Columns

The Morning Briefing: GOP Dreams of Election Victory Revenge-Porn Are a Bit Premature

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Top O’ the Briefing

Happy Tuesday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. It’s either a blessing or a tragedy that Build-A-Bear Workshop didn’t exist when more Americans were dropping acid.

For those of us on the political right in America, the emotions are all over the place these days. On the one hand, we’re mired in all the misery that the problematic puppet in the Oval Office is heaping upon the Republic. Because we’re on the right, we aren’t shielded by the preternatural delusion that cocoons the Democrats’ feelings. We are aware of it and experiencing it all.

On the other hand, all this misery is setting up the Republican Party for a big midterm election year.

Despite the fact that I have been high atop the “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” soapbox many times in the past year, I also lapse into periods of reverie, where all I do is dream about what life might be like if the GOP does happen to have a big night on Nov. 8.

It’s all about balance.

Today is a soapbox day.

There is a lot of bold talk going on about what might happen if the Republicans take back the House and — this is an even bigger if — the Senate in November.

Early in December — almost a full year away from the midterms — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy talked about a little quid pro quo with the Democrats when it comes to committee assignments. McCarthy was way out over his skis on that one, seeming to presume that he would be Speaker with the remarks.

Yesterday, Matt wrote about some interesting remarks that Newt Gingrich made:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says that the January 6 Select Committee has broken several laws, and its members could face jail time should the GOP take back Congress in November.

“You’re gonna have a Republican majority in the House, a Republican majority in the Senate. And all these people who’ve been so tough and so mean and so nasty are going to be delivered subpoenas for every document, every conversation, every tweet, every email,” Gingrich told Maria Bartiromo on her Fox News show on Sunday.

Gingrich accused the committee of “running over the law” and “pursuing innocent people” without justification.

“It’s basically a lynch mob,” Gingrich said.

I would like nothing better than to see every member of that kangaroo court committee rounded up and sent to wherever it is the United States would use as a gulag (I nominate Sacramento, Calif.) and left there to rot for having subjected the country their pathetic diaper-filling tantrum. If it were possible, there are a few thousand dominoes that have to fall in the sequence before that one gets toppled.

I’m not nearly as optimistic as many conservatives that the GOP’s chances to take back the Senate are good. Even if it does happen, the new “majority” will probably be as slim as the one the Democrats have now, and without the benefit of a vice president of the same party to be a tie-breaking vote.

My biggest worry about getting too caught up in Future Think is that it may induce complacency. Just because the Democrats really, really should lose an election doesn’t mean that they will. We’re all aware of their ability to adapt on the fly and play fast and loose with the law. They know they’re in trouble this year, so you can bet they are feverishly working to bend whatever rules they need to.

There is definitely a big prize that we should be using as motivation, but looking beyond that prize is fraught with danger. There’s plenty to focus on before we get there.

Everything Isn’t Awful

PJ Media

VodkaPundit. War for Ukraine? Eastern Europe May Receive 1,000s of U.S. Troops

MELTDOWN: Biden Calls Fox Reporter a ‘Stupid Son of a B****’

The Radical Left is Showing Liberals and Conservatives That We Can Be Friends Again

He Don’t Lie: Eric Clapton Makes Quite the Statement About Vaxxed People

Burn down academia. Supreme Court Will Hear Racist College Admissions Cases Against Harvard, UNC

Cross-Border Trucking Firms Have Mixed Reactions to New Vax Mandate

Build Back Blexit? Black Voters Sour on Biden

VodkaPundit, Part Deux. Joe Biden: A Failing and Flailing President

School Staff Forces Child to Eat Waffles She Threw in the Trash

Bodies Are Stacking Up as Progressive Politicians Blame Everything but Themselves

Cruel ‘Bare Shelves Biden’ Policies Create Baby Formula Shortage

Florida Is so Red, Democrats Can’t Even Field Candidates in Some 2022 Races

#TrueStory. Trump Maxim Must Guide GOP Going Forward

Diplomats Ordered to Evacuate Ukraine, But Is the Order Premature?

Jail Time for J6 Committee Members? Gingrich Says It Could Happen

Prager. Why the Masked and the Unmasked Have Disdain for Each Other

Townhall Mothership

Customs and Border Protection Finally Release December’s Southern Border Encounters Data

Wait, Google is creepy?!? Google Sued by Several State Attorneys General Over ‘Deceptive’ Location Tracking

Joe Rogan Slams CNN: ‘People Know That They’re Full of S***’

I’m listening…Donald Trump For Speaker Of The House

Driven to Hysterics: Professor Suggests Anti-Maskers Should Be Hit by Drunk Drivers

LOL OK. Disregarding Audience Apathy, CNN Decides Jim Acosta Lectures in Prime Time Will Be a Big Hit

The Left Starts to Panic as ‘Election Deniers’ Begin to Dominate Critical Secretary of State Contests

Surge in gun ownership bad for gun control

Cam&Co. Stalking victim: you are your own first responder

Data shows there’s more diversity at a gun range than a university faculty lounge

Seattle: Deranged homeless man live-tweets his second ‘hostage taking’ attempt in 6 months

Ninth Circuit judge rebukes court: I’ll write your en-banc bad take on the Second Amendment for you

Resistance hero Michael Avenatti goes on trial for stealing $300,000 from Stormy Daniels

Peter Doocy tells Sean Hannity what Biden said to him during phone call after ‘stupid son of a b*tch’ insult

Media Matters deputy director of rapid response seems upset Peter Doocy and Jesse Watters don’t seem upset

I won’t miss Neil. Neil Young says that Spotify can have his music or Joe Rogan’s podcast, but not both

VIP

VodkaPundit, Part Trois. Ranking the Bond Movies: Part 003 (Neither Shaken Nor Stirred)

White House Admits Connection Between Defunding Police and Rise in Crime

Biden Brings Back Obama-Era Secret Iran Deals

GOLD Schlichter: The Looming Ukraine Disaster

Around the Interwebz

Hippos can recognise their friends’ voices

Steam Deck will get the trippiest cloud-save functionality we’ve ever seen 

NASA’s revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope reaches final orbit in space

Why the World Has Gone Wild for Wordle, According to a Philosophy Professor

Smells Like Onion

The Kruiser Kabana

Kabana Gallery

Kabana Comedy