It was the 2nd day of the new year. Congress opens the first session for 2017. Americans are hurting by huge Obamacare premium hikes. Americans have lost their well-paying jobs, and working two thirty hour per week jobs to make up for that loss. The national debt hovers at $20 trillion dollars. Russia is rattling sabers and ISIS is as brutal as ever. So........in their very first session, the Republicans decide their first order of business is scrapping the House Ethics Commission. WTF?????????
Unbelievable, ain't it? Given a fresh start to begin turning the country around, the Republicans give the Democrats their very first box of ammo......and giving the Americans the impression that Republicans don't like ethics laws.
Never mind that the Republicans have a point. The current Ethics Commission has done little to improve Congressional ethics...instead they have used that commission to issue false charges against each other, time and again, just to score political points. But scrapping the commission, and giving our citizenry the impression that the party is crooked, is the worst thing they could have done to open a new Congressional session. If they wanted to scrap the commission they could have slipped it into a bill, maybe six months down the road, after they'd fixed Obamacare, after they had finished tax reform, after they had submitted a balanced budget.
Instead, these idiots decided to defecate in their drinking water, creating doubt and suspicion from their constituents, throwing a tantrum before Starbucks and Dunkin's had even delivered their first batch of taxpayer paid coffee and donuts!
Well, by Tuesday night, the most unlikely hero came to save their ass. Donald Trump phoned and asked if these Republicans had lost their collective minds, the Ethics Commission scrapping was halted and, we can now only hope for the best.
Sadly, it doesn't matter that the issue was scrapped. The damage has been done. In less than two years the Dims will be talking about this Ethics Committee scrapping, about just how rotten Republicans are, perhaps effectively enough to win control of the Congress!
Folks, idiocy is not dead. And it's very scary.