It’s not exactly a blistering insight into how Washington works, but nothing will get you more praise and respect than being powerful and wielding that power effectively. So, it should be no surprise that Nancy Pelosi finished her tenure as speaker of the House to lavish applause. Many dubbed her the greatest or most effective speaker in modern history — or even ever.

The contrast with Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s ongoing effort to get elected speaker couldn’t be starker. Firebrands and rabblerousers in the GOP conference want to weaken McCarthy and the office of speaker.

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Just remember the good old day with Bohner and Ryan were not the best ever either. Concessions are great make sure McCarthy follows through!


I admire what the 20 or so hold outs are doing. From what I have read and heard the concessions McCarty has had to make are good for congress and good for the country. But I think at this point it's time to elect him speaker. But kudos to the 20!

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