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This is the Repugnicans’ problem

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu of California has the right idea: Kick back and enjoy this shit show.

It’s hard to keep up, but thus far it’s been three days of voting and 11 votes in which Repugnican U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy has not been selected as the new House speaker.

Again, I’d known that there were five Repugnican holdouts, but in the 11th vote today, 20 House Repugnicans voted for someone other than McCarthy and one House Repugnican voted “present,” essentially voting against McCarthy for a total of 21 anti-McCarthy votes.

Even if McCarthy manages to temporarily satisfy these savages with some deal to ultimately become speaker, the next two years in the House are going to be nothing but chaos and gridlock — as was entirely predictable even before the circus of the last few days.

In a nutshell: The Repugnicans cannot govern. Or won’t. Can’t and/or won’t, though, the result is the same.

I expect the Repugnicans to continue to implode over the next two years, and although I’ve never been excited over Joe Biden — I’m still a Berniecrat — if Biden runs for a second term, it’s all his, and the Democrats will take back the House come January 2025, too.

In the meantime, the Repugnicans’ meltdown, if it is protracted, as it easily could be, might spill over into other elements and functions of our nation’s governance, but first and foremost, this is a Repugnican Party problem. This is not our problem. The extinction of the Repugnican Party would be best for the nation anyway, so there is no good reason to try to prevent it.

The Repugnicans invited in the cray-cray, and now they have to deal with the cray-cray. The crazy chickens have come home to roost, and they only want to burn the henhouse down.

In a word, this is karma.

P.S. Even former “President” Pussygrabber has lost control of his zombies; he has asked them to vote for McCarthy, but they’re not listening to him, yet another sign that Pussygrabber has lost his power — which you tend to do when you lost your last election.

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