Speaker of the House Paul Ryan—the dreamy blue-eyed favorite of our failed media—has failed again!
You see, ZEGS has been trying to head off at the pass a revolt in the House over immigration that might result in something less than cruel Republican goals of kicking everyone out who immigrated from “shithole countries” (anywhere but blue-eyed places). So his goal is to craft a vote on an immigration bill that can pass with only Republican votes.
Without getting too much into the weeds of tricky parliamentary maneuvers, ZEGS brought to the floor a VERY CONSERVATIVE immigration bill for a vote, where it lost in a landslide, as predicted. The plan then is to bring to the floor another slightly less-conservative bill (but still VERY CONSERVATIVE) that would win; Prznint Stupid said he would sign either of ’em.
The whip count did not come back positive for ZEGS second bill (which he wrote hisself), and so ZEGS pulled his own bill from the floor. Twice. And the vote on his so-called moderate bill may or may not happen next week because…
…chances are good that the tricky parliamentary maneuver (a discharge petition that would force four other bills out of committee and onto the House floor for a vote) will get the final two signatures it needs and debate on a long-stalled immigration bills—that the Dims and the so-called Centrist Republicans support—will start.
And thus, the Republicans’ favorite wonk and noted genius Paul Ryan will start the 2018 Pie Fight by pie’ing themselves. (Is too a verb!)