HUH? Squeaker McCarthy Admits that He Ignored Subpoenas in His Denial that He Ignored Subpoenas

The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives is proving to be just as radically right-wing as feared. And true to form, it also unabashedly hypocritical. Both of those characteristics are evident in the Party’s impaneling of a comically named Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

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Expect this purely partisan committee to focus on bogus and pre-debunked issues like Hunter Biden’s stolen laptop and the FBI rigging the 2020 presidential election. A better name for the panel would be the Select Committee on Deep State Conspiracy Theories. Expect them also to ignore all of Trump’s vast array of crimes.

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Democrats are preparing for the onslaught of asininity that will emerge from the Committee. As reported by ABC News, Rep. Jerry Nadler addressed the matter saying that…

“Jim Jordan and Kevin McCarthy claim to be investigating the weaponization of the federal government when, in fact, this new select committee is the weapon itself,” New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. “It is specifically designed to inject extremist politics into our justice system and shield the MAGA movement from the legal consequences of their actions.”

On Thursday morning House Squeaker Kevin McCarthy held a press conference wherein he was asked about the committee and how it would handle certain situations that were made more dicey due to the flagrantly dishonest and legally dubious behavior of Republicans in recent days (years). At one point a reporter posed an especially pertinent question…

Question: Are you concerned that the targets of potential subpoenas will use the argument that you used and Mr. Jordan used to ignore the subpoena you got, that this is just political?
McCarthy: No, because mine wasn’t ignoring the subpoena. I said I would gladly go if we got to appoint people to the committee. The thing was not political. You will find the fundamental difference of me being the speaker and Nancy Pelosi, the other side will get to name their members on the committee. It won’t be hand picked by me and denying the Democrats their voice. So whatever transpires out of the committee is with the Republicans and Democrats as we move forward.

The question that McCarthy so poorly evaded answering makes the excellent point that subpoenas issued by Republicans such as Jim Jordan, who themselves failed to appear when they were subpoenaed, are inherently invalid. Why should anyone respect their summonses when they were so brazenly disrespectful under far more credible circumstances?

Notice also that McCarthy is denying that he ignored the subpoena. However, his denial hinges on his conditions for why he actually did ignore the subpoena. Just because you have reasons, however lame, for refusing to comply doesn’t mean that you aren’t refusing to comply. Subpoenas aren’t issued with exceptions for conditions that the witness gets to invent.

What’s more, McCarthy’s excuse involves his complaint that Nancy Pelosi didn’t allow McCarthy to appoint Republicans to the Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection. Which is false. She only rejected two members (Jim Jordan and Jim Banks) because they were potentially witnesses, or even offenders, themselves. It was McCarthy who then withdrew all Republicans from the panel and refused to appoint any at all.

In addition to that, McCarthy is now saying that he, allegedly unlike Pelosi, is going to allow Democrats to assign their own members to the committee. However, he seems to be forgetting that he recently promised to remove Representatives Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar, from any committees that they currently serve on. And unlike Pelosi, he has no good reason to do so.

Democrats are being given six seats on the “Deep State” committee, versus nine for Republicans. So the new Democratic Leader, Hakeem Jeffries, should make three of those appointments Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar, and see how McCarthy responds. Odds are heavily in favor of him refusing to seat them. Because hypocrisy, unfairness, and rank partisanship are built in to the Republican code of ethics, or lack thereof.

RELATED: House Squeaker Kevin McCarthy Thanks Donald Trump for Being ‘All In’ on Making Him Speaker

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SRSLY? House Squeaker McCarthy Brags on Fox News About the ‘Diversity’ of the Republican Party

The spanking new – and precariously narrow – Republican majority in the House of Representatives is off to an entirely predictable stumbling start. After taking a historic fifteen votes to crown their so-called leader, Kevin McCarthy, they immediately passed a rules package that neutered him, insuring that he will be a weaker Speaker than any of his modern predecessors.

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Naturally, the first priority of a Republican politician intent on pedaling positive propaganda, is to book a visit with Sean Hannity of Fox News. Which is precisely what McCarthy did Tuesday night. He brought along twenty of his closest comrades to turn the Capitol into a Fox News studio annex. And even though McCarthy had previously showered his lord and savior, Donald Trump, with gratitude, Trump was apparently too busy spinning lies about President Biden to join them.

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Undeterred, McCarthy took full advantage of the platform that Hannity provided to disseminate Republican ignorance and lies. And true to form, McCarthy exhibited his utterly shameless ability to put into, what marginally passes for English, a perspective of the world that bears no resemblance to reality. For instance, he sat proudly in silence as Hannity praised him for expanding the “diversity” of the Republican Party.

“One of the things I’d like to see and am seeing is more diversity in the Republican Party. To me the Democratic Party is the party of coastal elites.”

Elaborating on that, McCarthy’s chair of the House Republican Conference, Elise Stefanik, said to…

“Take a look around at these wonderful members. This is the most diverse class of Republicans ever elected in the history of the United States Congress.”

Go ahead. Take a look around. The members gathered to celebrate “the most diverse class of Republicans ever elected” are all white, and with just three exceptions, men. In fact, the 117th session of Congress had 58 Black members, of whom 56 were Democrats. Republicans just doubled their Black members in the new 118th session to four. And they’re proud of that?

As for Hannity’s boasting about this pitiful representation by people of color, his lament about “coastal elites” is painfully hypocritical. Hannity divides his residency between his homes in New York and Florida. And he’s whining about these nefarious coast dwellers to McCarthy, who represents a district in California.

For good measure, Hannity invited McCarthy to further embarrass himself by bringing up the issue of the debt ceiling, which Republicans have promised to exploit in order to blackmail Democrats into acceding to GOP demands to cut Social Security and Medicare. That led to this exchange…

Hannity: Now let’s get to the issue of finances and money and spending. Why don’t explain how this process now will be different, and we’re coming up against the debt ceiling vote and what that’s gonna mean. That might be the first test of how committed the Republican Party in the House is to really holding the line on spending. Am I wrong on that?
McCarthy: No, you’re not wrong on that. One of the greatest threats we have for this nation is our debt. It makes us weak in every place that we can. We have never been at this high of debt to GDP except during World War II. And what are we funding? Wasteful Washington spending much of the time.

“So we think if you had a child and you gave him a credit card, and they kept hitting the limit, do you just increase the limit, or do you change their behavior? This is our moment to change the behavior to make sure that hard working taxpayer, that we’re not wasting their money. Do you mean to tell me there’s not waste out there? So we’re gonna look at every single dollar spent. We’re gonna audit. We’re change our behavior so we can balance our budget and make us stronger.

The child with a credit card analogy is flat out ridiculous. Raising the debt ceiling does not impact in any way whatsoever how much money congress can appropriate. It only makes it possible for the Treasury to pay debts already incurred. If the U.S. defaults on those debts it would send the nation – and the world – into a severe recession or worse. If McCarthy were truly interested in reducing the debt, he would do what Biden and the Democrats have been doing that resulted in the deficit declining by $1.4 trillion last year.

For the record, Trump increased the debt by nearly $8 trillion dollars. Much of that was due to his tax cut that benefited corporations and the wealthy. And now McCarthy and the GOP are proposing to defund the IRS and deprive the agency of necessary resources to audit high income individuals and businesses. That is estimated to cost more than $114 billion dollars.

What’s more, Republicans don’t seem eager to “change their behavior.” They aren’t proposing any serious spending cuts, other than those for the safety net programs that middle and lower income Americans rely on. Meanwhile, they continue to push for even more tax cuts and for maintaining subsidies for wealthy, multinational corporations – who don’t pay taxes.

Then, after running up the debt, Republicans want to default on those obligations after the fact. It almost seems like they are deliberately trying to crash the economy during Biden’s presidency and prior to the 2024 presidential election. Now why do you suppose they would want to do that? and for whom?

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Trump Bathes Himself in the Glory (Blame) of Having Made Kevin McCarthy the House Squeaker

After a week of infighting – and nearly actual fighting – and a historically humiliating fifteen votes, Kevin McCarthy finally squeaked through to realize his dream of being Speaker of the House of Representatives. Although, to get there he had to bargain away much of the power that post has traditionally had.

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In addition to having been coerced into agreements that make him a puppet of the Republican Party’s fringiest right-wingers, McCarthy also exalted Dear Leader Trump for his contribution to the freak show that resulted in McCarthy’s ascension to Chief Cheese of the GOP. Shortly after the fifteenth vote, McCarthy fulfilled his obligation as a dutiful Trump-fluffer by thanking the Beast of Mar-All-Ego, saying that, “I do want to especially thank [former] president Trump. I don’t think anyone should doubt his influence.”

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The alleged influence to which McCarthy referred consisted of Trump ignoring the Speaker’s race for the first couple of days as McCarthy was floundering, and eventually weighing in with a comment imploring Republicans to vote for McCarthy, not because he’s deserving, but in order to “WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME!” Even so, there’s no evidence that Trump swayed a single vote.

Clearly Trump’s influence as a Republican leader and wannabe kingmaker has devolved into his being an impotent figurehead to whom no one is listening. Well, no one but himself. In Trump’s acutely damaged, narcissistic neurosis, he is convinced that it was his efforts that pushed McCarthy over the top. And he let his cult followers on his pitifully failing Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, know it by asserting that “I did our Country a big favor!”

As “proof” that he deserved full credit and/or blame for McCarthy’s promotion, Trump claimed that “The Fake News Media was, believe it or not, very gracious in their reporting that I greatly helped Kevin McCarthy attain the position of Speaker of the House.” Then he posted links to eight separate, nearly identical puff pieces by wingnut press regaling his imaginary relevance…

  • Kevin McCarthy credits Donald Trump for House speaker victory ~ New York Post
    McCarthy thanks Trump after House speaker vote: ‘He was with me from the beginning’ ~ Fox News
  • ‘Thank you, President Trump’: Newly elected Speaker McCarthy praises former president for being ‘all in’ ~ American News Wire
  • Donald Trump Played Key Role in Getting Kevin McCarthy Across Finish Line ~ Breitbart News
  • Sources: Donald Trump Was Instrumental in McCarthy’s Victory ~ PJ Media
  • Trump Credited With Calling in to Close Deal for McCarthy ~ Newsmax
  • ‘Thank You, President Trump’: McCarthy Credits Ex-Prez for Speakership, Says Trump’s Grip on Republicans Is Firm ~ Mediaite
  • Kevin McCarthy Thanks Trump after Speakership Win: ‘I Don’t Think Anybody Should Doubt His Influence’ ~ National Review

Well, that settles it then. Now we know who to fault when McCarthy flops as Speaker. We know who to hold responsible when his “leadership” results in an economic fiasco due to his defaulting on American debt. We’ll know who gets credit for attempting to cut Social Security and Medicare. We’ll know whose efforts weaken Ukraine’s defense against Putin’s war crimes. We’ll know who cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy, putting the burden on everyone else. And we’ll know who to thank for endless, meritless, revenge hearings aimed at President Biden, his family, and his administration.

It’s all Trump! Because he’s just so influential and essential to everything at all times. Particularly the things that hurt the interests of average Americans, embarrass the nation abroad, and undermine democracy and the Constitution. That’s real influence.

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House Squeaker Kevin McCarthy Thanks Donald Trump for Being ‘All In’ on Making Him Speaker

Fifteen votes. That’s how many attempts it took Kevin McCarthy to attain his longtime goal of becoming the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It is the eighth most ballots cast in American history, and the most since before the Civil War.

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McCarthy’s victory came only after he bargained away a great deal of the power that a Speaker traditionally has held. The beneficiaries of that desperate deal-making were the fringiest of the Republican Party’s right wing, who will now try to hold the House – and the nation – hostage to their uber-conservative commands.

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With that, McCarthy will be a weaker Speaker than any in modern times. One who only managed to squeak through with less than a majority of member votes due to the peculiarities of the process wherein those voting “present” aren’t counted. That lowers the threshold for a majority to only those who voted for someone by name.

Following the fifteenth vote, McCarthy spoke to reporters in the Capitol that was the scene of a violent insurrection two years ago to the day. He didn’t bother to mention that. However, he did give thanks to the person most responsible for those anti-America riots, the twice-impeached, former reality TV game show host, Donald Trump. McCarthy gushed…

“I do want to especially thank [former] president Trump. I don’t think anyone should doubt his influence. He was with me from the beginning. Somebody wrote the doubt of whether he was there, and he was all in. He would call me and he would call others. And he really was – I was just talking to him tonight – helping get those final votes. What he’s really saying really for the party and the country is we have to come together.”

McCarthy is demonstrating his best qualification for leadership of the Republican Party: Shameless sycophancy. It’s reminiscent of his trip to Mar-a-Lago shortly after the January 6th insurrection to bow to Trump and kiss his… let’s say ring. That was only a few days after he had made a speech on the House floor condemning Trump’s responsibility for inciting the assault.

UPDATE: Trump humbly took all the credit for McCarthy’s eventual victory.

However, McCarthy is either lying or delusional. The truth is that Trump ignored the Speaker’s race for the first couple of days as McCarthy was floundering. He eventually posted a rather mild comment on his pitifully failing Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, begging Republicans to vote for McCarthy, not because he’s deserving, but in order to “WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME!” Which, of course, wouldn’t happen because she remains a respected member of Congress.

As for whether “anyone should doubt Trump’s influence,” the votes immediately following Trump’s appeal had zero effect on the GOP House members who have been voting against McCarthy. He didn’t sway a single vote. And the last six holdouts still didn’t vote for McCarthy, instead just voting “present.” This is more evidence that Trump’s influence as a Republican leader and wannabe kingmaker has devolved into his being an impotent figurehead to whom no one is listening.

RELATED: Fellow Losers: Trump’s Belated Support Proves Impotent as McCarthy Still Loses Votes for Speaker

For his part, Trump bragged that the “The Republican Party really came together last night. It was, in so many ways, a beautiful thing to see. HISTORIC!” And he’s right, if by “coming together” he meant doing the least possible to squeak out a win, and by “historic” he meant historically awful and humiliating.

Trump also posted that the prolonged and incompetently managed ordeal may have seemed crazy (it was), but that it really “made it all much bigger and more important.” Kind of like the way slipping on a banana peel makes walking down the street bigger and more important. And if that weren’t enough, the Beast of Mar-All-Ego posted eight (8!) nearly identical articles about McCarthy thanking him.

It isn’t surprising that McCarthy went out of his way to fluff Trump. That’s what political parasites and bootlickers are best at. Likewise, it’s completely in character for Trump to boast about victories that never took place, or for which he had no role. This speaker vote debacle should put to rest whether Trump has any lingering influence. And if you want further evidence…

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Fox News Smears Hakeem Jeffries as an ‘Election Denier’ to Deflect From McCarthy Speaker Fiasco

It is now day three of the Kevin McCarthy House Speaker Spectacular as Republicans have failed repeatedly to secure enough votes to elect a leader. Despite frenzied lobbying, negotiating, and humiliating concessions by McCarthy to the most extreme crackpots in the GOP caucus, they remain stalemated.

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Despite his having caved in to the wackos who seek to weaken and control his Speakership, McCarthy hasn’t budged the opposition in his party at all. Even Donald Trump, who ignored the race until after the first three failed votes, had zero impact on the results when he finally sunk to begging for votes with a lukewarm post on his floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, saying that Republicans should vote for McCarthy so they can “WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME.” Which aside from being something that isn’t going to happen, it is hardly a stirring endorsement of McCarthy.

RELATED: Fellow Losers: Trump’s Belated Support Proves Impotent as McCarthy Still Loses Votes for Speaker

In the midst of this Republican ridiculousness, Fox News has struggled to find a narrative that would frame this in a positive light for the GOP. Consequently, they have shifted their focus to slandering Democrats. Specifically, they are going after the House Democratic leader, Hakeem Jeffries, who has enjoyed the unified support of his party and received more votes than McCarthy on every ballot. But rather than reporting that factual account of events, Fox News went with the following…

“Democrats continue handing votes to Jeffries, who has long history of denying elections.”

That’s a creative spin, to say the least. Anyone with even the barest grasp of current political affairs knows that the Republican Party, and it’s Dear Leader Donald Trump, have been the fiercely delusional disseminators of the “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was “rigged and stolen” from Trump. It’s practically the only thing that Trump talks about. But this isn’t an isolated attempt by Fox News to project the “election denier” label on Jeffries. They have previously run stories asserting…

  • RNC blasts ‘election denier’ Hakeem Jeffries moments after he wins Democrat leadership
  • New Dem House leader Hakeem Jeffries labeled ‘election denier’ by Republicans, who call for media scrutiny
  • Election denier Hakeem Jeffries could replace Pelosi as House Dem leader
  • Hakeem Jeffries called Trump’s 2016 election victory a ‘hoax,’ referred to him as ‘so-called’ president

For the record, neither Jeffries, nor any Democrat, have engaged in actual election denying activities. Democrats haven’t refused to concede elections that they lost. They haven’t filed an endless stream of bogus lawsuits to alter the outcomes of any race. And they certainly have never assaulted the Congress or staged a violent coup to overturn an election. No Democrat has been convicted of seditious conspiracy to overthrow the government by insurrection, as members of Trump’s Oath Keepers have.

The remarks that Fox News is claiming constitute election denial by Jeffries are common political commentaries by political partisans. For instance, after the 2016 election, Jeffries said that…

“Russia interfered with our election, attacked our democracy, for the sole purpose of artificially placing someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They were successful.”

That is an unambiguously true statement. It was affirmed by U.S. intelligence agencies, and even the Senate Intelligence Committee – led at the time by Republicans – that found that Russia had an extensive program aimed at disseminating disinformation intended to benefit Trump and to harm Hillary Clinton. What’s more, Vladimir Putin confirmed it with Trump standing right next to him.

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So, as usual, Fox News is manufacturing disparaging and dishonest depictions of Democrats. It’s the only thing they can do when their own GOP colleagues are being swallowed up in catastrophes of their own making. And despite how often Fox News does this, they really aren’t getting any better at it.

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Fellow Losers: Trump’s Belated Support Proves Impotent as McCarthy Still Loses Votes for Speaker

The Republican Party appears to be hell bent on confirming all of the worst speculation that the American people had about how a GOP majority would govern if they were given the opportunity. The very first and most basic task of a new session in the House of Representatives is to elect the Speaker. But Republicans are predictably failing that test miserably.

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On Tuesday, after three attempts, Kevin McCarthy fell short of the majority of votes needed to become Speaker of the House. Then on Wednesday he lost again on the fourth, fifth, and sixth votes. However, there was one difference that some members of the Republican Party may have thought would help McCarthy get over the finish line.

Prior to the votes on Tuesday, Donald Trump had said nothing about the Speaker’s race. In fact, he spent his day disgorging outrage over his having lost the the 2020 presidential election, and repeating his tedious and fallacious allegations of election fraud.

RELATED: Trump Ignores McCarthy Speaker’s Vote to Persist in Obsessing Over His 2020 Election Fraud Lies

On Wednesday morning, however, Trump finally addressed the Speaker’s election and pleaded with his fellow Republicans to vote for McCarthy. But true to form, his endorsement was a madcap mess of all-caps blather that didn’t cite a single reason why McCarthy should be Speaker. Trump wrote that…

“Some really good conversations took place last night, and it’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA,THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE ‘HOUSE’ TWICE! REPUBLICANS, DO NOT TURN A GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT & EMBARRASSING DEFEAT. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, YOU DESERVE IT. Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH!”

Apparently those “really good conversations” had zero effect on the GOP House members who have been voting against McCarthy. He didn’t sway a single vote. This is more evidence that Trump’s influence as a Republican leader and wannabe kingmaker has devolved into his being an impotent figurehead who no one is listening to.

What’s more, Trump’s endorsement is, as usual, a feast of lies and petty partisanship. To begin with, a McCarthy victory wouldn’t result in Nancy Pelosi being sent “BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA.” She remains a revered and historically significant member of Congress. And she is serving a state with a strong economy (the fifth largest in the world if it were a country), a budget surplus, and a popular governor, Gavin Newsom, who just won reelection in a landslide.

Also, Trump’s history is typically mangled. Pelosi was not “THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE ‘HOUSE’ TWICE.” Sam Rayburn did so in the 1940’s and 1950’s. What Trump neglects to mention is that Pelosi also gained the House and the Speaker’s post twice. And she never lost a vote for Speaker by her caucus, which McCarthy has now done six times.

Trump is also warning Republicans against turning a “GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT & EMBARRASSING DEFEAT.” But the current GOP majority is one of the smallest ever. And that was after Republicans had promised a massive “red wave” in the November 2022 election. In other words, contrary to being a triumph, it was an epic embarrassment for the GOP, who even lost a seat in the Senate. And that was mostly due to Trump himself.

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The chaos unfolding in the House at the hands of the new Republican majority is pretty much what everyone expected. They are a party that brags about how much they hate government. Then, when they have some measure of authority, they screw things up just to prove their point.

As for Trump, the reputed leader of the GOP, and prospective nominee for president in 2024, he is proving just how inconsequential he really is by not being able to move a single vote for his candidate for Speaker. Just as he was unable to produce votes back in November. The question is: When will the rest of Republican Party recognize that Trump is dead weight and let him drift off? If they were smart they would help to advance his prosecution for the many crimes he has committed and be rid of him. That’s a big “if.”

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Trump Ignores McCarthy Speaker’s Vote to Persist in Obsessing Over His 2020 Election Fraud Lies

The Trump Republican Party is beginning the new year just as one would have expected: With the division, animosity, and chaotic incompetence that has been the hallmark of Donald Trump’s brief and abhorrent political career.

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The election of the House Speaker is ordinarily a routine procedure that places the majority party’s leader in the Speaker’s chair. That isn’t happening this year because the GOP’s so-called “Freedom” Caucus is opposed to promoting Kevin McCarthy to that position without his agreement to essentially bow to their supremacy. That’s how McCarthy got the vote of Marjorie Taylor Greene, but he doesn’t have enough goodies to dispense in order to bribe the rest of his fellow Republican foes.

RELATED: Marjorie Taylor Greene: The GOP Will Govern Like the Mafia’s 5 Families in ‘The Godfather’

While McCarthy is fighting for his political life, his lord and savior, Donald Trump, is allowing him to sink into obscurity and the shame of failure. Never mind that Trump had previously endorsed McCarthy for speaker. He told Breitbart “News” that “Kevin has worked very hard. I think he deserves the shot.” And that “Hopefully he’s going to be very strong and going to be very good and he’s going to do what everybody wants.” Really? Everybody? Trump went on to make a direct appeal to his GOP pawns, saying that…

“I’m friendly with a lot of those people who are against Kevin. I think almost every one of them are very much inclined toward Trump, and me toward them. But I have to tell them, and I have told them, you’re playing a very dangerous game. […] It could be a doomsday scenario.”

This is another example just how impotent Trump has become as the reputed Republican leader and supposed kingmaker. He can’t even get his most ardent followers in Congress to back his candidate for this critical position. But then again, he isn’t really trying. In fact, Trump hasn’t even mentioned the Speaker’s vote at all in the days and hours prior to it.

RELATED: Trump Fluffs Kevin McCarthy for His Impotent Oratory Opposing Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

Instead, Trump has been posting bizarre comments and ludicrous videos on his floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, about his foremost obsession, the 2020 presidential election that he lost, and his deranged and baseless insistence that there was election fraud. Everything he posted were old and already debunked conspiracy theories.

Sadly, Trump’s morning rant was also focused on defamatory allegations against innocent persons whose lives have been disrupted by his lies. Ruby Freeman, a Georgia poll worker, was mentioned by name as Trump raged “Wow! Has anyone seen the Ruby Freeman ‘contradictions’ of her sworn testimony?” Of course, no one has seen them because they don’t exist. But that didn’t deter Trump from disgorging his outrage in a manner that only affirms his schizoid deterioration, saying that…

“What will the Great State of Georgia do with the Ruby Freeman MESS? Why not just tell the TRUTH, get rid of the turmoil and guilt, and take our Country back from the evils and treachery of the Radical Left monsters who want to see America die? MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Seriously? The “evils and treachery of the Radical Left monsters who want to see America die?” Does Trump think he’s a character in “The Game of Thrones”? Is he so far removed from reality that he believes this hyperbolized hogwash? Trump is taking his delusions straight down into the trenches of the worst of QAnon idiocy.

Unfortunately, there are still a few blockheaded cult followers who are willing to ride that train right off the tracks and into the Sea of Psychotica. And Trump clearly thinks that this crackpot crusade is more important than who leads his party in the House of Representatives. Or perhaps he just knows that no one is listening to him anymore and is hunkering down in the bunker of his narcissistic neurosis. Either way, he’s a portrait of a pathetic loser who thinks he’s a messiah.

RELATED: The Party of Trump and QAnon: Republicans Worship an Impotent Loser

UPDATE: McCarthy failed to get enough votes to become Speaker on three attempts, after which the House adjourned. However, Trump finally made some remarks about Republicans in Congress. But he wasn’t particularly helpful. He posted that…

“There is so much unnecessary turmoil in the Republican Party, in large part do to people like the Old Broken Crow, Mitch McConnell, his ‘wife’, Coco Chow, who is a sellout to China, and their RINO allies, who make it difficult for everyone else by constantly capitulating to Hopeless Joe Biden and the Democrats. The 1.7 Trillion Dollar Green New Deal ‘booster’ that McConnell and the RINOS handed to the Dems last week was a real downer and embarrassment to Republicans!”

First of all, Trump still didn’t stand up for McCarthy or ask people to vote for him. Secondly, he insulted Mitch McConnell and flung a racist slur at his “wife” (which was curiously in quotes as if he doesn’t really believe they’re married). Third, he took some incoherent swipes at President Biden, who can hardly be called “Hopeless” if he keeps beating Trump and the GOP. And lastly, Trump is too far gone to recognize that he is the biggest “embarrassment to Republicans.” This really couldn’t be more fun, or a better way to start the new year.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene: The GOP Will Govern Like the Mafia’s 5 Families in ‘The Godfather’

December, being the month of giving, behooves us all to express our gratitude for the gifts that crackpot Republicans provide due to their inbred asininity. While this sort of generosity is a year-round endeavor for them, there seems to be an uptick during the year end holiday season.

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So let us give thanks today to Marjorie Taylor Greene. On Tuesday morning she visited with her coup-plotting cohort, Steve Bannon, to discuss the changing control of Congress next year. It’s an issue that she has given a great deal of thought to. For the most part her thoughts have been of totalitarian domination. It’s a theme that the GOP has been fixated on, and one that Greene has personanlly taken to heart.

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During Greene’s banter with Bannon, she revealed the inside dope on the Republican Party’s plans now that they have a razor thin majority in the House of Representatives. Previously they proposed an initiative that consisted mainly of talking points that were stale when they were first proposed nearly thirty years ago by Newt Gingrich. Even Tucker Carlson of Fox News found it to be a hollow farce.

They also promised a flurry of revenge probes, staging phony investigations of everything from Hunter Biden’s stolen laptop, to the evil machinations of Dr. Fauci. But Greene had something even more profound in mind…

“We’ve been doing – and it’s really interesting – people are arguing, people are clashing, people are also starting to agree, and there’s a meeting that’s happening every week, and we meet in Kevin McCarthy’s office, and it’s called the “Five Families.” And the Five Families – you know my reference – are parts of our conference. All the different parts. And we are coming together and having discussions on how we are going to govern in the majority. And it’s literally my favorite meeting.”

So Greene is analogizing the Republican Party to the Mafia and the fragile coordination between various hostile factions of it. How appropriate that she associates the GOP with a crumbling crime syndicate. Bannon couldn’t help but notice that Greene’s analogy also spelled trouble for Republicans, saying that “I hope that those meetings turn out better than the Five Families meetings in ‘The Godfather.’ They went to war.”

The sour note in this soap opera is that Greene’s fantasy puts Kevin McCarthy in Marlon Brando’s role of Don Corleone. That stretches the willingness to believe a bit too far. However, Greene is at least being consistent with her affinity for violence and gun play. She recently told the crowd at a QAnon affair that the January 6th insurrection wasn’t an insurrection at all, and that “if Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention that it would have been armed.”

So Greene thinks that the problem with the Trump-incited riots in Washington, D.C., aimed at undermining democracy, was that there weren’t enough guns. And that is why she is the new face of the Trumpian Republican Party.

Greene is already exerting her control over McCarthy, who needs her vote to become Speaker. He knows that the narrow margin of the GOP majority, and his unpopularity among his own caucus, means he has to kowtow to screwballs like Greene. And he isn’t the only one who knows this. Democrats are watching with a mix of glee and horror…

SEE THIS: Adam Schiff: Weak GOP Leader McCarthy Will Do Whatever Marjorie Taylor Greene Wants Him To Do

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Ted Lieu Offers to Read the Insurrection Clause During McCarthy’s Craven Constitution Stunt

The Trump Republican Party is giddy about the commencement of the next session of Congress. They managed to get the slimmest of a majority, which entitles them to elect the next House Speaker. Currently GOP minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, is presumed to be in line for that post. However, his ascension isn’t guaranteed because the Republican dumpster fire caucus is being smothered by their uber-rightist flank.

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Consequently, McCarthy is taking extraordinary and desperate measures to secure his promotion. Among them is his humiliating condescension to extremists like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jim Jordan, and Paul Gosar. He is promising an authoritarian style reign wherein he will try to unilaterally – and without cause – remove Democrats from their committee assignments. It’s a stance that only makes him look weaker and more incompetent than ever.

RELATED: Adam Schiff: Weak GOP Leader McCarthy Will Do Whatever Marjorie Taylor Greene Wants Him To Do

This week McCarthy floated another proposition that he believes will earn him the support of his party’s loonies. He announced what he plans to do on the first day of his tenure as Speaker, should he get there. And it has nothing to do with inflation, crime, immigration, abortion, or any of the other unpopular initiatives that Republicans campaigned on. But McCarthy’s proposal was met with immediate blowback by Democratic representative Ted Lieu of California. McCarthy stated his intention to stage a transparently exploitative piece of political theater…

McCarthy: On the very first day of the new Republican-led Congress, we will read every single word of the Constitution aloud from the floor of the House—something that hasn’t been done in years.
Lieu: Dear @GOPLeader: I volunteer to read the Insurrection Clause. Also, shouldn’t you and your party be working on passing bills to help the American people?

Rep. Lieu is now in contention for 2022’s award for “Best Trolling of a GOP Hack.” If McCarthy goes forward with his reading of the Constitution, he’s going to need to decide how to handle the parts that highlight the Republican’s lawlessness and racism. The Insurrection Clause that Lieu referenced seems to apply fittingly to Donald Trump, and many members to the GOP “Freedom” caucus. It says that…

“No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection [emphasis added] or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

If history is any indication, McCarthy won’t be taking Lieu up on his his offer. The last time the Constitution was read from House floor was in 2011, by the newly elected Tea Party Republicans. They deliberately left out the Insurrection Clause. They all also left out the parts describing the “three-fifths compromise” that counted slaves as three-fifths of a person in the calculation of congressional representation. And they skipped over the language that mandated that “runaway” slaves be “delivered up” to their owners. If those are included this time, who will be the unlucky member who has to read them?

Democrats should not allow such revisionist history to be presented this time around. If McCarthy wants to pay tribute to the Founding Fathers and their work, then the entire record should be on display, warts and all. If Republicans don’t like the fact that the original documents oppressed slaves, women, and anyone that didn’t own property, they should be consoled by the amendments that followed, not by censorship.

What they shouldn’t be doing is editing out the parts of the Constitution that they don’t like because it reflects badly on them and what they are pursuing in the present day. But that’s what McCarthy and his confederates are aiming for. He should know that he’s on the wrong track when even his media mouthpieces on Fox News are criticizing his fecklessness and impotency as a leader.

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Adam Schiff: Weak GOP Leader McCarthy Will Do Whatever Marjorie Taylor Greene Wants Him To Do

The Democratic Party enjoyed unprecedented success in the 2022 midterm election. During a time when historically the party in power suffers painful losses, Democrats pretty much held their own, despite headwinds such as inflation and President Biden’s low approval polling.

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Democrats will retain the majority in the Senate, and may even a gain a seat. They flipped several governorships and state legislatures from red to blue. Most of Donald Trump’s endorsed candidates in contested races lost. And while Republicans did win a majority in the House of Representatives, the margin is so narrow that they will be unlikely to produce anything of substance without making concessions to Democrats for support.

That said. the GOP is nevertheless determined to impose their brand of totalitarianism on the nation. They have abandoned any interest in the issues they campaigned on (inflation, crime, immigration, abortion, etc.) in favor of advancing an agenda of petty and puerile revenge against President Biden, his administration, his family, and his party.

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Sunday on Fox News, the GOP’s presumptive incoming “leader,” Kevin McCarthy, was pitched softballs by Maria Bartiromo, Fox’s Senior Trump-Fluffer. However, Bartiromo did put some pressure on McCarthy to make good on a prior promises to Kremlinize the House…

Bartiromo: What are you gonna do in terms of these Democrats that you have on such important committees? You’ve talked in the past about removing Ilhan Omar, You’ve talked about removing Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell. Will you deliver?
McCarthy: Yes I will. I’ll keep that promise. One thing I said from the very beginning, Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the public sector. Why would we ever give him a security clearance in the secrets to America? So I will not allow him to be on Intel. You have Adam Schiff who had lied to the American public time and again. We will not allow him to be on the Intel committee either. And you look at Congresswoman Omar, her anti-Semitic comments that have gone forward, we’re not going to allow her to be on foreign affairs.

So McCarthy is openly flaunting his fidelity to neo-fascism with the promise to oppress members of the Democratic Party. His stated justifications for doing so are, of course, all utterly preposterous.

With regard to Swalwell, McCarthy is outright lying. There has never been any denial of a security clearance for Swalwell, or any reason why he wouldn’t be granted one. McCarthy is making veiled references to debunked allegations that Swalwell had a “relationship” with a suspected Chinese spy. That was a Fox News fallacy that was proven to be false. But that didn’t stop McCarthy from trying (and failing) to boot him from the Intel Committee in March of last year.

With regard to Schiff, McCarthy is making totally unfounded accusations of lying, but naturally, he can’t provide any example of it. The truth is that McCarthy is just upset with Schiff because Schiff keeps telling the truth about Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Notably, Schiff was the lead manager in the first Trump impeachment, for which he gave an inspiring closing argument.

With regard to Omar, McCarthy is simply exhibiting the bigotry that is the hallmark of the Republican Party. What McCarthy, the GOP, and Fox News have asserted is anti-Semitism is actually just Omar criticizing the Israeli government, which many Israeli and American Jews do without being insulted as anti-Semites.

Schiff was later interviewed on ABC’s “This Week” by Jonathan Karl. He was asked about McCarthy’s yearning to oust him. Which led to this exchange…

Karl: One of things that Kevin McCarthy has said is that he’s gonna strip you of your position on the House Intelligence Committee.
Schiff: “I suspect he will do whatever Marjorie Taylor Greene wants him to do. He’s a very weak leader of this conference, meaning that he will adhere to the wishes of the lowest common denominator, and if that lowest common denominator wants to remove people from committees, that’s what they’ll do. It’s going to be chaos with Republican leadership. And, sadly, that kind of crazy caucus has grown among the Republicans. Many Republicans who won primaries in deeply red districts are coming to Congress, like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar, and it’s a tragedy for the country.”

That just about says it all. McCarthy doesn’t have the brains or the guts to be an effective House Speaker. All he can do is further debase himself by kowtowing to crackpots like Trump and Greene. And there are no depths to which he will not descend in order secure power for himself that he has no idea how to wield. Which is why he likely won’t last very long as Speaker. The problem for Republicans is that they haven’t got anyone who is any better. Even Fox News thinks McCarthy is a hack.

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