It’s time to resume the Diary Of A Mad Blogger.
Seventh verse, same as the first.
After a night of selling his soul to the Never Kevins, KMac lost a vote on the seventh ballot. The only vote they’ve won thus far was for adjournment last night.
What’s next for KMac?
Will he offer the life of his eldest child?
Will he offer to sort Chip Roy’s Starbursts?
Will he offer to be a server in Lauren Boebert’s eatery, Shooter’s Grill?
KMac’s backers are calling his opponents selfish and egomaniacal. They should try looking in the mirror. This is all about KMac as the featured meme says:
K is for KMAC.
S is for Selfish.
And now for a pertinent musical interlude:
For the first time in 100 years, we don’t have a Congress. The Never Kevins talk a lot about the people. They don’t care about the people. They refuse to do the people’s business. Oy just oy.
If they cared about the people, they’d wrap up this nonsense and let the people who work for them get paid. That’s right: No Congress, no pay. That goes for members too. George Santos needs the money, y’all.
I agree with Josh Marshall that this is NOT a white collar form of insurrection. They may be spinning their wheels but they’re voting, not taking a shit in the Speaker’s office. One would think that they’d prefer to wrap this up before the second anniversary of the Dipshit Insurrection. Speaking of which, both Scott Brooks and Matt Gaetz wanted pardons from former President* Pennywise.
Eighth verse, same as the first. Anyone in the mood for The Beatles? Yeah, yeah, yeah,
The shiny headed Floridian nominating KMAC is comparing him favorably to more successful politicians including The Turtle who has an iron grip on his caucus. Somewhere Speaker Boner is smoking a cigar and sipping on an adult beverage.
Pardon seeking Matt Gaetz has been talking to the media, which is the only reason he’s in politics:
Gaetz tells reporters just now that this all ends either with McCarthy deciding to “withdraw from the race” or agrees to a “straitjacket” agreement that fully constrains him as speaker.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) January 5, 2023
KMac is the next Houdini? Cool.
Or is he the next Joan Crawford?
It *is* Pulp Fiction Thursday, after all.
Lauren Boebert has introduced a new anti-KMac candidate: Kevin Hern. She claims he’s a compromise candidate. The beat goes on and on and on.
Something I should have shared yesterday:
Got a package. UPS man heard the news feed and asked: “Is there a speaker yet. I said no and he laughed. I joined in.
— Shecky (@Adrastosno) January 4, 2023
It’s all a joke. A bad one.
MSNBC’s Katy Tur is driving me crazy. She’s such a both-sides reporter. You would have thought she’d have learned from when she was Keith Olbermann’s girl friend.
Scott Perry is clearly a hardcore Never Kevin:
A deal is NOT done. When confidences are betrayed and leaks are directed, it’s even more difficult to trust. Totally unsat. I will not yield to the status quo.
— RepScottPerry (@RepScottPerry) January 5, 2023
The Never Kevins are dead enders much like Baghdad Bob:
Now that I think of it. he’s probably one of KMac’s spin doctors.
As a former Congressional aide, my disgust is rising. I’ve enjoyed watching them squirm BUT it’s time to follow Mr. Wonderful’s advice and:
FYI, one of the Never Kevins, Eli Crane of Arizona appeared on Shark Tank with Kevin (Mr. Wonderful) O’Leary. Kevins abound today,
In fact, Crane got an investment from O’Leary. Ask him to stop the madness, Mr. Wonderful.
The eighth ballot has concluded with no change. Hakeem Jeffries is still in the lead and there are still 21 anti-KMac votes.
They don’t have enough votes to adjourn. I’ve had enough for today. 9th verse, same as the first.
The beat goes on and on and on.
The last word goes to Sonny & Cher: