[Rushtalk] Another damn RINO runs for Speaker

John Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Tue Apr 24 09:09:20 MDT 2018

/*It's the "politically-entitled" class (those who think they're 
entitled to lead this country because of family name, wealth, perceived 
intelligence, whatever). We've got a big job to do in booting such 
people out of office!*/

On 4/23/2018 11:10 PM, Carl Spitzer {C Juno} wrote:
>   *McCarthy faces obstacles in Speaker bid*
> By Melanie Zanona <http://thehill.com/author/melanie-zanona> - 
> 04/17/18 06:00 AM EDT 79
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> McCarthy faces obstacles in Speaker bid © Greg Nash Republican 
> lawmakers see the race to succeed Speaker Paul Ryan 
> <http://thehill.com/people/paul-ryan>Paul Davis Ryan 
> <http://thehill.com/people/paul-ryan>Lieu rips Ryan after Waffle House 
> shooting: ‘When will you stop silencing us?’ 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/384345-lieu-rips-ryan-after-waffle-house-shooting-when-will-you-stop-silencing-us> 
> To succeed in Syria, Democrats should not resist Trump policy 
> <http://thehill.com/opinion/international/384304-to-succeed-in-syria-democrats-should-not-resist-trump-policy> 
> House Republicans prepare to battle for leadership slots 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/384210-house-republicans-prepare-to-battle-for-leadership-slots> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/paul-ryan> (R-Wis.) as Kevin McCarthy 
> <http://thehill.com/people/kevin-mccarthy>Kevin Owen McCarthy 
> <http://thehill.com/people/kevin-mccarthy>House Republicans prepare to 
> battle for leadership slots 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/384210-house-republicans-prepare-to-battle-for-leadership-slots> 
> Scalise released from hospital after planned surgery 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/384287-scalise-released-from-hospital-after-planned-surgery> 
> House plans May vote to repeal auto-lending guidance 
> <http://thehill.com/policy/finance/384212-house-plans-may-vote-to-repeal-auto-lending-guidance> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/kevin-mccarthy>’s to lose.
> As majority leader, the California Republican has the most direct path 
> to the job. He’s also picked up an official endorsement from Ryan and 
> is one of President Trump 
> <http://thehill.com/people/donald-trump>Donald John Trump 
> <http://thehill.com/people/donald-trump>Clinton takes swipe at 'false 
> equivalency' in media coverage of 2016 election 
> <http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/384372-clinton-takes-swipe-at-false-equivalency-of-media-coverage-during> 
> Trump asked Netanyahu if he actually cares about peace: report 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/384371-trump-asked-netanyahu-if-he-cares-about-mideast-peace-report> 
> Official: Trump to urge North Korea to dismantle nuclear program in 
> return for sanctions relief 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/384370-official-trump-will-tell-north-korea-it-must-dismantle-nuclear> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/donald-trump>’s top allies on Capitol 
> Hill.
> “Kevin is in a very strong position,” Rep. Tom Cole 
> <http://thehill.com/people/tom-cole>Thomas (Tom) Jeffrey Cole 
> <http://thehill.com/people/tom-cole>GOP in retreat on ObamaCare 
> <http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/384032-gop-in-retreat-on-obamacare> 
> McCarthy faces obstacles in Speaker bid 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/383453-mccarthy-faces-obstacles-in-speaker-bid> 
> This week: House GOP plots path forward 
> <http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/scheduling/383254-this-week-house-gop-plots-path-forward> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/tom-cole> (R-Okla.), an ally of GOP 
> leadership, told The Hill. “Our leadership team has rallied around 
> him, he’s got a lot of goodwill, a lot of respect in our conference.”
> ADVERTISEMENT “I believe that Kevin is in a very strong position to be 
> our next Speaker,” added Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.), a member of the 
> leadership team.
> But there are a number of landmines standing between McCarthy and the 
> Speaker’s gavel, including conservative opposition and the possibility 
> that another candidate jumps into the race.
> “This is politics. Nothing’s ever guaranteed. And nobody knows that 
> better than Kevin McCarthy,” said Cole.
> Nearly three years ago, McCarthy was the odds-on favorite to succeed 
> retiring Speaker John Boehner 
> <http://thehill.com/people/john-boehner>John Andrew Boehner 
> <http://thehill.com/people/john-boehner>A warning to Ryan’s successor: 
> The Speakership is no cakewalk 
> <http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/384187-a-warning-to-ryans-successor-the-speakership-is-no-cakewalk> 
> With Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next 
> Speaker 
> <http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/384038-with-ryan-out-lets-blow-up-the-process-for-selecting-the-next> 
> Race for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election 
> <http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/384096-race-for-republican-speaker-a-chance-to-unify-party-for-election> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/john-boehner> (R-Ohio) before his bid 
> collapsed, leading to Ryan’s rise.
> The reason was conservative opposition, the same problem that could 
> befall a McCarthy candidacy this year.
> Some conservative members have vowed not to support any members of the 
> leadership team for Speaker. Ryan’s endorsement has done little to 
> change their minds.
> “You have to totally change the order around here. It means a whole 
> new group of people who are actually running the House that reflects 
> the will of the people,” said Rep. Justin Amash 
> <http://thehill.com/people/justin-amash>Justin Amash 
> <http://thehill.com/people/justin-amash>Some doubt McCarthy or Scalise 
> will ever lead House GOP 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/383857-some-doubt-mccarthy-or-scalise-will-ever-lead-house-gop> 
> McCarthy faces obstacles in Speaker bid 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/383453-mccarthy-faces-obstacles-in-speaker-bid> 
> House Freedom Caucus flexes muscle in Speaker's race 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/383086-freedom-caucus-flexes-its-muscle-in-speakers-race> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/justin-amash> (R-Mich.), a founding 
> member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
> Time could also work against McCarthy.
> Ryan is adamant that he plans to stick around as Speaker until 
> January, saying he would not hold leadership elections until after the 
> November midterms.
> But some lawmakers on Capitol Hill predict it will be difficult for 
> McCarthy to maintain his front-runner status for seven months. The 
> longer his candidacy hangs out there, they say, the more time there 
> will be to attract scrutiny.
> “If this election goes six months, there’s going to be a lot of 
> scrutiny once you become the favorite,” said libertarian Rep. Thomas 
> Massie <http://thehill.com/people/thomas-massie>Thomas Harold Massie 
> <http://thehill.com/people/thomas-massie>Some doubt McCarthy or 
> Scalise will ever lead House GOP 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/383857-some-doubt-mccarthy-or-scalise-will-ever-lead-house-gop> 
> Trump draws criticism from his base over Syria 
> <http://thehill.com/policy/defense/383615-trump-draws-criticism-from-his-base-over-syria> 
> McCarthy faces obstacles in Speaker bid 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/383453-mccarthy-faces-obstacles-in-speaker-bid> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/thomas-massie> (R-Ky.).
> Supporters of McCarthy have been making this argument, arguing it is 
> in his interest to move up the election.
> McCarthy needs 218 votes on the floor to win the Speakership, however, 
> and he’s not there yet.
> There does not appear to be friction between McCarthy and Ryan, 
> despite the Speaker’s desire to stay on through this Congress and the 
> fact that McCarthy allies would like to have the election sooner.
> And some Republicans say they believe Ryan should relinquish the gavel 
> if McCarthy can show that he can reach the 218-vote threshold 
> indicating that the conference will back him as the next Speaker in a 
> floor vote.
> "If you think you've got things ready to go, it's like hey, you 
> probably ought to do it," said Rep. Mark Amodei 
> <http://thehill.com/people/mark-amodei>Mark Eugene Amodei 
> <http://thehill.com/people/mark-amodei>McCarthy faces obstacles in 
> Speaker bid 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/383453-mccarthy-faces-obstacles-in-speaker-bid> 
> Ryan challenger raised more than M last quarter 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/381242-ryans-dem-challenger-raised-more-than-2-million-last-quarter> 
> Juan Williams: GOP fears anti-Trump wave 
> <http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/381201-juan-williams-gop-fears-anti-trump-wave> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/mark-amodei> (R-Nev.).
> If the GOP loses the House, it could be easier for McCarthy to be 
> elected minority leader.
> That vote would take place behind closed doors, and the winner would 
> just need a simple majority of the conference.
> Some members say they prefer that scenario to a pre-election floor vote.
> “I’d rather Paul finish out his term as Speaker than go through the 
> whole ordeal of selecting another Speaker,” said retiring Rep. Charlie 
> Dent <http://thehill.com/people/charlie-dent>Charles (Charlie) Wieder 
> Dent <http://thehill.com/people/charlie-dent>Republicans divided over 
> legislation protecting Mueller 
> <http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/384042-bills-meant-to-protect-mueller-divide-gop> 
> With Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next 
> Speaker 
> <http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/384038-with-ryan-out-lets-blow-up-the-process-for-selecting-the-next> 
> Retiring GOP rep 'not prepared' to support Trump reelection bid 
> <http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/383928-retiring-gop-rep-not-prepared-to-support-trump-reelection-bid> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/charlie-dent> (R-Pa.).
> Other candidates could still jump into the leadership fight, which 
> would add another curveball in the Speaker’s race.
> House Majority Whip Steve Scalise 
> <http://thehill.com/people/steve-scalise>Stephen (Steve) Joseph 
> Scalise <http://thehill.com/people/steve-scalise>House Republicans 
> prepare to battle for leadership slots 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/384210-house-republicans-prepare-to-battle-for-leadership-slots> 
> Scalise released from hospital after planned surgery 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/house/384287-scalise-released-from-hospital-after-planned-surgery> 
> The Hill's Morning Report: Inside the Comey memos 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/morning-report/384087-the-hills-morning-report-inside-the-comey-memos> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/steve-scalise> (R-La.) signaled in a 
> statement following Ryan’s endorsement that he also would be backing 
> McCarthy, but he is clearly waiting in the wings if McCarthy can’t get 
> to 218 votes.
> In the meantime, Scalise can make moves to bolster his chances; next 
> month, he is slated to attend a breakfast fundraiser for Freedom 
> Caucus Rep Dave Brat (R-Va.).
> Rep. Jim Jordan <http://thehill.com/people/jim-jordan>James (Jim) 
> Daniel Jordan <http://thehill.com/people/jim-jordan>Impeaching 
> Rosenstein? Some Republicans are talking about it 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/384217-impeaching-rosenstein-some-republicans-are-talking-about-it> 
> Tiberi endorses would-be successor ahead of GOP primary 
> <http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/384160-tiberi-endorses-would-be-successor-ahead-of-gop-primary> 
> With Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next 
> Speaker 
> <http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/384038-with-ryan-out-lets-blow-up-the-process-for-selecting-the-next> 
> MORE <http://thehill.com/people/jim-jordan> (R-Ohio), a conservative 
> ringleader and founding member of the Freedom Caucus, is also eyeing a 
> Speaker’s bid.
> It’s highly unlikely that the six-term lawmaker could garner the 218 
> votes needed to become Speaker. But if Jordan threw his hat in the 
> ring, that could draw dozens of conservative votes away from the 
> probable front-runner and step up the likelihood that McCarthy would 
> seek to cut a deal with the Freedom Caucus.
> The band of roughly 30 conservative hard-liners has enough members to 
> block any hopeful from securing the votes needed to win. The group may 
> try to leverage their Speaker votes for the promise of better 
> committee assignments or a spot at the leadership table.
> The dynamic is a repeat of 2015, the last time McCarthy ran for 
> Speaker. Freedom Caucus leaders attempted to cut a deal with him, 
> promising to back him for the top job if he pledged support for one of 
> their own conservative members to become majority leader.
> “McCarthy couldn’t deliver that,” said one GOP lawmaker close to 
> leadership last week. “They were asking for something he couldn’t 
> deliver. But the truth is they’ve got the votes to ask for something 
> significant.”
> /Scott Wong contributed./
> http://thehill.com/homenews/house/383453-mccarthy-faces-obstacles-in-speaker-bid
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