MTG and Gaetz doing a tour right now is the pinnacle of what was brought together by Newt Gingrich, focused by Rush Limbaugh, honed by practice through the 90s in their Capitol Hill battlings against President Bill Clinton – where they no longer tried to appear civil.
Continued degrading through the 00s: the planned extinction of the US Postal Service starting in 2003-ish by giving them impossible demands (prepay retirement of yet-to-be-employed workers for the next 70 years was a requirement put in by the Republicans in Congress – most of whom are still in power today)
Unholy alliances with strange bedfellows from around the planet, tying together American Golden Dawn wannabees (Georgia/SC area) with “the end is here” preachers in the 2009-ish era who got their plane tickets to meet with the baddies paid for by the super-wealthy Michigan charter school starters whose family name I won’t mention …
…and with no conscience about truth or honesty because they KNOW THAT PEOPLE are stupid. They don’t even try to pretend to be good or right.
Keep the idiots laughing and they’ll follow them. And.. it… works. Dammit. It works.
you said the name. ugh.
yeah, I did it from memory. it’s all shit I’d rather not know about at all because it’s so IDIOTIC!
Did you know they set the BOY SCOUTS in the USA back 30+ years in progress?
There was a hard-right wing takeover of the Boy Scouts in the late 1970s while just getting into Cub Scouts. Of course I didn’t know about it then.
They didn’t like that the REST OF SCOUTING went CO-ED.
“Ew, no GIRLS in OUR BOY scouts” they complained in the late 1970s.
And so they took over the leadership, moved the headquarters from New Jersey to Texas.
They got the really old Boy Scout manual illustrator back, who was in his 80s by then and they stripped away the Boy Scout manual in this weird combination of old and new that was my handbook. I loved that handbook and read it cover-to-cover but there was always “something” odd I couldn’t put my finger on.
I earned a lot of wonderful skill medals that I’m very proud of but they took them away JUST after I left because it was “participation trophies”. This was the late 1980s. Rhetoric sound familiar?
The WHOLE DEBACLE over gays in scouting, girls in scouting in the past 30 years would have been 100% avoided back in the early 1980s if they didn’t decide to make Scouting a throwback to an imaginary era that neverwas.
Ok / rant off.