Republicans determined to detract have made their points, and, at this point, it would be worthwhile for them to consider what their consternation is doing to the nation.
Case in point: Emperor Biden has just sent yet another $3B to Ukraine, just days into 2023, as Republicans bicker amongst themselves regarding who is going to be the next Speaker of the House.
Given Biden’s stealthy $3B donation, it is worth recalling the words of Representative Kevin McCarthy just months ago, in terms of the promise he would fulfill as House Speaker.
“I think people are going to be sitting in a recession, and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine. Ukraine is important, but at the same time, it can’t be the only thing they do, and it can’t be a blank check,” McCarthy stated.
Yet the continued circus in the House, which is filling Democrats with glee (aside from Maxine Waters, of course, who began her predictable screaming at Republicans), has obviated attention from more billions flying out the door.
Voters are also disgruntled, and many signal support for McCarthy.
While 35 percent of voters from all political persuasions wish for McCarthy to be the next speaker of the house, 48 percent of Republicans have asserted that McCarthy should be speaker.
And if voters want the issue resolved soon, the State Department wants the issue resolved even sooner, given the grave implications for national security.
State Department Spokesperson Ned Price has issued warnings regarding the impact that continued delays may have on national preparedness, which is an especially important concern amid Russia’s continued aggression.
“Well, of course, over time, those concerns, concerns on the part of the members themselves or the members-elect themselves, will be compounded. The first few days of any congressional term usually is spent on procedural elements like this, but of course, if this continues on, there will be additional concerns. I’m sure we will hear additional concerns from the Hill as well,” Price remarked.
As reported by Newsmax, “Price noted oversight, appropriations and authorizations, and input on foreign policy are all delayed by the House voting for its next speaker.”
Price gave the Republicans some allowances, noting that the entire debacle has been “a process,” but one that he anticipates ending in due time.
“But this is the process. The process is playing out. And I expect, and all expect, at some point, before too long, the process will conclude,” the beleaguered Price continued.
On his part, Trump has urged, if a bit late, other Republicans to vote for McCarthy and prevent the Democrats from gaining any more advantages than they already have, especially in terms of ballot harvesting and other nefarious scams.
He also added a humorous picture to his social media page in order to illustrate what a mockery much of the swamp has become.
“The photo posted on Trump’s Truth Social network is digitally altered to show Trump in the House speaker’s chair with President Joe Biden delivering a State of the Union address. Vice President Kamala Harris is seated behind Biden alongside Trump.
But rather than the typical serious look the speaker typically gives during the president’s speech, Trump is sticking out his tongue and is holding his hands on his stomach,” Newsmax reported.
That’s pretty much how most voters feel after this week’s circus.
With any luck, the ringleaders of the circus will get a clue and assure security next week; otherwise, one might really start to question their real intentions with the Republican Party, especially if their actions prove to be a boon to the Democrats.
Time will tell, and hopefully, Republicans can begin to focus on the issues that matter the most.
Author: Jane Jones