Congress has three weeks to put together a plan to fund the government for the next six months and so far all they have done is the usual name calling , posturing and finger pointing. Obama scolded Congress and said" We can't keep on running the government based on two week extensions." Speaker Bonehead (HAR-Ohio) pointed out that "we're trying to clean up last year's mess". Of course he is somewhat correct on that point since the Democrats didn't bother to even submit a budget for fear that the blood shed of November would be worse than expected. The Republicans were wrong for not forcing the issue and jumping up and down on the issue but then some were too busy "running for position". Bonehead's name comes to mind since that all he could do during much of last term.
So it seems that some important issues are now on the back burner and We The People are in for another BEATING. Defunding of Planned Parenhood and Obamanocare are all set aside despite promises from GOP leadership to scuttle both immediately but seems it will wait until a more convenient time. Of course the primary antagonist of the "good ole boys" in the GOP, Rep Michele Bachmann (R-MN) doesn't like it one bit and has taken on the "ole boy's" establishment and firing both barrels saying "You don't win if you don't fight". and how right she is. It appears that the "establishment GOP is taking on Obama's tactic of retreat and bowing as well as stuttering while taking NO ACTION , and the Beat(ing) goes on.
Bachmann and Steven King (R-Iowa) called for the GOP to stand by their pledge. "If we do not stand our ground on the CR (continuing resolutions)... and use it to stop the $105.5 billion... Obamacare will be implemented on our watch, and ...we will find it difficult--if not impossible--to regain the strategic advantage."
Right now, it's the Democrats with the strategic advantage. For weeks, they've managed to "bully" the GOP with their threat of a government shutdown. Everyone, including the Associated Press knows there's really no such thing as a government shutdown (unless you're planning a visit to the National Parks). Given the fact of how limited the impact would be, there's absolutely no reason for Republicans to cower, hide under their desk and not stand their ground on the pledge made pre-November and in January. Nevertheless, the three-week extension gives up not only social ground but fiscal ground as well. Of the twenty-five programs targeted in this CR, twenty-three of the cuts were requested by the President or Democrats. As for the other two, they simply end the funding for two projects that no longer exist. So far all the three CR;s have done is cut $10 billion but it is but a smoke screen to cover the $4 billion that is being borrowed every day.
Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (Ohio), in an attempt to get the leadership back on track has presented the Committees own budget proposal but so far no one is listening and the Beat(ing) Goes On.
Who else is slinking and lurking in the shadows and doing nothing to keep the momentum of November on track? Well it seems that the "Pelosi" like clone from Alaska, RINO Senator Murkowski doesn't agree with the pledge to defund Planned Parenthood and using the same language as Planned Parenthood leaders and former House Speaker Pelosi claims they provide "vital services". Wonder if she meant services such as pimping for teen hookers , providing abortions and then covering it up, surely not! But alas it's true, she defends Planned Parenthood and the GOP does nothing but REWARD HER!
One would think that the Republicans would be running from her like running from stink on a skunk but instead Bonehead and the so called leadership rewarded her by allowing her to represent the entire party in the GOP's weekly radio address.
And the Beat(ing) Goes On folks.
The future of this country is at stake and unless it is four more years of "Obamination" that you want please let your Senator's and Representatives know that you are tired of the BEATINGS. Let them know that they don't have until 2012 to fiddle around and then claim "WE TRIED" because it won't fly and they will be looking for employment elsewhere but good luck with Obama and his minions in charge for four more years. STOP THE BEATINGS!
UPDATE: THIS AFTERNOON 54 TEA PARTY MEMBERS TOOK A STAND BUT BONEHEAD SELLS OUT AS USUAL. Be sure to read the link included in this article dissent from Tea Party Republicans
The current NONLEADERS IN CONGRESS ARE INSURING OBAMA'S SECOND TERM.
AND THE BEAT(ING) GOES ON.