cartoon Kevin McCarthy Benghazi Hillary ClintonFrom cartoonist Clay Jones about ‘Meet the New Boss,’ Kevin McCarthy, Benghazi, and legislators actually legislating

Same as the old boss.

What’s a gaffe in Washington? When a politician accidentally speaks the truth.

Examples are Republicans admitting that voter ID laws are only created to decrease votes for Democrats, or when Mitch McConnell admitted Senate and House Republicans’ only interest was to make Obama a one-term president. Then there was that time on the campaign trail Mitt Romney said he didn’t care about the 47 percent (because they felt they were victims and were entitled to the government for free stuff).

Good politics doesn’t always equal good government.

California congressman Kevin McCarthy is probably going to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. What he said Wednesday isn’t really a gaffe or a Freudian slip—saying something you’re thinking that you shouldn’t say—since he meant to say it, which he later tried to clarify. He stated that the Benghazi investigations, for which they created a special committee, is part of a strategy to destroy Hillary Clinton politically. Well, we knew that. It’s just surprising that big mouth actually fessed up to it.

His actual quote is “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought.”

I wonder if Republicans get the irony where he says we can’t trust Hillary Clinton while he admits they’re wasting government money on personal vendettas.

Right now, Hillary is probably sending him an Amazon gift card as a gift for his new office. Thanks for the new right-wing conspiracy.

Of course, politics is always played in government and legislating, but at some point, our elected officials should actually attempt to legislate. Stop all the pointless investigations into Benghazi, email and Planned Parenthood, and stop wasting time trying to vote out Obamacare. Stop wasting our money on your frivolous little adventures.

I started to put a label on John Boehner, but I didn’t like the way it looked. Besides, he’s orange. He’s smoking a cigarette. Screw it. The readers should know it’s John Boehner. I’m really going to miss drawing him. All I’ve done over the past few years was draw an orange Bob Dole with a cigarette.

Have you ever seen the Speaker’s gavel? It’s symbolically huge. It’s like Thor’s hammer here, and Kevin McCarthy isn’t worthy.

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