I really like the analogy, Marge, except for the fact that Congressional Republicans are far move venal and destructive than the Cosa Nostra ever was.
As Kevin McCarthy’s Kindergarten caucus veers toward default and the wrecking of a now thriving American Economy (which is probably their ultimate goal ahead of next year’s election) MTG posted a tweet comparing the GOP to the Mafia’s Five Families:
Marge now sizing up the various House Republican caucuses as warring mafia families heading into the CR negotiations. Going to be a fun week to cover this crew! pic.twitter.com/fLeHyShbDw
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 18, 2023
Ron Filipkowski explains the brouhaha that prompted her bleat over at Medias Touch News
“Drama unfolded on social media and on conference calls on Sunday night as Punchbowl News and the Washington Examiner reported that a secret deal on a CR had been reached between the establishment Republican “Mainstreet Caucus” and right-wing “Freedom Caucus” members. However, after news of that leaked, a full-scale revolt played out on Twitter from the far Right.
The deal was negotiated between Byron Donalds of the Freedom Caucus and Dusty Johnson of the Mainstreet Caucus. The problem is, Donalds apparently has zero control over his members and apparently didn’t check with them on the parameters of it.
Several other Republicans chimed in as Members were apparently informed by leadership on Sunday night. Dan Bishop, Matt Gaetz, Ralph Norman, Tim Burchett, Tony Gonzales, Eli Crane, and somewhat surprisingly Marge Greene all made it clear they were voting NO because they believed that the compromise was too close to current spending levels passed by Democrats last year…
… It will certainly be interesting to watch this play out, as Kevin McCarthy hasn’t yet been able to put together a majority to vote for a substantive piece of legislation. With the narrow Republican majority, it seems clear that if there is a deal to be made, it would be easier for McCarthy to make it with Democrats to pass a bi-partisan bill but doing that just might cost him his Speakership.”
I don’t see McCarthy cutting a deal with democrats, if we are going to avoid an end of September default, the Republicans will have to stop acting like warring gangs of children and do something responsible for a change.
Fat chance, right?
Here are Ron’s followers on Marge’s five families comparison:
"Marge knew the streets. This was her neighborhood. She wasn't about to let some clueless country girl from Colorado move in and start working her corner. And if anyone made a move, it wouldn't be her first cat fight." pic.twitter.com/ajGe8NR1Ys
— Sucker Carlson ᵖᵃʳᵒᵈʸ (@SuckerCarlson) September 18, 2023
LoL 😂 #MAGAMafia at its dumbest, and Large Marge is still only a foot soldier😁
— Viral Mario🇺🇸🇵🇱🇺🇦🇪🇺 (@PawlowskiMario) September 18, 2023
She's been kicked out of 2 of the 5. Keep yapping, Sheanderthal.
— LitCrit13 🇺🇲 🌻 (@LCrit13) September 18, 2023
And working on #3.
Ah, so she's admitting what we've known for a while.
— Chuck Holt (@ChuckHo03094412) September 18, 2023
If I was McCarthy, I’d be reinstalling the metal detectors at the entrances to the House chamber right now.
— Geri Kucinski (@KucinskiGeri) September 18, 2023
But leave the cannoli.
Some insight into the five families. The Capo di tutti capi went to prison. pic.twitter.com/cIdKxe4Y90
— John Powers (@ReportingfromNY) September 18, 2023
Yeah Marjorie sometimes you amuse us, you wacky gazpacho Peachtree dish. pic.twitter.com/qZYc1BQObL
— Chevron 🇺🇦 (@lachevron) September 18, 2023
The Fredo’s are fighting pic.twitter.com/Kd4rv5yBs3
— Rosanne 🐕🦺🐾🇺🇦 (@RosanneR429) September 18, 2023
And this guy will be behind the scenes trying to call the shots. https://t.co/hl0tIBXjAu
— Biden: Let’s finish the job 👊🏼 (@chuckmoran) September 18, 2023
That’s really scary.
Marge’s idiotic comparison is so far off the mark because… number one… organized crime was, you know… organized.
The Republicans in the House are much more like The Gang Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight, and if they are allowed to have their way it just might be our American experiment with democracy that ends up dead in the barber’s chair.