In a reminder that irony is not dead, the Oscar nominations were announced on the same day this happened:
I tried to ask @GOPLeader about the RNC’s resolution describing Jan. 6 as “legitimate political discourse”
He told me to make an appointment with his office… insisting it’s “not good” to answer questions in hallways. pic.twitter.com/yaL8opl6Pf
— Rachel Scott (@rachelvscott) February 8, 2022
The Oscar-winning movie that comes to mind is Forrest Gump; the story of an amiable dunce who ran across the country. Kevin McCarthy is a dunce who’s trying to ruin the country to further his political ambitions. I hate to slur Tom Hanks’ character but yesterday it struck me that KMac is Forrest Gump’s evil twin. Run, KMac, run.
I have seen politicians avoid questions and duck reporters, but I’ve never seen one literally run away from a question. It’s a question that should be posed to every Republican running for office in 2022:
The answer of any decent human being or skilled politician is an emphatic NO. Even the Turtle understands that. Hell, Uncle Willard disapproves of what the RNC led by his niece Ronna
Romney McDaniel has done:
“It could not have been a more inappropriate message. To suggest that a violent attack on the seat of democracy is legitimate political discourse is so far from accurate as to shock and make people wonder what we’re thinking.
Anything that my party does that comes across as being stupid is not going to help us,”
As for KMac, he’s making like this Roy Orbison song:
Run, KMac, run.
KMac seems to be afraid of his own shadow. In addition to Forrest Gump, he reminded me of an Ostrich yesterday. They too run away and bury their heads in the sand.
How was that for a GIF doubleheader?
If KMac keeps his head in the sand too long one of the Trump true believers may slit his throat, figuratively, not literally. Steve Scalise has been hankering to knife KMac for years. Who’s afraid of Forrest Gump’s evil twin?
Like Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates, KMac has something of a candy fixation. In 2018, I wrote a post called Kevin McCarthy: Candyass Candyman. The post was about his habit of sorting Starbursts for the Impeached Insult Comedian as a symbol of subservience. It’s only gotten worse since then.
Sort, KMac, sort.
KMac finally came out with a pitiful statement parsing the legitimate political discourse language:
Asked McCarthy about “legitimate political discourse.” “What they were talking about is the six RNC members who Jan 6th has subpoenaed, who weren't even here, who were in Florida that day." He says those who caused damage “should be in jail.” (RNC resolution doesn’t mention that) pic.twitter.com/k4qsLWAOv5
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 8, 2022
Parse, KMac, parse.
KMac is a pitiful excuse for a leader. Censured GOP dissident Adam Kinzinger aptly describes the feckless House GOP leader:
Standard weak man here 👇👇 https://t.co/oD6v7knrct
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) February 5, 2022
Weak is a charitable description for KMac. There’s no there there. He’s a hollow man, what the Brits call an uninhabited man.
I should apologize to everyone involved with Forrest Gump for calling KMac his evil twin, especially that ardent liberal Tom Hanks. If life is really like a box of chocolates, KMac’s box is full of turds in the shape of Starbursts.
Repeat after me: KMac is a pussy. He should grab himself.
Finally, while I enjoyed Forrest Gump, it didn’t deserve its Best Picture Oscar. But I thought its use of a certain rock song for the Run, Forrest, Run segment of the movie was inspired. That’s why Jackson Browne gets the last word:
Run, KMac, run.