The poor right-wingers are feeling so impotent they're actually mulling the possibility of telling the President to go home and shut up about the State of the Union. Seriously.
Politico reported yesterday that congressional Republicans are weighing a variety of tactics to “address” their disgust over Obama’s immigration policy, and “GOP aides and lawmakers” are considering the idea of “refusing to invite the president to give his State of the Union address.”
Late last week, Breitbart News also ran a piece of its own on the subject: “Congress should indicate to President Obama that his presence is not welcome on Capitol Hill as long as his ‘executive amnesty’ remains in place. The gesture would, no doubt, be perceived as rude, but it is appropriate.”
For the record, I rather doubt Republican leaders will go this far. Indeed, if they seriously pursued the idea, GOP officials would risk a backlash that would help, not hurt, the White House.
That said, don’t be too surprised if this talk grows louder between now and the big speech.
If they're that disgusted with his immigration policy, the House can pass the Senate bill right now before the Congress adjourns. And if they don't, then they only have themselves to blame.
If they actually do this, they're off to a great start, don't you think? All that bipartisan love just evaporates and they show themselves as the bastards they are.
Just don't count on the media actually reporting the truth. They'll make it some kind of "both sides" nonsense, despite the fact that we all suffered through W's SOTU speeches, smirks and warmongering for eight years.