Kevin McCarthy is not finding his leadership role to be the way he fantasized it. McCarthy, like Donald Trump, thought being in charge meant being venerated, lauded, lionized, worshipped, fawned upon. And indeed, many of those things are the just reward of good leaders, of great ones, to be sure.
But people like McCarthy and Trump who can’t lead it all? Uh uh. They found out the hard way and fast what the job they so coveted actually entails.
Nancy Pelosi was a great leader. She made it look easy, as pros in all walks of life do. Look at what Pelosi did just in her last term, with the same razor thin margin majority that McCarthy holds now. Was her caucus a zoo? No. Was she held hostage by lunatics in her own party? No. Was Jamie Raskin calling her out publicly like this? No. This is what a McCarthy leadership looks like. One minute of comedy gold, listen.
I could listen to Jamie Raskin all night. https://t.co/1yWq2ND1D3
— Ursula Faw (@ursulafaw56) February 11, 2023
Bakersfield’s population is a little over 407,000 and it’s ranked as one of the ten most dangerous metro areas in the country. That is some achievement. Here’s the link to the poll Raskin is quoting.
And Raskin didn’t stop there. He gave it to James Comer as well.
Comer’s district. With a crime rate of 31 per one thousand residents, Frankfort has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities.
— Just Lucky in Kentucky (@ssbalf) February 10, 2023
Rep. James Comer of Kentucky. Just spoke about how awful it would be to negotiate with the other party. This exemplifies how broken the GOP is right now. When you decry working across the aisle as some kind of evil, you are not about what is best for this nation.
— Joan Tu (@JoanTumm) February 9, 2023
And of course Raskin’s response won’t play on Fox News, or other right-wing media outlets, only Comer’s deceptive and divisive comments. The rest of reality gets edited out. This is how the culture war keeps raging and the donations keep coming in.
We live in interesting times. One of the two major political parties in this country is broken and manipulation of truth, like we have never seen before in our lifetimes, is their gambit to survive. Very sobering.
At least we’ve got the likes of Jamie Raskin putting forth factual arguments and fighting the good fight. In this era the eternal conflict of Good v. Evil manifests itself as Truth v. Lies.