Part the Milliondy-Billionth of Why I am Not Afraid the GOP Will Get its Shit Together:
Somebody (not the WH, so sayeth them) leaked drafts of immigration reform bills that closely track what everybody, including Marco Rubio, believe a good immigration reform bill should have. BUT apparently Marco (Rubio!) had too much Pepsi on his Fruit Loops that morning and his inner 2 year-old had a sugar rush whirling dervish fit about it. He was so over the top that whatever insane purpose Marco (Rubio!) thought his outburst would achieve was quickly self-defeated. He was also so quick on the draw to react, it makes me think the leak came from his office.
President Obama’s administration drafted legislation this month that could give undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship in eight years, require employers to check workers’ immigration status and increase penalties for those who break immigration law.
The ideas appear in three separate draft bills, obtained Monday by The Miami Herald, that closely resemble many of the reforms advanced in 2011 by Obama and, more recently, by Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Ultimately, we’re so bollocksed up in D.C. that the GOP isn’t satisfied just to oppose everything the President approves, just because he approves it, they also have to denounce it AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS, which makes them seem rather irrational to the vast majority of rational people (of which their base is not a part).
U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, a Democrat from Miami, said the president’s proposal is “a good place to start. It encompasses everything Rubio’s talking about. Except it has Obama’s name on it.”
“It’s part of what’s wrong with Washington,” Garcia said. “There’s this whole construct: if it’s theirs, I can’t support it. If Obama’s behind it, Republicans are against it.”
By the way on Morning Joe, this A.M. Joey once again continued to denounce, wait for it – BOTH SIDES. Yep, “the far left and the far right” are to be shunned for what they’re doing to Obama, and also what they did to Bush and Clinton. Bush derangement syndrome turned into Obama derangement syndrome and they’re both the same, right?
I mean clearly both sides are at fault when the Obama haters hate him for being a Kenyan, colonialist socialist, and the Bush haters hated him for LYING US INTO A WAR. The fact that the former is imaginary bullshit and the latter is provably true is just nitpicking and definitely not the bipartisan, melty gooey center governing we need.