It’s been190 days since the GOP took control of the House using a “Jobs” campaign message … and we’re still waiting on a Republican jobs bill. Democratic Senators are urging that job-creation measures be included in the final debt reduction deal resulting from the bipartisan negotiations led by Vice President Biden.
“Congressional Republicans abruptly pulled out of debt-reduction talks with the White House on Thursday and demanded that President Obama meet directly with GOP leaders to resolve an impasse over taxes,” according to the Washington Post. Not liking where things were going, Mr. Cantor has acted like a six-year old, picking up his marbles and leaving the game, threatening not to return until and unless Democrats take tax hikes for the rich off the table. (Just a question, but being rich himself, would that qualify as self-dealing?) Now they want the President to step in to the fray so they can blame him for their own incompetence.
I’m sorry, but it’s not the President’s job to do the job of the House of Representatives. The Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, knows or should know that, if that is, he’s read that Constitution he so proudly rants about. The House of Representatives is the only entity of Government that can appropriate monies with which to fund government. Hence, they are the only entity that can approve the Nation’s budget and forward it on to the Senate and President for concurrence. This is a ploy by the GOP to drag the President into the fray so they can blame their financial incompetence on him instead of taking the hit themselves.
I certainly hope Americans are paying attention and learning that the GOP is totally incapable of effective leadership. They have no forward looking vision for America. The best they can do is to use bullying tactics for force people to go along with their goal of ‘taking America back.’ Back to ‘where,’ or back to ‘when’? These guys are drama-queens. All they’ve done since January is to manufacture one crises after another and then hold critical aspects of our economy hostage until they get their way. They’re so mired in their benefactors’ nostalgic 1890s views of where American should be, they’re totally deaf and blind to anything contrary to their perception of science, economics, our nations needs, and the world as a whole.
Look out Mr. President, these guys are totally incapable of leadership on the truly critical issues facing our nation, and now they’re looking for a fall guy.