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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

The annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), is set to be voted on and the pair discussed it when they met in person last week. The bill sets out the policies and funding for various defense agencies, and by not supporting the bill, McCarthy and other Republicans would be defunding the military. "I told the President, I was very clear from the very beginning," McCarthy said. "If he wants the NDAA, you have got to lift the vaccinate mandate on our military men and women."

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Welp, just means Dems will have to deal with this as well in their lame-duck session.

The less power left in the hands of the GOP, the better for our nation.

#1 | Posted by censored at 2022-12-06 06:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

by not supporting the bill, McCarthy and other Republicans would be defunding the military.

That will make for good campaign ads.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-06 06:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When they could be deployed anywhere at a moments notice, this does not satisfy "readiness" and it would seem to court disaster in a contested forward area.

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2022-12-06 07:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Now is the time for the Russian Constitutionalists to remind us the whole reason for the Authorization Act is the Founding Fathers forbade Standing Armies and would shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!... I mean the US is the leading military power in the World and the hegemon of the West.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-06 07:12 PM | Reply

But enough about defunding the military. Republicans have other anti-inflation plans too!

Every Single House Republican Voted Against Efforts to Lower Gas Prices
Nearly 200 Republicans vote against bill to ease baby formula shortage
Republicans vote against insulin bill as price soars, dismaying diabetics
House Republicans Vote Against Millions of American Jobs & Funds for Their Districts
Senate Republicans block voting rights bills, join with two Democrats to prevent filibuster change
Senate Republicans block bill that would federally enshrine right to contraception
House Republicans Vote Against Protecting Same-Sex Marriage, Birth Control
168 Republicans Vote Against Bill Establishing Active Shooter Alert System " Along with One Democrat
House Republicans all vote against neo-Nazi probe of military and police
205 Republicans Vote Against Bill to Expand School Mental Health Services
SENATE REPUBLICANS BLOCK BILL TO HELP VETERANS EXPOSED TO BURN PITS
Republicans voted against Biden's COVID relief package. Now some are busy touting it
(links to each on Reddit)

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-06 07:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Qevin doesn't have the votes.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-06 07:32 PM | Reply

"If he wants the NDAA, you have got to lift the vaccinate mandate on our military men and women."

This shows how stupidly politicized COVID was for the right.

The COVID vaxx is nothing compared to some of the stuff they have to get and have never whined about.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2022-12-06 08:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 7

Republicans hate the milk because they can't use it to overthrow the government.

#8 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-12-07 04:17 AM | Reply

There is a truth that the Republican Party wants hidden here, in order to protect its more right wing religious voters.
That truth is that the military must have the right to inoculate all of its members as they might have to go to any part of the world and live under primitive conditions. When I was in the military we had a million shots, and it was necessary as the combat zone was Southeast Asia.
Religious exemptions for vaccines can only weaken the military.

#9 | Posted by Hughmass at 2022-12-07 06:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Kevin 'no handshake for you' McCarthy can 'stick it'...
go ahead and try that Kevin, it will make you and
the GOP even more unpopular than you already are.

#10 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-12-07 06:26 AM | Reply

I've nowvinxpert who say Qe read analysis by more than one political numbers experts who say Qevin will never be Speaker of the House and I'm pretty sure threatening to defund the military will not be popular among most Republican members of Congress. Using national security as a bargaining chip to curry favor with religious lunatics could quite easily fraxture the Hpise majority in January. Qevin is not a good keader for the GQP. Also, sorry to borrow the quite clever fespelling of Mcarthy's first name but it is so perfect I jusr couldn't resisr. Same with GQP. Q sould be inserted into everything Republican.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2022-12-07 08:02 AM | Reply

The COVID vaxx is nothing compared to some of the stuff they have to get and have never whined about.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2022-12-06 08:47 PM | Reply | Flag

Exactly.

But the GQP are a bunch of petulant little children and Qevin knows that this will score points who think owning the libs should be the top priority.

It is short sighted on his part, but he is only concerned with power and is not concerned with good stewardship of the country.

Give into these anti-vax loons on this and soon all the required vaccines will be optional. The last thing this nation needs is it's fighting force diminished due to easily preventable illnesses.

Vaccines have been mandatory since George Washington.

#12 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-12-07 08:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Welp, just means Dems will have to deal with this as well in their lame-duck session.

That's what they have been doing.

Qevin was just on Faux Nuts criticizing GOP members that have been working across the aisle on issues that they know the GQP house will do nothing about. For him it is not about helping the public, but rather him wielding power to score points with Hannity and Ingraham.

#13 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-12-07 08:54 AM | Reply

OK then.

Here in Okkiehomie all members of the state's congressional delegation know that continued funding of the US military is an economic winner for the state. None of those congressmen and women will stand for a reduction of cash to the Sooner or Later State. Kevin is talking through his hat...

#14 | Posted by catdog at 2022-12-07 09:24 AM | Reply

"Give into these anti-vax loons on this and soon all the required vaccines will be optional. "

Just look at the stupid state of Ohio which is experiencing a completely avoidable epidemic of measels whch can be fatal fo babies and toddlers. Stupidity is the most dangerous disease in America and Qevin McCarthy is threatening to defund the military to pleasethose aflicted wit acute stipidity. If only a vaccine could be developed for that!

#15 | Posted by danni at 2022-12-07 09:32 AM | Reply

Call his bluff.

Let's see him defund the military. I want to see it.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-12-07 09:42 AM | Reply

Defunding the military is the best thing that could happen.

I know this is just a temper tantrum but damn,imagine if it was legitimate policy? No more stupid wars and proxy wars.

No more buying weapons of mass destruction instead of funding American needs.

A trillion dollars more discretionary funding for everything else.

This is a republican idea I can really get behind.

Go Kevin, don't bluff, Do It Now!

Lol.

#17 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-12-07 09:48 AM | Reply

"Call his bluff."

I might agree but military personnel need to be paid they have bills just like the rest of us. A one month delay could be devastating for a family. But I do agree with your basic point, threatening to defund the military is on of the stupidest threats any politician could make. Qevin just shot himself in the foot, evev his felloe Republicans might decide they don't want him as a leader over that.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2022-12-07 09:52 AM | Reply

I wish both Parties would really Defund the military.

Ending the stranglehold of militarism on our society.

It would be a wonderful way to start the new year. I hope they actually do it. Even a month of No Funding would help stop the madness in Europe.

It would encourage, Peace in our Time.

#19 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-12-07 10:00 AM | Reply

I wish both Parties would really Defund the military.

Ending the stranglehold of militarism on our society.

It would be a wonderful way to start the new year. I hope they actually do it. Even a month of No Funding would help stop the madness in Europe.

It would encourage, Peace in our Time.

#20 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-12-07 10:00 AM | Reply

McCarthy never should have quit his job at McDonald's.

#21 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-12-07 10:03 AM | Reply

"Call his bluff."
I might agree but military personnel need to be paid they have bills just like the rest of us. A one month delay could be devastating for a family. But I do agree with your basic point, threatening to defund the military is on of the stupidest threats any politician could make. Qevin just shot himself in the foot, evev his felloe Republicans might decide they don't want him as a leader over that.

#18 | POSTED BY DANNI

He will never ever do it. Ever. But it will put him in an awkward spot.

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-12-07 10:49 AM | Reply

He will never ever do it. Ever. But it will put him in an awkward spot.

#22 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Yeah, I dare him.

I double dog dare him.

Hell. I triple dog dare him.

And you cannot refuse a triple dog dare.

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-12-07 01:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Kevin McCarthy needs a swift kick to the groin.

#24 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-12-07 01:54 PM | Reply

McCarthy v. the MIC? I'll bet on the MIC every single time. I hope this happens. It would be worthy of a bucket of popcorn and a comfortable reclining chair.

#25 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-12-07 03:02 PM | Reply

Good, shut it down until forcing healthy people to get a useless vaccine for them is quite encouraging! It might be bad for Fauci's personal finances since he's heavy in the drug manufactures' stocks but it's a win for everyone else.

#26 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-07 04:27 PM | Reply

Considering how politicized the COVID-19 vaccine has become, the military is better off without the snowflakes that don't want to take the vaccine.

A low unemployment rate and rising take home pay probably has more to do with poor recruiting than potential recruits not wanting to take the vaccine. The military needs to boost pay.

#27 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-12-07 04:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fedup ... . Oh it definitely has to do with the vax and other woke bs the Biden admin has shoved down their throats. Hopefully a world war doesn't happen. The Dems will have to go back to the draft because folks won't sign up.

#28 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-07 04:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Good, shut it (military) down until forcing healthy people to get a useless vaccine

#26 | POSTED BY BLUEWAFFLES

My fascist Republican Congressman, who voted not to certify the 2020 election, isn't going to allow that. Has something to do with a nearby Air Force base.

#29 | Posted by Zed at 2022-12-07 04:58 PM | Reply

"Fedup ... . Oh it definitely has to do with the vax and other woke bs the Biden admin has shoved down their throats. Hopefully a world war doesn't happen. The Dems will have to go back to the draft because folks won't sign up.

#28 | POSTED BY BLUEWAFFLES AT 2022-12-07 04:45 PM | REPLY

Good, shut it (military) down until forcing healthy people to get a useless vaccine

#26 | POSTED BY BLUEWAFFLES "

Gosh you come off as being pretty dull. Did you have all your shots as a kid before you went to school? Why? Is that not against your religion or something? I thought you right wing morons were bragging about the ex POTUS, traitor that he is, single handily inventing the COVID 19 vaccination? Now, it is the Biden admin shoving it down people's throats? Like I wrote, you are coming off as being pretty damn dumb.

#30 | Posted by Wildman62 at 2022-12-07 07:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Bluewaffles and Effete Douche are
either one and the same person, or
secret lovers, I can't decide which.
Matters little though, they both talk
utter drivel...

#31 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-12-07 08:28 PM | Reply

As I said in no. 10 above... Call his bluff,
he hasn't got the stones to try. The last thing
the GOP can afford is to turn even more of the
military against them. McConnell will load
this idea into a cannon and fire it out over the
Potomac.

#32 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-12-07 08:33 PM | Reply

Bluewaffles and Effete Douche are
either one and the same person

Don't forget wolfdog and the new guy.

#33 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-07 08:46 PM | Reply

When so called "liberal" people are in lockstep with out of control militarism and insane proxy war we know the complete takeover of America by idiots is complete.

When rabid right wing nuts make more sense than most Dems something us Very Wrong.

How did the Democratic party become so obsessed with war?

So intolerant of dissent,and so anti worker that they forced striking railroaders back to work to help Oligarchs?

I don't even recognize America anymore.

I'm not represented by either party. The Uniparty only serves war obsessed corporations and stooges of capital.

I need a space shuttle out of here.

#34 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-12-07 09:15 PM | Reply

We're different people, just of similar world views.

#35 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-08 01:55 AM | Reply

#34 | POSTED BY EFFETEPOSER

You are cheering on Russia in Ukraine.

Just a troll.

#36 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-12-08 10:11 AM | Reply

RCade, this needs to be updated sir.

#37 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-08 08:10 PM | Reply

RCade, this needs to be updated sir.
#37 | POSTED BY BLUEWAFFLES

What was your previous screen name before being banned?

#38 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-12-08 09:06 PM | Reply

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