House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has bowed out of the race for Speaker of the House.
I’m not entirely surprised.
Of course Fox News is blaming it on Ted Cruz.
So, you want to know my thoughts on McCarthy dropping out?
I’ve got a theory.
McCarthy did far more damage than simply opening his mouth an inserting his own foot when he told Sean Hannity that the Benghazi select committee had succeeded in destroying Hillary’s favorability numbers. He created a miasma of problems for Trey Gowdy, not to mention handed to Hillary on a silver platter the perfect campaign talking point.
But I don’t think it was Kevin’s blundering remarks about the Benghazi committee that fueled this decision.
I believe a story in Breitbart today may have a lot more to do with McCarthy’s decision not to keep his name in the running.
The Breitbart story is about North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones writing a letter urging candidates to drop out if they had even a whiff of a scandal that could destroy them or embarrass the Republican Party.
I saw that article and immediately thought of something I read on Twitter last week.
In case you missed it, Charles C Johnson from gotnews.com — admittedly not the most unimpeachable source — reported in late September that Kevin McCarthy has been carrying on an affair with North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (which has resulted in Johnson receiving a cease and desist order this week from Ellmers’ attorney).
If, in fact, Johnson’s report of what he calls “the biggest open secret in DC,” is even remotely true, I can’t help but wonder if that may have, in part, prompted Congressman Jones’ letter.
Speculation, to be sure. And I’m certainly not going to deny that.
But, I bring it up for one reason. If you’ve been reading Patriot Retort for a while, you know I’ve mentioned a number of times that it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Boehner were being blackmailed into complying with Obama’s agenda. I will be the first to admit that it sounds a little “black helicopter” of me, but consider this.
Remember back in February 2013 when Maxine Waters told Roland Martin about Obama’s database?
“Well, you know, I don’t know. And I think some people are missing something here. The president has put in place an organization that contains the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life. That’s going to be very, very powerful. That database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before.”
The beautiful thing about Maxine Waters is she’s so deeply stupid, you can always count on her to reveal something nobody wanted anyone to know about.
I think this very, very powerful database that nobody has seen before in life is what got John Boehner backed into a corner.
And I think Kevin McCarthy was gently reminded that he may be in for some not-so-pleasant revelations.
Again, I’m speculating. But something about this just sounds right.
Sure, McCarthy is saying he doesn’t feel that he could unite the Republican caucus. But what else would he say? It’s not like he’d go in front of cameras and say, “I don’t want my dirty laundry aired in public.”
You know as well as I do that the Establishment Republicans do not surrender easily to conservatives. In fact, despite the fact that they bend over backwards to surrender to the Democrats and to Obama, they will dig in come hell or high water to prevent conservatives from gaining a single win.
No. McCarthy isn’t bowing out for the good of the party. He’s bowing out for his own good.
I can just feel it in my bones.
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