We Finally Found The Thing Kevin McCarthy Won’t Cave On
Four days into the new year, and we have finally found a cause that Cong. Kevin McCarthy (R-Play-Doh) is willing to fight for to the end!
That would be…Kevin McCarthy.
No matter how many ballots, no matter how long it takes, no matter how this leaves Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) a heartbeat away (she’s president pro tempore of the Senate now)…Kevin wants what Kevin has waited for.
When it comes to Kevin McCarthy, Kevin McCarthy doesn’t know the meaning of the word “quit”!
Where was this steadfastness during, say, BBB? The omnibus? Or all the times he caved to Pelosi? When it mattered to us, he was a compliant swamp creature.
Now that it matters to him, he’s Washington crossing the Delaware. Terrific.
Seriously, if he was this tenacious on issues, Republicans would be trampling one another to vote for him. I wonder what the actual level of enthusiasm is among the roughly 200 votes that he does have? Probably about as enthusiastic as you get when that automated voice at your mortgage company tells you that “your call is VERY important to us…”
The last time someone named Kevin was ditched like this was in “Home Alone”.
Most of the the “pro-McCarthy” votes are simply realpolitik folks safeguarding their committee assignments and trying to stay in D.C. as long as possible. Even his ally, former Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney, talks about how people don’t really like Kevin.
Here’s the irony. Eight years ago, KMac wanted to be the speaker after John Boehner, but when he didn’t have the votes, he acknowledged that and bowed out.
See, he’s much tougher now!