Sunday, September 24, 2023

Welcome to Day 271 of the Kevin McCarthy House Speaker Clown Show

Day after day, the Freedom Caucus Crazies work to upend American democracy.

Headline:  The Hill, 9/23/2023
Leadership does not have the votes to advance a short-term funding bill to keep the lights on past Sept. 30, with a handful of hard-line Republicans handing Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) setback after setback. They are also not yet taking the step of working with Democrats on a compromise, a move that would further inflame the rebels and potentially threaten McCarthy’s Speakership.

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Why? McCarthy is a weak leader, especially compared with Nancy Pelosi, his formidable predecessor. But even a superb leader would probably be unable to transcend the dynamics of a party that has been extremist for a generation but has now gone beyond extremism to nihilism. 
And yes, this is a Republican problem. Any talk about dysfunction in “Congress,” or “partisanship,” simply misinforms the public[emphasis added]

Here's the GOP Looney Tunes lineup, otherwise known as the Freedom Caucus Crazies.

How looney is the Freedom Caucus?  They kicked Marjorie Taylor Greene off the membership roll this summer.

Related posts:
Day 261.  (9/14/2023)
Day 263.  (9/16/2023)
Day 266.  (9/19/2023)
Day 268.  (9/21/2023)
Day 269.  (9/22/2023)

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