Friday, January 6, 2023

Flotsam and Jetsam - And on the 11th Vote . . .

Not much changed; there are still 21 Republicans holding out against Kevin McCarthy in hid for Speaker of the House. Mary Chastain at LI, McCarthy Loses 11 Rounds of Speaker House Votes, Adjourned Until Tomorrow. Sundance at CTH, Groundhog Update- McCarthy Fails to Win Speaker Position During 8th, 9th and 10th Round of Ballots – Promises to Continue Until He Succeeds, then Day Three House Speaker Election Effort Closes with Ballot Eleven Failing to Deliver – House Adjourns Until Noon Tomorrow When Ballot #12 Will Be Attempted.  Nick Givas at JTN, GOP Rep Buck calls for patience on speaker vote, 'way a deliberative body should be.' Better to get it right than fast, but I have no confidence in that either. At Ace's ONT, On The Eleventh Vote, The ONT Has Been Elected Speaker Of The House.

At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.05.23 Don Surber examines how McCarthy fails. They blame Trump. Of course.  Also, from Twitchy: Rep. Don Bacon Suggests House GOP Should Work With Democrats If The 20 Don’t Budge. At CTH, Matt Rosendale Explains Why He and Others Are Fighting a “Broken System” During Passionate House Floor Speech and Tucker Carlson Asks Why Does Everyone in DC Want to Demonize, Attack and Eliminate the House Reform Group. Am Con thinks Trimming Back the Speakership is a good idea. "A Republican majority in the House gives conservatives a chance to make meaningful procedural changes."   At PM, McCarthy's path to victory in question, 7 solid holdouts now, per senior House staffer "There are ongoing talks," a senior House staffer told The Post Millennial, "but it's not sounding great for Kevin. I just don't know how it ends for him. There are seven very, very hard 'Nos' against him." Jake Sherman@JakeSherman, "HOUSE REPUBLICANS will hold a conference call tomorrow morning to walk through the deal Team McCarthy has cut with his opposition. Important note: This is a phone call not an in-person meeting. Calls are much easier for leadership to manage." From Spec World, Kevin McCarthy’s war of attrition, "If he can convince Republicans he won’t drop out, he is likely to win."  Breitbart notes House Democrats Float ‘Unity Speaker’ Possibility amid GOP Speaker Debate, they gotta say something to get back in the news. Henry Rogers at Da Caller, sees the Dem Side Of The House Called To Order As Rep. Cammack Rebukes ‘Popcorn, and Blankets, And Alcohol.’ Seems OK to me. At Red State, 'Bonchie' hears Cori Bush Gets Roasted on the House Floor for Her Vile, Racist Attack Against Byron Donalds, video at link.  "You really have to watch the video and see Bush smirking and squirming to get the full effect. The camera lands on her multiple times as Bishop speaks. Of course, she has no remorse whatsoever because that’s just the kind of person she is."At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.05.23, Shark Tank: Byron Donalds (R-FL) Slaps Back At Cori Bush’s (D-MO) Racist Tweet A Second Time.  At CNS News, Just 1 in 5 of Voters Say Congress Cares What Constituents Think; 57% Doubt It’ll Address Nation’s Important Problems. Optimists.

At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.05.23, Transterrestrial Musings has A Bold Proposal, "Republicans should refuse to raise the debt ceiling until we get a Republican president? I’d be more interested in this if McCarthy wasn’t going to be Speaker of the House."

KT at Haut Hare, Biden to present Presidential Citizens Medal to election workers, officials in GA, AZ, MI, among others, rewarding the people who bent the rules to elect him. From PM, Hunter Biden's custody battle could lead to info on buyers of his art as mother of estranged daughter seeks financial records. ""Even though the defendant has been the subject of articles by the New York Times regarding his 'art,' President Biden’s administration has taken measures to shield the White House from the buyers of the defendant's 'art.'" More popcorn, please. Catherine Salgado at PJ Media hears Biden utter,   ‘The World Is Not a Patch in Our Jeans’. Huh? At the Free Bacon, ‘Everything Tripled’: Rapper Cardi B Slams Biden Economy and KT at Haut Hare says the Cardi B rant about Bidenflation went viral on social media and it's perfect. At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.05.23, Mary Chastain at LI Biden Proves He Knows Nothing About the Border or Immigration in a Rambling Speech. She could have stopped at "nothing."

Bruce Thornton at Front Page wonders What Lies Ahead for Trump and We the People? "In the end, we will make the choice." An opinion from Myra Adams on Da Hill that I agree with, Why Pence and Pompeo should drop out before dropping into the 2024 presidential race. Barring something major, this is between Trump and DeSantis now. Henry Rogers at Da Caller notes how a CBS Affiliate Launches Investigation Over Anti-Trump Email. Why, are they still pretending to be objective? At Da Wire, Special Counsel Jack Smith Returns To United States To Lead Investigations Into Trump. The legal harassment continues.

The WJ reports It's Not Over Yet: Kari Lake Election Challenge Moves Forward, Here Are the Judges. I don't think she'll win, but maybe in the fight she'll turn over some rocks and reveal the scorpions. At the Daily Fetched, Registered Democrat Sex Offender Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison for Voter Fraud. Zero Hedge cites the paywalled ET, 150,000 Votes in the 2020 Election Not Tied to a Valid Address in Wisconsin: Election Watchdog. Biden margin of "victory", 20,000. 

At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.05.23, The Geller Reports on the Twitter Files: “Every Conceivable Wing of Federal Enforcement” Demanded Censorship of Conservatives and Accounts Critical of Democrat Propaganda and Transterrestrial Musings: How The FBI Hacked Twitter. John Nantz at Town Hall suggests A Few New Year’s Resolutions for the FBI. HE explores Fake News, Twitter, Elon Musk, and the Fight Against Online Disinformation. At Based Politics, The latest Twitter Files show one top Democrat is a threat to democracy. "Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff seems to have directly worked to suppress press freedom."

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