Has the Speaker of the House we applauded three short years ago given up the good fight? Is the House leadership so intimidated by accusations about Tea Party radicals from the progressive extremists that rule the Democratic Party that they forgot that the word “compromise” no longer exists?
Boehner is wrong. Republicans don’t need to be more sensitive. They need to be sensible and stop saying stupid things. No more slip ups. Infrequent as they are, each and every stupid remark brings the wrath of the media down on our heads while the real damage being done is either turned into a victory for the Obama camp or ignored entirely.
When Congress finally came clean on insider trading by its members Americans were clued in on a bad habit most of us probably assumed was illegal. Now the House has been outed for another entirely permissible practice, a whopping big survivor’s benefit for a legislator’s spouse tacked onto the same bill that would cut the SNAP program.
I don’t want to hear about the newest House vote to quash Obamacare. I don’t care how many times the health care law has been symbolically repealed. Despite a Pledge to America and lots of speeches and press releases about the GOP’s plans to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, so far the biggest threat has not come from Republicans.
Have Republicans already opted to sell us out to illegal immigrants? Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte hopped on board the immigration train for the press last Sunday morning. John Boehner is also making favorable noises about an immigration bill. His remarks have been vague, but the writing is on the wall.