Cruz: “We have a rule in this body, Rule 19, to reprimand any Senator who impugns the character or integrity of another Senator.”

Well, you shouldn’t. I’d call this guy a liar on the Senate floor any day. Lives are at stake. This isn’t Romper Room. Tarring and feathering was real. I’m not saying it should be brought back. What I’m saying is that a rule that basically does nothing but protect liars is a really bad rule.

Basically, it’s designed to prevent war. Because a politician who’s proven to be a liar is basically demolished; they either have to leave office, or hunker down with the rest of the liars. But what it really does is coddle liars, and prolong a tenuous peace, which heads towards war, if the liars get too powerful. Lies can be big, lies can be small. It’s not small when you know the mass shooting problem solutions, but won’t implement them. Then, it’s effectively fascism.

Politicians don’t lie? Is that about the only way I should interpret it? Please. Sure, one can knowingly make false allegations that someone is lying. But that person shouldn’t be too worried about it, if he or she’s a good politician. I also think that politicians should be able to sue other politicians for slander or libel, in order to get those things settled in the courts, to reestablish honor and integrity with a fact-finding mission. But, there shouldn’t be a rule that protects decorum to such an extreme as to preclude that Senators can be intentional liars. We’re at 572,282 dead from COVID. The mass shootings are bad as ever.

I’m not the first person to think this way. There used to be an anti-sedition law back in the early 1800s, where it was legal for lawmakers to challenge the federal government in good faith, but it was illegal for them to tell lies against the federal government. An early form of fake news censorship, I’m all for bringing it back. These guys protected Trump’s lies all along. They still play footsie with the January 6 Insurrection. They’re all liars, and stochastic state terrorists. Fake Christian ones, too. The worst.

No one can be so naturally stupid as Cruz and his friends pretend to be. It’s mathematically impossible.

Two days ago I defended Maxine Waters’ remarks against Fox News. Today she’s on the news, and is basically reading back all of my points. My point is, she wasn’t reading me, but I get all of it. Republicans know they lost, they know Trump’s a demagogue, they know they’re committing voter suppression.

As for Graham’s crazy comment today, all one has to do to know we have a race problem in this country is look at the makeup of the Senate GOP.

Tarring and feathering

Tarring and feathering is a form of public torture and punishment used to enforce unofficial justice or revenge. It was used in feudal Europe and its colonies in the early modern period, as well as the early American frontier, mostly as a type of mob vengeance.

The victim would be stripped naked, or stripped to the waist. Wood tar (sometimes hot) was then either poured or painted onto the person while they were immobilized. Then the victim either had feathers thrown on them or was rolled around on a pile of feathers so that they stuck to the tar.

The image of a tarred-and-feathered outlaw remains a metaphor for severe public criticism.[3] –Wikipedia