Yesterday, I wrote about how Speaker Kevin McCarthy was sticking by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and that they appear to have landed on a precarious, half-baked plan: announce an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, but refrain from taking an actual full House floor vote to authorize it. Greene had laid out the rationale, such as it was, in a controversial
Meanwhile the media either doesn't know or doesn't care about any of this. At least last night, it was presented as totally normal. I'm sick to death of our lopsided media. They're putting us all in danger by normalizing all of this and speaking about President Biden like he's the one who's the real criminal. This is the worst season of the Twilight Zone ever.
As an American who would like to be heard (but nobody ever asks me, ever!), I would like to say enough of this frippery, Republicans! I am weary of your needless, mindless yowling! To paraphrase your own words, "Shut up and govern!" [I feel better now -- thank you]
"My Kevin" is desperately seeking a legal opinion to sink his no-vote "enquiry", where he can tell his MAGA rabble that he in fact "honored" their request to kick off impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden, but "my hands are tied" because of the need for a vote by the entire House to enable further impeachment action. Has there EVER been a House Speaker of such cowardly and feckless demeanor as "my Kevin"? Not bloody likely, and Kev also hasn't at all heard the dictum, " If you're in a hole, stop digging! ". Loser!
McCarthy is a spineless trump lackey. He KNOWS this will go nowhere and yet he does it to make the noise go away. He is without a doubt the worst leader the House has had. I do not foresee a long future for him.
It’s pathetic. Pushed by Trump’s ego, McCarthy’s palpable fear and rabid burn-down-the-house Republicans, it doesn’t fool anyone. “You can't make a race horse of a pig." ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
I don’t feel sorry for him at all. A bed of his own making. They are all babies, toddlers and bratty children. They did not come to Congress to legislate, to help the American people. They came to further their autocratic, religious, hateful agenda.
“Let’s jump in and swim with these fools in this choppy waters for a bit.” This is outstanding! 😂🤣
Maybe we should start referring to McCarthy as "Speaker in Name Only."
Nonetheless, the danger posed to the nation by the insane clown posse known as the (Un)Freedom Caucus is very real.
"We get it Kevin, House math is hard for you." Methinks life is hard for Kevin.
So when those republicans voters go without their first SS check they can look to blame the dems but have nobody to look at except themselves.
As someone who lives in McCarthy's district, we have long seen his craven hollowness...I don't believe he's ever done anything that didn't benefit him and his lust for power. Even Bill Thomas, who shepherded McCarthy into Washington politics, has come out against him. I knew he was a "bad'n" because he's refused to hold ANY town meetings with local constituents, and the doors to his local offices are always kept locked. He only meets with those who can give him big money.
"Gaetz, however, does not appear to have the support of enough Democrats and rebel Republicans to actually unseat McCarthy."
I don't think the HFC actually ever intends to use the Motion to Vacate. It can be executed but once, and if it fails, it loses its power. Gaetz is pointing a gun loaded with blanks.
I don't see any way that either the bogus impeachment inquiry or a (probable) government shutdown works out well for the GOP. McCarthy has truly boxed himself right in to that space between the rock and the hard place.
McCarthy lost a great chance to lead when he failed to get the Democrats and a handful of real Republicans to pass the bills to keep the government open and at the same time could have shown power over the crazy Freedom Caucus.
These Status Kuo reports need to somehow get cabled directly into the mouths of the news anchors and into the inboxes of mainstream news media story writers. Especially this report. This feigning of "balance" that the news media pretends was preposterous and dangerous the first time around. This time, you'd think mainstream media would be embarrassed, but it looks like they're gearing up for round two.
McCarthy's bedfellows, the grotesquely named Freedom Caucus, are the personification of bilious emesis.
Perhaps we can all have a moment of clogging Elise's inbox (within your preferred medium) with our opinions of her ill-fated malignancy within her frontal cortex called Donald. I do wonder what a forensic financial Stefanik biopsy might reveal