The republican party has finally done it. They have elected a new speaker, and that is representative, Mike Johnson. It doesn’t matter. The damage is already done. Over the last three weeks or so, we have seen a political party in tatters. Many of these so-called “party” members have spoken out, lamenting their own incompetence, calling themselves ridiculous, and even comparing themselves to the now-defunct whig party.
So yes, they’ve come together temporarily. But when drama enters the picture, usually it takes a great deal for drama to leaves the equation. It is very difficult to unring that bell once it’s been wrung.
The House Republicans are, in essence, dealing with the same issues they had before. Speaker Johnson is going to have to walk a fine line. The moment he does something the carnival barkers don’t like, they will make a motion to vacate the chair.
Likewise, if he comes down as too much of a conservative, the moderates won’t like it because they’ll be worried about the voters at home. The damage has been done because this group of weasels can’t stand each other. Never has that been more apparent than what happened in the last couple of weeks.
You know, it’s interesting. I’ve been watching the calamitous efforts of the GOP to try to govern. This is supposed to be the people’s house. They’ve turned it into a madhouse, where, nobody gets along, and everything is done in the undercover of night, always with quarrels , fighting, and pain.
If the Republican moderates had really wanted to get something done, they would have answered Democrats’ calls to work across the aisle. But they did not. This is because Republicans in the house are not working for the people. It is not the people’s house. It is Donald Trump’s house, at least on the Republican side. That one person is the only thing in the world that they are loyal to.