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Republican Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust Speaker Mike Johnson

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By LISA MASCARO, FARNOUSH AMIRI and STEPHEN GROVES

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Dysfunction and chaos in the Empire is good news for those who support peace.

...those who support "peace" at the cost of the freedom of the Ukrainian people.

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And another house Republican, Mike Gallagher, just announced he's retiring, lowering the Republican majority to a single vote.

These people are hemorrhaging members. They can't even keep the people they have, and somehow they're supposed to unify the country to win in November? ...sure...

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Speaker Mike Johnson is at risk of being ousted after hard-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a motion to vacate on Friday in the middle of a House vote on a $1.2 trillion package to keep the government open.

I think that this is where she finds out that her "Twitter faction" of MAGA RINO's doesn't actually hold any power. If it is put to a vote, the Democrats will negotiate with McCarthy to get what they want, and support keeping McCarthy as speaker.

Likely to backfire on MSG.

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Who needs enemies when you have friends like Marjorie the Laser?

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Amazing that such a shrill can hold the country hostage.

I've seen more iq in a piece of wood

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Ocasio-Cortez attended Boston University, where she double-majored in international relations and economics, graduating cum laude.

While working as a bartender I believe.

On the other hand, Marge the moron was the child of a wealthy family who grew up in wealth.

Claimed to be the CFO of her family business but was by all accounts (from employees) was pretty inept and clueless.

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Vacant chair might be as effective as the MAGA party.

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And now Mike Gallagher resigns in a couple of weeks leaving the GOP with a majority of one!

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Straight talkin’ hip shootin’ time wastin’ and completely useless. Maybe her constituents like that sort of thing.

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A blight on that fine country that some can accept this believer in Jewish space lasers as a lawmaker.

Ridiculous excuse for a politician.

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Always negative and loud with a twist of arrogance and ignorance.

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Thuban

And now Mike Gallagher resigns in a couple of weeks leaving the GOP with a majority of one!

But since Netenyahu's assault on Gaza has been so cruel and vicious, an increasing number of Democrats in the House have decided to stand with the Republicans against sending more weapons in war zones.

Wrong. They oppose sending weapons to Israel.

They support sending weapons to Ukraine, as do many Republicans.

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All she wants is to kiss the ring and butt of the carrot in an appeal to be his running mate!

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I have a hunch that if a motion to vacate comes to a vote there will be enough Democratic votes to keep Mike Johnson in the Speakers chair. The price for Democratic support of his speakership will be a straight up vote on Ukraine aide and that vote will pass the House with a substantial majority of yes votes.

Marjorie Space Lasers doesn't seem to know it but she is shooting both feet with the same bullet.

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MTG and She does has something to bring and it’s her constituency she represents, good on her.

But you said you liked and respected McCarthy, even though you also said he was "untrustworthy" and "had to go"...

So do you agree with MTG's motion to vacate? Even after you praised Johnson as the "right guy at the right time"?

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SOH Johnson was formerly a practicing Constitutional Attorney

As much a constitutional specialist as he is a gynecologist.

He asked members of the idiot caucus to sign on to a suit asking the Supreme Court to invalidate the votes of other states where they had no standing.

That is, (checks the Constitution) not a thing, lol.

And yet even this goober looks, not good but “better” when compared to Klann mom Karen.

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'Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top full of direst cruelty'.

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This another example of the far-right's whacked-out way of thinking. "Oh, let's not debate. Let's not compromise. Just do it our way." Historian Shelby Foote, explaining why the Civil War became a shooting war, said it was because no one was compromising." (Ken Burn's The Civil War.) Or you can read his 3 volume, 2,800 page book "The Civil War", where he says the same thing, He goes on to point out that debate and compromise is one of America's greatest ideas.

But, of course, the right isn't interested in thinking things through. The pity I have for most of them is that if they get what they think they want, they'll be out in the hot sun picking cabbages with the rest of us. The suits will call the shots and some working class guy isn't anyone important to them.

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Jewish space laser Marge is easily the least effective member of her class. She has passed a whopping 4 pieces of legislation in which she was a co-sponsor and one of them was a bill to rename a post office after John Lewis and she was 1 of 342 sponsors.

That’s Madison Cawthorn-level incompetence. And the voters of NC got rid of him because he was an embarrassment.

One wonders if GA 14, easily one of the most segregated and racist districts in America, have any level shame that would motivate them to choose someone else.

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What exactly has she achieved in her congressional career?

Lot's of TikToks and podcasts..

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And supported Gaetz colluding with Dems to oust him...

The Democrats did nothing to help Jailbait Gaetz oust Kevin McCarthy. When offered the opportunity to vote on a new Speaker the Democrats all supported their leader Hakim Jeffries. If eight members of the Repubelicken Caucsucus hadn't voted to vacate the speakers chair Kevin McCarthy would still be speaker. Does any half way sane individual think the Democrats would vote to save Kevin McCarthy from his own caucus? It's a ridiculous claim.

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Thuban

Wrong. They oppose sending weapons to Israel.

They support sending weapons to Ukraine, as do many Republicans.

Too bad.

The bill contains support for both Netenyahu and Zelensky.

You can't pick and choose.

Well, you can. You just separate the bills. It used to have the border legislation in there before, but that got separated out because Trump didn't want Biden to have a win.

But as it stands, if it went for a vote today, it would pass easily.

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Who would have thought that a Cross-fit gym owner and Christian extramarital tantric sex enthusiast would lack the strategic vision necessary to navigate GQP political intrigue?

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I truly belief that if more physical civil unrest happens in the House due to Republican in-fighting, that Marjorie could beat Michael Johnson in a fist fight. I heard she beat-up Laura Boerbert in the ladies washroom in Washington.

Anything to be on the shortlist for the VP spot!

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Greene is a leading ally of the Republicans' presumed 2024 presidential nominee, former president Donald Trump, and McCarthy, of California, was toppled by a similar contingent of far-right Republicans led at the time by Trump ally Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida.

The Freedom Caucus is a swamp of conspiracy theory and corruption if you just look at any of the accomplishments of these personages.

And there is no equivalence between "The Squad" and them.

Advocating for universal healthcare and a UBI is not the same as fundamentalist virtue signaling while leading less than moral careers and raving about Jews and space weapons.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/22264412/marjorie-taylor-greene-aoc-extremism-false-equivalence

Don't know and don't care how Johnson did not freedom enough, but I am sure it is something that is of absolutely no consequence to the American people.

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Just when you think the Repubs can't show the American people they are even more incompetent and bumbling, they go and knife their own Speaker again...

And the Dems just watch and laugh - as the Pubs descend once again into calling each other "lying dogs" and "traitors"...

Stand by for "Cat-Fight II" featuring Bruiser Boebert vs Gangster Greene...

ROFL..

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Insanity among White people like this is normal, especially when Trump is fostering it among lots of White people

MTG and MAGA is fostering insanity and corporate funded diversion and division but please do not blanket slander all our many intelligent and aware white brothers and sisters Yrral.

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I think that this is where she finds out that her "Twitter faction" of MAGA RINO's doesn't actually hold any power. If it is put to a vote, the Democrats will negotiate with McCarthy to get what they want, and support keeping McCarthy as speaker.

Likely to backfire on MSG.

??? Kevin McCarthy lost his speakership and has been out of the House since the end of last December and MSG is something you put on food. Just saying ...................

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You mean, MTG and She does has something to bring and it’s her constituency she represents, good on her.

What exactly has she achieved in her congressional career?

Here’s a list. Pick a winner!

https://www.congress.gov/member/marjorie-greene/G000596?q=%7B%22sponsorship%22%3A%22sponsored%22%7D

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But you said you liked and respected McCarthy,

Yes

And supported Gaetz colluding with Dems to oust him...

even though you also said he was "untrustworthy" and "had to go"...

To a certain point.

Equivocating...

So do you agree with MTG's motion to vacate?

Yes and No

Now that is a true MAGA-answer....just like asking if the COVID vaccine is poison...

Even after you praised Johnson as the "right guy at the right time"?

I like Johnson

You liked McCarthy too but supported the mutiny against him...I'm glad you "like" Trump too...

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When one is too cray for the freeDUMB caucus, one is indeed CRAY.

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Marjorie Space Lasers doesn't seem to know it but she is shooting both feet with the same bullet.

I was going to say that she’s so dumb she’d play Russian roulette with a semiautomatic arguing that it’s safer because there’s only 1 round in a 15 round magazine.

But I like your analogy as well.

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Desert Tortoise

I have a hunch that if a motion to vacate comes to a vote there will be enough Democratic votes to keep Mike Johnson in the Speakers chair. The price for Democratic support of his speakership will be a straight up vote on Ukraine aide and that vote will pass the House with a substantial majority of yes votes.

Exactly!

Marjorie Space Lasers doesn't seem to know it but she is shooting both feet with the same bullet.

Yup.

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Desert Tortoise

??? Kevin McCarthy lost his speakership and has been out of the House since the end of last December and

Sorry, I meant Johnson.

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Let's see how it plays out, Johnson's Trump's choice, so Green's probably just making lots of noise.

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Good, keep colluding with Dems...

Supposedly, they love America, right?

Equivocating X2...

You think?

Indeed. But wait, someone said "it's safe and it works"... What a liar, huh?

I would have no idea, didn’t take it.

Good, you'll shiv him too when the time is right...

Whatever verbiage you want to use, if you’re doing something that goes against your constituents then you should be removed.

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And supported Gaetz colluding with Dems to oust him...

Yes

Equivocating...

Not really

Now that is a true MAGA-answer....just like asking if the COVID vaccine is poison...

I never took it, thank God.

You liked McCarthy too but supported the mutiny against him...I'm glad you "like" Trump too...

Yes.

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Strikes me as media diversion by r's, Ms. Green's little ploy, really a trap of some sort being devised. Media manipulation, the big new thing to suck up the oxygen.

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But you said you liked and respected McCarthy,

Yes

even though you also said he was "untrustworthy" and "had to go"...

To a certain point.

So do you agree with MTG's motion to vacate?

Yes and No

Even after you praised Johnson as the "right guy at the right time"?

I like Johnson

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SOH Johnson was formerly a practicing Constitutional Attorney who represented numerous clients over nearly 20 years at SCOTUS. He's MAGA as they get, pretty certain his IQ just fine, Trump and Elon Musk LOVE him.

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I hope she and her backers win.

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Lot's of TikToks and podcasts..

Which has helped her and her constituents, I agree.

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??? Kevin McCarthy lost his speakership and has been out of the House since the end of last December and MSG is something you put on food. Just saying ...................

You mean, MTG and She does has something to bring and it’s her constituency she represents, good on her.

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