Wednesday, October 07, 2015

A Tempest In The Rotunda!

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) threatens to usurp Rep. Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) coronation. 

When you thought Republicans were done with their bitching, here comes the latest outrage from conservatives. House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) may become the nominee. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is resigning from Congress at the end of the month. He will also give up his role as the House Speaker. McCarthy thought it was a shoe in. I guess not.

But there's still a feud within the ranks. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) are plotting an usurping of power. The Republican insurgents are feuding with one another.

Chaffetz represents Utah's 3rd Congressional District. His district includes the city of Provo, Orem, and the rugged deserts of Utah. It's one of the Republicans Party's strongest congressional districts. The Cook Partisan Voting Index gives it +25.
Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)
Webster represents Florida's 10th Congressional District. His district includes south of Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort, Winter Garden, Lakeland, The Villages, Leeberg, and Lake Alfred. The Cook Partisan Voting Index gives it +10.

Republicans are still fighting over leadership roles. They are fighting over how to work with President Barack Obama and how to make the fool the public into believing that the Benghazi hearings aren't political theater.
Didn't think this was hard! - Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA, Majority Leader)
The insurgents have declared that Webster maybe their choice for House Speaker. But will they actually vote for the guy or continue to destroy the party within?

Now this Freedom Caucus is spearheaded by a lawmaker from my community. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) represents Ohio's 4th Congressional District. His district includes northern portions of Springfield, eastern portions of Lorain, northern portions of Elyria, Urbana, Lima, Sidney, Norwalk, Tiffin, Bellefontaine, and Marysville. The Cook Partisan Voting Index gives it R+9.

Jordan is an extremist in his own right. He often picked fights with Boehner. He and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) were responsible for the coup against Boehner. His Freedom Caucus has 40 members of the Republican insurgency.

He is the most vocal of the insurgency. He declares that each of them suck and he won't endorse any of them.

Sometime ago, I wrote about the Republican Party's failures in leadership.

I believe the Republican Party is the party of stupid.

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