Republican Congressmen Urge Censure for AOC, Over Her Ridiculous, Violence-Inciting Claim That Ted Cruz Tried to "Murder" Her;
Congressional Staffer Snowflakes Bleat About the "Trauma" They Experienced, Watching the Capitol Hill Riot on TV
It was just a few years ago that a deranged leftist, incited by hot chatter from Rachel Maddow, attempted to execute seven Republicans at a baseball field.
Deranged mentally-retarded tart Alexandria Donkey-Chompers is now essentially painting a Steve Scalise type target on Ted Cruz's back, implicitly asking her own deranged followers to avenge her attempted murder.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday accused Sen. Ted Cruz of almost having her murdered. Really.
She was responding to a two-word tweet from Cruz agreeing with her about the need for a congressional hearing about the recent stock market insanity. "Happy to work w/almost any other GOP that arenít trying to get me killed," she wrote, presumably with a straight face, before calling on Cruz to resign.
In fact, Cruz did not try to have AOC murdered. What he did do was formally object to the certification of the Electoral College vote in a more or less ceremonial joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, the same day an angry mob forced its way into the U.S. Capitol.
[M]oving the linguistic goalposts the way AOC and Pelosi and others on the left routinely do is dangerous. This isnít just some Twitter dunk-fest. Manipulating language to impute guilt or wrongdoing to people or groups merely because theyíre your political opponents is a recipe for escalating civil strife.
Mike Lee and Chip Roy are urging a censure of this deranged little drama-queen attention-whore snowflake.
"It has come to my attention that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent out a tweet a few hours ago in which she accused one of our colleagues -- twice -- of attempted murder," Lee wrote in a letter to the Senate obtained by The Federalist. "I believe that, as a conference, we should immediately and publicly call on her to retract her statement and apologize. If she refuses to do so -- and perhaps even if she doesn't -- I think she should be admonished or censured by the House."
Neither of these guys mention the shooting of Steve Scalise. They should.
Speaking of deranged little drama-queen attention-whore snowflakes: This article by the leftwing Roll Call rag is everything.
Insurrection aftermath: Staffers struggle with trauma, guilt and fear
'You all had it coming,' callers tell congressional aides still reliving the day in their minds
They replay the day in their minds, hear threats when they pick up the phone, and try to keep doing their jobs. Congressional staffers are still struggling in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, whether they hid from the violent mob in their workplace or watched in terror from home.
Spoiler: It's mostly "watched from home."
Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed the ongoing toll last week, when she told reporters that she attended a session on trauma hosted by the Office of the Attending Physician and Office of Employee Assistance. The items stolen from her office and the glass and furniture broken at the Capitol were simply violations of property, she said, even if they signaled a larger threat to democracy.
If I can quote the Democrats from March through like fifteen days ago:
"It's just property. It's insured."
"I respect the speaker's office and the accoutrement of history that is there. But I'm more concerned about the damage that they did to our staff, to our colleagues in the Congress, to the custodial staff," she said. "That is damage. That is damage that must be addressed."
No staff was in fact "damaged."
They mean "Mental damage."
More than a dozen congressional aides and workers within the legislative branch spoke to CQ Roll Call about the anguish of the past few weeks, most requesting that their names not be used so they could candidly describe their own mental health and the resources provided by their employers.
Now, most of the congressional staffers were not in the Capitol-- they've been working from home for months, due to covid.
But guess what? They say they were still "traumatized" by the danger that was not in fact approaching them.
They were mentally scarred by the non-threats.
The hallways have been relatively empty for months, as the small city that is the Capitol complex adapted to the coronavirus...
But staffers who worked from home on Jan. 6 say they are traumatized too, describing feelings of guilt and helplessness.
Another staffer who was teleworking on Jan. 6 said she is having a hard time, and being remote is making it even harder. Two days after the attack, she got on a long-planned video call with two staffers from other offices and finally shared some communal grief.
People who were not in the Capitol are getting on Zoom calls with other people who were not in the Capitol and having flashbacks to events they did not witness and danger they were not in.
"There's a lot of stress and anger going on," Connolly said. "We're validating feelings, whatever they are."
"Interestingly, the people I think who were struggling the most are the people who physically were not here," he said.
That is interesting. Mental illness is interesting.*
One Senate legislative staffer focused on health care has felt an extra burden of providing resources to her peers, simply because she has relationships with mental health organizations.
Wait, she is a fucking office flunky who talks with mental health organizations
, so now she's a fucking honorary psychiatrist?
When the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention emailed her some resources, she hit "forward" to send them along to her colleagues.
Holy shit, she hit "forward" on an email. What a legend. Is it too early to give her the Congressional Medal of Honor? Do they have a specific category for Email-Forwards Above and Beyond the Call of Duty?
Back to whining about the mental trauma not suffered by staffers who were not present and therefore not menaced. But they're getting Mean Phone Calls from alleged Trump Supporters, about having "deserved" what did not in fact happen to them:
Often, it falls on junior aides like staff assistants to field the calls and voicemails coming into an office. In pre-pandemic times, more experienced staff might overhear them getting slammed and give them a break or coach them through dealing with the aggression. But COVID-19 remote work has weakened some of those backstops.
"These are 20-somethings sitting alone in their apartment fielding these calls," said the House Democratic aide. "Obviously, really abhorrent and demoralizing stuff for staff who have already been through a lot."
Minorities, women hardest hit, as usual:
Black staffers, many of whom marched to promote protecting Black lives against police brutality, watched as a diminished Capitol Police presence was overtaken by the overwhelmingly white horde, in some cases opening doors and taking selfies with insurrectionists inside the building.
"I'm not sure I can say I've truly been able to 'cope' with these events, but in this time I have prioritized self-care and allowing myself to feel the feelings I have instead of pushing them out of my mind," one Black staffer told CQ Roll Call.
Self-care, because they witnessed a white person taking a selfie. On TV.
I wonder how the citizens of cities besieged by antifa and BLM for a fucking year feel.
Oh well, who cares about them. They're mostly white.
Garbage-people beneath contempt.
They have now done more reports on the "mental harm" experienced by Congressional staffers watching MSNBC from home than on the actual bullet wounds of the seven Congressmen shot by the Maddow-inspired leftwing assassin James Hodgkinson.
The nation is doomed, and it deserves its doom. A weak, stupid, evil people will not prosper. They have not prospered in the past. They will not prosper now.
* I said that as a joke. Mental illness is not interesting. It is extremely boring. Mentally illness comes in a few major types and otherwise it's all the same. These snowflakes who have "mental illness" as their chief personality trait are all barely-sentient ruminant robots.
Posted by: Ace
at 01:57 PM