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John Boehner Starts Ducking Responsibility

From tonight's speech by the Speaker-in-waiting:

"While our new majority will serve as your voice in the people’s House, we must remember it is the president who sets the agenda for our government. The American people have sent an unmistakable message to him tonight, and that message is:“change course.”

Wait a minute. I know it's common convention to refer to the president as THE leader of the country, but Congress is a co-equal branch of government, is it not? There's no need for Republicans to wait for a Democratic president to start setting a Republican agenda -- and Boehner surely knows it. Sounds to me like the real agenda of the next two years is to blame the president for the failure to get anything done. The groundwork is already being laid.


emawkc said…
You're correct, of course. But this isn't some breaking new realization, is it? After all, the other side has been blaming Bush for the last two years. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
KhabaLox said…
" Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

Or, as Jello Biafra put it:
Back in ancient Rome
The statues were unscrewed
Leaders change - just replace the heads

Still, it's good to see that the GOP are talented enough to be obstructionists when in the majority as well as the minority.
namefromthepast said…
Prediction for the next 24 months. Gridlock in fed gov't creates a climate suited for economic recovery, Dems claim credit for the improving economy because Republicans don't "do" anything but obstruct, and Obama, if he's smart, moderates then points to economic recovery and gets re-elected.

However, if he stays his current course he's one and done.

Like Yogi said "It's deja vu all over again."

We'll see.

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