Sunday, February 15, 2015

The clueless idiocy of Obama and GOP Senate leadership.

As our own empty-suited idiot of a congresswoman has shown, one can be elected to any office and do absolutely nothing.

Right Brandon Vick?

That said, I've always opposed the fence straddlers... the professional politicians like John Boehner who promise so much and who then roll over at a moments notice while they aid and abet the leftists in their plans... such as the now 18 trillion dollar deficit (And for the past 4 years, the GOP has done nothing to cut the budget OR the deficit.)

Failing to learn anything from the incompetent ineptitude that is Obama, who is personally responsible for the deaths of hundreds of our best soldiers and the maiming of thousands more, Mitch McConnell goes along that exact, same road.

One of the more despicable elements of the vaunted "Mainstream Republican" is that they confuse cowardice with planning.

Like Obama, who very busily fills our enemies in on what we WON'T do, screwing our allies sideways in the process, along comes Mitch to do the exact same thing.

That's the likely excuse the GOP will use for caving on the illegal alien scam Obama's been running, because, after all, McConnell has already telegraphed that if doing the right thing requires shutting government down, we will not, By God, do that.

That's the kind of thing that caused me to write late last year "Vote GOP?  Why bother?"

Which was the follow up to "This is why I don't believe it makes any difference if the GOP controls Congress."

Well, true to form, now that the GOP IS in charge of Congress, what are they doing?

Damned little the dems didn't do when they were in charge.

No ramp up of hearings... another year going by on the Benghazi slaughter, ISIS continues to run rampant, the Russians continue to enjoy slices of Ukraine.

And what does old Mitch do?

McConnell, after his no-shutdowns pledge, quickly finds himself boxed in
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), John Thune (R-S.D.) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, talks to the media on Tuesday. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
February 13
Less than six weeks on his powerful Capitol Hill perch, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is on the verge of watching one of his most important promises — to never again shut down the government — go up in smoke. 
Lawmakers on Friday began a 10-day hiatus, leaving them just four days when they return to pass funding for the Department of Homeland Security to avoid the shutdown of a key federal agency. The DHS budget fight follows an effort among GOP conservatives to roll back President Obama’s recent executive orders on immigration. 
Conservatives are adamant that the security agency should be funded only if the legislation also overrules Obama’s orders, which prevent the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants. But Senate Democrats, even the few who oppose Obama’s moves, have blocked the House-passed legislation with repeated filibusters. 
That has left McConnell trapped inside a legislative box that he had vowed to avoid — and one that for the previous four years his close ally, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), frequently wandered into without an exit strategy. 
McConnell was determined not to repeat those mistakes.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had harsh words regarding disagreement over the Department of Homeland Security budget, instructing reporters to "ask Senate Democrats when they're going to get off their ass and do something—other than to vote no." (AP) 
“Let me make it clear: There will be no government shutdowns,” McConnell said the day after he won reelection and a Republican rout gave his party the Senate majority. 
But this week, McConnell declared the Senate stuck, and in need of Boehner’s help. The speaker was not in a helping mood. Boehner said he has no interest in passing legislation through the House that could draw Democratic support in the Senate. 
“The House has done its job,” Boehner told reporters Thursday. “We’ve spoken. And now it’s up to the Senate to do their job.” 

And that's the thing, you see.  It only matters to elect the GOP when the GOP, once elected, will do something to make that effort worth it.

Boehner has long since telegraphed the punch that it doesn't.  Mitch has picked up those cards and doubled down.

Remember: the democrats have been working their butts off to hurtle us off the cliff.  The GOP?

They're doing their damnedest  to get us off the same cliff... just at a somewhat more sedate pace.

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