Politicus Radio: Another Day, Another Republican Caused Disaster


The DHS funding fight that Republicans provoked with President Obama is a hole that John Boehner keeps digging himself deeper and deeper into.

Listen to Sarah and Jason discuss the GOP’s six weeks of disaster:

Speaker Boehner and the Republicans provoked a confrontation with the president over his immigration executive actions, but now they find themselves painted into a corner. Senate Republicans will try once again to move the House-passed bill that would fund Homeland Security while overturning President Obama’s executive actions on immigration on February 23.

The bill is widely expected to be blocked by Senate Democrats. To date, Republicans have yet to pick any additional votes of support from the Senate Democrats on this bill. The Republican reign as the congressional majority has resulted in one passed bill becoming law in six weeks.

The Homeland Security funding crisis is another in a long line of Republican manufactured crisis over the last few years. Republicans can’t govern. They won’t govern, and creating a crisis is their way of distracting from their failures.

One of the major consistencies in American politics right now is that the Republican Party can be counted on cause drama and crisis.

11 Replies to “Politicus Radio: Another Day, Another Republican Caused Disaster”

  1. If this was not about national security, I’d fine this funny. The GOP now control 2/3 of the Houses and still can’t lead. Obama can just sit back and chill as the incompetent Republicans continue to self destruct. Seriously, they couldn’t lead a third to water, excuse my French, but it’s true.

  2. Drama queens need drama to sustain their own sense of importance. So it is with the current batch of Republican legislators occupying the seats in Congress.

  3. Republicans in the House are launching charges against the Senate, republicans in the Senate are pointing fingers at republicans in the House in return and nothing is getting done. I read earlier today that members of the House want McConnell to change the filibuster rules so that every bill they want to pass will require only 51 votes. The Senate republicans are letting them have it, telling them they won’t overturn years of Senate rules, and that the GOP will be a minority party again in the future and democrats could use the rule change against them. If the republicans thought having majorities in both houses would automatically enable them to push through any policy they wanted, they were very mistaken. They should have realized what would happen if they were the majority because they did the same thing to democrats when dems had the majority. I have to give it to the republicans, they sure are good at deluding themselves.

  4. The Reichwing makes toddlers look mature, no offense to toddles for comparing them to the Party Of No.

  5. The President should use the one power they can’t dispute. Well, I mean they WILL dispute it, but it is constitutional for him to make them stay in DC. until they get the bill passed. That would really burn their asses.

  6. Wait for it…..the next fantasy issue is right around the corner. I’m hearing that those immigrants who have been given amnesty can now re-file taxes and the government will have to pay out millions. It’s a logical fantasy in that it builds on the Rs claim that undocumented don’t pay taxes. It’s a fantasy built on a fantasy. The truth is that states that have been so aggressive in pushing deportations have lost millions of dollars in taxes while the country has lost billions. Keep digging.

  7. While I agree with your premise re: R’s being unable to lead, I fail to see how the DHS has anything to do with National Security. Let it die the painful death it deserves.

  8. I think it bears mentioning that the Republicans haven’t actually legislated anything beyond who gets their mug on a stamp or how many airports they can name after Reagan in decades. Whatever they “thought” they were going to accomplish with dual majorities was based upon some long ago pipe dream. They might run their little town councils like that, but it doesn’t play in the US Senate or the US House. They kicked all of their experienced legislators out, brought in a bunch of extremists, and now their left with nothing but their talking points.

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