Friday, October 9, 2015

The Republican Wrecker Caucus Strikes Again

The so called Republican "Freedom Caucus" in the House of Representatives is at it again .After failing miserably in their attempt to shut down the government in 2013 (see prior posts: and they have succeeded in forcing the retirement of House Speaker John Boehner and prevented House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from succeeding him.  The wrecker caucus as I call them has no interest in governing, in fact by their actions they don't really understand how the Constitution works. Simply put without 60 votes in the Senate and a 2/3 majority in both Houses the Senate Democrats and President Obama hold most of the high cards.

As I previously wrote they are very much like the nihilistic student protesters of the late 1960s. They care more about making a point than actually governing. It feels good for them, but it is the country that will suffer. Just like some of their 1960s counterparts they are oh so dour and oh so mean spirited. Where is the optimism of a Ronald Reagan? The wreckers don't understand that the way to success is with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.  

Moreover after watching the wreckers in action why would American voters want to give control of the government to the Republican Party. If it weren't so tragic, one can argue that the wreckers are part of some diabolically Clintonian scheme to elect Hillary president.

Don't you think its time for the grownups, if there are any left, in the Republican Party to take charge?

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