(UPDATED) ‘It’s Going Swell,’ Says K-Mac

K-Mac’s Political Machine Hard At Work

Area tool is a tool:

So I guess he’s already working on the second ballot and he has not lost the first one yet.

He’s ahead of schedule!

UPDATE 1:

The results from the second vote:

Yeah: I went there:

UPDATE: Yup, K-Mac is really bad at his job. He’s LOSING some of his low support!

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17 Responses to (UPDATED) ‘It’s Going Swell,’ Says K-Mac

  1. Democratic Caucus Freight Elevator be like

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  2. Sirius Lunacy says:

    I don’t know the rules for electing a speaker, but I do know it has been noted that it’s possible for someone outside of the House to be elected. Wouldn’t it be awesome if the Dems were to find some archaic rule that would allow them to get a Dem elected in the middle of all the Repub rigamarole.

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    • No “archaic rule” is required. Whoever can get 218 votes is Speaker. Period.

      In a non-batshit-crazy Congress, this means the Speaker is from the Majority because they have to have at least 218 members to be the Majority and there’s the presumption that it’s not going to be composed of bombthrowing nihilist paranoid anarchists.

      But the GOP has spent the last 40 years making sure that ‘bombthrowing nihilist paranoid anarchists’ have comprised an ever-larger part of their base, and thus, their caucus.

      When you’ve caused the likes of Joe Walsh and David Jolley to say “fuckit I’m outta here!” , gabbing a beer, popping the escape slide and bugging out of the party you MIGHT have a wee ‘bombthrowing nihilist paranoid anarchist’ problem on your hands…

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  3. Jimmy T says:

    Just read on CNN that K-Mac fell short, meaning it’s gonna be a long day…

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  4. Redhand says:

    As of this comment, Qeven has lost the first vote. I like these lines from the Robert Reich column about this imbroglio:

    It’s the mindless hostility of a political party that’s lost any legitimate reason for being. * * * For all practical purposes, the Republican party is over.

    Legislatively, I see absolutely nothing getting done in the next two years.

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  5. gruaud says:

    Media: Democrats in disarray over speaker vote!

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  6. Martin Pollard says:

    K-Mac lost the second vote, too. I also found it greatly amusing that Hakeem Jeffries, an “evil, baby-killing, blood-drinking Democrat,” got more votes than him. My schaden is freude-ing all over the place today.

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  7. Mike B. says:

    In the second round, the nutters voted for Jim Jordan (who nominated McCarthy). He’s in the leadership and the nutters will vote for him, so who knows? (He only got 19 votes in round 2.)

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  8. Mike B. says:

    Halfway through round 3 and Jim Jordan has picked up one vote that he didn’t get last time. Not exactly a groundswell of support, but obviously we’re going to round 4.

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  9. annieasksyou says:

    Poor Marge will just be a run-of-the-mill Insurrectionist if her boy doesn’t pull this off. Does America realize we are watching the People’s House being held hostage by Team Traitors?

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  10. gruaud says:

    McCarthy may have to make a few concessions with the Democrats to secure the speakership, which is a little on the Catch-22 side.

    “How about we give you six votes in exchange for permanently abolishing the debt ceiling.”

    The possibilities are endless, and every one of them doom-laden.

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