I hear what you’re saying, Sway, and I’d like to quit beating up on the Speaker. And will just as soon as he starts exhibiting some leadership qualities, and quits beating up on his/our own party, himself. It’s the very Republicans you speak of who voted against all the pork in the Hurricane Sandy bill that Boehner just got through bashing:
More than half of the conference voted against both the fiscal-cliff deal and a subsequent bill providing aid to states affected by Hurricane Sandy. Boehner suffered 12 Republican defections during his reelection vote as Speaker early in January.“You have no idea the suspicions and the undercurrents that it caused, frankly, a lot of my members,” Boehner said of his negotiations with Obama. “It really has, in fact, caused somewhat of a breach that I’ve been in the middle of trying to repair.”
Boehner attributed the suspicions to the younger members in the Republican ranks…
Nice one, Boehner!
You speak to the Democrats being derelict in their duty to come forward with a budget. True enough.
At this point, at least half the country thinks it’s the Republican’s fault.
And it’s a no wonder when the very leadership of the Republican Party doesn’t come out swinging to correct the record!
Do you think I like it that I agree with RETT’s take? But facts is facts, and the fact of the matter is it’s incompetence and elitism out of the likes of Boehner and Preibus who are destroying the Republican Party by playing “Democrat Lite”, and getting in the way of decent Republicans doing exactly what we sent them there to do:
CUT THE SPENDING!
Which would ultimately put the Republicans on the winning side.
However, it appears they think they can win by scheming rather than by doing what’s right.