OPINION: “Hypocritical McCarthy, the ultra-Trumpist, was undone by pandering to Trump.”

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“Kevin McCarthy’s loss of the House speakership came from the ultra right wing minority of the Republican caucus. For many Democrats this represents a just demotion for an incredibly hypocritical politician who has infuriated them with his pandering and enabling of Donald Trump.

It would be far more satisfying if his loss was attributable to centrist Republicans who publicly demonstrated that Trumpism is anathema to democracy, the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. But that possibility is presently a remote pipe dream.

One can surmise that McCarthy’s last major concession to Donald Trump was the commencement of a seemingly bogus impeachment of Joe Biden. That maneuver and his ungracious speech after the Democrats had allied with him to pass the continuing resolution, blaming them for the problem instead of utilizing this opportunity to demonstrate that bipartisanship can be productive, was his undoing.

It is realistic to imagine that but for these two assaults upon the Democrats much of his previous self-serving actions would have been forgiven, if not forgotten, and some Democrats may have voted against the motion to vacate the speakership. This would have assured his remaining as speaker and finally silencing this small group of ultra Trumpists.

Now McCarthy’s quest for power, prestige and and a positive legacy has ended in ignominy by the “sixteenth vote.”-Betty Ussach, Dartmouth.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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2 comments

    • Ironic that you should mention “stupid.”

      It’s not an editorial but a reader’s opinion sent to NBG. How can you tell? Well, when it’s an editorial it will have the mysterious word, EDITORIAL or OP-ED.”

      If one missed the obvious, there is also this part in the beginning:

      ‘The following is an opinion sent to New Bedford Guide. It does not reflect the opinion of New Bedford Guide, nor is it an OP-ED. In fairness and objectivity, we share opinions from our readers whether we agree or disagree with their opinion.”

      So, who’s the stupid one?

      Have a nice day though!

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