Thursday, January 22, 2015

Proof: Republicans Are Incapable Of Governing

 First Published in DelawareLiberal on January 22, 2015 by ProgressivePopulist


Barely starting their majority rule  in this new Congress, the Republicans, not satisfied with a visionless, utterly barren domestic policy are now usurping the Constitutional powers of the Executive branch in foreign affairs/policy.

Their sabotaging of the very difficult Iranian nuclear negotiations secured by a very competent Democratic Executive administration is beyond stupid.  There is simply nothing for the nation to lose in seeing through these negotiations to whatever conclusion is reached.  Yet Boehner and McConnell are determined to undermine this effort.  Is there some noble purpose behind their blundering effort to undermine the talks?

No.  Rather, this is an attempt to avert any possible credit for a Democratic Administration in securing yet another diplomatic success in averting a potential war.  Nothing high minded here.

This sabotage not being satisfying enough, now they are usurping Presidential prerogatives in foreign affairs by extending an invitation to Netanyahu to address Congress two weeks before his own very hotly contested election with the expressed purpose of displaying the very contentious disagreement between our country and and much of Israel on the Iranian nuclear power issue.  This of course in an opportunity in both campaign fund raising for Bibi in the U.S.A. and a chance to further dampen his tenuous relationship with our President Obama.  Some noble purpose here?  Nope.  Pure partisan politics and the chance to create a Constitutional crisis.

All of this in the wake of a clear Democratic Party success for America in mostly shutting down two catastrophic Republican wars.  These wars which had a major role in the Republican financial collapse of our economy President Obama has had to invest most of his Presidency in fixing.

Governing is about averting and correcting crises.  Not creating them.