What does Ted want us to sing next?
In the next hour or two—or three or four or five—House Republicans will bring us one step closer to a shutdown, as they prepare to vote on their latest fantasy of a continuing resolution to fund the government for the next several weeks.
Following their most recent failure to defund Obamacare, House Republicans have moved on to the throw-shit-against-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks style of governing, which means they're going to try and delay Obamacare for a year, along with repealing the medical-device tax within the law. And the Senate will reject it.
Oh, and just because this is all about funding the government, why not throw in:
... a so-called "conscience clause" in the government funding bill they plan to approve Saturday night.
The measure would allow employers and insurers to opt out of providing health care services that they find morally or religiously objectionable.
Because, why not? For the American Taliban, tossing another bomb in the War on Women is always a winner.
Anyway, stay tuned. The House will vote sometime tonight on a bill the Republican leadership knows is dead on arrival in the Senate. After that, Mr. Boehner will await directions from the new Speaker of the House Ted Cruz on how to proceed on governing in the name of the 22 percent.