With the arrival of the new Republican flash mob on Capitol Hill, it soon became obvious that the saints didn’t go marching in. They swiftly greeted us with assaults on President Obama’s immigration policies, and brutally damned same-sex weddings, women’s issues and climate change. Sort of ghoulish, don’t you think?
It being Super Bowl week, you might be surprised to learn that despite the GOP’s nasty agenda, one of the biggest losers was Speaker John Boehner, the forever dyspeptic conniver.
Boehner is the fellow who sneakily set up Israeli Prime Minister Benajamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s March speech to a joint session of Congress, setting off towering flames of anger in both countries as a disgracedul breech of diplomatic protocol. Working with Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer, an American-born operative with Republican credentials, (and known as “Bibi’s Brain”), they swung the deal by the light of the moon.
The clandestine pair never told Obama of their plan. Indeed, the New York Times reported that Dermer had a lengthy meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry just before the deal was announced and never mentioned it to Kerry. He said he figured the secretary would inform Obama even though he had never told Kerry either.
Demonstrating that he is a reckless little man from Ohio and quite out of his league on foreign policy, Boehner can now suffer the consquences of history for his vengeful tactics solely intended to embarrass the president.
Meantime, the staggering list of Republican would-be presidential candidates (now including Sarah Palin) are scampering about the country to please the Kochs, Sheldon Adelson and other Big Money in hopes of grabbing the last remaining space on Mt. Rushmore.
Can’t imagine how much worse this is going to get. I only know that it will.