Let’s see, the Republicans are going to sue the President because he delayed the implementation of the employer mandate, which they were in favor of delaying. But a law is a law, right? Except it is settled law that this is within his prerogative and, there is no harm, so no basis for a law suit. You know, those frivolous law suits Republicans hate so much. Oh, and when President Bush delayed the implementation of Medicare Part B, well that is different, right? Anybody see a problem here of dysfunctional Republicans which leads to dysfunctional government?
Oh, and this is a boon for Democrats because they are raising money on this issue? Who cares about the money? Actually it is kind of sad that money is what elections are about. What is really important is the question of whether people will finally wake up and vote. It is sad that this kind of nonsense is the only way people get motivated to exercise their right to change what we are doing.
Meanwhile in the never ending IRS “scandal”, the Republicans have found an email where Lois Lerner, the IRS official that took the 5th, referred to the crazies and assholes in the Republican Party to a friend in a work email, and further, referred to the “whacko wing” of the Republican Party and conservative radio shows. All very true, but highly inappropriate for a government official for sure. So Republicans are using this as proof that she discriminated against conservatives.
Let’s try to stay focused here. They also went after liberal groups, and NO ONE WAS DENIED TAX EXEMPT STATUS. And none of them should have gotten tax exempt status, Republicans or Democrats, because all these organizations are political organizations trying to hide their donors, not avoid paying taxes because the amount is minuscule. The law is clear even if the administrative implementation rule muddied the waters. So once again, where was the harm?
Or asked another way, where are the jobs? Where is the legislation to raise the minimum wage, invest in our infrastructure, solve immigration, or fix the VA? It is tied up in Republicans suing the President and inventing scandals. They have to do that because in order to stay in office they can’t be seen as helping government work. Think about that. John Boehner said:
We will debate and pass the resolution authorizing the lawsuit openly, transparently and in regular order. At the same time, we will also continue to add to the list of more than 50 House-passed jobs bills currently awaiting action in the Democratic-controlled Senate. … I believe this path is the right one to defend our institution and preserve the Constitution, while continuing to focus on the American people’s top priority — helping our private sector create more American jobs.
Forty some odd of those bills awaiting Democratic action are for repealing Obamacare. Name a bill they passed to create jobs, like infrastructure spending, Are you starting to see where the problem is? Vote you morons!