A look at the internal GOP fight on funding the Dept of Homeland Security between Conservative and Moderate Republicans in Congress…
GOP Moderates: fighting Obama is a clown strategy, bro
By: streiff (Diary) @ Red State
There is perhaps nothing more craven and disgusting than a man (or woman) who believes in nothing more substantial than their own self-aggrandizement put in the position of having to make a principled decision. That is what we’re seeing in the House of Representatives.
House Speaker John Boehner will move a vote today on a bill that will fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks. No one is exactly sure what the purpose of this bill is. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)67%, being the feckless old go-along-get-alonger that he is, doesn’t have the guts to really do anything substantive. As far as I can tell all this bill does is give Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)10% three additional weeks to rub McConnell’s nose in the steaming pile of poo that McConnell has dumped on the Senate floor. I’m not necessarily opposed to that if it were the point of the bill, but the bill probably indicates that Boehner is going to join McConnell under the bed in a fetal position but only after extracting maximum damage from the GOP.
The House will vote Friday on a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks in an attempt to avert a shutdown slated for Saturday at the massive agency.
If the bill is approved by the House, the Senate is expected to quickly follow suit — though the upper chamber also plans to move forward with a bill funding Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the new strategy to his rank-and-file members during a closed-door caucus meeting Thursday night. Senior Republicans predicted it would win enough support to clear the lower chamber.
The article goes on to note that the Democrats are actively whipping against the bill so it will have to pass with only GOP votes. That, alone, should tell you that this bill is a profoundly bad idea.
But this isn’t about Boehner. This is about the wannabe Quisilings in the GOP caucus.The carpers who refuse to take a principled stand on anything… other than pork barrel spending and, in King’s case, defending IRA terrorists… and, to make matters worse, refuse to let others take a stand.
The measure “just delays the inevitable,” said moderate Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), who’s been urging his colleagues to pass a longer-term clean funding bill without any immigration riders. “I think up to this point, we’ve engaged in an exercise of tactical malpractice. Self-delusion is self-destructive.”
Dent, to be charitable, is an idiot. The measure only “just delays the inevitable” because men, and I use the term only in the XY chromosome sense, like Dent simply refuse to stand up for principle and are too dumb to recognize a winning hand when it is dealt them….