The political halls are humming with activity. All over, new democrats are being registered. Doors are being knocked on. Our President’s approval rating is coming back, better than ever. The blue wall is being reborn as millions of Democrats make their plans to vote. And more and more people are turning away from the Maga Republicans.
And amidst these wonderful events, a cry of lament is calling out. This cry is begging to be heard. The lament calls for attention like a lonely steamboat pulling out to sea. See me, it begs. Acknowledge me, please. Admire me, it grovels. It is the sad lament of Kevin McCarthy. Alas, Kevin’s sad lament is being drowned out by determination — and joy.
It is the beauty of blue — the blue wave building which won’t let a little thing like a pitiful lament from a has-been like McCarthy lower its amplification. And poor Kevin and his pity party are being met with — laughter. “Just put AG Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray on notice,” Kevin tweeted.
But this tweet was washed away by jeering responses and a twitter ratio that crested over the man’s words like a tidal wave. Poor Kevin was drowned out — by mockery and by contempt. It is human nature to want what one can’t have, I suppose. And for McCarthy, he wants that House Speakership. He wants it so badly.
But the man has not learned the secret of getting what one wants. One needs to work for it and be one’s most authentic self. The people see clearly through the lamentful cries of Kevin McCarthy. They see he is far from his most authentic self.
If Kevin had courage, he would denounce the traitor, Donald Trump. He’d speak from a place of honesty and morality. But one cannot do that if one lacks the ingredients that make up simple common decency.
McCarthy will continue to sing his lonely song, continue his lament of despair, crying out to be heard, but it will be the song of cowards — and it will continue to sail forth into the winds to be ignored.