives depended on it (and increasingly it seems their lives DID)   so they will never be convinced.   it't the salvageable  R's who could swing an election somewhere we need to worry about


That's not how elections are won, nor how modern politics work anymore.

There really aren't enough persuadable voters in this age of "polarization" to matter. It's all about voter turnout - getting your voters to show up to the polls.
 
2 days ago  
"I'm a veteran" is not a way to get sympathy when you are caught out violating the oath you took.

Let's look at a couple of other veterans that came up with their own interpretations of defending the constitution.

Timothy McVeigh, Gulf War Vet
Lee Harvey Oswald, US Marine Vet

The number of vets that are responsible for mass shootings, killing their own families and or domestic terrorism is just to long to go into.

But all of these people were less of a coward than the draft dodging piece of garbage the Republicans are violating their oaths to defend and protect. Even though these vets committed heinous acts of violence they at least had the courage to sign up or show up for service, unlike the tax dodging coward they want to worship.
 
2 days ago  

OptimisticCynicism: Number 216: A separate GOP panel? Believe we all know what's going to happen from that....

Does McCarthy's panel even get the subpoena power?


Nope. They'll be like those dems holding "hearings" on the irq war back in 2005 in a broom closet
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