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I swear, I just can’t for the life of me figure out what the guy thinks he’s up to.

TRUMP ENDORSED: ‘Kevin McCarthy Will Do a Good Job’

Donald Trump endorsed Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker early Wednesday, after a day of waffling by the former president — and a day of chaos on the House floor — kept the new GOP majority without an official leader.

“Some really good conversations took place last night,” Trump posted to Truth Social, “and it’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA.”

Emphasis in the original, because Trump.

Sheesh. Although Trump for the most part had been publicly tight with all-talk JustAnotherRINO McCarthy during his one and only term as President, there’s also this to consider:

McCarthy and Trump had a close working relationship during the former president’s administration, with Trump dubbing the Californian “my Kevin.”

Their bond suffered a fracture after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection — but only temporarily.

“The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters,” McCarthy said on the House floor later in January 2021. “He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump.”

Bold mine, because godDAMMIT, man.

Less than a month after the Capitol attack, McCarthy traveled down to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to discuss efforts to retake the House in 2022.

“Today, President Trump committed to helping elect Republicans in the House and Senate in 2022. A Republican majority will listen to our fellow Americans and solve the challenges facing our nation,” he said in a statement at the time.

That would be the self-same Repugnicants, mind, who spent Trump’s entire time in office stabbing him in the back, on every single issue he ran on. I tells ya, it’s nothing short of baffling. But if Trump sincerely imagines that sucking up to swine like McCarthy is going to buy him a shred of reciprocity in return, then he has more in common with clueless shitstains like Juanny “My friends at the New York Times” Mav than I like to even think about.

My brother and I have been discussing of late the possibility that, deep down, perhaps Trump doesn’t really even want to be President anymore—for which who could blame him, really—and is only running this time to avoid being perceived as some kind of quitter, maybe. If that’s the case, continuing to turn a blind eye to slithering, slime-slathered Swamp ‘gators like McCarthy is as sure-fire a way to make sure he won’t be as I can think of right offhand.

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Barry

No, he wants to be president. Were I him, I’d say kiss my ass and wave goodbye as I fly off to my private island.

I want the republicans not voting for McCarthy to hold out, no matter what. If the butthurt McCarthyites vote for the marxist democrat, so be it.

Trump has a different opinion. He thinks it would be best to get the drama over and send the democrats leading the house on home. I think Trump is wrong. Trump thinks McCarthy can be embarrassed into doing the right thing. I don’t. I should note that McCarthy is better than some of the lesser evils, but I’m no longer willing to settle.

But here is the fact, the entire house with a few exceptions is compromised. They will not select an uncompromised leader. So, in that respect, Trump is right since you are not going to get anyone any better. I don’t care. Fire the shots and take one down.

There is no one that is in 100% agreement about everything unless it’s your clone.

EDIT: I’ll just add, as I alluded to above, the outcome is not one that you’re going to like. The house republicans are at least 50% deeply corrupt, and probably another 25% are compromised. The remainder are not perfect as many are stupid or stuck on being a congressman. We only have a handful of decent ones, and none of them have any chance at the speaker.

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kennycan

The answer seems to be about 10% are not compromised or JIOI™.

Barry

The 20 representatives should be acknowledged for fighting the good fight.

Skeptic

At this point, Trump is simply an attention whore. That’s why he had Kanye at Mar-A-Lago. That’s why he had a big celebration of Congress enshrining faggot marriage into national law. That’s why he’s saying stupid shit like this, praising a guy who would joyfully cut his nuts off again. There’s no principle, no plan, no logical thought.

Cue Barry to make an impassioned defense and call me (who voted Trump in 2016 and 2020) a NeverTrumper.

Cue Kenny to fellate Barry.

Barry

Cue skeptic to be the same political dumbass he’s always been.

Since I already stated what I’m for, which is the opposite of Trump, not much more needs saying.

You’ve always been a Trump hater regardless of who you voted for.

Barry

Oh, and I’ll just note Skeptic doesn’t mention if he’s for/against McCarthy

Who do you want as speaker, skeptic?

And, is DeSantis an attention whore for having a governor swearing in ceremony rivaling a presidential one?

kennycan

A small government MAGA type might make a point to have a small swearing in over quickly and Back to Work For the People messaging going on.

Barry

Cue Barry to make an impassioned defense. Why Thanks, Trump already did that for me, I just have to make the list –

The “Attention Whores” first term accomplishments:

1) stopped ISIS cold
2) EO stopping the drug companies from charging medicare more than what they charged foreign countries
3) EO forcing hospitals to disclose their prices
4) Move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
5) ENERGY INDEPENDENCE for the first time in my lifetime of 70 years, and record low energy prices
6) Started no new wars
7) Elimination of regulations, required to eliminate 8 to add a new one
8) Cut Taxes across the board
9) Increased the individual tax credit eliminating the need to file more complicated returns
10) Started the space force, sorely needed today
11) Replaced NAFTA with an agreement better for American workers
12) Put tariffs on china, starting the process of moving American production out of the enemy’s land
13) Brought back massive amounts of money saved in foreign countries
14) Withdrew from the farce know as the Paris Climate Accords
15) Withdrew from the Iran deal
16) Increased the $$$ of the average family by over 5K IIRC
17) Started the process of fixing the VA
18) Increased the spending by other NATO countries
19) Killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
20) Created several million jobs, actual creation not bafflegab bullshit
21) Economic growth rates were going up, somewhere around 4% before the marxist killed the economy with the scam chinaVirus
22) Lowest rate of unemployment ever, across the board for blacks, hispanics, asians, veterans, etc.
23) Opened ANWAR and had the Keystone pipeline being constructed

Not enough though if you are a Trump hater like Skeptic. And you’ll note that not one person that Skeptic would approve of has any hope of producing like Trump did. Not one.

Why should I, or you, give a damn if Trump enjoys attention as long as he produces?

And what politician has there ever been that doesn’t seek the limelight?

And that’s all a septic skeptic can do, bitch about trump because he seeks attention. Can’t bitch about what he achieved, something no other president since Eisenhower has been as good at.

Barry

One man is hated and feared by the marxist democrat party.

One man is hated and feared by the GOPe.

One man is hated and feared by the deep state.

One man is hated and feared by the CIA.

One man is hated and feared by the FBI.

One man is hated and feared by the DOJ.

One man is hated and feared by nearly the entire Senate and House.

One man is hated and feared by 90% of the residents of the DC area.

One man is hated and feared by the Federal government so greatly they cooked up a fake investigation of four years running accusing the man of collaborating with Russia to steal an election.

One man is hated and feared by the Federal government so greatly they lied to the FISA courts in order to pursue a fake investigation.

One man is hated and feared by the Federal government so greatly they appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the man, with no basis for doing so. A fishing expedition.

One man is hated and feared by the Federal government so greatly they loosed a virus upon the world and created fear so great the people allowed them to shut down the economy and lock them out of their places of work and worship. They murdered old people by spreading the virus to them intentionally, all to create hysteria.

One man is hated and feared by the Federal government so greatly they stole the 2020 presidential election, and they laugh in our faces and didn’t even bother hiding it.

One man is hated and feared by the republican party so greatly they worked to elect democrat party members over anyone that didn’t disavow that man in the 2022 midterm elections.

One man, just one man, is hated and feared by the foes of liberty.

One man, just one man, did everything on the list I posted earlier, and much more, and that man did it almost entirely on his own.

One man, just one man, is risking his life and his fortune for his country.

If you are opposed to that man, then whose side are you on?

kennycan

They’re playing petty politics.

In the end it’s what one does that counts and only Trump has done.

ALL politicians are attention whores.

Vote for Me requires getting one’s attention first.

kennycan

In the end, Trump believes he can work within the system. To a man who grew up when he did the alternative seems implausible and just plain wrong. I wish I could feel the same way but I’m the next generation and we had a better view of what America had become than what America was.

The catch-22 is that as soon as someone does seek to run for POTUS they are either exhibiting the same belief or they are just part of the System.

Tearing the System down from within seems undoable at this point.

Barry

In the end, Trump believes he can work within the system.

Yep. He is in fact probably approaching the remaking of America in the correct way. His greatest sin to the corrupt deep state was showing the Average American what is possible when you stop giving everything away, when you make decisions based on what is good for Americans rather than to line the pockets of a few.

It was working, Trumps way, and then a coup occurred.

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