This dimwit represents the congressional district just to the north of mine own. How ironic is it that one of the most "powerful" Republicans [oxymoron acknowledged] in the batshit crazy Grand Old Party (sic) hails from the Peoples' Republic of California (the one state in which the Republican Party is all but officially dead)?
WASHINGTON — For the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency, Rep. Kevin McCarthy traveled the country recruiting and coaching anti-establishment, tea party-backed candidates for the 2010 election.
Many of the candidates recruited by McCarthy and his fellow Republican "young guns" — Reps. Eric Cantor of Virginia and Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin — went on to win, creating a GOP majority and propelling the amiable congressman from Bakersfield into the No. 3 post in the House leadership, majority whip, whose job is to count votes and "whip up" support for the party's positions.
In the years since, however, many of the new members McCarthy recruited have repeatedly refused to follow the leadership's lead, and the whip's operation has had a number of high-profile public stumbles. Nearly three years into the job, it's still an open question whether McCarthy can corral, or even effectively keep track of, the majority he helped create.You reap that which you sow.