“When things fall apart, they fall apart fast.” -- Tobias, Fear The Walking Dead
Now that the Republican Party is dead and the Neo-Know-Nothings have taken over, it should come as no surprise that the Party's intellectual elite -- flatworms whose claim on power consists of being knee-walking drunk enough on cherry-picked scripture, Alex Jones and Randite poteen to appeal to the Great Wad of cow-dumb bigots who make up the Party base -- cannot hold their shit together long enough to arrange their own funeral.
From the New York Times:
Kevin McCarthy Drops Out of House Speaker RaceWhile Conservatism's masters of 12-Dimensional Derp ponder the dimensions of the abyss of dumbfuck into which they have flung themselves, I have only two questions:
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and DAVID M. HERSZENHORNOCT. 8, 2015
WASHINGTON — Representative Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John A. Boehner as House speaker, apparently undone by the same forces that drove Mr. Boehner to resign.
“I have the deepest respect and regard for each member of the conference and our team as a whole,” Mr. McCarthy said in a prepared statement shortly after a meeting in which he told Republicans of his decision. “It is imperative for us to unite and work together on the challenges facing our country.
“Over the last week it has become clear to me that our conference is deeply divided and needs to unite behind one leader. I have always put this conference ahead of myself. Therefore I am withdrawing my candidacy for speaker of the House. I look forward to working alongside my colleagues to help move our conference’s agenda and our country forward.”
Mr. McCarthy’s candidacy was damaged when he suggested in an interview on Fox News last week that the House committee investigating Benghazi had the political aim of damaging Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign. He acknowledged that his remarks about Benghazi had factored into his decision.
As shocked members left the meeting there was a sense of total disarray, with no clear path forward and no set date for a new vote. Representative Peter King, Republican of New York, said that in dropping out of race, Mr. McCarthy said, “I’m not the one to unify the party.”
- How loudly will Fox News/Hate Radio play up the boilerplate bullshit -- "The Liberals Media engineered the public lynching of this good Christian man!" -- the roll out for such occasions? I would guess about six of seven.
- What shiny, Dirty Hippy-shaped object will the Beltway press now deploy to continue the pretense that this problem is shared equally by Both Sides? My guess is, since this is an "All Hands On Deck" Both Siderist emergency, we can expect the David Brookses, Ron Fourniers and Mark Halperins to be called out to work double shifts on the Sunday Gasbag Cavalcade.