You have every right to be frustrated. It is rare for the Washington Post to bury a headline in the copy, but that is the case with Sean Sullivan’s story this morning. Republicans have the ball and they are running the wrong way. In fact, they have left the field and have yet to put a team into play.
Funding DHS is a down and dirty deal. Just do it.
Addressing immigration reform is a matter of picking up where the Senate left off and passing the bill into law. Get those things done and off the docket and move to fresh territory like tax reform legislation, for instance.
John Boehner is a real dud as a speaker of the House. His credentials to be a US representative are unbelievably weak. Ohio should be ashamed. Mitch McConnell is marginally better because he may actually want to get the peoples’ business accomplished. He wants to go down as a statesman. Boehner wants to live from the fat of American voters in his district as a federally employed welfare recipient of the type his party allegedly disdains. However, look at your politicians’ resumes. Have they ever accomplished anything outside government that is extraordinary? How much of their resume has been working for government versus the private sector?
The problem in the American political system today stems from having selected and elected the wrong people.
“With clock ticking, Republicans feud over DHS funding, immigration action
By Sean Sullivan February 25 at 10:14 PM
Congressional Republicans have been plagued in recent years by a fractious and politically harmful family feud. Wednesday provided fresh evidence that the party’s sweeping November midterm wins have done little to alter that dynamic.
House and Senate Republicans remained sharply at odds over how to fund the Department of Homeland Security while continuing to do battle with President Obama over immigration. With just two days left before funding authority for DHS runs out, there was great uncertainty about whether and how lawmakers can get a bill to Obama’s desk in time to avoid a partial shuttering of the department.
The Senate on Wednesday advanced a measure that would fund the agency through September and forestall any kind of shutdown. But that proposal, crafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), could face stiff GOP resistance in the House, where Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has not been willing to say whether he would bring the bill to a vote.
The debate has inflamed tensions between House and Senate Republican leaders, who are struggling to govern in the early days of their unified congressional majority. Rank-and-file GOP members have also lobbed barbs at the other chamber.
On a 98-to-2 vote, the Senate’s DHS bill cleared a key procedural hurdle that could set up a final vote as soon as Thursday. It would fund DHS through the end of the fiscal year, and it would not affect Obama’s executive actions on immigration.”