Even the Wall Street Journal is fed up with them.
Republicans promised to get off to a fast start this session.
The low point came Friday, when more than 50 conservative Republicans revolted against Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and opposed a bill to fund the DHS.
It was a humiliating defeat for Boehner, who had to turn to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to bail him out with only hours to spare before a shutdown at the agency.
“The revolters effectively put Nancy Pelosi in charge of the House,” the right-leaning Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote Monday. It questioned whether the setback meant the end of legislating for the Republican-controlled Congress just more than halfway through “its first 100 days in office.”
“Republicans need to do some soul searching about the purpose of a Congressional majority, including whether they even want it,” the Journal wrote. ...TheHill
Give Lindsey Graham some credit, a commodity he is seldom afforded in this blog.
“ ...We’ve got to remember we weren’t hired because of our value set. We were hired because they got fired,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is eyeing a potential White House bid. “2015 is about us. There’s nobody to blame but us, when it comes to the appropriations process.
“If we self-inflict on the budget and the appropriations process, and we can’t get the government managed, well then, I think we’re in trouble.” ...TheHill