|Same as the old Congress. Maybe worse.|
They want to block the implementation of President Obama's executive orders easing up on immigration policy. This time, the shutdown hostage is the Dept. of Homeland Security. The R's have decided to make DHS funding contingent upon stopping those immigration orders. "Kill those executive orders or we kill this agency!"
A bill to do just that passed in Boehner's Nut House, but died in the Senate. Utterly predictable and inevitable. The GOP's brilliant idea once again boils down to a futile gesture, another symbolic vote against the Black Man in the White House. Once again, the R's look like a bunch of incompetent bunglers, and once again the public will blame them for creating another hot shutdown mess.
Late last night, a "clean" DHS funding bill passed both chambers and was signed by the president. It funds the agency for one week. One week. That's the best the party "in control" could come up with. It's so bad, many Republicans are disgusted with themselves, and that takes some doing.
What will change in a week? Nothing, and the same hostage will be taken captive again and the same ransom will be demanded. Shutdown Shakedown will become a weekly event.
If you're sick of this shit, please don't vote Republican.
|How many times can I run this cartoon until it no longer applies?|