The Flying Monkey Caucus


Charles P. Pierce certainly is fired up over at Esquire. Rightfully so: The Republican Farm Bill drops food stamps for the poorest while keeping plenty of subsidies for big agribusiness.

Earlier this week, [Speaker John] Boehner pretended he was leading the House when Steve King and the flying-monkey caucus pretty much killed off the possibility of immigration reform for the balance of the president’s second term. Republican senators wanted a bill. Republican power brokers wanted a bill. Hell, Boehner wanted a bill. But the House is not being led by John Boehner at the moment. He is no more the actual Speaker Of The House than Julia Louis-Dreyfuss is vice-president of the United States. The House Of Representatives is being led by the vicious and demented Id of one of the two major political parties that we have allowed ourselves to have in this country. The House Of Representatives speaks with the savage vocabulary of ancient and durable prejudice. The House Of Representatives speaks with the twisted syntax of frustrated white supremacy.  The House Of Representatives speaks with the cruel and singular voice of unreasoning prejudice and inhumanity. There is no Speaker Of this House. The Id speaks, and it speaks for them all.

via Republican Party Farm Bill – The Republican Flying Monkeys Triumph – Esquire.

 

One comment

  1. “The House Of Representatives is being led by the vicious and demented Id of one of the two major political parties that we have allowed ourselves to have in this country.”

    I would argue this also applies to the constituents who have enabled the current House and emboldened their resolve to gut social services for the poor; as if they’re the sole bane to our existence right now. It’s tragically misguided.

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