Monday, September 30, 2013

Refusing to Face Reality, GOP Tea Party House Acts Like Spoiled Brats on Continuing Resolution on Way to Shutdown Government

Most Americans would blame congressional Republicans rather than President Barack Obama for a shutdown, and many Americans view the GOP as acting like "spoiled children," according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday.
Six in 10 respondents reject the GOP's approach and think it is more important to avoid a shutdown than to make major changes to the Affordable Care Act. 
The poll is an indication that the Republicans' hard-line approach does not resonate with many Americans, and could have consequences in future elections. Nevertheless, the GOP has touted the tactic of using the continuing resolution to fund the government to demand changes to Obamacare, crafting the populist slogan "Make DC Listen."
Breaking News from Huffington Post is that the House GOP's Third Shutdown Offer Would Delay Individual Mandate By One Year which the Senate will strip from the bill as they have asked for a clean bill with no riders.  The House GOP Members of Leadership and the House are stubborn morons who have convinced themselves the President and Democrats would cave to their demands.  They refuse to acknowledge that Obama won by a hefty margin and that ACA was found Constitutional including the mandate clause.  If they think this President and the Democrats are going to cave to their wishes, they are definitely on something.  How dare the GOP not to just pass a clean bill for a continuing resolution and go to conference committee on the Budget.  
Democrats were perplexed by the House's insistence on pushing its riders, since Democrats have already agreed to the GOP's spending levels in the short-term bill. 
"It's the numbers they want," said Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). "We are taking their numbers. We're not happy about that. We're willing to compromise and take their numbers for the six-week period -- we want it clean." 
"This is about six weeks of supporting our troops, our veterans, our seniors, our children, the economy," said Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).
Senate has already agreed to the numbers for a continuing resolution for six weeks but the GOP is insisting on attaching riders which makes the House Tea Party GOP look really bad as they refuse to pass a clean bill.  Shows how the GOP House Leadership has totally sold out to the Tea Party who want to shut Government down.

For the last few years we have heard Republicans slam the Senate for not passing a budget.  This spring the Senate passed a budget and House Leadership bowing to the Tea Party refused to send any representatives to the Conference Committee to work out the details.  That is why once again we have a continuing resolution. It is obvious that the Tea Party in the House planned to shutdown the Government all along if their demands were not met.  

Holding the Government hostage to fulfill their Tea Party pipe dream of defunding and destroying Obamacare should get them removed from office.  Is is treason to destroy the Nation's economy because as a party they didn't get their way in the last election?  We are in a time of war and sure sounds like the Tea Party anarchists running the House are pretty close to treason and should be forced to resign from office. Aren't there Republicans left with any common sense in the House to stand up to these thugs or have they all sold out to the Koch Bros Tea Party?

Another poll the House GOP Tea Party leadership and members will ignore as they have convinced themselves the Country is with them after fielding calls to their offices telling them to shut down Government -- all the callers are reading a script and yet their bosses think the vast majority of the American people support their temper tantrum of shutting down the Government?  Talk about not facing reality.  When 87% of all Americans are against this Congress and many think the House GOP are acting like spoiled brats, yet they stay on the course to shut down Government shows an arrogance and refusal to face reality that most of us have not seen in our lifetime.

The story that broke yesterday about some members of the House Republicans being drunk on the House floor is despicable and every last Republican drinking before the vote should be resigning from the House but that will never happen as they only care about their re-election and celebrating their victory after the vote they know will shutdown government.  Did leadership have to get drunk to push the garbage of a bill through the House since they all lack backbones?  Are they ever going to admit that President Obama won the election, the Democrats picked up seats in the Senate and House, and that more people voted for Dems in House districts then GOP.  Only through gerrymandering do the Tea Party GOP still control the House.

Excerpts from 
According to Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, “any person who levies war against the United States or adheres to its enemies by giving them Aid and Comfort has committed treason within the meaning of the Constitution. The term aid and comfort refers to any act that manifests a betrayal of allegiance to the United States, such as furnishing enemies with arms, troops, transportation, shelter, or classified information.” Republicans deliberately harmed the U.S. economy in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis, and the resulting sequestration cuts began affecting the defense industry on March 1 2013. Coupled with using extortion for political gain, the Republican plot to shut down the government must be regarded as one part of several subversive acts to weaken the power of the United States to attack or resist its enemies. The Treason Clause is particularly applicable to Republicans because they were, and are, weakening the United States during a time America is at war in Afghanistan. 
Republicans know the health law is good for Americans, and although esteemed economic expert Paul Krugman contends conservatives “don’t understand” the policy behind the ACA, that is just not true. They understand it perfectly and know it is already succeeding or they would not take extraordinary measures to see it eliminated; including shutting down the government and harming the economy in a time of war. With national security agencies preparing to lay off personnel when the shutdown occurs, hundreds-of-thousands of defense industry employees already facing furloughs and job losses, and economic recovery hanging in the balance, it is time for Americans to face the reality that the Republican Party is deliberately jeopardizing this nation’s security and for that they are guilty of treason.
Sure sounds like Treason to me as we at war and this Government shutdown is going to affect getting supplies to our troops.  This is showing how the GOP talking about being the party that supports the military is rhetoric.  They don't care about the troops or they wouldn't be shutting down Government risking our national security.

Couldn't agree more with Michael Tomasky's depiction of Speaker Boehner last week on The Daily Beast.  Boehner is by far the worst Speaker in my lifetime and would hazard to guess probably in the history of this Country.  The very idea that Boehner and other leadership sold out to newly elected Tea Party members when they took control of the House in 2010 says all you need to know about this spineless, unethical Speaker who by all accounts loves his alcohol and his leadership team.  World 'leader' should be removed because the whole group are followers not 'leaders!'

We’ve come to expect the Big Crazy from these Republicans, so we all kind of accepted the idea Friday that the House attached the defund-Obamacare provisions to its resolution to keep funding the government. But really. Stop and think about it. It’s totally outrageous that a speaker of the House of Representatives would even allow such a measure to get to the floor. The speaker is the second–most important person in the country in terms of making the country work. He’s more important than the Senate leader because spending bills must originate in the House, and the House, which in theory is closer to the people, was always envisioned as the body that would do more to drive the nation’s legislative agenda. It’s not for nothing that the speaker of the House is third in the line of presidential succession. He’s not supposed to agree with the president, but he is supposed to agree that the government should exist and do affirmative things. 
Here are the two questions that really matter this week as we head toward a possible government shutdown. How many Republicans in the House really would consider a shutdown as some kind of victory? And what is John Boehner prepared to do about them? Whatever the answer to the first question, the answer to the second is almost sure to be “not much.” Boehner is easily the worst House speaker in modern history. Far from being the figure of perverse sympathy that some suggest, he embodies exactly what’s wrong with the GOP—mainstream conservatism’s total capitulation to the extremists. He’s a disgrace. 
And what do we have? A speaker who has permitted 40 votes repealing a duly passed law and who then agreed to let his extremists hold the operation of the entire government hostage to its fantasies. And fantasies they are. Everyone knows that. Obamacare is not being defunded. Even Ted Cruz knows it deep down.

Of course, there is a different between Pelosi’s and Boehner’s caucuses. The most left-wing Democrats in Pelosi’s caucus aren’t nearly as left wing as Boehner’s right wingers are right wing, and the House lefties didn’t come to Washington to burn anything down. So in this sense Boehner’s job has been harder. But he hasn’t even tried to stand up to the hostage takers. And that’s how extremists take over. Everyone who knows better cowers before them. Boehner has at every turn. He talks out of both sides of his mouth, making one statement to assuage mainstream opinion for every two or three he makes to placate the hard right, which just adds to the rudderlessness and weakness he conveys.
Excerpts:  Read More at The Daily Beast 
Time to elect people to Congress in 2014 who will put America first not their jobs or their wealthy donors.  Vote out these obstructionists GOP Tea Party from the halls of Congress and return sanity to Congress.  This longtime Republican is voting, working, and donating to Democrats to take back the Congress and States to common sense and sanity -- send the Tea Party to the trash bin of history along with the Koch Brothers and all their various affiliated organizations.

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