Over the years the phrase “throw the bums out” has been applied to any number of political clutches and cronies, but it has never been quite so apropos as it is to this current batch of boneheaded and bought-off Republicans.
Can we be clear on something? The Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare,” passed the House and the Senate and was then signed into law by the President of the United States. The Republicans then challenged it in court and failed. Obamacare has been upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States.
That’s it. It’s over. The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is the law of the land, and yet what does this current gang of anti-American caucus room conspiracy Republican traitors do? After wasting the people’s time with at least 50 votes to roll back all or part of the law, all of which were doomed to fail before they were cast, they have now filed a lawsuit against President Obama, complaining that he overreached his limits with passage of the the Act.
The lawsuit, which has been threatened for months, is regarded by many to be a waste of time and money. NBC News reports that, “Earlier this week George Washington University legal scholar Jonathan Turley agreed to represent the GOP in the suit after the other attorneys declined to, allegedly due to political pressure.”
Even Neil Cavuto on FOX thinks the Republicans are going over the line in their relentless pursuit of Barack Obama. In an exchange with Michele Bachmann regarding a possible lawsuit against Mr. Obama for his use of executive authority, Cavuto said, “Where was your rage when Democrats were going after President Bush on the same use of executive orders, because I think you knew then that that was a waste of time then and I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now.” Cavuto told Bachmann that she was “being silly.”
None too coincidentally, the Republican’s nuisance suit come on the heels of Mr. Obama’s executive action affording protection from deportation for some 4-million illegal immigrants. Immigration is an issue that perfectly represents Republican obstructionism, in that a comprehensive immigration bill was passed by the Senate in June of 2013. And now, a year and a-half later, the bill has yet to come up for a vote in the House. Why? Because Republican leaders in the House won’t let it happen.
These Republicans appear determined to put a stop to anything that will be viewed as an accomplishment for the Obama Administration, regardless of the damage their intransigence does to the American people. Actually, it’s more than an appearance, it’s their stated purpose. They are already liable for shutting down the United States of America, and still their nonsense continues.
Being without merit, the lawsuit will in all likelihood, fail. It is political obstructionism at the people’s expense in its worst form. Because the intention is to benefit a wealthy few without reasonable regard for the impact on the nation as a whole by refusing to let the people’s business move forward and because the Republican leadership has used this same kind of obstructionist tactic repeatedly, it borders on treason. Or it may be over the border. It might be treason.
At some point the Democrats will need to develop enough spine to stand up for America and against this current gang of regressive Republican goons. Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, Barbara Boxer Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and one or two others have been trying to get the truth out to the American people. Where is the rest of the Democratic Party? Surely, they haven’t all been bought off? Or have they? Is the party over?