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Today’s House vote for Speaker: 194 for Jordan, 210 for Jeffries.
Well I don’t know why I came here tonight
I’ve got the feeling that something ain’t right
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs
Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
Here I am stuck in the middle with you.
– Stealers Wheel
As attacks on our Soldiers and Marines are taking place in the Iraq and Syria area of the Middle East, the self-absorbed and entitled members of the Republican Party are coming close to handing the Democrats the position of Speaker of the House. Jeffries was only six to seven votes away from claiming the position in the last vote today.
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
—The Second Coming by WB Yeats