The GOP and Catholicism

With the confirmation hearing for Coney Barrett, the GOP has tried to claim the Democrats are making an issue of her Catholic faith.

But the Democrats have nominated Catholics to run for President: Al Smith, JFK, John Kerry, and Biden.

Of course, the GOP has nominated Catholics for the White House, too. Like… Um…

Well maybe they can pick one for 2024.


From a Facebook post:

Sharing from a friend of a friend. This thing is going to pass unless there’s more pressure.

“Just got off a healthcare coalition call with Senator Schumer. His message:
1. Grassroots pressure will determine whether this passes.
2. They’re not seeing nearly the response there was to the House bill. That needs to change.
3. It’s make or break this week. Unlikely McConnell will drag this on past next week because he wants to move on to tax cuts.
4. The following Senators are wavering and need to be flooded with contacts:

  • Heller is the most important (R-NV) (202) 224-6244
  • Collins (R-ME) (202) 224-2523
  • Murkowski (R-AK) (202) 224-6665
  • Capito (R-WV) (202) 224-6472
  • Cassidy (R-LA) (202) 224-5824
  • Flake (R-AZ) (202) 224-4521
  • Gardner (R-CO) (202) 224-5941
  • Portman (R-OH) (202) 224-3353
  • Cruz (yes, that Cruz – he’s facing a tough reelection battle) (R-TX) (202) 224-5922
  • Paul (R-KY) (202) 224-4343
  • Lee (R-UT) (202) 224-5444
  • Sasse (R-NE) (202) 224-4224
  • Share this list on social media and find people who live in those states and impress the urgency of this on them. Those phones need to ring like crazy starting today.”
    COPY AND PASTE to share with more folks!

    Do what you can! Please! Lives are at stake!

    UPDATE: I fixed the post’s title to emphasize that phone numbers are included.

    Roy Moore Thinks Evolution is Fake

    This is no surprise.

    “There is no such thing as evolution,” he recently told a Washington Post reporter. “That we came from a snake? No, I don’t believe that.”

    If Moore gets elected (for Pete’s sake, it’s Alabama) science class will go like this:

    Do NOT Assume TrumpCare is Dead. Again.

    Just because McCain says he opposes it, we can’t assume that the vote will fail in the Senate.

    Rand Paul opposes the bill, but he opposed the prior bill and still voted yes. And Lisa Murkowski might not oppose it since it would allow Alaska to keep Obamacare.


    From The Hill

    UPDATE: added the Murkowski link.

    Laura Ingraham Was Slow on Bending Her Elbow

    If you’ve seen pictures of Laura Ingraham apparently giving a Nazi Salute, you may wonder if it’s legit. Photoshop? Catching a wave at the right moment?

    Fortunately, someone caught the whole thing.

    At what point do you think she thought, “Oh, Crap. Gotta turn this into a wave?”

    Trump Needs Another Civics Lesson

    Donald Trump met with GOP members of Congress today. There were some moments:

    Another Republican in the meeting Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) told TPM that Trump was asked pointedly if he would defend Article I of the Constitution.

    “Not only will I stand up for Article One,” Trump enthusiastically stated,
    according to Sanford. “I’ll stand up for Article Two, Article 12, you name it of the Constitution.”

    Sanford said Trump’s lack of knowledge about how many articles exist, gave him “a little pause.” (The Constitution has seven articles and 27 amendments.)

    Maybe Trump could hire two Corinthians to teach him basic civics.