The recent ousting of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has left Republican voters wondering who will be the next leader. However, conservative columnist Jeff Charles argues in his recent RedState article that it doesn’t really matter who becomes the next House Speaker. Charles draws a parallel to the Pyrrhic War, where King Pyrrhus of Epirus won battles but suffered significant losses, ultimately leading to defeat. He suggests that McCarthy’s removal may be seen as a Pyrrhic victory for conservatives.
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Charles points out that while McCarthy may have had his faults, replacing him with someone else could potentially lead to more of the same. Even if the next speaker is a principled conservative, Charles believes that it won’t bring about any significant positive change. He argues that the federal government is hopelessly corrupt and that even well-meaning politicians are impotent in effecting real change.
According to Charles, the entrenched swamp machine will not allow the removal of a House speaker to threaten its power. He even suggests that former President Donald Trump, if placed in the position, would not be able to unseat the powers in Congress and other areas of government. Charles concludes by advocating for a focus on shoring up local communities as a way to create a bulwark against federal overreach.
While some may disagree with Charles’s assessment and argue that a change in leadership could make a difference, his article offers a skeptical and conservative perspective on the matter.