Matt Gaetz, a Congressman from Florida who supports Donald J. Trump, pulled off something that Republicans don’t often do. He made sure something got done. The GOP has become famous for talking the talk, but rarely walking the walk. I’ve been known to call the Republicans in office a bunch of jellyfish … you know … spineless. Gaetz, however, with seven other Republicans, pulled off a big move, imposing his will on a party that would rather put more feed in the “big government trough” than stand firm on constitutional principles.
The House of Representatives has been in the hands of the Republican Party since January after the last election, and despite a lot of boos from the not-so-establishment wing of the GOP, Keven McCarthy was voted in as Speaker of the House — after 15 rounds of voting. The Freedom Caucus had a list of demands, and McCarthy promised to abide by it. Now, ten months later, he has proven to be just another cockroach in Washington who has no spine, no will, and no fight for what’s right in him. So, Matt Gaetz led a movement to remove McCarthy from his leadership role, characterizing the latter as a “liar.” On the floor last Tuesday, Gaetz proclaimed after being accused to causing chaos, “Chaos is Speaker McCarthy. Chaos is somebody we cannot trust with their words.”
McCarthy lied, and capitulated to the hard left Democrats. Like many of the squirmy spineless creatures in Washington he constantly falls for the ridiculous rhetoric put out there by the Democrat Political War Machine. The Democrats have been calling Trump a “fascist,” even though the definition of fascism better fits the hard left donkey-people. In an interview with the PBS News Hour Hillary Clinton was asked by Geoff Bennett if Biden was correct calling Republicans who support Donald J. Trump “extremists,” and “semi-fascists” who are a part of a “growing authoritarian strain in the Republican Party.” Hillary responded, “How could we be growing a kind of authoritarian political force inside our country?…promoting lies and being incredibly divisive and, frankly being loyal to a wannabe dictator.”
People like McCarthy, and pretty much all of the squishy Republicans from States like California, quiver under such rhetoric. Rather than seeing it as the projection that it is by the true authoritarians of this country, they fear that enough people might think that what the Democrats say is true, so they quiver in their boots and slip under a rock somewhere. In the process, they become weak, and easily toppled by the dictator-wannabes of the Democratic Party. Like McCarthy, the squeamish GOP jellyfish refuse to stand firm on the principles of the Republican Party, they give in to the overspending by the federal government worried that the Democrats will blame them for a government shutdown, and frightened that the GOP’s own spending priorities might get hacked in the process. They concede to idiotic moves by Democrats like the draconian Inflation Reduction Act. As Speaker of the House McCarthy either did not understand that his position was to stand against such lunacy, or he’s a part of the problem and is feeding from the same big-government trough that the Democrats feed from.
Matt Gaetz said “no” to the madness, and openly ridiculed his fellow Republicans that the GOP had been giving concessions to the Democrats that they had claimed they would not give; in the name of averting shutdowns. Then, the Republican leadership would claim they received something out of it when in reality they gave in to the Democrats on every level, giving them exactly what they wanted without even a acting like they were putting up a fight. Last time I checked, the Republicans should have nothing to fear from the Democrats in the House of Representatives. Remember, the GOP holds a majority. Or, so we thought.
The problem is, McCarthy fears the Democrats more than he fears conservatives; and as I insinuated earlier in this article, in a way he’s in league with the Democrats, sitting at the table with them, giving them what they want, out of spineless fear.
As a result, inflation is up, prices are way up, and we have a $33 trillion mountain of debt that our great grandchildren will never be able to grapple with, much less any other future generations.
So, Gaetz got seven Republicans and a Democrat Party caucus who couldn’t recognize a “be careful what you wish for” situation if it was an exploding minefield, to vote McCarthy out of the Speaker’s chair. The lefty Democrats rejoiced. “See how disjointed the GOP is” they screamed. It’s not chaos. It’s not a problem of loyalty or proper management not being properly applied. It’s the beginning of house cleaning. I am rejoicing that finally a cleaning crew has shown up, and they are working on taking out the establishment trash.
Whoever replaces McCarthy, whether that person is a constitutional conservative, or not, one message this sends is crystal clear — you better think twice before making one-sided deals that give the Democrats everything they want when it comes to spending.
RINOs, I am hoping, will soon become an endangered species in the Republican Party. My hopes are that the establishment-wing republicans either straighten up, or flip over to the Democratic Party where their leftist ideological leanings will be more welcomed.
But, I am not holding my breath on that.
The good-ol’-boy Republican GOP party of Bush/Romney/Boehner/McCarthy will not go down without a fight, and fade away so that the MAGA Republican wing can finally make some sense out of the chaos. Yes, they’ve been hurt by this latest shift in the tale of everchanging political winds, but they will lick their wounds and do like the Democrats do … come back harder than ever before. They will lash out at Gaetz’s “anti-McCarthy eight,” seeking to make an example of them. How dare they stand against the machine. How dare they hope for brighter days. The swamp will not be drained, swears these creatures from the dark waters of the cesspool. The swamp-handlers will live to terrorize the villagers again in the future. Swamp-monster havens like the deep state, mainstream media, and all of the other swamp-creature minions, will make sure of it.
Just as a side note, the final vote for McCarthy’s removal as Speaker of the House was 216 to 210; the Democrats are calling it, in the words of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, a “House Republican Civil War.” In a side shot at Trump’s supporters, however, he also claimed the Democrats “encourage our Republican colleagues who claim to be more traditional to break from the extremists, end the chaos, end the dysfunction, end the extremism.”
McCarthy lashed out about his removal from the Speaker’s Chair, “It concerns me as a Republican.” McCarthy also suggested that he was partly responsible for the election of the eight Republicans that stood against him, and that it had been a mistake to help them. “They held up every appropriation bill in the summer because they wouldn’t let it come through. After the debt ceiling, they stopped us from doing anything on the floor.” McCarthy claims the Republicans who ousted him “are not conservatives…They don’t get to say their conservative because they’re angry and they’re chaotic. That’s not the party I belong to.”
Gaetz responded, “Kevin McCarthy couldn’t keep his word. He made an agreement in January regarding the way Washington would work, and he violated that agreement. We are $33 trillion in debt. We are facing $2.2 trillion annual deficits.”
In the end, the truth is clear. When nobody else was willing to stand up to the Republican Establishment, Matt Gaetz was not only willing to take a stand against RINOs like McCarthy, but he took a stand against the entire swamp. The question now is, will we get just another Republican that will compromise on everything, or actually stand firm like Matt Gaetz and his team of anti-McCarthy peeps were willing to do? The vote to remove McCarthy may have marked a change in the corps of Republicans in the House of Representatives, but we won’t know for sure until we see who the new Speaker is, and if the GOP begins to stand firm on constitutional principals, or if they remain the same squishy, spineless jellyfish they’ve been under the leadership of folks like deposed Kevin McCarthy.
Gaetz made the right decision. We must hold these people accountable. We must send a message to the D.C. swamp. No more games. No more anti-constitutional shenanigans. Be who we expect you to be, stand firm on American principles, or be removed from power.