Please note the absence of capes.
Dozens of prominent conservatives, including a former attorney general for the Reagan administration, released a letter Wednesday in support of the 20 House Republicans standing between Rep. Kevin McCarthy and his bid for the speakership.
“Months ago, these members made clear that this established way of doing things was no longer acceptable,” the Conservative Action Project letter said. “Rather than engage them in a good faith negotiation, Rep. Kevin McCarthy has instead maligned both the requests and the messengers. He has publicly and through proxies leveled attacks against members of his own party, including threatening to deny committee assignments for those who continue to oppose him.”
Some of the signees included Edwin Meese III, former attorney general for Ronald Reagan, Ginni Thomas, president of Liberty Consulting and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Jim DeMint, chairman of the Conservative Partnership Institute and former U.S. senator.
Composite pic of these true American heroes, screengrabbed off of GP:
God bless ’em indeed, every one. The spectacularly entertaining futility of Kevin’s Folly continued through today with a historic (most since 1859, I believe it is) eleven ballots held sans denouement and will pick up again tomorrow at noon, so as to allow all the august national “leaders” time to recover from their throbbing hangovers and hunt around in the closet and under the bed for whatever pitiful scraps of dignity they may once have had, if any. Aesop pithily analyzes the doin’s.
Much funnier than watching Moscow try to take Kiev, and almost as funny as watching Emperor Stumblefuck Poopypants try to form coherent sentences without crapping himself.
And for all the punditry that claims “conservatives” never conserved anything: HTF do you expect them to do that, when there are apparently only 20 of them out of 222 nominal Republicans in the House? (And that’s probably a high-water mark in the last 50 years.)
BTW, we note in passing, there is no requirement anywhere whatsoever that the Speaker of the House be a sitting congressweasel. Which means, just for giggles, that the Republicants (not a typo) could, if they so chose, elect President Donald J. Trump to the post, and there’s fuck-all anyone else could do about it. He would thus preside over the entire run of the 118th Congress in the House of Representatives, assign committee seats, decide what bills moved forward for voting, etc., yet without a vote himself on any bills.
Just for the comedy factor, it’d be a YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE win, while emphasizing the smallness and ineptitude of Emperor Poopypants to serve as the selected Fraudulent.
And I’m just agreeing, brother. Alas, with the willful destruction of the supply-chain and all, I fear the nation’s available popcorn supply is gonna wind up falling FAR short of demand before this all shakes out completely. Meanwhile, no money is being spent; no unnecessary, redundant, and/or meddlesome legislation is being passed; and the essential gridlock so wisely hard-coded into the system by the Founders remains in effect, for the nonce. For which blessing we can all be thankful.
Update! Close. No cigar.
It is clear that Republicans in Congress are upset.
They have every right to be.
But it’s McConnell, not McCarthy!
DUDE, embrace the healing power of AND, ferchrissakes.
Just 20. Sigh.
10% of the R party. Sounds about right.
9.45%. 20 voted for someone else and 1 “present” out of 222.
In the end 6 voted “present” and he never got the 218 needed but only 216. That was good enough to win as 212 Dems voted for their guy. With 6 “present only 215 was needed (428 voting, so 214 wins with 50%)
Well, 13 are not really super heroes, that has been whittled to 7.
We shall see what happens next. The new number at the moment is 216 and deep state McCarthy is still three short.
While I say take the scalp, it doesn’t matter. With 200+ voting for McCarthy, only a marxist snake will be elected, named McCarthy or not.
I don’t think this was about getting someone besides McCarthy. It was about getting concessions from McCarthy to do some conservative things.
Face it. 100% of Dems and 90% of GOP have just proved they play on One Team and we ain’t on it. To the extent that those 20 represe.t about 4% of Congress all they can really do is wrangle out concessions for being thorns in the side of the Uniparty.
Which is why WANVOWOOT.
I don’t disagree. I never held out any real hope McCarthy would be rejected.
Of those who flipped, Gosar is the only real surprise to me. I figured he’d be one of the last of the Mohicans along with Boebert and Gaetz. McCarthy is utter and complete scum, but it does look like he’ll get the gavel. I wanted Jordan. Gaetz would have been a good second choice, or even Lauren Boebert for sheer hotness to cancel out the vision of Pelosi in the chair.