I checked out of this entire thing, frankly – I’m a partisan Republican hack, albeit a loyal one, so there are times when it’s best for everybody if I smile, nod, and step out of the fracas – but since Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Nancy PelosiHouse Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard9% is so bound and determined to wreck Christmas if that’s what it takes to make her feel relevant again… fine. We’ll go with that, then. I’ll toss in my three cents’* worth. There are three things that the House GOP should do, if we can’t get this stupid Cromnibus bill passed:
- Do a continuing resolution. For the next month only. Not a week, not ten months: just for the rest of the year. As Allahpundit notes here, this would suit us best anyway.
- Starting in 2015, no more omnibus bills. We fund each department by itself, send in the bills by themselves, and let President Obama decide which parts of the government need to be shut down in order to make him feel relevant again.
- Shrug whenever anybody complains about #1 and #2. Take it up with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Nancy PelosiHouse Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard9%, who is clinging to this cause because she doesn’t want to retire like a sensible three-time-rejected leader. Take it up with Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Harry ReidSenate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard11%, who deliberately refused to do his job in the first place. Take it up with Barack Obama, because he lied to all of you** when he said that he knew how to run things and lead people. But don’t take it up with the GOP, because we are pretty much done with all of this.
There. Problem solved… what’s that? “What if the government shuts down, Moe?” Well, bless the Democrats’ hearts… what if it does? We just had an election, remember? – And, as I recall, the American populace was so upset at us over the last one that they punished us by giving us a dozen more seats in the House – and nine more in the Senate. …read more