(ThyBlackMan.com) Many are rejoicing that Republicans lastly acquired round to electing a speaker, thus breaking the logjam that started when Trump acolyte Matt Goetz (R-FL) launched laws to eradicate Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). In deciding on Louisiana’s Mike Johnson, Republicans selected a self-avowed “evangelical Southern Christian” (learn racist segregationist) who’s anti-choice, anti-gay rights (and marriage), and anti-education. Johnson is an affable segregationist who has made few enemies in his scant 4 phrases in Congress.
The media retains describing him as “unknown.” Nonetheless, whereas he’s a Congressman who doesn’t stand out in a crowd, he’s hardly unknown to the Republican internal circle who adopted his lead when he opposed counting the electoral votes that selected President Joe Biden. Home Republicans didn’t simply vote for an affable unknown; they voted for a segregationist election denier who’s in shut contact with the previous President. So, those that say they need a post-Trump Republican Occasion usually are not telling the reality. These Republicans need a Home speaker who’s Trump with out the vitriol however a segregationist nonetheless. They’re so desirous to have this election denier at their helm as a result of a lot of them are closet election deniers. And in embracing this election denier, they’re rejecting the Structure and the position of regulation in our politics.
They need to win at any value, even when it implies that they embrace segregation. I’m not shocked! These are the individuals who need to return to the “good previous days” when Black individuals stayed in our place, girls remained within the kitchen, homosexual of us had been invisible, and abortion was extraordinary. Are there any average Republicans? Are there any unafraid of the despotic former President?
Congressman Johnson’s profession has been marked by his assertive willingness to remove the rights of others, all finished with the smile that contributes to his status for friendliness. So, he would impose a nationwide ban on abortion. He would disallow homosexual individuals from having intercourse in their very own houses. He describes homosexual marriage as “deviant,” however he does it with a smile. He doesn’t elevate his voice or shake his fist. He merely works to remove different individuals’s rights.
Johnson’s views on girls and abortion are particularly troubling. He says girls must have extra youngsters, and outlawing abortion will make that occur. For him, I suppose, girls are nothing greater than breed cows designed to populate the labor power whether or not we need to or not. He adheres to the “nice substitute concept” that Democrats are encouraging immigration to interchange “American” voters with immigrants. He has referred to nonexistent “open borders” in his speeches, following the Trump playbook of inciting resistance in opposition to immigrant individuals.
Johnson has by no means been a fiery rhetorician. For essentially the most half, he stays behind the scenes. And he is aware of that, as a speaker, he can’t spout off extremist positions. So, when requested about marriage equality, Mike Johnson says it’s the regulation of the land, and he’ll do nothing to try to reverse it. Roe v. Wade was additionally the regulation of the land. Then got here Dobbs, with the three most up-to-date Supreme Court docket Justices – Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Comey-Barrett all swore below oath that they might “uphold the regulation of the land” and wouldn’t nullify Roe. However they did it within the Dobbs case once they acquired a gap. I can’t be shocked if, given new Congressional conservative management, they assist the identical factor on this Supreme Court docket.
There are a lot of regressive legislative prospects on the desk for a segregationist like Mike Johnson. He has already indicated that he’ll proceed with a Biden impeachment inquiry. He’s more likely to assist something that undermines affirmative motion each in greater training and within the office, with the encouragement of deep pockets racists. Alarmingly, Johnson has been described by Alex Johnson, Govt Director of Social Safety Works, as “an enemy of Social Safety.” If the Home Speaker had his method, he would elevate the retirement age, decrease the price of dwelling will increase, and privatize Social Safety. And Republican legislators would probably associate with it, though they symbolize Social Safety recipients, to embrace a Trump-driven segregationist agenda.
End story right here; (GOP) Republican Occasion: A Segregationist In The Home.