Lookie, McCarthy is completely dumbfounded by his do-nothing cohort of chaos agents who are completely uninterested in doing the work of the people
"Jamie Dupree @jamiedupree
McCarthy sums up his GOP spending bill dilemma
“If you’re not willing to pass appropriations bills, and you’re not willing to pass a continuing resolution to allow you to pass the rest of the appropriation bills, and you don’t want an Omnibus, I don’t quite know what you want.”"
Some do. And some don’t. McCarthy has had eight months to line up the single issue spending bills needed to fund essential federal services. He has wasted those eight months trying to manoeuvre the Republican caucus into status quo, uniparty, RINO compromise with the socialists’ agenda. I hope there is some MAGA minded congressperson willing to run against him for House Speaker on a platform of preparing giscally responsible single issue spending bills and advancing them to the senate well in advance of mandatory deadlines.
Since Gingrich, more and more functions of government have been deemed “essential” (thanks, liberals!). As a result, people certainly experience inconveniences and problems (e.g., with the park service), but it’s just the right amount to blame the Democratic president while causing no real problems for Republican constituencies. It’s a double-win for the GOP: shut-down/tedium/gridlock, but also the lingering feeling that the conservative thesis is correct: “Hey, who needs government?”
If these ■■■■■■■■ got serious about actually shutting the government down—like, how about we shutter the FAA and close the airports—I don’t think we’d see this same level of indifference and self-satisfaction. It’s easy to say, “See? The government is irrelevant!” when all its major functions that you depend on it for are still working.