Laughing stock in government — the entire Republican party is a whipped bunch of T-Rump ass-kissers who have now proven they can’t govern even with an agenda pre-set for them — the border deal, the cursed ‘impeachment‘ of Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, the Israel aid package, all shitstormed failures.
All in a matter of hours, too.
Imbecilic ass-wit Mike Johnson blubbered incoherently to reporters: ‘“The job will be done and we’re going to govern … this country is the greatest country in the history of the world. The entire world is counting upon us. We have steady hands at the wheel. We’ll get through it. Everybody take a deep breath. It’s a long game.”‘
Not behind, but in front of the curtain:
This guy couldn’t govern a hot dog stand. https://t.co/i4Q9IJElvP
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) February 7, 2024
In the modern American era, there’s not been a shitstorm as shitty as the current Republican clusterfuck in the House and Senate — these idiots have no sense of governance, even from a small, childish, elementary level — via The Washington Post this evening:
The dysfunction in the House Republican conference was only rivaled by that of its counterpart in the Senate. Republicans this week killed a border security bill that a small bipartisan group of senators spent months negotiating after House Republicans telegraphed that their conference — and by extension, the far-right base led by former president Donald Trump — would not support the bill.
The GOP leaders’ shaky hold over their conferences has led Democrats to fret about whether the House can again avert a government shutdown ahead of a March 1 deadline — as well as whether Congress may abandon key U.S. allies during wartime.
The chaos that has plagued congressional Republicans has intensified as Trump has tightened his grip on the party in his bid to lock up the GOP presidential nomination. Johnson and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have applied dramatically different approaches to Trump, with Johnson keeping in lockstep with the former president while McConnell has frostily kept his distance. But Trump’s influence has minimized their credibility with and sway over their colleagues. It has also caused some members to fear that the emerging leadership vacuum and their inability to govern could cost them politically.
“That was a really massive failure,” one GOP House lawmaker said Wednesday of Johnson’s decision to bring the Mayorkas vote to the floor, followed by a failed vote to pass $17.6 billion in aid to Israel. “You combine that with what is going on right now with the whole Senate immigration debacle … The way that these things have been handled — this is an opportunity for the White House to … dump this on our lap and that could be a huge political mistake.”
A similar sentiment was echoed later in the day in the Senate after a contentious closed-door GOP luncheon, where Republicans bemoaned the political disarray that has consumed them.
“It’s been a total disaster,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) declared to reporters about how GOP leaders handled the border bill. “Why would voters look at what goes on over here, this circus, and say we want more of this? … I don’t think the last three months could have been handled any worse than it has been handled from a leadership perspective.”
Senate Republicans, who tend to view themselves as the more deliberative and efficient legislative body, have over the past few months come to resemble their rowdier House counterparts: unable to follow through on major promises and increasingly beholden to the far-right flank of the party. As Trump and conservative commentators panned the border deal that would have marked the first significant action taken by Congress on immigration in decades, Senate Republicans soon pulled the rug out from under their colleague Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), the lead GOP negotiator.
“I used to say that the Senate was a lot different than the House, that there were more Republican pragmatists, people who want to do the right thing for national security,” said Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). “I don’t know if that’s still true anymore after this week, so I’m not sure where we go from here.”
The big knock-down question — yet it’s on the MAGA assholes’ twisted heads.
And it’s obvious, out in the open shitty:
They did this to themselves and to all of us. https://t.co/RkGVu2fiOA
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 7, 2024
Maybe the reality of the T-Rump-led GOP has come home to roost (CNN):
“I have a difficult time understanding again how anyone else in the future is going to want to be on that negotiating team – on anything – if we are going to be against it,” said GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who was one of just four Republicans who voted to advance the border security deal that ultimately failed on Wednesday.
She added: “I’ve gone through the multiple stages of grief. Today I’m just pissed off.”
As is America.
We want to say it ain’t so, but shit, it is:
Chaos screaming, or not, yet once again here we are…
(Illustration out front found here.)