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Properly, Kevin McCarthy obtained his want of being Speaker of the Home. It solely took 15 separate votes and complete capitulation to the right-wing MAGA nutballs within the Freedom Caucus. It appears that evidently McCarthy was prepared to do something (sure, something) to land the “management” place he has apparently been drooling over for years.
I simply couldn’t resist updating an animated classic for our tousled trendy political world.
That is all inside baseball political stuff so who cares, proper? Properly, it issues as a result of a Home led by wackos can have a huge impact. Despite the fact that the Republican-led Home will go every kind of loopy payments that may get shot down within the Senate — and if not there, will get vetoed by President Biden — the Trumpist physique will likely be in a position maintain the nation hostage due to the concessions doled out by McCarthy.
In addition to countless investigations led by the fast-talking Rep. Jim Jordan trying into the “weaponization” of presidency, the most important risk is a Home now prepared to explode the U.S. (and certain the world) financial system in a combat over the debt ceiling. As a way to get what social security web cuts (or no matter else they might need), the ascendent Freedom Caucus could power the U.S. to default on its money owed, which economists warn could send the world economy into a tailspin.
Hey, however a minimum of Kevin McCarthy may have his dream job! (That’s until one member of the Loopy Caucus decides to present him the boot.)