Rudderless Republicans: K-Mac Is Really Bad At His Job, Part Infinity

K-Mac’s Political Machine Hard At Work

Have we mentioned that would-be speaker of the house, Kevin McCarthy is really bad at his job? Well, he is.

K-Mac’s strategy for winning the Speakership seems to be the cliché, you cannot beat someone with no one, and it sure looks like K-Mac is gonna prove that one wrong.

At the heart of the struggles among McCarthy foes is their lack of a clear plan to take down the GOP leader when the House meets on Jan. 3 to choose its next speaker. Five members openly opposed to McCarthy claim that they have a list of 20-plus detractors set to publicly emerge. But the group has still not agreed on one specific alternative speaker candidate, a major problem that makes their plotting appear slapdash at a time when a show of force is important to maintain momentum in their efforts to topple McCarthy.

One chief McCarthy critic, Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), denied any implication that McCarthy detractors were having trouble marshaling like-minded GOP lawmakers.

“There’s no diminishment of that,” Good said in an interview. “There are more of those kinds of people coming to us and asking us what we’re looking for, because they’re interested in being speaker.”

K-Mac is uniting his caucus against himself without there being an opposition nominee, and that takes a special kind of person to be that bad at their job.

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9 Responses to Rudderless Republicans: K-Mac Is Really Bad At His Job, Part Infinity

  1. ali redford says:

    Oh, Jee Whiz, please don’t let them nominate freaking TFG.

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  2. K-Mac is uniting his caucus against himself without there being an opposition nominee, and that takes a special kind of person to be that bad at their job.

    You think it takes someone special to face off against a snarling pack of rabid weasels willing to shiv their mothers if it gave them the tiniest bit more power over the other rabid weasels?

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  3. roket says:

    At least this gives us an idea of what to expect from this Congress. Absolutely nothing

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  4. gruaud says:

    I think McCarthy will eventually win this, but he’s going to regret it.

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  5. MDavis says:

    Looking for something to say here – but all I got is popcorn.

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  6. gtomkins says:

    The people threatening to vote against McCarthy don’t really, mostly, want to block McCarthy because they want someone else to wield the power of that office. They have no public policy agenda.

    Whatever changes in policy they might want, they want their SCOTUS majority to do the dirty work. The best way to clear the field for SCOTUS to decide any and all issues, is to create an impasse in the political branches.

    In this case they can beat someone with no one, because they really don’t want anyone in the House, Senate, or even White House, capable of doing anything.

    They might in the end, if they can block McCarthy, propose Trump as their Speaker candidate, precisely because, in the absence of any grasp of what a Speaker can and should be doing, he can do nothing effective. Should Trump drop dead, they can still go with insisting that only he can be Speaker, dead or not. Second best would be Speaker Jesus Christ Returned in Glory, because that figure is certain to be incapable of doing anything.

    As a highly impractical practical matter, the idea behind having a dead, demented, or wholly theological person be Speaker, is that this will allow Speaker decisions to be made by some committee in which the Freedom Caucus and other R factions all have their say. The effect will of course be impasse, which is what all their factions want, it’s just that some of them feel a need to pretend to have some interest in governing.

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