Could the clowns in the US House have found a worse time to conduct their three-ring circus? The clock was already ticking on yet another government shutdown, looming on November 17. But instead of acting on the possible shutdown, House members opted to dump their majority leader. A tiny minority keeps stirring the pot, delaying and preventing the election of a new leader — without which no government business can be conducted. Zero. Zilch. The grandstanding and in-fighting is sickening. One candidate finally selected — Steve Scalese (R-LA) — withdrew the next day when it became apparent that he didn’t have the votes to win. So back to square one, with the ex-president’s choice, Jim Jordan (R-OH), the next most likely choice.
Does no one there know the meaning of compromise? Maturity? Responsibility?
Government employees still fear for their paychecks; there’s no funding for continued border security; support promised to Ukraine has been entirely cut off while the fighting with Russia continues; Hamas has brutally attacked Israel and Israel is counter-attacking; the media keep stoking the fire with photos of slaughtered babies; anti-semitic threats, demonstrations, and attacks are now on the rise in the US …
But in the US House, egos and power remain paramount.
Nero fiddles while Rome burns.