From Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect <[email protected]>
Subject Meyerson on TAP: Put the Republican Party on the Domestic Terrorist Watch List
Date January 28, 2021 10:28 PM
  Links have been removed from this email. Learn more in the FAQ.
  Links have been removed from this email. Learn more in the FAQ.
View this email in your browser


**JANUARY 28, 2021**

Meyerson on TAP

Put the Republican Party on the Domestic Terrorist Watch List

Go to the Facebook account of newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
(R-GA) and you'll find that she supports the lunatic theories that the
massacres of schoolchildren in Newtown and Parkland were events staged
to promote gun control. Today, House Republican leaders decided that
this concern for murdered children made her eminently qualified to serve
on the House Education Committee, to which they appointed her.

By now, it's clear that House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA)
more than merits the judgment that Lyndon Johnson once passed on a
previous House Republican leader (later president), Gerald Ford. The
unsanitized version: "Gerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum
at the same time."

But if McCarthy and his ilk were merely stupid, they wouldn't pose the
danger to the nation that they surely do. Rather, they're stupid with
an anti-small-d-democratic bias and an apparent tolerance for violent
attacks on those who uphold the tenets of that small-d democracy. Go to
Greene's Twitter account and you'll find her liking tweets that
called for shooting Nancy Pelosi and executing FBI agents for their
"deep state" persecutions of Donald Trump. I suppose the equivalent of
that would have been Democratic members of Congress applauding the
shooting of House Republican Whip Steve Scalise-except, no Democratic
members of Congress did that; rather, they all expressed horror and

But the Republicans' indulgence of the Greenes in their ranks-and
there are many such-is of a piece with their overwhelming refusal to
hold Trump responsible for the insurrection at the Capitol, much less
their own current colleagues, such as Arizona's Paul Gosar and Andy
Biggs, who also encouraged the January 6 rioters. Section 3 of the 14th
Amendment to the Constitution says that no government official can hold
office "who, having previously taken an oath ... to support the
Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or
rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies
thereof." That surely applies to Trump, but it increasingly appears that
it should apply to most Republican members of Congress as well.


Follow Harold Meyerson on Twitter

[link removed]

The GameStop Craziness Pulls Back the Curtain on the Stock Market

Day traders with apps have occupied Wall Street-and shown it to be a

What We've Learned From the Robinhood Affair

Let's put parasitic speculators out of business. How about a lead role
for Joe Biden's most progressive former top aide, Ted Kaufman? BY

Merrick Garland Wants Former Facebook Lawyer to Top Antitrust Division

Susan Davies has spent much of the last decade working on behalf of
major mergers and fending off antitrust enforcement. BY RYAN GRIM &

The Politics of Counting

The Trump administration attempted to subvert the census for political
ends. How successful were they? BY MARCIA BROWN

Which Direction Now, White Folks?

Anti-racism activist Tim Wise surveys America's shredded racial
canvas. A Prospect interview. BY GABRIELLE GURLEY

Biden Could Force Drugmakers to Produce Approved Vaccines

Also, Gary Gensler can't wait to police this stock market. BY DAVID

To receive this newsletter directly in your inbox, click here to


[link removed]


[link removed]


[link removed]


[link removed]


[link removed]


[link removed]


Copyright (c) 2021 The American Prospect. All rights reserved.

Sent to [email protected]

[link removed]

The American Prospect, Inc., 1225 I Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC xxxxxx, United States
Screenshot of the email generated on import

Message Analysis