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Once again, simply telling the observable, documented truth has become a flashpoint among the Lollipop Guild of the GOP.

Mitch McConnell: “We were all here. We saw what happened. It was a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election from one administration to the next. That’s what it was.”

And the Screeching Little Munchkins lost their little curls.

Heck, you would almost think McConnell had said something controversial or debatable, like, you know, “Water is wet.”

No wonder The Guild has broken out in hives. They’re allergic to facts, and they go into anaphylactic shock whenever contacted by even molecules of truth.

TTCD.  Truth-Triggered Contact Dermatitis. It’s itchy.

“We saw what happened.”

We did. We all did. THEY did. And still we’re told we didn’t see it. We’re told we didn’t see it because we’re told it never happened. And even if it did, we’re told we didn’t see what we saw.

Clearly, those were just persecuted ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.  Just typical Wednesday afternoon Capitol tourists.

What the hell did you think that was? A riot?  An armed insurrection? An attempted coup?

That’s heresy. We must excommunicate Cheney and Kinzinger from The Guild. They have committed the one unpardonable sin.

They told the truth.

And now The Guild is twitching from the itching.

TTCD. Truth-triggered contact dermatitis.

One more thing on my way to my elliptical trainer. Ron DeSantis has told Joe Rogan NOT to apologize?  Turns out The Guild is allergic to even traces of decency, too.

One Response

  1. Gotta totally agree. Seems the leader of the cult of personality rule now in the Republican Party. I stand with Cheney and Kinzinger . We need the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth ! I support you also.

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