If this isn’t pure malarkey, I don’t know what is!
“Republicans are eager to end the shutdown and move ahead with the fiscal and economic reforms that our country so urgently needs,” Senator John Cornyn said in the Republican weekly address on Saturday. “But we’re never going to make real progress without greater cooperation from our friends across the aisle.”
“The Democrats have calculated that by prolonging the shutdown, and maximizing the pain, they can bully Republicans into doing whatever President Obama and Majority Leader (Harry) Reid want them to do,” Cornyn said.
Cooperation? Bullying? Pardon me Mr. Senator, but I just have to ask, are you on crack? Your party is the one bullying and refusing to cooperate.
You’ve shutdown the government because you don’t like a law (The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare) which passed 4 years ago. A law that the highest court in the land declared constitutional after you challenged its constitutionality. Your presidential candidate ran on a platform of repealing the law and he lost. You had 40 votes in the house to try and delay its implementation and you lost those too.
After 4 years of trying to derail Obamacare and failing, you now resort to extortion and blackmail, and then have the utter audacity to accuse Obama and the Democrats of bullying.
The American people are simply sick and disgusted of having a manufactured fiscal crisis every 6 months led by Republicans. You have become the party of shutdown and obstruction. You spoke of cooperation. The country would love to see some of that from you. Then perhaps we might actually see the congress pass a single piece of major legislation. That’s something that has happened since the Republicans took control of the house. Maybe if you didn’t spend all your time trying to block something that is already law, you might actually get around to accomplishing something for the country.
So yes Senator, the country by an overwhelming majority, wishes for you and your party to stop bullying and start cooperating.