House Republicans Have Already Lost Their Majority
The image that is burned into the minds of voters for 2024 is that of Republicans being unable to elect a Speaker of the House.
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House Republicans Can Kiss Their Majority Goodbye
Two years is a long time in American politics. It is an eternity, and so much can happen. But, every once in a while, an event shapes the future and the perception does not leave voters' minds.
The nation is just a few days into 2023, but the image of House Republicans descending into chaos and disarray because they were incapable of electing someone from their own ranks to lead them will not be quickly forgotten.
Kevin McCarthy keeps telling reporters everything will be fine and the House will move forward as soon as he secures 218 votes and becomes Speaker, but this belief is a fantasy.
McCarthy and the House Republican caucus have been forever defined and weakened by their behavior over the past two days.
For the previous two years, the American people got to see what a productive and bipartisan federal government can accomplish. In two days, they got to witness a House Republican majority that is a national punchline.
It doesn’t matter if Republicans elect Kevin McCarthy or Bozo the Clown to be their Speaker. The damage has been done, and they can probably kiss their tiny four-seat majority goodbye in 2024 or sooner, depending on special elections.
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