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He must have forgotten all he did to get the gavel in the first place. "SURELY the leopards won't eat MY face", he said confidently to himself.

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Whoever came up with the "man of principle Mitch McConnell" angle must have forgotten how he openly and successfully schemed to deny Obama the right to appoint a Supreme Court Justice and then shamelessly did a full 180° so Trump could stack the court. Also, if history has taught us anything, not "needing" to lie should never be confused with being morally opposed or unwilling to resort to it.

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Republicans throw out speaker forced to work with democrats by being forced to work with democrats. What petty piss-ants conservatives are.

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I loved the whole "How would [Democrats] like it if we'd done this to Pelosi?" line. My siblings in Hestia, Nancy Pelosi would never have gotten into this position if the first place, not in a million billion years.

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yeah but they're so sure that both sides are the same - they can't comprehend the difference between their clown show and a functioning party

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"I can't possibly be the bad guy if everyone else is exactly like me."

Narrator voice: Everyone else is not, in fact, exactly like them.

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I'd never heard of this McHenry before yesterday, but every time I hear something from or about him, I like him less.

Although his outrage at Democrats in the clip included in this post is pretty damn funny. He's royally pissed because he knows perfectly well that he and his friend Kevin are about to take a royal screwing, the screwing is being enabled by Democrats, and there isn't a single fucking thing he can do about it. He's as helpless as the damsel tied to the railroad tracks. So of course he's pissed. That's why he kicked Pelosi out of her office.

Regarding that last sentence: I have long believed that one of the keys to understanding and evaluating people is to see how they act when they're genuinely angry. And this McHenry just revealed his true self: A vindictive, petty little shit.

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i thought he was just embarrassed cos he was wearing his third best bow tie (/s)

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Temporary House Speaker Rep. Patrick McHenry has long anti-LGBTQ+ record

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2023/10/temporary-house-speaker-rep-patrick-mchenry-has-long-anti-lgbtq-record/

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Of course he does.

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As the great (and gay) comic actor Jim Nabors would say, "Well, Soo-prahse, soo-prahse!"

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This particular Speaker all but sold his soul to the Devil to get the job, so there's a fine irony in the fact that his downfall was triggered by the one halfway decent thing he did during his brief tenure. As the prince Morocco finds to his cost in The Merchant of Venice, "All that glisters is not gold."

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I don't believe it. McCarthy will be back begging for votes once he's licked his wounds

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From I've learned the third in line to the Presidency (After the Speaker of the House) is the Secretary of STATE. Can anyone confirm this please? Just ponder a PRESIDENT BLINKEN!

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Did you say Abe Lincoln?

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after speaker comes the President Pro Tem of the Senate, generally the most senile member (I think it's Chuck Grassley now). Then come the Cabinet members in order of the seniority of their departments (unfortunately that puts Pete down near the bottom).

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OK thank you.

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Senate President Pro Tempore appears to be Patty Murray.

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That sounds more survivable

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This shit is better than any soap opera. It would be more enjoyable, however, if the fate of democracy wasn't hanging in the balance.

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anyone who complains about the Dems being responsible for this should be told 'you got what you voted for' (cos we KNOW they didn't vote Dem)

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Exactly!

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Schiff quoting the Sex Pistols.

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When one sets out to punch dicks, the only dick punched is often your own -Sun Tzu

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i think i remember reading that line, it really stuck with me

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Putting the bug-eyed, tongue-talking, Republinazi psychopaths that wanna destroy the government in charge of running the government sure works great, huh.

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McCarthy saying he won’t seek the speakership is likely to be another lie.

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yeah, but it will just be more fodder for the Dems ads

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Just read this on cnn:

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on Wednesday became the first Republican to publicly say he’ll run to be the next House speaker, aiming to replace Kevin McCarthy, who was ousted Tuesday.

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I heard there were 5 names already in the running. Gym just shoved his way to the microphone first? And will this prompt investigation into Gym's alleged pedophile assisting??

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There's a reason the Columbus Dispatch always refers to that as the "ongoing OSU sex scandal."

It ain't going away, and Ohio State fans are blaming that on good ol' Gym (since the rapey doctor died).

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So I was at my sister's house while the post-shitshow wrapup began, and Lord have mercy but CNN is just terrible now. I had to turn it off when Kev started with his valedictory pity party. Having the reporter in the hallway asking every GOP idiot the same questions--What's next? Who do you think will be the next Speaker--gets old fast.

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I was pretty irritated at Ari Shapiro letting some dumb fucking Republican (one of the 8 anti-Qevin votes) say "Democrat Party" a bunch of times.

It's a proper noun and a name. Democratic Party. Just once I'd love to hear a journalist insist on them using the party's actual name.

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