The Morning Report 2/8/24

Good morning, kids. In the aftermath of the failure to impeach DHS apparatchik Alejandro Mayorkas for his role in allowing the 8 million and counting invasion of unknown, unvetted third world foreigners, ex-GOP Congressman George Santos took to Twitter/X with a three-word Tweet under an image of the House electronic vote scoreboard.


An ongoing problem for the Republicans dating back to the days of black and white television is that the power players in the party have never had a grasp on the importance of messaging and optics. As Ed mentioned, the Mayorkas vote wasn’t really about impeachment, it was about sending a message to the voters. 

Reps. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) are all too stupid to understand that. (Utah Rep. Blake Moore voted no as a procedural move that would allow House Republicans to bring the resolution back to the floor.)

All three “Blah, blah, blahed” all over themselves to explain why they voted no. None of their excuses are valid because there was no reason whatsoever for a Republican to vote against impeaching Mayorkas. None. Zero. Nada. Not a thing. 

Former House GOP ne’er-do-well George Santos couldn’t wait to troll the failure of his one-time colleagues:

Miss Me Yet?

Why yes, George, I do miss you. 

While the Democrats are focused squarely on assaulting our freedoms and shredding the Constitution, I don’t really care whether any of the Republicans in Congress are good people or not, just as long as they’re consistently voting against tyranny. Something I’ve often said about presidential candidates applies in this case as well: I don’t need a prom date, I need a fighter. 

Democrats in Congress are harboring raging anti-Semites, terrorist sympathizers, and commies; George Santos is practically an archangel compared to them. 

This isn’t really about George Santos, though. It’s about the fact that when things count the most, Republicans reflexively begin forming a circular firing squad and using “principles” as a justification for it.

It’s not about “principles” or stupidity or anything like that. It’s about collusion with the Democrat-Left for both the chance to wear the dubious title of “Elitist 2nd Class” and more crucially to take a payoff that helps the Left continue to destroy the republic and the citizenry. Yet aside from that last paragraph Stephen Kruiser is dead on target with this and has phrased it perfectly.

More than merely fighters, we need fighters who understand who and what they are fighting for. The GOP as it is constituted today is fighting for the right to make a buck off the destruction of this country. Sadly, this attitude goes back over 70 years to President Eisenhower. During a time of unprecedented postwar prosperity, along with his near deification as a war hero, he had the political wind at his back to at least make a concerted effort to roll back some or even most of the disastrous encroachments on our liberty of FDR’s New Deal. 

Of course, in his farewell speech that warned of a “military industrial complex,” perhaps he understood what it would have meant to oppose them. Because what he labeled the military industrial complex is what we now know today to be “The Deep State.” And look what it’s doing to Donald Trump and a growing segment of the population opposed to its power.

Since then, the bureaucracy has only metastasized in scope, power and influence by leaps and bounds with LBJ’s Great Society capped off by the seizure of one sixth of our economy, the healthcare/insurance sector via Obama’s Hope and Change. It should be noted that as bad as Democrat administrations have been in utilizing the Deep State to erode our freedoms, the worst offenders of all were Republicans Richard Nixon who gave us the EPA and OSHA, and George W. Bush with the DHS. 

That would be the same Department of Homeland Security which Alejandro Mayorkas remains at the top as Reichsminister, and who oversees the Obama/Biden operation that has erased our borders and threatens to erase our national identity. Homeland Security, indeed.

In a strange way, I’m kind of disappointed that Joey Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants and his handlers are waiting until after the election to go down to Texas to likely arrest Greg Abbott and Ken Paxton, and perhaps revoke Texas’ statehood over (don’t vomit) insurrection.

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that: it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” — Rahm Emanuel, Obama White House chief of staff

Ah, from the lips of the take-no-prisoners “Rahmbo” (who once reportedly delivered a dead fish to a tardy pollster) to the ears of 25 U.S. governors. 

That’s 25, count ‘em, state bosses – one complete half. Who recently joined together in a declaring their defiance of the Feds over the current usurper administration’s “All-ee, all-ee in free” approach to the southern border. Exacerbated by the actions of the arrogant Bidenites in “attack(ing) and su(ing) Texas for stepping up to protect American citizens from historic levels of illegal immigrants, deadly drugs like fentanyl, and terrorists entering our country.” 

The result of which was the Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 punt of that suit, delivering to the administration the snippers to remove razor wire the Lone Star Staters had positioned on the boundary in a desperate attempt to stem the flow of migrants.

Hmmm. A little over three years ago, this commentator noted that a “spurned lawsuit,” initiated by none other than Texas and bringing together 18 states to allege a stolen presidency, provided “a potential stepping stone” from which “it’s only a hop, skip and a jump to the Declaration of Dissolution previously suggested in this space.”

It’s not just the number of nose-thumbing states that is elevated this time around. It’s the rhetoric – and potentially Rahmbo-esque implications. “Republican Governors Band Together” read the headline on the guvs’ communique. You mean, like “Join or Die?”

And more consequential, this central assertion: “The Biden Administration has abdicated its constitutional compact duties to the states” (emphasis added). . . 

. . . The governors “stand in solidarity with our fellow Governor, Greg Abbott, and the State of Texas in utilizing every tool and strategy, including razor wire fences, to secure the border.”  “Stand in solidarity?” Them’s “compact” words (and we don’t mean small). And words aren’t the only way Republican governors are “hanging together” to stick it to Washington. Red-state commanders in chief have been dispatching troops and troopers to the border for many moons. Now, recent presidential-race-departee Ron DeSantis is rushing 1,000 “reinforcements” westward from the Sunshine State. . . 

. . . Which brings us back to the Machiavellian counsel of Mr. Emanuel, whose somewhat-more-than-cheeky desk nameplate read “Undersecretary of Go F— Yourself.” If one were to engage in a word association exercise anywhere in America today, who wouldn’t respond to the term “border” with “crisis,” if not “serious crisis?” (As the fictional Col. Nathan Jessup might have put it, “Is there another kind?”) . . .

. . . Let’s see. We have a “serious” fiscal, social and national security catastrophe. The fact that untrammeled immigration has risen to become Americans’ number one concern. And the reality that 50% of the nation’s governors have seized the occasion to vault up right up to the line of voiding and replacing America’s “constitutional compact” . . . 

. . . Emanuel’s Prairie State predecessor, Abraham Lincoln, averred that the nation could not “endure permanently half slave and half free.” Today’s America cannot endure with its venal, reality-rejecting, wealth-sucking woke half permanently dictating to and impermissibly burdening, persecuting and outright endangering the sound, stable and productive cohort. 

The opportunity now presents itself for the leaders representing the latter half to go full Rahmbo before it’s too late to save any of us. Take the logical next step: declare not just the “constitutional compact,” but the union dissolved.

Again, BOOM.

Trump or no Trump, elections rigged or otherwise are not going to mend both the divide between Americans and anti-amerikkans nor the now virtually impossible to dismantle Deep State bureaucracy that wields the actual power via regulations that almost never are reversed in an increasingly corrupt judiciary that acts as their rubber stamp.

Please do not misconstrue my sentiments as a call for violence. What is painfully obvious is that we are now in the latter part of the phrase of “What cannot go on will not go on.” 

For sure it won’t. How the “will not go on” plays out is anyone’s guess.


  • “When the criminal is really a victim, those he abuses have no right to defend themselves. Self-defense codes enshrine into law that the criminal deserves to suffer at the hands of those around him in society, adding to the hierarchy of injustice that oppresses him. It perpetuates the so-called ‘cycle of oppression’ the left aims to dismantle. In other words, cracking down on self-defense serves the same function as going easy on crime: building a new morality of the oppressed, with a new aristocracy at the top.” Why Self-Defense is the Only Type of Violence the Left Won’t Endorse
  • “Will GOP governors go full Rahmbo and move from border defiance to dissolution? . . . Today’s America cannot endure with its venal, reality-rejecting, wealth-sucking woke half permanently dictating to and impermissibly burdening, persecuting and outright endangering the sound, stable and productive cohort.  The opportunity now presents itself for the leaders representing the latter half to go full Rahmbo before it’s too late to save any of us. Take the logical next step: declare not just the ‘constitutional compact,’ but the union dissolved.” (That last sentence. Whoa – jjs) Never Let a Serious Border (And Constitutional) Crisis Go to Waste
  • “Tamara Weitzman, an oncology social worker in Seattle, was called an ‘insensitive, Canadian white bitch’ and a ‘white kike’ at her workplace. Then she got packed off to DEI sensitivity training.” “White Kikes” and “Melanin Recessives”
  • “While the Democrats are focused squarely on assaulting our freedoms and shredding the Constitution, I don’t really care whether any of the Republicans in Congress are good people or not, just as long as they’re consistently voting against tyranny. Something I’ve often said about presidential candidates applies in this case as well: I don’t need a prom date, I need a fighter.” (THIS. Every single fucking second of every single fucking day. Forever. – jjs) Hell Yes, I Miss George Santos


  • “Chinese migrant encounters continue to climb, too. Agents have encountered over 19,600 since October 1. They encountered 37,000 total in fiscal year 2023.” Crisis? What Crisis?! Report: Border Agents Encountered Over 1,000,000 Migrants Since Oct. 1
  • Victor Davis Hanson: “It remains unclear why Biden and Homeland Security Chief Alejandro Mayorkas destroyed what Trump had achieved. Why would they ensure such misery for both Americans and millions of illegal migrants? . . . why some establishment Republicans aided and abetted these disingenuous efforts is yet another reminder why the doctrinaire Republican Party had to be reinvented by Donald Trump.” The Absurd Democrat Border Con
  • Ann Coulter: “Fortunately, a vote on Mayorkas’ impeachment can be brought up again, and, if Republicans aren’t trying to lose, it should be. Over and over and over again. . . Make them vote. Mayorkas [and Biden!!!] is entirely responsible for the invasion. Will Democrats vote to keep him in office? How about Sens. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona), Bob Casey (Pennsylvania), Jacky Rosen (Nevada) and Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin) — all up for reelection in conservative or semi-conservative states? Could you at least put them in a difficult position, Republicans? If the House impeaches, Senate Democrats will be required to express an opinion. Either they vote to remove Mayorkas, or they admit they don’t give a crap about our wide open border. That’s a gift to every Republican running for office this year.” Impeach Him Again
  • “I don’t think anyone is buying it. Everyone understands this all changed dramatically when he walked into the White House. Now, we’ve shown, and we continue to show the American people step-by-step, how he and Mayorkas orchestrated this. . . The idea that he could blame Republicans for the catastrophe they created is laughable. It’s time for him to take ownership.” Speaker Mike Johnson: Biden Speech Blaming Trump, “MAGA Republicans” for Border Was “Offensive”
  • “Some of my democratic colleagues say Republicans welched on a deal. There was no deal to welch on. As part of this supplemental bill, we asked to have some border provisions explored that might slow [so-called quote-unquote “president”] Biden’s open border down. Leader McConnell appointed James Lankford to do that. He did the best he could negotiating with people that support an open border, he brought the product back to us in the Republican conference, in the Senate. We said, ‘James, we appreciate your hard work, but this is not sufficient.’ That’s what happened.” ‘There Was No Deal’: John Kennedy Explains Why Republicans Killed Bipartisan Border Security Bill
  • “You go now! You here fo-evah!” Mrs. Chao – jjs Sen. Mitch McChinlessChaoChiCom Defends Migration Bill Fiasco
  • Scott McKay: “Republican voters now know that the GOP candidate running for the Senate is utterly worthless on the border issue.” (Worse than worthless; collaborationist – jjs) This Has to Be the End of the Road for Mitch McConnell
  • “An increasing number of Republican senators believe it is time for Mitch McConnell’s ousting as GOP leader.” McConnell’s Leadership in Jeopardy After Sending Lankford on a ‘Suicide Mission’ in Border Negotiations
  • “I’ve had a small group of persistent critics the whole time I’ve been in this job. They had their shot,” McConnell said in an interview with POLITICO, referring to Sen. Rick Scott’s (R-FL) challenge to his leadership in 2022. McConnell Says He’ll Cling On, Says Haters “Had Their Shot”
  • “Democracy is messy.” (Ugh, we’re a republic. – jjs) Speaker Johnson Vows Mayorkas Will Be Impeached Despite “Setback”

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  • “Protesters wore shirts that said ‘Jews say ceasefire now!’ and were cleared out in time for Biden to arrive at the home of his third wealthy host, Maureen White, whose husband, Steven Rattner, manages billionaire former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s fortune”. . . “I’m not even supposed to be here right now. I called out just to make sure I didn’t miss this. We will not let this warmonger drive around our streets and our city like he is not causing death and destruction in our name.” Biden Calls Trump “Existential Threat” as Anti-Israel Protesters Block 5th Avenue
  • “If the above priority requests are left unfulfilled by the deadline set above, the Committee is prepared to issue a subpoena.” Harvard Obstructs Congressional Probe Into Widespread Anti-Semitism
  • “A personal testimony of what your kids are learning in College.” Islamic Indoctrination 101







  • “A lot of the headline prosperity of the moment is the result of old-fashioned Keynesian-style government outlays, and we should not be surprised Biden’s blowout multitrillion-dollar spending spree is juicing the economy.A disproportionate amount of job growth last year came from government employment. Sustainable economic expansion depends ultimately on private-sector economic activity, not government stimulus. This is the economic equivalent of a sugar high, after which a crash usually comes. And much of Biden’s spending is skewed toward the rich, in the form of lavish subsidies for politically connected green energy and tax credits for electric cars that go overwhelmingly to upper-income Americans.” Why Biden is Losing to Trump in the Polls Despite a “Booming” Economy
  • “Shrinkflation is just another way for giant corporations to pad their profits and leave us with the crumbs.” Fauxcahontas Warren Takes on Big Dorito, Big Oreo, and Big Toilet Paper to Deflect Blame From Biden’s Economy


  • “The irresistible force of European integration has finally crashed into the immovable object of French farmers. And as a result. . . It is the policy of Europe to be firmly committed to reaching Net-Zero targets and it always will be.” The Looming, Quixotic End of “Net-Zero”
  • “The Japanese car giant suggested that its decision to avoid going fully electric within its fleet of vehicles, and instead emphasize hybrid machines, is likely why it’ll end the fiscal year on such a high, according to Axios. Shares in Toyota rose nearly 50% in the last 12 months, while electric vehicle manufacturers struggle to deal with the fact that no one wants their stupid cars.” Toyota Refused to Hop on the Electric Vehicle Bandwagon, and It Paid Off Big Time
  • “Nobody wants to go to court. It is expensive. It is time consuming. With a net worth of $300 million, Kerry enjoys far more attorneys and resources — including taxpayer-funded ones — and can drag this out forever. Sunlight is always the best disinfectant. Kerry is no king.” I’m Suing John Kerry to Make His Shadowy Climate Office Accountable







  • “Two officials with Iran-backed militias in Iraq said that one of the three killed was Wissam Mohammed ‘Abu Bakr’ al-Saadi, the commander in charge of Kataib Hezbollah’s operations in Syria. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to journalists.” Drone Strike in Baghdad Kills High-Ranking Militia Commander, Officials Say

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  • “As for Voyager-1’s future, even dead it will fly on into interstellar space, eventually getting within 1.5 light years of a star in the constellation Camelopardalis.” Computer problem on Voyager-1 remains unsolved
  • “Expect our bankrupt Congress to fold and provide NASA and JPL the blank check it wants to fly a Mars mission that will cost billions, be years late, and likely be beaten to Mars by SpaceX’s Starship (which could do the job for a tenth the cost).” JPL to lay off 8% of its work force plus 40 contractors


  • “The bill marks Oklahoma as the third state — after Florida and Tennessee — to introduce legislation to curtail state sponsorship of radical LGTBQ+ ideology, as Americans are increasingly pushing back against a movement many believe is trying to groom children for sexual exploitation.” OK GOP Seeks Ban on State Promotion of “Pride”
  • An Australian man known as Richard “Rachel Queen” Burton has recently pled guilty to aggravated possession and production of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), indecent assault, and gross indecency.  Trans TikToker Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Abuse



  • Robert Spencer: “Socialist Oakland is no place to be, and if they make it to Vegas, they will become the first baseball team to call four different cities home: Philadelphia, Kansas City, Oakland (where they were “rooted” the longest, but ultimately not at all), and Vegas. They demonstrate the callous indifference that baseball (and other sports) owners have for those who actually fork over money and buy their product. They appear certain that there is nothing they can do, no act of disloyalty or indifference so low that it would keep the fans from coming back. The fans, ultimately, need to show the baseball barons that this is not the case.” (Devils advocate: At the end of the day, it’s still a business and the owners can run it any way they like, the idiosyncrasies of sports franchises notwithstanding – jjs)Contempt for the Fans Has a Price: Now Las Vegas Doesn’t Even Want the Oakland A’s

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