Cartoon: I’m only a speaker

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Nicely, Kevin McCarthy obtained his want of being Speaker of the Home. It solely took 15 separate votes and complete capitulation to the right-wing MAGA nutballs within the Freedom Caucus. It appears that evidently McCarthy was keen to do something (sure, something) to land the “management” place he has apparently been drooling over for years.

I simply couldn’t resist updating an animated classic for our tousled trendy political world.

That is all inside baseball political stuff so who cares, proper? Nicely, it issues as a result of a Home led by wackos can have a huge impact. Regardless that the Republican-led Home will move all types of loopy payments that may get shot down within the Senate — and if not there, will get vetoed by President Biden — the Trumpist physique might be ready maintain the nation hostage because of the concessions doled out by McCarthy.

Apart from limitless investigations led by the fast-talking Rep. Jim Jordan wanting into the “weaponization” of presidency, the most important menace is a Home now keen to explode the U.S. (and sure the world) economic system in a struggle over the debt ceiling. With a view to get what social security internet cuts (or no matter else they could need), the ascendent Freedom Caucus might pressure the U.S. to default on its money owed, which economists warn could send the world economy into a tailspin.

Hey, however at the least Kevin McCarthy may have his dream job! (That’s except one member of the Loopy Caucus decides to offer him the boot.)