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So, Kevin McCarthy decided to lie to GOP voters and tell them that he didn’t conspire with Liz Cheney to force Trump’s resignation post “apocalyptic insurrection.” McCarthy flat out said that the reporting was a lie. It never happened. Then out comes audio showing that he’s the liar.
We should take two lessons from this. 1. When the going got tough McCarthy folded like a cheap suit. He was ready to give the Democrats everything. He wanted Trump’s resignation because he couldn’t imagine himself defending Trump or his voters after January 6th. He wanted to save his own political skin by disassociation from MAGA.
Then the Democrats overplayed their hand and turned a failed Biden presidency into an endless January 6th referendum, because they have nothing else to run on. Had McCarthy gotten his way by forcing a Trump resignation, he would have given the Democrats everything they wanted. He had no spine and no forethought as to how this would be forever hung over the necks of voters on the right, nor did he care.
2. He lied to advance himself. He thought the best political move would be Trump’s resignation. Then he turned himself into a MAGA warrior fighting the Democrats’ committee he now claims is abusive. How can it be abusive in his eyes? He thought it was worth resigning over. So do the Democrats. And because no resignation happened, the Dems are running an endless investigative operation to punish everyone including Trump. Which is what McCarthy wanted until he realized the average GOP voter is not going to be lectured to by people who supported the burning down of the country for a summer.
So, if McCarthy is willing to lie about this and take a stance in total opposition to what he originally believed should happen, then why should he be believed on anything else? He’s willing to lie to Republican voters to not have to answer to them. Why should he represent you as your leader? He doesn’t have the fight, grit, intelligence, or honesty to lead. Nothing he says can be believed.
If he becomes Speaker, it is an indictment of just how corrupt the establishment is. If McCarthy had any shame he would be the one to resign for lying to his own voters. He can’t be trusted. How can anyone represent people they actively lied to? You wouldn’t put up with this from your attorney, doctor, friends, spouse. Why should some hack politician be rewarded with leadership for lying to us?
If the GOP really stood for their voters. If the GOP really cared about the crap they talk about regarding principles, the founding fathers, and character, then McCarthy would be unacceptable. But the truth is he’s absolutely acceptable to a corrupt party that’s been lying to their voters for more than a generation. He’s just their cup of tea. And it will be a fruitless two years with him in place. He’s a coward and liar and that’s all we will get from him or should be expected from him.Published in