Cori Bush isn’t free; she costs taxpayers $174K a year

Cori Bush isn’t free; she costs taxpayers $174K a year

Imagine being a duly elected Congresswoman in the United States House of Representatives and spending Independence Day bitching that you aren’t free. That’s what Cori Bush (BLM-MO) did over the weekend.

How was your holiday weekend?

I’m guessing you had a better time than Cori Bush.

Now, on the one hand, Cori Bush isn’t entirely wrong. Trust me. This chick isn’t slaving away in the halls of Congress for free. We taxpayers are on the hook for her salary, benefits, not to mention the inevitable pension she’ll receive when she mercifully leaves office.

On the other hand, Cori Bush is full of crap.

Cori is free to earn a living, free to own a home, free to run for Congress, and free to run off at the mouth about things that are historically ignorant.

“This land is stolen land.”


It isn’t like looting a Target during a Black Lives Matter riot, you know.

Come to think on it, given Cori’s affinity for BLM you’d think “stealing” wouldn’t bother her so much.

Every sliver of land on this orbiting globe was conquered. Sometimes lands were conquered, then conquered again, then conquered again. From Europe to the Western Hemisphere to Asia to Africa — it is the history of the world. 

Native tribes in what we now call America conquered each other. But you don’t hear the Sioux bitching about the Lakota “stealing” their land. And you certainly don’t hear ignoramuses like Cori Bush demanding that the Lakota apologize to the Sioux for “stealing” their land.

My favorite quote from Buffy the Vampire slayer is Spike the Vampire’s take on “stolen” land.

I just can’t take this mamby-pamby
boo-hooing over the bloody Indians!

The preferred term is –

You won! All right? You came in
and you killed them and you took
their land. That’s what
conquering nations do! That’s
what Caesar did, and he’s not going
around saying “I came, I
conquered, I felt really bad about
it!” The history of the world is
not people making friends. You
had better weapons, you massacred
them, end of story!

Is there a single Englishman who clutches his pearls and cries that Great Britain is stolen land? I know I’ve said this before, but there aren’t Roman ruins in England because some Brit bought them on Ebay.

The British Isles got “stolen” by the Romans who couldn’t keep hold of it. Then the Saxons and Angles moved in. Then the Danes. Then the Normans.

The entire history of the world is one people conquering another.

The Macedonians, the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Mongols – world history is built on a foundation of conquest.

But for Cori Bush, history began ten minutes ago.

There is no 13th Amendment freeing the slaves.

There is no 14th Amendment granting to freed slaves equal rights and protections as every other citizen.

There is no 15th Amendment granting every citizen regardless of previous slavery the right to vote.

Nope. For Cori Bush it’s still the Antebellum South.

Actually, for Cori Bush it isn’t even Antebellum South. The Antebellum South is part of Planet Earth’s history and Cori Bush doesn’t live on Planet Earth.

She’s rejected the entirety of human history just so she can take a shit all over the United States of America on Independence Day.

Seriously, why on earth are we taxpayers forced to pay the salary of this deeply ignorant ingrate?

Well, mostly because we’ve no choice in the matter. We have to pay her salary whether we want to or not.

We have to toil at our jobs every day and fork over a portion to the government just so Cori Bush can live in luxury while whining about not being free.

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12 thoughts on “Cori Bush isn’t free; she costs taxpayers $174K a year

  • July 6, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Well done. Simply stating the obvious — every finite silver of land was conquered (some bits more contested than others) — adds a powerful perspective indeed. A perspective that VOTERS should be mindful of when the history of the world (as told by member of congress Bush) is so mangled into a political narrative that may not be true


  • July 6, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Who is “Cori Bush”? I cannot pay attention to ALL the ugly, Leftist freaks out there. BTW… my spell-checker has started to identify ‘potentially offensive words’. It’s gonna be busy with me at the keyboard. I keep thinking “OK, we’ve hit bottom” but then…
    My first Granddaughter arrived on July 4th. So, all is not bad. It just seems that way.

    • July 6, 2021 at 11:21 am

      Fairly certain in the very first sentence I said she is a duly elected Congresswoman in the United States House of Representatives. But I understand you’re doing that thing where people pretend not to care by pretending you don’t even know who she is.

      • July 7, 2021 at 11:56 am

        ‘…duly elected’? What does that mean? You are not living with the delusion that elections are fair and honest, are you?

        • July 7, 2021 at 12:40 pm

          Is that more or less delusional than thinking any Republican would have a snowball’s chance in hell winning in the deep blue St. Louis district Cori Bush represents?

  • July 6, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Why do you write belittling condescending replies to some of your commenters? You just might have the arrogance of a leftist trying to show even those who agree with you how much smarter you are then them.

    • July 6, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      Because I’m incorrigible.

  • July 6, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Cori Bush forgets the fact that hundreds of thousands of WHITE PEOPLE fought and died to establish freedom for all in our nation. They did not have to do this. They wanted to do this because they saw slavery as being wrong and not in keeping with our founding. These people’s ancestors were founders too.

    They corrected the very flaw she identifies as being the wrong she suffers from. Had our nation not been founded in the manner it was with the founding documents we have she may well have been born a second class citizen by decree. Our founding ensured that in time ALL AMERICANS would be free.

    Cori should also remember and remember well, her African brothers and sisters SOLD her ancestors into slavery. No white man went running into the African bush rounding up other Africans. They traded for slaves with tribal leaders who were all all Africans who had captured and enslaved these people.

    Add that the entire world was slave holding at the time of the founding our nation. Not just the USA or a couple of countries. Slavery was introduced here by the British plantation owners. Not necessarily Colonists themselves. Further, practically all nations had slavery as a component of their societies long before the Colonies were established.

    Historical fact: The USA was one of the first nations to ABOLISH slavery in the 1860’s.

    One last little tidbit….

    There are still African nations where SLAVERY still exists.

    If Cori Bush were truly outraged at the notion of enslavement wouldn’t she want to abolish it worldwide before she started complaining about her past when her ancestors were slaves and then SET FREE.

  • July 6, 2021 at 11:56 am

    And yet, crazy Cori Bush chooses to continue living on stolen land !

    Seems like just another Dimmie-crat HIPPO-crit !

  • July 6, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks for another Patriot Retort. Don’t let the paying gig keep you away from us too much!

    Something I didn’t see you mention (I did read it twice): I had just read that Cory Bush’s net worth is estimated at seven million dollars. I sympathize. What a burden that must be. I can understand why she wouldn’t feel free. 😉

    • July 6, 2021 at 2:21 pm

      You know, now that I think on it, someone I follow on Twitter alluded to the fact that she’s a millionaire. Whoo-boy. Rough life she has.

    • July 6, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      Yeah, the job is taking a chunk of my time ordinarily reserved for Patriot Retort. But it can’t be helped. I’ve actually been working every single day, seven days a week, because there is such a huge workload. My last free weekend was almost a month ago. But I love the work and I really love working for my boss. I really lucked out there.

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