Kevin McCarthy: Asshole of the Week #8

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Kevin McCarthy: Asshole of the Week

Kevin McCarthy: Asshole of the Week

If I was to create a new encyclopedia, next to the entry for scumbag politician I would place a photograph of Kevin McCarthy. Beginning at an early age, Kevin decided to put aside philosophy, morals and conviction for political expediency.

Kevin's parents and grandparents were life-long Democrats. After receiving a BS in marketing and an MBA—see the entry in my encyclopedia for "tits on a bull"—,he decided to pursue a career in politics. Upon seeing the Republicans did better in his district, Kevin decided to become the first Republican in his family. It was the politically expedient thing to do.

Being born without a discernible spine, Kevin latched on to figures he viewed as more powerful. He sucked up to Congressman Bill Thomas, working on his staff from 1987 - 2002 and took over his seat in 2006. McCarthy is most proud of the only office he ever won on his own—as far as we know—Kern Community College trustee.

During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin became an accomplished sycophant. He kissed both John Boehner and Paul Ryan's asses. They both came to pity him and chose his as minority leader. Other than assisting in government shutdown and championing tax cuts for the wealthy, his career was undistinguished.

He kept in the shadows when others criticized and demonized the outsider, Donald Trump. It seems that Kevin always waits to see which way the wind finally blows. After Trump was elected, McCarthy had a big ass to kiss. He became one of Trumps biggest defenders until the chickens finally came home to roost.

Kevin had backed the big lie because he followed Trump's lead without fail. It is almost as if he has no will of his own. It was only after the failed insurrection of January 6, 2021 that he decided that Trump may have gone to far. On a call with Liz Cheney and Steve Scalise he came to the conclusion that Trump had to go and agreed to urge him to resign. It is not so much that he lied about his discussion with the top Republican leaders as soon as he saw the tide might turn and the Republican idiots would defend Trump on matter what. It is how willing he was to throw Liz Cheney under the bus as soon as he discovered that she had principles she would not surrender.

It is his devotion to political expediency over any principle that would make him the worst speaker of the house in history and it is this same devotion that has earned him a place as Asshole of the Week.

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Bruce Workman

Bruce Workman

Bruce is a retired rubber chemist. He is the former publisher, editor and head writer for the county Democratic Party newsletter.

He is currenty a freelance writer, and a political activist. Bruce likes to read, research, write, design this website, and fish.

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