And so you have to ask, “How many Republicans does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” The answer is later in this post — I just needed to get your attention. What a bunch of bumbling idiots the Grand Ol’ Party has turned into. There is plenty of dysfunction to go around as it relates to Washington partisan politics, but the Republican party simply cannot get their shit together and are in disagreement amongst themselves. Did they think the stand-off for the past 5 days was going to produce an outcome other than the backlash they received? A small block of morons from the T-Party voting against the majority of both houses and sending a message to over 160 million working Americans that MORE would be held for FICA after the new year. Yes, a mixed up, confused message that in effect would raise taxes and go against a tenet of that party’s platform. Unbelievable.
We started off the day with the leader among them, Senator John Boehner telling the American people why the two-month extension wasn’t good enough for the president’s signature, despite an overwhelming 89 – 10 Senate vote. (And yes, he was one of the 89!) We ended the day with a 180 and him pushing through the measure during a caucus phone call and admitting that the idiotic political tactic “may not have been politically the smartest thing in the world.” Man is he sharp, guess that’s why he’s his party’s top dog.
Not sure whether to laugh or cry, but the disappointment in the members that make up both houses of Congress would not go away either way. As for how many Republicans it takes to screw in a light bulb — I have no clue. I still can’t’ figure out how they get into the lightbulb!