Time for MTG

John and I found the protracted humiliation of Kevin McCarthy in connection with his election to be Speaker of the House a clown show. By contrast, Steve Hayward looked mostly on the bright side in “In re: Speaker McCarthy — dissents and concurrences.”

Since then the GOP House majority has been dissipating. The clown show set the stage for the shrinking of the small GOP House majority to a number asymptotically approaching zero.

It empowered Matt Gaetz to trigger the chain of events leading to McCarthy’s ouster from the Speaker’s chair. I decried that development in “Gaetz of Eden.” Has anyone asked Gaetz what good he did in sacking McCarthy?

McCarthy was deposed this past October. It seems like ancient history. McCarthy subsequently resigned his House seat effective December 31.

I have here in my hand a list of names. According to the list, among the Republicans getting out of Dodge with McCarthy are Reps. Bill Johnson (effective January 21), Ken Buck (effective March 22), Mike Gallagher (effective this Friday), and George Santos, whose departure was involuntary.

Now comes word that House Speaker Mike Johnson’s job is in serious jeopardy. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green and Thomas Massie are threatening to trigger another motion to vacate. Johnson’s transgression comes in the form of a plan to call up separate bills funding defense needs in Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

This cannot stand. GOPe! Uniparty! Sell-out! Squish! And other deep thoughts.

It’s obviously time for MTG. Make her chairman of the Stupid Caucus and Speaker of the House. Let her manage Republicans’ incredible shrinking House majority with her deft touch. She can accelerate the promotion of House Minority Leader Hakeeem “The Dream” Jeffries to Speaker of the House ahead of schedule next January.

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