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Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor
From this vantage point, the Swamp seems to be getting larger

February 19, 2023 --

LPR has sent this cri de coeur to internet editors, writers, members of congress, And, here, calls your attention to political reality in our capital.


When I saw this article yesterday, googling Cheney's successor on learning she was on the Jordan subcommittee, I was elated at first. Finally, a GOP member of the House who fights (as Lincoln said of Grant) not looks for middle ground.

Then I learned the name of the Jordan subcommittee -- carefully worded to avoid comparison with the HCUA of the mid-20th century. The name, however, is a horror -- something like the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Giovernment,

For all we know, a panel with this kind of name could be a select subcommittee for disarmament, for all we know. What woul have have so wrong with: the select subcommittee on Anti-American practices by the Federal Government. Wasn't that, essentially, the problem with Pelosi's hyper-partisan panel for political persecution?

Shouldn't the new House Judiciary subcommittee target the detritus that isssued from the yaw of the Pelosi rogue panel, along with the new oppressors in the executive branch?

And wouldn't Jordan have signaled that a new day has indeed dawned in the House had he named Rep. Hageman as chair of the "Select Subcommittee on Anti-American Practices by the Federal Government?" Instead, he claims the important chair subcommittee for himself, on top of his post as chair of the full Judiciary committee.

A stalwart House majority might have stiffened the backs of a U.S. Judiciary that, alas, has accepted the baton from Pelosi's kangaroo panel, and, indeed, as Julie Kelly shows, is running with that baton, indeed.

The future that I see has the totalitarians rubbing hands in glee at hamstringing the atrociously named new subcommittee, a continued line of patriots sent to dungeons under the control of the Bureau of Prisons - and a puzzled Rep. Hageman asking Jim Jordan, "Just where do I go to fight off the enemies of American democracy?