There are certain blessings dovetailing the end of 2012, not the least of which is the fact that the 112th Congress, an embarrassment from start to finish, is coming to a close. Let’s just be honest here…they’ve been shitty.
How shitty? Well… (emphasis added):
As 2012 comes to a close, the 112th Congress is set to go down in American history as the most unproductive session since the 1940s.
By comparison, what did this Congress accomplish — aside from voting “symbolically” over 30 times to repeal ObamaCare?
At least 40 bills, including ones awaiting Obama’s signature, concerned the renaming of post offices or other public buildings. Another six dealt with commemorative coins.
Meanwhile, significant pieces of legislation that have traditionally received bipartisan support — such as the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act — have been blocked.
House Republicans have also held votes to repeal Obamacare more than 30 times since gaining control of the chamber in 2011, despite the fact that such a measure has no chance of passing the Democratically controlled Senate or being signed by Obama.
I suppose that can explain their ultra-low approval rating, which currently stands at 18%.
It’s going to be interesting to watch the 113th Congress. On the Senate side, the Democrats gained some important seats, most notably Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts and Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin, both of whom could elevate the perception of the Senate.
On the other hand, there’s not much change in the House, where Teabaggers rule the roost in their desire to dismantle government piece by piece. But as Weeper Speaker of the House John Boehner’s “leadership” has illustrated, the Republican side of things is simply imploding in front of the entire country, as the base-elected fanatics slowly but surely elbow their more moderate (read: sane) colleagues aside.
This is just a guess, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see those same Teabaggers make an example out of a certain fake-tanned, bourbon-swilling, cigarette-smoking, sniveling-prone congressman from Ohio, who has been parading as leader, but who, in the end, lacks the bat-shit bona fides to lead his now certifiable party.