Bob Stannard: You make me dizzy, Miss Lizzy

You make me dizzy, Miss Lizzy

The manner you rock and roll

You make me dizzy, Miss Lizzy

When you do the stroll

Come on, Miss Lizzy

Love me earlier than I develop too previous 

— Larry Williams, 1958

This commentary is by Bob Stannard of Manchester, an creator, musician and former lobbyist. 

There is one particular person in America who actually, actually needs to be speaker of the U.S.House of Representatives and that’s California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy. And Rep. McCarthy will say and do something to get this job.

You could recall that it was Rep. McCarthy who unintentionally uncovered the reality behind the Benghazi hearings that lasted for years and price taxpayers $7 million when he mentioned, “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, proper? But we put collectively a Benghazi particular committee, a choose committee, what are her numbers as we speak? Her numbers are dropping .…” After holding Hillary Clinton hostage for 11 hours in a witness chair, this committee realized just one new piece of knowledge: She had used a non-public e mail server, as had her predecessor.

And that jar of spilled beans led to the struggle chant of “Hillary’s emails,” which continues to be a speaking level as we speak for some. Even the committee’s chair mentioned that McCarthy had “screwed up.” Why? Because for as soon as in his life Kevin McCarthy advised the reality. In equity, McCarthy has advised the reality twice.

The day after Trump supporters instigated an rebel, McCarthy took to the ground of the House to sentence then-President Trump. “The president bears duty for the assault on Congress by mob rioters. He ought to have instantly denounced the mob when he noticed what was unfolding. These info require speedy motion by President Trump.”

It was solely a few weeks later when McCarthy slithered right down to Mar-a-Lago to beg, grovel and express regret from the person that he, McCarthy, had legitimately known as out. After his confession session, McCarthy had this to say: “I don’t imagine he provoked it in case you hearken to what he mentioned on the rally,”

Actually, in case you listened to what Trump mentioned, McCarthy was proper the primary time. His complete reversal uncovered him because the hypocrite that he’s. His lack of ability to face as much as the previous president who clearly did incite the riots has induced his tumor of hypocrisy to metastasize.

His flip-flopping has now demanded that he assist “The Big Lie” that claims his grasp truly received the 2020 presidential election and that it was stolen. Only a small handful of Republicans have pushed again in opposition to this Big Lie. One of them is Rep. Liz Cheney; R-Wyoming, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney is a real conservative Republican, having voted in lockstep with Trump over 90% of the time. She parted firm over the Big Lie. She has spoken the reality, which is that the 2020 U.S. elections have been probably the most safe elections in our historical past. 

However, McCarthy has by no means been one to let the reality get in his manner. In his look on Fox & Friends, he mentioned, “Heard from different members involved about [Cheney’s] skill to hold out the job as convention chair, to hold out the message.” When he thought the microphone was off, he mentioned, “I’ve had it together with her. You know, I’ve misplaced confidence.” On Wednesday of this week, the Republicans within the House are anticipated to throw Liz Cheney over the bridge, as a result of she is not going to associate with the Big Lie. 

Meanwhile, the Republicans are prepared to show a blind eye to Rep. Matt Gaetz, the smarmy character from Florida who thought it was acceptable to indicate inappropriate photos to his colleagues whereas on the House flooring.

Yes, it’s true that every one politicians sometimes will say one thing that’s not 100% correct. Sometimes they accomplish that mistakenly. Other occasions they accomplish that deliberately. Think again to what the previous president needed to say about Covid-19 to Bob Woodward versus what he needed to say to Americans.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy made a acutely aware choice to promote his soul in trade for energy. Oh, man, does he ever need the facility of that gavel. He doesn’t need that gavel to do good for Americans. He needs that gavel only for the sake of the facility that it may well wield. He needs to have the ability to perpetuate the Big Lie, as a result of telling the reality has merely not been his forte.

Liz Cheney could also be making McCarthy dizzy with rage, however the issue isn’t Liz Cheney. If Kevin McCarthy needs to get mad at somebody, he want solely go look right into a mirror and get mad on the hypocrite that he sees staring again at him. In doing so, he may come to the identical conclusion that almost all of Americans have, which is {that a} man with no soul, no ethical compass, the lack to talk reality to energy is the final man on the planet who deserves to be able of energy. 

If you wish to know what’s flawed with America as we speak, you want solely to have a look at Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

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