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Republicans unraveling before our very eyes

Apr 30

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In less than a year, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has filed two motions to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La. Her latest motion came after she and other staunch conservative U.S. representatives expressed outrage with Johnson’s management of a $95 billion international defense bill and a $1.2 trillion federal funding bill, which were both ultimately passed by Congress. However, as of Tuesday, April 30, Democrats have decided to support House Speaker Johnson in order to prevent another speaker from being ousted, intensifying tensions within the Republican Party.

Straight Arrow News contributor Ruben Navarrette is surprised by the level of infighting within the GOP and attributes much of the blame to a certain former U.S. president.

I’m a Democrat. The Democratic Party has chaos and nasty infighting baked right into its brand. On the Left, they’re always throwing punches inside the tent. Recently, Israel’s military operation in Gaza, which intends to do the world a favor by eliminating Hamas, has split Democratic lawmakers based on whether they are more sympathetic to Israelis or Palestinians.

But when chaos and infighting begins to afflict the Republican Party, well, it’s big news. It’s supposed to be that Republicans fall in line while Democrats fall apart. You see, the GOP is supposed to be an orderly and discreet bunch that doesn’t go around airing its dirty laundry in public. Well, that’s over with.

Much of the blame goes to, surprise, Donald Trump. And you thought that Trump only destroyed the media, civility and race relations. No, the first thing he tore apart was the Republican Party.

Trump has loyalists in the House of Representatives that take their orders from him. Though it’s not clear at this point that even Trump can control these renegades. They seem to be running wild at times.

Well, the time has come for the Republican Party to change its callsign. From GOP to SOS, the party of Lincoln is engaged in its own civil war. In fact, the Republicans are unraveling right before our very eyes right there in Congress. This is not to say that the Democrats are just fine, united and worry free. That’s hardly ever the case. As American humorist Will Rogers used to say, quote, I’m not a member of any organized political party. I’m a Democrat. The Democratic Party has chaos and nasty infighting baked right into its brand. On the left, they’re always throwing punches inside the tent. Recently, Israel’s military operation in Gaza, which intends to do the world of favor by eliminating Hamas has split Democratic lawmakers based on whether they are more sympathetic to Israelis or Palestinians. But when chaos and infighting begins to afflict the Republican Party, well, it’s big news. It’s supposed to be that Republicans fall in line while Democrats fall apart. You see, the GOP is supposed to be an orderly and discreet bunch that doesn’t go around airing its dirty laundry in public. Well, that’s over with much of the blame goes to surprise Donald Trump. And you thought the troubling destroyed the media, civility and race relations? No, the first thing he tore apart was a Republican Party. Trump has loyalists in the House of Representatives that take their orders from him. Though it’s not clear at this point that even Trump can control these renegades. They seem to be running wild at times. One of the leaders of this wild bunch is representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican congresswoman from Georgia. At the moment she is furious at House Speaker Mike Johnson, because he displayed something that she finds totally offensive. It’s called Leadership for more than six months. While the world was on fire, the House of Representatives, which approves foreign aid was held hostage by this legislative terrorist, MTG and a small band of fellow Trump pieces. The decision was made by Johnson and agreed to by Democrats to lump together all the foreign aid requests for Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine in one big bundle with a sky high price tag $95 billion for all three countries in all three conflicts. Well, MTG and company were okay with sending money to Israel to help our ally defend itself against Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, you name it. They were fine with sending money to Taiwan to help fortify that ally now that China may be looking at it with conquest in mind. But for whatever reason, the Trump terrorists felt differently about Ukraine. They are vehemently opposed to sending even a nickel to our ally to help fend off the invasion by Russia. Maybe the holdup was on Trump’s orders. Or maybe the lawmakers just have a soft spot in their tiny cold hearts for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Either way, Mt. G and her fellow insurgents were dead set against getting Ukraine billions of dollars to buy bread and bullets. And they threatened Johnson telling him that he would lose the speaker’s gavel if he dared dare to put a Ukraine a bill on the House floor for a vote. For months. No Bill made it to the floor. Then on April 20, Johnson put a massive funding bill on the floor where it was voted on and approved. Folks, this is what real leadership looks like I don’t blame you for not be able to recognize the MC much of it lately. Green is naturally furious at the speaker declaring, quote, Mike Johnson’s leadership is over you now? I don’t think so. I’d say Johnson’s political career looks just fine. While greens protection racket is now running on fumes. You see, that’s how politics works. It’s how life works. When you stand up to a bully you take away her power. Johnson will be just fine. Alas, the Republican Party is another story. Once the debris is cleared, we’ll know more. But for now, the party that’s populated by the red states has little orange cones all around it

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