By Dr. Derek Ellerman
I’m sincerely hoping that you just’ll hear this lots out of me: Credit score the place it’s due!
I don’t belief Kevin McCarthy any farther than I can throw him, which is barely about 7-8 yards since I’m freakishly sturdy, however it’s vital to not simply assault politicians after they’re mistaken, however to reward them after they’re proper.
For some motive, famed economist James Buchanan will get plaudits for his Public Choice Theory, which primarily states that, like all individuals, politicians additionally pursue their self-interest. Widespread sense to most individuals, however however, vital and largely ignored on the fitting.
If you’d like politicians to do what you need, you want each the carrot and the stick. These of us with a little bit extra psychological firepower acknowledge this as operant conditioning.
At any fee, Speaker McCarthy deserves plaudits for not solely giving Russiagate conspiracy theorists the boot from the Home Intel Committee, however maybe extra importantly, for completely wrecking a goofball reporter who was attempting to whine about it.
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McCarthy Lets ‘Em Have It
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Speaker McCarthy, fortunately, appears to have discovered from the Trump playbook – which is to say, mainstream “journalists” should not reporters, however transparently stenographers for the DNC and Langley. They don’t seem to be good-faith actors simply looking for the individuals.
Very, very a lot the alternative, I’m afraid.
To wit: in a showdown with a reporter, who after all tried to “whatabout” by asking about Republican George Santos, who seems to be much more spectacular than Frank Abignale, Jr., McCarthy was requested:
“As a result of you’ve direct energy over who goes on the Intelligence Committee, and also you additionally … (unintelligible) you’ve saying mendacity to us is one thing which means you have to be faraway from the Intelligence Committee why is it not… (one thing unintelligible about George Santos…” the reporter mumbled.
You may see McCarthy simply preparing, answering that Santos was elected by his district, earlier than getting reduce off once more.
That’s when the brand new Speaker jumped in: “Let me be very clear and respectful to you. You requested me a query. After I reply it, it’s the reply to your query. You don’t get to find out whether or not I reply your query or not, OK? In all respect. Thanks.”
Over the shouts of different reporters, McCarthy continued:
“No, no, let’s reply her query. You simply raised a query, I’m going to be very clear with you. The Intel Committee is totally different. You already know why? As a result of what occurs within the Intel Committee, you don’t know. What occurs within the Intel Committee, of the secrets and techniques which might be occurring on this planet, different Members of Congress don’t know. What did Adam Schiff do because the Chairman of the Intel Committee? What Adam Schiff did was use his energy as Chairman, and lied to the American public, even the Inspector Basic stated it.”
He continued, “When (former Rep.) Devin Nunes put out a memo, he stated it was false. Once we had a laptop computer (Hunter Biden’s laptop computer), he used it earlier than an election to be politics and say that it was false, and stated it was the Russians, when he knew totally different. When he knew the intel.”
“Once you discuss to John Ratcliffe, DNI, he got here out forward of time and stated there’s no intel to show that. And he (Schiff) used his place as Chairman, understanding he has data the remainder of America doesn’t, and lied to the American public,” McCarthy identified.
It solely will get higher from there. McCarthy additionally raised different essential factors, however you’ll have to look at since The Political Insider is a small, unbiased outlet they usually don’t have workers obtainable for translations.
Holy shit. Kevin McCarthy simply completely destroyed a reporter who questioned his resolution to take away Schiff and Swalwell from the intel committee.
— Greg Worth (@greg_price11) January 25, 2023
A New Day? New GOP?
Now as I discussed earlier, McCarthy deserves reward for simply nailing the faux information with each barrels. If you’d like him (and others) to proceed this conduct, give them reward. Present them some constructive reinforcement.
And don’t get me mistaken, I’m a complete cynic. I don’t imagine for a second that McCarthy and his GOP are going to truly comply with by means of on the extra concrete guarantees. However that’s a time for an additional day.
On today, I’m going to have a good time when a politician who isn’t named Donald Trump or Ron Paul really does the fitting factor.
I recommend that you just do the identical. That’s, if you wish to see extra of this.
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