Open Thread | Kevin McCarthy Ousted As Speaker

Kevin is outta there.

First time ever in the history of this country.
You know someday this will be a Jeopardy question.


IF, the Democrats thought they could trust Kevin….
But, they can’t. So, they had no incentive to help him.

Congressman Jeffries has shown great discipline with his caucus.👏🏾👏🏾

This is a GOP issue.

They let the crazies run the asylum.😒😒🙄🙄

Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) tweeted at 10:13 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
You can blame the Republican insurgence for bringing down McCarthy, but the bigger problem is that the GOP is now a countercultural movement of sour and resentful people who don’t even know what the hell they’re mad about most of the time until Fox tells them why they’re angry.

Rugged Amethyst #TexasBorn #CaliBred (@groove_sdc) tweeted at 7:52 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
Kevin McCarthy reneged on damn near every deal he brokered, kicked Democrats off committees for no reason, held hearings on Hunter Biden’, initiated impeachment hearings based on nothing man FUCK HIM!

He was weak AND couldn’t be trusted.

Of what benefit was he to Democrats?

Just ridiculous😠😠

Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) tweeted at 6:58 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
NEWS – As one of his first acts as the acting speaker, Rep. Patrick McHenry ordered former Speaker Nancy Pelosi to vacate her Capitol hideaway office by Wednesday

“Please vacate the space tomorrow, the room will be re-keyed”

w/ @DaniellaMicaela

Good Commentary about the House GOP:

McCarthy’s short speakership underscored how the Republican Party in the age of Donald Trump has turned into one of the great forces of instability in American life, and potentially the world, with the ex-president dominating the 2024 GOP primary as he takes aim at a wrecking ball second term. A party that once defined conservatism as preserving a traditional sense of steadiness and strength has evolved over the last three decades into a haven for chaos agents, stunt politics and a perpetual ideological revolution that keeps driving it to new extremes. The party’s willingness to accept the outrageous was also on display Tuesday in New York, where Trump ranted in a corridor outside a courtroom hearing his fraud trial and was slapped with a gag order for attacking a judge’s clerk on social media.

McCarthy was no moderate and did little to check the GOP’s turn away from democracy. But his defeat, at the hands of far-right rebels he complained last week want to “burn the whole place down,” is an eloquent commentary on his party. His political assassins, led by Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, toppled their leader with no plan for what comes next – leaving a hugely important wing of the US government paralyzed for at least a week. The self-inflicted chaos will hamper the party’s effort to capitalize on President Joe Biden’s vulnerability, and the fresh show of incompetence and extremism could hamper the GOP’s bid to retain swing seats it needs to keep its majority next year. More importantly Tuesday’s political regicide showed that the majority in the House is inoperable and that the Republican Party is unmanageable. Until that changes, America itself will be ungovernable.

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21 Responses to Open Thread | Kevin McCarthy Ousted As Speaker

  1. rikyrah says:

    And they became media pariahs for telling the truth.

    John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) tweeted at 8:20 AM on Wed, Oct 04, 2023:
    periodic reminder that ⁦@NormOrnstein⁩ and Tom Mann stuck their necks out and diagnosed the disease 11 years ago

    unfortunately that was long before the overwhelming majority of journalists and political analysts could handle the truth

  2. rikyrah says:

    MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) tweeted at 11:10 AM on Wed, Oct 04, 2023:
    The most successful Republican Speaker of the House this century is a convicted serial child molester. Let that sink in for a moment.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) tweeted at 7:41 AM on Wed, Oct 04, 2023:
    GOP (Sunday): “Dems are pedophiles!”

    GOP (Monday): “Dems are Communists!”

    GOP (Tuesday): “Dems are fascists!”

    GOP (Today): “Why didn’t Dems help us?”

  4. rikyrah says:

    They are coming for birth control

  5. rikyrah says:

    The MSM has a sad.

    Their feelings are hurt.
    They really thought Hakeem was gonna play Captain Save-A-Ho with Kevin.
    That Hakeem was just gonna ignore the fundamental slight and disrespect shown the Democrats by Kevin – on national tv- not less than 48 hours before.

    • Liza says:

      Well, I wonder if Kevin McCarthy would say it was all worth it because he did get to achieve his dream and be the Speaker for a short time.

      There’s really no hope for the House until 2024. The important thing now is for the Democrats to win it back. Hakeem Jeffries will be a great Speaker.

  6. rikyrah says:

    The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) posted at 2:25 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    BREAKING: Judge Engoron has just ordered a gag order against Donald Trump for posting a personal attack on the judge’s clerk, attorney Allison Greenfield. Violating this order could land Trump in jail for 30 days.

  7. rikyrah says:

    CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) posted at 2:09 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    MAJOR BREAKING: Judge Engoron has just just ordered a gag order against Donald Trump for posting a false personal attack on the judge’s clerk, attorney Allison Greenfield.

    Violating it could land 30 days in jail.

  8. rikyrah says:


    Charlotte Clymer 🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) posted at 11:10 AM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    Nancy Pelosi served 2,920 days as Speaker.

    Kevin McCarthy lasted 270 days as Speaker.

    That’s 27 scaramuccis or 0.093 of a pelosi.

  9. rikyrah says:


    Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) posted at 6:38 PM on Mon, Oct 02, 2023:
    Let me be very clear. John Kelly is a racist and bigot. He loved the transgender ban. Loved the Muslim ban. Loved separating immigrant families. He didn’t like Trump’s style. He kept his silence during the election. Don’t you fucking dare try to redeem him now. Hell no.

  10. rikyrah says:

    President Biden (@POTUS) posted at 7:05 AM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    In August I announced Medicare had selected ten drugs for price negotiation.

    Well, last Friday a court blocked Big Pharma and their allies when they tried to stop us.

    Now, those manufacturers are coming to the table, where Medicare will work to lower prices for seniors.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) posted at 2:10 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    Gaetz really burning down the House GOP around him. Responds to Jordan by saying oversight efforts -including their crown jewel Hunter Biden investigation- look like “failure theater.”

  12. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Alexis is sowing discord in the West (@ArchewellBaby) posted at 1:24 AM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    The Royal Family and UK press ran a full scale hate campaign against Harry and Meghan when only the UK and royal watchers were paying attention…They are still doing it, but now the whole world is watching. Thereby showing everyone why the Sussexes left and getting them support.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Phuck Outta Here

    Bad Faith ✝️🐴🇺🇲🌻🇺🇦 (@Jeffdc5) posted at 2:50 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    Katy Tur is demanding the Dems save McCarthy “for the good of the country, getting things done” lol 😂

  14. rikyrah says:

    Dr. Virgo Season (@DrVirgo1981) posted at 3:59 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    White supremacy is beating white folks a$$. They ran a whole political party into the ground.

    Bernie must retire in 2024 before he declines (@Needle_of_Arya) posted at 4:15 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    Once they decided to die of Covid en masse so as to somehow prove white biological supremacy, nothing they do is surprising anymore.

    Portia  McGonagal portiamcgonagal1619 on Insta (@PortiaMcGonagal) posted at 4:15 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    They would rather die white than live in a pluralistic society.

  15. rikyrah says:


    Hope Restored In DFW (@Kennymack1971) posted at 3:48 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    This was always going to be Kevin McCarthy’s fate.

    Anyway, what are y’all doing for dinner?

  16. rikyrah says:

    No home training

    Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) posted at 8:01 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    The first order of business that the new acting Speaker Patrick McHenry did was evict Speaker Nancy Pelosi from her Capitol office whilst she’s away in California at Senator Diane Feinstein’s funeral. Every scumbag fascist republican in the House is petty, evil and disgraceful.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Ammar Moussa (@ammarmufasa) posted at 8:53 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    Wow. Former advisor for Paul Ryan and John Boehner lays out the electoral case against Republicans.

    “We are not a party fit for governing. We are more fit for being a party in the minority.”

  18. rikyrah says:

    Haley Taylor Schlitz (@HTaylorSchlitz) tweeted at 6:34 PM on Tue, Oct 03, 2023:
    Tarrant County Republicans voted to cut $115,000 in state funds from Girls Inc. of Tarrant County because they teach girls to advocate for social change. Let’s raise the $115k taken away & send a powerful message: we won’t let anyone silence our girls.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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