McCarthy’s Failed Promises

...the ousting of Kevin McCarthy is a blessing in disguise

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On the topic of the hour, the ousting of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, I am a little perplexed to find that, many Republicans in the nation, including but not limited to iconic personalities such as Newt Gingrich, and many others of his stature, everyone seems to be afflicted by a “short memory” syndrome.

This morning, I watched Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade, usually a soft-spoken, mild-mannered host, as he did a “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” today when he roasted Tennessee Congressman, Tim Burchett, one of the eight Republican Congressmen that voted to oust McCarthy, just because he differed with Burchett’s position on this matter. Kilmeade was disrespectful, rude, and outright insolent with Burchett only because the Senator voted to oust McCarthy.

Yes, there is, admittedly a greater majority in the Republican universe, who, as Kilmeade and Newt Gingrich, were opposed to vacating McCarthy’s seat, albeit, I dare say and assure you there were quite a few within the 210 Republicans who voted to keep McCarthy, who deep down inside felt otherwise, but lacked what it takes to call a spade a spade.

While I respect everyone’s position on this subject, I would like to take a moment and have everyone go back to January 7th, when Kevin McCarthy was finally elected to be the Speaker of the House after an arduous 15 rounds of voting, while the first 14 rounds, fellow-Republicans did not want elect him. Wonder why?

In the final 15th round, in order to secure his seat as Speaker, McCarthy made a series of key concessions and promises, of which, the very first one was that “any one member of the House, could call for a motion for him to vacate the Speaker’s Chair” if he [McCarthy] failed to deliver on a number of contingencies as I will list below – a concession which gave Matt Gaetz the right to do what he did. Following said concessions:

  • The House would hold votes on key conservative bills, including a balanced budget amendment, congressional term limits and border security.
  • Raise the nation’s debt ceiling had to be paired with spending cuts.
  • Move 12 appropriations bills individually. Instead of passing separate Omnibus bills to fund government operations.
  • More Freedom Caucus representation on committees, including the powerful House Rules Committee.
  • Cap discretionary spending at fiscal 2022 levels, which would amount to lower levels for defense and domestic programs.
  • Seventy-two hours to review bills before they come to the floor.
  • Give members the ability to offer more amendments on the House floor.
  • Restore the Holman rule, which can be used to reduce the salary of government officials.

Well, guess what? How about if I told you that Speaker McCarthy DID NOT, I repeat, DID NOT, deliver on any single one of these commitments – not one. As a matter of fact, he did just the opposite as he caved into the Democrats’ spending whirlwind extravaganza, which, you and I, are paying from our pocketbooks, all the while as McCarthy made a behind-the-scene, close-door deal with Democrats in order to avert a government shutdown – a deal which violated every single one of the concessions he had made in January to become a Speaker – your quintessential Republican Swamp animal.

So, tell you what my friends, in my books, this man [Mc Carthy] is just another wimp, as were Speaker Paul Ryan and Speaker John Boehner before him. I have no idea on who will succeed McCarthy, but, I venture to say, most anyone that is chosen, will certainly do better than McCarthy, which, as far as I am concerned, can mark the beginnings of a new era of changes that will bring us back to the pre-Obama Constitutional Republic that led the free world. I wish, we could also vacate the even bigger wimp, that old Senate relic, Mitch McConnell, who has spent his life in the Senate, kissing Democrats’ assess all along the way.

Bottom line, for me personally, the ousting of Kevin McCarthy is a blessing in disguise unlike what most Republicans may think. Just my own very personal opinion. Otherwise, it would have been “more of the same”, which we are all screaming to change, right? Would welcome to know your positions even if we differ. God save us and God save the United States of America.

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