Maybe I’d never made a good politician, for I just don’t understand why Republicans in both houses aren’t running, knocking over people, just to get to the microphone.
Every day, not just sometimes, every day for weeks now, I’ve had to hear my opening radio news show at the top of the hour lead with a story about President Obama’s latest speech, including today’s news conference, saying “Pass this bill or explain yourself.”
There is no bill.
To date not a single Democrat in the House has stepped forward to put his/her name on the bill and sponsor it. A couple of weeks ago a Republican, Rep Louis Gohmert of Texas, even took the name of Obama’s bill (American Jobs Act) and submitted his own bill, written on the back of a napkin. And it passed.
There is no bill in the House.
Harry Reid has put his own name on the president’s bill in the Senate, but no one else will step forward to co-sponsor it. And several Democrats, enough to defeat it, have already stated they’d vote against it.
No Democrat who wants to still have a job come January 2013 wants to have to put a “Yea” to this bill.
Only there is no bill.
Still every day, Republicans (McConnell and Cantor) stride to the microphone and pretend there is a bill.
America should have laughed this bill back to Martha’s Vineyard, where it was probably hatched over the last vacation weekend.
What am I missing here?