Senate


Mitch & Filibuster’s Senate Games

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Besides being the right thing to do, ending the filibuster will make Mitch sad, and that’s enough for me.

Skee ball last week, arcade nostalgia this week. I think I need a trip to Funspot in New Hampshire once I’m all vax’d up.

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The Senate’s Suicide Squad

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There’s plenty of obstruction from Republicans. No need for a Sabotage Caucus to help find “common ground” with the same people who tried to have them murdered three weeks ago.

Democrats have ostensibly had the majority in the Senate for a week now, and Republicans are still in charge of committees because Chuck and this bunch are too chicken to use the power voters and volunteers gave them.

Every week where nothing’s done is another week closer to the 2022 midterms. The pandemic death toll will keep climbing as people have to work even while the Senate isn’t. “Not Trump” isn’t going push them over the finish line this time.

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White House Exit Interviews

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Until the seditious congressmembers are expelled or hobbled by eliminating the senate filibuster, they’ll continue to stall everything in order to steal power back in 2022 and beyond.

I’m 41 and the memories of Obama’s failures in 2009-2010 that led to the Tea Party, which led to Trump, are still fresh in my mind. Hopefully President Biden’s “unity” talk was just for those of us who are united against fascism.

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Mitchadamus’ 2021 Predictions

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Happy New Year to everyone except Mitch McConnell.

Hopefully Georgia can get rid of this man’s constant appearances in my comics. It takes forever to color this decaying monster. I have more hope for Warnock’s chances than Ossoff’s, but here’s hoping Warnock’s coattails are big enough.

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Susan Collins’ Troubled Mind

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The last thing people in Maine* want is someone from Massachusetts telling them what to do. But maybe they’ll follow their New Hampshire neighbors’ lead and stop sending Republicans to Congress.

*Becoming a state as a result of the Missouri Compromise which prolonged slavery, Maine is still rightfully part of Massachusetts, no matter what those potato and toilet paper farmers say.

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Massachusetts, Vote for Ed Markey

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The pandemic has proved that we need leaders who have plans for disasters before they happen, and Senator Markey’s been leading the way on preventing climate disaster before it’s too late, even before co-authoring the Green New Deal. He’s also more progressive than his opponent, much more than the mainstream media is leading voters to believe.

Joe has a famous last name, but even that can’t paper over his work for incarceration-happy DAs, keeping marijuana illegal so cops have a pretext to detain minorities, and “accidentally” voting to give Trump more nukes. A xerox of a mimeograph of a carbon copy of a Kennedy might be enough to get the nostalgia vote, but most of us are worried about the future, not wistful for a dynasty of the past.

Ol’ Dynasty Joe Kennedy III was also a member of a racist fraternity that explicitly claims Robert E. Lee as its “spiritual founder” until denouncing them just before launching this entitled senate bid … if he even denounced them. I was not a member of a billionaire family, yet I somehow managed to avoid joining a Confederate cosplay frat to find housing in college. It’s sketchy as hell, especially considering his work for and endorsements of hard-line district attorneys who seek to increase policing and incarceration of communities of color. If you find it as disqualifying as I do, sign this petition.

Register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot today. Our shitty Secretary of State makes it hard to vote, so you have to apply, even though there’s a fucking pandemic.

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Mitch McConnell Rewrites the Rules

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After denying Merrick Garland’s appointment to the Supreme Court for nearly a year, Mitch McConnell blew up the rulebook to put Neil Gorsuch into dead Scalia’s seat. If they ever regain power, the Democrats would be wise to use the same tactics to shut out Republicans, instead of pining for the “Days of Decorum” that only existed in pundits’ fever dreams.

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