The Week’s Best Cartoons: SCOTUS Overturns Roe — Political⚡Charge

As you may have guessed, our political cartoonists had a lot to say about the Supreme Court’s ruling in regards to women’s right to choose. And, as usual, they made their points brilliantly, especially Pia Guerra. Thanks to TokyoSand at politicalcharge.org for sharing these. United States Conservatives obviously have their eyes fixed firmly on the past. Larry

By Bill Bramhall I feel like we’ve all been waiting for this axe to fall for weeks. And today, it did. Here’s how editorial cartoonists covered Roe v Wade being overturned. By Lalo Alcaraz By Michael deAdder By Ann Telnaes By Matt Davies By Phil Hands By Nick Anderson By Ratt By Chris Britt By…

The Week’s Best Cartoons: SCOTUS Overturns Roe — Political⚡Charge

Texas GOP Follies

donald trump lost the 2020 presidential election.

Period. Exclamation point. Double underline.

Despite atempt after attempt after attempt to challenge it, trump’s repeated denial of it, and the insurrection on January 6th, 2021 to try and overturn it, it remains a solid, incontrovertible fact.

Most of the United States has accepted that, though a certain segment has done so begrudgingly. A lot of folks don’t like it, but at least have the good sense to admit it.

Which brings us to last weekend’s convention of the Texas GOP, the living embodiment of what Forrest Gump’s mother told him:

Stupid is as stupid does.

These guys adopted a party platform at their convention in Houston that, upon reading, left me in shock, disbelief, horror, disgust, and just outright anger.

You’ve heard of the Five Stages of Grief? I think I went through the Five Stages of Pissed Off.

Not to mention, utter embarrassment for my home state. We already were a laughingstock, and this sure doesn’t help any.

To list all the outrageous things declared in this platform would take more than a single post – much more – but I’ll just mention a few:

Regarding the aforementioned 2020 election – which, I will remind you again, trump lost – the Texas GOP party platform includes a resolution stating, in part: “We reject the certified results of the 2020 presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States.”

Yes. It actually says that. Proving that facts that are inconvenient to these people are simply wrong. They’re kissing trump’s tookis so hard, they’re gonna leave bruises.

Not content with stopping there, the platform also issues a rebuke to the 10 Senate Republicans involved in the bipartisan talks on gun legislation — including Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who was booed during his speech Friday at the convention.

The platform states that “all gun control is a violation of the Second Amendment and our God given rights.”

I’m just gonna say this once. God never, ever gave anyone the right to carry a gun. You believe otherwise, you have no idea who God is.

Oh, and then, there’s this: the platform calls for a referendum “in the 2023 general election for the people of Texas to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation,” asserting elsewhere that “Texas retains the right to secede from the United States.”

Yep, secession fever is flaring up again. Won’t get anywhere, of course; the US Constitution, the US Supreme Court and legal experts all agree that Texas cannot do this. (Which will disappoint Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, who wrote a piece titled, “Texas Republicans Want to Secede? Good Riddance.”)

And I haven’t even got to what this platform says about abortion, voting rights, gay and transgender rights, the World Health Organization, the Federal Reserve, the United Nations, education and oh, so much more. If you think you’ve got the stomach for it, read the whole thing here.

Now, of course, this is only the platform; none of it is policy.

Yet.

But it gives a clear picture of what’s on these people’s minds. And I don’t like it the least little bit.

Must See TV, For Real

If you care about the future of the democracy of the United States of America, you have a date in front of your TV tonight.

That is when, on prime time television, the House Committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will begin making its findings public.

And after eleven months of investigation, and over 1,000 interviews, the committee has a lot of findings.

The hearings will feature eyewitness testimony, unreleased audio and video footage and, according to a committee aide speaking on condition of anonymity, a “mountain of evidence “, including recorded accounts from Trump’s senior aides at the White House, the administration and the campaign, as well as members of Trump’s family.

The hearings will be televised live by several stations. Except, of course, Fox News. You should have no problem finding it.

I know this will be difficult to watch. We’re going to see and hear things about the insurrection, and all the people and events that led up to it, and be shocked, disgusted, enraged, heartbroken, the whole gamut of emotions.

We will also be grateful for the heroic actions of many people, some of whom even lost their lives, who prevented the violent attempt at overthrowing our democracy that came frighteningly close to succeeding.

I know Washington congressional hearings are usually not of much interest to you and me but, I urge you, please tune in this evening, beginning 7 PM Central Time. If you can’t make it, record it. Or watch it on demand.

Friends, this is way too important to miss. I hope you feel the same.

This is for our country.