Shecky McCarthy

From GIZMODO:

Thanks to the ubiquity of recording devices and the duplicitousness of members of the GOP, we now know that top Republican congressmen were discussing potential collusion between Trump and Putin before he was even nominated. They didn’t care then and they don’t care now.

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The Washington Post has obtained a recording from a private meeting between House GOP leaders that happened on Capitol Hill on June 15th, 2016. The Post was able to listen to, verify and transcribe the recording and let’s just say, it looks pretty bad.

Four people are identified in the transcript: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rogers. Ryan and McCarthy discuss their meetings with the Prime Minister of Ukraine that day. They talk about Russia funding populist politicians to destabilize Europe’s democracies, and then they shift to how it could be happening here. They mention the incredibly sophisticated propaganda machine that Russia is using, and then talk turns to the DNC hacking that was reported the day before. McCarthy says that he thinks two people in politics are on Putin’s payroll: Californian Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher, who is known for defending Putin, and Donald Trump. He laughs, but then says, “swear to god.” Ryan then insists that this is just between them, right?

From the report:

When initially asked to comment on the exchange, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Ryan, said: “That never happened,” and Matt Sparks, a spokesman for McCarthy, said: “The idea that McCarthy would assert this is absurd and false.”

After being told that The Post would cite a recording of the exchange, Buck, speaking for the GOP House leadership, said: “This entire year-old exchange was clearly an attempt at humor.

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Does this recording show that they wouldn’t mind if Trump was working with Russia? Not at all. It mostly shows that they understood the gravity of Russia’s political operations, and that once Trump was president, they decided to ignore it and drag their feet on the investigation.

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This recording makes it clear—top Republicans know exactly what they’re doing: putting party before country.

Click the GIZMODO link above and read the transcript of the little GOP gaggle.

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13 responses to “Shecky McCarthy

  1. Brilliant as always nonnie. As the saying goes, these people are so ridiculous they would screw up a cup of coffee…

  2. Oh lord. Painful …

  3. Here I go again. I’m not surprised but my God this is getting worse by the day. My daughter sent me a thing about Comey taking notes and putting a lot of thought into how he would handle the Trump meeting. Model T messed with the wrong man.

    I am much like you. My anger meter is stuck in a permeant mode. Things are getting juicier by the day.

    • Anyone should know that an FBI guy who is also an attorney would take notes. Of course, Twitler is not too bright, so that wouldn’t occur to him. He thinks everyone else is as lazy as he is. He doesn’t study or write anything down. He never had to. His father made sure he was surrounded by people who could handle things for him. He just yells at people and thinks that that constitutes actually working.

  4. the loony tic

    so what’s on today’s menu? a little collusion, lying, cheating & denial? this is becoming a steady diet!

    • Loony, they just added dessert. A high level adviser to Twitler is under criminal investigation. Oh, please let it be Jared, oh please let it be Jared. Actually, I am hoping that there is a state criminal investigation, because Twitler can pardon someone convicted in federal court, but not in state courts.

  5. Notice how the Repubs hardly talk any more about Reagan, the guy they once looked on as practically the Messiah. Even they must know what he’d think of his party being the one to sell out the US to Russia.

    Let’s hope Payroll soon has a sequel, The Constitution Strikes Back, starring Robert Mueller, with epic scenes of impeachment.

    • Good observation, Infidel. They don’t mention St. Ronnie much these days. I don’t remember the last seance they had where they conjured him up. Does this mean all that shit they named after him will now be named after Twitler? That just reminded me of the sewage plant named after Dubya. If that’s what Dubya got, what will be named after Twitler? Nuclear waste facilities? Russian embassies?

      When I saw that Mueller had been name special prosecutor, I did a search to see if I had any posters, and sure enough, I did. Instead of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, it was Robert Mueller’s Pissed Off. It was when Ashcroft was in the hospital when Comey made his bones. Mueller had guards posted so none of Dubya’s goons could get to him. He and Comey threatened to quit. I do like your idea, and I will definitely keep it in mind. Don’t be afraid to remind me again, because my mind is like a sieve these days.

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