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Congress showing its true colors

Published 11:21am Thursday, September 26, 2013

Many Americans have long suspected most members of Congress were basically spoiled children who act out when they don’t get their way. On Tuesday those suspicions were confirmed when tax dollars were wasted listening to Dr. Seuss.

Sen. Ted Cruz, a Tea Party Republican from Texas, showed the mentality of many of his peers in Washington by giving a 21-hour speech that included quotes from popular television shows, ruminations on the Revolutionary War and reading his daughters a bedtime story of Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Cruz was protesting “Obamacare,” another futile attempt that was nothing more than political grandstanding.

This is exactly what is wrong with our federal government today.

In the end, the Senate moved forward with the procedural vote to begin the passage of a funding bill that would avert the looming government shut down.

Cruz even voted for it after wasting all that time.

So nearly an entire day was wasted, much as the more than 40 votes in the House to repeal Obamacare have been.

All the efforts to de-fund the health care legislation have been nothing more than political theater because the Senate and President Obama have said they will not support any legislation that does this.

Anyone who believes that Cruz’s antics were good for the country is simply deluding themself. Actions like this are what has turned the Tea Party from a legitimate political movement focused on better government into a national punch line.

All this did was waste time before the inevitable outcome of the Senate approving a stopgap measure to prevent a government shutdown, which is a fancy way of saying the government will kick the proverbial can down the road once again rather solving anything.

Both political parties are embarrassing our nation. Refusing to compromise leaves huge issues unresolved and our country on the verge of a backward economic slide.

It is time for both parties to put the children’s books away and start acting like the adults they were elected to be.

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  • mikehaney

    I have been trying to remember when there was so much anger between the Democrats and Republicans. Or maybe I should say between liberals and conservatives? Or maybe I should say between the Tea Party and the Republican Party? Or maybe I should say those who find the President of the United States a contemptible liar who has diminished a once great superpower to an object of disrespect?—Alan Caruba

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  • Lil Hilary

    And now, the GRAND OLE PARTY voted to shut down the government unless the senate and the president would delay providing healthcare for the American people for a year…….why? Obamacare is the law, work with it, tweak it, make it better as we more through it.
    The senate and the president said over and over as if to speak with children…..we will not deal with any legislation coming out of the chamber of the house that delays or defends Obamacare……..so why are they wasting our tax dollars knowing it’s not going anywhere?

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  • mikehaney

    Shut er down. Obamacare taking my tax dollars to support killing over 100,000 jews, er,I mean babies a year, is something this voter would never compromise on. ———————-
    It is time for both parties to put the children’s books away and start acting like the adults they were elected to be. (speaking of children’s books, we’re needing fewer and fewer of those since Roe vs Wade.
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    Anyone who believes that Cruz’s antics were good for the country is simply deluding themself. Actions like this are what has turned the Tea Party from a legitimate political movement focused on better government into a national punch line.————- (Of course they should vote for the good of the party like true comrade’s.)

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  • Geronimo

    Seems to me the biggest part of the obstruction is the House of Representatives , always some foolish gimmick that shows they are mostly morons seated by the rich and greedy , taking orders from people other than the ones who elected them , not all the problem , but by far the most troubling.

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  • mickakers

    Insightful article. The last two paragraphs, an excellent summation.

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