The Trump Factor in a GOP House Primary election

Your first job is to get re-elected. Sam Rayburn If you looked at the Mainstream media Thursday evening and Friday morning there was a single theme. The Conservative caucus in the house was doomed, they were stuck with John Boehner and that if they force an election for speaker through a motion to "vacate the … Continue reading The Trump Factor in a GOP House Primary election

The Establishment GOP or Cancelling Elections for Fun and Profit

Before we begin with my objections to yesterday's proceedings let me tell you a few things I DON'T object to. I DON'T object: To the current speaker pushing his deputy for the job. As a member of the house in good standing he has every right to support his favorite candidate as any other member. … Continue reading The Establishment GOP or Cancelling Elections for Fun and Profit

Cause and Effect Kevin McCarthy Edition

This is the Effect: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abandoned his bid for speaker Thursday afternoon just minutes before the election, throwing the House of Representatives into chaos. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced during a meeting of House Republicans that elections were being postponed. Pandemonium broke out in the Longworth Office Building, where Republicans had … Continue reading Cause and Effect Kevin McCarthy Edition