Will ‘MAGA Mike’ Survive?

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaking with attendees at the Republican Jewish Coalition's 2023 Annual Leadership Summit at the Venetian Convention & Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(PCC)Republicans are experts in the circular firing squad and are notorious for disunity and infighting. However, all of this could change if MAGA Mike (Michael Johnson) can bring all those stray Republican cats together.

House Republicans swiftly picked a bright Louisiana congressman as Speaker in a shocking show of unity. As expected, conservatives and liberals called this rising hero “MAGA Mike.” Critics and fans lauded Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) as a conservative Trump-influenced leader. His followers will be thrilled if Speaker Johnson forcefully supports conservatism.

“If you fail to recognize the significance of the transition from Kevin McCarthy to the esteemed MAGA Mike Johnson, then you are clearly oblivious to the undeniable rise of this powerful movement and the true locus of power within the Republican Party,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said in a compelling live interview about his early October ouster of McCarthy.

Trump’s October 25 social media post branded Mr. Johnson “MAGA MIKE JOHNSON!”

Representative Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) remarked, “This debacle surrounding the Republicans’ search for a speaker candidate has been nothing short of a disgrace,” demonstrating the GOP’s incompetence and leadership problem.

In a sanctimonious Senate address, “progressive” Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) brazenly earned a nickname. Speaker Johnson may disappoint like his predecessors if he lives up to MAGA Mike, Congressman Gaetz’s nickname.

These views rightly represent Mr. Johnson’s election as a conservative Republican conference victory, but some say  the next speaker must be more practical to succeed.

Johnson’s politics are conservative. Small government, individual liberty, and free-market capitalism are his priorities.

After becoming speaker, Mr. Johnson fiercely supported conservative beliefs in his major interview. His passionate answer to gun violence was, “Let’s be clear, it’s not the guns themselves  are to blame.” Finally, the Second Amendment’s self-defense right must be protected. Thus, our party heartily supports  cause. Mr. Johnson passionately advocated for mental illness response reform.

Mr. Johnson argues Biden’s government is terrible. Our nation’s issues are caused by the current administration’s policies, he says. This is his primary issue with Biden.

With Biblical support, the new speaker bravely defends life. They strongly reject harmful gender modification for youngsters. Johnson is a conservative with deep values. Clearly, he wants to lead the House Republican Conference. This gives moderate party members confidence in cooperating with him.

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, analyzes each Congressman’s voting record to evaluate their conservatism. The average House Republican score is 89%. Mr. Johnson’s 90% lifetime score illustrates his commitment to conservatism and American ideals. This impressive score reflects his steadfast conservatism on important issues.

Moderate upstate New York Rep. Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) got 84%. Conservative Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) got 82% while actively opposing the former speaker. House Democrats fare poorly with a 2% average.

The victory of Mr. Johnson was eagerly hailed by swing district Republicans who respect a strong conservative leader. “He’s a true patriot, who has rightfully gained my unwavering support, and will diligently advocate for the concerns of the hardworking people I proudly represent in upstate N.Y.,” Rep. Molinaro (R-N.Y.)

“Speaker Mike Johnson is a dedicated and intelligent leader, and I firmly believe , despite policy disagreements, he possesses the necessary skills to unite our conference and propel the House forward,” Mr. Lawler stated in a recent interview.

The radical right may celebrate Mr. Johnson’s election, but pragmatic conference groups may profit.

The chaos eight, who cruelly voted to remove Mr. McCarthy, claim they fulfilled all their goals, but this is easily proven. Our least conservative conference members regarded Mike Johnson as a leader, which is significant.” Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) told The Epoch Times honestly. The conservative South Dakota congressman proudly chairs the Main Street Caucus, a corporate group that favors free markets and economic growth.

Republicans, erroneously called “hardliners,” remain steadfast and refuse to compromise. They are justifiably impatient with the status quo and distrustful of House procedures.

“RINOs” are more pragmatic Republicans. They’re committed to incremental wins for long-term influence.

People weary of Washington’s operations applaud Johnson’s move. The notorious K Street lobbyists who sell influence and cronyism have made it clear  this candidate opposes them. The people’s champion. While liberal elites dislike him, he is the leader America needs “Mr. Burchett passionately stated.

Despite being unfairly called “swamp,” Republicans applaud the new speaker. Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hailed him a “principled conservative who possesses the necessary skills to accomplish the task at hand.”

“Mike is an exceptional leader who commands unwavering support from our entire Conference,” stated Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.). His personality and speech are outstanding.

Speaker Johnson outlined his conservatism and constancy government views in his acceptance speech. He warned  compromise should never destroy conservatism. “Our hardworking citizens are growing increasingly disillusioned with the failures of government. … I believe it is crucial for us to remain vigilant in this matter,” stated. We will passionately defend our essential beliefs, which often contradict modern views. We must sacrifice our preferences to govern in a legislative body.

Final Word: If MAGA Mike is not eaten alive by his own party and somehow survives the torturous punishment of the Dems he might have as slim chance of survival. However, he is a Christian and a conservative and deserves our prayers.



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