Place Yer Bets: The Stupid Coup Commission, Cont.

Will anyone claim the body?

Politico/Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning gossip email thingie starts off the week with the news of a rare sighting of the local fauna Orange-nosed Ass-Kisser. Yes,  K-Mac was spotted in his natural habitat:  trapped between a rock head and a dumb place:

MCCARTHY’S LATEST TRUMP CONUNDRUM Just days after making nice with DONALD TRUMP by leading the ouster of Rep. LIZ CHENEY (R-Wyo.) from his leadership ranks, House Minority Leader KEVIN MCCARTHYthis week will once again find himself in a tough spot via-a-vis the former president.

One of his close allies and a member of his whip team, Rep. JOHN KATKO (R-N.Y.), struck a deal with Democrats on a 9/11-type commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot — and it’s set to come to the floor this week. That means McCarthy will once again have to choose between one of his members and Trump, who — let’s face it — will be none too pleased with any sort of independent commission investigating his actions.

We made some calls about this Sunday night, and here’s what you need to know going into the week:

McCarthy appeared to diss the deal on Friday, telling reporters he hadn’t seen the details and doubling down on his belief that any commission should also probe violence that occurred amid racial tensions last summer. But multiple sources tell us that Katko was asked by McCarthy to negotiate with Democrats and was in touch with the leader’s office about what he wanted. They also said Katko got almost everything McCarthy asked for.

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…I think Kevin was hoping that the Democrats would never agree to our requests — that way the commission would be partisan and we can all vote no and say it’s a sham operation,” said one senior House Republican aide. “Because he knows Trump is going to lose his mind” over this commission.

The betting windows are open, have your Quatloos ready!

    • Will K-Mac very publicly break with Katko and try to kill this commission to climb back in favor with the Tangerine Terrorist?
    • Will it pass the House, anyway?
    • Will the Senate Republicans kill the commission?
    • If so will it be Ayatollah Ted or Proud Boi Lite Josh Hawley who will take credit for it?

Jeebus, K-Mac is really bad at his job. No matter what he does, Hair Füror is gonna blame him that this thing passed the House, and praise the Senate for killing it, though he will NOT praise amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell.

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9 Responses to Place Yer Bets: The Stupid Coup Commission, Cont.

  1. I expect the GQP is rolling out the guillotine preparing the defenestration balcony for Katko now.

    This is the party of Liberty and individual Freedom! Dear Leader Must Be Obeyed or we will have nor Freedom!

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  2. FELINE MAMA says:

    Will somebody, anybody, Bueller, Bueller, *splain to me the power? or threat? the TFG has over these spineless A**Holes. Does he indeed have persuasive people that would drop in for a “visit”??
    I DON’T GET IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • HE can sicc the MAGAt’s on ’em, and I’m sure Uncle Vlad has provided him with a nice stash of Kompromat.

      You KNOW it wasn’t just that hapless dumbfuck Paul Erikson that was boinking Maria Butina. or taking her money. (or the Maria Butinas who never got caught)

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    • osirisopto says:

      Authoritarians have a limited perspective on their place in the world. They are either getting their ass kissed, or they’re kissing someone else’s ass. There is no other option.

      TFG, being the biggest ass-hole in the world provides them with an irresistible opportunity to express their true selves.

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  3. Stony Pillow says:

    Not sure this is cloturable (is too a wurd!)

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  4. sos says:

    True fact:
    Kevin McCarthy was once a “Republican Young Gun Up and Comer” along with other such notable failures as “Eric (Brat) Cantor” and Paul (Mitt) Ryan.

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  5. osirisopto says:

    K-Mac hasn’t learned the Guilianni lesson, yet.

    Those who do not learn the lessons of history wonder why popcorn sales are spiking.

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  6. MDavis says:

    If the probe on violence over the summer is honest, that could backfire on them. The most dramatic violence I remember was often committed by “law enforcement”. There were those vans in Portland that people were carted away in, there was that veteran who went down to take a look and took a beating in stead and the cherry on the top of the orange sunday was TFG sending his personal federal goons to clear the streets for his photo op with a boarded up window and a borrowed bible.


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