Media Finally Admits Republicans Are in Disarray
"I've never seen the House Republican Conference so discombobulated, rudderless and confused in my time covering Congress," Jake Sherman wrote.
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For decades the mainstream media has been trotting out the old reliable, “Democrats in disarray” over small party disagreements, while touting Republicans as the “fiscally responsible” party of “national security,” even in spite of the facts that the Republican Party is neither fiscally responsible nor the party focused on national security.
In fact, it could be argued Republicans pose a threat to both, the latter being rather imminent given their deliberate obstruction of over 300 military appointments, including top officials who would oversee the Middle East — even during an ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.
So it was a moment this Wednesday morning when I came across this tweet from Punchbowl News founder and NBC contributor Jake Sherman, who wrote:
In an hour and a half, House Republicans will head to 1100 Longworth to elect a speaker.
I've never seen the House Republican Conference so discombobulated, rudderless and confused in my time covering Congress.
They said they'd spend the fall passing bills using regular order, instead they've booted their speaker and are warring over the next one.
They are rewriting the rules for the election the day of the election after criticizing states for doing that in 2020.
They are taking the cell phones of elected officials when they go into meetings -- these are adults with staffs who are not able to bring their electronics into party meetings.
This speaker election could go a while. Two weeks now on an internal party matter with govt funding expiring in a month and change
Yes, it’s true. Republicans are busy in-fighting while the government funding is set to expire in a month plus and we face multiple crises at home and abroad.
We have no Ambassador to Israel because again, Republican Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee have already delayed confirmation of President Biden’s nominee former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who has been confirmed before for his previous position. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is the highest-ranking Jewish official in U.S. history, said he thinks they can get it done next week. The position has been empty since July.
Republicans are against Lew because he criticized far-right Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who himself has been indicted in three corruption cases. (Sounds familiar?)
Netanyahu is being blasted as "bears responsibility" for the deadliest attack in Israel in 50 years, according to Haaretz (link via Newsweek as several Haaretz links are going to 404, even as he plots to use the terrorist attack to rally the troops behind him as George W. Bush did after 9/11.
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