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The absolute cheek of this guy
Matt Gaetz has the self-awareness of a mollusk.
Not three weeks ago, Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz conspired with the Democrats to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy. But judging by his behavior today, it appears that fact slipped his mind.
Matt has been spending the past few days kicking up a fuss over some Republicans reaching out to the Democrats to find a way to resolve the situation Matt put them in when he reached out to the Democrats to oust McCarthy.
This guy is so lacking in self-awareness that if it weren’t for his carefully coifed hairdo, I would suspect he owns not one blessed mirror.
Yesterday, the useless pillock sent out a fundraising email that included this gem:
We are inches from electing Speaker Jim Jordan.
But RINO’s [sic] are working with RADICAL DEMOCRATS LIKE AOC, ILHAN OMAR, AND RASHIDA TLAIB to BLOCK JIM JORDAN from becoming SPEAKER!!
Like who would do such a thing?! The NERVE of those RINOs!!! [Dear Matt: Note the absence of an apostrophe in “RINOs.” Perhaps your campaign team should sign up for a free version of Grammarly — with regards, Dianny]
The absolute cheek of this guy.
So Matt Gaetz can work with “radical Democrats” like AOC and Rashida Tlaib to kick Kevin McCarthy to the curb and declare himself a conservative warrior, but when other Republicans work with the Democrats, they’re RINOs … or as Matt’s email puts it, “RINO’s.”
When New York Congressman Mike Lawler called out Matt for his startling lack of self-awareness, the preening prat in a pompadour claimed that the email was sent out without his campaign’s approval and apologized to Lawler “and anyone else who felt targeted by this I’ll-conceived [sic] email message.”
“I’ll-conceived?” There’s another errant apostrophe! Funny that. One could almost suspect both messages were composed by the same person.
Matt closed his post by assuring the hold-out Republicans he needs to suck up to that he plans to “heed Speaker-Designate Jordan’s call to not attack fellow Republicans.”
Let me parse that closing for you. Gaetz attacked his fellow Republicans with gleeful enthusiasm when he united with the Democrats to oust McCarthy. But now that he desperately needs each and every Republican to vote his way, he’s pretending to be a team player.
It’s as simple as that.
“Whoa, whoa, hang on here, guys. We Republicans have to be united,” says the guy who broke away from the 96% of Republicans who voted to retain McCarthy.
There’s shameless, and then there’s Matt Gaetz.
In the interests of full disclosure, I have no problem with Jim Jordan becoming Speaker of the House. But unlike most Republican voters, I don’t think the sun shines out of his ass either.
Jordan is a good talker, sure. But talk is cheap. Lots of politicians know how to say what voters want to hear. The question is, will Jim Jordan deliver? And from what I know of the guy, I haven’t seen anything to convince me that he will be much of a change from Kevin McCarthy.
Then again, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, Jim Jordan – it doesn’t much matter as long as Republicans are stuck with the slimmest majority in the House while Democrats hold the Senate and White House.
Even if they elect a Speaker who is a super, rock-ribbed conservative with a list of accomplishments as long as my arm, the Republican majority will be lucky to secure even one conservative victory. That’s just the reality of it.
In the meantime, the Speaker battle that Matt Gaetz started without a single thought for what would come next is making the Republicans look like a bunch of useless, incompetent twats who couldn’t negotiate their way out of a paper bag.
The only thing that gives me the slightest glimmer of hope in this Speaker fight is that Republicans were smart enough not to nominate Matt Gaetz.
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