Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PST. Hope to see you then!

AdLib2 hours ago

Hey PPO!

AdLib2 hours ago

The House is reconvening just as Vox is reconvening.

AdLib2 hours ago

Sounds like McCarthy will become captian of the Titanic after having steered it into an iceberg to satisfy the passengers who like to sink boats they’re on.

AdLiban hour ago

Hey TW!

AdLiban hour ago

Hey Ad PPO

twilson117

an hour ago

Have TV on in background the House just reconvened

twilson117

an hour ago

Same here.

AdLiban hour ago

hi all! sorry, phone rang

pinkpantheroz

an hour ago

The buzz is that McCarthy has bribed enough adversaries now.

AdLiban hour ago

McCarthy has given a new meaning to selling one’s soul

twilson117

an hour ago

hi TW, Ad. Is the debacle still going? I read in Huffpo that Macca is close! Please NO!

pinkpantheroz

an hour ago

And he was soulless to begin with.

AdLiban hour ago

Lost TW.

pinkpantheroz

an hour ago

PPO – It had to happen eventually and frankly, there were even worse potential candidates than McCarthy.

AdLiban hour ago

Looks like Kevin has made the deal he’s needed to make, and sold his soul to the devil

twilson117

an hour ago

The BS from the Repub nominating McCarthy is awful. Claiming that this bribing and extortion within the GOP was “democracy”.

AdLiban hour ago

I’m still here PPOI

twilson117

an hour ago

Can’t see yoour avatar on the side. Sorry TW

pinkpantheroz

an hour ago

Kevin’s ‘leadership” style?

AdLiban hour ago

Watching C-SPAN – unctious BS!

pinkpantheroz

an hour ago

PPO – Try refreshing your page to see TW’s avatar.

AdLiban hour ago

Well some idiot is nominating Kevin again

twilson117

an hour ago

TW – That’s who I’m talking about, a lying hack with a bow tie? Is he 8 years old?

AdLiban hour ago

Ad this guy is lying through his teeth about Kevin

twilson117

an hour ago

Ad did we loss PPO?

twilson117

an hour ago

TW – No kidding. And how are Boebert and Gaetz enjoying this brown-nosing of McCarthy? They’re signing on to it tonight allegedly.

AdLiban hour ago

PPO is back.

twilson117

an hour ago

Hey CL!

AdLiban hour ago

CL is in the house

twilson117

an hour ago

Hey! Happy New Year to Ad, PPO, TW. Lovely to see you!

choicelady

an hour ago

Back. HI, CL!

pinkpantheroz

an hour ago

From the many smiles among the Repubs, they’ve successfully bribed the hold outs.

AdLiban hour ago

Ad so you heard Bobert and Gaetz are going to vote for Kevin? Or are the just going to vote present?

twilson117

an hour ago

How much arm-twisting and bribery has gone into this rubbish. Come on, Hakim!

pinkpantheroz

an hour ago

Please catch me up – I had stuff to do between 4pm and now, but I thought Kevvie had the votes. Now I see he lost vote 13. Wasn’t that supposed to be the charm?

choicelady

an hour ago

But…there’s now chatter that all the rules McCarthy promised to bribe the MAGAs could be voted down by enough non-MAGA Repubs because of how horrendous they are.

AdLiban hour ago

TW – I think Boebert and Gaetz will vote “present”.

AdLiban hour ago

Ad I was talking to a friend before getting on floated the idea that once Kevin wins he will renege

twilson117

an hour ago

CL – The House has just reconvened at 7pm PST, Vox convening time. Earlier today, over a dozen holdouts were bribed to support McCarthy and word is that enough of the other holdouts will now be voting to elect McCarthy.

AdLiban hour ago

I was present at the Sacramento Press Club lunch for Kevin’s fsrewell address when he was termed out. He made VERY clear that noon that the bane of his existence was – us. The people. Citizens. Our concerns “:wasted his time”. Direct quote. Never forgot it. Anyone advocating for someone or something that was vulnerable – he mocked. I changed EVERYTHING about how I lobbied that noon. I never again talked about the vulnerable and weak – I talked about those who had kicked people to the curb and thrown them away. I speak of those who COMMIT injustice not those who suffer it. Thanks, Kev. I got far bolder due to you.

choicelady

an hour ago

Ad – maybe they were, and maybe…they weren’t. We shall see. Kev deserves ignominy. Story above.

choicelady

an hour ago

TW – I don’t think McCarthy reneges but I don’t know that non-MAGA Repubs will all vote to approve everything McCarthy promised for the House Rules.

AdLiban hour ago

CL wow, Kevin is a real piece of work.

twilson117

an hour ago

TW – Kevin? Renege? Oh, bring me the fainting couch! Yes. He will.

choicelady

an hour ago

CL

twilson117

an hour ago

TW – He is one of the most loathsome people I’ve ever vaguely brushed shoulders with.

choicelady

an hour ago

CL – That is very telling about McCarthy. All he wants is having power and feeling superior and serving the people is just annoying to him.

AdLiban hour ago

CL – From the looks of the Repubs and all the chatter in the last couple of hours in the media, I think the extortion and bribes worked.

AdLiban hour ago

Biggs voted for Jordan.

AdLiban hour ago

PPO – I apologize in advance for my utter lack of knowledge about Australian politics, but it is my impression that PMs can be outsted on a single vote of No Confidence, is that correct? Same in Canada and GB? I think that’s what the rubes in MAGA want. Power.

choicelady

an hour ago

Boebert voted present. It’s over.

AdLiban hour ago

Some of the GOP voting look like they’re smelling a fart. Boebert voted Present!

pinkpantheroz

an hour ago

I DO NOT WANT KEVIN MCCARTHY FOR SPEAKER

choicelady

an hour ago

CL sadly we may not have any choice

twilson117

an hour ago

CL – Neither do I but that’s what’s happening right now. I do think McCarthy will be tortured by how he stole the speakership. I will enjoy watching him tortured by MAGAs.

AdLiban hour ago

TW – I never have ANY choice. But I can pout with the best of them.

choicelady

an hour ago

cl, yes, a caucus vote of No Confidence will topple a PM.

pinkpantheroz

an hour ago

CL that is one way of dealing with disappointment

twilson117

an hour ago

All – I do think Kevin will go down in ignominy. He is truly stupid. You think Dan Quayle was dumb? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

choicelady

an hour ago

CL – It sucks but think of the silver lining, after the insanity of this House, I think the odds for Dems to take The House back and retain The Senate and WH go way up.

AdLiban hour ago

PPO that’s so she can say she didn’t vote for him.

twilson117

an hour ago

PPO – that is what Kev just agreed to – a parliamentary-style vote of no confidence from MAGAts.

choicelady

an hour ago

Ad – I agree. But I am REALLY tired of houses having to fall on 40% of the population before they wake up to how BAD their party faves are.

choicelady

an hour ago

CL – McCarthy will be hammered from all directions, there will be no peace or sanctuary. He will become the most hated Speaker I think and he will likely be voted out under his new rule before 2 years is up.

AdLiban hour ago

TW – voting “present” also reduces the margin he needs to win.

choicelady

an hour ago