Squeaker McCarthy Laments Learning that the GOP’s Mission is to ‘Burn the Whole Place Down’

The chaos and incompetence that marks the Republican Party’s alleged management of the House of Representatives is spiraling ever downward. The GOP’s razor-thin, and likely short-lived, majority is proving that their party is utterly unfit to govern.

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In the eight months that Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has been in charge, the GOP agenda has been narrowly focused on defending their Dear Leader Donald Trump from his dozens of pending felony charges, and on struggling to magnify Hunter Biden’s personal troubles into a monstrous political scandal. They have failed pitifully on both counts. Not that they care, since their overarching goal from the start has just been to smear President Biden and other Democrats.

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The latest example of the GOP’s flaming ineptitude is their inability to pass the defense appropriations bill. That’s usually one of the easiest congressional tasks that garners bipartisan support. And with only days before a government shutdown would be invoked if the legislation – or a Continuing Resolution – isn’t passed, the GOP stalemate persists.

Under McCarthy’s “leadership” the House has now failed twice to pass even a vote to bring up the defense bill for debate. And following the second humiliation, McCarthy vented his frustrations to the press saying that…

“It’s frustrating in the sense that I don’t understand how anyone votes against bringing the idea up and having the debate. And then you’ve got all the amendments if you don’t like the bill. This is a whole new concept of individuals that just want to burn the whole place down. That doesn’t work.”

To be clear, the “individuals” that McCarthy is referring to are members of his own caucus who are hell-bent on sabotaging the legislation unless they get their way. That means weighing down the bill with unrelated irrelevancies such as mandating single-subject appropriations bills, subpoenaing Hunter Biden, and commencing impeachment hearings. Never mind that any bill with anything like those matters in it will never pass in the Senate and the government will be forced to shutdown. Which is what many in the Republican Party actually want.

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What’s curious about McCarthy’s whining is that he seems to be learning for the first time that Republicans have always been the party of government failure. Their long-time platform and campaign slogan has been that government doesn’t work. And whenever they have held any measure of power, they did their best to prove it. It is hardly, as McCarthy complained, a “new concept.”

Not to be left out, Trump made his interests known in a posting on his failing social media scam, Truth Social. After making a superfluous aside about his fabled border wall, Trump got to the point of his directive, which typically was focused solely on himself…

“A very important deadline is approaching at the end of the month. Republicans in Congress can and must defund all aspects of Crooked Joe Biden’s weaponized Government that refuses to close the Border, and treats half the Country as Enemies of the State. This is also the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other Patriots. They failed on the debt limit, but they must not fail now. Use the power of the purse and defend the Country!”

So Trump is insisting that his minions in Congress “must defund” what he calls a “weaponized Government.” And if that wasn’t clear enough that he wants them to interfere with the duties of the Justice Department, he elaborated saying that this is “the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me.”

Unfortunately for Trump, he is too self-obsessed and ignorant to know that the Office of the Special Counsel is funded independently and the House of Representatives has no authority to unilaterally obstruct its operations. So Trump’s desperate yearning to impose his will on Congress and evade accountability for his crimes is just more wistful wailing into the void.

This is the environment within which McCarthy must find a way to keep both the government and his speakership post active. And given his demonstrated impotence, it’s unlikely he can succeed. His excuse is that his majority is just too small to work with. But Nancy Pelosi had the same small majority and managed pass numerous significant bill, including the American Rescue Plan to restore the economy and create jobs; the Infrastructure Act to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, airports, and communications; the Inflation Reduction Act that also advanced projects to mitigate climate change; the CHIPS Act to bring technology manufacturing back to the U.S.; and the PACT Act to expand veterans health care.

That’s what can be achieved by a party that believes that government is there to pursue the interests of the people. And McCarthy’s moaning about his mini-majority won’t fool anyone that he’s interested in serving the people.

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As for “Burning down the House,” here’s a more entertaining version of that notion…

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7 thoughts on “Squeaker McCarthy Laments Learning that the GOP’s Mission is to ‘Burn the Whole Place Down’

  1. If the salaries of the dolts in Congress were stopped as soon as the govt was shut down, I suspect such a thing would never occur.

    • I think that if the government does shut down, not only should their pay be stopped, but they should be locked in in chambers until they can come up with a solution. After that, their pay should be permanently reduced by 50%!

  2. #1) So sick of hearing GOP accusing others of all they’re doing themselves!
    #2) “…those matters in it will never pass in the Senate and the government will be forced to shutdown. Which is what many in the Republican Party actually want. That’s right, so to blame it on Biden & Dem Party when gov’t shuts down! Everything is all about 1 goal: Lying, to cost Biden & Dems enuff votes in some States, that they can use all their many cheats in place & voter suppression tactics & make them look plausible ~ at least in FauxSpews & their little media stepchildren outlets.

    GOP takes credit for good things they all fought & voted AGAINST… where’s the other side pushing back against the lies? To inject the truth immediately & call them out for the LIARS they really are?! Weekends off matters more I guess, cuz’ while 1 Party is lying all over airwaves…the other major Party is busy letting them!?
    If democracy survives 2024, it will be in spite of Rethugs best efforts to tear it down & take/keep all the power & $$$ for themselves. They have plans to remove rights for rest of us & only wealthy people & megs-corps will have rights, freedom to live & work where you choose & all the $$$ & perks in life.
    Serfs & Lords revisited. They intend for wages to be kept at poverty level, for their profits & power. Slave labor, cheap servants & grunts that they can abuse at will…& they surely will!
    We have an elitist bunch of milli+/billionaires & they actually believe that they are better & smarter than rest of us. Wrong! They & GOP pals think the rest of us are theirs for the taking & abusing. With no rights, we may be just that!
    They have said that they think WE should be made to “know our place” in the hierarchy; they absolutely want a 2-Class society & their children will inherit the lordship & the castles. And they will own humans again. Did we learn nothing?! Skin color is of no matter – only color that matters is green (-backs). They’ve spoken of their plans for this nation & it will look alot like Putin’s, or N. Korea. Murderous dictators if you dare speak out. They don’t want us to be free to be “mobile” — able to move around freely, or to relocate to different place for better job/pay, etc.
    Only wealthy children will be properly educated ~ children will be working for pennies, alongside parents.(Undoing FDR’s New Deal has long been GOP’s “wet dream” & Corporate America shares it.) Child labor will be for all but the wealthiest Americans, so no child care costs, public education, medical/dental care… the list goes on! The poor won’t be able to afford a car, gas, housing, clothing, food, fun, etc… Those things for over-taxed middle class & the “best life” saved only for top 1%-5% & rest of us don’t matter. Servants & workers treated like trash, AI, robots, without freedom to leave (ask descendents of slaves to tell you the stories cuz’ true history books will be banned/rewritten) & no money for housing, food, etc., you cannot runaway to anywhere else. Workers will have ID cards, #s & confines to stay within. How else would they keep cheap labor other than not allow relocating?!? Our children will be adults in that world, your grandkids grow up in it.
    If you don’t vote the assholes OUT & REMOVE private money from politics, TAX those who have all the money, but have been subsidized by us so they could quickly accumulate even more…. If we don’t vote, en masse, for our own best interests, you won’t revognize the America they have planned for the future. Starting now.
    I hope I’m wrong, but I know what they have in mind cuz’ I read alot of news & they don’t hide it well. Don’t have to. Think we are all suckers.
    Think, be woke & watch for changes. Read the short, but powerful book, “ON TYRANNY”, by Timothy Snyder. A pretty quick read, yet very scary & important book!

  3. Do you mean to say that squeaker McCarthy did not know that all along? He just does not have any control of the House. Never did.

  4. Yet, he accepted the pack of matches from Maggot Marge with no regrets. Unbelievable.

    The other day, McCarthy had THIS to say:

    “Your question is, just give up and quit. I’m the wrong guy to ask that question to. I never quit. I’m not working for some member sitting in our caucus. I’m working for this country, and I’m never going to give up on the American people.”

    Seriously, Qevy? You already HAVE given up, if you ever gave a damn about the American people in the first place. Even your fellow Traitors know this is total nonsense. You’re not working for US. You’re working for your fellow Traitors in the name of Your God, and even the Traitors recognize what a total failure you have been. You have accomplished NOTHING since you bargained (and buttkissed) your way to the bottom, and none of what you pretended to support were for anything that benefited the American people. Your sole reason for being Squeaker is to obey your Mistress Marge and impeach the President of the United States for the sole reason that he is NOT Your God. And you virtually (and in one case, literally) admitted that you have no evidence whatsoever to support an impeachment inquiry, and you’ll find nothing if you instigate one.

    You are a total waste of space, Qevy, and what little support you have left is not enough to keep you in the Squeakership beyond 2024. And we can ALL say, Traitor and Democrat alike, good riddance.

  5. Great comments everyone, on this post. They are exactly my thoughts and i have no need to add anything else.

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