In po's "The Republican Civil War" thread, I wrote to Curt that, while you SwampLovers sneer at the GOPs, pb thinks that you are missing the the point. I think that something very serious and important is taking place in the House.
You probably all remember learning about Hegel's dialectic, Hegel's theory of the way change happens among humans...the old "thesis, antithesis, synthesis" idea.
My sense of you SwampLovers is that you're following along through the SwampMedia, and, particularly, the wacked out progressive, Dem-luvin branch of the SwampMedia. CNN, MSNBC, the broadcast networks, the NYT, the Wapo, the HuffPo et.al.. If that's so, you're getting no objective reporting about the McCarthy opposition. You're happily, as you always seem to do, consuming lib SwampPropaganda.
Blue MAGA SwampMedia source POLITICO has an article today trashing the GOP's Freedom Caucus. It says,
Former Speaker John Boehner once dubbed certain members of the House Freedom Caucus “legislative terrorists.” After Tuesday’s spectacle on the House floor, some GOP members are taking it a step further.
Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) says he’s heard colleagues privately tag the 19 Republicans who repeatedly voted against Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for speaker the “Taliban 19” — a nickname Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) called “hurtful” and “false,” though he added “I too am prepared for an extended battle I will ultimately win.”
...“This is no longer about McCarthy. This is about what they are doing to the conference and the Republican Party,” added Rogers, who earlier Tuesday pledged to try to strip members who vote against McCarthy of their committee assignments.
...Many GOP lawmakers have long viewed their colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus as intractable rabble-rousers. They’ve watched them take down two speakers in a decade, prompt countless intraparty disagreements and rely on unpopular delay tactics to make their point opposing big spending and top-down leadership decisions. But for many Republicans, the failed votes on Tuesday were a new low.
...and it continues.
pb's bang on.
For many of us, it's the Swamp that's the issue. There's a genuine sense in which the opponents of McCarthy make the GOPs seem silly, to you SwampLovers, anyway. But, the truth is that, if you're content to be King George in the 1770s, you need to get that sometimes 1770 becomes 1776, then 1783, then 1787, then 1789 (the precious Bill of Rights)!
So, SwampLovers, laugh. Be sanctimonious. Sneer...as you progressive SwampLovers do...but, Donald Trump was elected in 016. AntiSwamp anger hasn't been sated.
The antiSwamp is alive and well. For now, it's paralyzed the US Congress.
Ask Kevin McCarthy.