DOH! Where's a good lightning bolt when you need one?
You know the old political ploy of inventing a crisis/war/catastrophe to take attention off yourself when you're caught asleep at the wheel? "No, don't look here. Look over there." That's what this amounts to. If the Republicans don't like what Obama is doing regarding immigration, put a legitimate, DETAILED plan of their own on the table for discussion and schedule a vote.
Hello? Boner....Mitch? Anyone? Still waiting....
Here's my beef: The Republicans have said for several years that they wouldn't tackle immigration reform until after the election. Going unsaid was the fact that they wanted to pander for votes in all quarters. They didn't want to take a stand on anything that might cost them any votes.
In other words, they were more concerned about THEIR jobs than they were about the good of the country. Shouldn't that itself disqualify them from holding public office?
Don't get me wrong....the Dems are as self-centered as the Republicans. They are all too willing to throw us under the bus, too, if they can keep their jobs (and all the graft that goes with it) for a couple more years.
IMO, unless we're willing to give the boot to Mitch and Boner and Nancy and Harry and all their respective "yes men" (and based on recent election results, we aren't) nothing in Washington will ever get any better. America is as successful as it is IN SPITE of Washington, not because of it.
I still have this crazy, nostalgic idea that leaders are paid to LEAD. Silly me.