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Liberal “Republican” Won’t Run For House Speaker

U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California – a liberal “Republican” who until recently was viewed as a shoo-in to replace fellow liberal John Boehner as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – announced this week that he will not seek the post. “I’m not the one to unify the party,”…

U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California – a liberal “Republican” who until recently was viewed as a shoo-in to replace fellow liberal John Boehner as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – announced this week that he will not seek the post.

“I’m not the one to unify the party,” McCarthy told his colleagues, according to The New York Times.

Just hours earlier he was still working votes for an election he was expected to win comfortably.

In fact one lawmaker told FITS they spoke with McCarthy less than half an hour before the GOP leadership meeting was held – and McCarthy was still actively working votes.

His decision not to run “was a complete shock,” the lawmaker told us.

What happened?

McCarthy alienated broad swaths of GOP lawmakers when he suggested a U.S. House panel investigating the Benghazi scandal – a panel chaired by U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy – 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.

Another establishment “Republican” – 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan – says he’s not running either.

“I will not be a candidate for Speaker,” Ryan tweeted.  “I continue to believe I can best serve the country (and) this conference as chairman of the ways (and) means committee.”

Our thoughts on all this?  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.”

UPDATE: Well, well … there may be another reason why McCarthy took his name out of the running.

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33 comments

SCBlues October 8, 2015 at 1:16 pm

This show interspersed between the Republican debates has been extremely entertaining! LOL

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Conservative Values? October 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm

If Kevin isn’t having an affair – then the Benghazi committees brought down someone and it wasn’t Hillary.

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SCBlues October 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm

I would eat hillary in prison.

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Rocky Verdad October 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Flip – what’s up? How’s MB?

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Sic Semper Tyrannus October 8, 2015 at 3:19 pm

You in prison? i just got out.man i learned a lot.rent shankshaw redemption and lets play.

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SCBlues October 8, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Hello flip – still so pathetic that you have to spoof my posting name? I’m not surprised – at all.

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Nölff October 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm

The GOP is starting to cannibalize themselves. Hell… everyone is too “Liberal” to fill the spot. Good luck with that.

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Conservative Values? October 8, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Rumor is Kevin has been carrying on with Rep Renee Ellmers.

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nitrat October 8, 2015 at 1:35 pm

So, the ‘Freedom Caucus’ is blackmailing McCarthy?
That seems natural for a bunch of extortionists.
Is that you, Mick?

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U Repulsive piece of shit October 8, 2015 at 2:18 pm

The fact that you are siting around trying to find a way to stop his rise, shows what a FUCKING failure you, and your-evil lord god, Obama are…

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Rocky Verdad October 8, 2015 at 2:51 pm

I still can’t hear you.

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U R Fucking REPULSIVE October 8, 2015 at 2:16 pm

So you Democrats are so fucking failed, the people are rising up against you in disgust…and all you can do is spread shitty underwear as a defense…

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Rocky Verdad October 8, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Blah, blah —- blah blah blah – blah!!!!!

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nitrat October 8, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Between 40 – 60 ‘Republicans’ make up the ‘Freedom Caucus’.
We don’t know the exact number because some refuse to publicly identify themselves as members…what courage!.
There is no way in hell that 40 – 60 is ever going to be a majority of the 242 Republican House Caucus.
How can those members not know that?
How can their even more dimwitted voters not grasp that?
Do they believe that a majority on any issue should not rule?
Do they not believe in democracy?
Are they just the bullying fascists they act like?

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U Worthless, Liberal Shit Pile October 8, 2015 at 2:14 pm

You’ve Destroyed America…you ignorant, Racist, Hateful Son of a Bitch…You have a lot of nerve to attack Republicans….who have had to fight you your reckless and evil god, at every point..

If you did that around me, I’d slap you so Fucking hard (figuratively, of course) I’d break the one fucking tooth you have in your Redneck Backward head…

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Rocky Verdad October 8, 2015 at 2:51 pm

What was that again? You’re coming in weak.

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Jack October 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Answers in the order asked:
They don’t care.
Dumb
yes
no
yes

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Rather talk about them (: October 8, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Why aren’t you talking about the shambles the Democrat Party is in?…

CNN is scared to death to let em debate, because it would show how fucking stupid and out-of-touch you are…

SUCKS to be you…Dumbass…

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leftist ussr lovers October 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm

They got two candidates for president…one is going to prison and the other is communist.No wonder they want to talk about Republicans.

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Dimwitted voting October 8, 2015 at 2:38 pm

“Do they not believe in democracy?”

Maybe they believe in Republicanism.

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Doublely Dimwitted Voter October 8, 2015 at 4:13 pm

We have always been a democracy from the founding of the country. We are a Democratic Republic. Republicanism, does not mean you do not believe in democracy. Only people who listen to those right wing nut shows don’t understand that. Also, republicanism has nothing to do with the Republicans.

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nitwit nitrat October 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm

You fucking dumb ass….153 Republicans in the house voted against the CR!Not 40.

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Rocky Verdad October 8, 2015 at 1:39 pm

You ever get the feelin these guys have no idea what they are doing? Sort of funny. Boehner quits, and no one wants his job.

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Wish Obama would've QUIT October 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm

I wish the FUCK we could say that about Obama…especially before that Racist, America-Hating Son-of-a-Bitch tore down our country.

Now, after the people have figured out that Bastard lied, we have to fix the FUCKING mess, he, and the Democrat Party, made…

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Rocky Verdad October 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

What? Were you saying something about the affair with Elmers of NC? I didn’t catch that.

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Bernie Castro Sanders October 8, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Lmao…Obama hires Putin and Iran to destroy America and Hillary is on her way to prison.

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Tom October 8, 2015 at 2:14 pm

McCarthy alienated broad swaths of GOP lawmakers when he let it slip out that the House panel allegedly investigating the Benghazi scandal and chaired by U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy was really only interested in causing political damage to Hillary Clinton.
There, I fixed that sentence for you.

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FITS in panic over Hillary October 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm

FITSNews want to slime ANY political figure, instead of talking about Hillary’s campaign…and the laughable prospect of Joe Biden saving his party’s ass.

Shit your pants much??? (:

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Rocky Verdad October 8, 2015 at 2:52 pm

What? You crapped your pants again? Gosh – that’s the third time today.

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stumpknocker October 8, 2015 at 2:43 pm

i remember when being a crack whore was the worst job in america, my how things have changed

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Rocky Verdad October 8, 2015 at 3:16 pm

“We will not mince words — this is the political equivalent of a dumpster fire,” said Chris Krueger of Guggenheim Securities. “We are increasing our odds from 30 percent to 40 percent for some kind of accident that would keep Congress from raising the debt ceiling in time due to brinkmanship, procrastination, or political gridlock.”
Ah – the party of No.

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Thank you GOP October 8, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Sounds like you bout to get FUCKED..Hahahahahahaha…

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