Wednesday, June 11, 2014
And Steny Ho Ho calls Republicans Dysfunctional?
Steny Hoyer, the number two Democrat in the House, said Eric Cantor's Republican primary defeat shows the Republican party to "deeply divided and dysfunctional."
Mr. Hoyer, what's "dysfunctional" is a political party that ignores its own party's president usurping Congressional authority as he enacts more major executive orders than any other president in history, orders well outside of executive branch prerogatives.
What's dysfunctional is a political party that is utterly silent in the face of its party's president lying and covering up to the nation on various scandals such as Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS abuses, ignoring the law on the Gitmo releases, etc. any one of which you'd impeach a Republican president for.
What's dysfunctional is a party which is perfectly content to watch its president abuse his power all because its more important for your party to hold and hopefully (to you) keep the White House than that power be held and used honorably, with integrity and as the constitution allows.
What's dysfunctional is a party continuing to defend the most unpopular piece of domestic legislation in a generation, Obamacare, and probably the most damaging to the economy and to American healthcare, and to continue to march in lock step in spinning and misrepresenting the effectiveness of the law while the data continues to pile in showing it to be an utter train wreck.
What's dysfunctional is continuing to provide full back up to the president's lying about this law and continuing to allow him to arbitrarily implement and interpret it on the fly as he pleases and as dictated by political necessity despite the CLEAR INTENT OF THE LAW, changing implementation dates, employer penalty provisions, etc. and not uttering a peep as he acts as both president and legislature in doing so.
Dysfunction is looking away from such presidential abuses and marching in lock step rather than exercising COURAGE to call him on his outrageous behavior, much of it driven by political expediency as he sees it and the need to bring up his poll numbers.
Dysfunction is not holding errant leaders accountable as the people of Virginia's 7th district did yesterday. It's refusing to hold them accountable because you're all so enamored of your power that you can't possibly criticize your own president because to do so might help the other side take away the precious power that's become the thing you're most loyal to, and obsessed with, rather than loyalty to your constituents, your oath of office and most of all to your nation.