Popcorn Politics

While generally routing around such stuff here, this is simply too exquisite to bypass:

Less than a year after a sweeping electoral triumph, Republicans are on the verge of ceasing to function as a national political party. […] The most powerful and crippling force at work in the ­once-hierarchical GOP is anger, directed as much at its own leaders as anywhere else. […] First, a contingent of several dozen conservative House members effectively forced Speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio) to resign rather than face a possibly losing battle to hold on to his job. Now they have claimed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who had been considered the favorite to replace Boehner until he announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the race. […] With no obvious replacement for Boehner in sight, “it is total confusion — a banana republic,” said Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.). “Any plan, anything you anticipate — who knows what’ll happen? People are crying, they don’t have any idea how this will unfold, at all.”

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  1. it was entertaining to watch the Speaker give a basic civics lesson as part of his public resignation including the fundamental conservative values that lead the founders to design a slow system of endless compromises, needless to say there really isn’t an audience left for this sort of reasoning, the state of the unions is that they are coming apart at the seams…

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