Oct 28 2023
06:54 am

The U.S. Rep. from Louisiana, Republican, is now the Speaker of the House. He appears to be the soft spoken version of U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan from Ohio, Republican.

We're lucky we have a Democrat in the White House and a Democratic majority in the Senate. Otherwise, we might be in big trouble. Can we win the White House and Senate in 2024? We can only hope. Can we win the House in 2024? Who know, but it would be great.

Some of Johnson's reported positions I have gathered around the web.

* Has a 92% vote smart from the NRA?
* Blamed school shooting on abortion and teaching evolution?
* Supports a national abortion ban?
* Suggested abortion takes away able bodied workers?
* Supports a nationwide don't say gay bill?
* Spoken out on banning marriage equality?
* Key architect to keep Trump in power after Trump lost the 2020 election?
* Wants to reduce benefits in the Affordable Care Act, if can't make it go away?
* Wants to reduce Medicaid Expansion and eventually make it go away?

bizgrrl's picture

From the Washington

From the Washington Post.

Johnson said,

“The end of the day, it’s, the problem is the human heart. It’s not guns. It’s not the weapons. At the end of the day, we have to protect the right of the citizens to protect themselves, and that’s the Second Amendment.”

fischbobber's picture


The solution is for bowling alleys to hand you a gun when you rent your bowling shoes? The guy's unhinged.

Treehouse's picture


It's certainly a problem with his human heart. But not sure he has one.

bizgrrl's picture

From ABC News, Speaker Maga

From ABC News,

Speaker Maga man Johnson,

"I believe that Scripture, the Bible is very clear, that God is the one who raises up those with authority. He raised up each of you. All of us. And I believe that God has ordained and allowed each one of us to be brought here for this specific time," Johnson said after his election."

"Johnson has indicated he does not believe in the separation of church and state spelled out in the First Amendment's establishment clause: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.""

"In 2015, he told a reporter that cultural views on abortion have contributed to school shootings."

"Many women use abortion as a form of birth control, you know, in certain segments of society, and it's just shocking and sad, but this is where we are. When you break up the nuclear family, when you tell a generation of people that life has no value, no meaning, that it's expendable, then you do wind up with school shooters," reporter Irin Carmon wrote in New York Magazine."
"In comments from more than 15 years ago, long before he became a lawmaker and while acting as an attorney and spokesman for the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), a Christian advocacy group, Johnson described homosexuals as "sinful" and "destructive" and argued support for homosexuality could lead to support for pedophilia. He also authored op-eds that argued for criminalizing gay sex."

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From the New York

From the New York Times.

Speaker Maga man Johnson,

"His colleagues celebrated his candidacy by circulating an image of him on bended knee praying for divine guidance with other lawmakers on the House floor."
"He refers to the Declaration of Independence as a “creed” and describes it as a “religious statement of faith.” He believes that his generation has been wrongly convinced that a separation of church and state was outlined in the Constitution."

It goes on and on. Hardly to believe someone like Johnson is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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House Speaker Mike Johnson’s

House Speaker Mike Johnson’s wife, Kelly, took down the website for her company, Onward Christian Counseling Services, a day after HuffPost pointed to documents on the site that compared homosexuality to bestiality and incest.

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From the New York Times,

From the New York Times,

“The thing about Donald Trump is that he lacks the character and the moral center we desperately need again in the White House,” Mr. Johnson wrote in a lengthy post on Facebook on Aug. 7, 2015

In a lengthy statement to The New York Times on Monday night, Mr. Johnson said his comments were made before he personally knew Mr. Trump, and attributed them to the fact that “his style was very different than mine.”
In 2015, Mr. Johnson, who would announce his first run for Congress the next year, wrote that he was horrified as he watched Mr. Trump’s debate performance with his wife and children.

“What bothered me most was watching the face of my exceptional 10 yr old son, Jack, at one point when he looked over at me with a sort of confused disappointment, as the leader of all polls boasted about calling a woman a ‘fat pig.’”

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