There was supposed to be a vote in the U.S. House by now on the Republican budget/deficit plan. This morning, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Tanning booth) said the vote on his plan would be at 6 p.m. Then the GOP said the vote would take place at 7. It’s now 9:20 and nothing has happened.
Considering the face that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Slot machine) said that Boehner’s plan would be immediately voted down if it got to the Senate, you’d think that the House procedure would be a no brainer … the Republicans pass Boehner’s plan, the Senate rejects it, and then the Republicans get to mouth off on how Democrats want to waste your money and have no concern for the debt the country is in. Seems like a great propaganda opportunity. The Republicans have the majority in the House. This should be over by now. And there’s no reason to stay up all night to find out what happens.
But at this minute, Boehner doesn’t have enough Republican votes to get his own bill passed. Which means he has no control over his delegation. Which shows that the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
And Obama wants to reach a compromise with these guys?
Michele Bachmann refuses to answer reporters’ questions about her husband’s “gay cure” therapy and declares him and their business off limits to press.
Bachmann (R-Flat Earth) is seeking the GOP nomination, and she’s saying that asking about her family-run business (which tries to “cure” gay people) and asking about her husband (who runs the clinic and tells clients to “pray the gay away”) is out of bounds. Apparently that means asking whether her clinic receives federal funds is also out of bounds. Let’s not even get into the idea of intruding into people’s lives, wasting government money and denying Americans their civil rights.
But Bachmann is making a point that attacks on family members should be out of bounds. Sort of:
But Bachmann has a very different take when it comes to other candidates’ spouses: She’s repeatedly attacked Michelle Obama in the harshest terms and specifically challenged the press to join in on her condemnations….
More recently Bachmann took to Laura Ingraham’s radio show to condemn the First Lady’s initiative to promote breastfeeding as an effort to enact a “nanny state” and said Obama’s agenda was “very consistent with where the hard left is coming from.” Moreover, she mused that the media was failing to address the issue out of a bias towards the White House.
I’m old enough to remember when Republicans were sane. Seems like a lifetime ago.
- GOP Leaders Delay Vote on Debt Plan; Does Boehner Have the Votes? (swampland.time.com)
- Boehner: ‘We don’t have votes yet,’ GOP lobbying continues (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Boehner to Republicans: ‘Get Your A**** In Line’ (theroot.com)
UPDATE: It’s worse than expected. Boehner didn’t have the votes so they put the vote off at least a day. Instead they voted on whether to rename a post office in Hawaii. The tea baggers really do want to destroy the country.