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Speaker of the House Watch: Day 4 – Deal or No Deal?

According to the Washington Post, the House Republicans are close to reaching a deal. It sounds like McCarthy is going to let the insurrectionists run with scissors for the next two years:

In a major allowance to the hard-right Republicans, McCarthy offered to lower from five to one the number of members required to sponsor a resolution to force a vote on ousting the speaker — a change that the California Republican had previously said he would not accept.

McCarthy also expressed a willingness to place more members of the staunchly conservative House Freedom Caucus on the Rules Committee, which debates legislation before it is moved to the floor. And he relented on allowing floor votes to institute term limits on members and to enact specific border policy legislation.

The proposed rule changes represented a stunning reversal that, if adopted, would weaken the position of speaker and ensure a tenuous hold on the job.

The “moderate” Republicans are worried about that one. What if one of the insurrectionists calls to revoke the Speakership from McCarthy right in the middle of one of Jim Jordan’s vitally important rant fueled angertainment hearings on Hunter Biden’s laptop? The Republican coalition would be completely impotent, unable to deliver on impeaching a person who never had an elected governmental position. What about that, huh??

The insurrectionists say they would never do such a thing. You can trust them.

{{rolling eyes}}

I’m hearing Renee Zellwegger singing Roxie from Chicago.

“You know, all my life I wanted to have my own act. But no. No, no, no. Always no. They always turned me down. A whole big world full of No.”

And then Kevin, er, Amos came along.

Roxie commits a seedy murder, finds she has a talent for attracting the tabloid press, and suddenly, it’s a whole world full of YES!

“The American people love me and I love them. And they love me for loving them and I love them for loving me and we loooove each other.”

They’re doing all of this for US. We the people voted them in! We told them we wanted a hard right crazy town ultra conservative non-government party that is going to topple the debt ceiling, plunge us into the absolute zero of a new cold austerity, and destroy any social security and Medicare we’ve spent our entire working lives earning! It’s what the people waaannnt!!! Who says that murder’s not an art?

Oh, they’ll be famous alright.

The name on everybody’s lips is going to be Those Assholes.