Have you been losing sleep over the lack of an elected Speaker of the House? I’m betting you have not. Not because you don’t care, but because you recognize the reality that it simply doesn’t matter.
What do I mean by that? If you watch cable news you’re no doubt seen morons on both sides of the aisle and on every network talking about how important it is the House get on with their business. From the moronic CBS News congressional correspondent declaring the House is “very much politically and functionally paralyzed” while seeming to think Congress deals with lost Social Security checks or passport issues to a dimwitted morning show host who thinks the only thing preventing the canceling of 87,000 new IRS agents is the House passing a bill declaring those jobs null, the American people are being misinformed.
It’s not deliberate misinformation, it’s stupidity. These people must really believe this stuff, otherwise why would an adult go on national television and say such idiotic things?
If the House takes a week to sort out the next Speaker, who cares? If it takes a month, who cares? Yes, I want the investigations to start and the subpoenas to fly, but it doesn’t really matter when that starts, just that it does. And it will.
Any piece of legislation we conservatives would consider to be “good” won’t go anywhere in the Senate anyway. So passing a bill revoking those 87,000 new IRS jobs will die in the Senate without anyone noticing.
Another argument being made is “we’re embarrassing ourselves.” We have a drooling moron in the White House who barely stay away through a meeting and has no idea where he is when he is awake. How can the country be more embarrassed than that?
“For the first time in 100 years, we can’t move,” said the moron in the Oval Office. Where does he want to move? Anywhere he wants to go the country needs to run away from. The House not being able to pass anything is better than the House passing something bad, so I’ll take the deadlock.
I want Kevin McCarthy on record promising conservatives he won’t cave to the left. But the truth is most of the opposition are in it for better positions for themselves, this being their one chance to shine from the lonely back of the bench.
Some are insisting Jim Jordan should be the next Speaker. The only problem is he doesn’t want the job.
Jordan is a good name to toss around, people inclined to give to GOP candidates recognize the name and like what they’ve seen of the man. But should he be Speaker? No.
Not because I don’t think he could do the job, but precisely because he doesn’t want it. Speaker of the House is not a favor you do for people. You’d think these idiots would’ve learned the lesson of Paul Ryan, who also didn’t want the job but took it as a favor. He passed a tax bill (because that’s what he cared about) and not much else. He was worthless.
Ryan didn’t want the job because he didn’t want to spend all his time fundraising, he had kids. Can’t blame him for that. Jordan is the same.
More importantly, however, is Jordan is about to get the job he really wants – Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Pretty much every clip of Jordan grilling some leftist that has gone viral is from that committee. He’s always cut-off because of time and some Democrat charges in to do damage control. He’s always been forced to play by the left’s rules and he still managed to kick ass at it. Now he’s going to be in charge, setting the rules. Is there a single other Republican you think would be good at interrogating leftists from the Biden administration to the Biden family business who you’ve seen do half the job Jim Jordan has? There isn’t.
More members of the House in both parties are idiots. When it comes to hearings, they use 4 of their 5 minutes to give a speech then ask a dumb question some staffer wrote to make them look good. Nothing comes of these hearings because A) Democrats ran them and B) Republicans are dumb.
Jordan being in charge changes that significantly. What kind of idiot would remove him from that, from what he wants? The Speaker doesn’t chair committees, they schedule votes. It would be like putting Aaron Judge in the front office because he knows baseball rather than on the field where he belongs.
I can identify and sympathize with some of these Republicans looking to get concessions from McCarthy, especially Chip Roy, but most of the rest of them are peacocking around because they can or haven’t thought through what they’re doing because it’s not about principles. I don’t care how long it takes, leaving Jim Jordan where he is and wants to be is the only truly smart move.
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses, and host of the weekly “Week in F*cking Review” podcast where the news is spoken about the way it deserves to be. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.