Perhaps she is looking to be insta-famous. Maybe she wants to scream “Victim!” when a Trump supporter responds to her. In either case, Michigan State Representative Cynthia Johnson (D) put this video on the internet. In it, she warns “Trumpers” to “be careful” and “walk lightly.” She then says, “We ain’t playing with you. “Enough of your shenanigans.” It is not clear if “we” refers to her and the other voices in her head or what “shenanigans” are frustrating her.
She then encourages “soldiers” to make them (Trump supporters) “pay.” Listen:
Remember that bizarre rep in MI that was acting like a 3 year old intimidating witnesses?
Here she is threatening Trump supporters and what appears issuing a dog whistle to someone to go after them
This is rep @Rep_CAJohnson
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) December 9, 2020
Best I can tell she wants people to pay for supporting a president who accomplished the following:
- The first moves towards peace in the Middle East in decades
- Successful deterrence of our enemies with no new wars
- The first real wage gains for the lowest 50% of wage earners in decades
- Elimination of the ISIS caliphate, reducing the threat of terrorism here and abroad
- Energy independence, leading to lower energy prices for all, which benefits low-income citizens the most
- Record-low unemployment pre-pandemic across the board
- Reduction of carbon emissions ahead of goals through increasing the supply of natural gas
- A rapid economic recovery post-pandemic for states not run by lunatics like Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
If she’s miserable in Michigan, she should blame her sparkly governor for her draconian management of the pandemic. And, of course, Johnson is not the only nutcase from Michigan. That is the state that also gave us Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who has acted like a fool on camera more than once.
Johnson is far from not the only insane person in the Democrat Party in the post-Trump era. A former Obama staff member actually started a list and called it the Trump Accountability Project. Their goal was to ensure Trump’s staff and high-profile supporters do not find work. Their now-deleted website and tweets might be an indication of how well it went for them.
“Conservative” Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin had her own thoughts, and of course, they involved a list. Note, there are more than 43,000 demented people who liked the idea:
Any R now promoting rejection of an election or calling to not to follow the will of voters or making baseless allegations of fraud should never serve in office, join a corporate board, find a faculty position or be accepted into "polite" society. We have a list.
— Jennifer 'the election is over' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 6, 2020
Not to be outdone, Representative Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez jumped on the idea:
Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 6, 2020
Jake Tapper piled on, warning that those who supported Trump’s legal challenges might impugn their character with future employers. Then his whole network piled on, making a list of Trump administration officials who had the temerity to hold out on congratulating Joe Biden. They were even nice enough to make it alphabetical:
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) November 10, 2020
So, while the Democrats ponder why they lost so many races in the House and the corporate media wonders why no one listens to them, they may want to engage in some self-reflection. Their behavior is un-American, authoritarian, and does not resonate with the 67% of Americans exhausted by the bickering.
Presumed president-elect Biden may also want to reflect on his unity pledge. Because until he has a Sister Souljah moment with these Trump-deranged loons and tells them to zip it, unity around anything is not an option.
UPDATE: It appears Johnson’s colleagues were not amused by her shenanigans. Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield and Speaker-elect Jason Wentworth issued a joint statement announcing that based on her comments, Johnson has been stripped of her committee assignments and further disciplinary action may be considered following an investigation.
Threats to Democrats or Republicans are unacceptable and un-American. They’re even more unbecoming of an elected official. Rep. CA Johnson has been stripped of her committees and we’re looking into further disciplinary action as the proper authorities conduct their investigation. pic.twitter.com/Y5lTqqmEVI
— Lee Chatfield (@LeeChatfield) December 9, 2020