The Fix Is In – McCarthy Wins Race To Replace Cantor…

update-1Steve Scalise (R-La.) wins Majority Whip on the first ballot.


Once again the powers that be chose to back the Republican in name only candidate over the conservative Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador.  Once again the lesson was not learned.  In your face politics continues…..


(TheBlaze) – Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday was elected the new House majority leader, and will fill the role Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) decided to leave after losing his primary earlier this month. He was really sad so he decided to play some video games with elo boost services.


McCarthy was widely expected to win his leadership race against Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), even though many more conservative or “Tea Party” Republicans were known to favor Labrador.

McCarthy now serves as the GOP Whip, a job that requires a member to keep members of the party in line for key votes. That leadership spot made him the likely member to succeed Cantor, and he will do just that starting in August.


But many conservative Republicans balked at McCarthy’s candidacy, and had the same questions about his support for amnesty for illegal immigrants that they had for Cantor. Several GOP members warned that replacing Cantor with McCarthy would send the signal that the GOP did not hear the message sent by Republicans when Cantor lost to an unknown professor in the 7th District of Virginia.

Just last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) warned that Republicans need to be careful that the leadership election is not “business as usual.”

McCarthy’s election by his Republican colleagues means members have to elect a new GOP whip, and three Republicans are running for that post. They are Reps. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), Steve Scalise (R-La.), and Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.). (Read more…)


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22 Responses to The Fix Is In – McCarthy Wins Race To Replace Cantor…

  1. Josh says:

    Do we know who voted how? Someone said this was a “secret” vote.


    • Ad rem says:

      According to sources at Fox…

      The voting is secret. Members will write the names of their preferred candidate on slips of paper. There are currently 233 members of the House Republican Conference. So 117 technically is what’s needed to win, though the actual number could be lower when absences are factored in.

      Supposedly there’s a bloc of 40-60 conservative Repubs who were likely to vote Labrador….as a protest vote. More than likely, they’re the same group that votes down most of the major policy initiatives.


    • Sharon says:

      Yesterday either Hannitty or Levin commented on how this thing unfolds within the chatter in the hallways—they said that everyone who is approached by a wannbe with the appeal of “Hey, do I have your vote” is always assured by the one they’re after – “Yup. I’m with you.” They know that their votes will never be known.


  2. Josh says:

    Also this from the posts at bottom of article:
    – Jun. 19, 2014 at 3:36pm
    “Here are the five BIG races remaining in this primary season.
    Support these candidates if you can. Just imagine if every reader … donated $15 to each candidate?”
    (Mississippi June 24th) Chris McDaniel over Thad Cochran:
    (Oklahoma June 24th) TW Shannon over James Lankford:
    (Tennessee Aug 7th) Joe Carr over Lamar Alexander:
    (Kansas Aug 5th) Milton Wolf over Pat Roberts:
    (Louisiana Nov 4th) Rob Maness over Mary Landrieu:


  3. lovemygirl says:

    The only good news is a lot of the people seem to be very aware of his reputation based on posts I have seen elsewhere.


  4. Ad rem says:

    More good news! MSNBC thinks he’s really not such a bad guy…..

    2. He can wrangle the tea party – sometimes –

    McCarthy is about as far from the tea party caucus as one can be: a career politician, he worked his way up through establishment ranks and was groomed to take his current seat when his mentor, the former House Ways and Means Committee chairman Bill Thomas, retired and paved the way for McCarthy’s rise to power, but he’s been able to earn their votes and attention when it comes to the party agenda.


  5. sundance says:


  6. Josh says:

    The Rino in the picture looks dead


  7. Pam says:

    Just look at his face. They all look alike…something in their smug expressions.


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