The Arizona Mirror reports, U.S. House GOP outlines agenda in bid for control in the midterms.
Shorter version: “All culture wars, all the time.” Scare the GQP crazy base of White Christian Ntionalists into frothing at the mouth. This is not a “Commitment to America.” It is more red meat for the GQP crazy base that tried to ovethrow the U.S. government on January 6, 2021, and that is promising to do it again.
When you’re the Republicans and are trying to really hard to convince America to give you another shot at being in power, it would be a very good idea to stay far away from anything Russia. Particularly right now.
NEW: House Republicans just rolled out their official "Commitment to America” plan for 2023 with an inspirational video chock full of scenes presented as exceptional imagery of America — but that are actually stock footage from Russia and Ukraine. https://t.co/xtQm52WWNp
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) September 23, 2022
Or how about misattributing a quote to Abraham Lincoln that actually came from an 1980s Lehman Brothers TV ad? You remember them—the massive financial services firm that went bankrupt in the 2008 financial crisis. How much more perfect does it get than that? So much more.
Like in that same promo video with the Russian oil rig, where the narrator says, “We salute those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms,” and they show footage from World War II.
The war where America defeated the Nazis.
This part is good, too. From the “Future that’s built on freedom” part of the platform where they shout, “U.S. life expectancy has decreased for two straight years, representing the biggest drop since 1943.” Gosh, why would life expectancy have fallen in the U.S. during a global pandemic?
It’s also nice that they put the health care portion, such as it is, of their plan in the “Future built on freedom” part when in the future, they plan on a national abortion ban.
— Rachel Bitecofer 📈🔭🇺🇲🇺🇦 (@RachelBitecofer) September 23, 2022
[Y]ou really couldn’t make this more ridiculous than it already is. Thanks for the laugh, Kev. But, damn, these people can’t get control of the House back.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes breaks down this GQP “agenda” for you.
Bloomberg reports, Biden Assails House GOP Leader’s ‘Commitment to America’ as Threat to Women:
President Joe Biden criticized the agenda House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy promised if voters return control of the chamber to his party next year, warning that a GOP Congress would try to ban abortion nationwide and weaken social programs.
“We didn’t hear a mention of the right to choose. We didn’t hear a mention of Medicare. We didn’t hear a mention of Social Security,” Biden said Friday at a Democratic National Committee event in Washington, referring to McCarthy’s rollout of an agenda he called the “Commitment to America.”
“But look at what they’ve actually done,” Biden added. “The MAGA Republicans just cheered and embraced the first Supreme Court decision in our entire history that just didn’t fail to preserve a constitutional freedom — it actually took away a fundamental right that had been granted by the same court to so many Americans.”
(Remarks by President Biden at a Democratic National Committee Event at the National Education Association Headquarters, Washington, D.C.)
Biden’s comments at the National Education Association headquarters were the latest from the president to seize on the high court decision ending nationwide abortion rights, and part of a broad Democratic effort to paint Republicans as extreme ahead of the November midterm elections.
Democrats are seeking to make issues such as abortion and former President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his 2020 defeat central to the election to improve their chances of holding onto razor-thin majorities in Congress. Biden has hammered Trump and GOP lawmakers as “MAGA Republicans,” a reference to the former president’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, claiming they are pushing policies out of step with the American public, including on abortion.
“I don’t believe the MAGA Republicans have a clue about the power of American women. Let me tell you something — they’re about to find out,” Biden said.
While [the GQP agenda] does not outline specific policies – [the GQP does not do policy, only propaganda] – the White House and Democrats have said the agenda plus other Republican legislative proposals show the party wants to drastically curb abortion access and other women’s health services on the national level.
Biden said that 166 House Republicans had already signed onto legislation to ban abortion nationwide, and vowed to veto such a bill if it reached his desk.
“But if you give me two more Democratic senators in the United States Senate, I promise you we’re going to codify Roe,” he added.
Render Sens. “Manchinema” Mr. & Mrs. Irrelevant, and elect real Democrats to the Senate who will finally rid us of the Jim Crow relic Senate filibuster rule, so we can finally get some shit done for the American people.
And for God’s sake, reject these 147 Republican lawmakers who still objected to the election results even after the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021. These same Republicans this week voted against reforming the Electoral Count Act, because they intend to steal an election again. Every one of them should be disqualifed from office under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. It is up to you, the voters, to hold them accountable for their traitorous insurrection against the United States, and elect more Democrats to the House.