Puppet show

More puffery to the east.

Look! Up in the sky! Is that the white smoke signaling that a new Poop has been elected by the House of Reprehensibles?

Nope. Just morning clouds over the Sandias. But Charlie McCarthy has been dancing on his many, many strings overnight, trying to attract an audience that is more of a fan base and less of a lynch mob, and the show resumes at noon Swamp time.

I see he has Orange Julius Caesar in his corner now, which may be like having Dracula as your cut man.

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26 Responses to “Puppet show”

  1. SAO' Says:

    We pay them how much to work three days a week, showing up at noon most of the time?

  2. Shawn Says:

    What’s that? The GOP’s still yammerin’ at the half-round table. Trying to decide if their Californican politician is better than the other folks’s was. My, my. Hey, hey. I guess Kevin just better pray. I understand the rumor that John Boehner is already down at his local court house changing his party affiliation. I’d laugh if I knew this was a dream. Maybe it is a dream? Why else would there a glutinous orange blob in the picture.

  3. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Charlie Pierce, who has been known to cover sports other than politics, regales us with an amusing anecdote from his past that may have some relevance today.

    Meanwhile, in round four McCarthy moved the needle the wrong way again, losing Indiana’s Victoria Spartz, who voted “present.”

  4. Jeffrey K Cozad Says:

    I’m now waiting for a few of the moderate (if that’s possible) ReThugs to team up with the Democrats and get a one of the moderates elected. The head spinning and infighting would be legend.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      What I don’t understand is why anyone would want the job. Though one of the perks might be tasering Matt Gaetz when he came foaming into your office like some turpentined Florida rodent.

  5. khal spencer Says:

    McCarthy is now zero for six.

  6. khal spencer Says:

    0 W and 6L for Kevin. Heck, Jeffries is closer to the magic number.

  7. Libby Says:

    Almost 8 pm ET and it looks like NATO until tomorrow: No Action Talk Only.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The House is adjourned for the evening. Your tax dollars at work … making fine reality TV.

      • Libby Says:

        Grotesque. The Rethugs spin their antics into “owning the libs” . Always.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Here’s a great take from Tom Nichols at The Atlantic. A selected dig:

        The Republican rebellion is rooted in a giant inferiority complex: We know we’re not popular, we know a lot of people think we’re jerks, but we’ll show everyone that we can paralyze this country and its institutions using the machinery of government. Democracy, process, lawmaking, and governing? All of that is for saps; doing it is how you end up becoming Eric Cantor or Paul Ryan. The GOP rebels have every intention of staying in Washington and staying in power—even if “power” amounts to little more than sitting in the wreckage of the Capitol and keeping warm by burning the furniture.

  8. Herb from Michigan Says:

    I just know it….I’m gonna toss and turn all night worrying about whether the Rethuglicans can sort out their bi-polar personalities and get someone, anyone seated as Speaker of the Louse. What say ye readers- have Patrick take the job and they beam him in via video feed. He’s got all the lingo down and could easily reach through the screen and even slap a few Dems around when needed. Thanks Libby for finally explaining what NATO means (does).

  9. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Well, it will begin again in a few hours. They should get a soccer sports announcer to call it. Maybe in the next few days we will hear someone yell GOOOOOOOAL!

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