Despite the best effort of the GOP, the House failed to pass their 20 week abortion ban for the District of Columbia.
Now, governing the women of Washington, D.C. shouldn’t be the business of the United States congress. That should be the business of those people elected to represent the residents of Washington, D.C., and that certainly doesn’t include foiks like Reps. Boehner and Issa.
But the GOP is looking for victories anywhere they can find them, even if they are just plain absurd. After two years of nothing but obstructionism, the GOP is starting to realize that they might have a problem. There is nothing they can hold up to the voters as an example of something that the GOP has done for them. Nothing.
Blocked jobs bills, blocked transportation bills, nearly halted health care mandates…
It’s so bad that even the GOP can’t take it anymore. Two Republican representatives have come out swinging against their own party- one even determined not to run for reelection in his home state. Rep. LaTourette of Ohio says that members of his party are, “more interested in fighting with each other” than in fixing this country’s problems.
Rep. Hanna of New York went even farther in his attacks against his own party. “I have to say that I’m frustrated by how much we — I mean the Republican Party — are willing to give deferential treatment to our extremes in this moment in history,”
Come November, let’s see if the American public can send the message that Hanna and LaTourette have already gotten- that when it comes to these ridiculous partisan politics, enough is enough.
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