Like the mimosas on a Sunday afternoon, the Republicans have shown once again that they too have no bottom.
In the past month alone, former President Donald Trump buried his ex-wife Ivana Trump on his New Jersey golf course as roughly as a dead goldfish. Next, Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) was called by Jon Stewart, former host of “The Daily Show”, not only for voting against the PACT Act, which would provide relief to veterans exposed to burns, but also for lying about changes to the bill. And a hot mic recording surfaced Representative Matt Gaetz appeases Roger Stone in 2019, telling him the “big guy” would grant him a pardon.
It all happened out loud, on tape and up front. Ivana Trump’s grave is freshly covered with dirt and is located off the back of the first tee, not far from the main entrance to the golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. It’s as weird as it sounds. Cruz has proven himself to be a liar and a horrible punch, and Gaetz continues his lifelong quest to be a surrogate son to Donald Trump.
I imagine it’s been a tough week being a Republican, and by tough I mean it must be tough to see all of their evil deeds done in the dark come to light.
Supposedly, in 2007, Donald Trump had this illustrious plan to build a “mausoleum with four obelisks” on his golf course. But Bedminster town officials called the idea “overwhelming and garish” (the same words often used to describe the former president’s tenure), so that plan was scrapped. Then there was talk of building a mausoleum and chapel in 2012, but that never happened. Eventually, Ivana Trump, his first wife, who died after a fall on July 14, was buried in what was essentially a pauper’s grave on the property. Many have speculated since that it gives the Trump family some sort of tax advantage, which surely is not the reason for a rough grave on a golf course.
“The New Jersey Tax Code Provides a ‘Graveyard’ with a ‘Tax Evasion Trifecta,’ with Relief for Estate, Income, and Sales Taxes”, a HuffPost story explained, quoting Dartmouth professor Brooke Harrington. “The state does not require any minimum number of graves to qualify as a cemetery.” Which means that Donald Trump did the bare minimum to receive the biggest prize. If only there was another time in his… Wait, that’s been his whole life.
You know what, it’s probably best we move on.
In order to understand the softness of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, we must first understand Heath Robinson. Robinson was a former sergeant who was twice recognized for his service by the Ohio National Guard. He suffered from lung cancer which he believed he developed due to exposure to harmful chemicals from burning garbage pits while deployed to Iraq in 2006 and 2007. But veterans benefits Robinson’s were denied because the agency did not believe his illness was directly related. in turn of duty.
Robinson died in 2020 at age 39 of complications from his illness.
Last week, Cruz not only blocked a bill to help American troops like Robinson who were exposed to harmful toxins from burning stoves, but he was photographed punch his colleagues afterwards. It was a rude gesture on the part of classless Cruz who spends more time working in the room than working for his constituents.
It’s important to note that the bill that Cruz and his buddies voted down is often called the PACT Act, but its full title is the “Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson honoring our promise to address the Toxic Substances Act 2022 comprehensive”.
According to The Despatch of Columbushere is what the bill would have ensured:
The bill would expand eligibility for VA health benefits to burn victims and provide toxic exposure screenings to veterans at medical appointments. It would also increase training and research on the issue, especially among veterans who served in the Gulf War and after 9/11.
At that point, Cruz not only voted no against the veterans, he voted no against Robinson, who gave his life to honor this country.
Stewart, who spent much of his fame working behind the scenes to make sure veterans weren’t forgotten, had seen enough. So he used his hiding place to draw attention to the hypocrisy of Republican senators, who were once for the bill and suddenly found themselves against it.
“If it’s America first, then America is screwed,” Stewart said Thursday after senators withdrew their support.
“Isn’t that a bitch,” the comedian said, addressing reporters on the Hill. “America’s heroes who fought in our wars, outside sweating, on oxygen, battling all kinds of ills, while these motherfuckers sit in the air conditioning, isolated from everything. “
“These are men and women, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers that we just leave out in the heat when they can’t breathe,” he continued, pointing to the veterans who told him. accompanied.
After the punch became public, Cruz went on a “face-saving” tour, saying Democrats tried to change the bill.
“What the dispute is about is that the Democrats played a fiscal trick, which is to say, they took $400 billion of discretionary spending and turned it into mandatory spending” , said Cruz. told TMZ on Friday. “The reason they did this is that they want to spend an additional $400 billion of discretionary funds on completely unrelated issues. So this is part of the left’s out-of-control spending.
Cruz and his fellow senators drew the ire of Democrats, veterans groups and seemingly all over Twitter for a bill that finally passed the Senate on Tuesday. But as long as the PACT law survives, the memory of the Republican whistle will be in the name of postponing aid to veterans.
“Boy, they haven’t come across a war they won’t join, and they haven’t come across a veteran they won’t want to screw up,” Stewart said in an interview with reporters later. early last week. “What the fuck are we?
I can answer this question: we are a country full of Matt Gaetz i.e. we are squishy AF, talk out of both sides of our mouths and like to say we are for the people who fight for the country but really only care about our own interests. Well, some of us anyway, and by some of us I mean Gaetz. Gaetz was surprised by a hot mic saying the loud part even louder when he told Trump’s ally and Fashion plate Stone that “the boss” would likely grant clemency if found guilty. It was 2019, when the Trump empire was crumbling around the then-president and everyone was in the hot seat.
What Gaetz didn’t know was that Stone had been picked up for a documentary, and the political consultant didn’t bother to give the lawmaker a cue to let him know to stop talking.
“The boss always has a very favorable opinion of you”, says Gaetz, stressing that the president had “said it directly”. He also said, “I don’t think the big guy can let you down for this.”
Gaetz then realized he was talking backstage at an event that had multiple recording devices in play, so he buttoned up a bit and let Stone know he was doing whatever he wanted. he could to keep him out of jail.
“Since there are many, many recording devices out there right now, I don’t feel able to speak freely about the work I’ve already done on this,” Gaetz said.
It’s a typical Gaetz moment in which he keeps getting tripped up, but the reality is, nothing will happen. There will be no committee to which he will have to answer; there will be no jail time for obstruction of justice. And although Stone has committed every fashion crime known to man, the actual crimes he has committed to understand “Obstructing a congressional investigation into Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign and his possible ties to Russia.” You know the case where Stone lied under oath? Well, that was the 40 month prison sentence that Trump commutes.
Yes, within days Trump roughly buried his ex-wife on his golf course for tax relief, Cruz proved he was about as useful as a crushed moccasin with no match and Gaetz continued to build his Resume to move up the deplorable ladder. But it all basically goes back to what we already knew: Republicans aren’t that bunch of stumbling idiots who just happen to be on the wrong side of the law. They are calculated, organized and will stop at nothing to gain the whole world and get lost. It’s kind of the American way.