I am failing to see where this is a problem?

If there was any question relating to the disconnect between the Grassroots and GOP party elites, we are seeing it playing out in real-time right before our eyes.

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So, unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, the legacy media is having a field day doing their usual slip-shod “reporting” into the vote on Speaker of the House.

As of the time of me preparing this post, the House has been at this for at least three days now and we are now looking at vote number 11.

The race is, sort of, between Never Trumper Kevin McCarthy-RINO and Hakeem Jeffries – Socialist. The problem here is that to grasp that elusive brass ring and gavel (something that Kevin McCarthy has apparently jumped the gun on here), you need 218 votes to get it.

After watching the debacle that was last month’s Omnibus $1.7-trillion slush fund/mad money stash, the Freedom Caucus had decided that enough was enough and that it was time to act on the time-worn promise of “Draining the Swamp”!

They were done with mealy-mouth, two-bit turncoats like Kevin McCarthy, who have made a political career of stabbing people in the back and were not going to provide the requisite number of votes to put Kevin McCarthy over the edge.

Naturally, the republican kakistocracy went full-on apoplectic.

“What was the Freedom Caucus doing???”, they had asked themselves. “We really didn’t mean those things that we said while campaigning to those rubes, er I mean, Conservative Voters in fly-over country!”

“You Freedom Caucus people are nothing but terrorists!!! (Yes, that was an actual quote from Rep. “Eyepatch McCain” Crenshaw).

Even Sean Hannity made a buffoon out of himself the other night “interviewing” Rep. Lauren Boebert, but never bothered letting her explain the rationale behind her position or even getting a word in edge-wise.

And where is Michigan’s Congressional delegation during this kerfuffle?

Jack Bergman? John Moolenaar? Bill Huizenga? Tim Walberg? Lisa McClain? John James?

Why aren’t you doing your part to Drain the Swamp? Remember that when you were running during last year’s election?

Well, none of them are part of the Freedom Caucus, that is for certain.

John James himself even got up and nominated Rep. McCarthy for Speaker during failed vote number…well, I’ve lost track by now. This is really sad to watch unfold here.

Okay, at this point I’m done venting on what happened so far this week. It’s time to get down to business: Why is a vote for Kevin McCarthy for Speaker, a vote for the status quo.

Reason #1 – House Floor (January 13th, 2021):

“That doesn’t mean the President is free from fault. The President bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding.

“These facts require immediate action by President Trump: accept his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest, and ensure President-elect Biden is able to successfully begin his term.”

The person doing the speaking here is…Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Yes, even before “The United States House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol” was even seated. Rep. McCarthy wasted no time in regurgitating legacy media talking points and throwing President Trump under the proverbial bus in order to win brownie points.

Reason #2 – A phone conversation that was never meant to be made public between Never-Trumper Liz Cheney and Rep. Kevin McCarthy regarding President Trump’s 2nd Impeachment (January 11th, 2021):

“…Again, the only discussion I would have with him is that I think this will pass (Impeachment v2.0), and it would be my recommendation that you should resign…”

The relevant section is already cued up. Just hit play below.

Reason #3 – North Carolina (September 2022):

Rep. Madison Cawthorn from North Carolina? Remember him? Whatever happened to his re-election last year?

Well, here’s a rundown from WaPo:

“GOP lobbyist Jeff Miller, one of McCarthy’s closest friends and biggest fundraisers, and Brian O. Walsh, a Republican strategist who works for multiple McCarthy-backed groups, were both involved in an independent effort to oppose Cawthorn as part of a broader project to create a more functioning GOP caucus next year. The allies close to McCarthy have sometimes taken steps to conceal their efforts, as they did in the Cawthorn case, with money passing from top GOP donors through organizations that do not disclose their donors or have limited public records, federal disclosures show.”

A Republican strategist and Republican moneyman with ties to McCarthy are funneling in truckloads of cash to unseat an unabashed MAGA Republican.

Why?

Reason #4 – Today (January 5, 2023):

According to Rasmussen, less than 50% of Republican Voters want Rep. McCarthy as speaker. The breakdown can be read here.

I applaud the actions of the Freedom Caucus.

They are doing the job that they ran for and that is REPRESENTING the constituents within their respective districts. It’s a shame that we are not seeing that right here in Michigan!

Let me wrap this up now. A vote for Kevin McCarthy as Speaker only guarantees a continuation of the status quo in Washington. If someone like me posting online is fully aware of McCarthy’s foibles (and trust me, this is a very short list), if you are an elected official supporting McCarthy, you are either woefully ignorant of the situation or you are actually part of the problem that you claimed you would fix if elected.

Which leads me to my last point here. The legacy media is belly-aching that “the important business” in Washington cannot be done until we have a speaker.

Like I’ve said at the top of this piece: Where is this a problem?

With no speaker, Congress is essentially shut down.

We already have a federal government which:

  • Blindly ignores the unremitting flow of illegal aliens over our border (along with the drug smuggling and human trafficking associated with it).
  • Neglects the detrimental effects of the inflationary polices they have implemented and the actions those policies have caused on America’s Economy.
  • Holding in utter contempt the concept of America First and instead promoting the interests of foreign countries over our own, including driving our Republic even further deeper into debt.

If our choices are more of the above, or nothing happening at all, I’m good with the latter.

You Betcha! (6)Nuh Uh.(1)

  4 comments for “I am failing to see where this is a problem?

  1. Corinthian Scales
    January 6, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    If you hire a clown expect to have a circus.

    And I'll just leave this right here.

    You Betcha! (6)Nuh Uh.(1)
  2. Corinthian Scales
    January 7, 2023 at 1:27 am

    And there it is past midnight, Speaker McCarthy. #FreedomCuckus

    You Betcha! (5)Nuh Uh.(1)
  3. Sue Schwatrz
    January 9, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Just want to say what a disappointment John James is and how he sold his soul to rino GOP. But, no one could be sworn in until a speaker had been chosen. Why is it that congressperson-elects were allowed to be in on this vote? I watched John James go from an excellent specimen of a republican to a rino. That change came in 2018 after absolute fraud found in Wayne County AV counting board and his jumping up to concede. He did the same thing in 2020, even though criminal acts were even more evident. Pretty certain I saw his campaign manager at Trump's New Years Eve party, which might explain a lot. Interesting isn't it that as soon as Jan 3. 2023, Stabenaw announces her retirement. The GOP has absolutely no person to run for this seat and the names I see kicking around are unacceptable. Watch for gretch to throw in her name. Really just sick of all this.

    If Ronna is gone, might let my guard down a bit.

    You Betcha! (5)Nuh Uh.(1)
    • Corinthian Scales
      January 10, 2023 at 8:37 am

      If one is being honest with themself they will see that John James is an accurate depiction of what it means to be a Republican.

      Many such cases. . .

      You Betcha! (5)Nuh Uh.(1)

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