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Why should Democrats have helped McCarthy while getting nothing in return?

I’m surprised — OK, I’m not surprised — at the self-loathing liberals who are criticizing House Democrats for not helping Kevin McCarthy hold on to the speakership. That would have required negotiations, and negotiations require compromise. What would a comprise look like? Power-sharing, no more evidence-free investigations, and an end to the phony impeachment inquiry. Why would Democrats vote to save McCarthy without getting something significant in return?

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  1. Steve Jones-D'Agostino

    Because the Dems practice the same sort of illiberal idiocy as do the Repubs.

  2. Paul Doerr

    Agree completely.
    Thanks for your work. It is important to me.

  3. pauljbass


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