The American Civil War isn't the only one raging right now. The Great Republican Civil War of 2015 is just getting underway, and it's already pathetic.
We begin with Rep. Steve King (R-Wingnut), who has his panties in a bunch and is whining to any Beltway reporter who will listen about how mean and spiteful John Boehner is.
It's all just because King opposed Boehner on the DHS vote, don't you know? Never mind that Boehner was ambushed from his own side of the aisle by rebellious children who have no understanding of what it means to play on the same team.
And wait until you see what Daddy Speaker took away from the kid:
Speaker John A. Boehner canceled a foreign trip by Rep. Steve King in retribution for his opposition to Boehner’s cave on “clean” Department of Homeland Security funding, according to the Iowa Republican.
King told a local radio station last week that he was all set to travel abroad on “a very important diplomatic mission,” when he suddenly got word that official funding for the trip had been canceled.
It’s payback, King said, for his opposition to funding the Department of Homeland Security because the bill didn’t explicitly block President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions.
“[The trip] had been signed off on, certified, authorized, everything all booked,” King told Iowa talk show radio host Simon Conway. “The order came down from the speaker’s office, ‘that shall be rescinded.’ And the people who [Boehner] most objects to for disagreeing with him are now grounded to the United States by order of the speaker.
“This is retribution on the highest scale,” said King. He added that the “appetite is growing” among House conservatives to formalize a coup against Boehner, R-Ohio, who is still taking some heat for allowing the chamber to vote on “clean” funding for the department.
Typically, members ask for approval and funding for work-related trips, commonly known as CODELs, from the chairmen of committees most relevant to the nature of the excursions.
Wait. Congressional delegations to foreign countries are never "very important diplomatic missions." There are fact-finding missions, there are just delegations. They generally are set up for the taxpayers to fund a nice trip abroad for their electeds, and sometimes they're actually worth the money.
The only place I can imagine Steve King going is Israel. He's sure as hell not going to Mexico or even Canada, but Israel falls right in line with the rest of the lunatics.
Wherever it was, there's no way in hell it was any kind of "very important diplomatic mission."
Of course, that isn't stopping Baby King from stomping his
feet hooves and whining a lot to anyone who will listen. Oh, and threatening, too. Because threats are cool, even when they're stupid. King might have gotten 25 fellow asylum residents to follow him into the pits of political hell with a challenge against Boehner, but that's not enough to do anything other than throw a hissy fit before he's sent to his room.
These guys either need to grow up or get out. Enough of their nonsense.