Morning Wood: GOP Is Losing Its S**t


So it’s no secret how much the whiteys in the GOP hate our President and Kenyan Prime Minister, Barry Hussein Obama. What I didn’t realize was just how over-the-top absurd they’ve become with that hatred, to the point that they’ve lost all sense and reason, or at least whatever sense and reason they originally possessed.

Yesterday, for the 33rd time, the GOP-controlled House voted on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” This wouldn’t be a big deal if the bill hadn’t already passed both houses, AND unexpectedly gotten through the Supreme Court ruling it Constitutional. Oh, and if they hadn’t already done this song and dance 32 times prior, each time knowing it wouldn’t pass the Senate, making it the emptiest of empty gestures.

Oh, and reports are that it costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 million to hold a day’s session to have a vote like the one yesterday. $30 million… times 33… carry the one… $990 MILLION has been spent on legislation that those pushing the votes know unequivocally is definitely not going to pass the Senate. They might as well take that money and flush it down the toilet. And this is from the GOP, the party demanding that we “stop spending”?

Political grandstanding. Political theater. Political gamesmanship. At the cost of $30 million a shot.

Of course, the worst news isn’t for Obama, or his party, or anyone who likes the ACA. The worst news is for the GOP. By keeping this story in front of people, and by looking like spoiled children who haven’t gotten their way (three times legislatively, once by the courts, and 33 times on these useless appeals) while the country struggles through a war, crumbling infrastructure, a bad job market, and struggling schools, the GOP gives lots and lots (and LOTS!) of ammunition to Obama, the DNC, and a host of people already pissed off at the game-playing we’ve seen from the GOP in the last three and a half years.

Sigh. This is why we can’t have nice things.

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