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Now that Republicans have a slight majority in the House of Representatives, what do you think of the process they use to elect the Speaker?

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david
david
1 year ago

I am very disappointed in the republican party. The party is week and the infighting is terrible. They are going to blow nthe next 2 years like they blew the 2022 election. They should have taken control of the house and senate by a good majority, but blew it by not banding together.

AlfromFl
AlfromFl
1 year ago

This was a missed teaching opportunity for many watching and grumbling. As has been said many times, the democrat process is messy but the end results will bring to light the issues. Instead of a few backroom deals, people may have the opportunity to see and understand the issues and reasons for debate which will help inform voters for the next round of elections.

Stephen
Stephen
1 year ago

They should have a secret ballot.with that in place there may have been a different outcome.

Gindiana
Gindiana
1 year ago

I think it’s ridiculous that McCarthy was allowed to stay in the running 15 votes. He should have been dropped after 3 votes.
I guess you keep voting until you win.
????????????

Craig Mellor
Craig Mellor
1 year ago

The processs works. For those who say that the Democrats always show a “unified” front why can’t the GOP……..the Democrat membership is told what/who to vote for and what bills to support and basically how how to jump!! When was the last time you saw more than one or two Democrats break ranks on a bill that the Party leaders want passed? Schumer and Pelosi tell their members what they want and how they expect them to vote, no excuses!! This is indictive of a totalitarian government. The same as the dictators of the early to mid-twenieth century in Europe and Asia. The same as we see in Socialist/Marxist/Communist/Facists countries of today. The debates, the wrangling, the negotiations we recently saw are the hallmark of a healthy government where all sides are heard and listened to…….The American Constitutional Republic!!

Patriot64
Patriot64
1 year ago

I think it’s about time conservatives join together and fight the Old Goats of the GOP and show them how to Fight the good fight!WE MUST STAND UP FOR OUR CONSTITUTION NOW Before IT’S TOO LATE!

Rosemary
Rosemary
1 year ago

The system works even when “a few good men DO SOMETHING”.

Gregory C.
Gregory C.
1 year ago

This is how good government works. The constitution was written deliberately to make it difficult to move fast and make big mistakes. Like Biden and his ever detrimental executive orders! We watched government at its finest. A full house, with members coming back from, surgery and childbirth, to participate in the American Experiment and uphold the Constitutional Republic. This was a grand example of government working through the whole process and completing the task for the people. Every muscle was exercised, out in the open, like it should be and hadn’t in many years. They talked it out on floor where in full view of the citizens, while being televised, no secret, smoke filled, back rooms. Proper governmental order, minus, special interest groups! We got it done ✅ Providence in action.

Barbara Peters
Barbara Peters
1 year ago

The Reprsentitives who did their job by standing up to the swamp were heros. They were able to return the House to a body that resembles the real House from the Constitution.

LibertarianJim
LibertarianJim
1 year ago

I suspect we are watching the death throes of a major political party. The House speaker fiasco has been self administered political suicide. It certainly began before the 2022 election but has now reached crisis level. Biden pronouncements notwithstanding, we know he will not be running again in 2024. If the Democrats succeed in nominating someone other than from the lunatic fringe, they will most likely win – presidency and congress. If Trump runs, as now seems likely, the primary campaign will further crush GOP hopes. And if he is nominated, he will be crushed in the general election. While he generates extreme devotion among his followers, he generates even greater hatred among his detractors – who outnumber his followers.

Glenda
Glenda
1 year ago

“Too many cooks spoil the broth”. Too many layers of bureaucracy prevent “We The People” from participating in our own government and elections. Tear that “house of cards” down all the way to the original Constitutional foundation and precepts then hit “Reset” button.

richard
richard
1 year ago

McCarthy should have stepped down and let a republican with more respect take the spot. What a joke an embarrassment the process was this time.

Sodakrezdawg
Sodakrezdawg
1 year ago

Representative Republic government is messy as it should be….I loved every moment of the kerfuffle…..

Alright Already
Alright Already
1 year ago

I was excited to watch the process! We KNOW back room deals are ALWAYS going on, but it’s good once in a while to see Reps sticking to what THEIR CONSTITUENTS want, which IS extremely rare. Will it change anything? Idk, but we have to START somewhere❗️ Criminal Liberal Progressive Socialist Communist Democrats and Establishment have been AT IT for 100 years❗️ It’s about time WE start combating THEM❗️❗️❗️

Ernie
Ernie
1 year ago

do you know anything can mess s*** up? is Chuck Schumer help divide the country when he comes out and does the silly s*** that he does. Democrats complain all the time and they sucker the Republicans in but they never want to talk and agree with with the Republicans on anything so that kind of keeps everything divided now in the house. the menajority leader think about what he said before he handed the gamble over to the speaker of the house. I can’t trust him cuz he lies one. there was no policeman killed on January. this the 6th like he claims. you can check it out. you’ll find out I’m telling the truth but he’s not

John Diaz
John Diaz
1 year ago

Any hotly contested football game do you think the opposition would have one of its players help out the other team? Compromise in politics does not necessarily mean you get what you want.

Croaker
Croaker
1 year ago

The conservatives forced small steps in the right direction, and that’s a very good result.
I fear “Omnibus” Mitch and his untrustworthy confederates in the Senate will continue to act like Shumer’s boys and that McCarthy will be another Ryan-like do-nothing who will sabotage the conservative movement.
Alas, the Republican Party has left me….

Belen Jeske
Belen Jeske
1 year ago

Everyone should have an independent opinion and not be afraid to voice it, not just agree or disagree because they are Democrat or Republican. Democrats stand united because they vote along party lines whether they agree or not, not for what is good for their constituents.

kate
kate
1 year ago

I am sorry to see that so many Amac members were disappointed. I ask them to think about this – do your want more behind the scenes finagling and back door deals that we will never know about, but have to live with and pay for, or do you want negotiations out in the open where We The People can keep watch over what our elected representatives are doing? I think that “this could be the beginning to a beautiful friendship” between The People and their government.

Maurice D
Maurice D
1 year ago

I agree Assunta with your sentiments. Honestly, misfortune is always followed by great good fortune. Calamities of the current anti-American regime – bruising inflation; a sapping cost of living; economic ruin; a crashing US Dollar; fading sovereignty and security; an immoral $1.7 trillion dollar spending scam – all demand “thinking principled” warriors. Praise to our beloved congressmen and women determined to right hardships we’re enduring – created by an arrogant, autocratic Pelosi – led House – to revive good fortune for US.

Assunta Vickers
Assunta Vickers
1 year ago

Healthy transparent process! Shows there are THINKING PRINCIPLED PEOPLE who are not sheep-robots and that THIS is the USA!! Have you ever explored how our founding fathers struggled together until they got things done? Hard work and worth it!

Pierre Bruno
Pierre Bruno
1 year ago

Democracy in action, without a doubt. Having served in a State legislature as Majority Caucus Whip, I would have liked the arm-wrestling kept a little more private because the optics gave the talking heads plenty of fodder for conjecture and fake news.

No-mo-libs
No-mo-libs
1 year ago

The process we witnessed sent a strong message that this time there will be 20 GOPpers who will question everything. No more Ryan and weepy Boehner. Mo more passing a bill to find out what is in it. No more $1.7T bills without any debate. At least that is what I’m hoping for.

Jim McDowell
Jim McDowell
1 year ago

Great example of representative democracy in action. If you want one man rule with no debate then move to Communist China. You’ll get it…

Cheryl
Cheryl
1 year ago

Wish they would’ve done the same negotiations for RINO Mitch who is NOT pro-Republican.

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

Republicans can’t produce a unified front like Democrats because so many are rinos and just as corrupt as the demo’s

Dean
Dean
1 year ago

I like the process of negotiating for WE THE PEOPLE, in order to get the leadership accountable to US. Without accountability, there are no rules.
For too long we have had people in leadership positions that did not understand that the “Civil Society” relies on the rules of Nature and of Natures Creator upon which this country was founded. Regardless of the statement that Barak Obama made that this is not a Christian Nation, it still relies on the Judeo/Christian ethic in order to survive.

Wendell
Wendell
1 year ago

In reply to Wayne’s comments-he’s entirely correct. MA is a state full of lemmings, folks here will follow the politicians off a cliff in a heartbeat.

PapaGrouch
PapaGrouch
1 year ago

I made a comment earlier where I really busted the collective butts of Gaets’ “gang of 20.” I was wrong.
Newt, who I admire as a Reagan Republican and not a globalist neocon, said something that opened my eyes: the process is ugly and it’s messy. It takes time but that’s how it works. Bottom line, if you want to do as you’re told, how to vote, think, etc. (zombie shill), then join the Democrats. If you’re willing to speak up to work out complex issues, argue, debate and make a better plan, then join the Republicans. These days with all the problems we have in the U.S., this vote was bound to be a mess and in the end, that was a good thing! Whoever holds the gavel, he or she (McCarthy in this case) is bound and compelled to make compromises and concessions for the sake of the (R) party, and hopefully for America vs. just taking over as Speaker with the agenda of his own friends’ ideals.
To Matt Gaetz, I apologize for my prior remarks and support your efforts these past weeks and I really, strongly support what you guys have done for us!
Now, back to the real world.
McCarthy must tow the line and do what he has committed to do as the House Speaker for the people of the United States.
Will he? Well, it’s not only up to those in Congress but also us, his constituency, to hold his feet to the fire. In other words, Americans need to be willing to call, write, ask, argue, complain, demand, suggest, etc., our political elected to represent the best interests of our nation, sovereignty, and the future for the next generations of Americans in a world where there are strong powers at work to destroy America. This is just the beginning and pray God, a new beginning to save our Republic.

Wendell
Wendell
1 year ago

Having read all these comments, I find that you have missed what this clown show really indicates- TERM LIMITS!! I ‘m from MA and we have the most useless Representatives in Washington, 40 + years & living the good life & never have held a real job in the private sector.

Jan
Jan
1 year ago

We have won the majority by a small margin, the next election the Dems will go every to every length to get it back, if that is involves cheating, lying, anything to make it happen
Republicans must wake up
Get everything in place for the next elections to avoid what has been happening for the last 6 years, it is too coincidental that every were there is a close call 25000- 30000 ballots show up 2-3 days later after the election and always round numbers, that always put the Dems in favor

MR. Jimmy
MR. Jimmy
1 year ago

The following is an excerpt from a Proposal to the Convention of States for Amendmrnts to the US Constitution. (COSAction.com).

To foster compromise, bipartisanship and fiscal responsibility within Congress, we transfer key rule making authority from Congress to the Constitution. We restore “Regular Order” and return democracy to the way Congress is run. We ensure the Minority voice in Congress has a chance to be heard by the American people. We convert Committees from Majority Party Legislative Dictatorships to Legislation Research Teams. We allow both Major Parties to decide which of their Bills shall receive a full Chamber vote. We set the minimum time to review a Bill, and require CBO Scoring for all Spending, Revenue and Regulation Bills before a full Chamber vote can occur. We require bipartisanship and supermajorities before Congress can increase government spending, revenue or regulations. We establish timely federal budgeting by setting the annual budget schedule. And when that fails, we limit the changes and duration that can be included with any Continuing Resolution segment.

To improve Government Oversight, we strengthen the Constitution’s principles of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances. by relieving the politically susceptible DOJ and FBI from Executive Branch Oversight obligations and other political investigations and prosecutions. Instead, we involve the State Governors, the President’s Opposition Party in Congress, and the new Judicial Branch’s Department of Oversight (JDO) Investigative and Prosecutorial Services to ensure unbiased and ongoing Oversight of the federal bureaucracy.

Stan d. Upnow
Stan d. Upnow
1 year ago

People are bewildered as to Why we constantly see the dysfunction and harmful legislation coming out of Washington. It’s pretty simple to explain.

Almost every politician’s #1 priority is their own nice, cozy job. To secure that job(i.e., get reelected) they need the backing of their party(spelled money). To get that backing, they need to “toe the line” and vote the way they’re told on bills that the leaders, at their whim, choose to bring to the floor.
This is even easier for the Progressive-Socialists, as their ideological credentials are vetted before they even become candidates. Once elected, they become absorbed into the collective body. Much like The Borg from Star Trek. Few have the courage & will to break-away, however temporarily, to display independent(sensible) expression. The collective body will not tolerate such behavior and will attack any who so dares; think Manchin & Sinema or McCarthy opposition.
The GOP functions the same way, but to a slightly lesser extent.

And now you know Why we see what we see in Washington year after year. The system is Not broken! It’s just been twisted & exploited for partisan purposes, the people and even the country be damned.

Mist
Mist
1 year ago

Despite Conservatives obtaining a few victories of exposing the real goings-on in Congress, the GOP is going to have serial problems with the Democratic minority in the House of Representatives in the 118th Congress. The minority is going to behave as if they won the majority, not their minority status!

An indication of that was the behavior of the new Minority Leader, Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). He delayed handing over the gavel to the new Speaker and bloviated a lot about Democratic Party accomplishments, while using insulting and demeaning adjectives about members of the Republican Party, after lauding the “A to Z” achievements of the Democrats and President Biden, in the 117th Congress!  Kind of a joke….but wasn’t funny! Sounded more like a Rapper!

His most laudatory comments were reserved for the outgoing Speaker Crazy Nancy who was in the room, and who voted for him for Speaker, yet she didn’t have the humility or the fortitude to hand McCarthy the gavel, as outgoing Speaker John Boehner, did to her, in 2007. 

Instead, she gave that miserable loser’s job to the new House pit bull, which put him in the spotlight as the next great black hope of the Democratic Party! Two birds with one rock — Nancy avoided a publicly humiliating surrender, while Hakeem was handed a golden opportunity to exhibit his oratory skills!

The Republicans have just blown up the tyrannical rules under which the House was ruled by Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi. There will be no respect for anything or anyone Republican in the 118th Congress. Expect the Dems under Hakeem Jeffries to become totally obstructionist in their behavior, as they campaign to keep Biden in office, as well as all of his policies and agenda in place, leading up to the 2024 presidential election.

On another note….as our “nut job” president FINALLY visits the southern border for the first time since he has been in public service, you’re gonna see El Paso all CLEANED UP, with the homeless illegal migrants and their tents virtually gone. “nothing to see here…it’s all good….the border is secure….and the Mexican cartels haven’t taken over Mexico (and the US next).

God, we need Your help.

Please pray!

Oscar
Oscar
1 year ago

The clown show continues. They are interested in padding their pockets. A SHAM.

Ross
Ross
1 year ago

Keep in mind, this was a full house vote. The Democrats had Jeffries getting more votes for Speaker than McCarthy until he bought off 15 Republicans like Roy, Gosar, Luna with Political Promises. He’s a pathological liar, so we’ll see how far that goes.

McCarthy was having private meetings with the Squat (AOC, Omar, Talib… et.al..) to see if he could buy their votes his way instead of voting for Jeffries to offset Gaetz and Boebert and the 20 opposing Republicans. That means all but 5 Republicans are Deep State! What a snake!

Siding with Democrats to get his way. It’s reported that Trump suggested that to him. He “Endorsed” McCarthy, so anything to get a Win!

That’s the true definition of Deep State and Establishment!
Drain the Swamp? How?

Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
1 year ago

Having a Public Health system that the Public feels that it can trust would be an improvement. The term restructuring is appropriate and it could start with the ethical principles involved in public health practices. It is possible that instead of trying something new to make the needed improvements something from the not too distant past could could be the right prescription to do what is needed. In 2002 a group called the Public Health Leadership Conference wrote a list of the ” Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health .” There were 12 principles, I will comment on just two here that have relevance to public health matters since 2020. #6 Public Health institutions should act in a timely manner on the information they have within the resources and mandate given to them by the public. #7 Public Health institutions should provide communities with the information they have that is needed for decisions on policies or programs and should obtain the community ‘s consent for their implementation. In 2019 an updated version of that code of ethics was published in connection with the very liberal American Public Health Association, it could accurately be described as a politically correct version of the 2002 Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health by the Public Health Leadership Conference. I do believe that most conservatives would find the 2002 Principles acceptable , they make sense, they are right to the point and they respect the Public, they respect the rights of American citizens.

Casscowgirl
Casscowgirl
1 year ago

It’s interesting over 200 of the people’s elected representatives wanted McCarthy, yet polls I saw on Twitter, just asking people if they wanted McCarthy or someone else as much as 89% wanted someone else. So how much are the people being represented by those politicians? With the exception of the terrific 20 ie Gaetz, Bobert, Roy, Gosar, Donalds and Luna…
The rest of the swamp dwellers couldn’t wait to vote for the man that did nothing as our political prisoners have been held without bail for two years, sometimes being tortured, who has done nothing about voting irregularities, sent millions of taxpayer $$ to another country who locks up political opposition, shuts down media critical of him, and shuts down churches and steals their land and building. McCarthy calls that democracy and sends them money. All while refusing to protect our border. The fact that over 200 “Republican” representatives were willing to say that’s the best they can do tells you the republican party is dying and has little to offer over demoncrats.

Sandibeach
Sandibeach
1 year ago

I didn’t get my invitation to riot. Oh wait – that’s the dems when things don’t go their way.

John
John
1 year ago

The challenges to the Speaker were absolutely necessary but didn’t go far enough. There should also be a guarantee of an investigation of the Democrat and FBI instigation of January 6th, the government’s misguided support of Ukraine, and, of course, the impeachment of brain-dead Biden.

Denny
Denny
1 year ago

Baby steps forward. The speaker Had WAY too much power. This kind of behavior is nothing new. Read about the founding Fathers. Human beings don’t change much.

Robert L
Robert L
1 year ago

This was not how Democracy works. Anti-McCarthy Reps. were threatened and villified by other Reps. and the establishment GOP commentators in the #MSM. McCarthy is a corrupt politician who is not conservative at all; he has no core values.

Judy
Judy
1 year ago

So glad to see that our country still can function as a real representatve republic. The debates, the meetings, the jeers of the non-loyal opposition, only accented the freedom we still have. The American people are the real winners in the so-called chaos of the speaker’s election.

Revray
Revray
1 year ago

Our politicians again show they don’t work for us; they work for the party. We need a 3 or 4 or 5 party system This two party system is beyond broken!

Matt M
Matt M
1 year ago

Although a bit irritating seeing the process to elect the speaker it was also invigorating. Debate and comprise within the party illustrated the give and take that I believe is necessary for a healthy democracy. If you look at our previous House of Representatives controlled by Nancy Pelosi there was only one outcome and that was whatever she directed and or wanted, and you better comply lest you be excoriated.

Richard
Richard
1 year ago

America itself is closely divided and likewise the Republicans are evenly split. RINOs and MAGAs mutually need the other in coalition against a common enemy. Progressive Leftists who now are the Democratic Party. But the Republican Elitist Establishment must realize that the Deplorables are equal partners and that Trump will not be exiled. Better to rid themselves of the Lincoln Project traitors.

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

I can only stomach watching bits and pieces of the swamp in action and why we we expect anything different from the rinos repukes as i’ve said before > just the lesser of two evils< so were stuck will boehner and ryan brother mccarthy and over in the senate grandpa mcconnell spouse of the china shipping magnet . i gotta say the democraps stick together and get more powerful every year. and for those of us who thought the first thing the republican controlled congress would do was bring impeach again old slow joe just me i wouldn’t waste a $1. betting that will ever happen. every day i get a page of emails and in my mailbox greeting from the repukes in the swamp wanting my $$$$ to advance they’re cause – what cause is that ???

dan
dan
1 year ago

We haven’t seen anything yet, debt ceiling, defense spending etc now the establishment, administrative state digs in hard!

Karen
Karen
1 year ago

With regard to the first option posed here: If you look for it, you can find evidence that negotiations WERE attempted well in advance. You just don’t get that information from the mainstream media who are all busy decrying the “embarrassment.” There were moments I wanted to cheer, but few are talking about them.

Liam
Liam
1 year ago

I believe the first four words of the last answer should be eliminated. A democracy and and a representative republic are NOT synonymous. The original Founders of our republic feared democracy. One even said democracy is tyranny. It’s three wolves and two lambs taking a vote to see what’s to be for lunch. Remove those first four words and I would go with the last answer to your poll.

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