AFFAIR ALLEGATIONS ROCK CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP RACE …
We knew North Carolina “Republican” congresswoman Renee Ellmers liked to turn tricks … politically speaking.
But is the liberal lawmaker literally giving it up as well?
As much as we’d prefer not to entertain that visual, that’s the takeaway from a report in RedState.com, which strongly insinuates that Ellmers and U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California are having “a relationship.”
Why does this matter? Well, McCarthy was the odds-on favorite to replace liberal “Republican” John Boehner as the next Speaker of the U.S. House – until he abruptly withdrew his name from consideration today.
The conventional wisdom is that McCarthy’s candidacy became unacceptable to conservatives when he suggested a U.S. House panel investigating the Benghazi scandal – a panel chaired by U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina – was more interested in causing political damage to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton than it was with uncovering the truth about the 2012 terrorist attack.
Is that the real reason, though?
Not according to the RedState.com story …
“There’s a guy out in America who has emails for a massive number of members of Congress and the email addresses of highly influential conservatives outside Congress,” the website reported. “A few days ago, he emailed out to 91 people, including these members of Congress, an email with a series of links to stories alleging a relationship between (McCarthy) and (Ellmers).”
The “stories” in question were published by a website called GotNews.com. In fact the website received a “cease and desist” letter from Ellmers office after one of its stories ran – with the congresswoman’s counsel telling the website the rumor was “indisputably false.”
Is it, though?
Lending credence to the RedState.com report? A statement released earlier this week by Ellmers’ North Carolina colleague Walter Jones urging any GOP candidates with “moral turpitude” issues to withdraw themselves from consideration in the upcoming leadership elections.
“I’m asking that any candidate for Speaker of the House, majority leader, and majority whip withdraw himself from the leadership election if there are any misdeeds he has committed since joining Congress that will embarrass himself, the Republican Conference, and the House of Representatives if they become public,” Jones wrote, according to Breitbart.
Whatever “relationship” Ellmers and McCarthy had, it is clearly strained.
According to The Hill, when asked whether she was supporting McCarthy’s bid for the speakership, Ellmers said “he has not spoken to me personally for my vote,” adding “I’m apparently not high on his priority list.”
Again, we don’t especially care what caused McCarthy to withdraw from the race – we’re just glad he’s out. As we opined here, the GOP cannot afford to install another left-leaning liberal in a leadership position.
“The U.S. Congress cannot have yet another ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss’ moment,” we wrote. “Either it radically reinvents itself and starts representing its citizens again, or the Republic dies.”
Let’s hope the GOP selects a solid pro-freedom, pro-free market leader, not a clone of Boehner (who, it’s worth noting, was no stranger to alleged affairs).
come fits just say it “can’t afford” is just code for will not compromise
She’s got a rack on her. Here she is pressing it against the GOP’s favorite wizened “Great White Hope” of rock and roll, Pat Boone.
Gross Dude – those are like grandma boobs.
You know you wanna suck those grandma titties.
Yuck. She in no way is Mauric-alicous! Even with the mustard based sauce.
Hmmm, Rocky haven’t you ever experienced a woman using her nipples to play with your ears — both at the same time? Don’t be too hasty to judge…
Gluteny is a sin.
Rocky, uuuh, check your spelling on that first word in the context of my question…..
That security guard looks horrified.
Does “moral turpitude” mean he stuck it in her ass?
I can’t blame him. If she invited me to, I would.
Just following in the footsteps of their idols, Mark Sanford and Maria, Richard Eckstrom and Kelly, Bob Peeler and Donna, Bill Clinton and almost anyone but Hillary, Thomas Ravenel and the local youth, and the beat goes on, and on, and on!
The boys cannot keep their peckers in their pants, or their hands out of the taxpayers pockets. The girls cannot stay out of other women’s bedrooms, nor keep their mouths closed and their legs together. What trash they all are and on the taxpayers money!
Sandusky and Duggar.
Those are the good pedophiles because they vote the right way! LMAO!!!
“Along with everyone in the conference this afternoon, I was surprised by Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s decision to withdraw from the race for Speaker. I have always been impressed with him and extend thoughts and prayers to he and Judy. The forces at play here remain significant and ultimately healthy as the Republican Conference looks within in determining how best to advance conservative ideals and limited government.”
Mark Sanford on Facebook
McCarthy obviously forgot the warning he received from Boehner – “becareful of the scotch – it makes you do stuff.”
In his defense, it’s hard to make out what Boehner is saying between the sobbing and slurring.
“In his defense, it’s hard to make out what Boehner is saying between the sobbing and slurring.”
And spray tanning! LOL
We are to be congratulated. We can be proud of this victory over an impotent Speaker Boehner, an impotent Executive Branch, an impotent Senate, and dumbass McCarthy.
The next Speaker will preside over a 114th House with only 15 months remaining. The next Speaker must inspire confidence and the build the party in the few months leading to Decision 2016.
The next Speaker must not be a pay-to-play rising star but be an in-the-trenches sponsor of actual legislation; a hardworking, meritorious leader.
The next Speaker must be prepared to take on the responsibility of our super power status guiding America through legislation and the budgetary process to fill the absence of leadership from the Executive Branch, the US Senate, and the highest office in our Judicial Branch.
I nominate Cathy McMorris Rodgers, “Rodgers Rangers”
More family values courtesy of the Republican party.
Cut the guy a little slack: at least he’s fucking a consenting adult female and not his 8 year-old sister.
Walter Jones just said he has NO information that Kevin had an affair nor was his statement meant to infer that.
Sounds like more Fits/Boz bull shit?Impune someones character before you have any facts.
Generally as these things go, where there is smoke there is fire. However, I am not really buying this is why he dropped out of the race. As the old saying goes the only things a Republican can’t survive is a dead girl or a live boy. No one except brain dead evangelicals believe their family values BS anyway.
Not even pogo and GT really believe it.
cnn reported that he did not have the votes to win on the first role call, so he dropped out because the fight was’nt worth it to him, i think the affair is more about his being benghazied by some of his own than factual.
The wikipedia edits claiming an affair originated from a DHS IP address.
Big brother is watching.
Like he would have ANYTHING to gain by saying he did.
It is awfully coincidental that a congressman from an adjoining district would bring this up in such a public fashion out of the blue for no reason.
“Defining Deviancy Down” is a phrase that authored by now deceased, but then NY Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, when describing what he referrred to as “Deregulation of the family” that ultimately led to the breakdown of the family, increased crime, generational welfare, abortion, permanently homeless populations, and other systemic social ills.
Today I would apply “Defining Deviance Down” to those who seek to redefine, in their own image (so to speak), what Conservatism is. Calling Kevin McCarthy a “left-leaning liberal” is a continuation on a theme, a mission, a goal of the tin-foil hat crowd, lunatic fringe, whose opinions are so strongly repudiated routinely at the polls, that they can elect maybe 1 or 2 Senators, and 5% (at most) of the US House of Representatives. at the most. The position of Speaker, is Speaker of the House of Representatives, not Speaker of the Fruits and Nuts Caucus.
I’m happy McCarthy is out: he is rhetorically and intellectually ill-suited for the job as Speaker, and serving as the voice of the opposition Party in the House, especially given the GOP’s likely screwing the pooch in November 2016:
However, what we do not need is some wing-nut kook from the so-called “Freedom Caucus” who advise to “fight” and “shut down the gubment” to show them commies what fer. Despite all knowledge to the contrary demonstrating that the country DOES NOT support your Libertarian, fringe, off-chart, radical objectives that are as far from “Conservative” as Nancy Pelosi’s. You freaks do not define who is a “Real Republican” and “Conservative”. You should form your own damn party, or run for office in the Libertarian Party, as clearly you tin-foil hat nuts are the actual RINO’s. And you RINO’s are going to put another Democrat in the White House in 2016, and very likely hand over the Senate to them too. You hostage takers should be shot on sight.
Stay away from my girl !!!
So far, this story is proving to be false. That helps Nikki Haley
Is that Republicans voters don’t want liars and cretins in power, We WANT these fakes and creeps done away with…it STRENGTHENS the party…
Among Democrats, you will defend any type of behavior…and your party is filled with trash and corruption, to the point you are repulsive to America…
Then, why do you elect panderers instead of leaders, Big T?
A Panderer just got fired by the GOP. It’s why you, FITS and Obama have shit all over your faces……
But your RACIST, America-Hater is the god of your party…and you want to put Hillary in next, despite the fact she is repulsive to the people…
You promote on seniority, and/or race-hate. Sucks to be you…
Friendly fire! Friendly fire!
And Joe Wilson—fresh off of pulling down the flag and NOT
letting you vote and sticking himself up Boehner and McCarthy—his “brothers”
Said…heck you know us RINOs just love both McCarthy and
Ellmers and doing to YOU what they’ve been scurrilously doing to each other !!!
Dude looks like a lady
The truth is, no one wants the thankless job, trying to ride herd on all the fractious factions in the Republican party. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrFV5r8cs0
But your god wants to be the dictator forcing his hate, and failure down the throats of working Americans who are suffering, and despise you, for the disaster you’ve made of our country…
That’s the WORST part of it…
The funny thing is, you’re the only one calling me god, GrandTango.
You know you are committing Democrat Party blasphemy…don’t you?….NEVER deny Obama is your god…
There is no WORSE crime you can commit, than to disavow your evil lord of hate…
it is not that he is our god moron, it is about, he is your great satin.
For the party that hates Hispanics – a Spanish saying – “Raise crows and they will peck your eyes out.”
Goes to show: Moderates or Liberal-Tarians need not apply…or you know Sanford would be jockeying to power-grab…
FITSNews and Obama have shit all over their faces…
Fitsnews: I’m opposed to anyone who gets elected.
That sums up the Liberal-Tarian Party…except when it’s one of them…
Just saw a tweet that cracked me up. Nominate Clint Eastwood’s empty chair for Speaker.
i don’t think the repubs are going to agree on anyone for speaker, boehner might just have to stay on, i think boehner has a real boner for the right wing part of his caucus, no telling how far to the left he may go when it comes to what he brings to the floor. one word comes to mind “ARMAGEDDON”, makes me giddy just thinking about it.
The people TOTALLY agree that Obama is a Big Fuck up..and the WORST president TIMES TWO since Jimmy Carter…who has turned the country into a Fucking Disaster Area…
Everything going great in my world, then again, I don’t live under a rock.
As long as the welfare check is in the box, the food stamps come on time, you get healthcare free of charge and your Obama-Phone has a hot spot for your porn fix…I’m sure you’re happy as hell sitting on your ass all day…
But I’m going to LMAO when the check comes due, and they evict your ass…
$90,000 yr. bro! You lve in Crapville…
Btw. It was called a Bush phone years ago…
Not on the Youtube video that made it famous, Dumbass..or is your head so far us your ass, you didn’t see it???..LMAO…
Wait’ll they issue the indictments…one liberal trail lawyer will eat that up in a month…
Funny how just a few days ago, you Liberals were giddy as Planned Parenthood upon a 9th month Abortion…at the prospect of McCarthy…
Now you’re left with Shit all over your faces, as another liberal Ass-Kisser (see FITSNews) goes down…
You fucking idiots look more stupid each day..and I ain’t even begun to talk about the total Fucking Joke Hillary is…then Joe Biden is Next…LMAO..
Thanks for the Circus…w/o even having to pay admission…
oh there is a circus going on, a clown circus, it is called the republican caucus
The GOP has the House and Senate, and won the 2014 elections in a Historical Landslide.
While the High Priestess of one of the most legendary and revered families in Democrat Politics is being crapped on by the people, and the country is smitten with a REPUBLICAN leader for slapping the FUCK out of you, your corrupt media, and your lord god Obama…
You are one ignorant mother fucker to be calling the Republicans a circus…
i’m not speaking to you, as you so below anyone with common since, but i will use your reply to open the door on this observation, if paul ryan does not decide to fall on his sword for the party, the republican party will shatter.
LMAO…you’re also among the ignorant assholes who told us Hillary would walk away with the White House…and Obama is a genius at foreign – and domestic- policy..
Your god, like your predictions, have failed you…and made you look like a Damn Fool trying to advise the GOP…after they have kicked your ass.
Face it: You had a one-trick, race-based, bigot to guilt your way to the presidency. And he has Fucked up so bad, it will be a long time before you get another chance. He has all but KILLED your party, and your brand…..you are in BAD shape, and you’re too fucking stupid to know it….because the media refuses to tell you…
Here’s a prediction you can bank on. You’re blog stays dead, and you remain an idiot.
Very likely, it already has. Consider this – you have a two-term popular governor from Ohio running who served in Congress, was part of the group who balanced the budget with Clinton in 1997, and he’s currently polling at 3%, and a former two-term Florida governor and he’s polling at 4% – the guy winning is a carnival barker, and the only elected person at 10% is a snot-nosed Cuban-American who’s throwing his own neighbors under the bus – and people think the GOP isn’t collapsing?
They picked up 13 seats. That’s far from a historic landslide. And right now, this Laurel and Hardy show, they ain’t gonna keep them 13 seats either.
So in the end the idiots ended up with what they didn’t want – Boehner.
When asked if anybody could get the votes needed to become a long-term speaker at this point and unite the caucus, Westmoreland replied, “I think if anybody could get 218 today, they’d be a magician.”
Doesn’t that just motivate the Conservative voters of this country even more…and your losses will be even BIGGER in 2016, than they were in 2014, if that’s possible…
Be careful what you ask for…LMAO….
You forget 2016 is a Presidential election when others than the old, white, and zealots vote.
“the old, white, and zealots”….
hmmm…your candidates are Hillary, Joe Biden and Bernie….
For slapping the FUCK out of your stupid ass…but you have to admit you walked right into it…
PS: Unless you put a Black person on the ballot, the Democrats are not likely to win another presidential election…
CRICKETS….It’s what I’d expect from you….(: ….Hahahahahaha…
He said vote you lazy ass taker. As usual you can’t read.
i have come to the conclusion that all right wingnuts from south carolina have asperger’s, i’m sure the are riddled with stds too, but i’m only talking about their mental illness
Gratuitously insulting the people you hate with the attributes you possess, may have worked for Obama. But that was because he clams to be black, and a problem-solver, contrary the the Bitter-Clinger, Disaster he IS.
Fact is: When all you really have are attacks, and really elementary, non- creative assaults at that…it makes you look like a small-minded, ass-backward and ignorant little Democrat..
In other words: You very accurately describe yourself, with what you say and how you present it… Although that is the opposite of what you wanted to do.
typical banana republican argument, “i’m not, you are” never matured past 5, you would be amusing if you did not have a vote.
“Gratuitously insulting the people you hate with the attributes you possess…”
kinda like you calling Obama’s children ugly, right?
Or saying hateful things about my wife.
He has black clams? What the heck are you talking about bozo.
Whatever happens, the GOP comes out stronger, and answering (responsive) to the millions, and multitudes, of voters who are empowering them to do the will of the people.
If you are a Democrat, it’s not good for you…and even worse since Obama has devastated your brand, and your only potential remedies are old, backward, tired, white, ugly, failed and embarrassing…
Celebrate now, but it only shows how totally ignorant and fucked up you are.