Why I'm happy with a Speaker McCarthy
This may surprise some, but I'm optimistic for Frank Luntz' beau as the new Speaker of the House.
There were many wins from last week’s Speaker votes… at least I think so. I’ve actually posted several times here and over on CH about why I wouldn’t mind McCarthy in that role, which is understandably odd for someone like me to say, as I think McCarthy is as RINO as they come.
It’s my belief that President Trump has a leash attached directly to McCarthy’s nuts (I’m not being literal and that was no swipe at what he does with Luntz in the privacy of his own home) and can yank it anytime he wants. I also think it’s a puzzle piece to the bigger play behind the scenes, where McCarthy will play a big role at some point.
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First point: the Republican in the House are indeed more MAGA than previous. Over twenty holdouts who were willing to vote against the Luntz’ foot massager-in-Chief. This MAGA coalition includes those in MAGA who were supporting McCarthy along with President Trump. Of those 20, 5 were newly elected.
Second: the Republicans proved there is a sizable segment who will oppose McCarthy and get in his face if need be. They held their ground until McCarthy caved, and when the heat is turned up, we know we have representation in the House, even if we’re not in their districts.
McCarthy simply can’t continue with 20 who will band together and oppose him at every turn, and especially after it was proven that intimidation tactics won’t work.
Third: concessions by McCarthy, which I’m not sure will be passed, but he was forced to accept them. If he works to shoot them down, he loses 20 votes on everything immediately. If they do go through, it’s an even bigger win.
Fourth: Jordan, MTG, and other conservatives on committee assignments. We don’t know what those assignments will be as of yet, but just having them, and other MAGA, will be critical.
Fifth: We have two Speakers of the House — McCarthy and Matt Gaetz. Gaetz has proven himself to be a leader for MAGA. Gaetz will also lead the charge and continue to apply pressure to the RINO, albeit declining, stronghold. Gaetz will whip votes and be a real pain in McCarthy’s ass (no Luntz joke intended there).
Sixth: Trump takes control of McCarthy from Paul Ryan and the RINOs. Sorry Paul, but McCarthy is Trump’s bitch now (but still Luntz’ when at home).
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