Is that right?
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor thinks we can pass a bill through just the House? Well, I wish we could. We’d have a public option now.
I want him to try this. I expect much laughter from the left as the bill is shot down in flames. But what if the Senate said, “OK, we’re just here to draw paychecks, you can govern the country.”?
I really think it would be good if it worked that way. Not because I like the GOP plans. They’re wrong, so very very wrong, on matters fiscal as well as ecological. But if we can’t pass useful bills with the GOP around to participate in gridlock, it isn’t helping matters anyway.
Anyone who expects the GOP not to intentionally run the government badly while Obama’s the head of the government is more optimistic than I. And when they’re actually in charge with no Dem to pass bucks to, they’re bad enough.
I’d rather they have their chance to screw things up royally, like the UK House of Commons, and then be swept out completely when things fall apart.