The Caucus Room conspiracy is alive and well!
The Caucus Room conspiracy is alive and well right here in the nation’s capital. Earlier this afternoon - House Republicans voted in Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy as their new Majority Leader. McCarthy was the favorite to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor - and easily beat out his only challenger - Idaho congressman and Tea Party favorite - Raul Labrador.
The beltway media will - of course - say that this is a victory for the GOP establishment - and they’re right. But there’s another element to McCarthy’s election as majority leader that the DC media probably won’t be talking about. And that’s his part in the conspiracy to take down the Obama administration and what that says about how he'll flex his muscle as Eric Cantor's replacement.
On January 20, 2009, the night when the Obama's were attending inaugural balls and most Americans were out celebrating the end of the Bush years, a group of powerful Republicans was planning the end of Obama presidency before it even got going.
At the Caucus Room restaurant right here in Washington, DC - GOP leaders drew up a plan to intentionally sabotage Obama at every point possible. The whole thing was orchestrated by Republican propaganda mastermind Frank Luntz and over the course of four hours, a group of the most powerful conservative lawmakers in the country committed to a plan of action.
They promised each other that they would filibuster and obstruct any and all legislation supported by the new President, Barack Obama. They would do everything possible, for as long as it took, to make his a "failed presidency." On the guest list for this “invitation only” meeting were Republican Senators like Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl, Tom Coburn, John Ensign and Bob Corker. Also in attendance were Congressmen Paul Ryan, Pete Sessions, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra, Dan Lungren and - you guessed it - Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy.
Make no mistake about it: it’s no coincidence that Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy - tried and true members of the Caucus Room conspiracy - both have now held the position of House Majority Leader. Republicans may seem divided right now - but there’s one thing that always unites them: electing a leader who will sabotage the Obama presidency.