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Kevin McCarthy's Bid to Become House Speaker Fails for a Fourth Time: Live Updates

  

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Kevin McCarthy's Bid to Become House Speaker Fails for a Fourth Time: Live Updates
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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    last year

original

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  JBB @1    last year

democrats should nominate cheney and kinzinger for speaker in the next round...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @1.1    last year

It can be done even tho they don't have seats any more. Speaker of the House does not have to be an elected official. (at least I don't think so)

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.2    last year
As the highest-ranking member of the House, the Speaker is elected by a vote of the members of the House. While it is not required, the Speaker usually belongs to the majority political party .
The Constitution does not require that the Speaker be an elected member of Congress. However, no non-member has ever been elected Speaker.
 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.4  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.3    last year

I thought that child sex trafficker matt gaetz said he was going to nominate trump not long ago...

oh yeah, trump no longer has a place to stay in DC and he needs to steer clear of the DOJ...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2  seeder  JBB    last year

original

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
2.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @2    last year

And not a single charge, trial or conviction to back up that fiction.  

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1    last year

TDS is a very, very real thing.

Shout out to the sea-hag Hillary for her creation .....

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1    last year

original

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
2.1.4  afrayedknot  replied to  Sparty On @2.1.2    last year

“TDS is a very, very real thing.”

And in some cases terminal, eh?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
2.1.5  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to    last year
Taxes, what was paid/Not paid in taxes

That turned out to be another flop for the Democrats didn't it.  Opened the door for ALL politicians taxes to be released.  Wonder how much Democrats will fight that.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
2.1.6  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Sparty On @2.1.2    last year
TDS is a very, very real thing.

It's very telling when you spam your own article with memes.  

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
2.1.7  Ender  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.5    last year

Fine by me. Anyone writing tax law should be transparent.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
2.1.9  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to    last year
Apparently, the "Left" spends waaaay too much time trying to "Create fake History" instead of "Learning" from "Real History" !

That's what happens when you are stupid.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.11  Tessylo  replied to    last year

who the fuck is Lurch Madcow?

 
 
 
Hallux
Masters Principal
2.1.13  Hallux  replied to    last year
Nothing like repeating Failed History ...... AGAIN !

Tell it to Kevin, he's brushing with insanity.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
2.1.15  Ender  replied to    last year

I head on fox last night that at one time the Jordan voters came back with a list of about 30 separate demands.

These people are not serious about working with anybody.

They only want what they want.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.1.17  devangelical  replied to    last year

the gop civil war playing out now sure has brought the democrats together...

 
 
 
Hallux
Masters Principal
2.1.19  Hallux  replied to    last year

So here's the difference between Nancy and Kevin, Nancy won all of her Speaker contests in the first round of voting and Kevin has lost 6 times in his first.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.1.20  Sparty On  replied to  afrayedknot @2.1.4    last year

Yep.    
Look no further than NT for proof of that.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.1.21  Sparty On  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.6    last year

[Deleted]

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
3  afrayedknot    last year

Even when he gains the position, that position will be compromised by the radical fringe elements that somehow complicate our entire political, societal structure, and most frightening, threaten our personal rights.

Unbelievable as that sounds. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1  devangelical  replied to  afrayedknot @3    last year

gee, you'd think the teabag trumpsters would want a fellow insurrectionist as speaker to protect them...

LOL, the non-compromising rule by minority faction has come back to bite the GOP in the ass, again...

 
 
 
Hallux
Masters Principal
3.1.2  Hallux  replied to    last year
Or is this about "Sex" again ?

Could be, what's your shoe size?

 
 
 
Hallux
Masters Principal
3.1.4  Hallux  replied to    last year

OshKosh B'gosh!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4  Trout Giggles    last year

What happens when there's no speaker?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
Professor Quiet
4.1  Jack_TX  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    last year
What happens when there's no speaker?

With any luck, they will spend all of the next ten years fighting over whose turn it is to hit the desk with the shiny hammer.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.2  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    last year

nothing. they can't even be sworn in to office.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.2.1  Ozzwald  replied to  devangelical @4.2    last year
nothing.

So basically the same things the republicans would do if they did have a speaker.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Ozzwald @4.2.1    last year

republicans have inadvertently stumbled into a new way of obstructing congress. genius. /s

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
5  Ender    last year

Considering all they have planned is investigations anyway...

We will have them just yell and scream for the next two years, so business as usual for them.

I predict there will be several bills with poison pills attached thrown up that would have no way of passing so they can blame the other side, to make people think they are actually doing something...

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
5.1  Sparty On  replied to  Ender @5    last year

Sounds very familiar.....

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
5.1.1  Ender  replied to  Sparty On @5.1    last year

Starting during the Obama years.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
5.2  devangelical  replied to  Ender @5    last year

sop/gop...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.3  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @5    last year

Their typical MO, do nothing, blame the Dems., wash, rinse, repeat . . . endlessly . . .

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
6  Ender    last year

I read an article last night that said all but one of the people voting for Jordan are the election deniers.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @6    last year

shocking.

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
6.2  George  replied to  Ender @6    last year

All the democrats voted for an election denier?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.2.1  devangelical  replied to  George @6.2    last year

name those democrats that voted for jordan. here. now.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
6.2.2  Ender  replied to  devangelical @6.2.1    last year
Well, then Fido got up off the floor an' he rolled over
An' he looked me straight in the eye
An' you know what he said?
"Once upon a time"
"Somebody say to me, " this is a dog talkin' now
"What is your Conceptual Continuity?"
"Well, I told him right then, " Fido said
It should be easy to see
The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe
Well, you know
The man who was talkin' to the dog
Looked at the dog an' he said: (sort of staring in disbelief)
"You can't say that!"
 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.2.3  devangelical  replied to  Ender @6.2.2    last year

look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmik debris? - frank zappa

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
6.2.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  devangelical @6.2.1    last year

All of them.  You don't think Jeffries is an election denier or did you forget that little fact he is part of the Democrats version of the "Big Lie" that spawned 6 years of unfounded investigations?

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
6.2.5  Ender  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.2.4    last year

Sticking up for trump is so last year...jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
6.2.6  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ender @6.2.5    last year

where exactly am I defending him?  

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
6.2.7  Ender  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.2.6    last year

Was a joke man...

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
6.2.8  Sean Treacy  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.2.4    last year

But election denial is okay when a Republican wins.....

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
6.2.9  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Sean Treacy @6.2.8    last year

And there lies the hypocrisy.  

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
6.2.10  Ender  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.2.9    last year

512

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.2.11  devangelical  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.2.4    last year

try to join the current decade.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
6.2.12  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  devangelical @6.2.11    last year

So 6.2.8 IS correct.  Maybe if you come out of your TDS coma you can take a look at the reality of TODAY. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Masters Principal
7  Hallux    last year

Meh, elect Lauren Boebert, she's smart enough to be an idiot and you know she's goin' to be packin' Roscoe to keep y'all in line.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
7.1  Ender  replied to  Hallux @7    last year

I saw an interview with her last night.

The best I can say is she is several crayons short of a full box.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @7.1    last year

a prominent member of the trumpster brain trust. I've interacted with her several times many years ago when she was running the mc d's drive up window in rifle colorado. getting implants and her teeth fixed sure did elevate her standing in that part of the colorado republican party. hopefully she can get her old job back, since she was supposed to win by 8-13 points in her district and the vote went to automatic recount because the final tally was within 0.5%. she won her heavily republican district by only 564 votes and she's probably lost those voters this week, if she thinking there's going to be a next time in 2024.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1.2  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @7.1.1    last year

I'm sure she has a firm grip on what's most important to her in DC...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
8  seeder  JBB    last year

Just more proof the gop is incapable of governing!

 
 
 
dennissmith
Freshman Silent
8.1  dennissmith  replied to  JBB @8    last year

Refreshing to see some Repubs in the House not walking in lockstep and speaking up to their party instead of walking in lockstep like the Dems did with Pelosi.

 

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
8.1.1  afrayedknot  replied to  dennissmith @8.1    last year

“Refreshing to see…”

…said 1923…

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @8    last year

The Dems should nominate a moderate Repub, maybe someone not currently sitting in the House and hope to peel of 18 or more Repubs that won in Biden districts.  It would be fun tomwatch the Freedom Caucus reaction to that.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.2    last year

fuck that noise. all democrats have to do is sit back and wait for the insurrectionist faction to burn the GOP down to the ground when they don't get their way. some are already trying to get their demigod to intervene by telling mc carthy to step aside. trump would probably like for the special prosecutor to have some simpler legal distractions before starting his pending judicial roadtrip.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
8.2.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.2    last year

No, Democrats needn't do boo squat except watch McCarthy and the gop self mutilate...

Democrats don't need advice from RWNJs!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.2.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @8.2.2    last year

Boo squat?  Party first, not nation.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
8.2.4  Sparty On  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.2.3    last year

Boo Squat ..... Diddly Squats gay little brother.

 
 
 
independent Liberal
Freshman Quiet
9  independent Liberal    last year

Kevin McCarthy lives with a man in DC and when you see them out together you realize it is more than a friendship. I always thought Lindsey Graham was the one but Kevin is queen, he must have quite the arrangement with his wife.

This is the issue the hypocrites have with Kevin. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
9.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  independent Liberal @9    last year

i believe he moved into Luntz's condo while they were doing something to the capitol building and he couldn't stay there. He usually stays on the couch in his office or gets a motel room according to what I have read.

“I didn’t know how this was controversial,” McCarthy said.

“Frank has been a friend of mine for more than 30 years.”

McCarthy then chalked up his use of Luntz’s residence to Democrats changing around offices in the House of Representatives — not to the Covid-19 pandemic, as his spokeswoman told Carlson.

“As Democrats took over they started changing the House around,” McCarthy told Doocy.

Democrats won majority control in the House two years ago. So it is not clear how a reconfiguration of offices then led to McCarthy stay with Luntz more recently.

“Yeah, I rented a room from Frank for a couple of months, but don’t worry, I’m going back to where I am normally ... back to the couch in my office,” McCarthy told Doocy.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
9.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @9.1    last year
I’m going back to where I am normally

hunched over the ottoman in trump's private residence at mar-a-lardo...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
9.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  devangelical @9.1.1    last year

hunched over the ottoman in trump's private residence at mar-a-lardo...

Don't be silly.  He'd have to get up off his knees before he could hunch over an ottoman.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
9.1.3  Sparty On  replied to  devangelical @9.1.1    last year

As opposed to TDS afflicted men getting DP’d daily by Hillary and Susan Rice.    Little bitches, one and all .....

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
11  Kavika     last year

The Mighty Casey only got three swings and now Kevin Wannabe McCarthy gets four and still can't get a hit.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
11.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Kavika @11    last year

original

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
12  Right Down the Center    last year

Republicans squandered a golden opportunity and shot themselves in the foot by letting the fringe be seen as the face of the party.  This time they are going for the head shot.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.1  devangelical  replied to  Right Down the Center @12    last year
This time they are going for the head shot.

I've got a leftover carton of .22 LR hollow points to donate...

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
12.2  Ender  replied to  Right Down the Center @12    last year

Sorry but I don't feel bad at all for them. They invited in and welcome donald and his faction. Now they are paying a little bit of a price.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
12.2.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  Ender @12.2    last year

They get what they deserve, just like when eventually there is pushback on some far left wingnuts when they hijack the dem party.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
12.2.2  Ender  replied to  Right Down the Center @12.2.1    last year

Why do the extremists always have the loudest voices around...

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
12.2.4  Ender  replied to    last year

I guess the days of speak softly and carry a big stick are over...

Now it is yell and scream and strap on a piece...

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
12.2.5  Right Down the Center  replied to  Ender @12.2.2    last year

Partially because the media likes controversy and partially because the vast majority of the country let them 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
12.2.7  Ender  replied to    last year

Eh, I feel sorry for people so scared of any shadow that they feel they must carry at all times.

 
 
 
Hallux
Masters Principal
12.2.9  Hallux  replied to  Right Down the Center @12.2.5    last year
Partially because the media likes controversy

Advertisers like it even more, just ask Pillowman.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
12.2.10  Ender  replied to    last year

So I guess God is out of the equation...You know, that God will take care of one and all.

No trust there....

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.2.11  devangelical  replied to  Ender @12.2.7    last year

I only carry in red states.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.2.13  devangelical  replied to  Ender @12.2.10    last year

geezus must have had a good reason not to make them bullet proof.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
12.2.14  Ender  replied to  devangelical @12.2.13    last year

For some reason I am reminded of the man that shoved his pistol in his waistband and shot himself....

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
12.2.15  Ender  replied to    last year

So God is slow on the draw aye....

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.2.17  devangelical  replied to  Ender @12.2.14    last year

plenty of hilarious youtube videos with similar themes available...

macho gun guys... >boom<... somebody call 911!!! LOL

my favorite is the guy that hands an 8 year old girl a machine gun... and then leaves the range in a ziplock bag. oops.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
12.2.19  Right Down the Center  replied to  Hallux @12.2.9    last year
Advertisers like it even more, just ask Pillowman.

Yea, cause that has worked out so well for him.

 
 
 
dennissmith
Freshman Silent
12.2.20  dennissmith  replied to  Right Down the Center @12.2.1    last year

The left always walks in lockstep, unable to think for themselves.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.2.21  devangelical  replied to  dennissmith @12.2.20    last year

what an ironic comment.

 
 
 
dennissmith
Freshman Silent
12.2.22  dennissmith  replied to  devangelical @12.2.21    last year

Irony really bothers some.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
13  afrayedknot    last year

‘With six you get egg roll.’

’seven come eleven’

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
13.1  afrayedknot  replied to  afrayedknot @13    last year

‘Eight is Enough.”

’Nine, nine, nine, nine, Nein!!!!”

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
14  Ender    last year

I decided to watch some cable last night and see what fox was saying.

Sorry but Hannity is just terrible these days. I couldn't stand listening to him. He whistles all his s's and it is very irritating.

Anyway, they were talking about if enough people get tired of it and walk out of the proceedings, it would lower the threshold needed for a win. Or something like that.

Maybe that is the plan. Have enough people walk out of the chamber, they can get their votes...

 
 

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