New House Oversight Committee Chairman (R) James Comer seems to have some trouble when he plays the “Things That Don’t Belong” game, perhaps his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from Western Kentucky University did not sufficiently prepare him to differentiate between say, The Republic of Ukraine from the despotisms currently operating in Putin’s Russia and The People’s Republic in China, or the threat posed to our collective national security by a malignant, out of control narcissist hoarding and refusing to return hundreds of classified documents, and a law abiding executive who returned a few of the same the minute a few were found mixed with other docs in his think tank’s possession.
Now, far be it from a hayseed like me to make light of a pol for his rural roots, two of my favorites, Thomas Jefferson and Harry Truman began their respective journeys to the Presidency on the farm, although Harry had the moral upper hand on Jefferson in respect that he and his father had only mules yoked to the successful production of their crops…
But both of these agrarian avatars were also widely and deeply read in the classics, as well as benefiting from the grittier knowledge of seasons, animals and crops needed for the managing of their similar, though vastly different-in-scale, farming enterprises.
Something tells me that Rep. Jim Comer was not reading Homer and Plato in between plantings…
Below is Comer lumping in Ukraine with Russia and China while opining on the foreign policy chops of President Biden:
Countries that don’t support or fund Ukraine in this war: Russia (obviously), Iran, Syria, North Korea, Belarus. Countries or others who don’t want to fund Ukraine: Hungary and the GOP. Saying Ukraine is an adversary says it all. Nice friends you have there, republicans.
— Sammy (@FlankDrebin) January 11, 2023
I can only add that here that it seems to me that Comer is the one compromised, though typically confused, calling Russia an “adversary” while simultaneously spouting Putin’s talking points.
And here is Comer conflating the discovery and return of classified documents in Biden’s think tank with the year-long effort to recover many more from Trump’s roach motel (with some pertinent push back).
— Kaye (@kals55) January 11, 2023
Below Comer explains why we should write more tax laws that Trump can violate with seeming impunity…
Or maybe Donald Trump could stop committing tax fraud and obey the tax laws that are already on the books?! Some accountability from his own party would be nice too. pic.twitter.com/ok9IKyDoyn
— Christopher Webb (@cwebbonline) January 8, 2023
Comer’s own Twitter feed provides a wealth of wing-nuttery:
Presented Sean Hannity with a #KY1 signed bottle of Casey Jones Distillery Moonshine from Hopkinsville.
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail extends beyond Central Kentucky though Southern and West KY.@CaseysCut pic.twitter.com/IfMa6viwR2
— James Comer (@JamesComer) January 11, 2023
Yeah, just what Hannity needs.
🚨Dems spent trillions & ignited historic inflation.
🚨Dems formed dystopian disinformation boards to police Americans online.
🚨Why has @POTUS, who has reportedly kept classified materials in an unsecure location, never faced a raid?
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) January 10, 2023
Comer on Hunter’s lap top (and an appropriate response).
— James Comer (@JamesComer) January 9, 2023
Imagine this headline:
"BREAKING: James Comer jumps right on Hunter Biden's dick pics."
Factual. Would get clicks.
Treats Comer with all the seriousness he deserves.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) January 11, 2023
Here’s a good one:
With a House Republican majority, the unchecked and destructive path paved by the Biden administration is coming to an end.
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) January 8, 2023
Yes, yes, Comer but who is going to hold you accountable??
The Republicans just keep sending their best.