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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Last of the "Young Guns" flames out


       With the announcement of Kevin McCarthy leaving the House at the end of the month the last of the 3 "Young Guns" will be gone.  In case you don't remember with the election of Obama, the Republicans put forward their version of the "dream team" of young Republican members of McCarthy, Paul Ryan, and Eric Cantor.  These three thought they could bring on a new Republican majority with their young (white) faces to oppose Obama.  What happened is they were eaten by more fire-breathing conservatives.  They have found out that Republicans will get rid of you if you try to govern.  Republicans are only a party of grievance that has to fight anyone who realizes you have to compromise to get anything done.

     It is only a matter of time before the current Speaker Mike Johnson will be gone too.  A trivia question is who was the last Republican Speaker who wasn't kicked out by other Republicans?  A hint is that it was 68 years ago.

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