I had to turn off the news tonight. I couldn’t take the stupidity coming from the various Republicans that each of these different news channels brought on television. Mentally, I just couldn’t fathom the plane of “reality” one must live on to believe — or even be capable of regurgitating — the crap these people were saying.
Somehow Republicans have convinced themselves that losing the presidency and losing seats in both the Senate and House gives them a “mandate” from the American people. That somehow controlling only the House of Representatives (even though Democrats received more popular votes nationally in House races last year), means they should get whatever they want signed by the president on demand.
But you know the truth of the matter is, the Senate’s resolution which would have avoided a government shutdown would pass the House right now if John Boehner would let it come up for a vote—he’s simply not letting the Senate’s bill be voted on. Much like with the bipartisan Senate immigration bill from earlier this year, he’s blocking the House from voting on it because if they did, it would pass.
What we are seeing is as close to treasonous sabotage from within as you can possibly get. A branch of government denying the will of the majority due to the influence of a far right radical grouping of Congressional Republicans. This isn’t about the majority supporting funding Obamacare and our government — like I said, if Boehner let the Senate’s resolution be voted on, it would pass easily — this is about Boehner refusing to let the bill come up for a vote at all. Boehner’s House has not sent a single clean CR to the Senate for a vote — every single bill they’ve sent has had language that defunds or delays the Affordable Care Act.
The one item that President Obama and Democrats have said repeatedly, and emphatically, is under no circumstances negotiable.
Then these right-wing lunatics have the nerve to come out and say they’re negotiating in “good faith” by repeatedly offering plans that include the one biggest thing that isn’t up for negotiation. I even just saw one come on television and claim that all 45 votes to repeal “Obamacare” have been attempts by Republicans to negotiate in good faith—but the Senate simply won’t listen.
These people define idiocy.
And the real irony behind all of this is that the very moment the government shut down, “Obamacare” still went into effect.
I’ve seen a lot of ridiculous things in politics, but I’ve never seen this level of baffling stupidity and irresponsibility. It’s like watching a bunch of insane people being voted into government, completely void of reality, governing based on some alternate delusional world they’ve created in their minds that simply does not exist.
There is absolutely no situation in which the Affordable Care Act gets defunded and Republicans come out of this victorious—none.
So what’s the point? Well, outside of these Republicans posturing like a bunch of deranged peacocks for their primary voters, there is absolutely no point. No matter what happens, the Affordable Care Act is going to remain the law of the land and the government will eventually get funded.
And at the end of the day Republicans will have only proven one thing—they’ve officially lost their damn minds.
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