Late Tuesday, the chatty Sen.
On Thursday, House
Frustrated by the obvious -- the Senate (even many fellow Republicans) won’t go along with their lame-brain effort to “defund
Now, the Republicans are perfectly happy to raise it. They just want President
A one-year delay of the president’s healthcare law, fast-track authority to overhaul the tax code, construction of the
Oh, and six geese-a-laying, and a partridge in a pear tree.
What, did these guys pull an all-nighter, sitting around in a room having a few beers and writing down every silly thing someone said?
I guess it's not so bad, really. Basically all they're asking is that we just forget about the years Obama has been in office. They're just saying, "Look, we know you got elected twice, but the American people really want House Republicans to be president, so excuse us while we take turns sitting in the Oval Office."
And by the way, can we borrow Air Force One this weekend? Also, some of the boys want to head up to
There's an expression that covers these guys: "Not the brightest crayons in the box." To prove it, a couple of the GOP's leading lights:
“People have to recognize there’s never any compromise until the stakes are high,” said Rep.
And here I thought the nature of democratic government was that "we the people" elected folks to work in the best interest of the country. And that when a president is elected -- twice, no less -- that that entitles him to, oh, I don't know, a little respect when it comes to his political agenda. And that getting those big bucks -- most of which these days come from wealthy campaign donors -- means actually figuring out problems, not creating ways to damage the country, its credit rating and its economy.
This all might be amusing -- if it weren't so dangerous. But messing with the economy, messing with people's ability to have healthcare, messing with the environment -- this stuff matters.
Policy disagreements are one thing. Blackmail for political advantage is something quite different.
And if House Republicans don't get a grip, we may all be in for a real-life version of another Dr. Seuss favorite: "The Cat in the Hat."