Friday, November 07, 2014

Republican Victory Anthem: Second Verse? Same As The First.

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So.  It’s all over but the howling.  One-third of America’s registered voters bestirred themselves to get to the polls and offer up a vote of confidence for the worst Congress in US history—approval rating? 14%.  Fortunately, for Republicans, that dismal turnout included two of their biggest fans: the Brothers Koch.

House Speaker, John Boehner, of course, sees that as a “mandate.”  Not really.  He can’t actually be that deluded, but he’ll take it and run with it even though it means his tour in legislative hell has just been extended [unless, of course, the crazy caucus writes in Allen West to replace him].

John Boehner, himself, enjoys only a 20% approval rating among voters in his own state.  A majority—59%—disapprove of his work in Congress.  Even Republicans are only lukewarm on Boehner: 37% approve, 34% disapprove.

When the 114th Congress is seated, in January 2015, Republicans will choose their House speaker, so times like these inspire Boehner to rear up on his hind legs and let out a Speaker-ish bellow.

He did not disappoint:

I’ve made clear to the President if he acts unilaterally on his own outside of his authority he will poison the well and there will be no chance for immigration reform moving forward in this Congress. It’s as simple as that.

When you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself and he’s going to burn himself if he continues to go down that path.

That Obama! just like a naughty child disobeying his betters.  Look for the “poisoned well” to become a Republican meme.

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Posted by Bette Noir on 11/07/14 at 10:17 AM
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