[ Here we go again! The RINOs, or should I say CINOs, are at it again. The old guard, like Hal Rogers, are back in charge. And they appear to be “telling the Tea Party youngsters to go along and play while the adults handle the serious work”. What sort of revolution is it going to take to make these sad, old codgers realize the seriousness and despair of We The People? – JS ]
House Republicans lost the first round of the messaging battle over the budget last week with a lame attempt to cut less than $40 billion against the Pledge to America's goal of at least $100 billion, but then President Obama forfeited round two with an absurd budget that elicited a genuine bipartisan reaction of scorn for his fecklessness.
Proving themselves equal to the challenge of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, the new GOP majority promptly proceeded to block what looked like a clean attempt to defund Obamacare sponsored by Representative Steve King of Iowa and then followed with a series of failed amendments to cut spending featuring numerous senior Republicans voting to defend appropriations for, among other programs, the Legal Services Corporation.
Heading into the weekend the Beltway Republicans of 2006 seem to have returned and to have reclaimed their old ways and their old daze when it comes to communicating with the public…
Wrong party. Wrong media. Wrong attitude towards the base.
The cliff is very close, and even if the aggravation level among the veteran lawmakers is high with those activists who are new to the political scene, the House Republicans have to chose to listen to the voters, not dictate to them.