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Fear and loathing on Capitol Hill

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More and more, when I look at Kevin McCarthy, I see Dorian Gray. He has sold his soul; there is no doubt about that. And according to new reports, Kevin is now willing to make a deal with the small (but very important group) who oppose him. This is because reality has likely sunk in. He knows he does not have the votes without them.

It is incredible to think that the man could lower himself anymore, but it appears that’s what he’s doing. McCarthy is now, according to numerous reports, offering a five person threshold on the “vacate the chair movement.”

Remember, the vacating of the chair was spoken about in numerous other articles. This would mean if five members of the House demanded a new speaker somewhere down the line at any time– they could get it. However, this move is not sitting right among some more moderate members of Congress. And Matt Gaetz, one of the reported no votes on McCarthy, said, “He’s gotta get down to one.”

This means that Gaetz and possibly others want to have the power for just one person at ANY time to call for a new speaker. Not good news for Kevin. As you can see, this battle has become worse, not better. It’s also showing the weakness, desperation and cowardice of McCarthy. Do you know what I’d do if I were him? One of two things.

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Option one: I’d make an impassioned speech explaining my passion for the job and why I want it. I would also demand George Santos resign. Why? Because it would show I could wield power. McCarthy looks like a coward. He IS a coward. One of the reasons this group is opposing him is because they can. They know Kevin is passive.


Or I would bow out gracefully.

At this point, one wonders why the man even wants the job. But you know what? I kind of hope he gets it. I’ve remarked on that in other articles. If Kevin does get the speaker, he will not be in the role long. He will have to give away his very being, leaving his frenemies seething in thinly veiled disgust for him. No matter what happens to Kevin in his final battle, he has already lost.

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