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  1. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
    9thDistrictNeighbor
    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    Habemus dicentis.

    (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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  2. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Scam)
    @DonG

    I hear that McCarthy unified the vote, when he submarined Johnson behind closed doors.   That got everyone to back him.

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  3. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    So far, I’m liking what I’ve read about him.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/house-elects-mike-johnson-as-speaker

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  4. Bob Thompson Member
    Bob Thompson
    @BobThompson

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I hear that McCarthy unified the vote, when he submarined Johnson behind closed doors. That got everyone to back him.

    Go to CTH and listen to Matt Gaetz on that subterfuge:

    Remarkable Details – Matt Gaetz Gives Details of Backroom Machiavelli Tactics Triggered by Kevin McCarthy During House GOP Conference

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  5. GPentelie Coolidge
    GPentelie
    @GPentelie

    I’ll be posting various people’s reactions. Let me begin with that of the formidable freedom fighter, Harmeet Dhillon:

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  6. Manny Coolidge
    Manny
    @Manny

    Great!  Finally.  Hopefully there aren’t any lasting wounds.  But I doubt that.

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  7. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    So far, I’m liking what I’ve read about him.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/house-elects-mike-johnson-as-speaker

    As a member of the U.S. Congress, Johnson voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and a healthcare bill that sought to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. He also questioned the results of the 2020 election and introduced a border security bill as well as legislation to make it a crime to transport a minor across state lines to get an abortion without “satisfying parental involvement law.”

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  8. Nathanael Ferguson Contributor
    Nathanael Ferguson
    @NathanaelFerguson

    This seems like…an upgrade. 

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  9. Bob Thompson Member
    Bob Thompson
    @BobThompson

    This goes to the substance of MAGA, the taxpayers’ money.

    Mike Johnson, a Constitutional lawyer, is quite a contrast to Pelosi, who doesn’t know what the word means.

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  10. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    Wiki said he’s a far right Christian before someone cleaned up the entry. I like him more all the time.

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  11. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
    9thDistrictNeighbor
    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    He gave a very good speech.  Seems like an affable guy.  God Bless America.

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  12. Chuck Coolidge
    Chuck
    @Chuckles

    Patience.

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  13. ctlaw Coolidge
    ctlaw
    @ctlaw

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Wiki said he’s a far right Christian before someone cleaned up the entry. I like him more all the time.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/well-speaker-election-denier-extreme-175422424.html

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  14. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Wiki said he’s a far right Christian before someone cleaned up the entry. I like him more all the time.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/well-speaker-election-denier-extreme-175422424.html

    I do like me some extremists!

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  15. Instugator Thatcher
    Instugator
    @Instugator

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Wiki said he’s a far right Christian before someone cleaned up the entry. I like him more all the time.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/well-speaker-election-denier-extreme-175422424.html

    Like him even more!

    Thank you Matt Gaetz. 

    Maybe this was the plan all along?

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  16. GPentelie Coolidge
    GPentelie
    @GPentelie

    Mitt is miffed:

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  17. ctlaw Coolidge
    ctlaw
    @ctlaw

    GPentelie (View Comment):

    Mitt is miffed:

    A man whose first elected office was Governor.

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  18. Chris O Coolidge
    Chris O
    @ChrisO

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I hear that McCarthy unified the vote, when he submarined Johnson behind closed doors. That got everyone to back him.

    Go to CTH and listen to Matt Gaetz on that subterfuge:

    Remarkable Details – Matt Gaetz Gives Details of Backroom Machiavelli Tactics Triggered by Kevin McCarthy During House GOP Conference

    Remarkable, indeed. It is an interesting story, and something it illustrated (Gaetz didn’t point this out) was the high degree of support Johnson had from the onset. Take it with a grain of salt for the time being, but Gaetz says McCarthy worked to torpedo Scalise and Jordan.

    Here’s the thing about Mike Johnson and Byron Donalds and my own rep Julia Spartz: these are people of achievement outside of politics. They gave up something to go to Washington. It is easy to feel optimistic about this. 

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  19. ctlaw Coolidge
    ctlaw
    @ctlaw

    Gaetz:

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  20. JustmeinAZ Member
    JustmeinAZ
    @JustmeinAZ

    GPentelie (View Comment):

    Mitt is miffed:

    What a jerk.

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  21. Nathanael Ferguson Contributor
    Nathanael Ferguson
    @NathanaelFerguson

    GPentelie (View Comment):

    Mitt is miffed:

    The miffing of Mitt, or perhaps we shall say Mitt’s miffedness, is its own kind of endorsement for Speaker Johnson. For whatsoever shall miff Mitt is likely to profit the nation. 

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  22. GPentelie Coolidge
    GPentelie
    @GPentelie

    Nathanael Ferguson (View Comment):

    GPentelie (View Comment):

    Mitt is miffed:

     

    The miffing of Mitt, or perhaps we shall say Mitt’s miffedness, is its own kind of endorsement for Speaker Johnson. For whatsoever shall miff Mitt is likely to profit the nation.

    Yup.

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  23. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    Great…As long as he didn’t pre-compromise himself with conflicting promises and side deals to get all those votes. That would be an extremely stupid way to back into a leadership position.

     I will, however, assume that I have been completely duped by an elaborate charade – ala Failure Theatre – until I see a steady stream of positive results. That is now a conditioned response with these characters. 

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  24. GPentelie Coolidge
    GPentelie
    @GPentelie

    philo (View Comment):

    Great…As long as he didn’t pre-compromise himself with conflicting promises and side deals to get all those votes. That would be an extremely stupid way to back into a leadership position.

    I will, however, assume that I have been completely duped by an elaborate charade – ala Failure Theatre – until I see a steady stream of positive results. That is now a conditioned response with these characters.

    At this point,  big dollops of skepticism aren’t just healthy, but outright required. The time for “Trust, but verify” is over. We’re now in the era of “Verify, we’ll see about trust.”

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  25. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I hear that McCarthy unified the vote, when he submarined Johnson behind closed doors. That got everyone to back him.

    Go to CTH and listen to Matt Gaetz on that subterfuge:

    Remarkable Details – Matt Gaetz Gives Details of Backroom Machiavelli Tactics Triggered by Kevin McCarthy During House GOP Conference

    Link:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/10/25/remarkable-details-matt-gaetz-gives-details-of-backroom-machiavelli-tactics-triggered-by-kevin-mccarthy-during-house-gop-conference/

     

    I’d love for all the people busy beating up on Gaetz to hear this, and tell me how wonderful McCarthy was.

    I take everything negative I have said about Gaetz back. McCarthy and his supporters are the most foul examples of the political class.

     

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  26. GPentelie Coolidge
    GPentelie
    @GPentelie

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I hear that McCarthy unified the vote, when he submarined Johnson behind closed doors. That got everyone to back him.

    Go to CTH and listen to Matt Gaetz on that subterfuge:

    Remarkable Details – Matt Gaetz Gives Details of Backroom Machiavelli Tactics Triggered by Kevin McCarthy During House GOP Conference

    Go to where?

    Post #19.

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  27. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    GPentelie (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I hear that McCarthy unified the vote, when he submarined Johnson behind closed doors. That got everyone to back him.

    Go to CTH and listen to Matt Gaetz on that subterfuge:

    Remarkable Details – Matt Gaetz Gives Details of Backroom Machiavelli Tactics Triggered by Kevin McCarthy During House GOP Conference

    Go to where?

    Post #19.

    Thanks. 

    I unfortunately was forced to go and find it. 

    I continue to be astounded when people, on the internet, tell someone to go look up something they just read instead of just posting the link. 

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  28. Chris O Coolidge
    Chris O
    @ChrisO

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    GPentelie (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I hear that McCarthy unified the vote, when he submarined Johnson behind closed doors. That got everyone to back him.

    Go to CTH and listen to Matt Gaetz on that subterfuge:

    Remarkable Details – Matt Gaetz Gives Details of Backroom Machiavelli Tactics Triggered by Kevin McCarthy During House GOP Conference

    Go to where?

    Post #19.

    Thanks.

    I unfortunately was forced to go and find it.

    I continue to be astounded when people, on the internet, tell someone to go look up something they just read instead of just posting the link.

    I took “CTH” to mean Conservative Tree House, and the video was right there on the home page. Still is, it’s the second item down.

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  29. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Chris O (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    GPentelie (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I hear that McCarthy unified the vote, when he submarined Johnson behind closed doors. That got everyone to back him.

    Go to CTH and listen to Matt Gaetz on that subterfuge:

    Remarkable Details – Matt Gaetz Gives Details of Backroom Machiavelli Tactics Triggered by Kevin McCarthy During House GOP Conference

    Go to where?

    Post #19.

    Thanks.

    I unfortunately was forced to go and find it.

    I continue to be astounded when people, on the internet, tell someone to go look up something they just read instead of just posting the link.

    I took “CTH” to mean Conservative Tree House, and the video was right there on the home page. Still is, it’s the second item down.

    I had no idea what CTH stood for.

    Asking for someone to, you know, actually post a link to something they want to read is not asking too much.

    It is rude to not do so.

    And I am astonished that people will say “Go look at this!” and not post a link.

    Implying that I am somehow stupid for not knowing what a set of initials stands for is not going to change my mind on this.

     

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  30. Chris O Coolidge
    Chris O
    @ChrisO

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    Implying that I am somehow stupid for not knowing what a set of initials stands for is not going to change my mind on this.

    I wasn’t, I’ve visited that site maybe five times, but people around here talk about it. I don’t always know the all caps abbreviations. Heck, I often don’t know them.

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