Things are quiet, today, finally. The GOP celebrated Kevin McCarthy’s ascent to Speaker of the House like they’d won the Revolutionary War. They preened and peacocked about what a great Congress this is going to be.
If you buy that for ten seconds, you better start looking to buy bridges in Brooklyn as well.
What we saw last night was a dramatic power shift in this country. Nancy Pelosi said that the Speakership was shrinking incredibly. Along with that shrinkage is the growth of the power of what I’m choosing to call the MAGA Composite, or MC. My belief is that that’s who’s running the show now, not McCarthy. Take a look at what the Lincoln Project said about this last November.
They re-released the video today.
January 7, 2022 – When we released this ad in November, we told you there would be no compromise with the Ultra-MAGA if they won. This week they showed a willingness to take the nation hostage to further their own corrupt ambitions.
The MAGA movement is the American version of the Taliban. Like the Taliban, MAGA embraces violence and threats to attain power.
They aren’t interested in policy debates or real governance, only implementing their culture war to roll back individual rights, crush dissent, eliminate fair elections, and destroy our democratic institutions.
You saw the House Republicans finally come together and give McCarthy what he wanted, the gavel, but what you really saw was both McCarthy and the rest of the Republican conference selling out the House to the ultra MAGAs, and the one faction of the party that keeps on consistently losing, which is Donald Trump.
And McCarthy thanked Trump profusely when he finally got the gavel.
This was a major skirmish in the culture war this week. Now you’re going to see it get down and dirty.