Monday, September 28, 2015

Manic Monday: A.B.

So, John Boehner is out as Speaker of the House, effective next month.  There's a list of people who are glad to see him go.

I'm not a fan of him leading the constant "caving" of the Republican Party.

My question is, though, what is life going to be like A.B. -- After Boehner?

Will Kevin McCarthy be elected next speaker?  Will he be the one to take a tough stand against Democrats?  Will he be the the party leader that people want?

Or will we have another speaker that will end up caving?

Or will we end up having so much fighting that nothing will get done?

I appreciate the need to stand on principle, and there are times when people need to do just that.  But unless our legislative branch learns to work together--and that may mean not getting every single thing you want--our Congress is going to swallow itself alive.  I am reminded of a verse in the book of Galatians:  if you keep biting and devouring each other, watch out or you may be destroyed by each other.

There has been so much biting and devouring going on in the United States Congress that all 435 members could be tried and convicted of political cannibalism.

Just my .04, adjusted for inflation.


  1. No matter who the Majority Leader is, or will be, the Republican party does not have enough votes to override Democratic filibusters and Presidential vetoes. All of our Republican representatives and senators surely realize this, but an extremist core of them refuse to face reality, threatening the stability of our nation by refusing to raise the debt ceiling (aka paying the bills we've already run up), and threatening government shutdown rather than accept that they must compromise, at least for the time being, and hope that future elections go their way.