Despite having been marginalized both by democrats as well as many in her own party, Marjorie Taylor Greene has been surprisingly effective.
The gist of the story is that the Times is hoping the new Republican Congress will be ineffective. While the New York Times seems terrified by the “loss” of what it calls “pragmatic” Republican lawmakers, this seems like good news to me:
What can I say? One man’s “pragmatist” is another man’s RINO. Here are three examples of what the Times means by pragmatists and non-pragmatists:
In the past, more government-minded Republicans such as Mr. Upton could be relied upon to step up and supply the votes needed to resolve a crisis. But the ranks of pragmatists have been severely depleted, replaced by lawmakers who would like nothing more than a game of fiscal chicken, no matter the risks to an already shaky economy.
When the Senate convenes in January, the G.O.P. ranks will not include Senators Rob Portman of Ohio, Roy Blunt of Missouri or Richard M. Burr of North Carolina — veteran mainstream Republicans upon whom Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, could rely to cast difficult votes on must-pass bills. They will be replaced with Senators-elect J.D. Vance of Ohio, Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Ted Budd of North Carolina, each of whom received the enthusiastic endorsement of former President Donald J. Trump.
The Senate newcomers will be joined by, among others, Senator-elect Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, a congressman who belongs to the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus, and potentially Herschel Walker of Georgia, another Trump acolyte, should he prevail in the Dec. 6 runoff.
Boebert is back; House Republicans commence investigations; Hawley roasts Wray; Kari won't concede; another Soros DA under fire; the missile came from Ukraine; bad news for babies in Oz; & much more.