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.
Paul Krugman in the New York Times (9/21/2023
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.