The reactions to yesterday's defenestration of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) share a particular theme I can't quite put my finger on:
- Aaron Blake foresees more chaos, particularly for McCarthy's successor.
- Dana Milbank foresees more chaos, particularly for the Republican Party.
- Josh Marshall foresees more chaos, particularly for the so-called Problem-Solvers Caucus.
- The Economist foresees more chaos, particularly around funding for Ukraine.
- Ronald Brownstein foresees more chaos, particularly because of a half-century of Republicans simply unable to countenance even the slightest whiff of bipartisan governance.
- Alex Shephard foresees more chaos, but McCarthy particularly deserved to go.
- Grace Seeger foresees more chaos, but not particularly for big winner House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).
- John Scalzi foresees more chaos, but the "spineless, self-hobbled wretch at the mercy of the worst elements of the House GOP" brought it on himself, particularly. ("Modern conservatives can’t govern; they can only signal. That’s the only thing they know how to do any more.")
Have you noticed that every time the Republican Party does something unprecedented, it creates more chaos? They have proved, once more, that they deserve a time-out until they learn how to play with others, just like the 3rd-graders they have become.