Saturday, October 10, 2015
GOP: We want to lead the country as soon as we figure out how to find a leader for ourselves! In the meantime, BENGHAZI!
P.M. Carpenter perfectly understands the TGOP mess:
To survive, the GOP must kill a part of itself So far, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer are saying precisely what they should be saying: that electing a new speaker is a Republican problem, and a Republican problem it shall remain.
Would that Pelosi and Hoyer remain steadfast, for Democratic help in resolving Republicans' acute problem will only perpetuate the nation's biggest problem, which of course is the chronic problem of modern Republicanism.
The House (and to lesser extent the Senate) isn't divided in the traditional sense of that word. The House, rather, is divided and then divided again; it is subdivided within the majority, which is to say, there is no majority. And that's not the minority's problem.
Divisions within majorities, whether Republican or Democratic, are common enough — but not like this one. This Republican divide is irreconcilable and thus unending. It is, as everyone can see, a civil war — and there is no war so violent as an internal one. In all their inglorious infighting, Republicans have not only paralyzed the American political system, they have betrayed and converted that system into a "banana republic" (Republican Peter King's words).
This has got to stop, it has got to stop now, and that's where Democrats come in — or rather shouldn't, not for a while. Saving Republicans from themselves is what has perpetuated the abomination of modern Republicanism.
Even Kevin McCarthy now recognizes that. In an interview yesterday with National Review Online, he rejected proposals for a bipartisan election of a new speaker. "We’ll find a Republican," said McCarthy. Asked further if his caucus is "governable," he replied, "I don’t know.
Here's the TGOP's obsession with BENGHAZI! and the facts behind their Committee to Get Hillary!