My new business card should read: “Sarge, fighting Republican duplicity and ignorance one stupid act after another!”
It’s a dead subject (at the moment) but Representative Kevin McCarthy’s idiotic statements about the House Select Committee’s Benghazi Special Committee shows just how insufferably stupid the Republican Party has become. I was recently advised there are 51 Republican Parties in America. There’s one Republican State Committee for each state and the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington.
This is the reason so many people no longer identify as Republican and say they’re Conservatives. The State Committees don’t have any effect on the RNC. Republicans are driven by partisan party politics. Conservatives are driven by principles; something House Republicans know little about today.
Now, there’s a quagmire of inevitability the Republicans must pull themselves from if they’re going to put one of their drones in the White House. Boehner is out. (Yeah, like anybody really believes that.) To paraphrase the late Yogi Berra: “he’s not out until he’s gone: for good”. That means until he escapes the ignominy of his poor performance as a Speaker of the House and disappears into a Ohio tavern, appearing as a specter on a stool at the end of his favorite bar, he’ll be pulling strings and jerking chains in the party until somebody in the party gets fed up with his ignorant duplicity.
Now, we have a major push for Paul Ryan to be Speaker. I guess this is because he’s got a reputation for being strong on economy as he’s Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. This means he oversees the tax-writing in this “great land o’ plenty taxes and truly poor use of them for the people”. How’s that work for you?
The Republicans want him as Speaker because he has name recognition, a highly sought after position as Chairman of Ways and Means and he’s photogenic. It seems logical Ryan should be selected by his party to lead it in the House. He’s a dutiful, loyal follower of John Boehner. Ryan knows how to look serious and he looked John Koskinen (IRS Commissioner) in the eye and told him he didn’t believe a word Koskinen said under oath.
That’s ballsy. But none of it indicates he’ll be better at leading the House GOP than Boehner, who was obstructionist concerning Conservative legislative efforts and capitulating because he was intimidated by Nancy Pelosi and in awe of Obama.
Boehner is a closet Progressive and I think Ryan may have the condo next door to Boehner.
Kevin McCarthy showed us his “true grit” with his earnest and “hard hitting” statement: “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought.”
You have to give the guy credit, he’s honest. But, he’s also slightly dumber than a box of rocks. His quite frankly stupid, ill-advised and destructive attempt at power-peddling turned into power-piddling. The effect of his whizzing on his personal shoes has splattered on the well-dressed cuffs of every Republican. He shot Trey Gowdy’s Special Committee in the butt and the party’s been hemorrhaging from where its integrity bifurcates with good sense. Now, that perception of integrity has been shunted off to the digestive tract showing it’s ready to be excreted.
Luckily we found out early McCarthy is too stupid to be a “Speaker”. Obviously he should have kept his mouth shut.
With people like Boehner, McCarthy and Ryan wanting “top-down” leadership demanding compliance with a flock mentality and requiring abject supplication toward the hierarchy following hidden agendas; this nation is in deep doo-doo and getting a unhealthy helping of socialism to chew on daily.
With Republican “friends” like these, who needs to worry about Democrats?
Thanks for listening