Today is the anniversary of Donald Trump’s insurrection against Congress two years ago. Notice that the 20 Congress-critters who are currently shutting down the House are some of the same people who enabled and encouraged the first attempted coup, and are now basically doing the same thing, except from within.
As an extra bonus, the same thing can be said of Kevin McCarthy, who was one of the Republicans who voted not to certify the 2020 election results. He also largely responsible for his current own predicament, as he repeatedly enabled (and is continues to enable) the Freedom Caucus members who now refuse to vote for him.
Despite the seriousness of what is going on in the House, there are some pretty funny jokes at the GOP’s expense going around the internet. Here’s one from the Daily Show:
Democratic Rep. Chuy García put this captioned photo on his Twitter feed:
“The only Kevin that can defend a house.”
The Onion sarcastically opines: “Incredibly Productive House Of Representatives Assembles For 8th Vote In Just 3 Days“.
DailyKos fake quotes fabulist Rep-Elect George Santos: “Things like this never happened when I was Speaker of the House.”
A tweet asks: “You ever leave a job and secretly hope everything will fall apart once you’re gone?” and notes “Nancy Pelosi is living your dream.”
Even ReCaptchas are making fun of McCarthy:
UPDATE: McCarthy got his wish and was elected Speaker of the House. My only question is how long will it take before he regrets it, since he already gave up all of his power. Will he last longer than a head of lettuce?