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Speakership Battle Is Just More Bread and Circuses

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All of the endless drivel about a “dysfunctional” House is nonsense. It was well-functioning Houses that put us under the thumb of powerful, untouchable, invisible federal authoritarians. 

By Rod Thomson, 1-6-23

News junkies have been captivated by the drama playing out over who will be the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Every little twist and turn of Kevin McCarthy’s negotiations are analyzed and criticized: the ranting and raving of Fox News talking heads; the claims of shame and embarrassment; the Democrats’ glee; Newt Gingrich saying “McCarthy or chaos.” We even have Elon Musk weighing in on his choice to stop the chaos. It is wall to wall. We’re riveted! 

But as so often happens, we are riveted to something that doesn’t really matter, while what really matters plows forward with no one paying attention. 

Read MORE in American Greatness

Rod Thomson is a former daily newspaper reporter and columnist, former Salem radio host and ABC TV commentator, and current Founder of The Thomson Group, a Florida-based political consulting firm. He has eight children and seven grandchildren and a rapacious hunger to fight for America for them. Follow him on Twitter at @Rod_Thomson or Truth Social at @rodthomson. Email him at [email protected]

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal Florida.

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