Jeff Stahler for December 07, 2023

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    S&C = Dismayed&Depressed   4 months ago

    99 repugs on the wall…98 repugs on the wall…take on down, pass it around, … 97 repugs on the … who’s next? Bout Gatez or Bobert or Green??? We could have an exit celebration party.

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    DD Wiz Premium Member 4 months ago

    Kevin McCarthy once famously tweeted, “I never quit.”

    But after a year of humiliation — the most votes to elect a speaker in more than a century and the first time ever a speaker was voted out of office in the middle of his term without his party losing the majority — he did just that. HE QUIT. He didn’t just announce that he wouldn’t run for reelection, he outright just QUIT.

    Kevin McCarthy’s word was never worth the toilet paper it was wiped on and he proved once again that nothing he says is worth anything.

    He was voted out and humiliated because NO ONE COULD TRUST HIM.

    He will not be missed.

    Now, with two Republicans (Fibber George Santos and Failure Kevin McCarthy) gone within a week, both from states with Democratic governors who will set the timetable for the special elections to replace them, the already razor-thin and viciously divided Republican majority continues to evaporate.

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    feverjr Premium Member 4 months ago

    IN A KEYNOTE speech to a gathering of Christian nationalist lawmakers Tuesday night, House Speaker Mike Johnson compared himself to Moses, leading the GOP conference — and America — through the parted waters of the Red Sea.

    Johnson addressed the National Association of Christian Lawmakers at the group’s award gala at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Perhaps unaware that the event was being recorded for the NACL Facebook page, Johnson told the crowd: “I’ll tell you a secret, since media is not here.” (“Thank you for not allowing the media in,” Johnson added, alleging that journalists have been taking his comments “out of context” with “great joy for the last few weeks.”)

    The message he received from God, Johnson said, was to prepare for a “Red Sea moment” — both for the Republican conference “and in the country at large.” Johnson said found the directive confusing but he continued to seek the counsel of God.

    “The Lord began to wake me up, through this three-week process, in the middle of night to speak to me,” Johnson insisted. “Now at the time,” he continued, “I assumed the Lord is going to choose a new Moses.” But because of his own lesser rank among the GOP’s leadership, Johnson said, he believed the heavenly message to be: “You’re gonna allow me to be Aaron to Moses,” citing the role of the Old Testament prophet’s brother and biblical sidekick.

    But then Johnson watched as candidate after candidate failed to generate the necessary Republican support to win the Speakership. “Ultimately 13 people ran for the post. And the Lord kept telling me to, ‘Wait, wait, wait,’” Johnson recalled. “So I waited, I waited. And then at the end … the Lord said, ‘Now step forward.’” Johnson regaled the audience with his surprise to be tapped as the Moses figure: “Me?” Johnson said. “I’m supposed to be Aaron.” But that was not the message, Johnson insisted, recalling: “‘No,’ the Lord said, ‘Step forward.’”

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    phritzg Premium Member 4 months ago

    The one reason Kevin was tolerated by the rest of the GQP was the amount of donations he could raise and share with them. In a party with no principles, everything is transactional.

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    The Nodding Head  4 months ago

    Just as the trail was littered with furniture and other discarded items as the wagons made their slow way west, McCarthy’s drive to power caused him to shed whatever admirable qualities he might have had. What got to the top was an hollow gourd devoid of integrity, pride, and honor.

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    sandpiper  4 months ago

    The term statesmanlike demeanor no longer applies in the public hog trough on the Potomac. Actually that quality has been waning over the past 3 decades, but it is definitely moribund today.

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    morningglory73 Premium Member 4 months ago

    You can leave too.

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    librarylady59  4 months ago

    Kevin made a pilgrimage to Maralago to kiss trump’s ring. He’s not worth diddley squat.

    “Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party.” – Irving Layton

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    piper_gilbert  4 months ago

    Kevin is going to hop onto the lobbying money train.

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    wellis1947 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Kevin has announced he’s leaving at the end of the year and has ALREADY been spotted interviewing with various lobbying groups. We and HE will ignore (as usual) the law that states you can’t jump from elective office to “Lobbyist” for one full year since he’s a republican, he wouldn’t follow the law, anyway.

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    lsnrchrd.1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    The resignation of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), combined with other expected resignations and the recent expulsion of former Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), shines a spotlight on the math problems facing the razor-thin House GOP majority.

    In coming months, it is in the realm of possibility that the House GOP majority shrinks so much that Republicans will be able to afford to lose just two votes on any party-line measure, depending on timing of resignations, special elections to fill vacancies and which party wins control of the Santos seat. …

    … Even with the two new vacancies, Republicans will keep a three-vote cushion on any party-line measure. With McCarthy and Santos gone, it leaves 220 Republicans and 213 Democrats, but the threshold for a majority will dip from 218 members to 217 members.


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    Radish the wordsmith  4 months ago

    I hope lying thief Republican Santos gets replaced by a democrat, snerk!

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    Free Radical  4 months ago

    You missed the “T” permanently branded into the pachyderm forehead

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    GiantShetlandPony  4 months ago

    Can Fresno be smart enough not to vote for another MAGAt Repub?

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    dogday Premium Member 4 months ago

    When you live your life and build your career looking out for nobody but No. 1 and nothing but your own advantage it’s no surprise when you shoot yourself in the foot.

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    ehselin1967  4 months ago

    California here he comes! You guys hurt his feelings

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    LC64  4 months ago

    I recently saw Johnson saying he had faces blurred to protect people from retaliation. My first thought was to protect them from the MAGAts who spray death threats everywhere. Then he went on to say protection against the DOJ being able to identify them, and I realized he was trying to aid and abet their crimes, making himself an accessory after the fact.

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    dflak  4 months ago

    Back in the day when I traveled to parts of the world where women were “readily available” it was “good form” to buy the prostitute breakfast after she spent a brief time with you. The Republican Party didn’t even have that much respect for Mc Carthy after all he did for them.

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    artjohn42  4 months ago

    Oh no! They killed Kevvy!?

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