"There you go again..."--- I'm quoting then Governor Ronald Reagan as he debated then President Jimmy Carter on Medicare/National Healthcare costs October 28th 1980.
Well, to the far-right I will say, "There you go again...but now in Brazil." Far-right individuals stormed the Congress in Brazil today. Lula was rightfully elected, like our POTUS Joe Biden. And he's being opposed by Bolsanaro's far-right followers. This was a similar attack like on our Capitol by far-right extremists on January 6th 2021.
This morning as I discussed with a longtime friend about how in America's governance it was usually about our government's elected officials being able to have clear debates. Also, in the past many had been able to 'reach across the aisle', figure things out and get things done in a bipartisan way.
The McCarthy debacle, which will ever more be a black stain on the GOP. It may remind many of us of the black stain of the unwillingness of our former POTUS to accept his defeat in the 2020 election. And his despicable non-action, his words encouraging his MAGA group of fascists and the like to not accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.
These are the things that have the will to destroy a democracy. Too, the elected officials holding speaker of the house votes hostage, is not for the good of the nation. It is about immaturity. It is shameful. I wondered if there were another Republican that could have filled the slot by having some Democrats vote for them as speaker.
Too, clearly the Democrats now are unified. They weren't from mid-2016-2019. Pelosi is a hero. She helped unify the differences within the Democratic party. The country's calm and progression is now the burden of the newly elected Speaker McCarthy. He will have to acquiesce evil. Yes. Kevin McCarthy has sold his soul by selling out to Trump. Kevin McCarthy has sold out America for his own speakership. And he may well be forever despicable as well a burden to America's freedom and equality for all its residents. ---Jody-Lynn Reicher