When Bill Clinton was campaigning for president in 1992, while speaking at a Jesse Jackson Rainbow Coalition event, he famously confronted an African American hip hop artist and political activist named Sister Souljah.
Since Republicans gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives following the 2010 elections, the body has waged the single worst legislative assault in history against the foundational safeguards we all depend on to protect our environment and health.
What message is this Congress sending? If you are a distressed borrower or a relative who is in trouble or a neighbor in distress, the message of this House is tough luck. Worried about losing your house? Tough luck.
A GOP-run House will stall, dodge, and stymie every spending bill that Obama proposes. The GOP then will turn around and paint the administration as hostile, confrontational, ineffectual, and a promoter of gridlock.