Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What's This? A Republican With An Active Brain? Nope, I Was Wrong

Oh that wacky GOP. They’ve spent the better part of the last seven years refusing to work with the President on anything — even disagreeing with him on what to have for lunch — and then they shriek and bleat that he doesn’t do anything.

And toss into the mix — please, toss her in — the Mama Grizzly Bore™, that failed Vice presidential candidate who quit her own job as Governor because it was “too hard” so she could ‘write’ a book or two and go on reality TV, who has just pulled her head out of the ass of a Bull Moose on the Alaskan tundra to demand the impeachment of the Obama. 

And, of course, let’s not forget Weeper of the House, John Boehner, who spent Obama’s first and second terms leading the Do Nothing Parade, but has recently set down his spray tanner — a can of industrial strength Orange Rust-Oleum — long enough to file what just might be the most frivolous lawsuit in the history of lawsuits; and I’m counting the suit against McDonald’s that the woman who spilled her coffee in her lap filed.

Seriously? This is the best they can do? This is the best they have? Whiners and quitters and cartoon characters?

Well, maybe so, with the exception of one Republican, Representative Bob Goodlatte, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who spoke on-camera admitting that President Obama has NOT broken any laws to warrant impeachment.

On The Week with George Stephanopoulos Goodlatte told host George Stephanopoulos that House Republicans have absolutely no plan to impeach President Obama, not because they don’t want to, not because it would give them something to do after spending eight years sitting on their hands, and voting to repeal Obamacare, but because there’s nothing they can legally impeach him for:
We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment. The Constitution is very clear as to what constitutes grounds for impeachment of the president of the United States. He has not committed the kind of criminal acts that call for that.”
Cue Mama Grizzly Bore™ falling face first into a bowl of Elk Stew.

Cue John Boehner bursting into tears.

Now, to be fair, as rational as Goodlatte sounds — and believe me, it was hard to type to word “rational” when talking about a member of the GOP — he does believe that Obama is not enforcing the laws in  many areas, like immigration, so he’s all for that Judge Judy lawsuit that Boehner has filed.

He claims that House Republicans are suing Obama to make sure Congress has the only power to pass laws but that begs the question I’ve been asking for seven years: what laws? This Congress, under the iron do-nothing fist of the GOP has literally done nothing in the last seven years and has been called the least-productive Congress in our history.

So, what laws does Goodlatte want Congress to pass? Jobs? Too busy. The environment? Ain’t no global warming. What? WHAT??

If Congress actually did something — if they even took one minute to try and work with the president — then Obama wouldn’t have to issue any executive orders; and let’s be queer, he’s issued far less than W and I didn’t hear the GOP complain about that hack.

Seriously, I want Judy to adjudicate that suit and eviscerate Boehner, and Goodlatte, on syndicated television.

But still, we have the highest ranking Republican on the very committee that would be responsible for bringing up articles of impeachment against President Obama saying it can’t be done because he’s done nothing wrong.

So, GOP, put away the dictator talk, stow away the tyrant rhetoric, and tell your Teabagger leaders enough with the Obama = Hitler sign, especially the misspelled ones, to have a seat.

You have no case.


the dogs' mother said...

So far 12 congressional candidates have escaped AHOTW-ness. One of them gave away three guns on his website and one of them shot a pinata elephant in a commercial (and he's a dem!)

Helen Lashbrook said...

Seriously, his name is Goodlatte? A mix of English and Italian? At least we know how he likes his coffee even if House Republicans haven't got a clue about anything else.

anne marie in philly said...

the GOP is full of shit. all of them. always has been, always will be. asshats forever!

Biki Honko said...

I'm beginning to think that nothing the GOP does will surprise me. As a group they are without brain and a backbone, unless tis built from used tea bags.

Umm, about the hot coffee lawsuit? You need to do some research, that lady was horribly burned, if you're brave google imagines of what happened to her. There was a huge back lash against tort law during this time period, causing many, many bad laws to be crafted, reducing the amount someone can sue for. Which on the surface sounds okie dokie, but once you read about some of life changing accidents that have pushed them to the wall financially, allowing the company/doctor/hospital to pay pennies when the injured will need care for the rest of their life is shocking.

Frank said...

Today's NBC analysis shows Rand Paul evenly matched with Hilary Clinton - scary!

And I would leave Judge "You look like a loser, and I hate losers, case closed" Judy out of the mix. I can't imagine her being anything other than Republican.