John Boehner said, “So we’re expecting this administration to annihilate the Republican Party. And let me tell you, I do believe that is their goal, to just shove it into the dust bin of history”.
But who is actually digging the deep hole the GOP is getting into?
Considering the need to help the economy recover, the GOP has spent lot of time on bills dealing with the repeal of healthcare, marriage, women’s bodies, and religion.
But no jobs bills.
First the GOP said they would do whatever it took to make sure president Obama served only one term. They obstructed most of his proposals, even the ones they had originally propose with some of those being word for word, mainly by abusing the filibuster that even Bob Dole found to be a little too much.
They ignored passing any jobs bill when that was most important to the American people. Instead they dealt with women’s wombs, a lot of religious bills, and attempting to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act 37 times.
They have stripped the National Labor Relations Board of its ability to help workers who think their rights have been violated, passed legislation that will help defund implementation of “Obama Care”, have decided that debts to foreign countries have to be paid before federal employees and soldiers are, found a sneaky way to eliminate overtime pay for workers, and cut $20.5 billion from food stamps,
They jumped so quickly on the Benghazi thing that they had to doctor the emails they were given to make their assertion of some sort of cover up look legitimate, and seem so concerned with covering their posteriors that they have totally forgotten those who killed the victims of the attack.
Turns out their beloved Patreaus is the one who changed the talking points either to appear better, or to protect a CIA secret.
They demanded that the Department of Justice address a leak of sensitive information to the Associated Press, and then found fault with the DOJ for doing that. They are all giddy that the DOJ went after a reporter for their media arm, Fox News, only to find out the both Fox News and its owner, News Corp, had been notified in 2010 that warrants had been issued for certain records, but some supposed break down in the chain of command kept certain people in those two groups from getting this information.
They accept this breakdown in that system, but cannot understand that that may very well have happened with certain communiqués with the State Department and Hillary Clinton. What was impossible when applied to those they do not like, nor want to face in the presidential election of 2016, is totally understandable when it is their friends.
They jump on the IRS for investigating more conservative applicants for tax exemption than liberal ones, only to find out that after the Citizens United was put in place, conservative applications out-numbered liberal ones 34 to 1. Statistically the chances of more conservative groups being looked at than liberal ones is a no-brainer.
Representative Darryl Issa’s announcement upon his becoming the head of the House oversight committee that he would hold at least one hearing a day until he found something to pin on the president has had him running to find things and doing so without the information he should have had, and was readily available before the hearings.
It’s sad that what he could have found in a less circus type atmosphere is coming out during the hearings and resulting in embarrassment.
In the meantime, the deficit is down over 30%, corporate and stock market profits are at a record high, new home sales are rising, as is employment, and consumer confidence is at a six year high, while the GOP which has not done anything to bring this about and insists the president is failing.
The president’s approval ratings have gone up, while Congress’s has gone down.
Perhaps if the GOP gets back to the people’s business and ends its obsession with ensuring Obama fails, they can get out of the hole they are digging themselves into.