Our busy bees on the right side of the House chamber are getting ready for a Big Visit today. Darth Cheney is in town, and he's coming to give those good ole boys a big pep talk before the midterms.
It seems they are failing to raise the same money as Democrats, but don't let that distract you from all the baloney the pundits are spewing about how it's going to be a Republican wave election or anything like that. So they're bringing Darth to whip them into shape.
Maybe the fundraising relates to their attitude. I don't like paying people who don't do anything. For example, there are only a few legislative days left in the calendar before the midterms. So what did our House of Representatives do to earn their keep after a nice long vacation?
Well, the House Rules Committee met to agree on the rules for a vote to slap President Obama's wrist for the Bowe Bergdahl exchange. And also a bill on water regulation, probably custom ordered by the Koch brothers.
That's it. No budget, no immigration reform, no minimum wage legislation, no jobs legislation, no infrastructure legislation.
Smack the President; serve the Kochs.
So of course when you have the lowest approval rating in forever (14 percent right now), the thing to do is call in Dick Cheney, because his approval rating might be just a tiny bit higher. No, not really.
Update: Oh, I see that while he's in town, he's going to be selling MOAR WAR too. Today was just a preview.
Cheney’s appearance also signals his desire to encourage Republicans to select a 2016 nominee who will espouse a pro-military stance, said Cole and Representative Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican.
“I see this as much about the upcoming presidential debate which begins in earnest in 2015 as I do any particular message directed toward the president,” Cole said. Cheney “wants to play an important role and should play an important role in shaping what the foreign policy and security concerns of the Republican Party are going forward.”