Shocker! Meet the new obstruction, same as the old obstruction:
In a letter to members of Congress, which was obtained by NBC News, Heritage Action for America, the lobbying arm of the Heritage Foundation (which recently found itself in hot water over the racial IQ theories of the co-author of their widely panned immigration reform study, Jason Richwine, who resigned from the think tank last Friday), urged Republicans on Capitol Hill not to govern, and instead, to focus on the would-be “scandals” plaguing the Obama administration.
The letter, which is addressed to House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, trumpets the negative media buzz surrounding the White House, saying that, “for the first time, the activities of the Obama administration are receiving a sustained public vetting. Americans’ outrage over Benghazi is amplified by the Internal Revenue Service’s intimidation of conservative grassroots organizations and a cascade of negative headlines. There is the real sense the Obama administration has been less than forthright with the American people, the press and lawmakers.”
Unfortunately for conservatives, who are still hermetically sealed inside their conservative information bubble, “Americans’ outrage over Benghazi” is completely non-existent, and the IRS scandal is still so new that most Americans aren’t entirely sure what it’s about. This hasn’t stopped Tea Party groups from trying to fire an IRS official who had nothing to do with the scrutiny of 501(c)4s, though. Why? Because she’s in charge of enforcing Obaamcare.
But I digress. Back to our letter:
In light of the white hot media spotlight on the administration, and to deflect attention from the many policy areas where Republicans don’t quite get along, the letter urges: “it is incumbent upon the House of Representatives to conduct oversight hearings on those actions, but it would be imprudent to do anything that shifts the focus from the Obama administration to the ideological differences within the House Republican Conference.”
“To that end, we urge you to avoid bringing any legislation to the House Floor that could expose or highlight major schisms within the conference. Legislation such as the Internet sales tax or the FARRM Act which contains nearly $800 billion in food stamp spending, would give the press a reason to shift their attention away from the failures of the Obama administration to write another ‘circular firing squad’ article.”
It’s always all about the obstruction with these people. God forbid anyone should do their jobs. Nope, political games take priority with conservatives. And hey, that’s no surprise: conservatives don’t know how to govern — and how could they? They don’t believe in it! So when they get in power they use their position to line the pockets of their fat cat friends and play political games. When they’re out of power, they use every trick in the book to keep anyone else from governing.
Republicans are truly horrible people.