It is clear that Republicans in Congress are upset.
They have every right to be.
But it’s McConnell, not McCarthy!
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) just conspired with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to pass a Frankenstein Monster piece of legislation that is among the ugliest, the thorniest, the longest and the most destructive bills ever devised by the Washington politicians who have proven again that they don’t give a damn about anything but their own careers.
Could McConnell have been so focused on this $1.7 trillion boondoggle that he forgot the Republicans are moving into the House majority position? Or does he just know he was recently re-elected, and senators don’t have to worry about the consent of the people very often when they serve six-year terms?
That said, perhaps McConnell earned the moniker of “Cocaine Mitch” because he sometimes behaves like a drug addict who is so enamored with his own longevity in the Senate that policy just doesn’t matter anymore. This week old Mitch set a record for longest-serving Senate leader. Does that inspire awe in your soul or nausea in your stomach? Mitch has been a well-preserved piece of dead wood for a long time, and it’s time to bid him and his dismal career adieu.
At any rate, he has assiduously earned the title of top RINO of 2022, and if there isn’t anyone in Kentucky who can bring down this decrepit excuse for a Republican than someone with a glimmer of conservative principles needs to move to the state.
"If a truly bipartisan full-year bill without poison pills is ready for final Senate passage by late next week, I’ll support it for our Armed Forces," the pathetic McConnell told Fox News Digital. "Otherwise, we’ll be passing a short-term continuing resolution into the new year."
Yeah, this is the best he can say about a bill that pays for Ukraine’s border security but ignores the ongoing catastrophe at America’s southern border? Maybe when the illegals start transgressing the Kentucky border, McConnell will take notice.
So what is happening in the House of Representatives on Tuesday as Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) apparently never thought about the rule of thumb that one should count your votes before running for Speaker of the House. Doesn’t any politician in these languorous times read political history or biography and discover how the late President Lyndon Johnson tallied his support in Congress before moving on legislation?
But the Republicans are making an appalling situation even worse by refusing to gather around McCarthy and nominating people who have no desire to run for Speaker and no idea of fulfilling the role if they are elected. Like Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman said about running for the presidency, “If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve.”
McCarthy is certainly to blame for failing to secure a first-ballot victory, but the Republican squad that refuses to even consider a McCarthy speakership is adding not just insult to injury but madness to injury. The Republicans need to start governing: they need to start examining President Joe Biden’s career-long political corruption, and they need to impeach that horse’s ass of a Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who has been such an abject failure in his job while delivering such a degree of strident delusion that he is either in need of remedial training or a 12-step program.
If the Republicans continue to squabble about McCarthy or can’t find a suitable alternative pretty damn quickly, the GOP is going to look like a party that cannot even govern themselves, let alone the nation. This is pure political embarrassment.
You might not think McCarthy is an ideal Republican, but he has demonstrated a willingness to embrace the often quixotic trends of the Republican Party. Do you remember Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and how that RINO often seemed he was presiding over a Democratic majority in the House? Or look how Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) whose primary objective during the first two years of former President Donald Trump seemed focused on ignoring the president and sabotaging his agenda.
If this B.S. continues through the week, it will make it difficult to support a new Republican agenda in the House that can possibly even make it through the Senate as the Democrats falter.
And that needs to be remembered. The Republicans have no reason to be seriously divided. Their work ahead is both clear and urgent. The Democrats are the party of a few sane people, a lot of unprincipled politicians, and a communist rump that denies reality.
Get with it, GOP.*****
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