House Defeat of Stopgap Bill Shows Which's In Charge - No One

GOP leaders were left wondering what to do next when their appropriation bill went down in defeat.  This was not suppose to happen, obviously.  It shows just how out of control the fragmentation is in the United States House of Representatives. 

Forty GOP joined a mostly united Democrats in defeating the bill.  Sometimes, i wonder if a forward thinking Speaker woudl try to find a coalition in Congress of both Dems and GOP would want to see the problems of this country solved than to cater to party allegiance. 

The Speaker would set up a coalition based on issues rather than a broader ones that we see in parliamentarian systems.  After all, it would not make sense for Boehner to ask a blue dog Democrat who might agree with him on fiscal issues to support his social agendas.

Yeah, I know. Wishful thinking on my part.


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