Spokesmen organization said today that the Republican Party was being inducted onto the Sore Loser Hall of Fame following John Boehner's announcement that the House of Representatives that they would be shutting down the Federal Government unless President Obama takes drastic steps to reverse the results of the 2012 election. As all Americans recall the GOP did its best to turn the 2012 election into a referendum on going ahead with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And the Republicans LOST.
So this morning House Speaker John Boehner announced the Republican House Caucus would be shutting down the US government to show their dissatisfaction and discontent with the outcome of the 2012 election.
Congress Cracks UpThe Republican Party is joining other famous Sore Losers inducted over the years like the 2011 inductees the Vancouver Canucks' Fans.
By GAIL COLLINS
Ah, last week. Giants strode the earth last week. Last week our nation was governed by men and women who were, as a matter of principle, willing to pay the nation’s creditors when the bills were due just as long as the president canceled his central domestic initiative and oil shippers got a new pipe.
But that was then. This week the House Republican leaders were looking at a long, long list of must-haves that also included changes in regulations relating to coal ash, reduction in Civil Service pensions, restrictions on malpractice suits and an end to some greenhouse gas regulations.
And their members found that list too restrictive. Behind-the-scenes discussion continued about more things the Republicans could demand. A ban on late-term abortions? A trillion-dollar budget cut? Bring back the gold standard? Bring back the bustle? It’s 2013 and anything is possible.