What This Blue Book Says about Speaker Mike Johnson

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If you didn’t already know it, the Democrats are scrambling, particularly after the election of Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson to the House Speakership. And this little book explains it all.

Johnson was officially elected and accepted as the House of Representatives new Speaker on Wednesday. And immediately, Democrats from everywhere got worried. So worried that most have wasted little time in noting their disdain for the situation.

According to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, the left’s choice for Speaker, Johnson is an “extreme right-wing idealogue,” particularly when it comes to abortion and Social Security. Jeffries even managed to insinuate that Johnson played a role in the January 6 Capitol incursion, comparing it to 9/11.

Similarly, Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin from Maryland told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that Johnson “opposed democracy.”

But it would seem that the little book that’s never far from Johnson’s hand and eyes would beg to differ.

You might have seen it already, as it’s been in several photos taken of the new speaker. It’s called “Lead Like Jesus,” a 2008 work written by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges and published by Thomas Nelson. As its title implies, it’s filled with lessons from the “greatest leadership role model of all time,” Jesus Christ, the living son of God.

And as I said, Johnson rarely lets it out of his sight.

But don’t just take my word for it. Most who know Johnson well remark that he doesn’t just read the book and constantly looks to it and the Bible for advice. He actually lives it.

Fellow Louisiana GOP Representative Clay Higgins refers to Johnson as a “constitutionalist serving, child of God, deeply principled man. Majority Leader Steve Scalise, also from Louisiana, says that Johnson has always had a “self-service commitment to things bigger than himself.”

Hell, even Raskin had to admit that he’s “got very good manners, and he’s an able lawyer.”

So yeah, the Dems are worried. Johnson, with his commitment to serving God and the Constitution, is their worst nightmare.

But he’s clearly exactly what this country needs right now.