An observation from my farm days. Why does a dog lick his balls? Because he can! Why do the looney tunes in the US Congress spread their hate and vitriol and continually press to harm the poor, disabled and elderly? Why do they ignore their constitutional obligations and pursue their book of treasonous actions? Because they can!
The Republicans stole another election by gerrymandering a bunch of congressional districts so that the wing nut incumbent can’t be defeated. In fact, in the 2012 House election the voters of the United States cast 1,362,351 more votes for Democratic candidates than Republicans. We won the House! Not quite. The full percentage point was not even close. To elect a controlling majority, it would have taken a Democratic margin of 7.25 percentage points!
This gang stands fast against:
Any taxes on the wealthy
They control the heartbeat of the House. As bad as Boehner is, the real threats to his leadership are from the far right, the non beatable members. This smelly crew are remnants of the Republicans who tried to kill Social Security ever since 1939 and stop Medicare since 1965; they get hysterical about “Obamacare.” They have no concern for the wellbeing of the country.
Our own Michele Bachmann introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress, an act to repeal Obamacare, the 34th such bill introduced in the House and it continues the tradition of the do-nothing 112th Congress. Michele doesn’t enjoy an unbeatable district, but in her reality she probably thinks she can never be unelected. Perhaps these clowns can make the 113th even worse than the abysmal 112th.
Think Progress reports, “…the incoming House bears no resemblance to the one America actually voted for. And individual Republican House members will be able to engage in this political dangerous game of chicken comfortable in the knowledge that partisan gerrymandering makes many of them untouchable in a general election.”
I have an obscene vision of Michele huddled with her buddies trying to lick her balls along with the other dogs in the pack. Maybe in her reality she can.