Anti-Obama Name-Calling, Vicious Nastiness, Raw Partisan Arrogance,
Mean, and Out of Control
This story shows us the latest in a string of GOP ploys and threats to shutdown government. This time it's the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ... Does the GOP actually comprehend two words here: Homeland and Security.
All the time in canned floor speeches GOPers profess to be loyal patriots who stand for the maximum national security and yet they display yet again, this new "shut 'er down" mentality and that is a bit disconcerting to say the least.
House Speaker John Boehner said he is preparing for a potential DHS later this month. He already knows where to point fingers over the stalemate in Congress: straight to Senate democrats..
He said to Chris Wallace where else except on FOX, “Well, then, Senate Democrats should be to blame. Very simply.” Further asked whether he is prepared to see those operations shutter, he was unequivocal. “Certainly. The House has acted. We’ve done our job.”
But, that is not exactly true. Let’s be clear here shall we?
Funding for DHS, a vital agency, is being tied to the heart of the battle about President Obama’s executive actions on immigration that he announced just last November. That is the unilateral measures that would provide deportation relief and temporary work permits to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants who currently live in the
States. The first phase of enrollment opens
up Wednesday. The GOP says it is “amnesty” – however, it clearly is not.
The new Republican-controlled Congress sought to bring down the measures through a series of poison pill amendments tacked onto a DHS spending bill that would effectively block the these latest executive actions. Legislation passed the House last month, only to run up against procedural hurdles in the Senate with a Democratic filibuster.
Sen. Schumer (D-NY) stated it best: When Speaker Boehner tied immigration to DHS funding he knew exactly what he was doing; saying unless I get my way, I’m going to shut down a large part of the government. o now blame Democrats when members of his own party, conservative leaders and others have all asked him to back off this game of chicken is disingenuous at best.”
Even members of Boehner’s own party say it’s a bad idea, like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said on Meet the Press: “The American people didn’t give us the majority to have a fight between House and Senate Republicans. They want things done. We cannot cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security. We need to sit down and work this thing out.”
Oddly enough I have said in the past: “The DEMS can’t govern, and the GOPERS won’t.”
No wonder only 36% of the electorate gave the GOP all this new power ... funny, how they managed that. Oh, yeah voter ID laws are enabling the GOP to gain more power. Seems we’ve heard that phrase before – remember this from the PA GOP House in 2012?
Surprise, surprise, surprise. Oops