Representative Steve King from Iowa and Representative Eric Cantor were on the tube a while back talking about the jobs bill. Both of them said they didn't want to do go forward with the bill. After spending much of time vomiting the drivel they usually do, King made a temporary moment of honesty when he told the world that they didn't want to do anything until after the November election.
The commentator asked the next obvious question: what about the 14 million people that are currently unemployed? King had a Marie Antionette moment. He said, "they've waited this long, they can wait longer." I'm glad he has our back. For those that want to thank him personally, you can contact him here.
This isn't even about Republicans and Democrats anymore. There is a schism in the Republican party. It reminds me of Superman III where Superman was becoming evil somehow. Finally, there was a separation. You keep waiting for this to happen to the Republican party. King and Cantor are tea party folks. They are bidding an overthrow of the orange man John Boehner. Funny, how Boehner can seem a lot more reasonable by comparison.
The ultimate irony is that we are seeing the marriage of a great strategy along with a group of people that have no hope of carrying it out. They have Obama in the unenviable position of having to explain to people like me why all of this is not his fault. Yet, they don't have anyone that can close the deal. Rick Perry can't go ten minutes before sounding like a drooling fool. Michelle Bauchman sounds like a mental patient and our good buddy Mitt Romney has all the money in the world and seemingly no soul.
At the end of the day, those of us on the unemployment line continue to look for work. There is nothing quite as humiliating as being told you are not good enough to work a minimum wage job with your masters degree. There is nothing quite as soul crushing as having your livelihood stripped from you. So, your response is for us to wait another 14 months? I think it's time to storm the Bastille folks and let Mr. King know that he can take his cake and shove it where the sun don't shine.