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Old 5th January 2023, 12:04 PM   #321
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
By the way, and because I never watch the stuff, how is Fox News and Friends reporting this debacle? Truthfully and fully? Without bias?

Betting this is all the Dems fault, according to Fox.
Quick search on google:

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Hannity asked the Republican congresswoman.

“I understand the frustration. I promise you,” she replied.

“I’m not frustrated,” Hannity interrupted. “You didn’t answer my question.”

“There are more for us than against us,” Boebert continued.

It was the first back-and-forth in a sparring match between the widely watched conservative cable news host and the firebrand Republican congresswoman amid a chaotic race for the House Speakership that has consumed Washington this week.

As Boebert described her displeasure with McCarthy, Hannity pressed her repeatedly, asking, “Who do you want to be speaker of the House?”

“I am willing to have conversations with the Republican conference to come up with a consensus candidate,” she replied.

Later, after Boebert suggested she might nominate former President Trump, who has urged all Republicans to support McCarthy, Hannity scoffed, saying, “Is this a game show? Like we’re gonna pick [Rep.] Jim Jordan [R-Ohio] one day, Trump the other day?”
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/3...s-a-game-show/

Seems like even Fox is not amused about the Rep show.
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I think part of what we're seeing is probably the inevitable fracturing of the Republican Party's base. There's two factions and they really don't have much in common. First are traditional Republicans, pro-business, fiscally and socially conservative. Second are working class Republicans, not so much focused on fiscal conservatism but socially conservative, searching for simple solutions to complex problems. Almost two years ago a GOP Congress member from Indiana told NPR:


The working class faction explains the rise of Boebert, Gosar, Greene et al. McConnell and I guess even McCarthy represent the more traditional GOP. These emerging working class or trumpist Republicans are too extreme for most traditional Republicans. I think that's what we're seeing in the House. The battle for control of the Republican Party. Pro-business or the party of working class Americans. Which is it going to be? Up until now its been both but that is obviously changing.
I'd love to see Jim Banks' citation for his assertion. Because everything I've read is that the republican vote was as privileged and rich as it ever has been.
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Old 5th January 2023, 12:09 PM   #323
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SO you want one party rule in the US.Nice.
This is a stupid analysis. The Democratic Party consists of a plurality of right-wing conservatives, a bunch of centrists, and a small minority of progressives.

The non-Fascists in the US favor a threeish party system. Being against an actual said-out-loud fascist party does not make one a communist.
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Old 5th January 2023, 12:15 PM   #325
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This is a stupid analysis. The Democratic Party consists of a plurality of right-wing conservatives, a bunch of centrists, and a small minority of progressives.

The non-Fascists in the US favor a threeish party system. Being against an actual said-out-loud fascist party does not make one a communist.
Depends on the split. If the Gop splits and becomes "Reaganists"* and "MAGA" then they never win an election again in the foreseeable future; all non-Fascists should be in favor. If the Dems split between "centrist dem" and "the squad/green alliance" then the GoP will forever be victorious, and all non-Fascists should be against it.

*there are no pre-Reagan actual centrist type GoP people left in national politics

Anyways, the poster you are responding to is wrong. The Dems refusal to compromise with the GoP might be disastrous IMO but its irrelevant to us being a one party State or not.
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
By the way, and because I never watch the stuff, how is Fox News and Friends reporting this debacle? Truthfully and fully? Without bias?

Betting this is all the Dems fault, according to Fox.
Quick search on google:

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Hannity asked the Republican congresswoman.

“I understand the frustration. I promise you,” she replied.

“I’m not frustrated,” Hannity interrupted. “You didn’t answer my question.”

“There are more for us than against us,” Boebert continued.

It was the first back-and-forth in a sparring match between the widely watched conservative cable news host and the firebrand Republican congresswoman amid a chaotic race for the House Speakership that has consumed Washington this week.

As Boebert described her displeasure with McCarthy, Hannity pressed her repeatedly, asking, “Who do you want to be speaker of the House?”

“I am willing to have conversations with the Republican conference to come up with a consensus candidate,” she replied.

Later, after Boebert suggested she might nominate former President Trump, who has urged all Republicans to support McCarthy, Hannity scoffed, saying, “Is this a game show? Like we’re gonna pick [Rep.] Jim Jordan [R-Ohio] one day, Trump the other day?”
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/3...s-a-game-show/

Seems like even Fox is not amused about the Rep show.
Thanks.

And this just reinforces Boebert's idiocy: 20 of her Trumpy faction versus 200 of the McCarthy faction is not "There are more for us than against us". By an order of magnitude. Counting clearly is not one of her strong suits.
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Quote of the day: "GOP learns the hard way: Turning the base up too high blows out your speaker."
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Can someone explain why Boebert is so prominent? She almost got bounced in her first election as an incumbent. Why on earth does she have any leverage at all?
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He said he'd attempt this.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) voted for former President Trump for Speaker of the House on Thursday, as the chamber held its seventh vote in three days in an attempt to elect a Speaker.
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Can someone explain why Boebert is so prominent? She almost got bounced in her first election as an incumbent. Why on earth does she have any leverage at all?
The crazier the candidate the more money they take in for the GoP.

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Old 5th January 2023, 01:04 PM   #331
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Can someone explain why Boebert is so prominent? She almost got bounced in her first election as an incumbent. Why on earth does she have any leverage at all?
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Quote of the day: "GOP learns the hard way: Turning the base up too high blows out your speaker."
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I wonder if it's just a ploy to try to keep the anniversary of Jan 6 out of the main news cycle? All the holdouts will suddenly change their votes tomorrow, electing McCarthy, and that will be the news lede for a day or so. The media will then have to scrap a lot of anniversary reports and discussions, and change them to "What's Next in the House?" reports.
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Sweepstake, any one?

I'll throw in a (random) number: 11
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So, if no one is swerving from this congressional game of chicken, surely there eventually has to be a crash, right? Staffers go unpaid and eventually leave, etc. Can the House basically just shut down and they stop trying until after the next election?
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"All of the statistics and polling coming out of the 2020 election show that Donald Trump did better with [working class] voters across the board than any Republican has in my lifetime since Ronald Reagan," Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., told NPR.
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I'd love to see Jim Banks' citation for his assertion. Because everything I've read is that the republican vote was as privileged and rich as it ever has been.
Below is a quote from a Pew Research poll of the 2020 election.
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White voters without a college degree were critical to Trump’s victory in 2016, when he won the group by 64% to 28%. In 2018, Democrats were able to gain some ground with these voters, earning 36% of the White, non-college vote to Republicans’ 61%. In 2020, Biden roughly maintained Democrats’ 2018 share among the group...But Trump’s share of the vote among this group – who represented 42% of the total electorate this year – was nearly identical to his vote share in 2016 (65%). Pew Reseach link
I don't want to derail this thread, so to bring it back on topic, again I think what we're seeing is, a GOP that is divided against itself. I think there clearly are two factions within the GOP, and have been since Nixon began attracting Dixiecrats in 1968. It's an enemy of my enemy kind of alliance.
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Boebert, nominating some nonentity in Round 9:
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“We need to get to a point where we start evaluating what life after Kevin McCarthy looks like..."
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...08fc001645302f

It's Democrat, dear. Not you.
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Re: Democrats supporting McCarthy to prevent budget problems...
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2 problems:

- It still requires that the republicans act as Trustworthy individuals when they should not be trusted....

- It assumes that McCarthy can actually follow through. (After all, I am sure he has promised a lot of things to his own supporters, and reneging on those deals to get Democrats to support him might lead to a revolt)
I think this is about the last I'll say on this specific subject for now...

Why? Because not doing so will result in catastrophic consequences for all Americans... and actually every economy tied to ours, so almost everywhere.
I totally agree... failure to address the debt ceiling, or pass a proper budget, would be horrible for the economy and society in general. Probably plunge the US (as well as other countries) into recession. I don't think we disagree about that at all.

Where we do disagree is in our optimism that McCarthy would "do the right thing".

You seem seem to be optimistic enough to think there is a decent chance McCarthy, once made speaker, would roll up his sleeves and say "lets get to work on a fair deal to deal with these critical finance issues". I on the other hand am pessimistic. I think the chances are virtually nill that he will make an honest attempt at dealing with things like the debt ceiling, but instead decide to "play chicken" with the economy, force a shutdown to satisfy the teapartiers and "own the democrats". He will make demands like "We will raise the debt ceiling if you cut taxes for the wealthy, scrap Obamacare, Biden resigns, and Trump is given a full pardon".
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Seriously questioning if I can afford to move out of this ridiculous country.
I'm from Canada. I'd suggest moving here, but we don't like immigrants from ****-hole countries.
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What's with the applause when the candidate votes for themselves?
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McCarthy is almost guaranteed to do the wrong things if he ever becomes speaker. Because he will have to compromise so much he will be permanently over the barrel. And he is far too pissweak to be any sort of bully.
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What's with the applause when the candidate votes for themselves?
They have remembered their own names. For some, that is an achievement that needs constant reinforcement.
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I think this is about the last I'll say on this specific subject for now...

Why? Because not doing so will result in catastrophic consequences for all Americans... and actually every economy tied to ours, so almost everywhere.

We are months away from a default being a reality so this is jumping the gun. We're on vote 7 it might be vote 700 before the Dems need to even start to think about compromising. By then HOPEFULLY the American people can start to see what a dysfunctional idiotic mess the GoP is and no matter what they will lose in '24 by a huge landslide. If not, we're just kicking the can down the road no matter what. If the voters of this country are so ******* stupid to put these reactionary moronic sycophantic buttholes in office ever again then we're headed for disaster no matter what. But you know what, I thought the same thing after Trump.

The consequences of having a dysfunctional House right now mainly means no oversight of the Biden administration so... yeah I don't really care.

Seriously questioning if I can afford to move out of this ridiculous country.

I have been seriously researching this for the past two years just in case.
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The insurrectionists will have their way. The only way out now is for McCarthy to withdraw. But as poorly as he kept track of his party, there is no other "regular" republican that can pull in the insurrectionists at this point. Will they be somehow satisfied when McCarthy pulls out? They apparently need some pampering.
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I have been seriously researching this for the past two years just in case.
I'm a UK citizen who researched for some months about leaving from before the Brexit vote in 2016. I moved to Spain 3 years ago and haven't regretted a moment. It was just a gut feeling ... US and UK politics is FUBAR. I now live in a country with a ... (gasp) ... socialist leader. It's marvellous, y'all should try it.
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So he lost one additional vote this time. One more and he falls below 200.
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I totally agree... failure to address the debt ceiling, or pass a proper budget, would be horrible for the economy and society in general. Probably plunge the US (as well as other countries) into recession. I don't think we disagree about that at all.

Where we do disagree is in our optimism that McCarthy would "do the right thing".

You seem seem to be optimistic enough to think there is a decent chance McCarthy, once made speaker, would roll up his sleeves and say "lets get to work on a fair deal to deal with these critical finance issues". I on the other hand am pessimistic. I think the chances are virtually nill that he will make an honest attempt at dealing with things like the debt ceiling, but instead decide to "play chicken" with the economy, force a shutdown to satisfy the teapartiers and "own the democrats". He will make demands like "We will raise the debt ceiling if you cut taxes for the wealthy, scrap Obamacare, Biden resigns, and Trump is given a full pardon".

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Interesting fact: the reps can change their votes at any time before the vote is closed.
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Interesting. Any limit on this?

Just wondering if you can get a case where a Democrat (for example) decides to abstain, which causes a Republican to change their vote , which then causes the Democrat to change from abstaining to voting for Jeffries, which causes the republican to change their vote again, etc....
I don't know. But, based on how these guys write rules (and laws) assuming good faith, I doubt they ever accounted for your scenario.
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So he lost one additional vote this time. One more and he falls below 200.
Are you saying he should quit while he is behind?
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The insurrectionists will have their way. The only way out now is for McCarthy to withdraw. But as poorly as he kept track of his party, there is no other "regular" republican that can pull in the insurrectionists at this point. Will they be somehow satisfied when McCarthy pulls out? They apparently need some pampering.
I think he should press on regardless. The insurrectionista are signing their own political death warrants now. They may think they are "winning" but even donny has seen the writing on the wall for them. If this drags on for weeks or months, shutting down the government, then they will be assigned to oblivion. If not tarring and feathering.
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Nothing will pass this year except budgets. The insurrectionists are likely to do the same as now. So the gov't will likely shut down later.

They are just getting the most out of their short careers. In Tea Party era language, they are pirates.
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How many of these dimwits are on a list of future Jan 6 indictments? I know Jim Jordan is likely one of them, are there others?
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McCarthy going down for the 10th time.

Gaetz called McCarthy a 'squatter' and sent a letter to the Architect of the Capitol asking why McCarthy's things had been moved into the Speaker's Office.

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"What is the basis in law, House rule, or precedent to allow someone who has placed second in three successive speaker elections to occupy the Speaker of the House Office?" the letter said. "How long will he remain there before he is considered a squatter?"
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"He's a desperate guy whose vote share is dropping with every subsequent vote and I'm ready to vote all night, all week, all month and never for that person," Gaetz said of McCarthy.

"So I tell you what, when he comes out and heads back to his squatting in the speaker's office, which, why is he even allowed to be there?" Gaetz went on.
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Nothing will pass this year except budgets. The insurrectionists are likely to do the same as now. So the gov't will likely shut down later.

They are just getting the most out of their short careers. In Tea Party era language, they are pirates.
I'm not sure budgets will be passed. Maybe CRs.
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Does this moron really think the Dems are sitting in the House and voting while eating popcorn and drinking alcohol? MORON.
I dunno about alcohol, but there's been at least one Dem representative who posted a picture of himself holding a box of popcorn and captured it something like "Ready for the house speaker vote".
None of them was sitting in the Chamber and voting while having popcorn, much less alcohol, which is what Cammack claimed.
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Vote #10, McCarthy sits at 200, same as #9. 3 less than he had for the first vote.

I'm gonna say, we won't have a speaker in the month of January 2023.
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None of them was sitting in the Chamber and voting while having popcorn, much less alcohol, which is what Cammack claimed.
I wasn't sure about the rules so I looked them up.

Its true... food/snacks are not allowed on the floor of the house, and the only type of drink allowed is water.

Although with the removal of the metal detectors, congressmen will be able to bring guns into the building. I suspect this will be useful if they have to hunt spectators for food.
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Only way McCarthy becomes speaker is by cutting a deal with the Dems. But there'd have to be some cagey voting, because once the R's figure out he's done that they'll all turn against him.
Since the Speaker doesn't have to be a member, how about we just elect the clerk who's been running the ****-show for the past few days?
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So, this is now unprecedented territory. Yes, the vote in the 1850's took more ballots, but no party had a majority. It HAD to be a brokered or compromise speaker.
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
I wasn't sure about the rules so I looked them up.

Its true... food/snacks are not allowed on the floor of the house, and the only type of drink allowed is water.

Although with the removal of the metal detectors, congressmen will be able to bring guns into the building. I suspect this will be useful if they have to hunt spectators for food.
I assume theres no precedent and probably no rules... what happens if a congressman comes in, and shoots several of the other party lowering the quorum number?
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I assume theres no precedent and probably no rules... what happens if a congressman comes in, and shoots several of the other party lowering the quorum number?
Probably the same thing that happened to Greene and Gosar when they pulled their little stunts. McCarthy said he would have a discussion with them. And that's about it.
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