Those of us who are Christopher Guest fans will remember his brilliant 1984 film parody of a British hard rock band. The movie is named Spinal Tap.
In it a record producer objects to a proposed album cover by saying, “You put a greased naked woman on all fours with a dog collar around her neck and a leash and a man’s arm extended out up to here holding on to the leash and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it.”
Prompting the band manager to immortally respond, “You should have seen the cover they wanted to do. It wasn’t a glove, believe me.”
Well, what the band cover symbolized was a summer picnic hamper compared to what Kevin McCarthy and the Republican House are doing to the Democrats.
In one week they have decided to go after them on China, Hunter Biden, government spying on Americans, Biden mishandling of classified documents, and more. Bravo!
Now while the Republicans must be careful to keep their actions and investigations generally relevant to the American people and not just have some inside baseball DC fling, one inside move gives satisfaction more than most. Why? Because it is sweet payback.
Fox, “House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he will keep his promise to block three headline-grabbing Democrats from their committee assignments in the 118th Congress.”
“Swalwell can’t get a security clearance in the private sector. I’m not going to give him a government security clearance,” McCarthy said. “Schiff has lied too many times to the American public. He should not be on Intel.” Ilhan Omar is a vicious anti-semite and thus gets knocked off the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Also remember that Swalwell slept with a Chinese spy and Schiff is a pathological liar.
“I made all [three] cases before. It’s not like it’s anything new… Remember, this is what Nancy Pelosi, this is the type of Congress she wanted to have,” McCarthy added.
GOP Majority Leader Steve Scalise commented, “As we see what comes out, the Democrats set a precedent that we urged them strongly not to go down last Congress. They decided that they were going to break the precedent that had been in place for over 200 years and remove members of the opposing party that our party selected to be on committees,” he continued. “And so that was a practice they set…”
He refers to Nancy Pelosi kicking two Republicans off committees in the last Congress. What goes around comes around.
The former rebels liked the move. “Speaker McCarthy confirms that Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar are getting kicked off the Intel and Foreign Affairs Committees. Promises made. Promises kept!” Rep. Troy Nehls, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, tweeted on Tuesday.
This is only the beginning of the hideous glove odors Dems will be sniffing now and later. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of authoritarian socialists.