Obama has won the battle against Boehner and his merry squad of dimwits over DHS funding. Last week Boehner came within hours of shutting down Homeland Security because they thought it would be in the country’s best interest to play chicken with national security. On Monday, Captain Orange was forced to tell the GOP that they have lost:
I am as outraged and frustrated as you at the lawless and unconstitutional actions of this president. . . I believe this decision — considering where we are — is the right one for this team, and the right one for this country. The good news is that the president’s executive action has been stopped, for now. This matter will continue to be litigated in the courts, where we have our best chance of winning this fight. [Source]
Outraged? Frustrated? Yes, that exactly what the American people feel as they once again watch the Republican party bring us to the brink of disaster.
On Friday, after 52 members of his party sided with Democrats and refused to extend funding for three-weeks, Bonehead was forced to pass a one-week extension at the last-minute. He then sent the bill back to the Senate in hopes that Democrats would give-in and allow the Senate to hold a conference on the bill. Democrats did not back down and sent the bill back to the House. Harry Reid had this to say:
Senate Democrats will not be a party to yet another Republican charade that will inevitably shut down the Department of Homeland Security and put our nation at risk. [Source]
That is what led to Boehner waving the white flag. He finally realized that he wasn’t going to be able to screw with the president, because our party is actually united.
What’s funny about all of this is that he said that Obama’s executive actions have been stopped. He was referring to the federal judge’s injunction against them. So if he knew that they had been stopped for now, what was the point of this? To just stress the American people out? To show the country that Republicans are unable to govern? That’s all he accomplished.
Whatever the point of this was, he lost and Obama won. YAY!
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