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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Your GOP Congress at Work

"The American people voting in the 2014 elections told the country what they wanted and it was a "rejection" of President Obama (this is what the Tea-Pee-ers and the Gee-Oh-Pee-ers tell themselves).  

And here is that rejection Congress at work:

The Miami Herald:

Congressional Republicans bungled just about every chance to take action on immigration reform. President Obama, eventually, took action on immigration reform. So the GOP doesn’t want to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

DHS, is set to run out of money on Feb. 27, less than two weeks from now. For all its faults, DHS should not be the political football with which the Republican-controlled Congress attempts to score a touchdown against President Obama.

(That makes sense, no?  Well possibly if you're a part of the "I Don't Know How to Govern" GOP Congress.)

Ben Jacobs at The Daily Beast: 

Weeks after winning the Senate, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had a nice thought: “We will not be shutting the government down or threatening to default on the federal debt,” he said. With less than two weeks before yet another government shutdown, chaos remains and dysfunction is still normal.

The Washington Post: 

At this point, it’s anyone’s guess whether the stalemate can be broken. Congress returns Feb. 23 from recess, at which point it will have just five days to resolve the deadlock. House Republicans are so far refusing to budge, imagining they will be able to shift the blame for another shutdown onto the Democrats. This is magical thinking.

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives seems to be trying mightily to make itself irrelevant, with Speaker John Boehner leading the effort. I can’t help but think of the old proverb: “The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.” 

 The caravan, in this case, consists of President Obama, the Senate and the American people. It’s still early, but one has to wonder whether anything but yipping and yapping will emerge from the House before the next election. Prospects, thus far, are not promising. 

 Under Boehner’s leadership, the House insists on holding the Department of Homeland Security hostage in an attempt to force Obama to undo his executive actions on immigration. Funding for the agency expires at the end of the month, and the House refuses to take up a simple appropriations bill without attaching unrelated immigration measures that have no chance of getting past the Senate or the president. 

 The timing of this attempted power play is less than exquisite. Each day seems to bring new reminders of the potential threat posed by terrorism. A group allied with the Islamic State parades 21 Coptic Christians onto a beach in Libya and savagely beheads them. A lone-wolf gunman stages a deadly attack in Copenhagen, perhaps modeled on the Charlie Hebdo killing spree in Paris. 

 So is this the moment to play political games with the nation’s safety from terrorist attacks? “Certainly,” said Boehner, when asked Sunday whether he was prepared to see Homeland Security run out of funding.

Like a dog who chased  a car and finally caught it, these guys don't know what to do with Congress.  Completely Callous and Chaotic


Rational Nation USA said...

Ho Hum, just another day at the office.

My goodness Shaw, this is what less than 20% of Americans elected Congress to do in Nov. 2014.

Our democratic republic functioning just as designed. I blame the apathetic American people for not caring enough to educate themselves and then going to the polls to excercise their right and responsibility to vote.

America, a lazy country if whiners and malcontents in the 21st century.

skudrunner said...

They have a track record and legacy to uphold. Take a victory and run it into the ground. How to snatch defeat from victory should be the gop motto.

The Indian Princes looks better all the time for 16.

Anonymous said...

The GOP House went down as the worst in history. I don't expect any change just because they have the Senate now.

Anonymous said...

Because they work for the worst leader in our history
Talk about low moral

Shaw Kenawe said...

I decided to publish this idiotic comment. Probably came from the Skank Tank forum. Only the Tea-Peer-ers there would be so woefully uninformed that they would think this:

"Anonymous said...
Because they work for the worst leader in our history
Talk about low moral

February 17, 2015 at 3:20 PM Delete

They "work" for the worst leader? Oh my! Whoever the boob is who wrote that must either be a citizen of a foreign country or is a junior high school drop-out. Or, most likely, is too dumb to know he or she is this dumb.

Probably the last, since people who are too dumb to know they're dumb are the only ones who would feel comfortable in posting such incredible stupidity.

Yeah. The House of Representatives and the Senate "work" for President Obama.

OMG! How do these people sit up, never mind dress themselves and post on blogs?

C. Johnson the 3rd said...

"Because they work for the worst leader in our history
Talk about low moral"

Sounds like idiot babbling a radical asshat would offer up as deep thinking. What is "low moral?"

Infidel753 said...

#$%^@!&% floundering idiots. Considering what the Republicans have done in just one month of full control over Congress, after two years of this our country will be the laughing stock of the planet, unless the Republican caucus accidentally passes a law deporting itself or something.

If it's any consolation, Boehner must sometimes suffer the torments of the damned as he contemplates the pack of tantrum-throwing troglodytes of which fate has condemned him to serve as leader.

You might like Jim Wright's post about this too.

When I saw Anon 3:20's comment I assumed "worst leader in our history" was a reference to Boehner. Who knows, unless he or she comments again.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel753: "When I saw Anon 3:20's comment I assumed "worst leader in our history" was a reference to Boehner. Who knows, unless he or she comments again."

That Anon returned and left another comment which I deleted. The second comment he/she left said that Obama thinks Congress works for him. Apparently trying to undo the stupid he/she wrote in the first comment.

Thanks for the Jim Wright link.

Flying Junior said...

Unfaithful One. I might ask you to obtain another form or dialect of the English language which does not speak of damnation. Be damned yourself. You are the quintessential blowhard of legend.

No, I didn't appreciate Jim Wright's post. Although his point of view was legitimate, his statement was extremely rambling and held no interest for me.

Shaw Kenawe said...


Flying Junior said...

I'm sorry. I don't know what I was thinking.