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Across the Heartland, red, white, and blue bunting line parade routes and flags are snapping in the summer wind – but they pale in comparison to the snappy and snarky Americans who have taken issue with a few broads in the Swamp and thereabouts, of late.
It seems some women on the Hill are making a name for themselves – and not in a good way. Kamala Harris is accused of being an ogre to her staff while Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) hammers the last nail in her rough-hewn pine box by playing footsies with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the Insurrection Committee. Oh, and Meghan McCain is quitting the liberal cage match known as The View – and discovered nobody cares. How’s that for an equal opportunity female lead-up to American Independence Day?
When the VP Cackles, Folks Run for Cover
As the vice president notches a few marks on the “how not to be VP” bedpost, a new rumor has come to light, highlighting what some would call a crappy management style. One layer between Harris and her minions is former Clinton staffer Tina Flournoy. Flournoy allegedly routinely blames lower-level staffers when the guano hits the rotors. That’s according to 22 current and former employees who tattled their woes to Politico on condition of anonymity.
Harris’ spokeswoman, Symone Sanders, bristled a tad and responded to the recent allegations by confirming the work environment is harsh: “’ We are not making rainbows and bunnies all day. What I hear is that people have hard jobs, and I’m like ‘welcome to the club.’”
“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses, and it’s an abusive environment,” another snitch claimed. The mean girl image is nearly set in stone. Michael Bates in Huntsville, AL, went for the “root causes” of the office drama, saying, “She is a shining example of an empty suit in every way. She is simply a diversity choice based on gender and color and absolutely nothing else, because she is devoid of anything else.”
In the lovely small town of Kingman, IN, Bill Blackburn ventured further in his assessment: “She’s probably pissed that she’s not President yet. She knows old Joe is being propped up by his handlers.” But leave it to a Texan to set us all straight. Allen Fintzel in Arlington held nothing back: “When you have absolutely no knowledge as to what the job responsibilities as VP entail, you flail around, shirking your responsibilities, and blame others when the brown stuff hits the twirly thing. No wonder there is a toxic atmosphere in the office.” Don’t Mess With Texas, Madam Veep.
Liz Cheney Goes Hunting
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has made a most notable grand bipartisan gesture by anointing Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney to head up the probe into who should be blamed for the January 6 incident. Well, she might have just crowed, “release the hounds” and blew a trumpet. But instead, Cheney, the leader of transparent Trump haters, appears to be clawing her way into the Democratic Party. And Democrats seem happy to use her to do their wet work.
Flyover folks do not like Cheney anymore than they care for the vice president. Marv Osborn in the wilds of Maricopa, AZ, understood Pelosi’s desire to put Lizzo in charge: “Just so she can say it is bipartisan. Simply by virtue of Cheney’s removal from her position in Republican leadership tells you she is a RINO.” And, of course, others suspect Pelosi’s motives. Darren White of Ohio wrote: “Pelosi wants to guarantee the results are as crooked as she is.”
Mike Phipps in Tennessee was brief and kind of angry, bless his heart: “Transparently stupid.” Well, he is right: People love transparency within their government.
McCain Says Adios to the View
Meghan McCain, the dutiful daughter of the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona, has given up her cushy seat on the daytime television show, The View. At times, all very few and far between, Meghan acted like a conservative. Now with her imminent departure, well, who are we trying to kid? The whackos will stay whackos and add another whacko to the roster.
Not giving detailed reasons for leaving, rumors have swirled for years about how Meghan felt attacked and like “a caged animal” and “so exhausted and defeated.” Plenty of reason to say adieu to the girls. But no one seems to care the sole “conservative” view would exit stage left, so to speak. In Twin Falls, ID, Steven Van Bastolaer was almost beside himself: “Oh no, I’m going to miss her on The View, never mind, I don’t watch the show Ha.” Mike Edington also had to speak up for the Buckeye state, saying, “It’s like the doctor telling you that you have four or five tumors and he is only going to remove one…. And surgically implant another.”
And finally, in Durham, NC, Karen Merchant gets the last word: “Could you take the rest of the trash out as you leave?”
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