I read with discouragement that Trump signed the $2,200,000,000,000 “Your Politician CARES About You Reelecting Him In Six Months” Act. It’s loaded with so much pork that Trump and Pelosi cooperated on it!
But then I saw a little side comment… about a no-name Representative from Kentucky who nearly derailed the bill single-handedly, and possibly killed his career trying to stop this monetary atrocity.
Who was that masked man?
Thomas Massie. Knowing he’s a politician, what strikes me first about his face is that the skin color is patchy. That’s the skin of a man who 1. gets a lot of outdoors sun and 2. is not obsessed with his appearance. Two facts making him very unlike the average politician. Bonus for not having thick-framed Problem Glasses.
A narrow nose suggests a lack of social energy. Lots of right angles to his face on top of the rest of my observations makes me peg him as a high-functioning nerd.
Sourced from his political homepage. This pic is not going to age well and you’ll read why in a minute. Notice he was amateur enough at having his picture taken for glasses-glare to ruin this otherwise plaque-worthy photo… and uncaring enough to publicly post it regardless. Yep, he’s got to be a nerd.
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie entered Congress in November 2012 after serving as Lewis County Judge Executive. He represents Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District which stretches across Northern Kentucky and 280 miles of the Ohio River.
U.S. Representative Massie attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
During school, he invented a technology that enabled people to interact with computers using their sense of touch, and leveraged that technology to found SensAble Technologies, Inc., which raised over $32 million of venture capital, created 70 jobs, and obtained 29 patents. The hardware and software he developed is now used to design automobiles, jewelry, shoes, dental prosthetics, and even reconstructive implants for wounded soldiers.
In Congress, Thomas serves on two committees: the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and the Committee on Oversight and Reform. The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure has jurisdiction over roads, bridges, mass transit, railroads, aviation, maritime and waterborne transit. Thomas’s selection to the Oversight and Reform Committee puts him in a position to hold the federal government accountable to taxpayers.
A humble posting until Chinavirus hit.
Thomas lives on a cattle farm in Kentucky with his wife and high school sweetheart, Rhonda, and their four children. He’s honored to be able to serve the citizens of Kentucky’s 4th District.
A nerd who managed to breed. Some guys have all the luck.
“Weapons bans and gun-free zones are unconstitutional. In speeches, legislation, and through my votes in Congress I continuously make the point that gun-free zones make law-abiding citizens less safe.
“I support President Trump’s efforts to stop illegal immigration and voted to fund the wall for the full amount requested by the President.”
“The Government has no right to be snooping without a warrant through your digital records and communications any more than they do through your filing cabinet at home. I’ve also sought to protect American technology companies from being forced to create “backdoors” or introduce vulnerabilities to their security systems.”
Better! He’s going a bit further than the usual talking points AND he notices the Deep State!
“Congress has recklessly given up its Constitutionally delegated “power of the purse.” I’ve urged Speakers Boehner, Ryan, and Pelosi to return to regular order, and I have voted against every single one of their Omnibus funding bills they have passed.”
That’s not even a talking point. Calling out how Congress shirks its Constitutional responsibilities is going off the plantation of Business As Usual!
Dear God, please clone Massie. But maybe that’s why You gave him a young wife?
I enthusiastically supported and voted for President Trump in 2016, I have vigorously defended him against the impeachment sham, and I will be working to re-elect him in 2020 as an Honorary State Chair of the 2020 Kentucky Trump Victory team.
Um, about that…
Donald Trump: Throw Thomas Massie out of Republican Party
By Charlie Spiering, 27 March 2020
President Donald Trump berated Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) on Friday, demanding the Republicans throw him out of the party for obstructing the massive coronavirus rescue package.
[From Trumps’s Twitter account on 27 March]
“Looks like a third rate Grandstander named @RepThomasMassie, a Congressman from, unfortunately, a truly GREAT State, Kentucky, wants to vote against the new Save Our Workers Bill in Congress. He just wants the publicity. He can’t stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous & costly. Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive. Virus wasn’t their fault. It is “HELL” dealing with the Dems, had to give up some stupid things in order to get the “big picture” done. 90% GREAT! WIN BACK HOUSE, but throw Massie out of Republican Party!”
Oh, yes, however could we benighted Dirt People survive without our Ivory Tower leaders ruling us from Moscow for their own benefit?
“By empowering the Radical Left Democrats, do nothing Kentucky politician @RepThomasMassie is making their War on the 2nd Amendment more and more difficult to win (But don’t worry, we will win anyway!). He is a disaster for America, and for the Great State of Kentucky!”
Yes, please. Do nothing. In the hard calculus of survival, letting the elderly take the bad end of an Act of God originating in their Most Favored Nation would have been a much better fate for America than mortgaging the future of everybody but the elderly in America.
Doing nothing is exactly what Congress, and President Trump, should have done after not caring to take any preventative measures. Chinavirus isn’t hemorrhagic fever or drug-resistant Bubonic Plague. Everybody sane who watched America’s industrial muscle get siphoned off to the Third World saw this plague coming from upwards of fifty years ago. We just didn’t know which plague it would be. Turned out to be Bat Chink Soup.
Calling Massie a Do-Nothing because he refused to support a cosmically unbalanced overreaction to a minor national crisis is high praise to Massie. Few politicians are so worthy… even fewer want to be.
Massie is expected to force a roll call vote in Congress on the $2 trillion emergency funding bill, requiring members of Congress to rush back to Washington instead of passing the bill unanimously by a voice vote.
In a voice vote, no names go on the official record as supporting or rejecting the bill. The cowards in the House didn’t want to leave fingerprints on their crime… not that a unanimous voice vote gives them much wiggle room.
If Massie demands a quorum, 216 members of Congress are needed to return to Washington to pass the bill.
The Kentucky congressman shared an image of text from the Constitution on Thursday, suggesting that he would demand a quorum.
It appears that Massie believes that members of Congress should be required to record a vote on one of the biggest spending bills in the history of the country.
Makes sense to me, when passing one single bill will double the government’s annual budget. Especially when we didn’t have $2.2T sitting around for a rainy day.
But Trump described him as a “disaster for America” for holding up the vote.
It’s not like Trump to be so nervous about delivering on the pork. His (((allies))) must have been yanking hard on his leash.
Massie also reportedly called the White House on Friday morning to discuss his position but it is unclear whether they spoke.
The associated link was dead; happens a lot with articles that quote heavily from social media. Whoever said “the Internet never forgets” was not a well-connected Congressman. But seeing as Massie didn’t convince Trump of anything, it was probably a falling-out kind of conversation.
Massie isn’t the only man who was hopeful then disappointed by Trump’s Presidency.
Most members of the House of Representatives left town last week after passing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $150 billion spending bill to help fight the coronavirus.
Oops, that should have been “$2.4T sitting around for a rainy day”. And check back tomorrow for the revised revised figure!
The Washington political establishment was sharply critical of Massie’s threatened political stance.
“It is quite the statement of his character that Thomas Massie is legitimately threatening the health of his colleagues, many in their 60s or 70s even 80s, for a stunt on a bill he knows is going to pass,” wrote Brendan Buck on Twitter, a former aide for Speaker John Boehner and Speaker Paul Ryan. “I hope no one forgets what he’s done here.”
“Risk of infection and risk of legislation being delayed. Disgraceful. Irresponsible,” wrote an angry Rep. Peter King on Friday morning.
Full tweet: “Heading to Washington to vote on pandemic legislation. Because of one Member of Congress refusing to allow emergency action entire Congress must be called back to vote in House. Risk of infection and risk of legislation being delayed. Disgraceful. Irresponsible.”
Nothing, but nothing scares a Real American like the government taking emergency action. Massie is Good People.
An early response to the full tweet: “I’m an essential teacher who has to go to work today. So if I can do it, you Ivory Tower occupants can do it. My son is still working, my husband is still working, my brothers, sisters-in-law, my dad, my cousins, my friends are still working in harms way, so do you job.” Barbie has more courage than Rep. King!
Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told reporters she would probably not demand a recorded vote on the stimulus
”There’s just a lot of members whose lives are at risk right now,” she said.
Yeah, at risk of missing out on the biggest barrel of free bacon since the previous bank bailout in 2010.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry called Massie an “asshole.”
“Congressman Massie has tested positive for being an asshole,” he wrote on Twitter. “He must be quarantined to prevent the spread of his massive stupidity. He’s given new meaning to the term #Masshole.”
Again, let’s hear the whole tweet:
“Breaking news: Congressman Massie has tested positive for being an asshole. He must be quarantined to prevent the spread of his massive stupidity. He’s given new meaning to the term #Masshole. (Finally, something the president and I can agree on!)”
Left and Right both hated, HATED Massie for blocking their reelection gravy train. They’re all the same, they’re all parasites at heart. Some don’t want to kill the host, is all.
Except for Massie. Thank you, Tom!
‘Frankly, he should resign.’ NKY congressman Massie’s coronavirus comments receive backlash from primary challengers
By Julia Fair, 16 March 2020
Northern Kentucky U.S. congressman Thomas Massie blasted novel coronavirus precautions taken by governments on his social media platforms this week.
His posts from Facebook and Twitter knocked the cautionary steps governments took to slow the spread of the pandemic. He called for the private sector to solve testing issues, said eliminating dine-in options at restaurants would “lead to worse public health outcomes than if they had remained open,” and was one of the 17 Republicans who didn’t vote on the Coronavirus Relief Bill.
“When this is over, I fear FDR’s internment of Japanese-Americans is going to look like a ‘light touch.'” he wrote on Facebook Monday morning. President Trump announced at a press conference later in the afternoon that people should avoid crowds larger than 10 people.
The candidates who want to unseat Massie denounced his comments as the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Kentucky rose to a total to 25, as of Monday evening.
25 Cases and zero deaths is clearly a pandemic! And Julia, it’s CHINAvirus not “novel coronavirus”. We see you kowtowing to Beijing.
Todd McMurtry, a Republican running against Massie in the rescheduled June 23 primary election, called his actions “shameful,” in a statement sent to The Enquirer and added “Frankly, he should resign.”
A Harvard-educated trial attorney. Not my people.
“I stand by all of my social media posts,” Massie told The Enquirer.
Massie said McMurtry’s comment was “laughable,” defended his comments and pointed to the thousands of likes and shares the posts got as a sign that they were well received.
Yes! Exactly! Stand your ground and don’t apologize to the anklebiters!
McMurtry said Massie’s posts weren’t appropriate for a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He brags about his ‘sass,’ calling himself ‘Sassy Massie,’ but these times and our current needs demand someone who is serious,” McMurtry said. “What we need from our representative is competence and hard work.
And trillions of free dollars!
“Massie has failed us. It’s time for a change.”
The two Democrats vying for the Democratic party nomination for the congressional seat, Alexandra Owesnby and Shannon Fabert, also criticized Massie.
“I’m Dr. Alexandra Owensby. I’m running for US Congress against Thomas Massie in Kentucky District 4. As a single mom and a nurse, I will fight to make sure we get affordable healthcare and fight for rights of the middle and working classes! Get on Board!” -from her Twitter
A nurse, not a doctor. Her degree is “Doctor of Nursing Practice”. As a single mom, she’s a worthless piece of skank-ho shit.
Heavy makeup and borderline sampan eyes.
Shannon Fabert likes to keep a close eye on Northern Kentucky politics. She’s watched the election cycles heat up and cool down, observed candidates and took notes. This time she decided it was time to stop observing campaign herself. Fabert, 41, of Burlington, threw herself into the Democratic primary for the 4th Congressional District to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Thomas Massie. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. “Congress belongs to the people and I think we need representation that looks and feels like us,” Fabert told The Enquirer.
Hmm, she doesn’t look brown or black. That heavy makeup at work? Massie looks like me and has a background like mine, so that must be why I like him so much. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with him taking his oath of office seriously enough that this feral bitch has a chance to unseat him because Kentucky’s parasites want
my their money.
Fabert, a newcomer to politics, described herself as a moderate with a few progressive ideas.
She’s a hardline Marxist but still wants a man to fight her battles.
Her background is rooted in business consulting, which included a stint at Jack Casino when it was named Horseshoe Casino.
A hooker with a heart of gold?
Fabert will face Democratic candidate Alexandra Owensby of Fort Thomas in the May primary election. Both woman want to unseat conservative Massie who has represented the district for seven years. The district covers Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Pendleton and Gallatin, stretching into into 15 more counties. Previous Democrats haven’t gotten close to beating Massie. In 2018, Democratic candidate Seth Hall got about 34% of the vote when he ran against Massie. Fabert grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. Her work brought her to Pennsylvania until she and her husband moved to Northern Kentucky 10 years ago. The Burlington residents like to play golf and typically cook meals at home with their 9-year-old Old English Sheepdog, Hines. When they do […]
End segue. That background doesn’t sound right. It’s a two-working-parent household that typically cooks meals at home?
Born in San Francisco, California, I moved around with my parents to various states in the South until they settled in Memphis when I was nine.
Aha! A lot of fat, woke wimminz in politics with kitchen-bitch husbands come from my Commiefornia.
Growing up in my house, I’ve always been politically aware with a uniquely inclusive perspective. I am the child of an immigrant and veteran who as a child was thrust into the Civil Rights Movement. I grew up with stories of activism as a family history.
Translation: ghetto rat. Hmm, she does look like London Breed.
I grew up believing that our best leaders worked hard and respectfully to represent all of their constituents, not just the ones that voted for them nor for special interests.
That’s how stupid she is. She “grew up believing that our best leaders worked hard and respectfully to represent all of their constituents”. As opposed to actual acts of leadership and stewardship, like Massie.
“I believed that these elected officials rose up from humble beginnings with altruistic intentions.”
She has retarded levels of stupid.
I don’t mind that the effort to delay or derail the bill failed. Massie tried hard enough that he might lose reelection as a direct result. Every saint of Christ understands what it’s like to suffer for doing good.
You did right by America, Representative Massie!